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Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Curvesurfer
And conspicuously missing when comparing to the...

And conspicuously missing when comparing to the KTM Adventure specs...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Curvesurfer
This is one of they key differences between the...

This is one of they key differences between the GS LC and, say, the Multistrada. On the latter you can customize preload, rebound, compression, TC, ABS and throttle map for each riding mode. On the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Curvesurfer
ABS Pro retrofit to GS LC?

BMW is offering a paid software upgrade to ABS Pro (their version of KTM's Cornering ABS) "initially" on HP4 super bike models:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,493
Posted By Curvesurfer
The Ducati system had it's share of teething...

The Ducati system had it's share of teething problems.

Starting the bike with a dead fob was possible by holding the fob over the bike antenna to start up the electronics.

Starting the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,493
Posted By Curvesurfer
My Multistrada has keyless go. I hate it. ...

My Multistrada has keyless go. I hate it.

I'm constantly checking to see where I left my key. In my pocket? Which one? Hanging in the seat lock? Luggage?

Stopping for gas, rather than plucking...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,215
Views: 338,525
Posted By Curvesurfer
Your adventure is inspiring! How much...

Your adventure is inspiring!

How much planning went into the original legs of the trip regarding visas, border crossings, currency, routes, safety, lodging, etc?

I assume later legs were...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By Curvesurfer
I used Rain mode too when breaking in the bike,...

I used Rain mode too when breaking in the bike, makes it easier not to run past the RPM recommendations.

Rain mode on an LC feels like a hex-head...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,083
Posted By Curvesurfer
Some dealers match online prices, others won't....

Some dealers match online prices, others won't. Some will install tires purchased from a 3rd party, others won't. Some will accept shipments from 3rd parties, others won't.

But I think in general...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By Curvesurfer
All e-throttles have an algorithm that controls...

All e-throttles have an algorithm that controls the relationship between throttle position and the fuel/air fed to the motor.

On a bike without riding modes you have no choice over that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Curvesurfer
I suffer from tinnitus too, and no matter how big...

I suffer from tinnitus too, and no matter how big my windshield or how quiet my exhaust, I never ride >25mph or >5 miles without earplugs. I've accepted them as a mandatory safety device, like my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Curvesurfer
I do the same, in the same location though I have...

I do the same, in the same location though I have a W&S liner and a Gerbings controller.

You don't need to see the LED. Just turn up if you're too cold, turn down if too hot.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 38,445
Posted By Curvesurfer
It blips the throttle on downshifts for you?...

It blips the throttle on downshifts for you? That's a tidbit I wasn't aware of.

I couldn't swing it at my break-in service after purchasing panniers, crash bars and the GPS.

Maybe at the 6k...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,555
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: 62
Views: 7,280
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: 62
Views: 7,280
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: 62
Views: 7,280
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: 42
Views: 4,647
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: 5,792
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: 503
Views: 156,799
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: 27
Views: 2,655
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: 5,792
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: 5,792
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: 112
Views: 15,639
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: 542
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: 4,451
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: 2,080
Views: 513,847
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: 2,231
Views: 347,367
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: 4,596
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: 5,881
Views: 1,162,015
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: 2,413
Views: 295,256
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: 103
Views: 7,442
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: 8,819
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: 1,507
Views: 123,080
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: 1,507
Views: 123,080
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 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: 7,574
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: 4,209
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: 103
Views: 7,442
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: 197
Views: 27,459
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: 6,067
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: 6,067
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:
...
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