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Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,984
Posted By mtbenson
My BMW makes my face hurt from smiling too much....

My BMW makes my face hurt from smiling too much. Is that going to be addressed on the 2015 model?
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By mtbenson
I should never have looked at this tread. In the...

I should never have looked at this tread. In the past two weeks, the velcro bits on five of the straps have fallen off -- seriously! :eek1 My On Roads are probably 12 years old, so the glue must have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By mtbenson
Near the end of the 2007 model run, I also...

Near the end of the 2007 model run, I also believe a drain plug was added to the final drive - something to look for if you go with that year. Otherwise you have to turn your motorcycle upside down...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By mtbenson
Have you tried contacting Kriega? I bought a...

Have you tried contacting Kriega? I bought a US-30 bag and wanted to be able to swap it between two bikes. I emailed Kriega about purchasing a second set of the frame straps. They sent them for free.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By mtbenson
No Ulysses section in the English version of the...

No Ulysses section in the English version of the 2011 catalog.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,158
Posted By mtbenson
Too true. :huh

Too true. :huh
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,158
Posted By mtbenson
I've been riding with the NoNoise plugs off and...

I've been riding with the NoNoise plugs off and on for a couple months now, and I just can't warm up to them. They are nice when riding in a group and you want to communicate at intersections, etc....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,827
Posted By mtbenson
I tried this alternative and am very happy:...

I tried this alternative and am very happy: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872524 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872524)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By mtbenson
Used it on an R1100RS long ago and far away, and...

Used it on an R1100RS long ago and far away, and it didn't do a darned thing. Gave it to a buddy to try, and I don't think he kept it on any of his bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 756,391
Posted By mtbenson
Changed the oil and filter, aired up the tires,...

Changed the oil and filter, aired up the tires, topped off the battery again. I've run out of maintenance items. But it's still 17 degrees and snowing. Spring may arrive here one of these days.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By mtbenson
You could buy my lightly used Rev'It Defender GTX...

You could buy my lightly used Rev'It Defender GTX jacket that's for sale in the Flea Market and save more than half the cost of a new one. It zips together with other Rev'It pants.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,494
Posted By mtbenson
PM me if interested in a Rev'It Defender in XL...

PM me if interested in a Rev'It Defender in XL (more like L in fit), 2-1/2 years old. I will be advertising it as soon as I can get around to taking photos.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,896
Posted By mtbenson
I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6."...

I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6." Sometimes, it's "the old bike" and "the new bike."
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,246
Posted By mtbenson
For sale: 2013 BMW R1200GS water-cooled...

For sale: 2013 BMW R1200GS water-cooled demonstrator bike. Very low mileage.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By mtbenson
Where are all the guys who claim they never let...

Where are all the guys who claim they never let theirs go below 5,000 RPM?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,922
Posted By mtbenson
Now that my kids are grown and I don't yet have...

Now that my kids are grown and I don't yet have grandchildren, I find comfort in knowing I can always visit here for a good dose of senseless but passionate bickering.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By mtbenson
Yep, the pica ruler left a newspaper job with me...

Yep, the pica ruler left a newspaper job with me in the early 1980s. Doing page and ad layout, I still live in picas and points. I also use it frequently as a straight edge for cutting.

Thanks,...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By mtbenson
Teeny-tiny connectors

While installing a handlebar-mounted windshield on my R90/6, Mr. Ham Fisted (aka, me) accidentally pulled the wires out of the starter safety switch at the clutch lever. I'm trying to find a source...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,289
Posted By mtbenson
Why?

Why?
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mtbenson
Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mtbenson
Thanks for the reply, bomber. I'll try it on the...

Thanks for the reply, bomber. I'll try it on the GS first, since the windshield is usually covered with bugs and road filth anyway.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By mtbenson
Givi logoectomy?

What's the best way to remove the oval Givi logo from a windshield? I'm a fan of their products (have an AF330 on my 1200GS and just installed a handlebar-mounted screen on my R90), but don't feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
My electric vest works fine running in through...

My electric vest works fine running in through the canbus.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By mtbenson
R90/6 saddlebag question

I bought a '75 R90/6 last year that came with a set of Krauser bags and chrome tubular mounts that the previous owner bought but never mounted on the bike. In attempting to put the mounts on today,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 756,391
Posted By mtbenson
What have I done to my GS today?

I said Hi on the way through the garage to climb into my truck and plow snow again. (Big. Huge. Sigh.) The light on the battery charger winked back at me.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
It's always interesting the conclusions that...

It's always interesting the conclusions that people can draw armed with a few "facts." FWIW:


Many, many things can cause a crash, particularly off-road. Are there any facts that the alleged...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,710
Posted By mtbenson
Has anyone used the Cargobag on an R1200GS with...

Has anyone used the Cargobag on an R1200GS with the Vario bags in place, or do the lobes on the Cargobag hang down too far?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By mtbenson
There was an interview recently with a BMW...

There was an interview recently with a BMW official - I believe on the MCN website - that said the GSA would follow the GS by a year.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
I've seen it done, in AHRMA Battle of the Twins.

I've seen it done, in AHRMA Battle of the Twins.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,565,030
Posted By mtbenson
Three questions come to mind: Are those...

Three questions come to mind:


Are those adventure leathers the rider is wearing?
Are there scuff marks on the bottoms of the steamer trunks mounted on the one machine?
Why aren't we seeing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
The Q&A on the MCN site said 12 months.

The Q&A on the MCN site said 12 months.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
I couldn't quit focusing on the lead guy crowding...

I couldn't quit focusing on the lead guy crowding the center line and the guy with the camera running up where it would be way too easy for the lead guy to drift across and take out his front wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,509
Posted By mtbenson
The best wind-stopping thing for your 1200GS is...

The best wind-stopping thing for your 1200GS is your garage door. Other than that, for me +1 on the Givi AF-330 and Adventure winglets.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
I've been riding nothing but BMWs on the street...

I've been riding nothing but BMWs on the street for close to 30 years and haven't bought a new one yet. I prefer to get them 2-3 years old, after someone else has taken the depreciation hit. I've...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 73,575
Posted By mtbenson
I'd rather have it called Press On Regardless...

I'd rather have it called Press On Regardless mode.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
What? There's a new GS coming out?!? When did...

What? There's a new GS coming out?!? When did that happen?!?


(Just skidding.)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By mtbenson
See that look on Gunther's face? His ears are...

See that look on Gunther's face? His ears are ringing too!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By mtbenson
I had one and never found a windshield/deflector...

I had one and never found a windshield/deflector position combination I was happy with. It seems that with windshields, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. For me, it was the Givi AF330 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
[QUOTE=oalvarez;20299135]The blue is growlng on...

[QUOTE=oalvarez;20299135]The blue is growlng on me but I still prefer the white one.

There may be a topical ointment available for that. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,535
Posted By mtbenson
No, 3-5k.

No, 3-5k.
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