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Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 630,063
Posted By jabandsnort
Just bought a new (to me) 2006 FJR after selling...

Just bought a new (to me) 2006 FJR after selling my 2006 BMW 1200GS. I have to admit, that BMW was an amazing machine, never let me down in the 51,000 miles I rode it. So why sell it then? Idk, bored...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,329
Posted By jabandsnort
Well done sir! I've now had to add several...

Well done sir! I've now had to add several destinations to my "must see" liist.
Can't wait to see more. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By jabandsnort
Why?

Why not?
I already own the GS, and have a ton of money in farkles already added, so buying an R or RT seems silly. I had images of Charlie and Ewen in my head when I bought the thing, but have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By jabandsnort
Laugh Answerewd my own question!

I didn't get any answers to my question, but I went for the change anyway and thought I'd post the results. I got the 17" Woodie's laced GS wheel which came with a 120/60-17 Pilot Road tire. I put...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By jabandsnort
Question Supermoto GS question

I've seen there are at least a few of you running 17" wheels on your R12GSs (mostly RT or S wheels) so it's to you select (crazy) few that I'm asking this question. I've just picked up a spoked 17"...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,262
Posted By jabandsnort
Walmart Everstart AGM (EB14S I think) It has GS...

Walmart Everstart AGM (EB14S I think) It has GS stamped into the plastic right on top, and was a perfect fit.

$67.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 919,305
Posted By jabandsnort
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/jabandsnort...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/jabandsnort/IMG_2459.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,725
Posted By jabandsnort
Hmmm. I've settled into my Givi, but it's not...

Hmmm. I've settled into my Givi, but it's not perfect. Couldn't ever get my mind around owning an original aeroflow, but this one looks pretty good.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By jabandsnort
Interested to see the pictures! I considered the...

Interested to see the pictures! I considered the Penske units heavily before finally settling on Wilbers (partially because the Wilbers distributer "The Beemershop" is so close to my house) As has...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,313
Posted By jabandsnort
No, still hoping there was already an owner out...

No, still hoping there was already an owner out there.:ear
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
SHHHHH! They're everywhere.... :hide

SHHHHH! They're everywhere.... :hide
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Yeah, yeah, whatever. You coulda been there, I...

Yeah, yeah, whatever. You coulda been there, I see Randy de Puniet is back riding after only 4 weeks. Wuss. :kurt
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Hey Ratman! I read your trip report when I was...

Hey Ratman! I read your trip report when I was planning ours, truth is, you were instrumental in my desire to do this. Thanks!!! They are, as you know, some beautiful roads..
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,509
Posted By jabandsnort
[quote=Steptoe]I've done it at the side of the...

[quote=Steptoe]I've done it at the side of the road outside my house to to check that is was possible to do at the side of the road, even posted up a series of pictures on here, about 5 years ago....
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Do not adjust your set

We passed through Angels Camp without seeing much, so there we were, crossing the valley and looking for something to eat. It's pretty desolate out there and I was beginning to think I'd just run...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Pissed The descent

Geddo and I both like a short last day, so we planned to pack up, get gas in Bear Valley, and head down the mountain for a quick breakfast and a sprint home. (Note: we would've gotten gas the night...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Dinner on 395

395 is, well, 395...not too exciting. We did find a good BBQ place though. I thought I took a better picture of it, but this is apparently all you get.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
108 again...

Geddo and I both liked 108, but I didn't see him for practically the entire stretch. I got caught behind some traffic and just couldn't catch up (damn that totally competent ST1300! :baldy ) ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Day 3 - Hwy 4 East, 88 West, 108 East, and 4 West...

The most ambitious day of the trip, to be sure, but it was REALLY fun. We left camp and started the day Eastbound on 4.
Cue the gratuitous early morning camp shot
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,313
Posted By jabandsnort
Yeah, I was guessing cast as well, though it...

Yeah, I was guessing cast as well, though it wasn't clear so I figures I'd ask the group. For the price, I might just buy a set, but I had really hoped there was a guinea pig already out there....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,313
Posted By jabandsnort
I guess that depends on where your grabbing the...

