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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By jslyter
Man, I remember riding my Honda V4 750 Sabre all...

Man, I remember riding my Honda V4 750 Sabre all over the state with the future wife (among others) on the back and my memories are not that I didn't have enough power. All relative I guess.

Now I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,553
Posted By jslyter
+1 on that...I think that was the first time I...

+1 on that...I think that was the first time I ever posted on an oil thread (I'm not counting the posts about the oil can icon on the dash).

2 posts now. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,553
Posted By jslyter
Well, I'm no oil expert, but that's mostly true....

Well, I'm no oil expert, but that's mostly true. Most non-motorcycle oils contain friction modifiers that can cause a wet clutch to slip. I think the T-6 Rotella is one of the few non-MC oils that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By jslyter
On my pre-high tech BMW's I never worried about...

On my pre-high tech BMW's I never worried about oil if I could see it in the site glass when on the centerstand. With my 2012, I got the oil can/squiggly line show up intermittently when I still had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By jslyter
+1 on that. I was just riding down there a couple...

+1 on that. I was just riding down there a couple of weeks ago with the Mrs. Left Durango on my way to Ouray via Cortez, McElmo Canyon, Hovenweep National Monument and Hwy 145 up to Telluride then...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By jslyter
So, the Mrs has been riding her F700GS for a...

So, the Mrs has been riding her F700GS for a couple of months now. As soon as her fuel light comes on she is looking for gas (if not before). I think she has seen about 10 miles registered as the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By jslyter
Being you are from Florida, yes, I think you are...

Being you are from Florida, yes, I think you are "idiots" (just using your words) for thinking of it. :D. My son moved to Florida a few years ago, he finds the heat and humidity makes it virtually...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 48,368
Posted By jslyter
I noticed more of a hum coming from the A3's...

I noticed more of a hum coming from the A3's after I got them mounted up and did a test ride around the neighborhood. My test ride route is about 5-6 miles and never gets me above about 40-45 so I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By jslyter
Take what your hearing about crime with a grain...

Take what your hearing about crime with a grain of salt. CoS used to make best places to live lists 10-15 years ago, but has grown significantly in that time and all the growing pains that come with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By jslyter
I just pulled my front wheel last week to have a...

I just pulled my front wheel last week to have a new tire installed, using this Motion Pro axle tool. Fit perfectly with no issues.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By jslyter
Yes, I can see it in the reservoir. I'm the...

Yes, I can see it in the reservoir. I'm the second owner and the PO had the brakes flushed in the Fall of 2013, so the dealer must have still had some in stock to sell.

It will be nice to just be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By jslyter
Apologies for resurrecting this thread, but I'll...

Apologies for resurrecting this thread, but I'll be bleeding the brakes on my 2012 GSA soon and was wondering if I needed to replace the sponge in the front brake reservoir (as BMW recommends). Did...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By jslyter
Thanks for the update and info about the RGNF...

Thanks for the update and info about the RGNF website. Guess I'll save this route for later in the year.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By jslyter
I rode with a BMW Santiago for nearly 8 years....

I rode with a BMW Santiago for nearly 8 years. This time of year I would often wear the gore-tex liner or a long sleeve t-shirt under it when heading out for the day and usually end up peeling layers...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By jslyter
Can anyone give an update on conditions of FR250...

Can anyone give an update on conditions of FR250 and FR380 (I've never been on these)? I'll be in that area in about a week and wondering if it is passable with the missus. She is on a F700GS but...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 714,152
Posted By jslyter
2004 ST4S in Senna. Last of the dry clutch ST4's....

2004 ST4S in Senna. Last of the dry clutch ST4's. Other bikes come and go, but even the Mrs says this one is a keeper.
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a543/jlichlyter/ZG%20DB_zpsu9p3k6ub.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By jslyter
Not many adventure bikes in front of that place....

Not many adventure bikes in front of that place. Guess all the GS's are at Starbucks and KTM's are out getting dirty.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,929
Posted By jslyter
If i got a new WC GS, the only reason i would...

If i got a new WC GS, the only reason i would consider not going wIth the BMW Nav V would be to save the full cost of a new unit and reuse my current Nav IV, knowing I'd be sacrificing features. If...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By jslyter
Last time i was on Beartooth was about the third...

Last time i was on Beartooth was about the third week of June. Still a lot of snow on the sides of the road, so even on a clear day the wind was blowing snow across the road in places. Fortunately it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,937
Posted By jslyter
I've been thinking of giving the...

I've been thinking of giving the Airsoft/Dynabeads a try. I have a neighbor that says they work great. He is a dirt bike rider and just added a street bike to his stable, but since he always does his...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By jslyter
Well, it been a while since I was a CU Buff and...

