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Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,097
Posted By indycar
These are good choices, but it's not as easy to...

These are good choices, but it's not as easy to find them with the heated bits. Or ABS. Heated bits can be added. If you can't find them with the bits you like, I'd look at the R1100, 1150, 1200RT....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By indycar
Nice looking bike!:thumb Here's another great...

Nice looking bike!:thumb Here's another great resource -

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,127,670
Posted By indycar
I remember when Porsche was switching to Agua...

I remember when Porsche was switching to Agua cooled boxers on the 911. Lots of controversy, many thought it would be the undoing of Porsche. They seemed to have weathered the storm quite well, not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
We really have no idea what BMW took into...

We really have no idea what BMW took into consideration in making their decision. We do know the BMW Canada and Island BMW worked things from their end and it;s likely that avenue is a different...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
I have a friend who hauls ethanol. There is no...

I have a friend who hauls ethanol. There is no formal 'mixing' of ethanol with gas per se - it is simply added in bulk to a tank or tanker and is 'mixed' solely by the truck's movement while in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 84,438
Posted By indycar
PSOLK - what surgical approach did your surgeon...

PSOLK - what surgical approach did your surgeon use? Sounds similar to the one I just had done - 6 staples with glue. Mine was Anterior - not min invasive.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 84,438
Posted By indycar
Hip resurfacing is NOT NEW. It's been around a...

Hip resurfacing is NOT NEW. It's been around a long time and (like other procedures) has had it's share of problems over the decades. There is increasing evidence for concern on the metal on metal...
Forum: Face plant 02-01-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 628,997
Posted By indycar
Hello Dale - Just caught the thread. YOU ARE THE...

Hello Dale - Just caught the thread. YOU ARE THE MAN! Keep up the tough and hard work. Your faith and strength and ADVENTURE attitude are inspiring.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
GO Canada and Island BMW!!!

Am so happy for you guys!

I bet it was the Texas Walker Ranger post that made it happen!

(Sorry - sitting at home in the middle of an ice storm, waiting for the power to go out. Daytime TV . ....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
Where's (Cordell) Walker,Texas Ranger, when you...

Where's (Cordell) Walker,Texas Ranger, when you need him? He always saves the day . . . .

I've sorry to learn of this latest development. Not sure what more can be said that hasn't already been....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
My thoughts exactly when I saw his generator -...

My thoughts exactly when I saw his generator - looked just like yours (color-wise). You nailed it though - without it failing, can (will) they do anything about it? I guess one thing we don't know...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
I think the "fried" cable is a diagnostic cable...

I think the "fried" cable is a diagnostic cable that tethers the bike to the computer. I'm more inclined to think the descriptor 'fried cable' is more meant as a euphemism for a cable problem, as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,334
Posted By indycar
It's dropped off my list. Too many issues with...

It's dropped off my list. Too many issues with this bike and typical BMW head in the sand attirude. :deal

Guys, I'm hoping for the best for you! At least it's warm there :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 100,740
Posted By indycar
How nice to pop in over here this morning and...

How nice to pop in over here this morning and come upon your ride report! I always enjoy your ADVentures, thanks for sharing. Sorry about the GS issues, hope that all works out.

BTW - it's 20 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By indycar
IIABDFI (if it ain't broke, don't fix it) ...

IIABDFI (if it ain't broke, don't fix it)

Ride the beast and enjoy. You've done some good preventive work. Don't get to anal. Just because there's a thread about something that might apply to your...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,330
Posted By indycar
Talking Lighten up Frances! - who pissed on your Post...

Lighten up Frances! - who pissed on your Post Toasties? JvB didn't have any negative things to say about it - only that he didn't see a need - in other words, the improvements others (not YOU) have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,286
Posted By indycar
I think you'd look rad with that paint job and a...

I think you'd look rad with that paint job and a Nike Swoosh and maybe some playing cards shuffling through the front wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,286
Posted By indycar
don't forget a Nike swoosh sticker

don't forget a Nike swoosh sticker
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By indycar
Not to beat a dead horse, but as I mentioned...

Not to beat a dead horse, but as I mentioned before, there are tradeoffs with everything. The RT does seem to have a long 1st gear, but I don't think it's alone in that department (not that that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,697
Posted By indycar
Some good advice here. I'd just add to the riding...

