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Forum: Vendors 10-18-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 196,017
Posted By Ray R
No changes were made to make them fit. I was just...

No changes were made to make them fit. I was just describing the process I used to get them installed. The ONLY modification I made to the bike was drilling a vent hole in the bottom of those $5...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 196,017
Posted By Ray R
I also just installed the H7 LEDs on my 09 GSA...

I also just installed the H7 LEDs on my 09 GSA this morning. Both standard and high beams. I found it easier to install them with the assembly out of the bike. Just pull the two wiring connections...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Ray R
I have the SideKicker on my 09 GSA. Not cheap but...

I have the SideKicker on my 09 GSA. Not cheap but works really well on all surfaces and slopes.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,150
Posted By Ray R
You'll also want to check with your insurance...

You'll also want to check with your insurance company to make sure they'll offer full coverage insurance on a bike with a branded title. Some insurance companies will only offer liability coverage....
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Ray R
I'm not Pete, but I would suggest you talk to...

I'm not Pete, but I would suggest you talk to your shipper in LA to find out their requirements. They typically want a bill of sale and clear title to ship. If you have both, I don't think you'll...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,100
Posted By Ray R
BMWs will have new colors for 2015.

BMWs will have new colors for 2015.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By Ray R
More info from the Oregon statute....... ...

More info from the Oregon statute.......

Oregon's consumer warranty law requires manufacturers to notify DMV that a vehicle must be branded "Lemon Law Buyback" when they have repurchased and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By Ray R
Do you? Oregon’s lemon law extends...

Do you?

Oregon’s lemon law extends protection to 2 years or 24,000 miles from the purchase or lease of a new vehicle.

At least three failed attempts to fix the problem must be made (at...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Ray R
I'd say anywhere between $3,500 and $10,000...

I'd say anywhere between $3,500 and $10,000 depending on year, condition, and actual mileage.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By Ray R
Hey Jim! Care to put a wager on this and...

Hey Jim!

Care to put a wager on this and try to win your booze back? As you recall, you sent me a few bottles when you stated firmly that BMW would never produce a water cooled boxer! :D

...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By Ray R
Here's a website that lists stations selling...

Here's a website that lists stations selling Ethanol free fuel.

http://pure-gas.org/
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By Ray R
I'd suggest removing the Booster Plug. I did on...

I'd suggest removing the Booster Plug. I did on my bikes (hexheads) and the AF-Xied works great. With the BP, I would think you'd be trying to double fool the ECU.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By Ray R
Sounds like a side stand safety switch going bad....

Sounds like a side stand safety switch going bad. Just my opinion.

Make sure you post the cure once you figure it out.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By Ray R
ESA only bikes, right? Bikes without ESA had no...

ESA only bikes, right? Bikes without ESA had no recall?
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,021
Posted By Ray R
I know! Right? It seems all the latest...

I know! Right?

It seems all the latest and greatest bikes, BMW GS & GSA, KTM 1190, for example, are getting complaints about the heat they generate on their riders. I'm ok with wearing...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,021
Posted By Ray R
The more I read, the more I'm intrigued by this...

The more I read, the more I'm intrigued by this bike. It has everything I've always wanted in a sport tourer. But I'll hold my cash until I hear how well they manage the heat that must be generated...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 612,354
Posted By Ray R
Megamoto for sale?

Ugh. I've been looking for a Megamoto to buy, and ran across this one listed in Queens, NY free classifieds.

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Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,273
Posted By Ray R
I have to add that Wirespokes has always offered...

I have to add that Wirespokes has always offered me sound advice (or is it advise?) when I needed help with any airhead project. And the work he did on my R90S gauges was superb.




Now as for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Ray R
+1 I experienced the same. Tried the IAT spoofers...

+1 I experienced the same. Tried the IAT spoofers and all eventually went back to running lean as before due to the ECU adapting. Now I'm using the AF-Xied, and so far the change is significantly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ray R
I tried a FJR and felt cramped too. At least...

I tried a FJR and felt cramped too. At least give the RT a try.

Calsci has been my choice for windscreens.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ray R
6'4" and 225 here...and still heading down from...

