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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,215
Posted By gsboar
amen wraith rider!

"In my experience the world is a nicer place where people don't take laws so serious."

... and after living in a variety of places in the us & abroad, it seems that the ability of folks to take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,417
Posted By gsboar
some stickers are classic...

jb's spam cans....

.....both truly classic....
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,620
Posted By gsboar
Question r1150gs for a vstrom

hey!

sold my gs before coming to the uk... it was painful.

bought an '07 dl650 here a couple of months ago & am enjoying it. some observations:

-the vstrom seat is more comfy, but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 109,728
Posted By gsboar
Laugh 4x black

the pic doesn't come close to doing it justice.

this darth bike is sooo cool up close...

yeah, i'd lose stuff in all the luggage, but it does carry more than a wkend's worth of beer...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,536
Posted By gsboar
steve unverzagt: american hero & springfield miler

steve died last september following a mc accident.

a cager pulled out in front of him & he dumped the bike avoiding a collision, but the bike landed on him breaking a lower leg bone & his collar...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,536
Posted By gsboar
springfield milers bmw club hospitality tent

in the infield - back straight before turn 3. look for a cluster of bmw's & a steve unverzagt memorial poster on a trailer. food&snacks, but byob.:1drink

stop by & say hi!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By gsboar
@ ~30k...

snapped 2 off my tank... no leaky for last 22k & 2 new o-rings.

i did relocate the filter outside the tank, you may want to do the same to avoid additional pump assembly removal...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,779
Posted By gsboar
i sorta like it!

reminds me of bmw's low-rider concept bikes.... just needs to loose the beak, screen, & big-ass seat....

229461
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By gsboar
bmw dealer near central il

be glad savoy closed....

gateway (http://www.gatewaybmw.com/),
grass roots (http://www.grassrootsbmw.com/),
& gina's (http://www.ginasbmw.com/)

are all great dealers....

yeah, it is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By gsboar
Bluhduh yeah that worked before

except #4 pin is the ground that i clipped to pin #2.... still won't reset...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By gsboar
Bluhduh reset procedure used to work

.... but this wk i can't get the bloody thing to reset....

thought is was the battery because it seemed to be taking a long time to reach full charge on the battery tender after trying the clip...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By gsboar
msytery solved

but still wtf!!!

got a better flashlight, changed my glasses..... & can now see....

the top shock nut (along w/ the rubber spacer & washer) has gone missing! good call richard!

and, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By gsboar
still wtf

first, bike is on a flat surface - level concrete garage floor - thanks emo....

just spent a hr or so examining the centerstand, forks, shocks, paralever. initial description still holds: no...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By gsboar
Question suspension wtf

putting my '02 gs on the centerstand no longer raises the front tire off the ground... both tires are planted.

what i have noted:
-no cracks/bends in centerstand assembly.
-pushing down on rear...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,827
Posted By gsboar
keep pluggin along

glad to hear there is some progress!

i have suffered from depression for most of my life, but was undiagnosed until after my divorce.... meds help, friends help, a motorcycle helps, but try as you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,001
Posted By gsboar
bring your

... daughter to the milers area..... we're friendly...:freaky

-oh sorry... you stipulated family friendly....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 84,686
Posted By gsboar
happened 2yrs ago.. chngd drive oil....

... then a slight rhythmic vibration for a few hundred miles, but no leak & checking rear end revealed nothing..... then catastrophic failure in town... what a mess. happened @~38000..... thankfully,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5,016
Views: 265,887
Posted By gsboar
falling leaf

...in potosi mo, oct 9-11.... in case you need encouragement or haven't heard...

bring yourself & bring a girl (forget your buddy, he should be bringing wiminz as well).... springfield milers &...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 43,682
Posted By gsboar
oh yeah, a photo in photo tag

from milers' recent visit to our springfield charity, the kid's cafe...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 43,682
Posted By gsboar
falling leaf...

