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Forum: Hacks Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By AviatorTroy
Woo hoo, finally get to post here!

Yes, the chair has a coil over shock so I believe it is a very late Friendship 1 before they went to the kind that the top half lifts up.

Well, now for an update. Dissasembled the kill switch and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,466
Posted By AviatorTroy
TKC 80s or if you want a little more tire life a...

TKC 80s or if you want a little more tire life a TKC on the front and a tourance or something on the rear.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By AviatorTroy
Durelle, that's the one I saw, thanks.

Durelle, that's the one I saw, thanks.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By AviatorTroy
Mitas tires in US?

Hi guys and gals, I know I just read a thread around here talking about a vendor that actually has these in stock in the US but now I can't find it anywhere. Anyone know who it is or what the...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By AviatorTroy
If it holds air it should be fine, don't worry.

If it holds air it should be fine, don't worry.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By AviatorTroy
Got mine from them and it's been on my GS since...

Got mine from them and it's been on my GS since 2009 and still looks great!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,366
Posted By AviatorTroy
MotionX works great for this, but hell the latest...

MotionX works great for this, but hell the latest update of google maps now includes the option to download maps, though I've not tried it yet.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,842
Posted By AviatorTroy
Planning on riding some of this next week. Only...

Planning on riding some of this next week. Only have 3 days, so I'm cutting out the hard sections, and starting in Jellico and riding the western loop back around to Stanton, then scuttling back up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,769
Posted By AviatorTroy
I don't know about hotels because we always get a...

I don't know about hotels because we always get a room about 11 months before the even which is about what it takes. I will say don't miss the flat track race on Saturday night, it's about 20...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By AviatorTroy
I guess I have to throw in there that getting to...

I guess I have to throw in there that getting to the San Juans from Boulder I would try to get yourself to Fairplay and go over Weston Pass (way easier and just south of Mosquito Pass which I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By AviatorTroy
Planning Colorado ride route. Need advice

The best riding in in the San Juan's, but petty much as long as you get away from the front range and all the normal tourist destinations you pretty much can't go wrong. I've heard the Butler map is...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By AviatorTroy
I was going to offer a spot in the back of my...

I was going to offer a spot in the back of my truck for your bike but I can't leave quite that soon. PM me if you want to try to hook up out there, wife probably can't come this time so I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,953
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes, and they look great, but are simply not in...

Yes, and they look great, but are simply not in the same class in terms of durability as the all welded cases are. But neither are the BMW Adventure cases for that matter.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By AviatorTroy
Break in 13 GSA on long ride

Riding on the highway at a steady speed is the single worst thing you can do to a brand new engine. You need to cycle the manifold pressure and therefore the load, while keeping RPM down. I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,953
Posted By AviatorTroy
Jessie. You could roll the bike and the panniers...

Jessie. You could roll the bike and the panniers wouldn't move. They also fit narrow and tight. The only drawback is that they are kind of ugly. Still my favorite choice. If you like side opening...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By AviatorTroy
I drive Cincy-CO trip a couple times a year....

I drive Cincy-CO trip a couple times a year. Unless 70 is out of the question, you might as well blow down the miles and get where u want to be , as that drive sucks however way you look at it. Good...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dad got all the covers off yesterday, no spark....

Dad got all the covers off yesterday, no spark. Going to start with all the interlocks. It came with a service manual so we will get there.


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Forum: Hacks 07-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By AviatorTroy
Thanks, I've read the little yellow spiral bound...

Thanks, I've read the little yellow spiral bound sidecar book cove to cover and those PDFs have some more in depth information, right now still trying to get the thing to start.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By AviatorTroy
Woo hoo, finally get to post here!

My father got a new toy for us to play with, here she is straight from a blind bid at an estate auction...

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By AviatorTroy
As it's been said a million times it depends on...

As it's been said a million times it depends on what you want to to, but I'll just throw my personal experience into the ring in case you find it helpful... I had a bunch of street bikes, and wanted...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,011
Posted By AviatorTroy
To the OP, I think you will find lots of support...

