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Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By erkmania
If by "round one" you mean the one with 4...

If by "round one" you mean the one with 4 terminals at the perimeter and 5 sockets then that is absolutely for a Garmin. I use one just like it for my GPSMAP 376C. It used to be available in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,534
Posted By erkmania
I have a 2011 GS same as yours. I like the EBC...

I have a 2011 GS same as yours. I like the EBC Extreme Pro HH's for the front. I'm using some Dunlop HH sintered pads in that back as I recall. My fronts were done by 20 to 25k miles and the rears...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,650
Posted By erkmania
Not so fast, mister. In Uhh-Mer-A-Cuh (John...

Not so fast, mister. In Uhh-Mer-A-Cuh (John Wayne) we use imprisonment (criminal case) to spend some of your finite time on Earth learning good from bad or cash payments (civil case) to spend some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By erkmania
I wasn't arguing with you. I understand the...

I wasn't arguing with you. I understand the difference. I was trying to convey the change in vernacular. Wiki may help where I can't.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By erkmania
The term "generator" has replaced alternator in...

The term "generator" has replaced alternator in the repair world. It seems anachronistic to me too, but it's a current term of art. No pun intended.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,246
Posted By erkmania
Ignore the rotor in the video (right side). It's...

Ignore the rotor in the video (right side). It's been like that for a good long time and rotors rarely run perfectly true. The left rotor does seem better, however.

The rim is way out of spec....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,153
Posted By erkmania
I've never seen that before. KTM's are just so...

I've never seen that before. KTM's are just so able off-road. Posting that list over in the KTM thread would surely result in a few harumphs and some ahems. :deal

Perhaps we should just let the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,153
Posted By erkmania
To finish first, you first must finish! This...

To finish first, you first must finish!

This sounds like the perfect rule for a jackass. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,153
Posted By erkmania
Very interested to read about the results; looks...

Very interested to read about the results; looks promising. Are there any concerns with the tire hitting the engine at full stroke? I ask because my numbers suggest that the 21-incher has an 0.8"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By erkmania
I remember trying to convey that same feeling to...

I remember trying to convey that same feeling to my mom. It felt like I was trying to explain ballet to a double-foot amputee. She just didn't see the beauty.

Riding with a group of like-minded...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37,539
Views: 9,870,414
Posted By erkmania
Thanks for pointing out the "joke" for me. It...

Thanks for pointing out the "joke" for me. It seems I may be emoticon inept. :cry And, I still had yours and Anorak's (Head Explody) love fest in mind when I wrote. Is Anorak equal to the Robbie...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37,539
Views: 9,870,414
Posted By erkmania
So you don't actually understand the course of a...

So you don't actually understand the course of a thread w/o actually reading every word? Your brain must be full of drivel. :lol3

I know you know a lot about repairing BMW GS's, but are you now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,560
Posted By erkmania
It sounds to me that the FZ-09 really has your...

It sounds to me that the FZ-09 really has your eye. It is not perfect off the show room floor and needs some upgrading to make it perfect. The big issue is abrupt fueling/throttle response. Yamaha...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,440
Posted By erkmania
It seems to me that you should decide on which...

It seems to me that you should decide on which bike suits your style first. This site seemingly was originally devoted to folks that rode Adventure bikes off of the beaten path. The RT doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By erkmania
Welcome the club; lot's to learn here. Also, be...

Welcome the club; lot's to learn here. Also, be aware that there can be some ribbing that goes along with your participation. Pay it no mind.

To answer your question, you are going to have to...
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 183,777
Posted By erkmania
Roger, I'm not sure I understand why you think...

Roger, I'm not sure I understand why you think the two values should be the same. Consider that one of the beauties of FBW is that the computer may interpret the throttle angle as a desired torque...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By erkmania
Hijack ON. Oh, you're a cruel task master! ...

Hijack ON.

Oh, you're a cruel task master! Crummy mechanics didn't last long with you, did they?

I bet the stories you could tell would be fun to hear.

Hijack OFF.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By erkmania
I looked at the fiches and didn't see the part...

I looked at the fiches and didn't see the part listed there. I wasn't going to reply, but my take is the same as someone else's here. It looks like a hardened shaft spacer that might reside beneath...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 22,471
Posted By erkmania
Thanks for that!! cy, I don't recall what grease...

Thanks for that!! cy, I don't recall what grease you injected in your joints. I have 34K miles on mine and think I better get to this right away. Also, did you find a really thin needle? I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By erkmania
Don't look here, then -...

