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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 25,400
Posted By Existence_Inc
Jason, Any ETA on your next shipment? I'm...

Jason,
Any ETA on your next shipment? I'm trying to decide between these and the Bumot set you guys offer (black/black). Thanks.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 655,485
Posted By Existence_Inc
I will miss this place when I finally move. So...

I will miss this place when I finally move. So much good riding.



Good on you! It may be a big, heavy bike, but it sure is fun off the pavement.

This was a test run for doing the NM section...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 655,485
Posted By Existence_Inc
Holiday Weekend

Not today, but this past weekend I did the 3rd stage of the Co BDR. :deal

Some Fast Dirt:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By Existence_Inc
I think they do, yes. I wasn't sitting still when...

I think they do, yes. I wasn't sitting still when the bike went down. And keep in mind that all bars are situationally effective. Pointy rocks will defeat any bars if you land just right (wrong)....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By Existence_Inc
AltRider contacted me and let me know that they...

AltRider contacted me and let me know that they are now providing a "Glare Guard" that will be shipped with their headlight protectors. They shipped one to me free of charge, so I thought I would...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,636
Posted By Existence_Inc
My commuter (SF848) and my grocery getter (Honda...

My commuter (SF848) and my grocery getter (Honda Fit.)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/Ducati%20SF848/DSC00832_zpsf9eb6d97.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,889
Posted By Existence_Inc
Same. I wear Sidi Adventure boots and no heat on...

Same. I wear Sidi Adventure boots and no heat on my feet or legs. Or riding my Ducati SF has reduced my sensitivity to engine and exhaust heat. :lol3

~Ex
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,023
Posted By Existence_Inc
OT: I am not sold on the 821 Monster, but I will...

OT: I am not sold on the 821 Monster, but I will say this: The bike pretty much sounds the death knell for the StreetFighter 848. I think I liked the older bikes better, but only because I like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 289,727
Posted By Existence_Inc
Well, they are lighter, and lower risk (breaking...

Well, they are lighter, and lower risk (breaking spokes, balancing, etc) for 80% of the usage I put them through. And they do alright off-road. Besides, if I bend my cast rims all to hell, then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,042
Posted By Existence_Inc
Okay, it isn't a GSAW, just a GSW. But I find...

Okay, it isn't a GSAW, just a GSW. But I find that it is at home in a variety of environments.

Obligatory:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 289,727
Posted By Existence_Inc
I also think they look better. Thank GOD I'm not...

I also think they look better. Thank GOD I'm not the only one. :freaky

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Existence_Inc
AltRider is the brand I chose. It doesn't mount...

AltRider is the brand I chose. It doesn't mount to the engine and covers everything from the front of the motor to the center stand cross bar. VERY heavy Duty.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By Existence_Inc
Wolfman Beta+ Tail bag. Worked great for a 4 day...

Wolfman Beta+ Tail bag. Worked great for a 4 day camping trip. Comes with rear straps for a dry bag, which I used to secure my tent and sleeping mat.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,307
Posted By Existence_Inc
Twice a year I use Zymol cleaner wax to remove...

Twice a year I use Zymol cleaner wax to remove impurities and such, then I follow up with Meguire's Tech Wax 2.0. Keeps the paint safe from the sun and filth is sees when I ride it. My bike has 2,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 289,727
Posted By Existence_Inc
Bah!! I meant Moab AND AZ. I was just wandering...

Bah!! I meant Moab AND AZ. I was just wandering in the AZ desert so I couldn't identify a more specific location. More like Moab, North Rim Grand Canyon, Random desert areas, etc. :freaky

~Ex
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 289,727
Posted By Existence_Inc
F: 34-36 R: 40-42 If I recall, the manual...

F: 34-36
R: 40-42

If I recall, the manual calls for 36/42. I have ridden a fair amount off the pavement on some rocky terrain and I have had NO issues with dings or dents. For reference, I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By Existence_Inc
I simply removed the plate before taking it to...

I simply removed the plate before taking it to the dealership for the first service. I intend to do the same when I change the oil in a few weeks.

~Ex
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,811
Views: 1,154,355
Posted By Existence_Inc
To be fair, the GS-W is only 35% water cooled and...

To be fair, the GS-W is only 35% water cooled and 65% air cooled with two very small radiators. It sill gets hot (212F) before the fans come on, however the design of the engine (boxer) allows the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,774
Views: 872,112
Posted By Existence_Inc
From my weekend trip to the Grand Canyon (North...

From my weekend trip to the Grand Canyon (North Rim).
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/BMW%20R1200GS/Grand%20Canyon%20Trip/WP_20140522_15_39_52_Raw_zpsca42fa93.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By Existence_Inc
And they work as advertised. :deal ...

