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Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,927
Posted By island808
+1 That is a great bike. Probably the best...

+1

That is a great bike. Probably the best on the market, if you had to own just one bike and didn't have to go far in a day. But lowering it will not get you far. It's sky tall. BUT.. it'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,275
Posted By island808
Without significant lean you have to be very...

Without significant lean you have to be very careful where you park it off road. Those that think it will lean to the point of falling aren't examining the situation well. I suppose it might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By island808
I chalk mine up to residue. even if you wipe it...

I chalk mine up to residue. even if you wipe it off, it'll stick to dust and look bad.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By island808
Supposedly bmw does no haggle pricing. So all...

Supposedly bmw does no haggle pricing. So all you'd get are promotions. I've been watching them for years and they seem to be pretty steady. Of course the 2012 will be a bit more if it isn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,453
Posted By island808
All pressure washing are not equal.. so it needs...

All pressure washing are not equal.. so it needs to be vetted. a 900 psi washer prolly won't hurt anything... 2000 lbs will take off paint and force out seals. And of course all that depends on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By island808
maryland and bob's

Finally got to maryland. Its a lot nicer than I thought it would be. Minefield of bad neighborhoods, but the nice places are really nice. THey did a good job of keeping the green around millions...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,335
Posted By island808
Any mesh jacket will probably be about the same...

Any mesh jacket will probably be about the same I've had a bunch. Currently using the olympia one in a high vis. I'd hate to have to put it to the road though, the olympia is the thinnest material...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 35,717
Posted By island808
Though BMW advertises test rides. The couple...

Though BMW advertises test rides. The couple dealers I've lived near in the last decade or so do not offer them at all. Maybe state insurance issues, but I have managed to test ride buells,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By island808
no.. but I have had that happen on other bikes...

no.. but I have had that happen on other bikes and even my cars. Can't say as it's normal or not for the BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By island808
maybe not the dunlop, but it sure seems 90% of...

maybe not the dunlop, but it sure seems 90% of the people use road tires. 90/10 is another way of saying road tire. just eliminates some super sports... cant say ive seen people running the dunlops...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,266
Posted By island808
fyi.. obe... but... i have excellent results with...

fyi.. obe... but... i have excellent results with silicone glues with fixing plastic. automotive goop is always in my tool box. just have to get one that cures relatively hard and bonds well..... ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By island808
At least with my helmet, I SHOULD wear ear plugs...

At least with my helmet, I SHOULD wear ear plugs on the bike. Its far too loud, between the wind and the bike to be doing for any extended time. I've already got some hearing loss due to being a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By island808
I got totally wallet raped getting my tires...

I got totally wallet raped getting my tires installed. paid 80 dollars to do one tire. Charged me 1 hour + tax. Crazy. SO.. never again. I can buy a tire changer and balancer for that. Or there...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By island808
I have the same thing, though it's still in it's...

I have the same thing, though it's still in it's factory plastic. Pretty great to have on board air on a bike. Combine that with on board instant air pressure sensor, and life's great.

This one...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,560
Posted By island808
I'd hate to misquote Jim VB but I'm pretty sure...

I'd hate to misquote Jim VB but I'm pretty sure he said he hasn't seen problems from being a touch high. Think i've seen him say "i've not seen a problem from bikes being over a quart high" and even...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,009
Posted By island808
I thought they all went to using these when they...

I thought they all went to using these when they came out with the "gas fumes are carcinogenic" and made gas stations start not venting to the air and burying their tanks.
Anyone else remember the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,267
Posted By island808
Well, fuelly is only as good as your refilling...

Well, fuelly is only as good as your refilling skills. I get the same mileage as my trip computer does. We're using the exact same math. The computer calculates usage over distance, so do I. They...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By island808
is there anything, pound for pound, that is more...

is there anything, pound for pound, that is more expensive than touratech? Ok, certain precious metals might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,615
Posted By island808
everyone always says what height they is, it's...

everyone always says what height they is, it's near irrelevant. Inseam, distance between hips and thigh fatness are really really the big deal.

My wife has short legs, all these people telling me...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,047
Posted By island808
1: get rid of windshield 2. get rid of pillion ...

