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Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By bush pilot
Actually I see three questions there, the first...

Actually I see three questions there, the first two depend on whether the shocks are set up with the right springs for the weight you'll be carrying, if so the answer to the third question is yes it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By bush pilot
If you do a lot of high speed riding you might...

If you do a lot of high speed riding you might need a second bike like a ZX14R or a Busa. I'd love to have either one but they are too fast.

What great about the GS is that it's fun at lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By bush pilot
That's good to know, we had a spell for a few...

That's good to know, we had a spell for a few years only gasohol 95 being available and the engine knocked under hard load. Now we can get pure benzine 95 in all the main towns. It likes that fuel....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By bush pilot
The sad fact of the matter the GS is a very blunt...

The sad fact of the matter the GS is a very blunt instrument aerodynamically.
High speed in top gear puts a significant load on the engine and subsequent the the oil heats up.
I see it on my old...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,574
Posted By bush pilot
I also use the bead rider on top of a Sargent...

I also use the bead rider on top of a Sargent seat, hindsight I could have just put the bead rider on top the stock seat. I use the wood beads and and it holds up well. Not sure the hardness of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By bush pilot
Looks like you're getting some cupping, which is...

Looks like you're getting some cupping, which is fairly normal as a tire gets older. Check the pressure and plan on a new tire in the near future. I'd ride it now, no worries.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,045
Posted By bush pilot
^^as far as braking goes, many of us who have...

^^as far as braking goes, many of us who have riding a long time ride with a finger on the brake lever and two fingers on the clutch. The two fingers on the clutch is mainly and old 2 stroke rider...
Forum: Latin America 08-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By bush pilot
There's a very nice hot springs and campground...

There's a very nice hot springs and campground just north of Salto, Termas del Rio Arapey, really lovely spot. I was there during the early season not many people there. Looked like it could get...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 35,640
Posted By bush pilot
"Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon...

"Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel"

Roadhouse Blues, The Doors
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By bush pilot
Stickers are definitely cool:clap

Stickers are definitely cool:clap
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,393
Posted By bush pilot
Buy a few beers and don't be a slob, keep it...

Buy a few beers and don't be a slob, keep it simple.:freaky
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,436
Views: 2,373,673
Posted By bush pilot
what a great thread, I wish I'd found it years...

what a great thread, I wish I'd found it years ago. A bunch of the pics in the first 200 pages have flown the coup.:cry
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By bush pilot
Hydrate a camelback works. Stop and rest if...

Hydrate a camelback works. Stop and rest if needed. Interstate hwy is really boring.
I did my SS inside Thailand, south to north on open access hwy.
That was interesting. Around midnight with...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By bush pilot
Elkskin ropers rock!! I'm on third pair. I...

Elkskin ropers rock!!

I'm on third pair. I buy a new pair for each new bike.
the 1100gs ,,,now about 7 years and 80K miles and many wet miles in the tropics. They still have some life though...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By bush pilot
A AAA card, credit card, good tyres, good chain...

A AAA card, credit card, good tyres, good chain and sprockets, can of fix a flat, water, camelbacks are good, and don't forget your nose to smell the roses.

Be sure to lube the chain the night...
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By bush pilot
Peru is my favorite. But curiously I still...

Peru is my favorite. But curiously I still haven't been the Machu Pichu which is on every ones must do list. Probably why I haven't been there yet.

Dang there are so many incredible places in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,681
Posted By bush pilot
You are aware of course your bike uses...

You are aware of course your bike uses petrol/benzine. Gas is what come out of a cow's anus. Sometimes ya just gotta love American provincialism.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 32,605
Posted By bush pilot
Time marches on don't it! I turned 58 recently,...

Time marches on don't it! I turned 58 recently, still going strong, I feel my best on my long rides, stealth camping.
Though my big 1100GS is starting to be a little tedious weight-wise, I might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,690
Posted By bush pilot
There's all kinds of people I reckon, being a...

There's all kinds of people I reckon, being a slave to a Harley fashion show for 15 years is beyond comprehension. I wonder if they roll all the Harley fashion leather gear into the package?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,529
Posted By bush pilot
I seem to remember it being just the opposite...

I seem to remember it being just the opposite with the old airheads roll on the throttle and the suspension squats a little lowering the center of gravity making the bike hold the corner better....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-15-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,681
Posted By bush pilot
I like the gen1 KLR's (I have two of the for...

