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Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Thoughts...

FWIW...

I've had the pleasure of owning an 09 GSA and I loved that bike- it was my go anywhere / ride everyday bike (full time commuter). It was good 2-up but not great- I traded it in on 12 16GT...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,758
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
"If you are setting the clearances then you must...

"If you are setting the clearances then you must measure and set all clearances independantly. There is simply no way that you can measure the opening shim, compare it to what it should be and then...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,758
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
I did some research and I found this- bc I have...

I did some research and I found this- bc I have hard time explaining it.

"It should be remembered that on Desmodromic valve timing systems any increase in opening clearances will automatically...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,758
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
As I understand it- the valves seat in after time...

As I understand it- the valves seat in after time but if run hard (like a track bike) at red line they require more valve checks / adjustments.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,758
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Ducati 1098/SF Valve Adjust

All,

Wanted to provide an in depth look at the valve adjust procedure for the SF/TESTA style motors- couple with the 7500k mile service. Back ground on the bike- bought from a car dealership in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Shit- I just got done removing the tank on my 09...

Shit- I just got done removing the tank on my 09 GSA - its easy, IIRC there are two torx screws up front, two Allen screws in the rear end, two electrical connections (go easy on these), two Q/D on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,866
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
I commute- about 60 miles daily give or take...

I commute- about 60 miles daily give or take stopping for lunch. For me it's all about the gear- the right gear makes commuting a breeze but the wrong gear makes it suck a ball sack. I ride a GSA...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,885
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
I've had mine (kristas) for about a 2 yrs now and...

I've had mine (kristas) for about a 2 yrs now and they are awesome- the dimmer switch makes things great on the fly and when you hook them up to your horn/high beam they are very effective...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
If your at least 5'9" you can handle the height-...

If your at least 5'9" you can handle the height- trust me, like moto said give it time. I went from a Sargent low two years ago to a russel day long bc I got used to the bike and would never go...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Beach, I ordered it online- I don't remember...

Beach,

I ordered it online- I don't remember where but I followed the link on the thread here in oil head boxers (apologies on not being able to provide link). IIRC I had to do a slight...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Beach, I replaced my 09 with an odyssey only...

Beach,

I replaced my 09 with an odyssey only because I commute regularly and in the winter the oem battery struggled to much for my liking. I put in an odyssey and haven't looked back- worth the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 585,413
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
I-g-m

I got mine!

Installed last week- now it appears that front wheel has been on a diet because it is getting waaaay light. Thanks Poolside.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
I have one and its the heat (literally)

I commute mostly 4 lane highway everyday all year (its a virginia winter not a Wisconsin one). In any case, commuting means keeping things simple, now you have one plug into your suit and you can...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,524
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
She's COLD as ICE

Posted this on another forum- here are my first month impressions:

Have had it for about three weeks now- ride everyday and this sum-bitch works! I wore/wear my black stich and it was 95 Degrees...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Leave it to Beaver - Eastern Beaver

Fellas-

just put in an eastern beaver PC 8 on my 09 GSA. Took switched power from the blue/green wire at the plug via posi-tab. Have autocom, gps, stebel, and aux plug for heated gear/veskimo...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,524
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Reverse!

I know this is going to sound bad, but i like the oem setup, especially when it rains and on the highway i have very little buffeting which is huge when im jamming to the 80's on 8 (xm radio), on my...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,524
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
What do you wear with your veskimo

TipToe650- what do you wear with your veskimo? What type jacket/Pant combo? Which set up do you recommend? 9qt/4qt or backpack for the commute?
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,524
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Hot to trot- Veskimo or Mesh

I've searched and searched and although I've found some great info- I would still like some opinions on the choice between active cooling or Mesh (with Evap Vest).

Background on me-

I am a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,125
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
I know i know...dead horse but...

