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Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dadson
UPDATE My thanks to everyone for their...

UPDATE

My thanks to everyone for their advice and help.

I ended up ordering the Odyssey PC680-P from Amazon.com. I have Amazon Prime so I saved on shipping. I was prepared to make my own...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dadson
Thanks for the link. :clap

Thanks for the link. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dadson
Brilliant Mike! What size bolt is used? ...

Brilliant Mike! What size bolt is used?

This is a picture of the brackets and bolts in the kit.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XCkDeEtCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dadson
Thanks for the tip. That's just what I'm looking...

Thanks for the tip. That's just what I'm looking for and in fact found it on Amazon where I can get it faster, but... the L connectors will take almost a week to ship. Isnt' that how it always goes?...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dadson
Thanks for the advice, everyone. I noticed...

Thanks for the advice, everyone.

I noticed the Odyssey PC680-P doesn't have terminal connectors. Is that something I can pick up in a hardware store, or is there a kit, or what?
I suppose I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dadson
She's dead, Jim

The battery on my 04 1150 GS has given up the ghost.

I want to get a replacement for it and in 30 minutes of research I'm more bewildered than I could have thought. It was opening up a closet...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Dadson
How much of the bike will I have to replace?

After having recently gotten married, my plans for my Alaska trip have been changed to include a passenger, which I'm happy to have.
With this change there's talk of getting a Honda Goldwing.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,671
Posted By Dadson
It's a decision each makes on their own. For me,...

It's a decision each makes on their own. For me, I've been in 112 degree in full gear. If I can't bear the heat I don't ride.

It's only my opinion but when I weigh the risk, I break the risk into...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Dadson
Okay, so I got the rig set up and it is...

Okay, so I got the rig set up and it is sweeeeeeet! I had to replace the Belkin and I got the Sony MBR-100.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Ml4JWkYvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Now I had my iPod...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Dadson
Update: I got the Bilken delivered last...

Update:

I got the Bilken delivered last night and I discovered that it's not battery powered at all. It has to be plugged into a wall socket. This revelation is annoying for a couple of reasons....
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Dadson
My situation is a bit more tricky. I'm...

My situation is a bit more tricky. I'm bluetooth-ing this and the only interface is a 3.5 jack. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Dadson
If I had one of those models of iPods I'd jump at...

If I had one of those models of iPods I'd jump at that, but I have the postage sized iPod shuffle. It's a good idea for others out there who are looking for a way to set up their music rig. Good...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Dadson
Actually I did. I found a Bilken bluetooth...

Actually I did. I found a Bilken bluetooth receiver (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035JL35O/ref=oss_product) I can attach to my Chatterbox....
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Dadson
It was hot, but not over-heating.

It was hot, but not over-heating.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Dadson
She got hot, but was it too hot?

I'm having a great ride on my 1150 GS along the Pacific Coast Hwy. It's a hot day but the breeze makes it okay. But, traffic comes to a dead stop. I'm stuck there for more time than I want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
Thank you. I'll send him a message right away. ...

Thank you. I'll send him a message right away. I'm taking a long ride this weekend and really want to get this done before I go.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
I just called them and the guy I talked to said...

I just called them and the guy I talked to said they won't fit my 1150-GS. :cry
Did I miss something or is there some special hardware that would make them fit my bike?

I don't get it. It's like...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
I found some examples of winglets, but when I...

I found some examples of winglets, but when I google for them I seem to only find thread posts and not dealers who sell them.

Where would I find something like these...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
Sorry about that. 06 1150 GS.

Sorry about that. 06 1150 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
I wear them, but they get painful after a while.

I wear them, but they get painful after a while.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
I looked at their web site, but only saw...

I looked at their web site, but only saw windshields and headlight guards. Is there more than one CeeBaileys or am I having the Monday morning stupids?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Dadson
I have to stop this rush

I bought a shiny new Shoei RF 1100 and was really excited to try it out over the weekend. Everyone who's got one told me it was a quiet helmet.
Not on my bike.

The wind coming up from the tank...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Dadson
Need some help going wireless

Hi all. I'm looking at a lot of rides with friends in the near future and would like to listen to tunes along the way.

I've got an iPod Shuffle 2nd generation (it's the little square one) and a...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By Dadson
Hey Ken, thanks for telling me about the TCX's....

Hey Ken, thanks for telling me about the TCX's. Those go on the decision list.
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By Dadson
Thanks for your personal experiences, guys. ...

Thanks for your personal experiences, guys.

I really like the way the Adventures look and they have good protection, but I don't know how they'd do in upper 90's or 100 + degree weather.
I've...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By Dadson
Sidi boots - I know too much, or not enough

But either way I can't decide and it making me crazy! I need some advice from people with experience, please.

I'm looking for my first pair of proper motorcycle boots. I've done, I think, a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,249
Posted By Dadson
As said earlier by someone else, I like that...

As said earlier by someone else, I like that there's competition. That's what's driven companies to work to make a better product and keep prices reasonable.

I like my GS, but I've also like my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,001
Posted By Dadson
Safety gear and fashion don't always go hand in...

Safety gear and fashion don't always go hand in hand. My back protector does give my jacket a slight hump. But the idea that I'm doing something that might save me from spine damage goes a good way...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dadson
Mine only takes a second. Just a couple of revs...

Mine only takes a second. Just a couple of revs and she's purring, uh, rattling and ready to go.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dadson
Absolutely! I'd love to see how you set that up....

Absolutely! I'd love to see how you set that up. Please post pictures and how-tos when you get a chance.
Thanks!

P.S. This is where I read...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dadson
I'm confused then because I've seen the camera...

I'm confused then because I've seen the camera powered off the USB port. No batteries in it at all.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dadson
Question How to hook up a GoPro Hero to my GS 1150

I've added a GoPro Hero camera to my list of things I'm hoping Santa will bring me this year. I've read that it can be tough of batteries and I'd rather hook it up to the BMW power outlet, but not...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,431
Posted By Dadson
I looked at the soft armor but I realized that...

I looked at the soft armor but I realized that they wouldn't help me if I hit something like a sharp corner or light pole, etc which would cause the spine to bend backwards and hyper-extend, aka...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
The Cal-Sci seems to be working like a champ. The...

The Cal-Sci seems to be working like a champ. The problem I'm running into is that wind is hitting the tank, then it travels under it, and comes up between the tank and my knee.
See my handy dandy...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
Thanks a lot for the instructions. I'm going to...

Thanks a lot for the instructions. I'm going to def give that a try. Hate the idea of drilling holes in the bike, but I'll be careful to measure it so I don't have to drill more than once.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
Hi Ken, If I can't find another solution I...

Hi Ken,
If I can't find another solution I might go that way, but I hate the idea of covering up my bright shiny tank. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/3964729136_8047703880.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
It must be my old age. I couldn't see the...

It must be my old age. I couldn't see the deflectors on your bike. Fill me in on what you did and how you attached them. I'm all :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
As I continue to research this I found this...

As I continue to research this I found this picture from The Grim Rider's web site.
http://www.thegrimrider.com/web_images/leg_shields.jpg

He made those deflectors, but they look very promising....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
TonyA, thanks for the link and info. Ya got my...

TonyA, thanks for the link and info. Ya got my heart beating fast at the idea I can be noise free of the wind.
Looking at your picture, below, in the bottom right corner I see there's a bracket the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dadson
You could be on to something. I wonder if...

You could be on to something.
I wonder if there's a way to get the same results without covering the tank.
Thanks for the pic and post.
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