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Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By space
What's the mileage? If it's less than 7,500...

What's the mileage? If it's less than 7,500 miles, the CA DMV is going to want to see the California emissions sticker. I think that you'll be OK if it's over that mileage, but double check that...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By space
Wait, how do four diodes in series go from 12 V...

Wait, how do four diodes in series go from 12 V to 5 V? :scratch

The step-down voltage of a diode depends on the current flowing through it, but normally it's in the 0.7 V ballpark. So four...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By space
If it's been sitting that long with gas in the...

If it's been sitting that long with gas in the tank and no fuel stabilizer, you're going to have gas varnish gumming up the fuel system. Bring a flashlight to inspect the inside of the tank. I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
Right, the HP2 header angles the exhaust higher...

Right, the HP2 header angles the exhaust higher than the R1200GS header and MM header.

If you don't want to pay for a new header, you can probably find someone with a used 2005-2008 R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,128
Posted By space
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,128
Posted By space
This. It's there for a reason. We aren't...

This.

It's there for a reason. We aren't smarter than the scientists who recommended the emissions standards, and we aren't smarter than the generations of engineers who have developed largely...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
You've got white body paneling on yours, right? ...

You've got white body paneling on yours, right? Should look good with the black engine, I'd imagine. Looking forward to pics.

Good luck getting back on the road quickly.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,349
Posted By space
This is the reason I don't like Battery Tenders...

This is the reason I don't like Battery Tenders and other "smart" chargers. They're too smart.

I just hook my battery up to a bench power supply set to 14.4 V max voltage, 2 A max current. Works...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
A decent welder should have no problem fixing...

A decent welder should have no problem fixing that up. Remember to disconnect the computer first.

Regarding more support of the rear: the Touratech and Holan luggage racks have tubes that extend...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By space
Yes, I still have some fittings available. PM...

Yes, I still have some fittings available. PM coming your way ....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
And how's the beam pattern? I'm surprised...

And how's the beam pattern?

I'm surprised the LAMPF warning went away. I thought that was typically caused by low draw, and LEDs generally use less power than HIDs.

Anyhow, I'm also very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-08-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,476
Posted By space
Great pictures! I love the one of the sign...

Great pictures!

I love the one of the sign post forest. That seems to be featured in pretty much every AK ride report, and it's cool to see that it didn't look all that different back then. I...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By space
Question Possibly fried LiFePO battery -- any solution?

I have a year-old Shorai battery in my 525 EXC. AWESOME upgrade over the stock battery. Vastly more power at a fraction of the weight. Until Sunday, that is.

Short story is that the starter on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By space
Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to the...

Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to the rest of the report.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By space
I really liked the stock topcase. It fits a...

I really liked the stock topcase. It fits a helmet, matches the look of the bike, and when removed there's no ugly mounting hardware.

It also goes behind the pillion seat, so you can strap...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,076
Posted By space
We both loved how the Guzzi V7 looks, and 395 lbs...

We both loved how the Guzzi V7 looks, and 395 lbs with its 5.8 gal tank full is unbelievable. (Almost literally. I wonder if that quoted wet weight is only a partially full tank.) The performance...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,076
Posted By space
Thanks for the suggestions -- this has been a...

Thanks for the suggestions -- this has been a great education on a section of the market I knew very little about. We'll check out the local Honda, Yamaha, and Ducati dealers.

How's the Duke in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,076
Posted By space
Yeah, I'm routing for the Ducati Scrambler, which...

Yeah, I'm routing for the Ducati Scrambler, which is a flat-out beautiful bike -- if not necessarily the most practical.

I'm getting the F658GS ready for sale so we can start looking in earnest. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,076
Posted By space
Hah! Yeah, fair point DFH. She does have an...

Hah! Yeah, fair point DFH. She does have an account on here (and one awesome ride report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262763)), so she knows what she's doing. I was just trying...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,076
Posted By space
Question Light-ish, naked road bike for my wife ... suggestions?

First, a brief history of what she's ridden:

She had an F650 Funduro that she loved. Rode it around the country on a long solo trip.

