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Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
I've been wearing helmets for 47 years but that...

I've been wearing helmets for 47 years but that doesn't mean a thing.
Currently wearing an Arai XD4. Following a XD3.
When you bite the bullet ($$$) its hard to legitimatly niggle over 'the small...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,293
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Seems to be a popular thread

What? Another side stand thread?

I've pondered deeply about stressing the side-stand pivot point as I ain't as young as I used to be.
With a tricky back now and then - at times I just have no...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,405
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Hobson's choice (maybe)

Just maybe - one had all 6000 mi. in first year and sat ever since.
That could be shaky ground. Ask for maintenance records.
Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Might want to look into - SeaFoam. Funny name -...

Might want to look into - SeaFoam.
Funny name - been around a long time.
It's all all purpose additive \stabilzer.
I buy mine at NAPA
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Ouch!!!! This thread runs off the rail when...

Ouch!!!!

This thread runs off the rail when the discussion gets off motorcycles.

What's next? Religion or politics?

Something we all agree on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,489
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Thanks. An overdue revision I'm sure. I...

Thanks. An overdue revision I'm sure.

I never felt the need to ride where 1000 other riders go.
What's the point?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,003
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
[QUOTE=wizze;25671079]Former DRZ-S owner and now...

[QUOTE=wizze;25671079]Former DRZ-S owner and now have 500 EXC. Friends have both 300 smokers and 530 thumpers. When we were doing dual sport or trail rides they rode the 530's. I asked why they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 232,909
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Top boxes - my father put a colored, pin stripped...

Top boxes - my father put a colored, pin stripped one on his new R90\6. In 1976.
I said - that's ugly but age appropriate. He was the kinda guy that rode his HD to midnight shift - in January - in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,834
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
noisy!!!

My rear was so noisy by 30 miles I pulled over, put on center stand, thinking I had a rear drive issue (it was a puncture replacement tire on a new bike). This tire HOWLED! Michelin said they would...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
f w I worth

A lot of good information above, but at times, I feel blinded by science!

I bought a new GS last year.

The boys in the shop told me that unless I had a special charger, disconnect the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,810
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Good design idea - cheap parts

My top box essentially seized up 4 months after purchasing a new 2012 GS.
I would say I had only extended it about a dozen times - usually to show it off.
Dirt or grit were not a factor. I have a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
and that was when the fun ended...

I found it interesting when you built the barrier of branches in front of the front wheel.
Guess you had to be there to evaluate the situation. I don't have 1\4 of your energy you showed! In the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Good looking pair. Indy's pup and his bike. I...

Good looking pair. Indy's pup and his bike. I like a good dog pic.

A woman is just like a dog (caution here) -
Nothing better than a good one.
Nothing worse than a bad one.

That ought to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Good looking . A woman is just like a dog ...

Good looking .
A woman is just like a dog (caution here) -
Nothing better than good one.
Nothing worse than bad one.
That ought to p*SS off 52% of the crowd.

Sweet bike. Really. KTM not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
[QUOTE=indypup;25171420]It turns bad because I...

[QUOTE=indypup;25171420]It turns bad because I need to crank up the rear sag more I think. It squats too much. I put a new spring on there and never set the sag correctly. :()QUOTE]

Hey Pup! No...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Thanks Larry -

You laid out a great route last Saturday. You've been holding out on me - those were some good 'back roads'. It's a good thing you didn't tag that Fed-X truck cresting that hill! I seemed to have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Done that - I feel your pain. . .

I broke 7 ribs - also my left side a couple of years ago. 3 ribs broken clean in two. Admittedly it was at 5 mph on a 360 2-stroke. An exercise in applying torque directly to the terra firma....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Navigator II - question cancelled

Quick question here - I bought a Nav II GPS today (or should I say it was given to me). The GPS unit has a female, romex style, 3-pin power connector /lead. The GPS era was 2005-06. Does my 2012...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,651
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
60 years, 2 days and counting. (I never thought...

60 years, 2 days and counting. (I never thought I'd be sleeping with a 50 year old woman. . . )

First BMW, '76 /6 - age 22. $2999.00 (I couldn't afford the RS. . .)

Now, 2012 1200GS. I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,083
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
I will keep this short. After my brand new bike...

