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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By okennon
Hi viz bias

I own and wear the ugliest ten year old emergency orange Olympia coat that is absolutely visible a mile away. I really can't prove shit but I must tell ya there is no way to count the times over the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By okennon
Sound advice from across the pond

Do NOT test ride a GS
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By okennon
ABS repair

Never mind...I went to youtube and damn there were half a dozen videos.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By okennon
ABS motor repair

I've been searching archives and can't seem to find the thread. Someone has found a way to remove the ABS motor...drill 2 holes at strategic places...press inward to unclip the housing from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,774
Posted By okennon
why the fu<k would you ??

Leave anything at home except very good noise cancelling hearing protection. You won't sleep...pass out maybe if that's what you do...
It's stupid, expensive, loud, sometimes wet and you'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By okennon
The sweet spot

Just about every bike I've owned has had a sweet spot. You kind of know what I mean. When you consistently reach a speed where the combination of vibration, air flow, balance and harmonics so blend...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By okennon
Occasional Lamph code

South coastal Virginia so with heated stuff I'm still riding a lot.
About every 5th or 6th starting the lamph indicator comes on and no headlight which by the way is HID. It's no big whoop because...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,590
Posted By okennon
Metal tips on your boots

Easy enough to fabricate and attach...boots last longer too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,213
Posted By okennon
Pelican case behind right panier bag

I don't know how much off road duty you do but be very careful when doing anything like jumping berms. I discovered the rear end travel is substantial and the brake bleeder nozzle will pierce...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By okennon
A piece of retread

3 or 4 inch square of 'side of the road' retread. Drill a couple of holes in the foot and tap threads equal to 2 SS flathead screws. Ain't beautiful but damn functional and has yet to fall over even...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By okennon
So what am I looking for ?

It's working perfectly well as far as I can tell. I just don't recall my RT making all that racket.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By okennon
Clutch clunking noise

Is it my '06 GS with less than 30K miles making that noise or is this an expected sound on all the older bikes? It occurs when engaging and disengaging. It kind of sounds like two dry surfaces...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19,843
Views: 935,285
Posted By okennon
Anyone doing the Sherando thing this weekend ?

If you'd like a ride mate PM me. Bob in Suffolk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,539
Posted By okennon
Mesh and beads

Some praise high tech under garments but there's nothing like the feel of soft cotton under mesh pants and jacket. I'm one of those who sweat buckets when in close proximity to leather or vinyl...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By okennon
Plug your hole

http://www.mcmaster.com/#hole-cover-plugs/=nwzdh4
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,337
Posted By okennon
2 Russell seats so far

I requested they remove the padding below my prostate / pelvis area and they assured me I wasn't their first request. On both seats the pressure points below that area are removed. It's been several...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,075
Posted By okennon
$$$$

OOOOOOhhhhh "a money spending competition" I like that. I lost.
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By okennon
For those who change their own tires

McMaster-Carr heavy duty REUSABLE 21" wire ties #7134K93 pack of 10
about a dollar apiece.http://www.mcmaster.com
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By okennon
machine shop it

Don't know where you're located but machine shop folks are creative as hell and powder coating is done everywhere now. You could upgrade the materials spec and probably have it done in an hour if...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By okennon
McMaster Carr ideas or what did you do to your GS today

I've been dealing with them for years through my business and recently tried a couple of products personally. They sell 21" reusable heavy duty wire ties that were absolutely super for tire changing...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,577
Posted By okennon
Virginia vehicle inspection rejection

My inspector wouldn't pass my '06 GS with any type of clear or wire grille in front of the headlight. Granted he's just getting his license back after a suspension and he might be hyper. But he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By okennon
You guys are making my eyes water

Wow dad...thanks for the old Cushman. It's amazing how those little things will define our later years. My brother would break things and I'd fix 'em, decorate them and soup them up. 50 years later...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By okennon
Rear drive video

I'm afraid it's imminent...rear drive rebuild. There seems to be good disassembly video available. I can't seem to track down assembly versions though. Any help would be appreciated. '07RT 70Kmiles
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 19,843
Views: 935,285
Posted By okennon
Natural Bridge

Any one leaving out Friday morning for spring fling?

Thinking maybe breakfast at Va. Diner then #40W and work towards #460.

Bob in Suffolk okennon@verizon.net
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By okennon
Protect the area

Longone,
I went with Russell day long seat and had them eliminate much of the padding below that sensitive area. I can now ride for hours and no longer experience the discomfort while riding or the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,531
Posted By okennon
Drafting not coooool

1980something outside Atlanta following a tractor trailer too close...unaware that someone in front of the tractor had dropped a mattress....Oh Shit. Someone was watching over me. Of course ,being...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19,843
Views: 935,285
Posted By okennon
Thread hijack

My topo map is showing about 8-10 miles of 4WD paths north of the James...just north of Rt 5...Charles City County road about 2 miles north of 155 and 602 split. Anyone familiar with this area? I've...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By okennon
I forgot to add this

http://apormc.com/
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By okennon
These Canadians are kinda fun HEY!

I noticed on their videos that one biker is sporting what looks like Ram ball joint mirror assemblies. Wow..easy to remove completely, or to twist out of your way, or mount a gps in place of one....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 19,843
Views: 935,285
Posted By okennon
How about Suffolk and Isle of Wight

GO WEST YOUNG MEN... Oh hell we've got hundreds of miles of barely used ...well maintained two lanes. I've ridden on these roads on a weekday afternoon and other than a tractor or two haven't passed...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By okennon
wire the nuts

drill a small hole in the nylon lock nuts and run a piece of wire between the two.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By okennon
Thank you Gerbings guy

I was not bitching because I already own a vest and wanted to upgrade to a jacket...so I'm warm.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. The company Email reciept only mentioned you were out of stock...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By okennon
Gerbings out of stock

Anyone have some insight as to why Gerbings would be out of stock of many sizes of their very popular jacket liners?
Wow ...with Xmas coming and cool/cold weather already here that sucks. They did...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By okennon
Key ignition switch not working all the time

My '06 GS sat for a couple of years in a barn untill I rescued it several months ago. I've stripped ,cleaned and replaced all that was needed. At 12k original miles she runs strong and true. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 43,824
Posted By okennon
Propper thread sealant

Clamps around the lange is not necessary if your thread sealant prevents the fuel from reaching the top of the flange where the cracks are located. Another good product from locktite is 567 used in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By okennon
Keyed ignition burp

About every third time I turn on the ignition on my '06 12GS I get no reaction. I'll turn the key off and do it again and voila.
A little history...'06 13k original miles ..95% of which happened in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By okennon
Foam insulation problem

I have an '07 RT and an '06 GS. The RT only lives on pavement whereas the GS is a GS. The issue is the foam insulation behind the belt cover on the GS, It seems to have absorbed a quantity of water...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19,843
Views: 935,285
Posted By okennon
Isle of Wight Suffolk Southhampton

Went dialling in my new shocks this weekend and found many back roads full of crap from all the rain we've had. Just be careful the worst ones are always the ones around the blind curves don't ya...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By okennon
wide boots

TRY MILWAUKEE MOTORCYCLE BOOTS
http://www.jafrum.com/Shop-By-Brand/Milwaukee?gclid=CM281tLb568CFQrf4AodW3oF0w
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,706
Posted By okennon
space challenged

If you're lacking in garage or work room I found the stand up and roll against the wall style lift to be suitable. But note they do not have a wide stable platform . They have a single track with a...
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