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Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,088
Posted By genka
Congratulations, Jim! Great bike!

Congratulations, Jim! Great bike!
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By genka
I taped the bottom of Pinlock with Scotch office...

I taped the bottom of Pinlock with Scotch office type invisible tape.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 167,929
Posted By genka
I couldn't agree more. Current LED lights have...

I couldn't agree more. Current LED lights have more than adequate light output, and the beam shape must be carefully managed to achieve good results. Most of the aftermarket lights on the market,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,290
Posted By genka
I found that even a gas pressure washer can't...

I found that even a gas pressure washer can't remove all grime from wire wheels. It rips off the balancing weights before it does any real cleaning.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By genka
Not that I take my incident seriously, but using...

Not that I take my incident seriously, but using diminishing language between friends and colleagues is not the same as doing it with strangers. Especially in my case, when he said "motorcycle or...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,258
Posted By genka
Ten miles is my range difference between the side...

Ten miles is my range difference between the side stand and vertical fill ups. I consider it a practical gain. With modifications allowing to fill the tank to the brim I can squeeze in an extra 0.5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By genka
It just happened to me on my morning commute. I...

It just happened to me on my morning commute. I stopped on a traffic light, and dude in the next lane rolls down his window and asking "Is it a motorcycle or a scooter?" An I'm on the R1200GS. One of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 65,940
Posted By genka
Feds have the leverage because they can threaten...

Feds have the leverage because they can threaten to withhold the highway related funds from the states if they will not bring their laws into compliance. Not that anything will happen with this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,746
Posted By genka
For me the bike is a faster commute vehicle. With...

For me the bike is a faster commute vehicle. With a car I would need to go to an $$ multilevel garage and walk a couple of minutes. I can park my bike in the company garage in the basement of our...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 88,390
Posted By genka
Bump to the great resource. It has to be made...

Bump to the great resource. It has to be made sticky.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,308
Posted By genka
It makes perfect sense. For a driveshaft...

It makes perfect sense. For a driveshaft longevity it needs to be designed to be straight under normal working conditions, and deflect in both ways with the suspension movement.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,938
Posted By genka
There many ways to skin the cat, all of them are...

There many ways to skin the cat, all of them are compromises. It was a cross-continent trip, well over 90% of it were on the pavement, and I didn't feel that knobbies would be a better choice...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By genka
The shunt itself is reliable, I meant the...

The shunt itself is reliable, I meant the homemade modifications to the bike's wiring, which are often can't match the quality of the factory work. I avoid any electrical mods that require cuts to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By genka
True, but it it is more difficult to install an...

True, but it it is more difficult to install an aftermarket ammeter and make it reliable. If a voltmeter dies, it is not a big deal, if there is a problem with the ammeter's shunt, the whole bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By genka
Not really. Usually I have only one thermometer....

Not really. Usually I have only one thermometer. A smartphone can supplement a proper GPS. It is not a adequate replacement for a variety of reasons which have been discussed in other threads. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By genka
OK, so I have a TPM system, thermometer,...

OK, so I have a TPM system, thermometer, voltmeter and GPS. All this is either standard or optional equipment on the later GS models. I don't know why you consider my setup so unusual. TPMS,...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By genka
I have Brother 2820. It prints on both sides...

I have Brother 2820. It prints on both sides (laser), copies, scans to JPG or PDF, has WiFi. I paid something like $130 2 years ago. Amazingly cheap. Like all lasers it came with a "starter" toner,...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By genka
Those are powerful lights for sure. I have...

Those are powerful lights for sure. I have smaller lights and still feel that they produce too much. It almost feels that my eyes need to adjust to a lower light level when I dim for the oncoming...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By genka
If it was about multiple thermometers, they were...

If it was about multiple thermometers, they were temporary. I installed aux lights on the brace in front of the oil radiator and wanted to make sure that they didn't affect the cooling. I taped the...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By genka
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944257
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,185
Posted By genka
JR356, thanks for the advice. I do have a...

