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Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Mr. Malta
No kidding?! :huh I did check out that...

No kidding?! :huh

I did check out that thread Woody has. I really don't have a week to sift through them all, but after what you just told me I'll leave the damn things the way they are. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Mr. Malta
Yup. That's the place I looked into for the...

Yup. That's the place I looked into for the powdercoating. I was hoping to avoid the whole sales spiel if at all possible, but thanks for the advice though. I'll check it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Mr. Malta
Spoked Conundrum..

Greetings GS-heads.

The Blueing on my rather used GS rims is looking rough. Thinking about yanking the rims off and just removing the color all together. Thought about getting them...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Mr. Malta
Greetings, Norsman. I feel your pain. got...

Greetings, Norsman.

I feel your pain. got my tank re-painted and my Corbin is doing a number on it as well. BMW makes that little neoprene strip that sticks right to the tank to prevent that...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Mr. Malta
Stick on tank protection?

Looking for something that I can just stick on my tank to keep abrasion from my legs down. Also be nice to have a little more grip when standing up as well.
I've looked on this site, but couldn't...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By Mr. Malta
Heath, I'm 6'4" and love my BMW Adventure...

Heath,

I'm 6'4" and love my BMW Adventure jacket. Comes in tall sizes and fits me perfectly. I've looked around for something a little lighter, and have learned that there just isn't anything out...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Mr. Malta
Gel / Standard Batt. Charger Question

Greetings, people.

I'm positive I've seen a thread that answers this question on here, but damned if I can find it..
4 years ago I got a BMW trickle charger. I now have a gel battery. I have...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Well, what can I say? Been riding my Elka's for...

Well, what can I say? Been riding my Elka's for almost a month now and it took me a little while to really start pushing them, but my God! You people weren't kidding when you said they were great. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Sorry for the wait, guys. But I guess I need to...

Sorry for the wait, guys. But I guess I need to use this Loctite primer stuff for galvanized threads before I apply the high strength Loctite. Kind of hard to find. So, it's gonna have to wait...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Well, I'll find out tonight! It should only take...

Well, I'll find out tonight! It should only take me about 20 minutes to install the new threaded stud and put in the front shock. Based on what you guys have told me I'm super stoked that I decided...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Mr. Malta
Little sensitive there guys. It's not like I'm...

Little sensitive there guys. It's not like I'm forcing people to waste their time replying to me. If you think the question is stupid don't answer. Plus, if I just looked it up, I wouldn't get...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Hey y'all. Latest news with Elka. Talked...

Hey y'all.

Latest news with Elka. Talked to Marc today and as soon as he found out they missed the bolt replacement he next-day-aired me out one so I should get it today! I guess it's no big...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Mr. Malta
Thanks, Dirt. Sorry for the n00b question. ...

Thanks, Dirt. Sorry for the n00b question. Some of us actually ride instead of lurk on this website all day and night. It's easier just to ask instead of look.
Woody does have a nice website,...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Mr. Malta
Never heard of them. I'll look on the internet...

Never heard of them. I'll look on the internet and see what I can find. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Mr. Malta
GS Rim Re-do. . . Suggestions?

A few years ago I thought I'd be clever and use brake dust cleaner spray on the 'ol rims.
Those of you who are 'lazy idiot' right now know what's coming....
You guessed it. Yours truly screwed...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Thanks. I'm sure I will. It's just been...

Thanks. I'm sure I will. It's just been frustrating.
I got a reply from Marc over at Elka and he's sending me the bolt to thread on myself and he's going to pay for shipping back to the factory...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Elka stands behind their shocks alright. and now...

Elka stands behind their shocks alright. and now I know why. So they don't get hit when customers like me throw heavy objects at them for being complete and utter idiots.
Got my shocks back...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Wow. Sounds like just another day in the garage!...

Wow. Sounds like just another day in the garage! Kudos for stickin' with it! The first thing I learned when I got my bike is to NEVER use the tools they give you unless you absolutely have to. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
What the f%$! :eek1 Why the heck does it take so...

What the f%$! :eek1 Why the heck does it take so long? Wait, don't tell me, it's the tank that takes a long time to remove, right? Those things look like they have alot of trim that would be...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Believe me, I'm quickly becoming an expert in...

