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Forum: Face plant 02-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 83,747
Posted By snurdle
I just read this whole thread and at one point...

I just read this whole thread and at one point thought the next post would be "leg removed" .

I'm so pleased to read that the darkest days are behind you.

I am left wondering, throughout all...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,827
Posted By snurdle
Indeed it is. I just had a Neotec delivered...

Indeed it is.

I just had a Neotec delivered in two days $515 no tax or shipping. I mentioned the Advrider group buy when I phoned in and got the deal.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,117
Posted By snurdle
Plastic "emergency" key use

I left my keys behind this morning at home and so when I got to my bike (05 1200) at LAX after a short flight I had to pull the emergency key out from where I had hidden it many years ago and use...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By snurdle
My clutch sounds Ducati-ish but still works well...

My clutch sounds Ducati-ish but still works well (77k miles). It has taken some heavy use off road for 3-4k, so I'm impressed it made it this far.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,014
Posted By snurdle
Nice! I'm only at 76K on a 2005 but only...

Nice!

I'm only at 76K on a 2005 but only check the valve clearances every 12k and also adjust just a smidgen (mostly because I'm there so why not).

I'm told by a 200k 1150 owner that 20k...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,247
Posted By snurdle
6- Previous bike a HD?

6- Previous bike a HD?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By snurdle
Change with every other back tyre works for me....

Change with every other back tyre works for me. 20k approx.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,540
Posted By snurdle
On a road trip, I can clean a years worth of dirt...

On a road trip, I can clean a years worth of dirt and grime, nay the whole GS, wheels and all, with the single use of a damp wash cloth from a Motel 6.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By snurdle
They all do that.

They all do that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,331
Posted By snurdle
I wouldn't want to put that to the test. Hence...

I wouldn't want to put that to the test. Hence I'm a LAX parker. I commute weekly to work in LA on Southwest and the free parking is a godsend, it takes 5 mins after arriving on airport property...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,328
Posted By snurdle
I did that trip on a GS a few years back, its an...

I did that trip on a GS a few years back, its an easy off road ride on the big beasty (there is an urban myth that someone did it once on a Harley). Heading down into the canyon to Batopilas I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,275
Posted By snurdle
I shall have to stick with this as I have...

I shall have to stick with this as I have invested time thus far and am warming to the inherent comedic aspects and therefore will have to see how it ends.

I suspect that the insurance company...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,275
Posted By snurdle
I don't expect the insurance company will pay a...

I don't expect the insurance company will pay a sum of money that would compensate you for your credit history or changes to it. In fact I cannot see you making much headway with taking legal action...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By snurdle
I have just tried this, my GS1200 tank is full...

I have just tried this, my GS1200 tank is full and I wanted it in the snowblower, I stuck in a clear tube and sucked then started draining to a lower container, got about a gallon. Peer in the fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,892
Posted By snurdle
Oh but remember the other things from the early...

Oh but remember the other things from the early 80's.

Spending all your money to buy a bike and not having anything left for the right clothing.

Spending money on the right waterproof clothing...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,637
Posted By snurdle
This thread is getting a wide audience as someone...

This thread is getting a wide audience as someone posted a link in the basement.

I too have a Spork, I have no use for one, but I bought it because it was so beautiful that I had to have it. I got...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 142,599
Posted By snurdle
:poser

:poser
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 142,599
Posted By snurdle
:lol3 I don't think that's India's sole...

:lol3

I don't think that's India's sole domain. I've had the same thing in Bolvia with a GS and California with an old car, everyone loves to help.

Great report, kudos for pressing on, bet you...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,010
Posted By snurdle
It's brands rather than output power. I want to...

It's brands rather than output power. I want to use it in conjunction with a travel trailer and as a boat equivalent of shore power. As tempting as the 2kW units are I calculate a maximum load of...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,010
Posted By snurdle
"Suitcase" generators EU1000 or EF1000

Greetings all,

Anyone here own a 900-1000W suitcase style (rather than open frame) super quiet generator such as the Honda EU1000 or the EF1000 Yamaha or even the half priced Honeywell contender....
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 142,599
Posted By snurdle
I'm hoping for lots of pics of FOOD! ...

I'm hoping for lots of pics of FOOD!



and subsequent tales of the dreaded Delhi Belly
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By snurdle
I have GSA shocks on my GS so the sidestand is...

