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Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 387,386
Posted By steelerider
Pleased to say that I dropped my bike on a muddy...

Pleased to say that I dropped my bike on a muddy embankment a few weeks ago trying to get out of a campsite in the pouring rain. Mud, stones, dirt, rocks everywhere. I resorted to pulling it around...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 336,220
Posted By steelerider
Blah blah blah blah blah.... If you think BMW's...

Blah blah blah blah blah.... If you think BMW's suck then don't buy one. While those folks are out waiting for decades for some magical thing to happen, I'll be out riding the shit out of my GSW. If...
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,414
Posted By steelerider
I learned very quickly to stay the hell out of...

I learned very quickly to stay the hell out of ruts. It's amazing how fast they can rip the front wheel right out of your hands. And as far as deep sand goes, I basically walk my GS through that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,714
Posted By steelerider
This is true. I limit my speed on a dirt or...

This is true. I limit my speed on a dirt or gravel road to about 35 mph. Maybe I'm slow, but I've hit the dirt from a standing position at 37 mph and then took a chopper ride to the ER. Others would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,714
Posted By steelerider
You can ride however you want to. Personally, on...

You can ride however you want to. Personally, on a heavily graveled road I find that I have more control on my GSW, standing up than sitting down. Of course you don't "need" to stand up, but I find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,714
Posted By steelerider
Because on a gravel road, the rear end tends to...

Because on a gravel road, the rear end tends to slide around a little. Especially over a road with thick gravel. When the stones are piles up, and depending on their shape, your end to get a "riding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By steelerider
Good choice on the spot. I hit a deer last year...

Good choice on the spot. I hit a deer last year in a state forest - luckily I had 2 bars of cell signal, and was able to call for help. Broken ribs, scapula and collar bone. I couldn't pick my 560 lb...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By steelerider
This kind of riding is completely irresponsible,...

This kind of riding is completely irresponsible, stupid, and gives all bikers a bad name. Shame on you!!

Ps. Please make more awesome videos like this, you hooligan.

Lol.
Great stuff.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,474
Posted By steelerider
It's worth the money. I have an overland jacket,...

It's worth the money. I have an overland jacket, and traverse pants. Best gear I've ever had - and I've bought a shit ton of gear.
It's like anything in life, you get what you pay for. I rode...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 171,704
Posted By steelerider
I would have parked the bike, and collected...

I would have parked the bike, and collected $2500. As for trying to pick up a "cheap" used new RT that was returned, good luck. I believe that most riders probably took the $2500 and kept their bikes...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By steelerider
I had one on my RT. All it does is make your ass...

I had one on my RT. All it does is make your ass hot. Heated gear is far superior. I don't miss it on my GS.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By steelerider
The brp is a great ride!

The brp is a great ride!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,196
Posted By steelerider
This has been an issue with every BMW I've ever...

This has been an issue with every BMW I've ever owned, it's dues to lean fueling for emissions. My 1150 RT did it, my 1200 RT cam head did it, and my new GSW did (although it was better). Every time...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,707
Views: 405,546
Posted By steelerider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/01/u9y4agug.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/01/u9y4agug.jpg
This past weekend in the Allegheney National forest. Awesome place to ride btw.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By steelerider
Worked quite well until I hit a deer, and left my...

Worked quite well until I hit a deer, and left my collar bone in 3 pieces, broke 3 ribs and my shoulder blade.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By steelerider
Its taken me almost 7K miles to learn how to...

Its taken me almost 7K miles to learn how to shift the LC GS smoothly. For some reason, I struggled for months to master the technique on this particular bike. I've found that a quick shifting action...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By steelerider
I have MSC installed into my brain already. When...

I have MSC installed into my brain already. When I go around a corner, it activates itself and I hear this voice in my head saying "dont do anything stupid, dumbass."

Seems to work quite well.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By steelerider
Is it as fast as a Multistrada?

Is it as fast as a Multistrada?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By steelerider
Librarider, you should purchase "proficient...

Librarider, you should purchase "proficient motorcycling" by David Hough and read it. Then go and practice proper emergency braking in a parking lot. Train yourself to respond automatically by using...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 336,220
Posted By steelerider
My bike was built in June 2013. No rubber...

