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Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By Cubist
Tried to buy the Odyssey today through their main...

Tried to buy the Odyssey today through their main distributer. They are apparently backordered until May. They offered to sell me an FAA approved version of the PC680, but I bailed. No matter, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By Cubist
Odyssey Battery & R1150GS

For the record, does a PC680 "Direct Replacement" battery require ANY adapters to fit a 2001 R1150GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2006, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,875
Posted By Cubist
My GS came with Corbin seats already in place, so...

My GS came with Corbin seats already in place, so I can't really compare between them, but I've never felt the need to replace the Corbins.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,304
Posted By Cubist
There's a guy who runs the service department at...

There's a guy who runs the service department at Capitol BMW in Raleigh, NC. His name is Jon Ross, and the day I first bought my GS, he gave me a long talk about doing PM on the bike. I'd never...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,430
Posted By Cubist
My '01 GS was my first real motorcycle. It's...

My '01 GS was my first real motorcycle. It's taken time, but after 10,000 miles, I'm finally getting comfortable with it. I can see riding this bike for many more years.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By Cubist
"Progrip" handgrips

I was at the dealer today, asking questions about the vibrations that have been consistantly putting part of my left hand to sleep everytime I ride, and he suggested putting "Progrips" on. They were...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By Cubist
I'm coming up on a 24 myself, and I didn't know...

I'm coming up on a 24 myself, and I didn't know about it until I asked the dealer directly. It sucks, but what can you do? I like to ride my GS more than I hate the prospect of a 24,000 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,456
Posted By Cubist
Etymotic ER-4P

After reading this thread, and a few other similar ones, I bought a set of Etymotic ER-4P plugs off Amazon for $200. I get lots of wind past 75mph on my GS, so I was pretty skeptical. Also, I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Cubist
If it's really a 12000 mile service, than I'm...

If it's really a 12000 mile service, than I'm good to go, I did that 3000miles ago
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2006, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Cubist
48000 Mile Service

So what do they actually do for the 48K service? My dealer has just told me that it costs over $700.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,797
Posted By Cubist
I guess I'm the one to blame for resurrecting...

I guess I'm the one to blame for resurrecting this thread, but I'm so glad to have found it. Time and again, I've found the answer to an issue on ADV. No matter what, it's happened to someone else...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,797
Posted By Cubist
I've recently began to ride my '01 GS everyday,...

I've recently began to ride my '01 GS everyday, to get to work. In doing so, for the first time since getting it, I've begun to use the kickstand for long periods of time since it now spends the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Cubist
My GS came with the narrow, rubber topped OEM...

My GS came with the narrow, rubber topped OEM pegs. Once I got to start putting some miles on the bike though, I found these pegs gave me one comfortable place to put my feet, and after about twenty...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By Cubist
Sold My Vino 125

Well, I had to take my 125 in for a 2000 mile service, front brakes, a new rear tire(number 3), and a state inspection. When I went to pick it up, I was surprised when the dealer made me an offer to...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Cubist
All good theories, thanks all. I really think...

All good theories, thanks all. I really think it's the bearings engaging the forks. That morning when I got on only to quit, the steering had literally frozen in place and I had to wrench it...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Cubist
Those are certainly possible, but I feel they're...

Those are certainly possible, but I feel they're unlikely. I'm sure it's the grease in the frame, where the fork inserts. If cold weather causes my tire pressure to lower, then it should still be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,394
Posted By Cubist
For me, the single most uncomfortable thing on my...

For me, the single most uncomfortable thing on my GS when I first got it was the footpegs. They were the original ones, just narrow pegs, with rubber inserts. I felt like there was only one way my...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Cubist
While I realize that rubber will contract in cold...

While I realize that rubber will contract in cold weather, thus reducing pressures, my particular issue has nothing to do with the tires. It's either the forks, or the bearings in the frame that...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Cubist
Cold Weather Phenomenon

What happens below 30 degrees F, that my Vino 125's steering goes to mush? Above 30, and it's fine, but below, I feel as though I'm trying to steer a bike with half the air removed from it's tires. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,460
Posted By Cubist
I ride my 125 almost daily. I thought getting a...

I ride my 125 almost daily. I thought getting a GS would eventually lead to getting rid of the 125, but it's proved to be just too practical to live without, in spite of the issues which I've talked...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By Cubist
There's a few Stellas around where I live, but I...

