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Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Gillies
Had one of those. My first bike. $900. Wish I...

Had one of those. My first bike. $900. Wish I still had it.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h26/Gillies66/XL185_1_1_1.jpg (http://s60.photobucket.com/user/Gillies66/media/XL185_1_1_1.jpg.html)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Gillies
Not recently, but it's an easy ride on the GSA.

Not recently, but it's an easy ride on the GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By Gillies
Sounds like the guy just needs a better job or a...

Sounds like the guy just needs a better job or a KLR.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,706
Posted By Gillies
Back on track - I've got my copy of the mag...

Back on track - I've got my copy of the mag sitting right next to the toilet. Maybe because that's where I read it, but maybe because the latest update comparo article didn't tell us anything we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Gillies
You might be better served posting this in the...

You might be better served posting this in the West regional forum.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Gillies
Another + for the Tuff Lites. I've tried all the...

Another + for the Tuff Lites. I've tried all the others. These are the best by far.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,633
Posted By Gillies
+1 I do my own wrenching and can't imagine doing...

+1 I do my own wrenching and can't imagine doing the work on a dirty bike. I rinse the bike with a hose and give it a good scrubbing with a bucket of hot soapy water and hand mitt. Rinse again and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 1,278,267
Posted By Gillies
I washed mine today, then took a quick ride up to...

I washed mine today, then took a quick ride up to the Cardinals stadium for a peek at the Super Bowl festivities. I can't imagine wrenching on a dirty bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 1,278,267
Posted By Gillies
Hand wash, checked valve clearances, synced...

Hand wash, checked valve clearances, synced throttle, reset computer, replaced front tire. I still love my '09 GSA. Doing a two-up week with the wife in northern NM second week of October.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,201
Posted By Gillies
Seats, comfort, and tolerance for the discomfort...

Seats, comfort, and tolerance for the discomfort associated with long rides are all pretty subject to the individual.

With that said, I'll make a case for Corbin seats. I'm presently riding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,164
Posted By Gillies
Craftsman clicker here. No complaints, but I'm...

Craftsman clicker here. No complaints, but I'm intrigued by the idea of the cheapies from HF.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,496
Posted By Gillies
I'm convinced. I'll check them out.

I'm convinced. I'll check them out.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,753
Posted By Gillies
Same here. It's the only trouble I've had with my...

Same here. It's the only trouble I've had with my '09, so it's good for peace of mind.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gillies
Bacon

Here's one for BIG-E. Hope to see ya Eric.

Hormel motorcycle is fueled by bacon

http://www.cnet.com/news/like-america-hormel-motorcycle-is-fueled-by-bacon/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,653
Posted By Gillies
I've been out of the loop for quite a while. Hope...

I've been out of the loop for quite a while. Hope it will be cool with you all if I try to tag along on this one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By Gillies
How about when Spencer shows up?

How about when Spencer shows up?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By Gillies
I've been in the Valley since 84. The OPs got...

I've been in the Valley since 84. The OPs got four cars, a van, and bikes. He's expressed a desire for land and, apparently, space to be who he his. He wants to spend less than 250k and have easy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Gillies
True Story

My wife and I were riding home from Rocky Point and found ourselves stuck in one heck of a long line/wait to get across the border. A local selling stuff walked up to us and suggested I simply split...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gillies
Another + for Iron Horse in Tuscon. Wish they...

Another + for Iron Horse in Tuscon. Wish they were in Phoenix.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Gillies
Yep. Moonbeam, Gemini, Saturn - seems the...

Yep. Moonbeam, Gemini, Saturn - seems the celestial streets leave a bit to be desired. My brother's got a rental on Gemini that was completely washed out by the flood. Too bad, really, no one in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Gillies
It's okay. That's what the internet is for. Can't...

It's okay. That's what the internet is for. Can't say where in the Doney area your sis lived, but maybe neighborhoods in 300k+ range are slumming it for you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Gillies
My brother has lived there since '86. Worked at...

My brother has lived there since '86. Worked at Gore as an engineer, now a fire captain. