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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
Well Mom and dad got on a flight out of Eagle. ...

Well Mom and dad got on a flight out of Eagle. Trailer is hooked to the truck and we are out of here. I sure hope I make it back with my bike someday soon. Thanks to everyone!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
Okay, update time. Dad is doing well. The...

Okay, update time.

Dad is doing well. The orthopedic said he was progressing quickly. The leg and the collar bone are healing very well. He said that dad had remarkable good bones. The lungs...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
OMG. Best perogis ever! Thanks for the tip!

OMG. Best perogis ever!
Thanks for the tip!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
Bike fires and roles. Damage to the front...

Bike fires and roles. Damage to the front faring, one side case was smashed and every crash bars on the thing had deep rashes. Shouldn't be an issue getting it on the truck. Thanks for the many...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
My son and I made it to Glenwood Springs...

My son and I made it to Glenwood Springs yesterday. The Doc reports that things went better than expected. Dad reports they put a sheet of diamond plate across his shoulder and a big 'ol pieces of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
Talked to my mom this morning, she said that a...

Talked to my mom this morning, she said that a Mark from the board was visiting. She said my dad was feeling pretty bad and that the visit was really improved his sprints. I haven't had another...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
So spoke with my mom, she made it back to Avon...

So spoke with my mom, she made it back to Avon and was at the condo, but was going to go back to Gleenwood Springs tonight. She was trying to clean and organize the condo and seemed to be on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
Mom is taking a Taxi to the condo in Avon. She...

Mom is taking a Taxi to the condo in Avon. She will get the truck, a shower, and a change of clothes and return to the Valley View Hospital. The trailer is already secured in a parking lot for the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
Well, it looks like the Tibia is crushed at the...

Well, it looks like the Tibia is crushed at the knee and will require plates on both sides. He also needs a plate on the collar bone. The ribs are broken, but the lungs are safe. The cardiologist...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By deacon51
My parents went down Gleenwood Springs

My 70 year old parents from Gulf Shores, Al had a car turn left into them in Glenwood Springs, CO.

Mom is bruised up, but in good sprits. Dad has a busted leg, ribs, and collar bone. I'm waiting...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By deacon51
The exhaust note is fine, could use a bit more...

The exhaust note is fine, could use a bit more volume to overcome the nosies from the motor and transmission, which sound like crap. It's not even a mechanical whine, it's clunks, bumps, screeches,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By deacon51
An internal pressure monitoring system is doing...

An internal pressure monitoring system is doing just that, monitoring the internal tire pressure and the computer is adjusting the reading.

An external tire gauge measures the difference between...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By deacon51
I'm going all "Fan Boy" R1200GSw

You know, it's not a very good looking bike and it sounds like crap, but it's the best riding motorcycle I have ever owned.

I have taken my R1200GS from coast Maryland to the mountains of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,733
Posted By deacon51
2014 R1200GSW bought Oct 5, 2013. Coming up on...

2014 R1200GSW bought Oct 5, 2013.
Coming up on 26,000 miles.

I'm on my forth set of tires and third set of rear brake pads.

I'm disappointed that the heated grips don't put out much heat, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,078
Posted By deacon51
I'll toss in my two cents after 400 miles on...

I'll toss in my two cents after 400 miles on TKC70 front and rear. My bike came with Trail Attacks from the factory. I loved the trail attack most of the time. Great on Pavement, Great life, Great...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,078
Posted By deacon51
So good dirt roads to explore in the area too!

So good dirt roads to explore in the area too!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By deacon51
I used a bag of cat food and a gas can. ...

I used a bag of cat food and a gas can.

https://instagram.com/p/2Ms5msDoqB/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,103
Posted By deacon51
lol... it was a quick storm that came across the...

lol... it was a quick storm that came across the plain. I parked my bike beside a box van thinking it would be sheltered... but the jerk drove off right before the storm hit.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,103
Posted By deacon51
My cover in action... just outside Alva, OK. ...

My cover in action... just outside Alva, OK.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-06E2Pr0QWZI/VULRQ6j_t2I/AAAAAAAAKtI/T_u19uAFfXk/w835-h618-no/20140828_182230.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,103
Posted By deacon51
So, the cover is just a little insurance. It's...

