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Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,091
Posted By Vector Leto
It would be kinda fun to thrash one...:wink: ...

It would be kinda fun to thrash one...:wink:

Anyway, looking forward to this report!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 514,903
Posted By Vector Leto
Yeah, but they look sooo nice naked! :nod

Yeah, but they look sooo nice naked! :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 348,444
Posted By Vector Leto
Nice pics of the skid plate

Was install pretty straight forward?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By Vector Leto
To those of you that have the larger after market...

To those of you that have the larger after market BMW skid plate:

http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Skid-plates-for-the-R1200GS-W/i-C3j7zhn/0/X2/r1200gsw_skid_plate-X2.jpg

It looks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Vector Leto
A few more photos

Near Bostetter camp ground
http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Jackpot-2014/i-932wSW3/0/L/photo%202-2-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
How about Southern Idaho riders?

http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Jackpot-2014/i-SgNR9Gw/0/L/IMG_1377-L.jpg

Check out the ride report here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24394304#post24394304)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
Nice photos!

Here's one from a recent ride:
http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Jackpot-2014/i-SgNR9Gw/0/L/IMG_1377-L.jpg

Check out the ride report....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Vector Leto
Idaho Falls, ID to Jackpot, NV... mostly dirty

A riding buddy decided to put together a dual sport route that was new to him. He has explored the region to the north and east of Idaho Falls, but never south and west. So, he spent many hours on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By Vector Leto
While you don't have to remove the skid plate to...

While you don't have to remove the skid plate to do an oil change, you will have to stick you fingers through the access hole on the bottom of the plate to get at the oil drain plug. I thought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By Vector Leto
Thanks for all the feedback. Two things...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Two things surprise me about the results so far:


The number of people that run the OEM plate.
The low number for the TouraTech plate... isn't there some...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By Vector Leto
Skid plates for R1200GS and GSA water cooled bikes

I haven't heard a lot about skid plates in the other farkles threads, so...

Here's a list of the skid plates currently available for the water cooled R1200GS and GSA.

Altrider...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
Jackson ride

Headed out to Jackson yesterday. Here's the route:
http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Other/Jackson-Ride-June-2014/i-kdsRNmb/0/L/Jackson_ride_June_2014-L.jpg

View from the top of Teton pass....
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,836
Posted By Vector Leto
I think it might be a bit more than that mileage...

I think it might be a bit more than that mileage wise, but your time estimate is probably close.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
Here's a link to a trip report...

Here's a link to a trip report (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491611) I did a few years back, which shows a possible route. The gist of it is that once you're on Antelope Creek Rd.,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
Of all the bikes I've ridden, this one is my...

Of all the bikes I've ridden, this one is my favorite. :nod
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
Island Park ride

Went up to Island Park and Mesa Falls. Tried to go up Fish Creek, but it's still snowed-in. Figured it would be.

Here's the route more or less. We actually took Henry's Fork scenic byway from...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,002
Posted By Vector Leto
Waiting too

Bought my bike in March. Dealer said cases should arrive in April. Now the date is sometime in June.

Dealer said something about a manufacturing issue at Touratech, who apparently makes theses...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
:nono

:nono
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Vector Leto
http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Other/First-Real-Rid...

http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Other/First-Real-Ride-R1200GSA/i-FWxPQBH/0/L/IMG_1280-L.jpg

This Wolfman Peak tail bag...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
Still lots of snow!

Brought my bike home last Friday. I had to wait until all this snow melted:
http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-R1200GS-Adventure/i-FWFv2Dh/1/L/IMG_1272-L.jpg

Took it up for my first...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,300
Posted By Vector Leto
SW-Motech Stuff

So, I asked Kevin (twistedthrottle (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=3070)) if the SW-Motech cylinder guards would fit the GSAW (with its OEM crash bars). Here's Kevin's response:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
Finally brought it home!

Today, I got to bring home my new GS Adventure. It took me awhile to get one. The GS Adventure is the bike that I gravitated toward as I began to get interested in motorcycling. I knew it was too...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
Goldwing is a pretty apt description. Still want...

Goldwing is a pretty apt description. Still want to do some off road though. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By Vector Leto
Do you mean "which tires came with your bike as...

Do you mean "which tires came with your bike as OEM", or "which tires did YOU install"?.

Mine came with the Anakee 3s. I'm wondering which brands come OEM in the US. Just curious. Sounds like...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Vector Leto
My guess is that a new screen would have a more...

My guess is that a new screen would have a more discernible effect. If it's easy for you to machine those wedges, it might be interesting to give it a try and see what happens. I also wonder if...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
Sweet! ^^^^

I might have to do this.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
^^^^

That's cool. Need more photos though. Especially a front shot!:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty good. ...

It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty good. Just about as good as can be expected on this type of bike. I've heard some owners of prior model GSAs say that the new bike isn't quite as good...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
^^^ Thanks for the tip Gravel Rash. This...

^^^

Thanks for the tip Gravel Rash. This sounds like a really good idea.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
Aluminum fly wire... Does that mean stuff you'd...

Aluminum fly wire... Does that mean stuff you'd use for a screen door? Could you post a photo?

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Vector Leto
Yep. However, those black and yellow F8s are my...

Yep. However, those black and yellow F8s are my favorite ones :pynd
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Vector Leto
:nod Thought about going with blue and a...

:nod

Thought about going with blue and a rally seat, but I like the stock seat and didn't want to take a chance with the rally.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 157,146
Posted By Vector Leto
Same situation here. How long did they tell you...

Same situation here. How long did they tell you it would be? I was told two weeks.

http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-1190-vs-BMW-R1200GSW/i-s3VKsfm/0/M/IMG_1245-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Vector Leto
? I was going to go with white, but when I...

?

I was going to go with white, but when I saw the olive green in person I decided to go with that. One aspect of the color scheme that's difficult to appreciate via video or photo is the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
I have a deposit down on an R1200GS Adventure.

I have a deposit down on an R1200GS Adventure.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,453
Posted By Vector Leto
2012 KTM 990 Adventure R, Idaho Falls, ID

Letting locals know that I'm selling my bike. PM me if interested. Totally willing to negotiate price, especially for an easy local sale.

Link to ad...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,498
Posted By Vector Leto
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By Vector Leto
Ok, I've now ridden both bikes. Here's my take.

The bottom line is that the wind protection from the wind screen is similar between the two bikes.

Standard

Windscreen moves/vibrates less
Less turbulent
More air pressure on shoulders

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,498
Posted By Vector Leto
2014. KTM 1190 Adventure. R1200GSW Adventure. Back-to-back test rides

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to test ride the KTM 1190 Adventure (standard) and the R1200GSW Adventure. After each ride, I took some notes of my impressions of the bike. I know it's...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,087
Posted By Vector Leto
Photos and a video of my bike

2012 990 R
http://vectorleto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/IngnitionwirebundleKTM990R/i-82bvP89/0/M/IMG_1235-M.jpg
Wire bundle between the plastic and frame.

...
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