Some good advice here. I'd just add to the riding buddy comment - sounds like you were in a technical area where if something went way wrong, you'd really want someone nearby.

good luck
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By indycar
My 06 RT does just fine off the line and with two...

My 06 RT does just fine off the line and with two up and on roll on's. Like anything, there are trade-offs. You get used to the gearing of the bike and ride accordingly. Simple as that. It rolls on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,710
Posted By indycar
x2 This Spring when I got my 82 CB900F out for...

x2 This Spring when I got my 82 CB900F out for the first ride of the season on it, that was it! Poor brakes, handling, the flimsy fork seals, hassle of the getting the carbs synced etc. Plus, many...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,245
Posted By indycar
:freaky Congratulations! :clap

:freaky

Congratulations! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,286
Posted By indycar
What you don't seem to get, Bubby, is that no one...

What you don't seem to get, Bubby, is that no one cares about how you paid for it or how much or little scratch you have. That you post about such things shows your insecurity and juvenile mentality....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,286
Posted By indycar
:poser Don't flatter yourself, Bubby. ...

:poser

Don't flatter yourself, Bubby. You've done nothing but show what a tool you are (and a small one at that). That somehow when people point out your toolness, you run to cry that they must...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,286
Posted By indycar
Better look in the mirror, Bubby. :deal

Better look in the mirror, Bubby. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By indycar
Truly - you NEED to practice panic braking. You...

Truly - you NEED to practice panic braking. You need to know how to brake at maximum at speed. If you've not read "Proficient Motorcycling By David Hough, please do. :deal

Good Luck!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By indycar
are we talking low suspension?

I'm strongly considering a GS or GSA to either replace or compliment my 06 RT. Even with lowering pegs, I still cramp up in my old age - bum hip and all. One of my concerns about the GS / A is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,076
Posted By indycar
The kountour guy has only himself to blame....

The kountour guy has only himself to blame. Readers are smart enough to know that there are two sides to every story; and most likely have been on both sides of similar experiences. However, the...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,279
Posted By indycar
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,279
Posted By indycar
Pardon the interruption. When I look at gear, I...

Pardon the interruption. When I look at gear, I note that the waterproof liner is always on the inside, meaning the outside jacket isn't waterproof and it must get soaked first, before the inner...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By indycar
What unit are you using? Perhaps I need to...

What unit are you using?

Perhaps I need to jack around with it more. Did a trip with a friend this summer in Michigan. Some (non-new) paved roads that we rode were not on the map; and one of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By indycar
I can see where it could come quite in handy when...

I can see where it could come quite in handy when just out 'roaming', yet being able to have an idea of where you are compared to main roads/towns. But it's a generation old now. Plus i keep balking...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By indycar
Good ideas, all three! Thanks - I didn't realize...

Good ideas, all three! Thanks - I didn't realize I could do a 'completed sale" search on flea bay!

The unit came on my '06 R12RT and has a the factory(?) mount that sits in-between the bars. It's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By indycar
What's a BMW Nav lll worth?

Been trying to find out what a BMW Nav lll is worth, but having little luck. Not much comes up on the search engine. Came with my bike, not sure if I want to keep it or not. Has all the manuals and a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 403,749
Posted By indycar
I like that ratio!! SS > "ALMOST made back...

I like that ratio!!

SS > "ALMOST made back in time for sunset Margaritas"?? I'm hoping it was only the sunset you missed!! :1drink

Can't wait to see the Reb Baron with its new nose job!
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 403,749
Posted By indycar
:freaky :thumb:lurk

:freaky :thumb:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 403,749
Posted By indycar
I was fond of the 'I Touch' as a teen. I guess I...

I was fond of the 'I Touch' as a teen. I guess I got bored with it. I just wish Apple would stop empowering us to (self)'Touch' and start empowering others to touch us. Something like "you touch"...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 403,749
Posted By indycar
thx for the report and happy birthday

SSU - Like so many others, thanks so much for the reports and photos. What a pleasure to read through the thread! :thumb:lurk

Sorry to hear you're ill and how thoughtful of you to be so...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,439
Posted By indycar
Thanks for the write up and congratulations!!...

Thanks for the write up and congratulations!! :clap
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