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Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,460
Posted By atkinsr
The Honda Shadow spirit is a great first bike and...

The Honda Shadow spirit is a great first bike and can be had really cheap with a little searching. A 5'2" female friend of mine bought it for her first bike and loved it.

She had me break it in,...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5,168
Views: 849,055
Posted By atkinsr
Littlefield: Thanks for the pic. That is a huge...

Littlefield: Thanks for the pic. That is a huge help. If it's not too much trouble, would you mind measuring from the center of the light post/mounting hole to the vertical part of the bracket so I...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By atkinsr
Thanks for the heads-up! The link he referenced...

Thanks for the heads-up! The link he referenced doesn't really have the info I'm looking for, so I'm still looking.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5,168
Views: 849,055
Posted By atkinsr
Slipknot: Thanks for the reply. I signed up for...

Slipknot: Thanks for the reply. I signed up for the site. I'm a bit unsure what you are trying to show me. There's no page 3 in that thread. The only reference to production brackets is on a Super...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By atkinsr
Question 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Heavy Duty light mounts for PIAA 910s

Sorry for the cross-post, this was getting no attention in the mega thread.

I just picked up a brand new Explorer on Saturday evening. 600 miles already with first service completed and another...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5,168
Views: 849,055
Posted By atkinsr
Heavy duty light brackets to mount PIAA 910s?

Hi all! Hopefully this post belongs here, and not in it's own thread - the purpose of the mega threads isn't entirely clear.

I just picked up a brand new Explorer on Saturday evening. 600 miles...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,010
Posted By atkinsr
1190 Adventure alternator output and MPG/range

Thank you! Where did you find it?

I've been unable to find that information anywhere and now I see why. that's not enough for two up riding with heated gear and keep the bike riding with lights...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,165
Posted By atkinsr
Because I don't want one.

Because I don't want one.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By atkinsr
A lot depends on your torso height, posture, and...

A lot depends on your torso height, posture, and width. I'm 6'1.5", 180lbs, broad shoulders, but average shape (thin with a bit of a gut), 33" inseam. I've owned over 30 bikes and probably ridden 20...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,165
Posted By atkinsr
1190 Adventure - Who has the most miles.. is it durable and reliable?

I'm not trolling, I swear! This is a serious question... a little bit of explanation and background is in order.

I do a LOT of LD riding. I put nearly 30,000 miles on my 2012 R1200GS. I'm an...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,010
Posted By atkinsr
1190 Adventure alternator output and MPG/range

What is the alternator output on this bike? I've been unable to find it anywhere.

Also, does anybody have any reasonable real-world MPG #s (say highway at 65-70 and city)? I've seen numbers in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
Dave, Contact Klaus at EPM Performance...

Dave,

Contact Klaus at EPM Performance (epmperf.com) He handles Wilbers, Hyperpro, and YSS. He should be able to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
(tongue firmly in cheek) When all you "I'm...

(tongue firmly in cheek)

When all you "I'm short and can still do it, hit the gym you wimp" guys do the following:
- Go blind in one eye (bungee cord hook detached retina) causing a loss of depth...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
Agreed. v-pilots are also 2" higher from the...

Agreed. v-pilots are also 2" higher from the ground than pilots. I'm not going to sell these and get the new ones until after the suspension is fitted. A real world "tip it on it's side and see what...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
30mm is a fraction over an inch. not enough.

30mm is a fraction over an inch. not enough.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
I am very curious as to how you did this. I've...

I am very curious as to how you did this. I've been exchanging emails with Klaus from EPM. He told me that my GSA could only be lowered 30mm with springs on the stock shocks (40mm if it had ESA), and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By atkinsr
Lack of maintenance. I'm not impressed. I am...

Lack of maintenance. I'm not impressed.

I am however impressed by the shiny oil. Mine doesn't shine. Should I glitter, and if so, regular or synthetic?

Jim: Saw the video of the crescent wrench...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By atkinsr
Sorry, it's already back together. Didn't think...

Sorry, it's already back together. Didn't think about posting it here until after.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By atkinsr
A trick I figured out for changing alternator belts

I wanted to share a little trick I figured out this morning.

None of the usual methods (plastic shim, string method, etc) worked, and like most, I'm not willing to shell out $125 for the tool.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
This is completely off-topic for this thread, but...

This is completely off-topic for this thread, but I'll answer anyway. If I had to take the bike off the center stand without being on the bike. 1) I'd get help. 2) I would do it from the right side...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
I'd be interested in hearing what you think about...

