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Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,339
Posted By Qben
I've got an 1150GS for sale near you at $4150. ...

I've got an 1150GS for sale near you at $4150. You said you'd prefer an 1100 though. Check the PNW regional flea market. There's a nice looking 1100 GS in Seattle for $3800 (and he sounds like...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,383
Posted By Qben
Tt

I've got the touratech one (with key, in perfect condition) I'd be willing to sell for $75 shipped. PM me if interested. I know its not a bargain, but I'd rather just keep it otherwise.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Qben
No problem. It was super fun! Here's what we...

No problem. It was super fun! Here's what we had the last 1/4 mile or so. It was kind of funny passing people skiing....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Qben
I rode the GS. My buddy was on the 1300 cc...

I rode the GS. My buddy was on the 1300 cc cruiser (ride what you've got, right?). There was a thin "lane" on the outside of the road for the last 1/4 mile that was free of snow. Couldn't go any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Qben
Hart's pass

Not sure if its been posted, but Hart's Pass is rideable (barely).
Went up there today and even saw some mountain goats!...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,434
Posted By Qben
You might have to ask about the buy-back option. ...

You might have to ask about the buy-back option. They don't always offer it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,586
Posted By Qben
Sounds a little high

That price sounds a bit high. Everything would have to be well above average for me to justify that price. It might be justified if the bike has aftermarket shocks front and rear, nice aluminum...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,434
Posted By Qben
GS total

I had a little "encounter" with a tree on my 00' 1150GS and the adjuster basically told me it was a total loss sight unseen. The only damage was isolated to the dash and everything forward of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By Qben
Jesse Odyssey 1 - 1150GS

Does anyone relatively close to me (Anacortes, WA) have Odyssey 1 pannier mounts on their 1150GS? I have these bags on the bike I bought, but they came with some "custom" mounts that are not going...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By Qben
Mountain bike NW WA

I just bought the mountain bike carrier by 2x2cycles for my motor sickle and was wondering if anyone else in NW WA might have a similar setup and be interested in the occasional 1-2 day trip designed...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By Qben
Brake lines

Change those rubber brake lines for steel braided. That was the first thing I did when I got my 2000 1150GS a few months ago. Bad stories about them faili g from the inside out with no warning....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,445
Posted By Qben
1150gs

I had a very positive buying experience with my bike. I was casting a wide net for an 1150GS and found a craigslist ad in San Francisco (1000 miles south of me). There wasn't too much detail in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By Qben
This may vary from tribe to tribe. I live near...

This may vary from tribe to tribe. I live near the Swinomish reservation in Skagit county and there are no limitations here. That said, there is also a large portion of tribal land which is leased...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By Qben
Nope. They have some cops, but I seriously doubt...

Nope. They have some cops, but I seriously doubt that they ever go back there. I saw a total of 3 cars/people in the 60miles or so across the reservation. There are no rules that I'm aware of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By Qben
I just did a ride in that area recently. My...

I just did a ride in that area recently. My favorite part was cutting across the Yakima reservation between White Swan and Glenwood. Super fun mix of about 30% gravel road and 2/3 quality FS type...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,308,666
Posted By Qben
WTB passenger foot pegs

I'm looking for some passenger foot pegs someone might have lying around. I know the 1150GS ones will work, but I could probably work with most anything. My kids can't reach the existing ones, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Qben
Fisheriessupply.com has the best prices on...

Fisheriessupply.com has the best prices on tinned marine wire.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Qben
Got it! That was simple enough, thanks! I...

Got it! That was simple enough, thanks!

I should've known that if it isn't behaving as expected, you just have to jiggle it a little!!! :lol3

I've just installed some LED driving lights and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Qben
Steering lock '00 1150GS

Does anyone have any idea why I can't get the key to go to the "off" or "park" position on my ignition switch? It seems pretty straight forward in the manual to take the handlebars all the way to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Qben
I found the torque spec noted above, but then...

I found the torque spec noted above, but then realized that my torque wrench doesn't go that low. I found the suggestion somewhere to use a 1/4 inch driver and only moderate pressure with 2 fingers....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,308,666
Posted By Qben
Jesse luggage

Ok, I know this doesn't happen often but I'm making my full set of Jesse luggage available and first dibs goes to anyone willing to pick it up (or meet me within a reasonable distance).

