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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mtbcoach
I have no problem with the new tranny/clutch, in...

I have no problem with the new tranny/clutch, in fact, I like it better than my '09 GSA.

I do agree that the shift into 1st from neutral lets you know its in gear...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Mtbcoach
Went from '09 GSA to '14 GSA, no regrets, only...

Went from '09 GSA to '14 GSA, no regrets, only massive smile on face...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Mtbcoach
For the record, and, as I shared in another...

For the record, and, as I shared in another similar thread...I do not use either on my GSA although I do bring my handheld HAM radio (Yeasu VX-6R) to use when stopped. I've only used both while...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,297
Posted By Mtbcoach
Just completed a 2up + luggage with wife,...

Just completed a 2up + luggage with wife, Skyline/Blue Ridge Parkway/HWY 129/441 - averaged 45 mpg. No complaints from me...:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Mtbcoach
Yes, the Amateur radio test is relatively easy, a...

Yes, the Amateur radio test is relatively easy, a couple IOS apps helped me study, passed with 2 weeks of casual studying.

Range is a very complicated question, has to do with power (watts),...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Mtbcoach
I've used Hamilton Machine Works near...

I've used Hamilton Machine Works near Garner/Raleigh and T.Hoff in Raleigh.

Yet, looks to me like you need some heat, a good drill bit and an EZ-OUT. Good luck...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Mtbcoach
The biggest problem with CB radio frequency is...

The biggest problem with CB radio frequency is that it needs a fairly large "ground plane", something a motorcycle can't really provide, thus limiting range. Tuning the CB once its installed may...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Mtbcoach
Only "KTM, KLR and DR's" listed on flyer, guess...

Only "KTM, KLR and DR's" listed on flyer, guess GS's go elsewhere...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Mtbcoach
Thanks for asking this question, I'm looking for...

Thanks for asking this question, I'm looking for options also. Want to get up into the Blue Ridge Mtns to do some fishing myself. How great is it combining some adventure riding with some time on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Mtbcoach
The wife and I just finished Skyline/BRP/Deals...

The wife and I just finished Skyline/BRP/Deals Gap/HWY441/Maggie Valley...

Can't help with any campground specifics, our first time. Just want to say that we were stunned at the light traffic and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,910
Posted By Mtbcoach
You asked for feedback yet the community has not...

You asked for feedback yet the community has not heard back from you...:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Will put together a ride report once I get back...

Will put together a ride report once I get back to a real computer, dealing with the video/pics on the road is a pain in the @ss.

We finished the BRP today, headed to Deals Gap for lunch, did the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,740
Posted By Mtbcoach
I have an Akra on my '14 GSA, yes, I'm a caveman...

I have an Akra on my '14 GSA, yes, I'm a caveman and love the sound, baffles out...:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,910
Posted By Mtbcoach
OK, I'll play...wife and I left Vegas last...

OK, I'll play...wife and I left Vegas last summer. Yeah, that Friday last year when it set a record for the hottest day EVER in Vegas, temp on '13 GSw was 115F, hit 117F on the way to Zion. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Staying at Pisgah Inn tonight and had that ride...

Staying at Pisgah Inn tonight and had that ride planned for tomorrow, I as planning on taking a L at Little River/HWY 73, skipping a bunch of city. Looks like 73 connects to the Foothills Parkway,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Agreed, we dropped off the parkway into Asheville...

Agreed, we dropped off the parkway into Asheville for lunch, coming down hwy 694 which was very nice, with tight turns. We had lunch near UNC-A, going back up to the parkway via Elk Mountain Scenic...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Thanks for the suggestion kitesurfer... We...

Thanks for the suggestion kitesurfer...

We are currently on the trip, been fantastic thus far. Traffic has been surprisingly light, weather has been stunning for late July, hit 53 degrees going...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Good idea and thanks for the link, good info... ...

Good idea and thanks for the link, good info...



Thanks for the ideas, will put in notes.

Thus far, we are spending day 1 in Front Royal, day 2 Peaks of Otter lodge, day 3 Blowing Rock, day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Motoranch - thanks for the feedback, I rode that...

Motoranch - thanks for the feedback, I rode that route last year and will take the wife on it again this year. We are hotel, I can convince her to camp if we are in our Land Cruiser & Expedition...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mtbcoach
I mounted a set Sava tires, the same size, on my...

