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Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Curvesurfer
100% street and 14-16k used? A 2010-2012...

100% street and 14-16k used?

A 2010-2012 Multistrada would be way more fun and nearly as comfortable as any GS. The performance of the Multi stomps the GS and will be thrilling compared to your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,526
Posted By Curvesurfer
Ah, thanks. But I see it's available separately,...

Ah, thanks. But I see it's available separately, so I'm gonna pick one up, the Puig will definitely benefit from this.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,526
Posted By Curvesurfer
is a stabilizer available separately? link?

is a stabilizer available separately? link?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,526
Posted By Curvesurfer
Here's a comparison of: 1. Puig touring...

Here's a comparison of:

1. Puig touring screen (darkest, on bottom)
2. Powerbronze touring screen (light tint, middle)
3. Stock (clear, on top).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By Curvesurfer
Great feedback. I have both the Puig and...

Great feedback.

I have both the Puig and Powerbronze for my GS-W, but haven't mounted either yet. The Puig is taller/wider than the Powerbronze and feels like it weighs 2x as much; it's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,309
Posted By Curvesurfer
^^ This. Bigger isn't better offroad. Don't fall...

^^ This. Bigger isn't better offroad. Don't fall for the marketing, evaluate the differences between bikes on their own merit for your use.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 118,639
Posted By Curvesurfer
My Bumot panniers arrived, will have pics next...

My Bumot panniers arrived, will have pics next week!

Topcase after that once the rack arrives from Bulgaria.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By Curvesurfer
Nice! Looking forward to getting mine, waiting...

Nice! Looking forward to getting mine, waiting while the '14 crash bars are manufactured...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,309
Posted By Curvesurfer
Yup, weather protection on my GSA was better than...

Yup, weather protection on my GSA was better than my GS. Passenger sits behind the driver either way, though legs may be better protected by the GSA.

But I live in CA, as does the OP. "Cold" here...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,309
Posted By Curvesurfer
I owned on '08 Adventure and now have a '14 GS. ...

I owned on '08 Adventure and now have a '14 GS.

GSA is taller and has more mass, the latter translates into better range, better weather protection, and in prior generations, better looks.

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,763
Posted By Curvesurfer
This isn't a GS replacement, it's a Multistrada...

This isn't a GS replacement, it's a Multistrada competitor with big power and 17" wheels. Will almost certainly use the same "tuned for torque" version of the S1000RR race-rep motor now used in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Curvesurfer
Get the loaded bike and replace ESA with Ohlins...

Get the loaded bike and replace ESA with Ohlins when the shocks wear out.

ABS and ASC use basically the same hardware/software so they almost always go together these days.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,837
Posted By Curvesurfer
Do you need a helmet? Insurance? Gotta make...

Do you need a helmet? Insurance?

Gotta make your own decision about cost vs. risk vs. consequences.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 421,787
Posted By Curvesurfer
LOVE the orange! Hmm, maybe I can get some...

LOVE the orange!

Hmm, maybe I can get some spare plastics and get 'em done in Lava Orange!

Do you have #s for all the necessary parts?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 276,236
Posted By Curvesurfer
What are the dimensions of the GSAW screen vs....

What are the dimensions of the GSAW screen vs. the stock GSW?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,656
Posted By Curvesurfer
Count me IN. How many more do we need? I'm...

Count me IN. How many more do we need?

I'm interested even if the cost is higher for a one-off.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 1,086,814
Posted By Curvesurfer
We cross paths here and on Ducati.ms and have...

We cross paths here and on Ducati.ms and have similar taste/impressions of bikes.

You just sold your nearly-new GSW....going back to a Multi?

I just bought a '14 GSW as a potential replacement...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 227,498
Posted By Curvesurfer
cam chain tensioner bolt?

is this bolt under the left cylinder the cam chain tensioner? Mine's leaking a little oil.

Can I just try snugging it up to torque spec?

Can anyone confirm the torque setting of 30 Nm?
...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By Curvesurfer
nice, one of those has my name on it! the...

nice, one of those has my name on it!

the quick-release top case and toolbox were key features for me.

when do you expect the next shipment from Bulgaria?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,795
Posted By Curvesurfer
I owned an '08 GSA. Now have a '10 Multi S and...

I owned an '08 GSA.
Now have a '10 Multi S and a '14 GSW.

The '08 GSA felt unstoppable and was way more nimble that it looked. The extra long suspension was really plush. The motor was fine but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 108,058
Posted By Curvesurfer
I'm at 84/Woodside Rd and 280! I bought a...

I'm at 84/Woodside Rd and 280!

