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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By Botch
The 20K sample probably uses less oil. ...

The 20K sample probably uses less oil.




Whups, there's the phone, gotta go! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Excellent, Thanks! :clap

Excellent, Thanks! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Me too, too bad they're not being made anymore. ...

Me too, too bad they're not being made anymore.
Wonder if I could get my aunt to knit a pair for me? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Yeah, and what are those "sleeves" over your...

Yeah, and what are those "sleeves" over your handlebars? At first I thought you just set your gloves over the grips, but now I'm not sure... :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,164
Posted By Botch
The aftermarket has already come out with a clip...

The aftermarket has already come out with a clip that holds the boot out of the way, if I can remember where the heck I saw it I'll post it here.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,164
Posted By Botch
This this this!! OH NOES!!! Someone...

This this this!!

OH NOES!!!

Someone asked this exact question on my Yamaha FZ-6 forum, and it became the most lengthy, hate-filled, and contentious thread on the forum. The one difference...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Botch
While trying to remove my rear wheel to fix a...

While trying to remove my rear wheel to fix a flat tire, I snapped off my bit (and it was not Harbour Freight) and still couldn't loosen the mounting bolts. I've been using an impact wrench since,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Okay, this deserves its own thread! Please??? ...

Okay, this deserves its own thread! Please??? :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 55,112
Posted By Botch
How do you ride thru wet sand, get your tires...

How do you ride thru wet sand, get your tires completely caked, yet keep her so clean?!?

I am jealous, wish I'd saved just a couple more nickels and got a new WC; at least I can still drool at...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,045
Posted By Botch
That might be better. On a bad hit, have the...

That might be better. On a bad hit, have the (replaceable) bolts shear off, rather than banging the engine case.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Botch
37" inseam, I'm running high in front and low in...

37" inseam, I'm running high in front and low in back. Also forgot to mention, I'm on a GS, not a GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Botch
You and I took almost identical paths (I'm 6'5",...

You and I took almost identical paths (I'm 6'5", 225 lb).
Started with the stock seat, went to the Tall Kahedo "hot weather" seat, great for hot days but still not comfortable to me after 2 hours....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,354
Posted By Botch
That snot a bad idea! :rofl

That snot a bad idea! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,354
Posted By Botch
A buddy attached his to the bottom of his square...

A buddy attached his to the bottom of his square pannier with 4" of duct tape (sidestand side, so it doesn't show when tipped/parked). I don't know how many rainstorms that will hold for, however.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By Botch
Well, last night it started and I rode around...

Well, last night it started and I rode around Ogden for a bit to charge up the battery well (even kept the grips and high beam off! :D). This morning my outdoor thermometer again read 30, I tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By Botch
Can't do a direct check. The switch to turn on...

Can't do a direct check. The switch to turn on my PIAA BFL's* has a small LED, but its been lit for over a year and I've never had a problem.
It started, barely, tonight after work, at 45F. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By Botch
Cold-weather Starting

:cry

Pig didn't start for me this morning. It finally warmed up to 30F, and I decided to ride to work. The engine turned over one, maybe two slow compression cycles, then I got the familiar...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,354
Posted By Botch
I have a Kruz-locker on my '09 1200 GS, and a...

I have a Kruz-locker on my '09 1200 GS, and a ThrottleMeister on my Yamaha. They both hold okay, but are not easy to engage/disengage while riding.
I did my first "crowdsource" of a new lock that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,064
Posted By Botch
Let us know what you end up with, even if it is...

Let us know what you end up with, even if it is the Yammie.
I was looking at both models spring of 2013, tried to see/ride a used Tenere three times and the seller wasn't there/cancelled every...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By Botch
The gears are now designed tougher, but they are...

The gears are now designed tougher, but they are now subjected to "increased output and torque". So, really, we won't know for sure until we have sufficient field data.
The FD failures that've...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Congrats!! :clap:clap:clap

Congrats!! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
THAT is an endorsement! Thank you. :clap

THAT is an endorsement! Thank you. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,329
Posted By Botch
I haven't clicked on this thread until about 7...

I haven't clicked on this thread until about 7 minutes ago, and I only read the first page.
Then I realized many here are voting tonight.



Hold me. :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,129
Posted By Botch
Wow, I'm only 6'5" but have a 37" inseam (and I...

Wow, I'm only 6'5" but have a 37" inseam (and I admit I'm not quite"proportional"... :D)
I used the "hot-weather" version of the Touratech Kahedo, it was better than the stock seat but still no good...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Botch
Beautiful picture! :freaky Is Reykjavik...

Beautiful picture! :freaky

Is Reykjavik still 85% geothermally powered? I still remember that from a grade-school report on the city that I wrote, I'm now 54! :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By Botch
How often does one say "Condolences" and...

How often does one say "Condolences" and "Congrats" in the same post? Welcome, and yes your Dad would be proud.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,003
Posted By Botch
As a relatively new motorcyclist I once did that...

As a relatively new motorcyclist I once did that to my faceshield, without even taking my helmet off.
A group of about 40 Harley riders laughed at me, and poked me with pointed sticks.
:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,372
Posted By Botch
This HAS been a fantastic Fall for riding, I feel...

This HAS been a fantastic Fall for riding, I feel your pain! :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,003
Posted By Botch
I thought Plexus was a polish, while ProtecAll...

I thought Plexus was a polish, while ProtecAll was a slick coating; am I mistaken?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,003
Posted By Botch
Don't scrub with the paper towel, merely get the...

Don't scrub with the paper towel, merely get the bug goop soaked and wipe off in one motion. My old 6-year helmet's visor is fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,003
Posted By Botch
Yes, it doesn't matter how soft your rag is, if...

Yes, it doesn't matter how soft your rag is, if the bug stuff isn't softened first, it'll scratch.
I use the "Bounty" paper towels that have an extra serration that can be torn in half (perfect...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Changed my high-beam bulb. Blood...

Changed my high-beam bulb.

Blood everywhere. Sometimes it sucks to have huge hands. :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,407
Posted By Botch
I regret buying a used '09 last year, I had the...

I regret buying a used '09 last year, I had the cash for a new one (love this bike!) :wink:

However, even though I'm 6'5", I think I'd be happier with the GS. After over 10K miles, the GS still...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Botch
Ducks are carrying shotguns now?!?! :eek1

Ducks are carrying shotguns now?!?! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Botch
I ride down to 27F (any colder and I can't keep...

I ride down to 27F (any colder and I can't keep my faceshield from frosting). She does crank slower and slower as the temps drop, just the nature of the beast.
What oil weight are you running?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Botch
Know why birds do that all the time? They are...

Know why birds do that all the time? They are genetically wired to always take off into the wind, even if it means flying into a threat. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By Botch
That's good to hear, thanks! :1drink

That's good to hear, thanks! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By Botch
Well, I've never gambled on a Kickstarter project...

Well, I've never gambled on a Kickstarter project before, but I just ordered the above. Hopefully I have better luck than I do in the stock market... :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 934,291
Posted By Botch
Ten years?!?!? Hope that was a "back shed...

Ten years?!?!? Hope that was a "back shed discovery" that you just bought! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,124
Posted By Botch
I've always used the sidestand on both bikes. I...

I've always used the sidestand on both bikes. I have admittedly walked off without the key, but only a couple times the last decade.


This sorta made sense except that the key is 4" away...
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