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Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,807
Posted By GSIslander
Laugh I bought two '79's back in about '90. Built them...

I bought two '79's back in about '90. Built them into one bike, never rode it and sold it to my next door neighbor who REALLY wanted it bad.

I was in camp (cooking) up on the Ice Road in the NWT...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By GSIslander
Question Opinions please?

I see a few of these Tomas Scooters around and wondered what you seasoned scooter riders thought of them. What would be a fair price for one?
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 34,368
Posted By GSIslander
A GREAT story, and a GREAT trip. You two...

A GREAT story, and a GREAT trip. You two obviously had a wonderful time and come across as a great couple. You also did a great job of the trip report, really makes me want to follow along on your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 118,190
Posted By GSIslander
A totally incredible journey for a young man that...

A totally incredible journey for a young man that you will remember for the rest of your life. I agree with many others on here, I am certain that you will make many more trips similar to this one,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By GSIslander
Actually I have plugged tires before, including...

Actually I have plugged tires before, including on the same scooter! I'm going to install an accessory plug so I can run a small electric tire pump, so I can fully fix the flat on the side of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By GSIslander
I really like this idea! This would work out...

I really like this idea! This would work out great for our electrics as they are most always in the "Danger Zone"
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By GSIslander
Here is a pic of one of them. The other is...

Here is a pic of one of them. The other is yellow and likes nails in its rear.........tire that is!

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Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By GSIslander
Keep getting flats!

We bought a pair of electric scooters about a month ago. Yeah I know not really up to battle standards......but these go 70kph and get us around town and back and forth to work.

We have had 2!!!...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By GSIslander
Now that is one wicked looking scoot!

Now that is one wicked looking scoot!
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 57,888
Posted By GSIslander
Dave I dont know you and I didnt know Tony ...

Dave I dont know you and I didnt know Tony

However I have lost many many friends over the last few years and I know how it feels. I am very sorry you have lost your friend.
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 57,888
Posted By GSIslander
Right on iDave. I have followed several of your...

Right on iDave. I have followed several of your RR's and have loved every word and Pic. One day I hope to be BACK out there with my lovely lady on the bike, One day.

But I will say that you...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By GSIslander
What solvent?

Hey all. Im about to start on a rebuild (FINALLY) on my 1978 Suzuki GS 1000. Im going to start on the electrics and need to know what you fine folks would suggest as a solvent to clean them up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 57,882
Posted By GSIslander
Looking forward to hearing more about about your...

Looking forward to hearing more about about your adventures. The GS 850 is a great bike for this type of trip.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By GSIslander
Nice pics!

Nice pics!
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By GSIslander
Job well done!

Great first RR. Keep riding and keep reporting on them, I like your style.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,519
Posted By GSIslander
Absofrickinglutly!

Absofrickinglutly!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,519
Posted By GSIslander
New bikes ARE better than old

Thats just a given! Technology has just come SO far, not just for bikes but for damn close to everything.

But does that make the new bikes better to enjoy? If the bikes of our youth were SO bad...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,214,563
Posted By GSIslander
He will be in our thoughts. Healing light...

He will be in our thoughts.

Healing light and energy to him and his family.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By GSIslander
Just use your credit card. IF you wind up...

Just use your credit card. IF you wind up needing to use the cash would be no problem unless your in some little bohunk town with only one store. Then again they may not even take a CC in that...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,576
Posted By GSIslander
I LOVE my 1978 GS 1000. If (WHEN) I get mine...

I LOVE my 1978 GS 1000. If (WHEN) I get mine rebuilt I will be able to put vintage plates on it. I think insurance is only like $100 a year then.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,576
Posted By GSIslander
Actually I think that is true of most of us and...

Actually I think that is true of most of us and all the bikes in our collective past. I can think of at least 4 of my past rides that I wish I still had.

One of them was my '96 Harley Road...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,576
Posted By GSIslander
Take ALL the advice here with a grain of salt, as...

