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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25,780
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Posted By Monsignore
Yeah, I walked up and down the block a bit trying...

Yeah, I walked up and down the block a bit trying to figure out what to do. Should I take it and drop it off at a local store with a note? Should I just pretend it didn't happen? I just hope the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25,780
Views: 1,834,611
Posted By Monsignore
Yup! I didn't notice when I first walked by. ...

Yup!
I didn't notice when I first walked by.

At the urging of a friend and fellow GS-rider & ADV'r, I spent $2 on a bandana to try to hide it.

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25,780
Views: 1,834,611
Posted By Monsignore
Saw this pair parked on St Marks out side Porto...

Saw this pair parked on St Marks out side Porto Rico. The GS had an Albania license plate.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7601/17249046965_e330903937_c.jpg

Anyone notice anything a little odd...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25,780
Views: 1,834,611
Posted By Monsignore
What's funny, is that my got stolen from in front...

What's funny, is that my got stolen from in front of my apartment. Darn teenagers! :fitz
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,461
Posted By Monsignore
+1 to the above. I'll put my toes on the...

+1 to the above.

I'll put my toes on the pegs and alternately raise my heels. Or I move my hips, focusing on my sitz bones. Or move your toes to the back of your pegs and lower your heels (boots...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,209,906
Posted By Monsignore
Don't know how tall/short your pillion is, but my...

Don't know how tall/short your pillion is, but my wife is 5'2". The grab bars I have on my GS are too far away for her to comfortably reach. I've wrapped an Aerostich Heavy Duty Hook-n-Loop strap...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,209,906
Posted By Monsignore
Picked it up from the local speed shop (after a...

Picked it up from the local speed shop (after a dozen non-answered phone calls) after getting a new front tire and the front rotors replaced; then gingerly (http://www.redheadsanonymous.com/) rode it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Monsignore
Are you tired of your bike? Yes? Buy his. ...

Are you tired of your bike?
Yes? Buy his.
No? Wish him well and keep riding.
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 26,884
Posted By Monsignore
So this happened today while I was trying to...

So this happened today while I was trying to remove the axle on my '05 R1200GS.

:dllama

Better the tool than my bike, I guess.

The last one to touch my axle was a local shop when they...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,209,906
Posted By Monsignore
Have any of you installed BikeVis Bullets & their...

Have any of you installed BikeVis Bullets & their PodMod? If so, do you have any photos or tips? I've got a set I plan to put on the upper H&B bars on my '05 R1200GS.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,841
Posted By Monsignore
And that's a good thing? I don't know of any...

And that's a good thing?

I don't know of any sort of "brotherhood." I ride a motorcycle. It's a form of transportation. Is there a brotherhood of car drivers? A motorcycle is not some mystical...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Monsignore
My advice is to stop dropping your bike.

My advice is to stop dropping your bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,841
Posted By Monsignore
What the hell does that even mean?

What the hell does that even mean?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,902
Posted By Monsignore
Well, they've been around 129 years. I figure...

Well, they've been around 129 years. I figure they know what they're doing by now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,902
Posted By Monsignore
I've been running Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil in...

I've been running Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil in mine for abut 30,000 miles. Runs great, and smells just-out-of-the-shower fresh!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,046
Posted By Monsignore
It really pissed me off when I rode into their CT...

It really pissed me off when I rode into their CT store (the old one), had to wade through so many beautiful old & new bikes, riders just hanging out, mistaking a happy customer for a happy employee,...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,345
Posted By Monsignore
I've thought of the Respy Fog Pro things, but I...

I've thought of the Respy Fog Pro things, but I wear a balaclava when it gets cold. That kinda rules out some sort of face mask, in my book.

Any other ideas?
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,345
Posted By Monsignore
I'm also considering the Arai Pro Shield system. ...

I'm also considering the Arai Pro Shield system.

I have had Pinlocks on various helmets and I have gotten rid of them on every helmet. They stop working after about a month. I've even tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Monsignore
Yesterday morning I opened up both headlight...

Yesterday morning I opened up both headlight housings. All the wires stuffed in their looked like I had just sliced open someone's abdomen. Nothing looked like a correct wire. So, I just went...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Monsignore
That's helpful.. Thanks. I hadn't thought to...

