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Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,704
Posted By RudyBoy
I use my ESA all the time, but if your load...

I use my ESA all the time, but if your load weight never varies (luggage, two-up, etc) , and you are always on pavement, then it sounds like you are not a strong candidate for needing ESA.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By RudyBoy
Depends - operating a motorbike is not for...

Depends - operating a motorbike is not for everyone. My gf absolutely loves riding as a passenger, but has no interest whatsoever in owning her own bike . . .
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By RudyBoy
I also have the Rainier, and the soft rubbery...

I also have the Rainier, and the soft rubbery bottom seems to not scratch the paint, even though I am often riding in dirt etc. No major obstructions, etc. In addition to some of the items you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 820,888
Posted By RudyBoy
The perfect load - 100 pounds of passenger, 110...

The perfect load - 100 pounds of passenger, 110 pounds of backpacks!

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-J8JmHV6/0/XL/i-J8JmHV6-XL1.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,267
Posted By RudyBoy
Ditto, a couple times, including . . . right now!...

Ditto, a couple times, including . . . right now! Need to add "oil change" to my to-do list this weekend. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,124
Posted By RudyBoy
A friend of mine has an older Yamaha 750 that...

A friend of mine has an older Yamaha 750 that came with this for adjusting valves - how cool is that? As for the GS oil cap, yeah, I just put it on finger tight. I can usually undo it weeks later...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,928
Posted By RudyBoy
I know the 1200's are tubeless, but this is what...

I know the 1200's are tubeless, but this is what low pressure did to my Dakar while riding in rocks one day. As for the pump, I'm not clear as to how it's not fitting, but I know I've had to moisten...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,748
Posted By RudyBoy
I rarely do better than 35-38 with my '09 GSA - I...

I rarely do better than 35-38 with my '09 GSA - I always have the boxes, and usually 75-85mph. It has nearly 10 gals of gas, but I cannot count on more than a 300 mile range. But, if I average at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 216,584
Posted By RudyBoy
Alvord Desert, SE Oregon ...

Alvord Desert, SE Oregon

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Steens-2006/i-X9wKq43/1/XL/2006-05-28_046-5x9-1200-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By RudyBoy
>my longest trip with a passenger was to Baja ...

>my longest trip with a passenger was to Baja

That's great!! For now I was just thinking of a 3-day camping trip to rock climb and mtb bike with my gf. I know we can get the camping gear and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By RudyBoy
Thank you Ricardo!! That looks like just the...

Thank you Ricardo!! That looks like just the ticket! From your pics, it looks like the pillion seat is removed, but with your passenger I'm guessing not always? In any event, it' starting to look...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By RudyBoy
Ya, that would be the sensible solution, but a...

Ya, that would be the sensible solution, but a trailer would be a pain off-road. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By RudyBoy
LOL! No it surely was not! That was a cool...

LOL! No it surely was not! That was a cool little shop in Stanley Idaho operated by a couple who are AdvRiders themselves! :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By RudyBoy
Bike rack for two bikes?

I know there are several ways to carry a bicycle, but has anyone seen a way to carry TWO mountain bikes on a GS? Ideally on the rear as the boxes are often fully utilized!


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,605
Posted By RudyBoy
Just get a GSA, and you'll have so much fuel you...

Just get a GSA, and you'll have so much fuel you can give it away when you come upon a truck that has run out of gas! :wink: That said, I did have some close calls early on, when I use to believe...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 7,094,273
Posted By RudyBoy
I got mine at a small local bike shop, but it is...

I got mine at a small local bike shop, but it is similar to this:

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_167800_-1___204654
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 7,094,273
Posted By RudyBoy
Bar-mounted water bottle cage from a bicycle shop...

Bar-mounted water bottle cage from a bicycle shop - works great! And the cup holder is also from the same shop, and works equally well for coffee or cups of soda - with a long straw I can sip while...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 7,094,273
Posted By RudyBoy
Yes, and that's just the beginning - she's an...

Yes, and that's just the beginning - she's an amazing woman, and I should be so lucky if things turned out that way someday. :raabia
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 7,094,273
Posted By RudyBoy
Loaded up for a backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-J8JmHV6/0/X2/i-J8JmHV6-X2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,827
Posted By RudyBoy
The OEM halogen lights that came with my GSA are...

The OEM halogen lights that came with my GSA are on day and night, and when the road is free of traffic at night I turn on my Trailtech HID's to light up the night - small, and very bright (their...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By RudyBoy
I caught a nail just before a long trip last...

