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Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Smithhammer
Nelson Rigg makes a half cover...

Nelson Rigg makes a half cover (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/63/1473/ITEM/Nelson-Rigg-UV-2000-Cover.aspx) that does exactly that. Been using it for years. I'm sure there are a few others...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,909
Posted By Smithhammer
Used both. Stuck with the Lexan. Cheaper,...

Used both. Stuck with the Lexan. Cheaper, effectively covers the whole lens, blocks none of the beam.

Only con is that it doesn't look quite as "moto" - an important consideration for 500+ lb,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Smithhammer
Search back through a few recent pages of this...

Search back through a few recent pages of this board. There was a thread on this not too long ago.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 32,564
Posted By Smithhammer
Wow, this TR has been a great way to spend a...

Wow, this TR has been a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Well done and thanks, Poolman.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By Smithhammer
Kick ass. That brought back some great memories. ...

Kick ass. That brought back some great memories.

Been thinking about getting a Go Pro, and I think that just convinced me.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,072
Posted By Smithhammer
That may be the best reason yet.

That may be the best reason yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,072
Posted By Smithhammer
:D ....there's the ADV spirit I know and love.

:D ....there's the ADV spirit I know and love.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,072
Posted By Smithhammer
A buddy I do a lot of riding with has a GSA, and...

A buddy I do a lot of riding with has a GSA, and like many others have experienced, it fell off one day years ago after he started running TKC's. He never bothered replacing it (but I'd love to his...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,072
Posted By Smithhammer
Nope. And I shaved something like 8.7 grams...

Nope.

And I shaved something like 8.7 grams by taking it off. Now my GS only weighs 567.4 lbs.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,506
Posted By Smithhammer
The word from Berg: He doesn't make them for...

The word from Berg:

He doesn't make them for the big GS, and doesn't have any plans to. However he does offer a mounting kit that allows the Wolfman bags to adapt to most other pannier racks like...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,506
Posted By Smithhammer
Definitely. Are those Berg Briggs' racks? I've...

Definitely. Are those Berg Briggs' racks? I've wondered why they don't list them for the larger GS's, just the 650/800s?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,011,580
Posted By Smithhammer
Ah, yeah. Are you happy with them? Didn't...

Ah, yeah. Are you happy with them? Didn't recognize that those were the Ortliebs from the pic, but I've been considering those and the new Wolfman Expedition bags as well. Decided this year I really...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,011,580
Posted By Smithhammer
I like those saddlebags - who makes 'em?

I like those saddlebags - who makes 'em?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By Smithhammer
Congrats! Looks almost exactly like mine (minus...

Congrats! Looks almost exactly like mine (minus the Olins which I envy).
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,944
Posted By Smithhammer
I suppose if I was strictly a road rider, I...

I suppose if I was strictly a road rider, I probably would'nt run TKCs, but I like knowing that I can take the bike confidently on a variety of surfaces, and they make a noticeable difference with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Smithhammer
If injector cleaner doesn't do the job, I'd still...

If injector cleaner doesn't do the job, I'd still pull the injectors (easy to do) and clean 'em anyway. I find injector cleaner helps, but if you already have a fairly caked-up injector, it probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,831
Posted By Smithhammer
I have a strict rule about buying anyone from...

I have a strict rule about buying anyone from Boston a beer. :D

But seriously - it sure sounds like the guy wants to 'break out' of the kind of touring that he's been limited by with his current...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,831
Posted By Smithhammer
Well, I have, many times, and I still have both. ...

Well, I have, many times, and I still have both.

If you don't, I'd say the problem is with the woman more than the bike.

I'm not saying...but I'm just saying....

:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,831
Posted By Smithhammer
I'd have to respectfully disagree on that. I've...

I'd have to respectfully disagree on that. I've done a shit ton of two-up traveling on my GS, from Alaska, through the Yukon and all the way down the W. Coast, with all of our camping gear, no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,831
Posted By Smithhammer
Yeah, the GS is clearly not designed to protect...

Yeah, the GS is clearly not designed to protect you from the elements, other than a windscreen. No dual-sport really is. DS touring is a different approach than big fairing road touring style. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,831
Posted By Smithhammer
I wouldn't say that the GS is your only option in...

