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Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 81,082
Posted By StuartV
The 80 appears to be significantly more...

The 80 appears to be significantly more dirtworthy than the 70. The 80 front also lasts long enough to keep most people happy. But, the 80 rear does not last very long at all, so they want something...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-27-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Aha. That makes less sense. Thanks! ;)

Aha. That makes less sense. Thanks! ;)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-27-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
And did the last page label the 1050 as "Satan's...

And did the last page label the 1050 as "Satan's Brother"? :rofl
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By StuartV
You didn't try Motoport, did you? MP gear...

You didn't try Motoport, did you?

MP gear is custom made to your measurements. If you give them the right measurements, the gear will fit you (or the OP's oversquare shape), the knee armor will...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By StuartV
Approximately $8 in the bicycle section at...

Approximately $8 in the bicycle section at Wal-mart. Made by Bell, I think.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd186/stuartv/2009%20BMW%20R1200GS/20140804_120300.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
I'm not cheating. I'm taking a timeout. :evil

I'm not cheating. I'm taking a timeout. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
Bite me! Megan's out of town until later tonight,...

Bite me! Megan's out of town until later tonight, so I am coming to BW! :-P
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 30,006
Posted By StuartV
Isn't the range also less on the 5 as compared to...

Isn't the range also less on the 5 as compared to the 10?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
And I'm thinking she got a serious bargain, at...

And I'm thinking she got a serious bargain, at that! :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
If you find a dyno chart that shows a difference,...

If you find a dyno chart that shows a difference, you will know that dyno is junk (like most Dynojet). Crankshaft mass does not change the power output of an engine.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
You say that as if torque and HP are not directly...

You say that as if torque and HP are not directly related.

HP = Torque * RPM / 5252 (when torque is measure in ft-lbs)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Don't forget, the KTM's advantage is pretty small...

Don't forget, the KTM's advantage is pretty small until you get up over around 9K RPMs or something like that. In the rev range people normally ride at, the GS power is pretty close to the SA.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By StuartV
Right. It definitely IS possible for a rider on...

Right. It definitely IS possible for a rider on an R1200GS to keep up with slow guys on sportbikes. *yawn*

BTW, when you say that the R12GS has "great" brakes, you are just telling me that you...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 30,006
Posted By StuartV
The 10U holds no interest for me. I am only...

The 10U holds no interest for me. I am only interested in solutions where:

- I can use my custom earmold speakers.

- I can easily/cheaply use it on more than one helmet. Buying an extra...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
Yes. Yes, you should.

Yes. Yes, you should.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By StuartV
Ummmm.... if you're going fast enough, you can...

Ummmm.... if you're going fast enough, you can spin the rear on anything*. IOW, if you can go full throttle on a corner exit, then you could have been carrying a lot more corner speed (i.e. you're...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-11-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Any serious adventure bike (in my opinion) should...

Any serious adventure bike (in my opinion) should really have a chain drive. Like I said, that's just my opinion. But, being able to easily carry a replacement "final drive" (i.e. chain and sprockets...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-06-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
I'm about 90% certain that one review I read said...

I'm about 90% certain that one review I read said that the 1290 shares the same plastics as the 1190, from the seat back. That kind of implies the whole subframe/tailsection is the same between the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Is it just me, or if you look at the "1290" decal...

Is it just me, or if you look at the "1290" decal shown at 0:06, does it look red, not orange? That would be awesome if it is red! I refused to by my first KTM until I found out I could get a set of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
You need a lot more than 70 HP to get to the top...

You need a lot more than 70 HP to get to the top of the mountain in the Starbucks parking lot!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-03-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
I plan to get one as soon as I possibly can....

I plan to get one as soon as I possibly can. Unfortunately, realistically that means it could possibly be next year before I can afford it. I'm part of a startup company that is not making any money...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-03-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Floggin' it?! He wasn't revving it past 2/3 of...

Floggin' it?! He wasn't revving it past 2/3 of redline and he was barely leaning over. You call that flogging it? I hope you never see me ride. You'll be calling the motorcycle division of PETA.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
I think I have that tool. Small D shaped thing,...

I think I have that tool. Small D shaped thing, IIRC.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
Where is the middle finger button...? :evil

Where is the middle finger button...? :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
SOME (one?) of the others work until more like 5...

SOME (one?) of the others work until more like 5 or 6, normally. Today, I'm going to try and get there by 5:30, but it will probably be closer to 6.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,962
Posted By StuartV
What is an adaptive brake light?

What is an adaptive brake light?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-16-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 63,224
Posted By StuartV
CA doesn't have emissions inspections for bikes....

CA doesn't have emissions inspections for bikes. So, you are VERY unlikely to get busted for removing it. But, I reckon you are also very unlikely to find a dealer that will remove it for you. At...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
@Lacedaemon: Interesting. I had no idea. Anyway:...

@Lacedaemon: Interesting. I had no idea. Anyway: Twilight == Stupid Trash. 50 Shades == Even Stupider Trash. Saved you the trouble. You're welcome. :D:rofl
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-16-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Should be easy enough for an owner to do to their...

Should be easy enough for an owner to do to their 1st Gen.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,279
Views: 1,094,477
Posted By StuartV
Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and...

Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then. :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,279
Views: 1,094,477
Posted By StuartV
That camera looks pretty cool. But I'm curious...

That camera looks pretty cool. But I'm curious how it will do with the headlight reflecting (some) off the inside of that headlight protector. Looking forward to seeing some resultant video to see...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,992
Posted By StuartV
What does Twilight have to do with 50 Shades of...

What does Twilight have to do with 50 Shades of Grey?!?! Teenage Girl Angst versus Soccer Mom Porn. And yes, I've read them both. :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-13-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Nope. I sold my 525 EXC last year. Now, I'm...

Nope. I sold my 525 EXC last year. Now, I'm trying to learn everything I can about the 1190 and 1290 SA so that when I get a SA (which will be as soon as I can afford it), I will already have some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-13-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,962
Posted By StuartV
:lol3 I didn't realize the bike has a front wheel...

:lol3 I didn't realize the bike has a front wheel sensor - and I thought you said the error seemed to get bigger at higher speeds. My bad. :eek1 :freaky :norton
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-12-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
This was from a nice little day ride on the Blue...

This was from a nice little day ride on the Blue Ridge Trail on my GS last Summer. Not particularly gnarly, but fun and I was riding alone, so I didn't want to get TOO gnarly. That was immediately...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-12-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
I've ridden my GSX-R1000 down miles of gravel...

I've ridden my GSX-R1000 down miles of gravel road. I've forded streams on it. I wish I could find the picture from a few years ago of me fording a creek on it where the wake off the front tire was...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-12-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,962
Posted By StuartV
The inaccuracy increases at higher speeds...

The inaccuracy increases at higher speeds (assuming the speedometer is reading falsely high to start with) because of tire slip. Even though you are on asphalt and you don't feel it slipping, it is....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31,115
Views: 1,849,494
Posted By StuartV
You only need to clean the brake caliper pistons...

You only need to clean the brake caliper pistons before you push them back in the calipers. Which means only when you are changing the pads. Of course, you CAN clean them more often and that MAY make...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-12-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Man, you are getting tiresome! I suppose you also...

Man, you are getting tiresome! I suppose you also believe that nobody with a BMW GS or a Yamaha SuperT ever goes anywhere offroad, either, right?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By StuartV
Stomp a CBR1000F? sure, possibly. Stomp a...

Stomp a CBR1000F? sure, possibly. Stomp a CBR1000RR? Only if the CBR rider doesn't know what he or she is doing.
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