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Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 950,927
Posted By erkmania
Rode it!!! What an amazing pig! It's no...

Rode it!!!

What an amazing pig! It's no sport bike, but it does like to sniff their behinds from close up. :pynd
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,679
Posted By erkmania
Not even when setting chassis attitude...

Not even when setting chassis attitude mid-corner? OK. I would remind you that the latest GS's have linked brakes and the system applies the rear brake when the front brake is applied. IOW, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 13,350
Posted By erkmania
After reading the last few pages of blather, I...

After reading the last few pages of blather, I thought I'd reread the original post. First, my feelings are similar. Secondly, your primary question was never answered.

So, in the spirit of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By erkmania
Boy, that sounds like you really need to read the...

Boy, that sounds like you really need to read the fine print. God know that they have. If you're getting the shaft then that happened the day they sold you the policy. But, I guess you already...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By erkmania
I would usually agree with you except that I...

I would usually agree with you except that I bought a BMW motorcycle. I've already had the right Kombi switch, the gas cap assembly, the right stick coil and the right spark plug replaced just this...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By erkmania
I wonder if they consider the valve cover gasket...

I wonder if they consider the valve cover gasket a wear item since it comes off from time to time to check valves? Way farfetched, but what else could it be; damage?

Something stinks in Denmark!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By erkmania
The gasket leak is an interesting topic....

The gasket leak is an interesting topic. Basically, I learned that if I bought the Zurich warranty/insurance at the time I bought my GS then the warranty would cover gaskets in addition to the normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,466
Posted By erkmania
Dictionary.com anecdotal [an-ik-doht-l,...

Dictionary.com

anecdotal [an-ik-doht-l, an-ik-doht-l] - 3. based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By erkmania
Oh, you're get some interesting comments for that...

Oh, you're get some interesting comments for that question...

FWIW, Anakee 3's on my GS were outright loud at ~40 to 45 mph.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,466
Posted By erkmania
I would have considered your experience...

I would have considered your experience anecdotal, but if you feel that your experience is empirical then I need you to fly to my house and test my headlights to check their brightness. :D

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,466
Posted By erkmania
Jim. You've had the H7 equipped GS for a month...

Jim. You've had the H7 equipped GS for a month or two now. Can you describe its beams (hi and low) in relation to the last generation of GS's, please? I'd prefer that you don't talk much about the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
Thank you for acknowledging the "crossed wires". ...

Thank you for acknowledging the "crossed wires". But, as a thoughtful man, are you really looking for a militant person to support your viewpoint? Such could speak negative volumes about you; and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By erkmania
Your doctory approach makes me think that your...

Your doctory approach makes me think that your motorcycle needs O-Bummer-Care (BMW dealer triage/repair).

OK, that was really bad but, I do think that you are overfilling the gas tank. When the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,767
Posted By erkmania
Yes. My reasoning is that the new bike has lower...

Yes. My reasoning is that the new bike has lower intrinsic electrical loads visa vi the latest LED lighting and could therefore reduce the alternator's weight. Furthermore, BMW could apply the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
John and I were sharing expert witness...

John and I were sharing expert witness experiences 2 months ago and discussing one of his latest bicycle cases at the time; we share space enjoying the same hobby. My remembrance of the conversation...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,436
Posted By erkmania
Bonus!! It sounds like you got a software...

Bonus!! It sounds like you got a software upgrade/mod/adjustment along with the clutch repair.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 13,350
Posted By erkmania
I will say that I know one guy that is very fast...

I will say that I know one guy that is very fast that does not have track experience. He is humble about it, but I know that once he acclimated to the track that he would surprise folks.

He's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 13,350
Posted By erkmania
I'm sure this has been said one way or another. ...

I'm sure this has been said one way or another. Nevertheless, it's my opinion that track riding at a high level helps define a rider's knowledge about his/her bike's outer limits for that rider. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,436
Posted By erkmania
Hard to make that out. Does the bike have an...

Hard to make that out. Does the bike have an overall difference in feel or just the clutch that feels different? Could your bike have received a software update in addition to the clutch repairs? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By erkmania
I'd rather be perceived as riding slower than...

