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Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Ravenslair
I gave up trying to seat the bead on my rear tire...

I gave up trying to seat the bead on my rear tire and am now trying to get the online retailer to take it back (they have not answered any of my emails). I tried everything to seat the bead. Nothing...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-06-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 32,852
Posted By Ravenslair
I agree and have a pitcher of whatever Jerry...

I agree and have a pitcher of whatever Jerry wants if he is in the Sacramento area. This work is beneficial to so many of us!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Ravenslair
Just put the 9k mile Full Bore M-40 back on the...

Just put the 9k mile Full Bore M-40 back on the bike. Luckily I had not pulled it from my spare wheel. Will call Metzler tomorrow to have a cordial conversation with them.
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 310,462
Posted By Ravenslair
Local pickup available Grok?

Local pickup available Grok?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ravenslair
Agreed. The servo brakes have never been an issue...

Agreed. The servo brakes have never been an issue with me. Do they make a noise? Sure, but nothing loud. So what, it make a slight buzzing noise. A noise that is insignificant to many of the noises...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Ravenslair
Well then, I guess it is time to find another...

Well then, I guess it is time to find another tire because there is zero way these things can be seated without more then 40psi. I could not seat mine with quite a bit more than that. Anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Ravenslair
OK, I guess I will go with more pressure. Did not...

OK, I guess I will go with more pressure. Did not want to go past 65psi. Will break the bead again, relube and repressurize. I am not looking forward to removing this tire next year. These beads are...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Ravenslair
Hmmm. Ok, I am going to let the pressure down...

Hmmm. Ok, I am going to let the pressure down again and move the bead to another part of the rim. Nothing is present that would catch. Maybe relubing the bead and moving it around will help. Thanks...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Ravenslair
After 16k+ miles on the German made rear Tourance...

After 16k+ miles on the German made rear Tourance I got around to putting the new Chinese one on.

That bead is TIGHT! So far I have pumped it up to 50psi and it will still not seat. There is about...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,884
Posted By Ravenslair
Rear stock make and model? I bought my 04 GSA...

Rear stock make and model? I bought my 04 GSA with an Ohlins rear. Found out later it was a BM940 rear shock for the GS. Makes my GSA sit just enough lower that is does not just "lever" up onto the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,509
Posted By Ravenslair
This is what I did a few years ago. Now my speedo...

This is what I did a few years ago. Now my speedo is barely off compared to actual. Yeah, it sucked knowing the mpg I really got, but I never really did get 40+ anyway. It just appeared I did. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Ravenslair
I did this a year ago and never turned back. Very...

I did this a year ago and never turned back. Very slight increase in sound, but nothing most non-riders would notice. The can weighs a ton. Ditch it and put the turn-down pipe on. I only put my can...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,426
Posted By Ravenslair
That has really turned out great. Unfortunately...

That has really turned out great. Unfortunately it has also given me ideas. Time to look for a used R1150GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ravenslair
Nope, good old California miles :jkam

Nope, good old California miles :jkam
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ravenslair
Not really any help, but I am about to replace my...

Not really any help, but I am about to replace my Euro made rear Tourance with a Chinese made one. The Euro tire has just over 16000 miles and I can probably squeak another 500-1000 miles out of it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ravenslair
Just got a chance to download it and take a look...

Just got a chance to download it and take a look in BaseCamp. I see


Car3
Car3 EW1
Car3 EW2
PCQ 12-1 Hwy 4 to Hwy 88
PCQ 12-1 No Gates Hwy 4 to Hwy 88

They all look like great routes....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ravenslair
I appreciate all the input and advice. Based on...

I appreciate all the input and advice. Based on what I have read here, these are the possible routes I have started to look at for the leg going from Highway 4 to Moore Creek Campground:

7N23 -->...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ravenslair
Thanks dman. Glad to hear 7N09 should go through....

Thanks dman. Glad to hear 7N09 should go through. That is the one I was looking at on Google. Need to get a set of OHV maps to have on hand as well. My current one is a bit old.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ravenslair
Forest roads from Highway 4 to Highway 88?

