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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,731
Posted By Powers77
I recall a thread from another forum from about...

I recall a thread from another forum from about 20 years ago where the poster basically said that insurance was for idiots who could not do math.

A couple of years later he is giving some chick a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By Powers77
The un/under is much more expensive out West....

The un/under is much more expensive out West. Found this out during my move from IN to NV. When I moved I had a $4 million umbrella. When I got to NV first of all they would only offer $2 million....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,168
Posted By Powers77
Bike insurance underwriting makes no sense most...

Bike insurance underwriting makes no sense most of the time.
I can't understand the logic of different rates on the un/under insured. The real exposure is for the uninsured liability and has little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,840
Posted By Powers77
It was back in 2000 but the Beach tour the wife...

It was back in 2000 but the Beach tour the wife and I took in New Zealand was excellent. Well organized and good accommodations. Think we had the option to go off on our own but we had a small group...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,471
Posted By Powers77
I have taught in 3 different states. Retakes were...

I have taught in 3 different states. Retakes were always free.
Secondly IMHO they should not have rushed the class the way they did. Reschedule the final day if needed but don't extend the days....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Powers77
Thanks for the responses. It is under warranty...

Thanks for the responses. It is under warranty at this point and the dealer called today and said they will be replacing the fuel pump. Will take a few days to come in and expect it done in about a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Powers77
No worries as the Kalifornians like to say. I...

No worries as the Kalifornians like to say.
I DO need to ride the thing more than I do. Just really frustrated that it won't cooperate when I'm ready.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Powers77
Pissed [QUOTE=lhendrik;19408588]Well you could ride the...

[QUOTE=lhendrik;19408588]Well you could ride the flippin thing, or sell it.[/QUO

I can only ride the FLIPPIN thing if it will start. Think I'm being jacked around by either the dealer or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Powers77
Starting Problem 2009 GSA

For the third time now I'm having the same starting problem with my GSA. Cranks but will not start.
Round one - Dealer indicated it was a fuel pump relay that went bad and it was replaced.
Round...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,563
Posted By Powers77
What? None in a backpack?

What? None in a backpack?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,352
Posted By Powers77
Checking his still?:D

Checking his still?:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,766,715
Posted By Powers77
Bad choice of verbiage on my part. I did not...

Bad choice of verbiage on my part. I did not mean to imply that one can't ever use a rear brake in a turn.
It was just that when I saw the photo in question I could just envision her hammering the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,766,715
Posted By Powers77
She is going to need that gear the first time she...

She is going to need that gear the first time she panics and uses the "covered" rear brake in a turn.
And why the hell is she flipping us off? She doesn't even know us.:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,032
Posted By Powers77
Have had this happen to my 2009 twice now. Last...

Have had this happen to my 2009 twice now. Last time was when went to go for a ride Saturday and had it towed to the shop. First time it was some sort of a relay on the fuel pump. They told me it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,884
Posted By Powers77
As others have said its a matter of getting your...

As others have said its a matter of getting your suspension dialed in. The GS is a great handling bike once its set up right. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,469
Posted By Powers77
When mine did that it was the fuel pump relay as...

When mine did that it was the fuel pump relay as noted in the post above.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By Powers77
Kind of in a similar situation. Have a 2009 GSA...

Kind of in a similar situation. Have a 2009 GSA I bought with 400 miles one it. Have it pretty well set up the way I want it, Not riding it nearly enough for a variety of reasons and have wondered...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Powers77
Dealer Service Manager thinking the same thing. ...

Dealer Service Manager thinking the same thing.
Scheduled for a pick up Tuesday when they open.
Thanks to all for the responses.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Powers77
Bike not starting

Probably a low battery. Got it on the tender now but so far just cranking and no catching.
Double checked the emergency switch to run, on center stand with side stand up, pulling in the clutch but...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By Powers77
Thanks for the feedback. Exactly what I needed.

Thanks for the feedback. Exactly what I needed.
Forum: Americas 08-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By Powers77
Moab and North Rim Grand Canyon

Looking for info on reasonable, clean, comfortable lodging near Moab and the North Rim.
Does not need to be one of the chains though they are ok if the price is right.
Also interested in any first...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,334
Posted By Powers77
Sorry for the hijack but XB12R where did you get...

Sorry for the hijack but XB12R where did you get the world map stickers? I like.
On the packing for two up. On my 97GS I had the Top o Line rear rack vs. a top box. When it came to two up camping...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Powers77
Think you have to be logged in or you can't see...

Think you have to be logged in or you can't see it. BTDT
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,173
Posted By Powers77
First, I'm assuming you meant to say they are...

First, I'm assuming you meant to say they are insisting on totaling the bike vs. the car?
Second, perhaps I'm being a simpleton but my expectation would be to be able to call my insurance company...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,268
Posted By Powers77
Bought the same bike about a year ago except PO...

Bought the same bike about a year ago except PO had installed Rox Risers. Bar position is pretty much perfect. Bought it and proceeded to ride it 500 miles home with no issue save the seat which I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,122
Posted By Powers77
Yes, just loosen it up good and try to raise it...

Yes, just loosen it up good and try to raise it all the way up. You will see that the "nub" keeps it from going all the way up, stopping it about 2 notches short of the full up position. I did mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,122
Posted By Powers77
Did mine today and did a short test ride. Think...

Did mine today and did a short test ride. Think its going to improve things a bit and I loved the price of it.
Hoping it saves me the $ on a replacement WS. Especially as I really prefer the look...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By Powers77
If you go to their site they list several dealers...

If you go to their site they list several dealers that participate in a "Ride and Buy" program. The way it was explained to me, you can try one out before purchase from them. Saw two heights at a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,918
Posted By Powers77
As many others have said its a great road bike in...

As many others have said its a great road bike in numerous ways.
I was just thinking about this on my Saturday ride this weekend. I've had the pleasure of owning several bikes of various styles. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,428
Posted By Powers77
Shocks been replaced? When and with what? ...

Shocks been replaced? When and with what? Fairly big ticket item.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Powers77
Anyone have a photo? Would like to see what we...

Anyone have a photo? Would like to see what we are discussing here.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Powers77
Ohlins, you will be due before too long anyway. ...

Ohlins, you will be due before too long anyway. My 1100 GS needed them in the late 20's. Huge improvement over stock.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Powers77
Make sure you are in the ball park dollar wise...

Make sure you are in the ball park dollar wise via KBB, Motorcycle Consumer News or the like. Then just stay patient. Think you can find what you are looking for with lower miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,085
Posted By Powers77
Think most on this site would agree the GS is a...

Think most on this site would agree the GS is a super compromise when you want to have the option of leaving pavement for fire roads etc...
Last summer I was on a C14. Not a sportbike but not far...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Powers77
I've had the sheepskin and bike riding shorts...

I've had the sheepskin and bike riding shorts with the padding make a considerable difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,273
Posted By Powers77
Wow, can't even imagine. I'm afraid my head...

Wow, can't even imagine. I'm afraid my head would have exploded with that situation. When we moved to IL in 2000 the Sec. of State still had not issued our IL title 8 months later and I had started...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,273
Posted By Powers77
As others have said you will find them to be true...

As others have said you will find them to be true enthusiast and down to earth good people to deal with. I don't live anywhere near there any longer but if I were within a days drive and in the...
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