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Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Botch
I have the Seat Concepts GSA seat on my GS, they...

I have the Seat Concepts GSA seat on my GS, they told me they didn't do a "Tall" but the GSA seat was thicker (which I found surprising).
Could do about 90 minutes on the OEM and Touratech seats,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Botch
I've heard that KTMs are terribly expensive for...

I've heard that KTMs are terribly expensive for any "dealer" maintenance too, is that the case (or do you do your own wrenching)?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Botch
Consumer Reports ratings

The May issue of CR rated motorcycles, and I'm gonna post results from the two most interesting areas, what the heck:

How often do they go to the repair shop?
Yamaha, 11%
Suzuki, 12%
Honda,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Impressive adventure there, Kurt! I'm still...

Impressive adventure there, Kurt! I'm still scared of gravel roads. :shog
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Botch
Rapid City Rider is correct; all gas engines...

Rapid City Rider is correct; all gas engines (including your car) spit condensed water out the tailpipe until it warms enough to keep the H2O in steam phase all the way out.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Botch
Yup, sounds like a nub adjustment is in order; is...

Yup, sounds like a nub adjustment is in order; is the locking nut loose?

I've been a mechanical engineer for 30 years now, and really shook my head when I saw how BMW designed the Vario case...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Botch
If you decide to, I'd highly recommend the...

If you decide to, I'd highly recommend the Bavarian Motorcycle Workshop (http://bavarianmotorcycleworkshop.com) in SLC rather than the dealer, great service and a lot less coin. Good luck!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Thanks BTL; that's very tempting...

Thanks BTL; that's very tempting...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By Botch
Love the "kills"! :clap

Love the "kills"! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,741
Posted By Botch
I don't blame him. This is why I quit dating. ...

I don't blame him. This is why I quit dating.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Only time I ever dropped a bike was on the first...

Only time I ever dropped a bike was on the first day on my first "new" set of tires; I made a sharp right turn at a stop sign, through a trough in the road, and stalled the engine; the entire...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Dude, that's what a GS is for. Pick up some...

Dude, that's what a GS is for. Pick up some cigars for me too. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,794
Posted By Botch
This isn't the same article that @Blissed posted,...

This isn't the same article that @Blissed posted, but rather involves theft:
http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/threatwatch/2015/04/software-vulnerability-unauthorized-use-system/2224/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Botch
They're so cute right before bankruptcy. :D

They're so cute right before bankruptcy. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Botch
I do; much easier to check/fill. The one bit of...

I do; much easier to check/fill. The one bit of advice I have is, make sure you point the stem away from the kickstand side, so they angle up a bit rather than down.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Botch
:eek1 Oh my!

:eek1 Oh my!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Me too. I found a place in Great Britain who...

Me too. I found a place in Great Britain who sold that sticker design, I ordered from them once but never got anything (CC was never charged either, at least). Their site will no longer accept my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Botch
I kick hitchhikers. The left foot still falls...

I kick hitchhikers. The left foot still falls asleep sometimes, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Hey @ArmyGuy, did those pannier handles come with...

Hey @ArmyGuy, did those pannier handles come with the Pro 2's? If not, do you have any purchase details on them? No handles came with my Pro's, and the ones they offered for sale, at that time,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Botch
Thanks guys; I already have the hose so I'll...

Thanks guys; I already have the hose so I'll continue to use that. :deal

(will have to check out the power washers in the Sears and Lowe's ads in the paper tomorrow, regardless... :wink:)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Botch
Power-washing Pig?

Today I rented a power washer, cleaned up my new PVC deck fantastic, blew the leaves out of the rock bed in my waterfall, washed my truck, and even blasted the dried latex paint out of my street...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Botch
Here's an odd suggestion, but I'm going to insist...

Here's an odd suggestion, but I'm going to insist on it if I ever buy another bike or vehicle: ask to wash it!

I'm not kidding. I can look a bike over thoroughly before buying, but it's not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
:huh

:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Brushed 13" of snow off her (okay, official...

Brushed 13" of snow off her (okay, official measure, was 4-5" with melting/settling), most snow we had all winter, I commuted almost all winter long. Can hear my lawn making slurping noises. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By Botch
I was betting this was a headlight bulb...

I was betting this was a headlight bulb replacement thread. :D
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By Botch
My first torque wrench was marked in...

My first torque wrench was marked in kilogram-meters, not Newton-meters, and there is no easy conversion without a calculator. Looks like you've caught that, however. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,515
Posted By Botch
You're not an idiot; even knowing the risers were...

You're not an idiot; even knowing the risers were there, I'd've never guessed that they would cause those problems. My bike doesn't have risers, and now I'm not interested in trying them so much. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Pictures or it didn't happen! :D

Pictures or it didn't happen! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By Botch
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
We played a few gigs in LHS back in the day. One...

We played a few gigs in LHS back in the day. One of the hotels had springwater rooms in the basement, the GF and I enjoyed that very much! :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
I lived in Albuquerque for five years. A magical...

I lived in Albuquerque for five years. A magical place, really miss it in some ways. :cry:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
What PAFarkle said. My '09 came with some other...

What PAFarkle said. My '09 came with some other aftermarket pegs, but the PivotPegs were fantastic. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,091
Posted By Botch
@rdcyclist: if you live in San Jose, why are you...

@rdcyclist: if you live in San Jose, why are you riding in North Dakota at 2 am?? I lived in Grand Forks for three miserable years, blizzards for 9 months/year, and being eaten alive by mosquitoes...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Agreed, very nicely done! :clap I'm...

Agreed, very nicely done! :clap

I'm assuming, with a sidecar, that you never "countersteer" your bike, but steer it like a car. Is that hard to get used to? I'd be afraid I'd forget, drift...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Botch
When I sent my OEM seat into Seat Concepts, I...

When I sent my OEM seat into Seat Concepts, I inquired about a "Tall" option. They told me the GS/GSA seat pans were the same, the GSA just had more padding and was thus "higher". I ordered the GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
Ain't gonna happen. Every time I pull into...

Ain't gonna happen. Every time I pull into Starbucks with my shiny new Zegas, at least six sugarbuns mob me and I end up buying six $4.50 cups of swill. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Botch
Welcome, I got the same year/color. :freaky

Welcome, I got the same year/color. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6,876
Views: 1,275,887
Posted By Botch
That is a great picture! :clap

That is a great picture! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,183
Posted By Botch
My used '09 GS came with Vario panniers; they...

My used '09 GS came with Vario panniers; they were okay, capacity was a bit small and I did not like the "plastic-clamp-gripping-a-freaking-bolt-head" mounting system (the bags bounced all over the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
Posted By Botch
I think, this year, the South got more snow than...

I think, this year, the South got more snow than the West did; I've been riding all "winter". :huh
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