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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,238
Posted By BCC
I find the knock-offs bland. Though, I loved the...

I find the knock-offs bland. Though, I loved the RC 51. Hated, hated the FJR. Souless, for sure. The Valk was cool. The Suzuki 750 was fun.

The Honda 600 f4i was the perfect track appliance for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 106,184
Posted By BCC
I'm back on a gsa. The ergo's work for me. The wc...

I'm back on a gsa. The ergo's work for me. The wc motor and the suspension is a huge upgrade over previous iterations. I sat on an R last week. Maybe a tad tight for me for long trips with me being...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,502
Posted By BCC
Geza.

Geza.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,518
Posted By BCC
Someday, when I retire, I'm gonna sail My boat...

Someday, when I retire, I'm gonna sail My boat six months a year and my intent is to use my pick-up to tow an Airstream trailer the other six months.

That looks like a great camp bike we could...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By BCC
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By BCC
We've had 8+ brand new BMW's the last few years...

We've had 8+ brand new BMW's the last few years from 4 dealers (I move around a bit), and my experience couldn't be farther from what you say.

The 3 new Harleys we purchased since 2012 have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By BCC
This is the reason I might go with the Akra. I...

This is the reason I might go with the Akra. I think it would sound great with the quick shifter.

I freaking love the QS. Faster shifting than my clutch-less upshifts, with an I-4 at the track.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 95,784
Posted By BCC
I think you'll be glad you did. Especially if you...

I think you'll be glad you did. Especially if you do any kind of spirited riding or standing. Of all the bmw's I've had, the 15gsa is the smoothest shifting.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,619
Posted By BCC
Same with me. I took the steel cap off my...

Same with me. I took the steel cap off my Santiago's, so they don't mar wood floors.

The Gravel will my next one. When these wear out.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 456,649
Posted By BCC
I'm sure like most, I remember the naysayers when...

I'm sure like most, I remember the naysayers when the 12gs first came out as well as the 12rt. I think the same is true about the looks of the new r12r.

I've been looking at this bike a lot and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By BCC
Nice! The blue is a great color. My original...

Nice! The blue is a great color. My original choice. I think you'll be happy w the 2 packages.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By BCC
Yes it's a keeper. I'm a serial bike owner. Like...

Yes it's a keeper. I'm a serial bike owner. Like every year or two. Including 2 previous 12gsa's. I'm back on a '15 GSA.

Other than the turn switch, everything seems very well made. And I suspect...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,095
Posted By BCC
I have a Fox Creek jacket, so does the wife. We...

I have a Fox Creek jacket, so does the wife. We wanted American made, so we rode down to their store in SW Virginia. Their jackets are made in NJ. We live in NJ.

Nice jackets. We put Forcefield...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
That's the person I dealt with. He rides! Found...

That's the person I dealt with. He rides! Found him to be very helpful.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
Cool. I liked their style of doing business and...

Cool. I liked their style of doing business and they seem to be enthusiasts.

PM sent...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,465
Posted By BCC
If you might do really rough roads at speed or...

If you might do really rough roads at speed or off road: Spokes - they are stronger

If you will mainly do reasonably good tarmac and you like to keep your bike really clean or spend your days...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
I saw them loading a couple of new bikes for...

I saw them loading a couple of new bikes for delivery, when I picked mine up, so I'm guessing so.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
The two sales guys at Hermys are both Bob. My guy...

The two sales guys at Hermys are both Bob. My guy was Bob W. they worked hard for my business and were straight shooters. Based on my limited experience, I like them. There were a lot of riders...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
Yes, the one in Metuchen. I've never dealt with...

Yes, the one in Metuchen. I've never dealt with Max, other tha buying gear, but I've also never heard a bad thing about them. Is that your dealer?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
Well, the dealership is a major factor for me...

Well, the dealership is a major factor for me when buying a bike. I visited the Multi-line superstore in Northern NJ as well as a couple in PA and one in MD.

I bought from Hermy's BMW/Triumph in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,908
Posted By BCC
If you are reasonably fit, once your muscle...

