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Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 319,937
Posted By Mitchel
Wow!

Good eye! This was Paul's bike. I bought it from him a year ago. He drove down from Minneapolis and we met in Dallas. He did a lot to this bike and I've really enjoyed it. Let me know if you...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 319,937
Posted By Mitchel
Lowering the bike

For those asking about lowering the bike, the guy I purchased my bike from had it lowered two inches. I can't speak for how well it handled prior to the lowering, but it rides just fine the way it...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,374
Posted By Mitchel
KTM 950 Super Enduro Safari Tank Question

Looks like there is a big hump in the center that would keep some gas trapped in the rear portion of the tank. Anybody know how fuel flows from the rear of the tank to the front?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By Mitchel
That's not MacGyver. That's General Jack O'Neall....

That's not MacGyver. That's General Jack O'Neall. Come on guys, get it straight...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By Mitchel
Here is POI GPS file...

With North American BMW dealers...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Mitchel
I've seen guys running this setup here in south...

I've seen guys running this setup here in south texas. It seems to work just fine for them.

With that said, I'd recommend TKCs front and rear. They have very good traction on the street, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,161
Posted By Mitchel
Just put a little piece of electrical tape over...

Just put a little piece of electrical tape over the warning light and you'll be good to go. :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mitchel
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mitchel
Check out the Caribou site. He put in some inner...

Check out the Caribou site. He put in some inner straps to hold stuff in place when the bags are opened. I have a set of Caribous, and it's nice being able to get to stuff located in the very...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mitchel
Less friction. Lighter weight.

Less friction. Lighter weight.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mitchel
Chains also give you the easy option of changing...

Chains also give you the easy option of changing the ratio. On the track, this is invaluable. It's not uncommon for someone to talk about how the GS is geared just right for a given situation. With...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Mitchel
You have to remove the rear wheel to access the...

You have to remove the rear wheel to access the ABS sensor. That's the fill hole... It's located between the disc and the final drive at the 12 o'clock position.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Mitchel
Warped rotors can do the same thing.

Warped rotors can do the same thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Mitchel
WD= Water Displacement (not absorber) I've...

WD= Water Displacement (not absorber)

I've used it on locks for years with no problem...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Mitchel
Thanks for the replies guys. I'll just hang...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'll just hang tight and see what transpires...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Mitchel
Brake! go out of business?

Had a problem with my strobing LED brake light. Got a return auth. Sent the unit back middle of October. I've sent a few unanswered emails. Tried to look them up on the internet tonight, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,267
Posted By Mitchel
Does it need to be a gs final drive, or will...

Does it need to be a gs final drive, or will other final drives work?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,256
Posted By Mitchel
Thanks for posting the images. Is it reversable...

Thanks for posting the images. Is it reversable so the longer side would be on the inside?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Mitchel
Not an allen, a regular socket. They sell...

Not an allen, a regular socket.

They sell those inverse torx sockets at any parts store for cheap.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-22-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mitchel
I use a Garmin 2730. More adjustable than the...

I use a Garmin 2730. More adjustable than the Zumo, but still plays MP3s, XM Radio, and has all the maps pre-loaded. It also comes w/the XM antenna included. Down side, it doesn't accept SD cards...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Mitchel
I really like that blue and white color... Nice...

I really like that blue and white color... Nice pics!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By Mitchel
Am I the only one?

[quote=PacWestGS]http://www.motociclismo.it/edisport/moto/gallery.nsf/0/C0EF4FBE022FB6F7C125738700621EE8/$file/19.jpg

Is it me, or does that center stand look like it will puncture something soft...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,540
Posted By Mitchel
There is a lot of wisdom in that. Now, pass...

There is a lot of wisdom in that.

Now, pass me my GPS, I'm having trouble breathing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,540
Posted By Mitchel
I've personally never met anyone that crashed...

I've personally never met anyone that crashed because of a GPS.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By Mitchel
Whenever my bike isn't running the way it should...

Whenever my bike isn't running the way it should just after service, it's almost always some slight error during the re-assembly. I would say take it apart just to verify everything was put back...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Mitchel
Pretty much all bikes have a "rev limiter" to...

Pretty much all bikes have a "rev limiter" to keep the rider from destroying the engine. It involves cutting the spark to one of the cylinders. That's probably what you felt.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By Mitchel
Seems to be uncommonly common. :rofl

Seems to be uncommonly common. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By Mitchel
For me, it's about a year and a half. Man, I'm...

For me, it's about a year and a half. Man, I'm getting over due... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By Mitchel
Oh my GOD!!!

I was riding down the road today on my 2005 BMW R1200GS, when the final drive failed, the rear main seal burst covering everything with oil, the ABS stopped working, the clutch failed, my rear wheel...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,666
Posted By Mitchel
Do they lock? Yes, they lock if you buy...

Do they lock?

Yes, they lock if you buy locking cores.

How hard are they to get on and off the bike? (easy enough to use as luggage?)

Swing a lever and lift the bag. Less than 2 seconds....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,083
Posted By Mitchel
Overall, I agree with everything being said. ...

Overall, I agree with everything being said.

However, BMW drilled and tapped a hole to accomodate the rear fender. Granted, this hole doesn't go all the way through like a drain hole would,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,083
Posted By Mitchel
I've been wondering how tough it would be to...

I've been wondering how tough it would be to drill and tap two holes for this purpose.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mitchel
158 mph at 2,500 rpm. Here's the picture to...

158 mph at 2,500 rpm. Here's the picture to prove it:
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Mitchel
Poor man's compresser includes buying an air tank...

Poor man's compresser includes buying an air tank at walley world and filling it up at the gas station. This will work to set the bead, but is a pain in the ass if you have to run down for refills...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mitchel
After riding for a few years, and road racing for...

After riding for a few years, and road racing for a few, I would say your braking technique probably isn't ideal for the street. Sliding the rear, or "backing it in" doesn't appreciably slow you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Mitchel
I've been through Costa Rica as a tourist a...

I've been through Costa Rica as a tourist a couple times, and you'll be hard pressed to find the tires you need. Your best bet is either taking a second set as previously mentioned or sending a set...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,857
Posted By Mitchel
I would try 'em to see if they need balancing. I...

I would try 'em to see if they need balancing. I didn't balance the set I have on, and they're nearly worn out... No problems.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,646
Posted By Mitchel
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,646
Posted By Mitchel
Oil threads seem to the be the most heated. Here...

Oil threads seem to the be the most heated. Here is what I know, and maybe it will help out:

A friend of mine is an engineer out at Southwest Research down here in San Antonio. He does...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mitchel
Sand paper and a blow torch. Just kidding. ...

Sand paper and a blow torch.

Just kidding.

+1: WD40 is great for this.
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