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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Free R1200GS windshiled

I have a (well) used windshield off an '05 GS available for free pick up.
Contact me off list if interested.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-24-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By hipnotik
Just like Boatman said. Plus, keep in mind that...

Just like Boatman said.
Plus, keep in mind that resale of salvage or rebuilt titled bikes is a lot harder and value will drop tremendously. Out os state buyer will most likely have to go through the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By hipnotik
I was there too. Stopped during a 400 mile...

I was there too.
Stopped during a 400 mile loop I did on Sunday. :D
Checking out the track for the first time (as a spectator), I hope to join you guys next year.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,688
Posted By hipnotik
Went for a nice scenic ride yesterday. :D The...

Went for a nice scenic ride yesterday. :D
The RT was a pleasure to ride- such a conformable bike that leaves you with a smile even after 400 chilly miles .
These shots are from the western...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By hipnotik
Make sure ESA (if bike is equipped with) is...

Make sure ESA (if bike is equipped with) is working properly.
Also, left hand switch (for left blinker and cruise control) is a pretty common failure.
Lots of resources here:

BMW sport touring...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
There's just no way in hell I would have ridden...

There's just no way in hell I would have ridden through that intersection with a solid red light for that long, unless I was on a suicidal mission- which I wasn't.
This summon is bullshit- but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
What is wrong with this image?

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-bqwZ3Vj/0/XL/i-bqwZ3Vj-XL.jpg

Left image shows 2 cars running a red light.
Right image shows the bike and a second car driving into a solid red light.
Now, what...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Extremely helpful. Mine is due in February and I...

Extremely helpful. Mine is due in February and I plan to postpone.
Very glad this worked out for you.
Thanks wiseblood for taking the time to write this. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,135
Posted By hipnotik
Thanks for the link. Order placed. :clap

Thanks for the link. Order placed. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,135
Posted By hipnotik
Hi Folks, I'm having a problem tracking one...

Hi Folks,

I'm having a problem tracking one of these locally.
Anyone here be kind enough to sell me their spare connector?
I will also pay for shipping of course.

Cheers :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By hipnotik
Might be interested in ride up on Sunday. ...

Might be interested in ride up on Sunday.
Anyone else? :ear
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Oh yeah, if it wasn't for lane splitting I...

Oh yeah, if it wasn't for lane splitting I wouldn't even consider riding a bike in the city. :lol3
Either way, I just don't see the appeal anymore.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
+1. Used to commute year round for a number of...

+1. Used to commute year round for a number of years when we used to live in Astoria and it was just a matter of jumping across the Triboro bridge.
Now since we moved to Brooklyn (in the dead...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 556,684
Posted By hipnotik
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Fqtcd3z/0/L/i-Fqtc...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Fqtcd3z/0/L/i-Fqtcd3z-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZXr6mx8/0/L/i-ZXr6mx8-L.jpg

kwik info circa $15-200 from what i see,,,

your tire is the best...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 556,684
Posted By hipnotik
Hi Woody, Sent you a PM yesterday, still...

Hi Woody,

Sent you a PM yesterday, still awaiting your reply.

Thank you.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By hipnotik
Hi There, Good post. Thanks for the reminder...

Hi There,

Good post. Thanks for the reminder about this potential hazard.
I know exactly what you mean about bad visibility there, especially when wearing sunglasses during the day, as most of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
I've been over this section several times this...

I've been over this section several times this year.
Pretty nasty looking but from my experience not as slick as it seems to be.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Pothole damage

Anyone here had a positive experience with filing a claim with the city for pothole damage to their bike?
I came across this link (http://comptroller.nyc.gov/forms-n-rfps/filing-claims/) that even...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
I suggest hanging another sign asking not to...

I suggest hanging another sign asking not to steal any of your signs? :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 588,539
Posted By hipnotik
Hi Joe, Really happy to come across your...

