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Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,025
Posted By mkletecka
I test road a R1200GS in 2009... didn't like it. ...

I test road a R1200GS in 2009... didn't like it. Bought a FJR.

I test road a R1200GS in 2013... loved it, put down my deposit on a 2014 model.

And buy the old one because the mechanic has more...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,025
Posted By mkletecka
I LOVE GS's, and my old 2009 GS was "one of the...

I LOVE GS's, and my old 2009 GS was "one of the best motorcycles" I've owned. As for the new LCGS, I can see why BMW did what they did and I think its the perfect machine for people who like to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,380
Posted By mkletecka
I like and give the previous GS (55%) over the WC...

I like and give the previous GS (55%) over the WC (45%), however that being said...........................

You simply can't please everyone. What do you think of this cup holder?

I like it.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,380
Posted By mkletecka
As for the OC or WC/GS (I prefer the previous OC...

As for the OC or WC/GS (I prefer the previous OC version), "I think overall" BMW needed/wanted to really address the next generation of riders coming off of various motorcycles from different...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,380
Posted By mkletecka
As for the LC/GS compared to the “OL version”. To...

As for the LC/GS compared to the “OL version”. To sum up my differences between the two, I guess Albert Einstein says is best, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,053
Posted By mkletecka
What I liked/don’t like about the LC/GS. To...

What I liked/don’t like about the LC/GS.

To sum up my differences, I guess Albert Enstien says it best, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,053
Posted By mkletecka
Who prefers the AC over the LC & why?

The other day I "briefly" test rode the new LC GS. I liked it, but I also like the previous AC version it replaced. Without going into what I liked/didn't like, Id like to hear from other GS riders...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
How does the new WC corner/handle compared to AC

My only question is this. Does the new WC handle any better through the canyons than the previous AC (I'm talking about fully leaned over, scraping parts/no chicken stripes compared to the previous...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
In general I don't think that people are...

In general I don't think that people are generally "naysayers" of the new WC . Its just that the 2009 to current version is so good, so capable, (even BMW engineers say that) and because of that,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
Ah, speculation of the new WC ! What’s...

Ah, speculation of the new WC ! What’s interesting from the brief review of the new “WC” is that, “German engineers on hand in South Africa were quick to say that the measuring stick used for the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
[QUOTE=TuonoBiker;20517503]One thing I find...

[QUOTE=TuonoBiker;20517503]One thing I find amuzing is how these videos show off the bikes capability both track/street and off-road. How do all the people that trash talk the capability of these...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
Jim: its sign of the times / weather pattern for...

Jim: its sign of the times / weather pattern for earth and man

Mike K.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
As I've mentioned before, should I get the tried...

As I've mentioned before, should I get the tried and proven AC/GS or wait in line, pay full price and get soaked on the new WC/GS? IMHO, my 2009 GS was the best “street/real world” do-it-all machine...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
Ah decisions, decisions, should I get the proven...

Ah decisions, decisions, should I get the proven “2009 & north AC” or wait and get the new “WC”.

As for the new “WC” I've been going back and forth. “For me” my 2009 AC GS (which I sold a year...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
Amen Brother!!!!!!!! However, BMW needed to...

Amen Brother!!!!!!!! However, BMW needed to address the masses (80% of the riders who want/but never use the HP they already have, but need more HP for bragging rights at the local hangout). IMHO,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
The new WC/GS looks very, very promising (I...

The new WC/GS looks very, very promising (I really like it). However, whats its wheelbase and head angle? If BMW went to "sport" with these changes, I just might stay old school with the previous...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
Congratulations BMW!!!!!! In my opinion, ya did a...

Congratulations BMW!!!!!! In my opinion, ya did a fantastic job and hit the mark with great improvements on the new WC GS - I want one!!. Also, I love that you didn't go crazy with "unnecessary"...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
I've owned an 09 GS (my best and favorite BMW or...

I've owned an 09 GS (my best and favorite BMW or others, because of its usable power, handling, comfort and relative ease of maintenance) and I'll be getting another 2012/13 in the next few months. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,589
Posted By mkletecka
DITTO on Motoport- custom fit/best armor -works...

DITTO on Motoport- custom fit/best armor -works best/better than the competition in a W I D E range of riding temp. its "very" comfortable - but all this goodness comes at price (about $1,500 +)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,343
Posted By mkletecka
First motorcycles are very personal choice!!!!...

First motorcycles are very personal choice!!!! Secondly, you need to base your decision on how YOU RIDE and YOUR NEEDS. In the 800cc class you’ve got the Triumph Tiger 8 and BMW GS 800 (both are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By mkletecka
YOUR RIGHT ABOUT THAT!!! Heck most any bike will...

