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Forum: Vendors 08-24-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,747
Posted By Okie Preacher
Dualtool received! Thanks for the great service.

Dualtool received! Thanks for the great service.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 723,932
Posted By Okie Preacher
A new mesh screen on the headlight along with a...

A new mesh screen on the headlight along with a stone guard on the oil cooler. The short dirt windscreen, a set of Barkbusters on the grips, and bolted a new TKC80 on the rear.

CBDR with a group...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 48,080
Posted By Okie Preacher
The good folks at Baton Rouge BMW are the real...

The good folks at Baton Rouge BMW are the real deal. I was passing through from OKC when on the trip the outer seal on my '09 GS started seeping and the Clutch Safety Switch decided to fail. Pulled...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Okie Preacher
http://www.masterlocks.com/product/845/141d-covere...

http://www.masterlocks.com/product/845/141d-covered-brass-padlock?gclid=CJ_NydDZjMACFSpp7Aod-BAANg

These work well for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,616
Posted By Okie Preacher
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Okie Preacher
Barkbuster VPS it is! I appreciate the input.

Barkbuster VPS it is! I appreciate the input.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Okie Preacher
Question Barkbusters or Touratech Handguards?

I need to put a little more protection on the front of my '09 GS. Barkbusters have the Aluminum Bar, the Touratech are plastic and flexible.

Any notes or experiences with either would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By Okie Preacher
They were not leaking, just mushy.

They were not leaking, just mushy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By Okie Preacher
Mine made it to around 28K miles. Ditching them...

Mine made it to around 28K miles. Ditching them for the Ohlins was some of the best money I have ever spent.
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,918
Posted By Okie Preacher
Good input from all the above. I camp because I...

Good input from all the above. I camp because I prefer it and because I HATE cheap-ass motels.

It takes a bit more planning, but the effort is worth it. I eat well (start early with a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By Okie Preacher
40K miles on my '09 GS. Just now getting broken...

40K miles on my '09 GS. Just now getting broken in well. A couple tweaky things... Outer seal on the rear-end replaced under warranty (the '10 models included a vent to keep the final drive from...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have a large ZTechnik screen on my '09 GS. As...

I have a large ZTechnik screen on my '09 GS. As a tall guy, I really appreciate the extra coverage.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,678
Posted By Okie Preacher
This. :thumb If you are close to BMW Specs...

This. :thumb

If you are close to BMW Specs for a "Standard" rider the ESA probably makes sense. If you are outside that range a set of premium shocks sprung for your individual weight and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,356
Posted By Okie Preacher
This is where i am on my extensive planning....

This is where i am on my extensive planning. Seems like a lot, but most of the stuff is light, i havnt tried to pack up the Sertao yet. Only had the bike for 1 week so far.


Uhmmmm... That's...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,723
Posted By Okie Preacher
A fair question. But, a peaceful, quiet...

A fair question. But, a peaceful, quiet situation suddenly became something else and had a significant degree of unpredictability. No, it never involved me but the statement that I wasn't in danger...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By Okie Preacher
This. On my set for a three or four day...

This.

On my set for a three or four day backpacking trip I try hard to stay under 40 pounds (maybe a bit more the first day out). It is the same kit that goes in the panniers and dry bags--like...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,723
Posted By Okie Preacher
I go back and forth on this. Licensed conceal &...

I go back and forth on this. Licensed conceal & carry. More than enough experience and training to know how to handle myself in a sticky situation. But, I rarely carry.

A couple weeks ago I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,041
Posted By Okie Preacher
Tornadoes are dramatic, wildly destructive...and...

Tornadoes are dramatic, wildly destructive...and rare. Pay attention to the forecast as they generally know days ahead when generalized outbreaks are possible.

Lightening on the other hand is a...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have had my Redverz in some pretty interesting...

I have had my Redverz in some pretty interesting Mid-Western Thunderstorms and have never had any problems with water. A tall hoop tent will move around quite a bit in a high wind, but again, if...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,170
Views: 2,445,059
Posted By Okie Preacher
I use one and love it. Depending on the...

I use one and love it.

