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Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,227
Posted By SocalRob
I don't think that clip will ever get old. As...

I don't think that clip will ever get old. As good or better than the corkscrew pass on Stoner or flipping off Biaggi during a pass.:lol3
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,350
Posted By SocalRob
Rossi may need to change his leathers to "The...

Rossi may need to change his leathers to "The Teacher", as he definitely schooled MM. Watching the contact, I almost think VR set that up.

Glad Marc was uninjured. He will come back with a...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,371
Posted By SocalRob
What I see as different, Rossi is throwing his...

What I see as different, Rossi is throwing his leg out like a air drag brake, MM is putting his foot down on the ground like super moto style.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,371
Posted By SocalRob
I would rather see the other factory bikes have...

I would rather see the other factory bikes have their fuel load increased a liter or two to match the Ducs.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By SocalRob
My bike uses very little oil. I change it at the...

My bike uses very little oil. I change it at the recommended 6k intervals. The check oil level comes on at about 5,000 miles when I need to add a third of a quart or so.

I ride every day. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By SocalRob
Not my experience. Warning comes on at about a...

Not my experience. Warning comes on at about a 3rd of a quart low. Works like a champ.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By SocalRob
LB BMW was briefly a Husky dealer. I traded a...

LB BMW was briefly a Husky dealer. I traded a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S in on a new Husky TR650 for my son to use as his first street bike. I worked out the price of the Husky on the phone, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,787
Posted By SocalRob
You guessed correctly, but to hell with sprung or...

You guessed correctly, but to hell with sprung or unsprung, front or rear, this is rotating mass, and is the most critical on a vehicle for acceleration. Which is why the part was originally...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,787
Posted By SocalRob
How much heavier is the steel part, and how much...

How much heavier is the steel part, and how much performance degradation will result. When I bought my bike I paid for a light weight aluminum part. Is BMW going to pay for the performance...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 125,500
Posted By SocalRob
Don't know why you have to keep hammering on DP's...

Don't know why you have to keep hammering on DP's size.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 125,500
Posted By SocalRob
I recall a very severe broken leg on Rossi's...

I recall a very severe broken leg on Rossi's part, not to mention the Simoncelli accident.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 125,500
Posted By SocalRob
I thought so too. Very sad. Hope the best for...

I thought so too. Very sad. Hope the best for him and hope he can salvage this season if possible.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,542
Posted By SocalRob
I foresee some fantastic Rossi / MM head to head...

I foresee some fantastic Rossi / MM head to head racing this season. Could be epic.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,180
Posted By SocalRob
Thinking about attending Sat & Sunday. Would...

Thinking about attending Sat & Sunday. Would need to fly in and rent a car. What is earliest safe time for getting a flight out of Austin Sunday night?
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 125,500
Posted By SocalRob
As was said of Rossi in the recent past.

As was said of Rossi in the recent past.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,542
Posted By SocalRob
Pretty hard core pass MM made on first lap. ...

Pretty hard core pass MM made on first lap. Looked like a bit of contact.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,648
Posted By SocalRob
Great report. Really enjoyed it.

Great report. Really enjoyed it.
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 92,568
Posted By SocalRob
The CA licensing board for medical fields has no...

The CA licensing board for medical fields has no Mayer shown as licensed in nursing.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22,222
Views: 2,714,863
Posted By SocalRob
I have always had the mode setting on the highest...

I have always had the mode setting on the highest performance number.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22,222
Views: 2,714,863
Posted By SocalRob
Do you ride a lot in full ABS mode? I saw no...

Do you ride a lot in full ABS mode? I saw no difference in mileage when I used to ride in the off road mode - rear ABS off, which is the normal default mode for the dongle.

Only lately have I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22,222
Views: 2,714,863
Posted By SocalRob
Speaking of the ABS dongle, is it possible it...

Speaking of the ABS dongle, is it possible it changes the fueling map?

Reason I ask, when I first checked my 14 I was getting about 125-130 miles before the low fuel light came on. Lately, with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,657
Posted By SocalRob
Looks good, has anybody actually mounted one? Is...