My bike was built in June 2013. No rubber grommets. The parts guys at the local dealer were all confused. They ordered a replacement screen, and then BMW NA called them and told them not to give it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 336,220
Posted By steelerider
GS-LC - problems

My windshield is all cracked up on the bottom mounts. Just FYI, there has been a revision to the design, and the parts have just been released. It includes a new part number for the windshield which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,145
Posted By steelerider
Sold my 2009 Triumph sprint st. Regret that.

Sold my 2009 Triumph sprint st. Regret that.
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,645
Posted By steelerider
Glad you are ok. Every bike I've ever owned has...

Glad you are ok. Every bike I've ever owned has hyperlites installed on the rear. As soon as I put them on, I noticed people slowing down farther back than before. They are frikking bright, and...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By steelerider
I broke my collar bone a year ago. Had it...

I broke my collar bone a year ago. Had it repaired with a plate and screws. Was glad I did. I remember waking up in the ER and feeling like my whole back was "straight" again. Plus, there's no Wierd...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,565
Posted By steelerider
Just bought a Spot Gen 3 Today. It will stay on...

Just bought a Spot Gen 3 Today. It will stay on my person when riding. I learned my lesson after an "interaction" with a stupid deer, deep in a state forest last year. Being all alone with a broken...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By steelerider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/5ytu2yry.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/5ytu2yry.jpg
Here I am wearing it. It poured that day, zip it up and keep in riding. Best thing ever.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By steelerider
I have the overland. It's a great jacket. It's...

I have the overland. It's a great jacket. It's cut well, fits right, and us super comfy. I love that it is more minimalist, and I can walk into a store wearing without looking like I'm on an...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,185
Posted By steelerider
This tire is perfect! I want!

This tire is perfect! I want!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 336,220
Posted By steelerider
A new engine and gearbox is a fair offer. I'd...

A new engine and gearbox is a fair offer. I'd take it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,396
Posted By steelerider
I've not had the best luck with these tires. The...

I've not had the best luck with these tires. The front has a weird wear pattern on it, (cupped) and its freaking noisy. I ride with earplugs most of the time, but this weekend I left them out - holy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 188,157
Posted By steelerider
Photos from Michaux SF Pennsylvania

Took an awesome ride with my buddy John through Michaux today. Roads were a bit muddy, but otherwise not bad at all. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/bypyha2y.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,871
Posted By steelerider
I was riding home on the BRP a few months ago....

I was riding home on the BRP a few months ago. Beautiful day spring day, road is clear. I rounded a corner and got stuck behind the invariable hog parade. 4 Harleys, radios blaring, wives on the back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,871
Posted By steelerider
Best Story ever.

Best Story ever.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,214
Posted By steelerider
Tell your friend that he's talking complete BS....

Tell your friend that he's talking complete BS. Because he is. "Radiator caps blown off" is next to physically impossible, if the pressure got that high, the system would blow a hose long before a...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By steelerider
Holy shit batman. That's all you got? You are a...

Holy shit batman. That's all you got? You are a lucky sumbich. I hit a deer at (rather, it hit me) at 35 mph, and took a helicopter ride to the ER with 6 broken bones, including a scapula, ribs, and...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,896
Posted By steelerider
I do this as well. Closing the gap between a car...

I do this as well. Closing the gap between a car I am following, and using it as a shield. Also if there is oncoming traffic and a road to my right that a car may turn left into - I set my speed so...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,896
Posted By steelerider
This is a tough one. A car waiting to turn left...

This is a tough one. A car waiting to turn left puts me on immediate defcon alert. Eye contact doesn't mean a thing, and I never assume that once someone is looking at me, they have seen me. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,012
Posted By steelerider
Maybe for my 1000th post, I will take one for the...

Maybe for my 1000th post, I will take one for the team, and post a huge pair of tata's.
Forum: Regional forums 07-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By steelerider
September in the northeast is a lovely time of...

September in the northeast is a lovely time of year. About 50 deg in the evenings, usually clear and in the 70s during the day. Take a liner with you, and you will be fine. The BRP and Skyline go up...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 675,215
Posted By steelerider
Motorcycle videos videos videos

Nicely done! A guy at work has the same bike as you, and it is lovely. It's refreshing to see a Harley being out through its paces!
Cheers.
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