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Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Desert Skies
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By Desert Skies
Pretty sure I was across the street getting gas. ...

Pretty sure I was across the street getting gas. Spent all week up there and put 3000 miles on the GS.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54096838/2014%20Ark%20DS%20Ride/Day%205/PB050064.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By Desert Skies
OK ya hoser, ya might wanna give this...

OK ya hoser, ya might wanna give this (http://bigbendchamber.homestead.com/Lodging.html) a look, eh?


Anywho, if yer lookn for a base camp to the dirt riding, Study Butte (that's pronounced...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By Desert Skies
I spend a couple weeks in BB through New Year. ...

I spend a couple weeks in BB through New Year. Good riding in the Nat Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park.

One thing you must know about Texas. For a state this size, very little of it is public...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Desert Skies
Well good luck buddy, you could always go back to...

Well good luck buddy, you could always go back to street riding. :evil

If you don't make it, I drink your share of liquor. :1drink
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Desert Skies
Oh, do tell... Does this mean you won't be...

Oh, do tell... Does this mean you won't be kicking up dust with me this winter?

Wife and I was thinking about jeep'n over spring break when she's off.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks 1.0, I'll look into it. :thumb

Thanks 1.0, I'll look into it. :thumb
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks. I was understanding a lot of the NF...

Thanks. I was understanding a lot of the NF trails were being shut down due to inconsiderate use. Back in the 70s, we saw our enduro trails go away due to the influx of jeeps. We are now seeing...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Desert Skies
Question AR Forest Service Roads info?

Looking for info on some FS roads. Is there a map set that can be bought that gives info in the roads? I ride up there in the fall and see a lot of forest service roads cutting off the main track...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Desert Skies
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Desert Skies
Go buy a cheap one and grind it down?

Go buy a cheap one and grind it down?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Desert Skies
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies...

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By Desert Skies
Mine must be broke, I never see the headlight...

Mine must be broke, I never see the headlight flash or hear the relay click. But, been that way since new.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By Desert Skies
Must be different on an 05. Other than the CAN...

Must be different on an 05. Other than the CAN controller reading the bulb resistance, I never see enough power to fire the relay.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By Desert Skies
I used the low beam power to trigger my...

I used the low beam power to trigger my fog/driving light relays. Lights stay off until the bike cranks. In addition, I switch between the fog to driving lights using the high beam power.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,086
Posted By Desert Skies
Seriously? :huh

Seriously? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Desert Skies
For me, the low lights are to be seen, the high...

For me, the low lights are to be seen, the high lights are to see. I did both. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/Img_1812_800.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Desert Skies
What bike? If you have engine guards, why not...

What bike? If you have engine guards, why not there? Wider pattern and less shock.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,425
Posted By Desert Skies
Still trying to justify the purchase? :dunno

Still trying to justify the purchase? :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Desert Skies
Proprietary protocol.

Proprietary protocol.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Desert Skies
I have 90K on my 05. Might be a little tough...

I have 90K on my 05. Might be a little tough recording the event. My info display is tits up so it may be a little tough to hook the GS911 and laptop up to record the roll over on the fly. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Desert Skies
It is said that the u-joints have a propensity...

It is said that the u-joints have a propensity for failure around 50K on the earlier models.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Desert Skies
I've been changing my FD fluid every tire change...

I've been changing my FD fluid every tire change for the last 90K. Slacked off of late due to it coming out clean and clear now. You shouldn't be getting gunk in there, sealed unit y'know.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Desert Skies
Final drive or drive shaft??? :scratch

Final drive or drive shaft??? :scratch
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,635
Posted By Desert Skies
Only thing I ever bought from TT is the clip on...

Only thing I ever bought from TT is the clip on spoiler. There stuff is way over priced and mostly is impractical for for a bikes that stays mostly on pavement. When I see a GS with 50lbs of water...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Desert Skies
Dood, you're 900000 miles shy. :lol3

Dood, you're 900000 miles shy. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Desert Skies
Well, if you say so... ...

Well, if you say so...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/Iain%20Speedo/IMG_0890800.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Desert Skies
Yep, been dealing with this for some time now. ...

Yep, been dealing with this for some time now. In my case, display gets wigged out. I can usually bring it back to life by disassembling it and re seating the connectors. Last go-round, I chipped...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,174
Posted By Desert Skies
Wait till the $75 Touratech twist off beer cap...

Wait till the $75 Touratech twist off beer cap removal tool thread cranks up. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,174
Posted By Desert Skies
You mean the oil in my 05 isn't a lifetime fill...

You mean the oil in my 05 isn't a lifetime fill like the FD? :scratch
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Desert Skies
Crankcase breather.

Crankcase breather.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Desert Skies
Ping Sensor

Well fek! Spelt the title wrong. :baldy

Ping Sensor!!! Anybody ever have one go bad? Got a warning and the GS-911 comes up with a bad knock sensor. Cleared the code and rode around the block...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,494
Posted By Desert Skies
With Jessies on, not too hard. The ole back into...

With Jessies on, not too hard. The ole back into the saddle trick works pretty well.

Nekid GS... This thing will plain jerk yer nutts up around yer neck to get it shinny side up.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Desert Skies
I beat my 05 up in the rocky desert of the Big...

I beat my 05 up in the rocky desert of the Big Bend quite a bit. I've hit some pretty hard shit at speed and not seen an issue.

Possible yours is an isolated issue due to a defective housing? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Desert Skies
Or smell it.

Or smell it.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Desert Skies
Yes, sounds like slippage. I would drop down to...

Yes, sounds like slippage. I would drop down to 5th and stay out of the throttle as much as possible until you get her home.

Also, check your insurance, may have roadside assist attached. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,932
Posted By Desert Skies
Wired through a fuse straight to the battery. ...

Wired through a fuse straight to the battery.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/Img_0218_zps338f6db8.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,017
Posted By Desert Skies
One of the first things I took off 90K miles ago.

One of the first things I took off 90K miles ago.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Desert Skies
Still, shouldn't be hard to make a set.

Still, shouldn't be hard to make a set.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Desert Skies
You could also take the other one out, sit down...

You could also take the other one out, sit down with a cold beer, stainless welding rod and a pair of needle nose and duplicate one...
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