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Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 134,814
Posted By Renoflyboy
I checked out the Shinko website and it looks...

I checked out the Shinko website and it looks like these are not radials. If true then they probably don't handle as well as the Tourance, though the mileage may be as good??
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By Renoflyboy
motorbike

Or build your own for around 200 hundred bucks:
http://www.austingreenbike.com/AB66cc.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Renoflyboy
I think that gravity is stronger in Reno.....

I think that gravity is stronger in Reno.....
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,997
Posted By Renoflyboy
You didn't mention what type of bike. If you...

You didn't mention what type of bike. If you have a 2005 or later GS, the can bus is a consideration for the type of hook up (plug versus direct wire). If u have an older BMW with the power socket,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Renoflyboy
Thanks, but I have to work Monday AM...bob

Thanks, but I have to work Monday AM...bob
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Renoflyboy
Its 4pm in Reno and I just read your post. If...

Its 4pm in Reno and I just read your post. If you're still in Fallon call me. I'm in Reno and you can use/borrow (and mail back to me) or buy my BMW heated vest. Its a 3xl. Bob 775-772-0139.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By Renoflyboy
The sales rep at Sierra BMW told me that the 09...

The sales rep at Sierra BMW told me that the 09 GS has a lower first and second gear. I have not confirmed this with a spec sheet....
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By Renoflyboy
BMW Heated Vest KAPUTT!

Has anyone found a repair shop for the bmw heated vest. Mine quit working on this last ride. Its not that old and hardly used. I checked the socket on the bike and the cord, both OK, so its the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 247,550
Posted By Renoflyboy
You guys are making me think twice about selling...

You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 48,922
Posted By Renoflyboy
The same bike I am riding today(1985 HD Electra...

The same bike I am riding today(1985 HD Electra Glide)...in addition to my GS Adventure.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By Renoflyboy
I remember that a 650 was a BIG bike back then. ...

I remember that a 650 was a BIG bike back then. I dreamed of getting a 350...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By Renoflyboy
My buddy has a smaller version mounted on his...

My buddy has a smaller version mounted on his 1100 GS. Hopes to use it to ford small ditches and streams. Not yet field tested but it looks good on the back of his GS.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Renoflyboy
I owned the Honda 1000 and it was great. Have...

I owned the Honda 1000 and it was great. Have since sold it. If I was to get another 1000 now I would look real hard at the Yamaha.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,483
Posted By Renoflyboy
I like the BMW panniers, these are my second set....

I like the BMW panniers, these are my second set. They have good strong mounting brackets. The boxes themselves are strong and water tight. When you get to camp you can take them off the bike in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,483
Posted By Renoflyboy
Me Too

I've got one of those too. Had it for a year now, traded in my 03 GS. Its great. I have a different seat than yours and the BMW panniers. I was under the impression that there were less than one...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,259
Posted By Renoflyboy
I was under the impression that ABS is an option...

I was under the impression that ABS is an option on the Adventure...is this true...did u get ABS?
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Renoflyboy
The last I heard was that it is illegal for a...

The last I heard was that it is illegal for a driver to have earplugs or use a headset while driving(both ears). But it is legal to be a deaf driver!
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Renoflyboy
I bought one from REI. I'm only 250# but I...

I bought one from REI. I'm only 250# but I managed to fold it up into a big aluminum ball after about three uses. I did like the fact that it is very compact and lightweight. I didn't like the fact...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Renoflyboy
I have one of those for my 1150 GS. Its a...

I have one of those for my 1150 GS. Its a Touratech. I bought it three years ago. I don't know if they are still available.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,665
Posted By Renoflyboy
I put all my heaviest items in my tank bag (tools...

I put all my heaviest items in my tank bag (tools etc) and my next heaviest items go in the Marsee rear seat bag(directly behind me). This keeps my side bags as lights as possible(clothes and food),...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,783
Posted By Renoflyboy
Remember this: you don't have to be able to out...

Remember this: you don't have to be able to out run a bear...you only have to outrun your camping partner!!!
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2005, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Renoflyboy
I found that the ATV section of Cabellas and...

I found that the ATV section of Cabellas and Sportsman Warehouse has numerous items that work on my GS. For example they have a set of flexible tank panniers that are made for a four wheel ATV but...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,015
Posted By Renoflyboy
Fond Memories

Man, did this thread bring back some happy memories. I had a 1976 Honda CB550F, metallic blue that I bought new. I put on an all clear windshield and drove it for several years until my wife kicked...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By Renoflyboy
My buddy has a 1995 100GS that is LOADED with...

My buddy has a 1995 100GS that is LOADED with system cases, Marsee tailbag, fun country tank panniers and believe it or not a Tent Cot. We ride the Sierra back roads and he has found it a little too...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2004, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Renoflyboy
My Winter Storage Technique: 1.Park the bike...

My Winter Storage Technique:

1.Park the bike in the garage. 2.Any day that the snow and ice is melted enough to get out of my driveway and the sun is shining I ride it until too cold to go on. 3....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2004, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Renoflyboy
If you're having a hard time getting high octane,...

If you're having a hard time getting high octane, stop by the nearest small plane airport and fill up with 100LL (LL=low lead but still more than most car gas). If you mix it with a one third tank...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2004, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Renoflyboy
Road Rider is next to the Harley shop on Market...

Road Rider is next to the Harley shop on Market street, they are pretty decently priced and have a good selection.
Forum: Regional forums 01-28-2004, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Renoflyboy
I live in Reno and have had many dealings with...

I live in Reno and have had many dealings with Sierra BMW, all of them good. And Reno is a fun place to visit.:):
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2004, 08:16 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,699
Posted By Renoflyboy
I always pack 6 or 7 One gallon Ziplock baggies. ...

I always pack 6 or 7 One gallon Ziplock baggies. They are very usefull for a number of things, including that two am pee break. Just put one inside the other and pee into the inner one. Zip them...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Renoflyboy
Dagwood, Yes you can still get to the backside of...

Dagwood, Yes you can still get to the backside of Pyramid, including the hot springs at the north end of the lake.:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Renoflyboy
Returned to Reno on 12-19-03. Lots of nothing on...

Returned to Reno on 12-19-03. Lots of nothing on Hiwat 50. They call it the lonliest road in the US.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Renoflyboy
We found a good camp spot about a mile off the...

We found a good camp spot about a mile off the paved road. Had cloud cover which made for a spectacular sunrise.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Renoflyboy
We drove south on State Route 361 to Gabbs,...

We drove south on State Route 361 to Gabbs, Nevada. The road from there to Ione is dirt. While the paved roads are dry and clear the dirt roads are still snow covered.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Renoflyboy
We went east out of Reno on Hiway 50. Stopped at...

We went east out of Reno on Hiway 50. Stopped at a hole in the wall called Middlegate and had the best cheeseburger I've had in a while.
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2003, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By Renoflyboy
December Ride In Nevada

My Buddy and I took a short winter ride from reno Nevada to the East. Ended up near Gabbs Nevada (100 miles east of Reno). 40 degrees riding weather and thirty degrees or so sleeping weather. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,339
Posted By Renoflyboy
If you're worried about security and don't...

If you're worried about security and don't want/can't have a gun, a camp axe is a good tool to have. Its great for camping chores and can be an awesome tool for self defense. Cheap to buy too, so if...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2003, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By Renoflyboy
Lets see...You've got a 2001 a 2002 a 2003 and a...

Lets see...You've got a 2001 a 2002 a 2003 and a 2004 all BMW. You're due for a 2005 Harley:):
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