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Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 140,781
Posted By gofargogo
Great info, thanks. That helps me stay the course...

Great info, thanks. That helps me stay the course on building a fairing.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 140,781
Posted By gofargogo
How are liking the DR Joe fairing? Does it...

How are liking the DR Joe fairing? Does it improve the high speed handling/steering responsivity? I want to do something similar to mine, but wonder if it wouldn't be just as good to run a small...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
Hey can you blow some of that stuff west? We'd...

Hey can you blow some of that stuff west? We'd *really* appreciate some of that in California.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
I was wondering about those. I think there is one...

I was wondering about those. I think there is one in the parts box that came with the bike. I may swap it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 754,855
Posted By gofargogo
Not all today, but I've been absent from the...

Not all today, but I've been absent from the thread for a bit so I should get caught up. :wink:

A couple of weeks ago I installed a laminar lip on my stock 04 windscreen. The buffeting at freeway+...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
I had a weird problem last week with my FCR...

I had a weird problem last week with my FCR equipped DR. The day after a long freeway ride (180+ miles) it started, but the idle was really low. I bumped the idle up to 1500+/- and rode it. However...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,924
Posted By gofargogo
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
TL:DR, FCR fuel screw has no apparent effect even...

TL:DR, FCR fuel screw has no apparent effect even after dropping the pilot to a 38

I having an issue with tuning my FCR. Here's the specs:
In May, I picked up an '06 DR, FCR with mxrob's jetting...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,225
Posted By gofargogo
I've had the stock seat, a wunderlich seat and...

I've had the stock seat, a wunderlich seat and most recently a seat concepts seat on my bikes. For me the stocker seemed ok at first, but became really uncomfortable after an hour. It's too...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By gofargogo
I'm on my second 1150. I sold my first one to buy...

I'm on my second 1150. I sold my first one to buy a pair of suzukis (dr650, dl1000) and ended up selling my vstrom 3 months later to buy an 1150. I do all my own wrenching and found the GS to be much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 754,855
Posted By gofargogo
It's taken 3 days, because I had food poisoning...

It's taken 3 days, because I had food poisoning for 2.5 days, but I've replaced my stock brake lines with spiegler ss lines and bled the servo system. God what a PITA that turned out to be.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 754,855
Posted By gofargogo
As with every new-used bike purchase there's...

As with every new-used bike purchase there's always a few things I need to get sorted to make the bike 'mine'. This week I finished up the big service except for bleeding the brakes. Oil and FD/trans...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
I'm having jetting issues with a new to me bike....

I'm having jetting issues with a new to me bike. Well at least I think they are jetting issues. I have a FCR jetted to MX Robs spec and a twin air filter. I'm getting 36-38mpg consistently in mixed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 44,484
Posted By gofargogo
Super excited for you folks! The TAT is one of my...

Super excited for you folks! The TAT is one of my dream trips. Ride safe and have a great time.


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Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By gofargogo
I've been pleased (I got it used at less than...

I've been pleased (I got it used at less than half price) with my gp black+ but unless you have a really significant discount I'd look at one of the other sport camera options.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks to the advice in this thread in went back...

Thanks to the advice in this thread in went back to a GS and couldn't be happier about it. I rode a 120mi this morning and only came home because of other obligations. I just wanted to keep riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 457,335
Posted By gofargogo
Yeah! There's something about these bikes that...

Yeah! There's something about these bikes that gets under your skin. Nothing else quite satisfies.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,828
Views: 754,855
Posted By gofargogo
Last night I picked up my second GS (I stupidly...

Last night I picked up my second GS (I stupidly sold my other one in March). Today I started the full maintenance- new to me bike boogey. Oil and filter, trans and FD fluid, general inspection and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 103,608
Posted By gofargogo
Just picked up a 2004 with 80,500 last night....

Just picked up a 2004 with 80,500 last night. Everything seems to work. I changed the FD and trans fluid this morning it came out dark grey but no chunks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 457,335
Posted By gofargogo
Three months after selling my 2001 GS and riding...

