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Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 496,714
Posted By GhostriderADV
The most pimped out GS I've seen...

I've seen some accessories, but this guy has accessories on his accessories.

Here is the youtube link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyp7UQmZh4Q
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,934,536
Posted By GhostriderADV
No. This bike has been painted to offend the KTM...

No. This bike has been painted to offend the KTM folk. haha. It's only two panels to paint. Any competent home brew weekend-warrior painter can knock it out in an afternoon with about 40 bucks of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,934,536
Posted By GhostriderADV
track time!

Did some laps on the BMW wasser boxer at Pacific Raceways, WA, with Optimum Performance Rider Training.

Thank you so much to South Sound BMW for the test ride and trusting I don't return with a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,235
Posted By GhostriderADV
ARTRACKSPOT worked today - $50 off tracking

ARTRACKSPOT worked today - $50 off tracking
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,559
Posted By GhostriderADV
You're the man! I see it now!

You're the man! I see it now!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,559
Posted By GhostriderADV
Random question... Where did you find the sticker...

Random question... Where did you find the sticker of America that you put on your bmw pannier?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,176
Views: 4,152,955
Posted By GhostriderADV
2013 Triple Black GSA and my "old" 2004 GSA sold...

2013 Triple Black GSA and my "old" 2004 GSA sold a few winters ago.

:1drink

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JiAiFI4v3uM/UVnyrR2FrJI/AAAAAAAAKrQ/-HYjHu-HRp4/s800/photo%25201.JPG

Miss my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 42,791
Posted By GhostriderADV
<a><img...

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Rainy Seattle weather
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 238,978
Posted By GhostriderADV
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlo Muro
I wish I had an 1150 that ran and handled like my 12. I always thought the 1150GSA was the better looking of the 2.

Has anyone looked...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 3,289,450
Posted By GhostriderADV
Atigun Pass, AK 2008

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Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
2004 F650gs

I was getting 70mpg at certain points on my trip to Alaska. With knobbies that went down into the low 60s high 50s at times. But still incredible mileage considering the engine size, weight, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By GhostriderADV
If it idles, then shuts down, that sounds more...

If it idles, then shuts down, that sounds more like the alternator not producing enough wattage. Even a good battery will eventually die with a bad alternator. A bad alternator would not be the...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,381
Posted By GhostriderADV
What's with the negativity, Eakins? That...

What's with the negativity, Eakins?

That sounds like a sweet ride, Atomic. When you get back to Washington, let me know if you ever want to do some weekend trips in the area.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,084
Posted By GhostriderADV
What kind of bike to take?

Do you guys think the risk factor would increase if you rode your 2009 BMW 1200GSA versus your 1994 KLR? I guess it would be the same as if a person were to drive a shiny new Mercedes instead of a...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,084
Posted By GhostriderADV
On a serious note

Seriously though, does anyone have a current state of affairs of the border towns and does anyone know of certain areas that should be avoided at all costs?

I'm not paranoid or anything like...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 797,340
Posted By GhostriderADV
My Summer Trip

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Atigun Pass
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Forum: Trip Planning 03-21-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
My 2 --I don't own a KLR, but according to the...

My 2 --I don't own a KLR, but according to the posts, their gas mileage is disproportionately poor considering their 650cc engine size. Great bike, though, very very reliable. If gas mileage is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 103,553
Posted By GhostriderADV
Great RR Jamie. Absolutely inspiring.

Great RR Jamie. Absolutely inspiring.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
What altitude are you at?

What altitude are you at?
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,453
Posted By GhostriderADV
What the heck is this thing floating in the...

What the heck is this thing floating in the screen on this page?
Forum: Alaska 02-21-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,453
Posted By GhostriderADV
You have to get a Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, or any...

You have to get a Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, or any photo website account and post the pictures on that site. Most are free, except Smugmug. Then, the website will give you a link to embed the photo...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,545
Posted By GhostriderADV
A great book about avoiding motorcycle accidents...