I'd be interested in hearing what you think about her lowered bike with the RDL on it, as it's a huge difference from the factory seat, as you know (1" higher and much wider to those that don't know...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
Found it. Thank you. Awesome stand, but $350?...

Found it. Thank you. Awesome stand, but $350? Eeek!

Here it is:
http://www.aksengineering.com/sidekicker
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
Who makes the side kicker? Is that Wilbers as...

Who makes the side kicker? Is that Wilbers as well, or ?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
Appreciate all the feedback. I'm an LD rider. The...

Appreciate all the feedback. I'm an LD rider. The kind that does 1,000 mile days and doesn't bother to submit it to the IBA.

As such, I should probably mention a few things:
1) I have a Russell...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,559
Posted By atkinsr
A question for those that have lowered their R1200GSAs

I bought one this year, farkled it exactly how I like and absolutely love the bike to death except for one thing: It is an unbearably top-heavy pig. I'm 6'1" (but admittedly a bit of a wimp - parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,819
Posted By atkinsr
Wouldn't surprise me at all. My bike went through...

Wouldn't surprise me at all. My bike went through oil like crazy when it was new. I did break it in properly (by the book, but constant loading/unloading... I got motion sick several times over 2...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,670
Posted By atkinsr
Heard the stories, never believed them and/or...

Heard the stories, never believed them and/or thought the people were morons, but after 25+ years of riding, I did it myself. I forgot to put my *feet* down at a stop. I actually had time to say out...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,280
Posted By atkinsr
What sidecar is that? I like it! Looks like much...

What sidecar is that? I like it! Looks like much better protection for the dogs than most.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,152
Posted By atkinsr
I just ride in the rain. If it starts gathering...

I just ride in the rain. If it starts gathering too much grime, I pee on the tires.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By atkinsr
Isn't that a slip-joint in the center of the...

Isn't that a slip-joint in the center of the exhaust tube? Is it possible to loosen it, slip it apart slightly and get the crashbar in? You might then need a spacer to bolt the exhaust back down...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By atkinsr
Need pictures of excelcyclewerks light bar with oem light brackets and adapters

Just bought this with options #1 and #2. Good hardware, pitiful instructions. The pictures on the website aren't much better. Buying options #1 and #2 is supposed to allow you to mount two sets of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,609
Posted By atkinsr
I've put about 25,000 miles on my 2012 GSA that I...

I've put about 25,000 miles on my 2012 GSA that I started riding in April of this year. If I had it to do over again (and I'm re-doing stuff now):
0) (as in before the bike goes out at night). Aux...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By atkinsr
I installed them on mine. My back is screwed, I...

I installed them on mine. My back is screwed, I have a pinched nerve in my neck. I have them set to their lowest/farthest back position and rotated the handlebars down as far as they can go without...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,342
Posted By atkinsr
2012 GSA. New in Feb, disassembled and fully...

2012 GSA. New in Feb, disassembled and fully farkled before even riding. Back together in April. Started riding it the second week of April. 25k. *yawn*

4 riders of 2012s with over 60k miles? WOW!...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By atkinsr
Do you have pictures of this? Having a hard time...

Do you have pictures of this? Having a hard time picturing how this would work with (non-round) 910s.

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,295
Posted By atkinsr
I can't break it or wear it out. 6 months, 21,000...

I can't break it or wear it out. 6 months, 21,000 miles and it sits there staring at me calling me a p****y. Oh, the tires (anakee 2) wear out every 12k-13k miles, and it requires oil changes.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By atkinsr
Turn signal mounts for aux lights?

Now that cyclegadgets is closed, does anybody know where to get these?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39211&stc=1&d=1072806823

My 910s just arrived and I'm jonesing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By atkinsr
Thumb We have a winner! You guys rock. 20 minute...

We have a winner! You guys rock.

20 minute to take, upload, link pictures... 20 seconds to get an answer. :clap

I had this part in my hand a month ago while doing the valve adjustment. I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By atkinsr
Can anybody identify this part? - 2012 R1200GSA

Found this in my driveway this morning. Looked through the fiche, can't find it. Took a close-up shot of the part # and am still having difficulty with it. The number I typed in returns nothing.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17,058
Views: 633,999
Posted By atkinsr
It's all yours. I'm riding to Chatham. Good luck!...

It's all yours. I'm riding to Chatham. Good luck!

If your tag is on the west side of the triangle, I might grab it on the way home.
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