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Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,745
Posted By Deans BMW
Try a '14 or a '15 Road King and you will be...

Try a '14 or a '15 Road King and you will be bigtime surprised.

The difference over even a '13 RK in dramatic.
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,195
Posted By Deans BMW
I bought a set of 12" side extensions 3 months...

I bought a set of 12" side extensions 3 months ago for my 30 or so year old Handy Lift that I bought for San Jose BMW back in the day and now in my garage.

Delt directly with Handy at 855 752...
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,750
Posted By Deans BMW
Ara....WOW..........what a stunning picture. ...

Ara....WOW..........what a stunning picture.

http://beemerchef.smugmug.com/photos/i-kn5NMK8/0/O/i-kn5NMK8.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Deans BMW
An issue with PEX that most don't realize.... ...

An issue with PEX that most don't realize....

The ID (inside diameter) of the couplings used are a lot smaller than the ID of the PEX used. When you have several couplings in a row, the net result...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,535
Posted By Deans BMW
I enjoy the heck out of my '14 Road king, it has...

I enjoy the heck out of my '14 Road king, it has the soul and looks of a classic bike and at last the Motor company has turned it into a modern motorcycle from a standpoint of handling, performance...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,376
Posted By Deans BMW
We have a '14 Mitsubishi Mirage with the CVT...

We have a '14 Mitsubishi Mirage with the CVT tranny used for a 40 mile commute each way up here in the Smokey's. To tell the truth, the car is great and consistently gets 44 MPG from tank to tank....
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
I believe that starting with the '14 touring...

I believe that starting with the '14 touring models, the Motor Company utilized a substantially improved integrated frame/suspension designed, IMHO the improvement is very noticeable.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
What I have experienced on my '13 RK and the '06...

What I have experienced on my '13 RK and the '06 EG Classic of my Bro in Laws that I owned for 2 or 3 months before I sold it (was way too loud and underpowered) is more of a weave rather than an out...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
Perhaps to bring a little bit of perspective. I...

Perhaps to bring a little bit of perspective. I never spin the tire or ever lock up the brakes. my box stock '13 RK had the OEM tires down to the wear bars at 7,000 miles. The new Touring elites...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
The brakes are excellent, I have never tried the...

The brakes are excellent, I have never tried the HD ABS. BMW ABS is very excellent.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
I added the Progressive Suspension Touring Link...

I added the Progressive Suspension Touring Link to my '13 RK in an attempt to stop the wobble at speeds in sweepers above 75 and 80 which I thought was completely unacceptable in a modern expensive...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
Yes, those are the ones. I have had occasion...

Yes, those are the ones.

I have had occasion to ride various HD's since the mid '70's as we would take some of them in on trade on Beemers. Also would occasionally ride some of them home from our...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
The new HD Fork leg wind deflectors are entirely...

The new HD Fork leg wind deflectors are entirely different from the older deflectors. I added them to my '13 Road King initially and noticed a big difference.

When I traded the '13 for the '14,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,819
Posted By Deans BMW
I have a '14 Road king that I added the latest HD...

I have a '14 Road king that I added the latest HD front fork wind deflectors and cut the windshield so that I look over it, about a 1" cut down.

Completely eliminated and wind problem, no dreaded...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,426
Posted By Deans BMW
The K1600GT would just make it on fumes with its...

The K1600GT would just make it on fumes with its 7 Gallon tank. My bike had a full Remus and cruising at 7K RPM even with a quiet Schuberth helmet and ear plugs you could hear the glorious howl of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,535
Posted By Deans BMW
Never used a GPS on it and never tried a top...

Never used a GPS on it and never tried a top speed run.....yet ....but my '14 RK hits 115-120 on the speedo very easy in just normal playing go fast. With windshield and bags BTW.

My RK has stock...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,426
Posted By Deans BMW
Out in the western US in states like Utah,...

Out in the western US in states like Utah, Nevada, parts of Arizona and a few others......I used to cruise at 120 to 140 for miles on end on my K1600GT. Routinely running from Caliente, Nevada thru...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,535
Posted By Deans BMW
http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/2014-HD-Road-Kin...

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/2014-HD-Road-King/i-TjDhzms/0/L/Motorcyclist-Cafe-East-visits-10-14%20008-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,535
Posted By Deans BMW
http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/Cafe-Colorado-Tr...

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/Cafe-Colorado-Trip-8-6-14/i-2QvGQs3/0/L/From%20Gary%20099-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,535
Posted By Deans BMW
Forgot all about this thread. Only road about 5 K...

