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Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By LBS
What to make of my Servo situation

'04 R1150GS, 24K on the odometer.

With brake lever on handlebars squeezed, the servos actuates but fail to stop 'sounding off' after a couple of seconds. Fail to stop sounding off at all in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,548
Posted By LBS
Maybe a bit juvenile in my thinking but this is...

Maybe a bit juvenile in my thinking but this is my take. The water cooled is said to be in response to emission control standards the BMW must adhere to. That is to say what they built was what...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,087
Posted By LBS
Center stand virtually always. Center is better. ...

Center stand virtually always. Center is better.

I have grown to trust it as more stable; no tip-overs on hot asphalt, accessing panniers, and the option of resting feet-up and seated.

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,881
Posted By LBS
Give the a choice; pass or stop in the road. ...

Give the a choice; pass or stop in the road. That have until the conclussion of a long but unmistakable gradual slowing-down to decide.

Their awakening to realize that they are 15 under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,270
Posted By LBS
I didn't buy a bike to spend time repairing it,...

I didn't buy a bike to spend time repairing it, so I sought durability.

I didn't buy a bike to remain confined to perfect pavement, so I sought an Enduro.

I didn't buy a bike to hang out at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,935,629
Posted By LBS
The two photos are of the same bike. In fact its...

The two photos are of the same bike. In fact its the same photo with one photoshopped (I believe the second).

Note the position of the spokes, both front and back - perfect match. The angle and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
Anyone have experience with the PACSAFE products?...

Anyone have experience with the PACSAFE products? http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&activity_id=11

I'm wondering if it might not be the happy medium between hard cases and soft. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
Regarding the Modulator; I suppose you are right...

Regarding the Modulator; I suppose you are right to some degree. Whereas a modulating headlight does catch my attention, half the time I think the bike must be a really piece of junk with a loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
I guess I've been blessed to ride tarmac where...

I guess I've been blessed to ride tarmac where the limitations of the suspension are not reveiled. So then I know that it is just a matter of time before my expanding sphere of riding-reach lets me...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,973
Posted By LBS
I an 1150 and enjoy it on-road, but can't speak...

I an 1150 and enjoy it on-road, but can't speak for off.

Purposely stopped to talk to a guy with an 800 who I saw stopped. He relayed that he had owned an 1150, later a 1200, and now liked the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
I have to ask how many updates are directly...

I have to ask how many updates are directly related to off-road riding. (Forgive me brothers for I have sinned) Right now I'm looking for ideas on how to better the paved riding experience.

I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
I've had the bike for a few years, using it for...

I've had the bike for a few years, using it for commuting mostly which does not highlight any short comings other that lack of storage (i.e. bags) and being seen in traffic (i.e. lights or horn).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
Posted By LBS
I can't help but think that it makes a...

I can't help but think that it makes a difference, particularly if you riding a light bike. Case in point, I ride an 1150 while my wife rides a 650. After a stretch of interstate that was notabley...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By LBS
A sound a neighbor would love at 5 AM? Sounds...

A sound a neighbor would love at 5 AM?
Sounds like a machine with manners?
A sound that no Harley rider would like?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
O.K. So considering that the bike came with the...

O.K. So considering that the bike came with the crash-bar, you are thinking that lights should be next because its essential? Before the "wants' are addressed, are there any other essentials?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
Rain. I have to park outside while at work and...

Rain. I have to park outside while at work and it rains enough that I have never seen a co-worker leave them behind. Plus there are other things that I want to carry. The helmet seems to be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with that term, but...

I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with that term, but I do care enough to ask you to explain. By "Skate", do you mean Squeeze the Devil out of the grips and PRAY?:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
Amen to "more gas". I rank that up there with a...

Amen to "more gas". I rank that up there with a fully-functional OFF button on the cell phone.

"Akra system"? That's an exaust system (see n00b status), yes? How does an exaust system help...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
I don't, or at least haven't, gotten aggressive...

I don't, or at least haven't, gotten aggressive enough to notice the pegs. I have found the current ones a bit too confining, resulting in a need to stretch my legs. Your Fastway's, did they lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
In trying to rank-n-stack my "what to do next"...

In trying to rank-n-stack my "what to do next" list, What's the issue? soon became the reasonable path to trod (i.e. Fix the biggest issue, then reevaluate #2 on that list.) For me that was to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
Thanks Bemiiten. WRT the seat, what would I...

Thanks Bemiiten.

WRT the seat, what would I need to consider in buying one? Did you find yourself making longer rider before, or have you discovered that the seat lead you taking longer rides. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,786
Posted By LBS
Your best upgrade yet?

From those who have been with your current ride for a while, what has proven to be the best upgrade, addition, conversion, or customization you have made to your bike?

I have a fairly stock '04...
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