I guess that depends on where your grabbing the lever, close to the pivot or close to the end. Most people grab closer to the pivot, which means there would be little difference in the effort to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,313
Posted By jabandsnort
Here's the link, they look pretty nice... ...

Here's the link, they look pretty nice...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120605863360&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

I agree, the real Pazzo's are very...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,313
Posted By jabandsnort
Question Pazzo-esqe levers anyone?

Has anyone bit the bullet and bought the Pazzo lever Chinese knockoffs on Ebay for $42? :eek1 I've had real Pazzo levers before on other bikes and loved them, but at $180 they're a luxury item I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Great advice, I think Geddo bought/used one of...

Great advice, I think Geddo bought/used one of those this year. He's the smart one. (though his Guzzi ownership may suggest otherwise...) :dhorse I'm just around for the bottle opener and to pull...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Life at camp

When Geddo and I tour, we're pretty minimalist. In order to pack light and small, we don't do any food, and generally keep the creature comforts to a minimum. This year, however, we did splurge and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Yeah, I thought the BMW crowd was loyal

Geeze, these ST-fans kept coming out of the woodwork! :norton Normally on our rides I get my fair share of comments about the GS, but this time next to the ST it was like my bike was invisible, it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Bear Valley

As great as the Sonora pass was, I think both Geddo and I were a bit let down by the Western side of Ebbetts. It was nice and flowing, but there wasn't much technical about it and we got to the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Let the strafing begin

After Bodie, we make the run to the Sonora pass. Great roads, gorgeous scenery, in my opinion this is the best RIDING road of all the passes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
On to day 2

After a mosquito filled evening and COLD night (note to self; 40 degree sleeping bags are NOT comfortable in 38 degree weather) we headed off to Lee Vining for breakfast. Over pancakes and eggs at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
A few more pics of Yosemite

We blew through Yosemite pretty quick, but here's a few more pics for Gadget Boy.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/jabandsnort/Road%20Trip%202010/RoadTrip2010Act2020.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
No worries, that's Geddo's tent. I spread some...

No worries, that's Geddo's tent. I spread some beef jerky around it, and then pitched mine on the other side of the campground. :rofl

Actually, bears can be a problem, but we don't do any food...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
What to do, what to do... ?

Being that it was a Sunday, and pretty much everything worth wild motorcycle related was going to be closed until Tuesday, we had no choice but to call off the ride and regroup. Geddo, to his credit,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Cry Act 1

After an hour or so of highly detailed planning on the back of some cocktail napkins, Geddo and I were finally ready to go. We decided to leave on a Sunday to avoid traffic, and allow for a Friday...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,039
Posted By jabandsnort
Laugh WTF, let's ride the Sierra passes!

For the last couple years, my buddy Geddo and I have done a moto-vacation. (you can read about our previous exploits here: Utah WSBK ...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 218,182
Posted By jabandsnort
I like knives

The Fallkniven F1 and the RAT Cutlery RC-4 are two of my favorites, >5" blades, but STOUT. Maybe a bit big for camp chores, but certainly nice in a "bushcraft" sense if you need to hike out of a bad...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,282
Posted By jabandsnort
Great report, thanks!! My buddy and I are...

Great report, thanks!! My buddy and I are contemplating doing the exact same thing next year. :clap Would you mind posting some info on the equipment you used, what you brought with you, how you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,834
Posted By jabandsnort
And as the credits roll

What epic would be complete without some out-takes:

"Hey Ben!"
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/jabandsnort/road%20trip%202009/beninspiredsmall.jpg

I told him not to move...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,834
Posted By jabandsnort
Bravo!

One post and the guy gets all cerebral on us.
Ok then, I have some of those artsy shots too:

Some using the tripod:

Contemplating the day...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,834
Posted By jabandsnort
more from BXR's lens

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/jabandsnort/road%20trip%202009/DSCN4592.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/jabandsnort/road%20trip%202009/DSCN4647.jpg


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Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,834
Posted By jabandsnort
Who knew BXR was so shy!?!?

Anyway, Sally was right and BXR was NEVER gonna post his pics, so after much derision and ridicule I was able to at least get his pics on a memory stick. So without further adieu, I'll let his...
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