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Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By DSTEVENS
GSA Most wanted

I will try to keep this short, My dream bike was ordered, a 2013GSA, after 3 month wait it was sunk by Hurricane Sandy. After another 4-6 weeks I found one in Texas and bought it. I have a medical...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,054
Posted By DSTEVENS
Stay away from such things.:D I think the...

Stay away from such things.:D I think the original company went out of business. I rode a Big Dog that my brotherinlaw owned, POS. They look cool but are not for anything other than dragging main....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,962
Posted By DSTEVENS
You should live in a Border town, Our south of...

You should live in a Border town, Our south of the border friends cant drive for shit. Don't stop at red lights, stop signs, or yield when required. Hell they cant even operate a shopping cart at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,873
Posted By DSTEVENS
I rode home from work one day in Bandera county...

I rode home from work one day in Bandera county and txdot was sealing the cracks on hwy 16 to Medina, that stuff was slippery as it was summer time temps. I got home called the honcho at txdot to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 90,086
Posted By DSTEVENS
I owned a Valkyrie Tour for about a year, a...

I owned a Valkyrie Tour for about a year, a wonderful touring bike big heavy and stable but suffered from poor fuel economy. I bought it used after sitting for years, had carbs gone through and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,416
Posted By DSTEVENS
I thought the newest ZX14 was fastest bike on...

I thought the newest ZX14 was fastest bike on planet Earth as far as production models go? After reading post I am disappointed:D D.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By DSTEVENS
I was expecting a real ''stingin lizard'' Out...

I was expecting a real ''stingin lizard'' Out here in Comstock those fookin things are everywhere. On your bike, in your clothes, in your bed, shower, kitchen floor, walls, yard, ect. I have pest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 67,130
Posted By DSTEVENS
I outran an old crown vic on my old GSXR1100,...

I outran an old crown vic on my old GSXR1100, years ago, was a tight twisty road pulled off on a side road and when he went screaming by I went home and did not ride for several weeks. Nothing came...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By DSTEVENS
As mentioned Plexus might work to polish stain...

As mentioned Plexus might work to polish stain off, may try wadding polish in a small area. I use(believe it or not) tire foam to clean plastic and rubber. Works pretty well, I have a 6 year old...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,058
Posted By DSTEVENS
I am wondering this myself, I pay $505. per year...

I am wondering this myself, I pay $505. per year for 13 GSA. from the lizard group.:D D.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,586
Posted By DSTEVENS
I have seen some REAL big uns paired up on Hogs....

I have seen some REAL big uns paired up on Hogs. I would think in hilly terrain it would be same amount of drag.:D D.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
Posted By DSTEVENS
Pardon me, but could you really eat while riding...

Pardon me, but could you really eat while riding in the back of a car? I use grip buddies or something like that. They work really well.:D D.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
Hello stevie88, my original EXP only lasted 3600...

Hello stevie88, my original EXP only lasted 3600 miles, older style Tourance is at 4000 right now, it is going fast in middle but will last maybe another 1500. Hwy 90.... bumpy and rough, dodging...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
I appreciate all the responses. I have seen many...

I appreciate all the responses. I have seen many heavy bikes using car tires, just never a two wheeled GSA. I will try a street tire next time and see if I get better mileage. Or maybe get a Goldwing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
[QUOTE=lewisjr1;24237073]As I understand it,...

[QUOTE=lewisjr1;24237073]As I understand it, those heavy K60's get really good highway miles...

Hello Lewisjr1, Hank showed me a K60 that was on his bike, he said it had 10,000 miles to me it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
Hello Sandsman, what about rim profile as posted...

Hello Sandsman, what about rim profile as posted above? Doesn't a Vstrom have same width rear wheel as GSA? I don't know for sure but those guys run lots of car tires that are supposedly too wide...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
Thank you Kip, I did not know about rim profile...

Thank you Kip, I did not know about rim profile difference. I guess some people just risk it on other brand bikes. My rear tire doesn't last for doodly since I moved to West Texas, ''big long roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
I know the reasons not to use one ,I am just...

I know the reasons not to use one ,I am just wondering if anybody has tried it on a BMW. I have seen and known people to use them on other brands of bikes for many thousands of miles with no issues....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DSTEVENS
GSA car tire

Yes I know this is taboo, and I have my asbestos wrap on so go ahead. Is anybody(who will admit it) using a car tire on a GSA spoke wheel? I have seen the side car guys with aftermarket wheel using...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By DSTEVENS
Darn straight!! 2 years extra warranty unlimited...

Darn straight!! 2 years extra warranty unlimited mileage for $800+ So I am covered for 5 years. 2013 GSA. I plan on keeping bike until warranty is out then moving on. D.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By DSTEVENS
My 13 GSA does not run that high in 6th, maybe...

