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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,843
Posted By hyena
Three guys in our local BMW club did the CC50 run...

Three guys in our local BMW club did the CC50 run several years ago. Jacksonville to San Diego in less than 50 hours. I believe they did it in around 46 hours. I don't know if they had fun or not....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By hyena
Don't beat yourself up. I've been riding for...

Don't beat yourself up. I've been riding for decades. A few weeks ago, I pulled off the highway (right turn) onto the end of my gravel drive, like I have a billion times. A little too much front...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,944
Posted By hyena
Road King or Switchback. Windshields though, not...

Road King or Switchback. Windshields though, not bat wings. I haven't ridden a Switchback, but they appeal to me, except for the lack of cruise control.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By hyena
Waaaay overpriced. Call your nearest BMW...

Waaaay overpriced.

Call your nearest BMW dealer and find out how much the routine service costs. Especially the 24K service. Make sure you know what you're getting into. I'm not trying to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,024
Posted By hyena
I've ridden 900 mile days on an Ultra, Fatboy,...

I've ridden 900 mile days on an Ultra, Fatboy, Valkyrie and Vulcan 2000. I'm 6'2" and I like a heavy, stable, roomy, comfortable bike. When I tour I'm not out to carve canyons or race across the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,030
Posted By hyena
The Legendary Motorcycles of Germany.

The Legendary Motorcycles of Germany.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,445
Posted By hyena
Looking forward to seeing photos.

Looking forward to seeing photos.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By hyena
BMW R1100RT or R1150RT. I've had one of each,...

BMW R1100RT or R1150RT. I've had one of each, and they seem to meet your criteria.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By hyena
Buy it !

Buy it !
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,615
Posted By hyena
+1 They both look comfortable to me,...

+1

They both look comfortable to me, provided you add a rider backrest. I just took a quick search of Cycletrader. Lots of brand new CTX700's for less than $6K, so I'll bet you can find a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By hyena
Sorry for your problem. First I've heard of...

Sorry for your problem. First I've heard of that. Have you tried this forum? I have found it's a wealth of information.

http://www.hdforums.com/ (http://www.hdforums.com/)
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By hyena
I had a 1997 RT at the same time I had a 2005 GS....

I had a 1997 RT at the same time I had a 2005 GS. My own opinion - I think the RT is a much better road bike, even though I'm 6'2", 205lbs, and the GS fit me better.

I had previously owned...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,391
Posted By hyena
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about...

Am I the only one who couldn't care less about Erik Buell? I saw all I needed to know about him as a businessman when he pulled that stunt of crushing the Blast into a cube, as a statement he had...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-01-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
Must be a lot of variation between dealers or...

Must be a lot of variation between dealers or different parts of the country. I bought my Road King new last summer for around $1500 below MSRP. No trade in. I got bids from two dealers, and they...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-30-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By hyena
+2. I've had two 1200GS's. If you like the...

+2. I've had two 1200GS's. If you like the C14, keep it, and get a smaller dual sport.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-30-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
Hmm. Now you've got me thinking. I've never...

Hmm. Now you've got me thinking. I've never considered chaps for cooler weather riding. The First Gear overpants are a nuisance sometimes.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-30-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
I'd be looking for another dealer. The good...

I'd be looking for another dealer. The good thing about HD is there are dealers everywhere.

I stopped at Reimans HD in Kewanee, Illinois, one Saturday last May, on my 2009 GS. I had actually...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
+2. I had not owned a Harley since the early...

+2. I had not owned a Harley since the early 80's, and had forgot how good that engine feels.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
BMW "engineering" resulted in so many 6 hour...

BMW "engineering" resulted in so many 6 hour round trips to the dealer to get defects fixed (7 times for the fuel strip alone, not to mention other fun things like a cylinder liner failing on my...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
Thanks for taking that photo. I'll stick with...

Thanks for taking that photo. I'll stick with the stock shield. I have heard those fork deflectors are effective well beyond their size, so it's just a matter of time before I get a pair. Sure...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
Boatpuller - good advice. After 34 years on BMW,...

Boatpuller - good advice. After 34 years on BMW, I never realized how buzzy the engines are until I bought the RK. In the four weeks or so I had both (before selling the 09 GS) I was amazed how...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
Milo - the 20 inch stock height is perfect for...

