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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 2,474,775
Posted By Kicksave
Hey, I know that guy.

Hey A.B. Isn't that bike fun to ride in the twisties? Glad you're enjoying it.
:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 155,910
Posted By Kicksave
At the risk of being positive...

Great points, all. Choice is good. And while there's a lot of Monday morning Quarterbacking going on in this thread about what BMW should have done, can we at least agree that having more options is...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,841
Posted By Kicksave
Dakar = Sertao

The Dakar and Sertao are essentially the same bike. A little less fuel capacity on the Sertao. The folks I've seen choose the 650 single over bikes like the Tiger XC or F800 GS do so for reasons...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,777
Posted By Kicksave
More KLR than 610 or 630

This bike isn't really designed as a replacement for the TE 630 or 610. Think of it as a more athletic BMW G650 GS or G650 Cross Country. The Strada has the 17"rear, 19"front like the G650 GS. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,156
Posted By Kicksave
Price point

Husqvarna wants a Non-ABS Terra 650 to come as close to $7k as possible. That should make it comparably priced to Japanese competitors and about $3k less than a KTM 690 Enduro R.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,573
Posted By Kicksave
This is the Baja with its 19' front wheel and...

This is the Baja with its 19' front wheel and high fender. I'm guessing this one has a better chance of making it to the USA than the Moab. But the Strada and Terra 650 will be here in the fall of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6,722
Views: 1,018,411
Posted By Kicksave
The Husky won't share the same front end as a...

The Husky won't share the same front end as a G650 GS.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6,722
Views: 1,018,411
Posted By Kicksave
I'm looking really hard at the Terra myself. I...

I'm looking really hard at the Terra myself. I like the HP boost and the 46mm inverted forks. I'll keep you posted.
Kevin LB BMW
:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,573
Posted By Kicksave
No Show

Unfortunately, it wasn't at the Int'l Motorcycle Show here in SoCal. I don't know how they plan to gauge American reaction if they don't bring it to the Shows. I was really looking forward to seeing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,573
Posted By Kicksave
It's the single

Naw, it's the single. There's a video making the rounds, and the engine even sounds like the thumper.:nod
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,210
Posted By Kicksave
Diety Dozen

At Long Beach BMW, we had a good turnout for our Rawhyde Presentation at the Dealership. And we had 30 customers attend the Clinic. So I'm hoping we'll get good participation in the Dirty Dozen. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,501
Posted By Kicksave
motivated

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that came out for the event last Saturday. Had a blast. I hope everyone else did too. I even enjoyed the ride to Rawhyde from LB BMW.
Ordinarily, it's...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,623
Posted By Kicksave
not faster

I heard the Black ones were longer. :evil Could be a myth.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,524
Posted By Kicksave
Farkles

As a Dealer, farkles don't usually add to the value of a trade in unless they are BMW Accessories. I usually advise customers to sell their farkles on ebay, and trade the bike in stripped. If a bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 434,480
Posted By Kicksave
Love the look

I still like the look of the 1150's a little better than the 12's. Waiting on Hepco and Becker engine and tank guards for my 01. Will post pics soon. Love this thread, though.
:clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,197,302
Posted By Kicksave
Rides with a little dirt.

Nicely done:D. Looks like she's ready for action. We've been doing some day rides out of Long Beach BMW if you're interested. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
Riding the S1000 RR

If you're in SoCal and haven't ridden the S1000 RR, the Open House at Long Beach BMW will have the Demo Truck for this whole weekend. They have three S1000's along with everything else. Rain is in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
Resopnse longer than the service

As someone pointed out, you left out the oil change and filter. You also admitted to not having the diagnostic equipment. That's an integral part of the first service. Add the road test and re-check,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
Here you go

List as requested. I can only speak for our shop. We charge 1.35 man hours. And it takes a little longer than that. But that's what we charge. It's pretty basic stuff.

