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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 337,986
Posted By aculate
I grew up with them. I've driven a DS a time or...

I grew up with them. I've driven a DS a time or two. I liked the unusual and comfortable hydropneumatic suspension. Citroens are unusual, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Just unusual. The...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 337,986
Posted By aculate
I like your old beauties too. The DS Break in...

I like your old beauties too. The DS Break in the back and the Deux Chevaux. The steering wheel cover on the 2CV is classic. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By aculate
Okie- Like you I have an all pavement trip...

Okie-

Like you I have an all pavement trip coming up. So I put on PR4's about 800 miles ago. This is a 2010 GSA, and my default go-to tire has been the standard Metzler Tourance, though I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By aculate
NEVR-DULL http://www.nevrdull.com/ Will...

NEVR-DULL http://www.nevrdull.com/

Will clean calcium chloride off your chromed pipes too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
I didn't see many answers to my question, so I'll answer my own question.

A couple summers ago I rode up from the Gulf coast to Minnesota, to stop and see relatives. It was part of a longer trip northwestwards. After 600 miles in the southern heat, I quit for the day at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
Interesting. Thank you.

Interesting. Thank you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
Do you have an answer, Great Swami? Your rapier...

Do you have an answer, Great Swami? Your rapier wit notwithstanding, has your opinion changed? It's a simple question. What purpose has been served? I'd like to know whether any of the 50K+ views...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
So. After sixty-five pages of this, has anyone...

So. After sixty-five pages of this, has anyone had their opinion changed about Harleys and HD riders?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
So if I snuff your candle and and walk away with...

So if I snuff your candle and and walk away with mine, where does that leave you?

You still haven't addressed my comments. I'll give you one to think on:-

Just like HD, Rolls Royce...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
Yeah, you've spent the last fourteen days on this...

Yeah, you've spent the last fourteen days on this thread defending your Brand against all comers. :norton And I'm the insecure one. :rofl:rofl:rofl

Does HD make a jacket pin for that? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,841
Posted By aculate
Who tours in a limo? Look, many brands- BMW,...

Who tours in a limo? Look, many brands- BMW, Yamaha, Honda, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Kawasaki, etc. make touring bikes that can corner. That's why riders like me buy them, not HD "tourers." I tour all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,630
Posted By aculate
Okay here’s another data point / anecdote: My...

Okay here’s another data point / anecdote: My 2010 camhead got the standard BMW break in when new. I’ve been running Mobil1 10W40 4MT since the 6,000 mile oil change.

For the first ~25,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By aculate
Made the run to Prudhoe in '13

I had a Gerbings jacket and didn't plug it in until the way back down. I rode through several days of all-day bone-chilling rain on the Cassiar Highway in BC. Mid-July. It's not only Alaska that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By aculate
I use the side stand while in gear when parking...

I use the side stand while in gear when parking on an incline, and neutral and the key when I'm on the flat.

When I'm through with my ride for the day, I park the bike on the side stand in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,280
Posted By aculate
Which works better, a gremlin bell or handlebar...

Which works better, a gremlin bell or handlebar tassels?

:y0! Frequent use of an accurate tire pressure gauge.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,280
Posted By aculate
Yeah, but remember that you'll have to get all...

Yeah, but remember that you'll have to get all that nasty old air completely out of the tire first. To get the residual air out, you could fill the tire in a vacuum chamber, but if you're like me...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,280
Posted By aculate
Yeah but, that's like, just your opinion, man. ...

Yeah but, that's like, just your opinion, man. Tires rot from the inside out because the higher pressure inside them. It's kinda like a dead fish rots from the head back.

You just got...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,280
Posted By aculate
Quick! Write Physical Review Letters before you...

Quick! Write Physical Review Letters before you get scooped! Nitrogen violates Gay-Lussac's Law.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,529
Posted By aculate
Thanks for the reply, cug. (and everyone else.) ...

Thanks for the reply, cug. (and everyone else.)

That’s a good point about readability with sun glare. Hopefully that can be resolved. The iPhone 6 has the ‘Retina’ high-def display which is...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,529
Posted By aculate
Has the iPhone 6 (and its ilk) obsoleted the standalone GPS?

Does the iPhone 6 (and 6+) make the Garmin Zumo obsolete?

My iPhone 5 has a screen size of 4 inches. The iPhone 6 is 4.7” and the 6+ is 5.5”.

