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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By StuartV
Sorry, I don't have any links handy. ...

Sorry, I don't have any links handy.

Interesting comment. One of the reasons I don't like a jacket longer than waist length is that, when I sit on the bike, the portion of the front that extends...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,680
Views: 254,429
Posted By StuartV
lmao ! :d

lmao ! :d
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5,680
Views: 254,429
Posted By StuartV
Who is Candy?

Who is Candy?
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By StuartV
Motoport mesh Kevlar will be made to your...

Motoport mesh Kevlar will be made to your measurements. And the protection is HUGELY better than any other textile jacket you can get. The mesh Kevlar has 10 times the tear strength of good leather....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 665,833
Posted By StuartV
What's the deal with the mushroom head on the...

What's the deal with the mushroom head on the end? Is that how they make them now? I have TMs on both my bikes, but the newest one is from 2009.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,334
Posted By StuartV
Funny! When I dream about working on my bikes,...

Funny! When I dream about working on my bikes, none of those things ever appears in my dream.

My dreams of working on my bikes are more like change the oil and wave a feeler gauge at the top...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,399
Posted By StuartV
Thank you. Mine may be different, but now I know...

Thank you. Mine may be different, but now I know what to look for! :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,399
Posted By StuartV
A link or a part number or something for the...

A link or a part number or something for the diagnostic socket cap you're talking about would be helpful.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 665,833
Posted By StuartV
Yeah, that's why I finally broke down and bought...

Yeah, that's why I finally broke down and bought a good tire changer and a balancer. And I had a buddy with a shop that would change mine for $25 a wheel. But, that meant letting some shop kid do it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 665,833
Posted By StuartV
$600 for the changer and you had to buy a hammer...

$600 for the changer and you had to buy a hammer drill and mount it to your floor?? What a PITA.

I paid $995 for one of these back around 2006. It does not need to be mounted to anything. No...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By StuartV
I used to have my own 7x14 V-nose enclosed. I use...

I used to have my own 7x14 V-nose enclosed. I use strapless stands to hold sportbikes.

http://www.ststands.com/main.cfm

I put the bikes that are in the center (centered between the sides,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
:wink::wink::wink: FYYFF!! ...

:wink::wink::wink:

FYYFF!!

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By StuartV
FYI, I got one of these last year for $50....

FYI, I got one of these last year for $50. Cheaper than No Mar or Marc Parnes.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
In retrospect, I guess I should have just PM'ed...

In retrospect, I guess I should have just PM'ed EC again instead of posting here. That way I would only have one guy thinking I'm a PIA, instead of all you FFs. :eek1:wink::lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
I know. I actually PM'ed him on July 2nd or 3rd,...

I know. I actually PM'ed him on July 2nd or 3rd, so I know, and knew at the time, that it was after his cutoff date. It was seeing two posts this week from guys saying "I got the files" that made me...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
My posts must read poorly. I included the big...

My posts must read poorly. I included the big smiley on the end of the last one to indicate I was just giving WayneJ some friendly sh*t.

I am certainly grateful to EC for doing what he has done....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By StuartV
Me, too, and thanks again!

Me, too, and thanks again!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
Not having a cow. Just responding to 2 separate...

Not having a cow. Just responding to 2 separate posts (yours and Ridge's) that addressed me as if I had asked a stupid question.

To your question about what difference it makes: I figured if those...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By StuartV
Or you could look at it as they don't give people...

Or you could look at it as they don't give people preferential treatment just because they bought a bike there. Personally, I'd generally prefer to work with a dealership that treats me just the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By StuartV
A big reason why the computer check has become...

A big reason why the computer check has become important in my mind is what happened to me this past weekend. I had my GS in for the fuel pump recall 3 weeks ago. This past weekend, I took the bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
Right. And jkspecht and DirtDeputy have posted...

Right. And jkspecht and DirtDeputy have posted well after 6-27 to say that they received the files. Thus my question about whether they requested them earlier and just got around to posting them or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By StuartV
Is there another dealer that you could ride to? ...

Is there another dealer that you could ride to?

