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Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,526
Posted By abrasive
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,985
Posted By abrasive
:deal

:deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,095
Posted By abrasive
I don't know what your level of fitness is but...

I don't know what your level of fitness is but start core workouts now. It'll pay off every day of that trip. If you're stuck taking much weight on your hands, you'll be miserable and the bike will...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,729
Posted By abrasive
I rode down the California coast a couple of...

I rode down the California coast a couple of months ago on my GSAW and got to ride a lot of those little roads through the forest. What a blast.

The GSAW was absolutely amazing. I had way too...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,985
Posted By abrasive
Haha, nice! I have a 690 and a GSAW and it's...

Haha, nice!

I have a 690 and a GSAW and it's a great combo! I love that KTM so so so much! It is a total blast, whether on dirt or pavement.

:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,526
Posted By abrasive
I feel it too. Always thought it was the side or...

I feel it too. Always thought it was the side or center stand, as it's more perceptible from the left peg than the right.

TICKING TIME BOMB!!! :eek1 :rofl

OK, now that we've ruled out the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By abrasive
No mods, but you do need the strap attachment...

No mods, but you do need the strap attachment piece that was bolted on in front of the tank...

The rear hooks attach the same as the GS at the back of the tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By abrasive
The small BMW GS bag works great on the GSA. ...

The small BMW GS bag works great on the GSA.

(This one: http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=127001)

http://i.imgur.com/EIfq76I.jpg[/QUOTE]
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By abrasive
OK, I am gonna play with that a bit more. I...

OK, I am gonna play with that a bit more.

I also will throw out a warning about the "roll it forward" cruise shut-off... I had it shut down on me totally unexpectedly when I hit a pretty decent...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,124
Posted By abrasive
Like the others, I have become reliant on the...

Like the others, I have become reliant on the speed/speed limit display on the Nav V. When I run the bike"naked" with no GPS I am usually lost for a bit, speed-wise. But at least I cam see the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By abrasive
OP's method was the one I started with, but I...

OP's method was the one I started with, but I always felt like it slammed the drivetrain to me - whatever backlash is there gets whacked pretty hard and abruptly.

The clutch method never sat well...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,028
Posted By abrasive
I don't think they're noisy, either, but yeah...

I don't think they're noisy, either, but yeah they're squeedly on the tar snakes for sure!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,509
Posted By abrasive
Yep, now that the GS has cruise there's no...

Yep, now that the GS has cruise there's no question: GS. I had an RT for a while and it was a great bike but I ended up back with the GS(A).

Sounds like the GSA has its teeth sunk into your...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,608
Posted By abrasive
OP, your situation brings back memories for me. ...

OP, your situation brings back memories for me. The '09 GS was the test ride that hooked me on BMW's. I was an HD guy back then and riding the GS was like a revelation. Traded in my Street Glide...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 167,083
Posted By abrasive
Hey, that looks familiar. My big bike is a...

Hey, that looks familiar.

My big bike is a GSA, too. Nice combo. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 167,083
Posted By abrasive
Thanks! This bike is a riot! :deal

Thanks! This bike is a riot! :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,146
Posted By abrasive
Same thing here. Can't afford to lose any ass to...

Same thing here. Can't afford to lose any ass to peg distance and so it has to go back.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 167,083
Posted By abrasive
We have seen 2015's here - just arrived this...

We have seen 2015's here - just arrived this week.

My white one was one of them. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 231,899
Posted By abrasive
There are definitely 2015's. Touched one today.

There are definitely 2015's. Touched one today.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,697
Posted By abrasive
The translation of "Sometimes I forget and use...

The translation of "Sometimes I forget and use full throttle" is "I should sell my bike and buy a car." Wait. "I should sell my bike and ride the bus." Better.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9,625
Views: 1,605,793
Posted By abrasive
Approved.

Approved.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,074
Posted By abrasive
Rode one yesterday - a used '12 that they let me...

Rode one yesterday - a used '12 that they let me take out and have my way with.

Holy. Shit. What a bike. I feel like I just rode Satan's motorcycle.

That sound. Oh, that sound. It just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By abrasive
:dizave

:dizave
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By abrasive
I can't really hear the one on my GSA operate. ...

I can't really hear the one on my GSA operate.

The one on my R9T is pretty obvious when it opens. It doesn't just seem to be at a fixed RPM... It also seems to take throttle position into...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 333,875
Posted By abrasive
http://i.imgur.com/EIfq76I.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EIfq76I.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By abrasive
I went with the Fastway Adventure pegs. They are...

I went with the Fastway Adventure pegs. They are huge and oh so comfy when standing.

The bad news: Fitting them up was a pain in the ass. The pedal bushing was too tight a fit on the stock BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,476
Views: 1,140,253
Posted By abrasive
Letting her sleep in the garage after rolling in...

Letting her sleep in the garage after rolling in from a 3,147 mile loop through Bend, Eugene, to Florence and down the coast, then over into NV, up through Reno and home. What a blast. Everything...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 167,083
Posted By abrasive
Consolation prize??? :lol3

Consolation prize??? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 167,083
Posted By abrasive
Not on my 14GSA.

Not on my 14GSA.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By abrasive
Yeah the small screens on the BMW's are crap -...

Yeah the small screens on the BMW's are crap - the 650's, the 800's. There is more air on the KTM but it is all smooth. It really struck me from the moment I started riding it home how smooth it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By abrasive
I went from a Sertao to a GSA, then picked up a...

I went from a Sertao to a GSA, then picked up a '14 690. The 690 blows the Sertao away. It's lighter, there's more power, it handles better, there's less buffeting at speed, the hydraulic clutch is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 167,083
Posted By abrasive
BMW don't do the plastic keys anymore AFAIK.

BMW don't do the plastic keys anymore AFAIK.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,141
Posted By abrasive
What??? What makes the 500exc sweet at $10K...

What???

What makes the 500exc sweet at $10K but the 690 an unfair comparison at $10,299 with a cush hub and "Real Dual Sport (TM)" service intervals thrown in?

Edit: Orange, yellow, blue - buy...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,141
Posted By abrasive
I know your post is tongue in cheek but yes she...

I know your post is tongue in cheek but yes she does. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,141
Posted By abrasive
That's what I was thinking when I saw this...

That's what I was thinking when I saw this thread. :lol3

I just picked one up in April and I love the shit out of it. Seriously a blast to ride both off pavement and on.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,797
Posted By abrasive
I definitely feel more heat on the right side of...

I definitely feel more heat on the right side of my '14 GSA.

However...

It's really only noticeable (I am NOT saying "issue" - I am saying noticeable) when I am riding in jeans. If I wear...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,262
Posted By abrasive
At the time I bought my bike, (April) there were...

At the time I bought my bike, (April) there were two identical GSA's at my dealer. One had shipped with Conti Attack 2's and one with TKC80's. I had my choice.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 336,342
Posted By abrasive
Thank you! I was thinking the same thing. ??? ...

Thank you! I was thinking the same thing. ??? :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 403,416
Posted By abrasive
3206193 ...

3206193

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-2008-2013-enduro-smc-service-manual-dvd
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 403,416
Posted By abrasive
Just picked up the DVD for the 690's thru '14...

Just picked up the DVD for the 690's thru '14 from KTMTwins.
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