I bought a new Multistrada 1200S in 2010 and now a new GS in 2014...and 15 other bikes (mostly used) since 2000. So my values are clearly skewed in the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 108,058
Posted By Curvesurfer
You have an R69S and live in the Bay Area? ...

You have an R69S and live in the Bay Area?

That bike is on my bucket list!

On topic: my dealer had almost exactly the bike I would have ordered sitting on the showroom floor: Thunder Grey,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,898
Posted By Curvesurfer
My dealer wouldn't budge on MSRP plus reasonable...

My dealer wouldn't budge on MSRP plus reasonable fees, and this is our third new bike purchased from them. They can't keep GS-W or GSA-W in stock.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,379
Posted By Curvesurfer
ack. my dealer has "sold of ton of these"...

ack.

my dealer has "sold of ton of these" and their shop claims not to have replaced a single water pump at either of their two locations.

these kinds of pics make me anxious.
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By Curvesurfer
Of course! Once the box is locked one cannot...

Of course! Once the box is locked one cannot access the mounts.

What color is the pannier rack? Black? Grey?

Can a black toolbox with matching key be ordered with silver panniers?
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,611
Posted By Curvesurfer
Super helpful, thanks! I hadn't noticed the...

Super helpful, thanks!

I hadn't noticed the different lid hinge design.

I prefer the shape and colors of the Holan, and the reinforced rib is appealing.

But the toolbox of the Bumot is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,860
Posted By Curvesurfer
How did you choose between Holan and Bumot or ???

How did you choose between Holan and Bumot or ???
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,860
Posted By Curvesurfer
And ADVMotorrad is the US distributor for both...

And ADVMotorrad is the US distributor for both BUMOT:

http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=86_112&product_id=452

and Holan:
...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,611
Posted By Curvesurfer
I've been asking about BUMOT panniers in a...

I've been asking about BUMOT panniers in a different thread but see you distribute Holan too, which have a nicer shape and are offered in grey (but no toolbox!)

What are the other primary...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,860
Posted By Curvesurfer
Bumot for GSW 40L / 36L system = 36" 45L /...

Bumot for GSW
40L / 36L system = 36"
45L / 41L system = 38"

BMW aluminum Adventure (pre-W) = 39.25"

Jesse 10" Odyssey (105L total)
Pre-W = 35"
GSW = 37"
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By Curvesurfer
oh, pannier bags would be great! now i just...

oh, pannier bags would be great!

now i just gotta decide whether to go big or small, and which color....

The smaller, silver setup in-stock is tempting.

Bike is grey, so I originally...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By Curvesurfer
is this pic the 45/41 or the 40/36 system? I...

is this pic the 45/41 or the 40/36 system?

I may opt for the smaller setup. Do you have that in stock?
...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By Curvesurfer
Thanks! I'm considering a full-boat Bumot...

Thanks!

I'm considering a full-boat Bumot setup for a 1200 LC.

45/41 pannier system (cases/rack/locks)
toolbox
topcase

Do you have these in stock? If so, what colors?
Forum: Vendors 03-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By Curvesurfer
does this topcase rack also work with the 1200GS...

does this topcase rack also work with the 1200GS LC?

http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=bumot&page=2&product_id=464
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,860
Posted By Curvesurfer
How about on the top post we try to maintain a...

How about on the top post we try to maintain a list of capacities and total width for the camhead and WC models?

That would be a great resource...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 359,652
Posted By Curvesurfer
This litany of worry seems more appropriately...

This litany of worry seems more appropriately directed to the GSW in general rather than the GSA in particular.

And little here is new. The current GSA has lots of electronic gizmos and options...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 227,498
Posted By Curvesurfer
Totally agree the Multi isn't an adventure bike....

Totally agree the Multi isn't an adventure bike. It's a comfortable sportbike. But the vast majority of GSs never go offroad either, and most of the performance upgrades to the GSW aren't aimed at...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 227,498
Posted By Curvesurfer
6th gear at 35mph? Maybe it's the sound of the...

6th gear at 35mph? Maybe it's the sound of the engine lugging...:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 227,498
Posted By Curvesurfer
In my group of riding buddies in the SF Bay Area,...

In my group of riding buddies in the SF Bay Area, BMWs reign supreme. A half dozen or so of us sold GSs for Multistradas, and only 1 for a Tenere. Many others on the Ducati forums came into the Multi...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,742
Posted By Curvesurfer
I have a '95 900SS-SP that looks just like the...

I have a '95 900SS-SP that looks just like the one in Chuckracers pic. It's my second.

I think these are the oldest Ducatis ('92-'98) one can actually ride routinely without special...
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