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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 313,787
Posted By monkeydad
I was having breakfast at a small local Burbank...

I was having breakfast at a small local Burbank breakfast spot when he pulled in driving a 1920's gigantic car of some kind.

He came in, knew the owners ordered food and chatted with the owners....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,687
Posted By monkeydad
I dropped mine in the mud, breaking my ankle, and...

I dropped mine in the mud, breaking my ankle, and still managed to pick the bike up.

I used this method. It works.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,738
Posted By monkeydad
If you're going to go trolling, you can do a lot...

If you're going to go trolling, you can do a lot better than that! C'mon man, that was lame.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,738
Posted By monkeydad
Excuse me while I go over to the Honda and Suzuki...

Excuse me while I go over to the Honda and Suzuki threads to complain about how sucky they are, even though I don't own one or intend to buy one....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,039
Posted By monkeydad
I rode two-up the other day, and a funny thing...

I rode two-up the other day, and a funny thing happened. The tires felt much more stable, they quieted down, and even handled better in the corners.

When I get back to Arizona from Kona, I'm going...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,039
Posted By monkeydad
Who said dangerous?:dunno I think I just...

Who said dangerous?:dunno

I think I just need to get used to a 50/50 tire vs an 80/20 tire.

K60's speed rated at 'S' only 112mph, for a motorcycle capable of far more than that. Tourances are...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By monkeydad
Holy cow is that thing clean!! Nice rest.

Holy cow is that thing clean!!

Nice rest.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,039
Posted By monkeydad
Sorry folks: K60's 150 rear, 110 front;...

Sorry folks:

K60's 150 rear, 110 front; tubeless.



Update:

About 300mi on them so far, all street and in the dry. They are starting to quite down, the super-squirmy feeling in corners is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,039
Posted By monkeydad
I almost went with Anakee's. I had them (twice)...

I almost went with Anakee's. I had them (twice) on my VStrom, and liked them a great deal.

Decent enough in dirt (I only do fire-roads) and almost sport bike handling on the street, and I had them...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,950
Posted By monkeydad
I broke my ankle wearing the Aerostich Combat...

I broke my ankle wearing the Aerostich Combat boots, a very low speed get-off on a wet dirt road (GS wearing stock tires with 90% of tread gone, not one of my smartest moves).

Digging this thread...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,508
Posted By monkeydad
Well done! (the post-analysis):clap With an...

Well done! (the post-analysis):clap

With an attitude like that you will have a long and fun riding career.
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,253
Posted By monkeydad
glas to see you on the mend! ..did that on a...

glas to see you on the mend!

..did that on a dirt road during a rain on my GS with stock tires. Broken ankle.

Physical therapy and lots of it will get you back fast, also take a lot of vitamin...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,865
Posted By monkeydad
I did something similar. I was rear-ended...

I did something similar.

I was rear-ended while stopped at a stop sign. Instinct took over and when the guy came towards me I clocked him with a roundhouse punch to the face.

We went our...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 806,240
Posted By monkeydad
sorry 'bout the zombie post resurrection :*sip*...

sorry 'bout the zombie post resurrection :*sip* I'm working' my way through the thread…..

As soon as I saw this I was like "holy shit what cool hack that would make"!! then I scrolled down and...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,372
Posted By monkeydad
I test road a GU Ural and found no problems...

I test road a GU Ural and found no problems operating the brake.

Also, the '14's are injected, not carbed. While I have not test road the '14, by the look of the pics on the Ural website, it looks...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,372
Posted By monkeydad
I hear ya

Zeid,

I live in Fountain Hills, and have a '12 R1200GS.

We came so close to buying a '13 Ural GU this last summer. We like to ride two-up a lot, and we have a 4 year old son and two labs that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,039
Posted By monkeydad
Good grief! I didn't see any of these...

Good grief!

I didn't see any of these warnings or get this kind of feedback from the shop.

Everyone has been saying they are THE tire.

I had Anakee's on my VStrom, and they were fantastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,039
Posted By monkeydad
Heidenau's

The OEM Tourance's lasted 8355mi on my 2012 R1200GS. The rear was pretty shagged, the front probably could have gone another 1-2K.

