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Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By dirty_t
Some relevant info here...

Some relevant info here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906198 and here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906536
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By dirty_t
Redline 75w90 vs. 75w90 NS

[I've gotta believe this question has already been asked/answered a bunch of times - but for some bizarre reason I can't seem to get forum search to work on either IE or FF - so sorry - don't give me...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By dirty_t
Thanks, guys. May have to check it out solo and...

Thanks, guys. May have to check it out solo and see what sort of condition it's in. The USPS info is very high level/generic, and doesn't provide any indication as to what it's currently like -...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By dirty_t
Anyone know condition of Titus Canyon road in DV right now?

I'm heading to DV in a couple of days on my R12GS with wifey on back, and debating whether to do the Titus Canyon ride. We've done it in 4WD vehicle, and I've done it on a KLR, but I haven't done...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,624
Posted By dirty_t
If only he'd had laced wheels...obviously the...

If only he'd had laced wheels...obviously the main problem here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,248
Posted By dirty_t
My favorite: when I'm on one of my favorite...

My favorite: when I'm on one of my favorite twisty roads (also in NorCal, and we have tons of them), I do a "fourth gear run." Very simple - how fast can I navigate my favorite mountain twisty...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By dirty_t
This is very helpful - thank you. I'm...

This is very helpful - thank you.

I'm wondering whether the front brake caliper torque specs changed with the camheads?

JVB is saying 24Nm for front caliper:

...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By dirty_t
:deal You are correct. Thanks for catching...

:deal

You are correct. Thanks for catching it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By dirty_t
* I emailed Metzler customer service (not...

* I emailed Metzler customer service (not Michelin as originally stated). Thanks GSAddict for catching the error.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,026
Posted By dirty_t
No, you don't *have* to loosen or remove the bars...

No, you don't *have* to loosen or remove the bars to remove the valve covers - that is technically true. However if you want to get a torque wrench on the forward torx bolt on the left cover, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,382
Posted By dirty_t
Did you end up doing this? I'm looking at...

Did you end up doing this? I'm looking at replacing an EXP with a Next up front, and continue running the EXP rear until it's worn out. Then going with Next all around.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By dirty_t
OK. I get it. Maybe PR3+TouranceEXP = bad idea. ...

OK. I get it. Maybe PR3+TouranceEXP = bad idea.

How about Tourance Next on front, and EXP on rear? (probably already a thread on that - will do a search).
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,026
Posted By dirty_t
Thumbs down When I bought my used 2012 GS12 it came with...

When I bought my used 2012 GS12 it came with AltRider lower crash bars, and they look great. Happy to report I haven't 'tested' them yet.

Did my first valve check a little while ago, and I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By dirty_t
Question What front tire with Tourance EXP?

My 2012 GS12 has about 9200 miles on it, and at around 6500 miles I put on a new Tourance EXP rear. It's still looking very nice, but the front is getting pretty smooth. With a big trip coming up in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,008
Posted By dirty_t
Just posted up on this in another thread about...

Just posted up on this in another thread about using the front brake. If you want to learn how to use your brakes hard, I think the best way to do it is to spend some time on a track. You get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,364
Posted By dirty_t
I learned how to brake hard by track riding. May...

I learned how to brake hard by track riding. May not be your thing, but there's no better way to build your confidence and learn what's possible.

The other thing that came up for me when reading...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-16-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By dirty_t
There was an international adventure motorcycling...

There was an international adventure motorcycling board that was all about people buying and selling used bikes for their trips. I just looked in my bookmarks and couldn't find it - must've lost it...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By dirty_t
Question Anyone ever look at getting someone else to ride their bike from A to B?

My buddy and I are planning a roadtrip from the SF Bay Area to Glacier National Park, looking at doing a 10-day roadtrip in August 2014. To save time we decided to fly to Spokane, and initially...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By dirty_t
Beatty is great for decent accommo (Stagecoach),...

Beatty is great for decent accommo (Stagecoach), and the truckstop next door has an amazing candy shop! If you're up for spending a little more on accommo and staying in DV itself, check out Furnace...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,860
Posted By dirty_t
Yes. Got GS in April, and immediately started...

Yes. Got GS in April, and immediately started noticing ear ringing after riding it. Now the best part: my other bike, for over 10 years, has been a Harley with loud, but not excessively loud, pipes....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,860
Posted By dirty_t
I have it. 54. Been riding for 30 years. The GS I...

