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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,415
Posted By Jetpilot5
Nice to meet everyone this morning. Hope to make...

Nice to meet everyone this morning. Hope to make breakfast again in the future.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 2,568
Posted By Jetpilot5
Nope. Test rode one and it was too short on leg...

Nope. Test rode one and it was too short on leg room for me. A big bike for a smaller person.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,415
Posted By Jetpilot5
Flat tire. Will be in my truck.:(:

Flat tire. Will be in my truck.:(:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,415
Posted By Jetpilot5
I'm in for now. Work could always screw things...

I'm in for now. Work could always screw things up but it looks promising at this point.

Still at Gateway Market correct?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 378,969
Posted By Jetpilot5
Hope to get to meet you and the others some time...

Hope to get to meet you and the others some time soon. Thanks!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,415
Posted By Jetpilot5
I'll try and make the next one. Subscribed.

I'll try and make the next one. Subscribed.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 378,969
Posted By Jetpilot5
Thanks for the welcome and the link. Will...

Thanks for the welcome and the link. Will definitely try and make breakfast.

I read about the pie fest. Sounds fun but need to spend time with my wife this Saturday. I hope to get out Sunday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 378,969
Posted By Jetpilot5
Recently moved to Indianola, IA from Central...

Recently moved to Indianola, IA from Central Illinois. Work has me traveling a lot and limits how often I get out but would like to meet some riders from the Des Moines area some time. :wave
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,624
Posted By Jetpilot5
Really, a small change that makes a big...

Really, a small change that makes a big difference in the looks. I like it.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,624
Posted By Jetpilot5
As I posted earlier, it fits both the 1200 and...

As I posted earlier, it fits both the 1200 and 1300. I had one on my 06 1200S and have one on my 12 1300S.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,624
Posted By Jetpilot5
Yes, official BMW accessory rack that fits both...

Yes, official BMW accessory rack that fits both the K1200S and 1300S.

http://www.hermysbmw.com/eshopprod_cat_8579-91448_prodtree_f2-027-02181_product_1500781.LuggageGrid.htm
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,512
Posted By Jetpilot5
Styling has held up well on the XX. A great...

Styling has held up well on the XX. A great color too. Still looks very up to date after 14 years. Beautiful.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 86,204
Posted By Jetpilot5
Knight Designs also make lower pegs for the ZX-14...

Knight Designs also make lower pegs for the ZX-14 and the Z1000. No experience with them myself but a friend with a VFR sure likes them.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 38,797
Posted By Jetpilot5
I'm going to have to ask you to please remove the...

I'm going to have to ask you to please remove the BMW accessory from the Honda. :wink: :lol2

Glad you're enjoying the bike. Sounds like a heck of a trip. Great picture too.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 59,505
Posted By Jetpilot5
Honda needs to use this shot in the brochure. ...

Honda needs to use this shot in the brochure. Nice.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/blakebird/July2013_VFR_Utah/P1040151_zpsb3242e47.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,703
Posted By Jetpilot5
BTW, you guys that are still on these bikes well...

BTW, you guys that are still on these bikes well into your 50's and beyond are making me feel much better. I'm 51 and at age 50 bought an FJR as I figured I was getting too old for sporty bikes. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,703
Posted By Jetpilot5
I was just getting ready to suggest a...

I was just getting ready to suggest a K1200R/1300R. They meet your shaft drive requirement and also have a low seat option if you need it. On the heavy side for a hooligan bike but power will not be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,255
Views: 695,299
Posted By Jetpilot5
That's a pretty decent deal. Mind if I ask who...

That's a pretty decent deal. Mind if I ask who you ordered from?
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 59,505
Posted By Jetpilot5
Could just be me, but I think the bike looks...

Could just be me, but I think the bike looks better with the bags on it. More balanced and not so nose heavy. Still love that blue.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 59,505
Posted By Jetpilot5
How big a guy are you? Just wondering as I'm...

How big a guy are you? Just wondering as I'm 6'2" and while the reach to the bars was fine I thought it was really tight from the seat to the pegs.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 59,505
Posted By Jetpilot5
That, is an amazing deal. The blue looks good...