I like the gen1 KLR's (I have two of the for travel bikes) Mostly because they're good all around machines, handle very well carry a load well, cheap to acquire. $2500-$3000 will get you a pretty...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,843
Posted By bush pilot
A lot of good advice here, but i just remembered...

A lot of good advice here, but i just remembered I had an R80/7RT and had great tool kit with it.

Anyway necessity it the mother of invention.

My first mechanic lesson was a 1963 Plymouth...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,843
Posted By bush pilot
Acquiring mechanic skills takes time. This is...

Acquiring mechanic skills takes time. This is from an old school of hard knocks student.

You need some basic tools.
Combination wrenches, (the forged china made from wally world are adequate)
a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-12-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By bush pilot
I liked the way 606's felt on the street, had a...

I liked the way 606's felt on the street, had a predictable give to them. They just wore out too fast.
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,890
Posted By bush pilot
Agreed anyone of us could die at any given point...

Agreed anyone of us could die at any given point in time. In fact we all will be dead at some point.
What matters is the journey. That's kinda what's this forum is all about.. the journey.. not...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By bush pilot
other than reciprocal bumps in visa fees I...

other than reciprocal bumps in visa fees I haven't run into any anti- American baloney.
Mind ya I'll probably get denied a visa to Iran, where I'd actually like to visit.

Sad how geopolitical...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,861
Posted By bush pilot
I retired from my flying career early, moved...

I retired from my flying career early, moved abroad and started a business. Afforded me the freedom to travel unlike working for a wage. Never looked back except for missing flying airplanes for a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By bush pilot
no real need to carry oil filters. The BMW moto...

no real need to carry oil filters. The BMW moto filter is the same as the 320 car and many others, widely available.
If you run syn or semi syn you can easily go 10-15k kms change intervals,...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24,761
Views: 1,955,963
Posted By bush pilot
No but I did fly down to Rincon de Guayabacitos...

No but I did fly down to Rincon de Guayabacitos (north of PV) a couple times in my C172.

Kinda fun had to fly over and scare the cattle off the runway before landing.
Were military guys there to...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By bush pilot
There's a bunch of good road, one the best one's...

There's a bunch of good road, one the best one's is route 33 out of Ventura. After that just wander around the wine and strawberry country. When they're picking strawberries the smell in the air is...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By bush pilot
If you're in Bangkok you should be able to get...

If you're in Bangkok you should be able to get anything you want.

Contact Khun Yut at Dynamic motors, he'll fix you up, speaks very good English too.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By bush pilot
If you're careful you can a lot of miles out of...

If you're careful you can a lot of miles out of Michelin Anakee's.
A while back I was chatting with Simon Thomas and he got over 20k miles on a rear TKC under his 1100gs. He was pushing it to the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By bush pilot
I don't have a list, but here's my GS loaded for...

I don't have a list, but here's my GS loaded for a weekend get away out of Bangkok, note the electric fan and the cooler, essential kit for the tropics.
:1drink Cheers.

...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24,761
Views: 1,955,963
Posted By bush pilot
Fiction..those guys are still alive living like...

Fiction..those guys are still alive living like fat Hollywood hogs.
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24,761
Views: 1,955,963
Posted By bush pilot
Hi Donnie, no disrespect but who is this candle...

Hi Donnie, no disrespect but who is this candle for? re your avatar.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-09-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By bush pilot
Sheeit!! motherfucker..a 1150GS you can take the...

Sheeit!! motherfucker..a 1150GS you can take the kitchen sink if ya want too, bbq rigs, holandause sauce makers, inverters, ghetto blasters, Espresso machines, deck chairs, camp tables.

Wanna go...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-09-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,031
Posted By bush pilot
A bunch of good tips coming out here. Much of it...

A bunch of good tips coming out here. Much of it centered about having your head in the game and paying attention to what's around you.
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,227
Posted By bush pilot
^me too, look a my RR to see the joys of...

^me too, look a my RR to see the joys of moto-camping. It's what its all about.

Hotels/Motels only in a pitch. Regular campgrounds for hot showers and doing laundry. Savy fellows can find free hot...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By bush pilot
My 2 cents, an Ortlieb 49 liter dry duffle for...

My 2 cents, an Ortlieb 49 liter dry duffle for your gear a strong cable or chain to lock the bike to a post at night. I always pick overnight spots with regard to securing the bike. If I cant chain...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By bush pilot
The central highlands are fairly cool all year...

The central highlands are fairly cool all year round.
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