Take ALL the advice here with a grain of salt, as only YOU will be able to determine if it WAS a good idea or not AFTER you buy the HD. The best advice that I have seen on this thread is to keep the...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By GSIslander
Great movie. Saw it for the first time this...

Great movie. Saw it for the first time this month on Shaw VOD. Almost cried when the bike died a horrendous death!
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,936
Posted By GSIslander
Thanks! Looks like I have more reading to do.

Thanks! Looks like I have more reading to do.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,936
Posted By GSIslander
DR vs. KLR vs. XR (650's)

I've read a lot of trip reports of folks on BMW's and the KLR's but I haven't seen any with folks on the Honda or Suzuki DS bikes. I'm a Suzuki fan, well at least of the old GS series of bikes.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 242,959
Posted By GSIslander
Thumb Just found this report early this morning (1am)...

Just found this report early this morning (1am) as I couldn't sleep. Great trip and on a small bike! That is what makes this RR special and unique. :D

Seem that I find I like the RR's with old...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,268
Posted By GSIslander
I'd have to give my vote to the Suzuki GS series...

I'd have to give my vote to the Suzuki GS series 1977-82 as well as the Honda CB 750's. Anyone else rode the CB 750A Automatic transmission? That's one scary ride!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By GSIslander
I wonder if that has anything to do with the big...

I wonder if that has anything to do with the big US car companies $$$ troubles.....
Forum: Americas 04-24-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By GSIslander
Get a Spyder. 3 Wheels, sporty, fast and dead...

Get a Spyder. 3 Wheels, sporty, fast and dead stone reliable.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/2008-canam-spyder-test-61047.html
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,448
Views: 1,363,063
Posted By GSIslander
Yup! That looks just like the one I saw. His...

Yup! That looks just like the one I saw. His scoot was an 86 I think he said....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,448
Views: 1,363,063
Posted By GSIslander
I saw my first Vespa scooter with a sidecar...

I saw my first Vespa scooter with a sidecar yesterday. Talk about KOOL! Now Im NOT a scooter rider but man that thing made me want one!

Anyway I told him about this site and this particular...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,535
Posted By GSIslander
veritable

OMG that really caught me.

At age 3 my son came out with "its a veritable forest of Reindeers and Honkers" as we were driving on a road similar to this one!
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,535
Posted By GSIslander
I am SO GLAD that you decided to continue on. ...

I am SO GLAD that you decided to continue on. You and Julie have so much love that it is a real shame not to share it.

Your photo's and words are more than an RR they are a real story in the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 174,289
Posted By GSIslander
I just found this today and am all caught up. ...

I just found this today and am all caught up.

You are one brave man I tell you, damn well wish I could be with ya!
Forum: Americas 04-01-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By GSIslander
Actually the ride from Banff to Victoria in one...

Actually the ride from Banff to Victoria in one day is an easy task if your on the road by about 8am and head for the Tswassan ferry. Not a lot of fun being on the #1 but doable.

That said...
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,784
Posted By GSIslander
I spent a winter season at the resort when I was...

I spent a winter season at the resort when I was doing my 2nd year cooking apprenticeship. That staff housing may SOUND like fun but after working many days straight and NEEDING a good...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,535
Posted By GSIslander
I have to confess something to you Dave..... ...

I have to confess something to you Dave.....

I have been on two wheels for almost 30 years and it was always a solo experience for me. Well at least ON the bike since I used to ride with a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,535
Posted By GSIslander
What a great RR Dave. As everyone else has said...

What a great RR Dave. As everyone else has said your words and your pics are totally amazing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By GSIslander
Sounds typical of the course's 'round here as...

Sounds typical of the course's 'round here as well. Sorry it turned out the way that it did......:cry
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,068,750
Posted By GSIslander
I hear ya man! My kids are 6 - 17 and I can WAIT...

I hear ya man! My kids are 6 - 17 and I can WAIT to get back out there!

I wonder if I sold the kids how long I could travel for.......:evil
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