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Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,960
Posted By spoon
This is also an issue on the 1150's. On my 04 I...

This is also an issue on the 1150's. On my 04 I think anything over 12,000 miles with no maintenance is pushing it. It also seems that when the pads get worn the inner side does not want to retract...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,330
Posted By spoon
Take a look at Craig Vetter's site. Most of the...

Take a look at Craig Vetter's site. Most of the bike's are small displacement but when a Road King can get in the 90's (mpg) that's interesting. Wind management.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,330
Posted By spoon
My 1200 Sportster and R1150R both give 50 mpg+ on...

My 1200 Sportster and R1150R both give 50 mpg+ on the highway.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By spoon
Now thats entertaining. And a perfect KLR thing...

Now thats entertaining. And a perfect KLR thing too.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By spoon
On vacation in Yellowstone and had the family in...

On vacation in Yellowstone and had the family in the Suburban. About dusk and a herd was crossing the road so I stopped and turned off the motor. They just walked around us, burshing against the Sub,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,307
Posted By spoon
Triumph Chevron suit user here. In the...

Triumph Chevron suit user here. In the southern/central Rockies a little rain drops the temp a lot. So the "suit" is welcome. I would think east of here in the summer you would be a poach mass of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By spoon
If it has sevro brakes and if they crap out it's...

If it has sevro brakes and if they crap out it's not a beg deal. They can easely be removed (but you lose the ABS) and all is well again. These bikes their maintenance issues are well documented with...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By spoon
I have been using a G15. Good view finder. Knobs....

I have been using a G15. Good view finder. Knobs. Fast lens (1.8). If you use the adaptor for a UV filter it starts to loose its slimness. Lots of modes, I like it. I think they are up to G16 now.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By spoon
Think wind managment. The bark brakers will keep...

Think wind managment. The bark brakers will keep bark off but not cold wind. The bark brakers will make the hippo hands work sweet! Heated gloves, forget the heated grips. Even a heat pack in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By spoon
If your pipe is not stainless steel the wrap...

If your pipe is not stainless steel the wrap might cause it to corrode.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By spoon
http://www.motobrain.net/ A lot to read but a...

http://www.motobrain.net/
A lot to read but a lot of capabilities. If you can home brew something like this - cool.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By spoon
Just to give you a look at what you might...

Just to give you a look at what you might experience. At 7:00 am Mountain Time, 7/17/14, at 7000 ft. it is 53 F degrees and 90% humidity. It rained yesterday afternoon and evening. The high should be...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By spoon
since you have the harness out I would rebuild...

since you have the harness out I would rebuild the entire thing. http://www.easternbeaver.com/ this is a good place to start. I am doing the same thing on an early KLR.
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By spoon
Black isn't a great idea from both visibility,...

Black isn't a great idea from both visibility, and heat in the desert. But, on a chilly day with the sun shinin on ya, you can sure feel the difference between the sun side and the shade side.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,423
Posted By spoon
majorpayne, I like your thinking.

majorpayne, I like your thinking.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By spoon
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/ read this for...

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/ read this for another opinion, good stuff.
keep the speed down and pack simple. have a great trip.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By spoon
From my point of view (this is living in the...

From my point of view (this is living in the Southwest), most of the time our rain cells are scattered and sporadic. That means you can see them from a distance and have time to put on rain gear. A...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,361
Posted By spoon
If that thing will stay together it looks like a...

If that thing will stay together it looks like a good deal. Will it down load to a Mac?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,599
Posted By spoon
I'll jump in as one that is looking for a...

I'll jump in as one that is looking for a replacement also. Hopefully enough F-650 single owners will be looking and a solution will be found. The external fuel filter on the R1150 bikes is well...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,617
Posted By spoon
I just pulled the trigger on a Canon G-15. Next...

I just pulled the trigger on a Canon G-15. Next I'll see what accessories I need.:wink:
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By spoon
I use a wired speaker/mike setup from Pryme....

I use a wired speaker/mike setup from Pryme. http://www.pryme.com/
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By spoon
I commute in Firstgear Kathmandu boots. They are...

I commute in Firstgear Kathmandu boots. They are described as a "light" adventure style boot. The buckles are "light" and there is no real armor just some padding. Probably a little more protection...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,283
Posted By spoon
Another plus for the ExPed down. I've camped with...

Another plus for the ExPed down. I've camped with this for 3 years and can't find anything I don't like. 150 lb. 5'9". Lots of cush.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,219
Posted By spoon
Sounds like good news all around. The factory...

Sounds like good news all around. The factory didn't leave enough slack in the wires going from the right and left switch gear and turning full lock will strech the wires to breaking. Snip the zip...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,219
Posted By spoon
On the 1150R site, look in the 1150R section,...

On the 1150R site, look in the 1150R section, more info than the Rockster part. Ride it but change the brake fluid as soon as possible. Check the battery terminals for tightness and see if the zip...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,789
Posted By spoon
To add to oduibhir's comments, I live in NM and...

To add to oduibhir's comments, I live in NM and see the same temp swings with less rain. I use a one piece rain suit over a First Gear jacket. In this part of the world you can usually see a thunder...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By spoon
<cite class="_fd">www.motobrain.net/</cite>‎ If...

<cite class="_fd">www.motobrain.net/</cite>‎
If you want to go all out!:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,197
Posted By spoon
A wise course.

A wise course.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,485
Posted By spoon
And what might this Alt. mod be? Can someone...

And what might this Alt. mod be? Can someone point me in the right direction.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By spoon
You might look at the battery connections for...

You might look at the battery connections for corrosion and tightness.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,935
Posted By spoon
What I currently have is a VHF/UHF that I keep in...

What I currently have is a VHF/UHF that I keep in the tank bag. I have a hardwired antenna on the rear and a bar mount PTT. Check out Pryme http://www.pryme.com/ for a helmet speaker/mic/PTT setup....
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,785
Posted By spoon
Has anyone taken a hardness test of the shaft? If...

Has anyone taken a hardness test of the shaft? If the shaft is surface hardened, as it should be, this may be interesting information.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By spoon
What ever you use pack it with grease.:rofl

What ever you use pack it with grease.:rofl
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 195,802
Posted By spoon
I could give a H4 replacement a workout. This is...

I could give a H4 replacement a workout. This is on a Sportster that lives in the mountains. Send a PM.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,449
Posted By spoon
Look at replacing all of the fuel lines - inside...

Look at replacing all of the fuel lines - inside the tank too - if not done in the last few years.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,893
Posted By spoon
There are a lot of things that could be wrong but...

There are a lot of things that could be wrong but first, what maintenance has been done? The entire fuel system is suspect. Plugs, wires and stick coils. Air cleaner? Bad fuel? The fuel system has...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,367
Posted By spoon
I would also like to find a windproof/waterproof...

I would also like to find a windproof/waterproof over mitt. I ride year-round and it's cold now. 17F going to work the other morning. I got some ATV hippo-hands style covers and modified them to fit...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By spoon
What is the red ring at the wrist?

What is the red ring at the wrist?
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By spoon
I started with mine in the spring and finally...

I started with mine in the spring and finally changed to something warmer when the temps went to the 20's (F). My previous jackets have been the short cut style (Flex) and I realy like the Jaunt. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By spoon
I have an Arai Profile. If the face shield gasket...

I have an Arai Profile. If the face shield gasket is not lubed I get more noise than when it is. There is a break in the gasket where a latch hooks the face shield shut and a lot of noise is...
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