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Forum: Vendors 03-03-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,514
Posted By 2xadv
Promo still works!

Thank you for setting this up!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 183,000
Posted By 2xadv
The Japanese have Unions at EVERY company. They...

The Japanese have Unions at EVERY company. They make the US unions look weak. Manufacturing and Construction Unions in Japan cover every worker except top Management and they work together. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By 2xadv
Melted Sightglass

If this milkyness was only when the oil was cold and the plastic window was still flat-looking I would say this is just condensed water in the oil and to go out and get the oil hot.
The picture you...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
We hope you had fun

Hope our ride report helped you prepare.

Eric
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,533
Posted By 2xadv
Go with Shinko 705 Radials

I finally gave up on the Heidis and went with the Shinko Bias plies. I never had a problem with those because I ran them always at high pressure, but several people did!

A few months ago I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,548
Posted By 2xadv
Check the starter relay

If kickstand switch is not it (wont start in neutral with the clutch lever pulled).

It is in the lower tray under the seat on my bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By 2xadv
+1 on the tennis racket tape

+1 on black Tennis racket tape. It works great with grip heaters, is cheap, and looks great also.
Any sporting goods store has multiple brands and just get a pack with 2 or more rolls of this...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 148,703
Posted By 2xadv
Clarification

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 148,703
Posted By 2xadv
4,000 miles on the Shinko's at Full BMW Pressures

Just a data point.
During Christmas did a long 4,000 mile trip of 8 days riding (mostly Super-Slab) speeds ~85mph at times. Round Trip from Santa Clara CA to Round Rock TX. Ran the Shinkos at Full...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By 2xadv
+1 on the Starter Relay

Like HILLD said. This also happened to me. A lot of hours were spent by the dealer before they finally figured this bad relay in the undertray was the problem.!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,138
Posted By 2xadv
Pics of some of the Farkles

Here is the link to the farkle pics. Sorry. Maybe can't see them all, but you can get an idea.
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Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,442
Posted By 2xadv
PPPP (Posterior Protection and Pain Prevention) or How to Avoid Monkey Butt

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Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,738
Views: 1,230,638
Posted By 2xadv
I called Yamaha and they said write to them!

Yamaha Customer Relations
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress CA 90630

Write-in and ask for the Bike in the USA!
Forum: Vendors 04-05-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,524
Posted By 2xadv
Were these Sam's Club units the 2K or 3K...

Were these Sam's Club units the 2K or 3K units?:ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,138
Posted By 2xadv
We did California to AK (through Canada) July 2008

We farkled it to make it ready for the trip, but it did GREAT!:clap

2008 Kawasaki Versys

Heated Grips connected to added fusebox
Low-Beam Headlight replaced with 35W 4300K HID Bulb (1/2...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 29,853
Posted By 2xadv
Adapter

I'm in too please.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Laugh Travel dates: July 1 ~ August 10, 2008

Thank you to all for your words of encouragement and praise. We kept a log daily on a little micro laptop but finding the time to post it here took a lot of clearing of the decks.

Travel dates:...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 41 - Redding CA to Santa Clara CA (HOME!)

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 40 - Salem OR to Redding CA

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 39 - Bellingham WA to Salem OR

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 38 - Alaska Marine Highway Day 3

Day 38 - We had no Ferry stops this day. We continued on past many beautiful islands and more Humpback Whales. We saw a few Killer/Orca Whales, but they were quite far off and it was hard to get a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 37 - Alaska Marine Highway Day 2

Day 37 - We stopped in Ketchikan for 5 Hours. We tried to catch the city bus but by the time we reached the bus stop two buses had filled to capacity and many people were waiting for the next bus....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 36 - Alaska Marine Highway Day 1

Day 36 – We had lots of on-the-water cruising time.

Here are some pictures of the deck where we had our tent set-up. In one pic Jennifer is in front of our tent.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 35 - Boarding the Ferry at Skagway

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 34 - Skagway and Environs

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 33 - Beaver Creek to Skagway

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 32 - Fairbanks to Beaver Creek

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 31 - Coldfoot to Fairbanks

We left Coldfoot about 10:30 after breakfast in the room. While in Coldfoot we gassed up and added air to our tires and then went to the visitors center. Then we headed South.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 30 - Cantwell to Coldfoot

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 29 - Kenai to Cantwell

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 28 -

Monday– The weather forecast for Tuesday looked bad for the Arctic Circle area and north, so we thoroughly checked the bikes in the morning instead of leaving. Eric changed his BMW GS Adventure rear...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 27 - No Travel Day

We went to church followed by naps. Eric helped Lynn move some canoes that the Church Young Men had borrowed and used the previous weekend and had returned to the wrong place.
Late in the evening we...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 26 - Kenai to Homer to Kenai

After sleeping in and taking our time getting ready for our day, we left the house at about 13:00 for Homer.

Jennifer, Eric, and our Nieces Charise, Lacey and 'Becca.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 25 - Seward to Kenai

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-16-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 24 - Kenai to Seward and Bay Sightseeing Cruise

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-16-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 23 - Kenai Area and Boatyard

We spent another relaxing day at the house. We went over to the huge Log House that they had built and were selling, to clean some Realtor's muddy footprints from the wood floors. The next day was a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-16-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 22 - Kenai AK Area

Day 22 - We slept in, saw the property, and tried to clean some of the Cassiar Hwy off our bikes but it was not much help. The bikes looked dirty still and will be getting dirtier.
Later we went to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-16-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 21 - Valdez to Kenai

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We woke early at 05:15 to a light rain in Valdez.

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We had a simple breakfast at the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-16-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Day 20 - Tok to Valdez

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-15-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,668
Posted By 2xadv
Laugh Day 19 - Dawson City to TOK

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