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Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,957
Posted By Roadscum
+1 And don't come to a public place...

+1

And don't come to a public place bitching and moaning that a competitor has a similar product, and make slanderous accusations about that competitor who apparently did nothing illegal....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 406,790
Posted By Roadscum
Can anyone here tell me the last time they had a...

Can anyone here tell me the last time they had a mechanical failure of any kind because of the water they used in the cooling system of their own motorcycle. Personal experience only, please..... not...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
A nice review, thanks for taking the time to...

A nice review, thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

Omitting CC and heated grips was a marketing decision, as I see it, to:
1. Keep the price low when compared to the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,957
Posted By Roadscum
With all due respect Andrew you comments add...

With all due respect Andrew you comments add nothing to the fine work done by JVB to compare your product and the one by Maier. I think someone else mentioned this earlier but I say it again..... ya...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 406,790
Posted By Roadscum
I understand your concern, I to would be...

I understand your concern, I to would be concerned..... hope ya have a great ride and that the sun shines upon you.
My comment was not aimed at you.

My aim was at the discussion, that I knew...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 406,790
Posted By Roadscum
Do we need a new thread.... "which water should I...

Do we need a new thread.... "which water should I use?"

Someone please pass the worry beads! :rofl

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
I moved to Florida 12 years ago from the Catskill...

I moved to Florida 12 years ago from the Catskill mountain area of N.Y..... and I haven't seen a snow flake or scrapped ice off a windshield since! :lol3 I ride almost every day, if I'm not riding I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
If $$$ are an issue then the FJ would be the...

If $$$ are an issue then the FJ would be the choice, that's the only reason I can see to pass on a new GS, remember you get cruise control on the GS.


Paul
Forum: EMEA 01-25-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Roadscum
Stephan's a treasure for the motorcycle community...

Stephan's a treasure for the motorcycle community to enjoy, they don't come any better them him! I've had a bike stored with him for 5 years.

The difference with calling the tour company(at least...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,957
Posted By Roadscum
Seem to me, in your case, " better" is in the eye...

Seem to me, in your case, " better" is in the eye eye of the beholder. You spend your money and you can call it anything you want. :rofl

Me, I want to know how effective it is in doing the job...
Forum: EMEA 01-24-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Roadscum
No argument there Michael, a guy with experience...

No argument there Michael, a guy with experience touring in Europe, comfy with his ability to get about, and not interested in the spending time with like minded Americans and perhaps making new...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By Roadscum
It's nice to see folks talk about their "most...

It's nice to see folks talk about their "most memorable" with out and mention of the "fastest" or the "most HP"....... very refreshing! :thumb

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,957
Posted By Roadscum
Does most expensive mean more better, I think...

Does most expensive mean more better, I think not! I'll take the one that is most effective, function over cost for me.... every time!

JBV, thanks a bunch for the excellent review! :thumb
...
Forum: EMEA 01-23-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Roadscum
Certainty we may each want something different...

Certainty we may each want something different from our 1st Alpine experience. Beach's provides each rider with a guide book and GPS routes for several options routes to the next days destination....
Forum: EMEA 01-22-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Roadscum
No doubt Michael... but I think you know me well...

No doubt Michael... but I think you know me well enough to understand I don't put effort into trying to make others happy.... I reserve that effort to ply upon myself! :freaky :rofl

When I...
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Roadscum
More fun to ride alone..... maybe, maybe not! My...

More fun to ride alone..... maybe, maybe not! My trip with beachs's tours was a very memorable and exciting experience, I made many new friends.

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,233
Posted By Roadscum
The dealer is only going to be concerned about...

The dealer is only going to be concerned about the bike that sits there waiting for service. He has no interest in what other think or others are experiencing.

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,233
Posted By Roadscum
I, for one, have stayed out of this thread cause...

I, for one, have stayed out of this thread cause I got a '15, I suspect others may have done the same....... but thanks for your contribution.

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,233
Posted By Roadscum
Heated grips work great on my '15 GSA, 4K miles...

Heated grips work great on my '15 GSA, 4K miles and no issues, luv it!!

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
Ya know the seat height is adjustable? Was it in...

Ya know the seat height is adjustable? Was it in the high position?

