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Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By kanhulk13
I did the reverse and moved from US to Cda and...

I did the reverse and moved from US to Cda and then US to Switzerland. It was really no big deal doing the export, but paperwork was involved particularly to get the vehicle 'certified' in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,457
Posted By kanhulk13
Here's my (cynical) take on this...It has very...

Here's my (cynical) take on this...It has very little to do with the fact you are on a bike and more to do with the fact that you are a woman. Or more accurately, the male is attracted to the female....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By kanhulk13
My favourite Farkles: Safety - ...

My favourite Farkles:

Safety -
Fog/Driving lights (forms a triangle of light and then the cars see you)
Turn signal beeper (<5 minutes and $5)
P3 Rear Brake lights (additional)

Protection...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,232
Posted By kanhulk13
I have an Aprilia Futura (sport touring with...

I have an Aprilia Futura (sport touring with tuned for torque Mille engine) and an 1150 GS.

Lately I too have been feeling my GS is a bit slow...so I have fallen in love with the KTM Supermoto...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By kanhulk13
Don,t forget spair keys...tape it in your wallet...

Don,t forget spair keys...tape it in your wallet or a zip pocket...eg separate from the set you'll use for the trip.

I like the idea that you should do the first service yourself and put each tool...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By kanhulk13
I have the '99 GS1150 (which I believe first 1150...

I have the '99 GS1150 (which I believe first 1150 model came out in 2000 in the US). The front brake 'bridge' piece over the front tire should have been replaced under warranty/recall as apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By kanhulk13
Suggest you go for a test ride(s) because the GS...

Suggest you go for a test ride(s) because the GS is a totally different experience from a KTM. The KTMs are much more frisky. The GS is definitely more the touring bike, KTM has the 'fun' factor,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,853
Posted By kanhulk13
I remember reading the followinig in an old post:...

I remember reading the followinig in an old post:

TOOL KIT
2 sockets. size 10 and 13
3-4 torx bits... size 25, 30,40 and 45 (I think that is the one for the rear brake)
small ratchet handle...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By kanhulk13
Note - smoother upshifts can be achieved by...

Note - smoother upshifts can be achieved by pre-loading the gear lever AND not using the clutch!

Clutchless up shifts on the BMW esp. when revving above 4000 rpm are very smooth...try it!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By kanhulk13
I use his on my Aprilia Futura (US made, I'm in...

I use his on my Aprilia Futura (US made, I'm in Europe):

http://www.blackforeststore.de/atv-quad-mx-enduro-lenker-armaturen/instrumente/2746_sigma_digitaltacho_mc_8_bis_300kmh.html

Probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By kanhulk13
...or you could trade in the F650 for the...

...or you could trade in the F650 for the F800GS...equivalent power to the 1150 but less weight, and it's good on gas!

Most important is to define what type of riding you do 90% of the time and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,978
Posted By kanhulk13
From UKGSER: ...

From UKGSER:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214151


Well known problem. Cut the cable ties or don't use them except loosely. The tight bundling of wires causes a 'fixed...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By kanhulk13
"I haven't gotten the courage to hit the brakes...

"I haven't gotten the courage to hit the brakes hard enough to activate ABS at speed yet."
Go for it...better to practice emergency braking now in a flat safe area (empty parking lot) vs. waiting...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By kanhulk13
Interesting...I can see it modulate no problem,...

Interesting...I can see it modulate no problem, but then I'm red/green colour blind and therefore have more cones than rods...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By kanhulk13
Someone posted this recently: ...

Someone posted this recently:

www.powerbulbs.com (http://www.powerbulbs.com)

try the Philips extreme power.

http://www.powerbulbs.com/philips-xtreme-extreme-power.asp?cat1=37&cat2=73

...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,846
Posted By kanhulk13
Unfortunately the HID mod in Switzerland is kind...

Unfortunately the HID mod in Switzerland is kind of illegal.

I put these Phillips X-Treme power bulbs and it made a major difference:

www.powerbulbs.com (http://www.powerbulbs.com)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By kanhulk13
I know it's not the main issue but someone has to...

I know it's not the main issue but someone has to point out:

http://store.advdesigns.net/adtipu.html

It is very BMW'ish to invent solutions to non-existent problems...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By kanhulk13
Note - spend the extra money and get something...

Note - spend the extra money and get something dedicated for the purpose like a Scala rider. I simply wanted to be able to hear GPS instructions and possibly know someone is trying to reach me on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By kanhulk13
I'm lucky if I get 6,000 miles / 10,000 km out of...

I'm lucky if I get 6,000 miles / 10,000 km out of my tires. Even if the front lasts longer you are probably better to change both tires at the same time, unless one was changed due to a flat. Even if...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,482
Posted By kanhulk13
Sounds like time for a wiring job...Do you have...

