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Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By smile-maker
a la Pantheon dome? With a hole in the center to...

a la Pantheon dome? With a hole in the center to let the sun, er, out?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,913
Posted By smile-maker
The only way to force BMW to fix it, now that...

The only way to force BMW to fix it, now that they have changed the fuel sender, is to report it to the government as a safety issue. if they get enough complaints, hopefully an investigation and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,162
Posted By smile-maker
If everyone who has a FD failure would report it...

If everyone who has a FD failure would report it to the NHTSA (https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/), there would be more data and perhaps a forced recall.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By smile-maker
REPORT IT TO THE GOV'T!! NHTSA...

REPORT IT TO THE GOV'T!!

NHTSA (https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,162
Posted By smile-maker
If everyone who has a FD failure would report it...

If everyone who has a FD failure would report it to the NHTSA (https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/), there would be more data and perhaps a forced recall.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,631
Posted By smile-maker
Just had the fourth strip die this last week. ...

Just had the fourth strip die this last week. Took the bike in when it was failing, but they wouldn't replace it until it "throws a code". Now it is a glowing yellow light. Very irritating. Bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,674
Posted By smile-maker
You a Mod? Great pic! Did you get your...

You a Mod?

Great pic! Did you get your Japanese MC license? I hear the test is very difficult.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By smile-maker
Here's an idea: take it to the dealer and let...

Here's an idea: take it to the dealer and let them figure it out. That's what a 3-year/ 36k mile warranty is for. Even better, when it doesn't start, call the BMW roadside assistance (that you've...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,684
Posted By smile-maker
I put the oem dark screen on mine cuz it...

I put the oem dark screen on mine

cuz it looks kewl. :bmwrider
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27,548
Views: 6,563,702
Posted By smile-maker
You forgot the, "on your moped" part

You forgot the, "on your moped" part
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,181
Posted By smile-maker
Yup, uh huh I knew it :evil

Yup, uh huh I knew it :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,181
Posted By smile-maker
So what you're saying is that it is a BMW problem...

So what you're saying is that it is a BMW problem ... dammit! I knew it. What a piece of ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,631
Posted By smile-maker
I have been told water or the ethanol in the fuel...

I have been told water or the ethanol in the fuel wrecks the chemistry on the strips
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,631
Posted By smile-maker
according to my dealer (just had the fourth strip...

according to my dealer (just had the fourth strip installed today). The first, past warranty strip, is your dollars. If the dealer installs it, and it fails within the two-year (dealer installed)...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,787
Posted By smile-maker
Before I read the other responses, here's what...

Before I read the other responses, here's what has hit the ground on my '08 GSA:
hand protectors (scratched, popped the right one off)
crash guards -- scratched
jug protectors - almost scratched...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,696
Posted By smile-maker
According to the local dealership, the strips...

According to the local dealership, the strips were not made to deal with ethanol in the gasoline.
BMW needs to reformulate the chemistry of the strip for it to not fail.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,817
Posted By smile-maker
Um, 320 miles using 8.9 gal = 36 mpg I use...

Um, 320 miles using 8.9 gal = 36 mpg

I use an app called Gas Cubby -- it does it for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By smile-maker
Que?

Que?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,673
Posted By smile-maker
http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html is a...

http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html is a good explanation of how to pick up a GS/A
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,054
Posted By smile-maker
waah waah waah boo hoo hoo :asshat

waah waah waah boo hoo hoo

:asshat
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By smile-maker
Sweeeet!!:clap Sounds like a great ride. (green...

Sweeeet!!:clap Sounds like a great ride. (green with envy) Take pics.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,336
Posted By smile-maker
I used a ladder as an "A-frame" then used a...

I used a ladder as an "A-frame" then used a tie-down strap to suspend it before taking the wheel off.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,685
Posted By smile-maker
1923 knockoff? For how long was it in production?...

1923 knockoff? For how long was it in production? :rolleyes Again, "... and based on the longevity ..."
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,685
Posted By smile-maker
... and based on the longevity,that was...

... and based on the longevity,that was apparently a wildly successful design ... (ahem):shog
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By smile-maker
um, they still are (at least 'til you wash 'em)....

um, they still are (at least 'til you wash 'em). :loaded

My Staintune muffler on the Rockster has a soft golden hue to it, just like they said it would. The pipes have turned colors as well. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 219,479
Posted By smile-maker
Lots of methods, but I haven't seen my path down...

Lots of methods, but I haven't seen my path down the bright tunnel, so here goes . . .

OK, so after pondering and planning about the eternal question: how do I upgrade to HID without causing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By smile-maker
Have a head to head drag race. Which ever one...

Have a head to head drag race. Which ever one you ride faster, keep.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,642
Posted By smile-maker
on page 109 to 110 of the 2008 GSA Rider's manual...

on page 109 to 110 of the 2008 GSA Rider's manual it says,

So make sure there is enough oil such that it doesn't seize, follow the above.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By smile-maker
New: the front is ~$1300.00 $100; the back is...

New: the front is ~$1300.00 $100; the back is ~$1500

new rim and lacing magic at Woody's: ~$600.00 If it is fixable, lots less (probably)

Woody's is a good deal.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 56,158
Posted By smile-maker
very cool. looks nice from the angles seen!...

very cool. looks nice from the angles seen! :thumb

(could you make the picture a wee bit smaller?)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,495
Posted By smile-maker
Not sure what "Opps" means, but you MUST BE...

Not sure what "Opps" means, but you MUST BE KIDDING on the second assertion. Where is your reference for that -- under 200lbs? You should supply your sources especially if you're going to flame...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,216
Posted By smile-maker
:huh Do you have a red foam nose, wild, colored...

:huh
Do you have a red foam nose, wild, colored hair, and wear these as your dailies?
http://www.costumeholidayhouse.com/Costume/Accessories/25015-5w.jpg
:D
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By smile-maker
That is a lovely bike.

That is a lovely bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,032
Posted By smile-maker
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By smile-maker
Did you file a report with the MPs? There might...

Did you file a report with the MPs? There might even be video footage from security cams.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,495
Posted By smile-maker
Read The Manual. It clearly tells you NOT to...

Read The Manual. It clearly tells you NOT to allow the bike to stand and idle. When a technician needs to idle them, they put a fan in front of them.

It also tells you to start the bike and ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,961
Posted By smile-maker
I have a 30" inseam and I am comfortable on my...

I have a 30" inseam and I am comfortable on my '08 GSA. I put the seat at its lowest.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,031
Posted By smile-maker
Arai Profile It is the most comfortable...

Arai Profile

It is the most comfortable "long oval" (as Arai calls it) I have tried. They are expen$ive, but how much is a headache-free ride worth?

I am going to try the Icon Variant, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By smile-maker
Sweet. Show me the research!

Sweet. Show me the research!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,032
Posted By smile-maker
Nice vid. Good for the beginning (and reviewing)...

Nice vid. Good for the beginning (and reviewing) rider.


Thanks for posting. :thumb
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