YOUR RIGHT ABOUT THAT!!! Heck most any bike will suffer from buffeting when on the highway with autos/big rigs.
As for the GS/buffeting on the highway, I used the stock windscreen and found it to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkletecka
I can understand about scratches and also door...

I can understand about scratches and also door dings (I hate em, don't like em) and can spot em a mile away (in fact, there should be a LAW about lazy people who leave their shopping carts in parking...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,488
Posted By mkletecka
I "one reporters opinion" went to Home...

I "one reporters opinion" went to Home Depot/Lowes and got some semi heavy duty screen (either SS or Alum.), then cut/shaped it to fit the oil cooler, sprayed in semi-gloss black and secured it with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,567
Posted By mkletecka
To match everything else on the GS! In all...

To match everything else on the GS!

In all seriousness IMHO, the stock exhaust was no big deal for me, but everyone has their own opinion. Also, there are other adventure motorcycles out their...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,385
Posted By mkletecka
One tank of gas will last the entire ownership of...

One tank of gas will last the entire ownership of a GS/GSA if ya never ride it, works for tire mileage as well.

As for me and what kind of gas mileage I get (fo-get-about-it), because I didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,601
Posted By mkletecka
Amen Brother, there is "typically" one or more in...

Amen Brother, there is "typically" one or more in a crowd of 10+ riders, who feel it necessary to plan "every detail" of the ride, like a tourist guide on a time table, which many seem to enjoy....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,601
Posted By mkletecka
Well, just because we all have/ride motorcycles...

Well, just because we all have/ride motorcycles does not make us brothers "so to speak", because you have people that like to just to tour, cruise, canyon carve/go fast, hang out & socialize at the...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,867
Posted By mkletecka
Vanson is great stuff, so is Motoport, BMW,...

Vanson is great stuff, so is Motoport, BMW, Aerostich, just to name a very few (different strokes for different folks). My only suggestion is to try and get it custom made, because it will properly ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,779
Posted By mkletecka
I'm sure RDL's are great, however "IMHO" (that's...

I'm sure RDL's are great, however "IMHO" (that's just me, myself and I - "one reporters opinion") RDL's have got to be one of the ugliest seats around and verge on, "why not just take a car, if one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By mkletecka
What windshield to get is kind of like a loaded...

What windshield to get is kind of like a loaded question. There are "numerous" windshields to choose from, e.g. short ones to tall barn door types. Which one to get should be based on what your're...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
IMHO, I've found that BMW keeps moving forward...

IMHO, I've found that BMW keeps moving forward and makes their models better and better each year. I'm sure that the new "GS" water cooled version, will be fantastic. Also, I'm sure that there will...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,540
Posted By mkletecka
Other than there upright riding position, there...

Other than there upright riding position, there is no comparison between a 800GS to a 1200GS, due to their engine design/positioning to suspension, just to name a few. Therefore, test ride em both...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By mkletecka
Well, "for me" going from a GS (which I sold 6...

Well, "for me" going from a GS (which I sold 6 months ago) to the R, is "mainly" due to my reduced riding/less miles and the "R's" lower cost, also I like/prefer canyon carving with the sport bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By mkletecka
Thanks for everyone's response and feedback, I...

Thanks for everyone's response and feedback, I really appreciate it.

Ultimately, I guess I had better test drive the 1200R. Prior to my 09 GS, I had the 11S, 1150R and 12S (I liked the 1150R best...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By mkletecka
GS to an R???????

Has anyone gone from their GS to an R and have been equally happy?

BTW, I'm not trying to create/cause a debate, but rather get some feedback to help with my decision. First of all, my "09" GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By mkletecka
Seats and Windscreens for the GS are "JUST"...

Seats and Windscreens for the GS are "JUST" personal choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many rider on this forum have their favorite aftermarket seats, windscreens etc. - based on body...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,943
Posted By mkletecka
As for the GS, be it black on black, over black,...

As for the GS, be it black on black, over black, then dipped again in black, or this new Rallye paint job, or white, red, water cooled/aircooled, well as the saying goes..................

You...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,118
Posted By mkletecka
Mike M. Everybody on this forum uses and...

Mike M.

Everybody on this forum uses and rides there GS/GSA's differently. For example some bounce em the rev limiter and ride em hard, others use em for primarily easy riding/touring. With that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,194
Posted By mkletecka
AMEN BROTHER!!!!!! BTW, I recently sold my 4th...

AMEN BROTHER!!!!!! BTW, I recently sold my 4th and best ever BMW, a 2009 fully loaded GS that I put 22K miles on, "my one and only motor bike") I miss riding and not having the GS. However, because...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,194
Posted By mkletecka
Its interesting to read all the comments about...

Its interesting to read all the comments about the new "water cooled GS" !

All I have to say, is that I sort of feel sorry for BMW and their engineers, because they have their hands full in...
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