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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73,413
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Posted By qman8
I once waited on that fly ferry and as it...

I once waited on that fly ferry and as it approached the guy was wavng his hands yelling "we're closed, the captain is sick"! Then the captain ran out of the wheelhouse to just a few feet from my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 73,413
Views: 6,280,722
Posted By qman8
It's THE DUDE!

It's THE DUDE!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 73,413
Views: 6,280,722
Posted By qman8
Is the Fly-sister ville ferry back in operation? ...

Is the Fly-sister ville ferry back in operation? Last I heard it was shut down?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By qman8
Thanks for all the inputs!

Thanks for all the inputs!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By qman8
with Baited breath.....WTF are the Wonderments...

with Baited breath.....WTF are the Wonderments you speak of!???
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By qman8
Thanks Matt...I AM looking for a place to safely...

Thanks Matt...I AM looking for a place to safely stow my pickup truck while we ride....for 2 weeks. Any input there is welcome. Hate to leave it in some hotel parking lot, even if the management is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By qman8
Thanks Scott...Question..what would be the...

Thanks Scott...Question..what would be the advantage of crossing the Canadian border to Victoria, vs taking the port townsend - coupeville ferry and stay in the states?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 73,413
Views: 6,280,722
Posted By qman8
Sorry that your kickstand broke!

Sorry that your kickstand broke!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14,755
Views: 857,661
Posted By qman8
Nice VFRs...I miss both of the 800s I had.

Nice VFRs...I miss both of the 800s I had.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By qman8
Thanks for the input...ill be looking up all...

Thanks for the input...ill be looking up all those locations! We'll be on a 09 1200GS and a 13 weestrom adventure.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,073
Posted By qman8
+1...and a GSA is about the SAME weight as a 883...

+1...and a GSA is about the SAME weight as a 883 sportster! Think on that for a minute!!!!:puke1.
and Weight is one reason the 1200RT starts to look pretty good for a luxury yacht!
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By qman8
Making a PNW loop, looking for suggestions

Re-posting from the PNW regional page...
The plan is to truck our bikes (two of us) from Ohio to Billings/Cody/Red Lodge area because of the limited time we have. We would be looking for someplace...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By qman8
Making a PNW loop, looking for suggestions

The plan is to truck our bikes (two of us) from Ohio to Billings/Cody/Red Lodge area because of the limited time we have. We would be looking for someplace to safely store our truck during the 2...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By qman8
One thing we learned last year is that in ns and...

One thing we learned last year is that in ns and Newfoundland, restaurants close early...like 6-8 pm. All of cape breton is really sweet. Enjoy. Take mosquito spray and nets!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,160
Posted By qman8
Dont watch that guy in front TOO closely! And...

Dont watch that guy in front TOO closely! And remember....the throttle is your friend, brake not so much. Youre not gonna spin up the rear with a 09GS, so dont be afraid to full throttle on corner...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 73,413
Views: 6,280,722
Posted By qman8
My 1200 gs hated the Hidenau tires on pavement. ...

My 1200 gs hated the Hidenau tires on pavement. Just ask my crash bars and left side pannier! I hear they r great in gravel tho!?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 73,413
Views: 6,280,722
Posted By qman8
My last trip was 5000 miles in 15 days and i...

My last trip was 5000 miles in 15 days and i *did* feel rushed. But im old too.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 73,413
Views: 6,280,722
Posted By qman8
Thats pretty foolish in my opinion. Doesnt give...

Thats pretty foolish in my opinion. Doesnt give you time to do anything but ride....and youll want to do anything but after a few thousand miles...but thats just me.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,939
Posted By qman8
2009 R1200GS. 43k+ troublefree miles. Rode...

2009 R1200GS. 43k+ troublefree miles.
Rode to/through Newfoundland this summer....awesome!
I'm in New Philadelphia.

Must not be many GS riders in Ohio!....???
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By qman8
+1 I lined up My Rigid D2s next to my buddy's...

+1
I lined up My Rigid D2s next to my buddy's GS with Krista's on a dark night against a hotel wall:....No comparison. Hate to say it, but it was "Night and Day"!!!! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By qman8
? Bud Light has 36 packs? cans or...