So, the cover is just a little insurance. It's cheep and easy to use, not only does it protect your bike from people, but also birds and rain. I don't always carry a cover. My last trip I forgot to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By deacon51
http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider...

http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2015/4/23/in-for-a-shock-grant-johnson-ted-porter-and-jim-martin
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,078
Posted By deacon51
I'll be replacing my well worn trail attacks with...

I'll be replacing my well worn trail attacks with TKC70's this weekend.

I'm looking forward to a little more off-pavement capability. The trail attacks are great on hard surfaces, pavement,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By deacon51
I don't want to wear them out to the point they...

I don't want to wear them out to the point they fail. Back in the '80s I did some dirt bike racing and started playing with springs and oil. I know for a fact that oil and springs wear out. People...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By deacon51
How about Grant Johnson, world traveler and...

How about Grant Johnson, world traveler and founder of Horizons Unlimited.

Or

Ted Porter, suspension expert and owner of the Beemer Shop.

What level of wisdom would you rate them as having?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By deacon51
Vast majority of my ride is 70mph commute on the...

Vast majority of my ride is 70mph commute on the express way, but I also love a dirt road and I have taken a couple of trips loaded with camping gear, and exploring dirt / forrest service roads. So,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By deacon51
R1200GS spoked wheels

So on my 2014, the silver spoked wheels are nasty. Mud, Bugs, Rain, Tar... ugly. Spray on wheel cleaner didn't do much, any advice?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By deacon51
R1200GSLC How long should the shocks last.

So I already have 25,000 miles on my 2014 R1200GS. Kind of standard wisdom is that shocks last ~30,000 miles. But with all the electronic gizmos, what is the expected life of the R1200GS Suspension...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,333,488
Posted By deacon51
From the owners manual...

From the owners manual...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 405,465
Posted By deacon51
Anyone had any water penetration issues? I...

Anyone had any water penetration issues?

I was coming into ALT Monday in the rain, first my head set dropped blue tooth connection, then I after a fill up when I restarted the bike it wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,283
Views: 689,228
Posted By deacon51
You know, the black motor / frame is starting to...

You know, the black motor / frame is starting to grow on me. I like it with the white.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 21,439
Posted By deacon51
I used the tilt/shift tool in Google Photos.

I used the tilt/shift tool in Google Photos.
Forum: Photos 04-01-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,189
Posted By deacon51
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y3h6so8mw0A/VAU...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y3h6so8mw0A/VAUCR7yAOnI/AAAAAAAAIhQ/s5SAruat13c/w2301-h555-no/20140901_121349_Pano.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 21,439
Posted By deacon51
Thanks, I was just playing with the filters on...

Thanks, I was just playing with the filters on Google photo editor.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 21,439
Posted By deacon51
I played in the water on W. Old Baltimore Road...

I played in the water on W. Old Baltimore Road Sunday.

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I also crossed...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 30,567
Posted By deacon51
It was 60 and the sun shinning on my ride home...

It was 60 and the sun shinning on my ride home this after noon... I noticed my hands where a little warm. At 40 this morning, I wasn't sure the grip heaters where working. I was even thinking that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,943
Posted By deacon51
If it wasn't for the fact that they are only 5...

If it wasn't for the fact that they are only 5 minutes from my office, and give me a loner bike, I would have stopped using them the day they refused to mount tires on my bike (because i bought them...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,943
Posted By deacon51
Took my bike in this morning, picked it up this...

Took my bike in this morning, picked it up this afternoon. I asked if they would check for any software updates, but they wanted 1/4 hour of labor to do it. I had assumed it would be a courtesy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By deacon51
Yeas, it's easy to think that it's a matter of...

Yeas, it's easy to think that it's a matter of people over using the rear brake, but it's not. I had 22,000 miles on a FZ1, 20,000 miles on a FJR (linked brakes), 18,000 miles on a vStar. Plus I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 494,170
Posted By deacon51
For people using this thread to track issues, I...

For people using this thread to track issues, I have oil leaking from a lose bolt forward of the starter motor. I've got an appointment with the dealer tomorrow and will advise.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By deacon51
FYI, at least he break pad replacement job is...

FYI, at least he break pad replacement job is super simple.
https://youtu.be/xAuHBRJI_Po
This guy had a hard time. My replacement pads just slipped right in.
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