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Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,867
Posted By Teambarr
Hennessy hammocks are excellent. They make an...

Hennessy hammocks are excellent. They make an expedition hammock that will accommodate your size. Personally I think the Velcro step out version is better than the side zipper.

Spend the money...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,798
Posted By Teambarr
This seems to be more common than I thought

It's good to know that I'm not the only one this has happened to, but I think the real issue is that BMW has build a defective headlight assembly. There should be a recall on this part.

If the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,463
Posted By Teambarr

Unsprung weight is weight that is located in front of the front axle or to the rear of the rear axle.

Leave the brakes alone, remove farkles.
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,199
Posted By Teambarr

When my hands are cold I wear gloves and turn on the hand warmers. Did I mention wearing gloves?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,390
Posted By Teambarr
Yes, yes it is.

If you have to ask then yes it is too big for you. It kills me when people ask "is it too big for me?". Are you under 5 feet tall? No, then you'll be fine.

I'm 5' 10" and ride with the seat in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By Teambarr
Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage

The Rainier Tank Bag from Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is the one I went with. It's very durable and the outside pockets are removable.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,003
Posted By Teambarr
Say what?

If $500 is a lot of money you purchased a bike from the wrong manufacturer. The plastic beak is around $320. The trim for that piece is $70. Driving lights $110 each. These are all plastic that...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Teambarr
Easy to Build

A couple of years ago I was looking for the same thing. I decided that building my own would be a nice challenge and rewarding. I followed the instructions found here...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,230
Posted By Teambarr
Say what?

When did motorcycles start killing people? I always thought it was people who killed people. There is no such thing as to much bike, there is only to little brains. You are in control of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,455
Posted By Teambarr
In Vermont a

1 year registration will cost you $41.00 (or you can for the 2 year registration which is $82.00 and a savings of no money); 12 months of full coverage insurance is $125 (Progressive), another $20...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,338
Posted By Teambarr
Resale. Seriously?

Who the he'll buys a motorcycle for the resale? I understand that no one wants to lose their shirt on a trade in but there will always be a market for this bike no matter what year or engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Teambarr
Have you tried a....

Shotgun? I've removed many locks with a shotgun. Very quick, very easy. Never needed more than 2 rounds to get the job done.
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,214
Posted By Teambarr
Fantastic Photos

Did you catch a ferry in Maine and if so what does that run? Are reservations needed?

Thank you in advance and did I mention those are great pics?
Forum: Americas 07-08-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Teambarr
Just a few

NH - Rte 3 through the Franconia Notch

VT - Rte 100 in Waitsfield to Rte 17 to Rte 16 to Rte 125 to Rte 100 to Rte 73 (makes a big rectangle)

Rte 108 through Smuggler's Notch in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teambarr

Knobbies are the least of your worries on your way north. The road is fine and could be ridden on the stock street tire the GS comes with. You will be amazed at the crap vehicles with crap tires...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,277
Posted By Teambarr
Handlebars and Hooks

If you use a friction based tie down strap you cannot put enough pressure on the handlebars to hurt them. I'm sure if you use a ratchet strap you might be able to put a bend in them but by that time...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Teambarr
Drop in Mileage

While traveling at a constant speed I see a drop in mileage on my FJR1300 when I move the wind screen from all the way down to all the way up. I thought moving the screen up would reduce drag but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,461
Posted By Teambarr
Nolan N103


Ass load of wind noise, terrible speaker system, visor thingy failing and way over priced.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,966
Posted By Teambarr

Hey OP using quotation marks like you did implies that what's between the marks is NOTIONAL. Notional means not real or actual. When in fact you do not need quotation marks because this bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,707
Posted By Teambarr
200 miles

In Afghanistan you can get gas at least every 200 miles, and it's still cheap there. What you can't get is a Coke while you get gas. Why they have not figured out that selling snacks at the gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By Teambarr
2010 gsa

I do not get a display for the status of the grips either. From the time that the manual is printed and the bike comes out there could have been changes to the computer.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,285
Posted By Teambarr
Wait a minute...

Are you draining the oil out of your 2008 and putting in your 2002? This seems like a lot of work but each to their own.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,285
Posted By Teambarr
Letter of the Law vs Intent

I'm going with what I believe to be the intent of the post and that the BRAND does not matter as long as the viscosity is correct.

Now that I think about it shouldn't this post be in the Vendor...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,292
Posted By Teambarr
Just Ride It. And a Small Rant

+1. No, make that +2.

After you have the bike you need helmet, gloves, jacket and time.

There are too many post about what needs to be added to make a bike "Adventure" worthy. I've also...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 3,833,971
Posted By Teambarr
Yep, That's Ice in the back ground

2010 GS ADV. Turned 400 miles today. Bad photo. Guess I should have cleaned the lens on the phone.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By Teambarr
Plaque or Plague?

What definition of plaque should we avoid?

1 an ornamental tablet, typically of metal, porcelain, or wood, that is fixed to a wall or other surface in commemoration of a person or event.
2 a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,767
Posted By Teambarr

Every person you ask is going to tell you something different and I can prove it. The best 650 thumper is the G650xChallenge. I just rode in Moab for the last 5 days with no issues. You will not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,061
Posted By Teambarr
Too Easy!

The ultimate in Combat Scooters. Just put on a more aggressive set of tires and your ready to go. Of course you will have to leave your pride at home.

To dismiss a bike because it has FI or...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,076
Posted By Teambarr
Price Point.

Yamaha is more than capable of building a motorcycle that will compete with and possibly even be better than the GSA. That being said no one will buy one because the price would be equal to or...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,730
Posted By Teambarr
Next Weekend

Thank you for this post. Friends and I are driving to Moab from VT this weekend. It's nice to know that the riding is good.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By Teambarr
What about March?

I'm headed to Moab the first week of March. Will there still be snow? I would hate to drive 2200 miles just to find out we can't ride. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,257
Posted By Teambarr
Not getting the best price

In 2007 I purchased an xChallenge. I did not get a ton of cash off the asking price. What I did get was a dealership that when it comes to service is second to none. When I had work done its done...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,697
Posted By Teambarr
Thumbs down N-con

I bought a Nolan N103 for several reasons. The quick latch chin strap, integrated sun visor, flip up chin bar, but most of all I made this purchase for the N-Com system. I went with the basic...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,180
Posted By Teambarr
Total Cost

I have a trip planned for early March with Wilhelm. Hotel for 8 nights, bike (KTM640) for 6 days, transportation to and from airport for $1,000. This does not include my flight.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By Teambarr
14 Tooth Front

I like many others have made the switch to the 14 tooth front sprocket. The bike is still plenty fast. You can easily cruise at 80mph. The beauty of the 14 is on the low end. Second gear becomes...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By Teambarr
Best on Earth

I recommend that you check out Moab, Utah. I spent the first part of March on a motorcycle get-a-way in Moab. There is no better place on Earth to ride. There is a great visitor center, 95% of the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,126
Posted By Teambarr
Welcome to the XJ World

I bought an '81 XJ750 SECA a couple of years ago. My first bike in a long time. Last year I upgraded to an FJR and 45 days later my wife parks the XJ in a farmers field. The bike faired better...
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