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Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By EdOriginal
Shape as important

I quit buying without trying on.... Some helmet shapes just do not work on my noggin. Wanted an Ari helmet, no matter what size I tried shape ever fit. Only helmet that seems to fit me is the Bilt...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 310,079
Posted By EdOriginal
Status of remote

Was quoted from a major garmin virb seller that some remotes were shipped in late December...and early January..But so many were being returned as doa (dead on arrival) they have delayed future...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By EdOriginal
Corbin, not for me again.

Ordered a new Corbin around $450 custom work and within the year side stitching started coming apart....eventually 4 inches of stitching came loose.

Contacted Corbin more than once and their...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 103,339
Posted By EdOriginal
Leveling Top Box angle.

Simple - I took 2 rubber spacers (or large rubber (or metal) washers) to level the Top Box to match the angle of the side bags. I also used double sided carpet tape and thin carpet to pad the bottom...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 92,332
Posted By EdOriginal
more on Oregon Trail and Emigrant Trail

Was there last month...east of Reno, NV ... I think

Registry Rock: This big rock is just off the interstate but sort of hidden. As Oregon and Emigrant pioneer/settlers travels along the Oregon...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,376
Posted By EdOriginal
Not the first

Have four good friends that deliver new Isuzu Gasoline trucks as part time jobs. Deliveries are usually 300-500+ miles. One new driver leading the pack of five brand new gas Isuzu trucks pulls in...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,957
Posted By EdOriginal
Lowes trailer

I have exactly the same trailer. Hauled a 1200GS from Kalispel, Montana to Atlanta (2,700 miles in a round-about route) without issues. The pulling vehicle is as important as the trailer in my...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By EdOriginal
Without a doubt

As said above, camera is worth the difference. Learning curve is the same since app's are basically the same on 4 and 4S. Speed along is worth having the 4S for me. Life of most phones is 2-3 yrs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By EdOriginal
What he said.

Aeroflow is well thought out and well worth the higher price. There is more engineering to making a screen than just a few bolts. Gerryrigging a screen is never a good idea. Paige (owner of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By EdOriginal
No contest

Get the Jesse's - On my 3rd set of Jesse's (over different bikes) and they just can not be beat for product, function and service. Plus they just look better and built like a tank. I had Happy Trails...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,880
Posted By EdOriginal
Some amazing differences in experiences:

Had a 1200 for 100,000 miles and liked it but now on the F800GS...loving it so much more!

Upright riding position is solved in 10 minutes with bar risers.
Gearing is controlled by a $25 change of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By EdOriginal
Jesse's - hard to beat

On my 3rd set of Jessie Odessey's. I do not find them heavy at all, but dang seem to be indestructible. I lost a bag last summer...bag came off at 70 mph and could have been my fault for not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,811
Posted By EdOriginal
Most excellent

well done ...keep it coming.:deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,417
Posted By EdOriginal
Skid plate?

Sounds like inadvertently ordered or are being sent a Skid Plate.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By EdOriginal
You do know about the drain plug ?:eek1

You do know about the drain plug ?:eek1
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,866
Posted By EdOriginal
Excellant...Thanks for sharing

Well done...thanks for taking the time to share.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 308,312
Posted By EdOriginal
bikes and mountains

Pyramid Rock Idaho (on the Lewis and Clark Trail)

Sunset Craiter Arizona
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-05-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,499
Posted By EdOriginal
Struggling with Spotwalla

One question:

Do you have to have a Spot Account set up in order use Spotwalla?
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,201
Posted By EdOriginal
Thanks for sharing

History most of never heard about.. Thx for sharing.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-30-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,720,725
Posted By EdOriginal
For consideration

posted by LewisNClark last year.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By EdOriginal
I'm on my third set of Jesse's

The latest version of the Jesse racks are bomb proof. Can not imagine them bending unless your motorcycle is toast. Bike would bend way before the solid steel Jesse racks. Some times a rack can fail...
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,363
Views: 815,070
Posted By EdOriginal
Direction of Pelican top box

Does make since, but once had a set of Pelicans facing "handle forward" but did not lock the lid one day and the air pressure blew the lid open and lost the contents (bunch of legal documents) all...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-02-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,720,725
Posted By EdOriginal
Just a cool picture from a Ride Report last year.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By EdOriginal
12,000 mile service.

