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Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By sno-where
It's a good deal if it makes you happy and gives...

It's a good deal if it makes you happy and gives you piece of mind. That is basically what you bought. But that means a lot to some, and only you can decide on it's value. I have a customer with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,631
Posted By sno-where
Not to mention that a loud pipe (not harley...

Not to mention that a loud pipe (not harley loud), is always good for getting those pesky cagers that like to follow too close, to back away. Living in the mountains, I see alot of out of state dodge...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,953
Posted By sno-where
Timecerts are better then Helicoil, but for a...

Timecerts are better then Helicoil, but for a bolt that does not have to hold a lot of torque, you are probably just fine with the Helicoils. Anything that needs to hold more torque, I would rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By sno-where
Is it a lithium? I am guessing not so I would say...

Is it a lithium? I am guessing not so I would say yes. But if you want to know for sure, talk to Odyssey to hear what THEY think, and you will know for sure.



Edit: I have been schooled!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By sno-where
If it is not too expensive, and you read ALL the...

If it is not too expensive, and you read ALL the little print, and the exemptions don't seem to expansive, and they will pay for the total hr rate, without limitations, plus tax, plus shop fees, it...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,485
Posted By sno-where
I will be doing the same, but I like the simple...

I will be doing the same, but I like the simple white color. I am on the 'short' side! At 5'4.5", the roadie with the low seat is what works best for me. If I bought the XC, I would have to lower it...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,554
Posted By sno-where
I don't need this video to get me to buy one. The...

I don't need this video to get me to buy one. The test ride I took in Denver on Saturday is all I needed to convince me that the Tiger 800 is the next bike I will buy. The salesman said to me, 'you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By sno-where
How about this guy? :loco ...

How about this guy? :loco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFe1r8DnQqQ

I can't believe anyone would think this would be a good idea. That said, you could easily tow a small motorcycle but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By sno-where
New used bike........ time for a new battery. ...

New used bike........ time for a new battery.

How much you spend is up to you. But no matter what you get, put on a tender over the winter and it will last you longer.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By sno-where
Forget the WD40, just go straight for the PB...

Forget the WD40, just go straight for the PB blaster and follow as above!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By sno-where
I will answer for TaSk, No.

I will answer for TaSk,

No.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By sno-where
I always liked the doubletake mirrors too. ...

I always liked the doubletake mirrors too.
http://www.doubletakemirror.com/build/bmw
Being able to fold them in for tight stuff and have them fold back when the bike take an unplanned nap is aways...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,330
Posted By sno-where
My suggestion is to go lighter! I travelled...

My suggestion is to go lighter! I travelled around the world with lightweight backpacking gear as camping gear. I just used my side bags and a large backpack strapped down where the top case normally...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,339
Posted By sno-where
Head net for when the mighty squadrons of...

Head net for when the mighty squadrons of mosquitoes dive bomb you! They are the state bird up there! They tend to come out when someone flicks a ‘mosquito’ switch around 5pm. You will see clouds of...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By sno-where
Oh No, it's 18 years old. I guess I should scrap...

Oh No, it's 18 years old. I guess I should scrap my 23 year old bike as it must be way too old.........
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,885
Posted By sno-where
It just takes gobs of money, lots of carbon...

It just takes gobs of money, lots of carbon fiber, and it allready has been done!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593004

Page 2 for more pics.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,312
Posted By sno-where
I will have to try this the next time I mount...

I will have to try this the next time I mount some tires. Which by the way my rear tire looks now, it will be real soon!
:thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By sno-where
Torque wrenches need periodic calibration to stay...

Torque wrenches need periodic calibration to stay precise. If you are not going to do that, you are better off with the old school beam type wrenches, which are more accurate, but more difficult to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By sno-where
It looks like her right foot is on the footpeg...

It looks like her right foot is on the footpeg allowing her left foot to flat foot it.

Still, it looks like a F800GS from the beak, but with F650GS rims. I am guessing BMW specs the bike a...
Forum: Alaska 05-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,579
Posted By sno-where
On my two trips to Alaska, I saw an average of...

On my two trips to Alaska, I saw an average of 150 miles in-between one horse towns with one gas station that charged about 1.5X what the typical expensive Canadian gas price was. These stations had...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By sno-where
And as an added bonus, they should be worth a...

