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Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By GoFar
There's an idea! I'll save you all some...

There's an idea!

I'll save you all some suspense...I bought bike a few months ago that used to belong to him. I was hoping he was here for a few quick questions.

Ah well...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By GoFar
Depending on what you what/need in a boot, look...

Depending on what you what/need in a boot, look towards "non" motorcycling boots like Danners. I coach in Danner GTX something or others that are well made, solid boots, not as tall as my Combat...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By GoFar
59 people have looked at this post...do you know...

59 people have looked at this post...do you know the guy, or just wondering why I'm looking for him, LOL!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By GoFar
Jacob Griffith of Ferris, TX....

Please PM me if you're here...

I wanted to say "to the white courtesy phone" but it wouldn't fit in the title box...

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By GoFar
Rotella (Blue Jug) from WalMart is JASO MA...

Rotella (Blue Jug) from WalMart is JASO MA rated...:D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By GoFar
Here are some thoughts on saddles, a topic a know...

Here are some thoughts on saddles, a topic a know a little bit about;

As has been said, some folks are ok with the stock seats, and some are not. There are many factors in whether or not they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By GoFar
You've got to do it under load. I had a few...

You've got to do it under load. I had a few occurances of a bad stick coil that was acually a little tough to track down. Disconnect the secondaries and take it for a ride. You'll feel it then.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By GoFar
What does exploded mean? Cases are bad? Bad...

What does exploded mean? Cases are bad? Bad crown bearing? Exploded as in IED?

If it's the big bearing, I've got good news: he can, with few tools, replace the bearing and the seal and should...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By GoFar
Can you replace the bike for $3K? This is...

Can you replace the bike for $3K?

This is always an interesting question: should I sell when facing a big bill, or should I repair? I've gone full circle on this. You likely have the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By GoFar
I read your original post, and just brain farted...

I read your original post, and just brain farted that the ballast were internal. Sorry! Scratch my last ideas...they simply aren't applicable.

Ok...this is a weird one because the ballasts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,351
Posted By GoFar
Austin Jake is on it... Here's what you...

Austin Jake is on it...

Here's what you need...

Warm, soapy water...drench that nasty crap and get the big bits off. Then, with a big can of WD40 and an SOS pad, get the little stuff off and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,210
Posted By GoFar
You mean the new Monsters, right? Surely you...

You mean the new Monsters, right? Surely you didn't forget the S4S?



I'm confused as hell by what they're trying to do. The Monster line got unconfused...and then re-confused. There is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By GoFar
I'm with Jim. It's not a voltage issue. I don't...

I'm with Jim. It's not a voltage issue. I don't think it's a tail light issue only because you've indicated that when you don't run the HIDs, you don't have this issue.

If that's all true, that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,337
Posted By GoFar
Anything Guzzi....

Anything Guzzi....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,210
Posted By GoFar
That's 'cause it's built for chicks.

That's 'cause it's built for chicks.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,382
Posted By GoFar
Ok, not a GS...but an RS, but still... ...

Ok, not a GS...but an RS, but still...

1994, 170,890 miles.

Not mine, but my best friend's. It looks brand new. Original engine, trans and final drive. FD rebuilt twice; once a mechanic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,174
Posted By GoFar
^^^^^THIS^^^^^ ....is why I ride. Not the...

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

....is why I ride. Not the crashing part...the getting laid part...:lol3

No, it's never happened though...:huh
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,762
Posted By GoFar
Every motoGP rider on the grid would disagree.

Every motoGP rider on the grid would disagree.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,749
Posted By GoFar
Just get on it and ride. It certainly does seem...

Just get on it and ride. It certainly does seem daunting, and it certainly can be. The challenge is between your ears. Map out a route that gives you a margin of error and go. Keep your receipts,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By GoFar
I just bought some tobinators from a member here....

I just bought some tobinators from a member here. I spent 10 minutes installing, five minutes adjusting, and it's like nirvana. They should be able to make just about any screen work.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By GoFar
That's what I'm thinking too. I'm confused...and...