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,492
Posted By Roadscum
Real hipsters don't worry about matching fenders....

Real hipsters don't worry about matching fenders. They worry about their man bag matching their riding boots! :huh :rofl

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,492
Posted By Roadscum
I'm thinking I'd put a fender from the classic on...

I'm thinking I'd put a fender from the classic on an Icon. I'll take 1st dibs on your fender! :lol3

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By Roadscum
Thanks for that link Jim! :thumb Paul

Thanks for that link Jim! :thumb

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Roadscum
+1 What he said! I've used Sargent's on...

+1 What he said!

I've used Sargent's on many bike and have always been pleased with the results. When I found out Sargent don't recommend there GS/GSA seat be used with the f/r at different...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,492
Posted By Roadscum
The same could be said for some of my old girl...

The same could be said for some of my old girl friends, but ahhhh, they were soooo much fun to ride..... just like the FJ! :huh

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By Roadscum
Give some thought to the Yamaha FJ-09...... light...

Give some thought to the Yamaha FJ-09...... light weight, well appointed, better suspension then the FZ-09. That Yamaha triple motor is a peach, flat torque curve, 115 hp. Seems all the reviews I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,492
Posted By Roadscum
In the past Moto Guzzi has introduced new models,...

In the past Moto Guzzi has introduced new models, or any change for that matter, in Europe and a year later brings them to the US market. I think of it as NOS for the US. :lol3

I hope you're right...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
+ 1 Comfort is a big factor in my old age......

+ 1
Comfort is a big factor in my old age... and the lighter weight makes for a more exciting and engaging riding experience for me.

I owned a '06 FJR and loved the motor after the abrupt...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,492
Posted By Roadscum
No doubt! Have you notices the resurgence of...

No doubt! Have you notices the resurgence of 250-300cc sport bikes from all the Japanese manufactures, or the very popular 500cc line of bikes from Honda, and the 395 lb. shaft drive Moto Guzzi V7 is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,332
Posted By Roadscum
Interesting... Perhaps an electronic adjustment...

Interesting... Perhaps an electronic adjustment to insure proper calibration of the various ES modes?????

Paul
Forum: EMEA 01-12-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Roadscum
My 1st riding experience in Europe was in 2007 on...

My 1st riding experience in Europe was in 2007 on a tour with Beach's (http://www.beachs-mca.com/), an excellent mom and pop business that does a great job and provide a wonderful experience. The...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
Other manufactures have also been able to...

Other manufactures have also been able to minimize the effect of "shaft jacking". Yamaha and Moto Guzzi are two others that I've had experience with. The Yamaha FJR is a "sport tourer" with shaft...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
This may not be the bike for you. I got a chance...

This may not be the bike for you. I got a chance to sit on one today and think it may be a bit cramped with to full size people up on the saddle.

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Roadscum
I'm thinking the dealer may not provide you a new...

I'm thinking the dealer may not provide you a new strip... unless they do the installation. That's usually the way it goes with warranty work.

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 603,579
Posted By Roadscum
Nah, a bike designed for a specific type of...

Nah, a bike designed for a specific type of riding will more then likely be the best performer in that riding mode. Sure ya can ride A H-D acroos the TAT but a DR would be way more fun. You can ride...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 250,618
Posted By Roadscum
Aaahhhhh, got it! Paul

Aaahhhhh, got it!

Paul
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 144,732
Posted By Roadscum
25% dealer margin, NO WAY, those days are long...

25% dealer margin, NO WAY, those days are long gone. 10%-12% is more like it.

Paul
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 75,135
Posted By Roadscum
..... and it really should be addressed by the...

..... and it really should be addressed by the crack engineering team at Triumph on the new Tigers, don't ya think?

I always prefer to a bike that works properly and doesn't require a hosing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,984
Posted By Roadscum
So sad to see Detroit rotting away. :dog ...

So sad to see Detroit rotting away. :dog

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,287
Posted By Roadscum
All sales figures are easy to come by..... if I...

All sales figures are easy to come by..... if I were a betting man I'd bet that the GS/GSA outsells the Super Tenere by a very very wide margin in world wide sales. In my part of the world the ST...
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