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Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,582
Posted By monkeydad
Danke for posting! I miss Italian coffee in...

Danke for posting!

I miss Italian coffee in the Dolomites!!
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,617
Posted By monkeydad
Not only does riding a Ural give me a lot of 'fun...

Not only does riding a Ural give me a lot of 'fun factor', but it also brings smiles to a lot of faces. This crazy contraption makes kids gleeful, makes old people happy, and solves global warming!...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,617
Posted By monkeydad
Not only do I have that T-Shirt, I have a new...

Not only do I have that T-Shirt, I have a new 2014 Gear Up!

Camped with the wife, son and dogs this last Mem. Day weekend and a good time was had by all.
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
Shit man, sorry that you had that experience....

Shit man, sorry that you had that experience. Unfortunately we freakazoids of the motorcycling set, are afflicted with the "gotta fucking have it" gene.....

...I've made my share of dumb (as far...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
This is my third new bike through them. I got a...

This is my third new bike through them. I got a fair price (below retail) on each, and was treated great the whole time. I keep going back.

In my 41 years of riding, GoAZ is the only dealer I've...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,198
Posted By monkeydad
Man I'd love to learn how to weld!! Very...

Man I'd love to learn how to weld!!

Very nice job :clap
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,992
Posted By monkeydad
+1 I've ridden the '12 and bought a '14 due to...

+1
I've ridden the '12 and bought a '14 due to the several improvements.

Mainly, fuel injection, the hydraulic steering damper, and the new brakes.

The '14 rig is massively better than the '12...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
No, I bought from GoAZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale....

No, I bought from GoAZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale. Every person I had contact with treated me like gold as any customer buying a high-value, depreciating asset, discretionary toy should be.

I have...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,466
Posted By monkeydad
Hey! You got a sticker, whoooo hoooo!!!

Hey! You got a sticker, whoooo hoooo!!!
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By monkeydad
A factor to consider is whether 2WD is valuable...

A factor to consider is whether 2WD is valuable to you or not.
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,405
Posted By monkeydad
Your smile in the pic says it all!

Your smile in the pic says it all!
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
I did the same within a Benjamin.

I did the same within a Benjamin.
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
Oh boy here we go!

No waiting around here folks. I had test road the 2012 and 2013 models and...

...I pulled the trigger on a 2014 Gear Up, in Asphalt Grey. I thought I didn't like the color until I saw it outside....
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
I hear ya. I"ve been calling around all...

I hear ya.

I"ve been calling around all morning....

16 large is a lot of cabbage for a 1950's design with EFI grafted on.

It seems they don't hold resell value very well, so if I buy new I'd...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
Why? The EFI is designed so that each...

Why?

The EFI is designed so that each cylinder operates on it's own. IOW, a malfunction on one side killing a cylinder and the other cylinder will still run independently of the dead cylinder....
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
Great feedback inmates, I appreciate it! Not...

Great feedback inmates, I appreciate it!

Not considering the EFI, does anyone think the other improvements make a big enough difference to go for a '14 model over a holdover '13 model?

One...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,451
Posted By monkeydad
Price check?

What are folks paying for '14 Gear Ups?

Retail?
Less than retail?

Going to the dealer today and tomorrow to make a purchase, so you folks are my "Consumer Report" reporters for research :wink:...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,003
Posted By monkeydad
I was thinking it looks great without the...

I was thinking it looks great without the headlight.

Track bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,527
Posted By monkeydad
I was having breakfast at a small local Burbank...

I was having breakfast at a small local Burbank breakfast spot when he pulled in driving a 1920's gigantic car of some kind.

He came in, knew the owners ordered food and chatted with the owners....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,161
Posted By monkeydad
I dropped mine in the mud, breaking my ankle, and...

I dropped mine in the mud, breaking my ankle, and still managed to pick the bike up.

I used this method. It works.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,564
Posted By monkeydad
If you're going to go trolling, you can do a lot...

If you're going to go trolling, you can do a lot better than that! C'mon man, that was lame.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,564
Posted By monkeydad
Excuse me while I go over to the Honda and Suzuki...

Excuse me while I go over to the Honda and Suzuki threads to complain about how sucky they are, even though I don't own one or intend to buy one....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,596
Posted By monkeydad
I rode two-up the other day, and a funny thing...

