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Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,194
Posted By Existence_Inc
UPDATE: The Glare Guard provided by Alt-Rider...

UPDATE: The Glare Guard provided by Alt-Rider worked well, but I didn't much care for the looks (and mine started to peel on the bottom). AltRider offered to send me a replacement, but for the time...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,629
Posted By Existence_Inc
ArmorAll Custom Shield is another alternative. I...

ArmorAll Custom Shield is another alternative. I used it to cover the small windshield on the GS-W. I didn't like the look of it when it was clear, so I fixed that problem. We'll see how well it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,203
Posted By Existence_Inc
Shure IEMs work perfectly for me. I have the...

Shure IEMs work perfectly for me. I have the SE-215s and SE-425s. With the added bonus of noise isolating foam tips to keep the wind noise to a minimum.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By Existence_Inc
Exactly. :deal ~Ex

Exactly. :deal

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 729,299
Posted By Existence_Inc
6,000 mile service: Oil, Filter, FD Oil, Brake...

6,000 mile service: Oil, Filter, FD Oil, Brake Fluid, Bolt Torque Inspection, Brake Pad Inspection, Tyre Inspection, Suspension Inspection. Then went for a 200 mile ride to check for leaks and loose...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 28,118
Posted By Existence_Inc
Jason, Any ETA on your next shipment? I'm...

Jason,
Any ETA on your next shipment? I'm trying to decide between these and the Bumot set you guys offer (black/black). Thanks.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 729,299
Posted By Existence_Inc
I will miss this place when I finally move. So...

I will miss this place when I finally move. So much good riding.



Good on you! It may be a big, heavy bike, but it sure is fun off the pavement.

This was a test run for doing the NM section...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 729,299
Posted By Existence_Inc
Holiday Weekend

Not today, but this past weekend I did the 3rd stage of the Co BDR. :deal

Some Fast Dirt:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By Existence_Inc
I think they do, yes. I wasn't sitting still when...

I think they do, yes. I wasn't sitting still when the bike went down. And keep in mind that all bars are situationally effective. Pointy rocks will defeat any bars if you land just right (wrong)....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,194
Posted By Existence_Inc
AltRider contacted me and let me know that they...

AltRider contacted me and let me know that they are now providing a "Glare Guard" that will be shipped with their headlight protectors. They shipped one to me free of charge, so I thought I would...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,133
Posted By Existence_Inc
My commuter (SF848) and my grocery getter (Honda...

My commuter (SF848) and my grocery getter (Honda Fit.)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/Ducati%20SF848/DSC00832_zpsf9eb6d97.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,249
Posted By Existence_Inc
Same. I wear Sidi Adventure boots and no heat on...

Same. I wear Sidi Adventure boots and no heat on my feet or legs. Or riding my Ducati SF has reduced my sensitivity to engine and exhaust heat. :lol3

~Ex
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,301
Posted By Existence_Inc
OT: I am not sold on the 821 Monster, but I will...

OT: I am not sold on the 821 Monster, but I will say this: The bike pretty much sounds the death knell for the StreetFighter 848. I think I liked the older bikes better, but only because I like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 322,843
Posted By Existence_Inc
Well, they are lighter, and lower risk (breaking...

Well, they are lighter, and lower risk (breaking spokes, balancing, etc) for 80% of the usage I put them through. And they do alright off-road. Besides, if I bend my cast rims all to hell, then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,213
Posted By Existence_Inc
Okay, it isn't a GSAW, just a GSW. But I find...

Okay, it isn't a GSAW, just a GSW. But I find that it is at home in a variety of environments.

Obligatory:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 322,843
Posted By Existence_Inc
I also think they look better. Thank GOD I'm not...

I also think they look better. Thank GOD I'm not the only one. :freaky

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Existence_Inc
AltRider is the brand I chose. It doesn't mount...

AltRider is the brand I chose. It doesn't mount to the engine and covers everything from the front of the motor to the center stand cross bar. VERY heavy Duty.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By Existence_Inc
Wolfman Beta+ Tail bag. Worked great for a 4 day...

Wolfman Beta+ Tail bag. Worked great for a 4 day camping trip. Comes with rear straps for a dry bag, which I used to secure my tent and sleeping mat.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,819
Posted By Existence_Inc
Twice a year I use Zymol cleaner wax to remove...

Twice a year I use Zymol cleaner wax to remove impurities and such, then I follow up with Meguire's Tech Wax 2.0. Keeps the paint safe from the sun and filth is sees when I ride it. My bike has 2,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 322,843
Posted By Existence_Inc
Bah!! I meant Moab AND AZ. I was just wandering...

