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Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By Honest Jon
Wicked Just got mine yesterday...Booster Plug. Six days...

Just got mine yesterday...Booster Plug. Six days shipping from Denmark. Installed on a 2005 GS in aout 15 minutes. Alsolutely money well spent. Just off idle at low speeds I used to keep my fingers...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By Honest Jon
Whoops...somebody did mention relay... ...

Whoops...somebody did mention relay...

Honest Jon
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By Honest Jon
Nobody has mentioned the starter relay. I had an...

Nobody has mentioned the starter relay. I had an ironhead Sporty and had to replace it every once in awhile. It's a simple small black square relay available anywhere. I assume a 1992 has one??
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,274
Posted By Honest Jon
Cash? Yes, get some. I took the same route a...

Cash? Yes, get some. I took the same route a couple years ago and some of the gas pumps aren't even digital, much less CC compatible. Do an ATM in Canada and you'll get about the best rate with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By Honest Jon
I had the old F650GS Dakar for three years and...

I had the old F650GS Dakar for three years and traded for a 1200GS. I know this isn't the exact 650 you're comparing but I think the fact that you do 2-up riding is the key. I rode my Dakar all over...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Honest Jon
It's a PITA but on my 2005 GS I drilled a hole...

It's a PITA but on my 2005 GS I drilled a hole through the bottom of the case and through a small hole in the base plate, and used a bolt, washer and thumb-screw as a fail-safe. I know we shouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Honest Jon
Probably not what you're asking but on August 31...

Probably not what you're asking but on August 31 at the east entrance to Yellowstone I we had to wait for the road to be plowed and the sign said "Snow Tires and Chains Recommended".....:eek1
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By Honest Jon
I change my own tires on a 2005 GS with cast...

I change my own tires on a 2005 GS with cast wheels so I swap back and forth with TKC's depending on trip plans. Last year I ran the White Rim trail and dented the front rim but not enough to loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By Honest Jon
I'm considering the same strategy. I've done the...

I'm considering the same strategy. I've done the FD, Tranny, Oil and Filter, Valve Adjust, End-Play Check, Throttle Balance, Brake Pads, etc, but am thinking about taking her (2005 R1200GS) to s...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Honest Jon
Speaking only from experience and not with...

Speaking only from experience and not with expertise. I road the White Rim Trail on my R1200GS last September with cast rims and aired down to 26#. The bike handled well but coming off Hardscrabble...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,171
Posted By Honest Jon
I knew this would be good. My helmet is off to...

I knew this would be good. My helmet is off to you guys. You are my heros.

Honest Jon
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,171
Posted By Honest Jon
I "graduated" to an R1200GS but when I did the...

I "graduated" to an R1200GS but when I did the White Rim trail this summer I wished I still had the Dakar.

Honest Jon
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,171
Posted By Honest Jon
Hey CrazyTexan! I'm afraid you're getting...

Hey CrazyTexan!

I'm afraid you're getting old and forgetful as I am. :lol3 Whoops, sorry I think I mistook you for Tejabusa. In any case, You said you made this trip in 2007. Unless I've lost all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By Honest Jon
Congratulations...it appears you made it around...

Congratulations...it appears you made it around without mishap. Three of us from Wisconsin did the WRT on September 14. Two guys on Dakars and I had an R1200GS. We did okay but when I dropped down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 97,387
Posted By Honest Jon
1965 Honda S90.

1965 Honda S90.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Honest Jon
Your post stating that you are coming off a...

Your post stating that you are coming off a Roadking explains everything about your new experience regarding shifting. I road an Electra Glide for many years before I got my 2005 R1200GS. I too had...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Honest Jon
Despite some of the comments regarding distortion...

Despite some of the comments regarding distortion I ordered one and am very pleased with it. I like the ability to drop down a face shield when on the road and yet have it open for in the dirt. I...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,488
Posted By Honest Jon
You'll enjoy the adventure. Did it solo from...

You'll enjoy the adventure. Did it solo from Wisconsin in 2006. Let's see if anyone's paying attention here. I think one of you, and I won't say who, should sell their bike and buy what your buddy...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Honest Jon
Here, this will take you right to the brackets: ...

Here, this will take you right to the brackets:
http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=74100/353.0

Honest Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Honest Jon
Take a look on www.piaa.com (http://www.piaa.com)...

Take a look on www.piaa.com (http://www.piaa.com) and see their ATV crash bar light mounts. Model 74100, $21.95 a pair. I've got Hellas mounted to my Touratech crash bar with these babies and really...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By Honest Jon
Galfer FD186-G1054 (Black) Galfer FD186-G1532...

Galfer FD186-G1054 (Black)
Galfer FD186-G1532 (Green)
Rears
From Galfer Website

The Greens are apparently more agressive but wear faster. The Blacks are bit "harder" and longer lasting. No...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,554
Posted By Honest Jon
So as not to leave the wrong impression, the Nazi...

So as not to leave the wrong impression, the Nazi prisoners that were hung were tried, convicted and sentence carried out by fellow German POW's. Those hung commited crimes against fellow POW's while...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,720
Posted By Honest Jon
Angus, I don't much about immigration law but...

Angus,
I don't much about immigration law but shouldn't you have a CANADIEN passport? You said you are a resident of Canada didn't you?

Honest Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Honest Jon
Thanks, NBeener! Missed that thread. ...

Thanks, NBeener!
Missed that thread.

Honest Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Honest Jon
Engine Guard Aux Light Mount?

I'm considering adding auxillary lighting to my R1200GS. PIAA makes a neat little 1" bracket for mounting lights that would fit nicely on my Touratech engine guard. $20 for a pair. Is there any...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Honest Jon
Heat Clothing Canbus

Mine's a 2005 GS but I don't think there is any difference in the electrical system as it pertains to your question. I run my Widder vest that is rated at 33 Watts max. If you divide 33(watts) by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
Posted By Honest Jon
Question Stock 1200 GS Seat- Up in front down in back?

According to the BMW riders manual, it is verboten to have the stock seat high in the front and low in the back or visa-versa. For me, this is the most comfortable position. It doesn't push me...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Honest Jon
Moto-sport Panniers?

I just sent you a private e-mail about a set of panniers I am selling. Moto-Sport Panniers Bavaria with brackets and liners. $600 plus shipping.
Honest Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2007, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Honest Jon
Drummond Island Michigan Info?

Dear ADV Riders,
I'm planning a trip to Drummond Island later this summer and am interested to hear first-hand information about the OHV and other trails. A few posts have described these trails and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,598
Posted By Honest Jon
Met Ben and Kevin on the Cassiar

Ben,
Can't wait to see the rest of your post. You may recall, I met you and your Dad at at a gas stop near Good Hope Lake on the Cassiar on June 28. I'm from Wisconsin and was riding a BMW F650GS....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 2,251,359
Posted By Honest Jon
Hell's Highway Deutschland

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/Honestjon/176-7635_IMG.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,873
Posted By Honest Jon
Current Desktop: Salmon Glacier, Hyder, AK

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/Honestjon/ALASKA2006134.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 3,289,740
Posted By Honest Jon
Salmon Glacier Hyder, Alaska

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/Honestjon/ALASKA2006134.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,095
Posted By Honest Jon
Hayabusa on the Haul Road

It was with some surprise when I saw the Hayabusa pictured. I met the rider near near Good Hope Lake on the Cassiar Highway on June 28 along with his son Ben. They were on Ben's high school...
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