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Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 90,066
Posted By SpEd
Why not?

Checking in again. LOL!

First pic in the rain on the Cheraholla Skyway and the second one on a gorgeous day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a great machine!
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Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 90,066
Posted By SpEd
It's a behemoth for sure. It's much lighter once...

It's a behemoth for sure. It's much lighter once you get underway, and the weight is slung really low. I've got a 32" inseam and flat foot it easily, with a bend at the knees to boot. Like I said,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 90,066
Posted By SpEd
Just picked up my '12 Airbag model in January. ...

Just picked up my '12 Airbag model in January. It's my 2nd 1800 and my 3rd Wing. Not a perfect bike, but it's comfortable and fun to ride.


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Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By SpEd
Way to go Lucas!!:freaky

Way to go Lucas!!:freaky
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By SpEd
Silly boy. My dealership always has a Strom in...

Silly boy. My dealership always has a Strom in stock. And they have since '09. Wait, it's the same one. :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By SpEd
My vote is stock V-Strom seat. Take it to the...

My vote is stock V-Strom seat. Take it to the dealership and have them pull the new one. It's simple and I'm convinced it's a Suzuki seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,460
Posted By SpEd
Amopther alternative

I wish I had the know-how to create what Kevin did and I'm certainly not making light of the op's solution, but I think I might lose a limb if I tried to do something like he did. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,018,576
Posted By SpEd
Why would they drop the power output for heated...

Why would they drop the power output for heated gear and such. I hate to question the mother ship but that doesn't seem like a good idea. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,890
Posted By SpEd
This is a great thread. I've really enjoyed all...

This is a great thread. I've really enjoyed all the pics of the great places many of you travel to. Makes me feel guilty going to a public campground. LOL
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By SpEd
J&M CB mouinting options for 1200RT

If I wanted to mount a standard J&M cb unit to an RT, what mounting options are there besides using the expensive unit from J&M? On my GS, I was able to find a bracket that allowed me to use a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,031
Posted By SpEd
Another rental place

I see you are in Austin. Here's another option close to the Hill Country for a rental. I've used them twice. The first time I rented a V-Strom and return a couple months later to purchase it. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,890
Posted By SpEd
The hitch is manufactured by Dauntless. I picked...

The hitch is manufactured by Dauntless. I picked my up used for a decent cost and am happy with it. Here's a couple pics off and on the bike. Hope this helps.
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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,890
Posted By SpEd
Hi MCRIDER1959, I believe it is a CycleMate...

Hi MCRIDER1959,

I believe it is a CycleMate CM100 which is sold now by Time Out Trailers. Here's a link (http://timeouttrailers.org/CycleMate.aspx). I bought it used. It's not big at all but...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,890
Posted By SpEd
That's what I'm working on too. It's a tough...

That's what I'm working on too. It's a tough transition to make. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,890
Posted By SpEd
I was two shakes away from picking up one of...

I was two shakes away from picking up one of these and I went for an electric heater instead. Neither help with the summer tent I was using. I was hugely underprepared for the temps and learned a...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,379,890
Posted By SpEd
Last Friday Night!

Spent then night in Kerrville Texas. It got as low as 26 degrees and I was vastly underprepared using this tent which will be great for summer and fall. I froze my arse off! :evil

The trailer...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 878,436
Posted By SpEd
Hey earache, where were those taken? Beautiful..

Hey earache, where were those taken? Beautiful..
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 420,175
Posted By SpEd
Awesome! Looks like you have the best riding...

Awesome! Looks like you have the best riding buddies on the planet. LOL!!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By SpEd
Thanks Jim. Both places are cheaper on shipping...

Thanks Jim. Both places are cheaper on shipping and overall cost than Twisted Throttle. I've priced there before, but shipping to Texas always kills the deal for me. Interesting......
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By SpEd
Hi Jim, Just verifying. Is this the D330ST?...

Hi Jim,

Just verifying. Is this the D330ST? Not expensive, but they want $50 bucks for shipping at Twisted Throttle. Ouch!!

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By SpEd
Hitch/Bag Mount Compatability???

I just installed a new to me trailer hitch on my '08 GS. I had to remove mt Vario bag mounts and of course the bags also. I'd like to put some GIVI bags on the bike for local riding and am...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By SpEd
Thanks guys. Despite how easy Jim makes it look,...

Thanks guys. Despite how easy Jim makes it look, I'll a little intimidated doing something the first time and this makes it have one less step. I'll be reviewing the video (a lot!) and will...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By SpEd
Final Drive Drain Plug?

Is this my final drive drain plug. I've got the JVB DVD, but doing the final drive service has me dropping the swingarm to drain it. This appears to be the drain plug but confirmation would be...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,103
Posted By SpEd
Here are the dates for the International Bike...

Here are the dates for the International Bike Show. Gerbing's always has a booth there and gives you chance to touch, feel, try on and try out their gear. It's worth a trip I think even though the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By SpEd
This interests me also. Make sure you document...

This interests me also. Make sure you document the process Bill. It will make some great reading on the forum.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By SpEd
Got a link?:deal

Got a link?:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,733
Posted By SpEd
Have you considered a RAM mount? I'm thinking...

Have you considered a RAM mount? I'm thinking that off the windshield bracket or off the handlebar might work. If nothing else, you could see the back then. LOL
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By SpEd
Thanks guys. Keep 'em coming!!

Thanks guys. Keep 'em coming!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By SpEd
Who is using GIVI luggage

Are you using GIVI luggage on your GS instead of the Vario bags? Could you post a pic or two? Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,733
Posted By SpEd
Did you find the beak mount to be secure enough? ...

Did you find the beak mount to be secure enough? It gave an interesting perspective.

For the group.... how are you aiming the camera? I just purchased from an inmate here a first gen gopro so...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,845
Posted By SpEd
Awesome! I assume you're running the hitch from...

Awesome! I assume you're running the hitch from Dauntless? And the wiring? Thanks in advance.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,362
Posted By SpEd
Great pics. Thanks for throwing them up there. ...

Great pics. Thanks for throwing them up there. Ride safe.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,362
Posted By SpEd
How about a couple pics of the shield on the...

How about a couple pics of the shield on the bike? This is on my short list right now.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,953
Posted By SpEd
I'd love to hear some impressions and pics from...

I'd love to hear some impressions and pics from owners who used the Wunderlich adjustable shield. Very pricy, but it comes with two upper poritons as compared to GIVI's adjustable shield.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,113
Posted By SpEd
'08 GS. You've got a fuel light on your bike? I...

'08 GS. You've got a fuel light on your bike? I put in 5.19 gallons in yesterday after pushing the bike to the Texaco. LOL I never got a warning or light.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,319
Posted By SpEd
Thanks Jim.

Thanks Jim.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,319
Posted By SpEd
Anyone have a link to this "interactive" shop...

Anyone have a link to this "interactive" shop manual? Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By SpEd
PM sent!!

PM sent!!
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,733
Posted By SpEd
Add a Madstad bracket to your bike and it will...

Add a Madstad bracket to your bike and it will solve your problem. I used one with a GIVI shield and it was a huge improvement.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By SpEd
Hey Nitzo, What did you use/how did you do...

Hey Nitzo,

What did you use/how did you do the wiring for your GS? Is a harness avaliable? Diid you make your own hitch or buy one?

Thanks in advance.
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