The Zumo 660/665 screen is 4.3”.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,139
Posted By aculate
http://bit.ly/1CH4Eq3

http://bit.ly/1CH4Eq3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,105
Posted By aculate
Got mine today. I'm on my fifth fuel strip. The...

Got mine today. I'm on my fifth fuel strip. The first one went out after only 475 miles. This last one has been reliable, it's been good for 14,000 so far. The good thing about this warranty is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,267
Posted By aculate
+1 Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks clued me in to...

+1
Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks clued me in to this product. It's Eagle One 'NEVR-DULL,' available at NAPA. Follow the directions on the can. It cleaned the Dalton pottery off my headers, leaving...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By aculate
No worries, the top box works fine. I saw...

No worries, the top box works fine. I saw several other GSAs up there with top boxes, besides mine-


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14423392044_4d33f081f0_c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By aculate
Just like GPHusky I have those three boots. ...

Just like GPHusky I have those three boots. Since you said that you'll be riding in Central America soon, I wouldn't even consider the Canyons. You'll be riding dirt and probably some mud, too. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By aculate
Thanks! Yeah, I'd used my Google-Fu, but still...

Thanks! Yeah, I'd used my Google-Fu, but still wasn't sure if the products it turns up are worth it or not. I was looking for official ADVRider Testimonials (tm). Strangely, the Ratwax product...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By aculate
Helmet wax for matte paint?

For those with matte black helmets- What do you use to protect the finish? I just bought my first matte helmet (actually black and yellow, but both paint colors are matte.)

All my previous...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By aculate
These can be repaired.

gun4hire, I feel your pain. But it’s not your use or abuse of the boots that caused that. Blame the glue (and the manufacturer.)

In the last year, I’ve had no fewer than three pairs of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,397
Posted By aculate
Yes, technically, you can put stickers from your...

Yes, technically, you can put stickers from your previous bikes on your new bike, but we won't wave back as you go by. :nono
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By aculate
On the MAX BMW parts fiche, my bike's "CAP FOR...

On the MAX BMW parts fiche, my bike's "CAP FOR DIAGNOSIS PLUG" is 61 13 2 306 793. $9.22. I don't know what the part number is for your bike, you'll have to look it up.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By aculate
mefly2, I agree. Originally, I had my...

mefly2, I agree.

Originally, I had my fuse block triggered through the diagnostic socket wire, but removed it a couple weeks later when I read about the possible warranty issues. Like JVB...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,388
Posted By aculate
:rofl:rofl:rofl You're a good man.

:rofl:rofl:rofl You're a good man.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,388
Posted By aculate
Okay, _cy_, now you’ve aggravated me. It is time...

Okay, _cy_, now you’ve aggravated me. It is time to go all Klay on you. You have made three errors (THREE!) in one single word (ONE) - one error of spelling, one error of diction, and one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,388
Posted By aculate
+1 Toss your 'plinth' and drop in a Deka ETX14....

+1 Toss your 'plinth' and drop in a Deka ETX14.


Deka are made by East Penn. You'll find the same battery under different names at different outlets. AutoZone now calls it a 'Duralast,' but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By aculate
Oh, two more things- 1) I just remembered,...

Oh, two more things-

1) I just remembered, somewhere on here someone recommended coating the bottom of the Centech with liquid electrical tape. (I think it was JVB.) Anyway, two coats of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By aculate
Montauk- This is from memory, many beers...

Montauk-

This is from memory, many beers ago. I bought Ancor brand wire from my local West Marine store. I’d guess any ship chandler would stock good marine wire. It’s stranded, and tinned...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By aculate
Ricardo, I've been on here for years and...

Ricardo,

I've been on here for years and have seen some of the amazing fabrication you've done; so I take it as a great compliment that you like my wiring.

To be honest, I thought about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By aculate
While the rain covers above may be harmless,...

While the rain covers above may be harmless, they’re unnecessary. Don’t worry about the rain. I’ve ridden my bike through blinding Gulf Coast squalls and six straight days of Alaskan / western...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By aculate
+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But...

+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But this is critical. I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 220 lbs (100Kg.) If I don't have it in neutral I struggle mightily with my GSA, until I (DOH!) pull the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By aculate
I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake...

I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake light. I'd hate to have my GPS, Stebel horn, and Gerbings only work while I'm braking. :evil

There are several power points you can use to...
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