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Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By wmccs
If you stay on the pavement and ride in Mostly...

If you stay on the pavement and ride in Mostly dry weather the trailwings are fine. I have had them on three different bikes (they came with the bikes) I have ridden many miles on them with no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 38,514
Posted By wmccs
skaggs springs rd. on Monday the 5th

I will be riding Skaggs spring rd on Monday May the 5th (a few miles north of Rio Nido). anybody still around after the event is welcome to join me. I am a local and I know all the back roads in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By wmccs
If you are addicted to speed the 12GS not a...

If you are addicted to speed the 12GS not a replacement for your bird. One reason I chose the GS is it has forced me to slow down a bit. I have not had a speeding ticket in two years. The GS has...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,965
Posted By wmccs
The simple answer is: if you weigh more than 200...

The simple answer is: if you weigh more than 200 pounds or ride aggressively in the twisties (or both), aftermarket shocks may be good investment. "one size fits all" is always a compromise.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,965
Posted By wmccs
I purchased a set of Works shocks last summer for...

I purchased a set of Works shocks last summer for my 12GS. I'm very happy with them, allot of bang for the buck.

http://www.worksperformance.com/
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By wmccs
Your screen name fits you well.:D

Your screen name fits you well.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wmccs
I had no luggage on the bike and the preload was...

I had no luggage on the bike and the preload was maxed out. I am very tempted to have them put a stiffer spring on even if it means a rougher ride.

If the center stand still scraps when I get the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wmccs
I took my bike out for a test ride and pushed it...

I took my bike out for a test ride and pushed it hard on Hwy 1 and skaggs springs Rd. The bike handles wonderfully but I had one big problem. The center stand drags before my fastway pegs meet the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wmccs
I can still get the bike onto the center...

I can still get the bike onto the center stand.... but with a bit more effort. The bike is an inch lower, so an inch cut off the center stand seems to make sense (?). The side stand work fine with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wmccs
Thumb Thanks for the info. I will be testing out my new...

Thanks for the info. I will be testing out my new suspension with the Micatech's next week. As long as the pegs touch down first there should be no problem. Now I just need to figure out how to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wmccs
I'm in Sonoma County (Forestville) I have already...

I'm in Sonoma County (Forestville) I have already lowered the bike. I can plant both feet now:clap I tried a couple of low seats, didn't like them.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wmccs
Question Micatech on a lowered 12GS

Anybody have a lowered GS with Micatech cases on the back? Any clearance issues ? I just lowered my GS by an inch via aftermarket shocks and I'm wondering how much clearance I gave up.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,559
Posted By wmccs
I've scraped mine twice. Both times on a off...

I've scraped mine twice. Both times on a off camber turn. Love the pegs, very comfortable.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By wmccs
In northern California: ...

In northern California: http://californiasuspensionworks.com
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By wmccs
The fuel gauge on my 1200gs is almost worthless....

The fuel gauge on my 1200gs is almost worthless. Been that way since day one. Yours is working better than mine.

What part of Walnut Creek are you living in? I grew up in the Tice valley area...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By wmccs
The bike has a rev limiter to help prevent a blow...

The bike has a rev limiter to help prevent a blow up.The DR650 has very Little to offer on the top end, better to keep it in the middle where you get the most from the engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By wmccs
Thumb Wilbers

Ive owned 3 shocks from wilbers (on my FZ1, DL650 and R1100gs). They make a great product. But I'm on a budget this time - I'm farkling two bikes at the same time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By wmccs
Did another search, found what I was looking for:...

Did another search, found what I was looking for:

Ohlins: universally worshiped $$$$$

Wilbers: once loved now in disfavor $$$$ ( Klaus now sells Hyper blow)

Works shocks: well liked by the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By wmccs
Question Works shocks on a 1200GS?

Who has Works shocks on their 1200GS? Do you like them? They are considerably cheaper than most other brands.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By wmccs
Question What was it you didn't like about it? And what...

What was it you didn't like about it? And what seat are you using now? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By wmccs
It's a very expensive seat. $425 with a 15%...

