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Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:38 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
ok. Do you have paypal? I was thinking maybe...

ok.

Do you have paypal? I was thinking maybe I could send you a few bucks and you could send me a few lottery tickets? :lol3

Crappy joke, but seriously dude wtf? I have never bought a lottery...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Destruction testing is always fun :evil

Destruction testing is always fun :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 03:23 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Sounds good :thumb Back in the day (90s for...

Sounds good :thumb

Back in the day (90s for me) my Dad always threw straight weight oil in our older vehicles (30w mostly, with viscosity additives); he hated multiweight oil. He did always use...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Wow. What a ride that will be for him :eek1 If...

Wow. What a ride that will be for him :eek1 If there is any place on Earth that scares me on a motorcycle, its almost any place in Africa. Perhaps its an irrational fear... No place is more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:nah The financial difference between that...

:nah

The financial difference between that NSU screw hitting the cam chain somehow and the stripped drainplug is huge. You sir are a very lucky man :eek1

:cry Yeah, I know youre right. Im like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Yeah, I dont have any qualms taking local trips...

Yeah, I dont have any qualms taking local trips or trips around CONUS. My trip to SA would be all the way down one side and back up another, and that is a LOT of miles in bad conditions (with a 3rd...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 02:05 AM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Curious about your choice to run 15w-50 in your...

Curious about your choice to run 15w-50 in your DR- why? I mean, thicker viscosity of course. Thoughts on how the DR handles oil flow with thicker oil? Impact on transmission? Clutch feel? Engine...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Cool! Ill go ahead and take care of the battery...

Cool! Ill go ahead and take care of the battery then :1drink

I know the odo reset works as I did it when I purchased the Vapor (input mileage from mechanical speedo) :deal I never bothered redoing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 12:10 AM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Sorry I missed this... I installed mine into...

Sorry I missed this...

I installed mine into a highway dirtbikes top clamp with the vapor holder. I ended up modifying the wiring to accomodate separate direction signals, but you dont have to do...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Well thats the weird thing. The mileage in terms...

Well thats the weird thing. The mileage in terms of resettable odos reset every time it loses power. However, the main odometer for bike mileage does not reset. When the odo went screwy, it went from...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 07:41 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Vapor works great for me. Dont bother with the...

Vapor works great for me. Dont bother with the "dash" option- its made of cheap plastic that will crack into pieces from engine vibes.

Over the course of 30k miles, my vapor has had the odometer...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-12-2014, 10:39 PM
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Views: 88,681
Posted By GSF1200S
I rode the Richardson Hwy 3 times while I was...

I rode the Richardson Hwy 3 times while I was there. What a mind fuck. Everything looks so different now from what pics I can find. The weather was 70s and sunny and now it looks like.. well.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Yup. Like you I always use the spoons I carry...

Yup. Like you I always use the spoons I carry with me. Im using the motion pro spoons from procycle which arent very long (but saves me from carrying a wrench/socket for the rear axle nut).

:beer ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:cry/:lol3 Trust me man, youll look back and...

:cry/:lol3

Trust me man, youll look back and laugh at this. I cant tell you how pissed I was the first time I pinched a tube. Its happened twice to me- both times I was in a hurry and started...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 10:48 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:huh Dude, the link in your sig doesnt work....

:huh

Dude, the link in your sig doesnt work. I was fucking with you and trying to say that id like for that link not to be dead.

You took that the wrong way, and im pretty sure it was obvious...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:hmmmmm Ok, sure. Why the hell not? I still...

:hmmmmm

Ok, sure. Why the hell not? I still dont know what you mean. You have to break it down for us dumb folk :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Im actually shocked that twatwaffle is a word; I...

Im actually shocked that twatwaffle is a word; I figured it was slang :lol3 (nvm: i am an asshat for not realizing I was reading a slang dictionary)

I dont really understand your question however...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:csm There is no doubt his unbending...

:csm

There is no doubt his unbending approach has resulted in a standard many of us respect. I bet if Derek had a link in his sig for a turbodiesel corvette for example, the link wouldnt be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:eek1 Im pretty sure I did 30k + miles...

:eek1

Im pretty sure I did 30k + miles without that washer. I know for a fact it wasnt on that bolt- I very carefully took stock of everything when I tore it down to do the NSU. I havent had any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
The 2008 is a great year :thumb Its slightly...

The 2008 is a great year :thumb Its slightly faster than the rest, just trust me!

Suspension others are more qualified to help you with, but DEFINITELY do it- totally worth it. I would suggest...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 04:08 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Unfortunately, I need to be thinking about a new...

