ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 231
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Existence_Inc
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,079
Posted By Existence_Inc
Rear Rack Impressions

I didn't get the whole system, but I did get the rear rack from AltRider (event report coming). I had the opportunity to take it on a long weekend to Nevada for the Taste of Dakar event in Pahrump,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,905
Posted By Existence_Inc
I changed out my OEM TA2s with 9,500mi on them. I...

I changed out my OEM TA2s with 9,500mi on them. I replaced them with TKC70s and like them as well, and they are a bit more dirt friendly. I would buy the TA2s again in a heartbeat for a long...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,472
Posted By Existence_Inc
There was no problem fitting the engine guard and...

There was no problem fitting the engine guard and the skid plate. It has been put through the paces off road, and the engine case behind it looks like new.

Yes, you have to replace 4 engine case...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,130,644
Posted By Existence_Inc
From my trip to Nevada this past weekend: ...

From my trip to Nevada this past weekend:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/BMW%20R1200GS/Taste%20of%20Dakar/WP_20150313_13_06_45_Raw_zpsx02dog6w.jpg

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,531
Posted By Existence_Inc
I'll get a few pictures of the tread tonight. ...

I'll get a few pictures of the tread tonight.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,472
Posted By Existence_Inc
Well, not today, but this past weekend I attended...

Well, not today, but this past weekend I attended the AltRider Taste of Dakar event and got the GS nice and filthy.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,531
Posted By Existence_Inc
I did about 1,900 miles this last weekend on my...

I did about 1,900 miles this last weekend on my TKC-70s in all sorts of road conditions: 2-lane, slab, fire roads, sand, gravel, ice, mountain twisties. They're not TKC-80s off road, but they are a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 22,641
Posted By Existence_Inc
:stupid ~Ex

:stupid

~Ex
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 743,833
Posted By Existence_Inc
I believe they are called Pop Rivets. You can...

I believe they are called Pop Rivets. You can usually source them at auto-parts stores (I have in the past). Honda and Yamaha use them on their bikes, and my Triumph had a similar set-up for it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 512,526
Posted By Existence_Inc
Aye, I think the stock set on the GSW is...

Aye, I think the stock set on the GSW is fantastic. I did 1850 miles in 2 days without any discomfort. But then, I have done 500+ mile days on my Ducati's stocker and that has been fine too.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,899
Posted By Existence_Inc
I notice the Guzzi Stelvio is not mentioned in...

I notice the Guzzi Stelvio is not mentioned in the article. It can be cheaper than the ST, and even easier to maintain than the GS, and less unreliable tech than the whole lot...


:pot

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,635
Posted By Existence_Inc
I think "victories of engineering over design"...

I think "victories of engineering over design" pretty much sums up the boxer motor. And the HD V-Twin... and the Ducati L-Twin.... Hmmm. :lol3

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 22,641
Posted By Existence_Inc
Since I have a piped Ducat SF and a stock...

Since I have a piped Ducat SF and a stock R1200GS, do they cancel each other out and leave me back in the average epeen category? :lol3

~Ex
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,331
Posted By Existence_Inc
I did a fair amount of touring on my Daytona...

I did a fair amount of touring on my Daytona 675R. The engine is a GEM. Lots of grunt at low RPMs for the normal riding and a fabulous top-end for the fun bits.

~Ex
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,278
Posted By Existence_Inc
While not a MS, my SF848 has one of the best rear...

While not a MS, my SF848 has one of the best rear brakes that I have had on any of my bikes. And with the exhaust on the same side, it just shows that Ducati can and does get it right.

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,032
Posted By Existence_Inc
If you love your bike and let it go, and it comes...

If you love your bike and let it go, and it comes back to you, you've probably high-sided.

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,635
Posted By Existence_Inc
Generally speaking, I'd say yes, but that doesn't...

Generally speaking, I'd say yes, but that doesn't mean that the bikes are reliable. And there are certainly motorcycle components that are NOT durable or reliable. (See the post above).

An R/R...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9,955
Views: 1,687,522
Posted By Existence_Inc
:eek1 :tb Now that bike may have swayed me...

:eek1 :tb

Now that bike may have swayed me from buying a GS.

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,226
Posted By Existence_Inc
I love this forum. :freaky ~Ex

I love this forum. :freaky

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,867
Posted By Existence_Inc
Touche'. :freaky ~Ex

Touche'. :freaky

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,635
Posted By Existence_Inc
I chose this quote because I think it represents...