Don't look here, then - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1035875

I kinda like the way he makes shapes with words: upside down trapezoid lists, right side up trapezoid lists and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 459,234
Posted By erkmania
Yeah, that.

Yeah, that.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,037
Posted By erkmania
I think that an explanation by the dealer about...

I think that an explanation by the dealer about how you screwed up would be very amusing. It would be a lie, but amusing none the less.

It is likely that the locking wafer didn't project properly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 459,234
Posted By erkmania
Does that viewpoint imply that you are opposed to...

Does that viewpoint imply that you are opposed to French satirists, as well?

I think your personal worldview opinions belong in JoMomma and not here in the "Bicycles on the Road" thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,211,013
Posted By erkmania
Rode it!!! What an amazing pig! It's no...

Rode it!!!

What an amazing pig! It's no sport bike, but it does like to sniff their behinds from close up. :pynd
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,056
Posted By erkmania
Not even when setting chassis attitude...

Not even when setting chassis attitude mid-corner? OK. I would remind you that the latest GS's have linked brakes and the system applies the rear brake when the front brake is applied. IOW, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 19,515
Posted By erkmania
After reading the last few pages of blather, I...

After reading the last few pages of blather, I thought I'd reread the original post. First, my feelings are similar. Secondly, your primary question was never answered.

So, in the spirit of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By erkmania
Boy, that sounds like you really need to read the...

Boy, that sounds like you really need to read the fine print. God know that they have. If you're getting the shaft then that happened the day they sold you the policy. But, I guess you already...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By erkmania
I would usually agree with you except that I...

I would usually agree with you except that I bought a BMW motorcycle. I've already had the right Kombi switch, the gas cap assembly, the right stick coil and the right spark plug replaced just this...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By erkmania
I wonder if they consider the valve cover gasket...

I wonder if they consider the valve cover gasket a wear item since it comes off from time to time to check valves? Way farfetched, but what else could it be; damage?

Something stinks in Denmark!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,096
Posted By erkmania
The gasket leak is an interesting topic....

The gasket leak is an interesting topic. Basically, I learned that if I bought the Zurich warranty/insurance at the time I bought my GS then the warranty would cover gaskets in addition to the normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,902
Posted By erkmania
Dictionary.com anecdotal [an-ik-doht-l,...

Dictionary.com

anecdotal [an-ik-doht-l, an-ik-doht-l] - 3. based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By erkmania
Oh, you're get some interesting comments for that...

Oh, you're get some interesting comments for that question...

FWIW, Anakee 3's on my GS were outright loud at ~40 to 45 mph.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,902
Posted By erkmania
I would have considered your experience...

I would have considered your experience anecdotal, but if you feel that your experience is empirical then I need you to fly to my house and test my headlights to check their brightness. :D

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,902
Posted By erkmania
Jim. You've had the H7 equipped GS for a month...

Jim. You've had the H7 equipped GS for a month or two now. Can you describe its beams (hi and low) in relation to the last generation of GS's, please? I'd prefer that you don't talk much about the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 459,234
Posted By erkmania
Thank you for acknowledging the "crossed wires". ...

Thank you for acknowledging the "crossed wires". But, as a thoughtful man, are you really looking for a militant person to support your viewpoint? Such could speak negative volumes about you; and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By erkmania
Your doctory approach makes me think that your...

Your doctory approach makes me think that your motorcycle needs O-Bummer-Care (BMW dealer triage/repair).

OK, that was really bad but, I do think that you are overfilling the gas tank. When the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,347
Posted By erkmania
Yes. My reasoning is that the new bike has lower...

Yes. My reasoning is that the new bike has lower intrinsic electrical loads visa vi the latest LED lighting and could therefore reduce the alternator's weight. Furthermore, BMW could apply the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 459,234
Posted By erkmania
John and I were sharing expert witness...

John and I were sharing expert witness experiences 2 months ago and discussing one of his latest bicycle cases at the time; we share space enjoying the same hobby. My remembrance of the conversation...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 25,632
Posted By erkmania
Bonus!! It sounds like you got a software...

Bonus!! It sounds like you got a software upgrade/mod/adjustment along with the clutch repair.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 19,515
Posted By erkmania
I will say that I know one guy that is very fast...

I will say that I know one guy that is very fast that does not have track experience. He is humble about it, but I know that once he acclimated to the track that he would surprise folks.

He's...
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