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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
I'm in Chuckatuck 757three sevenone3395 Bob

I'm in Chuckatuck 757three sevenone3395 Bob
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 946,309
Posted By okennon
I mean no disrespect

Why not just use your 4" grinder and cut teeth.. less weight.. sharper catching/grabbing profile. I'm just saying. Your idea looks good.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By okennon
Check ups are good

Normally I can douse small brush fires even at 65. But bruise that bitch with excess pounding and you begin wishing for a catheter .
There isn't much padding between the pan and the cover. It might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By okennon
Banana seats vs the old prostate

Wouldn't you just know that our great passion would have consequences?
I equipped my GS with an RDL less padding under the important area and I can do all day .. no problems. But sit on my off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,062
Posted By okennon
Hi viz

One big old international orange Olympia jacket. Can't count the times in the last ten years a potential threat took a second look because something real fugly caught their attention. Bless 'em.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Sherando was great

We easties forget what it's like to challenge curves, switchbacks and hills.
We have all the mud and gravel we want but every so often you must get to the mountains and seek out some challenges to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Ethan is that you?

You can 'what if' any situation to death. Until you have really experienced the warm and fuzzies on a cold ass day. They can make any cold temp and condition absolutely pleasant. Bob in Chuckatuck
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Sheraindo or not

Looks like it's not going to live up to it's reputation and the weather's going to be great.. I'll leave sometime Friday morning if anyone is interested.
Slower route mostly #40 to #460 to #60 to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
New shoes

Burning through too many expensive tires so I decided to try some Shinkos
I went in the garage and turned on the AC and started working/playing.
I got them on and started balancing them and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Sherando Lake 29-31

Anyone going up to this? For those not familiar Richmond BMW group sponsors a weekend campout/get together. For $40 they feed you well, supply coffee in the mornings. And goodness knows they are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Screw 'em

After breakfast Saturday morning I was asked to lead a casual group of cruiser types thru Isle of Wight / Suffolk for about an hour. Towards the end I chose a 1/2 mile very hard packed gravel cut...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By okennon
I wear 11 eeee and got these 3 years ago

http://www.altberg.co.uk/category/motorcycle-boots/

If you've suffered long enough ..their prices ..sometimes any price is reasonable . They make them to fit...nuffsaid
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By okennon
New Sena-20s

http://www.gizmag.com/sena-20s-review-bluetooth-headset/32991/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Thanks Ethan

A great pleasure meeting everyone and putting faces with names.
MGB ..I didn't connect the dots but I followed you down 460 a month ago.
I stopped in Crewe to get rid of coffee. I remembered...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Chuckatuck man can lend a hand with beemer tech

The 12th is good because sunday is Poe's pub day. For those not familiar Poes' pub is located on rt.5 north Richmond and the second sunday of each month bikes of every kind park in front to look at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By okennon
So I'm on the road and it starts raining

I make it about 30 miles and decide I'm hungry. Now over here on eastern Virginia we have a restaurant called the Virginia diner in Wakefield on route 460. I'm there about 5 minutes when another...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By okennon
Fuel leak

welcome to a very large and prolific club...we hexhead owners have been discussing this leak issue for upwards of eight years now...as stated.... contact your dealer.
If you had even a small oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By okennon
Police,as expected said 'Oh well'

They weren't there..no witnesses...less than $1500 damage so just a write up. They did their job. A seasoned vet and a ride along rookie. The rookie is a biker and he whispered it must have happened...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By okennon
Damn 20something just side swiped me.

He was in the middle turn lane into a store...changed his mind and pulled back into my lane just as I was beside him. I'd say his first new car ever.
I saw him last minute and goosed it. My...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Poondangle

I've been outa touch...what did you do to yourself? Chuckatuckman
Hey I just clicked onto rallywestva. site and I see it's been cancelled. Did I get the right site and year?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By okennon
Hi viz bias

I own and wear the ugliest ten year old emergency orange Olympia coat that is absolutely visible a mile away. I really can't prove shit but I must tell ya there is no way to count the times over the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By okennon
Sound advice from across the pond

Do NOT test ride a GS
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By okennon
ABS repair

Never mind...I went to youtube and damn there were half a dozen videos.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By okennon
ABS motor repair

I've been searching archives and can't seem to find the thread. Someone has found a way to remove the ABS motor...drill 2 holes at strategic places...press inward to unclip the housing from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,707
Posted By okennon
why the fu<k would you ??

Leave anything at home except very good noise cancelling hearing protection. You won't sleep...pass out maybe if that's what you do...
It's stupid, expensive, loud, sometimes wet and you'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By okennon
The sweet spot

Just about every bike I've owned has had a sweet spot. You kind of know what I mean. When you consistently reach a speed where the combination of vibration, air flow, balance and harmonics so blend...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By okennon
Occasional Lamph code

South coastal Virginia so with heated stuff I'm still riding a lot.
About every 5th or 6th starting the lamph indicator comes on and no headlight which by the way is HID. It's no big whoop because...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,358
Posted By okennon
Metal tips on your boots

Easy enough to fabricate and attach...boots last longer too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,489
Posted By okennon
Pelican case behind right panier bag

I don't know how much off road duty you do but be very careful when doing anything like jumping berms. I discovered the rear end travel is substantial and the brake bleeder nozzle will pierce...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,862
Posted By okennon
A piece of retread

3 or 4 inch square of 'side of the road' retread. Drill a couple of holes in the foot and tap threads equal to 2 SS flathead screws. Ain't beautiful but damn functional and has yet to fall over even...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By okennon
So what am I looking for ?

It's working perfectly well as far as I can tell. I just don't recall my RT making all that racket.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By okennon
Clutch clunking noise

Is it my '06 GS with less than 30K miles making that noise or is this an expected sound on all the older bikes? It occurs when engaging and disengaging. It kind of sounds like two dry surfaces...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20,982
Views: 1,101,717
Posted By okennon
Anyone doing the Sherando thing this weekend ?

If you'd like a ride mate PM me. Bob in Suffolk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,989
Posted By okennon
Mesh and beads

Some praise high tech under garments but there's nothing like the feel of soft cotton under mesh pants and jacket. I'm one of those who sweat buckets when in close proximity to leather or vinyl...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By okennon
Plug your hole

http://www.mcmaster.com/#hole-cover-plugs/=nwzdh4
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,815
Posted By okennon
2 Russell seats so far

I requested they remove the padding below my prostate / pelvis area and they assured me I wasn't their first request. On both seats the pressure points below that area are removed. It's been several...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,494
Posted By okennon
$$$$

OOOOOOhhhhh "a money spending competition" I like that. I lost.
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By okennon
For those who change their own tires

McMaster-Carr heavy duty REUSABLE 21" wire ties #7134K93 pack of 10
about a dollar apiece.http://www.mcmaster.com
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By okennon
machine shop it

Don't know where you're located but machine shop folks are creative as hell and powder coating is done everywhere now. You could upgrade the materials spec and probably have it done in an hour if...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By okennon
McMaster Carr ideas or what did you do to your GS today

I've been dealing with them for years through my business and recently tried a couple of products personally. They sell 21" reusable heavy duty wire ties that were absolutely super for tire changing...
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