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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 1,552,237
Posted By Ducmonza
You should count your blessings that your...

You should count your blessings that your daughter was interested enough to want to take part in one of her fathers passions. Spending time with an interested family member is one of the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Ducmonza
Isn't Rhino Lining a bit thick? I had initially...

Isn't Rhino Lining a bit thick? I had initially thought about doing this, but thought it would make for tough reassembly due to material thickness.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,173
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh BMW and age

I'm 34, currently own an R1100GS. Stepped up to the GS from a K1200S, Hayabusa, 76' CB750F, 67' Ducati (Still Own), a 250 Ninja, several dirt bikes, and the beautiful R100 that I learned to ride on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Ducmonza
Question Refurbishing the pig

Winter is coming, and the old R1100GS needs a makeover. She's got plenty or scratches and needs a few bits and pieces. My biggest issue is with the tank bubbling. I was wondering if I could get...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ducmonza
Talking Best GS

Honestly, only you can decide which bike is the best. If I had to chime in, I'd say go with the R1100GS. You can beat the snot out of it time and time again.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Ducmonza
Question H.I.D. Conversion on R1100GS

:hmmmmmI recently purchased an H.I.D. conversion kit for my R1100GS. I am curious to see if anyone has put one on their bike, and how did it hold up? Not sure how well the bulb will handle the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,055
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh Odyssey Battery WOW AND AMAZING

Ok, two weeks ago I went to pull the GS out of the garage for some spring cleaning and a quick ride. The battery was toast, even though it had been on the Tender. I went to the local battery store...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,358
Posted By Ducmonza
Talking If you really want a GS, please take your time to...

If you really want a GS, please take your time to find exactly what you are looking for. I spent 5 years looking and dreaming about a GS before I found the perfect bike for the perfect price. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,922
Posted By Ducmonza
Pissed Oil Consumption

Ok folks, here is a simple explanation to the oil consumption issue. Those of us who ride and love our Boxer powered bikes, have to realize that this is a horizontally opposed engine. All...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,456
Posted By Ducmonza
Puke string plugs

I have used string plugs many times, and on anything from a k to a GS. Yeah I know that they say it is dangerous, but screw those people who haven't been stuck on the side of the highway in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ducmonza
Wicked Aircraft stripper by Kleen is an excellent...

Aircraft stripper by Kleen is an excellent product. Make sure you use it in a well ventilated area, and keep a close eye on the panel, as it will start to soften and eat the plastic. Don't ask how...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,404
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh If you are looking for a gauranteed supply of the...

If you are looking for a gauranteed supply of the startron, look at WESTMARINE. The boaters swear by the stuff. I am personally a Seafoam guy. Try doing a full treatment in an old lawn mower that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
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Views: 4,272
Posted By Ducmonza
Pissed Had a tankful of E10 93 Octane in my 99 Hyabusa. ...

Had a tankful of E10 93 Octane in my 99 Hyabusa. The bike sat for the winter with a full tank, pulled it out in the spring, and the fuel lines had disintegrated. Darn thing started dumping fuel all...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,194
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh Aside from it mine being a big pig, it likes to...

Aside from it mine being a big pig, it likes to take the occassional nap. Only non-OEM part is the turn signals. Originals get expensive to replace! lol:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,045
Posted By Ducmonza
Don't buy a Yamaha.

Don't buy a Yamaha.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh I too have the same problem with my bike. While...

I too have the same problem with my bike. While I only have 26000 on my 95' 1100gs it does have the hiccups. I believe that this is due to the fuel injection that the bike has. Essentially the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,210
Posted By Ducmonza
There are a couple of good shops in Cedar City...

There are a couple of good shops in Cedar City about 30 min up I-15. If you go to the north end of town near the county jail, there is a motorcycle shop. I know that they work on BMW's there.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,398
Views: 900,241
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh I'd head out to Ypsi. Who, What, When, Where?:D

I'd head out to Ypsi. Who, What, When, Where?:D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,895
Posted By Ducmonza
Talking Ugly Betty

Ok, from an aesthetic point of view, the bikes are not gorgeous pieces of artwork. They are designed to be truly ridden hard, and one look at them lets everyone know this. My GS is the Swiss Army...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ducmonza
Never ever shut your bike off at a light. This is...

Never ever shut your bike off at a light. This is probably one of the most dangerous things that a rider can do. People in cars are so distracted, that they really don't have any situational...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh Ah yeah...the halfwit award of the year goes to...

