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Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,136
Posted By FolsomTony
I plan on it. I'm at ~76,000, and adding about...

I plan on it. I'm at ~76,000, and adding about 6,000 a year. After retirement, hope to add a few big trips.
The new bikes are beautiful, but the 1150 is just perfect for me. Took me about two years...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By FolsomTony
I put the standard spiegler 5 pc kit on my 2000,...

I put the standard spiegler 5 pc kit on my 2000, then shortly after installed an bar-riser that has a 1" back, and put the lines behind the triple tree. No binding in almost three years, no issues at...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,238
Posted By FolsomTony
I'm going to try them too. I have a z-technik...

I'm going to try them too. I have a z-technik screen that reduced the buffeting, but a little more would be icing on the cake.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,688
Posted By FolsomTony
The dealer is asking almost $8,000 for a 2005....

The dealer is asking almost $8,000 for a 2005. There are others out there at that price, so I would not be in a hurry.
If you want a 2005, that could be a great bike, but I'd say look around, and...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 236,339
Posted By FolsomTony
PM sent

Sent PM,

Thanks in advance.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By FolsomTony
It may come local to you

Walmart in Folsom CA was not stocking it. After I saw the info about some stores to begin carrying it again , I checked about once a month. I asked the guy at the automotive desk when it was coming, ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,386
Posted By FolsomTony
Sure would

After owning my 2000 1150 for the past two years, I would do it all over again. In fact, I may pick up a spare in the next 6 months. But it will most likely be another 1150.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,544
Posted By FolsomTony
They show 1 in stock

No affiliation, but I used to look at this site for parts ideas.
They show 1 in stock.

Good luck.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By FolsomTony
What bike are you planning on hauling?

I was able to look at your plans, and they look reasonable. 500 lbs seems like a GS. When I was looking for a trailer to haul two dirt bikes in the past (DRZ 400, TTR 225), I noticed that the less...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-20-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By FolsomTony
Consider a repair?

Just checked Garmin.com, and they will do an repair (exchange) for a 2720 for $99. If you really like the GPS that would be one way to go. If you have a lot tied up in mounts, cables, software, etc...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By FolsomTony
I did this last year

I bought my bike (2000 R1150GS) in Nevada in Feb 2010, and brought it back to California. I took it to the DMV, they verified VIN number, emissions sticker, and engine number.

Went inside, paid my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,207
Posted By FolsomTony
I made my own pad

I went to IKEA, and bought one of the sheepskins that is almost tailor-made to fit motorcycle seats, and a grommet tool and some straps. For less than $30, it is a good improvement. I got the idea on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By FolsomTony
Location matters as well

What I found when looking for my bike is that depending what part of the world you are in also comes into play. Since I am in California, USA, I know what bikes are worth here. I have heard that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By FolsomTony
Mapset is good for one serial number

Each mapset is good for one GPS serial number. When installing it it asked me what unit I wanted to unlock. I had the 2610 hooked up via USB cable. If I remember right, I selected it in a pulldown...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-18-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By FolsomTony
Here is what I did for a 2610

I got a 2610 for next to nothing on e-bay. It came with a 128MB and a 512MB card, and all of the other extras (remote, power cords, bean bag, etc), but no map software. The maps on the cards were I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,387
Posted By FolsomTony
The dealer should have made this right already

About 12 years ago, I bought a new car from a dealer. The car was located in Fresno, me in Folsom. I signed all the paperwork, and paid for it. They sent a lot attendant down to pick it up. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By FolsomTony
Parts available

Not sure what part of the world you are located, but after owning my 2000 1150GS for about a year, there seems to be ample supply of parts that are typically needed. Parts can be ordered online from...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By FolsomTony
From the Garmin website

Your GPS would need to accept routes in order to be able to load the files you mention. From the Garmin website neither GPS you refer will accept routes.

Nuvi 205W

Routes: 0

Nuvi 1350
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By FolsomTony
What are you going to do with it?

