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Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Drachenfels
Go try one...

Save your nickels... but if you find a decent deal on a RT or RT-P, go try it. Worst case, you don't like it. Since you had a GS, you know what that rides like.

Remember, Motorcycles are like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Drachenfels
Concur w/ all of these... Was thinking about...

Concur w/ all of these... Was thinking about adding a note that the RT seemed to get about 5 mpg better than the GSA... who's bigger gas tank made that irrelevant. grin. Keeping my GSA... /grin.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Drachenfels
Final PS on the RT/GSA compro...

Rode both bikes to VA in the last 2 weeks.. 600 miles each way. Ran the GSA out 2 weeks ago, and back on friday. Ran the RT out today, another 600 miles on that.

Today's observations: One of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Drachenfels
2010 GSA - Tankbag source of some wind issues?

I have not had a chance to puzzle this out yet, but I have noticed significantly more 'sail' on the highway at speed when I have my tank bag installed. Wolfman Rainier bag... I swapped out the stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Drachenfels
GSA vs RT goods and not so goods...

I have a 2010 GSA, and an 02 RT, and love them both for different reasons. If you are staying on the highway, the RT is a great low-cost alternative.

The RT goods: GREAT wind protection,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,566
Posted By Drachenfels
Buy the GSA, if you fit on it. The GS if you...

Buy the GSA, if you fit on it. The GS if you don't. SOLVED! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Drachenfels
Forget Staples... That WAS easy.

Well, a pair of vice grips on the spoke, a little penetrating oil on the grub screw, and it all went very easy. Pulled the whole nipple out on the first one to check it over, and felt absolutely...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Drachenfels
This is the direction I'm leaning in... I don't...

This is the direction I'm leaning in... I don't think it's a huge deal, as long as I don't over tighten the heck out of the spokes and make the wheel oval. :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Drachenfels
If these don't shape up, that is clearly the best...

If these don't shape up, that is clearly the best option... I'm hoping to not have to go that far. Woody's reputation is stellar, and if I have issues that I can't resolve... yep, I'll be calling...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Drachenfels
Replacing GSA Spoke(s)...

I have 2 front spokes that won't adjust, even after cleaning and liquid wrench in the grub screw and using a 2mm allen to attempt to loosen. Spoke just spins, which I think is also bad (it should...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,824
Posted By Drachenfels
I tested the new GS-LC twice... waited and looked...

I tested the new GS-LC twice... waited and looked the new GSA-LC over as well. Loved how the GS-LC was a mix of practical and potential hoon. Perceived light weight, rocking throttle response, fun...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,007
Posted By Drachenfels
GS vs GSA...

i hate to admit it - but I ran all the numbers on pricing for the GS versus the GSA... and if you want one, the loaded GSA is a grand more than a loaded GS. And I'm not seeing hardly any GSes out...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,519
Posted By Drachenfels
On Board Computer vs On Board Computer Pro

Does ANYBODY know the difference between the 'Pro' and 'Standard' On Board Computer setups on the new GS/GSA?

I think I'm interested in the GSA w/ the Technology package - and cruise. Don't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 35,290
Posted By Drachenfels
Be careful of the weather out west...

Having done 2 family vacations out west this year (Yellowstone in Jul and Glacier last week), my only advice in that time frame: WATCH THE WEATHER. Late september out there can have conditions...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,519
Posted By Drachenfels
2014 GSA-LC Images Accidentally Released...

Seen on line. 4 images at the link below.

http://motoring.ninemsn.com.au/showroom/glance/8692640/bmw-adventure-images-released-accidentally

"The pictures originate from a design patent BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,405
Posted By Drachenfels
Yep, but most of the current info is pissing...

Yep, but most of the current info is pissing about what it should have been, not what it is. /shrug.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,405
Posted By Drachenfels
OK, so I demo'ed a new R1200GS LC...

...and loved it. :clap It felt like it was half the weight of my R1150RT, and the engine revs like a wankel on steroids. Soaked up all the crappy pavement around the dealership like it wasn't...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Drachenfels
Tires may be the answer...

Consider something in the GS flavor on your rims - w/ knobbies - for this trip. Michelin Ankakee, Metzler Tourance, or even the Heldenau.. As long as you have traction, you'll be a happy camper......
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Drachenfels
My $.02? I think WR250R...

Based on what you say you want to see/do.. consider a Yamaha WR250R. Fuel injected, rockin' suspension, low maintenance, good gas mileage, CHEAP to buy ($5995 for a new one), lots of electrics (you...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,951
Posted By Drachenfels
Cheap Alternative

GI Surplus Wet Weather Gear. You want the newer IMPROVED wet weather jacket/pants; they are generously sized, have velcro on the pant cuffs and jacket sleeves; you can easily duct tape shut the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,070
Posted By Drachenfels
Sign me up for the Flat Earth Society.

I'm not feeling the love either. I'm willing to hold off final judgement until I see it in the metal... but the fanged beak is goofy, and I also hate the shiny radiator guards/features/whatever. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Drachenfels
Why wait?