Believe me, I'm quickly becoming an expert in this area. The whole confusion started when I followed the instructions in the booklet Elka provided and submitted the numbers I was getting. When they...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Well, if the suspension on the 1200 is 1/2 as...

Well, if the suspension on the 1200 is 1/2 as easy to take off as my 1150 it should take you all of 10 minutes! Did you get the remote pre-load on yours? Do me a favor and send me a message or post...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Talking I'll be getting the shocks back from Elka today....

I'll be getting the shocks back from Elka today. They admitted that they were originally set up primarily for dirt riding when I told them I did mostly road riding. I'll say this for them, they had...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Mr. Malta
Huh. I thought that's exactly the question I...

Huh. I thought that's exactly the question I asked. Well, thanks for the info, MC. What you say makes perfect sense. But if that's true, and you won't bottom out the spring, why go with a stiffer...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Mr. Malta
Shock preload question. Please help.

What up, y'all?

Maybe some of you have read of my trials with Elka suspension, maybe not. Doesn't matter.
If you put a shock in that's too soft, you can adjust the preload. This much I know. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Eh? Amen to that! Already called them. Listen to...

Amen to that! Already called them. Listen to this, when I told them how I computed the sag they said I did it wrong. I insisted that I did it exactly the way it explains in they're manual. He...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mr. Malta
Pissed New suspension woes..

Just bought a set of Elka's for my '02 GSA. Problems galor! The question I have is, since you give them your weight, riding style, average luggage weight on trips, etc.. BEFORE they make the...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Mr. Malta
Right around 1250.00. But remember, the Elka's...

Right around 1250.00. But remember, the Elka's have 3-way high and low speed compression adjustment in addition to the other adjustments .
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Mr. Malta
I'm really surprised that you don't hear more...

I'm really surprised that you don't hear more about them. Everything's Ohlins this, Wilbers that.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Mr. Malta
Talked to the guys over at Elka today. They're...

Talked to the guys over at Elka today. They're hooking me up with front and rear in two weeks! Price was just 100 bucks more than my Ohlins' total. Got the high and low speed compression...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Mr. Malta
Problems with Ohlins.. Wilbers???

I currently have a set of Ohlins on order. The only problem is the damn springs that I need for my weight and load are on nationwide backorder and probably won't be in until AFTER I'm supposed to...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Mr. Malta
Hmm... glad I read this. I'm planning a 5k solo...

Hmm... glad I read this. I'm planning a 5k solo trip this August and I hope to have a set of Elka's on my bike by then. I wonder, is there any way to pre-empt this problem and have them fix it when...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
:eek1 Just saw hammer's bike... Ok, I like...

:eek1
Just saw hammer's bike... Ok, I like working on bikes, but man! I'm thinking I'm gonna have to go rob a Walgreens or something because that is one nice ride.
Maybe I'll need two. yeah,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
AMEN BROTHER! :clap I figured I'd get some...

AMEN BROTHER! :clap

I figured I'd get some different views, but then that's what this site is all about. It looks like I've learned what I wanted to. It doesn't look like it's going to be too...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
The way I see it, If I get a project bike, I...

The way I see it, If I get a project bike, I might spend some $$ but over a long period of time. If I don't get to ride it for a few years, oh well. That's what my other bike is for.
Come home,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
Great site! Thanks! That R100 looks sweet. :D

Great site! Thanks! That R100 looks sweet. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
You don't have to, Jay. That's why it's called...

You don't have to, Jay. That's why it's called 'personal taste'. If everyone bought bikes just for they're performance, things would be pretty boring. So your opinion is noted, and forgotten,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
Hmm... well, what you say makes sense. and 8500...

Hmm... well, what you say makes sense. and 8500 sounds ok, but I was hoping for a project bike. Perhaps I'll find a happy medium.. with a decent tank! Thanks for the links.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mr. Malta
84 R80gs P/d

I'm starting to look for my dream bike. A 1984 R80GS Paris Dakar. I really don't care what kind of shape it's in as long as the frame is straight and the motor is in good shape (reasonably...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mr. Malta
ok, ya got me there. "oops! sorry mam......

ok, ya got me there. "oops! sorry mam... oops! sorry mam... oops!.":rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mr. Malta
being short would freak me out if I was in a...

being short would freak me out if I was in a crowd. :eek1 I thought this forum was about seat height...
oh well.
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