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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,415
Posted By jkgs
Last image w/ Bike

Peach, may I be the first to say, love that last shot with the lights below.

WTG.

John
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By jkgs
I think about 17 guys went. 5 on adventure...

I think about 17 guys went. 5 on adventure bikes, the rest smaller machines.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By jkgs
Eek Rube, Bump from your fellow CL 300 rider. I...

Rube,

Bump from your fellow CL 300 rider. I enjoyed riding with you and now know I can ride my R12GS off of a cliff, through quicksand, and into a Joshua Tree :asshat. That goddam tree came out...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By jkgs
China Lake 300

Anyone riding this weekend at China Lake? Looks like a great ride. I'm on a GS but it looks like riders of all shapes and sizes ride this.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 280,177
Posted By jkgs
Pkwy Cntrl

Tim, your writing style must be a function of that Chesterfield education.

Glad to see you back here.

Your High School Friend,

John

San Diego, CA
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-04-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 56,462
Posted By jkgs
Noaa site is useful and specific re. weather: ...

Noaa site is useful and specific re. weather:

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/vef/afd.php?sid=vef&pil=afd&pvnum=5
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,936
Posted By jkgs
Ohlins on, givi windscreen, TKC 80's at 85-90 mph...

Ohlins on, givi windscreen, TKC 80's at 85-90 mph coming back from Death Valley two weeks ago (until I approached socal population and traffic). Very comfortable and confident. The ohlins / tkc...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 56,462
Posted By jkgs
There was gas at Stovepipe 2 weeks ago - but only...

There was gas at Stovepipe 2 weeks ago - but only regular unleaded. No Prem.

IB, thanks for not tellin'.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 56,462
Posted By jkgs
Darwin

There are also some funky people roaming around from Darwin that sometimes creep into the roads and stare at headlights. :eek1
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 56,462
Posted By jkgs
Tough Crowd

Tough crowd out there in advland. :huh Don't forget the roadrunners zipping across the road. Many deer around the 395 corridor. Of course they aren't officially in DV - but they show on that...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 56,462
Posted By jkgs
[quote=aalegado]Off-road pass? There's no...

[quote=aalegado]Off-road pass? There's no off-roading driving allowed in DV (see the Things to Know link below). There's an entrance-fee for the park...$10 for a bike IIRC.

Yep, my poor choice of...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 56,462
Posted By jkgs
Guys, sorry if redundant as I just saw this...

Guys, sorry if redundant as I just saw this thread for the first time a few hours ago. In addition to the brothel visit you'll want to get an offroad pass at park HQ just north of Furnace Creek. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By jkgs
Thanks

I think I'll go hunt down the original bolt and replace accordingly. There are some subtle differences in addition to just cosmetic. The 12.9 threads are closer to the bolt head, in particular. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By jkgs
Carrying Camera Gear

Pham,

Not an exact response to your question, but I use my BMW system case top box when I carry camera gear. I bought some Pelican foam and cut sections for each piece. I have enough room to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By jkgs
Tensile Strength

Yes, it broke. My fault for not being a little more careful. I think the original bolt may be zinc plated steel - it has a yellow gold appearance. The location is under the head so hot oil swirls...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By jkgs
Eh? R1200GS Torx Bolt Replacement with Allen

I was doing a valve adjustment, torquing down a bolt and my HF Torque wrench didn't click. I accidentally sheared an M8x40 bolt holding the rocker arm assembly. The HF wrench is now property of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By jkgs
Jesse

CLC, what was the primary driver for the Jesse decision? The cases look tough, but for offroad I've wondered. I've been reading about these cases for years on ADVrider.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By jkgs
Strength

That is a big issue. I'm tired of fixing problems with the stock but expensive system cases. I ride in sand out in the CA deserts and if I tip a bit I'm paying for fixes to the system cases. I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By jkgs
GSA Boxes on GS

Sorry if redundant. Didn't see it. About to replace my system bags with 41L Zega panniers. I like the aesthetics of the BMW GSA panniers more though. Any comments on size or compatability, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,351
Posted By jkgs
Huh

That would be 600M of R12GS and GSA sold. Seems to me the life of their adventure bikes is a bit longer, but one never knows in our world of 6Mo to 1Yr technology obsolesance. Not sure what...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By jkgs
Other Side

Other side. Lots of washings.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By jkgs
Mine Stay On

No problems. Had 'em on for over a year.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,837
Posted By jkgs
Farkle Card

Umm, FARK yes. I've got it. Of course drinking brings out liberal spending habits too. And my disease applies to multiple bikes, motorized and not.

