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Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,650
Posted By bmwrider1946
Different people, different butts and different...

Different people, different butts and different seats. I am a true seat weenie. I have never sat on a stock seat that I could tolerate for more than two hours. I have purchased 5 Russell saddles...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By bmwrider1946
Actually the noise cancellation part is...

Actually the noise cancellation part is excellent. No complaints there. Its the popping that I dislike. Any ear buds that insert into the ear canal don't work for me.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By bmwrider1946
Bose Quiet Comfort 20 Noise Cancellation ear buds

Base on a couple of recommendations I saw on the internet I purchased a pair of these. Up to about 45 MPH they work very well as far as I am concerned. At that speed, however, I start to get a...
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,420
Posted By bmwrider1946
The exact boot is no longer available but the...

The exact boot is no longer available but the equivalent is the SIDI tour with Gore-Tex liner. I bought them in 2008 when I did a 15,000 mile ride on my RT. I will likely replace them with the same...
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,420
Posted By bmwrider1946
A follow up

My new 2014 GSW has arrived. I will be picking it up very soon. In addition to the bike I will be buying new boots, helmet and jacket. I still have a bit of discomfort in my left shoulder, but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,536
Posted By bmwrider1946
See my recent post. Rode 52 years and never went...

See my recent post. Rode 52 years and never went down while moving. Saturday I hit a deer going 55 and had no time to react. I'm still not sure how, but walked away with no broken bones. Just a...
Forum: Face plant 01-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,420
Posted By bmwrider1946
Gear insurance

No insurance for the gear but Florida requires that insurance company pay up to $400 if the helmet is DOT approved. Boots were 6 years old but helmet was purchased in May. I think the jacket will...
Forum: Face plant 01-01-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,420
Posted By bmwrider1946
First time down in over 50 years of riding

I was going to meet friends for breakfast. The weather here in Florida was mild, traffic was light and I was feeling good. I was riding a stretch less than a mile from my house that I had ridden...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,709
Posted By bmwrider1946
That's a bummer. This is my 6th BMW and the only...

That's a bummer. This is my 6th BMW and the only time I ever got stranded with any of them was when I had a flat tire or left the ignition switch on while eating a long dinner.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By bmwrider1946
Leather is great if you don't mind some...

Leather is great if you don't mind some additional maintenance and are willing to protect it during wet conditions.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,362
Posted By bmwrider1946
As an old fart who has way too many miles on...

As an old fart who has way too many miles on motorcycles without ear plugs, my hearing is shot. I doubt that I am alone here. I find the only hearing devices that work for me are those that pretty...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,962
Posted By bmwrider1946
Great post!!

Great post!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,709
Posted By bmwrider1946
Compared to what? Compared to any BMW, or...

Compared to what?

Compared to any BMW, or for that matter any motorcycle, I have owned previously. Including R1200RT, K1200LT, R1200GSA, Goldwing GL1800, etc. It is the fastest, best handling...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,595
Posted By bmwrider1946
Based on my experience I would guess that even if...

Based on my experience I would guess that even if they would consider it, it would be in the winter when they are slower.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,362
Posted By bmwrider1946
I haven't used the wireless but my experience is...

I haven't used the wireless but my experience is that if you are going to use in the ear buds, they should protrude as little as possible. If you use a tight fitting helmet and the ear buds protrude...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By bmwrider1946
Read the other posts about the Airhawk. Sounds...

Read the other posts about the Airhawk. Sounds like you could be over inflating it.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,962
Posted By bmwrider1946
I have to admit that I am addicted to my smart...

I have to admit that I am addicted to my smart phone. Work and personal email, texting, listening to books or music while driving long distances or mileage crunching on the bike, checking weather,...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,962
Posted By bmwrider1946
Great help. I figured I was doing something...

Great help. I figured I was doing something wrong. I have lots of memory on my phone and plan on using it as a primary backup.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,962
Posted By bmwrider1946
Question about using smart phone as primary GPS

When I was out west my smart phone was pretty much useless as a GPS when I was in an area where there was no cell coverage. The GPS knew where I was but since the maps could not refresh there was no...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 29,312
Posted By bmwrider1946
We live in a free market society. It seems there...

We live in a free market society. It seems there has been a lot of time wasted complaining about price points. If I go into a store or on line and find something I like and want I simply decide if...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,727
Posted By bmwrider1946
I was told by fellow riders that lowering the...

