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Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Parrothead
Hammock forums

Quilts are very popular with the hammock folks, try over there.

I still use my Wiggy's mummy bags; learned with these that you do not to turn IN the bag as you do in rectangulars. Instead the bag...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Parrothead
fabric and sealer

I'm sorry I don'don't recall the product name (not crawling down in the basement to see right now) but I had a plywood-floored roof deck that we used this product on. It was the main entrance to the...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,846
Posted By Parrothead

Brother did this in his shop, which is really an open barn-like structure. Built an enclosed insulated, and vented, box structure.Works very well, uses an electric oil-filled space heater to keep it...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,624
Posted By Parrothead

Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By Parrothead

Not on the bike
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By Parrothead

Perfect solution IMO. Versatile fitment, stuffs small in pocket, cuts the wind, variety of colors if that's important.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Parrothead

Spray it on, leave, wipe it off next year. Can spray it again before wiping to make it a bit easier to polish up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,566
Posted By Parrothead
very cool, downloaded

Not to derail, but another story for those interested. Today at the San Mateo IMS, Don Emde gave a presentation about Edwin 'Cannon Ball' Baker: San Diego to New York City in 11-1/2 days in 1914,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,445
Posted By Parrothead
Welcome back!

Awesome bike, great first ride on it. Kinda like the best first date ever, and you KNOW it's gonna get better!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Parrothead

If the creek don't rise
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Parrothead

I actually shift less, much less, especially on the mountain roads. I do miss the overdrive nature in 6th but have gladly traded it for the roll on power ability in 6th. 1st is great, especially off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,389
Posted By Parrothead

Nice. It only gets washed twice a year, usually... wax?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,945
Posted By Parrothead
That's some funny shit right there!

Seriously though, glad it turned out to be something simple and nothing to do with your engine. Reminds me of myself and some of the epiphanies I've had of a similar type! There's a y-pipe in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6,501
Views: 1,148,459
Posted By Parrothead
Washed it

for the first time this year. As in the past 12 months. Looks good all cleaned up!
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 41,380
Posted By Parrothead
Paypal address?

Esmir, are you going to pm us the paypal account info, or am I a dummy and missed it somewhere? Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 41,380
Posted By Parrothead
okay, I'm in

I'm definitely want this. Please add me to the waitlist and let me know when you need the paypal. Thanks for doing this!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 8,018,788
Posted By Parrothead
FTW, your photos in this thread are always...

FTW, your photos in this thread are always inspiring You two keep up the great work!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By Parrothead
Put mine up for a year while deployed, at approx 30k miles

I had access to a somewhat insulated, somewhat heated storage space on central Cal coastal mountains, full rodent access: dry summers 80-90; very wet winters 30-60. Washed, waxed, polished with...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,043
Posted By Parrothead
For the house...

Rogar Champion. Pricey, worth it, replaceable parts for generations of use. Got an old one (really old) at a thrift shop for 20 bucks. Winesnob good friend has been using his for 30+ years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 30,301
Posted By Parrothead

Good book.

OP, good choice, good on ya. Glad you had the opportunity to avoid further conflict. Don't judge everyone by this dick's behavior, but do keep an open awareness that dicks do happen.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Parrothead
Rpm & mpg

[edit] I'm a dope... checked rpm's on my way to work yesterday: 4400 @ 75mph. Der. [edit]

At 75 I think rpm's are in the mid- to upper 3000 range. I do most of my highway riding betwen 75-85...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Parrothead

Liviob, I went with the R850R 37:11 FD on my '02 GS about 15k miles ago; that was at 59k. Much much much much better for 2-up, especialy loaded for camping. Much much much better for offroad (though...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Parrothead

That's what I measured the oil temp at when mine felt hot, a couple years ago. I had just changed out the FD (went with lower gearing) & thought the 'new' FD felt warmer than the stock I had removed....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Parrothead

Good one! :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By Parrothead
Great report!

Great coupla rides. You can't beat a good day frip; sometimes it's just the elixir needed. Loved the toast. Thanks for the memories of riding out of SD. Been stationed at Ballast Point & NAB and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By Parrothead
2 sets, with discs

I love having the 2 sets of mounted tires. Both my sets are spoked, use the TKC mounted set in summer and my rare winter off-road ride. For the wet winter riding I put on the Tourance-mounted pair,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,151
Posted By Parrothead
Thumb Excellent!

Very nice report. Good stuff there, great ride, thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,679
Posted By Parrothead
Hmm, mine's always the right turn signal

I stopped replacing the lense, just use superglue and clear packing tape to hold it togeter, until it's too badly crushed to re-use! I actually have a pair of identically jerry-rigged 'spares'.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Parrothead
Welcome aboard

Congrats on the ' new' bike! I've owned an '02 since '04, with fairly "low" mileage at 70k miles, due to Uncle having me travel a bit. I commute on it & do long trips whenever I can, both solo & 2...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,732
Posted By Parrothead

I'll take that topcase full of Yuengling off'n ya! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By Parrothead
Welcome to the kool-aid bowl!

Mayer seat, love mine.

What noise? Turn up the tunes!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Parrothead

Do you need service? Ted Porter's, near Santa Cruz CA, is a very good shop.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Parrothead
Modifying the BMW bag locks

I realize you want to keep the Jesse's but as an fyi, you can modify the stock bags to keep them unlocked, allowing you to open them without the key. You can still lock them as needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By Parrothead

My low beam cracked about 6 years ago, tested it for leakage, doesn't leak, still running it. I ride year around- rain on the freeway for hours has not ben a problem. Until I can catch a used spare...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Parrothead
Hhhmmmm, good photo.

Hhhmmmm, good photo.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,441
Posted By Parrothead
Wife's helmet

and mine are both Shark Evolines, Wedgeman.

Jblk, I'll defonitely try removing the section you suggest. Thanks
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,441
Posted By Parrothead
Shark Evoline II

Wife loves hers, I really like mine. Only downer for me is my head is more oval than round and these are roundhead helmets IMO. However I've worn it for 600-mile days and no headaches or anything,...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,555
Posted By Parrothead

Bought it this winter, have used Widder's over the past 8 years. Loved 'em but the Powerlet's fast response time, heat coverage & wireless controller are the bomb.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,290
Posted By Parrothead
Congrats on the 30/30!

CrownVic, good on ya & your lovely bride. Parrotwife & I also celebrated a 30-year retirement & a 30-year marriage the same year. I hope you love retirement and the GS as much.

BTW, how many of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 607,897
Posted By Parrothead
How bad?

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