And they work as advertised. :deal
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/BMW%20R1200GS/Grand%20Canyon%20Trip/WP_20140526_17_38_53_Raw_zps1a42721c.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 655,485
Posted By Existence_Inc
Took a 4 day camping trip to the Grand Canyon...

Took a 4 day camping trip to the Grand Canyon (North Rim) and froze my butt off. I had a great time.... :freaky

The sky is pinky and hazy from the smoke....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By Existence_Inc
That is exactly what I do as well. They work...

That is exactly what I do as well. They work great!

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 289,727
Posted By Existence_Inc
:freaky Less beer at work I guess. Sorry about...

:freaky Less beer at work I guess. Sorry about that. 212*F.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 289,727
Posted By Existence_Inc
Curious. I have been sitting in traffic in 90F...

Curious. I have been sitting in traffic in 90F weather and the bike heats up to 212C and the fans come on and lower the temps to around 202C (repeats as necessary). I have Radiator guards on my bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 510,977
Posted By Existence_Inc
Olympia X-Moto jacket. Discontinued now, but I...

Olympia X-Moto jacket. Discontinued now, but I got it on clearance. Has a built in hydration pack and storage pouch. I wish I had gotten two.



I tried, but the shopping center frowns on that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 510,977
Posted By Existence_Inc
Rode 660 miles to find a Starbucks, camped for...

Rode 660 miles to find a Starbucks, camped for the first time in 20 years. 1450 miles. A great weekend. :deal
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 154,286
Posted By Existence_Inc
I was interested in these until I read "Not for...

I was interested in these until I read "Not for off-road use" in the SWM Manual. A shame that. :cry

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By Existence_Inc
I took a short weekend trip (1400+ miles) in some...

I took a short weekend trip (1400+ miles) in some pretty interesting climates. I ran the AltRider Lexan guard for the duration of the trip and I have to say, it does what it was advertised:

Just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,307
Posted By Existence_Inc
I was left stranded by my Daytona 675R (Crank...

I was left stranded by my Daytona 675R (Crank Position Sensor) in California in the middle of a 5,000 mile tour of the Western US. It cost me a lot of time and money and I wasn't able to complete the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30,984
Views: 7,494,383
Posted By Existence_Inc
Who wants to know!? :mad? ~Ex

Who wants to know!? :mad?

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By Existence_Inc
Other than the complications added by the upper...

Other than the complications added by the upper crash bar, I can't see any reason why it would be more difficult on the GSA. The lower mounts can just be installed to the same bracket as the aux...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,300
Posted By Existence_Inc
:clap:freaky ~Ex

:clap:freaky

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have ridden on some washboard surfaces On and...

I have ridden on some washboard surfaces On and Off the tarmac on my GS-W in Enduro Mode without any incident. I have also ridden over all manner of surfaces on my SF848 with TC at 4/8 and it only...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Existence_Inc
I bought a white bike, but the dealership was...

I bought a white bike, but the dealership was kind enough to swap the panels out for "thunder grey" (for free). I didn't care for any of the options, personally, so I'll likely have the bike painted...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,776
Posted By Existence_Inc
The K60s have a very polarizing effect as well....

The K60s have a very polarizing effect as well. There is a thread about those here somewhere... My GS came with the Trail Attacks and I like them quite a bit. Confidence inspiring on road, pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,508
Views: 1,109,694
Posted By Existence_Inc
I sat on one this weekend and the distance from...

I sat on one this weekend and the distance from the Oil Cooler to the ground is rather unnerving in person. Even worse when the sag is properly adjusted and the suspension is compressed. It wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By Existence_Inc
I was fortunate (?) enough to have a '14 with the...

I was fortunate (?) enough to have a '14 with the '13 frame, so I took the plunge early this year. I am quite pleased and the dealership who did the first service were immensely impressed as well....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By Existence_Inc
My pleasure. I figured I'd be the guinea pig and...

My pleasure. I figured I'd be the guinea pig and answer as many of the oft asked questions as I could in the initial review. I'm sure you'll be pleased. The Lexan shield specifically stated not to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By Existence_Inc
Yeah, I did too. I plan to use the Lexan shield...

Yeah, I did too. I plan to use the Lexan shield for road riding and the stainless grid for off-road riding.

~Ex
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 434,594
Posted By Existence_Inc
With that said, even a tuba is much more...

With that said, even a tuba is much more aesthetically pleasing in design and execution than the V2 exhaust. :lol3 I'm not downplaying the design and purpose, only the execution: it looks half-arsed....
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