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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 109,788
Posted By ThinAir
Maudlow to Ringling

Rode it yesterday from Belgrade and it was dry and nice, green and spectacular scenery, not one other person seen all the way there. One huge boulder on the road in the canyon section, but other...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 109,788
Posted By ThinAir
Moose Creek

Looking for places to ride my new WR250, can you tell me where "Moose Creek" is. I've been up and over each way and around up on Flathead Pass and I know you can do some riding in Hyalite (Emerald...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,299
Posted By ThinAir
1150 Torque Spec Chart

Vintagerider, you mention a torque spec chart for an 1150. Do you have a link or an attachment you could send me so that I may acquire one. Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,441
Posted By ThinAir
Sweet Silence

I've gone the route of custom molded pairs (sister in law is an audiologist), the beezwax ones sold off this site, and for me the most comfortable ones that provide and maintain the best "seal" are...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,802
Posted By ThinAir
Af-330

Have one on mine sine June of 10'. Put about 10k on the bike since and recently added the Wunderlich mini tobinators $55.00. Best screen I've used so far from the 3 I've tried. Also have GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By ThinAir
Another Bar Riser Question

I have an 08' GS with a low seat, the stock risers are high enough but due to my size I could use them about an inch or so closer to me without rising the bar higher, or much higher. I already have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,203
Posted By ThinAir
Johnny Rack

I have had a Johnny Rack since summer of 08' and according to James at Johnny Rack was the first he heard of doing cross country tours with it hitting up my favorite mtn bike haunts. Ran into some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 38,391
Posted By ThinAir
FD Failure

I have an 08' GS with 35,000 miles on it that just had some parts in the FD replaced under warranty. Oddly enough, it never leaked and the lube looked fine when I changed it. Just noticed excessive...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-16-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By ThinAir
Road Trip and Navigator Question

I just acquired a Garmin 60csx and purchased the CityNav CD. Use a mac. Loaded the CD. I get three applications from it, MapInstall, MapManager, and Road Trip. I see nothing called...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,922
Posted By ThinAir
Yup, they sure are. I ordered the mini's and...

Yup, they sure are. I ordered the mini's and will give them a go.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,922
Posted By ThinAir
I'm with you on that one, I also have the std....

I'm with you on that one, I also have the std. adjuster set one in from all the way back. Adjustable shield half way down. I would like to get just a little more "rake" back to help eliminate...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,922
Posted By ThinAir
tobinator/airflow

I've had the Givi AirFlow since late June last year and have considered Tobinators, wondering how that set up with the Tob's changed things for you. Your height please. Also how much did you have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By ThinAir
All good info, some above my ability to...

All good info, some above my ability to comprehend... g-forces, weight distributions, etc. I'll try the duct tape and fresh rubber band. Thanks to you all for the input. All the GPS goodies are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By ThinAir
I have the 60CXs, but I'll look into the Garmin...

I have the 60CXs, but I'll look into the Garmin Mac link you sent me. I also downloaded the operators manual and have gone through it in advance of receiving my unit. I also ordered a book on how...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-11-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By ThinAir
Well, thank you. Now I understand. I could use...

Well, thank you. Now I understand. I could use Google Maps, Google Earth and such (non Garmin product) to create a route and load it on to my 60csx using the Map Manager/Utility and not have to use...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By ThinAir
Just ordering the 60csx and mounting goodies...

Just ordering the 60csx and mounting goodies tonight. I use a Mac exclusively and hope I got the software right here. You say I don't need anything other than Google Earth, and LMT for creating...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By ThinAir
Keep the "arm" parallel to the ground, the gps,...

Keep the "arm" parallel to the ground, the gps, or both? I'd assume you'd want to see the screen while riding, so maybe you meant the arm? Thanks for the reply on the cradle. I'll try the RAM...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By ThinAir
Got the 60CSx

Also have the RAM ball mounted. Now I need info on what to purchase from the ball up to the 60csx. Will be used for strictly off road riding on a WR250R. Is one cradle better than another for off...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By ThinAir
It is a shame. Getting tired of it. The dealer...

It is a shame. Getting tired of it. The dealer already said that they have never replaced a transmission on a new 1200 before, so this may jibe well with your statements about reluctance. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By ThinAir
I understand the fluid analysis is the way to go....

I understand the fluid analysis is the way to go. I'm just comparing two bikes, and 06 and an 08 changed at the same time with the same fluid then again 10,000 miles later. Perhaps the trans will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By ThinAir
Are those Michelin AC-10 & T63's front and rear...

