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Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,213
Posted By Dan-M
I don't cover it. Sometimes I use a 14mm cable...

I don't cover it.
Sometimes I use a 14mm cable lock if I don't like where it's parked. I think it makes a more effective deterrent than a cover.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,297
Posted By Dan-M
I'm also looking forward to riding in that area....

I'm also looking forward to riding in that area. Currently in Illinois but just got a new place in the northwest corner of Rio Rancho. I'll be moving there permanently when I retire in about a year....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Dan-M
You can't drive (or ride) anywhere in the US...

You can't drive (or ride) anywhere in the US without regularly seeing people looking down at their device.

There was just a segment on WGN news last night focusing on teen distracted driving. The...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,939
Posted By Dan-M
Fixed.:lol3

Fixed.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,939
Posted By Dan-M
Interesting thread. My dirt bike is a Husky...

Interesting thread. My dirt bike is a Husky TE250. It is perfect for single track woods riding.

I'm from IL but moving to NM and have been wondering if I'll want something more powerful for desert...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,512
Posted By Dan-M
poser

poser
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,023
Posted By Dan-M
Yes, well made piece. Nothing could be easier on...

Yes, well made piece. Nothing could be easier on and off.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dan-M
This. The count of ribs between the slots must...

This. The count of ribs between the slots must match the number of ribs on the cast trigger wheel. If the sum of ribs match, the only other thing that matters is the distance from the face of the...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 36,296
Posted By Dan-M
You meant torquey.

You meant torquey.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dan-M
This. I usually run my bikes into December and...

This.
I usually run my bikes into December and get them back out in March or April at the latest. I've never, ever had fuel go bad in that time frame.
If you have something with a carburetor and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,136
Posted By Dan-M
I'm with this guy. Insurance companies make a lot...

I'm with this guy. Insurance companies make a lot of money off of this product. I always play the odds.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By Dan-M
Here's a service schedule for the cam head. ...

Here's a service schedule for the cam head.
https://www.ascycles.com/pdf/ServiceSchedules/R1200GS-DOHC_6K_withAnnual_Service.pdf
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Dan-M
I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice...

I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice features. The issue I had was the collar was too tall and very stiff. Even after several washings and 10,000 miles, it was really uncomfortable. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,265
Posted By Dan-M
I checked out a couple of your videos MM. Cool. ...

I checked out a couple of your videos MM. Cool.
I'm moving to RR, NM from Chicago and am looking forward to this kind of desert riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,077
Posted By Dan-M
The click,click,click noise is because the...

The click,click,click noise is because the battery does not have enough power to keep the solenoid engaged. Have that starter and battery tested (or charged). Lighter oil will help but a good battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,674
Posted By Dan-M
So are the nitrogen guys are pulling a vacuum in...

So are the nitrogen guys are pulling a vacuum in the tires to evacuate all of the deadly oxygen before filling with nitrogen? :evil

I know some nitro machines do this but many don't.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Dan-M
Just bought two from Max. The BMW parts are made...

Just bought two from Max. The BMW parts are made by Schrader in the UK so not Chinese.

Like many OE parts from BMW the $135/ea price is higher than expected but what pisses me off is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Dan-M
Don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit. I...

Don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit.
I just bought one for my R1200GS. Nice smaller bag. Wolfman makes quality stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Dan-M
I use this one from Pirates Lair when the wife...

I use this one from Pirates Lair when the wife rides with me.
Nice quality and on or off in seconds.
http://pirateslair.net/R1200GS.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,877
Posted By Dan-M
Be careful with the slide hammer. The stakes are...

Be careful with the slide hammer. The stakes are high if you crack head. Try small vice grips clamped to the socket and pull & wiggle by hand while tapping side to side with a small hammer.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,955
Posted By Dan-M
You'll like it. One advantage over the manometer...

You'll like it. One advantage over the manometer or mercury sticks is portability. If you want to check balance above idle under load you can prop it up by your speedo and go for a ride.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,353
Posted By Dan-M
Thanks for the info. I really like Cedar Crest...

