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Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,778
Views: 2,140,653
Posted By johnsotl
Laugh Just a few thoughts. Remember, as I'm sure you...

Just a few thoughts. Remember, as I'm sure you know, grieving is a process. You will grief your terrible loss for quite some time, it's not over yet, let the feelings happen.

Regarding finding...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,943,069
Posted By johnsotl
Bridal Veil Falls

The falls is called Bridal Veil Falls. I've ridden my mountain bike and hiked up past the house. The last time I was there I met the folks living in the house. There is a cable cart - if that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By johnsotl
Bike washing

If you spray cold water on a hot care engine, I'm told, you can crack the block. So if you do want to wash it, keep it running or let it cool off. Does this hold true for a 1150gs? I have never ...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By johnsotl
Thanks!

These ideas all sound great, keep em coming. One thought I've had is that I'll be going in late May which could still be cold(ish), any ideas in the southern part of the state?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By johnsotl
Looking for a Colorado Basecamp

Over the years I've gone to Colorado for Mountain biking, kayaking and motorcycling many times. I usually camp around Crested Butte or Telluride, both being fun towns to hang in after a long day. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 3,279,508
Posted By johnsotl
expired tags

Glen,


In one of your pictures I think I noticed your CA tags expired in May of 2005. I figure you know this and are taking care of it. Thought I would mention it just in case... It sure would...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,687
Posted By johnsotl
Translation

It says: People who live in Okinawa raised the voice that they want US to return Okinawa to Japan.

η₯–ε›½ εΎ©εΈ° ι—˜δΊ‰ η’‘

Own Country Return ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2005, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 545,006
Posted By johnsotl
It has already been stated before but thanks...

It has already been stated before but thanks Vance. Not just for sharing your ride, your story, your troubles and your new found love, but thanks for going way out of your way to share all this with...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By johnsotl
That was the Ocoee river

You were at the Upper section of the Ocoee river. The whitewater competition of the Atlanta Olympics were held there. Don't laugh, the water does rise quickly and has washed more than a couple...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2004, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,979
Posted By johnsotl
You must be a local

I was a bit surprised to see where you were. Waddell Hollow road is a road I've ridden hundreds of times. Albeit mostly on a bicycle but on the GS too. Cool area to ride in. Waddell Hollow, over...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By johnsotl
Your suggestion is something I want to do but...

Your suggestion is something I want to do but would that resolve the current carbon build up or just not add anymore?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2004, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By johnsotl
If your 2002 GS was pinging

What would you expect your dealer to do to correct it? Simply clean the carbon out, rebuild the whole top end - rings valves etc - or something else?

What would you ask them to do or not to do?...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By johnsotl
You're right

Of course the right side fall was not caused by the side stand. . .
The right side fall was a caused by my foot slipping on spilled oil at a gas station.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2004, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By johnsotl
That may be the best way to approach this problem.

I don't have aftermarket shocks, just the original. My bike has fallen on both sides now. Both times it was loaded but not overloaded or top heavy. I keep thinking the engineers at BMW must have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By johnsotl
Side Stand problems

Before anyone suggests searching. . . I already have with little luck.

Does anyone besides me have trouble with the sidestand on your 1150gs being too short?

I have a 2002 1150gs which has...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2003, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By johnsotl
Thumb Surly sure is surly

I've had Jesse's on for six months with over 10,000 miles on them. I've gone over mountains, across deserts with no problems. I thinks the turn signal brackets work well with no problem as long as...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2003, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By johnsotl
Thumb well...

I have the black Jesse boxes and I also wondered about potential heat problems before I bought them but got them anyway. I just returned from a trip through parts of Arizona, Utah, etc. and had no...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2003, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By johnsotl
ElSalto

If posting this picture works, this is Elsalto. the big falls in the background and the little one (26 ft) we kayaked in the foreground.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2003, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By johnsotl
I've kayaked some of the whitewater rivers in the...

I've kayaked some of the whitewater rivers in the area you're referring to. Did you happen to got to Cascados Micos or Rio Tampaon, or ElSalto. We ran many waterfalls but only up to 26 feet. They...
Forum: Regional forums 06-02-2003, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By johnsotl
Look at [Bluegrass.com] in the Telluride section....