If you are reasonably fit, once your muscle memory gets used to Adventure bike ergo's, I bet you'll really like it.

I've had previous GSA's and moved to a Electra Glide Limited for a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,925
Posted By BCC
Even though I have a soft spot for 600's on the...

Even though I have a soft spot for 600's on the track, my recommendation would be an RC-51, like I used to have, a 999s or frankly, a fully equipped '15 S1000rr, which I think would be fantastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 87,516
Posted By BCC
I have a similar bike. Got the keyless and...

I have a similar bike. Got the keyless and gearshift pro, just because.:D Based on my limited experience so far, you'll be glad you did!

For other riders, the dealer can retrofit the gearshift...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By BCC
I wear Crossfires when I'm going to crash. Which...

I wear Crossfires when I'm going to crash. Which means I wear them when riding on less that dry, dirt roads.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,925
Posted By BCC
Sorry would have sufficed. Hi Walter!:clap

Sorry would have sufficed.

Hi Walter!:clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,864
Posted By BCC
I remember being passed on the outside during a...

I remember being passed on the outside during a track day in a corner by a portly gentleman wearing beat up leathers on a ratty looking sv650, while I had perfect form with my knee down in my custom...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,925
Posted By BCC
My track bike was a 600 and my street bike was an...

My track bike was a 600 and my street bike was an RC 51. Against similarity skilled riders, I could run circles around guys on I-4 1k's going into, during and coming out of corners. They would fly by...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,925
Posted By BCC
When I was 54 I loved my RC 51. Stone reliable...

When I was 54 I loved my RC 51. Stone reliable and fit me at 6'3". Thrilling as hell, tons of grunt and sweet sounding.

That or a 999s.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,462
Posted By BCC
I ride, ski, run and sail. I mix and match cold...

I ride, ski, run and sail. I mix and match cold weather gear from each of these activities when doing the other.

Besides, it looks so much cooler when getting off the bike, instead of wearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,128
Posted By BCC
Um, it was on a track bike. And I like linked...

Um, it was on a track bike. And I like linked brakes. On a street bike. It's why on my gsa I never use the rear petal unless I only want to use the rear brake.

I'm not trying to be argumentitive....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,128
Posted By BCC
On a track bike, going down the straight at 135,...

On a track bike, going down the straight at 135, needing to scub off speed at the third marker before the hairpin, getting on the front brake hard enough to lift the rear tire off the Tarmac, means...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,128
Posted By BCC
Right you are. On a track bike, I can get the...

Right you are. On a track bike, I can get the tail in the air with just the front brake.

Unless I want just the rear brake I never use anything but the hand lever on a gsa.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By BCC
I've had several GSA's and one gs. I have 300...

I've had several GSA's and one gs. I have 300 miles on a '15 GSA. I'm 6'3" with a 34" inseam. I have the seat on high/high. I'm not quite flat footing both feet, but it's no problem.

The weight of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By BCC
Ha. The 'jack' you are talking about came...

Ha.

The 'jack' you are talking about came from the OP.

Oops.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By BCC
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By BCC
Yes, when downshifting, don't give the engine any...

Yes, when downshifting, don't give the engine any gas at all. The bike will match revs, without rider input and everything is very smooth. Even 2nd to first gear. If the rider is still on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,932
Posted By BCC
When there's crap on the back, mount from the...

When there's crap on the back, mount from the right. Slide your left leg over the rider portion of the seat.

It ain't a horse.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By BCC
Shut the throttle when downshifting makes the...

Shut the throttle when downshifting makes the quick shifter work perfectly, on mine. Even 2/1.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By BCC
I'm digging my tkc 80's. Their slip on pavement...

I'm digging my tkc 80's. Their slip on pavement is predictable & drama free and they worked well on the bit of sand and dirt I've rode on so far. No idea how they last, but that's not a priority for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,453
Posted By BCC
Just like the fjr, the ten is a good road going...

Just like the fjr, the ten is a good road going bike for the value oriented shopper, who puts a higher priority on price. There is no need to be defensive about the choice. The ten is a more than...
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