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Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,272
Posted By Mike K.
Why add more junky plastic? The metal tank is...

Why add more junky plastic? The metal tank is great looking and simple.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,272
Posted By Mike K.
I find the sport screen on my R12R better in...

I find the sport screen on my R12R better in terms of buffeting and noise than the stock screen on my former R12GS, but not better than the Parabellum on the GS.

However, most of my trips are...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Mike K.
If you search using the words "Wilbers",...

If you search using the words "Wilbers", "Ohlins", "Hyperpro", "Penske", WP, etc you will have plenty of information and many members post the prices paid for the various shocks.

Good luck and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,158
Posted By Mike K.
Great looking shocks there. When I...

Great looking shocks there.

When I purchased Wilbers a few years ago from Klaus, he recommended and sold me a shock cover. It worked great and my shocks remained in "like new condition."
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,820
Posted By Mike K.
Follow-up question: Should he get Wilbers or...

Follow-up question: Should he get Wilbers or Ohlins with his ABS or non-ABS bike......
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Mike K.
I had the same problem with the R12GS. My lower...

I had the same problem with the R12GS. My lower back bothered me on longer trips (Sargent seat, stock, and BMS).

Stretching at rest stops and strengthening exercises off the bike helped.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,253
Posted By Mike K.
890 miles and my former neighbor pulled out her...

890 miles and my former neighbor pulled out her driveway without looking 20 feet from my driveway. Luckily I saw it coming and stopped.

Reminds me to always stay alert, even seconds from home...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,765
Posted By Mike K.
MAX in New Hampshire is great. I've never been...

MAX in New Hampshire is great. I've never been to the NY shop but it is probably as good.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,765
Posted By Mike K.
If I were to buy a naked roadster it would be...

If I were to buy a naked roadster it would be either a Ducati or a MotoGuzzi.[/quote]

I also had the R1100R, a GS, and a couple of Ducatis. I totally ignored the R12R because it had no character....
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,391
Posted By Mike K.
Try the R12R. You won't regret it.

Try the R12R. You won't regret it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
I used a Hyperpro steering damper on my former...

I used a Hyperpro steering damper on my former R12R. Excellent quality and after 7 years and under different (and less caring) ownership, no leaks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Mike K.
Jeff is the winner.

Jeff is the winner.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Mike K.
Free to Good home: GizmoMill

While cleaning out my garage, I found my Gizmo Mill BRAKE! for my former 2005 R12GS (it will not work with the 07 models or certain models with the newer computer "upgrades").

If you have an...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
My rear Ohlins isn't yellow for long.

My rear Ohlins isn't yellow for long.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
My friend had both his Wilbers leak in under 7k....

My friend had both his Wilbers leak in under 7k. My Wilber leaked at 2K. Another friend's Ohlins leaked at 5k. Luck of the draw.

Both Wilbers and Ohlins are probably equally as durable and can...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,272
Posted By Mike K.
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,272
Posted By Mike K.
Which UK mag had the review? Thanks

Which UK mag had the review?

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
As I stated before, my Wilbers were spot-on and...

As I stated before, my Wilbers were spot-on and my friend's were way off. Eight years ago, I ordered Ohlins that were way off. Not a big deal but people here are simply discussing their personal...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
Generally referring to all adjustments (preload,...

Generally referring to all adjustments (preload, hi/lo compression, rebound, etc) as clickers. More precisely, my friend had to add maximum preload with the remote preload adjuster (which I may add...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
My very heavy friend ordered Wilbers (always two...

My very heavy friend ordered Wilbers (always two up with loaded bags). I ordered Wilbers for solo riding. They came with the same springs, and for all practical purposes, they were valved the same....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,318
Posted By Mike K.
You can't go wrong with Ohlins from Kyle Racing....

You can't go wrong with Ohlins from Kyle Racing.

Yes, I've had Wilbers and they were "custom" made, just like the Ohlins- a new spring and a few clicks here and there before shipping.

You...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Mike K.
With the stock sport screen on the R12R and the...

With the stock sport screen on the R12R and the stock screen on the R12GS, the GS has better wind management (less buffeting) at highway speeds. I'm sure with the higher screens on the R12R, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,094
Posted By Mike K.
Ditto. Call MAX in NH or NY

Ditto. Call MAX in NH or NY
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,540
Posted By Mike K.
I heard from my dealer (who carried their...

I heard from my dealer (who carried their products) that Gizmomill is out of business.
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,272
Posted By Mike K.
Here is my R12R with Motolights. I plan to...

Here is my R12R with Motolights. I plan to install Ohlins, Skene P3 brake lights, and a Laser Hotcam Carbon over the long winter.

I like the sport screen and the stock isn't that bad for now.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,272
Posted By Mike K.
I've owned the R12GS and now the R12R. The GS was...

I've owned the R12GS and now the R12R. The GS was a great bike but the R12R better suits my needs right now (no offroad, short daytrips at best). It is probably the most enjoyable bike I have ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Mike K.
Great looking pipe and post. I would stick with...

Great looking pipe and post. I would stick with silencer. Power gain is relative with the full system (3-4 hp). Don't expect any real big gains and sometimes the low to mid range will get a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,333
Posted By Mike K.
Hyperpro quoted me about 2100.00 for the fully...

Hyperpro quoted me about 2100.00 for the fully loaded models. Went with Ohlins for 1300.oo from Dan Kyle. (R1200R).

Dan knows his shocks and can probably customize the Ohlins for any use.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike K.
Tested the charger at the dealership and it works...

Tested the charger at the dealership and it works fine so it is my power socket.

Hooked a Gerbings power kit directly to the terminals and the battery is now charging fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike K.
There are no accessories off the socket. ...

There are no accessories off the socket.

I'll just get the alligator clip plug-in for the BMW charger.

Happy holidays to all.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike K.
Thanks Jim. My 05 GS had the same problem...

Thanks Jim.

My 05 GS had the same problem with the accessory outlet.

My dealer doesn't accept returns on electronic stuff so I will get the alligator clip adaptor.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike K.
Thanks. Is there a reason why the charger has a...

Thanks. Is there a reason why the charger has a problem with the accessory socket? My 05 GS had the same problem. My guess is that that the computer is telling it to shutdown or something.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike K.
BMW Charger-error

Hi,
I'm using the new BMW CANBUS charger on my R12R. I'm following the correct hook-up sequence and the self test fires up and then the charging red light turns on, which is normal. After about 2...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,952
Posted By Mike K.
I've used Wilbers and Ohlins and both are great. ...

I've used Wilbers and Ohlins and both are great. Riders also swear by HyperPro and Works. Bottom line: these aftermarket shocks are so good that most riders can't even ride them to 50% of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,952
Posted By Mike K.
Kyle Racing. Great service and he knows his...

Kyle Racing. Great service and he knows his stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,961
Posted By Mike K.
More time to ride.

More time to ride.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mike K.
I've owned both the R12GS and R12R and both...

I've owned both the R12GS and R12R and both provide plenty of power for the real world. I've also tried the R12RT which has nearly the same hp as the R12R but with the added weight, felt...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,464
Posted By Mike K.
Ordered a set for my R12R today.

Ordered a set for my R12R today.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2007, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,333
Posted By Mike K.
Thanks for your responses. I've looked into the...

Thanks for your responses. I've looked into the specs and website about Hyperpro. I'm interested in whether someone has used them. I think Wilbers support is secure now but if anyone has actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,333
Posted By Mike K.
The Ohlins were sold with my last bike.

The Ohlins were sold with my last bike.
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