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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-19-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,424
Posted By Galen
I, too, played a lot of racquetball in the gym...

I, too, played a lot of racquetball in the gym there in Jan-Mar '82, but I didn't ruin my knee until I got to Sembach AB.
The 10th photo in the first post looks like it might have been the chemical...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Galen
About 5500 miles thus far on our 2010 MP3 250. ...

About 5500 miles thus far on our 2010 MP3 250.
Yes, about 65 mpg and 70-75 mph, tops. It's hard to tell since the speedometer is less accurate (even more optimistic) than the R11GS.
Rear tire only...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Galen
It's only a PITA if you don't have the...

It's only a PITA if you don't have the certificate of origin, aren't transferring a previously registered trailer, or trying to register a home built trailer. Then, it might require an appointment...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By Galen
No Mar Classic

Picked it up of Craigslist a few months ago and finally put it to use this morning on the GS rear; off with the worn Anakee 2 and on with the Tourance. The hardest thing was having the nerve to put...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Galen
You'll need more than one to cover the range of...

You'll need more than one to cover the range of torques.
I have three. I'm sure I could get by without the smallest one, the 10-150 inch-pounds range. The midrange torque wrenches don't go high...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,997
Posted By Galen
Helmet: Arai Profile, clear shield. Glasses:...

Helmet: Arai Profile, clear shield.
Glasses: prescription Rudy Project Ekynox or Rydon.
Jacket/Pants: Hi-viz Roadcrafter 1-piece (most versatile, safest, an easy in-out)
Or: Rallye...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Galen
If you have a table lift, mount it to the corner...

If you have a table lift, mount it to the corner of the lift a la JVB and have adjustable height (one of my next projects).
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Galen
$475 is a lot. There are better deals out there. ...

$475 is a lot. There are better deals out there. I'd buy separate tools at that price.
The Shopsmith does look cool. I like the shorty look and it's easier to park.
Low speed is 700 rpm. Take it...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Galen
I just measured the stand on my Classic, it's...

I just measured the stand on my Classic, it's about 20 1/2 inches. That's just the stand below the Y-shaped thingy. Seems a little low. (I recently picked it up used, and I won't be changing tires...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Galen
It's best as a shorty, IMHO

I have an older Mark V SS. Not enough power or precision to be a good table saw and not enough speed range to make a good drill press. And too fiddly to switch between the modes.
So, I whacked 18"...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,959
Posted By Galen
+1 for the Eaton that VT-Stromer has in post #23....

+1 for the Eaton that VT-Stromer has in post #23. Mine is next to the garage door like that one. The 3-cylinder compressor is relatively quiet and runs a DA sander without running continuously. I...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,621
Posted By Galen
Off with the old, on with the new. That way you...

Off with the old, on with the new. That way you can do a good inspection of the condition of the sheathing, fix what needs fixing, and it will look a lot better (selling point). An overlay just kicks...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,926
Posted By Galen
MP3 250 owner here. I'd have rather had a TE630,...

MP3 250 owner here. I'd have rather had a TE630, but I was buying for the wife. She can't deal with helmet hair, so I'm going to ride it to death. The seat sucks. It's going to be expensive to...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,012
Posted By Galen
Smart kid. I can't imagine a better first bike....

Smart kid. I can't imagine a better first bike. Not too much power, easy to handle, decent pillion seat for a girlfriend, easy to work on, issues are known, not likely to inspire much showing off,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,677
Posted By Galen
Don't pay too much. Tires, brakes, and fuel...

Don't pay too much.
Tires, brakes, and fuel system.
Replace the rubber parts, even inside the tank and especially the brake lines if they aren't braided stainless jacketed already.
Flush...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,677
Posted By Galen
Well said. I miss driving in Germany: driver...

Well said. I miss driving in Germany: driver discipline, turn signal usage, pass on the left, general competence, before cell phones and gps, better signage, trucks and buses with alarms when they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,642
Posted By Galen
I had wanted a GS since I read a newspaper...

I had wanted a GS since I read a newspaper article with a big picture of Gaston Rahier in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1985. I was 24 at the time. I finally visited a BMW dealer in early 1995 and knew...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By Galen
Thumb Nice write-up! It was a beautiful day for a great...

Nice write-up! It was a beautiful day for a great ride like this. Solid riders, variety of bikes (250 to 1200cc), awesome route. The Ironestone Vineyards is a must visit spot if anyone is ever in the...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Posted By Galen
What JohnBoy said. I've had both Columbia and EB...

What JohnBoy said. I've had both Columbia and EB tall sizes. Some EB stuff fits generously, some of the stuff lately runs slim (especially in the shoulders and arms) and I need to size up, even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Galen
If you need to have the remote preload adjuster...