Uh, a new one is 19,340 grackles. Or 21,000 some odd, w/ the ESA and such. Not including hard bags, which are another $1500 bones or so. When the hell did I develop Champagne taste, on a beer...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Drachenfels
Clarifications..

1. I like the tossability of the KLR - I don't like that it feels like a bucket of bolts, loosely attached to one another. :rofl
2. I LOVE the smooth power of the RT - the GS was the same, even...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Drachenfels
Question Considering a R1200GSA to replace my 1150RT...

Very interested in opinions for a current 2002 R1150RT owner.

Current Bike(s): 2002 R1150RT, and 2001 KLR650 which has been ridden very little since I got the RT. I like the light weight of the...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 58,151
Posted By Drachenfels
[QUOTE=Hondo;18768469]I made new upper mounts and...

[QUOTE=Hondo;18768469]I made new upper mounts and they now reside on my 2011 990 Adventure -

NICE looking bike.. /drool. Oh, and functional Mermite cans too! /grin. How long does it take you...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,298
Posted By Drachenfels
At the risk of asking dumb questions - is the...

At the risk of asking dumb questions - is the bike in Neutral? Is the side stand down? Has the kill switch been thrown?

If the side stand is down, and the bike is in gear - no crank. (also, the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,411
Posted By Drachenfels
Hmm... Thanks for all the input, to all...

Hmm... Thanks for all the input, to all (including MOST of the Texas comments, oy.) :thumb

I have a buddy who moved to the (as he describes it) "Glorious Revolutionary Peoples Democracy of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,411
Posted By Drachenfels
Question Interested in relocating out to CO...

OK, so I've had enough of the midwest.. and don't want to move back to Texas... I'd consider relocating to Colorado, as MY job won't care where I live. Still need to convince the better half - so,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,598
Posted By Drachenfels
Final Price: $3350

Well, I'm glad for the PO - but for that kind of $, I would be looking at serious airhead goodness.. heck, not to mention some oilheads, and lots of K bikes!

Wonder if an inmate got it - naah,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,598
Posted By Drachenfels
Up to $2500 bones..

I like it - the size, the displacement, and the features (shaft drive, honda reliability except for the previously discussed stator issues that I'm not going to raise... :dhorse) Tell me again why...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,667
Posted By Drachenfels
[QUOTE=matt86m;15711073]Honda NT700V - I'll take...

[QUOTE=matt86m;15711073]Honda NT700V - I'll take a look

New issue of Motorcycle has one for a long term review - they discovered that it takes literally HOURS to do anything on the bike. Changing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By Drachenfels
I just bought an '02. Yes, both have linked...

I just bought an '02. Yes, both have linked brakes. The '04 is a dual spark; they seem to be losing stick coils at a consistent rate; those lead to cranky starts and missing - I understand that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Drachenfels
Wink New to me: 2002 R1150RT - what to check?

Otay, the planets aligned and I now have a r1150RT keeping my KLR company. Bike was one owner, has 21K miles... all service by dealer up to 18K. Just got her home LATE on friday. She's the fast...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 40,780
Posted By Drachenfels
Yamaha build quality, fuel injection, ABS... I...

Yamaha build quality, fuel injection, ABS... I hate that the new KLR is more show and less go than the old ones. /shrug.

Then again, between the dollar tanking and the global recession, I dont...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 40,780
Posted By Drachenfels
Wink BRING the TENERE to the US, dammit...

I'm 47, and like my KLR.. hate the new one, and don't want the weight of a 1200GS. Can't justify the $$$ for the new 800GS. TDM850 has been gone for years.... Want something that is touring...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 806,639
Posted By Drachenfels
WHY don't they sell this in the US?!?

Dammit, I want one of these to replace my KLR. I like my KLR, but would like a NEWER stone axe... /shrug.

YAMAHA USA, are you listening? NO, you're pushing those stupid fscking 'star motorcycle'...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By Drachenfels
Thumb First Impressions of the installed goodies..

Hung a set of these in my 01 KLR650. Took about 45 minutes; had help from my daughters (14 and 12) - !

Hardest parts were getting the oil levels even (use a syringe from the local drug store, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Drachenfels
Zundapp made some great bikes throughout the...

Zundapp made some great bikes throughout the years.. Founded in Nurenburg in 1917. Built a lot of the bikes that the Wehrmacht used to 'adventure tour' parts of france, italy, north africa, and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Drachenfels
Thumb Well, I added SW Motech mounts and GIVIs to the KLR...

...and actually spent money. Does this mean I'm no longer a full-fledged KLR cheap-skate? ;D

I've spent lots of time looking at different mounts and bags for the KLR. I have a set of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Drachenfels
Count me in, probably...

..depending on dates and specific...

and, yes, I'd even kick in the $ for Glenn a lapdance at the local center for the performing arts. :freaky

v/r

Drachenfels
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