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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I was thinking about some of that flexible heat...

I was thinking about some of that flexible heat sink material to help dissipate the heat and air cool the pipe.

or something like this. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Jim, I moved my lever to almost horizontal for...

Jim, I moved my lever to almost horizontal for fit and I have shortened the turn buckle by probably half. That gives me the most direct path to the gearbox spline. The distance from center to...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
The police give away free helmet locks. Ok,...

The police give away free helmet locks. Ok, they're gun locks but they work.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I've done it in the past for my race bike engine....

I've done it in the past for my race bike engine. It's good for four strokes with a decent dyno operator. I did watch someone run a two stroke on a dyno without a dyno brake. The result was ugly but...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Has anyone tried narrowing their bars? If you...

Has anyone tried narrowing their bars? If you bring your wrists more inline with your shoulders it will be more comfortable. But you will lose a little leverage from the bars.

Does anyone know if...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Improved GSW shifting - Angle of the dangle

I broke down and bought some jewelry for the mistress - the Wunderlich adjustable shift lever. When I removed the stock lever I realized that the turn buckle doesn't have an ideal angle to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,667
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
My GlobeScouts spent a few minutes under water...

My GlobeScouts spent a few minutes under water sideways in a creek. Not a single drip inside.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
The Beemer Balancer works very well.

The Beemer Balancer works very well.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
That S100 stuff really is great.

That S100 stuff really is great.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Repair shop? I'm guessing that's because BMW...

Repair shop? I'm guessing that's because BMW really encourages owners to go to dealers for service. Also, the dealer experience in general is great.

On the other hand, I'm extremely happy with my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
BMW also has discounts for military and first...

BMW also has discounts for military and first responders. FYI.

You have to ask and produce a badge or some other form of ID.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Every day you wait is one less day to ride.

Every day you wait is one less day to ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
So far I've had no trouble at all running 87 in...

So far I've had no trouble at all running 87 in my '14.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,319
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Bring back the lead!

Bring back the lead!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
The OEM fold one way easily but its the other...

The OEM fold one way easily but its the other direction I'm interested in avoiding.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Folding mirrors

Does anyone make a folding mirror for the GSW?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Gallon of liquid or a gallon of vapor? These kind...

Gallon of liquid or a gallon of vapor? These kind of statements are not very scientific.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,488
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I'm always trying to leave stuff at home.

I'm always trying to leave stuff at home.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Mine always pees a little when she get excited...

Mine always pees a little when she get excited about going for a ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I like that.:clap

I like that.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
For a stock seat it is pretty good but after long...

For a stock seat it is pretty good but after long days like 10 or 12 hours its too soft. I bought a Sargent and love it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,770
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
That's mos def a little moly in the oil. It's...

That's mos def a little moly in the oil. It's good for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,667
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Globe Scouts are friggin' awesome and they're a...

Globe Scouts are friggin' awesome and they're a real bargain for what you get.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I made my air intake guards out of gutter covers....

I made my air intake guards out of gutter covers. I probably have 75 cents in them.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
There is a recent thread about this that was...

There is a recent thread about this that was pretty lengthy.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I've had mine since last summer. I've only done 4...

I've had mine since last summer. I've only done 4 trips with them but they are great. Top quality. Probably better than I really need.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
MotoBatt are my choice now. I've had great luck...

MotoBatt are my choice now. I've had great luck with them.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,714
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Tire changing trick

A friend was over at my garage to change tires. His old ones were really old and hard to get off. For some reason, I realized that my tire warmers were right on the shelf. 10 minutes baking in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
I'm not a fan of the dyna beads. That's just a...

I'm not a fan of the dyna beads. That's just a new version of the old timer trick of chucking a handful of sand inside the tire. Get a Beemer Balancer and some stick on weights. It's cheap, easy, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Windshield washer jugs can be cut into nice...

Windshield washer jugs can be cut into nice protective pieces. They even have a handle built in.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
That's pretty much it.

That's pretty much it.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Look under your arm rather than over. It's more...

Look under your arm rather than over. It's more efficient anyway and these mirrors have a lower chance of damage from a tip over.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Buying an older bike has its advantages too. It's...

Buying an older bike has its advantages too. It's probably had any issues sorted out. Also, you get a lot of bike for the price as opposed to buying off the showroom floor.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
If you are looking for a lighter boot check out...

If you are looking for a lighter boot check out the Style Martin boots. They run large, have pretty decent protection, and easy off the bike.

I use fire boots for fire fighting. They'd probably be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
My '14 appears to be plastic.

My '14 appears to be plastic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,473
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Like I said, rain makes you a better rider. Just...

Like I said, rain makes you a better rider. Just don't use RainX on your shield. Those resulting little cracks are called crazing. You'll need a new shield.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,473
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Rain makes you a better rider.

Rain makes you a better rider.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
They're great. I have a set that I use most of...

They're great. I have a set that I use most of the time for light trips. I also have a set of Globe Scout panniers for long trips. I'd recommend either depending whether you want hard or soft luggage.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Mine have been tested a couple times.:huh They...

Mine have been tested a couple times.:huh They did the trick and are still fine other than some scratches on them.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Smoke Eater 3
Ride the bike and then you'll realize that the...

Ride the bike and then you'll realize that the mods really don't add that much to the experience.
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