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Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,056
Posted By RottVet
Ditto to all the above, personally I love em'. ...

Ditto to all the above, personally I love em'. I did have a rear end slide incident right after a new set was replaced. Where your new tires properly scrubbed in?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By RottVet
+1 on the beemer boneyard model. Works on my...

+1 on the beemer boneyard model. Works on my K1600 as well. Very well made!
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,872
Posted By RottVet
+1 on it being a great womans bike as well as a...

+1 on it being a great womans bike as well as a starter bike for young'uns. Have had one since 07, has been the first bike for my Wife, son and now my 14 year old daughter. Adequate power for the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,465
Posted By RottVet
Lots of good give and take and advice on this...

Lots of good give and take and advice on this subject. So here is mine. No doubt the new FJR is a fine bike. All the Jap bikes I have had are very good bikes. However, I still go back to the...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By RottVet
Being persnickety and fastidious on the all the...

Being persnickety and fastidious on the all the carb/performance enhancers is key to a smooth running Ural. I think that the Gossie needles were the #1 carburator replacement item for me. Play with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,422
Posted By RottVet
Yes they are! Don't know why more weren't sold! ...

Yes they are! Don't know why more weren't sold! Probably because of the exhaust sound, or lack of it.:lol3 BMW won't make that mistake again, meaning trying to enter the cruiser market. They seem...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,422
Posted By RottVet
Hey, I enjoyed this poster's rant. He sounds...

Hey, I enjoyed this poster's rant. He sounds like an old guy like me. Good points made about both brands of bikes! Thanks for the laughs. Party on! Guess it is 5;00 somewhere at the bar!:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By RottVet
Cool to see that the Germans used helmets and...

Cool to see that the Germans used helmets and goggles even back then! lol! Doubt they went much over 30 mph, so wind noise shouldn't have been much of a factor. But, Chapin, if you think ear plugs...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By RottVet
Yeah, me too, Schickmeister. Thought that you...

Yeah, me too, Schickmeister. Thought that you were supposed to have wind exposure on a cycle, just part of the deal. Until I got exposure tinnitis. Then I bought a quieter helmet (Arai), replaced the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 96,463
Posted By RottVet
I think it is a very cool bike. It looks like a...

I think it is a very cool bike. It looks like a tweeked out ST to me-wheel base, panniers, fairings, footpegs are somewhat altered. Don't really understand the beef about the ST. Bought one new...
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By RottVet
I use dynabeads in my Gear Up, Seems to work as...

I use dynabeads in my Gear Up, Seems to work as well or maybe even better than the factory spoke weights. I intend to keep using them too, sure easier than the traditional method of balancing,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By RottVet
I almost traded my 09 GS on a new 1600GT. Very...

I almost traded my 09 GS on a new 1600GT. Very glad I did not. Test rode a GTL, my legs are much too long and it was very uncomfortable. The GT fits me well, but still not as comfy as the trusty...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,949
Posted By RottVet
Wow, there is alot of unecessary drama because,...

Wow, there is alot of unecessary drama because, bottom line, battery tenders pretty much all work. I use the the Deltran on "off-brand" bikes(tongue in cheek), ie- Harley, Kawasaki, Ural , etc. and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,279
Posted By RottVet
Support You Fellow Rider!

This subject has been cussed and discussed multiple times, I am sure it will be done many times again.
I love LD riding, a big stress reliever and gets me away from the phone and other people's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,602
Posted By RottVet
Don't waste internet time or effort on this...

Don't waste internet time or effort on this pontificating demigod, mfgc2310. He is just a shill to his huge ego-don't feed it,'cause you can't win. Best you will get is the Rockefeller salute. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By RottVet
No doubt the ztechnik screen is a big help. The...

No doubt the ztechnik screen is a big help. The larger BMW screen with tourtech deflector will help some also. The best protection I have found is the Aeroflow with the larger fairing. Pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By RottVet
Here in the hot South with all of the chipped...

Here in the hot South with all of the chipped roads, high speeds and heavy loads, 9-10 K is all I can get out of any rear tire. Not sure that Anakee's will do any better. I like Tourance's! You...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 71,328
Posted By RottVet
Have just read parts of this post, it seems like...

Have just read parts of this post, it seems like mostly the same old give and take, with many making perfect sense in that your behavior DOES effect other people. If you can't control yourself by...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 73,519
Posted By RottVet
Just ordered a personal pack as well. I have a...

Just ordered a personal pack as well. I have a serious case of tinnitis, and hope these will allow me to return to long distance riding. Will keep in touch!:norton
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,583
Posted By RottVet
The kind I use says it is silicon grease on the...

