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Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,351
Posted By jjjjjjay
nexts

I know this thread seems to be discussing longevity as primary consideration; however, I wanted to throw out a couple different thoughts. I went from stock Battle wings to the Next and find the grip...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By jjjjjjay
respect less

Couple things:


The GS gets better as I respect it less. It is capable of so much, which intellectually is one thing, but in practice another. Having had the 08 for 1.5K miles or so, it feels...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,813
Posted By jjjjjjay
Haven't read all the replies, but can't imagine a...

Haven't read all the replies, but can't imagine a better bike than a beemer in Seattle.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By jjjjjjay
For all the time I have spent looking at bikes...

For all the time I have spent looking at bikes online, I should have it down. It is much, much tougher when I am actually in the process. Very difficult to make a good decision, because...I love...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,459
Posted By jjjjjjay
dirty t - haven't tried it yet...I am pretty...

dirty t - haven't tried it yet...I am pretty equally drawn to the tourance and tourance next...will probably end up trying both, but not sure if it will be at the same time or not. Have a thousand or...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By jjjjjjay
a little support?

An R1200GS racing series.

Could I afford it? Hell no. Should it exist? Omg, yes. Right?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By jjjjjjay
---kinda curious what you mean by "hill climb"...

---kinda curious what you mean by "hill climb" though.---

lol....

Probably mis-using the term. I mean they are hills, and I climb them...:D Definitely not thinking of the ones you have to go...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By jjjjjjay
The Tourance seems like the baseline. I like the...

The Tourance seems like the baseline. I like the idea of a Tourance front with something else at the rear. Backwards for mileage, but you know, so what. I can do two rear tires for every Tourance...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By jjjjjjay
tire versatile

You know, as a very new (and slightly frustrated, due to lack of opportunity to ride yet...) R12GS owner, I have been a bit preoccupied with tires. It has caused worry that I could go with a pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,459
Posted By jjjjjjay
Not the exact topic, but thinking about this...

Not the exact topic, but thinking about this combo for mileage and performance:
front - Tourance Next
rear - Tourance

Any thoughts on how this might work for:


Sport riding
Dirt
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By jjjjjjay
Thanks jiml53...

Thanks jiml53 (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=184816). Apparently a good time to get a GS! :wink:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 83,506
Posted By jjjjjjay
Thanks riverflow & chriselgui...Good to hear...

Thanks riverflow & chriselgui...Good to hear that! I will check out the fb page, too.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 83,506
Posted By jjjjjjay
Greetings...I know it may not be the perfect time...

Greetings...I know it may not be the perfect time to ask, but...any GS or similar riders on this thread? Looking to meet up for exploration when it warms up...probably won't have real serious tires...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By jjjjjjay
Congrats on the new GS! I brought an 08 home in...

Congrats on the new GS! I brought an 08 home in my truck a few weeks ago. Oil changed and ready to ride when the ice melts!

Where are you thinking of riding the 09 first?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By jjjjjjay
I definitely understand wanting to make the...

I definitely understand wanting to make the shift! Just did the same thing.

Went with an 08 with ABS and equip package 1. Not that I was set on that version, but...personally, lower miles are my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By jjjjjjay
Thanks for the replies so far. Several tires...

Thanks for the replies so far. Several tires mentioned I wasn't considering at all! Much more to ponder, which seems good.

I wonder what a street/softer front mated with a longer life/dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By jjjjjjay
Tires for Dirt and Lean?

Had a first ride on a new-to-me 2008 R1200GS yesterday. Looking forward to getting to know it much better...

It came with Bridgestone Battle Wings stock. My next tires would ideally be dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By jjjjjjay
Very interesting. Thank you! Nice to know how to...

Very interesting. Thank you! Nice to know how to arrive at the calculation. I guess it makes sense if you think about it...kg per mm...:) Plus I already know the spring length - was able to find...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By jjjjjjay
TTR225 shock spring rate

My eyes are getting blurry from scouring Google results. :twitch

Anyone happen to know the stock spring rate of the rear shock on the Yamaha TTR225 (or XT225)? Looking to bump mine up a bit.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 83,506
Posted By jjjjjjay
I am just across the river in Clarksville, IN....

I am just across the river in Clarksville, IN. Getting a dirtbike again tomorrow. :clap A Yamaha TTR225, so not street legal.

Thought I would post to ask for any nearby riding spot ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16,391
Views: 1,027,902
Posted By jjjjjjay
Getting a dirtbike again tomorrow. Feels pretty...

Getting a dirtbike again tomorrow. Feels pretty good. Nice to be able to say it, should be even better to ride it. A Yamaha TTR225, so not street legal.

Thought I would post for any southeast...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 116,371
Posted By jjjjjjay
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8131419468_e539...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8131419468_e53911bc33_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9,951
Views: 3,152,692
Posted By jjjjjjay
Relaxing

Relaxing after a recent ride....

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8131416280_260dfe37e7_c.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 83,506
Posted By jjjjjjay
I am going to try and make it! Nice looking...

I am going to try and make it! Nice looking route; I recognize some of those roads...:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 83,506
Posted By jjjjjjay
Anyone riding near Louisville in the next couple...

Anyone riding near Louisville in the next couple weekends? I would love to join for some off-road, gravel, or twisties.

Jason
2006 DR650
2007 Tuono
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