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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,275
Posted By steelerider
Librarider, you should purchase "proficient...

Librarider, you should purchase "proficient motorcycling" by David Hough and read it. Then go and practice proper emergency braking in a parking lot. Train yourself to respond automatically by using...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 319,768
Posted By steelerider
My bike was built in June 2013. No rubber...

My bike was built in June 2013. No rubber grommets. The parts guys at the local dealer were all confused. They ordered a replacement screen, and then BMW NA called them and told them not to give it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 319,768
Posted By steelerider
GS-LC - problems

My windshield is all cracked up on the bottom mounts. Just FYI, there has been a revision to the design, and the parts have just been released. It includes a new part number for the windshield which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,395
Posted By steelerider
Sold my 2009 Triumph sprint st. Regret that.

Sold my 2009 Triumph sprint st. Regret that.
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,511
Posted By steelerider
Glad you are ok. Every bike I've ever owned has...

Glad you are ok. Every bike I've ever owned has hyperlites installed on the rear. As soon as I put them on, I noticed people slowing down farther back than before. They are frikking bright, and...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By steelerider
I broke my collar bone a year ago. Had it...

I broke my collar bone a year ago. Had it repaired with a plate and screws. Was glad I did. I remember waking up in the ER and feeling like my whole back was "straight" again. Plus, there's no Wierd...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,577
Posted By steelerider
Just bought a Spot Gen 3 Today. It will stay on...

Just bought a Spot Gen 3 Today. It will stay on my person when riding. I learned my lesson after an "interaction" with a stupid deer, deep in a state forest last year. Being all alone with a broken...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By steelerider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/5ytu2yry.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/5ytu2yry.jpg
Here I am wearing it. It poured that day, zip it up and keep in riding. Best thing ever.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By steelerider
I have the overland. It's a great jacket. It's...

I have the overland. It's a great jacket. It's cut well, fits right, and us super comfy. I love that it is more minimalist, and I can walk into a store wearing without looking like I'm on an...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,435
Posted By steelerider
This tire is perfect! I want!

This tire is perfect! I want!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 319,768
Posted By steelerider
A new engine and gearbox is a fair offer. I'd...

A new engine and gearbox is a fair offer. I'd take it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,176
Posted By steelerider
I've not had the best luck with these tires. The...

I've not had the best luck with these tires. The front has a weird wear pattern on it, (cupped) and its freaking noisy. I ride with earplugs most of the time, but this weekend I left them out - holy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 183,487
Posted By steelerider
Photos from Michaux SF Pennsylvania

Took an awesome ride with my buddy John through Michaux today. Roads were a bit muddy, but otherwise not bad at all. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/bypyha2y.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,765
Posted By steelerider
I was riding home on the BRP a few months ago....

I was riding home on the BRP a few months ago. Beautiful day spring day, road is clear. I rounded a corner and got stuck behind the invariable hog parade. 4 Harleys, radios blaring, wives on the back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,765
Posted By steelerider
Best Story ever.

Best Story ever.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,026
Posted By steelerider
Tell your friend that he's talking complete BS....

Tell your friend that he's talking complete BS. Because he is. "Radiator caps blown off" is next to physically impossible, if the pressure got that high, the system would blow a hose long before a...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,665
Posted By steelerider
Holy shit batman. That's all you got? You are a...

Holy shit batman. That's all you got? You are a lucky sumbich. I hit a deer at (rather, it hit me) at 35 mph, and took a helicopter ride to the ER with 6 broken bones, including a scapula, ribs, and...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,407
Posted By steelerider
I do this as well. Closing the gap between a car...

I do this as well. Closing the gap between a car I am following, and using it as a shield. Also if there is oncoming traffic and a road to my right that a car may turn left into - I set my speed so...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,407
Posted By steelerider
This is a tough one. A car waiting to turn left...

This is a tough one. A car waiting to turn left puts me on immediate defcon alert. Eye contact doesn't mean a thing, and I never assume that once someone is looking at me, they have seen me. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
Maybe for my 1000th post, I will take one for the...

