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Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
ah, envy...

klink: Good guess! I DO have a pool, although it has a bit of a hard water problem at the moment. And yes, it is often stocked with hot babes, none of which are married to me, thusly not empowered to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
let the farkling begin

Just ordered a Garmin zumo 660, and sold my nuvi 500 to a bud. Now I'm doing lots of head scratching about wiring it in. Been looking at LOTS of posts on the various ways to do that, and I ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
Boon: I honestly did not expect that much of an...

Boon: I honestly did not expect that much of an improvement between the 06 and 12. Did you have a similar, unexpected surprise?

dd
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
ape: I have not removed the baffle as yet. But I...

ape: I have not removed the baffle as yet. But I like the sound the way it is now. I'm sure I'll try taking it out at some point, though, just out of curiosity...

The pipe looks great to my eye....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
First impressions

Here are some first impressions of the 2012 GSA vs. the 2006 GS.

-First off, I expected the 12 to be better than the 06. But I didn't expect it to be THAT MUCH better, in virtually every way.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
Got it!

Dragged the new GSA home on 12/17, and it was just barely warm enough to take a short 20 mile shakedown loop. Note the utter absence of snow. YEAH baby!

...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
Now THAT'S spooky

Quite the similarity, TR. A little spooky, even. But now my yellow one is gone...
dd
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
last run of the day

In younger days, before the knees decreed Never More, I was a pretty serious skier. Bumps mostly, but I'd run NASTAR gates if I had quarters and if they were handy. We had a saying: The bad injury...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
That's OK with me. I've been riding since 1969,...

That's OK with me. I've been riding since 1969, and have had the expensive taxi ride in the big one with flashing lights and a siren. To avoid that, I NEVER ride after dark, or even too close to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
You godda do what choo godda do. I godda do what...

You godda do what choo godda do. I godda do what I godda do.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
That's all well and fine, but that "if the roads...

That's all well and fine, but that "if the roads are dry" is one helluva big caveat. In the 20s, anyplace you encounter shadowed road surfaces you risk frost or ice from condensation puddles. That's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
about trailering

Here's how I strap down the Diavel. Is there anything I should do differently with the GSA? Of course the Canyon Dancer bar thingy won't work with the GSA handguards, so I'll just use soft ties to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
and the deal goes down

Yesterday I gave the green light to the dealer and the deal is going down. I opted for the BMW cases and the Loud Leo can. (Now I can go out and ride around and Save Lives.)

Not sure when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
Power corrupts

My dealer told me the pigtail directly to the batt will be fine. I might route it up to the front of the tank and use it to power stuff inside the tankbag.

I'm disappointed to see that current...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
charger?

McFury: What's the point of the canbus charger? Why not just a pigtail off the battery to a normal hardware-store Tender? Pardon me if I'm revealing my ignance here.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
Kildala: I am torn on the pipe. I've heard the...

Kildala: I am torn on the pipe. I've heard the current-gen R12GS bikes have a more robust note from the stock can, but I'm also OK with the sewing-machine purr of my current and previous GS bikes....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
whodat?

Who is the Striking Viking?

I had the 03 Adv and loved it, but then through the oddities of life, had to get away from the whole thing for awhile (there was a divorce involved...). I later bought...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
Deal? What deal?

The best deal I can get out of them this time of year is pretty much just give them what they ask for. Now if it was an 11 instead of a 12...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By DakotaDakar
About to buy: Am I overlooking anything?

Im about to pull the trigger on a 2012 GS Adv (white). It has ESA but not ASC. It has the case mounts, and I can get it with the BMW cases (keyed alike) or without cases. The dealer put a carbon Leo...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 116,530
Posted By DakotaDakar
THANKS all for the input. You guys took the time...

THANKS all for the input. You guys took the time to provide some really good info. But the bad news is another guy may have bought it out from under me. Damn...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By DakotaDakar
THANKS all for the input. But the bad news is...

THANKS all for the input. But the bad news is another guy may have bought it out from under me. Damn...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By DakotaDakar
I've never been one who has a lot of comfort...

I've never been one who has a lot of comfort problems on bikes. Seems like some BMW riders bitch endlessly about seats and such (RT riders were always the worst) but creature comforts have never been...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 116,530
Posted By DakotaDakar
THANKS for taking the time to share your...