Are those Michelin AC-10 & T63's front and rear set ups or just rear? Thanks for the master list link. It's bookmarked. I'm all over it. This is great fun!
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By ThinAir
Good points from you fella's. I've read the...

Good points from you fella's. I've read the 13-47 uses 110 or 112 links, with the 112 about out of adjustment. That makes me wonder how much a chain stretches, I suppose it depends on the quality...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By ThinAir
Did you mean to say you'd put your money on a...

Did you mean to say you'd put your money on a 14-48 or was that a typo. If I'm understanding correctly, 1 additional tooth up front is worth three less in back, or in this case and equivalency of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By ThinAir
Those rides bring back some memories of just two...

Those rides bring back some memories of just two years ago when a group of us rode mtn bikes from Fruita to Moab doing some camping along the way. I've ridden the Spider, the Rim, and Cane creek on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By ThinAir
Another WRR Gearing Question!!!

I've looked at as many threads I can find here and on ThumperTalk and can't quite get the info to answer the question that I have. Looking to ride a WRR in altitude from 5,500ft and up. I'm sure at...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,835
Posted By ThinAir
Count me in for a reverso

Talked with you briefly. Thanks for the offer for the brace for my wife's arm. You do go out of your way beyond belief to satisfy. I'll order the guards and mirrors as well. Just have to work...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By ThinAir
Wrr

If I were 250lbs I'd probably consider the 450 as well. But at 160 lbs I think I'll try the WRR and give it a try, and move up the ladder if needed after some experience. Perhaps there will be a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By ThinAir
Wr

Janet & Bill, you've both been great. Thank you. I will look into the two sites offered for further research. I do want an in between bike. If I do long hauls on it, it will be on gravel and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By ThinAir
Now you've done it!!!

The problem with having so much time on my hands is the ability to research yourself into "analysis paralysis", but this venue, these threads have really made some fabulous objective opinions that I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By ThinAir
Whittling it down... some.

Joisey Janet, those are some good points about where I'm looking to ride it. The KTM's keep being mentioned to me as a great all around bike, be it the EXC450/530 or the Enduro 690. My challenge at...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By ThinAir
08' GS Woes

Well then, at $519.00 (on a deal) every 10,000/ $5.19 every 100 miles for rotors, this is one expensive bike to bring safely to a stop isn't it? I've read that some people found the relief they...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By ThinAir
08' GS1200 Woes

Wolfgang, my dealer (where I bought it in June of 08") is Mischlers Harley Davidson and BMW out of Beaver Dam WI. The owner is Art Mischler and the service manager is Jason. They have been really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By ThinAir
Which DS help

Some GREAT advice above from you all. Sorry about the retired at 50, truth be known it was at 47, so I'm well into it now.. ha ha. I paid my dues, had a bit of luck, no education, just worked out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By ThinAir
What bike do I REALLY want...

Spent days researching bikes, visiting dealers, now I want to know what I should be buying vs. what I might think I want. You know how it goes, you get all stoked with passion about a bike like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By ThinAir
Continuous Front Braking Problem 08' GS1200

Let me start by saying It's been a great bike for the last 35,000 miles since June of 08'. Yes, a couple of warranty issues with brake lines, mine actually cracked at the master under the seat and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,457
Posted By ThinAir
1150 GS Beak - Where to Buy

Don't know if this should be in "Parts" or here, so apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place. A buddy of mine owns an 04' GS1200 and saw a beak on one and now has to have one. I told him to look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,600
Posted By ThinAir
Hack Method of refilling

Right or wrong, after I replaced my wife's 650 twin's radiator I too ran into the red triangle and found the fluid level low from not properly bleeding the system. I simply let the bike idle with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,919
Posted By ThinAir
I'm with MaGoo.... Kinda

I just took off a set of Heide's from my GS1200. Yes they did make it from Custer S.D. to AK and back, with all the gravel (Inivit, Canol, Denali, McCarthy, and more), totaling 8,800 miles. My...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 159,023
Posted By ThinAir
Sign Me Up

I'll take 2. Tired of the weight and bulk of the MSR.
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 135,984
Posted By ThinAir
Ohlins

For an 08' GS. Stock shocks now with 21k on them. Would like a smoother ride up front especially. Would have to be same height as my stockers or even a 1/2" lower. Thanks
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