I will keep this short. After my brand new bike 1200GS Anakee II rear was punctured at 1k and were no longer available, I replaced it with a Anakee III. Noisy isn't the word for it - this tire...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Works for me -

Do not sneak away - or you will be sneaking for the rest of your blissfully wedded life. Just tell her to have dinner ready for you when you get home and you promise not to get hurt on your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,508
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
I know what you mean -

Let see - a couple of things to say from an old enduro & gravel road rider:

- when turning solo, get up on the tank, get your foot up near the front axle and let the rear wheel do it's thing. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,012
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
I knows I was wrong Officer -

I have never met an Ohio Highway Patrol-person that was anything but a professional. I try to not meet very many of them.

My last stop. Just finished 4+ hours of gravel and township road. Hot....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-16-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
If pieces of tire were flying off my wheels. . .. .

from a little ride....4050 miles to Carefree,Az. and back. Lost two big chunks of rubber from front 705 at 80 mph and had to pay a guy $100 to drive 150 miles to a HD shop for a $160 HD tire that was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,499
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
What's that whine?

My new Anakee III rear, on a '12 GS - howls! 35 - 45 - 60mph. Above 70, you can't hear it.

Never heard anything like it. Now at about 700 miles and the noise is diminishing - but not nearly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,834
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Noisy IMHO -

Started a 300 mile day on a brand new A-3. Immediately noticed noise - a lot in my opinion. Temperature increased during the day and the road surfaces changed all day on SE Ohio roads - it mattered...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
That's right -

[QUOTE=vivid dadas;21704739]New SEO State Route for me today; SR 775 north out of Proctorville going up towards either Galliopolis or Rio Grande. It's twisty, (very twisty in places,) and next to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Dual Sport Take-down!

It looks like you put your handlebar in that guy's kidney at about 8 min. 15 seconds. Then he falls down across the trail, rolls over and starts 'massaging' himself. How come you watched that guy at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Definitely not an 'adventure ride' with road-side...

Definitely not an 'adventure ride' with road-side tire repairs - it was an SE Ohio enduro with breakfast and (a killer) lunch served. I got to see a lot of former (i.e. old) off-road racers (hey...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
[Any one have or used an Air Hawk? Opinions, ...

[Any one have or used an Air Hawk? Opinions,

I only used mine once my butt started to get sore, usually during the last 1/2 of longer rides - I just left it in my tail box until it was needed....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Hey Bob! I'll be there. I may come over Saturday...

Hey Bob! I'll be there. I may come over Saturday night and camp.

I found it - $40. Riders out at 10:00 a.m.

Free primitive camping.

Maybe you can find some arrow heads.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Flint ridge dual sport - sunday

Yo' Indy Pup - are you riding the Flint Ridge Dual Sport this weekend?

Looks like good weather. It's usually a budget priced event (although I can't find $$ fee). My guess is maybe $25 (not $60....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Vinton County (McArther) dual sport

As a former southern Ohio enduro and hare scrambler, I would suggest the Baby Burr Dual Sport in mid-October. I know it's an 'organized' event and it sounds like you want to hook up with some new...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Husqvarna

[Husky Strada - I may do some shopping around and see where the prices are on the Huskys. Next week I may go sit on a VStrom and see how it fits.

I do believe that currently the Strada and Terra...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
555 -

Rode SR555 recently after a 15 year break - it will be another 15 years for me. Poorly (if at all) marked, decreasing radius turns, 2 gear turns on a state route. It is a pretty good property...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
A wave would be better than a crash. Just...

A wave would be better than a crash. Just say'in...

I've had a few Amish boys give the signal to light up the rear wheel on the gravel roads - I always accommodate.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
2006 950 Adventure. . .

I'm not sold on that one. I don't like the thought of spending $8800 (OTD) on a bike that will need $400 in tubes, tires, chain, and sprockets in the coming months.

Check the Motohio.com...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
[ I'm expecting the KTM to be close to empty in...

[ I'm expecting the KTM to be close to empty in 75 miles :eek1 I may look for a larger tank for it.

My 450 EXC with off-road gearing, riding gravel roads, will come onto reserve at 80 miles,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,751
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
BTW the OEM chain has 12K miles on it. Sprockets...

BTW the OEM chain has 12K miles on it. Sprockets look good. What chain life are folks getting out there


I got 20k out of my chain. Chain 'appeared' good, but had stretched just to it's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 70,725
Views: 5,784,899
Posted By BOB RAMSAY
Perhaps a Grand Prix -

[QUOTE=indypup;21270429]

so I'm leaning toward Perry or Wayne. QUOTE]

Hey 'Pup' - whut up?

We're going to ride a Grand Prix Sunday just south of Nelsonville on SR33 at FASTRAXX race...
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