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Forum: Face plant 12-17-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,913
Posted By liv2ryd
My update

It's been a year and 4 months for me now. After all boots and hardware were finally done with and out in March of '12, I did ok, but there wasn't a day go by that I wasn't reminded of the fact I did...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,913
Posted By liv2ryd
Cry 1 year anniversary

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my accident, and although I have healed just fine, every day I am reminded that I had quite an injury down there. Some days it's just a little ache or pain,...
Forum: Face plant 03-03-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,913
Posted By liv2ryd
getting on the horse

Yes, I am an old guy on a big bike who has ridden off-road and on for 35 years, and this is the worst injury I have ever suffered on a bike. I wasn't even on some heroic, gnarly, steep single track,...
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,913
Posted By liv2ryd
How does one get back on the horse?

I'll chime in here with my injury story, will keep it fairly short. Riding a 1200 GS, dislocated my right ankle and broke the fibula when I went down in the mountains of Central Colorado on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,542
Posted By liv2ryd
Yea. Get a battery made to fit the GS. No...

Yea. Get a battery made to fit the GS. No trimming, no fussing, it just goes in and works. :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By liv2ryd
Question Good shop to change tires in Helena

CJ59 and I need a recommendation for a shop in Helena that can do a good job mounting and balancing a set of TKCs on our GSs in August. We're riding up from Denver on street tires so we can hammer...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,288
Posted By liv2ryd
Why would I take a GS off-road?

To borrow a quote I saw on a Harley t-shirt: If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand. :lol3 I call my GS "Barney" 'cause I'm going to ride it 'till it's rubble!
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,030
Posted By liv2ryd
A most incredible ride

Just did the WRT with my bro-in-law (CJ59) a couple of weeks ago, one of the most amazing rides I've ever done, we did it in one day on a pair of GS1200s. Long day, worn out, worth every mile! ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By liv2ryd
I live in suburban Denver

and have never gotten worse than 42 mpg on my 1200GS (not adventure), and usually average around 48, and that's lots of riding in the high country and a fair amount of off-road, too. Even going to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,391
Posted By liv2ryd
Ok,Ok, enough:becca, WAAAYYY TOO MUCH...

Ok,Ok, enough:becca, WAAAYYY TOO MUCH INFORMATION. :eek1 Someone, please, for the love of God hijack this thread with an oil question. Oh, by the way, I get along just fine with the Alaska...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,511
Posted By liv2ryd
In almost 35 years of riding, and riding many...

In almost 35 years of riding, and riding many different types of bikes, and taking lots of trips iver those years staying in motels in big cities and small, I have never covered a bike, and I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By liv2ryd
It's a horrible feeling at first but ain't it...

It's a horrible feeling at first but ain't it great when you find out the problem is something fairly minor like a throttle cable becoming unseated :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,542
Posted By liv2ryd
Pissed I give up

After spending over an hour in the garage, beating and pounding on the strap, cutting on the Odyssey, almost stripping the strap nut in the airbox, wiggling, wrangling and cussing, I give up. THIS...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By liv2ryd
Go with the GS

I've had a V-Strom, and my 05 GS1200 is coming up on 5 years old and I will not part with it. There is absolutely no comparison in the handling of the BMW vs the Suzuki either on or off-road. The...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,435
Posted By liv2ryd
Thumb ready to go again

Did it with my brother-in-law in June of '07 and had the most memorable trip of my life! Took complement of tools that would fit most fasteners on the bike, tire repair kit and pump, which we used...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,707
Posted By liv2ryd
Get the GS if...

you plan to use it both on and off pavement, it is an incredible bike. And you can do a lot more with it off-road than you think - look into a class like Raw Hyde Adventures if you plan to ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By liv2ryd
lost 2

I lost two topcase, replaced under warranty, then just got longer mounting bolts so they went all the way through the latch plate and the luggage rack. I can't remove the top box without unscrewing...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,299
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 277,398
Posted By liv2ryd
Make sure you got the parts

