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Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By Hooksta
Funny because I am the same size (6'2", 34"...

Funny because I am the same size (6'2", 34" inseam, and 192lbs) and my knees absolutely touch the dash unless I turn my knees outwards or push my butt back and sit up very very straight. Outside of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,378
Posted By Hooksta
Congrats! Mine looks similar but I went for 2015...

Congrats! Mine looks similar but I went for 2015 black.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,378
Posted By Hooksta
I agree with every description you made here as I...

I agree with every description you made here as I recently went through nearly the same exercise. I went with the PCX because I couldn't get past the looks of the baby Burgman. I really wanted to...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By Hooksta
i think you are spot on. I owned a 2006 BMW...

i think you are spot on. I owned a 2006 BMW GS1200 and loved the bike but you are right it was much more work to get it out than this little scooter. To me a scooter is more like a replacement for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By Hooksta
My dealer had both and I found them both sharp,...

My dealer had both and I found them both sharp, but I opted for black.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By Hooksta
I opted for a 2015 Honda PCX over the Forza...

I opted for a 2015 Honda PCX over the Forza mostly because at 6'2" my knees touched on the Forza and I have several inches of clearance on the PCX. I sat on the bikes many times, including test...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,358
Posted By Hooksta
I like the looks of the Honda PCX 150 the best,...

I like the looks of the Honda PCX 150 the best, but find that I like the Burgman better in the areas I listed. Better top end, more storage, better windshield, floor board. I'm not dogging the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,358
Posted By Hooksta
There are many things I truly like about the...

There are many things I truly like about the Burgman 200 (windshield, ABS, large storage, floor board for passengers) but I can't get over the looks. I try but I really can't.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By Hooksta
I have a Sargent seat and would agree that it is...

I have a Sargent seat and would agree that it is better than stock, however, it doesn't come close to my Russell Day Long. I am being quite sincere. I took a two week trip out West on my Russell with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By Hooksta
I experienced servo brake failure on my 2006...

I experienced servo brake failure on my 2006 today. It was very strange. I have only had it happen once before and it never reoccurred just after I purchased the bike in Feb, 2006.

So today...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,423
Posted By Hooksta
Personally I think the Wee is the best bang for...

Personally I think the Wee is the best bang for the buck. I really like the riding position for me (6'2", 205lbs) over that of the GS650. The Wee is a bullet proof little bike that is perfect for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,419
Posted By Hooksta
Do you keep your GS on a garage mat?

I notice that I scuff my concrete up in my garage from the duel stand and was wondering if any of you put your bike on a mat. If so, what do you recommend the BMW beast?
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By Hooksta
Your right...the KBC does have a ton of room in...

Your right...the KBC does have a ton of room in the front...probably the most I have seen.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By Hooksta
Murf, I think you are in trouble if the...

Murf,

I think you are in trouble if the Sy-Max II didn't give you enough chin room. My first flip was a Nolan 100E...I had about 1 cm room for my chin...maybe less. My Dad got a XL Nolan 102 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,872
Posted By Hooksta
Rok Straps are the best I have found.

Rok Straps are the best I have found.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By Hooksta
Here is my Russell Day Long. I just completed a...

Here is my Russell Day Long. I just completed a 4,200 mile trip and my butt NEVER got tired or sore. The Sargent is much better than the stock seat, but the Russell is much better than the Sargent. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By Hooksta
I'll never know as much about bikes as Jim, but...

I'll never know as much about bikes as Jim, but my dealer reinforced that during the break in one needed to not run steady rpm's for extended periods of time...and of course not wind out the gears. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
Thanks a bunch to everyone who has responded. ...

Thanks a bunch to everyone who has responded. Today went well, so maybe, just maybe it has been Rider error. Let's hope so.

Thanks again to everyone. An excellent testament to the benefits of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
Hey Karl...I'm quite certain I'm getting ahead of...

Hey Karl...I'm quite certain I'm getting ahead of myself on the worrying. :norton We are hanging out in Lincoln this morning mostly because they say there is golf ball sized hail on its way just West...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
Well hopefully Jim has the correct diagnosis, but...

