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Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Dr. Greg
My take...

Coming from a '10 Ducati Multistrada 1200S to a '13 GSW, these are my thoughts:

My take on GSW vs. '10 Ducati Multistrada 1200S... (http://www.me.unm.edu/~starr/moto/comp.html)

It's long, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Dr. Greg
Agreed.

Although JVB reports some GSWs are past the 60,000-mile mark, I felt I was doing well with 32,000 miles on my '13 GSW.

Agree on all points...what a great bike. Getting better and better...:clap
...
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Dr. Greg
And he rode his pushbike...

...all the way from OK to Daytona this year. As a former pushbike racer, I can appreciate that.

Godspeed, Dane.

--Doc
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Dr. Greg
When will "Haynes" manual (or the like) be available?

Does anyone have an idea when a "Haynes" manual (or the like) might be available for the liquid-cooled GS?

The JVB DVD is great, but a more comprehensive manual would also be nice to have.

I do...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Dr. Greg
Yes, I've followed some of your posts with your...

Yes, I've followed some of your posts with your GSW. Does the lower TT seat (BMW product, or ?) make enough difference? 5'6" is even shorter than I :eek1

Good luck with the new beast.

I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Dr. Greg
Anyone moved from GSW -> GSAW?

Anyone moved from a GSW to a GSAW? I'm the extremely satisfied owner of an early '13 GSW (GSAW didn't exist then), but there's a demo GSAW at the local dealer that I'm considering test-riding.

At...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,157
Posted By Dr. Greg
How do you guys in the (USA) Northeast and Upper Midwest stand it?

How do you riders in the (USA) Northeast and Upper Midwest stand it?

Here in Albuquerque, NM we just got six inches of snow (boo-hoo), but a couple days later it's all gone, and riding is good...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 95,645
Posted By Dr. Greg
No squirm on gravel---that'll be the day. Thanks...

No squirm on gravel---that'll be the day. Thanks for your opinion.

Oh yeah, thanks also to the guy who said the 70s don't fall into corners as much---I'd like that. Now if we had a definitive...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,183
Posted By Dr. Greg
Sofoglu (sp?) incident?

Yeah, what happened there? Hard to tell from the video; seemed like he just went straight off. Announcer said "Kenan Sofoglu (sp), meet Kyle Smith!"

Did Smith have any part of Superglu's...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,805
Posted By Dr. Greg
Made my day...

I'm the lucky parent of four boys born during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The name "Scott Summers" was legendary in our household back then. It is SO GOOD to see and hear him again, and to reflect on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 95,645
Posted By Dr. Greg
Many who have fitted TKC-80s (myself included)...

Many who have fitted TKC-80s (myself included) find they "fall into" pavement corners a bit. Does running a TKC-70 rear affect this tendency? Either better or worse?

--Doc
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,509
Posted By Dr. Greg
Not that I'm advising "buying first year"...but...

Not that I'm advising "buying first year"...but my early '13 GSW has been completely bulletproof. Not a single thing has occurred in 30,000 miles. I've performed all maintenance. Couldn't be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dr. Greg
Valves very stable...

As another inmate posted also (I do my own maintenance), the valves on my '13 GSW were all in spec at 12,000 miles, again in spec at 24,000 miles, and won't be too terribly long before I get to check...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dr. Greg
This takes me back...

...to my misspent youth (early 60s) when it was de rigeur to hack off part of your exhaust to get the "blooey pipe" effect :lol3. We didn't really care that much if it didn't run that well...it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,686
Posted By Dr. Greg
Being a Wagner fan, "Wotan"... ...

Being a Wagner fan, "Wotan"...

--Doc
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Dr. Greg
FWIW, I also have the SWMotech engine guards. ...

FWIW, I also have the SWMotech engine guards. After a tip-over which scratched the valve cover pretty good, I purchase and installed the SWMotech cylinder head protectors, figuring surely they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,316
Posted By Dr. Greg
I must be the odd KTM man out...

Last summer I was lusting after a KTM690 Endure. Dropped by the local KTM dealer (owner was there, known him for decades, multi-brand dealer). "Can I take a test-ride on the new 690 Endure?"
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11,847
Views: 1,477,938
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thanks to all for the replies. When I thought...

Thanks to all for the replies. When I thought about it more, I realized that there HAD to be an actual copy of the data in BC. Running BC w/o the GPSr connected verifies that.

But I wanted some...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-17-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11,847
Views: 1,477,938
Posted By Dr. Greg
Montana/Basecamp data transfer question...

I'm a pretty naive GPS user, so please be patient...also longtime Mac user, with MacBook Pro and OS X Yosemite. I'm an engineer (yes, some of us use Macs), so not completely technically ignorant.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,311
Posted By Dr. Greg
Not me...

Test-rode an '08 and '10 GS, and...meh.