And as an added bonus, they should be worth a extra 20 hp! :freaky

National park stickers, on the other hand, have no hp advantage, but they do lighten the mighty GS by 10 lbs!:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By sno-where
The reason being, a m3p player with radio...

The reason being, a m3p player with radio capabilities, will not get good enough reception to recieve radio while riding. It may work great in the more populas areas, but once you leave the urban...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By sno-where
You missed that part, eh? A lot of people do like...

You missed that part, eh? A lot of people do like their XM. I could take it or leave it so I go simple and leave it. XM will not satisfy my need for local information. Since the flatlanders are...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By sno-where
I have always used a car stereo in my tank bag. I...

I have always used a car stereo in my tank bag. I like more variety then what my phone or mp3 player can hold and I like my local radio stations too. Not only that, but where I live and deep in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,772
Posted By sno-where
Now that looks cool with out trying to fake...

Now that looks cool with out trying to fake someone out on where the machine was made. There is a huge difference between being proud of where you are from, or being looked at as being a poser. Its...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,772
Posted By sno-where
Blasphemy! Texas could never make a beemer...

Blasphemy!

Texas could never make a beemer unless it could hold a 500lb rider!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By sno-where
As long as you are not looking to do some serious...

As long as you are not looking to do some serious off road action, cast wheels are fine. As a bonus, flats are a lot easier to deal with. I have done Colorado to Alaska & the haul road on my GSX1100...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,447
Posted By sno-where
Well I am no fuel expert by far, so you are most...

Well I am no fuel expert by far, so you are most likely correct. But the point is the fuel is oxygenated, and has less energy to burn, anyplace on the front range of Colorado, year round. It has to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,447
Posted By sno-where
That and (at least in the Colorado mountains) all...

That and (at least in the Colorado mountains) all gas at lower altitudes usually contains MTBE and other compounds that increase the oxygen content and lower emissions, year round. These compounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,447
Posted By sno-where
Where does this come from? On average, you...

Where does this come from?

On average, you lose 2.7% power per 1000 feet above sea level. So where I live at 8000 feet, I am only making 78.4% of the power I would make at sea level. As such,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By sno-where
After getting a lot of scam hits for a Nighthawk...

After getting a lot of scam hits for a Nighthawk I sold on Craigslist, I decided it would be too much hassle dealing with it for selling my part out on my GS. All the scams had simular make up, bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By sno-where
You just angle the puller until you can pull the...

You just angle the puller until you can pull the seal. They also sell a stubby version that works better in tight areas. The shaft is pretty tough and hardened, you should not be able to damage it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By sno-where
The generic seal puller works fine. I use them...

The generic seal puller works fine. I use them all the time on all sorts of seals. After all, you are not trying to save and reuse the old seal. Just get out the old seal and tap in the new seal, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By sno-where
If it is leaking and you have the tranny out,...

If it is leaking and you have the tranny out, just go ahead and put new seals in. You would hate it if you put it back in and a month later the leak got worse and you had to pull the tranny again.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,486
Posted By sno-where
Ask around about the shop you plan on using. Any...

Ask around about the shop you plan on using. Any shop will get known locally and you should be able to get a feel and inclination on how they are. I am an auto mechanic, and the shop I work at does...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By sno-where
A rachet strap around the tire always helps me...

A rachet strap around the tire always helps me seat the bead too.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,058
Posted By sno-where
Motorcycles in general are much tougher for them...

Motorcycles in general are much tougher for them to lock on. I run a detector wired into my helmet so I do not have to pay any attention to the detector. I just watch the road ahead and listen for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By sno-where
Yep, good ole grean syn gear oil. You should of...

Yep, good ole grean syn gear oil. You should of seen the blue-green stuff in my FD, it looked like I used gypsy moth larva to fill the FD!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By sno-where
One would think so, but trannies are tough to...

One would think so, but trannies are tough to predict what the cause and effect is/are. I would expect if a shift fork was sticking or even mislodged from where it should be, you would have trouble...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By sno-where
Just in case the linkage is not the problem, here...

Just in case the linkage is not the problem, here are the pics I promised.

This shows the two main gear shafts, and the output shaft....
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