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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,156
Posted By cug
Don't let me say what this means for typical...

Don't let me say what this means for typical American customers ... :norton
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,975
Posted By cug
Even with them sitting on the floors in the US...

Even with them sitting on the floors in the US (because the riders here have no taste) they are probably selling several orders of magnitude more than Motus bikes ... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 174,396
Posted By cug
I don't know what is preferable - being old and...

I don't know what is preferable - being old and married and under $1k insurance or being 25 and single and paying more ... although I still have a lot of fun and being married is turning out great...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,137
Posted By cug
The Versys is about 80lbs heavier than the...

The Versys is about 80lbs heavier than the others. It might have a similar seating position, but it's certainly not in the same weight class.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,137
Posted By cug
Repeating it doesn't make it right.

Repeating it doesn't make it right.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By cug
I've been using Givi top cases for the last 6...

I've been using Givi top cases for the last 6 years on all my bikes - three cases overall, no issues. Use them on every single ride. I have the old style locks and keys. Would definitely buy them...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By cug
My rule of thumb is: as high and protective as I...

My rule of thumb is: as high and protective as I can stand. I use Sidi Adventure GoreTex for street touring.

You define what the right boot is for you for what type of riding, not someone here.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By cug
It started crying because of your riding style?...

It started crying because of your riding style? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,767
Posted By cug
:rofl I'm not going to switch to Harley...

:rofl

I'm not going to switch to Harley Davidson for that though ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,767
Posted By cug
Oh, I had completely forgotten, that was you? :D ...

Oh, I had completely forgotten, that was you? :D

No worries. I'm still thinking of trying out shorter bars from the new R1200R, but I don't want to cut my existing bars without actually knowing...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By cug
8k miles. No relevant issues. Had to turn...

8k miles. No relevant issues.

Had to turn off the bike once so that it let me set the D-ESA settings again - it was rock hard and didn't react to button presses - seems it was a software hangup,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,767
Posted By cug
I guess most people are happy with them. I didn't...

I guess most people are happy with them. I didn't have any issues that would cause me to say I'm not happy with the bike. There are downsides which I knew going in, but there really is no bike that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
Of course, it's personal opinion, but as soon as...

Of course, it's personal opinion, but as soon as it disturbs others massively it's not a "to each their own" anymore. There will always be people who disagree that the freedom of one person ends when...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
Take the baffle out and throw a loose piece of...

Take the baffle out and throw a loose piece of metal in instead. Sounds like shit.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
http://machineartmoto.com/x-heads-durability/

http://machineartmoto.com/x-heads-durability/
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
They are a fairly tough nylon compound, not cheap...

They are a fairly tough nylon compound, not cheap plastic. I have never crashed mine hard but short of a long slide on asphalt where a lot of other bits and pieces will be breaking as well, these...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By cug
GlobeScout. ...

GlobeScout.

http://advdepot.com/globescout-world-class-special-pannier-kit-r1200gs-adventure-lc.html
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By cug
If you look at how the two actually look like...

If you look at how the two actually look like you'll see that the weight is added way the spin center => gyroscopic force of that is higher. Like 21" vs. 17" front wheel - slightly higher weight,...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By cug
I'm at 15" and the Sidi Adventure GoreTex are not...

I'm at 15" and the Sidi Adventure GoreTex are not really tight but fairly close to it (I'd call it "snug") when I wrap them nicely.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By cug
Yeah, I think that would be quite an...

Yeah, I think that would be quite an accomplishment if it works fine. :lol3

Other than that: you'll get used to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By cug
There are always some that need to compensate ......

There are always some that need to compensate ... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By cug
Any measurement so we can tell what you mean by...

Any measurement so we can tell what you mean by small?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By cug
Speed makes a massive difference. I generally...

Speed makes a massive difference. I generally don't go beyond 75mph as it just gets too loud (wind noise in the helmet) for my taste and I have never gotten less than 46mpg.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,870
Posted By cug
Best way to make the ride more comfortable. ...

Best way to make the ride more comfortable.

Regarding babes, you mean like this:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22045502&postcount=55

:evil
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
Same here. Less on the GS, more on a more compact...

Same here. Less on the GS, more on a more compact bike like the Multistrada. What helps me on the GS is to slide all the way back on the seat so I force a bit of forward lean.



For sitting...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,870
Posted By cug
You can do something to maybe get a hint of what...

You can do something to maybe get a hint of what could help:

For one ride, go on a very easy route and concentrate on two things:

1) Drop the elbows down and pull them towards your body. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By cug
+1 I leave the bike on the sidestand because...

+1

I leave the bike on the sidestand because I'm to lazy to put it up on the centerstand.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By cug
I don't get that argument. Might just be me but I...

I don't get that argument. Might just be me but I have never ever experienced any issues with fuel availability for my GS riding in the southwest.

I want a break ever few hours anyways and...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By cug
Fits you well.

Fits you well.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
Yep, really. At least you have a reason to...

Yep, really. At least you have a reason to complain with your height. The person complaining about the size of the R is actually shorter in total height and has shorter legs compared to even me.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
And you rant a lot without any useful input. But...

And you rant a lot without any useful input. But so what. I don't give a single **** about your opinion of me
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
:rofl I'm 6', 34.5" inseam. Go do some...

:rofl

I'm 6', 34.5" inseam. Go do some exercise and learn about proper ergonomics before you say "they suck". The GS ergonomics might feel okay at first, but are actually worse for posture. Oh,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,172
Posted By cug
It's not that hard to look it up on the BMW page:...

It's not that hard to look it up on the BMW page:



Which shows that the RS comes with the higher seat option, while the R comes with the lower seat option (but not the super low) as standard.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By cug
:deal How do I know this story? :lol3 ...

:deal

How do I know this story? :lol3

http://photos.event-s.net/Motorcycles/2014-R1200GS/i-wWwxWRN/0/XL/2014-02-22%20at%2015-12-55-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By cug
I would expect that a rental nowadays would be a...

I would expect that a rental nowadays would be a watercooled. These all have the outlet to the right of the dash.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By cug
:rofl Same here. I don't have much trouble...

:rofl Same here.

I don't have much trouble setting up the Keron in wind as long as I can get two pegs in nicely (the two on the short side). From then on it's easy. It's the ground that gets me...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By cug
I like GoreTex ProShell with lots of vents. I...

I like GoreTex ProShell with lots of vents. I rather open vents and control airflow than having uncontrolled "venting" through mesh outer with a waterproof liner (never understood that concept).
...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By cug
I agree with you that price is something to be...

I agree with you that price is something to be considered. I'm in the lucky position that I don't have to consider it, but I still want a proper value proposition and for my personal enjoyment of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By cug
For the GPS, there is a Powerlet port on the...

For the GPS, there is a Powerlet port on the right side of the dash. The one under the seat is the optional one.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By cug
The problem with that comparison is that there...

The problem with that comparison is that there are (in my personal opinion) no other tents that are really "better" for the job, there are a lot though with a better bang-for-the-buck value.

The...
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