The kind I use says it is silicon grease on the package, the saleperson claimed it was dielectric grease. Bought it from O'Reilly's auto. May be I am mis-informed as well! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By RottVet
Okie-dokie!

Welcome to Oklahoma and our world here. The town I live in is the self proclaimed Wind Capitol of the World. The only place that can approach it is parts of Wyoming, IMHO. As you noted, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,535
Posted By RottVet
Simple Answer!

It amazes me how people can make a simple issue difficult. Very common problem in the GS. I can guarantee you that if you run your front tire psi at 42 psi, it will solve your problem-ie.- see what...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,366
Posted By RottVet
Amen to the above! Just having a method to hold...

Amen to the above! Just having a method to hold the rim is worth the price of admission. I still use spoons for most of the mounting for the last bit of getting the bead over the rim. Have found...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,040
Posted By RottVet
Cats rearend

The 2010 and newer GS's are the cat's behind, no doubt, but I agree with TaSK. If things get to where I have to maintain the bike myself, the shims might be a little above my skill level. The old...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By RottVet
Amen to all the above. My '09 at 14K still uses...

Amen to all the above. My '09 at 14K still uses oil, approx. 1/2 to one quart per 4,000 miles. Appears to use more when it is hot(>90 degrees) combined with high speed slab riding. Am still using...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By RottVet
When I bought my "one of 500" commerative '09 GS,...

When I bought my "one of 500" commerative '09 GS, it came with a tinted windscreen in Europe, but had to be colorless to pass DOT regs in the New World. My point being that yes, Europe does...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,554
Posted By RottVet
Had the dealer of my first and second BMW make me...

Had the dealer of my first and second BMW make me do everything up to an including a blood sample and my first born to get a second key, theorically from Berlin. They were of questionable birth of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,787
Posted By RottVet
Full Face Helmets

Helmets are a very ticklish and personal subject. If you go down, your head most likely will hit the pavement. Period. If you hit face down, you will have full frontal fractures to the multiple...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By RottVet
Not impressed with my Dunlops either. It will...

Not impressed with my Dunlops either. It will be Metzler 880's for my rig when the Dunlops are Dungone. I am gonna try the rear air shocks on my bike. It sounds like it sure won't hurt, pun...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By RottVet
Europeans can get factory tinted windscreens. ...

Europeans can get factory tinted windscreens. DOT won't let that happen here except in the aftermarket. Also, prevailing wind conditions make wind noise worse. If find full perpendicular and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,119
Posted By RottVet
But, how did they fix it in the last couple...

But, how did they fix it in the last couple years? Nskitt asked?


Looked (and slobbered) on/at a Road Glide a couple of days ago. The buffeting was cause by air coming from under the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,714
Posted By RottVet
Had one

Just to confirm alot of the blather on this site, I owned one. Great bike, fast, excellent slab runner, but not as good in the twisties as I felt it should be. Too cramped for me, my knees and...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By RottVet
I buy alot from Cyclegear, but beware some of...

I buy alot from Cyclegear, but beware some of the cheap brands they are stocking now.:deal Stay with the namebrands!
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By RottVet
I bought a Symaxx 3 helmet, and like it very...

I bought a Symaxx 3 helmet, and like it very well. Only complaint is it lets too much air in around the neck. Don't know anything about the Scorpion.
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By RottVet
IPB syndrome

Yeah, that was my impression too that it was in the 06-07 models- the dreaded IPB syndrome. There is way to check it, seems like the sound is worse when shifted into gear, rather than a whine all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,814
Posted By RottVet
Smooth

I would suggest waiting until you take the course. The instructors will evaluate andcoach you correctly, and you will not have formed any more bad habits before then. However, one suggestion- as...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By RottVet
I like the throttlemeister system on my GS and...

I like the throttlemeister system on my GS and F800ST. But love the 'cruise on my Ural and Fat Bob. Great product for what it costs!
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,190
Posted By RottVet
Take it easy!

Hey guys, take it easy! This is a very good thread with lots of info on 3 very good bikes! I hate to see this thread soured by arguments over the defination of build-quality, ride performance on...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,078
Posted By RottVet
Back To Shifty

If you have trouble slowing down on shifting like Tarka recommends, try double-clutching. Works great on any non-synchonized tranny.:D
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By RottVet
Arai vs KBC

I have a extremely oval head as well. Recently bought an Arai Profile that is the most comfortable and best fitting helmet for me. Cost- $400 on sale. My second best fitiing helmet is a KBC...
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