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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By jslyter
Bummer... I was hopping to maybe sneak up to...

Bummer... I was hopping to maybe sneak up to Copper in the next couple days.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,531
Posted By jslyter
I hear this all the time and every couple of...

I hear this all the time and every couple of years I check them for rates and they are never even in the ballpark. Last time was a year and a half ago. They were competitive on my rental property,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By jslyter
I always check out the new bikes, but the last...

I always check out the new bikes, but the last few I've gotten have been used. In fact all the bikes I currently own were picked up used. If you aren't in a hurry, nice and lightly ridden bikes...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By jslyter
Thanks for clearing that up. I've read the Spot 3...

Thanks for clearing that up. I've read the Spot 3 product page and at the bottom of the page they provide this:

"Multiple service options are available; click here to learn more about plans and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By jslyter
Thanks for posting up this rebate offer, I've...

Thanks for posting up this rebate offer, I've been considering getting one of these.



Question though...how do you get to $150/yr for the service. My needs/requirements may be different and I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By jslyter
Well, since the secret is out of the bag. Family...

Well, since the secret is out of the bag. Family commitments on Thursday...something to do with eating till you were ready to bust, but I was riding Friday and Saturday. I'm on the front range where...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By jslyter
Shhhhh...This is supposed to be a secret. ...

Shhhhh...This is supposed to be a secret.

Yeah, we are waist deep in snow out here. I won't be riding Friday, or Saturday, or even Sunday.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By jslyter
I switched to CenturyLink Prism service (TV and...

I switched to CenturyLink Prism service (TV and Internet) about a year ago from Comcast. I upgraded to the 20Mbps internet speed and based on running "speedtest" just after I got it and just a few...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By jslyter
Agree the small sample size can account for huge...

Agree the small sample size can account for huge swings in the % for any given year.

I also don't agree with the military comment. To me that is someone that knows nothing about riding making...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,532
Posted By jslyter
Truly sad news. Rest in Peace Jim.

Truly sad news.

Rest in Peace Jim.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By jslyter
Usually something more like this (Borrowed this...

Usually something more like this (Borrowed this from "The GS is not a Dirtbike thread")



I've gotten my KTM stuck climbing hills on decomposed granite (with an off-road only knobby) where I've...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,177
Posted By jslyter
Exactly my thoughts regarding the parts. Even if...

Exactly my thoughts regarding the parts. Even if they didn't have them, why does it take so long to get them. Isn't there a North American warehouse that can supply these parts in days instead of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By jslyter
A BMW 11xxGS was the doorprize?

A BMW 11xxGS was the doorprize?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By jslyter
Definitely considered this as a possibility, but...

Definitely considered this as a possibility, but it is pretty easy to find all the KTM dealers in the state with a simple Google search. I've gone a lot further than Pueblo (about 60 miles from me)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By jslyter
So what is the general consensus on Hymark? I...

So what is the general consensus on Hymark? I know they recently got new ownership. I stopped by there late summer/early fall since I was in the neighborhood, and was surprised to see that they had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By jslyter
Definitely skip the Cliff Dwellings. As mentioned...

Definitely skip the Cliff Dwellings. As mentioned they are fake. If Pikes Peak is on a box you want to check off to say you've ridden it, then I'd say it is still worthwhile. Mt. Evans is a good...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-21-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By jslyter
The new materials in the ski gear I have is...

The new materials in the ski gear I have is amazing. I was skeptical when I looked at the stuff, but it keeps me warm on the slopes and is lightweight, but when I have a long lift ride back to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By jslyter
They moved to the strip mall on the NW corner of...

They moved to the strip mall on the NW corner of Dublin and Academy. They're on the west end of the shopping center.

Denver is the next closest dealer.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By jslyter
Sounds like several that meet the criteria. Guess...

Sounds like several that meet the criteria. Guess my buddy and I just need to settle on a date and book some rooms. We have kind of picked the 8th of Sept. to drive up from Colo. Spgs. Hoping the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,550
Posted By jslyter
Read this to see what you thought, and nothing....

Read this to see what you thought, and nothing. Did I miss the update, did you ride it?

The Mrs. and I are going to eastern TN to visit some of her family. Taking the bikes so we can check off...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By jslyter
Yup, that is how real men do it. Break that bead...

Yup, that is how real men do it. Break that bead with your kickstand, I was impressed first time I saw that done. :1drink

Now me, I take the wheels off and take them to my small tire shop guy who...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,405
Posted By jslyter
I had one of those jobs in the 90's with Lockheed...

