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Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Sox Fan
Gorgeous! I love everything about that bike.

Gorgeous! I love everything about that bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for all the responses. The carb situation...

Thanks for all the responses. The carb situation is not all that important to me. Sounds like these are good bikes all things considered.

I have also been searching for modern T100 Bonnies with...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Sox Fan
Right. That's what the owner said - you could...

Right. That's what the owner said - you could flip it back to twin carbs with a swap of the intake manifold and carbs only.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Sox Fan
Yep - been to the Battle of the Brits a few times...

Yep - been to the Battle of the Brits a few times although missed the last two years. Have always liked Brit bikes. First motorcycle I ever bought was an 05 Thruxton.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Sox Fan
It was converted to one carb. I understand quite...

It was converted to one carb. I understand quite a few people do this as it makes it easier to keep them in tune.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Sox Fan
69 Triumph Daytona T100R - some questions

Thinking about getting a vintage bike again. Found a 69 Daytona locally for sale. In good running condition, new tires, unrestored. It's all there with a clear title. Paint has a few chips and some...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,678
Posted By Sox Fan
Good stuff! Why are these stories so fun to...

Good stuff!

Why are these stories so fun to follow?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,470
Posted By Sox Fan
In Michigan I find other riders are very cool...

In Michigan I find other riders are very cool regardless of what bike you ride. I get just as many waves on my GSA as I do on my F4. Same as when I had my R90 or my Suzuki dual sport. And in ten...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,145
Posted By Sox Fan
Everybody is in a different situation. Hard...

Everybody is in a different situation.

Hard for me to just chuck my job and go around the world. It took me a couple of decades to get to where I am professionally and I am paying college tuition...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sox Fan
Not sure on the throttle cables. I haven't...

Not sure on the throttle cables.

I haven't replaced the tensioner but I am not the original owner. Bike had 42,000 miles on it when I purchased it.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sox Fan
Huh. Found the timing window and cranked...

Huh.

Found the timing window and cranked the engine over. "OT" mark in the opening lined up with the arrows so it looks like I was at TDC the whole time. Determined combustion stroke side, check...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sox Fan
Thank you - very clear instructions. So, my...

Thank you - very clear instructions.

So, my understanding now is:

1. Get the engine to TDC. (I will try the "OT" mark to hopefully validate the arrows are correct).


2. Valves must be...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sox Fan
Thank you for the replies. So, when the...

Thank you for the replies.

So, when the engine is at TDC (arrows on both sides pointing straight out), you adjust one side, then rotate the engine 360 and do the other side?

How do you know...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sox Fan
Just searching the net and I see there is a...

Just searching the net and I see there is a timing window cover near the cylinder head. I suppose I could pop that off and see if "OT" is in the window when the arrows are at 3 and 9 O'clock.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sox Fan
1150 GS Valve Adj Question

Doing a valve adjustment for the first time on my 2004 1150 GSA. All valves were tight. Thought I had all set right but it sounded terrible when I started it. Lots of noise. Have done a few valve...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 428,095
Posted By Sox Fan
$4500 but it's a "race bike". ...

$4500 but it's a "race bike".

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/4914138665.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,258
Posted By Sox Fan
A lot of people give their bike a good wash...

A lot of people give their bike a good wash before they put it away. That can be a pain in 20 degree temps. I had an RT that I would fully winterize each year and that included a chilly trip to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,258
Posted By Sox Fan
I also live in Metro Detroit and for me, every...

I also live in Metro Detroit and for me, every winter is different. I keep the GSA ready to roll at all times but last winter we basically got snowed in from December to March. It was an epic winter....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
No -we're heading back tomorrow morning. Back to...

No -we're heading back tomorrow morning. Back to the rat race first thing Tuesday morning.

We found the Moonville and King's Hollow Tunnels today and rode some very cool, meandering dirt roads.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
Been down here riding non stop for the past two...

Been down here riding non stop for the past two days. All these curvy roads in great condition and miles of dirt roads to explore and not a single Starbucks to be seen???

