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Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,137
Posted By Snowdog
Remember, mercury is heavier than water. Water is...

Remember, mercury is heavier than water. Water is heavier than oil. Oil will show more of a steady state differential due to the lower weight.

Oil may dampen the pulses due to the viscosity and...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By Snowdog
I would guess about 4 car lengths back. Left...

I would guess about 4 car lengths back.

Left side.

My helmet is gray and jacket black. The jacket has reflective stripes which are very effective at night.

I was glad I had All the Gear on...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By Snowdog
Please Re-read the subject line. I do believe...

Please Re-read the subject line. I do believe that the car hitting the cylinder did save my 'LEG' from getting crushed.
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By Snowdog
Car in opposing lane tried to do the dreaded...

Car in opposing lane tried to do the dreaded "turn left in front of the motorcycle" but only got half way and drove into my left cylinder and crash bar as I was driving by at 35 MPH.
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By Snowdog
Cylinders save legs

My first FP post :bluduh
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Riding home from work last Tuesday, doing 40MPH on the outskirts of town. It was dark, traffic was heavy as it...
Forum: Face plant 07-01-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By Snowdog
Ride a GS. Foot protection comes standard.:D

Ride a GS.

Foot protection comes standard.:D
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By Snowdog
You wanted to practice a panic stop. You...

You wanted to practice a panic stop.

You did.

You learned something.

Mission accomplished.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,292
Posted By Snowdog
Though it is hard to see in the vid, I like the...

Though it is hard to see in the vid, I like the stoppies he was doing on that RT.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,292
Posted By Snowdog
Not a GS but a GS is easier to wheelie than an...

Not a GS but a GS is easier to wheelie than an RT.

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By Snowdog
Ooops, I was thinking he had an 1100:stoned

Ooops, I was thinking he had an 1100:stoned
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By Snowdog
It is very easy to get at this swtich. One screw...

It is very easy to get at this swtich. One screw just above the signal cancel button and lift up will remove the switch controls.

The starter switch is easily accessable from there. One E-clip...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,745
Posted By Snowdog
I missed the Sandal thing. I figured he wasn't...

I missed the Sandal thing. I figured he wasn't wearing protective boots.


The foot injury, though significant, pales in importance to the head injury this guy suffered. If this guy does lives,...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,745
Posted By Snowdog
I was just reading this past weekend. This is...

I was just reading this past weekend. This is about 5 miles from my house http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bncry.gif ( Article...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,596
Posted By Snowdog
"...She gets a 'failure to yield' ticket and...

"...She gets a 'failure to yield' ticket and starts crying..."


Let me get this straight.

She almost maims you and she doesn't start crying until she is 'handed' a ticket?!?

Was it a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 323,043
Posted By Snowdog
Eh? Get this...

So I bring my ST to the dealer to get an annual inspection. When done, I get on the bike to take off.

'EWS' error. OH NO, not my bike too. So I remove and try the key again. Same problem,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 17,207
Posted By Snowdog
The boxer engine is what it's about. There is...

The boxer engine is what it's about. There is nothing like it.


There is a quote I read from the BMWSport Touring site which went something like (excuse my poor memory):

....R bike owners get...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,601
Posted By Snowdog
http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/player.jht...

http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/player.jhtml?ml_video=78553&ml_collection=&ml_gateway=&ml_gateway_id=&ml_comedian=&ml_runtime=&ml_context=show&ml_origin_url=%2Fshows%2Fsouth_park%2Fvideos%2Fse...
Forum: Face plant 01-17-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,237
Posted By Snowdog
Would have been fun to go out there with a buddy,...

Would have been fun to go out there with a buddy, some cleats and a broom!
:jack
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By Snowdog
I hate it when those 'houses' turn left in front...

I hate it when those 'houses' turn left in front of me:lol3
Forum: Face plant 08-15-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,452
Posted By Snowdog
Bluhduh If this so called ‘journalist’ is imposing the...

If this so called ‘journalist’ is imposing the notion of outlawing dangerous items such that irresponsible people won't wield them recklessly then he should lay down his own pen/word processor and...
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Snowdog
New Hampshire does not require you to carry...

