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Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Travelling Fool
Starter Noise - Any one else experience this?

I did a search and found a few posts that referred to grinding or whirring noises but this is a loud, sharp, snapping noise. Battery is good, it's done this three times in recent months (including...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Travelling Fool
Memorial Day Weekend in Vermont

I ask the mrs. where she wants to go for the long weekend. Without hesitation she says "you decide." Alrighty then, Vermont it is, and you'll like it. :clap

Without further ado, a pointless...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,674
Posted By Travelling Fool
Hey Sourkraut, good to hear from you again. ...

Hey Sourkraut, good to hear from you again. Big state I know but stranger things have happened. Black GS w/red seat, wife will be on a silver-blue F650GS. Manchester is the base of ops for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,674
Posted By Travelling Fool
Test Rode a R1200GS: Reaction surprised me....

Some latitude to 'splain, if you'll allow. Have an R1150GS now and its been a trusted and reliable machine for several years and many trips, but was considering the upgrade path. I like riding...
Forum: Vendors 05-18-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,460
Views: 782,960
Posted By Travelling Fool
Just send my request in this evening! :clap

Just send my request in this evening! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,722
Posted By Travelling Fool
2004 GS, 30K miles, on the third set of tires, no...

2004 GS, 30K miles, on the third set of tires, no issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,140
Posted By Travelling Fool
http://ronstrom.smugmug.com/photos/34845619_ij2Ja-...

http://ronstrom.smugmug.com/photos/34845619_ij2Ja-L.jpg

http://ronstrom.smugmug.com/photos/5515337_tc5JW-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Travelling Fool
Just did something similar....

The Mrs is now the proud owner of a Glacier Silver (I think that's what it's called) F650GS which shares the garage with my R1150GS! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Travelling Fool
Never mind, just being too gentle. brute force...

Never mind, just being too gentle. brute force method needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Travelling Fool
Rear Shock Replacement - Question

It's a beautful day here so thought I'd swap out that stock rear shock for the Ohlins recently bought on the 1150.

Things going well up, less cursing than usual fnding the tools I need, but now I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,781
Posted By Travelling Fool
Done!

Did the deal. :deal

Dan was a pleasure, and thanks again!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,781
Posted By Travelling Fool
Terrific!

Great timing, I had planned on making the call tomorrow to see where I could order from! I'll take you up on this and thanks for the efforts!!! :clap

Kevin
Forum: Racing 10-15-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,374
Posted By Travelling Fool
Actually I doubt HRC will do much, they'll call...

Actually I doubt HRC will do much, they'll call it a racing incident in public and speak to the riders in private. Remember that Pedrosa is Spanish, Dorna (MotoGP owner) is Spanish and HRC's biggest...
Forum: Racing 10-15-2006, 06:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,374
Posted By Travelling Fool
What do they do? My two cents: 1. Hayden...

What do they do? My two cents:

1. Hayden blows steam today and tonite. Tomorrow he goes home and gets it behind him as best he can.

2. At Valencia Nicky puts it into win or crash mode...
Forum: Racing 10-15-2006, 05:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,374
Posted By Travelling Fool
Sounds like one hell of a finish....too bad I...

Sounds like one hell of a finish....too bad I didn't get to actually SEE it. :ddog

I'll log on again tonite and pick it up from about 20 to go or so. Actually I still think it's great that I...
Forum: Racing 10-15-2006, 05:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,374
Posted By Travelling Fool
the site won't let me even log back in so no video

the site won't let me even log back in so no video
Forum: Racing 10-15-2006, 05:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,374
Posted By Travelling Fool
Yep, my video went out too and I can't get back...

Yep, my video went out too and I can't get back on...but I think we already saw the highlight, well lowlight really. There is going to be an interesting behind closed doors conversation today.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,534
Posted By Travelling Fool
Adding to the "I dropped my wife's bike" thread...

Adding to the "I dropped my wife's bike" thread here. Been there and feel your pain. These things happen and yes, I felt pretty bad about it too.

It was raining and my foot slipped off the...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By Travelling Fool
Two quick thoughts on this one: 1. Pedrosa...