Well, it been a while since I was a CU Buff and spent all my time in Boulder, and my son, the CSU Ram, has been out of school for few years, so we don't go up there as often, but I've lived in CO...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,511
Posted By jslyter
On the bright side, you are becoming a "subject...

On the bright side, you are becoming a "subject matter expert" on 1150 fueling issues. You'll be dishing out great repair advice in no time. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By jslyter
I agree with "toooldtocare". The SW-MoTec lowered...

I agree with "toooldtocare". The SW-MoTec lowered centerstand works great. I just installed the one on my wife's lowered F700GS yesterday. It went on in about 15 minutes, raises the back tire nearly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By jslyter
Should be pretty inexpensive on vehicles that...

Should be pretty inexpensive on vehicles that old. New vehicles are expensive but it drops as the vehicles age and hits bottom around 9 years old. Our 2006 Audi renewal just arrived and it was about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,406
Posted By jslyter
Just got my wife an 700GS and sold her FZ1 that...

Just got my wife an 700GS and sold her FZ1 that had Pazzo levers a few days ago.

Not to give anyone shit, but thought I'd convey our experience. My son had an FZ1 and bought the Chinese levers....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By jslyter
Problem with BMW's is that a lot of parts from...

Problem with BMW's is that a lot of parts from Wunderlich, Touratech, Twisted Throttle, etc come from Europe and occasionally they don't have stock on hand in the US (happened to me before). Then you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By jslyter
I doubt it matters which goes on first from a...

I doubt it matters which goes on first from a pure assembly point of view (check the installation instructions to see if they require removal of anything), but I would do the centerstand first as it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,218
Posted By jslyter
Keep in mind when you look at a MX bike that it...

Keep in mind when you look at a MX bike that it may have spent its weekends on the MX track being raced. You need to look at those a lot more closely as they may have had a hard life. Had a friend...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By jslyter
Sounds like you've been doing your homework, so...

Sounds like you've been doing your homework, so probably not telling you anything you haven't already read. I haven't tried a lot of tires on my 1200GSA yet (mostly pure street bikes before or dirt...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By jslyter
TKC80 is going to do better off-road, especially...

TKC80 is going to do better off-road, especially in the mud. It is a pretty decent on road tire, but the rear does wear quickly if you are doing a lot of pavement. On the 1200GSA, I don't even expect...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By jslyter
I'm ordering this one from SW-Motech for my...

I'm ordering this one from SW-Motech for my wife's F700GS. Already shortened for you.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,543
Posted By jslyter
Well, guess we are a little off topic getting on...

Well, guess we are a little off topic getting on the subject of BMW sizing, but I'll throw in a couple of more thoughts that kind of pertain to the GS Dry suit.

I agree BMW sizing only gets you...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,543
Posted By jslyter
I typically ride west of the Rockies, in areas...

I typically ride west of the Rockies, in areas that tend to have a dry heat, so not as bad as somewhere with lots of humidity. 90-95 is still hot, but I don't find it really miserable if you are...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,543
Posted By jslyter
I tried on both the Latitude and GS Dry. Both fit...

I tried on both the Latitude and GS Dry. Both fit pretty well except the neck opening seems really big on the Klim. I also tried on the Badlands Pro, nice jacket but didn't care for the feel/fit of...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,543
Posted By jslyter
Me too! I'm considering replacing my BMW...

Me too!

I'm considering replacing my BMW Santiago jacket with one of these, but am still concerned about the performance in hot weather, even though the OP gives it a glowing review. I've looked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By jslyter
Beemerboneyard has been the go to place for a lot...

Beemerboneyard has been the go to place for a lot of us long time BMW riders. Dont let the name fool you, they sell both new and used parts. I've only bought parts for 1150 and 1200 bikes, so never...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By jslyter
Thanks for the replies. I don't know exactly what...

Thanks for the replies. I don't know exactly what the ground clearance is. Since the dealer gave us a good discount on accessories for the first 30 days, I went ahead and got crashbars, a skidplate...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By jslyter
Skid Plate on a low suspension F700GS

Any of you put a skid plate on a factory low suspension F700? The bike is not going to see any serious off-road, so I don't expect big impacts from large rocks, but it will see gravel roads and I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,173
Posted By jslyter
Bluetooth is a wireless and IEEE standard. That...

Bluetooth is a wireless and IEEE standard. That doesn't mean a manufacturer can't screw it up and make it not work very well or at all.

That said, my phone sounds all garbled when I connect it to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By jslyter
Coronado Hwy in Spring

Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on riding the Coronado Hwy, in AZ in the next few months. This will probably be a mostly or all pavement trip as my wife will be riding down on her bike and won't...
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