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Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,785
Posted By watchmen
I've been a lot happier with aluminum over...

I've been a lot happier with aluminum over plastic, though I think shape is more important than material. My biggest complaint with plastic is I've haven't had one that that quite fit my needs. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
I've done a few things to my GS in the last...

I've done a few things to my GS in the last couple of weeks. The biggest thing was rebuilding my left throttle body with the kit Dan Căta sells on here. My throttle body was that bad for the longest...
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,147
Posted By watchmen
Do you guys happen to have slip over light covers...

Do you guys happen to have slip over light covers for the LR4? I've been very happy with mine and just installed a dimmer with them. I would love to have a nice amber glow for other motorists, I find...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,882
Posted By watchmen
Thanks for all the info in this thread guys, I...

Thanks for all the info in this thread guys, I luckily stumbled upon it yesterday as I was looking for places in big sur to camp. I'm heading up there today and I'll try and post some pictures when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
Those look great! Did you glue them on?

Those look great! Did you glue them on?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
I’ve been wanting to get some not so bright...

I’ve been wanting to get some not so bright lights for my GS to replace my HIDs I had on. I decided on a pair of LEDRIder Flood lights that have the ability to be dimmed. It was really important to...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By watchmen
I also recommend the Ram Finger Grip. It really...

I also recommend the Ram Finger Grip. It really allows you to get your phone in there tight. I've been very impressed with mine so far.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,030
Posted By watchmen
I broke my side stand switch wire when I was...

I broke my side stand switch wire when I was doing an engine swap on my 1150. I always wanted to bypass it and finally did it instead of replacing the switch. I wish I never had broke the wire, I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,585
Posted By watchmen
At the very least you should buy the bike back...

At the very least you should buy the bike back and part it out. I think you can easily part it out for 2,500 off the top of my head. A lot of the parts are worth quite a bit to the right buyer.
That...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By watchmen
Amazon also has just the head unit, Its as low as...

Amazon also has just the head unit, Its as low as 107 under a different seller.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008R0LF9K/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By watchmen
I had good luck with Stoner Trim Shine with my...

I had good luck with Stoner Trim Shine with my SKB (Like Pelican) cases. It wouldn't make them brand new again, but gave them a nice shiny black color.
Orielly's has it as does amazon...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,488
Posted By watchmen
Have you seen the Sog Revolver? Its both a fixed...

Have you seen the Sog Revolver? Its both a fixed blade and a saw that you can switch the blades. I haven’t tried one myself but I have read some good reviews for them. They make a few models of them....
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By watchmen
If you are still looking for a holder, I have the...

If you are still looking for a holder, I have the Ram Finger Grip and its been fantastic. It seems to be a stronger version of the x grip. I have a Galaxy S3, but according to amazon reviews it also...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By watchmen
You can probably talk them down to $75, I just...

You can probably talk them down to $75, I just did that last week.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,533
Posted By watchmen
If you want more of a budget saw, Hitachi makes a...

If you want more of a budget saw, Hitachi makes a great 10 inch compound miter for 120 dollars. We recently replaced our miter at our shop with this one and its been great. We have only have had it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25,815
Views: 3,098,983
Posted By watchmen
Can someone help me out with some jet...

Can someone help me out with some jet recommendations? I have 1994 dirt model with a TM33 carb that has been sitting for about a year and half, I took the carb apart last week to clean it out and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By watchmen
Refugio State Beach and El Captain also have...

Refugio State Beach and El Captain also have camping. They are just a little ways below Jalama.
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=603
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=601
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
I ordered it from Waytekwire.com. Though you have...

I ordered it from Waytekwire.com. Though you have a minimum order price of 5 dollars for each item, so I had to buy 2 of them.

I believe this is the one I got. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
The last owner had a switch for the auxiliary...

The last owner had a switch for the auxiliary lights on the hand guard and it was annoying to switch the lights on and off. So I decided to put a switch above my headlight switch and its a lot easier...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
In the last couple of weeks I have been busy. 3...

In the last couple of weeks I have been busy. 3 weeks ago I killed my 2000 engine that had 78k miles on it during an 11 hour ride ( I still had an hour to get home) by running it low on oil. A week...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
I found out the bike was allergic to being ran...

