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Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,405
Posted By deadzed
Owned an '05 Concours. Great bike. Rented an...

Owned an '05 Concours. Great bike. Rented an R1200RT for a ride through Italy. Brilliant bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,387
Posted By deadzed
Well, for starters I'd strip off that awful upper...

Well, for starters I'd strip off that awful upper guard & aux lights. Send to me & I'll get rid of 'em for ya. :deal

She is a good lookin' old gal. Hope you have fun with her.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By deadzed
I just use a couple of these held on with Rok...

I just use a couple of these held on with Rok straps: http://www.rei.com/product/853234/sea-to-summit-hydraulic-dry-bag-20l
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,398
Posted By deadzed
Seems like an answer that is looking for question.

Seems like an answer that is looking for question.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,054
Posted By deadzed
Another Quicksteel vote.

Another Quicksteel vote.
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By deadzed
Youth is resilient. Go. Ride. Have an adventure....

Youth is resilient. Go. Ride. Have an adventure. Don't underestimate the need for warm dry gear. Wet feet suck.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By deadzed
In Feb of this year I paid $7500 OTD for my '04...

In Feb of this year I paid $7500 OTD for my '04 1150GS with 24k mi, Jesse bags & a Russell seat. I've put 12,000 mi on it in 8 months & while I don't think I got a screaming good deal, I've no...
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,293
Posted By deadzed
Cheap & popular seat improvement:...

Cheap & popular seat improvement: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Comfort-Ride-Seat-Protector/dp/B006JMK7N8/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1413831527&sr=1-2
Forum: Europe 10-17-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By deadzed
Charlie Boorman posted this vid. Cross posted...

Charlie Boorman posted this vid.
Cross posted to FB & tagged Euro friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0gN6seatLY
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By deadzed
I always liked the looks of this one:...

I always liked the looks of this one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6873526&postcount=8

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o65/jrmcswain/weehawk1.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By deadzed
I'm excited about it too. Like many have already...

I'm excited about it too. Like many have already pointed out, 95South is a real bear & while I've always been treated well at Mortons, it's just too damn hard to get to.

I am concerned about what...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,079
Posted By deadzed
Right now I've got a Shinko 705 rear & a Karoo 3...

Right now I've got a Shinko 705 rear & a Karoo 3 front & have no complaints about either one (except longevity). I ride mostly highway (commuting & week long trips down through the blue ridge area),...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,079
Posted By deadzed
Thanks for the input folks. I live near DC & I...

Thanks for the input folks. I live near DC & I ride in the rain pretty often. I think I'm gonna try a Heidenau on the rear since that's the one that wears out so quickly. I'm about done with my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,866
Posted By deadzed
Looks like the instrument cluster has been...

Looks like the instrument cluster has been replaced by a Vapor. Mileage could be anything. Rear tire certainly has some miles on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,079
Posted By deadzed
Heidenau Question

So I go through a lot of tires. I'm about done with my third rear tire this year & I'd like to put on a set of the Heidenaus next for their longevity.

I've read a lot about how hard the tire is &...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,814
Posted By deadzed
I like owning it.

I like riding it. I like doing the maintenance on it. I like going out to the garage & just looking at it.

I bought my '04 7 months ago & I've put 10k mi since then.

I just really like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By deadzed
Helmet

Hi-Viz helmet has made a big difference for me. I commute daily in Washington DC traffic (ie: some of the worst in the country) & I've noticed a marked difference in the number of people who try to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,711
Posted By deadzed
I have an '04 GS (not A) that shows "6". Why is...

I have an '04 GS (not A) that shows "6". Why is that? (It also has the blue forks which I have also been told were only on the GSA)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,711
Posted By deadzed
From the pic those look like they'd rotate into...

From the pic those look like they'd rotate into the valve covers if the bike landed on them. Am I wrong?

Edit: answered by MotoBoss. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,711
Posted By deadzed
I've seen those online but not in person. I guess...

I've seen those online but not in person. I guess they'd be likely to fold themselves in depending on the angle the bike went down? maybe they'd break away without damaging the valve covers?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6,849
Views: 349,434
Posted By deadzed
Any Other NoVa people planning to head down to...

