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Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,320
Posted By mtbenson
Reminds me of this: ...

Reminds me of this:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4a/e4/51/4ae4517c258f4ad01cc78058312a43e1.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By mtbenson
Yes, a good place to keep the tire-repair kit.

Yes, a good place to keep the tire-repair kit.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,629
Posted By mtbenson
I've seen nasty burns occur when bikes fall on...

I've seen nasty burns occur when bikes fall on top of the operator during failed sidestand maneuvers. And there wasn't even alcohol involved.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,629
Posted By mtbenson
It's amazing what things people over-think!

It's amazing what things people over-think!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,181
Posted By mtbenson
Two were brake-related. Getting stopped is pretty...

Two were brake-related. Getting stopped is pretty serious business to me!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,181
Posted By mtbenson
I've never owned a vehicle - 2 wheels or 4 - that...

I've never owned a vehicle - 2 wheels or 4 - that has had as many recalls as my '07 1200GS. Without looking it up, I believe there have been 5 or maybe 6.

My streetbikes all have been BMWs for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,181
Posted By mtbenson
Very dry humor, sir!

Very dry humor, sir!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-12-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By mtbenson
My first GS was an 1100. It was fugly. I actually...

My first GS was an 1100. It was fugly. I actually like the looks of my '07 1200.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-10-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By mtbenson
I used to think the BMW GS boxers were the...

I used to think the BMW GS boxers were the ugliest motorcycles on earth. Then I rode one and decided the cooking matters more than the looks. Twelve years later and I'm still on GSes (but I keep...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By mtbenson
We need photos of how you're hitching it to your...

We need photos of how you're hitching it to your motorcycle.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By mtbenson
The RPM at which you shift depends on the oil you...

The RPM at which you shift depends on the oil you use. :wink:
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,427
Posted By mtbenson
Is Triumph showing the new Tiger 800s at any of...

Is Triumph showing the new Tiger 800s at any of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows? We're planning on making the trek to Cleveland this coming weekend.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By mtbenson
Dealer website data entry error, I'd bet.

Dealer website data entry error, I'd bet.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By mtbenson
I have several pairs of Duluth pants, including...

I have several pairs of Duluth pants, including two of the Fire Hose Work Pants. As gettin' dirty pants, they are worlds more comfortable than Carhartts and just as durable, if not more so. For...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,452
Posted By mtbenson
Givi AF-330 windshield and Adventure winglets are...

Givi AF-330 windshield and Adventure winglets are what I'm running. It's not a perfect solution, but the best I've tried so far.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By mtbenson
Remove it and install one of these: ...

Remove it and install one of these:

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/8110102.jpg

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110102.html
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,081
Posted By mtbenson
Excellent - thanks!

Excellent - thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,081
Posted By mtbenson
Did you use what Twisted Throttle refers to as...

Did you use what Twisted Throttle refers to as the switch mount for vertical perch bolts? I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a set of the Denali D2s and was a little confused about the various...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By mtbenson
Mounting auxiliary lights - high or low?

For an off-season project on my '07 R1200RS, I plan to add a set of auxiliary lights. I'm not sure whether to mount them low on the brake calipers or fork sliders, or put them higher up on a light...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,019
Posted By mtbenson
Must be a dyslexic designer - got the "N"...

Must be a dyslexic designer - got the "N" backward.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,458
Posted By mtbenson
My BMW makes my face hurt from smiling too much....

My BMW makes my face hurt from smiling too much. Is that going to be addressed on the 2015 model?
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By mtbenson
I should never have looked at this tread. In the...

I should never have looked at this tread. In the past two weeks, the velcro bits on five of the straps have fallen off -- seriously! :eek1 My On Roads are probably 12 years old, so the glue must have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By mtbenson
Near the end of the 2007 model run, I also...

Near the end of the 2007 model run, I also believe a drain plug was added to the final drive - something to look for if you go with that year. Otherwise you have to turn your motorcycle upside down...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By mtbenson
Have you tried contacting Kriega? I bought a...

Have you tried contacting Kriega? I bought a US-30 bag and wanted to be able to swap it between two bikes. I emailed Kriega about purchasing a second set of the frame straps. They sent them for free.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By mtbenson
No Ulysses section in the English version of the...

No Ulysses section in the English version of the 2011 catalog.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,761
Posted By mtbenson
Too true. :huh

Too true. :huh
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,761
Posted By mtbenson
I've been riding with the NoNoise plugs off and...

I've been riding with the NoNoise plugs off and on for a couple months now, and I just can't warm up to them. They are nice when riding in a group and you want to communicate at intersections, etc....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,242
Posted By mtbenson
I tried this alternative and am very happy:...

I tried this alternative and am very happy: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872524 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872524)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By mtbenson
Used it on an R1100RS long ago and far away, and...

Used it on an R1100RS long ago and far away, and it didn't do a darned thing. Gave it to a buddy to try, and I don't think he kept it on any of his bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6,720
Views: 1,211,503
Posted By mtbenson
Changed the oil and filter, aired up the tires,...

Changed the oil and filter, aired up the tires, topped off the battery again. I've run out of maintenance items. But it's still 17 degrees and snowing. Spring may arrive here one of these days.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By mtbenson
You could buy my lightly used Rev'It Defender GTX...

You could buy my lightly used Rev'It Defender GTX jacket that's for sale in the Flea Market and save more than half the cost of a new one. It zips together with other Rev'It pants.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,604
Posted By mtbenson
PM me if interested in a Rev'It Defender in XL...

PM me if interested in a Rev'It Defender in XL (more like L in fit), 2-1/2 years old. I will be advertising it as soon as I can get around to taking photos.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,198
Posted By mtbenson
I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6."...

I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6." Sometimes, it's "the old bike" and "the new bike."
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,600
Posted By mtbenson
For sale: 2013 BMW R1200GS water-cooled...

For sale: 2013 BMW R1200GS water-cooled demonstrator bike. Very low mileage.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By mtbenson
Where are all the guys who claim they never let...

Where are all the guys who claim they never let theirs go below 5,000 RPM?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,169
Posted By mtbenson
Now that my kids are grown and I don't yet have...

Now that my kids are grown and I don't yet have grandchildren, I find comfort in knowing I can always visit here for a good dose of senseless but passionate bickering.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By mtbenson
Yep, the pica ruler left a newspaper job with me...

Yep, the pica ruler left a newspaper job with me in the early 1980s. Doing page and ad layout, I still live in picas and points. I also use it frequently as a straight edge for cutting.

Thanks,...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By mtbenson
Teeny-tiny connectors

While installing a handlebar-mounted windshield on my R90/6, Mr. Ham Fisted (aka, me) accidentally pulled the wires out of the starter safety switch at the clutch lever. I'm trying to find a source...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,493
Posted By mtbenson
Why?

Why?
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By mtbenson
Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
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