I was told by fellow riders that lowering the bike will affect its handling characteristics. Any comments?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,709
Posted By bmwrider1946
I have never been one to buy the first year of...

I have never been one to buy the first year of anything but when I bought my 08 Adventure used, my long term plan was to buy the new GSW. I was going to wait until the 2014, but I started thinking...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,783
Posted By bmwrider1946
One thing that has not been mentioned about the...

One thing that has not been mentioned about the Airhawk is that it can be moved form bike to bike if you have more than one bike. I took a trip on the west coast last year and rented a bike. Took my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24,811
Views: 1,562,501
Posted By bmwrider1946
I would 10 times rather ride in the rain than in...

I would 10 times rather ride in the rain than in 93 degree heat with high humidity. There is an element of riding in the rain, in particular if you have a good rain suit, that ads to the freedom and...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By bmwrider1946
I pulled the trigger on this suit when I bought...

I pulled the trigger on this suit when I bought my new GSW. There was a bit of a price incentive to do it then. This suit is in a completely different class than anything I have ever owned. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By bmwrider1946
I have had several Russell Day Long Saddles and I...

I have had several Russell Day Long Saddles and I can honestly say that I could put a 14 hour day on one of those saddles and the only thing that didn't hurt was my butt. However, they were...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 487,787
Posted By bmwrider1946
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-f3XA_dKL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-f3XA_dKL8
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,294
Posted By bmwrider1946
http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r649/bmwrider1...

http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r649/bmwrider1946/16ee42ef-c557-4da4-809f-dc9e84924816_zps90ee5676.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 119,825
Posted By bmwrider1946
Success is always the best revenge. That is...

Success is always the best revenge.

That is one great looking bike and likely one of a kind.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,294
Posted By bmwrider1946
This has become one of my favorite threads. ...

This has become one of my favorite threads. Obviously Mr&MrsErnbo are slightly warped individuals. My kind of people!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By bmwrider1946
I would have to say for me it was a "drop-dead...

I would have to say for me it was a "drop-dead wow", but everyone is different and appreciates different characteristics of their bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By bmwrider1946
Compared to my old 2008 GSA Handling for me...

Compared to my old 2008 GSA

Handling for me is slightly better on the WC.

Power on the WC is significantly better. I read an article that says it is the first GS that you could call fast. And...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By bmwrider1946
I tried one on my GSA and had the same...

I tried one on my GSA and had the same experience. I am what you might call a "candy butt" and therefore very particular about seats. That said, the low Sargent somewhat locked me into a position...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,459
Posted By bmwrider1946
I think that people who are having problems with...

I think that people who are having problems with their bike post here for advice and to see if others are having the same problems. In addition there are always the nay sayers who are seldom happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11,396
Views: 2,159,642
Posted By bmwrider1946
I did my share of work in filling stations back...

I did my share of work in filling stations back in the day. The water issue resolves itself pretty quickly. No so with sediment. I try to avoid older facilities if I can for this reason. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11,396
Views: 2,159,642
Posted By bmwrider1946
I had CC on my RT and a number of previous bikes....

I had CC on my RT and a number of previous bikes. Lets face it, many of us use the GS as a road touring bike much or most of the time. As such, the CC is a very useful addition. I had an adventure...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11,396
Views: 2,159,642
Posted By bmwrider1946
I, for one, could not be happier with my new WC. ...

I, for one, could not be happier with my new WC. It is, by far, the most exciting bike I have ever owned. Is it perfect? Probably not. So far I have had only very minor problems and my dealer has...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,110
Posted By bmwrider1946
I have a GSW and a WR250R. Both great for...

I have a GSW and a WR250R. Both great for different purposes. I'm not real experienced in the dirt and the GS was too big. The WR gives you the freedom to be more aggressive.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 442,228
Posted By bmwrider1946
I'm not insulted. You make a good point. My...

I'm not insulted. You make a good point. My wife occasionally likes to take a ride with me and she does not feel comfortable on the back of the bike without some type of support behind her back. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 240,635
Posted By bmwrider1946
When I bought my new GS WC I decided to go all...

When I bought my new GS WC I decided to go all out and by the Badlands jacket and pants. 15% off of the dealers retail price if purchased with the bike. The owner of the dealership told me that...
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