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Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 84,618
Posted By spagthorpe
As far as I can tell, the leg setup on the 1000R...

As far as I can tell, the leg setup on the 1000R is exactly the same as the RR. I don't feel any difference in knee bend. I have a 34" inseam as well, and for me, it's only something I would want...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,521
Posted By spagthorpe
While I like the guys at San Diego BMW, fantastic...

While I like the guys at San Diego BMW, fantastic sales and parts guys, their service department does suck. It's the only place where I've taken a BMW and gotten it back running worse than when it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,159
Posted By spagthorpe
I figure there are probably more Honda parts...

I figure there are probably more Honda parts scattered around the world than just about anything else, but I could be wrong about that. I would probably piece together an XR650 type of thing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By spagthorpe
I used to just pull mine off for the summer. I'm...

I used to just pull mine off for the summer. I'm not riding around trees though, so maybe your application is a little different than mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By spagthorpe
I would be hard pressed to pay MSRP for any bike....

I would be hard pressed to pay MSRP for any bike. I've gotten all the BMWs I've boought as new bikes at least a few thousand off sticker. Of course, I look for opportune times to buy.

My local...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,420
Views: 669,662
Posted By spagthorpe
Finally got around to installing my Stebel...

Finally got around to installing my Stebel Nautilus on my 1150. Definitely a bit louder than the stock horn.

No idea why I never remember to work on my bike when I have an empty gas tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By spagthorpe
A real problem with a lot of these bikes that...

A real problem with a lot of these bikes that spent most of their life sitting is the ABS units. I guess the seals go bad from not being used? i know on mine, it was fine when first got it, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 71,525
Posted By spagthorpe
I bought a Booster Plug when I got my 2009 GSA...

I bought a Booster Plug when I got my 2009 GSA because that thing was seriously backfiring on decel...really just ran lean all the time it seemed. The Booster Plug didn't do anything dramatic to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,163
Posted By spagthorpe
I really want a set of these, but definitely too...

I really want a set of these, but definitely too chicken to install them. Someday.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By spagthorpe
Wow. I guess it's a completely unique problem to...

Wow. I guess it's a completely unique problem to my particular mount. I guess I'll have to get kind of ghetto on a way to fix it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By spagthorpe
Actual picture of the issue. ...

Actual picture of the issue.

http://i.imgur.com/sYXCcAy.jpg?1

This was pushed in when I left work, and managed to work it's way back out to this point on the ride home.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By spagthorpe
The links don't seem to open up to the right page...

The links don't seem to open up to the right page on the parts fische, but on diagram #46_0779, I'm talking about the pins (part #18) that slide into the holes on the hinged bracket (part #16).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By spagthorpe
1150 GSA BMW top box issue

I've got the factory top box and mount. When I was getting on the bike today, I happen to notice that one of the silver pins that mount for the back of the box (closest to the rider) had worked it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,842
Posted By spagthorpe
I guess it depends on how much you ride. If...

I guess it depends on how much you ride. If you're only racking up 2,000 miles a year, then it's probably not paying for itself. If you tune up a few times a year, then yes.

I've always hard...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,966
Posted By spagthorpe
Priorities change over time. I had a wonderful...

Priorities change over time. I had a wonderful 2004 1150 GSA that I had dialed in exactly as I wanted it. Some life changes came up, and at the time, it made sense to me to sell it. It wasn't long...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By spagthorpe
I would still go in an see if they'll drop it...

I would still go in an see if they'll drop it $1000. I've had good luck here with my local dealer in the past, and most dealers in this area don't discount, cars or motorcycles. Some dealers are...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,996
Posted By spagthorpe
Dave Campbell over in Santee,...

Dave Campbell over in Santee, http://www.dcmwmcservice.com/, has a dyno and primarily works on BMWs. While I've not had dyno work done there, I had some other stuff done years ago on my old 1150 and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23,712
Views: 3,983,931
Posted By spagthorpe
Wide ratio gearsets? Interesting email from...

Wide ratio gearsets? Interesting email from Thumpertalk about selling them now. Maybe it's old news.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,402
Posted By spagthorpe
I had a Black Widow. Not the 12', 8' maybe? It...

I had a Black Widow. Not the 12', 8' maybe? It was a good ramp. I don't think I'd hesitate to get the longer one. Just keep in mind that it's a lot of ramp to then have to haul around with you. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 100,472
Posted By spagthorpe
Some casual searching around, and I haven't yet...

