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Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,277
Whisperquiet, I see from your experience with the...

Whisperquiet, I see from your experience with the 07' GS that BMW vastly improved them over the 06'(what I had). You think you had bad luck, you oughtta see what lack of luck I had( & it didn't like...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,220
that any of your business? Oh hell, why not? The...

that any of your business? Oh hell, why not? The wife decided I was havin too much fun dirt ridin trails on my bulletprrof,old SUZUKI dirt bike. She wanted in on the fun(LOTS of dirt around here)....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,220
I just can't resist. The divil makes me do it. I...

I just can't resist. The divil makes me do it. I had 2 new BMW's,hence my blog name, Big mistake on Wheels(BMW). I had better lawn mowers(Sears). Last one, GS1200 had a warranty sheet looked like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,154
If you're new to sidecars,there are books on how...

If you're new to sidecars,there are books on how to ride them. Hacks are DIFFERENT. Can be dangerous if going too hot into curves. Hack can lift off ground as can back bike wheel. NOT GOOD . Worth...
Forum: Face plant 06-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,880
About dumping in slow turns: there's DVD you can...

About dumping in slow turns: there's DVD you can buy by a former police motorcycle instructor.It's pretty good--all slow speed stuff (probably the toughest riding there is). Basically, it's throttle...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Hay Zack, you are NOT off-topic. A big...

Hay Zack, you are NOT off-topic. A big consideration to lots of prospective big dual sport owners is the same as your's---their inseam vs seat height of these tall bikes. So much so BMW makes a low...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Hay grZack, I have a 32 inch inseam so I don't...

Hay grZack, I have a 32 inch inseam so I don't share your problem of short inseam. But a pal has a 29 inch inseam & he rides a dirt bike that has a 37" seat height. Has no trouble. He also has a BMW...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
hay there Zack, try thick soled boots too. Can...

hay there Zack, try thick soled boots too. Can help.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Agreed. Looked at your link about "Bad Motor...

Agreed. Looked at your link about "Bad Motor Works"............where they make Big Mistakes on Wheels(bmw). A hoot. Sent it all over hell. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,834
"Vastly different riders & types of riding"? Not...

"Vastly different riders & types of riding"? Not sure they are "vastly" different. Way I'd use these bikes wouldn't be for "vastly different" uses. I'd like to see what's compared & by who. Sounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
THAT was one HELLOFVA motorcycle. It's 1100EX...

THAT was one HELLOFVA motorcycle. It's 1100EX predecessors too. Staders weren't the best but boy, were they great bikes. As for using the tranny to brake, lottsa fun--especially corner blasting....
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Yeah boy. I was off to buy another stinkie GS(&...

Yeah boy. I was off to buy another stinkie GS(& cancel the Tenere) the morning my Yammy dealer called about the August(rather than November) delivery dates for the Tenere. Was saved by maybe 20...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
And the topic IS ??? jus wondereds,all.

And the topic IS ??? jus wondereds,all.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
So true. And if reliability isn't an ESSENTIAL...

So true. And if reliability isn't an ESSENTIAL & huge part of "character",what is? In both bikes & people. Hurry up,Tenere.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Gud'n. Yeah, Kool Aid makes me sick. Always did....

Gud'n. Yeah, Kool Aid makes me sick. Always did. Sail2xxs said his beemer dealer blamed everything on him. My new RT's brake pedal went verticle. Dealer(different state) couldn't fix it.Told me it...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Well put. Our experiences mirror one another....

Well put. Our experiences mirror one another. Know what I notice going back to jap bikes from beemers? I enjoy the ride. Am not worrying about impending bike problems. Dealer & manufacturer...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
I did read it.That's what prompted me to ask the...

I did read it.That's what prompted me to ask the question about knobbie longevity. That post was one guy's experience under his riding conditions with his brand of tyre. All that varies,ya noed. Any...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Anybody run knobbies on GSs or Teneres? 2...

Anybody run knobbies on GSs or Teneres? 2 up,maybe? I've wondered what kind of mileage you get out of them. I never used'em on big bikes .....yet, because knobbies just wear out too fast on my...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
What he said. Had 2 BMWs.Never again. ST1100s ,...

What he said. Had 2 BMWs.Never again. ST1100s , FJRs were great bikes. Beemer RT(new) was friggin disaster as was the "service". Will look at the above links. My GS's replacement on the way--Tenere....
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
I got 9000 to 10,000 miles out of rear Tourances...

I got 9000 to 10,000 miles out of rear Tourances on my GS. Lots was 2 up on dirt. Seemed pretty good to me. Kept the new Tourances I just put on the GS before a deer totaled it. I'm told they'll fit...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,023
Call'm '2nd time around'. Third trys a...

