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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,879
Posted By Sox Fan
Everybody is in a different situation. Hard...

Everybody is in a different situation.

Hard for me to just chuck my job and go around the world. It took me a couple of decades to get to where I am professionally and I am paying college tuition...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Sox Fan
Not sure on the throttle cables. I haven't...

Not sure on the throttle cables.

I haven't replaced the tensioner but I am not the original owner. Bike had 42,000 miles on it when I purchased it.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Sox Fan
Huh. Found the timing window and cranked...

Huh.

Found the timing window and cranked the engine over. "OT" mark in the opening lined up with the arrows so it looks like I was at TDC the whole time. Determined combustion stroke side, check...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Sox Fan
Thank you - very clear instructions. So, my...

Thank you - very clear instructions.

So, my understanding now is:

1. Get the engine to TDC. (I will try the "OT" mark to hopefully validate the arrows are correct).


2. Valves must be...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Sox Fan
Thank you for the replies. So, when the...

Thank you for the replies.

So, when the engine is at TDC (arrows on both sides pointing straight out), you adjust one side, then rotate the engine 360 and do the other side?

How do you know...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Sox Fan
Just searching the net and I see there is a...

Just searching the net and I see there is a timing window cover near the cylinder head. I suppose I could pop that off and see if "OT" is in the window when the arrows are at 3 and 9 O'clock.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Sox Fan
1150 GS Valve Adj Question

Doing a valve adjustment for the first time on my 2004 1150 GSA. All valves were tight. Thought I had all set right but it sounded terrible when I started it. Lots of noise. Have done a few valve...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,631
Views: 388,027
Posted By Sox Fan
$4500 but it's a "race bike". ...

$4500 but it's a "race bike".

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/4914138665.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sox Fan
A lot of people give their bike a good wash...

A lot of people give their bike a good wash before they put it away. That can be a pain in 20 degree temps. I had an RT that I would fully winterize each year and that included a chilly trip to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sox Fan
I also live in Metro Detroit and for me, every...

I also live in Metro Detroit and for me, every winter is different. I keep the GSA ready to roll at all times but last winter we basically got snowed in from December to March. It was an epic winter....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
No -we're heading back tomorrow morning. Back to...

No -we're heading back tomorrow morning. Back to the rat race first thing Tuesday morning.

We found the Moonville and King's Hollow Tunnels today and rode some very cool, meandering dirt roads.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
Been down here riding non stop for the past two...

Been down here riding non stop for the past two days. All these curvy roads in great condition and miles of dirt roads to explore and not a single Starbucks to be seen???

How am I supposed to be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
Looks like our base will be Lancaster, OH. Only...

Looks like our base will be Lancaster, OH. Only 250 or so miles from beautiful Detroit, MI so we should be able to get down there Friday without breaking a sweat and be ready to ride Saturday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
Yup - we ride much the same way. Set a...

Yup - we ride much the same way.

Set a general direction, look for cool roads.

I have a Zumo so we can always find our way back.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
How would Parkersburg, WV be as a base? ...

How would Parkersburg, WV be as a base?

Hotels seem quite a bit cheaper and more plentiful than in Athens.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for all the info! We are looking to...

Thanks for all the info!

We are looking to do a mix of tarmac and some "easy dirt". I will have my pig of a GSA and my buddy will have a very large cruiser that he has no issue riding dirt roads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
thanks for all the replies. we are looking at the...

thanks for all the replies. we are looking at the weekend of Nov 7-10. Thankfully, no home football game - thanks for the heads up on that. I rode through the Hocking Hills area about a month ago on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By Sox Fan
SE Ohio Ride?

Looking to spend a weekend riding the backroads and maybe some light dirt in SE Ohio in early November. Thinking of staying in Athens or Logan for 2-3 nights and using that as a home base.

Any...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,132
Posted By Sox Fan
That's it. I haven't heard any details at all...

