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Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By Tonka
Bearing price

O.K. then. I guess I've just encountered the exception to the rule.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By Tonka
Bearing price

I've made no such presumption. In fact I'm well aware of OEM's buying bulk and getting discounts. As a mechanic of over 20 years however I'm also aware of the markup, often over 100%, they place on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By Tonka
Bearing price

Let me know where you get it and what the price is please.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By Tonka
Bearing price

I've shopped more bearing suppliers and the prices of that # bearing vary greatly. The cheapest one however I've found in the US is still double the price of a BMW bearing. Now I wonder if I might...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By Tonka
Bearing price

Well at least I'm not the only one with that experience. I think this is the first time I've seen an OEM part that was cheaper than a commercial or aftermarket. Maybe that's why the OEM bearings are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By Tonka
Bearing price

I've been quoted $457 for the Skf bearing and the BMW is only $134.
What gives?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,331
Posted By Tonka
1150gs

And on top of Mt. Washington
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,331
Posted By Tonka
1150 Gs

Here's mine in the U.P.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By Tonka
Ride Stickers

Here's one I found when I was looking. It's 3"x5" and would require the use of a Sharpie marker to fill in the states but most othere are 24"x36" for campers.

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By Tonka
Ride Stickers

I've been thinking about the same thing for some time, here's one I've found it measures 3"x5" and would require the use of a fine tip Sharpie marker but all the others I've seen are like 24"x36" for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By Tonka
Reflective Flags

Here's the site I got them from.

http://www.anyflag.com/misc/decals/state.php
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By Tonka
Sticker quandry

I actually struggled with this question earlier this year. Up untill then I had only put stickers from rides where this bike and I had been together. This summer I hit a few states where I coldn't...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Tonka
Bag

That's what I'm looking for....Thanks
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Tonka
Bar Bag

I'm looking for a tool / junk bag that mounts to the crossbar on my 1150GS and not having much luck. Does anybody out there use such a bag? What is it, where did you get it, do you like it?

...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tonka
No

No vote for me also, I enjoyed shopping the old way, now it's a chore.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Tonka
FD question

I'm sorry, I wasn't specific enough.
I did rock the wheel along it's axis by holding it at 3 & 9 and at 12 & 6.
When I asked how to check, I was looking for somthing like "dial indicator on hub...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Tonka
1150 FD question

With all the recent noise about 1200 FD failures I decided I should check mine on my 1150 with 49000 miles. Well apparently It's been a while since I last did that because I can't remember if there...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Tonka
Mounting ANAKEES

O.K. Well I just mounted them, I'll have them balanced tomorrow.

Thanks Guys
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Tonka
Mounting ANAKEES

I am about to mount my first pair of ANAKEES for my 1150 GS. In the past my tires have had a colored spot on the sidewall that I believed was to be lines up with the valve, these have no such mark....
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Tonka
Well so far no one has given me resaon to...

Well so far no one has given me resaon to reconsider my plan of buying a pair. I thank all who responded.
I just hate buying anything, finding somthing about the item I don't like, then wishing I'd...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Tonka
Whaddaya think of your CBT Lites?

I'm going to be in Duluth before the MOA in WI in July and I'm very seriously considering a pair of CBT Lites, anybody care to share their thoughts / experiences?


Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tonka
Thanks all.... i'M SOOOO CONFUSED !!!!

Thanks all.... i'M SOOOO CONFUSED !!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tonka
Downsizing GS

Anyone here downsize from 1150 GS to F650 GS/Dakar?
I'm 5'-8" with about a 30" inseam and about 200 lbs. I love my R1150GS for it's comfort on long rides and the power, I think it's about the...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,143
Posted By Tonka
Miller at work. Lincoln Pro-Mig 140 at home. ...

Miller at work. Lincoln Pro-Mig 140 at home.

6 of 1, half-dozen of the other.
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,089
Posted By Tonka
I use a Cannon A540 that I also use scubadiving....

I use a Cannon A540 that I also use scubadiving. Great camera for the price, uses SD cards and AA batteries and it fits in the tankbag or pocket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,382
Posted By Tonka
Awsome video, and my mute button works great!

Awsome video, and my mute button works great!
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tonka
Cool 650's, Santa sure was better to you than to...

Cool 650's, Santa sure was better to you than to me. But what the heck, I just took a 30 mile joy ride on Christmas day!
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tonka
bryantjt, We should get together some day....

bryantjt,

We should get together some day. My buddy Carl and I ride up on Tug Hill a lot. State trails, fire roads, and some of the larger snowmobile trails.
I hit a couple spots in the woods...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tonka
There're actually two of us in town both with...

There're actually two of us in town both with mandarin '01 GS's. The other guy is Carl and he's the one responsable for getting me on a BMW. I bought an 1100 LT from him and gave up my wing. Then...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tonka
Not in my memeory but I've only been here for 16...

Not in my memeory but I've only been here for 16 years, Connecticut before that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,065
Posted By Tonka
About a month and a half ago when I low-sided on...

About a month and a half ago when I low-sided on the left, the only thing that helped was the DHL driver who was behind me. But that had somthing to do with the 2" of wet heavy snow on the ground....
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tonka
Snowtown

I've taken my daughter trick-or-treating in a foot of snow with single digit temps and wind, and I have shoveled on Mother's Day like you say.
But I've NEVER riden on Christmas Eve without even...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tonka
Snowtown, USA

Can't believe this is Christmas Eve in Watertown, NY.96778
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tonka
I currently have two helmets; a flip front and an...

I currently have two helmets; a flip front and an MX. I bought the MX this fall as a temporary replacement while sending the flip back for warranty repairs. I wound up sticking with the MX almost...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,117
Posted By Tonka
GOOD JOB....everybody crashes sooner or later,...

GOOD JOB....everybody crashes sooner or later, you had the privillage of crashing some body else's bike and not that nice new 650.

Happier riding!
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,498
Posted By Tonka
I wear a 'Stich Darien year round and use the...

I wear a 'Stich Darien year round and use the liner from about Sept. to April. It's a long winter here in Watertown, NY. I don't zip the liner in but use it as a seperate jacket liner mainly because...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By Tonka
Afrika Tank Panniers

I use a set of the Afrika panniers from Whitehorse Gear in NH, the are virtually identical to my buddies large 'stich bags but theses are $79.
Side by side with the 'stich's, I'd buy another set of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Tonka
Liquid paint-on bed liner for pick-ups like...

Liquid paint-on bed liner for pick-ups like Herculiner.
I will stick to just about anything and won't wrinkle like a sheet product when you put it on a curved surface.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Tonka
Just my 2 cents here but anyone using GMRS radios...

Just my 2 cents here but anyone using GMRS radios is required to have a General Mobile Radio Service license. This is a very easy license to get and only requires filing two forms and paying a fee of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Tonka
Turn signal

I did a search and didn't find anything on this so here goes.

On my '01 1150 GS the right turn signal will flash at a faster rate than normal sometimes. It doesn't happen every time I use it, or...
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