Looks good, has anybody actually mounted one? Is it sturdy?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,932
Posted By SocalRob
The OP says he was traveling 70 on a small road...

The OP says he was traveling 70 on a small road which was likely limited to 45. We all need to keep in mind that speed limits are based partly on sight limits. At 45 perhaps no sign is needed. If...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 37,148
Posted By SocalRob
My son went off today and put a deposit on one of...

My son went off today and put a deposit on one of these. I think they are very cool looking bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,433
Posted By SocalRob
This is where I am. The stock bike rides great...

This is where I am. The stock bike rides great at a solid 70mph, feels a bit wrung out droning 80+ on the freeway. A big part of that is any 300 poundish bike with decent knobbies is going to be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,383
Posted By SocalRob
I like to redline it once every ride.

I like to redline it once every ride.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-09-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,620
Posted By SocalRob
Yes, I too noticed the subjective stuff was...

Yes, I too noticed the subjective stuff was tilted towards BMW, which is what really swayed the final score.

On the subject if the cylinders sticking out, that does give the advantage of having...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,620
Posted By SocalRob
True, so true. Grass is greener on the other...

True, so true. Grass is greener on the other side of the fence.:lol3

Also, I bet the weight difference between the GSA and the SA is in good part due to the shaft drive.

Personally, I have no...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-01-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,620
Posted By SocalRob
Very true. Of course the standard GS has cruise...

Very true. Of course the standard GS has cruise control like the SA, but also has a shaft drive, for better or worse.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-01-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,620
Posted By SocalRob
I bought my 690 for more off-road excursions...

I bought my 690 for more off-road excursions including camping out in the west in for weekend or extended weekend rides from LA. If I buy an SA, it will be for winter commuting and longer road...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-01-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,620
Posted By SocalRob
Will be interesting. From KTM's site the SA will...

Will be interesting. From KTM's site the SA will weigh 504 lbs ready to ride without gas. A standard 2015 GS1200 per BMW weighs 496 lbs without gas, and a standard 2015 GSA1200 weighs 535 lbs...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,302
Posted By SocalRob
You do this kind of stuff for a living, right? ...

You do this kind of stuff for a living, right? I'd follow your advice.:lol3

I looked at the installation PDF for a two post model and they are recommending what looks like lead expansion type...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,302
Posted By SocalRob
My only concern would be the floor requirements. ...

My only concern would be the floor requirements. If you are at all concerned about condition of the concrete or concrete floor thickness, I would consider pouring some very thickened new slabs under...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,295
Posted By SocalRob
This thread is rough. RIP young rider. My...

This thread is rough. RIP young rider.

My 22yo son rides. When he was 20 I traded my Hypermotard in for a Husky 650 Strada with ABS. I near perfect bike to learn on. He now is a better canyon...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,100
Posted By SocalRob
Down on the freeway at 45 today

First street bike crash ever.

Entirely my fault.

It rained the last two days, but lanes all looked dry. Riding the GSA with all three cases, as I am carrying some stuff in one of them to meet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,970
Posted By SocalRob
Exactly. Don't know what is wrong with Jim, I...

Exactly. Don't know what is wrong with Jim, I could easily do half of that.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,534
Posted By SocalRob
Interesting. Of course, add in extra bars and...

Interesting. Of course, add in extra bars and make the whole thing super stiff, and the crash forces will likely be sent direct to fragile engine case mount points with disasterous results.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By SocalRob
The aftermarket sensors lately have specified...

The aftermarket sensors lately have specified they must be used with metal valve stems. Several years ago I had a rubber valve stem with a after market sensor cap experience a fast catastrophic...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,913
Posted By SocalRob
RLL, I think I saw you were at DeansBMW...

RLL,

I think I saw you were at DeansBMW place up in Show Low back when he had a K1600GT. Dean let me ride his GT and his 2010 camhead GS.

The GT was a rocket ship for sure, and felt fast and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,913
Posted By SocalRob
Saw the new KTM 1290 Adventure at the MC show...

Saw the new KTM 1290 Adventure at the MC show last night. Worth a look.
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