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Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 161,769
Posted By Luma46
Update/answers on my own questions

This is an update and answers on my own questions after buying a used 2009 KLX250s, might be benefitial to an "older" fellow like me who is considering this bike:
1) Did the fix with drilling the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 161,769
Posted By Luma46
Hi 'lobolator', so how did you find your valves...

Hi 'lobolator', so how did you find your valves when you checked them out, too tight or too much clearance?
I keep thinking about this suspension and it seems to me that I should have a softer rear...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 161,769
Posted By Luma46
Wink So far so good.

So I bought this KLX250S, it is 2009 model, has only 3500 kms and looks pretty much like new. However, I bought it from a second owner and who knows if/what has been done to the bike.
Bike starts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,027
Posted By Luma46
I had similar thoughts when I sold my 2006 GS...

I had similar thoughts when I sold my 2006 GS last year in May with 45k on the clock. There was nothing wrong with the bike, but I believed it was just a matter of time before failures start...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 161,769
Posted By Luma46
Question Looking into a used KLX250s

Hi there. The info in this and the other KLX250 threads is just overwhelming in bulk and diversity, wondering if somebody could give me quick answers to my questions.
I am looking into buying a used...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By Luma46
I do switch the plugs every 10k kms whenever I...

I do switch the plugs every 10k kms whenever I check/adjust the valves. Did that on my 2006 GS and doing it on my 2009 RT. the bottom plugs are always a bit fouled up, but they self clean nicely when...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Luma46
I have very similar experience. I live in...

I have very similar experience. I live in Alberta, Canada and whenever I go down to States, my fuel consumption goes up 10 to 15%. This is the case for both my bike and my car. I hear that there is...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,681
Posted By Luma46
I have had heated grips on my last two bikes the...

I have had heated grips on my last two bikes the GS and RT, but I seldom use this feature. What works best for me are Klim GoreTex Thinsulate gloves, I think they are made for snowmobiles. No problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Luma46
Wheel with TPM sensor

I am just about to replace the rear tire on my "new" 2009 1200RT. I have done this job few times before, including balancing, but never on a wheel with TPM sensor. Is there a special workflow or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By Luma46
I still have not seen an answer to one of your...

I still have not seen an answer to one of your questions - does the marker on new tire indicate its lightest or heaviest point?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,956
Posted By Luma46
Different story here. Came off a 2006 12GS in...

Different story here. Came off a 2006 12GS in April and bought brand new 2012 MG Stelvio NTX. After 10 weeks and 9500 kms of riding the Stelvio is waiting for a buyer and I am getting 2009 RT. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Luma46
Jim, if there is no free play 9 to 3 a'clock and...

Jim, if there is no free play 9 to 3 a'clock and some for 12 to 6 a'clock, would that be rather an indication of the pivot bearing free play? Mind you, it is bareIy noticeable, I do not think it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Luma46
Final drive - quick answer please

I am just about to buy a 2009 R1200RT in excellent shape with 3900 miles on the clock from a BMW dealer. Bike looks like new, taking it for a test ride tomorrow. The only questionable thing that I...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 84,183
Posted By Luma46
Now wait a second, these spare lock barrels are...

Now wait a second, these spare lock barrels are for Givi luggage, monolock or monokey? Are you sure about it?
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 84,183
Posted By Luma46
I really enjoyed your review, you were expressing...

I really enjoyed your review, you were expressing my own feelings. I had come off a 2006 12GS and while I never had any serious problem with it in 46k kms, I am glad that I opted for the 2012 NTX. My...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,257
Posted By Luma46
I did not mean I accelerate from below 3000 rpm...

I did not mean I accelerate from below 3000 rpm while riding, I meant the whine is there during the take off (from the stop) acceleration.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,257
Posted By Luma46
I did a bit of review and comparison to my...

I did a bit of review and comparison to my previous 1200GS on GuzziTech http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum/190/8957.html . Generally I am very happy with the bike in terms of power/torque, handling,...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,447
Posted By Luma46
Tons of jobs in the oil and gas business in...

Tons of jobs in the oil and gas business in Alberta, they are recruiting left and right. Not sure if you would enjoy 7 months of winter thou...:evil
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,447
Posted By Luma46
Alberta dealers have Stelvio NTX for $16,190 CND,...

Alberta dealers have Stelvio NTX for $16,190 CND, the Richmond dealer in BC gave me another $200 off. I think this is an awesome price considering what you pay for a comparable BMW 1200GSA. I figured...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,447
Posted By Luma46
Well, it looks like I got lucky. Phoned dealer in...