Unfortunately, I need to be thinking about a new rear shock soon. My bumper has shock fluid on it and the shaft has little traces of fluid on it :cry

I cant complain though. Its a stock shock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Are you insane? Wtf did you do when it was...

Are you insane? Wtf did you do when it was snowing or there was ice on the ground?? Even if I had studs and god himself shipped me the tires, Id be too afraid of all the other asshats on the road to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Id get condemned off this thread if I posted a...

Id get condemned off this thread if I posted a picture of mine :hide

I couldnt keep mine clean to save my life..
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 01:31 AM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:deal Thanks for the correction :1drink

:deal

Thanks for the correction :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 03:40 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
:nod Halfway through 2003. You can look...

:nod

Halfway through 2003. You can look towards the front of the cylinder where the jug connects to the case and see the metal tab sticking out.

04-09 is pretty much the same. I believe minor...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 11:37 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
606 washed on me even after I had my suspension...

606 washed on me even after I had my suspension done. I do think it is a different strokes deal; I imagine a great part of which tires are "better" depends on how you ride.

Heard people have great...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
I am now commuting on a DR, at least for a few...

I am now commuting on a DR, at least for a few months. I will still not run less than a 270/244 :lol3

I hear you though and great thoughts :freaky If/when I go to South America, the rear tire...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 96,403
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Posted By GSF1200S
I absolutely do not like at all the 606 front....

I absolutely do not like at all the 606 front. That tire seems to have some kind of spirit that tells it to wash out at random. I cant say I have crashed due to this tendency, but ive gotten really...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
I think ill try the 244 rear next. I have a kenda...

I think ill try the 244 rear next. I have a kenda 270 atm and I dont like how it acts when pushed. The TR8 is GREAT though..
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
My mouse racing handgaurds fit too. I carefully...

My mouse racing handgaurds fit too. I carefully had to bend my levers with a pair of vice grips and a rubber mallet, but I kept the balls of my levers and it works
:dunno
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Like you, I really like the TR8 front. I have...

Like you, I really like the TR8 front. I have repeatedly said however that it seems to plow on me at slow speeds in sand; its great everywhere else, even sand at higher speeds.

Do you not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
I cannot tell you how quiet compared to stock as...

I cannot tell you how quiet compared to stock as my bike came with a powercore 4 exhaust- its MUCH MUCH quieter than that I can tell you for sure :huh:lol3 I had some local ADVers take pictures...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By GSF1200S
I run the muffler off a 00-01 GSXR 600/750...

I run the muffler off a 00-01 GSXR 600/750 (x35f0x stamped on side; x40f0x is the best if you can find it) and a keintech midpipe. The aftermarket pipes are all loud as shit and need to be repacked....
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 11:00 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
I would put them back in with the same order as...

I would put them back in with the same order as they came out. I dont think its catastrophic so long as you get the metal-fiber-metal-fiber order right, but considering the clutch has "broke-in"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
Worse than being bitched at, ripped up, cut down...

Worse than being bitched at, ripped up, cut down or insulted is being ignored.

It is preferable for everyone to bitch about Derek than ignore him, as it inherently gives Derek's presence value...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By GSF1200S
tjoseph you arent alone :cry I destroy a...

tjoseph you arent alone :cry

I destroy a pilot road 3 in about 3500 miles on my Bandit, and dirt tires I can approach 4000 but only exceed it if it becomes a street only tire. I do seem to get...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 96,403
Views: 18,188,636
Posted By GSF1200S
Definitely a rare situation for a DR. I'd still...

Definitely a rare situation for a DR. I'd still be worried about something having caused it. That just doesn't seem right.

Anyways, forget buying that $600 one. Now is a great time to consider...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 96,403
Views: 18,188,636
Posted By GSF1200S
I have extensive experience with heidenaus.. I...

I have extensive experience with heidenaus.. I could get 4000 out of a rear, but that was going to bald and being insane about pressures. I can get about the same mileage out of a 270 (mixed.. all...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 88,681
Posted By GSF1200S
Amazing pic! Seems to be a tendency in AK to have...

Amazing pic! Seems to be a tendency in AK to have a cloud or fog dancing midway up the side of hills quite often. Great looking stuff...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 88,681
Posted By GSF1200S
Heres a video I took with the gopro on Salmon...

Heres a video I took with the gopro on Salmon Glacier Road out of Hyder, AK/ Stewart, B.C.

The audio sucks, and I ride really slow, but it was a beautiful day. As I mentioned to Alcan Rider, my...
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