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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,050
Posted By steelerider
Even more fun than riding in a group of low skill...

Even more fun than riding in a group of low skill riders, is leading one. I used to lead the occasional Sunday ride at our church. You never knew who or what skill level would show up. It could be...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By steelerider
It's a great jacket. My only issue with it is...

It's a great jacket. My only issue with it is that while it is coated with a DWR material it is not waterproof, so you have to carry a liner around to drop in - the problem with that is you end up...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,496
Posted By steelerider
There's a function on the on board computer that...

There's a function on the on board computer that allows you to turn off the "waaaa waaaa" sound. Make sure that it is disabled.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,496
Posted By steelerider
Interesting. It's likely that the 2013 feels more...

Interesting. It's likely that the 2013 feels more powerful due to the lighter flywheel. Thoughts?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,050
Posted By steelerider
I'm very selective who I ride with. Seen far too...

I'm very selective who I ride with. Seen far too many near misses and riders who have no idea how to ride in a group - particularly on organized rides with our church. When a guy shows up for a ride...
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,879
Posted By steelerider
Stupid hurts. As soon as this dude returns to...

Stupid hurts. As soon as this dude returns to work, ( hopefully he does) I'd give him the pink slip. Obviously a huge liability.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By steelerider
I hit a deer last year in the middle of a huge...

I hit a deer last year in the middle of a huge forest. Barely had 2 bars of reception on the iPhone. Broken collar bone, scapula and 3 ribs and a concussion. I waited for a long time for help. Thank...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,640
Posted By steelerider
Yup. Take it to the dealer and get it fixed....

Yup. Take it to the dealer and get it fixed. Common issue, replaced under warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 261,734
Posted By steelerider
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

Question for you GSA owners - I'm 5"11, with a 32" inseam and I sat on one of these beasts this past weekend. I could barely tip toe the ground. My standard GSW is already a tall bike. How the hell...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,221
Posted By steelerider
Ok. Thank you for your response. May I ask if you...

Ok. Thank you for your response. May I ask if you think an airbag jacket / vest of any kind would have made a difference to the two brothers that you lost? I'm just wondering. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,221
Posted By steelerider
Dirtdogie, what is your issue with hitair? Who...

Dirtdogie, what is your issue with hitair? Who cares? If you don't like it, don't buy one.
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,366
Posted By steelerider
Ugh. Been there did that. Thank goodness you had...

Ugh. Been there did that. Thank goodness you had 1 bar of cell signal and were able to call for help, or the outcome may have been worse. I don't ride in remote places alone or without a SPOT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,545
Posted By steelerider
I don't think that a rider should ever be riding...

I don't think that a rider should ever be riding at a speed on the street where he is using skills meant for going fast on the track. That is a good way to get hurt, quickly. On the track, go for it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,545
Posted By steelerider
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,702
Posted By steelerider
Friend's son hit and killed

Another reminder that intersections are a place where the risk level instantly increases tenfold. Never assume anyone has or can see you, you should be thinking well ahead of what could possibly...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,747
Posted By steelerider
It would be quite difficult to crack a frame in...

It would be quite difficult to crack a frame in "light off road use". Then the owner apparently tries to fix it, covering all the original damage. I see this kind of stuff in my profession a lot....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,640
Posted By steelerider
My rear pads were toast at 9k miles. Front ones...

My rear pads were toast at 9k miles. Front ones are fine. Oh well. The same thing happened on my R1200RT.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,988
Posted By steelerider
Actually, I can wait to ride one of these beasts....

Actually, I can wait to ride one of these beasts. It's not quite the right bike for me since I like to do a fair amount of gravel and fire roads (for which the GS is perfect). But 160 hp, comfortable...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,496
Posted By steelerider
That issue was fixed with a new part number...

That issue was fixed with a new part number release. I had the same problem, parts were ordered to fix it and BMW stopped the order so that could send the modified part numbers. The new windshield...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,672
Posted By steelerider
Agreed. I don't have a modulating headlight. I...