Depending on the situation I use the Reactor or a MSR Whisperlite Universal. If I'm backpacking or just eating Dehy, Oatmeal and Coffee, the Reactor is fantastic. Fast...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Okie Preacher
"Dapper Dan" pomade.

"Dapper Dan" pomade.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By Okie Preacher
A 15 degree warmer bag that packs even...

A 15 degree warmer bag that packs even smaller...cut for a big guy? The best quality down available (800 fill or better), a tight mummy bag, and a really good compression sack are your only...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Okie Preacher
I pressed the bushings on my Ohlins in with a...

I pressed the bushings on my Ohlins in with a vise and wood blocks on either side for protection.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,829
Posted By Okie Preacher
Two people, two weeks... I would stick with the...

Two people, two weeks... I would stick with the Redverz particularly if I was using established campsites with a lot of space. You can have it set up quicker than a tent and a separate tarp (if you...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Okie Preacher
Kind of nice being visible to others (and, if you...

Kind of nice being visible to others (and, if you do find yourself on the bike at night the additional light is much needed). Clearwater Krista's on my GS.
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Okie Preacher
Had to do a search on poutine. I'm in! :thumb

Had to do a search on poutine. I'm in! :thumb
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Okie Preacher
Great links. Thank you. Getting excited about...

Great links. Thank you. Getting excited about this trip!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Okie Preacher
Mine died at around 27K on my '09 GS. Dumped the...

Mine died at around 27K on my '09 GS. Dumped the ESA shocks for a set of Ohlin TTX's sprung for me. The difference is amazing. Do it. Do it now!
Forum: Canada 05-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Okie Preacher
Great input, thanks. This will be a ride and...

Great input, thanks. This will be a ride and camp trip. Any particular campgrounds or areas to shoot for?

And, for an August trip is the risk higher as to being eaten by bears or black flies...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Okie Preacher
I pulled the ESA shocks off my '09 GS when they...

I pulled the ESA shocks off my '09 GS when they went soft around 25,000 miles. I went back with a set of Ohlin TTX's sprung for my weight. Completely transformed the bike. It not only improved the...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 609,142
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have the air-mesh overpants with the...

I have the air-mesh overpants with the quad-armor. Really like them. When commuting to the office I just pull them over my slacks. When touring I either wear something like Under Armor or a pair...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By Okie Preacher
Can't speak to the Ericas, but I have run the...

Can't speak to the Ericas, but I have run the Kristas on my '09 GS for the past three years. Very impressed with their performance. It is important to get them adjusted properly to avoid blasting...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Okie Preacher
Thank you both for your replies. I get excited...

Thank you both for your replies. I get excited at the prospect of new country, and your area is far removed from my usual stomping ground. I appreciate the input.
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Okie Preacher
Looking, of course, at Canada 17. A worthwhile...

Looking, of course, at Canada 17. A worthwhile route for a guy from the Great Plains?
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Okie Preacher
Oklahoma City to Thunder Bay and points East

I have to be in central Ohio in mid-August for business. The map has me considering a fast loop from Oklahoma City to Thunder Bay ON, circling the Great Lakes to Kingston ON, crossing back into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Okie Preacher
Hard to get a good image, but it is the plastic...

Hard to get a good image, but it is the plastic shield covering the return spring mechanism on the left throttle body. The clip holding the assembly together had come undone allowing things to slip...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Okie Preacher
I had a runaway a couple of years ago on my '09...

I had a runaway a couple of years ago on my '09 GS. Was coming down LaVeta Pass in Colorado, reached an open stretch and wicked it up to pass a truck I had been following. Throttle felt odd as I...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Okie Preacher
Look into BA's "Park" Series bags. Great bags...

Look into BA's "Park" Series bags. Great bags for big boys and girls!
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By Okie Preacher
+1 I am swapping a K60 Rear / TKC80 Front...

+1

I am swapping a K60 Rear / TKC80 Front combo for a new set tomorrow. Just over 10,000 miles on the set and they could probably go another 1,000, but the front is getting scalloped and buzzy....
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,072
Posted By Okie Preacher
I use one of two stoves depending on the...

I use one of two stoves depending on the situation: a MSR Reactor when I am backpacking or just going for coffee, oatmeal and dehydrated food, and a MSR Whisperlite Universal when packing with a...
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