I caught a nail just before a long trip last month in a brand new rear tire. I used a Slime brand rope-type patch kit. Took all of 2 minutes to do the repair and 3,000 miles later still holding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By RudyBoy
That should work fine!

That should work fine!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,110
Posted By RudyBoy
I second that - one highlight of my Spring Break...

I second that - one highlight of my Spring Break trip was towing a friend's KTM (dead fuel pump) out of the the White Rim Trail in Moab UT. Prepare as best you can, then go ride (just don't forget a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,648
Posted By RudyBoy
Ha, not necessarily - I used mine to tow a KTM...

Ha, not necessarily - I used mine to tow a KTM out of the White Rim Trail in Utah last month! :deal



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VVWMclVk3M&feature=youtu.be



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Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By RudyBoy
I agree you should have a separate circuit for...

I agree you should have a separate circuit for each device. And, I would use a relay for the horn, unless you want it to function without the key on. Here is a fuse block I found on eBay for about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By RudyBoy
A few years ago a local rider on an "unprotected"...

A few years ago a local rider on an "unprotected" 1150GS snapped a cylinder when he rode through some brush that was hiding a large rock, the rock clipping the end of the cylinder. Totaled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By RudyBoy
I view bolt-on cylinder protectors as more a...

I view bolt-on cylinder protectors as more a cosmetic thing, keeping the cylinder from getting scratched. I'd much rather have my engine guard take the brunt of the force during a drop, not the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By RudyBoy
Sounds like the battery is failing, and/or you...

Sounds like the battery is failing, and/or you have an aux device wired direct to the battery that is providing a constant drain (such as a dash-mounted LED voltmeter, heated jacket controller with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,483
Posted By RudyBoy
That. I also have the Rainier and have never had...

That. I also have the Rainier and have never had a problem with rain while riding - the GSA windscreen keeps it pretty dry, plus the material itself is of course water proof. And since I often have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 7,094,273
Posted By RudyBoy
Appears to be an image taken with a wide angle...

Appears to be an image taken with a wide angle lens with full depth of field followed by selective work with the blur tool.....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By RudyBoy
+1 I changed mine a couple weeks ago - after...

+1 I changed mine a couple weeks ago - after trying with the caliper on, I found removing the caliper was a much better way to do this.

Ps: But after seeing this post, and after spending the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By RudyBoy
I changed my front K60 yesterday, and used a...

I changed my front K60 yesterday, and used a c-clamp AND a bench vice. Was a real pain at that. I used my Suburban to break the bead on the rear last time I changed it. I have not tried the side...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By RudyBoy
A "stuck on" light happened on my 2002 650 Dakar...

A "stuck on" light happened on my 2002 650 Dakar several years ago - turned out the switch for the rear brake pedal was stuck "on". Tweaking the copper contact fixed the problem. Same thing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,432
Posted By RudyBoy
I was riding around town for a few miles the...

I was riding around town for a few miles the other day, then up my 1.5 mile dirt driveway. Something felt a bit off, but when I looked at the tire it seemed "ok." I checked the pressure when I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,442
Posted By RudyBoy
Ditto the tire wear - I have 15,000 mi on my...

Ditto the tire wear - I have 15,000 mi on my front, and it looks like it has another 2,000 on it, but I have a 2,000 trip next week so I'll change it before I go. Going to do the southern part of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,442
Posted By RudyBoy
That's a great idea, but not often works with my...

That's a great idea, but not often works with my tire changing schedule - will sure give it a go when possible! Right now I need to change both tires within the week and the high temps are not that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,442
Posted By RudyBoy
Lol! I must have the wrong size tires then :-) ...

Lol! I must have the wrong size tires then :-) MUCH harder than Tourance or Teeks for me. That said, I am only using a c-clamp and irons, and the bead breaking is the hardest part for me with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 730,561
Posted By RudyBoy
Fuse block

Got tired of the mess of wires under the seat - a dozen wires and 6 fuse holders. Found a semi-water proof 6-fuse holder on ebay ($12 usd) and wired it up this morning. Mobetta!
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,442
Posted By RudyBoy
I've been running the K60's for a couple years...

I've been running the K60's for a couple years now and like them quite a bit as an overall DS tire. It's true I'd prefer a TKC if I was riding 80% dirt, but for 50:50 the K60 is great, and they last...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,802
Posted By RudyBoy
BMW = But Mine Works :deal

BMW = But Mine Works :deal
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