Bah!! I meant Moab AND AZ. I was just wandering in the AZ desert so I couldn't identify a more specific location. More like Moab, North Rim Grand Canyon, Random desert areas, etc. :freaky

~Ex
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 322,843
Posted By Existence_Inc
F: 34-36 R: 40-42 If I recall, the manual...

F: 34-36
R: 40-42

If I recall, the manual calls for 36/42. I have ridden a fair amount off the pavement on some rocky terrain and I have had NO issues with dings or dents. For reference, I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By Existence_Inc
I simply removed the plate before taking it to...

I simply removed the plate before taking it to the dealership for the first service. I intend to do the same when I change the oil in a few weeks.

~Ex
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 1,192,074
Posted By Existence_Inc
To be fair, the GS-W is only 35% water cooled and...

To be fair, the GS-W is only 35% water cooled and 65% air cooled with two very small radiators. It sill gets hot (212F) before the fans come on, however the design of the engine (boxer) allows the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 901,391
Posted By Existence_Inc
From my weekend trip to the Grand Canyon (North...

From my weekend trip to the Grand Canyon (North Rim).
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/BMW%20R1200GS/Grand%20Canyon%20Trip/WP_20140522_15_39_52_Raw_zpsca42fa93.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By Existence_Inc
And they work as advertised. :deal ...

And they work as advertised. :deal
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/BMW%20R1200GS/Grand%20Canyon%20Trip/WP_20140526_17_38_53_Raw_zps1a42721c.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 729,299
Posted By Existence_Inc
Took a 4 day camping trip to the Grand Canyon...

Took a 4 day camping trip to the Grand Canyon (North Rim) and froze my butt off. I had a great time.... :freaky

The sky is pinky and hazy from the smoke....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,769
Posted By Existence_Inc
That is exactly what I do as well. They work...

That is exactly what I do as well. They work great!

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 322,843
Posted By Existence_Inc
:freaky Less beer at work I guess. Sorry about...

:freaky Less beer at work I guess. Sorry about that. 212*F.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 322,843
Posted By Existence_Inc
Curious. I have been sitting in traffic in 90F...

Curious. I have been sitting in traffic in 90F weather and the bike heats up to 212C and the fans come on and lower the temps to around 202C (repeats as necessary). I have Radiator guards on my bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 537,007
Posted By Existence_Inc
Olympia X-Moto jacket. Discontinued now, but I...

Olympia X-Moto jacket. Discontinued now, but I got it on clearance. Has a built in hydration pack and storage pouch. I wish I had gotten two.



I tried, but the shopping center frowns on that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 537,007
Posted By Existence_Inc
Rode 660 miles to find a Starbucks, camped for...

Rode 660 miles to find a Starbucks, camped for the first time in 20 years. 1450 miles. A great weekend. :deal
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 171,997
Posted By Existence_Inc
I was interested in these until I read "Not for...

I was interested in these until I read "Not for off-road use" in the SWM Manual. A shame that. :cry

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,194
Posted By Existence_Inc
I took a short weekend trip (1400+ miles) in some...

I took a short weekend trip (1400+ miles) in some pretty interesting climates. I ran the AltRider Lexan guard for the duration of the trip and I have to say, it does what it was advertised:

Just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,463
Posted By Existence_Inc
I was left stranded by my Daytona 675R (Crank...

I was left stranded by my Daytona 675R (Crank Position Sensor) in California in the middle of a 5,000 mile tour of the Western US. It cost me a lot of time and money and I wasn't able to complete the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32,346
Views: 7,849,429
Posted By Existence_Inc
Who wants to know!? :mad? ~Ex

Who wants to know!? :mad?

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,194
Posted By Existence_Inc
Other than the complications added by the upper...

Other than the complications added by the upper crash bar, I can't see any reason why it would be more difficult on the GSA. The lower mounts can just be installed to the same bracket as the aux...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,370
Posted By Existence_Inc
:clap:freaky ~Ex

:clap:freaky

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have ridden on some washboard surfaces On and...

I have ridden on some washboard surfaces On and Off the tarmac on my GS-W in Enduro Mode without any incident. I have also ridden over all manner of surfaces on my SF848 with TC at 4/8 and it only...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Existence_Inc
I bought a white bike, but the dealership was...

I bought a white bike, but the dealership was kind enough to swap the panels out for "thunder grey" (for free). I didn't care for any of the options, personally, so I'll likely have the bike painted...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,042
Posted By Existence_Inc
The K60s have a very polarizing effect as well....

The K60s have a very polarizing effect as well. There is a thread about those here somewhere... My GS came with the Trail Attacks and I like them quite a bit. Confidence inspiring on road, pretty...
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