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Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By lwm
Old luggage on new GS?

So BWM flipped the tailpipe over to the other side on the WC GS, right?
Did they do it in a way that you can pull off whatever bags you have and
put them on the opposite sides and have that work?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,870
Posted By lwm
wr250r

Best friends :)

http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/wr250r/4.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,116
Posted By lwm
As a Yamaha owner as well as a R1200GS owner,...

As a Yamaha owner as well as a R1200GS owner, thought I'd pass on my thoughts.

I've got a Yamaha WR250R which gets 90% of my riding time these days. Love that bike, loads of fun, my next bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,410
Posted By lwm
I'm 50 too (well in a few months). I teamed up a...

I'm 50 too (well in a few months). I teamed up a R1200GS with a WR250R and couldn't be happier. The WR is more smiles per mile but the GS is comfy.

Watch out for deer, I've had 2 close calls.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 74,743
Posted By lwm
I did a clutch job on a '65 VW bus in 45 minutes...

I did a clutch job on a '65 VW bus in 45 minutes including putting away the tools and washing my hands.

But that was the older bus that had the panel you could remove and just slide the engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By lwm
My next GS

Saw this, saw 1170cc engine. Hmm, went I, where have I seen that size before? I wonder.

Surfed through the pictures, sure enough, it's a GS engine. How cool is that?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,664
Posted By lwm
Nice job, clean and easy.

Nice job, clean and easy.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,557
Posted By lwm
Man, do I get where you are. I've got two boys,...

Man, do I get where you are. I've got two boys, 9 & 12, my wife *hates* that I ride (gs and wr250r), and I worry like crazy about getting wacked riding on the street.

And I completely understand...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By lwm
What I said in a different thread: If you...

What I said in a different thread:

If you don't have ESA then what you will likely do, is what I used to do, tinker with the shocks until you get the best compromise for your riding & comfort.
...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,832
Posted By lwm
cell jammers in cars

Personally, I think sooner or later someone is going to do a class action lawsuit to force all car makers to jam the cell phones while the car is moving. I doubt it's that hard, it would save tons...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,704
Posted By lwm
Honda C70 Honda CB90 Honda CB350 Honda...

Honda C70
Honda CB90
Honda CB350
Honda CB500 4 cylinder
Honda CX500 v twin
Kawasaki EX500
Honda VFR750
Honda VFR700
Kawasaki EX500
(13 year break)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By lwm
I'm that tall but I'd love a little more seat...

I'm that tall but I'd love a little more seat height.

My only concern is that as it is, with a pretty tall Cal-Sci screen, my head is in the wind. See here for the screen:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By lwm
GS, HP2, 650 dude?

There was a bay area guy in some thread here who had multiple BMW's, all that I mentioned in the subject and maybe more.

I'm pretty sure it was in one of the HP2 threads and he was saying he...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,666
Posted By lwm
Those welding rod cases are designed to keep...

Those welding rod cases are designed to keep things dry too.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By lwm
What made you switch? I've got an 09, the shocks...

What made you switch? I've got an 09, the shocks seem ok.

What's different about the wilburs?

Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 901,500
Posted By lwm
Me too, I've got a set of the dimmer 24 watts and...

Me too, I've got a set of the dimmer 24 watts and I'll happily put them elsewhere if I could get the 44's w/ a feedback switch.

I have to get off the bike and look at them during the day to know...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,917
Posted By lwm
Hi, old dude here with a lot of sport bike...

Hi, old dude here with a lot of sport bike experience.

The GS is pretty much free compared to all the plastic on a sport bike. It sounds like you are used to the $1-3K that is required to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By lwm
BMW guy

Maybe 6 months ago I stumbled on a thread where there was a local (SF bay area) guy who had a r1200gs, 800gs, 650, maybe the hp2e, he had everything. And I think he liked the 650 best but I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By lwm
r1200gs & wr250r. Though I use the 250 primarily...

r1200gs & wr250r. Though I use the 250 primarily as a dirt bike, it's really squirrely on the road compared to the big pig. If Yamaha made a 300 or 350 I think I'd step up to that, but I'm pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,239
Posted By lwm
wr250r - crappy low end?