Read fault memory with the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
no conspiracy

Not everything is profit motivated. The first service at our shop is about 1.5 man hours + parts, including synthetic oil. It's a lille more than an oil change. It's about $200. Labor is $96 an hour....
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
Agreed

We had ours set at 8000.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
BMW S1000 RR Sales Held Up

Customer deliveries of the S1000 RR has been temporarily halted. Apparently, there have been a few bikes over-revved before the proper run in, causing unnecessary damage. IMHO, I expect a software...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 434,480
Posted By Kicksave
more pics

Funny, I would have thought this thread would be hotter. I'm picking up an 01 in the next few days. Always loved the look. I was hoping to steal a few customizing ideas:evil. I'll be sure and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,947
Posted By Kicksave
Ginger or Maryann

I like the GS because I'm 5',9", and it fits better. Also, off road I notice the gas weight when the GSA tank is 3/4 to full. When it's 1/2 full or less, it carries its gas weight very low and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
small retraction

I'm in SoCal. The cruiser market here is taking a standing 8-count right now. In might be different in Houston. And the success of the R90 S wasn't necessarily its sales volume, but the interest it...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 53,536
Posted By Kicksave
Couldn't disagree more

To pander only to their traditional buyer isn't smart at all. They are trying to grow their customer base by entering into previously uncharted waters, like superbikes and true enduros while...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
not as green, so to speak

I heard beaver boogers burn with less emissions.:evil But otter boogers produce more hp.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
Why as why?

Detractors talk about the frivolous "need" for more hp. And that the bike is just a "Jap copy". Some are anti-BMW. Others are anti-sportbike. And some are just resistant to change. But like 'em or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
So literal

The "boss" reference wasn't literal. But every dealer answers to or works with the Manufacturer on some levels. Any dealer that "thinks" they don't is mistaken. This is a case in point. If they set a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
Thumbs down I'd have to disagree

I don't know about that one.:huh If your boss says don't, you probably shouldn't. I think BMW NA was trying to ensure that no dealer would be tempted to sell an S1000 RR before the pre-ordered...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
Thumb S1000 RR at Long Beach BMW

We should be getting our S1000 RR showroom demo late today or early tomorrow. It will be available for test rides on the 30th. Can't wait.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,127
Posted By Kicksave
Hawk GT

Had a tricked out Honda Hawk 650 GT (NT 650) with the Two Bros RC31 kit, left exit exhaust, and carbon fiber tank. Could have kept it alongside every other bike I've owned since. But it seemed like...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 124,764
Posted By Kicksave
Twice

I bought a used 95 KTM Duke. Had a 20 Fwy ride home. Felt like resting my nuts on a paint shaker. And it was a finicky cold starter. Had to perform a Pagan ritual every morning to get it to fire...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
That's not what I meant to convey.

I didn't say it wasn't of interest to younger buyers. I find young people at local bike nights are VERY interested in it. But my PRE-SALE buyers are on average between 30 and 45. But they aren't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,926
Views: 1,296,397
Posted By Kicksave
Curious. Did you consider getting the...

Curious. Did you consider getting the X-Challenge?
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kicksave
Thumb Could be

Most of our pre-orders are coming with ABS and DTC as well as Electronic Shift Assist. We have 28 presale. And most of my presale customers are NOT the 20-30 shorts, t shirt, and back protector...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8,926
Views: 1,296,397
Posted By Kicksave
I went big

Le grand experiment. I got a set of TKC's for an R1200 GS. We mounted them on the X-Country at the shop, and I took them out today for a 200+ mile dual sport ride. It's a 150/70 rear and a 110/80...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8,926
Views: 1,296,397
Posted By Kicksave
The G Series was priced too high originally. ...

The G Series was priced too high originally. When the X-Moto debuted, MSRP on one with ABS was over $10,000. That was only a grand or so less than a Ducati Hypermotard. That's what made it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8,926
Views: 1,296,397
Posted By Kicksave
TKC Tire Size

For those running TKC 80's, did you stick with the original tire size front and rear? Or did any of you go bigger?
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,735
Posted By Kicksave
No sh*t, Sherlock

I didn't say BMW invented ram air. I was pointing it out in this case because the HP is always shown at 193. And this bike is capable of over 200 hp stock with the additional 5-9 hp. That's pretty...
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