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Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By BullShatter
Answers/opinions for the the questions for which you seek

I had two GS's and one RT and loved all three. You'll have better weather protection on the RT, hands down. On the GS you can install a larger windscreen and/or the side winglets that are found on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By BullShatter
You're probably gonna need a picture of what your...

You're probably gonna need a picture of what your talking about, just sayin'
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,813
Posted By BullShatter
Great RR

Great ride report...I took an almost identical trip 2 years ago, except I went down through Baja, and took the ferry to Mazatlan. Your a local inmate for me, we should get together and do a ride and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,110
Posted By BullShatter
Tank Panel Debate

I've got an '12 GS TB and the Tank Panels are black......I'm going to make a broad statement now....I believe the tank panels an the GS Triple Black's are black while the tank panels on the GSA's are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,600
Posted By BullShatter
MachineArt Moto

First, I think the MachineArt Moto covers look great, however, they're only designed for light duty. On my previous GS, an '09, I went through two sets of the covers, both cracked at the mounting...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,868
Posted By BullShatter
@ Turkey Creek

I think I'll have to make plans to stop on down to the Los Arcos....
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 138,562
Posted By BullShatter
Great Ride Report.....

Did Someone mention a Ho-Made Pie....I think I can help.

http://bullshatter.smugmug.com/Humor/Humor/i-bmKqNws/0/L/IMG_1296-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,868
Posted By BullShatter
Great RR...

Rhode,

Great Ride Report thus far. We were probably in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) at the same time. We were there for New Years Eve and through the weekend. It's a great little town and I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 66,170
Posted By BullShatter
Great RR...

Jrzyguy,

First of all...great photos and great ride report. I just found this today and read through all 17 pages. I'm envious as S America is my next big trip.

Quick question that I didn't see...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By BullShatter
I live in Arizona and ride year round, so I'm...

I live in Arizona and ride year round, so I'm familiar with the hot temps, but we don't have the humidity. I've ridden Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize in the Rallye 3 Suit, it works great, but it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,254
Posted By BullShatter
Fyyff

Carl, I wish I were that quick...I would have contested it with AZ, for what it's worth!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-29-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,035
Posted By BullShatter
Well, give us an update, are you still holed up...

Well, give us an update, are you still holed up in Puebla swilling Modelo and waiting on parts, or are you back on the road headed to Oaxaca, or beyond.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,254
Posted By BullShatter
You could plagiarize this forum....GSPOT....but...

You could plagiarize this forum....GSPOT....but that would probably get denied as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,577
Posted By BullShatter
'12 gs

I went from an '09 GS to a '12 GS Triple Black. First I love the overall look of the triple black edition. But, what I noticed was the increase in the power band. While not significant, it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,254
Posted By BullShatter
Fyyff....

FYYFF was available here in Arizona, so I applied for it. I was promptly denied!! I was told by DMV in a really nice form letter that those particular letters, arranged in that fashion could be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By BullShatter
Santa brought me a bluetooth intercom

I got a Sena Bluetooth SMH10 dual pack.....the batteries are charging but pics yet! Installing on the helmets tomorrow.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,503
Views: 1,149,854
Posted By BullShatter
I added a very integral farkle the other day...A Bottle Opener

With a combination of spare parts, this went on with ease. I was going to add it to the rear of one of the Vario Bags, but I don't always ride with the side bags, even on overnight trips, so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6,503
Views: 1,149,854
Posted By BullShatter
I like that red mud guard, it adds another splash...

I like that red mud guard, it adds another splash of color complementing the tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By BullShatter
+1 for what Loutre advised...that was my guess as...

+1 for what Loutre advised...that was my guess as well. Just go buy yourself 4 new bulbs and change them out.
Forum: Face plant 12-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,190
Posted By BullShatter
Bartopia, this was my first trip to Mexico on a...

Bartopia, this was my first trip to Mexico on a bike. I'll agree that the most apprehensive part of the trip was crossing the border, knowing that I had no itinerary, not planned route, and wouldn't...
Forum: Face plant 12-26-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,190
Posted By BullShatter
Bartopia...Now, that is damn funny! I never even...

