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Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By -Q-
Renting GS's in Minnesota?

Anybody in Minnesota know if you can rent GS's (either St. Paul or Minneapolis? Actually anywhere in the vicinity would be fine) I have a couple of buddies who are flying up there and then riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2003, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By -Q-
Seriously Quetzal01, with all the great roads...

Seriously Quetzal01, with all the great roads (and friends) in Guatemala, why do you want to move?
:cry :freaky
Just kidding
Anyways, don't get an RT get a GS Adventure. And if you want people...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2003, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By -Q-
I just switched my TKC 80's for Metzeler Enduro...

I just switched my TKC 80's for Metzeler Enduro 4's; I have to tell you, if it weren't for the poor tire wear I would have stayed with the TKC's (they are awesome tires).
You will be amazed at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By -Q-
Heatwave, could you post pictures of your setup. ...

Heatwave, could you post pictures of your setup. How many things can you connect to your setup without putting a strain on the bike? I'm thinking of a GPS and a cell phone charger at the same time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2003, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,194
Posted By -Q-
Re: Throttle Blipping and Premature Clutch Wear

I meant clutch wear, not throttle wear. My brain isn't working like it should at this hour.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2003, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By -Q-
Eh? Unexpected Tire behavior

I recently changed my TKC's for Metzeler Enduro 4's. I thought the TKC's were surprisingly good on pavement. To tell you the truth I couldn't believe the grip those buggers had on the tarmac. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2003, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,194
Posted By -Q-
Throttle Blipping and Premature Clutch Wear

"Hi, I'm -Q- and I'm an avid throttle blipper, I have been a throttle blipper for some time now." overheard at TBA (Throttle Blippers Anonymus)

There are all sorts of thoughts on throttle...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2003, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By -Q-
Bluish Cylinder Covers Suck

Am I the only one that thinks that the bluish cylinder covers on certain oilheads (mine is a silver 2003 Adventure) look kind of crappy?:flush Why is it even this color, if there is nothing on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2003, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By -Q-
Re: I think is the Oil temperature sensor

Yes, the thing it connects to looks a little like a spark plug. It must be exactly what you are talking about.
I hope that it is not common to have it disconnect itself with rough riding. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2003, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By -Q-
Question What the hell is this for?

I was checking out my bike the other day (my wife says she wishes that I looked at her the way I look at my Adventure) :evil and I noticed that a couple of inches from the oil sight-glass there was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2003, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By -Q-
RAW, Is that the low seat on your black...

RAW,
Is that the low seat on your black Adventure? The curve on the seat looks cool. .:evil
If it is, is it comfortable? I've heard a few people say that on long trips the old arse starts akin'
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By -Q-
Spot White, the bike looks great without the red...

Spot White, the bike looks great without the red stickers, do you have a side view, so we can get a better look?:evil

Why did you go with the system cases instead of the aluminum ones? How have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2003, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,304
Posted By -Q-
Question Metzeler Tourance v.s. Metzeler Enduro 4

Hey Guys,
I'm about to change tires and I was seriously considering the Tourances. However a pal of mine got the Enduro 4's and they seem to be a step towards the offroad side (which I sometimes...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2003, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By -Q-
flying aluminum case

So, I went riding today, part asphalt part off road. The bike was performing quite well and I was enjoying myself when I got to the dirt road. Two hundred meters into the dirt road and I hear a...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2003, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,707
Posted By -Q-
Question Brazilian made Tourance v.s. German Tourance

My dealer is importing a Brazilian made Tourance as well as the German one. The tires are apparently identical except when it comes to price (the Brazilian being cheaper). Has anyone tried the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2003, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By -Q-
Im currently have about 3000 k.m. on my...

Im currently have about 3000 k.m. on my Adventure. When I had my 1000 k.m. service performed I noticed that I had a little pool of oil on the oil plug on the cylinder. At first I thought that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,055
Posted By -Q-
I'm not quite sure what the throttle rocker is...

I'm not quite sure what the throttle rocker is but I imagine that it helps keep the throttle in a certain position (like an archaic cruise control)?
If so, unfortunately (and fortunately at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2003, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,055
Posted By -Q-
Re: Gloves?

I'm currently using BMW Summerrains. I'll try some other gloves to see if that may be part of the problem, Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2003, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,055
Posted By -Q-
I went riding yesterday consciously thinking of...

