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Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By drmajor
Summer Clothes

I have First Gear Mesh and Olympia partial mesh jackets. Also have Olympia summer pants.
Toster
Big deal for me is color. Light colors work best!!! Yes, they show dirt more, but they reflect...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,860
Posted By drmajor
Radar

I have Escort for years, along with GPS, Ipod,Aux Lights. I installed a fuse block powered via a relay which is keyed from the GSA's "parking" light. If the bike is oh, the circuit is hot.

Yes,...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By drmajor
Lost mine

How are the roads to and in Lost Mine? Sometimes I am on LT...

Are the camp sights grass or what?
How,are the showers and etc.?
Thanks!
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By drmajor
Brmc-

Thanks.

Their web site says coming soon. I guess I should call...!
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By drmajor
Hotels / Campgrounds- Waynesville, Area?

Looking for good-economical hotel and/or campground in/around Waynesville area.

Blue Ridge Motorcycle camp appears to not be open yet.??
Most "campgrounds" are RV places- not for tents.

Many...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By drmajor
Jump Batteries

What is your experience with Jump batteries, like the Antigravity Batteries?

Prices are coming down and they are smaller than jumper cables for a saddle bag.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By drmajor
Olympia

I have pants and jacket (vented).
I found I had to go up sizes on the jacket to get the sleeves long enough... 37".

I will likely go with the Kilimanjaro in TALL next time as I typically have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By drmajor
Sargent high or low?

I have 07 with Sergent LOW... I have shortish legs.

Tall would be better if you cushy.

Wife loves the rear.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,899
Posted By drmajor
TB sync and valve adjustment

+2 on Jim's Video!!

I have found each bike likes a slightly different setup. Once you learn that you and your bike will be happier. Not that a dealer won't do you good- but you will pay.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By drmajor
Shocks..

OK, I'm a Clydesdale... Don't know what thin looks like- on me.

I have 07 GSA with Ohlins. NOT cheap but really work.

As stated, new springs will only help ride height and keep from bottoming....
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By drmajor
Bmg

I've had the discovery jack and their pants for many years. Only issue is the jacket now really needs Nicwax or something as it leaks air.

Thankfully haven't taken a fall.

Wish mine had more...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,418
Posted By drmajor
Preferred Mthod

For me, it depends on use.

If I want to take connection apart, crimps.
If in a hurry, crimps.

I live near slat water and have found connectors and solder joints where the copper wire has...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,163
Posted By drmajor
No Mar

I have used HB and NoMar... Have both.

I have a 2007 GSA with wire wheels and a LT. The LT rear is a bugger! It will check your religion!

With the GSA, I have to have the taller NoMar rim...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,110
Posted By drmajor
Iphone 6

Looked at the Rokform. Pretty nice idea.... however, i didn't see anything about water resistance/proof.

Here's the new RAM mount- no case.....
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,110
Posted By drmajor
Iphone 6

Check out Ram's got a "box" for Iphone... I think it will fit the 6. However, they said the finger print will not work with it.

They also have several phone mounts.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By drmajor
Summer Pants

I have "tested" various options. I live in SC on the coast. July-Sept we have high humidity. You get wet just getting ready to go riding....in a garage.

I used to have thin perforated leather...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By drmajor
Summer Pants

I Have the BMW Summer and like them...the coolest part of them is the light color that reflects the sun...

I wear light grey Tour Master gloves, tan boots, Under Armor Heat Gear shirt with Olympia...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By drmajor
Western NC Camping

Looking for campgrounds in Western NC...

Waynesville, Franklin, Hendersonville, Asheville etc. 4-5 hours from Charleston, SC

I know Iron Horse and Blue Ridge Motorcycle camp. Like both.
...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By drmajor
KOA- What's your thought

Some times, KOA seems to have a campground in a good place. I have never stayed at one....

Any thoughts on them- Good or Bad?

Also, are their cabins worth looking into?

I will be by myself...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 39,519
Posted By drmajor
Cpap

How about this...
Battery Tender BTL14A240C Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery..

