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Forum: Americas 08-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By AdvCav
Mission Complete!

26 Days. 13,000 miles. Prudhoe to Key West and back home. Bikes ran well - no issues. Worst roads (by far) were in Southern Saskatchewan. Weather was everything from soaking wet and freezing-ass cold...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By AdvCav
Update

Thanks for all of the advice - we will be departing around the 2nd weekend in July.

Looks like there will be plenty of riders to be on the lookout for. We will return your wave.
Forum: Americas 04-28-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By AdvCav
!

"Detour" is a good way to put it.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,319
Posted By AdvCav
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,294
Posted By AdvCav
Question Lower Alabama riders?

Anyone there?
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By AdvCav
I met NC Hillbilly in... NC!

April 5th, I was stopped on the side of hwy 64 near Rainbow Springs checking my map. I had just exited a national forest road that I had entered near Otto on hwy 441. It was a rainy, crappy afternoon...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By AdvCav
MTWilly

Thanks for the beer back in PT. I know it was almost a month ago, but I just got hooked back up to the www.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2006, 02:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By AdvCav
Replaced swingarm (thank you Hall of Wisdom)

Just a quick note to say I utilized the wisdom contained here to replace the swingarm on my '04 GS Adv. Easy stuff. Thank you.

Was T-boned a couple months back and even though there was no major...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By AdvCav
FTB, Only advice I can give is to keep a...

FTB,

Only advice I can give is to keep a measuring device (1-liter water bottle works good and is plentiful) on you at all times. It may take some time to fill up 1 liter at a time, but you will...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2006, 03:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 31,586
Posted By AdvCav
Thanks for the exposure Herman.

Thanks for the exposure Herman.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2006, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,644
Posted By AdvCav
Bust a bead - not your back!

Aaarrgghh!! - I can't stand it! After reading about all the ways to break a tire bead I'm fed up. Do this, it's easy and it will work for all tires from bicycles to tractor-trailer tires.
Stop...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2006, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,966
Posted By AdvCav
Maxxis M6006

http://www.tiresunlimited.com/images/Maxxis%20tires/Maxxis%20M6006.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2006, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,645,268
Posted By AdvCav
Same bike, better location

EDIT: To prevent wasting Sir Flug's time, and a for-sure suckwagon rating, I have removed this pic in an attempt to remove the "proof" watermark from the smugmug pic. Will resubmit at a later time.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2006, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,645,268
Posted By AdvCav
Rate Please...

EDIT: To prevent wasting Sir Flug's time, and a for-sure suckwagon rating, I have removed this pic in an attempt to remove the "proof" watermark from the smugmug pic. Will resubmit at a later time.
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2006, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By AdvCav
Thanks!

Thank you all for the replies and good advice.

So many times I thought to myself, "putting on all this crap (gear) is such a pain in the ass". Nothing like an accident to put it all in...
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By AdvCav
Lucky, Lucky

Unfortunately, I must start a thread I hoped I would never have to. :cry

Riding to work last night (2230hrs) I was "T-boned" by a Honda Civic. I was traveling West at about 30-35mph with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2006, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By AdvCav
Winter

Don't forget to bring sleds with you so you can have more fun in the snow.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By AdvCav
Welcome

From Spokane - would be happy to show you what I know. Although I am not a local to "Pokey", it would be a good reason to explore that area.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By AdvCav
HOTROD magazine oil thread

For those of you that can't get enough oil knowledge, check out the latest HOTROD magazine. Inside is an article about... oil, additives, and of course opinions (not motorcycle specific, I know).
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2006, 04:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,646
Posted By AdvCav
Out of reach

First bike I bought by myself was a used '80 440LTD. I was 14, I still own and ride it. Bought my NEW '04 GS Adv as a gift to myself (34) with funds saved from a 2nd year in Baghdad with the Cavalry....
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2005, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By AdvCav
More reflection

In addition to reflective tape and lights, I have found it effective to tie about a foot or so of 3M reflective fabric ribbon (scotchlite I think) to the rear of my bike. The random movements of this...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2005, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,533
Posted By AdvCav
Welding

After shearing off a bolt in the engine block of my '04 GSA, I disconected the battery and welded a nut onto the end of said bolt. Used a large MIG welder and no other precautions. No harm done to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2005, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By AdvCav
Hwy 22 IS longer... Hwy 97 South of Coeur D'alene...

Hwy 22 IS longer... Hwy 97 South of Coeur D'alene (ID) around the lake. Just like 22 only it's longer with less residents :D . Meatpop has some good points for guys like me who want nothing to do...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2005, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By AdvCav
Spokane

Hey MNwilly, if you take that ride in the spring, and are interested, look me up. I have lived in Spokane for awhile and could at least show you around a little. Being from Big Lake, Spokane would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,829
Posted By AdvCav
I have used studs...

I have a beater LTD440 with Bridgestone M77/78 knobbies and short sheetmetal screws in the outside knobs. I run low, low air pressure and with low seat, low power, and low cost, this gets me through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By AdvCav
Advice

A while back, a buddy of mine, new to riding was having turning issues as well. After riding together he felt that following was the best advice. Go find someone to ride with (experienced), then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By AdvCav
Try this as well...

Try slightly dragging your rear brake through the turn. And probably more importantly, look where you want to go. It is effective but takes practice to look beyond that turn and trust your peripheral...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2005, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7,359
Views: 2,501,577
Posted By AdvCav
It's a sign... on a road... (my bike is absent) Thanks Nachtflug

http://nachtflug.smugmug.com/photos/36457577-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2005, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,660
Posted By AdvCav
'90 1000F owner

Have owned mine from 8000mi to the current 22K. All hard miles on mostly stock (jetted for full Kerker exhuast and no airbox) bike. Front tire will wear twice as fast as rear due to the weight ratio...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By AdvCav
Is my sheared-off bolt an isolated incident?

9000mi '04GSA w/BMW nerf bars - Noticed the top bolt holding the left bar to the frame was sheared off flush (This bolt also holds the support for the headlight/intrument cluster). Installation by...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By AdvCav
Twinduro fan

I got 6000mi on a set, 4500 of those riding across the US (mostly wet conditions) the rest 50/50 off/on road. Slow, rocky terrain is hard on them. During an occasional ride with sportbikes, I find I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By AdvCav
Test

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By AdvCav
Test

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