Hi Joe,

Really happy to come across your posts.
I did a wonderful camping trip with the wife last summer covering northern VT and the the Adirondacks.
We already reserved a spot on (now our)...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
http://s30.postimg.org/4v0zwqcsh/image.jpg ...

http://s30.postimg.org/4v0zwqcsh/image.jpg

Can they mount that thing on a spoke wheel?
One more reason to ride a DS in the city. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,211
Posted By hipnotik
Jim, Any issues you know of with mounting...

Jim,

Any issues you know of with mounting the ballast above the dashboard?

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,060
Posted By hipnotik
Hi Papz, I completely agree with your point but...

Hi Papz,
I completely agree with your point but looks like things are done differently over here on the other side of the pond.
Well, if BMW North America rep is telling me that dealer found...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By hipnotik
Yes, can't say he didn't have a good shoot...

Yes, can't say he didn't have a good shoot however service manager spoiled the party by issuing a full refund for the new gaskets. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,060
Posted By hipnotik
The fuel light on my '12 comes on too early. ...

The fuel light on my '12 comes on too early.
When I mentioned this to the dealer they said as long as I am getting any kind of reading then BMW will not cover this problem under warranty.
The only...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By hipnotik
Thanks, Jim. Is there a specific interval when...

Thanks, Jim.
Is there a specific interval when these suppose to be replaced according to the shop manual?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By hipnotik
Valve cover gaskets

Had the dealer check valves for the 6k service and noticed they charged me a whooping $82 for the gaskets replacement kit.
Any idea if these really needed to be replaced during the 6k service?...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Someone posted these pictures on a reddit forum...

Someone posted these pictures on a reddit forum with the title: "I have parked for years in NYC, and yet I have never seen this" (http://imgur.com/a/EZkFF#i0HM5b7).

WTF?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By hipnotik
Dealer says

ESA hall sensor was not plunged in.
They pluged it in, calibrated the ESA and reset code for hall sensor.
All done as I waited and under warranty.
End of story. I have put about 2k miles since...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By hipnotik
From the manual: Start the engine. You...

From the manual:

Start the engine.
You cannot adjust spring
preload while the motor-
cycle is on the move.
Wait until adjustment com-
pletes (reading stops flashing)
before pulling away....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By hipnotik
Interesting... Did the dealer end up replacing...

Interesting...
Did the dealer end up replacing the entire shock or just the motor?
I am with you here, love the ESA which suits the type of riding I do (a lot of two up touring with the lady). But...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By hipnotik
Yes, bike in neutral while engine running and...

Yes, bike in neutral while engine running and bike not moving, nothing shows up on display when ESA switch is pressed long.
I have checked the GSW problems thread and saw lots of switch issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By hipnotik
ESA preload not working

Yesterday while taking the GS out I noticed that ESA preload was not working. Press and hold the ESA button but nothing comes up on the display.
Dampening modes still shows on the display.
Bike is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,460
Posted By hipnotik
Another shameless plug

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcy/3905706592.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,460
Posted By hipnotik
Hi Folks, I am selling my 2005 R1200GS for...

Hi Folks,

I am selling my 2005 R1200GS for cheap. ABS, heated grips, original owner. Full service records. It's in great mechanical condition (new final drive, clutch and main seals recently...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
HI Chris, It was nice bumping into you and...

HI Chris,

It was nice bumping into you and your friend in Cold Spring.
You are right, Monday was a perfect day for a ride.
Did around 350 happy miles with the lady in the back.

Cheers. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Saw this morning the cops towing away a newish...

Saw this morning the cops towing away a newish looking yellow/ black F800GS. :puke1
I was on 55th and 8th and the tow truck was driving west.
Hope that owners is not anyone from here. And if you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,892
Posted By hipnotik
F800s

ABS, heated grips, belt drive. Throw a Givi top box on it and your all set.
A great commuter and sporty and light for some serious fun.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24,288
Views: 1,672,536
Posted By hipnotik
Hi Eddie, I have a S or XS Arai helmet in...

Hi Eddie,

I have a S or XS Arai helmet in good condition she can have for no charge. Maybe also a jacket. I will have to check.
PM me for more info.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By hipnotik
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Good luck. Looking forward to follow your adventure.
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