When changing something major on a bike, say like an entire exhaust system on your wife's R1200R, unpack and go through the new system to make sure everything you need is there BEFORE you remove the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,418
Posted By liv2ryd
My experience says yes

After strictly Harleys for 17 years, I got a 1200GS in 2005 and could definitely see a difference in how noticeable I was in traffic, less so on the GS. My H-Ds always had aftermarket pipes, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,868
Posted By liv2ryd
Seen it twice

First, a guy on a "boutique" chopper sitting in the left turn lane on a very busy downtown Denver street, yakking away when the green arrow came on. Almost dropped his phone and bike trying to take...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By liv2ryd
Although the Rox risers are a beautifully...

Although the Rox risers are a beautifully machined piece, the problem I had with them was in rugged off-road conditions, they would rotate in the clamps from all the leverage placed on them when...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By liv2ryd
Had my first off road experience with them today,...

Had my first off road experience with them today, didn't go down, but did have rotation problems over choppy stuff. Had an allen wrench, tightened 'em down as much as I could and they still rotated...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,157
Posted By liv2ryd
Talking 3 encounters come to mind: 1) I ride the bike...

3 encounters come to mind:
1) I ride the bike to work often, and went to grab some lunch at Chipotle to take back. As I'm getting on the bike after getting my food, a guy getting out of the car that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By liv2ryd
Boy, too bad you didn't have a video camera...

Boy, too bad you didn't have a video camera mounted on your bike at the time!:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By liv2ryd
Eek I think that's too low

I don't think I've ever gotten worse than about 40 on my GS, whether during break-in or (ahem) spirited riding! Hopefully yours will improve, but 27-30, even on a new engine, sounds low to me. I...
Forum: Alaska 03-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,424
Posted By liv2ryd
Me 'n CJ59 heading up out of Denver around 6/1,...

Me 'n CJ59 heading up out of Denver around 6/1, keeping itinerary fairly loose, as far north as Arctic Circle, then?????? I'll probably beat him since my yellow 1200GS is much faster than his red...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By liv2ryd
Maybe you did mount yours higher, I originally...

Maybe you did mount yours higher, I originally tried mine pretty low where the plate spreads out figuring it'd give the best purchase. After discovering that wouldn't work (after drilling the holes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By liv2ryd
Did you use the hardware included with the Zumo...

Did you use the hardware included with the Zumo to mount it like this? That's one of the ways I was considering but wasn't sure it would work.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By liv2ryd
handlebar for now

Well, at this point I did mount it on the handlebar using the clamp supplied with the Zumo and it does clear the bag, I had been hoping to mount it to the instrument panel/windscreen area. I may try...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By liv2ryd
Question GPS, Aeroflow, tankbag, choose any two

Went to mount the Zumo 550 to my 1200 GS today, thought I could mount the ball mount to the sideplate of the Aeroflow mount, but, once mounted up, turning the bars full lock right interferes with the...
Forum: Alaska 01-29-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By liv2ryd
It'll probably be mid june or a little earlier.

It'll probably be mid june or a little earlier.
Forum: Alaska 01-27-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By liv2ryd
Question Skagway to Haines on the ferry

Ok, I've done the search a couple of times and haven't found the answer to this question: How realistic is it to be able to get on the ferry from Skagway to Haines without reservations, assuming one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,506
Posted By liv2ryd
I've been riding 30 years now, have ridden just...

I've been riding 30 years now, have ridden just about any type of bike out there, and have taken MSF courses and several track days (Pridmore's CLASS). The single most important thing I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,688
Posted By liv2ryd
Laugh My dealer has a demo of every bike and they had...

My dealer has a demo of every bike and they had no problem letting me try out a GS. I am lucky and have a brother-in-law who bought one before I did and I rode his, too. I'd canvass dealers in your...
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