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Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Rear drive came apart? Read HERE...

Rear drive came apart?

Read HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_sock) for more information.





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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Excellent info, fellas. THANKS! I'll cross...

Excellent info, fellas. THANKS!

I'll cross reference these routes with my Benchmark Utah map and figure out what I want to do. I'm leaving one group in Moab to join another group in Torrey so I'll...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Is there a DS route from Moab to Torrey?

Hey fellas,

Do any of you know if there's an "as the crow flies" route from Moab to Torrey, UT? I don't really want to go back up to the 70 and down towards Hanksville, and I certainly don't want...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Get the 1150. I've had both the 02 1150 and...

Get the 1150.

I've had both the 02 1150 and the 05 1200. I hated the servo brakes on the 05 and I loved the simplicity of the 02--rugged and gorgeous.

Of course, I'm on a 1200GSA now and it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,216
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Holy Shit. I'm more worried about the...

Holy Shit.

I'm more worried about the grammar of the average on-line poster than I am about my BMW breaking down.

I've owned 4 BMWs and taken them through the United States and Mexico without a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,024
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Mine went from: ...

Mine went from:


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59890513/Photo%20Mar%2014%2C%2010%2045%2036%20PM.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59890513/Photo%20Mar%2015%2C%203%2056%2052%20PM.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,032,203
Posted By Beefeater Steve
CONGRATULATIONS! Post pics, please. ...

CONGRATULATIONS!


Post pics, please.


PLEASE.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 708,138
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Plasti-dip spray

Here's what I did. . .


Before:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59890513/Photo%20Mar%2014%2C%2010%2045%2036%20PM.jpg


After:
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Yep, it looks like it. Appears to me that...

Yep, it looks like it.

Appears to me that it's not really worth saving or trying to find parts to make my own gear work.

Thanks, I appreciate it!
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Identify this Aftermarket Part, Please!

Inmates, unite!

I bought a bike and had it shipped to my house. It was perfect and as-described, except for an unknown part hooked to the handlebars.

Can any of you identify this part? I want...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Beefeater Steve
That is a great idea! Thanks! .

That is a great idea! Thanks!


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Yes! Plasti-dip. Ironically, my first color...

Yes! Plasti-dip.

Ironically, my first color choice is yellow. This might sound odd, but a dealer I know is looking for a 2010-11 yellow GSA (he basically screwed me on a 2011 recently and is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Behold, däs Liebe Traktor (My New GSA).

Friends, Romans, Inmates!

Congratulate me, I got the shaft: THE LOVE TRACTOR (http://www.metrolyrics.com/love-tractor-lyrics-widespread-panic.html)

I really wanted a 2010+ because of the cam...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
That's what I thought about the prom queen until...

That's what I thought about the prom queen until I had to get a restraining order and a penicillin shot.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
OMG! Ducati! The Italian bikes are like the...

OMG! Ducati!

The Italian bikes are like the prom queen (for me): As much as I want to drive the pig-skinned bus to tuna town, I realize they're simply too much, too fast, and too high maintenance...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Thanks! My wife's contractions died down...

Thanks!

My wife's contractions died down last night, so nothing happened. Too bad, since I went to bed wearing my clothes.

I'm getting pretty anxious about it, even though this isn't my first...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Update

OK, so. . .

The dealer in CA accepted my offer. $12,750 shipped to my door. This is the same price I was going to pay for a new one at the local dealer, but this is the DAKAR version with a ton...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Thanks! I meant to keep it light so there were no...

Thanks! I meant to keep it light so there were no hard feelings. I love both bikes, truly.





Haha. This is the reason I don't let my wife read much of what I write (or it may be the other...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
KTM Review

I was painting my house yesterday when Baja Phil called me.

"Hey, I'm outside your house. . . on the bike."

So, he parked the 950 in the garage and took my MKVI GTI. Aside: I love knowing...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
OK, fellas, take it easy now . . Good...

OK, fellas, take it easy now . .

Good grief, I turn my back for a day while I paint my house (my wife could pop any second!), and my thread turns into a grudge match.

I'll post my review /...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Phil is charging the new battery while I type,...

Phil is charging the new battery while I type, bless his heart. He's as patient with my nagging as my wife.

