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Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By WindSailor
Depends on the model - all have batteries - the...

Depends on the model - all have batteries - the bigger ones are Hydraulic with an APP (turbine engine) ... It's been too long to be totally accurate....
We had a flight engineer physically stradle...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,508
Posted By WindSailor
Ehhh - ride in a group that everyone is...

Ehhh - ride in a group that everyone is constantly changing positions - with similar bikes... Might help your odds.

Reminds me of a story a friend told me yesterday - he was on a long 'day' trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By WindSailor
Yep... Sent from my Samsung Note 3

Yep...

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By WindSailor
I've got HID's on both low and high beams... And...

I've got HID's on both low and high beams... And aux lights.

The LED aux lights are spots which are on instantly and are definitely more powerful than both HID's. So they are complimentary to ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 1,075,123
Posted By WindSailor
Last year this was part of our trip... ...

Last year this was part of our trip...

Riding through the Redwoods in northern California

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii515/windsailor88/Mobile%20Uploads/20140818_121240_zps84991225.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,078
Posted By WindSailor
Ehh... that experience comes from turning our...

Ehh... that experience comes from turning our dishwasher upside down a couple of times observing and repairing a very similar thing - the discharge hose was literally doing a hard 140* bend - and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,078
Posted By WindSailor
Why not make the U-bend with metal tubing and...

Why not make the U-bend with metal tubing and splice it with a compatible hose?
I don't think any hose could be configured as such and literally survive over time... The mods will help, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,728
Posted By WindSailor
I bought an EarthX ETX36C for $349.00 to use in...

I bought an EarthX ETX36C for $349.00 to use in my 11 GSA. Support is great about answering any questions before purchasing. It's been down to 35* several times - and no warm up was required - that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,028
Posted By WindSailor
It all depends on what your wife likes... ...

It all depends on what your wife likes...

My wife likes the pillion on my 11 GSA, but I also have an aftermarket pillion seat, sheepskin pad along with an air hawk on there too... And a backrest...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,865
Posted By WindSailor
True... And it's easy enough to do... But...

True... And it's easy enough to do...

But just for me, I think I'll email them anyway (RP) some pictures out of this thread and verify what I've been told about their product and water...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,865
Posted By WindSailor
OK... This has my attention, I have an 11 - but...

OK... This has my attention, I have an 11 - but mine is basically just a tourer.. Not used extensively off road.

This last round of oil change (everything - engine, tranny and final drive) I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By WindSailor
My 11 is doing the same - just thinking out loud...

My 11 is doing the same - just thinking out loud - I'm not exactly sure that rear brake design is a self centering type...

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
Posted By WindSailor
I'm sure she would have had a firm grip on his...

I'm sure she would have had a firm grip on his ear - leading him out to the woodshed... Def would have been there waiting..

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,694
Posted By WindSailor
I've actually got my deductible down to 0 - plus...

I've actually got my deductible down to 0 - plus I've got an additional 3.5k insured for my Jesse's, GPS etc. extraneous stuff.. Motorcycle insurance isn't that terrible...

One of my buddy's wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By WindSailor
Personally I'd separate the two / powerlets -...

Personally I'd separate the two / powerlets - jackets something like what I did below - these are fused for 10 amps each and wired to the battery... If I remember correctly the controllers use a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,694
Posted By WindSailor
Yeah - never a good thing ... Sorry that...

Yeah - never a good thing ... Sorry that happened.
I finally dropped mine last year fully loaded trying to put it on the center stand on un-even pavement.
Mines an 11 ADV, the Jesse's and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,139
Posted By WindSailor
Same here - no pressure washer involved - and I...

Same here - no pressure washer involved - and I use my air compressor to dry it or blow it down, taking care to get the water out of any cavities that exists...

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By WindSailor
Although I didn't use the green/black wire as a...

Although I didn't use the green/black wire as a trigger for a relay - I did use it to power my Hyperlites.
Bad idea.
Although it never created an issue running the bike - no errors what so ever -...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By WindSailor
I've had people recommend raising tire pressures...

I've had people recommend raising tire pressures 3 psi or so when riding double...
Personally I get better mileage out of my tires than other people with the same bike - but I also run...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By WindSailor
Another vote for PR4's. The Ducati boys out west...

Another vote for PR4's. The Ducati boys out west love them - that's probably my next tire.

