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Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By LONG DONGER
I'm doing the IBA National Park tour this year. I...

I'm doing the IBA National Park tour this year. I have really enjoyed hitting some of the National Parks. Some are re-peats, but also have picked up some new ones. The tour just gives you a good...
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By LONG DONGER
How long is the vacation? You can spend 4 or 5...

How long is the vacation? You can spend 4 or 5 days crossing the good ole U.S. of A. And the same going back. I avoid interstates unless they work to my direct advantage, but would think on a trip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 73,315
Posted By LONG DONGER
Did you go out to the crash site?

Did you go out to the crash site?
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By LONG DONGER
Good Luck, enjoy the ride (and the...

Good Luck, enjoy the ride (and the interstates)!!!

As others have noted, it's going to be a tough ride, but you can do it, if your head is on right. Also remember, you'll be heading into crowded...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 818
Posted By LONG DONGER
better check the chipmunk, I hit one today riding...

better check the chipmunk, I hit one today riding on 16.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By LONG DONGER
Simply awesome. I can only imagine the fortitude...

Simply awesome. I can only imagine the fortitude it takes to ride one of those machines across country!!!!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 818
Posted By LONG DONGER
So what part of Arkysaw do you live in? It gets...

So what part of Arkysaw do you live in? It gets absolute nuts in NWA with the 500,000 bikes. I went the first 10 years or so, doing pretty much what you described, people watching, then decided it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-13-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By LONG DONGER
Thanks. Looks like Spot is still the cheaper...

Thanks. Looks like Spot is still the cheaper option, and meets the basic needs. Still wondering why my invoice is higher than the web pricing, but have sent an emails asking for clarification.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By LONG DONGER
The credit card they have on file for my account...

The credit card they have on file for my account is no longer valid. It was an AMEX issued by the company I retired from, so it's not going to work. If I decide to keep the service, I will update to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By LONG DONGER
What's the alternatives? I just got my renewal...

What's the alternatives? I just got my renewal notice, seems to be about double what I thought it was.

I agree, I've been with the spot tracker since 2011, and really like being able to send an...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By LONG DONGER
Do this, freaking awesome road and scenery. Last...

Do this, freaking awesome road and scenery. Last time I was thru they had closed the gas station in Gateway, be sure to fuel up in GJ. Be sure to stop at the Flume overlook. And I did find an...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By LONG DONGER
No, I can't even then. I do have the front of the...

No, I can't even then. I do have the front of the seat adjusted down, the rear is on the high position. Much like HT, once I get the GSA going, I go far. That's not to say there are not stop lights...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By LONG DONGER
Easy, don't stop!!! I have a RDL on my...

Easy, don't stop!!!

I have a RDL on my GSA, and was very concerned about the seat heighth and the reach to the ground. And really, I don't think the seat is that much higher as much as it is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,565
Posted By LONG DONGER
Great, an oil thread, who'd a thunk it??? I...

Great, an oil thread, who'd a thunk it???

I made the mistake of not making sure the old gasket came off when changing oil on a 1966 Mustang GT back in the day. I went around the block, came back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By LONG DONGER
In!!!

The wife and I watched a CBS news segemnt the other day on Iceland, and both commented it would be a great ride destination.

I am tuned in!!!:lurk
Forum: Americas 08-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By LONG DONGER
Progressive RSA

Roadside thru Progressive is a $10 adder on my policy. When I shredded a U-joint outside of South Bend, OR, it was an $800 tow to Portland. Well worth it. Also, since it took the tow truck so long to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,183
Views: 2,402,460
Posted By LONG DONGER
Love that sign!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Love that sign!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By LONG DONGER
Totally agree on Branson. Couple of years ago, we...

Totally agree on Branson. Couple of years ago, we rode thru. We sat at a traffic light waiting to make a left for what seemed like 5 minutes. Just as we get a green turn, my buddy dropped his...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By LONG DONGER
Chillicothe is the home of Sliced Bread, can't...

Chillicothe is the home of Sliced Bread, can't get any better than that.

And I avoid Branson like the ebola....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,211
Posted By LONG DONGER
Lube is important, and it's not that hard. WD-40,...

Lube is important, and it's not that hard. WD-40, then lube it, not a big big deal. Wouldn't take five minutes, and would not skip it....do both of them while you're at it.
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By LONG DONGER
Better yet, fly Mom to Texas over a weekend. Let...

