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Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 762,320
Posted By flyguync
Completed the 12,000 mile service - engine oil...

Completed the 12,000 mile service - engine oil and filter, trans oil and final drive oil. Glad I watched the videos of the final drive oil change since my bike has the old position drain.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By flyguync
Yeah, I'll keep that one in mind. Definitely...

Yeah, I'll keep that one in mind. Definitely went spur of the moment on this one, and wanted to take advantage of being off work for four days. It didn't dawn on me there might be limited lodging...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By flyguync
GS Goes On Spur Of The Moment Blue Ridge Parkway Ride

I get up on Friday morning and realized everyone else at my house had plans for the long weekend, so I pack a bag and throw it in the side case on my new-to-me GS. I live about 3 hours from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,762
Posted By flyguync
11,300 on my 2007, just purchased last month.

11,300 on my 2007, just purchased last month.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By flyguync
Tudor Race at VIR (Virginia International Raceway)

Anyone planning to attend this weekend? My son and I are headed up for the GT race on Sunday afternoon since I have to work on Saturday. Really wanted to be there for the Continental Tire Challenge...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By flyguync
Thanks, I'll check it out. Mine just doesn't...

Thanks, I'll check it out. Mine just doesn't want to run at all on cold start unless I add some throttle, not even on one cylinder. I did put some Techron in it since I suspect it hadn't been...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,640
Posted By flyguync
I wouldn't stay there, but if I did, the whole...

I wouldn't stay there, but if I did, the whole bike would come into the room :huh

I bought used varios for my GS and re-keyed them. It took about 30 minutes to do the pair of side cases and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By flyguync
2007 R1200GS Starting Issue

I recently bought a 2007 R1200GS with low miles. When I hit the start button, it's hesitant to start unless I add in a little throttle. Once it starts, it idles fine, around 1100 rpm. Any ideas on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,470
Posted By flyguync
Honda ST1100 or Suzuki Bandit.

Honda ST1100 or Suzuki Bandit.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,619
Posted By flyguync
Anyone ever been to the Meadow restaurant (in...

Anyone ever been to the Meadow restaurant (in Meadow) ? I haven't been there in a couple of years, but the food was always excellent. They have a buffet with the usual fried chicken, chicken...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By flyguync
Now that's a diner! I like the jukebox selectors...

Now that's a diner! I like the jukebox selectors in the booths, very retro.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,890
Posted By flyguync
I dropped mine in a rocky parking area and it was...

I dropped mine in a rocky parking area and it was on an incline. I could not right it by myself and had to get help.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,107
Posted By flyguync
I used one while tent camping, but now with my...

I used one while tent camping, but now with my Hennessy hammock, I just roll to the side, unzip the screen and relieve. I do have to be careful where I place my shoes, though :lol3
Forum: Americas 08-05-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,275
Posted By flyguync
Camping vs a hotel is like riding your bike vs...

Camping vs a hotel is like riding your bike vs driving a cage. If it's possible in the area you plan to travel, try hammock camping. It typically requires less gear that takes up less space on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By flyguync
There's a Highway Diner in Clayton, right on...

There's a Highway Diner in Clayton, right on highway 70, might be the same chain. Maybe we should start a tag-o-rama for diners/restaurants :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,336
Posted By flyguync
I commute on my GS a couple of nights a week on...

I commute on my GS a couple of nights a week on my 18 mile trip and since I work from 4 pm to 2:30 am, the ride home is pretty quiet. Just have to watch for the deer in the early morning hours :eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By flyguync
I'm familiar with the diner in Rocky Mount, right...

I'm familiar with the diner in Rocky Mount, right next door to the Harley dealer. I live about 6 miles west in Nashville.
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,365
Posted By flyguync
Sorry to hear about all of this, I was looking at...

Sorry to hear about all of this, I was looking at one of their aluminum top boxes for my GS. The price seems great, but............
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,376
Posted By flyguync
Awesome ride report. Well said as it pertains to...

Awesome ride report. Well said as it pertains to riding with your son. My son is 17 and I hope to soon experience something like this with him - the time with our kids is so fleeting, we need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 762,320
Posted By flyguync
Mounted my new (to me) Vario cases just purchased...

