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Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By aculate
Made the run to Prudhoe in '13

I had a Gerbings jacket and didn't plug it in until the way back down. I rode through several days of all-day bone-chilling rain on the Cassiar Highway in BC. Mid-July. It's not only Alaska that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,943
Posted By aculate
I use the side stand while in gear when parking...

I use the side stand while in gear when parking on an incline, and neutral and the key when I'm on the flat.

When I'm through with my ride for the day, I park the bike on the side stand in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,607
Posted By aculate
Which works better, a gremlin bell or handlebar...

Which works better, a gremlin bell or handlebar tassels?

:y0! Frequent use of an accurate tire pressure gauge.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,607
Posted By aculate
Yeah, but remember that you'll have to get all...

Yeah, but remember that you'll have to get all that nasty old air completely out of the tire first. To get the residual air out, you could fill the tire in a vacuum chamber, but if you're like me...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,607
Posted By aculate
Yeah but, that's like, just your opinion, man. ...

Yeah but, that's like, just your opinion, man. Tires rot from the inside out because the higher pressure inside them. It's kinda like a dead fish rots from the head back.

You just got...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,607
Posted By aculate
Quick! Write Physical Review Letters before you...

Quick! Write Physical Review Letters before you get scooped! Nitrogen violates Gay-Lussac's Law.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,715
Posted By aculate
Thanks for the reply, cug. (and everyone else.) ...

Thanks for the reply, cug. (and everyone else.)

That’s a good point about readability with sun glare. Hopefully that can be resolved. The iPhone 6 has the ‘Retina’ high-def display which is...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,715
Posted By aculate
Has the iPhone 6 (and its ilk) obsoleted the standalone GPS?

Does the iPhone 6 (and 6+) make the Garmin Zumo obsolete?

My iPhone 5 has a screen size of 4 inches. The iPhone 6 is 4.7” and the 6+ is 5.5”.

The Zumo 660/665 screen is 4.3”.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,633
Posted By aculate
http://bit.ly/1CH4Eq3

http://bit.ly/1CH4Eq3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,598
Posted By aculate
Got mine today. I'm on my fifth fuel strip. The...

Got mine today. I'm on my fifth fuel strip. The first one went out after only 475 miles. This last one has been reliable, it's been good for 14,000 so far. The good thing about this warranty is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,488
Posted By aculate
+1 Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks clued me in to...

+1
Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks clued me in to this product. It's Eagle One 'NEVR-DULL,' available at NAPA. Follow the directions on the can. It cleaned the Dalton pottery off my headers, leaving...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By aculate
No worries, the top box works fine. I saw...

No worries, the top box works fine. I saw several other GSAs up there with top boxes, besides mine-


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14423392044_4d33f081f0_c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By aculate
Just like GPHusky I have those three boots. ...

Just like GPHusky I have those three boots. Since you said that you'll be riding in Central America soon, I wouldn't even consider the Canyons. You'll be riding dirt and probably some mud, too. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By aculate
Thanks! Yeah, I'd used my Google-Fu, but still...

Thanks! Yeah, I'd used my Google-Fu, but still wasn't sure if the products it turns up are worth it or not. I was looking for official ADVRider Testimonials (tm). Strangely, the Ratwax product...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By aculate
Helmet wax for matte paint?

For those with matte black helmets- What do you use to protect the finish? I just bought my first matte helmet (actually black and yellow, but both paint colors are matte.)

All my previous...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By aculate
These can be repaired.

gun4hire, I feel your pain. But it’s not your use or abuse of the boots that caused that. Blame the glue (and the manufacturer.)

In the last year, I’ve had no fewer than three pairs of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,147
Posted By aculate
Yes, technically, you can put stickers from your...

Yes, technically, you can put stickers from your previous bikes on your new bike, but we won't wave back as you go by. :nono
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,410
Posted By aculate
On the MAX BMW parts fiche, my bike's "CAP FOR...

On the MAX BMW parts fiche, my bike's "CAP FOR DIAGNOSIS PLUG" is 61 13 2 306 793. $9.22. I don't know what the part number is for your bike, you'll have to look it up.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,410
Posted By aculate
mefly2, I agree. Originally, I had my...

mefly2, I agree.

Originally, I had my fuse block triggered through the diagnostic socket wire, but removed it a couple weeks later when I read about the possible warranty issues. Like JVB...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,660
Posted By aculate
:rofl:rofl:rofl You're a good man.