Well, it looks like I got lucky. Phoned dealer in Richmond and they still had one NTX available for May delivery. It is a funny feeling tu put a deposit on a bike that you never actually seen, not to...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,716
Posted By Luma46
Shinko K705 radials. Front 15 k miles, rear 6 k...

Shinko K705 radials. Front 15 k miles, rear 6 k miles. Great tire, best value for money.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,804
Posted By Luma46
There is one more player in the field not...

There is one more player in the field not mentioned in this post - Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/05/18/moto-guzzi-stelvio-ntx-first-ride/. Looks great and very favorable...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Luma46
I have an 06 GS and I can ride with one hand on...

I have an 06 GS and I can ride with one hand on handlebar at any speed and it is smooth (I can even take both hand off without any shudder). I do have however a bit of pulsation on front brakes...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,257
Posted By Luma46
Great reading and pictures!!!

Great reading and pictures!!!
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,447
Posted By Luma46
More on the Stelvio NTX

Actually, I got today an email from Blackfoot Motosports Calgary that they are pre-sold on their alottment of Stelvio NTX for this season. Apaarently next ones will be available in September. I am...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,447
Posted By Luma46
Well, I am overwhelmed with all responses that I...

Well, I am overwhelmed with all responses that I got to my fuel consumption question, thanks to everyone. But the story goes on, I was at a dealer in Calgary today and the expected test drive is a no...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,257
Posted By Luma46
Any Motto Guzzi Stelvio owners?

Are the any MG Stelvio owners (preferably the latest 8V models) with whom I could ask few questions? I am considering to replace my 2006 12GS and just learned from dealer in Calgary that test ride is...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,447
Posted By Luma46
Motto Guzzi Stelvio NTX

I am considering to replace my 2006 BMW 1200GS with the 2012 MG Stelvio NTX. I have done a lot of reading about the bike and so far I mostly like what I read and I am planning a test ride sometimes...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By Luma46
I have been using my Garmin Oregon 300 on a bike...

I have been using my Garmin Oregon 300 on a bike for the past 3 years. What is nice about this GPS, that a pair of rechargeable NiHm batteries (I use 2500 mAh) will last at least 10 hours on a full...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,675
Posted By Luma46
I would use higher octane gas only on hot days,...

I would use higher octane gas only on hot days, temperatures around and over 30 C, which doesn't happen too often I Canada (at least not where I live). I never had any problem with gas even as low as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,481
Posted By Luma46
My retirement started exactly like yours in April...

My retirement started exactly like yours in April 2010 with a trip down to Moab.:1drink Then I found out that I am a bit bored (when not riding) and set up my own consulting business (I am a mining...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,619
Posted By Luma46
I must be the oldest so far - 66 next June. My...

I must be the oldest so far - 66 next June. My 2007 GS is my first BMW and bike #12 since I started riding again in 1994. Often kept two bikes at a time, one for road and one for "mild" off road....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,714
Posted By Luma46
I wonder if most of the rear tire low mileage...

I wonder if most of the rear tire low mileage complaints are on the older bias ply tires. I am on a third rear radial tire, previous two lasted both nearly 10k kms and the third looks so far the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By Luma46
Well, I am going to open a can of worms here -...

Well, I am going to open a can of worms here - get a pair of Shinko 705 radials, very good tire, bets value for the money. I ride single and my rear typically lasts 9 to 10k kms. The front easily 20...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,438
Posted By Luma46
If you are going to get Sargent seat, make sure...

If you are going to get Sargent seat, make sure you get the regular one. With the low one you will keep sliding forward even with the front set higher than rear. Otherwise, I am finding Sargent very...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,714
Posted By Luma46
Be aware of unbalanced tires

I have 12k kms on the front, still about 80% of thread left. My first rear lasted 10k kms, so I am on my second rear with 2k now. My local shop that installed the original set of tires (I live in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By Luma46
Top loading boxes for vario attachment system?

I guess, two questions:
1) Are there any optional top loading side boxes that fit into the Vario boxes attachment system?
2) There have been few posts on how to attach stuff on the top of the Vario...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By Luma46
Drive train free play/lash on new GSs and GSAs

I have a 2006 1200GS (late model, purchased in 2007) with 36,000 kms on the clock. I am very happy with the bike in pretty much all aspects except one - the free play/lash in the drive train. I kind...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,102
Posted By Luma46
How about getting oil out of FD...?

I would pose a different questions - how to get the oil out of final drive without having to drop the FD down. I mean, it is not that hard to drop the FD and empty the oil, but last time I spent more...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Luma46
If the bottom plugs fire only at higher RPMs,...

If the bottom plugs fire only at higher RPMs, that may be the cause. My bike is seldom seeing RPMs much over 3500 :evil. It is 2007 1200GS, 34,000 kms on the clock. Below is the picture of the plugs...
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