I have GSA shocks on my GS so the sidestand is slightly shorter than optimal, so I went to the local hardware store and purchased a powerful magnet (approx 1.5" square with a depth of .5"). I drilled...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,136
Posted By snurdle
Its down another dollar to $4. Have you by...

Its down another dollar to $4.

Have you by any chance owned the BMW or Snap On offerings and put them side by side? Is it really one tenth of the price and no risk of snagging?

Seems (almost)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By snurdle
I'm looking to get some non black spark plug...

I'm looking to get some non black spark plug covers but am having no luck finding them through any postings to date (and I went all the way to 2002). Anyone know of a US stockist? I see some GS bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,718
Posted By snurdle
I'm a bit suprised by that. I always start seated...

I'm a bit suprised by that. I always start seated and try and get a combination of loose grip on the bars steer with the legs and judicious use of the throttle. Then if it starts to get a bit much I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By snurdle
Wow! I thought it was just my bike.... ...

Wow! I thought it was just my bike....


Mine is misaligned and although it bugged me initially, it was never enough to make me take on the job of resolving it. I would be interested in making the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By snurdle
That has to be OTT. I have the 2005 servo...

That has to be OTT. I have the 2005 servo assisted malarky and changed the fluid at 4 years instead of the "recommended" two and the fluid out was clean and the brakes were not at all spongy.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,342
Posted By snurdle
I've been tempted to change the end can for some...

I've been tempted to change the end can for some time. Not for perceived power/noise/weight saving but merely to keep me wrapped up in the same bike and prevent the yearning for a new toy.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By snurdle
Does the Yuasa come with a date of manufacture...

Does the Yuasa come with a date of manufacture stamp or failing that is there a recommended online wholeseller who would have a large turnover hence fresh stock?

I am thinking that an upholsterer...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By snurdle
battery and seat 1200GS

Greetings all, this winter I need to tackle two simple tasks on my bike (1200GS 2005), but a search of this site and a wider google search have not yielded a solution.

1) I need a new battery. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,152
Posted By snurdle
For the lightbulbs perhaps, but nothing else,...

For the lightbulbs perhaps, but nothing else, regardless of motorcycle manufacturer of component of the bike.


Would anyone accept a final drive chain or sprocket that failed without warning 1 in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 348,803
Posted By snurdle
Near the start of this thread there is mention of...

Near the start of this thread there is mention of the changing the front indicator stalks (USA models) for a pair of rears at $20 total cost or so.
I was just in the UK and noticed at a Hein Gerike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,096
Posted By snurdle
I changed my original WP shocks on my 2005 12GS...

I changed my original WP shocks on my 2005 12GS (at 42k miles or so) for a pair of standard GS ADV shocks I bought of this site with 2k miles on them.

Prior to changing them the bike was fine, no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By snurdle
True, but....if you ride the GS pig and have got...

True, but....if you ride the GS pig and have got linked brakes regardless, I for one find it easier to ride off road (fire trails and other non metalled stuff) with the ABS on. It will still lock the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By snurdle
I have found similar between State Farm and...

I have found similar between State Farm and Progressive. I prefer Progressive because I can get an agreed value on my classic bikes and they seem to just "get" motorcycles in a way that others don't....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,171
Posted By snurdle
It would be unfair for a court to give a harsher...

It would be unfair for a court to give a harsher sentence to a police officer for something he did off duty, which is unrelated to his being a police officer.

In a general sense it would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By snurdle
Gilad. 30 mins every day, pretty girls,...

Gilad.

30 mins every day, pretty girls, views of Hawaii.

He is on fit tv now, but he has been very successful for many years, when he was on ESPN he had a big ratings (for a workout) and won...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,533
Posted By snurdle
Tunnel Myth?

Ever notice that your bike runs better/faster in a tunnel?

It would be reasonable to assume that IF this is actually occuring it would be because the tunnel is lower/cooler/higher pressure which...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By snurdle
I have been looking for a similar machine and am...

I have been looking for a similar machine and am having no joy.
The problem as I see it is not so much the processor/memory conundrum but OS.
I cannot locate a small notebook with Windows XP as...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,903
Posted By snurdle
The fair comparison to a 750 or 850 Commando is...

The fair comparison to a 750 or 850 Commando is the T150 or T160 Triples.
Mechanically they are a bit more irksome than the twins, but the smoothest ride and in my biased opinion (I own two and just...
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