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Forum: Equipment 03-18-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,720
Posted By gfspencer
I traded my GS for an RT but I occasionally wore...

I traded my GS for an RT but I occasionally wore my Vanson jacket when I rode my GS. Vanson makes great gear.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,107
Posted By gfspencer
Good luck. I am on my third tank. I even had...

Good luck. I am on my third tank. I even had the third one coated. Now it is deformed on top.

I've owned 5 Ducatis but my Sport Classic has been a 5 year long pain in the rear. I'm getting rid...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,035
Posted By gfspencer
Get on I-77 and drop down to Fancy Gap. At Fancy...

Get on I-77 and drop down to Fancy Gap. At Fancy Gap take the Blue Ridge Parkway toward the Gap. Don't miss the Cherohala Parkway and Skyland Drive. Only visit The Dragon mid-week. Weekends at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,898
Posted By gfspencer
In North Carolina ethanol does not have to be...

In North Carolina ethanol does not have to be listed on the pump if it is 10% or lower.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,898
Posted By gfspencer
I'm on the third tank on my Ducati Paul Smart. I...

I'm on the third tank on my Ducati Paul Smart. I had this tank coated with a Caswell product before I put any fuel in it. So far it has been okay. Ethanol can definitely mess things up.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By gfspencer
Thanks, everyone! :clap

Thanks, everyone! :clap
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By gfspencer
Arai Helmet Parts

How in the world do you get parts for an Arai helmet? I have a brand new RX-Q. The front chin vent broke after three rides. I need a new one. But if you go to the Arai website you will find a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,077
Posted By gfspencer
What's it ready for? :huh

What's it ready for? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By gfspencer
I have it on my '08. It has helped me several...

I have it on my '08. It has helped me several times.
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,889
Posted By gfspencer
Tractor trailer trucks are not supposed to be on...

Tractor trailer trucks are not supposed to be on the Dragon but some do it anyway. Another problem is large campers.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,019
Posted By gfspencer
I guess our difference is a matter of semantics -...

I guess our difference is a matter of semantics -

If you live in a non-attainment city the EPA mandates that you clean up the air. It gives you several suggestions as to how you might do that. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,019
Posted By gfspencer
The EPA does not require a 10% ethanol blend. ...

The EPA does not require a 10% ethanol blend. The EPA limits ethanol to 10% unless the fuel is labeled E-15. Individual states have their own set of regulations. For instance, North Carolina does...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By gfspencer
10% ethanol is not commonly blended into gasoline...

10% ethanol is not commonly blended into gasoline all over the country. It is blended in the mid-west, in parts of the north-east and in California. Ethanol is a recent addition to some brands -...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By gfspencer
Don't even think about finding good BBQ in South...

Don't even think about finding good BBQ in South Carolina. They use mustard sauce. :huh

If you can make your way through Lexington, NC stop at Lexington Barbecue on Hwy 64/70 (old I-85). They...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By gfspencer
I was gone for almost a year (Army). I changed...

I was gone for almost a year (Army). I changed the oil. I filled the fuel tank and added Stabil. I put the bike on a charger. I got the front tire off the ground and put the rear tire on a rubber...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By gfspencer
I've done two too - :D 1) The Passo dello...

I've done two too - :D 1) The Passo dello Stelvio and 2) The Cherohala Skyway
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,522
Posted By gfspencer
My '08 GS has been a huge pain in the rear . . ....

My '08 GS has been a huge pain in the rear . . . and I still love it! :D I can't think of another bike that I would rather have.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,202
Posted By gfspencer
That's an excellent idea. I'm 63 years old and...

That's an excellent idea. I'm 63 years old and 5' 11". I used to have to stand on the peg to swing my leg over my GS. I started doing some stretching exercises and now I can stand on the ground...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,673
Posted By gfspencer
I got mine changed today. It didn't take long at...

I got mine changed today. It didn't take long at all. Then I went for a nice ride. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,673
Posted By gfspencer
My bike is scheduled to be worked on Wednesday if...