That's it. I haven't heard any details at all about the accident yet. Looking at Facebook, it looks like just bought the R1 in May.
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,132
Posted By Sox Fan
Horrible Loss

My niece's boyfriend died in a motorcycle crash yesterday. They have a young daughter together. All I know so far is that he was riding his R1 on 495 in Massachusetts.

25 years old.

Fuck.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 1,123,290
Posted By Sox Fan
Courtesy of Killboy

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-HkWrqDQ/0/M/Killboy%20GSA-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Sox Fan
Congrats! Now you need to properly break it...

Congrats!

Now you need to properly break it in with a few drops in the dirt. Scuff marks and stone chips make these bikes look better.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
I almost bought a leftover 2011 GSA but the one...

I almost bought a leftover 2011 GSA but the one the dealer had left didn't have the pink flamingo option which I understand is rare. Hold on to that one!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,254
Posted By Sox Fan
Definitely do some 1-2 weeks trips first with...

Definitely do some 1-2 weeks trips first with lots of camping. I am 47 and have a very well paying, high stress management gig. I just got back from a 6 day solo trip that I enjoyed immensely. But,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
One of the funniest parts of my trip was that...

One of the funniest parts of my trip was that everyone I met and had a chat with had 3-4 roads that "you have to ride while you are here". If I rode all those I think I would be down there for a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
Hey JS - I believe it's a regular XD3. A buddy...

Hey JS - I believe it's a regular XD3. A buddy bought it on closeout online when they were switching production to the XD4 but it was too big for him. It fit my big head and matched my bike pretty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
Hi Bruce - I live in Commerce Township in Oakland...

Hi Bruce - I live in Commerce Township in Oakland County. I will look out for you and your yellow GS. Can't be many of those in this area.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
Pretty place: ...

Pretty place:

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-KJfHwwD/0/L/DSC_1020-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
Couple more. ...

Couple more.

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-9C9SMC5/0/M/DSC_1106-M.jpghttp://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-sBjJsKd/0/L/DSC_1112-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
More from the BRP. How many bikes look better...

More from the BRP. How many bikes look better loaded with stuff?

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-pS3k2JB/0/M/DSC_1029-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
I am thinking this was on the Blue Ridge Parkway....

I am thinking this was on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-TMLqhqf/0/M/DSC_1043-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11,086
Views: 3,753,490
Posted By Sox Fan
a few pics of my 04 GSA

Just got back from a trip to Deals Gap and back. Rode most of the BRP and then rode the dragon. Great roads down there. Anyway, I like taking pictures of the beast and thought I would share a few....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Sox Fan
I am at Frontline right now. What a terrific...

I am at Frontline right now. What a terrific place.

Greeted as soon as I got off the bike - "we'll get you back on the road for sure". Brought me back to where they store the tires to pick out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Sox Fan
Looks like Frontline Eurosports is only 6 miles...

Looks like Frontline Eurosports is only 6 miles from my hotel. I will try them first in the morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Sox Fan
Wow. I do appreciate the effort JTucker.

Wow. I do appreciate the effort JTucker.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for all the leads guys. Staying in Roanoke...

Thanks for all the leads guys. Staying in Roanoke tonight. Going to call around in the morning. Hopefully someone local has something. I can probably do another 500+ miles though. No threads showing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Sox Fan
BRP - where to get a tire?

Just arrived in Waynseboro, VA on my 04 1150 GSA. The 600 miles from Michigan wore the rear TKC more than expected. I thought it would last for this ride but maybe not. Going to ride the blue ridge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks Jon! I will check it out.

Thanks Jon! I will check it out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,805
Posted By Sox Fan
This. A couple of months ago I called a guy...

This.

A couple of months ago I called a guy about a 1098 Ducati he had for sale. When I asked about service records, he said he had a fight with his girlfriend and she threw them out. THAT is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Sox Fan
Best Arai Dealer in Metro Detroit?

Looking to buy a new full face helmet for the F4 I bought recently. Have been to a few local dealers to look at Arai helmets and have been really frustrated by the experience. No one seems to stock...
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