I found out the bike was allergic to being ran with low oil. Today I got everything swapped to the new(er) engine and have it installed in the bike. I still have to put about a third of the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
Took the engine I killed out of my bike today....

Took the engine I killed out of my bike today. Going to put the newer one on tomorrow.

http://i.imgur.com/InBEuJV.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By watchmen
Remember the old saying. Life is tough, life...

Remember the old saying.
Life is tough, life is tougher when you are stupid.
Honestly I didn't know what to do, I had been riding for 11 hours and tired as all hell and I was thinking about home....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By watchmen
I just did the oil change and it had a total of 3...

I just did the oil change and it had a total of 3 quarts in it. So it must have had 1 quart in it yesterday by the time I added oil. The oil had quite a bit of metal shavings in it. Its not looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By watchmen
I added 2 quarts(I know it needs 3+) quickly last...

I added 2 quarts(I know it needs 3+) quickly last night and it still made the noise. The oil temp was around 6-7 bars when this all happened too. Though it instantly had oil pressure when starting...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By watchmen
Loud knocking noise after low oil.

Around 8 hours into a ride yesterday I noticed a very loud knocking sound coming from my engine all of a sudden at around 3k RPM and higher when I was giving it throttle, let go of the throttle and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By watchmen
Not a very exciting day, I just liked this...

Not a very exciting day, I just liked this picture. I needed to get both tires changed and I didn't feel like making a trip for each tire.

http://i.imgur.com/K81pwHw.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,277
Posted By watchmen
While searching for alternatives, I found this...

While searching for alternatives, I found this thread.

Has anyone tried this tire changer? At a quick glance it seems like it has everything you need. I wonder if anyone on here has tried it, I...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,995
Posted By watchmen
So I've had my boxes on for a week now, can't be...

So I've had my boxes on for a week now, can't be happier with them. I though the quality was great and Kirk did a great job with them. I went with the brushed metal look, I spent a couple of evenings...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By watchmen
Bohn makes a hardshell back protector for...

Bohn makes a hardshell back protector for Aerostich products. A few people on here recommended it over the ones from Aerostich. Because of that i decided to get one and after 2 weeks I like it a lot....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-18-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 78,879
Posted By watchmen
Thanks for the great guide. Was easily the...

Thanks for the great guide. Was easily the easiest digitizer replacement I have done, much easier than a phone. I am definitely not going to leave my 550 on the bike all the time like I used to.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 214,164
Posted By watchmen
Jim who makes your top box?

Jim who makes your top box?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By watchmen
http://www.waytekwire.com/ seems to have good...

http://www.waytekwire.com/ seems to have good prices.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,159
Posted By watchmen
I've lost my phone once and almost lost another...

I've lost my phone once and almost lost another one the same way. I have a habit of putting my phone on my passenger seat when I put my onesie on and then put it in my breast pocket. The first time i...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By watchmen
Ordered a copy earlier in the week, I am really...

Ordered a copy earlier in the week, I am really enjoying it so far.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,202
Posted By watchmen
When I was there on March 24th there was a...

When I was there on March 24th there was a serious lack of wildflowers.

This was the most I really saw, and it was pretty rare to see that many in one area. Hopefully I was just seeing the...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 161,734
Posted By watchmen
Are you working on both batches right now or just...

Are you working on both batches right now or just the first one?
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By watchmen
I am going to check out all the brands you guys...

I am going to check out all the brands you guys mentioned and see if my local welding shop got some flexible gloves.

I am really liking the idea of the competition ropers too. Anyone tried the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,302
Posted By watchmen
I made some ABS plastic camlocks/pucks. I...

I made some ABS plastic camlocks/pucks. I originally tried to mimic what Jesse used for their bags after they didn't have any extra ones right before I left for a trip. After 9 months they are still...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By watchmen
Sub $100 glove recommendations

I am looking for a new pair of gloves. My current ones are a pair of Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlets. I was thinking about getting a pair of Elkskin Ropers from them.

What would you recommend for 100...
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