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Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,325
Posted By TuonoBiker
You do realize you're talking to the forum...

You do realize you're talking to the forum members, not your wife/gf, right? We ALL say that...:D

:beer
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,467
Posted By TuonoBiker
At those speeds, that could easily be a bad...

At those speeds, that could easily be a bad balancing job.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,844
Posted By TuonoBiker
Collapsed pole length dimension would be great...

Collapsed pole length dimension would be great information. Currently, my packing technique has my poles fitting diagonally in my GS Adventure cases, on top. With a Hilleberg, would it even be...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,844
Posted By TuonoBiker
Congrats on TWO hilleberg tents! Very cool! I...

Congrats on TWO hilleberg tents! Very cool! I wish you Many exciting adventures ahead! Happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,844
Posted By TuonoBiker
Yeah, Black label would be way overkill for...

Yeah, Black label would be way overkill for backpacking. My wife and I have done many backpacking trips - our MtHardwear tent has been more than perfect from heavy winds and rain to heat. It is...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,844
Posted By TuonoBiker
This thread is horrible - I just want to say...

This thread is horrible - I just want to say that.

Don't you guys realize I've more than blown the gear-geek budget this year! I should have unsubscribed long ago....:lol3

So there is a...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,844
Posted By TuonoBiker
Nothing to contribute other than to say beautiful...

Nothing to contribute other than to say beautiful pics! I was guessing Meat Cove and was right!! Wife and I just camped up there this past August. Absolutely beautiful place!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,606
Views: 942,657
Posted By TuonoBiker
And what I find more confusing is they make Pilot...

And what I find more confusing is they make Pilot Roads in sizes for bikes like the R1200RT...nothing light or small about that bike...and my guess is that the PR4 would still be a good tire for that...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,573
Posted By TuonoBiker
Wow, dude. I'm not committed to anything, all I...

Wow, dude. I'm not committed to anything, all I was looking for was info on the LP heaters that hang from the ceiling. I'm not staying here forever...someday I do hope to have a proper detached 2-3...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5,606
Views: 942,657
Posted By TuonoBiker
From my understanding, they call them "Trail"...

From my understanding, they call them "Trail" because they're designed for the big heavy ADV or "trail" bikes that are used on the street. So, basically it refers more to the weight capacity of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By TuonoBiker
Your response certainly goes down the path of...

Your response certainly goes down the path of pricing. HD and BMW dealers rarely discount the bikes...if they do they certainly don't advertise that way. This obviously holds the resale values...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,573
Posted By TuonoBiker
I realize I wouldn't need 80K BTU's...they have...

I realize I wouldn't need 80K BTU's...they have similar models down to 30K BTU I think...and they have calculations for sizing. I was just curious if they were decent heaters. I have no experience...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,573
Posted By TuonoBiker
I have a few of those cheapy foam puzzle-piece...

I have a few of those cheapy foam puzzle-piece floor mats and they do quite well...a couple in front of the workbench and in front of the table saw. Cold from the concrete really does work its way...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,573
Posted By TuonoBiker
Anybody have any experience with these Mr. Heater...

Anybody have any experience with these Mr. Heater ceiling mount heaters? Propane or NG. They make a couple smaller BTU models.

http://www.mrheater.com/big-maxx-natural-gas-unit-heater-1193.html...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By TuonoBiker
I resemble that remark. In fact, I gave my...

I resemble that remark. In fact, I gave my Street Glide a full year as a stable mate to the GSA. The BMW won the wife vote hands-down,as well as mine. I still have a soft spot for an HD again, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5,606
Views: 942,657
Posted By TuonoBiker
I haven't seen anyone ever really use them,...

I haven't seen anyone ever really use them, myself. I always wondered what the idea was behind them. Do you plan to take your luggage off and lug into a hotel room? We use stuff-sacks for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By TuonoBiker
Ohhh...I didn't realize they put the horse down. ...

Ohhh...I didn't realize they put the horse down. Too bad. Well, thanks for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By TuonoBiker
Hey Reg26 - a tough call, for sure. I was...

Hey Reg26 - a tough call, for sure.

I was in the same boat a couple years ago. I rode mostly sport/naked bikes and when the touring bug finally bit, the wife and I rented an FLHX for a day. She...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,302
Views: 537,117
Posted By TuonoBiker
2015 g 650 gs

Any word on changes for the new 2015 Sertao? The BMW USA site shows the 2015's for the standard model, but not for the Sertao. That makes me think there are changes coming.

Sorry if this was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,777
Posted By TuonoBiker
While buying riding gear for my wife at Bob's...

While buying riding gear for my wife at Bob's back in March of 2013, they threw in one of their knock-off's...the reverse threading is completely retarded.