I have it. 54. Been riding for 30 years. The GS I just picked up last April has been giving me fits, in terms of figuring out how to knock down the wind noise. I'm on a Parabellum screen now, which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,840
Posted By dirty_t
Not sure what the smiley is for 'reinventing the...

Not sure what the smiley is for 'reinventing the wheel' - but if there was one for that I'd insert it on this thread.

There is so much information on this topic - even the simple topic of how to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,351
Posted By dirty_t
OK - quick question, JimV - what are you using...

OK - quick question, JimV - what are you using for the clear headlight guard? Is that homemade, or bought?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By dirty_t
Great article in current issue of Motorcyclist....

Great article in current issue of Motorcyclist. They ran a bit of a lottery and half a dozen or so lucky bastards got to join some of the crew on an Alps tour with Edelweiss. Fun writeup - bit of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,915
Posted By dirty_t
In the US the trouble with roundabouts (aka...

In the US the trouble with roundabouts (aka traffic circles) isn't about timid vs. aggressive drivers as much as the random assortment of people using them. In the UK, NZ and Oz everyone pretty much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,642
Posted By dirty_t
Yeah - maybe the last two times the road was...

Yeah - maybe the last two times the road was flooded like that he just zipped right across. :norton
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-11-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By dirty_t
Guess I don't need a track after all. Talked to...

Guess I don't need a track after all. Talked to USFS ranger there and they said it's easy to follow - just stay on the paved road and don't turn - all the way up to 299 near Willow Creek. I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,703
Posted By dirty_t
Thanks. Talked to USFS ranger there and they said...

Thanks. Talked to USFS ranger there and they said it's easy to follow - just stay on the paved road and don't turn - all the way up to 299 near Willow Creek. I'm booked into the Ruth Lake resort...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-09-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By dirty_t
Need a track: USFS Rte 1, Mad River to Willow Creek

Over in this thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=905933, someone was saying USFS 1 from Rte 36 in Mad River up to Rte 299 just West of Willow Creek was paved the whole way.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,703
Posted By dirty_t
Anyone know where FS 1 *is*?? I don't have GPS -...

Anyone know where FS 1 *is*?? I don't have GPS - not seeing anything on Gmaps for this particular road. Would love to check it out - heading up there this Thursday - two-up, so looking for nice...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By dirty_t
Info please: where to stay on Rt96 between 101 and I5?

We're riding up from Bay area to Oregon this week - taking US101 up to Arcata and then heading down 299 to Rte96. From there it looks like there aren't many towns/options for accommo. Thinking Willow...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By dirty_t
I had similar problem when a bird wiped out my...

I had similar problem when a bird wiped out my windscreen, breaking off both sides. I used a 1/16" drill and held the drill as steady as I could so bit wouldn't wander. Didn't want to punch a dimple...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By dirty_t
:deal +1000 :clap This is a ten minute...

:deal

+1000 :clap

This is a ten minute mod that will change your life. Just do it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By dirty_t
Great input. Which leads me to the following: ...

Great input. Which leads me to the following:

1. How in the hell does BMW get off with manufacturing a bike that requires this much modifying just to make the thing ridable??
2. How in the hell...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,042
Posted By dirty_t
Personally I think we could use a separate forum...

Personally I think we could use a separate forum for all the threads about the need for a separate forum. For instance, this one got over 180 votes (in three - count 'em three - categories:...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By dirty_t
Just came across using antiseize on SS/nylock...

Just came across using antiseize on SS/nylock combo last night - first time I'd heard of it too. Was farkling, and the install instructions made a big point about being sure to use antiseize or bar...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By dirty_t
Laugh Yeah, maybe you're right. OTOH, I'm 5'11", and...

Yeah, maybe you're right. OTOH, I'm 5'11", and the Givi AF330 I was using was dead still for me if hunched down about two inches. So maybe height is irrelevant. But I'll tell you this - if someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By dirty_t
Did they do springs on both ends, or just rear??...

Did they do springs on both ends, or just rear?? I'm asking because my 2012 has ESA, and to me it feels like it's oversprung for my weight - 160 - compared to what the design weight is for these...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By dirty_t
Top part of *which* shield?

Top part of *which* shield?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,137
Posted By dirty_t
Ya. BUt a good place to start. Also, unless...

Ya. BUt a good place to start. Also, unless you're running the same OEM tire that the bike came with, you should ignore what's in your bike's owner's manual, and go with what the tire vendor...
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