Test-rode a '13 GSW, and owned one the next day.

--Doc
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 18,655
Posted By Dr. Greg
Great work!

Great work, guys! :clap

If the grips are PWM-controlled (likely), I assume the HI setting is "always on", so the heat difference is in some analog component.

So looks like we early adopters are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 18,655
Posted By Dr. Greg
S/W update

I recently had a "S/W update" performed on my '13 GSW. The only difference I could notice is it now preserves ESA damping modes when power is cycled; that's very nice.

No change at all in heated...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,619
Views: 1,363,838
Posted By Dr. Greg
That's for sure! Any bike that can sustain...

That's for sure! Any bike that can sustain $6,000+ in damages from a slow-speed dirt-road (silt) tipover (as mine did) is not really an ADV bike...:lol3

--Doc
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Dr. Greg
That was my original intent, but if you take them...

That was my original intent, but if you take them apart, you'll see that simply "cutting them down" is not really possible. At least, that was my observation.

If anyone sees a way to do this...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 82,932
Posted By Dr. Greg
Definitely agree on CEII; first saw him at Laguna...

Definitely agree on CEII; first saw him at Laguna Seca on a TZ250 (IIRC) in '92. My son & I would drive out 1,100 miles for the race weekend from New Mexico.

While DA can write, his undying...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 18,655
Posted By Dr. Greg
Weak heated grips here, too...

My '13 GSW has very "weak" heated grips, also. Complained about this quite a while ago, but little response back then.

Wearing "winter" gloves, with the grips on HI, I can't feel all that much...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Dr. Greg
Shorter turn signals for GSW?

In the interest of reducing damage in a tip-over, are there any "shorter" turn signals available for the (USA version) GSW? I seem to recall the Euro versions are shorter.

Haven't seen this...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dr. Greg
Barkbusters

Barkbusters was (IIRC) the first mod I did to my '13 GSW. Excellent choice.

I'm a little leery of any handguard/turn signal combos after the dreadful experience I had w/my '10 MTS1200S (granted,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 107,899
Posted By Dr. Greg
Sad day...

Just sold my '00 KLX300R...almost brought a tear to my eye.

I have four boys, and during the 90s and early 00s we went dirt riding just about every weekend. Good times! PW80, RT180, KX80, XR100,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,996
Posted By Dr. Greg
Yes, I'd already read his entire RR. What a...

Yes, I'd already read his entire RR. What a nutter! :lol3

--Doc
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By Dr. Greg
Interesting speculation. I'll bet the "inner...

Interesting speculation. I'll bet the "inner ear" of a blind person is pretty well-developed, since I've heard that deprivation of sight often enhances other senses.

BTW, thanks for all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By Dr. Greg
Anyone ever ride with a blind passenger?

Mrs. Greg's best friend is blind, and it occurred to me that it might be quite an experience for her (the blind friend) to take a spin on a motorcycle.

I'm not sure I'll ask her, but I wondered if...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 77,915
Posted By Dr. Greg
I test-rode new '08 and '10 GS's over the last 6...

I test-rode new '08 and '10 GS's over the last 6 years; not that impressed.

One ride on the '13 GSW, and gotta have it :lol3

--Doc
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 26,422
Posted By Dr. Greg
Very interesting...

As a fairly longtime "Gerbings" user, I had a repair handled a year or so ago...seemed like it took a while, but was completed. Also bought another liner, just in case. Looks quite different.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By Dr. Greg
Excellent post!

I'm a slow (well, compared to you), old (67), weak (but trying to get stronger), small (5-8/145) guy with lotsa riding experience (dirt & street) who absolutely LOVES his '13 R1200GSW for XC trips,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,996
Posted By Dr. Greg
Is that a '14 690E? Looks like it... I'm...

Is that a '14 690E? Looks like it...

I'm thinking of doing exactly the same thing; will be interested in your experiences.

It looks like you also own a KTM 990; wasn't that a little more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,391
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hey Dusty! Remember old "Doc"? I was in the...

Hey Dusty!

Remember old "Doc"? I was in the last RawHyde Colorado class over Labor Day Weekend. Really appreciated all you guys...even Shawn :rofl

To the OP, I learned a lot at the RawHyde...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,265
Posted By Dr. Greg
One is enough...

Can do it with one; weigh F/R separately. Even with the bike un-level, the few inches thickness of the scale introduces negligible error.

--Doc
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,734
Posted By Dr. Greg
Can still scare myself passing...

I sold my 150-HP 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S because---in large part---I couldn't seem to control myself (at age 66!) and more than once scared myself during ill-advised passing maneuvers on narrow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 1,627,254
Posted By Dr. Greg
YES! That is exactly how my '15 is gonna look...

YES! That is exactly how my '15 is gonna look if/when I get it... :confused

--Doc
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