New Hampshire does not require you to carry insurance. And we are NOT a 'No Fault' state.

If you are found liable in an accident, you are expected to pony up for it. And, if you don't have it,...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,160
Posted By Snowdog
Pissed I hate tailgaters

A few weeks ago, on the local interstate east bound, two lanes. I was in the outside lane doin 75MPH inching past a line of cars in the inside lane. I could only inch as the person in front of me...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By Snowdog
If they are not going to wear a helmet,...

If they are not going to wear a helmet, boots...etc, how are we going to get them to strap themselves to a tether switch??:baldy
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By Snowdog
Laugh If the throttle cable was adjusted a bit tight,...

If the throttle cable was adjusted a bit tight, the throttle body butterfly will make that noise.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Snowdog
When I first got my GS it was making noises when...

When I first got my GS it was making noises when cold and somwtimes when hot kind of like what you decribe, but not all of the time.

I expressed my concern to my local dealer and he sold me some...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Snowdog
Yep. The sensor goes two places, RID and the...

Yep. The sensor goes two places, RID and the Mototronic. I think the Motoronic does change fuel map & timing for cold operation.

Mine was flaking out like yours though only once in a great...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2005, 09:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,952
Posted By Snowdog
Absolutely! My stuborn downshifting was...

Absolutely! My stuborn downshifting was definately fixed on my RT with a lube job.
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By Snowdog
Thumbs down Best defense against animals is to slow down

I don't like it either but there is not much you can do but slow down. Realize the prime times of the year, day and areas and watch out and slow down more then.

Have not hit a big critter on my...
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,872
Posted By Snowdog
Not sure if things are different down there in...

Not sure if things are different down there in Florida but up here, "Left turning vehicles have to yield to oncoming traffic". Sounds like the other person turned in front of him. Unless the other...
Forum: Face plant 05-17-2005, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By Snowdog
Cry Also, too stupid to care about the people that...

Also, too stupid to care about the people that care about you.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2005, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,607
Posted By Snowdog
BTDT. Change clutch disc. Leave tranny...

BTDT.

Change clutch disc. Leave tranny splines. Below are a pic of mine they look very similar in wear to yours. I had a BMW service tech check them out and he said they were servicable and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By Snowdog
Bluhduh J-Dub: I have a similar problem. ...

J-Dub:

I have a similar problem. Excessive noise from the right side. Yes, definately the right side. No, it is not TB clatter. I can hear it over the wind noise doing 80MPH.

Can't say...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By Snowdog
Laugh Flug, when you roll in from your watering hole...

Flug, when you roll in from your watering hole pissed, shut the damn bike off before you pass out next to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Snowdog
I guess I wasn't clear explaining what I was...

I guess I wasn't clear explaining what I was looking for when I asked my original question.

I was intending to get an idea of how much more wear there was in the TKC from where I was. Crash...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Snowdog
Cool2 Finaly, someone who has experience related to my...

Finaly, someone who has experience related to my question that can offer something useful to this thread.

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Snowdog
Bluhduh Freakin aay, calm down people. The tire...

Freakin aay, calm down people.

The tire are just reaching the wear bars now. If that is dangerous, then the manufacturer should raise them. It's just that years ago I have seen some instances...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Snowdog
Wicked How far can you push a TKC?

My rear TKC is just about to the wear markers. You can see where the road is just barely touching the rubber in the middle of the knobs in the center of the tire.

How can I push this? Can I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2005, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,569
Posted By Snowdog
Lots of good, sensible replies here. Definately...

Lots of good, sensible replies here. Definately eliminate the easy stuff first.
Just because it was lubed recently, doesn't mean it was a good job.

AS far as wear goes, these were mine at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2005, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Snowdog
Bluhduh I am by no means an expert on this, BUT if you...

I am by no means an expert on this, BUT if you did ask him and he lied...than I believe you do have legal recourse. Generally, as a seller, you are required to accurately represent the item for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2005, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Snowdog
Try a thorough cleaning of carbs. I'm not sure...

Try a thorough cleaning of carbs. I'm not sure what carbs are on here but I know mikunis and the air ports can plug up causing the run full rich at low speed.
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