It's a very expensive seat. $425 with a 15% restocking fee (plus shipping both ways). It's going to cost $90+ to try it out and return it.
Hopefully someone has tried it out and can give me some...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By wmccs
Anybody tried this seat?

has anybody tried this seat?

Touratech Sport Seat R1200GS+Adv LOW
Part Number: 044-1035
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By wmccs
Great article! The Avon ST had the fastest track...

Great article! The Avon ST had the fastest track time.... and a inch and a half tear :yikes

It's the Continental road attacks for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By wmccs
Thanks for the link. I had a set of pilot...

Thanks for the link.

I had a set of pilot roads on my FZ1 and did not like them. They broke traction more often than the Avon ST's. I have no evidence the the pilots are actually less sticky than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By wmccs
Thanks, I'll give them a look. I was thinking...

Thanks, I'll give them a look. I was thinking Avon ST's as well.
-Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By wmccs
Question sticky tires

Time to replace my stock tires, What are the stickiest tires (100% street) made for the 1200GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 611,362
Posted By wmccs
I have the 7" installed and have done about 700...

I have the 7" installed and have done about 700 mile of back road riding with it so far. I will use this screen 7 months out of the year. It completely eliminated the "Helmet bobble" (vibration)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,840
Posted By wmccs
Thumbs down Low seat was bad for me

I purchased the Sargent low seat for my 1200GS shortly after I got the bike. I found the seat to be horribly uncomfortable ( no room for the jewels). Sergent took the seat back no questions asked. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By wmccs
Question Roeseler Progressive any good?

Anybody have the Roeseler Progressive Shock and springs installed on the DR 650? If so how do you like them? They are certainly reasonably priced:
http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,638
Posted By wmccs
If you research the DL1000 you will find that...

If you research the DL1000 you will find that it's engine has some problems in it's stock form. If you come from a Sport bike background I would suggest the new Tiger.... or a previous generation FZ1...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By wmccs
If he is willing and able to remove the wheels...

If he is willing and able to remove the wheels himself Cyclegear has reasonable prices and they are having a tire sale tomorrow (19th). Other than that I would suggest looking for a Independent shop...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,902
Posted By wmccs
Bar risers change your seating position and...

Bar risers change your seating position and affect where the air from your windshield hits your helmet. Your neck pain could easily be caused by subtle helmet vibrations caused by an altered wind...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By wmccs
Thumb Thanks

Thanks for all the info. Sounds like I'll have plenty trails to keep me busy.:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By wmccs
DS ride recommendations for Arnold,Calif

I will be visiting the Sierras this June, near the town of Arnold. Anyone have suggestions for day rides in that area? I will be riding a DRZ400S set up for 80% off road use.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By wmccs
Well I checked it out, and I'm very glad you...

Well I checked it out, and I'm very glad you questioned me on this. The Leo Vince pipe has a rubber bumper for the center stand and I assumed that it needed to be completely horizontal for it to stop...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By wmccs
It is a bit lower and at a different angle than...

It is a bit lower and at a different angle than the stock can. The micatech case will slip on but it rubs against it. There is very little adjustment that can be made due to the shape of the pipe...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By wmccs
Bluhduh A word of warning: The Leo Vince slip on I...

A word of warning: The Leo Vince slip on I purchased (model 7226leo) is not compatible with the Micitech case. Hopefully I can return it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,860
Posted By wmccs
Bike lust

I have owned two KLR650's and I loved them both. I had a R1100GS and had a great time riding it. My DL650 was a great bike. Now I have a R1200GS and a DRZ400S ..... a great combination. I still miss...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,424
Posted By wmccs
You got me on the Tennis shoes, but the the...

You got me on the Tennis shoes, but the the jacket is a fully armored Cortech jacket and the pants are Kevlar lined with knee and hip pads. My feet were dry within a half an hour.:D

It was my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By wmccs
Have you considered the Micatech or...

Have you considered the Micatech or Caribou/Pelican cases?
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