BMW Dealers would be well served if they...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By jkgs
Laugh Intel

Intel inside, yes. May not work as well as a Canbus though. Just consider a BMW running off of Windows. We'd switch gears and get an exception error. Would have to minimize a window to change...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By jkgs
GS Seat Threads

I've been reading the various GS saddle threads for a long time. At one point a long while back someone asked that anyone posting put wght, height, and inseam length when making a comment about a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,933,892
Posted By jkgs
Bones, Those appear to be cranial sutures...

Bones,

Those appear to be cranial sutures holding all that stuff onto his bike. Doc, from your cache I suspect. With instruments that size he could do whole head replacement surgery on a very...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,933,892
Posted By jkgs
Kaneman Career Opportunities

I don’t know Josh but hoping it isn’t too presumptuous I have begun considering possible career opportunities for him. It is understood that he will be riding and writing to us for a long time, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,118
Posted By jkgs
Bluhduh Thanks Spike. It is an R50/2 LK head. It was...

Thanks Spike. It is an R50/2 LK head. It was restored by a guy named Tim Stafford here in San Diego. He does remarkable work. I think some of the nicest and most correct restorations I've ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,118
Posted By jkgs
Just Sat There

When I purchased the R1200 I drank some wine and looked at every nook and cranny. I still do that every once and a while.

Yesterday I took the "new" restored '66 R50 out for a spin and put one...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,933,892
Posted By jkgs
In Front of the Country

Josh Wrote: I was about to take place in something historic and I was truly honored to be here. As you can see in the pictures I was front and center in front of the country.

Josh, your thread...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 104,138
Posted By jkgs
HF Torque Wrench

HF torque wrenches, at least the one I purchased, was inaccurate. :huh

I have the tire changer and it has worked well for me. I agree with the need to bolt it down though. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,123
Posted By jkgs
I've broken spokes on my R1200GS. An "object"...

I've broken spokes on my R1200GS. An "object" hit them when I was in DV. Ok, so I hit an "object". The BMW dealer may suggest the wheel is compromised after just two are broken. Maybe that is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,783
Posted By jkgs
5'8" with 30" inseam. I love my Givi. I've had...

5'8" with 30" inseam. I love my Givi. I've had it well over a year. I rode 1300 miles last week across the California desert with it. I can see over the top comfortably when it is in a less...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,378
Posted By jkgs
I had the same issue on a ride this week. Parked...

I had the same issue on a ride this week. Parked the bike at Mammoth ski resort at a hotel. Dipped to maybe 10 degrees at night. Had some cranking power but on the third try got the click click...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By jkgs
My wife :babe has jokingly expressed outright...

My wife :babe has jokingly expressed outright jealousy. At night I walk into the garage and stroke her twin heads, gently caress her curves, and get weak knees when I think about jumping on...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By jkgs
I rode on the TKC's on my 1200GS yesterday for...

I rode on the TKC's on my 1200GS yesterday for the first time. After some off road riding and about 50 miles of road I did a few light twisties near my home. I'm still a little tentative, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By jkgs
Pry Them Open

Thanks for all the feedback. I stopped by our local BMW dealer in North County San Diego to make sure if I pried, I wouldn't damage. I was assured this would be fine. I came home this evening and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By jkgs
Releasing Calipers After Tire Change

In preparation for a Baja trip next week I'm in the process of putting the Conti TKC 80 on my front and rear wheels on my '05 R1200GS. After finishing the front I balanced and put the wheel back on....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By jkgs
Do a google search for "hepco and becker" and...

Do a google search for "hepco and becker" and you'll see a bunch of resources.

I agree with the posts above. I have the BMW bars. Wish I would have gotten the HB bars (I may buy some today). I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 620,281
Posted By jkgs
Givi

Yesterday morning I installed the Givi windscreen on my R12GS. I'm 5'8", 30" inseam; about 170. I tried it in two positions - at both extremes. In both cases I noticed I had a substantially...
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