09 GSA- 23K (bought Nov 09) ride everyday to work and got the dreaded fuel strip failure (yellow triangle and no fuel reading). I left for work, it was fine- i turn it on to go home and... FWIW i...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
im sorry did you just honk at me- you know i did

I wired both up- to high beam and horn (stebel) and that combination is the heat. For example- young whiper-snapper in the lane next to me texting on his phone and looking for an song on his ipod...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-26-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 108,889
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Got and read the doc

Chip- got it/ read it- thanks for setting this up. looking forward to it.

regards
j
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,351
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
blowing shocks

My 09 GSA's rear shock sprang a leak and lost all rebounding properties at 16,900 miles- got it replaced under warranty. Im a little over 200 lbs, mostly high way and back roads- long road trip this...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Poll: Gsa exhaust
Views: 1,382
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
nice pipe- thats what she said...

I run a used carbon fiber remus on my 09 GSA. got it cheap, so why not- good sound but to be honest negligble performance gain (if any) and well it does looks better. For me, the pipe isnt the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,386
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
the old lady...

i took the vieja on 6 day trip through the blue ridge parkway and through the smokeys on the GSA- we had enough room to pack camping gear and stuff for looking presentable. her only complaint was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,386
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
twins....

I had about 5 big twins in a row (a pan, a shovel, and several evo variations) love the things- but nothing compares to the GSA when it comes to all around durability, ride-ability, and fun. The...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Not for nothing but...

not for nothing but i went with the HID50 set up and mounting system- it was expensive but good quality- i also went with ddm for my aux lights. dont think you could go wrong either way, if i had to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 75,081
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
go-go gadget....

I had to replace the OEM battery in my 09 GSA- picked up a PC535 from those fellas at GMAN.... in any case- cut that piece below the bracket to help the battery fit, straightened out the strap- no...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
let there be light

i commute- i run HID low beam, and did the HID conversion to the oem FOG lights- i run them all the time. I think they make a big difference as they are bright enough to be seen during the day and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,289
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
hungry hungry hippo...

I have hippo hands on my 09 GSA, i also use warm and safe gloves- if you commute and you intend to commute year round (lowest temp around 15 to around 35 high in winter) the combination is a must. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,962
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
for what its worth...

I have purchased bikes from Max's and they are a top notch dealership, the best purchasing experience i have had to date. No comment on Gengras or Cliffs.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
in harmony!

my 09 GSA (15K miles- commuter) does the same deal, i notice it if i forget to downshift going on/off ramps or slow down due to traffic. its not a bad noise, like was said before- its the way the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
toot-toot

i just installed the excel cycles stebel kit and it is awesome (albeit a little pricey and a bear to install if your too lazy to take the beak and some panels off.) In any case it can be done within...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Ride Report...

Hey,

There was this ride report from a guy named "Grad" that did an awesome cross country trip with his old lady on a GS maybe a year or so ago. My vieja saw that a year ago and I had a new GSA-...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Bmwneo Pm Sent

PM Sent on risers...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,514
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
get your tire change on

I bought a harbor frieght, mojo blocks/lever, and a marc parnes balancer. Its the heat. Have your computer or instructions ready the first time- the ones that come with the mojo lever are really...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Its not a bad thing...

I have a 09 GSA and that front wheel loves the sky. As long as you know it could happen and know how to control it or make it happen- then its not a bad thing!:D Its a GSA ride the piss out it!
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,292
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
That Road Is The Heat

I was out in late march early april- I hit the KOA outside front royal because the park was full. I headed west on my way to Blackwater Falls and some how by the grace of all things holy my GPS put...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
my .02 cents

This thread is probably going to get moved to another forum but...

I have a 2820 and I while i love the features and BT it hasn't stood the test of time for me (I have replaced it through Garmin 3...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,166
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
Good Looking Out!

Peanut Gallery-
GOOD LOOKING OUT! Got a set yesterday afternoon. Thanks for the post.
Time for a harborfrieght tire machine, marc paines....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By TUCKNKITTY
It works you need to buy a different bag end.

I bought the GS bag and went to MAX BMW online and purchased a GSA tank bag end and velcro. I then took it to a tailor and had a new zipper placed on it- the zippers are not compatible (I also had...
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