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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,507
Posted By AKA HAL
tenere?

tenere?
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By AKA HAL
anyone actually see this?

So, I was found this digging around for bike movies. Great trailer, but has anyone actually received and watched it? How was it? Seems Netflix etc. aren't yet carrying it….
Forum: Face plant 01-13-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,599
Posted By AKA HAL
Talking Someone should start a sticky where inmates with...

Someone should start a sticky where inmates with land that want to decrease the deer population could let others of us that hunt "thin the herd." I know out of the sheer generosity of my heart, I'd...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,793
Posted By AKA HAL
Bump. I'm a little ticked because the dealership...

Bump. I'm a little ticked because the dealership just told me my final drive is starting to fail on my GS that's only got 30K on it. It's been a great bike, but this is ridiculous. Just researching...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,782
Posted By AKA HAL
ditto

I decided on the way home from the dealer that my nuts couldn't tolerate the 1200GS stock seat, so ordered a Sargent that day. That was better. Then I got an Alaska Leather sheepskin pad for it. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By AKA HAL
my experience

I think the main difference between the tourance and EXP is that the EXP is made from stickier rubber. Since I never exceeded the traction ability (on clean/ dry pavement) of the original Tourances,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,177
Posted By AKA HAL
"The Way" by Fastball. Not necessarily...

"The Way" by Fastball. Not necessarily motorcycle, but great for getting up and going.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By AKA HAL
Flex your knee as much as you feel comfortable...

Flex your knee as much as you feel comfortable doing (heel to butt), swing knee over the bike, then extend your foot down to the peg (pavement in your case).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,404
Posted By AKA HAL
If you decide it's an acceptable level of risk, I...

If you decide it's an acceptable level of risk, I would encourage you to get a "living will" and all it entails (medical power of attorney, etc.), and talk about your wishes with your family. I've...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,337
Posted By AKA HAL
Pigeon Flat

Pigeon Flat (also spelled Pidgin on some maps and signs) campground on Sonora Pass Hwy (CA 108) between Dardanelle and Kennedy Meadows.
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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,337
Posted By AKA HAL
Silver Creek campground, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF

Near Markleeville, CA (south of Tahoe).

No great attractions, just a great little beautiful, isolated, unpopulated campsite in the middle of some roads that seem tailor-made for riding*. We...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 22,764
Posted By AKA HAL
what to pack

OK, I'm packing, come to the Kermit chair and wonder if there's any point in bringing that... I mean, we're going to a roadhouse. You've got chairs, right?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 22,764
Posted By AKA HAL
car parking?

1. Bite me. Just wanted to get that out of the way before people start giving me shit.

2. The wife says she'll either ride in the rain, or camp in the rain, but not both. When I originally...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 22,764
Posted By AKA HAL
Wow... great taste in beer

Just to whet my appetite, what all beers are going to be on tap?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-05-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,683
Posted By AKA HAL
maps on mac?

Maybe this has been covered, but I've read through it at various times and don't remember any reference to it...

Whenever I try to use Roadtrip, the map is as basic as can be. I'm trying to put...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By AKA HAL
It might be cheesy, but... you mind telling me...

It might be cheesy, but... you mind telling me where you got it? I've been looking for one...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,010
Posted By AKA HAL
still got a cat on it?

The nature of catalytic converters is that they work exponentially better (ie hundreds or thousands of times better) when they're hot. If the bike has only been run short times and never allowed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,871
Posted By AKA HAL
anyone actually installed hi-output?

Has anyone here actually put the -H model in their bike? Looking on Yuasa's website, they don't list it, and I can't find the -H model (wondering if it's the same as the -AH model?) on their website...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,579
Posted By AKA HAL
military rules

Forgive me if this has been covered, I'm not reading the whole thing.

I didn't believe it worked, but got tired of pulling over before coming on base to put on my hi-viz vest (technically have to...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,094
Posted By AKA HAL
schampa

I like their warmskin neck gaiter pretty well.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,220
Posted By AKA HAL
spider mites?

