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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By fixie
In search of bike storage space in SE Portland

Hey all -

Have any spare space in your garage? Want to earn some extra money with it?

We just bought a new truck and have only one place to store a vehicle. The GS is getting demoted :eek1
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
FS: Caribou Case System - 1150GS -- PDX -- CHEAP

HELLO INMATES:

This summer I ponied up for some Zega Pros and took these cases off my bike. I attempted to sell them then - to no avail - and they've been taking up precious storage space ever...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By fixie
I looked into riding this road too, but was...

I looked into riding this road too, but was doubtful about access since around the Sandy Ridge MTBing area there are all sorts of scary signs about staying away from the Watershed.

If you poke...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By fixie
1100/1150GS seat for loan/rent in PDX? - this weekend!

Hey all -

I have a new seat for my 1150GS on order. TT is taking forever to get it from Germany, and in the meantime I sold and shipped my only other seat. :norton

So I'm bikeless on this...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By fixie
Thanks for the good ideas, everyone. I took the...

Thanks for the good ideas, everyone. I took the easy way out and bought someone's spare.

With any luck it won't need any work before it gets bolted on. If it gives me a few years of miles I'll be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By fixie
If the bike ran, I might be on my way already!

If the bike ran, I might be on my way already!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By fixie
Yessir, applied heat. Don't know how much force,...

Yessir, applied heat. Don't know how much force, but enough to shear the nut and break it into a few bits!

There isn't enough of the nut for any sort of purchase.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By fixie
Good advice, but let me explain with more words...

Good advice, but let me explain with more words since I took a lousy picture.

The big ring nut is split in half and impossible - according to my mechanic - to remove. And by split in half I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By fixie
Unusual "Final Drive" Failure?

Okay, not so much the final drive, but the ring nut that holds things together!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/9676771720_4deda43b99_c.jpg

Had things apart to take care of some leaking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2013, 11:17 AM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
Caribou Case System - 1150gs

Reposting with a lower price here because I'm tired of them taking up space!

$400 - boxes, rack, keys, peg mounts, everything.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/240016/box/2.JPG

Full...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 19,055
Posted By fixie
If I've learned anything in this thread, it's...

If I've learned anything in this thread, it's that gofargogo would be a great resource to have on a RTW trip!

Good work pulling your bike apart, man! Hope you find an engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,970
Posted By fixie
Finally, someone acknowledges that we have an oil...

Finally, someone acknowledges that we have an oil thread going on here!

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By fixie
Great comments, all! First, importantly, yes,...

Great comments, all! First, importantly, yes, she's hot! :evil Ha.

Totally don't want my pillion - who is very relaxed and neutral on the bike, not interfering at all - cartwheeling down the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By fixie
Gaia GPS + iPhone + Otterbox Defender + RAM X-grip + USB hardwire

I've been anti-GPS on my 1150 for a long time. But exploring some more remote places, I realized that being able to plot a track on my computer and follow it on a device would be handy. I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By fixie
Thanks, VEGASGSA. I do want to get some...

Thanks, VEGASGSA.

I do want to get some formal instruction. Couldn't find any info on Stroud's website for upcoming classes. Maybe I'll have to go down to Jimmy Lewis in October!

Most of what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By fixie
That sounds like a great plan! :evil

That sounds like a great plan! :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By fixie
DD - I hear ya about not crashing with the lady....

DD - I hear ya about not crashing with the lady. We've had one 0 mpg get off and, while she was 100% cool with it, I felt like a douche!

Maybe we'll practice going in circles two-up on some grass....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By fixie
Question Help me get faster when two-up on gravel!

Im not aiming to be a hooligan when I my trusty pillion is along for the ride, Id just like to be able to corner a bit faster. On many corners I'm at 15mph or below! Sure, this is appropriate for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By fixie
Central and Eastern OR RR!

Hey all -

My trusty pillion and I went out exploring last week.

Here's the full RR (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22072106#post22072106) but I'll throw in a few pics:
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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By fixie
Mission: Dug Bar Two Up & Loaded

Every so often when looking at my maps my eyes would wander to Dug Bar Road - one of three roads that descends Hells Canyon to the Snake River on the Oregon side. It looked remote, and amazing. Some...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By fixie
Have you tried BurnsMoto? (http://burnsmoto.com)...

