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Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 138,805
Posted By PackRat
Put a lanyard on it......it will fly!! .

Put a lanyard on it......it will fly!!


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Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By PackRat
Mine is inside my tank bag for phone, camera...

Mine is inside my tank bag for phone, camera batteries, etc.


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Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By PackRat
+1 and I carry a couple of spares (for other...

+1 and I carry a couple of spares (for other inmates of course!)


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Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By PackRat
When I went to Alaska I had a pair of TKC-80s...

When I went to Alaska I had a pair of TKC-80s send to TOK at Eagle campground and changed them there. They made it 4500 miles up the Dalton and back and I changed them in Anacortis WA on the way...
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,346
Views: 2,295,916
Posted By PackRat
3X.....best use of aux lights!! :clap Forest rats...

3X.....best use of aux lights!! :clap Forest rats are a big problem in Texas!!! I use wide angle floods all the time!


Save the long range spots for long stretches of "very alone" roads at night!...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By PackRat
When I build fuel tanks, I use Randolf Products...

When I build fuel tanks, I use Randolf Products #912 that is an Alcohol Resistant Sloshing Sealer to make sure there are no interior porosity issues. Works well on older tanks, too. Didn't need this...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,770
Views: 871,245
Posted By PackRat
http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend...

http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-trip-March-08/i-K8KtzDq/0/M/Big%20Bend%20Trip%20040-M.jpg

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Forum: The Garage 01-23-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,109
Posted By PackRat
I worked on my autopsy table modifications....got...

I worked on my autopsy table modifications....got the oak face trim installed and filled nail holes.....sanding tomorrow....then 24 drawers to build.:clap

Built lots of engines and transmissions...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 654,981
Posted By PackRat
I contemplated, considered, pondered, imagined,...

I contemplated, considered, pondered, imagined, the scheduling, postponing, beginninig, starting, and re-scheduling the routine service on my GSA........then I thought better of it, and decided to...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,781
Posted By PackRat
Ok - I tried it with MapInstall and it said that...

Ok - I tried it with MapInstall and it said that I "need to install a memory card before transfering Maps". MapInstall doesn't seem to recognise that there is a card is installed at all. :eek1
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Forum: Vendors 10-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,781
Posted By PackRat
Thank you, Sir! :devildog I will try as soon as I...

Thank you, Sir! :devildog I will try as soon as I get home!! I really want that card to work!

And since they are not updating the maps for the 276C series anymore (according to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,097
Posted By PackRat
[QUOTE=84hd79;22479303]Might have gone another...

[QUOTE=84hd79;22479303]Might have gone another way if you told him you were a Navy Corpsman..[/QUOTE


ABSOLUTELY........I always buy Corpsmen drinks when I know they are "Docs".

As a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,097
Posted By PackRat
When I go to Va I just stick the V-1 in my front...

When I go to Va I just stick the V-1 in my front "Stich" pocket and zip it up....then I follow a Vette or some other more attractive target to my destination!:lol3

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,316
Posted By PackRat
You'll love it - especially since she helped you...

You'll love it - especially since she helped you pick it out! Ya'll have fun on it together!!
:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,619,103
Posted By PackRat
If I get a new one I am going to name it "Water...

If I get a new one I am going to name it "Water Boarder"!!:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,617
Posted By PackRat
I've done the same with several final drive...

I've done the same with several final drive failures!:puke1


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,582
Posted By PackRat
I have had these on the last 3 bikes...Love...

I have had these on the last 3 bikes...Love em!!:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 654,981
Posted By PackRat
Walked past it and said something nice to...

Walked past it and said something nice to it...knowing I have 8 more weeks of PY rehab before I can ride it again.:cry


.....as soon as I can lift it!!:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,574
Posted By PackRat
On three sets the best I got was 4500 miles out...

On three sets the best I got was 4500 miles out of the rear and about 6000 out of the fronts!


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Forum: Vendors 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,781
Posted By PackRat
I installed the chip in a Garmin carrier...no...

I installed the chip in a Garmin carrier...no problem until I selectedabout 1.9 GB in map sets (whole USA) and the MapSource sends me a message window that says the memory card isn't sufficiant for...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,109
Posted By PackRat
Re-assembling my Bridgeport mill after...