Milo - the 20 inch stock height is perfect for me. I just went through their web site. The dimensions appear to be identical to stock. Is there some kind of curve in their windshield, not apparent...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
Milo - can you provide more information on the...

Milo - can you provide more information on the windshield?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-21-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,891
Posted By hyena
That's the beauty of test rides. Glad you were...

That's the beauty of test rides. Glad you were able to take one before you plunked down your money.

A new FJR was on my short list to replace my GS last sumer, once I finally decided to give...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By hyena
Don't stay away from all the tourist shit. I'm...

Don't stay away from all the tourist shit. I'm talking about stuff like Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore / Crazy Horse (you don't have to be 'Mericun to appreciate them), Yellowstone, Grand Canyon,...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-02-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,909
Posted By hyena
[QUOTE=Dave.0;26264677] Valve inspection/service...

[QUOTE=Dave.0;26264677] Valve inspection/service at 15000- I took it to the dealer for that. That service runs about 1000 us dollars. /QUOTE]

JESUS CHRIST !!
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By hyena
I would move on. You'll know when you find the...

I would move on. You'll know when you find the right bike. When my new 2005 R1200GS decided to shed the piston rings on the right cylinder, I went shopping for an oilhead RT to have as a back up. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-30-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,270
Posted By hyena
Have you ridden either, John? The FJR was high...

Have you ridden either, John? The FJR was high on my list last year, until I rode one. I wasn't a mile from the dealer before I knew it wasn't the bike for me. Outstanding bike. Just not for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,376
Posted By hyena
Paris got rid of the dog????:eek1 ...

Paris got rid of the dog????:eek1

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/55hyena/paris-hilton-tinkerbell_zps81d66b57.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,376
Posted By hyena
What Jim said, about economy of scale. But it's...

What Jim said, about economy of scale. But it's not all about manufacturing cost. Just as important - what customers are willing to pay. BMW would happily put the MSRP of the GS LC at $50,000, if...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-07-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,467
Posted By hyena
Don't know how to embed a Youtube clip in here. ...

Don't know how to embed a Youtube clip in here. But this is my favorite motorcycle ad of all time. (Hope the link works.) I can't watch it without wanting an R3R. The sound track alone....well,...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-06-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,467
Posted By hyena
Gernick - are you really cross shopping those...

Gernick - are you really cross shopping those two? Man, I thought I was weird when I narrowed my latest bike down to either a Super Tenere or a Road King.

I stopped at the closest (3 hours away)...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-03-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,930
Posted By hyena
Beautiful S. Congratulations. I've always liked...

Beautiful S. Congratulations. I've always liked the looks of the 1100S, but I rode one once, about 9 years ago, and the ergos were just too aggressive for me.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-02-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,058
Posted By hyena
Sorry, Superzoom. Looks like the herd is moving...

Sorry, Superzoom. Looks like the herd is moving towards keep the Harley and get a thumper. :D

I like the KLR. I don't know why. I've ridden one once. I will have one some day. Maybe I'll...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-02-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,058
Posted By hyena
Add me to the "keep the Harley and get a KLR"...

Add me to the "keep the Harley and get a KLR" group.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,954
Posted By hyena
It would be nice if HD offered cruise control on...

It would be nice if HD offered cruise control on the Dyna line. Specifically, the Switchback.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By hyena
No, I don't see how that would work, Jim. ...

No, I don't see how that would work, Jim. Certainly not on my old 2009. The Pirate's Lair mounting bracket mounted to the BMW rear rack with four bolts. You'd have to unbolt it, which would take a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,183
Posted By hyena
I had one on my 2009. Very well made product. ...

I had one on my 2009. Very well made product. My girlfriend loved it. So did I, becasue it was on and off in 10 seconds, and the mounting plate was very unobtrusive. If you've got a GSW, you just...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,213
Posted By hyena
If I ever needed to put that much crap on a bike...

If I ever needed to put that much crap on a bike I'd just take my Silverado.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 58,831
Posted By hyena
Yes, that's how I would have approached the...

Yes, that's how I would have approached the purchase decision, sfrider. Except the number of days would have been far less than 250. I quit commuting by motorcycle in the winter a couple years ago....
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