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Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,368
Posted By RoyBatty
Oh and...

For Christ's sakes, don't bother with an extra set of tires.
I slapped on a brand new set of Tourances (not the EXPs) and they did fine for all terrains. Including 270 miles of the Dalton in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,368
Posted By RoyBatty
I wanna see!!

Do a quick test pack and throw us a picture.

I love looking at rigs that are ready for a big adventure!



Oh yeah and plus 1 on: DEET, mosquito netting, bear spray if camping, and excellent...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,473
Posted By RoyBatty
Thumb +1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,523
Posted By RoyBatty
Did it on Tourances last Summer

Regular Tourances (not the EXPs)
Brand new for the trip
Dalton Hwy in the rain
Denali Hwy in the damp
Top of the World Hwy in the rain
Gravel road to the Salmon Glacier (dry)
The Magruder...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,849
Posted By RoyBatty
Is it worth it?

Well, if $20,000 and then some is what you can save up in a matter of months then - HELL YA!

But if it takes years to save up that much then I'd say HELL NO!


I fell into the latter, but after...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,912
Posted By RoyBatty
If you don't want to make your own

www.cafemotos.com (http://www.cafemotos.com)

Had mine for almost 3 years now and it still rocks.

With a few of the right tools and some practice runs, I can now switch out my rack with my top...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,308
Posted By RoyBatty
2.5 years on my 09 GS and still love it.

An adventure would have been handy on my Alaska trip but, when making my purchase decision, I had to remember that 90% of my riding was going to be city and local fire roads/trails. I get 200+ miles...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,960
Posted By RoyBatty
The Dalton

The Dalton
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By RoyBatty
2600 miles? It's not even broken in yet. Sounds...

2600 miles?
It's not even broken in yet. Sounds like a killer deal.

Don't wait to take ownership - go back to the dealer now and snap off some pics. I wanna see it!



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Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By RoyBatty
Which rear shock do you have? With or without the...

Which rear shock do you have? With or without the piggyback reservoir?

My adjustment knob is located on the left side of the bike below the accessory outlet. The hose is tight but I've done 11000...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,171
Posted By RoyBatty
:eek1 Well I'd say this thread just got...

:eek1

Well I'd say this thread just got kicked up a notch!


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,537
Posted By RoyBatty
I thought the linked brakes on the GSA were not...

I thought the linked brakes on the GSA were not equal. Something like, when applied, 60% of the force goes to the front wheel and 40% goes to the rear.

And that's why you turn off ABS for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,117
Posted By RoyBatty
+1 :nod Worked great on the Alaska ride last...

+1 :nod Worked great on the Alaska ride last summer.

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By RoyBatty
Update

For those interested.

I called up the dealership hoping to order a "Rotor Bolt Kit" that would include the flathead bolts and proper spacers. It turns out the only way you can get the kit is to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,171
Posted By RoyBatty
I wager that 95% of those landings resulted in...

I wager that 95% of those landings resulted in expensive trips to the parts department :cry


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,537
Posted By RoyBatty
If I may ask...

How long did you have the Tenere and why did you switch?

Just curious. A "real world" comparison of the two might be kinda cool.



09 1200GS and loving it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,414
Posted By RoyBatty
If you want new...

...wait for the new bike. You will regret it if you get the demo UNLESS they refund you some cash or give you credit for farkling. And you WILL be farkling.

Yeah it sucks but +2 for ghostryder's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By RoyBatty
Not sure but I've been using mine for a year and...

Not sure but I've been using mine for a year and no issues.

Pos to pos , neg to neg, direct to the battery via a cigarette outlet I installed on the back of the bike.

09 GS.



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Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By RoyBatty
Funny you should ask.

I just brought home a used 07 set for my 09 GS. (Hey Froggy!)

Here are the things to look for, for the front wheel.


Distance between the rotors - ie: the distance between the left rotor and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-12-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,224
Posted By RoyBatty
Sounds like it's working perfectly.:wink: ...