Any Other NoVa people planning to head down to the HU Meet in NC?

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/north-carolina-2014
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,711
Posted By deadzed
I'm looking for some highway pegs for my '04...

I'm looking for some highway pegs for my '04 1150GS. I've got SW Motech crash bars.

So far the problem I see with all the pegs I've found is that they have the potential to do a lot of damage to...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,638
Posted By deadzed
Well damn, I was hoping for a video of this...

Well damn, I was hoping for a video of this proposed pitching machine contest :evil
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By deadzed
Aerostich Darien Light .vs BMW GS Dry

About to pull the trigger on a new suit & It's pretty much down to these two.

Anybody have experience with both? :ear
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By deadzed
+1 on the leatherlyke bags. I had a bad put down...

+1 on the leatherlyke bags. I had a bad put down on my Magna in '08. Shattered collar bone, two surgeries & 5 months of recovery for me, but the Leatherlyke bags & my crashbar kept the bike damage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6,849
Views: 349,434
Posted By deadzed
I go to: Lake Ridge Auto Care 12234...

I go to:
Lake Ridge Auto Care
12234 Touchstone Cir
Woodbridge, VA 22192

In n out. Easy breezy.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By deadzed
I too have found a top box to be the ugliest, yet...

I too have found a top box to be the ugliest, yet most convenient piece of luggage for day-to-day use.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,866
Posted By deadzed
If you like 80's Hondas

Posting this one for a friend. Yeah he wants a lot for it, but he'll take less (or a nice dual sport) & the bike is very very solid.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/4502733833.html
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By deadzed
Oh, that will change. We find each other. :freaky...

Oh, that will change. We find each other. :freaky

I found the V-strom & KLR to be friendly, versatile & easy to ride. Both are pretty roomy which will be important with your inseam length.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By deadzed
That could have something to do with it. Here's a...

That could have something to do with it. Here's a sturdier replacement:
http://www.steadengineering.com/product.sc?productId=10

Could also be that your valves are out of adjustment.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,957
Posted By deadzed
Ok, that one got me :rofl

Ok, that one got me :rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,659
Posted By deadzed
[/QUOTE] This. Big Agnes bags pack very...

[/QUOTE]

This.

Big Agnes bags pack very small. Quite comfortable with the Big Agnes Q-Core pads.
The womens models have the zipper on the opposite side so that you can zip the bags together.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,282
Posted By deadzed
At your height & inseam length, the ninja may...

At your height & inseam length, the ninja may fold you up a bit too much for long distance. I'm 2" shorter than you with the same inseam. I can & have done all day rides on the 250, but my KLR650 was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,282
Posted By deadzed
Ninja 250 is a lot of fun & really does most...

Ninja 250 is a lot of fun & really does most things quite well. 1st gen ones are pretty cheap. Despite the fairing, the seating position is more standard than sport. I've had several bikes & my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,151
Posted By deadzed
Scootac beat me to it Eyes open in NoVa. ...

Scootac beat me to it

Eyes open in NoVa.
Only good use for a thief is as fertilizer.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,711
Posted By deadzed
My new Sargent seat arrived today. Russell...

My new Sargent seat arrived today.

Russell is for sale here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960210

New battery & installed my new crash bars. Crash bars were bit of a PITA. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,849
Views: 349,434
Posted By deadzed
Everybody wins! I got rid of bars I didn't need....

Everybody wins! I got rid of bars I didn't need. Phreakingeek got bars he did need & BWalsh gets a free beverage! :clap
Forum: Australia 03-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,723
Posted By deadzed
recycled tarp hat

I wear one of these. It's been packed in saddlebags, drowned in rivers, flown in soft luggage halfway around the world. nothing seems to hurt it and each is unique. 4 of my friends have bought them...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6,849
Views: 349,434
Posted By deadzed
Thanks for the bump! :wave

Thanks for the bump! :wave
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 514,339
Posted By deadzed
Thanks, but to be honest, that's the pic from the...

Thanks, but to be honest, that's the pic from the dealers website. Work has been so crazy that I have yet to see my own bike in the daylight :cry
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