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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 10-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,866
Posted By John Lyon
Cool ride, guys. I grew up in Spokane and miss...

Cool ride, guys. I grew up in Spokane and miss that area.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-25-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,569
Posted By John Lyon
I wonder why they put the hand shifter on the...

I wonder why they put the hand shifter on the right? I gather Corser is not bothering to use the clutch?

No rear suspension on the BMW. That has to be a $100,000 machine he is flogging.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 161,985
Posted By John Lyon
Those days are likely over. Beyond the fact that...

Those days are likely over. Beyond the fact that several key members are no longer with us, I would now be showing up in a Guzzi.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-05-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 161,985
Posted By John Lyon
Gee I don't know, Tony. There's always someone...

Gee I don't know, Tony. There's always someone trying to be different!
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-03-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 161,985
Posted By John Lyon
It may have been one of the official triple crown...

It may have been one of the official triple crown rides, but regardless it was a pelican group organized by Jeff Williams and others.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-02-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 161,985
Posted By John Lyon
That prior one was a group, so I get one more! ...

That prior one was a group, so I get one more!

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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-02-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 161,985
Posted By John Lyon
Rock Store circa 2006 ...

Rock Store circa 2006

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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-19-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,440
Posted By John Lyon
I'm still here (from time to time)! I used...

I'm still here (from time to time)!

I used to kid Jeff about constantly stopping to add/remove a click from his Ohlins. I was a guy that just used the stock suspension and if I saw a big bump...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 10-08-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By John Lyon
I fixed my stock seat by taking out enough...

I fixed my stock seat by taking out enough staples to be able to lift the foam from the pad, and then tearing out small pieces of foam on the bottom side in the area where your butt goes. This...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-23-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By John Lyon
Hi Jozef, I stand corrected! The MGS is a...

Hi Jozef,
I stand corrected! The MGS is a work of art, but never thought it was a serious contender coming from Guzzi with the inherent limitations of power and weight. Nevertheless, would love...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-23-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,819
Posted By John Lyon
Oops!

Oops!
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-23-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,819
Posted By John Lyon
Ralf, I obviously get the sticker for Germany,...

Ralf, I obviously get the sticker for Germany, but was surprised by the symmetrically placed sticker for Japan. Just chance?
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-21-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,672
Posted By John Lyon
Great looking bike. Someone took good care of...

Great looking bike. Someone took good care of that one.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-20-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By John Lyon
Griso goes pretty good. Certainly equal to the...

Griso goes pretty good. Certainly equal to the R1100S, but an Aprilia is apples and oranges.



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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-31-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By John Lyon
I think mine probably bottomed too, but I just...

I think mine probably bottomed too, but I just avoided hitting hard stuff.

I did reshape my seat - agree with you on that one.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-31-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By John Lyon
I had the bad spline. Came coasting to a stop in...

I had the bad spline. Came coasting to a stop in the middle of nowhere and had to push the bike 2 miles until I got to a gas station and cell service. Not sure I get the point though. Stuff...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-28-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By John Lyon
Please list the design flaws. There's one for...

Please list the design flaws. There's one for sale 150 miles away, but don't want to drive that far unless it's reliable. MORE reliable than a Bultaco. WAY more, cause I heard Jim Pomeroy broke...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-27-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,572
Posted By John Lyon
Yes but some of us can only dream!! ...

Yes but some of us can only dream!!



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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-26-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By John Lyon
Heh heh, old timers. Get off my grass!!

Heh heh, old timers. Get off my grass!!
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-26-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By John Lyon
Looks basically stock, but filthy. Is it stored...

Looks basically stock, but filthy. Is it stored outside? Almost everything can be fixed but dirty worries me, and it's hard to bring back a bike that's been in the weather too long, if that's the...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-26-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,572
Posted By John Lyon
Yes, stellar is on one axis of the elasticity of...

Yes, stellar is on one axis of the elasticity of demand curve. :rolleyes:
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-08-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By John Lyon
He's still the moderator? I had to Google him...

He's still the moderator? I had to Google him the other day to make sure he was still alive. He is.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-06-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By John Lyon
This is correct. The bike goes where you point...

This is correct. The bike goes where you point it, but is a different feeling than conventional forks.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-03-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By John Lyon
I grew up in Spokane, and don't remember a track...

I grew up in Spokane, and don't remember a track there, but then I left in the early 70s.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-26-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By John Lyon
At least 12 steps. I switched to Guzzi 7 years...

At least 12 steps. I switched to Guzzi 7 years ago and still drop in.
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