Call'm '2nd time around'. Third trys a charm.Maybe.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Well, I had a GS. Yeah, you can shut off the...

Well, I had a GS. Yeah, you can shut off the ABS---and it had a nasty habit of shutting ITSELF off, too--at inopportune(dangerous) moments.. Headlight bulbs didn't blow out....sometimes. Fix that...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,817
hay,thanks maddog. I didn't know about that...

hay,thanks maddog. I didn't know about that "distance to empty" feature. If accurate,I'm gonna LOVE that. Had that screwy,inaccurate "black fuel strip" gas guage on my GS. Been better off with no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,451
Oh ,how I feel your pain. Had an 06'. ABS brakes...

Oh ,how I feel your pain. Had an 06'. ABS brakes were a joke,even dangerous. Got SOooo tired of haulin that thing to a dealer 200 miles away. Tenere on the way. Good luck.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Well,no. There's jerks on every brand. There's...

Well,no. There's jerks on every brand. There's good BMW riders(I know many) and jerk BMW riders(I know some). Tenere's too,no doubt. Nasty grams(PMs) can come from anywhere. Sensitivity measured in...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
You too,Too_Tall? I got some real dandies from...

You too,Too_Tall? I got some real dandies from BMW guys. 4 letter words I'd forgotten about. One in GERMAN. Lottsa fun. :clap
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Gotta agree with that. Junk haulers--all bags are...

Gotta agree with that. Junk haulers--all bags are for. Am looking at soft bags some of you guys mentioned .Thanks again. For my part, hope you trolls keep trolling. Love it all. Button pushers bring...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
HOT DAMN ! By 3200 miles on my GS1200, 3...

HOT DAMN ! By 3200 miles on my GS1200, 3 headlight bulbs blew, burned oil, ABS pump blew($3000+ fix but was warrantied), shock blew, screws fell outta the thing, Got dirt in ABS switch-screwed...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,645
I lost a bunch of bulbs on my 06'. Carried...

I lost a bunch of bulbs on my 06'. Carried spares(spare oil too). Fuel strip & brake problems,etc. Yamaha Tenere on order.
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 168,608
HI GUYS!:clap:D. I see you guys still see it as...

HI GUYS!:clap:D. I see you guys still see it as hi crime to want Yammy to say when deliveries START. I don't. Yeah crocker, I was leaving for the BMW dealer's the A M my Yammy dealer called with the...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 168,608
gosh. Sure wish Yamaha would JUST SAY when...

gosh. Sure wish Yamaha would JUST SAY when deliveries start. If they don't know, just SAY SO ! gosh.
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 168,608
heard anymore on this? My dealer is...

heard anymore on this? My dealer is looking.Hasn't found it yet. HOPE it's true.
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,986
Xtra gas is an old problem. I've hauled gas in...

Xtra gas is an old problem. I've hauled gas in Jesses in gallon jugs(held windshield washer fluid,etc originally) & even Coke bottles in my tank bag. Dump it in tank as soon there's room. Don't like...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,986
I'll be VERY interested in what you come up with....

I'll be VERY interested in what you come up with. How many gallon tank you thinking of? For my part, I'll have SOFT saddlebags on my S10,not Jesses. A guy on another thread says the Yammay site now...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 168,608
JUNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll still be skiing around...

JUNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll still be skiing around here. GRREAT news(I ordered EARLY. Hope you did too).:clap:1drink:1drink:1drink
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Thanks for the soft bag info,all. Those NelsonRig...

Thanks for the soft bag info,all. Those NelsonRig bags look like they'd do fine. Need big bags for 2 up camping. I put a duffle over the rear rack too. Tank bag too. Can carry a lotta stuff. I still...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Thanks. Really. I just began looking for soft...

Thanks. Really. I just began looking for soft bags for the S10. Will check your guys' out. I like softies because you can stuff'em,they can give some shock absorbtion without damage(sometimes)in...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24,088
Views: 4,376,944
Anybody know of any soft saddlebags for the...

Anybody know of any soft saddlebags for the Tenere?
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 168,608
Boy,I'll second all that. In the mid 90's my wife...

Boy,I'll second all that. In the mid 90's my wife decided she wanted to ride with me so I looked for a sport tourer. Rode a BMW RT & Honda ST1100. Honda was smooth, characterless. I bought the...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,776
I did read the DR's and KLR's are made the same...

I did read the DR's and KLR's are made the same place. Something about a kind of merger between parts of Suzuki & Kawasaki. Read it, I dunno if it's true. Never owned a Kaw but my 01' DR400 IS water...
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