I wouldn't say that the GS is your only option in what you say you're looking for, but it's a damn good one, which will do everything you describe very well. I think you'll find a huge difference...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 54,046
Posted By Smithhammer
Another handy tip - if you wait until your grips...

Another handy tip - if you wait until your grips look like this before you replace them....

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9703/img0981e.jpg

they are way easier to peel off. Haha....
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,832
Posted By Smithhammer
Nolan N43 Motorrad ...

Nolan N43 Motorrad

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419uW3BNdiL.jpg


Good review of it here (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/nolan-n43/).
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 54,046
Posted By Smithhammer
Cool. Btw, for people balking at the price of BMW...

Cool. Btw, for people balking at the price of BMW grips, these are <$13 @ Sierra BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 54,046
Posted By Smithhammer
The time has come, and I'd really like to go with...

The time has come, and I'd really like to go with something different than the standard BMW grips on my 1150GS. Any reason I couldn't/shouldn't use these Renthals on an 1150 w/heaters?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Smithhammer
I would start by taking a look at your injectors.

I would start by taking a look at your injectors.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,898
Posted By Smithhammer
x 2. There are a number of better/less...

x 2.

There are a number of better/less expensive options than BMW hard and soft luggage (which, like BMW rider clothing, is stupidly over-priced, imo). Check out Touratech, Wolfman and Ortleib,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By Smithhammer
Suppose it depends somewhat on what kind of...

Suppose it depends somewhat on what kind of riding you do, how much you care about your bike and how far you like to ride from the nearest place a truck can get to.

I have both crash bars and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,528
Posted By Smithhammer
10th anniversary this year on my 1150GS. Bought...

10th anniversary this year on my 1150GS. Bought it in Alaska, rode it across most of Canada and the U.S, and all over the West, on-road, off-road, you name it. Did my honeymoon on it, 800 miles,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,869
Posted By Smithhammer
KTM, but definitely with a custom seat.

KTM, but definitely with a custom seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2004, 07:18 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,907
Posted By Smithhammer
Furher semi-confirmed rumors: BMW has called...

Furher semi-confirmed rumors:

BMW has called the new lighter, faster GS "Project Carrot on a Stick", or the R1200GSPCS, and planned on making it only available in orange, but ran into legal...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2004, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Smithhammer
I work for an outdoor education school, with an...

I work for an outdoor education school, with an average turnout of 4,000 alumni a year. Most of our courses are anywhere from a month-long, to semesters of up to 90 days in the field. We used iodine...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,767
Posted By Smithhammer
Nice add-on, as long as it doesn't leave a "seat...

Nice add-on, as long as it doesn't leave a "seat steamer." :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,767
Posted By Smithhammer
Good luck with the project! :thumb I've always...

Good luck with the project! :thumb I've always had my eye on that model - what year? Was the furry pillion extra$$?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2004, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By Smithhammer
I inquired into one, being sold at a dealership...

I inquired into one, being sold at a dealership in Ca., and was told by the service guy that while they sell the 100 watter, he couldn't recommend it, as the headlamp wattage is only rated for 55....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2004, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Smithhammer
I toasted a couple of cast rims on a Roadster a...

I toasted a couple of cast rims on a Roadster a few years ago in a big pothole. Was able to bang them in enough to keep about 20psi in the tires and limp 300 miles home very slooowly...but they were...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2004, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Smithhammer
Thanks - good feedback! I'm switching to...

Thanks - good feedback! I'm switching to Anakees, but was questioning longevity, now I'm sold. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,901
Posted By Smithhammer
Ramones The Strokes The Clash early Stones ...

Ramones
The Strokes
The Clash
early Stones
Pixies
Cake
Lovage
Foo Fighters
The Who
Handsome Boy Modeing School
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,164
Posted By Smithhammer
Been thinking about getting one of those...

Been thinking about getting one of those Touratech single-rider sport seats (different than the one posted earlier, I believe) - anyone have experience with it?
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,690
Posted By Smithhammer
Just did a great loop from Lander, Wy. to...

Just did a great loop from Lander, Wy. to Jackson (Togwotee and Teton passes are a blast!!), then eastern Idaho, from Driggs up to Ashton, then across a fun 30 or so miles of dirt that comes out at...
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