I am planning a ride with a buddy from Highway 108 to Highway 88 via forest roads. We took the road from Strawberry to Dorrington earlier this year so we are good going from 108 to 4. What I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By Ravenslair
They are great bikes. I have a 2004 Adventure I...

They are great bikes. I have a 2004 Adventure I bought a few years back with 20k on it. It now has 45k and I just change the fluids, plugs and filter. I just got back from an off road trip that taxed...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 91,793
Posted By Ravenslair
Put me down for a set when available. I put about...

Put me down for a set when available. I put about 1000 miles a month on the GSA. Most of it road riding but some dirt scattered in once in a while... time/kids permitting.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By Ravenslair
I am curious how this turns out. I have wanted to...

I am curious how this turns out. I have wanted to put the Euro switch on my 04GSA so I could turn the lights off (when doing work that required electrical testing). No desire to turn them off while...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 310,462
Posted By Ravenslair
Excellent news! If you are still in the...

Excellent news! If you are still in the Sacramento area I would love to meet to pick one up with they are available again, as well as buy you a beer or coffee. Whatever your poison may be.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ravenslair
I would love to see a return of the ammeter. I...

I would love to see a return of the ammeter. I know it can be installed after the fact but involves more work than a simple volt meter. I have something similar to this installed.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,743
Posted By Ravenslair
Good to hear. I think we are going to head up...

Good to hear. I think we are going to head up 108. Would love it if they open the gate in the next few weeks, but highly doubt it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,743
Posted By Ravenslair
Can you ride through Tioga Pass if the gate is...

Can you ride through Tioga Pass if the gate is closed but the roads are clear and dry? A buddy and I are planning to ride to Yosemite in a week or two and were hoping to go over the pass. It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ravenslair
If you have a drill press (with depth gauge) and...

If you have a drill press (with depth gauge) and an end mill you could tackle this pretty "easily". Should keep from punching into the springs. Just incrementally set the depth until it just starts...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Ravenslair
HID installation and

I bought my R1150GS Adventure a few years back. The original owner installed HIDs for both high and low beams. When I first got the bike and tested it out, I noticed there was an EGX-RX24 (LED Bulb...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,428
Posted By Ravenslair
Wheels are adventure wheels. Tank looks like an...

Wheels are adventure wheels. Tank looks like an adventure tank. Head guards are adventure blue. Rear grab bar is an adventure grab bar. I am leaning adventure. Could also be someone that added...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ravenslair
Size?

Size?
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,267
Posted By Ravenslair
hope to see that thing riding around the area...

hope to see that thing riding around the area since we live a few miles apart! Great story.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,179
Views: 1,357,954
Posted By Ravenslair
Agreed, the black ones look nice!

Agreed, the black ones look nice!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 113,944
Posted By Ravenslair
Another excellent ride report!

Another excellent ride report!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 127,279
Posted By Ravenslair
Only one page in. Will be reading this for a few...

Only one page in. Will be reading this for a few more day. Great ride report!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,179
Views: 1,357,954
Posted By Ravenslair
Pulled the starter on my 1150GSA to clean it. The...

Pulled the starter on my 1150GSA to clean it. The bike has 41k miles and was not showing any signs of a bad starter. I wanted to see if I had any play in my clutch spline area (none to note) so...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ravenslair
Lee makes good stuff

Lee makes good stuff
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 91,793
Posted By Ravenslair
If the price was less than an OEM one it would be...

If the price was less than an OEM one it would be a no brainer for me. I would get one to have on hand just in case.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 91,793
Posted By Ravenslair
Put me down for the next batch. I put about 11k...

Put me down for the next batch. I put about 11k miles a year on my bike. Mostly commuting but some other stuff when kids/time permit.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,179
Views: 1,357,954
Posted By Ravenslair
New battery

Put a new PC680 in her ('04 R1150GSA). Took out the three year old Westco battery that was in the bike when I purchased it. The Westco started needing time on the charger over the weekend to keep it...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 407,747
Posted By Ravenslair
I think my issue is I have to use a charger right...

I think my issue is I have to use a charger right now to keep my aging battery topped off. That was not the case a few years ago and should not be the case with a new Odyssey. I need to reset my...
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