My bike is scheduled to be worked on Wednesday if the part comes in Tuesday. I'm not holding my breath.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,673
Posted By gfspencer
I got my notice this afternoon. So how many...

I got my notice this afternoon. So how many things have been recalled on my bike? :dunno Maybe it's just three. Front shocks (2 times). Ring antenna. Fuel Controller. That doesn't count the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By gfspencer
Pillion Seat Won't Latch Properly

My rear seat (pillion seat) on my '08 GS does not want to stay locked onto the bike. It snaps in but can easily be dislodged. I don't see any easy way to adjust the latch. Does anyone have a fix?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,534
Posted By gfspencer
I was bitching about my seat the other day and...

I was bitching about my seat the other day and then I went on a long drive in my wife's car. After two hours my rear was toast. I don't think that any seat in/on any vehicle is going to help me. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,280
Posted By gfspencer
If ESA had not come on the bike I probably...

If ESA had not come on the bike I probably wouldn't have it. But ESA did come on the bike, I have it, and I love it! :clap I switch settings all the time depending on what kind of road I'm riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By gfspencer
That's scary. :eek1 Glad you're okay.

That's scary. :eek1 Glad you're okay.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,915
Posted By gfspencer
You're making me "home" sick. (I was stationed...

You're making me "home" sick. (I was stationed in Germany for four years. Hanau and Baumholder) I wish I could be visiting the Porsche museum right now. The last time I was there the "museum" was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By gfspencer
I put a GSA screen on my 08 GS. It didn't cost...

I put a GSA screen on my 08 GS. It didn't cost $1030. :huh You need the screen, the extra bar and two screws for the screen/bar. (There might be another part where the big knobs are located but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,853
Posted By gfspencer
Well, I'm not sure what page I'm on. I own...

Well, I'm not sure what page I'm on. I own several Lecia M cameras and lenses. I've owned pre-1980's and post-1980's Porsches. None of my pre-1980's Porsches compare to my Cayman. To each his...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,635
Posted By gfspencer
In what way did the seat feel different? I...

In what way did the seat feel different? I thought about moving over to a GSA but I would lose my shirt in a trade . . . but I probably could afford the cash for a GSA seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,499
Posted By gfspencer
You guys who have the special edition make me...

You guys who have the special edition make me sick. :puke1 (Not really.) My dealer got two and sold both of them before I ever knew they existed. :cry

IMHO it's the best looking GS that BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By gfspencer
Thanks for passing that piece of information...

Thanks for passing that piece of information along. I occasionally ride on hard gravel roads (very little gravel and a lot of dry, hard dirt) and was thinking that I might actually be better off if...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By gfspencer
My dealer told me that Adventures used to have a...

My dealer told me that Adventures used to have a lower first gear but gearing for the GS and the GSA is the same for 2009.

I don't find wire wheels that hard to clean but Cycletroll is right, cast...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By gfspencer
Stock Seats on an 08 GS

Is a GSA seat more comfortable than a GS seat? Are they interchangeable?
Forum: Europe 09-14-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By gfspencer
I've only done two rides in Spain (one was in...

I've only done two rides in Spain (one was in November but that was in southern Spain) so I am not an expert . . . . but here goes:

* The weather is probably going to be warmer than it is in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By gfspencer
I never knew what to do with that O ring. ...

I never knew what to do with that O ring. Thanks! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By gfspencer
That's the first time that I have ever heard a...

That's the first time that I have ever heard a GSA called "light". :huh

As others have suggested try a GSA and a GS. They are both great bikes. You can't go wrong with either. However, they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By gfspencer
You are not looking for an exact weight with...

You are not looking for an exact weight with those pictograms. For example, if you are a BIG person and carry a lot of stuff in your side bags you might want to choose two riders and bags even...
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,642
Posted By gfspencer
Glad you are okay! I've had a car back up on...

Glad you are okay!

I've had a car back up on me. It's not fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,360
Posted By gfspencer
After 30 years in the Army I have a one beer...

After 30 years in the Army I have a one beer limit for driving. As far as a motorcycle goes . . . never have . . . never will.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By gfspencer
Perfect Score! :evil

Perfect Score! :evil
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