You might want to check out spider mites to see if that's what you had. I've gotten them in my garage before. Don't know what the hell they're eating there (usually eat plants), but there have been...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By AKA HAL
camping trip

Great camping site/ weekend ride: stayed in the Silver Creek campground on Hwy 4 just past Ebbett's Pass, then took the next day to go over to 395, back on Hwy 108 over Sonora Pass. Just beautiful....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By AKA HAL
Ucd

I'm at UCD right now. It's hot. I think 105 today.

PM me if you want more info, but I'm going camping on the bike this weekend.

Hal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,636
Posted By AKA HAL
answer

I'll answer my own question while it's still fresh in my mind in case anyone else uses this for a resource.

You stick a tiny flathead screwdriver in the far/ gap side of the socket to push aside...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By AKA HAL
tank bags/ 1200GS

Anyone using the tank bags shown in the earlier picture with an R1200GS? I want some tank bags for a little extra storage, but worry than any of them will either not attach well, or will hang down...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,636
Posted By AKA HAL
Next question... GPS socket

I've looked over all the threads and pictures (mostly in the "layin' down tracks" thread) regarding hooking the power supply up to the factory GPS socket at the steering head. I've found the socket,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By AKA HAL
mine did that once

Mine did that once: I was in a rush and started the bike before it got all the way through the self-diagnostic after you turn the key on. Speedo and tach went a little crazy, then down to nothing. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,636
Posted By AKA HAL
zumo 450 on 1200GS

Anyone here already mounted a Zumo 450 on the 1200GS? Any problems? I haven't bought yet, but the plans are in motion. Just wanted to get a check on any problems I might experience. And possibly...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By AKA HAL
duplex?

There are full duplex intercoms (I love and highly recommend autocomm), but no duplex bike-to-bike systems I know of. Even cell phones just barely qualify as duplex, and they've got a little more...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By AKA HAL
Aerostich tank panniers on 1200GS

I ordered a set of Aerostich tank panniers for my R1200GS based on them working well for my buddy's R1150GS, but I can't really figure out a great way to attach them. Have any of you guys done this,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By AKA HAL
screw you guys...

...if no one's playing with me. I'm going to keep posting stuff for just in case anyone else thinks like me and uses this site as a resource for planning.

Went on a great trip, tailor-made for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By AKA HAL
same here

Almost exact same experience here. The closer place (no names named) wanted about twice what the further away place wanted. I just rode up there and turned the trip in to the first part of what...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By AKA HAL
campsites

No more restaurants found, but I've had some great camping lately, most of which I'd recommend.

We camped at Fiddle Creek outside of Downieville,and it was beautiful. We timed it before it...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,897
Posted By AKA HAL
Icon makes a vest that I think is awesome. If I...

Icon makes a vest that I think is awesome. If I wear anything but a hi-vis jacket, I wear it.

My high-vis jacket is from Motoport/ Cycleport.

I've discovered that if I'm in either, cars do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,449
Posted By AKA HAL
what worked for me

Step 1: be at nearly a complete stop because a jackass bus driver just ran a stop sign right in front of you, and you had to slam on brakes to keep from hitting it. This will put you in first gear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,183
Posted By AKA HAL
following bikes

That's how I wound up here. Two GSs passed my GS going way too fast, and I decided to see if I could stay with them (within my limits). When they stopped, we talked, and Fighter told me I needed to...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,673
Posted By AKA HAL
intercom and bike-to-bike?

OK... I can't find anyone from Autocom that will answer the question, so I'm assuming the answer is "no."

What I want is a system like is on light private planes-- basically there's always a VOX...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By AKA HAL
dayride destinations/ restaurants near Sacramento

There have been a few times that I wanted to spend the day on the bike with the wife and wanted an excuse/ destination. Kinda like the "$100 hamburger" for those familiar w/ flying. I've looked here...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By AKA HAL
Octane rating

Octane rating is a measure of how well the gas resists pre-detonation (going off like diesel-- before the spark plug tells it to). When it's most needed is at high engine temps, like running in high...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,448
Posted By AKA HAL
OK, so taking it out seems like a good thing......

OK, so taking it out seems like a good thing... which leads me to the question of why it's there in the first place? And what evils will befall me if I take mine out. BTW-- it's just reach in and...
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