Maybe for my 1000th post, I will take one for the team, and post a huge pair of tata's.
Forum: Regional forums 07-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By steelerider
September in the northeast is a lovely time of...

September in the northeast is a lovely time of year. About 50 deg in the evenings, usually clear and in the 70s during the day. Take a liner with you, and you will be fine. The BRP and Skyline go up...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 661,819
Posted By steelerider
Motorcycle videos videos videos

Nicely done! A guy at work has the same bike as you, and it is lovely. It's refreshing to see a Harley being out through its paces!
Cheers.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
This thread has no point. Why does it even exist....

This thread has no point. Why does it even exist. Please someone post up a nice pair of bewbs.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
Some thoughts regarding BMW Motorcycles

Meh. I bought my 2013 GSW because it was the most functional, comfortable, badass, and technologically advanced bike I'd ever ridden. As far as it being the most reliable thing ever, frankly I don't...
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By steelerider
From my own experience after a bambi incident...

From my own experience after a bambi incident last year, I can tell you that it took at least 10 months to get my confidence back. The first ride out after not riding for 10 weeks, I felt like a new...
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,384
Posted By steelerider
That sux! Glad you are ok. Parking lots put me on...

That sux! Glad you are ok. Parking lots put me on high alert. People backing out with kids in the car, texting, not paying attention...etc.etc...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 186,294
Posted By steelerider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/4enejyra.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/4enejyra.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 68,141
Posted By steelerider
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,475
Posted By steelerider
Some thing here. Saw a deer head right next to my...

Some thing here. Saw a deer head right next to my right arm, next thing, boom. We figured out after the fact that it actually contacted me, and not the bike since there was no damage to the front...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,475
Posted By steelerider
The thing about hitting these mf'ers it's that...

The thing about hitting these mf'ers it's that they literally give no no chance to evade, swerve, anything. Worst of all is that they are camoflauged. I mean, I was riding along, standing on the...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,475
Posted By steelerider
I chose the hit-air Motorrad 2 Jacket. I love it....

I chose the hit-air Motorrad 2 Jacket. I love it. Vents well. Is beautifully made and is very functional as a touring and off road jacket. Not waterproof. So you will need a liner to put underneath,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,156
Posted By steelerider
Dude, I've been there. Take it easy, and heal...

Dude, I've been there. Take it easy, and heal up!! Drink plenty of fluids if they have you on OxyContin, and take a mild laxative. That stuff will back you up, and being constipated with broken ribs...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,475
Posted By steelerider
I hit one last year on my new GSW with 500 miles...

I hit one last year on my new GSW with 500 miles on the clock. Sumbich ran right out of the forest into my right hand side and knocked my ass right over at 38 mph. In the middle of nowhere in a state...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
200K miles with no expensive repairs? Jim - no...

200K miles with no expensive repairs? Jim - no offense, but that is a high expectation for any motorcycle.
Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
This is just another BMW bashing thread. Here's...

This is just another BMW bashing thread. Here's the thing, if you dont like BMW's and you think they're shit, and their quality sux then vote with with your wallet, and never buy one. Or sell all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 319,768
Posted By steelerider
My windshield has started to crack - small lines...

My windshield has started to crack - small lines around the lower fastening points. Also, the little screen underneath the windshield is cracked as well. Took it to the dealer, and they ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,997
Posted By steelerider
Meh. I like my new 2013 GSW. Its great. Off...

Meh.
I like my new 2013 GSW. Its great. Off road, on road, touring, scratching, camping, fire trails, passenger, commuting. Its great. I don't expect it to ride like a 250cc off road bike, and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,431
Posted By steelerider
Yup. I had someone ask me this after a collision...

Yup. I had someone ask me this after a collision with a deer, really annoying. Most of the "advice" I've been given over the years is from non riders who have no clue, and have never ridden a bike. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,864
Posted By steelerider
Holy shit Duffs! Glad you are ok! The bike can be...

Holy shit Duffs! Glad you are ok! The bike can be fixed as good as new, and wearing gear once again proves it's worth in gold. Whew!
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