Re-assembling my Bridgeport mill after overhauling it. Drilled and tapped the rear of the just-precision-ground table for the DRO scales and guards. Tomorrow I chamfer the edges of the t-slots and...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 684,794
Posted By PackRat
It is an aluminum 3.3 gallon tank that I built to...

It is an aluminum 3.3 gallon tank that I built to be legal (with a stock GSA tank) for IBA rallies and events. I have more than 400 mile range with it. I don't put the burp can on it, except for IBA...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By PackRat
Before you buy a new latch, try loooking at the...

Before you buy a new latch, try loooking at the pin that the lock engages and see if you can adjust it with a drift pin and tap it with a hammer. On the one I have, it was knocked off a little with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,270
Posted By PackRat
Master Guns, I am 66 year old Marine with an...

Master Guns,
I am 66 year old Marine with an '02 GSA (70,000 miles) that I have taken to Prudhoe Bay and across the Trans Lab highway in the last 3 years. The bikes you are looking at are great...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 138,805
Posted By PackRat
Pielet97- Outstanding Work!!!! :clap .

Pielet97- Outstanding Work!!!! :clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 654,981
Posted By PackRat
I finished up re-assembly of an overhaul of all...

I finished up re-assembly of an overhaul of all the drive train from the clutch all the way back to the tail light. All new bearings, seals, gaskets, fluids, clutch disc, driveshaft, pivot bearings,...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6,056
Views: 2,618,817
Posted By PackRat
And would she have the insurancve agent on speed...

And would she have the insurancve agent on speed dial?:D


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Forum: Trials 09-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,588
Posted By PackRat
Do it!! I rode my trials bike until my 64 year...

Do it!! I rode my trials bike until my 64 year old knees couldn't hack standing all the time!!

http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-GSA-Mods/IMG1928/115280134_WPhnN-M.jpg

Moab is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By PackRat
Find the answer or cause before you ride it!!! ...

Find the answer or cause before you ride it!!!

In my 02 GSA with 70,000 miles I heard/felt a clunk in my drive train and immediately pulled off and coasted into a close hotel parking lot. On the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,341
Posted By PackRat
At 66, my GSA takes its share of naps....usually...

At 66, my GSA takes its share of naps....usually I take the picture before picking it up!!! :clap No Biggie!!

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By PackRat
+1 !!! :clap .

+1 !!! :clap



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Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By PackRat
If the Dalton is dry, it is reasonable on any...

If the Dalton is dry, it is reasonable on any tire, but in the rain and sleet you will be glad you have knobbies. I also did the Trans Lab on TKCs and they were great, but all the pot holes were full...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,961
Posted By PackRat
Don't count on it!! The Russians make so many...

Don't count on it!! The Russians make so many "off the wall" thread pitches you couldn't measure them!!!! Try to fix one of their tanks!! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By PackRat
I often have to unscrew the collar off the end so...

I often have to unscrew the collar off the end so I can clean the "grippers" that grab the zerk....they get sand behind them and when you push it on they are forced on to the zerk fitting but they...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,388
Posted By PackRat
Same here!! And love them....if the squeaking...

Same here!! And love them....if the squeaking bothers you the silicone spray is said to quiet them!:rofl I will get another pair if these ever wear out. Always been dry for me!

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Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By PackRat
SWmoto - just ordered 2 tourances (ft & rr) for...

SWmoto - just ordered 2 tourances (ft & rr) for the GSA for $286.00 at the front door!! I've gotten about 10 sets from them.:clap Some times you can get some close deals on TKC80s at other places,...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,056
Views: 2,618,817
Posted By PackRat
I thought I was the only one that had Nat Geo...

I thought I was the only one that had Nat Geo Wild shows erased by Opra re-runs!:lol3


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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,028
Posted By PackRat
I have a volt meter on my GSA and I watch the...

I have a volt meter on my GSA and I watch the voltage with all the lights on at low RPM. But other than the initial start up, I don't use it much except under heavy loads (night in winter= lights...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,535
Posted By PackRat
Interesting thread for a rider who is sitting in...

Interesting thread for a rider who is sitting in Greenwood MS in a hotel on Sunday waiting for the U-Haul place to open Monday so I can load my FD failure and take it home!

But I am not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By PackRat
Based on what??? HAVE YOU GOT THE TECHNICAL...

Based on what???
HAVE YOU GOT THE TECHNICAL SPECS FOR BOTH FILTERS? :deal

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