A great book about avoiding motorcycle accidents is Twist of the Wrist I (http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Wrist-Motorcycle-Roadracers-Handbook/dp/0965045013) & II...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,210
Posted By GhostriderADV
I will let him know. If you do have any tips I...

I will let him know. If you do have any tips I can pass along to him, please PM me. I know he will appreciate the first hand experience.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,210
Posted By GhostriderADV
Thanks for all the great feedback. Although I've...

Thanks for all the great feedback. Although I've been hitting the gym pretty consistently in preparation of my trip, my brother telling me he is doing a full length Ironman in August kinda makes me...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
Are you running a ride report on your mexico trip?

Are you running a ride report on your mexico trip?
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 487,630
Posted By GhostriderADV
The cases are the BMW factory cases with some...

The cases are the BMW factory cases with some sort of Rhino-liner glued to the outside. I think the aluminum has been removed. Some say the aluminum dents really easily. They are super rugged, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 487,630
Posted By GhostriderADV
F650 Gs-p

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Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
Compilation

Here is a compilation of some of the responses:

Buell Twin = 65 mpg
DR650 = 54-63 mpg
2001 F650GS = 60-70 mpg
2003 F650GS = 61-63 mpg
Suzuki DR200SE = 104 mpg
KTM SMC 625 = 55 mpg
DRZ400S =...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-15-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
The reason I started this thread was because the...

The reason I started this thread was because the lady at the BMW dealership told me the bike I was going to buy would get 75+ and do well over 100 mph. My experience with the bike was much different...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By GhostriderADV
Does everyone on this post work for Suzuki? :rofl...

Does everyone on this post work for Suzuki? :rofl haha. Seriously though, I've owned two Suzuki motorcycles already, they are great bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By GhostriderADV
Weight Limit for 650 Engine?

My buddy, 6'2" about 250 pounds, is looking for a bike to do an extended road trip on. Do you guys think a 650cc bike would work, or is he going to have to step up to a 1000cc? KLR 650, BMW F650GS,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 103,553
Posted By GhostriderADV
Jamie, Why did you pass through Belize in...

Jamie,

Why did you pass through Belize in just one day? I heard it's supposed to be beautiful there. Great ride report!
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,210
Posted By GhostriderADV
Back in 2003, I high-sided my street bike and...

Back in 2003, I high-sided my street bike and landed right on my shoulder. As a result, I snapped my collar bone instantly. Since then, I've always made sure to keep my shoulders/chest/upper back...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,210
Posted By GhostriderADV
The Motorcycle Workout

Nobody can deny the benefits of regular exercise on long distance motorcycle rides, but c'mon, who really has time to workout all the time?

So, here's the question: If you were planning a long...
Forum: Alaska 02-11-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,453
Posted By GhostriderADV
Now we're talking!

Now we're talking!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,545
Posted By GhostriderADV
You don't always have the ability to look far...

You don't always have the ability to look far enough forward to avoid a collision. Once I was riding through some canyons and went around a blind curve at what I thought was a normal speed. As I...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By GhostriderADV
Thanks for the info. I guess I'm forgetting that...

Thanks for the info. I guess I'm forgetting that there's about 20 hours of sunlight in the summer in Alaska. That should be plenty of time to eat, clean up, and find a place to sleep.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-08-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,933
Posted By GhostriderADV
I've never ridden a KTM, but a 650 engine is a...

I've never ridden a KTM, but a 650 engine is a 650 engine. How many miles do you have on it? 32 just doesn't sound right. Perhaps your engine is running too rich? Maybe a clogged air filter? ...
Forum: Alaska 02-08-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,453
Posted By GhostriderADV
Dare I ask why you have pictures of coastys at...

Dare I ask why you have pictures of coastys at your fingertips?
Forum: Alaska 02-08-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,453
Posted By GhostriderADV
My question has been more than answered. Thanks...

My question has been more than answered. Thanks everyone for the "colorful" responses!
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