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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34,292
Views: 8,414,832
Posted By jalapenopete
what's with all the lights?

there's 12 lights on that thing, and 12 more on his light bar doodad.

wait! I missed 2 tucked into the lower corners of the bumper that aren't on. 14 lights and a light bar.

he do like his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34,292
Views: 8,414,832
Posted By jalapenopete
I briefly lost my mind a few years ago and bought...

I briefly lost my mind a few years ago and bought an '09 street glide which had that same fairing. (I had to see why all these people live and breathe Harley's.) Anyway, that batshit fairing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,825
Posted By jalapenopete
mine

get him mine. it's an R1200GS, but he'll grow into it. no sense in buying something he won't be able to use in few years, is there?:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34,292
Views: 8,414,832
Posted By jalapenopete
trapped behind Ella

Here I am trapped behind this pudgy lady with arms like hams in my FJ last Saturday. Her name is Ella. Her vest said so. I have to say she never crossed the yellow line, but then again she never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,973
Posted By jalapenopete
Forum: Trip Planning 05-16-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 45,545
Posted By jalapenopete
Spot

I just glanced thru the responses, so it may have been mentioned earlier, but a quick thread search didn't return anything. I have little device called a SPOT satellite GPS messenger that I carry on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,136
Posted By jalapenopete
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 948,982
Posted By jalapenopete
12/1/12 on the Tallulah River - coffee break

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/2012-12-01134203.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By jalapenopete
warranty

The BMW warranty definitely covers roadside pickup, and overnight accommodations when not within a day's travel to your home. It's just an insurance policy, and works just like the Allstate policy I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By jalapenopete
new bike?

I had a '98 GS that I rode the crap out of. The last couple of years it was fix this, fix that, what now? The last big trip was from my home in GA out to Yellowstone and back last summer. I had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By jalapenopete
trip planning

you might look in the "trip planning" thread for more information.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34,292
Views: 8,414,832
Posted By jalapenopete
gee-zus

What a bloviating pack of wankers we have here. :puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 393,996
Posted By jalapenopete
my '98 in beartooth pass

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/r1100gs.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,050
Posted By jalapenopete
wrist pain?

no. never. never even heard of it. why would anyone develop wrist pain after riding 700 miles?
i'd run, not walk, to a doctor. it's probably bone cancer. :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 768,077
Posted By jalapenopete
on the cage

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/2008-01-01120012.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,004
Posted By jalapenopete
my cages

My hot rod: :raabia

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/Copyofnew911peartrees.jpg

My Jeep (with a little bit of my wife's Mini):
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,228,998
Posted By jalapenopete
very nice!

is that low seat version people are always talking about?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,228,998
Posted By jalapenopete
2010 gs

My 2010 GS the day after I bought it. June, 2012. :raabia

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/R1200GS.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,276
Posted By jalapenopete
google is my BFF

but i wanted to see a decent pic of one.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,276
Posted By jalapenopete
pic?

Do you have a pic of it mounted ion your bike? The TailGunner is the one I'm looking at, but haven't seen a pic of one actually mounted on a GS. I have a 30 year anniversary bike and thought it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,276
Posted By jalapenopete
new to me 2010 GS

My bare necessities:
I bought a '10 R12GS in June. My second GS, the first being a '98 R1100 which took me many, many miles. My riding is about 90/10 road/dirt with very little (if any) interstate...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By jalapenopete
I forgot to add that the device did not seem to...

I forgot to add that the device did not seem to "work" immediately. It took a few miles riding before the off-idle stumble and surging was alleviated. I'm no engineer - I read the thread mentioned...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,334
Posted By jalapenopete
That's quite a leap from me using a colloquial...

That's quite a leap from me using a colloquial term such as "lack of respect" to you accusing me of doing "stupid stuff"
Come ride your scooter down GA 400 during weekday morning rush hour and see...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By jalapenopete
it's titanium

titanium discolors like that. same thing happened on my R1200S with an Akro titanium exhaust. I took it down to the shop and had it ceramic coated.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By jalapenopete
booster plug

I had one on my '07 R1200S and liked it well enough to buy another for my current scoot, a 2010 R1200GS.
I like it first and foremost because it cures the off-idle stumble which I've experienced on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 53,488
Posted By jalapenopete
Blue Ridge Parkway, June 2010

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/bikeinfog.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,334
Posted By jalapenopete
I rode my Vespa 250 GTS to work every day (28...

I rode my Vespa 250 GTS to work every day (28 mile round trip) until they made me a work-at-home employee. it was great, much more fun than my R12GS. slap on some goggles and a puddin' bowl and i...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By jalapenopete
My Vespa on Big Pine Key, FL

:freaky
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/bigpinescooter.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 421,019
Posted By jalapenopete
2 truck stories

Dumb ass in a truck:
I was sitting on my bike in a left turn lane with a pickup in front of me and a furniture delivery truck directly behind me. The pickup was already in the intersection waiting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,023
Posted By jalapenopete
bison and me

I was tootling along at about 60-65 mph in the Black Hills last July minding my own business when this bison came trotting out of the woods on the right forcing me and my '98 R11GS into the left...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10,251
Views: 3,301,376
Posted By jalapenopete
My 30 years GS in N GA - June, 2012

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/R1200GS.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 948,982
Posted By jalapenopete
R110GS in Beartooth Pass

my trusty '98 GS (since replaced by 2010 GS) in Beartooth Pass July 2011

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/r1100gs.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,336,587
Posted By jalapenopete
2009 Vespa GTS 250ie

my Vespa 250 on Big Pine Key, FL
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q519/jalapenopete/bigpinescooter.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By jalapenopete
thanks everyone, the blue w/white tracer is what...

thanks everyone, the blue w/white tracer is what I was after. i'll see if i can pick it up somewhere in the chassis harness, if not i guess i'll use it from the switch cluster on the bar. the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By jalapenopete
Question Autoswitch install

Has anyone installed an autoswitch (model AS7) on their R1200GS for PIAA lights?
I have some PIAA 530 ("ion plasma" :rofl ) fog lights on my 2010 GS. I used a Blue Sea Systems fuse block with a...
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