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Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By GrommettAZ
I had the breathable on my 800GS...I really liked...

I had the breathable on my 800GS...I really liked it but it takes a while to conform to your own personal "style". Once it did it was great and in the Arizona heat it was sooo much better than...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,574
Posted By GrommettAZ
mo better

Well...love the conversations I started with a not so simple little question. I talked with the service manager after my head cooled off from the experience and have been assured all is good. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,574
Posted By GrommettAZ
thanks for the input

Thanks for the input...I couldn't find anything in my owners manual to straighten it out so the info helps.

It wasn't at Victory...

Not sure what brand they put it...I was so annoyed with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,574
Posted By GrommettAZ
When to switch to synthetic oil

I just took my 2011 R1200GSA in for the 6K service...the whole thing ended up being a clusterf@*k with the guy checkin in the bike not knowing what the hell was actually needed for an annual and 6K...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,659
Posted By GrommettAZ
other way...

I had the 800 and traded it in for a 1200GSA and I am so much happier...yes the 800 is better in higher speed woops and ruts, but the suspension packs up too much for me and the 1200 fits me better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,046
Posted By GrommettAZ
not likely...

From what I understand their are no real changes to much on the bike. I had an 09 and had all of those plus starter, cracked gas tank, and general uphappiness with the bike. I didn't like it off...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,197
Posted By GrommettAZ
1200

Get the 1200. Don't even look at the 800. If you liked ride dirt bikes odds are you will be disappointed by the 800. Despite the looks and the hype, the stock suspension blows and i lost track of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,708
Posted By GrommettAZ
on the crash bars...

I mounted mine near the front of the left crach bar and it made for some great views when on and off road...you can see the suspension working and hear the engine nicely...
I have a second mount of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By GrommettAZ
not an 800

If you don't like the buzz the GS 800 is not an option...everything goes numb.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By GrommettAZ
wrong forum

You may have better luck asking this in the Parallel forum with the F800/F650 riders...enjoy.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,158
Posted By GrommettAZ
that's just not right...no pics...friggin tease!

that's just not right...no pics...friggin tease!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 56,603
Posted By GrommettAZ
check these out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckTnSt94CmA
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,956
Posted By GrommettAZ
Be prepared for that KoolAid smile...it's pretty...

Be prepared for that KoolAid smile...it's pretty much non stop the first month.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By GrommettAZ
Paid sticker...they threw in L an R panniers and...

Paid sticker...they threw in L an R panniers and swapped Tourances for TKC's for free...I picked up a 6 year warranty and 5 year road hazard on wheels and tires for a grand and got 15% off...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,691
Posted By GrommettAZ
Best wishes

My condolences. Leave the motorcycle in the garage for a while and concentrate on getting through this together as a family. The right decision will come in time. Probably better to stay off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,293
Posted By GrommettAZ
Pissed wow

I am so glad that Yamaha is taking the time to point out what a piece of shit, poorly handling bike I own, otherwise I would have never found out. So much for ear to ear grins on tarmac and dirt. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By GrommettAZ
Bar risers....2011R1200GSA

Thoughts on which bar risers to get. I am 6'3, 34+ inseam and I need something to get me a little taller while standing. Rox, Touratech, others? I don't want to be extending cables.



Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By GrommettAZ
GSA...nuf said

If you get the GS you will be doing some farkling to make it more like the GSA...as a few posts have already proven. If you get the GS you may be left wondering if you may have been happier on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,380
Posted By GrommettAZ
Sounds like BS

I think you are getting the run around. Dealers in AZ are sitting on an abundance of them. I just brought home a 2011 GSA this weekend on a great deal to help clear their floor. This has to suck...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By GrommettAZ
Question 1200gsa noob

Just brought home a 2011 GSA this weekend...with panniers, TKC's. It has most of the bells n whistles including ESA. NO ASC or TPM though. I am planning on bar risers, bigger skidplate and some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,101
Posted By GrommettAZ
DITTO. My dealer took two weeks to fix it--...

DITTO. My dealer took two weeks to fix it-- completely unacceptable...and then handed me back a dirty bike....don't mind a dirty bike, but it was clean when I dropped it off.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By GrommettAZ
Tech folding shift lever...perfect! Ttech brake...

Tech folding shift lever...perfect! Ttech brake lever extension so I can get my foot on it offroad and stop scratching the engine with my boot tip....cheap performance.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,758
Posted By GrommettAZ
Wunderlich has instructions for their lever...

Wunderlich has instructions for their lever installation online...just follow that...piece of cake. I keep stock because a single stock replacement is half the cost of a set of new levers. TTech...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,041
Posted By GrommettAZ
got your pound of cheese right here whiners...

Yeah, I ride an F800... no it's not perfect, I could have bought 2 KLRs for the same price, and if i wanted to spend more I could have had a 1200GSA and I get my ass kicked by 950SE's regularly, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 75,115
Posted By GrommettAZ
Loctite blue...

a simple fix and one I shall most likely do before my Colorado trip next month....thx
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,251
Posted By GrommettAZ
60+...really?

wish i got that kinda mileage...
I average 52-55 at fillups. On highway trips at 85mph, full panniers, and me (6'3, 215 lbs) I get about 42mpg. A lot of these involved leaving Phoenix and travelin...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 75,115
Posted By GrommettAZ
and more recalls...

OK, I officially have joined the group of F800GS owners who are a little annoyed with recalls. I took my bike into the shop for the hose re-route recall and ended up leaving the bike while I wait...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,811
Posted By GrommettAZ
fuk

mine cracked too...14 mos old.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 35,549
Posted By GrommettAZ
follow up after 1 year....

It's good...not great. Seat is not really dished out so as your butt sinks in it still pushes up into the taint (6'3" 210lbs). I am thinking about doing a Renazco.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
Turn and Burned...

Thanks to everyone for the advice. The trip ended up being a quick turn and burn overnighter ... so I made it down Geology (yes, quit sandy) and another little side trail (queen mine) which was a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
If you could elaborate on these that would be...

If you could elaborate on these that would be awesome. I am heading out tmorrow and plan on winging it originally, but I am finding out that some things like Berdoo might be a little sketchy on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
What is anyone's take on Berdoo rd?

What is anyone's take on Berdoo Rd on a stock F800GS...I have some dirt experience but I am no rockstar on that thing. Let me know as I am leaving for JT tomorrow...thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By GrommettAZ
Berdoo Rd

What is anyone's take on Berdoo Rd on a stock F800GS...I have some dirt experience but I am no rockstar on that thing. Let me know as I am leaving for JT tomorrow...thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
Good to know

Good to know
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
Sweet

Thanks for the advice...I'll start planning my attack this weekend.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
thx!

thx!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By GrommettAZ
Phoenix to Joshua Tree

I am heading out on my F800 one of the next two weekends to Joshua Tree area for a couple nights. I wouls appreciate some suggestions for route/ trails (big bike friendly) and places to see/ camp. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 262,872
Posted By GrommettAZ
fix?

TT has a stronger bolt out this year for this...also think about a Hyperpro shock brace...beyond that I dunno
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,580
Posted By GrommettAZ
interesting...

I returned the First Sargent seat...didn't like the way it looked and it felt a little low even though it was the "same height". I am currently running a TT high breathable and I think I may just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 103,577
Posted By GrommettAZ
uuuuugly!

I love TT stuff, but I got a look at an 800 with the big tank on it and I thought it looked like SHIT! Big, awkward, and well...pretty ugly. The guy said he also needed to do a stiffer fork kit...
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