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Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By John Harden
Auxiliary lights for BMW RT

Been wanting to install some auxiliary lights on my 09 RT. Purpose of them will be to make me more visible to traffic. Something that pulsates a bit (if legal) would maybe be a good idea.
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Forum: Face plant 08-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 41,899
Posted By John Harden
Winds

I totally believe that. Luckily, the winds die down some by the time they get South to where Ontario airport is. Still, they are sometimes blowing hard even down there. I've been unfortunate...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 41,899
Posted By John Harden
Winds

Yup, that's them!!!
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 41,899
Posted By John Harden
Winds

Unfortunately yes. SoCal, Inland Empire. Winds come down through Cajon pass. Most of the time they don't gust over 50 or 60, but occasionally, they record gusts over 100. Every fall we see the...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 41,899
Posted By John Harden
HIgh profile

The high profile was about the only thing I didn't like about my GS Adv. We get horrific winds that occasionally gust to over 100 mph. At times, I'd be riding at 10-20 mph on highway leaning 20...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 319,496
Posted By John Harden
Sirius/XM Mount on 08 RT?

Hi,

I'm looking for a way to mount a Sirius radio and antennae to my 08 RT? Bike has a Zumo 550 handlebar mount that is unused. Darn Zumo's keep dying or I'd just install the "puck" antennae...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,840
Posted By John Harden
Broken bike

Just talked to the dealer. They're going to text me some pictures shortly and are building a repair estimate, but they indicated that it dropped a valve on the right side and needs a new piston,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,840
Posted By John Harden
Valves

Bike has over 90,000 miles, so there have been a lot of valve adjustments/checks done on it, all by me (using JimVB's video).

Historically, they are never far out of spec. This time, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,840
Posted By John Harden
Clank

This is correct. It had some valve train/cylinder noise on the right side, so I adjusted the valves and did an oil change the day before. The exhaust valves on the right were WAY loose. The noise...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,840
Posted By John Harden
My motor went Clank, Crunch, Rattle, BANG!!!!!

93,000 miles on my 07 GS Adventure and was riding in to work on Friday when it made the horrible sounds in the thread title and died. :eek1

It sounded very expensive.

Had it towed to my local...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By John Harden
Ktm

Thanks for the replies guys. After talking it over with the wife, I decided to get a street bike as it better suits my needs. Found a great, used RT, so I bought that today.

Our 6 year old now...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By John Harden
KTM as next bike?

My 07 GSA went off the deep end the other day on the way to work. Lots of loud clunking and clanging from the motor, which will probably be expensive. Had it towed to the dealer. I'll get it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,326,534
Posted By John Harden
Travel pics

Here are some of my favorites from the same trip.


This section of road was so much fun that I ran it about 5 or 6 times. :evil
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By John Harden
Tranny

Shop called yesterday. Took a test ride and they think it's the Tranny. 5 hours labor to open it up and diagnose the problem. Cha-ching!!!!!:cry
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By John Harden
Bike

Had it towed to the dealer yesterday morning. No call yet, so they must be busy. I'll let you know when they let me know.

Thanks for the ideas!!!

EDIT: Looks like its going to be awhile. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By John Harden
Bike

Thanks for the suggestions. Clutch is original, but seems to solidly engage/disengage. U-joint or bearings are good ideas. Had a U-joint going bad on an old truck a number of years ago and it does...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By John Harden
Help - Weird Vibration

Original owner of well maintained, 2007 GS Adventure with 80,000 miles on it. Bike has been about as trouble free as you can get.

Leaving work tonight and as I enter the toll road, I feel a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Trip Report

Headed to bed soon. I'll write and post more when I can.

My goal is to memorialize the trip for myself and as a learning tool for my young son.

Not really sure if anyone is following, as I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Swiss Alps

Yes, it is cold, but the temperature isn't nearly as bad as you might think!!! I'm a total sissy when it comes to being cold. Here in SoCal, when the winter temps drop to less than 50F, I break out...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Swiss Alps

Log book says I had 2 beers in one of the small local bars last night. There were only 4-5 other patrons and the bartender spoke very little English. It was a good night.