JR356, thanks for the advice. I do have a circulation problem- my hands stay cold all winter.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,938
Posted By genka
If I'm alone I have a rule to be within the...

If I'm alone I have a rule to be within the walking distance from a paved road or have a good cell coverage.


It was on a long trip, knobbies were not an option. I lost count on how many times I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,938
Posted By genka
Looks familiar ...

Looks familiar

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PEsPGxSPX4Q/Uk-LFSIl9nI/AAAAAAAACLg/PMxVHjMd1Pk/w1000-h667-no/IMG_8578.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,399
Posted By genka
http://www.ebay.com/itm/311039118340?_trksid=p2060...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311039118340?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Wrap it in electrical tape, and it will last for at least a year in any weather.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By genka
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/a...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/afx-fx-41-ds-review/
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,185
Posted By genka
I ride a hexhead R1200GS with hanguards. Funny...

I ride a hexhead R1200GS with hanguards. Funny that you mentioned Hippo hands. I bought them in anticipation of the first winter season with the GS. But I was amazed how much difference the hanguards...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,690
Posted By genka
Oh, I see this helmet has a ventilation problem....

Oh, I see this helmet has a ventilation problem. You can apply an antifog spray (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012Q2S4W/?tag=gt1net-20) to your glasses. I currently ride in a non Pinlock compatible...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,185
Posted By genka
Yes, that's the one, the model is Interstate. I...

Yes, that's the one, the model is Interstate. I was so impressed with this jacket that also bought the latest version when Teknic was going out of business. It came with more conventional looking...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,185
Posted By genka
I have an incredibly warm Teknic jacket, I can...

I have an incredibly warm Teknic jacket, I can ride low 20s with no electrics and with business casual under the jacket.
I can protect everything, but finger tips. Even with heated gloves and grips...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,454
Posted By genka
Good to know. I've been stopped once for...

Good to know. I've been stopped once for filtering, but got off with a warning. Still I rarely filter, mostly because I don't want to deal with unpredictable cagers, who don't expect to see me..
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 167,929
Posted By genka
There are many possibilities why the controller...

There are many possibilities why the controller in Rigid lights may not support dimming. It might have a slight delay on power up. My Chinese lights work fine with IQ175, with an exception of a...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,690
Posted By genka
The picture shows this helmet with Pinlock...

The picture shows this helmet with Pinlock insert. Do you have it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,814
Posted By genka
All rice burning quadruplets are present, but no...

All rice burning quadruplets are present, but no Moto Guzzi or any other Italian brand?:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,465
Posted By genka
My point exactly. An aftermarket LED "bulb" can't...

My point exactly. An aftermarket LED "bulb" can't illuminate the road properly and it will blind the oncoming traffic. Aftermarket aux lights can be turned off or dimmed, but not the headlight. LED...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,465
Posted By genka
"This Bulb is not DOT approved and is for off...

"This Bulb is not DOT approved and is for off road use only "
Please do not join the idiots running undimmable off road light on the street. It will blind other people without giving you a proper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35,683
Views: 9,036,755
Posted By genka
The picture is from June. I've paid the dues...

The picture is from June. I've paid the dues since.

As Husky630 said- it lets me know know if lean deep enough. But on this bike I have lowered pegs and sometimes can't avoid dragging my toes even...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,690
Posted By genka
I clipped another bike with the pannier. Maybe...

I clipped another bike with the pannier. Maybe I'll work up a courage to post the embarrassing video of the incident.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,920
Posted By genka
Thanks, good to see. Why the GS handlebars look...

Thanks, good to see. Why the GS handlebars look higher on GS? Variations in the factory adjustments?

The images are out of scale GSA is very slightly smaller in the front view, GS is considerably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35,683
Views: 9,036,755
Posted By genka
Actually, there is a third way, and it is the...

Actually, there is a third way, and it is the easiest- Whoring:

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10296267_10152561800903140_1584905661458623592_o.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35,683
Views: 9,036,755
Posted By genka
This is a normal street wear in Ukraine.

This is a normal street wear in Ukraine.
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