I'm sure this is buried somewhere in the nine bizzillion posts in the wr250r thread, but I didn't find it.

I've got a 2010, about 250 miles, stock. It tends to hesitate more than I think it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,033,885
Posted By lwm
Dear God, please, a wet clutch. Please.

Dear God, please, a wet clutch. Please.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,438
Posted By lwm
What about making it mount to mounting bracket...

What about making it mount to mounting bracket that the vario top case mounts to? So anyone who wants one of these has to buy the mounting hardware that they would need for putting a top case where...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By lwm
I have a pretty big CalSci barn door on my 09 GS....

I have a pretty big CalSci barn door on my 09 GS. I get 41MPG according to the computer (have not verified that, maybe someone else can chime in with info). I ride with the fairly narrow zega bags...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,081
Posted By lwm
I'm pretty sure those tanks are carrying foam,...

I'm pretty sure those tanks are carrying foam, which means they are close to what you describing, but bigger. The hose lets you move more quickly that you would carrying a big extinguisher.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,009
Posted By lwm
If you don't have ESA then what you will likely...

If you don't have ESA then what you will likely do, is what I used to do, tinker with the shocks until you get the best compromise for your riding & comfort.

If you have ESA, if you are like me,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By lwm
Without further "noob" comment, google isle...

Without further "noob" comment, google

isle of man motorcycle crash

Sorry for my comments but you go to a funeral and watch the kids and wonder if you should have said something earlier and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By lwm
Huh? Where did that come from? Something tells...

Huh? Where did that come from? Something tells me this thread is headed for Jo Momma, but count me out.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By lwm
Come on, guys, the sport bike was all over the...

Come on, guys, the sport bike was all over the place, couldn't hold a line and the GS dude wasn't much better.

It's a cool video but if you rode like that around here you'd be dead. I know that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,438
Posted By lwm
I like this design. If you think about riding...

I like this design. If you think about riding 2-up, then the logical place to place more weight is where the passenger would go, the bike is designed to handle that.

Seems to me that the product...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By lwm
Dude, come on. The GS has always been an ugly...

Dude, come on. The GS has always been an ugly bike. That's part of why it is cool, we embrace the ugly. Chrome is for pussies. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,438
Posted By lwm
Personally, I'd strap the gas to the top of my...

Personally, I'd strap the gas to the top of my bags or bolt on something at the rear. The tradeoff is putting weight farther back vs having your leg damaged. I'll take the light front end.

I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,163
Posted By lwm
I think the r1200gs is a fantastic touring bike. ...

I think the r1200gs is a fantastic touring bike. I can't speak to the earlier models, never rode one, I used to be a sport bike dude, had kids, took 12 years off, couldn't stand it, bought a GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,893
Posted By lwm
We might consider easing up a bit on the original...

We might consider easing up a bit on the original poster. I'm with you, ride the bike like you stole it, but it's his (her?) bike and his choice. I don't agree with it but a little more tolerance...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,893
Posted By lwm
I'm guessing that this holds true for the 1200's?...

I'm guessing that this holds true for the 1200's? Or no?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By lwm
Rave: LED lights from Advmonster.com

I got a r1200gs a while back and wanted more lights on it so that the cars see me, especially while splitting lanes. Night time lighting was less of a concern because I rarely ride at night, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By lwm
I live near the OP, up in the Santa Cruz...

I live near the OP, up in the Santa Cruz mountains, and I hit wet patches in the morning on twisty narrow roads. I slow down by about 25%, normal speed through there is 40-45 and I'm down to...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 901,500
Posted By lwm
First night ride with these lights

Hi,

I've got the 24w dimmers mounted on the crash bars of a r1200gs, you can take a look here:

http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/lights/index.html

I mounted them to have higher vis during the day, I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,081
Posted By lwm
Does anyone know who made the gear that they are...

Does anyone know who made the gear that they are wearing? Looks like it might be motoport but not sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,405
Posted By lwm
Amen, brother :freaky

Amen, brother :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,825
Posted By lwm
I have a sargent seat, replaced the GSA seat (I...

I have a sargent seat, replaced the GSA seat (I think, because my bike was a GS SE that had GSA seats and spoked wheels).

It's possible that the sargent is lower. I got on my wr250r just to...
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