That, is an amazing deal. The blue looks good too, be nice to see that color in the flesh. Congrats!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,189
Posted By Jetpilot5
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/Jetpilot5/D...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/Jetpilot5/DSC00016_zps530e4cf2.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Jetpilot5/media/DSC00016_zps530e4cf2.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 321,568
Posted By Jetpilot5
Just felt like shooting a few pics today. ...

Just felt like shooting a few pics today.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/Jetpilot5/DSC00013_zps8b0df7be.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Jetpilot5/media/DSC00013_zps8b0df7be.jpg.html)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 321,568
Posted By Jetpilot5
I always loved these. It came out the year after...

I always loved these. It came out the year after I bought my 06 K1200S and was only available for a year so I never got to own one. Had it been available in 06 I would have gotten this instead of...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By Jetpilot5
Transferring ownership of a GS-911?

Looking at picking up a used GS911 for my K1300S. Any issues with transfer of ownership? From reading on their website it looks like older models required a login and a password but newer models...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,624
Posted By Jetpilot5
I'd say that's decent. I average around 42 mpg...

I'd say that's decent. I average around 42 mpg on mine.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,640
Posted By Jetpilot5
Ultimately, I think this is the best advice in...

Ultimately, I think this is the best advice in the whole thread. You can argue back and forth whether they're reliable or worth the risk/money but in the end bikes aren't usually rational purchases....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 122,736
Posted By Jetpilot5
Thought I saw a bird go by close. ...

Thought I saw a bird go by close.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/Jetpilot5/DSC01396.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/Jetpilot5/DSC01397.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 71,290
Posted By Jetpilot5
Thanks for the link, interesting reading. I like...

Thanks for the link, interesting reading. I like it and something like this would be in the running as a future bike for me. Don't know if there's enough people like me out there to make it happen...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 74,633
Posted By Jetpilot5
Anyone found a good way to put a tire repair kit...

Anyone found a good way to put a tire repair kit under the seat on the K1300S? I had a nice little kit that went under the seat on my 1200 but the tray that held it on that bike now has the tire...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 74,633
Posted By Jetpilot5
Best color they ever put on the K12/13S. ...

Best color they ever put on the K12/13S. Beautiful. I really wanted that blue but couldn't find a used bike in my price range with that option so went with the silver. No real good pictures yet, I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 74,633
Posted By Jetpilot5
Mrmerlin has posted a few more details and a...

Mrmerlin has posted a few more details and a picture here.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-k12s-tech-forum/723382-my-new-k-1300s.html
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 38,797
Posted By Jetpilot5
Hi Doug, Thanks for the nice update. Sounds...

Hi Doug,

Thanks for the nice update. Sounds like you're getting along well with the new bike. I ran across a link that you might want to keep in mind if you do decide you'd like to lower the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,662
Posted By Jetpilot5
It did. All my other bikes have either been the...

It did. All my other bikes have either been the same weight or lighter. For me, the K bike is as heavy as I really want to go.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,662
Posted By Jetpilot5
I spent a year on an 07 FJR after riding a BMW...

I spent a year on an 07 FJR after riding a BMW K1200S for the previous five years. I thought at age 50 I was ready for a more touring oriented bike. The FJR is really nice and a great long distance...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 74,633
Posted By Jetpilot5
There's a few of us here. Glad to hear you're...

There's a few of us here. Glad to hear you're enjoying the bike. Waiting for winter to end here in the Midwest.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,459
Posted By Jetpilot5
Pretty well defined here in an earlier post. ...

Pretty well defined here in an earlier post. While not using displacement as most people do he does have a good idea of what he's looking for it seems.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,459
Posted By Jetpilot5
I'd agree with this. When you read the tests on...

I'd agree with this. When you read the tests on the VFR800 they always comment on how much torque it has, but keep in mind that it's an 800 that's only a few pounds lighter than many open class...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,459
Posted By Jetpilot5
Not sure where you got the sub 500 pound wet...

Not sure where you got the sub 500 pound wet weight for the VFR800. Pulling wet weights from Total Motorcycle shows the VFR800 at 551 wet, the K1300S at 560 wet and the Sprint ST at 530 wet.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,462
Posted By Jetpilot5
Canada gets it, the US does not.

Canada gets it, the US does not.
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