Wasn't pissed necessarily about the price but being quoted half that amount before work started...
Live and learn...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By EdOriginal
Sort of a bad experience

But partly my fault:

In for a minor RECALL fix last week and was told "your due your 12,000 service soon for valve adj". Ask what the cost was and was quoted "around $350 for Valve Adjustment...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,253
Posted By EdOriginal
Not a problem with the Jesses

I have all three boxes (side panniers and top box) and definately no issues with the exhaust or rear rack with the Jesses.

I really like that you can move the Jesses backward and forward when you...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,088
Posted By EdOriginal
Yeah good luck with that.

LeftCoast is exactly right. Don't try to pass thru Canada with any type of firearms...visible or hidden. Not worth the potential fine, hassles, etc. Trying to sneak one into Canada and getting...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 24,618
Posted By EdOriginal
I've been lurking on this project

I hope your ridding buddies know how much effort you (and partners) put in gps project. This will be a great ride for anyone with the time.

I've been over much of that territory...and you will...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 22,694
Posted By EdOriginal
We must live in different worlds

I can take you to dozens (mostly state) campgrounds all over the country that have been closed in the last 12 months ... normally due to lack of funding for maintenance issue of litter, roadways,...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-08-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 22,694
Posted By EdOriginal
Just to add some things to the flaming

I camped probably 40 times in the past 2 yrs. Litter (paper, beer bottles and cans) and crapping in walkways at all campsites it a major cost factor for private land owners, state and federal...
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 167,776
Posted By EdOriginal
As my Father used to say...

"Some people can screw up a crow-bar" :lol3
Forum: Americas 12-27-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By EdOriginal
List of to do's

Wall Drugs
Mt. Rushmore

Go on to northern Montana, and up into Canada, Waterton Natiional Park....just to say you did it.

Take some Monkey But or whatever cause your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,759
Posted By EdOriginal
Jesse's versus Pelligan

IMO this is a no contest…Jesses are in a class above the Pelicans. I’ve had my Jesse’s fully submerged in creeks more than once without a drop of water leaking. But more important, traveled through...
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 167,776
Posted By EdOriginal
One the site above

and GPS coordinates. Clark and about 22 troops camped there and during the night a bunch of Indians (probably Blackfoot) stole a bunch of their horse that they were never able to recover. Travelers...
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By EdOriginal
Doing the same thing

Been researching the same thing for a year. There are some real con-artists entering the web-hosting & ecommerce aware.

Keys (that you probably already know) are building a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,907
Posted By EdOriginal

But you might want to re-think where you tie down the straps next time you trailer the bike...Beemer manual says/recommends NOT to use Handle bars as a tie down. Also your suction cup method may be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 31,795
Posted By EdOriginal
The Net has created so much mis-information

After going thru 2 Strom 650's and a 1200GS, and 14,000 miles on an F800GS I'd take the F800GS over the 650 any day...both my 650's used oil and i was continually tighting nuts and bolts. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,400
Posted By EdOriginal
F800 Oil filer

I get mine at AutoZone - (K&N) usually have to phone in the order and charge, for pickup in 2 or 3 days. I get 3 or 4 at a time. $12 each

KN-164 Oil Filter

17 mm nut makes for much easier...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,663
Posted By EdOriginal
Right Church

Right church, wrong pew...

Try "Beast" but do a "Search" first. This horse has been beaten to death.:knary
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 61,620
Posted By EdOriginal
Same here

Sold two bikes to get the F800GS....without doubt the F800GS is the most fun bike I've ever owned. Some people stay on the internet too much, "and just think they are thinking".
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