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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jslyter
Sounds like several that meet the criteria. Guess...

Sounds like several that meet the criteria. Guess my buddy and I just need to settle on a date and book some rooms. We have kind of picked the 8th of Sept. to drive up from Colo. Spgs. Hoping the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,700
Posted By jslyter
Read this to see what you thought, and nothing....

Read this to see what you thought, and nothing. Did I miss the update, did you ride it?

The Mrs. and I are going to eastern TN to visit some of her family. Taking the bikes so we can check off...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By jslyter
Yup, that is how real men do it. Break that bead...

Yup, that is how real men do it. Break that bead with your kickstand, I was impressed first time I saw that done. :1drink

Now me, I take the wheels off and take them to my small tire shop guy who...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By jslyter
I had one of those jobs in the 90's with Lockheed...

I had one of those jobs in the 90's with Lockheed Martin. Had a buddy that left before me convince me to switch to a wireless communications startup. Who knew that making cell phones play music and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jslyter
Thanks for the feedback. I've been bouncing...

Thanks for the feedback. I've been bouncing between TripAdvisor and the Hotel websites to check reviews and pricing. TripAdvisor did not have prices for the the hotels in Silverton I'm considering...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By jslyter
Lodging in Silverton

Just replied in the Ouray Hotel thread, but thought I'd get some input on Silverton, since I've always stayed in Ouray.

The Mrs wants to stay at the Wyman Hotel next time we are in the area, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By jslyter
I've stayed at the Victorian Inn and the Comfort...

I've stayed at the Victorian Inn and the Comfort Inn. They are both good and pretty comparable. I'll give the Victorian the edge only because it has a nice flat parking lot which is nice for my wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By jslyter
Agree, don't compare an FJR to the RT. I'm 6'4"...

Agree, don't compare an FJR to the RT. I'm 6'4" with a 36 inch inseam. My knees would start to get a little stiff after several days in riding position, but not too bad. I've had limited time on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,758
Posted By jslyter
I bought my GSA used with the Akra and got the...

I bought my GSA used with the Akra and got the OEM chrome pipe. I like the Akra, but personally I would not buy an aftermarket pipe on a BMW if it was not already there (not enough...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By jslyter
:D This post gave me a chuckle since I read the...

:D This post gave me a chuckle since I read the one below in another thread only a couple of minutes earlier (posted by an 1190 rider).

"He cleared the code and the bike started right up. He also...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,444
Posted By jslyter
Check out this "Bad Gas" thread in the Rocky...

Check out this "Bad Gas" thread in the Rocky Mountain regional forum. Apparently there was a gas station in the mountains that had a diesel/gas mixup when there underground tanks got refilled and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By jslyter
The USA Pro Cycle Challenge has had a Stage go...

The USA Pro Cycle Challenge has had a Stage go over Cottonwood Pass at least a couple of the years for that event. This year they are supposed to do Kebler for the Aspen to Crested Butte stage I...
Forum: Regional forums 07-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 29,744
Posted By jslyter
Well, thought my schedule made the RMAR rallies...

Well, thought my schedule made the RMAR rallies a bust for me this year, but plans change and now I could conceivably make the Meeker rally.

Since I'm not registered, is there a way to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By jslyter
San Juan mountains if you have mulitiple days...

San Juan mountains if you have mulitiple days available. Springs to Gunnison, Lake City, Creede, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, and then pick almost any route back home.

Good 3-4 day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By jslyter
What bike are you taking for this ride? 115 to...

What bike are you taking for this ride? 115 to Florence is too much pavement for my 450 (at least for me) and not familiar with the dirt parts and wondering if my GSA is suitible for those sections.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By jslyter
Rode Phantom Canyon on Friday and was able to go...

Rode Phantom Canyon on Friday and was able to go about 18 miles (starting at Victor) through most of the pretty part of the route before the hard stop at the road closed sign. There were signs prior...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By jslyter
If you take 133 west out of Carbondale, another...

If you take 133 west out of Carbondale, another option is to go 65 over Grand Mesa which kicks you out on I-70 just east of Grand Junction.

The southern route suggested is a great ride, highly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By jslyter
My wife and I rode Cottonwood about a week after...

My wife and I rode Cottonwood about a week after the first ToC race went over that pass. I was on a BMW RT and my wife on a Yamaha FZ1. They had the dirt in better condition than most the pavement we...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By jslyter
Bummer, that makes for an expensive tire change. ...

