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Forum: The Garage 03-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Gizmo
I have to disagree somewhat with previous posters...

I have to disagree somewhat with previous posters comment that the "early one's handle very poorly at low speeds". I have owned a 99 and now 09 and I never found low speed handling a real problem on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,521
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry to hear this about your daughter, glad you...

Sorry to hear this about your daughter, glad you found transport for her. I cannot imagine what she, you and family are going through. My best for a speedy recovery. As a fellow Phoneician, I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By Gizmo
As far as I know it still exists at least in...

As far as I know it still exists at least in Maricopa County (large metro area), it has been a few years since I had to have it done, though my current ride will be due next year. A friend of mine...
Forum: Hacks 01-15-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gizmo
No not yet, I am going to follow advice given...

No not yet, I am going to follow advice given here to take the class up in Oregon first. I like that idea, first to gain the skills necessary and to determine sidecars are indeed for me. Looks...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,963
Posted By Gizmo
That helps a lot Pyrate, thank you. You have...

That helps a lot Pyrate, thank you. You have touched on and addressed some concerns for my wife.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,963
Posted By Gizmo
Anyone have any experience carrying a passenger...

Anyone have any experience carrying a passenger on a 1200R? Specifically passengers who are as tall or taller than the rider and what their impressions of the ride are.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,009
Posted By Gizmo
Tents are like oil, a lot of strong opinions on...

Tents are like oil, a lot of strong opinions on particular brands. To answer your question, for motorcycle camping, generally backpacking tents translate well in that they are light and relatively...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gizmo
Thanks Randy, I'll definitely look in to it,...

Thanks Randy, I'll definitely look in to it, sounds like a good and worthwhile experience.
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gizmo
Thank you all for the helpful replies. If I take...

Thank you all for the helpful replies. If I take the plunge, I will definitely take a class as I understand the dynamic are very different from a mc. In the mean time I will continue reading on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,963
Posted By Gizmo
It is definitely under rated and often...

It is definitely under rated and often overlooked, a fine motorcycle and hers is nicely set-up.
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gizmo
Ural Side Cars, Help Me Decide

I am teetering on a consideration to buy a Ural side car rig and as a nooby in the world of hacks I can use a little help. The two Urals that have piqued my interest are the Tourist and Patrol. The...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By Gizmo
Another Startron user, don't add it every tank as...

Another Startron user, don't add it every tank as I ride quite a bit. Every 3k I add Sea Foam or Techron.
Forum: Americas 12-30-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,278
Posted By Gizmo
Geez that sucks. One would think a tow would be...

Geez that sucks. One would think a tow would be available in Green Bay, though not the largest city/town in the US, it is by far from the smallest. Hopefully if I need it, I will have better luck.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Gizmo
Either I got cheated or no dust cover for the...

Either I got cheated or no dust cover for the Zumo 665 itself.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,552
Posted By Gizmo
It will be worth the wait, I am on my second...

It will be worth the wait, I am on my second (wish I never sold the first) and love it. Best suit I have had.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Gizmo
You should wear whatever you like and fits well. ...

You should wear whatever you like and fits well. Having said that, the only real question is do you want the flip-up capability of the C3? Because that is the biggest difference between the two. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,805
Posted By Gizmo
This is absolutely correct, not only for...

This is absolutely correct, not only for Schuberth, but any helmet regardless of price. With this said, if the helmet fits you comfortably, in my opinion it worth every penny. My C3 is the best...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,343
Posted By Gizmo
Pretty much sums it up. Only other consideration...

Pretty much sums it up. Only other consideration which may or may not be of concern to you, is the Sertao has spoke wheels (tubed tires) the go to choice for serious minded off-road riding and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 30,979
Posted By Gizmo
57, riding since age 12.

57, riding since age 12.
Forum: Americas 12-13-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,278
Posted By Gizmo
I have Allstate, because they will tow/carry your...

I have Allstate, because they will tow/carry your vehicle to the closest dealer. This is more comforting to me than being taken to the nearest "service facility", which could mean anything. I have...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,231
Posted By Gizmo
When I had my 1050 Tiger I traveled on occasional...

When I had my 1050 Tiger I traveled on occasional dirt roads with Pilot tires and did fine. As others have alluded the Tiger is not optimal for off road riding and better choice of tires and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,846
Posted By Gizmo
I have not had a problem with Startron in a year...

I have not had a problem with Startron in a year of use.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,846
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry to hear about your fuel problems and know...

Sorry to hear about your fuel problems and know you are not the only one. This semi combustable swill being passed off as fuel is a real problem for sure. The dealer where I bring my motorcycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By Gizmo
Are Hyper Pro re-buildable?

Are Hyper Pro re-buildable?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Gizmo
:rofl:clap That made my day.

:rofl:clap That made my day.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,229
Posted By Gizmo
+1 other than riding with a federal judge.

+1 other than riding with a federal judge.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,229
Posted By Gizmo
+1, nothing to that so yeah you was lucky, or...

+1, nothing to that so yeah you was lucky, or they were having their donuts and missed you.
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 49,865
Posted By Gizmo
This is just awful, one of the good guy's and a...

This is just awful, one of the good guy's and a rising star. RIP

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motogp/15420069.stm
Forum: Racing 10-17-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,298
Posted By Gizmo
What can be said, a tragedy to one of the good...

What can be said, a tragedy to one of the good guys in IRL. Thoughts for his young family and RIP.
Forum: Canada 10-13-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,612
Posted By Gizmo
My mother called me Gizmo as a young boy because...

My mother called me Gizmo as a young boy because I was always interested in and collected gadgets. As I got older the nickname died, but I started using it on forums, because it seemed appropriate,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By Gizmo
I had one and it is one I wish I never sold.

I had one and it is one I wish I never sold.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,197
Posted By Gizmo
For two-up touring yes. I have a K1200 LT (my...

For two-up touring yes. I have a K1200 LT (my 2nd) and absolutely love it, as does the missus. My wife has gone from occasional, mostly not wanting to ride to reminding me it's time to ride.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,501
Posted By Gizmo
For me heated grips and a good winter glove, that...

For me heated grips and a good winter glove, that is thinner on the palm (to take full advantage of the heated grips) with all the effective insulation on the outside where it is exposed to the...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,342
Posted By Gizmo
All excellent points. Another consideration,...

All excellent points. Another consideration, does the Land Cruiser have a tranny cooler? If not, regardless of trailer size, it needs to have one.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By Gizmo
+1 You sir have hit the proverbial nail on the...

+1 You sir have hit the proverbial nail on the head. Personally, I do not mind, or is difficult to make the adjustments manually. So if given the option, I would choose not.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-24-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Gizmo
Garmin Zumo 660 or if you want satellite radio...

Garmin Zumo 660 or if you want satellite radio the 665. Both take a micro SD card to which you can download your music. I am very happy with my 665, although have not gotten satellite radio.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,780
Posted By Gizmo
Looks like a nice install. I should probably...

Looks like a nice install. I should probably have gone with Fuzeblock on my LT instead of Centech. The Centech works and will be fine, but it kind of looks like a homemade device. I found I had to...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By Gizmo
What an excellent idea.

What an excellent idea.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By Gizmo
I considered going to MMI in Phoenix a couple...

I considered going to MMI in Phoenix a couple years ago, just to learn the trade for my own personal use. I was quite surprised to find out tuition was 27K a year then. Hardly worth doing for my...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By Gizmo
In my experience insurance rates vary all over...

In my experience insurance rates vary all over the map and you are better off getting quotes from several companies for your area stats etc. Having said that, I have gotten the best rate on my...
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