I had one of those jobs in the 90's with Lockheed Martin. Had a buddy that left before me convince me to switch to a wireless communications startup. Who knew that making cell phones play music and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By jslyter
Thanks for the feedback. I've been bouncing...

Thanks for the feedback. I've been bouncing between TripAdvisor and the Hotel websites to check reviews and pricing. TripAdvisor did not have prices for the the hotels in Silverton I'm considering...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By jslyter
Lodging in Silverton

Just replied in the Ouray Hotel thread, but thought I'd get some input on Silverton, since I've always stayed in Ouray.

The Mrs wants to stay at the Wyman Hotel next time we are in the area, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By jslyter
I've stayed at the Victorian Inn and the Comfort...

I've stayed at the Victorian Inn and the Comfort Inn. They are both good and pretty comparable. I'll give the Victorian the edge only because it has a nice flat parking lot which is nice for my wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By jslyter
Agree, don't compare an FJR to the RT. I'm 6'4"...

Agree, don't compare an FJR to the RT. I'm 6'4" with a 36 inch inseam. My knees would start to get a little stiff after several days in riding position, but not too bad. I've had limited time on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,400
Posted By jslyter
I bought my GSA used with the Akra and got the...

I bought my GSA used with the Akra and got the OEM chrome pipe. I like the Akra, but personally I would not buy an aftermarket pipe on a BMW if it was not already there (not enough...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By jslyter
:D This post gave me a chuckle since I read the...

:D This post gave me a chuckle since I read the one below in another thread only a couple of minutes earlier (posted by an 1190 rider).

"He cleared the code and the bike started right up. He also...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,528
Posted By jslyter
Check out this "Bad Gas" thread in the Rocky...

Check out this "Bad Gas" thread in the Rocky Mountain regional forum. Apparently there was a gas station in the mountains that had a diesel/gas mixup when there underground tanks got refilled and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By jslyter
The USA Pro Cycle Challenge has had a Stage go...

The USA Pro Cycle Challenge has had a Stage go over Cottonwood Pass at least a couple of the years for that event. This year they are supposed to do Kebler for the Aspen to Crested Butte stage I...
Forum: Regional forums 07-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 36,998
Posted By jslyter
Well, thought my schedule made the RMAR rallies...

Well, thought my schedule made the RMAR rallies a bust for me this year, but plans change and now I could conceivably make the Meeker rally.

Since I'm not registered, is there a way to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By jslyter
San Juan mountains if you have mulitiple days...

San Juan mountains if you have mulitiple days available. Springs to Gunnison, Lake City, Creede, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, and then pick almost any route back home.

Good 3-4 day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By jslyter
What bike are you taking for this ride? 115 to...

What bike are you taking for this ride? 115 to Florence is too much pavement for my 450 (at least for me) and not familiar with the dirt parts and wondering if my GSA is suitible for those sections.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By jslyter
Rode Phantom Canyon on Friday and was able to go...

Rode Phantom Canyon on Friday and was able to go about 18 miles (starting at Victor) through most of the pretty part of the route before the hard stop at the road closed sign. There were signs prior...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By jslyter
If you take 133 west out of Carbondale, another...

If you take 133 west out of Carbondale, another option is to go 65 over Grand Mesa which kicks you out on I-70 just east of Grand Junction.

The southern route suggested is a great ride, highly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By jslyter
My wife and I rode Cottonwood about a week after...

My wife and I rode Cottonwood about a week after the first ToC race went over that pass. I was on a BMW RT and my wife on a Yamaha FZ1. They had the dirt in better condition than most the pavement we...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By jslyter
Bummer, that makes for an expensive tire change. ...

Bummer, that makes for an expensive tire change.

I have the info below I pulled from the parts fiche (for a 2010-2013 GSA) as I was looking to buy another set for my spare wheels. I haven't done...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 926,249
Posted By jslyter
Put a Black Dog skid plate on and swapped the...

Put a Black Dog skid plate on and swapped the stock shifter for a Wunderlich adjustable shifter. Hope the longer shifter makes it easier to shift with my SG10's.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,729
Posted By jslyter
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By jslyter
Congrats on the GSA. +1 on th GS911. You can...

Congrats on the GSA.

+1 on th GS911. You can find one pop up in the Flea Market from time to time and save some bucks vs new. Used ones often only have 1 or 2 VINs used out of the 10 available on...
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