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Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 493,895
Posted By Random-Water
Without pics/audio/video you're just braggin'...

Without pics/audio/video you're just braggin' :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,545
Posted By Random-Water
Even if your guys have the best customer service...

Even if your guys have the best customer service skills in the world, and the store is a "Cabelas" sized playland of ADV goodness. If you're charging more than 20% above internet prices, your shop...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,227
Posted By Random-Water
I had same problem. I "crimped" the clips on...

I had same problem. I "crimped" the clips on with a pair of pliers after losing the first pair. They have stayed on ever since.
Forum: Alaska 11-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,683
Posted By Random-Water
How much would this service cost now during...

How much would this service cost now during "regular" hours/days by whoever does it currently. If no one does, is it worth it to end up charging $500-750 for a tire replacement tow?

Why $500-750...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,134
Posted By Random-Water
Only for stop signs. Not for traffic lights. ...

Only for stop signs. Not for traffic lights. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By Random-Water
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By Random-Water
Where I come from, it's called "OIL", or "Engine...

Where I come from, it's called "OIL", or "Engine OIL". Maybe you got the rare "Starbucks Edition" GS that comes with an automatic transmission??? That would then require "transmission fluid". It...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By Random-Water
I've got a cat sitting on my lap purring. It's...

I've got a cat sitting on my lap purring. It's about as equally relevant to the original question as your post.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,178
Posted By Random-Water
To add to this tally, one of the other riders on...

To add to this tally, one of the other riders on the Motorcyclist Alps trip purchased a 14' GS-A this summer.

Thinking on it...maybe we SHOULD have asked for discounts!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,239
Posted By Random-Water
Go big or go home!

I've got the 62L Holan. (http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=86_88&product_id=154)...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 493,895
Posted By Random-Water
Im in so cal and I've never had over 195. Even...

Im in so cal and I've never had over 195. Even in triple digit heat, fully loaded with bags. I've taken it over 10,000 feet of hard climbing at slow speeds, and triple digit speeds over 7000 feet,...
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 75,611
Posted By Random-Water
Nag em for a shifter pad/extra leather!

Nag em for a shifter pad/extra leather!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,283
Views: 168,525
Posted By Random-Water
For those interested in rides in the greater LA...

For those interested in rides in the greater LA area, there are a couple of meetup groups


http://www.meetup.com/Southern-California-Adventure-Rides-Discovering-Hwy-395/...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 493,895
Posted By Random-Water
Grab-on grips slip right over the stockers (after...

Grab-on grips slip right over the stockers (after removing hand guard end) and don't seem to interfere with heated grips (max temp, nor warm up time)
http://amzn.com/B00230P2E4
They make em in 4.25...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32,391
Views: 3,141,910
Posted By Random-Water
I know that guy/bike. Yes, he does ride too...

I know that guy/bike. Yes, he does ride too fast (IMHO), but then again, some people say I ride too slow!. I hope they were both OK
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By Random-Water
So true, no one shoots Hasselblad, Leica, Canon,...

So true, no one shoots Hasselblad, Leica, Canon, Nikon, or Olympus anymore. :huh

No way, no how do I want that crap in/on my helmet.
#1 it's going to weigh more, and my head is big/heavy enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By Random-Water
Use the ENDURO mode. It defaults to "SOFT" when...

Use the ENDURO mode. It defaults to "SOFT" when you select ENDURO, but there is also and ENDURO Hard if the soft is, well, too soft.

The Enduro mode suspension performance is MUCH different than...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Random-Water
What year GS? It won't fit under the Pillion of...

What year GS? It won't fit under the Pillion of the 13+GSW due to the Tire Pressure monitoring sensor receiver being RIGHT THERE! The 8 fuse fits. Barely.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,971
Posted By Random-Water
How do you define "adventure"?

There isn't a consensus, and never will be on the perfect Adventure bike. Heck, you can't get 10 people to define "adventure" in the same way.

For some "adventure" requires danger.
For some...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By Random-Water
I had the same problem with those style chairs...

