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Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Returned home last week, late Sunday afternoon....

Returned home last week, late Sunday afternoon. Total miles about 5,200. Ride report to follow. Some cold, wet days. Incredible views, beautiful parts of America.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Frontpointer1000
The bike is packed. Put on new tires yesterday,...

The bike is packed. Put on new tires yesterday, new oil filter and changed the oil today and changed the final drive shaft oil. Heated gear wasn't working so switched out the old pigtail from the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Utah to Washington, DC and back again (Tomorrow!)

Hey folks:


Tomorrow I will be taking off on a 5000 mile journey from Alpine, Utah to Washington, DC, and then back again. I'm hoping to meet up with a friend and have lunch with him around...
Forum: Americas 09-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Frontpointer1000
No camping

This is what I'm talking about. Machinebuilder, thanks for the good info. As I scoped out the areas we would be riding through, the Calderwood area looked like a good place to camp. Guess I will be...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Changing the route

J Downs and Renzo,
Thanks for the comments, guys.

I was out in Hawaii a few months ago for my brother's wedding. Man I loved that place, you live in a great state Renzo!

J Downs, I can't agree...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Iron Butt - Bun Burner 1500 in NY/PA/OH/TN/NC questions

Hey guys, my buddy and I are planning a Bun Burner trip for the first week in November. Work constraints won't let up until then. We are starting on Long Island and want to end up in the Tail of...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Question F650GS HT rear top rack fitment with Caribou Luggage problems

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 57,941
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Ordered two sets of lights last week - they came...

Ordered two sets of lights last week - they came a couple of days ago, shipping VERY fast.

One set for my Hella FF50s, H-7 bulbs in 4300 K.

One set to put into my regular headlight. I ride an...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 72,735
Posted By Frontpointer1000
rick: PM'd ya. I think we can come up with a...

rick:
PM'd ya. I think we can come up with a mounting system.:clap
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 72,735
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Add me to the list of pre-'05 F650 owners who...

Add me to the list of pre-'05 F650 owners who want a rack. I'll pay today.
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 739,499
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Roger - quick question for you: I used to...

Roger - quick question for you:

I used to have the Caribou cases and racks on my 2002 KLR 650 - which were awesome. When I sold the KLR, I kept the cases and racks. I just bought some racks for my...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Show me your light set-up!

The November issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has a great review of different light set-ups...so it got me thinking, "What are some of the light combinations out there?"

Tell me your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,787
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Lumpyboy: nice...I pulled out my Optimate and...

Lumpyboy: nice...I pulled out my Optimate and sure enough, there is an attachment that connects to the battery, ran it under the plastics and ...presto! perfect easy connection. Thanks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,787
Posted By Frontpointer1000
I'd seen in some other threads that the computer...

I'd seen in some other threads that the computer onboard may not accept the cycling of the trickle charger and may actually turn off the cable, then it wouldn't accept the charge, even though the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,787
Posted By Frontpointer1000
JDLuke - good advice - this is what I was looking...

JDLuke - good advice - this is what I was looking for, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,787
Posted By Frontpointer1000
How to trickle charge the F650GS...?

...without taking off all the plastic around the battery and crap?

Is there a way to back charge from the accessory electric cable?
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Frontpointer1000
I work in a hospital where I use "universal...

I work in a hospital where I use "universal adhesive remover" swabs - much like little alcohol swabs. Have a handful in my pocket right now (that can be taken several ways)... I use them to clean...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By Frontpointer1000
I pulled out my liner last year and totally...

I pulled out my liner last year and totally forgot about the liner. Found it last night and will be putting it back in the jacket. In the cold wintermonths, I usually ride with: Eider...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Yeah - I read that thread. I think that thread...

Yeah - I read that thread. I think that thread may be an example of the loud minority - anynoe who is upset about the service they have received will be pretty voiceful. Satisfied people tend to just...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Frontpointer1000
I did a search - granted I didn't read through...

I did a search - granted I didn't read through all 100 threads, but I didn't see any horror stories that aren't to be expected with any kind of customer service related industry. Care to enlighten...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Yeah - I'm curious about the Rick Mayer issues as...