1: get rid of windshield
2. get rid of pillion
3. low jug guard
4. power outlets for phone/gps
5. a 5-20 dollar generic handlebar mount for phone/gps. The automotive motorola droid x...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,308
Posted By island808
Does germany follow frivolous american model...

Does germany follow frivolous american model years? I was under the impression they sold models, not model years, like most car companies. It's your state or whatever that tacks a model year on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By island808
search around, I saw guys making adapters to fit...

search around, I saw guys making adapters to fit the stainless racks that come on the GSA. Saw some freaky ones on some guy's bike at service the other day. THe threads are out there.

Of course,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By island808
so you mean when you pull away you rev it up and...

so you mean when you pull away you rev it up and it kind of sputters up to smooth?

I can kind of make mine do that, if I rev it up, close the throttle and then blast the throttle wide again as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By island808
is it the steering head? You're not wandering...

is it the steering head? You're not wandering around right? Under light breaking I would think you're just talking about the rapid clicking sound drilled rotors make. You can not notice it for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By island808
Long as you have a filter, that should be fine. ...

Long as you have a filter, that should be fine. But oil will break down a tiny bit, probably nothing to be worried about, but an oil salesman would tell you its all turned to acid and that a bunch...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By island808
hmm... good thing I got the right ones then. A...

hmm... good thing I got the right ones then. A few on ebay were advertised as "1200/800 panniers".
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,161
Posted By island808
Your oil can't get that thin. If the light went...

Your oil can't get that thin. If the light went on, the sump was dry or it was a temp light. My experience left me with about 500 ml of oil burn in that 2 hours of traffic sitting, and I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,852
Posted By island808
I JUST switched from progressive to geico... more...

I JUST switched from progressive to geico... more coverage saved about 1500 dollars a year. from 1900 to 520 or so. Progressive said they couldn't come close. Got lower deductible, towing,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,161
Posted By island808
I was in traffic for a couple hours, stopped,...

I was in traffic for a couple hours, stopped, didn't even think about the substandard cooling of the bike for about 30-45 minutes.. and I mean I was stop stopped dead only moving when someone in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By island808
SO, the day came, drove it till the rangeometer...

SO, the day came, drove it till the rangeometer read 20 and figured a half a gallon or so left.

Grabbed some hose and one of those suction bottles, you know, with the hose in, hose out like for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By island808
sounds like yours aren't actually keyed. or are...

sounds like yours aren't actually keyed. or are corroded open? If you don't key them to anything, I hear that is the result.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,352
Posted By island808
Ive found the torque can really minimize the need...

Ive found the torque can really minimize the need for the clutch like you can find in smaller bikes.

I've got the Enduro first gear, and I hear that makes quite a difference, I have not found a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By island808
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552504...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552504&highlight=lock+cylinders

Think they go into it here.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By island808
there's a thread on this. I think if you search...

there's a thread on this. I think if you search on something very similar to your title you'll find it.
I didn't try too hard, as I do have keys, just thinking of re-keying to my ignition key.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,811
Posted By island808
Helicopter pilot friend of mine actually found...

Helicopter pilot friend of mine actually found himself doing that, for his own bike. Slipped down a deep ravine up on the north shore. nearly vertical and muddy, no jeep access (single track on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,811
Posted By island808
I learned to pick up a bike the "assy" way (ass...

I learned to pick up a bike the "assy" way (ass end to the seat and walk it up) and I find it terribly awkward. I'm a bit tall, so getting down there is a reach, and getting traction is also rough....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By island808
Yea, I was making a funny.. But I don't know.....

Yea, I was making a funny.. But I don't know.. maybe in ABS there's room for this or in a clutch slave? Not likely a problem. Air is pretty recognizable.

So the idea that the pressure under...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By island808
I have a long time ago (don't remember the exact...

I have a long time ago (don't remember the exact route, but both of those cities were traversed). Was coming from central california via LA and beyond. Don't remember exactly when, but was in fall....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By island808
Unless of course, you have air in your lines........

Unless of course, you have air in your lines.....


AND.. fluids, unless they start to boil due to the pressure difference, have very little, immeasurably small, change in density due to change in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,667
Posted By island808
Yes, there's probably some error in the wording...

Yes, there's probably some error in the wording as it applies to physics. But it still stands, that whatever word keeps you upright is shifted down by standing. you do still have some active high...
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