?
Bud Light has 36 packs? cans or bottles?:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By qman8
Got one just like it....only orange...43k miles...

Got one just like it....only orange...43k miles and not one problem..besides fuel strip which is a free replace. You'll love it!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,022
Posted By qman8
Those steel tourist boats are nice...but they...

Those steel tourist boats are nice...but they should be nice...at $65 CDN each! Includes Fast-talking Newfie guide with microphone. Did you get up to the table-lands? And of course the bird...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,022
Posted By qman8
Rode across NFLD earlier this summer. Did the...

Rode across NFLD earlier this summer. Did the Westbrook pond and many points in the Gros Morne. Awesome! Wished we would have known about the Lamond sink hole! Did you guys see any icebergs? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By qman8
Ive got 43k on my '09...and still not used to the...

Ive got 43k on my '09...and still not used to the vibration above 4.5k rpms! It's the worst part about the bike, for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,280
Posted By qman8
Your theory is all wrong on the noise cancelling....

Your theory is all wrong on the noise cancelling. You have to have your mic/pressure sensor placed directly at the output transducer or you're canceling noise that isnt at your ear! Before you get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,621
Posted By qman8
Looks like emotional lust took over the...

Looks like emotional lust took over the "adventurer in me". Hope you wont bore from it too quickly. With no wind protection, and less suspension capabilties, its a far less of an adventure or daily...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,396
Posted By qman8
...Lets your butt reshape as well!!!! :lol3

...Lets your butt reshape as well!!!! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,396
Posted By qman8
For the Sargent, I think you'd have to add foam...

For the Sargent, I think you'd have to add foam before you start removing some. Its got that butt pocket that's very low already. I DO NOT want a butt-pocket! I'm always moving on the seat..front,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,396
Posted By qman8
Lose the Sargent!

I recently bought a very lightly used sargent for my 09GS (not A)...I quickly learned WHY is was lightly used. I cant ride more than 20 minutes on the thing. I have it for sale if anyone wants...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,280
Posted By qman8
Lets hope it works better than the 901s ..as a...

Lets hope it works better than the 901s ..as a glaring example. Hard to believe that many people actually payed money for those things!....again..a lot like HD.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,280
Posted By qman8
Bose products are like Harleys...You pay for the...

Bose products are like Harleys...You pay for the name but get low performance. They are great at marketing, but not so much at providing a technically competitive product.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,280
Posted By qman8
The custom-molded units are good for comfort, but...

The custom-molded units are good for comfort, but my experience (and published dB numbers) shows that they dont provide nearly the level of isolation that the Etymotic buds like the MC-5...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,280
Posted By qman8
i use the etymotic mc5 ...much cheaper. very...

i use the etymotic mc5 ...much cheaper. very good isolation. I have a custom molded set of buds from ear inc. and the mc5 blows them away for everything but long term comfort.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By qman8
My last rear tourance was near cords at 5500 mi. ...

My last rear tourance was near cords at 5500 mi. Do you guy spray on "tire life enhancer"? I really fail to see how 15k is remotely possible.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By qman8
must be nice...last rear battlwing was toast at...

must be nice...last rear battlwing was toast at 3500 miles. Alwaays 42 psig, never 2-up. i ve never had any luck with bridgestone tires.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,265
Posted By qman8
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/10...

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/100_8021_zps41bd51d9.jpg


Had to add this pic of entering Newfoundland, immediately after exiting the ferry into Argentia. You would think that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,265
Posted By qman8
apparently the picture I posted earlier of the...

apparently the picture I posted earlier of the iceberg didnt link properly. THis is near Triton Newfoundland.http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/IMG_20140707_1108258271_zpsfcbada36.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,265
Posted By qman8
Safely home...total miles 4845 according to the...

Safely home...total miles 4845 according to the GPS. We had to take the midnight ferry to nova scotia because they didnt have room for our bikes on the day trip...and that was with making...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,265
Posted By qman8
We are now motelling in Bangor ME....i am so worn...

We are now motelling in Bangor ME....i am so worn out...got maybe 3- 3,5 hours sleep last nite on the ferry...then bolted out immediately west. About 579 miles today...not counting the ferry ride!
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