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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By WindSailor
Exactly. Almost no air at all. The wife...

Exactly.

Almost no air at all. The wife used that setup on her first trip and liked it.

We will pack them again this year - Personally I like just the sheepskin - in fact I bought a yard of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By WindSailor
I have a '11 GSA and the stock battery gave it up...

I have a '11 GSA and the stock battery gave it up after 2+ years even though I had a CTECH battery charger on it all the time.
I put in a Deka battery, the price was right.

One battery I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,745
Posted By WindSailor
Loop Speaking of a lawn mower... A few...

Loop Speaking of a lawn mower...

A few years back I inherited my father's old John Deer lawn mower.
It being 20 plus years old at that time, it started to develop a hole in the deck - so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By WindSailor
I ride 42 and 44, front and back. All the time. ...

I ride 42 and 44, front and back. All the time.

I don't know about being twitchy - in the gravel - yes - things tend to move a lot more...

It sure has improved my mileage and tire life, rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,164
Posted By WindSailor
I'm pretty much on the same page. Either that...

I'm pretty much on the same page.
Either that or Bruno'...
I'm not too worried... But I'm paying attention too.


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Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
If the focal point is the same, the light throw -...

If the focal point is the same, the light throw - arguably - should be close...

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,164
Posted By WindSailor
The only suggestion I have is that I would...

The only suggestion I have is that I would personally pull the zerk and see if I had enough grease (if any) after I gave it a shot.
With something that small it is always hard to feel if you got...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By WindSailor
If you are planning to buy some time in the...

If you are planning to buy some time in the future - I would sincerely look at this thread - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991374

Currently I use my 2011 GSA as my touring bike....
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
Yep - exactly the same here. I spent...

Yep - exactly the same here.

I spent somewhere around $600 configuring my HID system to where I am satisfied with it. That's installing different types of ballasts and bulbs to get what I thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,164
Posted By WindSailor
Zerk or zert, I've heard people say both. If...

Zerk or zert, I've heard people say both.
If the zerk was plugged, you can tell it - nothing moves. But I've also seen where people are thinking they are pumping grease when they are actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,029
Posted By WindSailor
I talked to our reliability guy again and he said...

I talked to our reliability guy again and he said there was none better for displacing water or condensation.
He said in a gear box contaminated with water the oil will froth while it is spinning,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,029
Posted By WindSailor
I'll use that at my local NAPA - if they can get...

I'll use that at my local NAPA - if they can get close I'd prefer to buy locally.

That's close enough for me to be somewhat competitive.

Even Hank doesnt go beyond 5k (to my knowledge - someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,029
Posted By WindSailor
Ok... I work in a Pulp and Paper mill - and we...

Ok... I work in a Pulp and Paper mill - and we are in the -very likely- process of switching to Royal Purple from years of using Mobil1. I am supposed to have a meeting with the RP tech next time he...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,029
Posted By WindSailor
The only way I can halfway justify this is I have...

The only way I can halfway justify this is I have a short run to work - maybe 15 minutes...
Not enough time to totally evaporate all of the Condensation out of the case. So a lot of short runs.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,029
Posted By WindSailor
What you said earlier (racegun) is basically...

What you said earlier (racegun) is basically what our 'reliability' guy at work was professing to.

Now I did put in RP this time, and I used the 'Max Cycle' version which was listed for $18...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By WindSailor
Good to know - thanks for posting back. ...

Good to know - thanks for posting back.

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,966
Posted By WindSailor
Sounds like fun. That ride is on my Bucket list. ...

Sounds like fun. That ride is on my Bucket list.

Speaking of 395 in Oregon, one of my buddies gave another ride report on that section.

" At some point I pass thru Seneca and stop for a late...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,533
Posted By WindSailor
I haven't read all of the posts in this thread -...

I haven't read all of the posts in this thread - but I have to agree what you are conveying here.

Harshly blipping the throttle at idle when the throttle is closed will cause my bike to stutter -...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
Sorry it's early in the morning - what is going...

Sorry it's early in the morning - what is going to be the difference between the KLR H7 and the other H7 you offer?

Smaller in overall dimensions - if I got that one right... But I want to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,358
Posted By WindSailor
Yes sir.... Worked with a set of Navy Seals...

Yes sir....

Worked with a set of Navy Seals whose job was to break out POW's back in the Vietnam War. Damn fine bunch. Reliable. Had your back, no matter what.