Have you tried BurnsMoto? (http://burnsmoto.com) He has a thread in the vendors forum.

I just installed his SAE --> USB into my batter tender SAE and it is high quality. He can gin something up...
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,523
Posted By fixie
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By fixie
Giant Loop Diablo!

I am pretty much a tankbag hater. Never had one because the whole setup seemed inelegant, and I didn't want a bunch of junk in my way.

Recently I've been wanting the convenience of having some...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 212,190
Posted By fixie
Dang, that looks like some great riding! I...

Dang, that looks like some great riding!

I was very surprised to find the Dollar Quarry up there. Might have to look for some history about it.

Thanks for the info! You're right, I might have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 212,190
Posted By fixie
[QUOTE=Craig McCurdy;21921650]And then there is...

[QUOTE=Craig McCurdy;21921650]And then there is this spot.

Is that first pic off of 1630? If so, I think I used up half of my clutch screwing around on it. :huh

It was a nice trip, the only...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 212,190
Posted By fixie
Mt. Hood S24O

We headed out for a quick overnight around Hood. Blasted out on a windy 84, had a great coffee in Hood River, then went down 35 to 281 and up 16.

16 beats 18. Love it.
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Forum: Vendors 07-17-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,489
Posted By fixie
1150gs?

Anyone know if this box will work on an 1150GS with TT racks and Zega Pros?
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By fixie
Raid box for 1150GS?

Hey all -

I've searched a bunch - unsuccessfully! - for storage options for the inside of my non-exhaust pannier. I don't think the GSemotion box will fit my 1150GS.

If it helps, I have TT...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
I shipped the boots to OMB yesterday. Hopefully...

I shipped the boots to OMB yesterday. Hopefully he sends money! :lol3:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
Thumb Corbin saddle for 1150GS - heated

Get comfortable on this Corbin saddle! Located in SE PDX.

$250 + shipping

Includes small wiring to connect to your fuse box. Does not include seat hardware. You'll need that from your current...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
Caribou Case system for 1150GS

Hey folks -

Just posted these cases to the flea market. I'd love to not have to ship them.

$450 - boxes, rack, keys, peg mounts, everything.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By fixie
Jdub - great thread, thanks for that. I...

Jdub - great thread, thanks for that.

I ended up buying 25mm risers and the lever with a 55m bolt.

Wunderlich says that the 35mm bolt works with stock and the 65mm bolt works with a 35mm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By fixie
JM - Yes, thanks! Thanks for the useful...

JM -

Yes, thanks! Thanks for the useful response! :clap

I am going to order 'em up.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By fixie
Torx? Not for my 1150GS, smarty. This was...

Torx? Not for my 1150GS, smarty.

This was something for adjusting without tools.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By fixie
Question easy adjust bar angle farkle?

Hey all -

I saw someone's riser bar setup and it had some funky handles that allowed for easily adjusting the angle of the bar. Ya know, for switching between tarmac and dirt.

What are these...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
Darn is right. Hoping they sell because daddy...

Darn is right. Hoping they sell because daddy needs a new pair of boots!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
I wear a 10.5 (US) and 44 (Euro). These...

I wear a 10.5 (US) and 44 (Euro).

These boots feel very big on me, but it might just be what I'm expecting out of a boot.

Another point of reference. I tried on a pair of Sidi Adventure Rains...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,629
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,166,337
Posted By fixie
Combat Lite Boots - 45 - in great shape, in PDX

Cross posting this just in case anyone local wants these:

$150

Size 45. I bought them from an inmate some time ago but these boots are too big for me. I thought I'd double up on socks and wear...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By fixie
Ha! No, I didn't see any green fields but I'll...

Ha! No, I didn't see any green fields but I'll keep my eyes peeled.

I didn't know there's a homesite out there. That would be fun to find!

PM me if you do!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By fixie
Pisgah Road outside of PDX

Has anyone recently made to between Scappoose and Vernonia via Pisgah / Bacona-Pisgah Road?

My first attempt was unsuccessful, but I had a nice ride anyway! Posted about it here, with more pics....
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