For the first service, in particular, I'd probably want a dealer to do it just to know that they hooked up the computer to it and verified there...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,724
Posted By StuartV
Thanks, MF! And thanks for posting the info on...

Thanks, MF! And thanks for posting the info on the USB power strip! I like this new arrangement MUCH better than my old 4-way splitter with individual SAE-to-USB converters.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
Are you saying I can download the track files...

Are you saying I can download the track files from the OP? If so, where?

If not, then what are you saying?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29,507
Views: 1,633,480
Posted By StuartV
It usually is VERY clean. Must have had a storm...

It usually is VERY clean. Must have had a storm or something. Give it a couple of days then try it again. It's worth doing (clean) once.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,724
Posted By StuartV
I got the 5-port 40W(!) USB charger, hacked on an...

I got the 5-port 40W(!) USB charger, hacked on an SAE plug and mounted it in my top case. Sweet.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd186/stuartv/2009%20BMW%20R1200GS/2014-07-20191844.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By StuartV
Motoport Mesh Kevlar overpants will be made to...

Motoport Mesh Kevlar overpants will be made to your measurements.

I definitely prefer my mesh Kevlar pants over my Darien pants or Roadcrafter for warm weather riding!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 147,907
Posted By StuartV
Are you guys that are posting that you received...

Are you guys that are posting that you received the info, posting well after the fact, or did you just receive the info?

I PM'ed EC almost 3 weeks ago asking if I could get the files and never...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By StuartV
Kevlar won't turn to mush on you. It also doesn't...

Kevlar won't turn to mush on you. It also doesn't hurt it to get wet - it doesn't break down over time like leather does, at all. It breathes way better than leather. And it's 4 times the tear...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,334
Posted By StuartV
And that's extremely relevant. If every person...

And that's extremely relevant. If every person that owns one is on this board. But, if there's only 200 R1150GS owners on this board and 100 of them post about FD failures, then that might actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By StuartV
I test rode an Adventure before I bought my GS....

I test rode an Adventure before I bought my GS. On the Adventure, my g/f and I could hear each other very well over our Sena intercoms. Once we got the GS, we found the intercoms were a lot more...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,047
Posted By StuartV
Glad to hear it's working out for you. ...

Glad to hear it's working out for you.

Are you getting a Bruno's driveshaft?

http://www.brunos.us/

I have no experience with this myself, but from what I read here, going with...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By StuartV
I rode a hundred times and didn't crash. Does...

I rode a hundred times and didn't crash. Does that mean I don't need to wear my helmet next time? :D

Seriously, though, if you don't put it on a balancer, how will you know if it needs to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By StuartV
I put an aftermarket screen on my '09 that I...

I put an aftermarket screen on my '09 that I found for sale here in the Classifieds. WAY cheaper than buying a new aftermarket screen of any brand. And it works just fine. It's roughly 3" taller than...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,183
Posted By StuartV
If you want suspension that is not really great...

If you want suspension that is not really great at any particular task, don't get the ESA. If you want suspension that you can easily adjust to be good for sport riding or good for comfort on a bumpy...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By StuartV
NeckMike is the actual brand name of the one he...

NeckMike is the actual brand name of the one he posted pics of.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By StuartV
Yeah, the problem is with quick, high speed...

Yeah, the problem is with quick, high speed corners. There, I think a resolution that lets you place the bike within 2 to 3 feet (or less) of actual position would be very desirable and the 10Hz...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,334
Posted By StuartV
BTW, please bear in my that I am not the one who...

BTW, please bear in my that I am not the one who said it is unreasonable to expect an R bike to go 200K miles without a major repair.

I simply said that other brands can and do. And I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,334
Posted By StuartV
I'd say your expectations are disappointingly...

I'd say your expectations are disappointingly low. But, my expectations could easily prove to be unfounded!

I have a 9 year old Suzuki and I would be happy to compare it to any BMW you like.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,334
Posted By StuartV
That statement is largely based on the number of...

That statement is largely based on the number of reports of major failures on R bikes at well below 100K miles compared to the relative lack of reports of comparable Japanese bikes having major...
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