My 13 GSA does not run that high in 6th, maybe 5th. D.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,421
Posted By DSTEVENS
6'4'' 36'' inseam, used to be Vstrom 650, now...

6'4'' 36'' inseam, used to be Vstrom 650, now GSA. I can flat foot the GSA on top seat setting, however I have lost so much weight it now no longer sags enough when I am on it so I have to stretch a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By DSTEVENS
Had a 13 GSA same thing. Gas for 6-7 months with...

Had a 13 GSA same thing. Gas for 6-7 months with stabil added and it still was hard to start and would not idle for a few minutes. finally got old fuel out and it has started running fine. BTW...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By DSTEVENS
I purchased my bike before I watched ''LONG WAY...

I purchased my bike before I watched ''LONG WAY ROUND OR DOWN'' so I cant use that as an excuse, but man these bikes are amazing, as in parts falling off, parts breaking, parts defective. My 13 GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By DSTEVENS
Your serious!! All this time I thought mine was...

Your serious!! All this time I thought mine was stripped out and had been repaired before I bought it. I bought it NEW.:rofl. D.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,453
Posted By DSTEVENS
My 13 GSA came with EXP, rear was down to wear...

My 13 GSA came with EXP, rear was down to wear bars and flat as a pancake in center at 3600 miles, I was shocked at rate of wear. Went back to plain Tourance. No difference in traction at least the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,058
Posted By DSTEVENS
I am glad to here, I might have to get a new 14...

I am glad to here, I might have to get a new 14 and add LSL bar kit. My 12r was a wheelie machine after the bar addition. Too easy to loft front end with wide flat bars. Best wishes to you. D.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,058
Posted By DSTEVENS
Have any of you owners put LSL or dirt bike style...

Have any of you owners put LSL or dirt bike style bars on a 14? I installed LSL bars on my zx12 as a kit with brake lines and such years ago, and it was more bearable for my 6'4'' . Wondering if...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By DSTEVENS
Drilling out the cat from a stock 1200 head pipe...

Drilling out the cat from a stock 1200 head pipe is impossible. I spent days jacking with drill bits , extensions, flexible shafts, ect. Finally took head pipe off and cut bottom section out with cut...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By DSTEVENS
If I may ask, what is a DSLR? It must be pretty...

If I may ask, what is a DSLR? It must be pretty bad ass! $7500 in a tank bag. D.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,519
Posted By DSTEVENS
That stinks, I had strap break on wife's xt225,...

That stinks, I had strap break on wife's xt225, and it slammed it into truck bed rail and caved in metal gas tank. After a few years throw all straps away if they have been in sun and rain, or use...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By DSTEVENS
I need pegs too, will be looking, but I sat on...

I need pegs too, will be looking, but I sat on one with high end pegs and still needed more room. Legs too long even for GSA, I clamped old set of handlebars onto my V strom crash bars and put my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,179
Posted By DSTEVENS
I forgot to add SWITCH GEAR!!! I can NOT get...

I forgot to add SWITCH GEAR!!! I can NOT get used to BMW, I guess cause I rode Japanese motorcycles my whole life until October 2012. Never use horn cause its not convenient for me to reach, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By DSTEVENS
I have same bike and had starting issue after...

I have same bike and had starting issue after sitting for 7 months with marine stable in fuel. I am fortunate it was not a fuel pump because it is running fine now, but it would not want to start and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,566
Posted By DSTEVENS
You know I sold several bikes to fund my purchase...

You know I sold several bikes to fund my purchase of my GSA, I got cold feet waiting after I ordered one brand new and started looking at the Tenere, it was local dealer, discounted to boot and I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,179
Posted By DSTEVENS
Lower first gear, and higher sixth gear for me. I...

Lower first gear, and higher sixth gear for me. I swear my GSA has wrong first gear, Its way too high compared to Vstroms I have ridden for years. D.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By DSTEVENS
NOPE. Tried it when replacing can with Yoshi,...

NOPE. Tried it when replacing can with Yoshi, VERY LOUD. It backfires and pops and is deafeningly loud. Although mine is GSA but I guess GS is same exhaust, I could be wrong. D.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By DSTEVENS
I never noticed a spark arrester. mine had insert...

I never noticed a spark arrester. mine had insert in a separate bag sealed up. I wasn't going to install it anyway, but tried it just the same. Would/could it throw sparks? D.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By DSTEVENS
The valves were within spec, so did it still need...

The valves were within spec, so did it still need throttle sync? Having only 6400 miles he said it needs more time to ''break in'' and it will get smoother at upper rpm. It runs and starts good. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By DSTEVENS
I rode a Vstrom 650 for years and it got blown...

I rode a Vstrom 650 for years and it got blown around pretty bad in West Texas winds, and I thought GSA would be more stable when I purchased it, but I think with luggage its worse in wind than 650...
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