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Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,777
Posted By Parker51
I went to my dealer today to thank them for the...

I went to my dealer today to thank them for the time they spent showing me the 1200GS-WC and inform them that I decided not to buy one. While there, I spoke to one of the techs about a whizzy brake...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,876
Posted By Parker51
LOL, Funny call that I got today. One of the reps...

LOL, Funny call that I got today. One of the reps from the dealership that I bought from called me and said that he screwed up and he sold me the bike below dealer cost, and I "need to come up with...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,876
Posted By Parker51
Just rode home with my new 2014 S10 ES!!! $13,000...

Just rode home with my new 2014 S10 ES!!! $13,000 out the door (8% tax included). Talk about loving the bike ... wow!!! I rode a 2014 R1200GS as well, and while nice, and having more power, I...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,876
Posted By Parker51
The issue is that I am NOT leaning towards the...

The issue is that I am NOT leaning towards the GS. I like the GS, but I like the Super Tenere better. But I don't want to buy a bike that is "less than" and then later regret it. I am trying to learn...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,876
Posted By Parker51
Buying this week .. '14 R1200GS -or- '14 Yamaha Super Tenere

I've got $20k burning a hole in my pocket and I am buying a bike within the next few days. :) 2014 R1200GS, ALL options,Touring package,Technology Package,ASC,cast wheels. Or a 2014 Super Tenere ES....
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,732
Posted By Parker51
Got hit by a truck

Was a passing on a double yellow (I know) and got nailed. Large truck turned into me into a side street.

Bike is totaled and got an ambulance ride. Concussion, a little road rash, and a broken...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Parker51
ST1300 worth

I'm looking into replacing my totalled bike with a 2005 - 2009 ST1300. Just beginning to look into the market, and trying to see how much these bikes fetch, pre-owned. Several with 20,000 - 40,000...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Parker51
You, Judge Bill, etc are what is known as...

You, Judge Bill, etc are what is known as attention whores. Personally, I've lost interest in your ride reports. As is evidenced by the lack of replies , apparently others have too.

And this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,920
Posted By Parker51
I don't have specifics other than it was a build...

I don't have specifics other than it was a build defect and my transmission and clutch need to be replaced. Parts will come from Germany and won't be here for a week and a half. Dealer says parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,920
Posted By Parker51
Stuck in first gear

I went in yesterday to buy a 2014 GSA. All was going fine until it came time to sign the paperwork. We had agreed to a $700 discount from msrp, and 15% discount on all accessories for first sixty...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 107,650
Posted By Parker51
Holy shit!! That's quite a fall. You guys need...

Holy shit!! That's quite a fall.
You guys need to learn how to pick up a bike by yourself. It isn't that hard. Even a 100 lbs woman could pick up a Goldwing if she knew the technique.

IMO, if...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 107,650
Posted By Parker51
Sure hope they haven't had an accident. They...

Sure hope they haven't had an accident. They always post by now. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 107,650
Posted By Parker51
kind of a lame ride report. You guys should get...

kind of a lame ride report. You guys should get off the highway, and use some streets. It would make the adventure much more fun. Riding across the country solely on the highway it's hardly worth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
This was a truck going 10 mph in a 40 mph zone. I...

This was a truck going 10 mph in a 40 mph zone. I followed him for a mile before trying to pass him. So it wasn't a tractor, but the 10 mph part is correct. Now y'all get why I tried to pass him?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
Sorry, I am on pain meds. I have been riding...

Sorry, I am on pain meds. I have been riding dirt all of my life. Started riding street at 32. I have 60,000 miles under my belt and 4500 hours on dirt bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
I'd like to think not. This is my first accident...

I'd like to think not. This is my first accident in about 450,000 miles on two wheels.
For what its worth, about 99% of us who cross double yellows to pass when deemed safe would have made this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
I ride a Kawasaki Concours 1400 and have been...

I ride a Kawasaki Concours 1400 and have been riding my entire life.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
Not so fast my friend! Why don't you guess whose...

Not so fast my friend! Why don't you guess whose insurance is going to pay for replacement and repair and medical bills? It isn't mine. I received the insurance report today, and they have decided...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
Open country road. I was going uphill. The cross...

Open country road. I was going uphill. The cross street was at the crest of the hill, hence unable to be seen. Caused me a broken hand, wrist, and three broken ribs.

Totalled the bike. Now bike...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25,716
Views: 4,880,429
Posted By Parker51
This morning, I was all set to buy a Multistrada....

This morning, I was all set to buy a Multistrada. strictly out of curiosity, I wandered into my local Japanese motorcycle dealership this morning. I decided to look at the Super Tenere. Boy was I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,293
Posted By Parker51
passing on double yellow?

Why is it that most motorcyclists, myself included, feel that it is ok to pass over a double yellow?

I recently got hit by a car while passing on a double yellow, & I am having second thoughts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,598
Posted By Parker51
My accident was caused by my own stupidity. I...

My accident was caused by my own stupidity. I passed on a double yellow and a car came out of an intersection and hit me. I shouldn't have been passing there with bad visibility and that's all there...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Parker51
2008 R1200GSA potential purchase

I've been in the market for a motorcycle for some time. Have primarily debated the GS, GSA, and S10.

Recently I found a 2008 GSA, with ABS, ESA, side cases, top case, nav IV gps, aux lights, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,598
Posted By Parker51
Thinking about getting out of riding

I'm 35 years old, live in girlfriend, no kids. I started riding when I was 32 years old, and have owned seven bikes and put on about 60,000 miles.

One month ago I was involved in a collision, and...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,738
Posted By Parker51
Great questions. My biggest motivation to get rid...

Great questions. My biggest motivation to get rid of the 800XC is the damn tubes in the tires. I'm afraid of getting a flat tire on the road and having to call a tow. I don't have the mechanical...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,738
Posted By Parker51
Yes. I have not sat on one yet because the local...

Yes. I have not sat on one yet because the local dealer did not have one. Now that I know where one is just one hundred or so miles away, I will go sit on one.

I am getting the impression that a...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,738
Posted By Parker51
Sell 800XC and buy Yamaha Super Tenere?

Several months back I bought an 800XC. I have 2,500 miles on it and like it. But I don't offroad. I ride it on the street and sometimes paved fire roads. The Yamaha Super Tenere is calling my name. I...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 28,998
Posted By Parker51
Add me to the list of unhappy Bill Mayer Saddle...

Add me to the list of unhappy Bill Mayer Saddle folks. After two attempts, he also quit answering my emails and my phone calls. Seems that is his standard practice based on other messages in this...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Parker51
Garmin 2720/2730

I just purchased a Tiger 800XC. As such, my funds are somewhat limited at the moment, but I do want a GPS.

I have the opportunity to buy either a used Garmin 2720 ($100) or 2730 ($150) locally,...
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