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Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 53,993
Posted By DeadRat
This is a great ride report and I didn't mean to...

This is a great ride report and I didn't mean to step on your toes. I was told that the ocean was a few miles away from the motels. Fantastic pictures too !!!!!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 53,993
Posted By DeadRat
A block from the motel ??? Correct me if...

A block from the motel ???

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you missed the Artic Ocean by a few miles and stuck your foot in Deadhorse's "Fresh Water Lake". No wonder the water taste so...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 31,944
Posted By DeadRat
Where's the best (cheapest) place to order some...

Where's the best (cheapest) place to order some fastway pegs?
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,656
Posted By DeadRat
Mineral spirits is cheap and works great. I've...

Mineral spirits is cheap and works great. I've been using it for years.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By DeadRat
I don't think an 8 year old needs anything bigger...

I don't think an 8 year old needs anything bigger than a Honda 90. And whatever you do, don't buy any of the "Made in China" junk that you see them selling on every street corner. You can't get parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2005, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 311,698
Posted By DeadRat
Let's don't forget that a servo failure after 36K...

Let's don't forget that a servo failure after 36K miles is going to be very expensive. The pump alone will set you back $1500.00 + labor. This bike could have had the best ABS integrated brakes in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By DeadRat
I only ride my XRL on the street so I put a set...

I only ride my XRL on the street so I put a set of Avon Venoms on it. Talk about a fun machine, it hangs in the corners like a road racer & stops on a dime. Fun,Fun, Fun.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By DeadRat
Mine came with 2 real keys and 1 plastic key. I...

Mine came with 2 real keys and 1 plastic key. I think that if you push the dealer just a little bit, he'll get you the 3rd. key.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By DeadRat
The #1 thing I have added to the GS is Fastway...

The #1 thing I have added to the GS is Fastway Footpegs. You won't believe what a difference they made.!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By DeadRat
I've been charging AGM batteries with a plain old...

I've been charging AGM batteries with a plain old 2/6 amp charger for over 20 years with no problems at all. Go and jerk the battery out of a 1986 Honda TRX 350, it's the same exact battery that a...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By DeadRat
I agree with you Waco, you can't put on too many...

I agree with you Waco, you can't put on too many tiedowns, no matter where you put them. There was a docter here in town that had sent his new HD off to some fancey customizing shop to have about 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 311,698
Posted By DeadRat
Aurelius, Is it true that he crashed in the...

Aurelius, Is it true that he crashed in the dealership parking lot? I read this somewhere back in the spring, but never heard any more details.
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By DeadRat
Well your never to old to learn something !!!...

Well your never to old to learn something !!! I've only been straping motorcycles down by the handlebars for 30 something years and now I find out your not supposed to do it that way.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadRat
[QUOTE=Mr. Cob]I have received further...

[QUOTE=Mr. Cob]I have received further communication from Bum125, and feel that we have reached a position of mutual respect and there are no hard feelings between us. Those who know me know that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2005, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadRat
[/color] What happened??? Have a "Senior...

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What happened??? Have a "Senior Moment"? Check out reply #11.
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77920&highlight=spoke+torque+wrench...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadRat
Woody, I wasn't saying that "ALL" wheels are hell...

Woody, I wasn't saying that "ALL" wheels are hell to lace, but every now & then you will run into one. For example, take a simple wheel with 36 spokes, 18 inner, 18 outer, all the same length, you...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By DeadRat
5 bucks at Sears, even cheaper when on sale.

5 bucks at Sears, even cheaper when on sale.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,417
Posted By DeadRat
NO! NO! NO! Buy the Handy lift. You can't wear...

NO! NO! NO! Buy the Handy lift. You can't wear one of them out & the locking bar is the best anywhere. I'm on my 4th Handy lift in the last 20 years (Big Bob Model) and the only reason I change every...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By DeadRat
Wave your 38 in the air and tell them ya got an...

Wave your 38 in the air and tell them ya got an extra box of shells, that will get you right in. You'll even get to write home every 3 months.:D :D :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2005, 05:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadRat
I can go along with you. The key words here are...