I'd rather be perceived as riding slower than faster. With a quiet pipe I can have all the fun I want without raising an eyebrow. I now put my money in the suspension, instead.

You'll get used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/22/bicycli...

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/22/bicyclists-drivers-crashes-statistics/

OK, go...!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,612
Posted By erkmania
I do just that with a 300# scale. And, when I'm...

I do just that with a 300# scale. And, when I'm feeling OCD I put a 2x4 under the other wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,936
Posted By erkmania
Ouch!! That definitely had to hurt. I suppose it...

Ouch!! That definitely had to hurt. I suppose it would be better to injure your leg than experience an Open-book fracture. Glad you're OK...you are OK, right?

I hope you got to keep that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
I reversed the terms. Edited in original post. ...

I reversed the terms. Edited in original post. I would laugh at that statement, too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
I completely agree with the "efficiency" you...

I completely agree with the "efficiency" you speak of. I also seek efficiency. Secondly, I did not use the word "complain".

INRE bicyclists avoiding MUT's you did not answer what you thought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
And, as far as I know, there are no MUT's in the...

And, as far as I know, there are no MUT's in the San Diego area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
This is the second part. I accept the...

This is the second part.

I accept the perception of inefficiency. Same may be said about cars v. bikes.

Substitute bicyclists for " Peds, dogs, etc." on non-MUT roads and I would agree that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
I'll do this in backwards sequence. The...

I'll do this in backwards sequence. The highlighted text is remarkably similar to suggesting that motorists are simply ignorant or impatient for only having to wait, and I paraphrase previous...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
That seems a contradiction. If bicyclists...

That seems a contradiction.

If bicyclists are avoiding roads constructed for them then why? If it's not about obastacles/peds then why? What would make that environment safe in your perception?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
OK. We're talking about 2 different photos then....

OK. We're talking about 2 different photos then.

Would it then be fair to say that the peds in the second photo were violating the law-defined right-of-ways?

BTW, it strikes me odd that the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
OK, I know that I am not welcomed here on an...

OK, I know that I am not welcomed here on an International forum thread, but I will play along for a moment. Please explain the perceived hazards. Me? I see two groups of pedestrians. Are you...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By erkmania
That's about the only time I use a horn. ...

That's about the only time I use a horn.

"Go, for Gawds sake, go! The light is green!" :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,850
Posted By erkmania
I suggest one step backwards before the OP is...

I suggest one step backwards before the OP is overwhelmed with too much conflicting advice.

There's a lot of good advice here. It seems there are some misconceptions, too. It occurs to me that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,904
Posted By erkmania
The words Pecha72 wrote here (and, the ones I...

The words Pecha72 wrote here (and, the ones I quoted/responded to) are the ones I wish I had said in that thread. But, the mentality of WR is strong there, too. I will attempt to take my own advice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,904
Posted By erkmania
Pecha72, this disagreeable vibe exists in a lot...

Pecha72, this disagreeable vibe exists in a lot threads here recently (last 2 to 3 years). The Bicycles on the Road thread has been my nemesis and I have been caught-out by its vortex more than...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By erkmania
Great first post! And, welcome to the asylum. I...

Great first post! And, welcome to the asylum. I look forward to reading about your future GSA-LC adventures.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,285
Posted By erkmania
Maybe they're just trying to keep the gross...

Maybe they're just trying to keep the gross tonnage down since they did add weight to the flywheel. :norton

I'm being facetious. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By erkmania
Maybe replace the bars if they are bent enough to...

Maybe replace the bars if they are bent enough to provide less protection next time. Otherwise...ehh. I guess it depends on if you are riding the bike to hoity-toity operas often.

BTW, excellent...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,989
Posted By erkmania
Check the CS bolts for tightness during oil...

Check the CS bolts for tightness during oil services. I was instructed by a dealer tech that the problem with broken bolts is common, but not outrageous. They check them when they service our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,868
Posted By erkmania
From filfan, "Good grief. Click on the...

From filfan, "Good grief.
Click on the username, select "find more posts by…."

That's what I was originally asking about. Thanks. So, does that mean that visitors using this access...
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