Yeah - I'm curious about the Rick Mayer issues as well. I just placed an order and found them to be great. Sure, I still have to actually go through the process of sending the pan, having it fitted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,454
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Just placed an order with Rick Mayer - I ride an...

Just placed an order with Rick Mayer - I ride an '03 F650GS. I am 5'9" and 150 lbs soaking wet. I do a lot of riding in the cold weather so I am also having Rick's team put in a heating element - one...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Norsman - sent a PM...:deal

Norsman - sent a PM...:deal
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Beans...

HCB - the chili thing goes without saying, I was thinking, BESIDES eating chili, what do you recommend for a heated seat? The real question with the chili is WHAT kind of beans to add?
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Heated seats - suggestions???

So I'm getting a Rick Mayer custom seat and want to have a heated element installed at the same time - any recommendations?

Apparently he will install a heating pad if you ship that with the pan,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Frontpointer1000
You guys are right on. So what I did was remove...

You guys are right on. So what I did was remove the grip completely off the bar. I then peeled back the lateral (furthest side outward) end of the grip about one and a half to two inches or so. This...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Need help: severed wires on heated grips F650GS

While attempting to clean the inner workings of the grips/handlebars/control switches and housing unit on the right side of the handlebar (after a little sandy incident), the wires to the heated grip...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Spanker - with the autoswitch, when you do...

Spanker -
with the autoswitch, when you do need to turn off the lights (because your highbeams are on as well, correct?), do you just switch off your highs and then both the PIAAs and the high...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Short list of a few things I am doing to the bike...

Short list of a few things I am doing to the bike in the next few months:
Fastways - a definite.
Caribou luggage system. Switching it over from my KLR.
New seat. Options: Sargent, Corbin, Rich's -...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By Frontpointer1000
NextRide and Just Jeff - great info, keep it...

NextRide and Just Jeff - great info, keep it coming.
I'm definitely still in the research phase, if I can't get to Barrow, then no worries - that's not the final purpose of the trip. There are many...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By Frontpointer1000
...or there abouts... We don't need roads...

...or there abouts...

We don't need roads the entire way, right? Still working out many of the logistics. If there is no way to get the Barrow by bike, so be it, but I've been in some pretty...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Recommendations for extended travel on an f650 GS

Best long-distance wind screen for f650 GS? Looking to make a few changes preparatory to a Key West to Barrow ride next year. Some shorter trips to NewFoundland as well, maybe a quick IBA tour, so...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Frontpointer1000
...oh. I also didn't mention that drop #2 ripped...

...oh. I also didn't mention that drop #2 ripped the "magic button" clear off. Which is weird since I wasn't going that hard. Sand on a single track with a steep hill to the left and no where to go...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Frontpointer1000
took an awesome trail along another railroad...

took an awesome trail along another railroad today - gorgeous, amazing... dropped the bike and got stuck afew too many times. A one hour ride turned into a 4 hour epic. Sore, tired, beat to Hell......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Bump'in for joy - looks like there are a few...

Bump'in for joy - looks like there are a few local riders near here - we should get together and ride.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Trail rides near Boston-recommendations?

New to the area - I'm looking for new trail rides near Boston. I don't care if they are dirt, gravel, single track, old railroad trails, fire roads, forest trails, whatever - I just want fun and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,444
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Old railroads are a blast. Just found one in my...

Old railroads are a blast. Just found one in my neighborhood (near Boston, Mass). Was riding through the twisties and saw an old access/maintenance road on the other side of a river. Found the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By Frontpointer1000
There's plenty of room at my house - no need to...

There's plenty of room at my house - no need to camp in the yard. I live in Cambridge, right outside of Boston. If you are in the neighborhood, you are welcome to a warm meal and a good shower. Or...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,390
Posted By Frontpointer1000
I would agree with Mayday - they are on the small...

I would agree with Mayday - they are on the small size. I thought I'd be swimming in the larges, but they are tight at the tips. I thought my fingers were perhaps just a bit long. They are snug...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,390
Posted By Frontpointer1000
Got my gear!

I was surprised at how fast everything shipped - the gloves fit perfectly, if not just a bit short in the fingers. The jacket liner is snug. This morning's commute was about 15 minutes long, so...
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