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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 09:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,008
Posted By Wyngs
Wow, well I was a pirate, patched as well. (No...

Wow, well I was a pirate, patched as well. (No not outlaw so dont get you panties in a bunch) The sweep was a courtesy, it was never really needed, but some of the public liked the idea of it. And it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,008
Posted By Wyngs
I know what you mean. With us, she would have...

I know what you mean. With us, she would have been asked to leave almost immediately and come back when she had more experience. Someone hamming it up or otherwise being annoying, the RC or SAA would...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 461,123
Posted By Wyngs
I cant speak to whether the K-60 or TKC is over...

I cant speak to whether the K-60 or TKC is over kill for a 350, but I can tell you that I ran a K-60 rear and TKC front on my R1200 GS to and from Prudoe Bay last June. The K-60 made the entire 9000...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 461,123
Posted By Wyngs
I must have been good this year........They just...

I must have been good this year........They just dropped it off :evil

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,008
Posted By Wyngs
As someone who has helped to put on many group...

As someone who has helped to put on many group rides, I can tell you that the public ones are more nerve wracking. Mostly there were between 4 -10 bikes but those werent public. They were very...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Wyngs
Oh yes I plan on getting a sticker and such....

Oh yes I plan on getting a sticker and such. Digger I have wondered about that, I was thinking or maybe hoping that the trip out and 1st nights stay would help acclimatize, but you never know. Ive...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Wyngs
Oh wow those are some nice maps, just what I was...

Oh wow those are some nice maps, just what I was looking for.
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Wyngs
Thanks all. I looked at all these and they are...

Thanks all. I looked at all these and they are some great resources. I take it that the passes are still closed in June? Am really looking forward to this, it isnt such a long trip that you beat...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Wyngs
Colorado trip planning

Well, since the Alaska trip, this kind of riding has gotten into my blood in a big way. So I am planning a trip to the passes in Colorado and maybe Moab summer after next. My plan is 1-2 weeks, and...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,242
Posted By Wyngs
Sounds good and I look forward to it. That wasnt...

Sounds good and I look forward to it. That wasnt me in the Face Plant. We were trying to find cover and topped a hill on an exit ramp, my partner stopped and turned his nose into the wind and ducked...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,242
Posted By Wyngs
I havent read all of the replies, but from what I...

I havent read all of the replies, but from what I did read I do agree. If you havent any firearms experience, it may be best to skip the pistol. And having to deal the the Republik of Kalifornia....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Wyngs
Thx all for the replies. This isnt a vibration,...

Thx all for the replies. This isnt a vibration, its a wobble. The forks turn side to side, the best way I can describe it is that it feels the same way as when you are behind a semi being buffeted...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Wyngs
Oh I forgot to mention that these tires are new,...

Oh I forgot to mention that these tires are new, and it started immediately after having them installed. I fear the mech may have messed up somewhere, but I cant find anything

Wyngs
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Wyngs
R1200GS headshake

Have run into something that I havent before. After having Tourances install upon getting home from my AK trip, have noticed a headshake at highway speeds. It isnt constant, just after quick unputs...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 31,304
Posted By Wyngs
Great RR Gary, enjoyed the pics a lot. I agree...

Great RR Gary, enjoyed the pics a lot. I agree wholeheartedly with the Heidys. I ran a Heidy on the rear and a TKC on the front with about the same mileage as you guys. I changed the TKC in Fairbanks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,041,987
Posted By Wyngs
ROFL!!!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl

ROFL!!!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 31,304
Posted By Wyngs
Gary, am glad you guys enjoyed Dawson City. But...

Gary, am glad you guys enjoyed Dawson City. But if you are going to spend time there, be careful where you leave your bikes. We had some trouble with some drunken teenagers knocking them over when we...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,326
Posted By Wyngs
Choice of helmet and whether the higher end ones...

Choice of helmet and whether the higher end ones are worth the money is completely subjective. To me, absolutely yes. Would it be to OP? I have no way of knowing that. Ive had HJC, Bell, Shoei and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,366
Posted By Wyngs
The Beartooth is probably one of the finest...

The Beartooth is probably one of the finest motorcycle roads I have ever experienced. A little crowded in places, but well worth the effort and just spectacular. Hopefully the wind was down for you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,366
Posted By Wyngs
I really appreciate you all following me through...

I really appreciate you all following me through there, was more than a little worried. I wanted to ride the Denali as well but the timing wasnt right and I was just too tired from that 1 day up the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,366
Posted By Wyngs
Haha no worries, Yea I got home last thursday....