If you need to have the remote preload adjuster repaired/serviced, it'll cost you another $50-100. So, if you aren't switching between solo, 2up, and loaded touring, keep it simple. It'll be cheaper...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By Galen
I like the 1150's beak better. Other than that,...

I like the 1150's beak better. Other than that, eleven hundred with an M97.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,228
Posted By Galen
What Woland said. I'd add stuff for a shower,...

What Woland said.
I'd add stuff for a shower, fresh socks, and underwear. Earplugs. Ride.
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,411
Posted By Galen
Stick with it, great vehicles. Rust is their...

Stick with it, great vehicles. Rust is their nemesis. My FJ62 has it's own oxidation issues.... And, get the FSM if you don't have it already.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,983
Posted By Galen
Had a 6x10 Wells Cargo that only had a 4 ft rear...

Had a 6x10 Wells Cargo that only had a 4 ft rear door and it was just a little too short to stand up in. Two dirtbikes were easy, but two bikes bigger than 600cc sportbikes would have been tight....
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,055
Posted By Galen
I have both a Roadcrafter 1-piece and an older...

I have both a Roadcrafter 1-piece and an older version mesh Teiz Mojave 1-piece. Fitting the RC is more involved as getting the elbow and knee pads to fall in the right place may require buying a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,858
Posted By Galen
My second response. The GS's gas gauge was...

My second response.
The GS's gas gauge was dropping like a rock since initial installation. She seemed to be running strong. On the 3rd or 4th commute leg, I noticed the motor gag (for lack of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,205
Posted By Galen
Thumb Well done! I wish you were my neighbor. I...

Well done!
I wish you were my neighbor.
I have an M94 that skips in 5th gear (was rebuilt once for the 2nd gear skip) and I have a donor M97 (bad housing and maybe a sloppy input shaft)...
Maybe...
Forum: Europe 04-19-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,241
Posted By Galen
It's been a while since I was there, but even 30...

It's been a while since I was there, but even 30 yrs ago off-road was verbotten. Clubs are the only way.
If you've never driven in icy conditions, beware. Several of my coworkers that came from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,858
Posted By Galen
Nothing new to report that hasn't been reported...

Nothing new to report that hasn't been reported already. Ordinary 96 GS.
Mine arrived yesterday. It took all of 3 minutes to install and I hit the commute today. Wow! :clap
It really smoothed out...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Galen
Over-engineered light bar

http://mob1116.photobucket.com/albums/k565/gda659/DSCF0059.jpg

I hope this came through. Photo should be self explanatory. Spacers are necessary between the aluminum bars and the beak frame so it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Galen
I dropped out of my properties of materials class...

I dropped out of my properties of materials class (too much at one time) so I'm not an expert. The black oxide bolts I used are rusty and I was just going to replace them with SS, no thought about...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Galen
I used 1/4" flat stock. Less flex, can hang...

I used 1/4" flat stock. Less flex, can hang bigger lights. Use SS bolts.
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 51,023
Posted By Galen
Thumb It's here!

Got my Juggernaut today. Nice piece of gear and well worth the wait. :clap
It fits better and is made better than anything I've seen at Cycle Gear (Bilt, EVS, Fox, Alpinestars)
Thanks much!
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 131,222
Posted By Galen
I have an 04 TE450. The kicker here in CA is...

I have an 04 TE450. The kicker here in CA is that the sticker on the rear fender says it does not comply with the on-road emissions (CARB for us). That, and there's a database of those bikes that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,129
Posted By Galen
Just renewed my '96GS in Solano Co., CA. It was...

Just renewed my '96GS in Solano Co., CA. It was about $90.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,627
Posted By Galen
I opted for hard shell-less pads on my knees. ...

I opted for hard shell-less pads on my knees. The shell bothered my right knee--old injury on that one. Less protection perhaps, but at least it's comfortable that way.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Galen
Take a look at seatconcepts.com They have a...

Take a look at seatconcepts.com
They have a thread in the vendors section, too.
I don't have one yet for my Husky, but I will soon on my R11GS (just waiting for time to install). Reasonably...
Forum: Vendors 11-22-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 178,986
Posted By Galen
Okay, I'm finally in. Paypal sent. I couldn't...

Okay, I'm finally in. Paypal sent.
I couldn't resist the suspense of the "Final Sale."
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,625
Posted By Galen
We have an MP3 250 and, yes, with a little...

We have an MP3 250 and, yes, with a little practice you can ride around and never put a foot down. Just be careful pushing it around locked. With the front suspension locked, a little bump can get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 23,406
Posted By Galen
Not too bad at present

96 R1100GS
04 Husky TE450
10 Piaggio MP3
but need a dirt ninja
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