There's a few Stellas around where I live, but I wasn't sure exactly what they were. I've got a Vino 125 that's turned out to be less that what I was hoping for(as evidenced by another thread of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By Cubist
Stella Reliability

So, how reliable are the Stellas? Are they as good as the Japanese, or just better than the Italians?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,238
Posted By Cubist
from what I saw, the owners manual is $30 and the...

from what I saw, the owners manual is $30 and the service manual is $60 and sold out as well. I probably will buy one. Thanks for all the advice guys.

I spent some time looking online for...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,238
Posted By Cubist
Is the service manual something the dealer will...

Is the service manual something the dealer will sell? I've never really looked into it.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,238
Posted By Cubist
Thanks for all the offers of help, it's much...

Thanks for all the offers of help, it's much appreciated.

I just don't get the Ruckus. I know it's inspired by the improvised machines kids in Tokyo ride around, but even so, I can't take the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,238
Posted By Cubist
I ride in North Carolina, there's nothing...

I ride in North Carolina, there's nothing extraordinary about the roads here. If and when I sell it, I'll replace it with a motorcycle rather than another scooter. I first bought the 125 because I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,238
Posted By Cubist
I have no place to do maintenance, as I live in...

I have no place to do maintenance, as I live in an apartment complex that frowns upon folks working on their cars in the parking lot. Other than that, I'd love to do my own oil changes.

My main...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,238
Posted By Cubist
Yamaha Vino 125, more expensive than a BMW

The 125 is a daily rider for me, and in the couple of years that I've had it now, I've had to accept that it's just not as economical as I thought it would be. I get about 65mpg, and I usually have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Cubist
Well, from what I'm told, the GS should go much...

Well, from what I'm told, the GS should go much farther than 170 miles on a tank. I was expecting to get over 50mpg when I bought it, not the 44 or so I'm getting now. For a time, I was worried...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2005, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,714
Posted By Cubist
I've got a givi with tobinators on my '01 GS, and...

I've got a givi with tobinators on my '01 GS, and after a lot of experimentation, I've finally made my piece with this issue. The Tobinators were key in stopping the wild buffeting but I can see...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2005, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Cubist
I've got one on my '01 GS, I can do about 170...

I've got one on my '01 GS, I can do about 170 miles before I get down to two bars on the gauge. I ride between 80 and 95mph(indicated), or 3,500 to 4,000rpm. I love the extra torque and the sound...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2005, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Cubist
I actually found my used GS at Carolina BMW, but...

I actually found my used GS at Carolina BMW, but I was so put off by the sales person(I found out later it was actually the owner's son) that I went to their other store in Raleigh and bought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Cubist
I've used the Carolina BMW dealer for a 12000...

I've used the Carolina BMW dealer for a 12000 mile service before, and been pretty pleased. Personally, I don't want salesmen on top of me when I go into a dealer. I'd rather just find them when I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,168
Posted By Cubist
I've ridden scooters for a few years now,...

I've ridden scooters for a few years now, including the Zuma, and now the Vino 125. They have practical advantages that make them the best way to get around a city. They're much easier to park,...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,769
Posted By Cubist
I've also got an RF-1000, and I don't consider it...

I've also got an RF-1000, and I don't consider it to be "quiet". Luckily, I've got some silicone earplugs I kept from the military and they make long rides so much better. These plugs tend to stay...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,683
Posted By Cubist
I'll accept that, but that fact is that most...

I'll accept that, but that fact is that most folks don't want to do their own servicing. I knew someone whose first bike was an early Buell. It was in the shop constantly for one thing or another. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,683
Posted By Cubist
For a while now, I've been interested in Buells. ...

For a while now, I've been interested in Buells. Especially after their QA picked up. No matter what you think of their products, you have to admit that Buells flat out stunk for years, at least as...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2005, 05:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,200
Posted By Cubist
I bought my GS with no intention of ever actually...

I bought my GS with no intention of ever actually taking it off-road. Still don't. Mine is just for the road, and I have to agree with those before me who've commented on what a great bike it is in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2005, 08:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,756
Posted By Cubist
The collars might already be in place in the...

The collars might already be in place in the pegs, if not, you're missing them and you have some phone calls to make. The bolts and washers screw into the base of the peg, near where they mount and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Cubist
I've had a '01 GS for several months now. I...

I've had a '01 GS for several months now. I really like it, generally, though I wouldn't consider riding one any kind of religious experience, at least not without counting the Ztechnik pipe on mine...
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