I rode two-up the other day, and a funny thing happened. The tires felt much more stable, they quieted down, and even handled better in the corners.

When I get back to Arizona from Kona, I'm going...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,596
Posted By monkeydad
Who said dangerous?:dunno I think I just...

Who said dangerous?:dunno

I think I just need to get used to a 50/50 tire vs an 80/20 tire.

K60's speed rated at 'S' only 112mph, for a motorcycle capable of far more than that. Tourances are...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By monkeydad
Holy cow is that thing clean!! Nice rest.

Holy cow is that thing clean!!

Nice rest.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,596
Posted By monkeydad
Sorry folks: K60's 150 rear, 110 front;...

Sorry folks:

K60's 150 rear, 110 front; tubeless.



Update:

About 300mi on them so far, all street and in the dry. They are starting to quite down, the super-squirmy feeling in corners is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,596
Posted By monkeydad
I almost went with Anakee's. I had them (twice)...

I almost went with Anakee's. I had them (twice) on my VStrom, and liked them a great deal.

Decent enough in dirt (I only do fire-roads) and almost sport bike handling on the street, and I had them...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,403
Posted By monkeydad
I broke my ankle wearing the Aerostich Combat...

I broke my ankle wearing the Aerostich Combat boots, a very low speed get-off on a wet dirt road (GS wearing stock tires with 90% of tread gone, not one of my smartest moves).

Digging this thread...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,133
Posted By monkeydad
Well done! (the post-analysis):clap With an...

Well done! (the post-analysis):clap

With an attitude like that you will have a long and fun riding career.
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,398
Posted By monkeydad
glas to see you on the mend! ..did that on a...

glas to see you on the mend!

..did that on a dirt road during a rain on my GS with stock tires. Broken ankle.

Physical therapy and lots of it will get you back fast, also take a lot of vitamin...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,466
Posted By monkeydad
I did something similar. I was rear-ended...

I did something similar.

I was rear-ended while stopped at a stop sign. Instinct took over and when the guy came towards me I clocked him with a roundhouse punch to the face.

We went our...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 901,022
Posted By monkeydad
sorry 'bout the zombie post resurrection :*sip*...

sorry 'bout the zombie post resurrection :*sip* I'm working' my way through the thread…..

As soon as I saw this I was like "holy shit what cool hack that would make"!! then I scrolled down and...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,097
Posted By monkeydad
I test road a GU Ural and found no problems...

I test road a GU Ural and found no problems operating the brake.

Also, the '14's are injected, not carbed. While I have not test road the '14, by the look of the pics on the Ural website, it looks...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,097
Posted By monkeydad
I hear ya

Zeid,

I live in Fountain Hills, and have a '12 R1200GS.

We came so close to buying a '13 Ural GU this last summer. We like to ride two-up a lot, and we have a 4 year old son and two labs that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,596
Posted By monkeydad
Good grief! I didn't see any of these...

Good grief!

I didn't see any of these warnings or get this kind of feedback from the shop.

Everyone has been saying they are THE tire.

I had Anakee's on my VStrom, and they were fantastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,596
Posted By monkeydad
Heidenau's

The OEM Tourance's lasted 8355mi on my 2012 R1200GS. The rear was pretty shagged, the front probably could have gone another 1-2K.

I ride two-up with bags most of the time, and on pavement, rarely...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,265
Posted By monkeydad
GS good to go

My wife and I ride two-up most of the time.

She likes the Harley for around-town stints, but hates it on the open road; it's a Softail Deuce.

She LOVES the GS everywhere! She especially...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 679,058
Posted By monkeydad
How odd, my '12 GS1200 has the same break in...

How odd, my '12 GS1200 has the same break in procedure.:evil
Shagged rear Tourance+deep loamy wet dirt=distal fib. fracture….

Do the physical therapy, it really does the trick. Mine is now three...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,757
Posted By monkeydad
-Get on. -Start bike. -Put it in 1st -Rock...

-Get on.
-Start bike.
-Put it in 1st
-Rock forward and drive off.

Simple!:wave
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 45,958
Posted By monkeydad
Keep those Stebel's protected from rain. They...

Keep those Stebel's protected from rain. They don't like to get wet.

I put one on my VStrom to combat the locals in San Jose area.

After I put it on, I called my wife to the garage to...
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