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Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By RudyBoy
Didn't come with my '09 GSA toolkit . . . I also...

Didn't come with my '09 GSA toolkit . . . I also got a socket stuck the first time I checked the plugs. If I recall, I froze the socket with cooling spray and wiggled it free. Then I took a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,744
Posted By RudyBoy
I have the GSA stock screen and use the Touratech...

I have the GSA stock screen and use the Touratech clip-on shield extender. Reduces buffeting quite a bit, and is easily removable when not needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By RudyBoy
They will definitely accomplish your #1 goal, but...

They will definitely accomplish your #1 goal, but not so good for illuminating deer at night, especially if you're traveling any faster than about 30mph. For that you really need to add a set of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,166
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nez-Perce/i...

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nez-Perce/i-JbjH7f9/0/XL/08042008-18217-800-XL.jpg

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nez-Perce/i-Fn3469f/0/XL/08042008-18220-800-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,805
Posted By RudyBoy
:beer

:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,805
Posted By RudyBoy
Sounds more like bad gas? Mid-level on the temp...

Sounds more like bad gas? Mid-level on the temp guage is a safe place to be.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,573
Posted By RudyBoy
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By RudyBoy
My Wolfman Denali holds a map folded mostly...

My Wolfman Denali holds a map folded mostly normally.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By RudyBoy
The Adventure should have the bigger tank, a...

The Adventure should have the bigger tank, a higher wattage alternator, lower first gear, and greater suspension travel compared to the regular GS. I didn't realize the tank size was an early...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,845
Posted By RudyBoy
In my area Harley riders are often stereotyped as...

In my area Harley riders are often stereotyped as buying a bike, spending a small fortune on chrome and leather trinkets, then not riding it very much for any number of reasons - decides riding is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,129,996
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Leslie-Gulc...

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Leslie-Gulch-May-2010/i-4PM8WGw/0/XL/05032010-36002-bw-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
Posted By RudyBoy
I had one of those on my 650 Dakar - worked...

I had one of those on my 650 Dakar - worked great, easy to install, and took up no room in the dash. But it did drain my battery dead the first winter I had it, when it was wired direct to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By RudyBoy
I'm a fan of separate outlets for each jacket, in...

I'm a fan of separate outlets for each jacket, in part simply to have an extra outlet if one should blow a fuse - if riding alone, simply move the plug to the other outlet and keep riding, with no...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-05-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,386
Views: 8,180,126
Posted By RudyBoy
That's great!! :thumb

That's great!! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,171
Posted By RudyBoy
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,491
Posted By RudyBoy
I use this cog brush to clean the chain and cogs...

I use this cog brush to clean the chain and cogs on my bicycles, but it works equally well for cleaning the fins and other parts on the GS, such as the switch clusters, etc:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,129,996
Posted By RudyBoy
Towing a KTM out from the White Rim Trail, Utah. ...

Towing a KTM out from the White Rim Trail, Utah. :wink:

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-2XLNnTC/0/XL/i-2XLNnTC-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 185,699
Posted By RudyBoy
That is just awesome!!

That is just awesome!!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,685
Posted By RudyBoy
Well, I accept the whole car-motorcycle thing. ...

Well, I accept the whole car-motorcycle thing. But I am questioning how it is that I sold my 430+ pound 650 Dakar for $4800 and spent all the proceeds on a 20 pound bicycle . . .:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
Posted By RudyBoy
That almost sounds like the chain was too tight? ...

That almost sounds like the chain was too tight? I'm all for shaft drive, but I never got less than 20,000 mi on a chain when I had my 650 Dakar. When I DID have a chain to maintain, I used Honda...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,665
Posted By RudyBoy
Me too!!

Me too!!
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,879
Posted By RudyBoy
Everyone has differing abilities to tolerate the...

Everyone has differing abilities to tolerate the cold weather. I rode with a friend last winter when it was 10F and my toes were frozen despite heavy wool socks and TWO chemical toe warmers in each...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,471
Posted By RudyBoy
And not really low enough IMHO when actually...

And not really low enough IMHO when actually doing that with this bike . . .
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,471
Posted By RudyBoy
Had my first fuel strip failure this past fall...

Had my first fuel strip failure this past fall (42k miles). While in the shop for this warranty replacement they checked the other 3 re-call items (brake line, clutch cable routing, and fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By RudyBoy
I was riding in Utah with a friend last spring...

I was riding in Utah with a friend last spring when half way around the the White Rim Trail the fuel pump in his KTM failed. Thanks to smart phones and a faint cell signal we learned there were KTM...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 478,824
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-22BXSLF/0/XL/i...

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-22BXSLF/0/XL/i-22BXSLF-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 478,824
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-bTMTJnr/0/XL/i...

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-bTMTJnr/0/XL/i-bTMTJnr-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 36,221
Posted By RudyBoy
LOL! That's great!! :)

LOL! That's great!! :)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By RudyBoy
A friend of mine had a bad tank of gas in his...

A friend of mine had a bad tank of gas in his 650GS, so bad it ran rough and would not maintain an idle. We poured some Seafoam into the tank and took it for a ride - within a few minutes it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By RudyBoy
I once left a Yamaha XT225 sit over the winter...

I once left a Yamaha XT225 sit over the winter with a tank of untreated gas and spent 6-8 hours the next Spring cleaning varnish from the tank and carb. Oddly, my FI bikes have tolerated untreated...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,129,996
Posted By RudyBoy
Thx! That's a 36L Givi, about 10 years old. The...

Thx! That's a 36L Givi, about 10 years old. The 45L version is only 1.25" taller, and were I to do it over "might" go that route instead, although I can get a ton of stuff in the 36L.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,129,996
Posted By RudyBoy
Death Valley: ...

Death Valley:


http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-9wm5SB7/0/XL/i-9wm5SB7-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,985
Posted By RudyBoy
+1 Years ago I ran knobby Teeks on my 650...

+1 Years ago I ran knobby Teeks on my 650 Dakar, and rode with friends who had slick Tourances on their GS's. Despite having "better" tires for the conditions, I could NEVER keep up with them on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By RudyBoy
Cool, thanks!! Looking to switch from my Trail...

Cool, thanks!! Looking to switch from my Trail Tech HID aux lights to LEDs as the HID are SO slow to come on after dimming in traffic.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,039
Posted By RudyBoy
Interesting . . . Do these penetrate down-road...

Interesting . . . Do these penetrate down-road quite a distance, or more of an up close flood light? The website doesn't show much info regarding angle of coverage for this model(?)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,985
Posted By RudyBoy
My steep, winding 1.5 mile dirt driveway is...

My steep, winding 1.5 mile dirt driveway is presently a mix of rutted mud, snow and ice, and my K60's handle it just fine. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By RudyBoy
I agree outside in Seattle right now may not be...

I agree outside in Seattle right now may not be the best place work on it! :)

But you are way tidier than me - I'd cut the wires then solder and heat-shrink it back nice and pretty to save pulling...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By RudyBoy
What he said - I've had various switch failures...

What he said - I've had various switch failures on both my 650 and 1200 and all were salvageable. If you like to take things apart, unless something is physically broken there's a good chance the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By RudyBoy
Mine broke because one of the other 2 bolts had...

Mine broke because one of the other 2 bolts had worked loose and had fallen out (unbeknownst to me at the time), putting undue force on the remaining bolts when the mud guard flopped around. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By RudyBoy
Had the same thing happen and was able to turn it...

Had the same thing happen and was able to turn it out with pliers:

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-r8Xq9Lq/0/L/i-r8Xq9Lq-L.jpg
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-8GkNLtB/0/L/i-8GkNLtB-L.jpg
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