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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By gus
Sometimes ya snooze ya lose. But be patient if...

Sometimes ya snooze ya lose. But be patient if you are looking for the right bike at the right price. Just know what you are looking for and jump when it comes along before the next person does. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By gus
Add to my lest post. If I wanted an older GS I...

Add to my lest post. If I wanted an older GS I would look at buying several as parts bikes or spare bikes. And pick up parts when I saw them at a cheap price.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By gus
If the bike looks good and you like it, the $600...

If the bike looks good and you like it, the $600 difference is not worth losing it. If I was the seller and I sold my '02 GSA two years ago with 90K miles on it (BTW, the ADV member here did a fly...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By gus
When I hear an emergency vehicle I can never tell...

When I hear an emergency vehicle I can never tell where it's at at first, but I know it's somewhere and it makes me start looking for it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,019
Posted By gus
I know. How hard is it to find one with ABS? I...

I know. How hard is it to find one with ABS? I can't tell by looking at one or looking at the adds on Cycle Trader.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By gus
Patch? Eye patch, patch on jacket, marijuanna...

Patch? Eye patch, patch on jacket, marijuanna patch? I'm lost.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,019
Posted By gus
Dammit, all this Road King talk is killing me! I...

Dammit, all this Road King talk is killing me! I have been wanting one for a few years now. I love the new '14. The new bar makes it fit perfect and I really like the linked brakes.

I like my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By gus
I don't know how true it is but I was told by...

I don't know how true it is but I was told by someone at Bike Week one year that Jacksonville PD looked on bikes with loud pipes with a deaf ear. Their Motor Officers believed it is a positive factor...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,218
Posted By gus
I just gotta ask. How did you change your...

I just gotta ask. How did you change your "lifestyle" that selling the Harley enabled? And who forced you to have loud pipes on it?
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11,093
Views: 1,437,790
Posted By gus
http://youtu.be/xKXLy7_SelA, here is an agostini...

http://youtu.be/xKXLy7_SelA, here is an agostini (pardon the spelling). But it sounds good.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By gus
You missed out, I just sold my Yellow Bluetooth...

You missed out, I just sold my Yellow Bluetooth with 7 vins left for $200 + shipping last week on the flea market here. I bought a new wi FI at the national in St Paul.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,703
Posted By gus
What's it worth? This is a hard core miserly...

What's it worth? This is a hard core miserly group on this thread. How would you value my 2009 GSA?
Stats: 46,000 miles, Happy Trails panniers, Throttle miester, no ESA or Traction Control. I have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,999
Posted By gus
I heard you can get cruise control on the police...

I heard you can get cruise control on the police bikes now. Does anyone know if this is true? If so is it standard like the regular RK or do you have to add it?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,703
Posted By gus
Yeah, and I thought this was the "new" kinder,...

Yeah, and I thought this was the "new" kinder, gent'ler ADV Rider :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,703
Posted By gus
My '09 GSA rolled 46,000 miles on vacation last...

My '09 GSA rolled 46,000 miles on vacation last week. Next year it will be 5 years old ( I bought new in March 2010). I have the itch to replace it next year just to keep a late model as my traveling...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By gus
Call it what you want. I'm calling it the Water...

Call it what you want. I'm calling it the Water Head or Waterhead. If you were alive in the 1970's you know the wet head is dead.

http://youtu.be/Q0hFpO19ecA
http://youtu.be/Q0hFpO19ecA
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By gus
I like Water Head because it is primary water...

I like Water Head because it is primary water cooled. Oil Head is primary oil (liquid too) cooled. Air Head is air cooled.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,722
Posted By gus
Noooo....:eek1, you mean Bronson was touring on a...

Noooo....:eek1, you mean Bronson was touring on a bar hopper in 1968. I was just getting into motorcycles then and watching that show twisted my brain. I knew I wanted to travel on a motorcycle. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,773
Posted By gus
I think Glen Heggstead AKA The Striking Viking...

I think Glen Heggstead AKA The Striking Viking lived in a BMW suit for two years on his around the world trip. Maybe someone should have told him they are for douche's? He probably didn't know. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,671
Posted By gus
Sitting around the campfire at The Winter Rally...