Location...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,409
Posted By Qben
Bleed the ABS

I also bled front and rear from the calipers until I got clear fluid. It should be noted that I used vacuum until I got clear fluid and then did some more with the traditional lever method (don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Qben
I'll keep you in mind. I'm considering the Baja...

I'll keep you in mind. I'm considering the Baja LEDs as suggested, but haven't decided. If I do, I may be willing to sell you one of my undamaged ones.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Qben
1150GS Turn signal housing

Just the black plastic part that the lens fits onto. Maybe someone has that part lying around from an otherwise broken unit? Its for an 1150GS and I don't need the stalk/post, lens, or innards. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By Qben
Exhaust lowering

Has anyone used the Happy trails exhaust lowering kit with a Ztechnik exhaust and Y-pipe? Happy trails tech support didn't know for sure if it would work. This is on a 2000 1150GS.
Thanks,
Qben
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Qben
Looking at Tues./Wed. next week. I guess I'd do...

Looking at Tues./Wed. next week. I guess I'd do 97 from E-berg to Leavenworth. Unless someone has another suggestion.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Qben
I've looked at the train option, but there's...

I've looked at the train option, but there's nothing that goes straight through and it would be a 9 hour trip minimum. I'd rather just pay $100 bucks more and fly.

Bumming a ride down the slab...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Qben
Road selection advice - Eugene to NW WA

Here's what I've put together just looking at a map. I'm happy to have some suggestions of alternate roads that would be more fun. I'm obviously trying to avoid the Super Slab and I don't mind...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,666
Posted By Qben
Really, any Friday .... ever, will be fine.

Really, any Friday .... ever, will be fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,666
Posted By Qben
Got it. That's what I was trying to say. The...

Got it. That's what I was trying to say. The sprockets let you take whatever is in the bank and use it at the most useful time. No gain per se.

Well, I think I understand well enough even if my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,666
Posted By Qben
Well, thanks for the response even though the...

Well, thanks for the response even though the analogy was too much for my small brain to fully appreciate :huh I think you mostly just confirmed what I already suspected though.

Allow me to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,666
Posted By Qben
Rocket sprockets

How would your mods interact with Lenny's Rocket Sprockets? I know the mechanism of action is totally different, but would the combination add to or detract from the performance of one or the other...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Qben
Need a ride down I-5

Anybody headed from Seattle (or further North) down the I-5? I'm trying to get to Eugene early next week to pick up a bike. Preferable travel on Monday or Tuesday 22nd/23rd. Happy to help with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Qben
I'm an idiot.

Ok, I'm an idiot... Turns out that I put the fluid in the rubber "boot" instead of under it. As a result, the fluid emptied out of the reservoir and the boot sucked up against the hole, explaining...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Qben
Brake bleed help

Ok, I just installed Steel braided brake lines on my 00' 1150GS (non-linked, non-servo, abs 2). I got the fronts bled and good pressure at the lever with no problem. In the rear, I got decent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,245
Posted By Qben
I don't know... I had to laugh (inside) the other...

I don't know... I had to laugh (inside) the other day when the following occurred:

I went for a ride with my friend - me, '00 1150GS I just bought for $5500. Him - full dress, brand new $20K...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Qben
Feel ya Bro. My bike was stolen in Nov. Turns...

Feel ya Bro. My bike was stolen in Nov. Turns out it was for the best though... Now I don't have to take my Honda Shadow on the FS roads like I was. New to me R1150GS! Wooooo hoooooo!!!
I'll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,308,666
Posted By Qben
WTB - Child size helmet

Looking for adult Small or X-Small and child size helmets. I have 6 and 8 yr old boys.
PM if you can help.
Thanks!
Qben
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By Qben
That's a great tip! I have also been frustrated...

That's a great tip! I have also been frustrated with the search function here. Good to know how to narrow the google search results.
Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By Qben
I think this will work, at least until I can make...

I think this will work, at least until I can make it to the dealer (might be months). I'll try to get some more hard rubber spacer or even a stack of nylon washers to make it fit. Don't really like...
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