Here are some more photos of the bike in question:
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Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59890513/vp3098148_2_larg...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59890513/vp3098148_2_large.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Allow me to retort: *700 miles. Not 7,000....

Allow me to retort:

*700 miles. Not 7,000. It's a like-new bike. I'll post pics in a few minutes.

*Agreed on the extras--they make sense financially and I would add them anyway. I've toyed with...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Ha. I wish. My bad luck continues. The...

Ha. I wish.

My bad luck continues. The dealer 30 miles from me quoted a price on a new 990...I was gonna go down, ride it, possibly buy it since the $12,500 is still $3-4k less than what I was...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Baja Phil! I salute you. Literally,...

Baja Phil!

I salute you.


Literally, I am reading your post and saluting to your badassness.

See you Thursday--I'll be the judge of how cruel this mistress is. I'm gonna ride it from 0-45,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Just out of curiosity. . . what kind of fuel...

Just out of curiosity. . . what kind of fuel economy are you gents getting?





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Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
BTW, fellas, Baja Phil's KTM had a bad battery....

BTW, fellas, Baja Phil's KTM had a bad battery. He's getting one tomorrow, so then I can skin that smoke wagon on Thursday. Sorry to delay my review (and purchasing decision), but c'est la vie.

SKD
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
That's funny--love that reasoning. My dad died...

That's funny--love that reasoning. My dad died about 10 years ago and left me a gold Rolex. I just got it serviced this week and it's a fantastic watch--but I can't wear it because it's an "old...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Can any if you fellas tell me how the seat height...

Can any if you fellas tell me how the seat height (and anything else notable) of the 990 Dakar compares?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Thanks, I'll read it tonight. My wife is 39 weeks...

Thanks, I'll read it tonight. My wife is 39 weeks pregnant and falls asleep about 8:30pm every night, so this gives me something to do.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
That's funny. Thanks for sharing. To give...

That's funny. Thanks for sharing.

To give you a little more detail, the second deal that went south was a bike I found on eBay. It was a yellow 2011 GSA w 7k miles, all 3 panniers, BMW Nav IV,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
I'm hoping that's the case. I'm still pretty...

I'm hoping that's the case. I'm still pretty butt-hurt about those two deals crapping the bed, and if the KTM blows my skirt up, it'll help me forgive and forget.

Anyway, thanks for weighing in,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
I agree. My editor at MOTUM rides a KTM and loves...

I agree. My editor at MOTUM rides a KTM and loves it. So does my ADV friend who lives in my town--he said I could come get his 06 tomorrow and try it out. . . supposed to be in the 50s.



Good...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
I think I'm beginning to see that there's no...

I think I'm beginning to see that there's no reason to be locked into brand loyalty at this point. There are a few things I truly love about the BMW such as the single-sided swing-arm, history, etc....
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,668
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Beefeater Steve is seeing red, and maybe a little orange.

Friends,

I've spent the last 7 years riding BMWs and I love them, no joke. I want to take them behind the middle school and get them pregnant.

I've been bikeless the last 9 months (long story)...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,645
Posted By Beefeater Steve
"GS 1200 Fail" Shouldn't this be posted in...

"GS 1200 Fail"

Shouldn't this be posted in Road Warriors? GS 1200 is a Suzuki street bike.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20C/Suzuki%20GS1200S.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,032,203
Posted By Beefeater Steve
Very sexy. If you're seeing it in person,...

Very sexy.

If you're seeing it in person, can you tell me if there's a good place I can mount my flesh light? That's how much I love the new bike.



:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,032,203
Posted By Beefeater Steve
It's Beefeater Steve. And no, not really....

It's Beefeater Steve.

And no, not really. I've been watching / reading this thread for months now, thinking of some way to get this new GS. Begging, borrowing, stealing--nothing has been ruled...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,914
Posted By Beefeater Steve
I got lucky about 16 months ago when I bought an...

I got lucky about 16 months ago when I bought an 02 GSA with 23k miles, factory luggage and a few misc odds and ends for $5,700.

I don't think you overpaid. I think I got lucky, that's all....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,730
Posted By Beefeater Steve
I'm digging the innovation here. Good work,...

I'm digging the innovation here. Good work, fellas.
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