Sitting around the campfire at The Winter Rally in Florida one time a guy summed it up nicely. " Harley Riders always seem to have a good looking girl on the back, and BMW riders? We have 50 pounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,773
Posted By gus
"Rally's" are what you make of them. For me it's...

"Rally's" are what you make of them. For me it's just a rest stop on a ride. I meet new people, see old friends met at previous events, see a few seminars to learn something, and check out the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,773
Posted By gus
Billings MT.

Billings MT.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By gus
I rode my '09 GSA to town to get something to...

I rode my '09 GSA to town to get something to eat. It was 18 months old. Started right up at home. Was dead as a door nail when I was ready to leave.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By gus
+1, getting my brain churning I think the '82...

+1, getting my brain churning I think the '82 Sportster frame was HD's first CAD designed frame. It was a leap forward in handling. I can't remember exactly when the engine was updated to an EVO....
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 854,115
Posted By gus
Wha...wha...what was this thread about? I can't...

Wha...wha...what was this thread about? I can't get past the picture of the Hottie in the Daisy Dukes.:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By gus
Tell your wife's Hairdresser to go do a search on...

Tell your wife's Hairdresser to go do a search on ebay. There is a 1979,80,&81 up for bid right now. Also there are several 1982-83 models too. Look at the oil tank, battery box, and neck area on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By gus
The oil tank and frame looks like an '80-'81. It...

The oil tank and frame looks like an '80-'81. It has an SU carb and aftermarket forward controls. The paint looks nice. It is pretty close to stock. Finding anything HD made back then with stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By gus
Laugh While I like BMW and have owned 7. 3 airheads, 3...

While I like BMW and have owned 7. 3 airheads, 3 Oilheads, and a single even though I have had good luck I am not under any illusions about their reliability.

I think a situation like the OP's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By gus
That's why I refer to the new "liquid cooled"...

That's why I refer to the new "liquid cooled" bikes as Water Heads instead of Wet Heads. Oil Heads are liquid cooled also and could be called Wet Head.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,724
Posted By gus
How do you like the Wing compared to the Ultra?...

How do you like the Wing compared to the Ultra? And was the Ultra a 2009 or newer with the newer frame?

I have been looking at a dedicated touring bike. I like the Victory and HD. The GW seems a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By gus
Doh! Your right I must have had a flashback from...

Doh! Your right I must have had a flashback from my Guzzi and Air Heads. A magnet on a wire may work though.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By gus
Are you sure you have the adjusting screw? When...

Are you sure you have the adjusting screw? When you say the collet is there, yes it is. The collet holds the valve spring retainer which holds the valve spring and keeps tension on the valve stem. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,395
Posted By gus
Mine was done several weeks ago while I waited....

Mine was done several weeks ago while I waited. No cracks just the rings. I was not offered a demo ride. I guess they don't need help selling bikes. I am over 100 miles in three directions to a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 274,673
Posted By gus
I like that picture.

I like that picture.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By gus
I think you mean the valve cover. There are four...

I think you mean the valve cover. There are four studs that sandwich the heads and cylinders to the crankcase. In 2010 the Oil Head boxer changed from a mid cam to an over head cam and the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By gus
The fan on the Buell's continued to run after the...

The fan on the Buell's continued to run after the bike was turned off because like a cake pulled out of the oven the engine continues to heat up and could cause the oil to break down.

Also don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By gus
I get a laugh when HD and BMW riders make...

I get a laugh when HD and BMW riders make statements they believe are true regarding the brands. BMW riders just know BMW's are superior and Harley's are inferior. Harley riders believe the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,073
Posted By gus
Dave Searle is pretty knowledgable on BMW's. I...

Dave Searle is pretty knowledgable on BMW's. I think the years in his memory are getting clouded and run together like my brain has. The GSA article was loaded with incorrect years when the different...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 21,949
Posted By gus
After so many years with BMW's and their...

After so many years with BMW's and their excellent head lights.........[/QUOTE]

As far as "modern" BMW's I have had an '01 R1100R, '02 R1150GSA. I now have an '09 R1200GSA and A '12 G650GS Sertao....
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 274,673
Posted By gus
Nice looking Vision. That's a nice area to ride a...

Nice looking Vision. That's a nice area to ride a bike. Central Georgia seems to be a region you don't see any ride reports from. It's rural and has a lot of historic sites and architecture. It makes...
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