I mounted a set Sava tires, the same size, on my '13 GSw. They fit, didn't impair the ride although I had to adjust the tire pressure a bit to get the tires more round.

I had to use a strap...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Mtbcoach
Trip planning...Skyline/BRP/Maggie Valley...

I have coerced my wife into a moto vacation and I'm embarrassed to say that after living in NC for over 14 years, we have never driven the BRP. I've planned a week or so, starting in Cary NC, to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By Mtbcoach
It is a reflection of the dealer and how they...

It is a reflection of the dealer and how they treat their new bike customers. It is their obligation to get the work done for the bikes they sell. 2 months out for a 600 mile service on a new bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Mtbcoach
I put it on the side stand, then the center...

I put it on the side stand, then the center stand, guess I'm cautious when dismounting.

It is what it is, deal with it or not. I opted for a larger footprint and am contemplating cutting the nub...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mtbcoach
Thinking about that option... ...

Thinking about that option...



Thanks...:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,357
Posted By Mtbcoach
That's not "worn", it's too clean of a slice from...

That's not "worn", it's too clean of a slice from what I can see in the pic...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 654,502
Posted By Mtbcoach
Cry Thanks for the links, I had not seen those...

Thanks for the links, I had not seen those before...



Thaaaaat's why I put the Akro on my GSA...:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 654,502
Posted By Mtbcoach
X2, before moving to NC, my CA commute home from...

X2, before moving to NC, my CA commute home from the Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz was in the evening, on my KLR650, thru a high deer population like we have out here. I researched, talked to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mtbcoach
I'll be there, just don't know if I'll be on two...

I'll be there, just don't know if I'll be on two wheels or 4...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/2014%20R1200GSA/file_zps2ff9e208.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mtbcoach
Layman's approach is to get them all "in tune",...

Layman's approach is to get them all "in tune", slowly tension each until they are the same tone as a "good" spoke. Yet, when a wheel has been knocked out of true, just like your bicycle wheel, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mtbcoach
The ESA is technically for damping, not...

The ESA is technically for damping, not supporting, the spring does that. Yes, the spring is part of the ESA but the fault in the recall is with the shock if I understand it correctly. As you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Mtbcoach
My dealer gave me a nice trade-in on my '13 GSw...

My dealer gave me a nice trade-in on my '13 GSw when I bought my '14 GSA, sold it as a CPO bike pretty quickly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 168,498
Posted By Mtbcoach
Don't skip the Moki Dugway (UT 261) and Valley of...

Don't skip the Moki Dugway (UT 261) and Valley of the Gods into Mexican Hat, did it last summer and its a must see/do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mtbcoach
I like the OEM LED aux lights, they do light up...

I like the OEM LED aux lights, they do light up the sides of the road, which I like. The LED high beam is effective, both give me a good light pattern IMHO. Frankly, I've never understood trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Mtbcoach
Looks good, I opted for some old skool...

Looks good, I opted for some old skool pinstripes...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/2014%20R1200GSA/image_zps905bc7a9.jpg
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,378
Views: 654,502
Posted By Mtbcoach
I'm guessing moved again. Last time I was in...

I'm guessing moved again. Last time I was in buying filter and such, overheard an employee talking about it. One of the many reasons I drive to G-boro to buy my BMW's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mtbcoach
I put a set of the Sava tires (sold by RawHyde)...

I put a set of the Sava tires (sold by RawHyde) onto my '13 GSw in the 150/70 size. The local dealer didn't want to install so I did them myself. I needed to use the "strap technique" to seat the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Mtbcoach
We had a few challenges on the way down, one flat...

We had a few challenges on the way down, one flat and a few storms gave us a chance to test our resolve. Heading over to the events now...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,264
Posted By Mtbcoach
Sorry, can't follow up, sold it so I could pick...

Sorry, can't follow up, sold it so I could pick up a '14 GSA instead...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Mtbcoach
My bad, thanks for clearing it up...:freaky

My bad, thanks for clearing it up...:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Mtbcoach
I can't imagine closing the museum for the rally...

I can't imagine closing the museum for the rally members only. I'm sure you can visit the museum without registering for the rally...
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