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Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By matthangen
Fuel Smell

Mine smelled like fuel for a while when in the garage and then I noticed it and thought it was me spilling fuel filling the bike up...and then the next ride when I pulled off the interstate my left...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By matthangen
Thanks guys, ordered the ones for the HP2 and...

Thanks guys, ordered the ones for the HP2 and just got them in, they look the same at least. Don't know if gaffer/duct tape would have held it together but I used quick steel and it's held up nicely...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By matthangen
Hand Guard Mount

Anybody know if you can order these (the little triangular mount w/3 holes) without going to the dealer? Part #?

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Forum: Americas 04-30-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By matthangen
Awesome advice guys, keep me posted on the road...

Awesome advice guys, keep me posted on the road conditions if you don't mine QED, it'll be easy enough to see your post on email notices. Where does 49 cross through at? It seems to dead end to the...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By matthangen
California Colorado Specific Question

My lady and I are going from Alabama to L.A. to pick up the PCH and then heading to Yosemeti, Great Basin, Moab, Grand Junction, Rangely, Aspen through Independence Pass to Buena Vista and then back...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,942
Posted By matthangen
That's what I'm thinking/hoping it is too, the...

That's what I'm thinking/hoping it is too, the bike is running fine with it open, any harm leaving it where it is?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,942
Posted By matthangen
It doesn't go to the valve, I took those two off...

It doesn't go to the valve, I took those two off and capped it and capped the throttle body side. This hose runs up under the tank. http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/eek7.gif
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,942
Posted By matthangen
Am I missing something?

Is this supposed to be "t'd" into the other one? What am I missing guys?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By matthangen
Got it

Thanks to JVB, I found the top washer and bushing which had fallen between the frame and the abs box under the tank, perfectly camouflaged, which was leaving the shock loose up top. The brakes ended...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By matthangen
Just got back from Autozone... Going to bleed...

Just got back from Autozone... Going to bleed brakes tomorrow fully and see if that does it.

So tomorrow I'll tighten the 15mm nut and just hold the allen still. Thanks for the heads up. Going to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By matthangen
Oh, and all this happened at my in laws house and...

Oh, and all this happened at my in laws house and I had to his harley home, defeated and shamed in my motocross helmet and rally 2 jacket.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By matthangen
Ohlins install fail, brake fail, had to ride a harley home

Ok, so i'm a noob gsa owner and I decided to upgrade to ohlins, i just figured out half of what i did wrong, which is using a torx driver bit instead of a 5mm allen to try to tighten it but I still...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,942
Posted By matthangen
Hose connection

I just upgraded to Ohlins and had to take off the charcoal canister to accommodate the shock reservoir. I "had to" because I broke the second hose connection off the top of the canister and figured...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-12-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By matthangen
The original owner found the "puck" and sent it...

The original owner found the "puck" and sent it to me so I just got off the phone with Sirus getting it set up for the "skywatch" plan that's 9.99 a month. He preceded to tell me as we were getting...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By matthangen
Well I bit the bullet after a sweet offer by...

Well I bit the bullet after a sweet offer by SomeDude and am awaiting a set of Ohlins to swap out next week. His setup is for a 240-250lb rider and I'm excited to see the difference. I hope it's all...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By matthangen
Called Ghostrider and he rebuilt the stock shock...

Called Ghostrider and he rebuilt the stock shock and custom sprung it. Says it has longer life between services and is less than half the cost, any observations or concerns with that?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By matthangen
Ghostrider, where'd ya get that done?

Ghostrider, where'd ya get that done?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By matthangen
Waiting to hearback from "somedude" and then i'll...

Waiting to hearback from "somedude" and then i'll call fast bike industries to see what they think. If Ohlins is the way to go,which of the Ohlins options do you guys recomend for a poorer guy like...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By matthangen
Big Guy + 1 Shock Question

I know, this is the eternal question and I should be able to search it but I can't find this answered so spare the above responses fellas:

I bought a GSA with 36k and am headed across the country...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-04-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,602
Posted By matthangen
The benefit of using plastic bottles is that you...

The benefit of using plastic bottles is that you can ditch them and/or replace them every day. I wouldn't carry more than 3L (2 of the 1.5 water bottles common in Africa) in throw away bottles, if I...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-04-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,602
Posted By matthangen
In Africa i've used the water bottle with black...