How am I supposed to be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
Looks like our base will be Lancaster, OH. Only...

Looks like our base will be Lancaster, OH. Only 250 or so miles from beautiful Detroit, MI so we should be able to get down there Friday without breaking a sweat and be ready to ride Saturday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
Yup - we ride much the same way. Set a...

Yup - we ride much the same way.

Set a general direction, look for cool roads.

I have a Zumo so we can always find our way back.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
How would Parkersburg, WV be as a base? ...

How would Parkersburg, WV be as a base?

Hotels seem quite a bit cheaper and more plentiful than in Athens.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for all the info! We are looking to...

Thanks for all the info!

We are looking to do a mix of tarmac and some "easy dirt". I will have my pig of a GSA and my buddy will have a very large cruiser that he has no issue riding dirt roads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
thanks for all the replies. we are looking at the...

thanks for all the replies. we are looking at the weekend of Nov 7-10. Thankfully, no home football game - thanks for the heads up on that. I rode through the Hocking Hills area about a month ago on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sox Fan
SE Ohio Ride?

Looking to spend a weekend riding the backroads and maybe some light dirt in SE Ohio in early November. Thinking of staying in Athens or Logan for 2-3 nights and using that as a home base.

Any...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,202
Posted By Sox Fan
That's it. I haven't heard any details at all...

That's it. I haven't heard any details at all about the accident yet. Looking at Facebook, it looks like just bought the R1 in May.
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,202
Posted By Sox Fan
Horrible Loss

My niece's boyfriend died in a motorcycle crash yesterday. They have a young daughter together. All I know so far is that he was riding his R1 on 495 in Massachusetts.

25 years old.

Fuck.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,147,733
Posted By Sox Fan
Courtesy of Killboy

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-HkWrqDQ/0/M/Killboy%20GSA-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Sox Fan
Congrats! Now you need to properly break it...

Congrats!

Now you need to properly break it in with a few drops in the dirt. Scuff marks and stone chips make these bikes look better.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
I almost bought a leftover 2011 GSA but the one...

I almost bought a leftover 2011 GSA but the one the dealer had left didn't have the pink flamingo option which I understand is rare. Hold on to that one!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 37,265
Posted By Sox Fan
Definitely do some 1-2 weeks trips first with...

Definitely do some 1-2 weeks trips first with lots of camping. I am 47 and have a very well paying, high stress management gig. I just got back from a 6 day solo trip that I enjoyed immensely. But,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
One of the funniest parts of my trip was that...

One of the funniest parts of my trip was that everyone I met and had a chat with had 3-4 roads that "you have to ride while you are here". If I rode all those I think I would be down there for a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
Hey JS - I believe it's a regular XD3. A buddy...

Hey JS - I believe it's a regular XD3. A buddy bought it on closeout online when they were switching production to the XD4 but it was too big for him. It fit my big head and matched my bike pretty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
Hi Bruce - I live in Commerce Township in Oakland...

Hi Bruce - I live in Commerce Township in Oakland County. I will look out for you and your yellow GS. Can't be many of those in this area.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
Pretty place: ...

Pretty place:

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-KJfHwwD/0/L/DSC_1020-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
Couple more. ...

Couple more.

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-9C9SMC5/0/M/DSC_1106-M.jpghttp://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-sBjJsKd/0/L/DSC_1112-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
More from the BRP. How many bikes look better...

More from the BRP. How many bikes look better loaded with stuff?

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-pS3k2JB/0/M/DSC_1029-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
I am thinking this was on the Blue Ridge Parkway....

I am thinking this was on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-TMLqhqf/0/M/DSC_1043-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11,246
Views: 3,844,909
Posted By Sox Fan
a few pics of my 04 GSA

Just got back from a trip to Deals Gap and back. Rode most of the BRP and then rode the dragon. Great roads down there. Anyway, I like taking pictures of the beast and thought I would share a few....
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