I can go along with you. The key words here are "Home Wrench". For someone to believe that there are only 3 people in North America that true a BMW wheel is a little out of reason. Some wheels can...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadRat
I still say Bulls**t!!! I've only been laceing &...

I still say Bulls**t!!! I've only been laceing & trueing wheels for 35 years & the GS wheel ain't no big, bad, bear. Instead of the spokes going to the center of the wheel, they cross to the outside...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,164
Posted By DeadRat
Between the Honda & Suzuki, I would buy the one...

Between the Honda & Suzuki, I would buy the one that I could get the best dealer support from.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,646
Posted By DeadRat
2 or 3 people in the US/Canada that can true a GS...

2 or 3 people in the US/Canada that can true a GS wheel. HA! Bulls**t...

It doesn't take a "Rocket Scientist" to true a wheel. It's one of those things that you can spend hours & hours trying to...
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,757
Posted By DeadRat
How far North on the Dalton do you have to go in...

How far North on the Dalton do you have to go in order to get away from the Skeeters? The high in Deadhorse is going to be 36 today, so unless the skeeters have cold weather gear, there must be a...
Forum: Racing 06-19-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 8,148
Posted By DeadRat
I really liked the horns, but from what I saw...

I really liked the horns, but from what I saw today, ya need a few of those quart cans of Fosters to go along with them.:1drink
Forum: Racing 06-19-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 8,148
Posted By DeadRat
Well guys, I was there & it wasn't a pretty...

Well guys, I was there & it wasn't a pretty picture. I've been to a bunch of Indy 500 races and this was my first shot at an F1 race. While walking from the infield M/C parking lot to our seats, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2005, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By DeadRat
NO! It takes a different filter. Part# 11 427 673...

NO! It takes a different filter. Part# 11 427 673 541 and a different wrench. 76MM with 12 flutes, same wrench as some Mercedes cars.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2005, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By DeadRat
I just had the 600 service done last week at 1600...

I just had the 600 service done last week at 1600 miles. The cost was $179.00 (143 labor & 36 parts). When I called to set up the service, they were 3-4 weeks behind and I told them I was going on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By DeadRat
I just opened up a brand new filter and no crush...

I just opened up a brand new filter and no crush washer inside !!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By DeadRat
Get rid of her, no mechanic worth more that 3...

Get rid of her, no mechanic worth more that 3 bucks an hour would wear those shoes.......
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2005, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By DeadRat
It's JUNK. It makes no "cents" at all to put a...

It's JUNK. It makes no "cents" at all to put a $16,000.00 bike on a $220.00 piece of shit trailer. If your going more than a mile down the road, don't do it. For 6 to 7 hundred you can buy a nice...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By DeadRat
Are you talking about a carrier that supports the...

Are you talking about a carrier that supports the entire bike, or one of the hitches that holds the front wheel & tows the bike like a trailer? It really doesn't matter which one your talking about,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By DeadRat
I've sold a many IMS tanks & never had one leak...

I've sold a many IMS tanks & never had one leak yet. I think you just got the bad one that gets thru ever once and a while. They will warranty it & give you another one, so grab a cold one and chill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,358
Posted By DeadRat
The state doesn't punish me for some dumbass...

The state doesn't punish me for some dumbass riding without a helmet, but the insurance co. sure as hell does. My home owners insurance went up 60% in the last 2 years because of floods & hurricanes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,358
Posted By DeadRat
Hell, any Harley rider will tell you that if you...

Hell, any Harley rider will tell you that if you crash with a helmet on, odds are you will break your neck!!!!!:rofl
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,569
Posted By DeadRat
Bump

Bump
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By DeadRat
The GS12 uses a 76mm wrench with 12 flutes. There...

The GS12 uses a 76mm wrench with 12 flutes. There are some Mercedes engines that use the same wrench or you can check out this link & buy one. I got one of these & it works great.......
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By DeadRat
I think your trying to get more HP, but that...

I think your trying to get more HP, but that sounds about like standing on a ladder, to get closer to the moon !!!!!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By DeadRat
You might call BMW of Louisville and see if they...

You might call BMW of Louisville and see if they have any used bikes that you could take out for a "Test Ride" !!!! (502)-568-2311
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By DeadRat
Check these guys out. ...

Check these guys out.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/
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