I ride two-up with bags most of the time, and on pavement, rarely...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,742
Posted By monkeydad
GS good to go

My wife and I ride two-up most of the time.

She likes the Harley for around-town stints, but hates it on the open road; it's a Softail Deuce.

She LOVES the GS everywhere! She especially...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 382,751
Posted By monkeydad
How odd, my '12 GS1200 has the same break in...

How odd, my '12 GS1200 has the same break in procedure.:evil
Shagged rear Tourance+deep loamy wet dirt=distal fib. fracture….

Do the physical therapy, it really does the trick. Mine is now three...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,430
Posted By monkeydad
-Get on. -Start bike. -Put it in 1st -Rock...

-Get on.
-Start bike.
-Put it in 1st
-Rock forward and drive off.

Simple!:wave
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 39,086
Posted By monkeydad
Keep those Stebel's protected from rain. They...

Keep those Stebel's protected from rain. They don't like to get wet.

I put one on my VStrom to combat the locals in San Jose area.

After I put it on, I called my wife to the garage to...
Forum: Face plant 05-02-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,543
Posted By monkeydad
wow are you chill!

There is no way I could let that go if I knew who had hit me.

I'd be after some payback one way or the other.

I wish you all the best.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,883
Posted By monkeydad
Lycoming O-360A1A compression ratio; 8.5:1 2012...

Lycoming O-360A1A compression ratio; 8.5:1
2012 R1200GS compression ratio; 12:1
:dunno
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,124
Posted By monkeydad
Keep on keepin' on

Keep going, very enjoyable read.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,968
Posted By monkeydad
I'm sure most of us have been tempted into it at...

I'm sure most of us have been tempted into it at one time or another....

Packed and ready to go camping a few hours north of my town (tent, bags, the whole nine yards) and a BMW M5 (the V-10...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,212
Posted By monkeydad
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By monkeydad
Great!

Thanks very much!!! Perfect:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By monkeydad
'12 GS1200 speedo removal

Can the speedo/instrument panel be "popped" off? Or does it need tools?

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,591
Posted By monkeydad
sorry that happened, but....

...always, ALWAYS, thoroughly pre-ride check a bike that has just had work done to it.

Your life depends on it.


Good luck with that, and you have my sympathies.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,099
Posted By monkeydad
Combat Lites

Don't sweat the break in. I used a brand new pair of these on a ten day tour of Italy using these as my primary footwear, no issues at all.

After six years they are holding up extremely well, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By monkeydad
'12 1200GS engine knocking

Hey folks,

This spring I bought a '12 GS1200, love it!

2500 miles, and the engine when hot is making a knocking sound from the front cover. Cold, it sounds normal.

This is a new sound.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,596
Posted By monkeydad
GS Uber Alles!

GS man!

You can put aux fuel tanks on the GS, winglets, anything...

While you can lower a GSA if you're not Sasquach, you can't take the extra weight off of it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,204
Posted By monkeydad
Huh?

Huh?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By monkeydad
Wtf?

So, why is it that oil threads are so ubiquitous on this site as well as any web board that has to to with anything with an engine? I mean, really.....is it that fascinating?? Why...WHY??
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,320
Posted By monkeydad
Don't forget the gat!

Semi-auto pistol of your choice, minimum caliber 9mm.

Check local laws,:deal especially those tender-hearted 'we have no crime' pacifist commie Canadians.:evil

You may be able to ship it to an...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,204
Posted By monkeydad
It would be nice if the auto signal cancel...

It would be nice if the auto signal cancel tripped more reliably, and sooner than it does. Harley has that down pat, works great every time with enough signal length without being too long. Waiting...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,637
Posted By monkeydad
Might be a cammer thing...

...after riding several pre-camhead bikes and owning a '12 camhead, I find the camhead has a high frequency buzz that the other oil-heads do not have.

Grip puppies worked for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By monkeydad
Always

I always wear earplugs with or without music.

It was a surprise to me how music through the Scala Rider speakers sounded much better with the earplugs than without. I have excellent intercom and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,179
Posted By monkeydad
damn!

....bought in Feb
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