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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By BCC
Right you are. On a track bike, I can get the...

Right you are. On a track bike, I can get the tail in the air with just the front brake.

Unless I want just the rear brake I never use anything but the hand lever on a gsa.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By BCC
I've had several GSA's and one gs. I have 300...

I've had several GSA's and one gs. I have 300 miles on a '15 GSA. I'm 6'3" with a 34" inseam. I have the seat on high/high. I'm not quite flat footing both feet, but it's no problem.

The weight of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By BCC
Ha. The 'jack' you are talking about came...

Ha.

The 'jack' you are talking about came from the OP.

Oops.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By BCC
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By BCC
Yes, when downshifting, don't give the engine any...

Yes, when downshifting, don't give the engine any gas at all. The bike will match revs, without rider input and everything is very smooth. Even 2nd to first gear. If the rider is still on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,624
Posted By BCC
When there's crap on the back, mount from the...

When there's crap on the back, mount from the right. Slide your left leg over the rider portion of the seat.

It ain't a horse.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By BCC
Shut the throttle when downshifting makes the...

Shut the throttle when downshifting makes the quick shifter work perfectly, on mine. Even 2/1.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By BCC
I'm digging my tkc 80's. Their slip on pavement...

I'm digging my tkc 80's. Their slip on pavement is predictable & drama free and they worked well on the bit of sand and dirt I've rode on so far. No idea how they last, but that's not a priority for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,989
Posted By BCC
Just like the fjr, the ten is a good road going...

Just like the fjr, the ten is a good road going bike for the value oriented shopper, who puts a higher priority on price. There is no need to be defensive about the choice. The ten is a more than...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,989
Posted By BCC
Looks like you made a great choice, based on your...

Looks like you made a great choice, based on your personal criteria of value and capabilities. Congrats! Looks very nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 387,101
Posted By BCC
jVB's right.

jVB's right.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 254,538
Posted By BCC
For my first ride since picking up the bike...

For my first ride since picking up the bike Friday, I rode down to the Pine Barrens. Nothing major, but I did spend an hour or so riding on mainly packed sand, through a bit of water and on some soft...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 254,538
Posted By BCC
I snapped this pic on the way home from Hermy's...

I snapped this pic on the way home from Hermy's in PA (nice folks), where I traded in a '14 Electra Glide Limited.

I've owned a couple of GSA's before plus several other BMW's and thought I'd try...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,138
Posted By BCC
So, now that you've had it another week, any...

So, now that you've had it another week, any further impressions?:ear
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,928
Posted By BCC
These are true words.

These are true words.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By BCC
Well, I've been going through the same thought...

Well, I've been going through the same thought process. My GSA just arrived at the dealer and will be prepped for when I'm back later next week. TKC 80's. I guess the good news is, if I don't like...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 388,258
Posted By BCC
I think, when pushed to 9/10's, like on a race...

I think, when pushed to 9/10's, like on a race track, one gets better feedback from conventional forks. For even a good rider, on the street, the improvements In ride and stability tilt in favor of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,088
Posted By BCC
One should be able to get a nav thrown in and 10%...

One should be able to get a nav thrown in and 10% off cases, locks, liners, etc. So in other words, about a grand.

A trade complicates, though. And dealer stock right now seems to be very low in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,386
Posted By BCC
I found my '09 GSA too slow. I always said it...

I found my '09 GSA too slow. I always said it needed about 25% more power.

I'm used to sport bikes, KS's and KGT's.

I test rode a '15 GSA a few weeks ago. I felt it was fast enough, without...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,586
Posted By BCC
I cannot answer your question directly, but I...

I cannot answer your question directly, but I won't let that stop me.

I tested a '15 gsa a week or so ago and I previously owned a '07 & '09 GSA as well as a GS. The new one felt much, much...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,645
Posted By BCC
Excellent recommendation. BMW Performance...

Excellent recommendation.

BMW Performance School in SC for those limited to the States, is a great option.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,509
Posted By BCC
When you see people putting various Tourtech...

When you see people putting various Tourtech guards and protection on a road only GS, the logical conclusion is lifestyle riding. There is nothing wrong with this and those folks probably won't be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,598
Posted By BCC
That's a pretty big difference. I presume the...

That's a pretty big difference. I presume the majority of it is crash bars and suspension, but still...

I test rode a GSA last week. Very nice. Lighter than my Ultra Limited.:lol3

It felt much...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,305
Posted By BCC
A great touring bike, but heavy. Riding a '15 gsa...

A great touring bike, but heavy. Riding a '15 gsa for a bit, gave some perspective.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,697
Posted By BCC
You can scare yourself on a boring bike.

You can scare yourself on a boring bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,509
Posted By BCC
The XR is for GS owners, only 20 years younger.

The XR is for GS owners, only 20 years younger.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,509
Posted By BCC
Test rode a '15 GSA yesterday

Amongst other bikes, I've owned a '05 GS, '07 & '09 GSA. Plus track bikes, dirt bikes, GT's and sport bikes.

More recently the new Harley Ultra LTD, as I'm trying to act my age, plus I've...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By BCC
Walter, you going to be doing this through the...

Walter, you going to be doing this through the winter?

Might mean another bike.:D
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,781
Posted By BCC
I said a long time ago: "Every bike I ever...

I said a long time ago:

"Every bike I ever had was the best bike I ever had, while I had it."

I think I've owned about 6 more bikes or so since I first said that and I still feel the same way....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By BCC
In my view, the best bike cover is one from Geza...

In my view, the best bike cover is one from Geza Gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,389
Posted By BCC
I used to do that regularly too. Until I ran out...

I used to do that regularly too. Until I ran out with 5 miles showing.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,165
Posted By BCC
Yep. I tend to ride bikes stock. But, I can...

Yep.

I tend to ride bikes stock. But, I can appreciate a bike that's been fine tuned to reflect the owners preference in ergos and such.

I do know I don't need a GSA's range. On the other hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By BCC
Opinions wanted comparing the new GSA to the last one

Yes, I know I could demo one and find out for myself, but I know me and based on previous experience, that would be very expensive.:lol3

My last GSA was an '09 and it was great, but I didn't like...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,196
Posted By BCC
I'm 6'3" and loved riding a Honda 600 f4. Good...

I'm 6'3" and loved riding a Honda 600 f4. Good ergonomics, doesn't throw off much heat and it's easy to ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,775
Posted By BCC
Very nice. That's a good looking bike! Here's to...

Very nice. That's a good looking bike! Here's to years of adventures!!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,775
Posted By BCC
I think the concern is obsession. Wouldn't be the...

I think the concern is obsession. Wouldn't be the first. Long term posters might remember Dr ABS.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,747
Posted By BCC
There is just one fatal flaw in this logic.

There is just one fatal flaw in this logic.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,607
Posted By BCC
I own an Electra Glide. My roads are fairly...

I own an Electra Glide. My roads are fairly straight. I carry stuff down to the boat every weekend, so I like the storage. There are tons of cops on my ride, so I like riding easy, listening to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,165
Posted By BCC
I had a Hypermotard S with a tach that was hard...

I had a Hypermotard S with a tach that was hard to read. It didn't take long before I knew to recognize shift points, with the occasional look at the dash.

When my track bike was an I-4, I rarely...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,434
Posted By BCC
I was thinking the R might be a fun ride for me...

I was thinking the R might be a fun ride for me with others during winter rides up around N NJ and a bit of PA. Maybe some dirt and gravel roads, too.

I mean, I'll be putting the sailboat away in...
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