That's what I'm thinking too. I'm confused...and what's worse, I haven't had a drink all day, and I haven't smoked pot in 10 years at least.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By GoFar
I have never heard of this...honestly...is there...

I have never heard of this...honestly...is there someone who can weigh in on this? If this is true, it's going to blow what I and probably most everyone else who has ever rebuilt their own FD...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By GoFar
Are you sure it wasn't the roller bearing just to...

Are you sure it wasn't the roller bearing just to the left in the photo? I don't thing the pinion bearing would cause any movement. I'm not an expert though...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,570
Posted By GoFar
This. It's not the saddle nor is it what you put...

This. It's not the saddle nor is it what you put on it...it's what you put on your ass. Cotton kills. Go with LD shorts and a synthetic riding pant. No jeans, no cotton. That should cure your...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 30,935
Posted By GoFar
Holy Hell! He might have broken it with the 23...

Holy Hell! He might have broken it with the 23 extra straps! I've not a bike tied down much worse than that! Criminy Christmas!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,802
Posted By GoFar
Yes. Having said that...I don't know if you have...

Yes. Having said that...I don't know if you have one in mind...but I bought a solid utility trailer utilizing stardard auto sized 16" wheels/tires, large ramp gate and mounted two steel locking...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By GoFar
I suppose you could, but the BEST WAY to get the...

I suppose you could, but the BEST WAY to get the nasty old brake fluid out of the calipers is to push those pistons ALL THE WAY back and keep them there while you cycle new fluid through. Tough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By GoFar
Yup. And your pivots are fine, they just need to...

Yup. And your pivots are fine, they just need to be retorqued. If you've got that far, your shims are right on. New bearing ($84) New seal ($14?). Pop the old out, the new in...and in a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By GoFar
I'm kinda with everyone else. It could be spark...

I'm kinda with everyone else. It could be spark and a flaky coil pack when it gets hot, but I'd check in this order, most simple to complex (non of them are complex really);

1) Electrical...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
You bet! I'll do my best. We do...

You bet! I'll do my best.



We do this in the BRC specifically because new riders are learning "cause and effect". We want new riders to "cover" the cluth, but not the brake. We want them...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
It can take longer in a couple of situations. If...

It can take longer in a couple of situations. If the brakes are applied beyond the treshold of locking (essentially when the abs engages) then it does take longer than braking AT or just below the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By GoFar
Where is it weeping from? If it's from the...

Where is it weeping from? If it's from the boot...screw it. Until it starts running I wouldn't even worry about it. It's a PIA to fix and it's no big deal.

If it's weaping from the seal...it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By GoFar
This. Superbikes aren't bad, but you REALLY need...

This. Superbikes aren't bad, but you REALLY need to understand what you're getting into with any particular bike. Flaking rockers can be an issue..if rockers have been inspected and are good to go,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,749
Posted By GoFar
None of the above. KTM SMT...I. Love. That. Bike.

None of the above. KTM SMT...I. Love. That. Bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
While I have some general knowledge of dirt...

While I have some general knowledge of dirt riding, I have no formal off road training nor do I ride on dirt...at all. I DO know that the rear brake is effective and is a technique used for several...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
Three Points: 1) The vast majority of...

Three Points:

1) The vast majority of riders in the US are untrained. That's a fact. Of the Advanced riders out there, a very small percentage indeed, THOSE riders RARELY practice their skills,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
It's illegal...they're that good. I watched a...

It's illegal...they're that good. I watched a MUCH LESSER rider take me to school on S1000RR...I could hear his abs "ticking" as he was braking deeper than I could and I could see the traction...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
Or points, tubed tires, drum brakes and jockey...

Or points, tubed tires, drum brakes and jockey shifters....:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
:roflHow about if you have to swerve AND stop? ...

:roflHow about if you have to swerve AND stop? In an "Oh shit moment" you won't be able to release and re-apply your front brake. If we line up and stop 10 times from (you insert the speed)...yea...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By GoFar
ABS is that better than you...or any other rider...

ABS is that better than you...or any other rider for that reason. I encourage everyone to take advantage of that technology. It's great stuff!
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