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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By VanXR
Hate

How about no electronic cruise control until 2013. Kaoko is fine provided you're riding with a bunch of GS's. If not I get complaints I can't hold a steady speed on the interstate.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By VanXR
Buff headwear. Solved for me. Oh yeah, shave...

Buff headwear. Solved for me. Oh yeah, shave the neck beard
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,125
Posted By VanXR
Been riding for 41 years. (49 now) Started...

Been riding for 41 years. (49 now)
Started with dirt bikes and after getting married for the first time 16 years ago decided I wanted a street bike. I enjoy riding dirt and street about the same. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By VanXR
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By VanXR
+ 1 inside line moto in Anaheim

+ 1 inside line moto in Anaheim
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,968
Posted By VanXR
Bishop, CA - March 2014

We (DarinB) and myself decided it was time to fish the Owens River again. A quick 300 mile ride from Orange County CA put us at our "Camp site"
Great fishing, great riding and great weather.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By VanXR
Go to regional forums/the west-California and...

Go to regional forums/the west-California and look for this:

Cleveland National Forest Report

Lots of guys ride in the hills of CNF.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By VanXR
I get it. I guess I should just throw some dirt...

I get it. I guess I should just throw some dirt on it and maybe send it down a gravel road on it's side.
The beemer is a Starbucks Queen. In fact I think I'll start a thread, "Let's see your...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By VanXR
If I still had my GS I wouldnt care. This is a...

If I still had my GS I wouldnt care. This is a Starbucks Queen cruiser RT1200 though. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By VanXR
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By VanXR
Shi$ brown exhaust headers BMW

I hate my shit brown colored exhaust headers on my 2009 R1200RT. I'm thinking about ceramic coating. Any other suggestions? Any idea of cost?? I'm located in So. CA more specifically South Orange...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By VanXR
Carb cleaner works but WILL eat some grips if you...

Carb cleaner works but WILL eat some grips if you use too much. I dont have to safety wire my grips when I use this method. Using hair spray has not worked for me in the rain. Rain gets under the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9,539
Views: 699,642
Posted By VanXR
Mission Viejo

Woke up this morning to the sound of someone ripping around Pacific Hills 4:00 something AM. Any of u ff's? Made me want to get up and take a quick ride. Mrs Xr talked me out of it. Rain in the...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,110
Posted By VanXR
connector cleaner

What is the best cleaner before using the grease? I've used contact cleaner and it wound up eating the plastic connector....
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,968
Posted By VanXR
Fishing Mammoth/Bishop area

I can't wait to get on the bike and get a line in the water.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/VanXR/fish_zpse5d6e3b6.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,305
Posted By VanXR
St4s

AHHHH.... I had an '05 ST4S too. I sold it in '07 when it became a garage queen after buying my GS 1200. I sure do miss the clutch rattle. I had an open cover and at gas stations I would love the...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,483
Posted By VanXR
Crossfires

Are the Sidi Crossfires really $575?? I'm in search of boots. Didn't like the fit of the Gaerne GX. I did like the 2014 Alpinestar Tech 7's. The previous versions of Tech 7's were VERY stiff. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By VanXR
I would not worry about the main seal leak unless...

I would not worry about the main seal leak unless the clutch starts having issues.
My .02
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,157
Posted By VanXR
Baja

:lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,638
Posted By VanXR
Yes, you're good but you have to lie a bit for...

Yes, you're good but you have to lie a bit for the 7500 mile rule. Make sure when/if you sell it to list more than the miles you lied about so the DMV won't get wise.
If you get AAA they will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,226
Posted By VanXR
I must agree 5 out of 10. Ducati girls not...

I must agree 5 out of 10. Ducati girls not nearly as hot as previous years. No Tecate girls either. Just saying...

Not nearly as many manufactures or venders as previous years.

Any of you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By VanXR
Cal

RIP Cal. The desert lost another legend.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,059
Posted By VanXR
Rent a trailer

Would have been cheaper to have Best Buy deliver it, said NO ONE EVER
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By VanXR
I had an 05 GS with "Whizzy" brakes and never had...

I had an 05 GS with "Whizzy" brakes and never had an issue with it. The driveshaft never failed. The fuel strip never failed. The suspension never failed...... The low headlight bulb did burn out...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 722,039
Posted By VanXR
ordered

Just ordered too many... never order shit after drinking..... guess if I stuck to that I wouldnt have anything.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By VanXR
Ride

I never get tired of that ride. Lived in Torrance most of my life and have taken that ride many many times
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By VanXR
New 2013/2014 GS1200 Wethead

Sighted yesterday with Irv Seaver dealer plates in So. OC. (Mission Viejo to be exact) was it any of you FF'ers? Grey in color. My son - 11 years old- was asking if I knew him. I said "no" then...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,598
Posted By VanXR
Airhawk

I just open the valve on my Airhawk and let it sit in the open position overnight. In the AM I close the valve and put it on the bike. That seems like the perfect amount of air for me.
Anyone...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,977
Posted By VanXR
I'm there too

I don't have the ability (balls) I did when I was age 21-35. (now 48)

I'm not sure what happened but trying to make a shitty rocky silty uphill gives me fits. I used to pass people going up a...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By VanXR
How about like this

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/VanXR/summers_zps55d67b7a.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/VanXR/media/summers_zps55d67b7a.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By VanXR
Umm..NO.

Umm..NO.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 277,150
Posted By VanXR
ARgh 2009 BMW R1200RT

Dreaded fuel pump flange seeping......

Ordered beermerboneyard parts...

Do I need to do anything to the right side or just the fuel pump side??? JVB?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,446
Posted By VanXR
back from the dead

What kind of oil should I use......:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By VanXR
Wr 450

I love my 07 WR450. I've done A LOT of dual sporting on it. It replaced my 2001 WR 426. I would have kept my 01 but all my buddies had the Aluminum frame WR so I had to drink the Kool Aid too. I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By VanXR
Sell sell sell

Just my .02. I had a beautiful 05 ST4S and it was beautiful sitting in the garage and loved to see peoples faces at the gas station when the open clutch made it's music.

Alas, I bought an 05 GS...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By VanXR
tire

The question is: Is it worth risking my life? I think you'll get both answers you're seeking. Yes it should be replaced. Yes you can (but shouldn't ride on it)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,190
Posted By VanXR
Congrats

Sad to see it go but time for another adventure??

The one thing I noticed was you're working too much and not riding enough these last couple of years.....


Time to put some miles on Mr. "New...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By VanXR
Bishop

Motel 6 in Bishop is recently remodeled and nice. Walking distance to good eats too.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By VanXR
fixed

He must have fixed it and is out riding......
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,627
Posted By VanXR
You're right Jim. My dad test rode for Honda. ...

You're right Jim. My dad test rode for Honda. He said the only way to ride the CX500 turbo was to keep it at 5000 RPM or above. One of his friends and a test rider was killed when the turbo...
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