Two quick thoughts on this one:

1. Pedrosa is one tough kid. He's earned some serious respect out of this performance. I instantly became a fan today, and that was cemented when we saw he...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,632
Posted By Travelling Fool
The Cross-Bronx Expressway. 'nuff said. :puke1

The Cross-Bronx Expressway. 'nuff said. :puke1
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,533
Posted By Travelling Fool
:tb

:tb
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By Travelling Fool
Steve, have had a black dial, black bezel,...

Steve, have had a black dial, black bezel, automatic Seamaster Pro in my modest collection for years and it's seen some hard use. I view the Seamaster line as a high quality watch with a long and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Travelling Fool
GS Spotting - Bedford, NY

A red R1200GS - doing a quick wheelie past a couple of bicyclists. Good on ya! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,446
Posted By Travelling Fool
Yes, it was a "corporate store". that just makes...

Yes, it was a "corporate store". that just makes it worse.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,446
Posted By Travelling Fool
[quote=nachtflug] lets have a moment of...

[quote=nachtflug]
lets have a moment of silence for all the bike dealers NA stamped out, including their own Westchester BMW.[quote]

Well not to pile on, I love my GS, and plan to run it into...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,888
Posted By Travelling Fool
Along with the other "watch outs" listed don't...

Along with the other "watch outs" listed don't forget about the logging trucks. Take up both lanes as often as not. They're eye openers. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By Travelling Fool
Good on ya! :thumb You passed pretty...

Good on ya! :thumb

You passed pretty close to my home it sounds like, I'm only a few miles from Lewisboro. Was at work today unfortunately. Riding good, work bad.

Not out of the question...
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Travelling Fool
Know where you mean probably, there is a frequent...

Know where you mean probably, there is a frequent reg and inspection stop in North Salem on Rt 121. No, I wasn't up at Cliff's, didn't know there was an event. Mowed the lawn in the morning then...
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Travelling Fool
When Trees Attack - An ATGATT Tale

Call this a "nearly face plant". So there we were, a simple ride with the Mrs on the back, on Rt 22 in Bedford NY, just north of the John Jay Homestead. It's pretty blustery, lots of leaves...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Travelling Fool
What I did for my 40th birthday, or...

...a ride report with few words.

We started here:
http://ronstrom.smugmug.com/photos/34845064-S.jpg

Got stuck in traffic here:
http://ronstrom.smugmug.com/photos/34845090-S.jpg

Which...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Travelling Fool
Well, no, actually...BUT....the Mrs has decided...

Well, no, actually...BUT....the Mrs has decided that three days is enough for a pancake run to Mabry Mill so we will be going right on by. Won't be surprised to meet a coupla youse out there.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By Travelling Fool
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Travelling Fool
Dude, I think that was me with the CBR600F4i and...

Dude, I think that was me with the CBR600F4i and Jeep/trailer rig parked next to you in the pit area on Monday!

I commented that you'd have a kick ass day on the GS when you first pulled in. A...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By Travelling Fool
I'd pass. Used to subscribe, haven't felt...

I'd pass. Used to subscribe, haven't felt there's been much depth to the mag in years. MCN, and Roadracing World for US mags as mentioned, and Bike for a British mag, also as mentioned.

More...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By Travelling Fool
There was at least one other one there....me! ...

There was at least one other one there....me! Black GS, red seat, two up with the mrs.

Same as every year and always have a good time there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,012
Posted By Travelling Fool
Single trip? About 9500 miles - NY to Monterrey...

Single trip? About 9500 miles - NY to Monterrey CA and back via almost exclusively non-interstates and a meandering path.

I was unemployed for one glorious, mile munching, summer in 2001.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2005, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Travelling Fool
There is actually a standard of what error is...

There is actually a standard of what error is considered allowable. Don't quote me but I believe it is 10% + 2mph from what I remember. I'm sure someone will correct me if that's off.

My Honda...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,372
Posted By Travelling Fool
Seems to me that one moment may have just...

Seems to me that one moment may have just provided an entire season's worth of "psych out" on Gibernau. He's always come across as mentally strong but his reaction in the press conference said...
Forum: Face plant 04-10-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Travelling Fool
:eek2 Darwinism on display. I'll watch it...

:eek2

Darwinism on display. I'll watch it again though.....:evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2005, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Travelling Fool
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
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