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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,301
Posted By dbyker
Hope to be there. First time attendee. No bike...

Hope to be there. First time attendee. No bike work to do right now, just enjoy the camaraderie. I could either ride the new-to-me R12R or the absurdly-modded R12GS. Trying to get my Italophile...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By dbyker
I had a RDL on a previous K75RT and rode it...

I had a RDL on a previous K75RT and rode it 'cross county and back, tried a RDL on a R12GS and knew immediately it was not right for me. Now I have a standard Sargent on my R12GS and 500+ miles days...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By dbyker
* ...I went for a ride this morning, and my...

* ...I went for a ride this morning, and my fingers are numb.
* Beefier handlebar grips. The 1100 grips has more rubber and more comfort.
Suggestions and comments from the community are more than...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,355
Posted By dbyker
+1. Currently own an '06 and an '07. Obviously...

+1. Currently own an '06 and an '07. Obviously different centerstands, '07 much easier to put up than '06. This is a known issue (like servo brakes up thru '06).

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By dbyker
See Jim Von Baden's Maintenance DVDs

Check out Jim Von Baden's maintenance DVDs. They show very good videos of many common maintenance activities, including TANK REMOVAL. Most of the jobs aren't too bad, once you see how they're done. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,391
Posted By dbyker
Key criteria. Riding is mainly irrational, so the...

Key criteria. Riding is mainly irrational, so the right bike is the one that stirs your soul. If the bike in your garage doesn't make you smile, whether for past rides taken or future rides planned...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By dbyker
Absolutely Gorgeous !!!

That is just absolutely gorgeous!! Keeping it two-tone with your mods is the way to go! My '07 GS is black & silver too, timeless color scheme that just works. Mortons is my dealer too, they are top...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By dbyker
Good deal. Go ride. Dave

Good deal. Go ride.
Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By dbyker
$10-12K. Dave ('07 GS)

$10-12K.
Dave ('07 GS)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By dbyker
Winglets

If you haven't already, search this forum for "winglets" and you'll find a few threads that may be helpful. Short answer, if you add GSA winglets to your GS, you may have to trim the stock GS...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,865
Posted By dbyker
Good news and good pricing. Thank you very much...

Good news and good pricing. Thank you very much for sharing! Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,653
Posted By dbyker
Russell Backrest - Worth It ??

I'm in a Russell Group Buy this winter, and debating the backrest. Does it make that much difference for a 500-1000 mile day ride? Is it easily adjustable? Is it easily removable? I'm fine with the...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,865
Posted By dbyker
WrigmanG/S and Dulsprtrider, Thanks so much...

WrigmanG/S and Dulsprtrider,

Thanks so much for the testing, comments & pictures. The new Aeroflow Sport Screen looks a lot cleaner and less "barn door" like in the photos, and it sounds like it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,141
Posted By dbyker
Sounds like Givi may be selling A LOT of these,...

Sounds like Givi may be selling A LOT of these, and maybe even sending Aeroflow "back to the old drawing board". :norton

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By dbyker
Rider acquaintance, older guy like me who...

Rider acquaintance, older guy like me who should've known better, was killed doing that at Yellowstone.

National Parks are for enjoying. Interstates are for Iron Butting. Either way, ride safe. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,141
Posted By dbyker
Thanks, very good to know. Have you tried the...

Thanks, very good to know. Have you tried the Givi AirFlow WITH the winglets yet? If so, was that better than the AirFlow alone?

Dave (pretty much decided on the Givi AirFlow)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,141
Posted By dbyker
No worries, I have the same problem and have...

No worries, I have the same problem and have spent too much time here lately.

In addition to the Givi AirFlow AF330 windscreen, some have reported additional success with GS Adventure or Cee...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,141
Posted By dbyker
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592875&highlight=af330

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615875&highlight=af330
...
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,410
Posted By dbyker
Email Sent...

Just sent in my email request to get on Andy's original Group Buy. If I get "overflowed" to Philip's Group Buy, that's fine too. Hope to hear back on one of them. Many thanks to both for doing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By dbyker
Recent R12GS Price Paid

As a possible data point, two months ago I purchased an '07 R12GS w/ 45K miles for $10,300 from a very reputable Northern VA Beemer dealer. The price included Vario side cases, H&B engine guards,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,583
Posted By dbyker
I'm this close (> <) to ordering one of these....

I'm this close (> <) to ordering one of these. Bike is stock '07 12GS, I am 5'10" with 30" inseam, helmet is Arai Quantum e full-face. Do the rake (lower) and height (upper) adjustments make a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By dbyker
I knew I wanted a GS, so I test rode an F650GS...

I knew I wanted a GS, so I test rode an F650GS and a R1200GS. Bought the R12GS, no contest whatsoever. But, you have to ride both and decide what's right for you. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,600
Posted By dbyker
Hi Paul, Keep the R12GS if you're still...

Hi Paul,

Keep the R12GS if you're still comfortable riding it, sell it if you must but sell the accessories separately. Test ride all the other bikes you're interested in and get the one that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By dbyker
Thanks, good to know. Picking up my new-to-me '07...

Thanks, good to know. Picking up my new-to-me '07 R12GS w/ 44K miles in two days. Thirty-five year rider, started in the dirt as a teenager, haven't been back since ('til now), fifth Beemer, first GS...
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