Three months after selling my 2001 GS and riding a Vstrom, I sold the vstrom and I'm back where I should be, back on another GS. 2004, 80k miles with lots of farkles. I got it home last night, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,542
Posted By gofargogo
I rarely get sleepy on a long ride, which is...

I rarely get sleepy on a long ride, which is totally different than my normal life where I'm a zombie from 3:30 until 5:30. I can only attribute that to a lot of what the others suggest. I don't eat...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By gofargogo
I sold my GS to buy a DR and a DL1k and while the...

I sold my GS to buy a DR and a DL1k and while the DL is a very good, very capable bike it's missing something for me. On paper it's significantly lighter, a bit more powerful and dead reliable. In...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks. Looks like I better start saving my...

Thanks. Looks like I better start saving my nickels and dimes for another GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By gofargogo
Great write up. Thanks.

Great write up. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By gofargogo
R1150GS vs RT: How different are they really?

I made a mistake and sold my 1150 GS a few months ago but my financial/spousal situation is such that buying another is unlikely for a while. But that doesn't keep me from scouring craigslist "just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 23,936
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks for a great evening! Maybe next time I'll...

Thanks for a great evening! Maybe next time I'll camp out too.
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 686,007
Posted By gofargogo
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Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 686,007
Posted By gofargogo
VStrom Owners Thread

I got a little OCD about buffeting with my DL1K and between a few different screens and many many different madstad positions. I just couldn't get the last little head wobble to go away until I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
Laugh I'm definitely not a wine-conisouer of suspension...

I'm definitely not a wine-conisouer of suspension either. I can read about suspesnsion setup all day long, and it doesn't really stick with me. When I ride, I only really notice a few factors. Does...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
I couldn't say since I changed it all at once and...

I couldn't say since I changed it all at once and did end up going for a fairly stiff spring. I couldn't stand the stock front end, it ranks up there in my "worst front ends ever" list. But now it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
I just fitted my DDCs this afternoon, and I'm...

I just fitted my DDCs this afternoon, and I'm very very impressed. When I got the bike I was planning to do the 97-98 RM fork/wheel swap, but then looking at the expense and the hassle, I figured I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks! I have a vicious head cold and couldn't...

Thanks! I have a vicious head cold and couldn't trust what's left of my brain.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
Quick gut check? Needle clip 5 slots down...

Quick gut check?

Needle clip 5 slots down from the top is richer than clip fourth slot down right? ( FCR)
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By gofargogo
I had a similar set if requirements recently and...

I had a similar set if requirements recently and my price range was less than 4k. Top 3 on my list ended up being Bandit 1200, ST1100 and Vstrom 1000. I found a great vstrom with luggage and power...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 68,999
Posted By gofargogo
5'10" with a 31" inseam. V-Strom 1000 and I can...

5'10" with a 31" inseam. V-Strom 1000 and I can flatfoot it easily.
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 686,007
Posted By gofargogo
Well I just got the bike a couple of weeks ago...

Well I just got the bike a couple of weeks ago and they didn't work then. I looked at the diagram in the manual but as far as I could it doesn't even show the flasher/relay in the diagram. Just the...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 686,007
Posted By gofargogo
Yeah that's the funny thing. Headlights work,...

Yeah that's the funny thing. Headlights work, hi/lo and passing flash. Horn, grip heaters, gauges etc. all work. The only thing electrical that doesn't work is the turn signals.
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 686,007
Posted By gofargogo
I'm trying to troubleshoot my lack of turnsignals...

I'm trying to troubleshoot my lack of turnsignals but I've rapidly exceeded my electrical troubleshooting skills. The problem is that I've got no turnsignals or hazards either at the bulbs or dash...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 98,445
Views: 18,755,966
Posted By gofargogo
Front end help

I've got an 06 with stock suspension, and as everybody knows, the stock suspension needs help.

I can see a few ways to achieve a result, but I'm not so sure about the relative long-term benefits...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 686,007
Posted By gofargogo
Well, I scrubbed and I scrubbed with different...

Well, I scrubbed and I scrubbed with different agents, including brake cleaner, and the back tire is still greasy, so today it gets new tires. It's an expense I didn't want, but as I didn't love the...
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