But I'm kind of an idiot and talked her into upgrading to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,377
Posted By space
That part I got, thanks to Google translate. ...

That part I got, thanks to Google translate. What I can't read is the fine print in the original picture, starting with "Bezzi pensiero ...."
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,377
Posted By space
From reading the caption at top, the design is by...

From reading the caption at top, the design is by Oberdan Bezzi, who does lots of high-quality design concept renderings. Here's his blog:

http://motosketches.blogspot.com/

The interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,687
Posted By space
That was one hell of a first post! Keep 'em...

That was one hell of a first post! Keep 'em coming! Glad you made it out to tell the tale.

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By space
I've had a 12 cell LiFePO4 battery from Ballistic...

I've had a 12 cell LiFePO4 battery from Ballistic in my HP2 Enduro for the past three years. It works great. Sometimes that bike sits for a couple weeks at a time (sad, I know), but I've never...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,324
Posted By space
OK, I'll be pedantic. That 690 isn't exactly a...

OK, I'll be pedantic. That 690 isn't exactly a dirt bike either. It's a great and a damn capable dual sport. But in my mind a dirt bike is another 50+ lb lighter, which gets you even more off-road...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
Great video, and some great riding. The guy on...

Great video, and some great riding. The guy on the KTM Adventure made it look way too easy on a bike that big.

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By space
HPN instructions:...

HPN instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy34n1xiw4kv6le/HPN%20HP2%2023L%20tank%20installation.pdf?dl=0
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By space
Ding! That's where my money is. (Though betting...

Ding! That's where my money is. (Though betting against Steptoe might not be one of my better ideas. :D)

Beemerboneyard.com used to carry aftermarket pumps for the 1150s. Worth checking if they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
Awesome shot, Mav. Is that digital...

Awesome shot, Mav.

Is that digital retouching, or do you have a friend who's an ace with the camera?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
A dealer can do this, or someone with a GS911. ...

A dealer can do this, or someone with a GS911. It can't be done without talking to the computer, though.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,945
Posted By space
Just read the Irkutsk II post on your blog. Glad...

Just read the Irkutsk II post on your blog. Glad you're rolling again!

I'm looking forward to reading about Mongolia. I hope all's well.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
Correct. You can still put a GS or MM...

Correct.

You can still put a GS or MM exhaust on the HP2, but you'll need a 3" longer hanging bracket. A strip of steel, carbon fiber, etc. with two holes drilled in it will do the trick.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By space
Yep, that's right. Check out RocketMoto's...

Yep, that's right.

Check out RocketMoto's thread for a discount:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573145
He's a great guy who is happy to answer all your questions and recommend a...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By space
Check out Sena's SMH10 intercom and SM10...

Check out Sena's SMH10 intercom and SM10 transmitter.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
Holan with Wolfman soft bags. The Holan rack...

Holan with Wolfman soft bags. The Holan rack just barely touches my bike's Remus exhaust can. Apparently I need to drop it properly. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
Wow, sorry BD. That was one hell of a bike. I...

Wow, sorry BD. That was one hell of a bike. I always loved your idea for the underseat compressor.

So what's next? Another HP2, a SE, or something entirely different?

Very glad your house...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,880
Posted By space
I bought my Rev'it jacket in 2006, so the model...

I bought my Rev'it jacket in 2006, so the model is long since discontinued. It was from their "adventure suit" line and includes zipper-connected pants, though I normally just wear the jacket since...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,880
Posted By space
Welcome. You're gonna love it. And it sounds...

Welcome. You're gonna love it. And it sounds like you might not be too far from the Angeles Crest Highway, which is a great escape route, in multiple senses of the phrase.

As for gear, I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
The one technology upgrade I wouldn't complain...

The one technology upgrade I wouldn't complain about is to have the ball and shim valves of the 2010+ R1200 engine. I find my valves go out of adjustment pretty quickly -- faster than on my previous...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,705
Views: 2,039,968
Posted By space
I have these on my forks: ...

I have these on my forks:
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Reviews/3591/13579/Tusk-Fork-Bleeder-Valves

Can't swear that's the right thread size, so double check before ordering. Anyhow, they...
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