...in potosi mo, oct 9-11.... in case you haven't heard...

bring yourself & bring a girl (forget your buddy, he should be bringing wiminz as well).... springfield milers & those of our ilk (or...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,131
Posted By gsboar
ditto re Grass Roots in Cape Girardeau Missouri

forgot about them in previous post.... it is a great place w/ great people who love their work!
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,131
Posted By gsboar
ditto on gina's & gateway

both are great shops w/ great people.... bought my 02gs from gina - a real pleasure to deal with ....julius (who is slowly recovering from his get off in july) is a great mechanic & is always willing...
Forum: EMEA 05-27-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,550
Posted By gsboar
WT rent bike in Kenya

hey kids!

longshot here, but....

i will be working in western kenya for a month & would like to have a bike to use for part of that time (use will be backroads, foot paths, & cow tracks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By gsboar
beauty & the beast

had an st2 & an st4s....
loved them in the twisties,
loved them on long trips....
....and in spite of the fact
it tried to kill me,
i wish i had
that st4s back...

oddly, although my riding...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By gsboar
vasoline on connectors

in addition to mounting it so miminal water&grime get in, make sure you put a gob of vasoline on the exposed connectors.
Forum: Racing 08-27-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By gsboar
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,687
Posted By gsboar
the springifield milers

will be there.

usually parked in the shade at the lowest part of the lot on the rt side of the road heading to the ticket gate. beer in the bags, so stop by & say howdy!
:freaky
Forum: Racing 08-08-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By gsboar
JB's After "the Mile" Partaaay!!!!

get your butts to springfield on 08/29-31/08 for a wkend of dirt-track racing!!

JB's spirit lives & his AFTER THE MILE PARTAAAY will go on!!!!

see flyer for details.
...
Forum: Racing 06-28-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By gsboar
our friend j.b. norris has passed

j.b. norris, race announcer & friend to flat-track racers & fans, died preparing for the races in lima, oh.

if the magnitude of his personality when he was with us is any guide, the gods will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,374
Posted By gsboar
spiders

hey kids!

not sure where this goes, but someone may benefit....

riding back from rockford il last sunday i got an itch on my left cheek/jaw. moved the helmet around a for a bit of relief....
Forum: Racing 02-28-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By gsboar
SPRINGFIELD MILE & TT (Memorial Day wkend)

some of you may have heard about the electrical problems at the illinois state fairgrounds. jb norris asked me to let people know it will be fixed & mc racing will happen this spring:

"I spoke...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By gsboar
peg vibes - final drive failure

the first thing i noticed when my final drive went was a rhythmic vibration, mainly from the rt peg.... i hope this is not the case for you....

best holiday wishes!
jso
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,241
Posted By gsboar
r1150gs light bar

>Am I the only one who has a hard time justifying the value?

no.

...if you make a light bar similar to the terra nova bar for the 1150gs (no longer made), let us know....:ear
Forum: Racing 10-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By gsboar
ama dirt track: stop the insanity

a Cycle News editorial

Chicanery
By Henny Ray Abrams
Stop The Insanity

The most exciting form of two-wheel motorcycle racing has been on life support for years. The schedule continues to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By gsboar
current conditions

current conditions:

no lateral play in wheel @ 12-6 or 9-3.
during .5m ride home vibration felt worse than longer am ride.
after .5m ride home leak much reduced... guess i lost most of it.....
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By gsboar
Bluhduh drive fluid leak

hey kids!

ok... riding (on an 02 1150gs w/ 39000) to work this am & noticed an odd feel/vibration at low speeds. my first thought was it was the rear tire since it is worn & needs replaced.... but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,020
Posted By gsboar
similar experience

your story has a familiar ring to me.....

totaled my st4s in december 02 (it had been trying to kill me for months) & since i belonged to a bmw club (springfield milers) thought i'd try on a...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By gsboar
understood, but 1) they did work (several...

understood, but
1) they did work (several qualifying rounds & 1 race)
2) ama got paid for a full event & riders got nada
Forum: Racing 08-22-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By gsboar
peoria tt rainout: ama paid but not riders

something ain't right here... if true.... you just can't treat riders that way...

http://pjstar.com/stories/082007/SPO_BE4DOUO9.067.php
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By gsboar
the good the bad & the ugly

ok kids..... i could make this short, but misery loves company (thank the gods for this forum).....

The Good:
1) With harness disconnected turned key
- fuse did not blow so the problem was not...
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