Some casual searching around, and I haven't yet come across the msrp yet. What are people in the US paying? I've been on the fence with an S1000RR, but this might pull me over to the dark side.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,241
Posted By spagthorpe
I have a Sierra Designs 15F bag that I like, and...

I have a Sierra Designs 15F bag that I like, and have used on a lot of moto camping trips. With the compression sack it gets pretty small, would fit in a coffee can with room to spare. Maybe 3lbs. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,277
Posted By spagthorpe
My G9s suck. Although both are running the...

My G9s suck. Although both are running the latest software, each one will do different things under the same conditions. Getting two of them paired before a ride is always a series of frustrating...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,535
Posted By spagthorpe
Sometimes replacing the item isn't what you want...

Sometimes replacing the item isn't what you want though. I have a, maybe 20 year old North Face mountain jacket. I fight with the water proofing on it all the time, use Nikwax products on it, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,682
Posted By spagthorpe
Maybe 1500-2000 miles rear, more on the front. ...

Maybe 1500-2000 miles rear, more on the front. Not a great commuter tire, but they are the bomb in the rain, and don't do too badly on mixed surfaces. They do stick great in the dry, they just...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,682
Posted By spagthorpe
That was me. When I bought my 04, it started to...

That was me. When I bought my 04, it started to POUR as I was pulling out of the dealer. It was rainging so hard, that my gloves had saturated, and there was enough water in the sleeves of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,682
Posted By spagthorpe
When I first tested one back in 2003, I hated it....

When I first tested one back in 2003, I hated it. I couldn't see what the fuss was over. A few weeks later, I went back and asked the dealer for a longer ride, so I could get a better feel for it. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By spagthorpe
Do like you do riding anywhere that's 115+. Cool...

Do like you do riding anywhere that's 115+. Cool vests if available, lots of water. I know last time I did something that stupid, my biggest issue was my eyes. They were so unbelievably dry with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By spagthorpe
It's more like how long it makes noise. The...

It's more like how long it makes noise. The cordless cutoff tools will make short work of any lock but are noisy for a little while. At my old job, we had thieves coming in to the parking garage...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 75,984
Posted By spagthorpe
Figures. I thought I had relatives in town this...

Figures. I thought I had relatives in town this weekend, so I didn't plan on going. Then they cancelled this morning for health reasons. FML.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,274
Posted By spagthorpe
Best looking GS out there.....next to the 2006 SE.

Best looking GS out there.....next to the 2006 SE.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,179
Posted By spagthorpe
Most GSs are barn doors going down the freeway. ...

Most GSs are barn doors going down the freeway. I would bet the only thing a taller gear would mean is that at 85mph, you couldn't accelerate if you wanted to.

Only thing that irritates me about...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7,156
Views: 1,376,324
Posted By spagthorpe
I definitely consider Bullet Proof some great...

I definitely consider Bullet Proof some great guards, but I don't think I would call them braces. The BP will protect against a rock bending some fins maybe, but I don't think they would do much to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By spagthorpe
:nod Title says 2006.

:nod

Title says 2006.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,693
Posted By spagthorpe
I'm sure BMW will neuter the engine a fair...

I'm sure BMW will neuter the engine a fair amount, so I'd be curious to see how it would perform, given it'll also tack on quite a bit of weight.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 177,194
Posted By spagthorpe
I'm very bummed I'm missing this. Horrible...

I'm very bummed I'm missing this. Horrible timing is all. Have a great time.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 248,193
Posted By spagthorpe
:nod

:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,048
Posted By spagthorpe
I hadn't heard of the Erica's, only the Krista's....

I hadn't heard of the Erica's, only the Krista's. $1000!!! I would hope they would not only make it daylight, but perform sexual favors for that price.

A set of Krista's are still on my mod...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,207
Posted By spagthorpe
Sweet deal on the bike. Even if it's a silver...

Sweet deal on the bike. Even if it's a silver one. I loved my 2004. I never got better then 40mpg the whole time I had it though. Didn't matter how I rode it, 40mpg like clockwork.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By spagthorpe
I actually don't like Tourances, but I never had...

I actually don't like Tourances, but I never had a complaint with TKCs. They work great for dirt riding, and you can actually get over on them pretty well. They were awesome in some of the...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,849
Posted By spagthorpe
Yeah, kind of rocky in places. I have no idea...

Yeah, kind of rocky in places. I have no idea how a regular car would do it either.

The tough part on a bike is that you really have to take everything you need, as the family living there has...
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