But I paid 20 bucks for it....and I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,100
Posted By TuonoBiker
Just curious how you broke it off? Honestly,...

Just curious how you broke it off? Honestly, after some actual trail riding this past summer, I thought it was going to be an issue, but turned out not to be. I'm certainly no Jimmie Lewis by any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 144,880
Posted By TuonoBiker
Is it a good idea to break a bolt loose with your...

Is it a good idea to break a bolt loose with your torque wrench? I was always told its a no-no. Plus, if they use any type of thread locker, it will throw off the reading. YMMV.

:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,975
Posted By TuonoBiker
Bittersweet, I am sure. Well, congrats on the...

Bittersweet, I am sure. Well, congrats on the new bike!

Who's your dealer over your way? Or did you head over this way to Lititz? I'll bet that cruise control will be great for some of those...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,040
Posted By TuonoBiker
Great suggestions. I do use BMW oil...(I know, I...

Great suggestions. I do use BMW oil...(I know, I know... :) I have a good dealer that treats me well and its under warranty, so I like them having the receipts as well as me.) Castrol...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,040
Posted By TuonoBiker
Ive heard 25k miles is around the mark where the...

Ive heard 25k miles is around the mark where the special valve closes and she stops drinking oil. I keep close tabs and document when I add so I can tell if it is slowing. One more year of warranty...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,040
Posted By TuonoBiker
"FIND" that their bikes use oil? There is no...

"FIND" that their bikes use oil? There is no "finding" that my bike uses oil...I've got a 2012 GSA that routinely TELLS me to add oil with a wonderful OIL CAN icon on the dashboard. Every 1800-2000...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By TuonoBiker
This! :evil Im confused. No gps trac...

This! :evil

Im confused. No gps trac back? :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By TuonoBiker
Enjoyed reading the comments about what bike to...

Enjoyed reading the comments about what bike to take to AK.

Silly question and a bit off topic, I suppose....asking anyway. Anyone roadtripping to Alaska from, say, Pennsylvania, is going with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,937
Posted By TuonoBiker
I was at hermys mayne two weeks ago and saw the...

I was at hermys mayne two weeks ago and saw the olive gsa with a sold tag. Betting that was yours. Awesome machine....thats my color if I were buying one. Im staying strong with my 2012GSA....not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,937
Posted By TuonoBiker
Congrats! Too bad I just saw this now or I'd...

Congrats! Too bad I just saw this now or I'd have ridden up to hermys to meet and you and drool on the new scoot! Well, hope you had a great day picking up the bike and making your way west. Post...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By TuonoBiker
That looks like a sturdy piece. Maybe the BMW...

That looks like a sturdy piece. Maybe the BMW accessory doesnt get enough credit. No one seemed to mention the touratech....dont they offer a skid pkate with additional rubber pad...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By TuonoBiker
All i see are HUGE chicken strips. :D ...

All i see are HUGE chicken strips. :D

Someone had to say it. They look just fine. I just put a set on and ran 3k miles on them. Awesome tire......even awesomer in the wet. Comparing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By TuonoBiker
They get saggy or were they leaking at that point?

They get saggy or were they leaking at that point?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By TuonoBiker
I just crossed 20k miles on 2012 gsa and roughly...

I just crossed 20k miles on 2012 gsa and roughly half of those miles were 2 up, loaded for camping. Loaded 2 up for me is probably less than most though. No trouble on sag yet...that i can notice....
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By TuonoBiker
Thinking the same here. The adventure cases are...

Thinking the same here. The adventure cases are a solid mount design...if it comes off, it wasn't on right (not sure how that would even happen) or you're doing something to the bike that nobody in...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By TuonoBiker
For reals??? I have been on WAY more than a...

For reals??? I have been on WAY more than a "bumpy road" with the top case. I can't see how its possible. What is possible is if the latch is not locked, it could pop open maybe? Even that is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,025
Posted By TuonoBiker
I'll certainly only sell from the middle of...

I'll certainly only sell from the middle of production run or later!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,025
Posted By TuonoBiker
My entrepreneurial brain was thinking about...

My entrepreneurial brain was thinking about that!!! So what would somebody pay for one of these? 10 bucks? Sounds high...if I make a few I'll probably have to put it out there on the Flea...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,025
Posted By TuonoBiker
That is great advice! I was wondering about...

That is great advice! I was wondering about that...the paper clip idea is good, but in my mind it would have lost its spring tension since the wire would eventually relax.

I'll pull off the...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,145
Posted By TuonoBiker
Yeah, you got your gauntlets and sleeves...

Yeah, you got your gauntlets and sleeves bassackwards unfortunately. Gauntlets under the sleeve for the waterproof touring side of life. Sport riding gear is opposite.

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