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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By Parrothead
S-100

Spray it on, leave, wipe it off next year. Can spray it again before wiping to make it a bit easier to polish up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,892
Posted By Parrothead
very cool, downloaded

Not to derail, but another story for those interested. Today at the San Mateo IMS, Don Emde gave a presentation about Edwin 'Cannon Ball' Baker: San Diego to New York City in 11-1/2 days in 1914,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,137
Posted By Parrothead
Welcome back!

Awesome bike, great first ride on it. Kinda like the best first date ever, and you KNOW it's gonna get better!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Parrothead
Saturday

If the creek don't rise
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Parrothead
R850r

I actually shift less, much less, especially on the mountain roads. I do miss the overdrive nature in 6th but have gladly traded it for the roll on power ability in 6th. 1st is great, especially off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,739
Posted By Parrothead
seriously

Nice. It only gets washed twice a year, usually... wax?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,437
Posted By Parrothead
That's some funny shit right there!

Seriously though, glad it turned out to be something simple and nothing to do with your engine. Reminds me of myself and some of the epiphanies I've had of a similar type! There's a y-pipe in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 927,446
Posted By Parrothead
Washed it

for the first time this year. As in the past 12 months. Looks good all cleaned up!
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 30,010
Posted By Parrothead
Paypal address?

Esmir, are you going to pm us the paypal account info, or am I a dummy and missed it somewhere? Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 30,010
Posted By Parrothead
okay, I'm in

I'm definitely want this. Please add me to the waitlist and let me know when you need the paypal. Thanks for doing this!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8,077
Views: 7,594,812
Posted By Parrothead
FTW, your photos in this thread are always...

FTW, your photos in this thread are always inspiring You two keep up the great work!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Parrothead
Put mine up for a year while deployed, at approx 30k miles

I had access to a somewhat insulated, somewhat heated storage space on central Cal coastal mountains, full rodent access: dry summers 80-90; very wet winters 30-60. Washed, waxed, polished with...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By Parrothead
For the house...

Rogar Champion. Pricey, worth it, replaceable parts for generations of use. Got an old one (really old) at a thrift shop for 20 bucks. Winesnob good friend has been using his for 30+ years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,936
Posted By Parrothead
Excellent!

Good book.

OP, good choice, good on ya. Glad you had the opportunity to avoid further conflict. Don't judge everyone by this dick's behavior, but do keep an open awareness that dicks do happen.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Parrothead
Rpm & mpg

[edit] I'm a dope... checked rpm's on my way to work yesterday: 4400 @ 75mph. Der. [edit]


At 75 I think rpm's are in the mid- to upper 3000 range. I do most of my highway riding betwen 75-85...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Parrothead
37:11

Liviob, I went with the R850R 37:11 FD on my '02 GS about 15k miles ago; that was at 59k. Much much much much better for 2-up, especialy loaded for camping. Much much much better for offroad (though...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Parrothead
100-110f

That's what I measured the oil temp at when mine felt hot, a couple years ago. I had just changed out the FD (went with lower gearing) & thought the 'new' FD felt warmer than the stock I had removed....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By Parrothead
Carbuncles....

Good one! :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Parrothead
Great report!

Great coupla rides. You can't beat a good day frip; sometimes it's just the elixir needed. Loved the toast. Thanks for the memories of riding out of SD. Been stationed at Ballast Point & NAB and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By Parrothead
2 sets, with discs

I love having the 2 sets of mounted tires. Both my sets are spoked, use the TKC mounted set in summer and my rare winter off-road ride. For the wet winter riding I put on the Tourance-mounted pair,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,047
Posted By Parrothead
Thumb Excellent!

Very nice report. Good stuff there, great ride, thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,547
Posted By Parrothead
Hmm, mine's always the right turn signal

I stopped replacing the lense, just use superglue and clear packing tape to hold it togeter, until it's too badly crushed to re-use! I actually have a pair of identically jerry-rigged 'spares'.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Parrothead
Welcome aboard

Congrats on the ' new' bike! I've owned an '02 since '04, with fairly "low" mileage at 70k miles, due to Uncle having me travel a bit. I commute on it & do long trips whenever I can, both solo & 2...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,587
Posted By Parrothead
Dibs!

I'll take that topcase full of Yuengling off'n ya! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By Parrothead
Welcome to the kool-aid bowl!

Mayer seat, love mine.

What noise? Turn up the tunes!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Parrothead
Where?

Do you need service? Ted Porter's, near Santa Cruz CA, is a very good shop.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Parrothead
Modifying the BMW bag locks

I realize you want to keep the Jesse's but as an fyi, you can modify the stock bags to keep them unlocked, allowing you to open them without the key. You can still lock them as needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Parrothead
Hhmmm...

My low beam cracked about 6 years ago, tested it for leakage, doesn't leak, still running it. I ride year around- rain on the freeway for hours has not ben a problem. Until I can catch a used spare...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By Parrothead
Hhhmmmm, good photo.

Hhhmmmm, good photo.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,019
Posted By Parrothead
Wife's helmet

and mine are both Shark Evolines, Wedgeman.

Jblk, I'll defonitely try removing the section you suggest. Thanks
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,019
Posted By Parrothead
Shark Evoline II

Wife loves hers, I really like mine. Only downer for me is my head is more oval than round and these are roundhead helmets IMO. However I've worn it for 600-mile days and no headaches or anything,...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By Parrothead
Powerlet

Bought it this winter, have used Widder's over the past 8 years. Loved 'em but the Powerlet's fast response time, heat coverage & wireless controller are the bomb.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,207
Posted By Parrothead
Congrats on the 30/30!

CrownVic, good on ya & your lovely bride. Parrotwife & I also celebrated a 30-year retirement & a 30-year marriage the same year. I hope you love retirement and the GS as much.

BTW, how many of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 585,542
Posted By Parrothead
How bad?

???:norton
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By Parrothead
Virginia City is

great, and close enough to the area you'll be hitting to pop over for an evening, night & morning before hitting more passes. I suggest the Gold Hill Hotel... authentic era lodging, comfortable & not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 585,542
Posted By Parrothead
Teasing...

I like that! Can I buy you a drink, big boy? Hmmmmm?

PS & JJ, Can't wait for the next installment, really liking the Air. Ya done good!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Parrothead
Signal Dynamics

I installed the Signal Dynamics Heads Up single-LED on my 1150 GS. I haven't done a real-time comparo to an analog or digital voltmeter but after almost a year, it's been working as advertised. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,526
Posted By Parrothead
Yup

tried the add-on backpad to my Givi E52, Parrotwife preferred just having her jacket armor provide the padding. The back pad was too thick for comfort... for her.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Parrothead
Congratluations!

Beautiful bike, welcome aboard!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,110
Posted By Parrothead
Been watching

... And this reminds me of how things should be; glad to see things still are this way. You guys rock!
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