Sounds like it's working perfectly.:wink:

:wingsADVENTURE!!!:wings

I used my 550 for my Alaska trip and other than the map data issues, it worked great. Also used the mp3 player in it the whole...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,459
Posted By RoyBatty
Tourances (non EXP) if I can only have one...

Tourances (non EXP) if I can only have one choice.

Did my Alaska trip on them. Denali Highway, Dalton in the rain, Salmon Glacier Road, and the Magruder Corridor on the way home.

And after 9500...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,963
Posted By RoyBatty
And he still isn't using the cockpit cover...

And he still isn't using the cockpit cover outlet.


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,963
Posted By RoyBatty
WOW! That's a lot of stuff! :eek1 -

WOW! That's a lot of stuff! :eek1


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,963
Posted By RoyBatty
What are you using the outlet for? I bought...

What are you using the outlet for?

I bought the Touratech cockpit cover with the outlet pre-installed for gadgets and added a second one on the back of the bike for my Battery Tender.

I'm not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,171
Posted By RoyBatty
+1 :huh

+1 :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 160,853
Posted By RoyBatty
Maybe it's KTM's bid to win them back. That and...

Maybe it's KTM's bid to win them back. That and they know that North America has plenty of KTM dealers to help them fix their bikes when they do break down.

:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 160,853
Posted By RoyBatty
Manxman

I have to say that I too have no issues with the boys bringing their crew with them to document the journey and help along the way, but THAT my friend was one damn funny post!


:beer
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 160,853
Posted By RoyBatty
:photog .

:photog






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Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,624
Posted By RoyBatty
+1

Just came back from an Alaska Trip (from Los Angeles). 9400 miles total and my Tourance rear still has about 2000 left on it and the front - at least 3000.

They handled fine on the Dalton, Denali,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By RoyBatty
+1 with Paul

My 1200 has shown both a date and mileage before each corresponding service. The date that flashed, coincided with the annual inspection.

Would your readout be in line with an annual?



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Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 38,903
Posted By RoyBatty
I like the idea of a GS trailer. Single wheel...

I like the idea of a GS trailer. Single wheel with suspension for narrow trails that leans with the bike. Keeps the bike light and limber and ready for "no luggage" day rides with one quick...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,600,607
Posted By RoyBatty
Atigun Pass

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs129.ash2/39768_1482596538027_1027235432_31458655_2701215_n.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,171
Posted By RoyBatty
Atigun Pass

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs129.ash2/39768_1482596538027_1027235432_31458655_2701215_n.jpg
Forum: Americas 06-21-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,330
Posted By RoyBatty
Never done this before.

I'll be heading to Whittier from Prince Rupert on July 5th (The M/V Kennicot). Can anyone give me some tips on streamlining the process on boarding the ferry and what I should expect for vehicle...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-15-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,115
Posted By RoyBatty
Collapsable bottles and some privacy

On backpacking trips I use the collapsible bottles filled from a stream, a lufa for scrubbing the bod, and a washcloth for the face.

The castille soap works as shampoo and body soap.

+1 on...
Forum: Alaska 06-14-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By RoyBatty
Or is it GoNorth?

Is this it?

http://www.gonorth-alaska.com/home-gonorth.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By RoyBatty
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398532
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By RoyBatty
GSpot FAQ

Go to the GS FAQ for what needs to be done. (Section 3.6 - service plan)

BMW Ventura charged me $532 for the 12,000 mile service. I thought about doing it, but my Alaska trip is in 2 weeks and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 24,013
Posted By RoyBatty
Yep.. it was a warranty item

I brought it in today and they replaced the sensor. It was about an hour and a half of work but the warranty covered it.

The ride home was about 60 miles and it seemed to be working fine.


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By RoyBatty
Save the money for aftermarket

The ESA was fun to play with on the demo bikes but I chose to go without when I ordered my 1200GS. Good thing too because the stock springs were too weak and at 8000 miles I upgraded to a set of...
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