Forgot all about this thread. Only road about 5 K miles on my trip, had to deal with some family matters, all good BTW.

The '14 RK was flawless, one stretch on I 10 in west Texas road appx 140...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,794
Posted By Deans BMW
Correct in using a true sine wave inverter. A...

Correct in using a true sine wave inverter. A cheaper modified sign wave inverter will probably overheat and ruin the bikes battery charger.

Also....Pulling 800 watts out of an inverter at 110 VAC...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,426
Posted By Deans BMW
Add a nice little removable little passenger...

Add a nice little removable little passenger backrest and will be one heck of a sports tourer.

https://mediapool.bmwgroup.com/cache/P9/201409/P90163628/P90163628-bmw-r-1200-rs-09-2014-600px.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,426
Posted By Deans BMW
The RS looks fantastic. Looks to be a worthy...

The RS looks fantastic. Looks to be a worthy successor to the R100RS and the R90 and R100S's with a proper seat and proper side cases.

Also wise that it is called R1200RS and not R1200ST.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,426
Posted By Deans BMW
The R version

The R version.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w91/Dan_Freshman/1_zps93a7a61e.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w91/Dan_Freshman/2_zps84b87fa6.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,426
Posted By Deans BMW
The new WC BMW R1200RS and R

These look outstanding.............

The RS version

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w91/Dan_Freshman/1_zps22f31524.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w91/Dan_Freshman/2_zps76f3392d.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,896
Posted By Deans BMW
I traded my '13 RK for a "14. In a nutshell the...

I traded my '13 RK for a "14. In a nutshell the difference is dramatic. The '14 is finally a proper motorcycle from the standpoint of Brakes, Handling and Power. The bike is now a proper modern...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5,587
Views: 698,330
Posted By Deans BMW
The engine is mechanically noisy, as was the same...

The engine is mechanically noisy, as was the same basic engine in my 09 G650GS Beemer.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,896
Posted By Deans BMW
BTW, the '14 Road King is standard with Cruise...

BTW, the '14 Road King is standard with Cruise control.....:evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,896
Posted By Deans BMW
The way I do it is to decide what I want, decide...

The way I do it is to decide what I want, decide on a fair price for both parties, the dealer and myself, write a check for my out the door price that I am willing to pay, hand the check to the sales...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,883
Posted By Deans BMW
250 HP :eek1

250 HP :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,896
Posted By Deans BMW
Harley marketing is the best in the business. ...

Harley marketing is the best in the business.

I'm 6' with a 31-32 inseam. On my '14RK, I installed a take off seat from an Electra Glide classic and cut the stock RK windshield down about 1" so...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,896
Posted By Deans BMW
Cakeeater, could not agree more on the '14 Road...

Cakeeater, could not agree more on the '14 Road King, now a totally enjoyable dependable bike.

I now have pared my bike collection down to the most enjoyable that I have ever had. For the first...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,823
Posted By Deans BMW
Was the engine seized? Did the starter...

Was the engine seized?

Did the starter engage and crank the engine and it turned over but would not fire up?

Have you done an oil analysts?

Lots of questions.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,823
Posted By Deans BMW
I believe that the ECU records events as well..

I believe that the ECU records events as well..
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,479
Posted By Deans BMW
The reverse trike (Can Am Spyder) is many times...

The reverse trike (Can Am Spyder) is many times safer than the standard trike. Remember that 3 wheel ATV had to be discontinued because they were in involved in so many serious accidents.

BTW,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,945
Posted By Deans BMW
You sir are a wise man.

You sir are a wise man.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5,587
Views: 698,330
Posted By Deans BMW
What did that service cost you over at Eurosport?...

What did that service cost you over at Eurosport?

Or can you detail what all they did at the 12K service and the cost of the valve check/adjust.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5,587
Views: 698,330
Posted By Deans BMW
Installed a Tail Tidy this weekend after the rear...

Installed a Tail Tidy this weekend after the rear fender did its thing..:cry

Before when the Strada was new.

Even before getting dirty.....:1drink
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 145,429
Posted By Deans BMW
The answer is clearly that the demand for the...

The answer is clearly that the demand for the bike is very high.

It is a stunningly excellent bike at a very good price.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 145,429
Posted By Deans BMW
Congrats, the S1000R in white is a real stunner.

Congrats, the S1000R in white is a real stunner.
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