Bartopia...Now, that is damn funny! I never even noticed that my bike slammed into a "Curves Ahead" sign. The friggin irony of it all!
Forum: Face plant 12-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,983
Posted By BullShatter
Ideas...

My expert opinion as an arm chair quarterback, and yes, I can speak intelligently about any subject, after the fact!

Based on the available facts provided, and my own mind filling in the blanks, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By BullShatter
Tailbag Option?

Why not look at one of the BMW Sport Bags. There's a small (30L) and a Large (54L approx.). The large is not obtrusive or "too large" and you can certainly carry enough for a weekend trip if needed....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,577
Posted By BullShatter
Texting, Texting, Texting.....

I don't tend to ride at night so I don't encounter many drunk drivers (or at least what I think to be drunks), but damn texting drivers are just as bad, they're all over the highway....at all hours...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By BullShatter
Hmm... really tough choice, take test rides on...

Hmm... really tough choice, take test rides on both and make a decision. If that wasn't available, I'd probably go for the Guzzi. Just seems to have a more comfortable riding position and overall...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By BullShatter
Skid Plate recommendation

Take a look in the vendor section for "Twin Headlight Ernie".....he designs a great bash-plate for the oil colled GS's, but not sure if he has designed on for the water cooled bikes yet, regardless,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By BullShatter
Leo Vince slip-on

My .02 cents...

I had an "09 GS with the stock exhaust and got a great deal on a Leo Vince SBK Titanium can. I installed it and it looked great and sounded pretty aggressive. The problem was that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 233,394
Posted By BullShatter
Belize

Hope you ended having a great time in Placencia...it is a great little beach town. Did you cross into Guat at the San Ignacio border, it's usually simple and fairly quick.

Also, are you real-time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,862
Posted By BullShatter
Great Video

That just serves to remind us how very capable these big bikes really are, however, 99% of us will never reach that potential on our bikes...but it's nice knowing it's there!

Thanks for posting.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By BullShatter
Thanks for the informative review...

I just installed my third set of Heidenau's on my GS. I wanted to try the Karoo 3's but wasn't sure of the life span. They look like a great tire and I like the tread pattern. Here in AZ though, the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,114
Posted By BullShatter
Apache Trail

Scott,

Looks like the road between Canyon Lake and Lake Roosevelt was in great shape. I can't stand the paved section between Apache Junction and Canyon Lake, the pavement is worse than then a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 233,394
Posted By BullShatter
grahamspc, yep, you enter through the...

grahamspc,

yep, you enter through the garage! I've stayed in several and they're typically very clean. They survive on local, repeat business, not travelers. They are not like our seedy, pay be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,276
Posted By BullShatter
#rd Set of Heidenau

I've not had many issues with the Heidenaus and I'm on my 3rd set. They do get squirrely in a curve if I happen to drift over the tar snakes and painted lines, especially when it's wet, but I think...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 233,394
Posted By BullShatter
Great read so far....

Reaver,

I just stumbled on your RR yesterday. I think you and Bec made a great decision....I'm in the process of doing the same and just finalizing a business deal in Playa del Carmen. I hope to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By BullShatter
I think that $8-10K is a great price considering...

I think that $8-10K is a great price considering the miles. However, I don't think we've learned what, if any, farkles are on the bike. I live in Scottsdale, AZ and this past March, bought a car from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,497
Posted By BullShatter
BMW Panniers

Has anyone picked the lock on the trunk of your car? If someone wants it bad enough, they're gonna get it. I can speak for the Varios and Jesse's, they're secure units. I think those folks that are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 51,695
Posted By BullShatter
i'm in...

Have a safe flight...if you pass through Phoenix, Arizona you've got a place to sleep. I'd did a similar Mexico-Guatemala ride last year. You'll have a great ride!
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By BullShatter
Pokie,......thanks for the info on the Cravens.

Pokie,......thanks for the info on the Cravens.
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By BullShatter
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll be taking...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll be taking a look at the bike this week. The owner just wants a decent offer in it's current condition. I'm thinking along the lines of $1500-$1800 as long as...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By BullShatter
Hmm

Thanks for the identification. I have no other knowledge on the bike, as it's one I'm considering buying. I was thinking the fairing might be a Windjammer.
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