I chose this quote because I think it represents how some people view durability and reliability as the same thing. All bikes are reliable until they fail to be so in the eyes of the owner...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,867
Posted By Existence_Inc
I'm not concerned at all. They are also not a...

I'm not concerned at all. They are also not a standard aluminium like many other companies. They use a Aluminium/Magnesium alloy, which I have found to be plenty durable.

Once I received them, I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By Existence_Inc
Maintenance interval for the SF848 is 15k for...

Maintenance interval for the SF848 is 15k for valve checks. So service should be a wash. The motor in the SF848 is also an 11-degree motor, not the standard SBK motor. That makes it much more...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,967
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have about 10,000 miles on mine and I average...

I have about 10,000 miles on mine and I average 49mpg. I have gotten as high as 56 (Co BCDR)and as low as 46 (fully loaded, panniers), in varying altitudes from +12,000' to -100'. Even then, I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,867
Posted By Existence_Inc
My experiences with Paul have been fantastic and...

My experiences with Paul have been fantastic and I am very pleased with my cases and the customer service when I had questions/concerns. Spendy, but I would do it again without hesitation.

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,869
Posted By Existence_Inc
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,531
Posted By Existence_Inc
In the last road bit, I can see the tread on the...

In the last road bit, I can see the tread on the front pretty clearly and it is a TKC-70. The rest of the video, I can't make out clearly enough.

Is it just me or do the throttle blips make it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,589
Posted By Existence_Inc
Only if you look at it in a certain light. ...

Only if you look at it in a certain light.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,867
Posted By Existence_Inc
I too have the exhaust cut GS luggage on my '14...

I too have the exhaust cut GS luggage on my '14 GS, and I think the size is just fine for what I do. If I need more space, I have a tail pack (mostly for large objects). I'm very pleased with my bags...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,531
Posted By Existence_Inc
Excellent, thanks for the feedback. I know from...

Excellent, thanks for the feedback. I know from experience that tyre characteristics can change pretty dramatically in the first 1,000 miles or so, and this is encouraging. However, the falling snow...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 261,776
Posted By Existence_Inc
All of the tools that I carry, except my pump and...

All of the tools that I carry, except my pump and tyre patch kit, fit under the passenger seat of my GS. And I always carry a multi-tool with me when I ride, regardless.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,582
Posted By Existence_Inc
Tap Water = Car Tyres. Who knew! :lol3 Oh,...

Tap Water = Car Tyres. Who knew! :lol3

Oh, and my new water pump isn't leaking (yet) so I guess there is that to contribute.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,531
Posted By Existence_Inc
I'm glad I am not the only one. I wonder if it...

I'm glad I am not the only one. I wonder if it will get better as the mileage piles up.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,531
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have them on my GSW and about 300 miles on them...

I have them on my GSW and about 300 miles on them (snow/fog/ice keeping me off the bike) and they were fine except on grooved concrete, where the bike tended to shimmy: not head-shake, not wandering,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,654
Posted By Existence_Inc
Actually it was my 2 year old Daytona 675R that...

Actually it was my 2 year old Daytona 675R that left me stranded in Gilroy, CA during a 12 day, 5,000 mile trip. My dad's 2001 DL1000 was the mule to and from the local bike parts place, until we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By Existence_Inc
OP: I was in your shoes last year. I also spend...

OP:
I was in your shoes last year. I also spend a lot of time riding in the mountains of N-NM and S-CO and wanted the same 2-up, touring, and 'off road' capabilities. After lots of research and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,472
Posted By Existence_Inc
Well, with my meager mileage so far, I can only...

Well, with my meager mileage so far, I can only speak to the fact that I don't find them noisy at all. They feel a lot like the Conti TA2s that I had on previously. However, when riding on grated...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 2,206,795
Posted By Existence_Inc
Hate to contribute to the thread jacking, but my...

Hate to contribute to the thread jacking, but my bike is both well ridden and well cared for (very clean). I ride when I have the time and the weather cooperates (and sometimes when it doesn't). I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,582
Posted By Existence_Inc
Just a quick follow-up. The dealer changed the...

Just a quick follow-up. The dealer changed the oil, and flushed the coolant as part of the water pump job. The oil has to be drained because the front of the engine houses an oil tank, just below the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,472
Posted By Existence_Inc
Not today, but I had the water pump replaced, oil...

Not today, but I had the water pump replaced, oil changed, coolant flushed, clutch rebuilt, and mounted TKC-70s. 300 miles on the TKCs so far... They are... interesting. Pics to come.

~Ex
Showing results 1 to 40 of 231

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015