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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By Zeke013
THIS is a rolling roadblock. ...

THIS is a rolling roadblock.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/pdx3414/photo-1-1.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 612,235
Posted By Zeke013
I hate not being able to test a bunch of screens....

I hate not being able to test a bunch of screens.

I am probably hitting the ZTechnic screen. Seemed like minimal buffeting/good coverage.

Would like to try a bunch more though . . .
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,940
Posted By Zeke013
:clap:clap Bravo - great post. Thanks for...

:clap:clap

Bravo - great post. Thanks for writing.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,362
Posted By Zeke013
It really isn't fair for me to weigh in since I...

It really isn't fair for me to weigh in since I have 274 miles on the clock - but mine's 100%

:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By Zeke013
I was being a LITTLE facetious - that IS a pic...

I was being a LITTLE facetious - that IS a pic the off-road portion of my day. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By Zeke013
Day 1 is in the books (pics)

I got to squeeze in a little hard-core off-road. :evil

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/pdx3414/photo-2.jpg

And I got a law enforcement escort on my way home (it took all I had not to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By Zeke013
I always thought the RT was going to be too...

I always thought the RT was going to be too expensive for me. Then I got my head set on the GS.

And I started adding in the options I wanted - and finally made the call to get the GS.

Last...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,210,317
Posted By Zeke013
Well played.

Well played.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
I ended up with the vario panniers and top box,...

I ended up with the vario panniers and top box, engine cover/guards, no ESA, a tank bag and ABS.

We'll see.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,732
Posted By Zeke013
I did. Rode both. The 800 had way worse...

I did. Rode both.

The 800 had way worse highway performance, as far as buffeting and comfort. It also felt a little vague in the corners, perhaps due to the 21" front.

Didn't see myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,379
Posted By Zeke013
Stomped grapes are what you get when you are...

Stomped grapes are what you get when you are pushed too far forward in your seat.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Zeke013
Sounds awesome - wish I had more time. Enjoy!

Sounds awesome - wish I had more time. Enjoy!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By Zeke013
I looking to head out next weekend myself. ...

I looking to head out next weekend myself. Leaving Baker City on Monday morning, and need to be in Walla Walla near 2 pm.

Can I really not make the 208-mile Hells Canyon loop and then get up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,732
Posted By Zeke013
As a new motorcyclist, at 43, I hope it is. ...

As a new motorcyclist, at 43, I hope it is.

I was lured to this infernal obsession by the Street Triple.

Took my MSF course, bought a starter bike (Rebel) and rode a few thousand miles.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,380
Posted By Zeke013
I ended up going Varios all around. It was...

I ended up going Varios all around.

It was more than double the price for the hard cases and mounting hardware - well more.

Given my use for this bike (first real motorcycle/road riding/slab...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,380
Posted By Zeke013
Thanks all for your input. Depending on whether I...

Thanks all for your input. Depending on whether I can get the mounts removed without charge, and depending on the price of new mounts, I may go with them.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,380
Posted By Zeke013
BMW Vario Bags - I want your input

My dealer is trying to convince me to get the BMW bags since the bike I am buying has the hardware for the bags already installed.

While I certainly am not enamored with paying for the mounting...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Zeke013
This is what my dealer told me. Works. Sent...

This is what my dealer told me. Works.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,037,970
Posted By Zeke013
My dealer says they have allotted builds for the...

My dealer says they have allotted builds for the GS in September as 13 models. No mention of water cooling. Who knows. :confused:

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
For the newb: Did they change the ratios...

For the newb:

Did they change the ratios between '07 and '11?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 325,652
Posted By Zeke013
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<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JwlZiArfnYg" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Ouch
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
I would wager the 1250s are 6-12 months out. Had...

I would wager the 1250s are 6-12 months out. Had a conversation with my dealer about ordering a '13 and he said that they are already allocated in the system and will begin being built in September....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
ESA is the one item I am most concerned about. I...

ESA is the one item I am most concerned about. I enjoyed the ride, I just didn't dig the sort of dead feel from the handlebars. Almost no feedback as to road conditions.

Anyone else hung up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
I didn't realize that first gear was different on...

I didn't realize that first gear was different on the Adventure until yesterday. For a non-off road guy, what are the real world implications of the change in first gear ratios?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By Zeke013
You just described almost every other motorcycle!...

You just described almost every other motorcycle! :D

I haven't ridden the Triumph Explorer yet. Is it going to be disappointing?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By Zeke013
Agreed - but honestly, I am going to be a 95%...

Agreed - but honestly, I am going to be a 95% street guy.

Don't need the change in gearing. And i don't seeing it helping in my commute.

Then again, might it? Might I be able to keep it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By Zeke013
After doing a bit of research today, I don't see...

After doing a bit of research today, I don't see an Adventure in my future.

I don't want to monkey with the gearing with a different first gear.

Likely sticking with the elephant.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By Zeke013
Back from my test drive - R1200GS and F800GS

Well, that was interesting. 6', 220 lbs, 30" inseam Beginning Rider

Salesman put me on the 1200 first.

Rode for about 60 minutes. Had one stall right out side the dealership, taking off...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
I would have thought the same thing but the...

I would have thought the same thing but the salesman said it was low seat only. Will find out Saturday when I grab the other GS for test ride.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
I don't see a lot of folks saying the ESA is...

I don't see a lot of folks saying the ESA is essential. Any input on that?
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,173
Posted By Zeke013
Hang in there. Unfortunately, your story is all...

Hang in there. Unfortunately, your story is all too common. I have a friend here in a wheelchair now. Last rider in a group. No one saw what happened and he has no idea.

Scary.

May your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
That's fair - its just more of a comfort (psych)...

That's fair - its just more of a comfort (psych) deal with me.

If I am going to move to a big heavy bike, I don't want to risk a spill because my lard ass isn't slid over to the correct side of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
I there a good "low seat" after market seat...

I there a good "low seat" after market seat maker? Is Mayer the best option?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
Do those work on the '12s? It appears they...

Do those work on the '12s?

It appears they only work up to the '09s. The '10s on aren't even listed on the configurator . . . :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
What windshields are you folks installing for...

What windshields are you folks installing for highway miles?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,993
Posted By Zeke013
I had the SAME thing happen today. Talked to him...

I had the SAME thing happen today. Talked to him about ordering a set-up exactly as I wanted. He said we would be into the '13 model by the time it arrived, and he already had one allocated.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
All good thoughts - thanks. Any input on...

All good thoughts - thanks.

Any input on adding crash bars (effectively frame sliders for my purposes)?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,147
Posted By Zeke013
What are the no-brainer options/accessories on a '12 R1200GS?

I finally broke down on my refusal to enter a BMW dealership for fear of getting sucked into paying too much for a bike when there were great, cheaper options out there. I figured I'd drive one and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By Zeke013
But think of the mileage until then!

But think of the mileage until then!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,811
Posted By Zeke013
I know I shouldn't be surprised at the idiocy -...

I know I shouldn't be surprised at the idiocy - but somehow I am.
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