Sounds like time for a wiring job...Do you have the P3 LED brake lights? How about fog/driving lights? Beeper wired into the turnsignal or Kisan signal minder?

If you're really bored clean the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By kanhulk13
Of course the next spark plugs will be made from...

Of course the next spark plugs will be made from Adamantanium (Go Wolverine), followed by the marketing coup of Kryptonite...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By kanhulk13
If you will be doing a mix of on/off road closer...

If you will be doing a mix of on/off road closer to 50:50 then I recommend the BMW F800 GS.

The 1200 is more 80:20.

Take a look at the KTMs as well. Lighter and better for off road IMHO.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,705
Posted By kanhulk13
On the upshifts pre-load the shifter (place foot...

On the upshifts pre-load the shifter (place foot under the shifter with slight pressure), then shift.

On the downshifts, yes, slight rev to match engine speed prior to downshift.

This works...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By kanhulk13
Choose the bike that suits your riding needs...

Choose the bike that suits your riding needs 80-90% of the time. If you are touring on the superslab (touring bikes) vs. driving mixed roads (GS) vs. off-road. Then choose the bike that floats your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,878
Posted By kanhulk13
San Antonio - no commute Houston - 4.1 miles ...

San Antonio - no commute
Houston - 4.1 miles

Hell, a bicycle would do if it wasn't for the heat.
Get a Burgman....

I love my GS but not for city driving.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,878
Posted By kanhulk13
I just read the review on the Kawasaki 2010...

I just read the review on the Kawasaki 2010 Concours w/ ABS and traction control etc. Very highly regarded for touring / commuting etc. But this should be down the road.

If you haven't ridden in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By kanhulk13
For the speedometer suggest one fix is a GPS,...

For the speedometer suggest one fix is a GPS, which is more accurate in any case. An even cheaper fix is adding a bicycle speedometer (esp. if you have spokes, if not you attach to the brake disc....
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By kanhulk13
There is an article in most recent month of...

There is an article in most recent month of "BIKE" magazine (UK) where they describe the Shwarzwaldhochstrasse. They were comparing the Kawasaki ZZR1400/ BMW K1300S / Suzuki Hayabusa at extremely...
Forum: Canada 10-29-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,068
Posted By kanhulk13
Re: Business Start-ups ; read up on them from the...

Re: Business Start-ups ; read up on them from the library and internet

IMHO - Start out with low risk / low investment ; once you have a base clientele then expand

* What I mean is start out...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,909
Posted By kanhulk13
In Europe there is a class of real professional...

In Europe there is a class of real professional thieves. Usually a panel van with a ramp...pick it up, roll it in, deal with security systems later.

Get the biggest chain you can find and fix to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,693
Posted By kanhulk13
Don't you sometimes find we obsess about which...

Don't you sometimes find we obsess about which bike / brand / type (classifying) vs. just going out there and riding?

I rode into work this morning and loved every minute...esp. when the lady...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By kanhulk13
From the description of your desired riding eg....

From the description of your desired riding eg. less highway I would go for the 650 GS twin. Alternatively, esp. for your first bike and if you're going to Mexico, take a look at the Kawasaki KLR 650...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By kanhulk13
Highly enjoyed those beautiful pictures. You sure...

Highly enjoyed those beautiful pictures. You sure have an 'outdoorsy' family! Many thanks for sharing...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,042
Posted By kanhulk13
For many (not all) people, bikes are expensive...

For many (not all) people, bikes are expensive toys. That means that often they are well taken care of by people with money, often bathed and pampered, well maintaned, but not ridden very often, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By kanhulk13
That was fun...used a hot air embosser until the...

That was fun...used a hot air embosser until the hex screw and handlebar weight was hot and the screw still wouldn't move and I ended up rounding off the hex socket.

Had to cut the steel spacer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By kanhulk13
Thanks Steptoe...will try it tonight. Of course...

Thanks Steptoe...will try it tonight. Of course I already rounded out the hex bolt on the LHS last night... Thkfully left the RHS alone.

I hate red loctite (had problems with this on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By kanhulk13
Thanks...I guess I'll try WD40 or some other...

Thanks...I guess I'll try WD40 or some other penetrating oil and if succesful make sure I clean away the oil with some chain cleaner/similar.

Likely I'll have to buy 2 new bolts anyway and no...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By kanhulk13
Get a grip...

'99 GS 1150 with hand protectors - having trouble removong the allen bolt on the end of the handlebars so I can replace the hand grips.

Is there some trick I'm missing?

The allen bolt is...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By kanhulk13
If you are price conscious check out HJC....

If you are price conscious check out HJC. Apparently just as good as the Japanese but without the reputation. They have a flipup line called SYMAX. My first helmet has an HJC and it served me well,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By kanhulk13
Try this link: http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/ ...

Try this link:

http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/

Best is to look for a good deal somewhere not too far from you and do test rides. Looking for the best theoretical bike is fine...but then you might...
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