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Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 55,142
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Yeah, I got mine in July and every once in awhile...

Yeah, I got mine in July and every once in awhile ( the 15th of every month) I regret it. And then I do a little wheelie on the way to work and all is good again.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I have always been a fan of military bikes. ...

I have always been a fan of military bikes. Because of DMV issues I only ride my NX off road anyway and my plastics are toast so I have entertained a camo paint job. talk to me about the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 1,160,354
Posted By Ratchdaddy
There was a guy name Jeff@thequadshop or...

There was a guy name Jeff@thequadshop or something close to that that ran the works shock. I am thinking about getting one also after the holidays.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 2,276,240
Posted By Ratchdaddy
The Honda CRF250L is a good sized bike. I am an...

The Honda CRF250L is a good sized bike. I am an MSF Coach down at the Honda Rider Center and we use them for trainer bikes there. They fit people over 6ft well. We have had guys as tall as 6'6" on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8,225
Views: 2,276,240
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Man, you guys are making me want to get mine...

Man, you guys are making me want to get mine NX250 road worthy again. I ride her around the yard once a week but I need to pay over $600 in DMV fees to get her registered again. It will be my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Ha, I am totally in. My NX has sat for years...

Ha, I am totally in. My NX has sat for years with no plastics or turn signals on it and after wresting a couple of BMW's through the desert sand I have planned on ADV'ing the NX for awhile. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 1,160,354
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I have been lurking an posting in this thread for...

I have been lurking an posting in this thread for a long time. I currently own one of the premium ADV bikes ever made. That does not decrease my love and appreciation of the NX250. The NX250 was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 28,594
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Some of the best action I ever got was on my...

Some of the best action I ever got was on my Honda 250 Nighthawk. Don't hate the player, hate the game.


One a side note, I just got pretty excited about a certain Hero brand motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 1,160,354
Posted By Ratchdaddy
That looks awesome. My plastics are shot so I...

That looks awesome. My plastics are shot so I was thinking of painting mine too.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 1,160,354
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Up in 29 Palms here. Of course, I have to pay...

Up in 29 Palms here. Of course, I have to pay the 600 plus in DMV back fees before I can take mine back out on the road. I plan on getting it done after November.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 257,045
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I was originally attracted to the olive drab. ...

I was originally attracted to the olive drab. Then I saw the blue/silver combo and fell in love. This bike is beautiful. Everything about it complements the whole bike. My wife was impressed when...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 257,045
Posted By Ratchdaddy
aint nobody go time for that.

aint nobody go time for that.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,755
Posted By Ratchdaddy
That definitely has worked for me but every once...

That definitely has worked for me but every once in awhile I forget and pull the clutch lever in like every other bike I have ever owned and Klunk.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,755
Posted By Ratchdaddy
That has been my experience also.

That has been my experience also.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I bought this bike to use for everyday commuting....

I bought this bike to use for everyday commuting. I often haul dog food, 36 packs of bud light, tools for work, and whatever else. They still weigh less than an average passenger, and the bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I tried that. For me the bike does shift better...

I tried that. For me the bike does shift better in DYNA than ROAD, but it is smoother for me with some clutch pull.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Thanks, I will check into that.

Thanks, I will check into that.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By Ratchdaddy
It usually doesn't stick as good in my...

It usually doesn't stick as good in my experience, especially when exposed to heat. That may be because I buy the cheap electrical tape from HF and then it bakes in my garage at over 100 degrees for...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 28,594
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I used to do the same on a bike that had no...

I used to do the same on a bike that had no center stand only I used a much heavier lead plumbing pipe. A lightweight aluminum crutch is a great idea.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 28,594
Posted By Ratchdaddy
If this smaller dual sport is successful (I am...

If this smaller dual sport is successful (I am interested), Honda will follow up but they will be 5-10 years behind the power curve like they were with the chopper scene and the Honda Fury, and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ratchdaddy
2014 R1200GSA- clunky shifting- FIXED

I have had my bike for about 3 months and almost 4k miles now. I have been somewhat frustrated with the clunky shifting in the first 3 gears, especially on a bike that cost well over 20K. As I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,866
Posted By Ratchdaddy
That is all that I got with mine.

That is all that I got with mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,755
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I never had that problem on the F800GS, it always...

I never had that problem on the F800GS, it always shut off when I shut off the bike. Good to know, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,755
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I left a gps charging cord plug into mine over...

I left a gps charging cord plug into mine over the weekend and it killed the battery. It charged back up and seems fine now but I guess I was suprised that the drain from something as small as an...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,755
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Talking yeah, Holy Cow. First time it happened to me I...

yeah, Holy Cow. First time it happened to me I was in Dyna mode merging on the freeway. I just nailed it and I think I almost crapped myself. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,151,827
Posted By Ratchdaddy
They were beat up pretty bad in a recent consumer...

They were beat up pretty bad in a recent consumer reports comparison. Settled in at the bottom with HD as far as warranty claims for a certain mileage. The Japanese big 4 came out on top with Honda...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,151,827
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Snowy, I also just moved from the F800GS to...

Snowy,

I also just moved from the F800GS to the R1200GSA. I had just under 60K on my F800 and I was beginning to question whether I would get another 4years and 60K from it, plus once I did a test...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 1,160,354
Posted By Ratchdaddy
very nice

very nice
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Thanks for the write up. I picked up my GSAW...

Thanks for the write up. I picked up my GSAW last Tuesday. The guys at the dealer were pushing the Black Dog and I would probably have gone that way if they had it in stock. After doing a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I also think the transmission is a little clunky....

I also think the transmission is a little clunky. I am hoping as I get used to the bike, I can find the sweet spot for shifting.

I have only had mine since Tuesday. 800 miles on it and I love...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I justed picked up mine last Tuesday. I also was...

I justed picked up mine last Tuesday. I also was suprised by the valvetrain noise. I moved from an F800GS so I am used to valvetrain noise. I was just surprised to find it on the water cooled...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 1,160,354
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I like it, What mods have you done? What kind...

I like it, What mods have you done? What kind of shrouds are those on the gas tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,160
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I just got mine yesterday. After only 200 miles,...

I just got mine yesterday. After only 200 miles, I agree. I started out in Dyna (hooligan) mode. This thing pulls a front wheel easier than my old Buell X1. I switched to normal for my 90 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I know the feeling. My tire started getting...

I know the feeling. My tire started getting pretty ugly in Nebraska on a Saturday. Knowing that most dealers would be closed Sunday and Monday, I decided to try to find a tire. The best I could do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,642
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Rox Risers

I second the opinion on the Rox. I had them on my F800GS. They have more adjustability than the other options it seems.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,567
Posted By Ratchdaddy
For that kind of mileage I may stay with the...

For that kind of mileage I may stay with the Anakees. My problem out here in the Southern CA desert is lots of sand during my weekday commute if I choose the backroads but 300 miles or more of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,567
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Switched from 800GS

I just traded in my F800GS on 14 R1200 GSA yesterday. Wow what a difference on the street. I played around a little on fireroads today and I was impressed with the throttle response in the enduro...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,173
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Successful Clutch Replacement

I love this site. I replaced my clutch using this thread and the manual as a guide. It went well and I put 1400 miles on it this weekend. Thanks guys.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,149
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I must be missing something. With just over 50k...

I must be missing something. With just over 50k on mine I am getting ready to do the clutch when my parts come in, chains and sprockets about every 12K, my left heated handgrip is also out (we didnt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Crash Guards

I definitely agree that taking the panniers off makes a huge difference. I use my bike more for a commuter than anything but when I take my Vario cases off for a little fun I am amazed at how much...
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