Well hopefully Jim has the correct diagnosis, but there is a real possibility I could have a flaky relay. The question is how long can I make it on "flaky." We are sitting out a storm in Lincoln, NE...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
I'm not the most "handy" when it comes to working...

I'm not the most "handy" when it comes to working on the bike so I don't know how to do this. BUT, if by chance the problem persists and I have no other options I guess I will need to know how to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
OK...I will check it out. I'm thinking (and as I...

OK...I will check it out. I'm thinking (and as I mentioned could be wrong) that I experienced the trouble while the bike WAS in neutral but with me having the clutch pulled in. I know that sounds a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
Jim, Is this fairly common in your opinion?...

Jim,

Is this fairly common in your opinion?

So do not engage the clutch and start in neutral, correct? I am assuming that IF I pull the clutch in while in neutral it "MAY" not start IF the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hooksta
18 day trip away from home and may have a starting problem...assistance please

Just finished up my second day of a 18 day trip out West and TWICE the bike has not started. I'm pretty sure (as in 85% or more) that everything was as it should be when I made the failed attempts...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Hooksta
The Pre-load screw seems to have no end

Getting ready to leave on a 18 day trip tomorrow and was trying to beef up the rear suspension for the extra weight. I had no idea I had so many right turns available. How many "clicks" are there...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Hooksta
Neat....should add this to the Penny-Tech mod...

Neat....should add this to the Penny-Tech mod thread.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,950
Posted By Hooksta
I've never heard anyone brag about the quality of...

I've never heard anyone brag about the quality of First Gear's stuff (RE the photo above). Just sayin'. I hear Joe Rocket is kind of okay...better than First Gear I believe.

Olympia, as I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 447,102
Posted By Hooksta
What kind of bag?

What kind of bag is this on your back seat?
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,737
Posted By Hooksta
Well I couldn't find Windex wipes at Wally World...

Well I couldn't find Windex wipes at Wally World yesterday (think they were sold out) but I did pick up some Pledge MULTI-SURFACE wipes. I felt kind of riduculous reading the back of each type of...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,737
Posted By Hooksta
Pledge is confusing me...I thought that was for...

Pledge is confusing me...I thought that was for wood furniture. :huh

Also, where does one buy "Plexus?"
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,737
Posted By Hooksta
There will be a few hotel stays (and some camping...

There will be a few hotel stays (and some camping on the trip). Hot water and a hotel towel is a good idea. I'm a little nervous about using abrasive napkins found at convenient store. Especially on...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,737
Posted By Hooksta
Can Plexus be picked up at a local Wal-Mart,...

Can Plexus be picked up at a local Wal-Mart, Lowes, or Home Depot, etc?
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,737
Posted By Hooksta
Keeping your windshield and faceshield clean while on the road

So what do you guys do/use when your on a big road trip to keep your faceshield and windshield clean. I am not in a habit of washing my GS, but I do like to keep the bugs off of it. Suggestions?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,544
Posted By Hooksta
This reminds me when Charley was "splinting"...

This reminds me when Charley was "splinting" Claudio's frame.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Hooksta
I started to mount mine to the right of the...

I started to mount mine to the right of the "info" button in Karl's photo, but ended up mounting like his on the far right (bottom) of the left hand grip.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Hooksta
Kathy's bag questions - GS Vario liner alternative

What's the word....are the liners from Kathy's bags still one of the best options for BMW factory Vario cases?

1. Who carries them? Who is the best dealer to work through? (who deserves the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Hooksta
What are the "other" options for liners for...

What are the "other" options for liners for factory GS Varios?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,352
Posted By Hooksta
Marc, I appreciate your response to my...

Marc,

I appreciate your response to my post. Like others I placed an order a couple of days ago. Thanks for helping me out...and I'm glad you picked up a few sales along the way.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Hooksta
Mid-West Floods...what areas of Iowa, Missouri should I avoid?

I'm supposed to be meeting a friend of mine in Bloomington, Illinois for a trip out West (he is coming from Wisconsin and me from Kentucky). Anyhow, I'm trying to figure out how we should make our...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Hooksta
Where did you mount your PTT button your GS? Photos?

I have a 2006 GS and am needing to mount a PTT (push to talk) button for my Starcom unit. It comes with this little "zip tie" looking piece. I am thinking of trying to attach it to my left side...
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