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Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 259,589
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Remove that piece that appears to be a ring on...

Remove that piece that appears to be a ring on the end of the header pipe.
I did that and my pipe was too big. So I replaced that ring with some foil tape. I haven't put many miles on it, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I treated it with that exact product. But after...

I treated it with that exact product. But after half a day of riding in pouring rain, the seat was soaked. As were my pants. First day I rode with bike shorts under my KLIM pants and they acted as...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I was not surprised by it, just making and...

I was not surprised by it, just making and observation. I love my seat. I just need some waterproof pants for multiple days of wet riding.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I sent my OEM to them. They did an AMAZING job...

I sent my OEM to them. They did an AMAZING job with it.
It is probably one of my most comfortable seats on any bike.

And no they did not pay me to say any of that.

My only complaint is that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Battery for '07 GS Adv.

Ok, I know there are other battery threads out there. I did try to search. My question is this, will a Odyssey PC680 fit into a '07 GS Adventure?

I can swear I read that it will not. I am...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-17-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Colorado is nice this time of year.

Colorado is nice this time of year.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Upper Tank Bolt removal

Those that have removed their broken upper tank bolts, what is the easiest way to do this?

Seems like it will be easiest if I disconnect the opposite side and pivot the tank out of the way in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
How did you remove the broken piece out of the...

How did you remove the broken piece out of the frame? Drill and easy out or can you just thread it out to the inside with a pair of visegrips?
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 95,588
Posted By DirtRideRoader
It's actually a '07 Adventure. I am going to try...

It's actually a '07 Adventure. I am going to try some nylon washers on the engine side of the plate to reduce the metal to metal contact and hopefully some of the resonation.
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 95,588
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Just wanted to share my experience. I had my...

Just wanted to share my experience. I had my skid plate come off this past summer up in the mountains of Colorado. I turned around and picked it up. Even though I ran over it on a gravel road at...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
You racing Harvest Moon this year? Whose boat? ...

You racing Harvest Moon this year? Whose boat? What kind?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Might check out Two Wheeled Texans(TWTEX.COM)...

Might check out Two Wheeled Texans(TWTEX.COM) also. Lot of people here and there.
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 95,588
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Installation Question

It has been about 5 years since I installed my skid plate on my 2007 GS Adv.
Last week I finally took if on some unpaved roads. I know, that is sad.

I had some kind of failure that caused the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I thought you installed these foam filters...

I thought you installed these foam filters without the stock cover? Is that not correct?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,801
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Received and installed my replacement Shorai...

Received and installed my replacement Shorai battery this weekend. Even right out of the box, the LFX21A6-BS12 turned the 1200 GS motor much faster than the original shorai I bought last September...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,801
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I sent Shorai an e-mail warranty request...

I sent Shorai an e-mail warranty request yesterday. I heard from them today that they are sending me the new larger battery for free. They are also paying for me ship the smaller battery back to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,801
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Will this fit in a 2007 R1200GS ADV?

Will this fit in a 2007 R1200GS ADV?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Like I told someone earlier, you should check out...

Like I told someone earlier, you should check out the TWTEX Katy bike night. Wednesday nights at Marini's in Katy.
I also live in Richmond and I don't make there near enough. Everytime I do, I...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Two GS Adventures headed South

Today, just after lunch, I rode along with two GS ADV riders headed south on US 59 through Houston and Sugarland. Both had a set knobby tires tied to their top cases. One guy had a Canadian Flag on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
You should check out the Two Wheeled Texans Katy...

You should check out the Two Wheeled Texans Katy Bike night at Marini's on Wednesday nights.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=996778#post996778
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 1,601,433
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Wow, what a trip! Look forward to reading...

Wow, what a trip!

Look forward to reading about your adventures.

Good luck and be safe.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Back in 2008 when the 690 Enduro first came out,...

Back in 2008 when the 690 Enduro first came out, they were almost impossible to get.
It appears they are getting slightly easier. I was in the Wild West BMW dealership on Saturday in Katy, Texas...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-03-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Check out Whip on BMWST forum. He lives there...

Check out Whip on BMWST forum. He lives there and rides more than anyone I know. Not only that, but he is pretty friendly.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,586
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Are those water bottle cages with the aluminum...

Are those water bottle cages with the aluminum bottles on the back of the cases?
Even if they aren't, I would think you will need additional support on those bottles.
Somewhere on this thread, or...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,501
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I wear synthetic material shirts similar to Under...

I wear synthetic material shirts similar to Under Armour. When my workout shirts start to get ratty or stained, I use them when riding the dirt bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Speaking of blinkers. Last time I was out...

Speaking of blinkers. Last time I was out falling down in the woods, I dislocated one of my blinkers. It is now hanging by the wires. A few years ago, I did the same thing and the dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Replacement Battery

Has anyone had to replace their batteries on their 690 yet?
Is there a better option than the stock KTM battery? I'm not even sure what that is yet. I haven't taken mine out.

Has anyone tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By DirtRideRoader
HID Lampfail

Ok, I am on my 2nd HID Low Beam replacement setup on my 2007 GSA. I love the increase in the light.

Previous one I got from a friend and it went for about 3 years before starting to show a lamp...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-13-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Check out Lonestar BMW in Austin. One of the...

Check out Lonestar BMW in Austin. One of the owners told me they have a really nice one in on consignment.
I apologize. That was a 950 Super Enduro.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-10-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I've been headed to Alaska since I bought my...

I've been headed to Alaska since I bought my first GS in 2001. Just haven't been able to fit it into my schedule.
Hopefully in the next few years, after my kids get out of college.
Forum: Vendors 08-31-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,108
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Ok, we have had this discussion before, but will...

Ok, we have had this discussion before, but will a 50 watt canbus option be available in the near future?
I really miss having a HID low beam head light on my GS. If the 50 watt is not just around...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-29-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
I was in El Paso for a few days last week. It...

I was in El Paso for a few days last week. It looks like there could be some cool areas around there to ride.
I would wait a month or so though. Until it cools down some.
Then again, it was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 259,589
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Two questions. You say it sounds great. Does...

Two questions.
You say it sounds great. Does that mean loud?
Next, does it have a Forest Service approved spark arrester?

Down here in Texas, you don't want to generate any sparks! My lawn...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 183,537
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Once again, you are my hero. I haven't been able...

Once again, you are my hero. I haven't been able to ride there yet because I can't afford to take off 3 weeks. 8 would be unreal! Maybe in a few years when the kids are out of school...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,100
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Shit loads are always measured in standard units....

Shit loads are always measured in standard units. Unless it is said with an accent. Then it would be metric.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,100
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Correct unit of measurement is a shit load. It's...

Correct unit of measurement is a shit load. It's too hard to mix units of measurement, the conversions get pretty hairy.
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,388
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Handlebar height doesn't have a lot to do with...

Handlebar height doesn't have a lot to do with leg length. It is more related to torso/arm length. If you are long from the waist up, a little extra height on the handlebars is always a good thing.
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 153,018
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Thank you for a very concise and informative...

Thank you for a very concise and informative answer.

I have a couple unrelated questions.

Do you offer a lighting solution to replace the old large twin beam sealed
bulbs used on cars such...
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 153,018
Posted By DirtRideRoader
So are the new bulbs still "cheap Chinese...

So are the new bulbs still "cheap Chinese bulbs"?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,606
Posted By DirtRideRoader
Haven't been to SHNF yet, but I did buy my State...

Haven't been to SHNF yet, but I did buy my State Offroad Vehicle sticker the other day. So I am ready.

Gig'em!
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