Haha no worries, Yea I got home last thursday. Hope you all werent on 90 in S.Dakota mid week. Wind was killer.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,366
Posted By Wyngs
Haha, well I cant speak for Steve, but there were...

Haha, well I cant speak for Steve, but there were reasons that I packed heavy. #1, I wasnt 100 percent sure that I was coming back. I wasnt planning on not returning, but if something had crossed my...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 28,564
Posted By Wyngs
Oh wow this is in my back yard...Im in. Been...

Oh wow this is in my back yard...Im in. Been through the tunnel many times, usually you get a shower at one end or the other. There is also a long gravel road that as best that I can tell crosses...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
Hahaha! Am I going to need Deet or a ball bat???...

Hahaha! Am I going to need Deet or a ball bat??? :huh:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 466,549
Posted By Wyngs
My thoughts are the same as Shiftheads, who said...

My thoughts are the same as Shiftheads, who said it better than i could. Grats Anna and respects. I have 4 daughters who I raised hopefully to have the spirit of adventure and life that you have...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
Yea Ive heard the skeeters up there are so big...

Yea Ive heard the skeeters up there are so big they have to file a flight plan with the FAA :lol3
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
Hey Alcan, Dont get me wrong. Am taking a tent,...

Hey Alcan, Dont get me wrong. Am taking a tent, pad, sleeping bag. 4 pairs underwear 6 pairs of socks, extra gloves and 2 layer sets and 1 fleece for under my shell. Water shoes for showers and a set...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
I finally got my puter to where i can play a...

I finally got my puter to where i can play a video:huh Nice Vid Lapperman:D

Why TKC on the front? Is it a better handling or more useful combo? I did ask about the K60s and was going to order...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
Okay I have about decided to go with the k60s and...

Okay I have about decided to go with the k60s and just learn to ride them. Just hope i dont regret it. The prospect of not having to do a tire swap is worth the risk. Also was informed by a senior...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
I have thought about the K-60s but like you have...

I have thought about the K-60s but like you have heard bad things about them such as wet road grip but no idea how true that is. As far as the Contis go, the problem is coming back from Washington. I...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By Wyngs
Alaska Trip

Hey all, I have a question concerning the trip up north that I am planning in June. Starting from Cinci, hopefully ending up at Deadhorse. My question is, tires........ I plan to run Tourances on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 438,725
Posted By Wyngs
I have always had Harleys, starting with a flamed...

I have always had Harleys, starting with a flamed out Springer from back in the day. Was a beautiful bike, handled surprisingly well though not very fast. They are great bikes for doing what they are...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,594
Posted By Wyngs
I too am looking for a waterproof cold weather...

I too am looking for a waterproof cold weather jacket and pants and have been shopping for a while. IDK it seems that ppl want their gear to do it all which means compromises. Like expecting a winter...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Wyngs
Cool that is exactly what I am thinking of doing....

Cool that is exactly what I am thinking of doing. Load her up with the same weight she will be carrying, have a gal can of gas and run her till she sputters. Use the odometer and do the math. Then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Wyngs
OK that answers part of my question. The light...

OK that answers part of my question. The light does come on with 1.5 gallon left. I was basing the mileage off of google maps and not the odometer, although I would think that it would be fairly...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Wyngs
Fuel range question

I just completed my first decent trip on the GS. I must say that I am very impressed with the bike's performance. Some ergo issues to work out still, but that is to be expected. My only...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,107
Posted By Wyngs
350-400 miles is a comfortable solo day for me....

350-400 miles is a comfortable solo day for me. An example of what I like to do would be last year. Was kinda pizzed off about some things, woke up on a Thursday morning said screw it and hopped on...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-11-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By Wyngs
A lot of good advice here. I have been involved...

A lot of good advice here. I have been involved in putting on many rides, though all were only only day trips, but all were public. Talk about diverse :huh I like the bike communication idea, I think...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Wyngs
:lol3 No, the main reason that I chose this...

:lol3

No, the main reason that I chose this model was for the weather feature. Was just thinking how nice it would be to have tunes sometimes and maybe get reports from truckers coming the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Wyngs
Thx for the reply Jon. Yea Id love to have a Blue...

Thx for the reply Jon. Yea Id love to have a Blue Tooth, it would have to be way more convenient. But the charging issue would be hard to overcome. I am beginning I hope to figure this out a little...
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