Features:
Voltage: 12V
Cold Cranking Amps: 240
Lead-Acid Replacement Range: 10-14(Ah)
Case Dimensions: 5.27"...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 39,519
Posted By drmajor
Cpap

Will the S9 run off straight 12v?

If so, why not have a battery isolator on the bike and run a 2nd battery there.

I use an used battery from a BMW LT for a GoodNight G CPAP (not made anymore). ...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 39,519
Posted By drmajor
cpap cords

you might try Digikey.com for parts. They have a lot of hard to find connectors.
Amphenol is a company that makes many different connectors.

Also, sometimes you can find a cord with connectors...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,445
Posted By drmajor
Fork fix

First smooth the edges. I used an old spoons back side to rub the edges flat and smooth.

Super glue....then put Scotch tape over the area so the glue will set and set flush. Then wet sand down...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,470
Posted By drmajor
Tires

Metzler 880 with proper inflation really last. They have a nice round profile that should help your turning. They last longer than any tire I've had...yet.

Also, the Bridgestone 020 wears good...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By drmajor
Mesh gloves..

I have the Tour Master mess in light grey. They are comfortable and cool.

That said part of the cool comes from them being light color.! Think.... Light color reflects heat/sun. I have vented...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By drmajor
Gs-911

I lifted the tabs off the old batteries and soldered to the new ones. Usually not a problem if you don't hold the heat to them too long.

I hope to meet a friend this week who has a 911 and we'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By drmajor
Gs-911

I have ridden it a good bit.. Still have yellow fault.

I guess I might have messed,up the solder, but I don't think so.

Hate to pay for new ones.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By drmajor
Gs-911?

07 GSA.

Batteries in tire pressure monitor went out. I cut them open and soldered in new batteries.

Apparently the fault codes have to be reset to get it to work as I am still sowing a tire...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By drmajor
Tail bone

I agree with moymurfs... the best solution is nothing touching.

I have a custom AirHawk that has the air cells removed from the tail bone area. If you look at the Freedom Air cushion, it has a...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By drmajor
Tail bone

A friend with a Vstrom was having scrotum issues, with his custom seat.

We peeled the cover back and I took a 4" grinder to it, hollowing out the center. Taped the cover back and took a test...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By drmajor
Tail bone

here is link to another air cushion that I use on my GSA..

http://www.bikercushion.com/Freedom-Air-Cushion-s/35.htm
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By drmajor
Tail bone

I have been fighting tail bone many years.

Usually, firm foam helps, as it does not shape into your but crack and irritate the coxic.

Seat makers don't get it....they think memory foam, gel,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 343,813
Posted By drmajor
Ews

My 07 failed on a 95 degree day. Stopped to get gas, then nothing.

I seem to remember there was a work around for emergencies.. kinda like a hot wire.??? Wish I knew where that link was.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By drmajor
Big boots

I just got some Alpinestars, street boots. From Cycle Gear....can't think of model, but comes in size 50. Fits real good! I wear -4 and have 19" thighs...
I tried Sidi size 50, but found the way...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 85,565
Posted By drmajor
Faulty Fuel Level

One inmate mentioned he used a gas grill pizo igniter... cheap at Wamart and etc. also, you don't have to disassemble it.
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,938
Posted By drmajor
Changing tires

Done many dirt and street.

Some helps...
1. a warm tire is much easier.... leave out in sun.
2. Important to keep the bead down in the valley of the rim. This allows it to move out more on...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By drmajor
Insurance..?

I got flyer via AARP for Foremost Insurance Company for bike insurance.
Anyone know of them?



Total 1 Year Premium: $367.00 for effective date 03/11/2014 Payment Options
Unit Location...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By drmajor
Heat gear

Start with a light color!
I have tried super vented stuff that is dark...really hot if you are not moving...
I bought Olympia's light grey vented pants.... NICE.
Also have their neon yellow vented...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By drmajor
Isolator

the battery I have been using is out of a BMW LT.

About the same as the 2007 GSA that I want to set this up on.

Think there are any issues with the CANBUS?
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By drmajor
Battery isolator?

I would like a smallish battery isolator to charge main & secondary battery. Second one being for c-pap.

I have used second battery several times and it works good for 1-2 nights. Then I have to...
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