Since in the OP, Dirtbagrobbo said he wanted to tour with his purchase, there is little left to discuss. After reading posts over the past year, about GS vs KTM, the consensus is that touring is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By FolsomTony
Price ranges

Update- Yes it works. It is for the version 2.01 and indicates it includes an updater for Mapsource , I didn't get that far. I have City Navigator V8 so i won't use this, but I always wanted to see...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By FolsomTony
Trying it right now

It may take a while, since the free download seems to limit to 1 per 30 minutes. 6 parts will take maybe a couple of hours. I don't want to pay for a subscription just for this, I'll see how well it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,924
Posted By FolsomTony
Custom mounted bags

I think he meant custom mounted pannier top bags, as they look an awful lot like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Seattle-Sports-Deluxe-Deck-Bag/dp/B00241QQVU
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-24-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By FolsomTony
As long as you have route-able maps

Yes the 60 series can give turn by turn directions, but it will require mapsets that don't come preloaded. The base map, as well as any Topo (none that I have seen) will not effectively route. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By FolsomTony
It's all about the condition

Once when I was selling a dirt bike, A caller asked if I would accept $250 less than what I was asking? I told him he should look at the bike before he made an offer. He ended up buying it for cash,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By FolsomTony
It's a learning experience

Learning to truly use a GPSr and the associated software is a learning experience. When I bought my first one, a small handheld, it took 3 trips into the backcountry before I really got the hang of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,816
Posted By FolsomTony
Was this 60CSX unlocked to that disk?

Typically, City Navigator is unlocked to a single GPSr. If this copy was already registered to another unit, I'm not sure that you can use it, without another unlock code.

If this is not the case,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-10-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By FolsomTony
Many times it's about the maps

Almost all handhelds will need some additional maps to be of any use on the street. The Zumo and Nuvi have street maps already, not sure how good the German maps are, I assume as detailed as the US....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,237
Posted By FolsomTony
Sometimes locations matter

When I was looking, I found that bikes on the west coast (mostly California) seemed to bring a slightly higher price. A location/region may help others determine what the market value is.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-07-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By FolsomTony
Maps for GPS

National Geographic maps are pretty good on the computer. I have used them in the past for creating routes for backpacking. You know that although NG indicates they are compatible with GPS, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By FolsomTony
This says it all

Others have replied to your questions.

Buy the one you want. The worst thing is you find out it's not the bike you thought it was. Easily fixed by selling it.

The best thing is you'll love it,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-31-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By FolsomTony
Depends on where you want to go

The 60CSx is very versatile. If you only planned on using it while hiking in the backcountry, topo is good. If you have any thoughts about mounting it to a motorcycle that will see pavement duty, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By FolsomTony
Time will tell

About two years ago, when I had a Japanese brand off-road bike, a similar situation occurred at the dealer less than 1/2 mile away from me. I tried many times to use them as my parts source, but each...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By FolsomTony
If you'll use it why not?

If you are using your 07 on a regular basis, and want to upgrade to a new one, sure, why not?

I, personally, like the character of the older bikes, and would most likely keep my 2000 when it comes...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-11-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,776
Posted By FolsomTony
It's not that uncommon

Many companies buy those names up, so their competition can't. Pretty standard stuff.

And for the life of me, I don't understand why so many people have a problem with Garmin. I have two, one for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,440
Posted By FolsomTony
People thought $20 K

In your sig line it lists a 2008. I assume most people thought you meant a new 2010. And that would be right around $20K. Don't sweat it. When I was looking for a used GS the original owner of one...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By FolsomTony
Is your 1150 really still under warranty?

If so, then absolutely have it repaired. If not, I'd most likely try to troubleshoot, and fix myself.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,920
Posted By FolsomTony
I agree with you

Going to see my brother tomorrow, he has an old airhead, so I thought I would check out this part of the site.

Since you are not zipping around on a new GSXR 1000 as your first street bike (or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By FolsomTony
It all depends on what you want

From my recent (February) buying experience, I can tell you that you will have options where to place your $$. I saw all sorts of GS's in my two month search. I passed on a potentially great 02...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By FolsomTony
Once a deal has been made

In the past I have made the cash/bike swap at the AAA office. In California, you can perform an owner transfer there, and receive a new registration on the spot. Of course the title will still be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By FolsomTony
Depends on where you want to ride

#1- If you need the extra gas capacity, and will make use of the aluminum cases, that would be the way to go. The other extras would be nice as well.

#2- If you only ride to work and back, or an...
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