I went riding yesterday consciously thinking of what movements might be giving me the most pain. I think I realized that what seems to bother me the most is the constant grip on the accelerator...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2003, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By -Q-
I use the crash bars on my Adventure and they are...

I use the crash bars on my Adventure and they are pretty comfortable. They have a horizontal bar where I rest my legs so I dont have to struggle with keeping them put.
I dont know if I would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,597
Posted By -Q-
The bulge on the tire was on a Tourance, has...

The bulge on the tire was on a Tourance, has anyone else had this problem?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,597
Posted By -Q-
Since were on the subject of tires, Im...

Since were on the subject of tires,
Im thinking of changing the Contis on my Adventure and I was seriously considering the Tourances (I have only heard good comments). However, I have several...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2003, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,055
Posted By -Q-
Question Which fingers to use when pulling clutch and brake levers?

Hey guys,
For the past few months I have been having some serious hand pains. Especially when waking up in the morning. It's not until I get out of the shower that I feel like my fingers get...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2003, 08:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,604
Posted By -Q-
Looks like you were in Guatemala

Hey I recognize those pics,
How did you like Guatemala? How long were you here? What places did you visit? Did you get to see Lake Attitlan, Antigua Guatemala, Chichicastenango?
Let me know how...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2003, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By -Q-
Since were on the topic of front brake noise...

I had my Adventure on the center stand the other day and I spun the front wheel with my hand, it only turned for half a turn or so. Is it normal to hear as if there is a little resistance from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2003, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,006
Posted By -Q-
Question Proper Braking Techniques

Here I go again with another question about technique, but bear with me this is the only way I'm going to get better :evil .

I have the basics of braking under my belt, but I think I am far from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2003, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,172
Posted By -Q-
About countersteering.... I've done a little bit...

About countersteering.... I've done a little bit of this, but I don't think I've gotten anywhere near its potential. Could someone elaborate on this technique.
Thanks in advance
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2003, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,172
Posted By -Q-
Thumb iillyyaa, Couldn't have asked for a better...

iillyyaa,
Couldn't have asked for a better reply!! I'll keep those tips in mind on Saturday's outing.
Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2003, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,172
Posted By -Q-
Question Proper technique in the twisties?

Hey everybody,
I'm constantly trying to improve on my riding skills. Now that I think I have the blipping down. I came to wonder if I am using the proper technique when going through the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2003, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By -Q-
Since we are on the ever controversial subject...

Since we are on the ever controversial subject of the BMW aluminum bags, I have a quick question....

I got the rear pannier with my Adventure and I realize that unfortunately it comes with some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,056
Posted By -Q-
Hey fellas, Anyone care to put up some pictures...

Hey fellas,
Anyone care to put up some pictures of the Adventure without the stickers? I am really afraid that I would regret it halfway through the removal process, eventhough I actually asked the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2003, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By -Q-
Talking Call me a techno geek, but I kind of like the...

Call me a techno geek, but I kind of like the sound it makes.:rofl I feel like I'm riding something out of a terminator movie, Yaaaa.
A funny thing happened to me on my first ride (while still...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2003, 11:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,372
Posted By -Q-
I read a lot of blipping going on:evil From...

I read a lot of blipping going on:evil From what i gather it seems to definitely be tied to the problem. I personally don't blip the throttle, and I do notice that when downshifting it takes my...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2003, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,016
Posted By -Q-
Question Hit air jackets v.s. bmw jackets

After a seemingly endless wait (5 months) I should be getting my 2003 silver GS Adventure before the week ends. I am now faced with the dilemma as to which rider equipment to get.

:confused
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By -Q-
Congratulations on your new aquisition:): I...

Congratulations on your new aquisition:): I should be getting my silver Adventure within the next few days. On a previous thread I mentioned that the 2003 Adventure could be ordered with the servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2002, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By -Q-
I'm not quite sure if my Adventure's brakes are...

I'm not quite sure if my Adventure's brakes are the EVO's, I'm still new at this. What I do know is that they are the ones previously limited to the RT (?): when you use the front brake it applies...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2002, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By -Q-
Thanks for the warm welcome, I really don't...

Thanks for the warm welcome,

I really don't know if I'm the first Guatemalan to join the site, but I can tell you that there are many GS fans around here. In fact, every wednesday they apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2002, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By -Q-
Tourances sound great on tarmac how about offroad performance?

Hello fellow GS lovers,

I have really been enjoying this site for the past few months. In a way, I have been living vicariously through all your posts as it has helped me in a five month long...
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