That's helpful.. Thanks.
I hadn't thought to open up the headlights.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Monsignore
Let me rephrase: I assume I should not tap into...

Let me rephrase: I assume I should not tap into any of the wires between the ballasts and the bulbs. If that's correct, then what wire(s) should I tap into?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Monsignore
That's my question. As I posted, it looks like...

That's my question. As I posted, it looks like both wires exiting each ballast box go into the headlight housing. There is no obvious wire from the ballast boxes to the main harness.

Does the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Monsignore
JVB, The white wire in question went to a plug...

JVB,
The white wire in question went to a plug midway between the the lights and PIAA relay for the set of aux lights I am replacing.
So, I'm installing a set of Clearwater Darlas on a '05 R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By Monsignore
I referenced this in the current Shorai cold...

I referenced this in the current Shorai cold start thread, here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25542925&postcount=2). I don't know if it works with traditional batteries, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Monsignore
What's this wire?

The skinny white one on the right.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15224591174_4bf1a6a74d_c.jpg

I'm attempting to install a set of Clearwater Darlas on my '05 R1200GS. The unplugged plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By Monsignore
Thinner-weight oil will help, not solve, the...

Thinner-weight oil will help, not solve, the issue. If you can set up a heater under your sump for a while before you start, that might help, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Monsignore
Tagging on to Lemke's post, I remember reading...

Tagging on to Lemke's post, I remember reading the various battery thread a couple years ago (they were getting as bad as oil threads) that several posters reported that the LiFePO4 batteries they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Monsignore
I have a Shorai, too. My winter routine is as...

I have a Shorai, too. My winter routine is as soon as the cover is off and the cases are unlocked, I turn the key to ignition, and turn on every switch possible. Imagine everything that would drain...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25,780
Views: 1,834,611
Posted By Monsignore
I was about to post how bummed I was that I...

I was about to post how bummed I was that I psyched myself out of riding into work this morning, and was gonna rant about the subway commute home.

But then I saw Martin781's post. The Northern...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,930
Posted By Monsignore
Effervescent helped me change mine over the...

Effervescent helped me change mine over the summer. Having an extra set of hands to hold the allen key while you push the wrench really helps.

And the big thing we picked up from the Russian...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Monsignore
I have road grime on mine.

I have road grime on mine.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25,780
Views: 1,834,611
Posted By Monsignore
I enjoy riding in the cold. (And yes, I...

I enjoy riding in the cold.


(And yes, I know the real cold has yet to come)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By Monsignore
Live and commute in NYC and park on the street. ...

Live and commute in NYC and park on the street. I hand wash my bike with a bucket of warmish soapy water in maybe the spring, maybe the summer and/or maybe the early fall. But not always.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,034
Posted By Monsignore
Just be wary of the skidmarks.:huh

Just be wary of the skidmarks.:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Monsignore
And if you're replacing the rear brake disk, take...

And if you're replacing the rear brake disk, take a look at the wheel carrier. If it's the oem aluminum one, they're prone to cracking at the mounting flanges. I have an '05 GS (now with 69,xxxmi)...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,574
Posted By Monsignore
The coffee industry flushes their one-way valve...

The coffee industry flushes their one-way valve bags with nitrogen just before sealing. This supposedly halts the staling process inherent with the outgassing of roasted coffee. However, there are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Monsignore
Thanks for the replies so far. I understand...

Thanks for the replies so far.

I understand they were typed in English, but I don't quite comprehend the ideas and concepts expressed. Electrical stuff has always made me react like a dog being...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Monsignore
Question GPS wiring help

Greetings.

I have finally purchased a GPS (Navigator V) for my '05 R1200GS. I know it's supposed to plug into the plug underneath the speedo assembly. But, the bike's PO used that bit of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,461
Posted By Monsignore
Is the front slider screw thingy y'all are...

Is the front slider screw thingy y'all are talking about Part # 46 71 7 726 491?

I just checked all three sets of brake pads a few weeks ago and lubed the slider pin. I didn't even know there...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By Monsignore
I would say that "Kamikaze Duck" is now the name...

I would say that "Kamikaze Duck" is now the name of your bike.
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