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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By Squonk
Long time no speak Terry! I was just thinking...

Long time no speak Terry! I was just thinking about getting pulled over on 188 when I started reading this thread and here you posted the picture as evidence.

Thankfully the cop let us off with...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,539
Posted By Squonk
I commute every day here in Phoenix. My gear is...

I commute every day here in Phoenix. My gear is very simple: mesh jacket and overpants, both are silver in color. Last summer I added a piece of gear that proved to be worth it's weight in gold, a...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,706
Posted By Squonk
I had the same problem with my original XD. The...

I had the same problem with my original XD. The problem, for me at least, was the dirty air coming from the stock GS screen. The vibration was so bad that it would blur my vision. If I lightly...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By Squonk
I've run "top tier" gas in my GS and cars for...

I've run "top tier" gas in my GS and cars for some time. Why? No reason other then I have several Chevron stations close to my house. The GS runs fine but I'm sure that has little to do with the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By Squonk
JD.....Would you believe we got pulled over about...

JD.....Would you believe we got pulled over about 3 miles down the road after parting ways? We got hit for 70 in a 55. Thankfully the cop was cool as let us off with a warning. A big thanks to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By Squonk
Here's a couple pics

We ended up with 8 riders today. A great time was had by all:

Seamus agrees...two thumbs up
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s142/Tethys213/CRW_3541.jpg

The views were spectacular:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,042
Posted By Squonk
I just ran my tank to zero this morning and at...

I just ran my tank to zero this morning and at fill-up I was easily able to fit in 5.7 gallons. That's w/out the rubber neck thingy installed.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,694
Posted By Squonk
I would say more then a while. Its been 5 YEARS...

I would say more then a while. Its been 5 YEARS since it's been active!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
MotoMuse - the panniers look great. I'm sure...

MotoMuse - the panniers look great. I'm sure you're going to love them :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
I had never noticed that before. Now that is...

I had never noticed that before. Now that is going to drive me crazy!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Squonk
I went with the TT 31L specials as they were a...

I went with the TT 31L specials as they were a bit smaller then the factory GSA panniers. I really didn't need the extra space so the slimmer profile is appreciated when riding offroad. Having the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Squonk
Interesting. I haven't noticed this whine yet...

Interesting. I haven't noticed this whine yet but I'm going to check it out tomorrow.
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,777
Posted By Squonk
Growing up in Edgerton I'm quite familiar with...

Growing up in Edgerton I'm quite familiar with Sterling North books and his house. When I was a kid my cub scout den leader lived next door and we got to play inside the house. In fact, my old...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,523
Posted By Squonk
I had the gen mars on my old SV. It did help...

I had the gen mars on my old SV. It did help with the numbness in my hands but don't expect a huge transformation in comfort.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,866
Posted By Squonk
A riding buddy tried on my XL XD and said it fit...

A riding buddy tried on my XL XD and said it fit better then his Quantum II which is a Large. YMMV though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,129
Posted By Squonk
This was the first bike I really lusted after. I...

This was the first bike I really lusted after. I remember my dad taking me to the dealership so I could could get a brochure on an 1985 YZ 80. I can remember staring at that damn brochure for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,586
Posted By Squonk
I for one loved the difficult first section. As...

I for one loved the difficult first section. As noted I think others were a little surprised but I throughly enjoyed it. It kept me on my toes that's for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Squonk
Thanks for the pics R.J. I just ran through...

Thanks for the pics R.J. I just ran through Globe and Lake Roosevelt last weekend. We sure are pretty lucky here to have year round riding and great sights throughout the state.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Squonk
Check out Longtallsally's setup. While not a...

Check out Longtallsally's setup. While not a R1150GS it may give you some ideas of your own:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215797
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,777
Posted By Squonk
Great idea for a thread. Being orginally from...

Great idea for a thread. Being orginally from Wisconsin I'm looking forward to your report of Rock county.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,749
Posted By Squonk
The DVD is pretty cool especially the GS specific...

The DVD is pretty cool especially the GS specific stuff. Made me want to go out and hit the dirt.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,749
Posted By Squonk
UPS as well. CarbonCat - from what I've...

UPS as well.

CarbonCat - from what I've heard only the '07 models are getting this gift. I guess it's to make up for the horrible tool kit they give you now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
Oops. I should have read the whole post before...

Oops. I should have read the whole post before posting my pics. That's okay, I don't mind being a little bit of a pic whore from time to time.

Congrats on the Zegas. I'm sure you'll love them...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
Ask and ye shall receive. Side view: ...

Ask and ye shall receive.

Side view:
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s142/Tethys213/Bags.jpg

Back view w/topcase - Pic is a little off to the side. If you want I can reshoot it:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,586
Posted By Squonk
Not a bad number considering that this is a first...

Not a bad number considering that this is a first year event. Looks like we're in for some good weather and some great trails. I'm looking forward to Sunday!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
Good advice. I spent a good month and a half...

Good advice. I spent a good month and a half trying to decide which panniers to get. I ended up going with the first bags I had looked at to begin with :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,903
Posted By Squonk
We just had some high winds come through Phoenix...

We just had some high winds come through Phoenix the other day which made for an interesting ride home. I normally don't scare easily but wow was I almost filling my pants. I believe the gusts were...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,866
Posted By Squonk
I just had my first chance to try out my XD today...

I just had my first chance to try out my XD today and so far I really like the helmet. The only issue I'm having right now is that the visor is vibrating so badly it's blurring my vision. This is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
I purposely went with the smaller bags so I...

I purposely went with the smaller bags so I wouldn't carry too much stuff. If I had the space I'd fill it even if I didn't need to. A nice plus is that they are a bit slimmer which is nice when...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,109
Posted By Squonk
I would love this feature. When I first bought...

I would love this feature. When I first bought the bike I figured that I was a super smart guy and kept pushing the button thinking that it would extend the time the blinkers were on, but alas it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,576
Posted By Squonk
+1 I have the 35L specials along with the...

+1

I have the 35L specials along with the topcase and couldn't be any happier. If I had one nitpick though it would be the fact that they don't come with locks. You have to either purchase...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,749
Posted By Squonk
I came home from work today and had the same gift...

I came home from work today and had the same gift on my doorstep. Kinda cool as I wasn't expecting anything from BMW:

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s142/Tethys213/Gift.jpg

The bike was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,368
Posted By Squonk
I've never owned a Mayer seat so I can't comment...

I've never owned a Mayer seat so I can't comment on them but I've owned a few Sargent in the past. For me the Sargents simply work. I will say that my GS seat took a little longer then my others to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,800
Posted By Squonk
It sure is interesting to see the different...

It sure is interesting to see the different mileage numbers that are being posted around here. I posted earlier that I usually see 245 miles a tank. My daily commute is all highway so that helps. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,800
Posted By Squonk
Right now I'm averaging 245 miles a tank. The...

Right now I'm averaging 245 miles a tank. The best so far has been 265 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Squonk
I have the 35L Special Zega's and love them. ...

I have the 35L Special Zega's and love them. While not as large as the 41's they have enough space for my needs and are still pretty narrow:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By Squonk
Interesting....I didn't know that.

Interesting....I didn't know that.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By Squonk
You'll have switched power. The power will stay...

You'll have switched power. The power will stay on for 60 seconds after you shut the ignition off.

The pic makes the BMW harness look round but it's rectangle so you're all good.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By Squonk
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2880...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2880998&postcount=40

Works like a charm :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By Squonk
Snaproll's still has the cap on it while mine has...

Snaproll's still has the cap on it while mine has the $25 BMW harness plugged into it. I'm sure that the actual socket itself is the same.
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