Mounted my new (to me) Vario cases just purchased from an inmate and they look great on the bike. Dang, forgot to take pics.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,507
Posted By flyguync
Subscribed. Looking forward to your report.

Subscribed. Looking forward to your report.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,359
Posted By flyguync
There's great trout fishing in the Arkansas river...

There's great trout fishing in the Arkansas river right there in Buena Vista. Definitely worth a couple of hours time to try it. There are some public access points just south of town.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,757
Posted By flyguync
I don't think you'll regret getting the Versys. ...

I don't think you'll regret getting the Versys. How was your impression of it from your ride?
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,757
Posted By flyguync
Another thing to consider about the Versys is the...

Another thing to consider about the Versys is the availability of aftermarket parts to make it suit you. If it's too tall, a lowering kit, if you don't like where the pegs are, relocate them. If...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,647
Posted By flyguync
Stupid climate change :D Are we warming or...

Stupid climate change :D Are we warming or cooling this week?

Awesome report, I really envy you western guys. I wouldn't make much headway in that area, I'd be stopping to fish way too often.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,624
Posted By flyguync
Every time I see a Buell on the road or one for...

Every time I see a Buell on the road or one for sale on Craigslist I think about that article I read several years ago when Buell was shut down. It stated Harley's bottom line was most impacted by...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By flyguync
I just purchased a new to me GS, a 2007 model...

I just purchased a new to me GS, a 2007 model with 11000 miles. After the first five minutes, I was completely comfortable with it. I guess it helps that I was coming from a Versys that has a very...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,757
Posted By flyguync
Having owned a Versys, I highly recommend it. ...

Having owned a Versys, I highly recommend it. It's light, flickable, and loves the curves, but is also stable cruising the interstate at 80 mph all day. Probably the best all around bike I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17,948
Views: 688,511
Posted By flyguync
Thanks for clarifying the rules. Now I need to...

Thanks for clarifying the rules. Now I need to get to Rougemont :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17,948
Views: 688,511
Posted By flyguync
New tag. A hint on this one, it's in a very...

New tag. A hint on this one, it's in a very small town in Franklin county northeast of Raleigh:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/ncpilot2/Versys/0731101448a_52363.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By flyguync
Like another poster said, you can get a decent...

Like another poster said, you can get a decent boxer for 9 grand or less.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,624
Posted By flyguync
Too bad they shut down Buell to boost their...

Too bad they shut down Buell to boost their bottom line. I read somewhere that their lending division was losing money like nobody's business, so what did they do? Shut down Buell that was making...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By flyguync
Seems like a decent price and really low miles. ...

Seems like a decent price and really low miles. Just tell your wife it's a bargain compared to the $20k they're getting for the 2014 1200GS :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,078
Posted By flyguync
55 here and just bought my first GS, a 2007...

55 here and just bought my first GS, a 2007 R1200GS with 11000 miles. Working on getting some Vario panniers from an inmate right now. After my first 5 minutes on the bike, I felt completely at...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,655
Posted By flyguync
Haven't hit one on my bike, but my shift ends at...

Haven't hit one on my bike, but my shift ends at 2:30 am, so I see plenty on the way home. Nailed one with my Tacoma about 5 minutes after leaving work a couple of years ago, $1800 in damage to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By flyguync
Okay, looks like I'm in the market for a stock...

Okay, looks like I'm in the market for a stock shield.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By flyguync
More Air Flow On Hot Days

I just bought a 2007 R1200GS with the Cee Bailey windshield and it works great for cruising down the interstate at 75, really keeps the wind off your chest and head. Only problem is it's been 95...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By flyguync
It's the new boxer with the 45 degree crankshaft...

It's the new boxer with the 45 degree crankshaft mod :lol3 I'll bet it's really smooth.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,624
Posted By flyguync
For a little less money, Big Agnes makes some...

For a little less money, Big Agnes makes some nice, comfortable inflatable pads.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 54,013
Posted By flyguync
Looking for a VT

Was that the one advertised on C/L in Sylva? I'm in eastern NC looking for a VT Ascot. I was looking through some old pictures from the 80's last night and found a pic of my 84 candy apple red...
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