My son is an Air Force EOD, who...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,874
Posted By WindSailor
Mosquito And yes - there is only so much...

Mosquito

And yes - there is only so much you can do for JP5 - not bad though.

AV gas - yes.

We did hold the world record for rotory wing - to 30K feet (I believe - could be wrong there)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,874
Posted By WindSailor
I don't remember what spec of oil we used in our...

I don't remember what spec of oil we used in our CH54's back in the mid 70's... It was synthetic and more than likely Mobil1...

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,874
Posted By WindSailor
Which is why I ran RedLine before... It is...

Which is why I ran RedLine before... It is another Ester based oil. It just seemed natural - running an air / oil cooled motor to use something as such...

Not sure if Royal Purple is an Ester...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,874
Posted By WindSailor
That was after a discount - originally it was $18...

That was after a discount - originally it was $18 and change.
I'll try it one time - I had been using RedLine and that was ok. Our department 'reliability' guy was touting Royal Purple because of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By WindSailor
Great feedback. I've got to have the ability...

Great feedback.
I've got to have the ability to move around on the seat. Some are literally curved to the point you only have one sweet spot - move out of that area and you are smashing something...
Forum: Vendors 06-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
Thanks for the feedback. I'll more than...

Thanks for the feedback.

I'll more than likely order one.

There is something a little worrisome about 23000 volts that 'could' effect other items if something goes wrong. I really like the...
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
Great news. Did you install both the low and...

Great news.
Did you install both the low and the beam?
High beam is a little bit tighter....

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,874
Posted By WindSailor
Ehhh.... Hamburger is ok - but I don't mind...

Ehhh....
Hamburger is ok - but I don't mind feeding my baby steak once in a while...

:)


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Forum: Vendors 06-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
Navy or Chad If you don't want the H7, I am...

Navy or Chad
If you don't want the H7, I am interested to see if it will fit in my GSA... PM me... to keep me up to date on what you guys decide. I only want one...

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,874
Posted By WindSailor
This time around I went with Royal Purple - $16...

This time around I went with Royal Purple - $16 per quart at NAPA (10-40).
I didn't know Walmart carried Royal Purple... I'll have to check that out...

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,456
Posted By WindSailor
:lurk I've heard both sides - but I've also...

:lurk

I've heard both sides - but I've also seen the dealership plug in powered pigtails when removing the battery too... So why do that?

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Forum: Vendors 06-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
I've got a 1200GSA with a HID setup with a D2S...

I've got a 1200GSA with a HID setup with a D2S bulb which required some modifying to make that work - which is why I'm paying attention here. I too am doubtful, but that is just looking at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By WindSailor
Yep Its inevitable. Especially if you like to...

Yep
Its inevitable. Especially if you like to tinker.
Can bus power sockets are limited to 5 amps - heated clothing is definitely higher than that.
Currently I have a cheap NAPA old fashion fuse...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By WindSailor
Generally speaking a relayed controlled fuse...

Generally speaking a relayed controlled fuse block only controls one item. Whether you are managing 'switched power' (only have power to the fuse block when the bikes ignition switch is turned on) or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,518
Posted By WindSailor
JM Yes - I remember a conversation about...

JM

Yes - I remember a conversation about using a high intensity light and using a 'filter - amber colored' to reduce the reflective glare given off by a light in a relatively higher Kelvin value. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,518
Posted By WindSailor
Nice picture. That ride is on my bucket list. ...

Nice picture. That ride is on my bucket list.
The other thing I have considered is a light bar instead of the two individual lights which arguably are prone to being damaged when the bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,518
Posted By WindSailor
My personal choice would be: BajaDesigns ...

My personal choice would be:
BajaDesigns
Clearwater
Other third party set

If you want something that will reach down the road at night you have to have a 'spot' or focused beam.
I have an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 654,937
Posted By WindSailor
Would it work on the 1200? I don't know if...

Would it work on the 1200?
I don't know if there is any differences between the two... But I'm game for one!

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Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 654,937
Posted By WindSailor
Yep - done that before - more than once. Wont be...

Yep - done that before - more than once. Wont be the last time either...
Forum: Vendors 04-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 112,267
Posted By WindSailor
Well 2200 is better than the stock bulb, and I am...

Well 2200 is better than the stock bulb, and I am assuming the H7 will have a remote driver setup... The 1200 GSA has limited space in the headlight assembly.

What about implementing replaceable...
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