Bummer, that makes for an expensive tire change.

I have the info below I pulled from the parts fiche (for a 2010-2013 GSA) as I was looking to buy another set for my spare wheels. I haven't done...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 707,466
Posted By jslyter
Put a Black Dog skid plate on and swapped the...

Put a Black Dog skid plate on and swapped the stock shifter for a Wunderlich adjustable shifter. Hope the longer shifter makes it easier to shift with my SG10's.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,688
Posted By jslyter
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By jslyter
Congrats on the GSA. +1 on th GS911. You can...

Congrats on the GSA.

+1 on th GS911. You can find one pop up in the Flea Market from time to time and save some bucks vs new. Used ones often only have 1 or 2 VINs used out of the 10 available on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By jslyter
I love riding the San Juan Mountains area a few...

I love riding the San Juan Mountains area a few times a year both on and off road, but I don't make it much west of Cortez very often (not my backyard like yours). Thanks for posting this wadenelson,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,506
Posted By jslyter
Agreed. Do you have any other requirements?...

Agreed.

Do you have any other requirements? You left it pretty vague.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By jslyter
I'm not seeing a route associated with your...

I'm not seeing a route associated with your google maps link. I just get a zoomed in view of the Washington DC area. Interested in what your route through CO looks like.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By jslyter
Eek My BMW and Ducati speedo's are both optimistic...

My BMW and Ducati speedo's are both optimistic and when I take longish trips with my wife, who is riding her FZ1, we always get home with me having gone several miles further than her. And I'm not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,394
Posted By jslyter
:clap This is a great thread. Lived here most of...

:clap This is a great thread. Lived here most of my life and this is the closest I've gotten to understanding what you do up there to open the passes for us.

Thank you! Looking forward to enjoying...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,020
Posted By jslyter
Fairly recent thread where this was done. ...

Fairly recent thread where this was done.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967659
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,146
Posted By jslyter
That really sucks. I'd probably ditch BMW also...

That really sucks. I'd probably ditch BMW also (at least for a while) if that happened after only 36K. Too many good bikes out there, and it is always nice/fun to try something different.

I just...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 439,013
Posted By jslyter
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a543/jlichlyte...

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a543/jlichlyter/sextant_zpsdecd449e.jpg

Proves without a doubt you are a true adventurer.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,910
Posted By jslyter
:thumb +1 on the Tankslapper film. I've been...

:thumb +1 on the Tankslapper film. I've been using it on all my street bikes since I discovered them about 10 years ago.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By jslyter
They moved out of the HD dealership into the...

They moved out of the HD dealership into the building on Powers about 2yrs ago. The Powers building used to be the HD south location, before they fixed it up to BMW spec's, so to speak. Not sure what...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 439,013
Posted By jslyter
:lurk I liked this thread better when...

:lurk

I liked this thread better when everyone was talking about their 1190's.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By jslyter
That is exactly what I was thinking. Unless...

That is exactly what I was thinking.

Unless there is some possibility there was a big mis-communication on what part you were talking about, $100 to install a Kaoko Throttle Lock is downright...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By jslyter
PP bought the BMW and Ducati dealership from the...

PP bought the BMW and Ducati dealership from the previous owner about 7 years ago. The buyer also owned the HD dealership here in town, and moved BMW/Ducati into a small space in the HD store. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,108
Posted By jslyter
I have one of the Stop n Go kits with the gun...

I have one of the Stop n Go kits with the gun that shoots the mushroom shaped plugs. Looked cool when I got it, but never used it on a mounted tire . Do they work as well as the old fashioned worm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By jslyter
Very nice...just need to add dirt.

Very nice...just need to add dirt.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-22-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By jslyter
I got my first CO OHV sticker this year. I called...

I got my first CO OHV sticker this year. I called the FS office in CO Spgs and asked them what I needed to bring down to get the sticker. I told them I had a plated dual sport motorcycle but I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,487
Posted By jslyter
I was up there last year, before the big rains,...

I was up there last year, before the big rains, trying to figure out if it was legal to take my bike on the trail since the boulders made it look like they were trying to keep motorized vehicles out....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,477
Posted By jslyter
It is a way to measure the fuel level in the gas...

It is a way to measure the fuel level in the gas tank. Not sure exactly how it works in BMW's implementation as my vehicles (to the best of my knowlede) have all had a "float" that just floats at the...
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