I had the same problem with those style chairs (legs sinking), and was suggested to me to try putting tennis balls over the feet. I sold mine, so I can't try it, but wanted to pass it along.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By Random-Water
LC GSA (14+) seats fit on LC GS (13+)

Not earth shattering news, just wanted to put it out there for other folks who might have wondered like I did.

Was at my local dealer, and removed the seat from a 14GSA. Looked just like the...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By Random-Water
Uh, this helmet is specific to GS-Boxers how? :huh

Uh, this helmet is specific to GS-Boxers how? :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,278
Posted By Random-Water
Never say Never....

I won't say never, I'll just say Not yet. 32 years of riding weekends/vacations and commuting every week day, and still MOTORCYCLE accident free.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By Random-Water
was the road through dense trees or a canyon...

was the road through dense trees or a canyon bottom/valley? GPS can/do loose signal, and can/will come up with goofy GPS speed readings because of it.

I had a GPS record a MAX speed of 157 mph...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 246,314
Posted By Random-Water
Just do a search on their customer service (or...

Just do a search on their customer service (or lack thereof) before ordering.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,518
Posted By Random-Water
Reliability is really a hit/miss affair. Some...

Reliability is really a hit/miss affair. Some folks have problems with S10's. Some folks have no problems with KTM's. This is true of all makes/models (BMW Final drive failure anyone?)

For me,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,804
Posted By Random-Water
I guess I don't understand your rant. You know...

I guess I don't understand your rant. You know that the reflectors are required by law. You removed them (or one at least). And yet you call him a dick for doing his job, and giving you a ticket...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By Random-Water
You both suck at interwebs. NONE of them answer...

You both suck at interwebs. NONE of them answer the question. THIS does.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2x7pu5Pyzw
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-31-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,518
Posted By Random-Water
If your going to keep the duc, get the KTM. The...

If your going to keep the duc, get the KTM. The Duc can be your street/canyon/long haul bike and the KTM can be your dirty girl. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Random-Water
How long is the bike going to be in storage? ...

How long is the bike going to be in storage? You'll need/want a battery tender or something similar on it, not to mention gas stabilizer. You won't get an outlet in most normal "storage" places to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 493,895
Posted By Random-Water
Farkleberry- Just run the + and - wires into your...

Farkleberry- Just run the + and - wires into your tank bag, and have that inside, saves you from buying another one. Just use heat shrink tubing (or lots of electrical tape) on the wires to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 493,895
Posted By Random-Water
I've got a wire running into my tank bag that...

I've got a wire running into my tank bag that terminates in 2 USB ports. I installed a waterproof connector/disconnect near the steering head, so I can take the tank bag off with the wiring, and ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,632
Posted By Random-Water
I've been through 3 rears and 2 fronts in 9600...

I've been through 3 rears and 2 fronts in 9600 miles. 80% pavement 20% dirt more or less. They do offer good (and close to great) grip on dry pavement, and good grip on wet pavement. They are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Random-Water
I guess I'll just buy another stocker, and wait...

I guess I'll just buy another stocker, and wait for one of the companies to get off their butt to make a folding lever...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Random-Water
Personally, for twice the price of stock levers,...

Personally, for twice the price of stock levers, I want something more than 'look nicer'.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Random-Water
Check Road conditions a few days before you go

There's been a ton of rain in the area. Make a call before you go, or at least check in with a local Ranger somewhere along your trip.

Also, not sure WHEN you plan on going, but this may affect...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Random-Water
At $190 each, they make the OEM BMW lever seem...

At $190 each, they make the OEM BMW lever seem cheap, and they don't pivot to prevent the lever breaking next time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Random-Water
Replacement Levers for new Liquid Cooled GS/GSA?

Has anyone found any replacement levers for the Liquid Cooled GS/GSA? I'm in the market for a new clutch lever after a dirt nap. I was hoping to find the pivot/swivel kind, but can only find ones...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 246,314
Posted By Random-Water
Just wondering, how much did all that cost (ball...

Just wondering, how much did all that cost (ball park). I know most "hard" luggage starts at $1200 and goes up to $2000. So I was wondering how much all that storage/space costs as a comparison.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By Random-Water
+1 Posi-Taps are the way to go!

+1 Posi-Taps are the way to go!
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