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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,669
Posted By GSThor
+1. Love mine too :clap

+1. Love mine too :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,669
Posted By GSThor
I love my Pivot Pegz. Very comfy standing. ...

I love my Pivot Pegz. Very comfy standing. They rotate about 30 degrees and spring load to center.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By GSThor
I agree with JustBob - I've had both and the 800...

I agree with JustBob - I've had both and the 800 is much, much better off-road in stock trim. It is too soft; however, for anything rough at speed. The 1200 with Ohlins brings it into a similar...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,445
Posted By GSThor
Thumb Great review! I'm 6'1" and have that same...

Great review! I'm 6'1" and have that same folded up feeling on the bike. I went with PivotPegz and love them, but this has me reconsidering.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,990
Posted By GSThor
1200 better on street

I've owned both and would have to say the GS1200 is a better road bike if that's where you plan to spend most of your time. That engine is magnificent on the 1200, I loved all that torque. The 800...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,191
Posted By GSThor
Time of year?

I'm thinking about coming up and doing this route next summer - what is the best time of year to ride it?

Thanks - looks like a great route!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By GSThor
Wicked Warmer weather

Move to California! :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By GSThor
Excellent post - made me smile :1drink I...

Excellent post - made me smile :1drink I couldn't agree more, when you get enough bikes out there and enough people riding them you are bound to get a few issues and a few complainers that distill...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By GSThor
Laugh Faux no maux

Well - it was particularly hot here today. So I just kept it out in the heat for a spell (104F) then they peeled right off. Very little residue which came right off with Goof Off. QED. Must be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By GSThor
Thanks all for da spelling lesson and advice. I...

Thanks all for da spelling lesson and advice. I think I'll try the heat gun on low to warm it up and release the adhesive then deal with the residue with Goo stuff. I'll let you know how it goes.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By GSThor
Question Feau Carbon on my F800

I recently bought a lightly used '09 F800 (loving it). The prior owner put all this feaux carbon on the bike. I like the one on top of the tank but I'm not too crazy about the ones on the side...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,915
Posted By GSThor
I've had both and am now on an 800. If you want...

I've had both and am now on an 800. If you want to canyon carve and ride on fire roads/double track the 800 is just plain more fun. It has a great motor. I'm 6'1" and 195 and an avid cyclist too. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,850
Posted By GSThor
Dittos on that - needs to be able to deal with...

Dittos on that - needs to be able to deal with luggage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,676
Posted By GSThor
Great - my TT 15t is in the mail.

Great - my TT 15t is in the mail.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,676
Posted By GSThor
Do you need to break the chain to install it?

Do you need to break the chain to install it?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,494
Posted By GSThor
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,381
Posted By GSThor
Just got back from Moab

I just got back from a week in Moab and saw none of this. We rode the White Rim last Tuesday and saw nobody "official" on the trail, in fact we saw very few people all day - about a dozen mountain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By GSThor
Eh? I'm thinking this is a fable seeing has NOBODY...

I'm thinking this is a fable seeing has NOBODY has heard about this except my local dealer.

:eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By GSThor
I've had a 1200 and I do love that boxer engine's...

I've had a 1200 and I do love that boxer engine's torque, but the 800 is so much more friendly off-road, which is where my happy spot is! Gearing down is a great idea, and I'm intrigued by the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By GSThor
Question Anybody made motor mods to their F8000GS?

Besides a pipe - anybody out their tweak the motor in any way. I'd like a bit more torque and a bit more snap (wouldn't we all). Cams? ECU reprogramming? Different pistons? Porting?

More...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By GSThor
Question Did BMW change suspension mid year on 800?

My local BMW dealer (MotoMarin) tells me that BMW made some improvements to the 2009 F800GS's forks mid-model-year. They say the first ones off the boat were really bad then all of a sudden they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By GSThor
Talking Sold it - thanks all

Got a big wad of cash in my hands now - thanks all for the advice, I decided to take the cash and run instead of wait it out. I'll be 800 shopping soon. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By GSThor
Laugh Thanks all!

