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Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,279
Posted By jmatt3685
Glad you're ok!!!

Glad you're ok!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By jmatt3685
It's a really simple install. I consider myself...

It's a really simple install. I consider myself to not be too slow with these things and it went fairly quickly for me. The biggest pain is separating the wires and soldering in such a small space....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By jmatt3685
Figured it out...

It turns out it was a completely unrelated issue. Turns out the actual TCS was broken. I pulled it apart and the two contacts were no longer touching. To make matters worse, they contact pad broke...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By jmatt3685
Turn Signal Cancel and Garage Door Opener... ooops...

Hey everyone,

Well, I think I overdid it and broke something on my pig. I've moved in to a new house and finally have a garage door. The previous owner of my bike had done the garage door opener...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By jmatt3685
Reviving the old thread!!!

Hey guys,

I just moved to Kirksville and am going a little stir-crazy! Everyone here keeps telling me that I should check out the Lake of the Ozarks.... was wondering if anyone had any info?

I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 738,046
Posted By jmatt3685
Anyone riding this weekend???

Hi everyone,

I just moved out to Kirksville, MO, and I'm here for a week or so before I leave to do some military training. I've been cooped up for too long and am dying to get out and go for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,384
Posted By jmatt3685
I'm right around the corner from you!

I live just around the block from Capital... figures that someone stops by when I stop checking the ADV site for a while :P Best of luck on your trip and if you want some good bbq before you leave,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,758
Posted By jmatt3685
:)

You always have the best advice!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,819
Posted By jmatt3685
Tires for the sand?

I was just out the beach this weekend in my friend's truck and the sand was pretty loose and fluffy. I would have loved to rode my GS out but I wasn't sure she'd be able to get through all the sand....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,293
Posted By jmatt3685
Ah, I see!

Huh... for $250 that sounds like a pretty good mod. I'm going to have to look into this!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By jmatt3685
Clutchless Shifting

So I realize that this thread may just implode and go crazy, but I had a question. On all my previous bikes I was able to shift without using the clutch pretty effortlessly. I can't seem to pull it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,293
Posted By jmatt3685
But why????

So, I realize this is a n00b question, but why would I want to coat my pipes? Does it just keep the color change from happening or is there some other reason???
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,379
Posted By jmatt3685
OH/PA Line

I used to commute to work from youngstown and used the EZPass every day. I just put some velcro down on the windscreen and put the pass on the inside. Took it off when I left the bike, made it pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,602
Posted By jmatt3685
Congrats!!!

Very nice post :)
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By jmatt3685
Thanks!!

Well, you guys are right... I think it's best to just wait until I can afford the new bags... so it's time to go back to riding with a backpack!!!
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By jmatt3685
Yet another luggage/pannier/storage post...

Hi everyone,

I realize that this has been beat to death, but I was hoping to gleam some new insight from you. I searched the forums but the posts were either pretty old or not really useful, so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By jmatt3685
When is that coming out?!?!?!?!?!?!

When is that coming out?!?!?!?!?!?!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By jmatt3685
35w or 55w?

So, the stock headlights aren't bad, but after reading just how much everyone raves about the HID upgrades, and the fact that kits are dirt cheap online, I've decided to make the jump and buy an...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By jmatt3685
How can I tell if my bike has HID conversion?

So, I've had my GS now for a few months and am really loving it. I've started to do a little more dirt riding and have been reading on the forums that the HID conversion is highly recommended. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,539
Posted By jmatt3685
I love my 1150!!!

I don't have much advice for you, just wanted to welcome you to the club and wish you luck on your ride!!!

Matt
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 898,422
Posted By jmatt3685
Wow!

That's pretty impressive!!!!! I didn't know they did handstands :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,147
Posted By jmatt3685
Love my '01

FWIW, my local BMW mechanic raves about the 1150s. They're solidly build and run like tanks. If you've got good paperwork on the repairs, the '01 sounds like the way to go, especially if you can get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By jmatt3685
Can't recommend enough!!!

I've purchased one and sold two motorcycles and had all of them shipped using uShip. It takes a minute to set up as you're essentially making an online auction for your freight, but I've always...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19,389
Views: 1,059,801
Posted By jmatt3685
Anyone around Raleigh want to educate a n00b ADV rider????

Hey everyone,

I've been lurking on here for a while and recently bought a 2001 1150GS from another military guy and am itching to take it out on something other than pavement. I used to ride dirt...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 162,120
Posted By jmatt3685
Order

I'm also in, ordered 04July!!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By jmatt3685
62 mph

I tried to keep an even pace on the freeway but it was windy as hell!!! And I'm like you, if I'm riding for fun, I keep it near the top third. But I come from a long history of sport bikes....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
You sold me on the synthetic, I was just...

You sold me on the synthetic, I was just wondering if there was a major factor in the weights?

And yes, I spent a little while jumping out of planes for Uncle Sam. I was a medic with 2nd Brigade,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
Thanks Def, I'll be picking some up today, so...

Thanks Def, I'll be picking some up today, so long as the weather cooperates. While I'm returning my Fram filter, should I also return the 75w90 for some 75w140? Again, I just did some trolling and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
I would've never even thought of that!!! As a...

I would've never even thought of that!!! As a quick question, since I only have a basic tool set, what do you usually use? Would it be better to pick a larger set of allen wrenches or the actual hex...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
Ok, so I'll be returning the Fram filter tomorrow...

Ok, so I'll be returning the Fram filter tomorrow before I settle in to do all this work! The previous owner installed the K&N so when I head to the shop next I'll make sure to order an OEM filter....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
Anton, I think you're right about the listening...

Anton, I think you're right about the listening for something that wasn't there before. I pulled the tank off, cleaned up a bit, looked for leaks, and cleaned some of the oil gunk out of my airbox....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
If there's one thing that I've learned lurking...

If there's one thing that I've learned lurking around on ADV, it's that I should never ever bring that up :evil



But there's only 13k miles on the bike- the previous owner kept her well...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
Well, I pulled the seat off and checked in the...

Well, I pulled the seat off and checked in the air box and it definitely had oil in it. The back side is pretty nasty looking, but there wasn't any standing oil. I pulled the airbox drain and nothing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely check it...

Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely check it out this afternoon!! I'm hoping it's nothing too serious!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jmatt3685
1150GS Transmission Problems.... whoops...

Hi everyone! I've been lurking here for almost two months now while looking to buy a GS and I finally found a good deal. I was planning on doing an nice intro post as I had a few random questions...
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