In Africa i've used the water bottle with black plastic bag screwed on under cap as gasket trip many a time. In fact, it's what everybody else does too. The bottles are everywhere and people are...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,001
Posted By matthangen
Got the "Raid Box" for my 07' R1200GSA, it looks...

Got the "Raid Box" for my 07' R1200GSA, it looks factory nice, seems well sealed, very attractive decal, and was easy to install. Thanks for a great product and sale Jason & ADV Motorrad!
Forum: Vendors 12-30-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,001
Posted By matthangen
Ordered the RaidBox today for my 07' R1200GSA!

Ordered the RaidBox today for my 07' R1200GSA!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,079
Posted By matthangen
Everybody's dead on with the advice, trace back...

Everybody's dead on with the advice, trace back what's been touched before you touch anything else. Don't get ahead of yourself, take time to do this right and don't make stuff worse in panic. Lay...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-28-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By matthangen
Thanks Steve, I'll keep an eye out on ebay if he...

Thanks Steve, I'll keep an eye out on ebay if he doesn't find it. I think the basic service would do since I don't see myself venturing up that far North for a while. Thank you for steering me to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-28-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By matthangen
Garmin 376C

Just bought a Garmin 376C with my GSA and am waiting to see if the previous owner can find the XM radio antenna that would allow me to have the weather feature activated on it. My question for you...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,260
Posted By matthangen
Ordered the P3 lights for my 07' GSA, almost got...

Ordered the P3 lights for my 07' GSA, almost got ran over by a woman playing with her phone, going at least 90mph on the interstate. I already have a flash pattern light installed in the stock 07'...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By matthangen
TuefelHunded, you got pics of the seat?

TuefelHunded, you got pics of the seat?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By matthangen
Thanks for that suggestion Doc, i'm transitioning...

Thanks for that suggestion Doc, i'm transitioning from a KLR and XRL so the seat doesn't seem to bad but my concern was getting lower when I already wish my knees weren't so high when on the pegs....
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,001
Posted By matthangen
Tried the discount today and it didn't work, said...

Tried the discount today and it didn't work, said it was expired, what's up!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By matthangen
The Scouts seem to be fantastic tires, they were...

The Scouts seem to be fantastic tires, they were slick as all get out until Houston but once broken in cut through the water and gripped turns like a pro. Coming off a KLR and XRL it's hard to know...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By matthangen
The bike had been sitting a while, i'll try some...

The bike had been sitting a while, i'll try some sea foam, my dad swears by it too. I always run premium "name brand" fuels but often wonder whether midgrade pure "gas" is better or worse than...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By matthangen
Thanks guys, I'll run some lucas fuel treatment...

Thanks guys, I'll run some lucas fuel treatment through it and dig through the service history to see when plugs were last changed. It isn't a terribly rough idle but different from when it's warm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By matthangen
New GSA owner

Well after years on an XR650L and KLR650 I took the plunge and bought a used 07' GSA from an inmate on Sunday. My first ride was from San Antonio to New Orleans, which took almost 14 hours because of...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,251
Posted By matthangen
Start

What was happening when this started? Did it start up after a fall? After several tanks of gas? Your bike has so few miles I'm with the others in exhausting the old "fire, air, fuel" tests. I know it...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,889
Posted By matthangen
Cold Feet

I bought waterproof socks from BassPro and wore them over their heavy wool socks in boots with good success in the 30's this week. Hours in they started getting cold but so was the rest of me.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By matthangen
Bad idea

I'd be afraid of it jamming through my helmet on impact, not that dolby surround sound in my noggin' wouldn't be nice to have, but it does look like a bit of a bad idea.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By matthangen
Thanks

Thanks guys, thinking I'll go with KLIM armor then since it'll fit. I appreciate the link for the BMW one's too. Hard to find much out online and I hate swapping the armor around.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By matthangen
BMW Gear: Armor Replacement

I picked up two older BMW gear suits (Airflow and Savannah) and one had no armor and the other has a broken elbow pad. I can't seem to find anything online about where to get replacements or if there...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By matthangen
07 gsa

I've actually made a deposit on a 07' GSA with 35000miles and appreciated your advice, especially on the rear wheel/final drive test. I think most guys don't want to take the time to look around the...
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