Up early the next...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Andermatt

Andermatt, in case you weren't aware is a central hub for motorcycle exploration of the Swiss Alps.

Hotel Monopol Metropol is one of the standby's for motorcycle riders. This makes perfect sense...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
On to Andermatt!!!!!

This was going to be a long day. I didn't help that I stopped frequently to take photos of the country side.

In case you hadn't picked up on this through the trip report, I don't much care for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Ride report

Sorry for the slight delay.

Its been a busy week here with my 2 and 5 year old.

Never fear!!! My log book is right here and I'm prepared to pick up where I left off.

The best is yet...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Still moving

After the first day or two, I noticed that I wasn't writing all that much in my log book, so I re-doubled my efforts and attempted to write something every time I pulled over and shut off the bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Switzerland!!!!

Log book says I slept over 9 hours last night. Must have felt good. I was up at 8, had a very quick breakfast at the hotel and decided to get some quick shopping in before leaving town. Bought a few...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Very long day

This has been a long day and its time to head back to Corvara. I wound up driving further and further South East, down and out of the mountains to where the roads were flat, curvy and fun. Without...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
I think I did in fact hit Passo Giau. There were...

I think I did in fact hit Passo Giau. There were a few passes where the shops were closed and/or didn't have stickers available for sale. I have most of them, but that may have been one I missed.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Its a Cannon, Powershot A620. Pretty old camera...

Its a Cannon, Powershot A620. Pretty old camera with 7.1MP. I like it cause it uses AA batteries which seem to last forever and it really does take great pics.
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
SouthEast

SR 203 and 204 headed South towards Belluna looked inviting, so I headed that way, then turned North on the A51 towards Cortina. It was overcast with a few sprinkles. My log book says the temp on...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Continuing on

It had already been a long morning and I was getting hungry, so it was time to press on. I continued down the pass to a cute little village called Sottoguda.

I think I was the only tourist in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Same stop

Here's a few more pics from this same stop. The lake is called Lago de Fedaia.

The mountain lake was beautiful. Off on the left you can just see the other side of the covered road from the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Long day

I hadn't been sleeping all that well so far on the trip and routinely woke up at 4 AM every morning. Last night I slept like the dead for 11 hours straight and woke up at 8. :clap

Had a great...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Corvara, Italy

The mountain roads in the Dolomites are extremely well maintained. Before the tunnels through the mountains and the highways, they were the only way to get around. They follow the countours of the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Trip report

It's getting late. I'll try to post more in the morning. If that doesn't work out, it'll take a couple more days as we're taking the kids to Disneyland tomorrow afternoon and Friday.

Baby...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Dolomites

Next morning, it was off for some fun riding. I was staying a few nights at Hotel Posta Zirm, so the plan was to head out for a day of riding, sightseeing, lunch, more riding, then wind up back at...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Dolomites

Food in Italy is wonderful, cheap, and plentiful. Mountain towns are the best for this as they don't see nearly the tourist traffic that the bigger cities do.

Obligatory food pic:
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Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,616
Posted By John Harden
Epic ride through Dolomites and Alps

Well, this ride report is a few years late, but spare me the bitchin' as I've been busy!!!

Right up front, it needs to be said that the love of my life allowed her husband to take 2+ weeks off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,560
Posted By John Harden
Skiing

We had similiar conditions here in SoCal during the heavy spring rains. Fortunately, I was in my truck, but we had areas on the highway where the water was 4-6" deep.

I've hit these in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By John Harden
No worries man. I'm often the worst offender...

No worries man. I'm often the worst offender when it comes to this. I'll sometimes post what I'm certain is brilliant advice to a problem that never existed.

Oh well, I"m sure I meant well. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By John Harden
Reading is fundamental

[quote=Anorak]If the valves were tight enough to keep it from starting, Id be inclined to at least do a compression test if not a cylinder leakdown. /quote]

Ummm, thanks for the advice, but did...
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