Agreed. I don't have a modulating headlight. I find that the LED on my GSW is very bright and tends to get people's attention.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,873
Posted By steelerider
You know you've bought the right bike when: 1....

You know you've bought the right bike when:
1. You walk away from it, turn around and smile.
2. You go into your garage and just stare at it, while your wife looks at you and just shakes her head....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,672
Posted By steelerider
HI VIZ is for pussies??

Link to the entire document is here. Extremely interesting reading.
www.intrans.iastate.edu/research/documents/research-reports/motorcycle_conspicuity_ii_w_cvr.pdf - 284k - 2012-07-24 -
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,672
Posted By steelerider
Iowa State University recently did a study of the...

Iowa State University recently did a study of the effectiveness of high vis clothing and various combinations of headlights, and settings - both urban and rural. The test was run in a simulator with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,988
Posted By steelerider
S1000XR - How many GS's are suddenly going to be for sale?

Not sure that any FD issues are even relevant to this discussion, since the XR is chain driven.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,988
Posted By steelerider
S1000XR - How many GS's are suddenly going to be for sale?

Great looking bike. But it's just not a GS. The first time it hits the dirt and all that nice plastic gets scratched up there are going to be tears. With my GS, I barely care if it takes a dirt nap....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 441,238
Posted By steelerider
Interesting. How are the euro ones different?

Interesting. How are the euro ones different?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,496
Posted By steelerider
Thanks Jim. I have new ones on order already.

Thanks Jim. I have new ones on order already.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 441,238
Posted By steelerider
Farkles for the GS-W: Put 'em all in here

Installed a set of hyperlites on my 2013 GSW.
Easy to do. Note, that the rear brake light is an LED and if you hook the gray power wire for the hyperlites controller, you will pull too much voltage...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,496
Posted By steelerider
While replacing the power cord for my heated...

While replacing the power cord for my heated jacket today, pulled the battery cover, and found that the rubber grommets that hold the cover in place are all gone. Same on the left side cover as well....
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,919
Posted By steelerider
Selling my pristine metallic blue Triumph Sprint...

Selling my pristine metallic blue Triumph Sprint ST. :(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,545
Posted By steelerider
My experience with the MSF has been a complete...

My experience with the MSF has been a complete waste of time. Sadly. It feels like the class is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. I mean, ok, it will teach a noob rider how to ride a bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,305
Posted By steelerider
I bet that the dude in custody signs like a...

I bet that the dude in custody signs like a scared little canary, and more arrests will follow. Who's the tough guy now? Asshole.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,545
Posted By steelerider
Sadly, the MSF courses that I've taken here in PA...

Sadly, the MSF courses that I've taken here in PA are lacking. Every time it was just an instructor reading from a deck of cards telling us how to go ride around the course. Do this, do that, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 441,238
Posted By steelerider
The radiators are aluminum core. The likelihood...

The radiators are aluminum core. The likelihood of either one being broken by a stone is extremely remote. The guards are just more TT bling and extra weight, imho. But, to each his own.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By steelerider
Blixa your RR is what inspired me to go!

Blixa your RR is what inspired me to go!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By steelerider
Inspired to ride!!! To Maryland......um yeah, Maryland.

After wandering around St Michaels I headed even further south to Tilghman island. Another quaint fishing community, with more of a working mans flair. Surrounded by farms and the odd vacation home,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By steelerider
Inspired to ride!!! To Maryland......um yeah, Maryland.

My wife reminded me a few weeks ago about her impending "roommate reunion annual weekend". Basically it means she is gone away with her ex college roomies (all ladies) and It's me and the dog alone...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 487,471
Posted By steelerider
I only have a GS. Am I still cool? Next time will...

I only have a GS. Am I still cool? Next time will be the GSA.
Still, this is the best damn bike I've ever owned. It doubles as a mule as well. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,525
Posted By steelerider
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,007
Posted By steelerider
I sold a guy a pristine 6 month old Ninja 650R....

I sold a guy a pristine 6 month old Ninja 650R. He crashed it the next day.
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