Ah yeah...the halfwit award of the year goes to me! When I got home last night I went to find the rod and realized that it was on my busa. Still don't know what it is for though. Sorry guys I need a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By Ducmonza
Nope, it is not actually in the took kit tray,...

Nope, it is not actually in the took kit tray, but behind it snapped into the left side of the compartment. I'll try to take a picture and post it later this evening.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By Ducmonza
Question R1100GS strange rod question

Admittedly, I have been only having an affair with my GS for a few months. The other night I was playing with her, and found a strange rod behind the tool kit in the recessed area above the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,433
Posted By Ducmonza
Talking I had the same problem with my 76 CB750F. The...

I had the same problem with my 76 CB750F. The ignition plug below the key was rotten, as was some wiring further down the harness.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,310
Posted By Ducmonza
Safety = fewer lawsuits I truly hate having...

Safety = fewer lawsuits

I truly hate having to put my bike on the center stand or having to sit on the bike to warm it up too. Doing the center stand bypass is probably the easiest mod that you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By Ducmonza
Talking I have plugged many motorcycle tires. Any kit...

I have plugged many motorcycle tires. Any kit will work, but generally you will want to find a plug kit that has thick plug rope. Also, rubber cement is your friend...apply liberally! While...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,778
Posted By Ducmonza
Pissed I'll tell you...the "System Cases," leak like a...

I'll tell you...the "System Cases," leak like a hole in the Titanic. I can't wait to get a good Pelican set.:kboom
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 115,743
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh Congratulations on the perseverance to take on...

Congratulations on the perseverance to take on such a project. My hat truly goes off to you! Please post some pictures of how the bike looks now.

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,835
Posted By Ducmonza
I disagree. Having the center stand down...

I disagree.

Having the center stand down when taking the bike off of the center stand is not a good idea for the average rider. Here is my reasoning.
1.) having the side stand down is asking...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 29,653
Posted By Ducmonza
Laugh While I agree that there is an issue with the...

While I agree that there is an issue with the fuel strips, and it should be adressed by BMW...this will most likely not come to fruition. As a pilot, we were always taught to visually check our fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Ducmonza
The bike has been yours for three months with one...

The bike has been yours for three months with one month in service due to an electrical issue that can't be solved? Start with the dealership, and tell them that you want a new bike, as this one is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,730
Posted By Ducmonza
Pissed My 1100GS is a piece of cake to get on the center...

My 1100GS is a piece of cake to get on the center stand compared to my old K1200RS. Now that bike was almost a two person operation to get on the center stand. Luckily they fixed the issue on later...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,171
Posted By Ducmonza
Learned how to ride on a 78 R100RS in the 90's,...

Learned how to ride on a 78 R100RS in the 90's, big bikes make me happy. After years of great Japanese and Italian stuff, I was ready to run with German engineering. Now at 32, I have been the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ducmonza
Wicked manual

Download one of the free BMW service manuals online. I am sure that you will be able to find it with some simple searching. I printed mine double sided and took it to Kinkos to have it spiral bound...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,695
Posted By Ducmonza
I have to say that the black out job looks quite...

I have to say that the black out job looks quite sexy. I hope that you plan on rolling the pig in the dirt a bit, and not just showing her off for bike nights. Would be a shame to not use the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,812
Posted By Ducmonza
These are a few of my favorite things...

Having ridden many motorcycles, including a bevy of BMW's, the GS is the best "Jack of all trades," bike ever produced. Sure there are many say that the V-Strom is a great bike "ON ROAD." Look at...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Ducmonza
Rear end noise on R1100GS

I noticed that the bike made some noise the other day, and wanted to see if anyone has experienced this, or if I am going crazy.

I was on the expressway the other day, and was taking a highway...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By Ducmonza
R1100GS windshield

Does anyone have a windshield for an R1100GS that they would be willing to part with? I broke my windscreen while stupidly maneuvering in the garage for spring cleaning. Didn't even have a chance to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,398
Views: 900,241
Posted By Ducmonza
Thanks for the greetings. Anyone have a line on...

Thanks for the greetings. Anyone have a line on a windscreen for an R1100GS? Busted up the Aeroflow.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-29-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11,398
Views: 900,241
Posted By Ducmonza
Question Adventure riding in the motor city

Hey all just joined. Glad to see that there is some Detroit action here. Anyone do any adventurous riding in the D?
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