Look at [Bluegrass.com] in the Telluride section. Last I looked there are some 4 day pass tickets available and single day tickets available for Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday tickets are...
Forum: Regional forums 06-02-2003, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By johnsotl
Are you aware of the Telluride Bluegrgass...

Are you aware of the Telluride Bluegrgass Festival happening on June 19 - 22? Hopefully you are and hopefully you have tickets, I do. As I understand it, you can't get into town on those days...
Forum: Regional forums 05-22-2003, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By johnsotl
Thumb I was excited about my trip before I asked for...

I was excited about my trip before I asked for suggestions but now I can't wait. Keep the suggestions coming!!

Jlundin, yeah I am a kayaker. Last year there was no water west of Tennessee. Is...
Forum: Regional forums 05-21-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By johnsotl
Question Colorado, Utah, Arizona

I'll be riding out to Colorado Utah and Arizon in about 3 weeks and I'm looking for fun roads to ride when I'm out there. My favorite loop that I've done so far in Colorado is going from Crested...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By johnsotl
A bit of topic but

will jeans/pants fit over the Savanna boots or do they have to be tucked in?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2003, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,269
Posted By johnsotl
:ssmile Yeah they did didn't they LVR. I guess...

:ssmile Yeah they did didn't they LVR. I guess the responses speak volumes.

:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2003, 08:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,269
Posted By johnsotl
Cry Hey Rad guy and IceCream girl

Sorry of I hurt y'alls feelings. I'll try to be more sensitive from now on. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2003, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,269
Posted By johnsotl
Eh? Are all GS riders wimps?

I've had my GS for just over 7 months and have been browsing this site for about the same time and I have some questions?

1. Why do folks keep complaining about the wind and noise? It's a...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2003, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By johnsotl
Question Marsee Viagra needed?

I have a Marsee strap on tankbag that seems to be going limp. The side stiffeners just aren't as stiff as they used to be so the bag kind of slumps down. The bag is a little less than a year old...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2003, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,682
Posted By johnsotl
Question Favorite luggage racks for 1150GS

I'm looking to get a luggage rack - the flat type I guess - that fits behind the rear seat. I have an aftermarket seat which limits what fits there so I was wondering what opinions are out there. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2003, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By johnsotl
what does it look like

Anyone out there have any pics of their bikes without the sticker?
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2003, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By johnsotl
where on the angled surface?

where on the angled surface?
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2003, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By johnsotl
I hadn't thought about that. Damn! Now I have...

I hadn't thought about that. Damn! Now I have another option to consider.

It seems to me that placing them on the angled sides makes it more likely to bend the attaching bolts when really...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2003, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By johnsotl
D loop installation

Thanks to razorback's information I've purchased dee loops for my new Jesse bags. In his posting he commented and showed pics of his loops installed on top of his cases on the corners of the flat...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2003, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By johnsotl
Riding at altitude

I replaced my old K75s with a 2002 R1150GS in September. When I would go into the mountains with my k75s above 6000 ft I would use an altitude plug that worked great. Do I need to do anything when...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By johnsotl
Pissed Well here . . .

I bought a new GS in September. when I went to the dealer to purchase the bike I assumed I would get something off the MSRP. I was told No BMW motorcycle dealer gives anything off the price. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2003, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By johnsotl
Thumb I think I had the same concerns that you do about...

I think I had the same concerns that you do about getting Jesse Bags or for that matter any of the larger metal bags. Much to my relief after installing them they do no feel bulky or wide. They are...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2003, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By johnsotl
Laugh That's it!!

The Jesse Dee Loop is exactly what I was looking for! I looked on his web page but I can't find them.

Thanks, I'll order some soon.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2003, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By johnsotl
Question Bolted on attachments to Jesse bags

I've seen some Jesse bags, oan other aluminum bags, with attachments bolted on that allow you to run straps or hooks through them. I don't know how best to describe them other than to say they look...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By johnsotl
Eh? I have a Corbin seat for my new 1150GS, not...

I have a Corbin seat for my new 1150GS, not Adventure. The seat is comfortable but is too wide, which makes the tall bike even tallet, and it looks like a tractor seat. Corbin must think all GS...
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