Better yet, fly Mom to Texas over a weekend. Let her visit for three days, use the other four and ride the Texas Hill Country....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,320
Posted By LONG DONGER
Only place the wires looked like they had melted...

Only place the wires looked like they had melted thru was at the connector, right at the end of the wires. I didn't strip them all the way back thru the wire loom, but did not see evidence of melting...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By LONG DONGER
Only bad part of the Colorado route is having to...

Only bad part of the Colorado route is having to cross the Plains twice. Otherwise, if you can work that in, go for it.

Other options.. I hear Texas 21 is nice heading into Louisiana, then head...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By LONG DONGER
How much time do you have and what are you riding?

How much time do you have and what are you riding?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,320
Posted By LONG DONGER
Too long, didn't read.

Did not read ALL the thread, to see the various solutions offered up. But my 2006 GSA eats H7 bulbs, and even got so hot that the connector on the rear melted. I spliced a generic connector in, it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 321,530
Posted By LONG DONGER
Eva Nicole....

Maybe 205, just outside Princeton, BC..another big weather vane!


http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr245/fjrbo/DSCN2929_zpsd1d24d8a.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,712
Posted By LONG DONGER
I like them...

I especially like the mileage I am getting. There's another thread here in GS Boxers where I posted pictures at 9600 miles on a set. They are fine on wet and dry pavement, and like others, okay on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,026
Posted By LONG DONGER
Front Anakee 3, at 9660 miles.

It's really not holding up as well as the rear tire. As mentioned earlier, after talking to Michelin rep at the rally, I may have been running to much air pressure. You can see the wear bar is almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,026
Posted By LONG DONGER
Anakee 3 rear, at 9660 miles. These tires have...

Anakee 3 rear, at 9660 miles. These tires have been on since Spokane, Washington. The wife rode with me for about 1300 miles in BC, then solo home from Calgary, but thru Montana, Idaho, into...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,246
Posted By LONG DONGER
BMW Of Western Oregon.

Can't say enough good things about their service department. I had a u-joint grenade when in Washington state, had already been to a dealer in Seattle that could not hear nor feel what I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,538
Posted By LONG DONGER
Does a goose count?

A goose hit me on the left side coming home from MOA rally in St. Paul. Came in low from the left, out of the grass, taking off from land. Hit the left bag, pretty much f'd it up, knocked the lid off...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,836
Posted By LONG DONGER
What he says...you can lead a horse to water,...

What he says...you can lead a horse to water, blah blah blah...

I've ridden some of those routes, like 250 north (or south into Durango), 511 to 172 to 160, etc. I would say most people are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,836
Posted By LONG DONGER
What he says...you can lead a horse to water,...

What he says...you can lead a horse to water, blah blah blah...

I've ridden some of those routes, like 250 north (or south into Durango), 511 to 172 to 160, etc. I would say most people are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,026
Posted By LONG DONGER
Nope, I think you're right, you just have to find...

Nope, I think you're right, you just have to find that sweet spot that works on your tires, bike, roads, riding style, etc. If I keep running the A3 I will lower the front pressure a little and keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By LONG DONGER
If that question was for me, did not test the...

If that question was for me, did not test the continuity nor resistance. Just "dorked" with the position in the Wal Mart Parking lot in Salida, Colorado.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By LONG DONGER
I have the same issue, will not start in gear,...

I have the same issue, will not start in gear, does in neutral. Adjusted the micro switch, worked (started in gear), but the cruise would not work (Rostra that I added on the 2006 GSA), moved the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,026
Posted By LONG DONGER
Interesting, I talked to the Michelin rep at the...

Interesting, I talked to the Michelin rep at the MOA Rally in St. Paul, we were addressing the wear pattern on the front Anakee 3, how much it was cupping etc. He recommended going DOWN on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,026
Posted By LONG DONGER
Maybe I should just PM Kingsized....

Maybe I should just PM Kingsized....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,026
Posted By LONG DONGER
Update time!!!

Well, it's mid summer, any news or updates on the PR4 Trails? I am going to have to buy tires soon, looking for an update on the mid summer review!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 72,881
Posted By LONG DONGER
Sgt. Floyd

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr245/fjrbo/SargeantFloydDeath_zps52d2e371.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/user/fjrbo/media/SargeantFloydDeath_zps52d2e371.jpg.html)

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