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Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By Monsignore
I've thought of the Respy Fog Pro things, but I...

I've thought of the Respy Fog Pro things, but I wear a balaclava when it gets cold. That kinda rules out some sort of face mask, in my book.

Any other ideas?
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By Monsignore
I'm also considering the Arai Pro Shield system. ...

I'm also considering the Arai Pro Shield system.

I have had Pinlocks on various helmets and I have gotten rid of them on every helmet. They stop working after about a month. I've even tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Monsignore
Yesterday morning I opened up both headlight...

Yesterday morning I opened up both headlight housings. All the wires stuffed in their looked like I had just sliced open someone's abdomen. Nothing looked like a correct wire. So, I just went...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Monsignore
That's helpful.. Thanks. I hadn't thought to...

That's helpful.. Thanks.
I hadn't thought to open up the headlights.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Monsignore
Let me rephrase: I assume I should not tap into...

Let me rephrase: I assume I should not tap into any of the wires between the ballasts and the bulbs. If that's correct, then what wire(s) should I tap into?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Monsignore
That's my question. As I posted, it looks like...

That's my question. As I posted, it looks like both wires exiting each ballast box go into the headlight housing. There is no obvious wire from the ballast boxes to the main harness.

Does the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Monsignore
JVB, The white wire in question went to a plug...

JVB,
The white wire in question went to a plug midway between the the lights and PIAA relay for the set of aux lights I am replacing.
So, I'm installing a set of Clearwater Darlas on a '05 R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By Monsignore
I referenced this in the current Shorai cold...

I referenced this in the current Shorai cold start thread, here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25542925&postcount=2). I don't know if it works with traditional batteries, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Monsignore
What's this wire?

The skinny white one on the right.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15224591174_4bf1a6a74d_c.jpg

I'm attempting to install a set of Clearwater Darlas on my '05 R1200GS. The unplugged plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By Monsignore
Thinner-weight oil will help, not solve, the...

Thinner-weight oil will help, not solve, the issue. If you can set up a heater under your sump for a while before you start, that might help, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Monsignore
Tagging on to Lemke's post, I remember reading...

Tagging on to Lemke's post, I remember reading the various battery thread a couple years ago (they were getting as bad as oil threads) that several posters reported that the LiFePO4 batteries they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Monsignore
I have a Shorai, too. My winter routine is as...

I have a Shorai, too. My winter routine is as soon as the cover is off and the cases are unlocked, I turn the key to ignition, and turn on every switch possible. Imagine everything that would drain...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
I was about to post how bummed I was that I...

I was about to post how bummed I was that I psyched myself out of riding into work this morning, and was gonna rant about the subway commute home.

But then I saw Martin781's post. The Northern...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,667
Posted By Monsignore
Effervescent helped me change mine over the...

Effervescent helped me change mine over the summer. Having an extra set of hands to hold the allen key while you push the wrench really helps.

And the big thing we picked up from the Russian...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By Monsignore
I have road grime on mine.

I have road grime on mine.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
I enjoy riding in the cold. (And yes, I...

I enjoy riding in the cold.


(And yes, I know the real cold has yet to come)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By Monsignore
Live and commute in NYC and park on the street. ...

Live and commute in NYC and park on the street. I hand wash my bike with a bucket of warmish soapy water in maybe the spring, maybe the summer and/or maybe the early fall. But not always.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,619
Posted By Monsignore
Just be wary of the skidmarks.:huh

Just be wary of the skidmarks.:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Monsignore
And if you're replacing the rear brake disk, take...

And if you're replacing the rear brake disk, take a look at the wheel carrier. If it's the oem aluminum one, they're prone to cracking at the mounting flanges. I have an '05 GS (now with 69,xxxmi)...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,055
Posted By Monsignore
The coffee industry flushes their one-way valve...

The coffee industry flushes their one-way valve bags with nitrogen just before sealing. This supposedly halts the staling process inherent with the outgassing of roasted coffee. However, there are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Monsignore
Thanks for the replies so far. I understand...

Thanks for the replies so far.