Good advice all -thanks for weighing in. I made a counter offer and we'll see if it sticks. If the buyer doesn't want to budge I think I'll use the bike through the winter and sell it in the Spring...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By GSThor
Question Is this a fair price for my GS?

I've got a very clean '07 1200 GS with 7K miles, Ohlins, and Jesse Safari bags (+ a few extra TT guards, GSA windscreen, engine guards). I've got it listed for $13,800 and somebody has offered...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,962
Posted By GSThor
Thanks to all for the thoughtful input. I talked...

Thanks to all for the thoughtful input. I talked to an old buddy who has owned the 990 and is a competent off-road rider. He liked the 990s power but claimed it was top heavy and very hard to work...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,962
Posted By GSThor
Question KTM 990 vs BMW F800GS?

I'm selling my R1200GS and down sizing to something more nimble on the dirt. I rode the F800 and liked it, but before laying out all the clams for it, I was wondering if I should check out the KTM....
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,333
Posted By GSThor
Great Post

What a terrific trip and great post - living in CA my whole life I can say you have hit some of the best spots and roads - I know them all! Enjoy and stay safe out there!

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
Thumb I think this is a great idea - given we have a...

I think this is a great idea - given we have a bunch of hilly terrain in CA I'm defintely adding something like this to the checklist!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,320
Posted By GSThor
Thumb Very nice

What a beautiful ride ..... I'm so jealous! Nice ride report, thanks for sharing with the resy of the asylum!

:clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 50,205
Posted By GSThor
Thumb Wow - well done

Well done - and on a 950 no less. You are truly a stud to survive that ride - I wouldn't even want to take my 250X on that trail - too much work! You ROCK (quite literally)

:clap :clap :clap...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
Talking DOH ... I thought the post was from your buddy...

DOH ... I thought the post was from your buddy .... forgot his name, the one whose bike you had to take apart to get back to the road!

:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
Hey blue groove - seems last time we rode...

Hey blue groove - seems last time we rode together it was Area 51 with Nelson and we did some major bush wacking - who needs a trail anyways! But that was on a 250!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,652,321
Posted By GSThor
Cover rotation nominations

From Bear Ridge Road just south of Eureka in Humboldt County. GSThor on a 1200GS:

Low res previews:

http://baysideadventuresports.com/Gallery05/DirtBikes/GSThor1%20Small.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
Good idea - but where is the Adventure in that...

Good idea - but where is the Adventure in that :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
Wicked I need transformable tires .... 800 miles were...

I need transformable tires .... 800 miles were fine, 10 meters were not ... I need a little button on the bars to transform to knobby mode. Somebody get working on that.

:evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
I rode through it twice, once on my bike and then...

I rode through it twice, once on my bike and then again on GeeSus after it was resurrected and it went well this way: slow speed (about 5 or 10 mph), neutral weight sitting on the saddle, legs out...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
We thought the same thing afterwards. Perhaps a...

We thought the same thing afterwards. Perhaps a come along. Anybody out there have a reasonable kit that works for "bike extraction." I had a buddy go off the road on a KTM 300 one time and it was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
That's exactly what we said after this - "Now...

That's exactly what we said after this - "Now that is why they call it Adventure riding" - up that point it was a great ride, but low on real adventure!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By GSThor
Eek GS In the Creek ... Takes a dive and survives, barely!

http://baysideadventuresports.com/Gallery05/DirtBikes/In%20the%20hole%203.jpg

For full details, check out this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481833)! This bike is now...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,596
Posted By GSThor
Eek GS Does Full Gainer Into Creek ... and Lives!!

It all started out as my buddy and I taking a 5 day tour around Northern California. We started in Marin County and rode up to Red Bluff then across Hwy 36 and Forrest Rd 1 to Eureka. The next day...
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