THANKS for taking the time to share your experiences, RP. It helps to hear from others who A) are obviously serious riders and B) know the bikes in question.
DD
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 116,530
Posted By DakotaDakar
Deal going down-- BMW to KTM? Help please...

Hey all, long time no post! I was a bit of a regular on these boards years ago, but got away from it. Now I need some quick advice from all the vast assembled wisdom here.

I'm an old (47) dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By DakotaDakar
Quick help please...deal going down. From BMW to KTM?

Hey all, long time no post! I was a bit of a regular on these boards years ago, but got away from it. Now I need some quick advice from all the vast assembled wisdom here.

I'm an old (47) dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2004, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By DakotaDakar
FWIW: I bought an 03 GS ADV in 2/03 that has no...

FWIW: I bought an 03 GS ADV in 2/03 that has no ABS. And yes, it is a real ADV model with all the ADV features. I have heard a few explanations for this:
-The dealer said a container of Euro non-ABS...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2004, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By DakotaDakar
Having said that, here are some downsides to...

Having said that, here are some downsides to weigh:
-It is lame on power. Headwinds and long climbs will overtax it.
-A chain is a real pain.
-They surge and stall badly, but a Techlusion box...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2004, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By DakotaDakar
unth: I went from a Dakar to my GS ADV, and...

unth:
I went from a Dakar to my GS ADV, and have recently thought of going back to the little thumper. I found the Dakar to be a hoot to ride, nimble, reliable, and great on the twisty gravel roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2004, 03:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,604
Posted By DakotaDakar
I'm offended that you would hope that! ...

I'm offended that you would hope that!

Thanks for the great write-up. You sound like you know a good bit about bikes, and it's nice to hear a new perspective that is clearly communicated....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,809
Posted By DakotaDakar
You have time. The Beartooth is August 19-22. Red...

You have time. The Beartooth is August 19-22. Red Lodge area.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2004, 12:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,809
Posted By DakotaDakar
Yo Scott. The little red Slutbike is just too...

Yo Scott. The little red Slutbike is just too much fun. (I think I may be the world's oldest CBR600RR owner.) No tickets yet. Have the radar mounted on it, and also my philosophy of speed karma: If...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2004, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,809
Posted By DakotaDakar
The sky falls yet again

Along about post #42 I quit reading them, so if this has already been said, too bad.

An old fart's perspective:

When toaster tanks came out, the faithful cried 'heresy!' because BMWs were not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2004, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By DakotaDakar
About noise: Oilheads are pretty noisy...

About noise:

Oilheads are pretty noisy engines. Lots of whirs and ticks and clatters that may be alarming at first, yet are perfectly normal. Or it could be about to grenade. No way to tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2004, 07:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,838
Posted By DakotaDakar
Agreed. Looks like you left a current GS and an...

Agreed. Looks like you left a current GS and an F650 alone in the dark and they cross-polinated, resulting in this. The shapes, especially in the nose and tank, strongly remind me of the F650GS. And...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2004, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By DakotaDakar
Hey! That pic with the Dakar colors gives me an...

Hey! That pic with the Dakar colors gives me an idea. Just buy an f650 Dakar, toss the Rotax, and put the boxer engine in it. Oughta shave lots of weight.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2004, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By DakotaDakar
Re: Lightening your Adventure for dummies?

It just dawned on me: Life isn't fair, and humans are funny critters, always wanting what they aren't cut out to have.

There you are wanting to ride the biggest "dirt bike" in the world, and you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By DakotaDakar
Re: Lightening your Adventure for dummies?

Years ago I used to race autocross (small noisy cars on a tight solo course) and a guy showed up one day with a mostly-stock car that he had "prepped" for racing. We noticed that he had removed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2004, 03:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,967
Posted By DakotaDakar
Lace up your hightop Red Wings like we do, and...

Lace up your hightop Red Wings like we do, and quit whining. I love it when the environment turns on environmentalists.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2004, 04:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,967
Posted By DakotaDakar
Just to rub it in: It was 50 degrees in Arctic...

Just to rub it in: It was 50 degrees in Arctic SouDakoder today, and I rode all afternoon, both the GS and the "squidbike." So all you Pacific NWers: Enjoy your blizzard.
:rofl :rofl :rofl
Cackle...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,967
Posted By DakotaDakar
Re: Those silly GS's

BRAVO Stuka! Well said! Harrumph Harrumph. :clap :clap :clap You have encapsulated this bike as well as I have ever seen it done.
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