:rofl:rofl:rofl You're a good man.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,660
Posted By aculate
Okay, _cy_, now you’ve aggravated me. It is time...

Okay, _cy_, now you’ve aggravated me. It is time to go all Klay on you. You have made three errors (THREE!) in one single word (ONE) - one error of spelling, one error of diction, and one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,660
Posted By aculate
+1 Toss your 'plinth' and drop in a Deka ETX14....

+1 Toss your 'plinth' and drop in a Deka ETX14.


Deka are made by East Penn. You'll find the same battery under different names at different outlets. AutoZone now calls it a 'Duralast,' but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,410
Posted By aculate
Oh, two more things- 1) I just remembered,...

Oh, two more things-

1) I just remembered, somewhere on here someone recommended coating the bottom of the Centech with liquid electrical tape. (I think it was JVB.) Anyway, two coats of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,410
Posted By aculate
Montauk- This is from memory, many beers...

Montauk-

This is from memory, many beers ago. I bought Ancor brand wire from my local West Marine store. I’d guess any ship chandler would stock good marine wire. It’s stranded, and tinned...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,410
Posted By aculate
Ricardo, I've been on here for years and...

Ricardo,

I've been on here for years and have seen some of the amazing fabrication you've done; so I take it as a great compliment that you like my wiring.

To be honest, I thought about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,410
Posted By aculate
While the rain covers above may be harmless,...

While the rain covers above may be harmless, they’re unnecessary. Don’t worry about the rain. I’ve ridden my bike through blinding Gulf Coast squalls and six straight days of Alaskan / western...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,091
Posted By aculate
+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But...

+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But this is critical. I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 220 lbs (100Kg.) If I don't have it in neutral I struggle mightily with my GSA, until I (DOH!) pull the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By aculate
I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake...

I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake light. I'd hate to have my GPS, Stebel horn, and Gerbings only work while I'm braking. :evil

There are several power points you can use to...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,251
Posted By aculate
The wonderful thing is that there are so many...

The wonderful thing is that there are so many good cameras out there. You just have to decide for yourself in your own trade-space of convenience / bulk / features / flexibility / price / IQ /...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By aculate
Depends on how much detail you need. For the...

Depends on how much detail you need. For the past three years I've used the Michelin spiral bound Road Atlas of North America. I haven't purchased another map since; though I sometimes do pick up...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By aculate
:lol3:lol3 Also- '10 GSA: Chief Designer...

:lol3:lol3 Also-

'10 GSA: Chief Designer American, components designed and built in Germany, assembled in Berlin.

'68 S-IC: Chief Designer German, components designed and built in USA,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By aculate
My 2 favorite machines, 1 photo

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/14444201253_6297bf11cb_o.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a href=)

Foreground: My 2010 GSA.

0-60 mph: about 4 secs (with one rider.)



Behind...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By aculate
OP, how many miles on the bike?

OP, how many miles on the bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,107
Posted By aculate
FWIW- I bought my tube of Honda Moly 60 at a...

FWIW- I bought my tube of Honda Moly 60 at a Honda car dealership; you don't need to locate a Honda motorcycle dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,013
Posted By aculate
Try this, it's actually useful. ...

Try this, it's actually useful.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-044-0240/Rear-Fender-Extension-License-plate-holder-R1200GS-HP2

The above plate isn't. You can protect the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,943
Posted By aculate
Subscribed

I'm in. :lurk

Ricardo,

Your photographs are astounding. Somehow, I knew they would be. We met at Dan Armstrong's and shared some good conversation at the U of AK-Fairbanks dorm.

My trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By aculate
Really anal? This is my final drive with the...

Really anal? This is my final drive with the mudguard removed. The holes are plugged/protected with titanium screws for reduced unsprung weight. Now THAT is anal. Cheaper than TT's solution too....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,019
Posted By aculate
My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth...

My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth Amboy, NJ., an even worse location than Newark from the storm perspective. If BMW still ships through Perth Amboy, the bike probably got very wet.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,168
Posted By aculate
Wear indicators. There are three ring grooves,...

Wear indicators. There are three ring grooves, representing 75%, 50%, and 25% of the pads left. When the 25% ring disappears, it's time for new pads.

The front brakes are different. The wear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,714
Posted By aculate
Oh please. The OP is looking for advice on how...

Oh please. The OP is looking for advice on how to better negotiate downhill curves on a motorbike. On public roads. Your raising of the old 911, a rear-engined car that was notoriously difficult...
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