6'4" and 225 here...and still heading down from 260 just a few months ago. 34" inseam. I currently own both a 2007 RT and 2009 GSA Adv.. Both are equipped with suburban machine lower pegs, calsci...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,021
Posted By Ray R
Exactly! :thumb:thumb

Exactly! :thumb:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,021
Posted By Ray R
Maybe you don't. But maybe I will! :deal ...

Maybe you don't. But maybe I will! :deal




Not many with the Motus performance and weight specs that don't need expensive maintenance or repair. You say you can't see this bike doing 200k. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,021
Posted By Ray R
Back to the topic at hand....... I've read...

Back to the topic at hand.......

I've read all the nay-saying, and all the hype. I have to be honest. I'm intrigued by the potential the Motus offers. I could see myself being a one-bike owner...
Forum: Vendors 07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,820
Posted By Ray R
I just did the same mods to my 2009 1200 GSA with...

I just did the same mods to my 2009 1200 GSA with Remus full exhaust (Powercone). I'll give it a couple tanks before passing full judgment, but the first 50 miles have demonstrated the sprockets do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Ray R
Thank you. That's exactly what I needed.

Thank you. That's exactly what I needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Ray R
Where is the Engine ECU on a 2009 GSA?

Before I start tearing into the bike looking, can someone please tell me where the Engine ECU is located on my 2009 GSA Adventure? Since it's not obvious to me, I'm thinking maybe under the tank? If...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Ray R
I've owned a 95 GSPD Classic, a 97 GS, a 2004...

I've owned a 95 GSPD Classic, a 97 GS, a 2004 GSA, a 2009 GSA, and a 2010 GS. I prefer (and kept) the 2009 because it has enough power for me, the screw adjustable valves, final drive drain plug, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Ray R
Makes it tougher to swing a leg over. I'd be...

Makes it tougher to swing a leg over. I'd be kicking that case.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 351,016
Posted By Ray R
Does a R100M count?

Two generations of R***R bikes.....

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/Ray_R/R12R4.jpg (http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/Ray_R/media/R12R4.jpg.html)


...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By Ray R
I think I'm going to bite the bullet and spring...

I think I'm going to bite the bullet and spring for the fan kit for my RT. Yeah, it's a lot of $$$....but sometimes peace of mind is worth it.

Thanks for the replies, blokes!
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By Ray R
apessino - I totally agree. I've been stuck in...

apessino - I totally agree. I've been stuck in Oregon traffic with the expectation that I cannot lawfully pass anyone even though there's plenty of room on the shoulder or between lanes to do so....
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,138
Posted By Ray R
I'm going to go against the grain here and say I...

I'm going to go against the grain here and say I enjoy owning multiple BMW hexheads. Each one is different enough for me....RT, GSA, R. All serve a different purpose. But the advantage is the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By Ray R
No, I don't have overheating problems per se. ...

No, I don't have overheating problems per se. One time I got stuck on I-5 due to an accident, and I ended up parking the bike on the side of the freeway and sitting on the median chain until things...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By Ray R
I've had water cooled bikes with fans where the...

I've had water cooled bikes with fans where the temp gauge would still head to max if they weren't kept moving. Same with my oil cooled BMWs.

So far it sounds like the Honda VFR1200x is one...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By Ray R
Is there a motorcycle that won't overheat?

Most of us drive cars or trucks that can sit idling in a traffic jam during hot summer months for hours at a time, and the temperature gauge never moves. Are there any motorcycles available that can...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,908
Views: 539,196
Posted By Ray R
95 GSPD Classic, 95 Mystic, 82 R65

I just listed these three bikes in the flea market for sale.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,200
Posted By Ray R
BMW R1200RT with a Calsci windscreen. I'm 6'4",...

BMW R1200RT with a Calsci windscreen. I'm 6'4", and I can create a dead air pocket with the tall version. Anyone shorter could do it that much easier. But that dead air can get pretty warm on a...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,884
Posted By Ray R
Is there a way to tell if the cap is vented by...

Is there a way to tell if the cap is vented by visual inspection?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,884
Posted By Ray R
Turns out the atomizers were clogged up a bit and...

Turns out the atomizers were clogged up a bit and the carbs were simply in need of a rebuild.

This bike is a GSPD, so it doesn't have the electronic valves for fuel and venting. My Mystic did,...
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