To the OP, I think you will find lots of support here either way. In 2011, I had the rare chance to be off for 7 weeks, and my wife and I spent a year planning a ride all through the western states...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-20-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By AviatorTroy
West Palm Beach area

Good luck, I fly an airplane based down there at Jet aviation, as for riding here, there's no words to describe how horrible it is. Even if you ride corbitt which I have tried, it's just sand ruts...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,925
Posted By AviatorTroy
Today I added some reflective stickers because I...

Today I added some reflective stickers because I have a ride coming up in over-regulated New York and New Jersey. The stickers adhered to the plasti dip with no problems, resulting in the "oil...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,925
Posted By AviatorTroy
Had an old helmet that was not being used much,...

Had an old helmet that was not being used much, decided to to some experimenting. Taped off the vents and such. This was the first time I've ever used plastidip, it's hard to explain unless you have...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,429
Posted By AviatorTroy
With 50k mile under your belt, you are fine....

With 50k mile under your belt, you are fine. Enjoy the ride, you have waaaay more than enough experience to be safe, have fun with it you only live once!
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,908
Posted By AviatorTroy
New craftsmen stuff is awful. I agree with the...

New craftsmen stuff is awful. I agree with the post that they have been going downhill for at least 10 years. FYI, my garage got broken into a few years ago and I needed a quick and cheap tool set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By AviatorTroy
Pelican 2600 as topcase - sideways?

I personally would mount it with the hinge on the right, because first of all you mount/ dismount the bike from the left so it would drive me crazy to walk to the other side to get anything out every...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By AviatorTroy
I used to rent all the time from a place in...

I used to rent all the time from a place in Scottsdale, AZ. I think they had DR650s, a few vstroms, a bunch of R1200GS, RTs, and other stuff. Just can't remember the name of it but it should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By AviatorTroy
I really like S100. Some say its bad for the...

I really like S100. Some say its bad for the paint, but I've been using it for years on many different bikes and it's worked fine with no detrimental effects. Simple green is good stuff too but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 17,883
Posted By AviatorTroy
Haven't gotten mine, and need it bad. No leaks...

Haven't gotten mine, and need it bad. No leaks yet, but cracking a plenty.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,720
Posted By AviatorTroy
I bought a case of Mann (OEM) oil filters from...

I bought a case of Mann (OEM) oil filters from Amazon for about 7 bucks/filter. Since I'm planning on riding the bike until death do us part, I thought it was a good deal.

I also dig the...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,658
Posted By AviatorTroy
All I can say is, I wouldn't go there. My wife's...

All I can say is, I wouldn't go there. My wife's '99had an irreparable check engine light for the last 4 years, the VVT system is problematic, the breather system doesn't use a PCV valve and if it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 308,552
Posted By AviatorTroy
BMW R****R Thread

Beat me to the punch. I had stock aluminum GSA guards and one minor tip over and they look like those above now. Replaced with the Machineartmoto ones, plastic but with rubber inserts and I swear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,551
Posted By AviatorTroy
Just get busted for DUI but didn't hurt...

Just get busted for DUI but didn't hurt anyone.... Get a chance at rehab, automatically lose your license for 5 years. Injure someone, never allowed to drive again. Kill someone, you should hang. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By AviatorTroy
Aerostich colors and heat...

Squish, thanks, sounds like you are getting where I was going with all that perfectly.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By AviatorTroy
Thanks all, I really haven't decided, was leaning...

Thanks all, I really haven't decided, was leaning toward the tan, but my responsible side says hi viz. Hmmmmm.....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By AviatorTroy
Oxy Hydrogen? Like, water? Looks like the...

Oxy Hydrogen? Like, water? Looks like the Chinese water torture to me, hook up vacuum lines to nipples where you do the TB sync and let it suck some water into the cylinders as you are revving the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By AviatorTroy
BMW Soft Bag 2. I have the small, which is a...

BMW Soft Bag 2. I have the small, which is a great tail bag, but they also make a large which is more like a duffle bag. Waterproof, tough, gas reflecty bits all over it. The best feature is that...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By AviatorTroy
Aerostich colors and heat...

Quick question, my amazing wife gave me a gift certificate for a Darien jacket for my birthday and I'm getting read to order it. 90% of my riding is done between 80-95 degrees, occasionally over...
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