My tire pressures in the summer are 41 - 45.

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By WindSailor
I emailed NGK again about that plug... "...

I emailed NGK again about that plug...

" Part number CR8EIX would not be recommended, this part has an incorrect thread reach design and different firing position of the center electrode."
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By WindSailor
I emailed NGK to inquire about an alternative...

I emailed NGK to inquire about an alternative spark plug and this is what I got back...

" There is not an alternative spark plug that replaces part number MAR8B-JDS available from NGK."

Now...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By WindSailor
Cool. Go back and be just a tourist... Love...

Cool.
Go back and be just a tourist... Love that part.

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By WindSailor
JVB started a thread here awhile back on...

JVB started a thread here awhile back on installing HID kits... Pretty long, but good info in it.

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By WindSailor
The main reason I went to HID was to get away...

The main reason I went to HID was to get away from frequently changing the regular H7 bulbs.
My HID set has been in for 2 1/2 years so far now.
LED'S are the UP and coming thing.
35 Watt...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,970
Posted By WindSailor
When I ride to work it is only a 15 minute ride...

When I ride to work it is only a 15 minute ride or so. After 5 days of that I do put mine on a charger if I don't go for a long ride on the weekend to fully charge up the battery.

Going on a 30...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By WindSailor
If the battery is in question, I'd remove it...

If the battery is in question, I'd remove it completely and use jumper cables to another battery to test that idea... leaving the 'dead' battery in and jumpering that with another battery will not...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,970
Posted By WindSailor
Personally I think _cy_ is one of the most...

Personally I think _cy_ is one of the most knowledgeable people here... Take a look at his profile.
I believe his opinion on that would be to charge your battery and then put it on the shelf (don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,822
Posted By WindSailor
Thanks for the tip on Re-Grip; I can use that...

Thanks for the tip on Re-Grip; I can use that too. My heated grips also are not as hot with the Grip-Puppies... and I could probably use it on other items too.

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,525
Posted By WindSailor
Evans Waterless Engine Coolants

I seen something about this on TV last weekend, just a short little teaser on an automotive show, and I thought I would look it up at a later time. What was interesting on that show, was the host...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,784
Posted By WindSailor
I've got TPM on my '11 GSA; love it. It's an easy...

I've got TPM on my '11 GSA; love it. It's an easy way to keep track of tire pressure (it's pretty close compared to a hand guage). I haven't had anyone screw up the sensor doing tire doing tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By WindSailor
I think 7k or 9k is when I went to synthetic....

I think 7k or 9k is when I went to synthetic. I've had other mechanics tell me to wait to 15k or so just to ensure the Rings are seated.

Oil...

Many people here are dedicated to Mobil1.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By WindSailor
I've got a similar setup, only I'm also using...

I've got a similar setup, only I'm also using HID's on my bike - which I tapped into the hot wire coming out.

The only thing I can suggest now is to pull the cover off of your high beam and look...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By WindSailor
That might have been the deputy sheriff... The...

That might have been the deputy sheriff... The sheriff used to be Boice - Allan Boice (I sincerely hope I got that right - it has been quite awhile back - sorry). Big guy - short black hair. Played...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By WindSailor
def - sometimes it's a very small world... ...

def - sometimes it's a very small world...

You know that sheriff you were talking about - in Curry county - my father and him went to school together. Life long buds. No kidding... Hollywood...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By WindSailor
I've always thought a battery has a finite amount...

I've always thought a battery has a finite amount of charges for its lifetime...
I just bought an EarthX 36c (supposedly good for 4000 charges) for my bike which was good down to 35* without any...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,313
Posted By WindSailor
I highly recommend doing what _cy_ has suggested,...

I highly recommend doing what _cy_ has suggested, and what others have said; if you start your bike - ride it - or shut it off.

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,558
Posted By WindSailor
Reminds me of last year talking to a small group...

Reminds me of last year talking to a small group from central / mid west riding the Pacific Northwest... While riding on one of the fire roads near Tillamook Oregon, a kid hot rodding a 4 wheel drive...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,822
Posted By WindSailor
Installed this yesterday... And went for a ride...

Installed this yesterday... And went for a ride today in the low 40's / high 30's - no problems. Yep - made the jump to the other side. I'm kind of anxious to see how the bigger version performs when...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,822
Posted By WindSailor
That really looks good Jim

That really looks good Jim
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