Thanks for the info. I really like Cedar Crest and Tijeras. The water issue is part of what worries me about that area. Also, after this past winter in Chicago the idea of less snow is steering me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,906
Posted By Dan-M
Heartless? I don't know. The original owner...

Heartless? I don't know.

The original owner has been paid off by the insurance company. As far as we know he was notified about the bike recovery afterward and could have bought the bike back but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,353
Posted By Dan-M
Timely thread. I'm doing the same thing. After...

Timely thread. I'm doing the same thing.
After a lot of mulling the wife & I have pretty much settled on NM. I was just there a week ago looking at homes in Rio Rancho, Cedar Crest, Tijeras and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,126
Posted By Dan-M
Congrats Steve, looks nice. Three months will...

Congrats Steve, looks nice. Three months will seem like a long time especially on a warm day in April.

Don't worry about possible design issues. If we all started doing that BMW would go out of...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,781
Posted By Dan-M
I've plugged several motorcycle tires and...

I've plugged several motorcycle tires and hundreds of car tires without issue. If the hole is not too big a plug is best and will last the life of the tire.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,862
Posted By Dan-M
A small vacuum leak can be masked by the richer...

A small vacuum leak can be masked by the richer mixture of a cold engine. Once hot it can become lean enough with the leak to cause a misfire. Off idle it will not be a big enough leak to make a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Dan-M
What about a 2011? Will Alexol's '06 wheels fit...

What about a 2011? Will Alexol's '06 wheels fit my '11?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,700
Posted By Dan-M
Wolfman Expedition dry duffle. The medium holds...

Wolfman Expedition dry duffle. The medium holds plenty and you can cinch it down if you are carrying less. The material is grippy so it doesn't slide around. Completely waterproof.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Dan-M
I agree with the above. If there are no other...

I agree with the above. If there are no other symptoms and it doesn't change, I would ignore it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Dan-M
Only at 3000rpm in second gear? Does it go away...

Only at 3000rpm in second gear? Does it go away with the clutch pulled in, or at different speeds or in different gears?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 27,597
Posted By Dan-M
I've owned a business in Chicago Heights for 33...

I've owned a business in Chicago Heights for 33 years. The neighborhood is on south Halsted. So not exactly Winnetka. I deal with the public every day. I spend a lot of time in the city, from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,680
Posted By Dan-M
His cash has been absorbed by his bike.

His cash has been absorbed by his bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 27,597
Posted By Dan-M
Regularly? Do you have a bull's-eye on your back?...

Regularly? Do you have a bull's-eye on your back? I've lived here 55 years and have not been assaulted, threatened or robbed, ever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,497
Posted By Dan-M
In the Midwest all slabs are pretty much hell on...

In the Midwest all slabs are pretty much hell on earth. That said, US131 in central Michigan is pretty nice. Lots of forest, great color in the fall.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,296
Posted By Dan-M
I had just spooned new knobbies on the Husky. Gas...

I had just spooned new knobbies on the Husky. Gas it down the wet blacktop driveway. Zero traction, can't stop, pumping the brake lever and pedal skidding and sliding heading for the street. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,364
Posted By Dan-M
My wife finds the back of my '11GS very...

My wife finds the back of my '11GS very comfortable. She was used to an RT so there is a little less seat and a little less weather protection but it is no problem. The handling is fine with her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,827
Posted By Dan-M
I do it all the time. As long as there is plenty...

I do it all the time. As long as there is plenty of room and the car is blocked, what is the difference?
By the same token, if I am in my car and first at the light and not turning, I will always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,535
Posted By Dan-M
Lots of mounts out there. Tech mounts are good...

Lots of mounts out there. Tech mounts are good quality.
http://www.techmounts.com/products/
This case will keep it out of the weather....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,905
Posted By Dan-M
I would hope the driving public could...

I would hope the driving public could differentiate between single or even group riders riding responsibly and scores of reckless riders flooding the road, riding the shoulders and surrounding cars. ...
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