I understand they were typed in English, but I don't quite comprehend the ideas and concepts expressed. Electrical stuff has always made me react like a dog being...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Monsignore
Question GPS wiring help

Greetings.

I have finally purchased a GPS (Navigator V) for my '05 R1200GS. I know it's supposed to plug into the plug underneath the speedo assembly. But, the bike's PO used that bit of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,625
Posted By Monsignore
Is the front slider screw thingy y'all are...

Is the front slider screw thingy y'all are talking about Part # 46 71 7 726 491?

I just checked all three sets of brake pads a few weeks ago and lubed the slider pin. I didn't even know there...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By Monsignore
I would say that "Kamikaze Duck" is now the name...

I would say that "Kamikaze Duck" is now the name of your bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,524
Posted By Monsignore
I use only cold-pressed, extra virgin, single...

I use only cold-pressed, extra virgin, single origin olive oil.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/30/article-2080079-026B83DE00000578-790_468x466.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Monsignore
:ear

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Monsignore
+1 on the Skene P3 lights JVB mentioned. They...

+1 on the Skene P3 lights JVB mentioned. They are bright! and that conspicuity flicker is great for the daytime when your retroreflective tape looks lame. Plus, installation instructions and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,263
Views: 1,086,546
Posted By Monsignore
This was yesterday, but... Checked all three...

This was yesterday, but...

Checked all three sets of brake pads. The rears are still looking good after over 10,000 miles. The fronts I will not have to worry about for a while yet, and they...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
So, for contrast to my evening commute post...

So, for contrast to my evening commute post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25030489&postcount=22871) from the other day, I had a nice counterpoint yesterday morning. (is that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
Thanks for the departure route suggestions,...

Thanks for the departure route suggestions, folks! :freaky

_____

So, commuting home tonight, on Jackson Ave eastbound, at the light at Purves St. I normally scoot into the right lane and zip...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
Mosey - I'll amend my previous post to state that...

Mosey - I'll amend my previous post to state that good friends who enjoy good food & drink will definitely enjoy the establishment.


42 - er, Thanks?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
What's the best way outta NYC? The wife & I...

What's the best way outta NYC?

The wife & I are motoring out of Astoria on a weekday morning. What's the least stressful, most efficacious way to the NJTP? Down & around via the BQE & the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
Mosey! When in Denver, I highly recommend...

Mosey!

When in Denver, I highly recommend dinner at Coohill's (http://www.coohills.com/). The wife & I had probably the best dinner of our lives there one night in November. Their focus is a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
I wear my Aerostich Combat Touring Boots year...

I wear my Aerostich Combat Touring Boots year 'round. I bought 'em used off CL several years back. Basically paid half-price and they were already broken in. I keep them clean and waxed. Had to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
I wish we saw more of these headlines: ...

I wish we saw more of these headlines:

http://gothamist.com/2014/08/31/nypd_seizes_more_atvs_dirt_bikes_in.php
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
My strongest motorcycle memory of my last trip to...

My strongest motorcycle memory of my last trip to 'sconsin was a dude on a sportbike wearing what looked like the Bohn under armor on the outside, or a similar type of armor, on his upper and lower...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
Wiseblood, glad you're alive. That pincer move...

Wiseblood, glad you're alive. That pincer move is the stuff of nightmares.

I know in some municipalities buses have an automatic right-of-way, which I think they abuse. Whoever posted that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By Monsignore
+∞ Lucky for me they're in Jersey and I'm in...

+∞
Lucky for me they're in Jersey and I'm in NYC. So I can order stuff a weekday evening and have it the next weekday evening.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
I regularly purchase "I<3 NY" mugs and shot...

I regularly purchase "I<3 NY" mugs and shot glasses as host gifts as you can find them everywhere, in a variety of colors and styles, are relatively inexpensive and pack fairly well. They've been...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25,076
Views: 1,758,316
Posted By Monsignore
My commute now is either 20 minutes via the BQE...

My commute now is either 20 minutes via the BQE on Saturday or Sunday mornings (assuming there's no wreck), or, normally, 45 minutes-ish via surface streets from Astoria to Gowanus.
The subway...
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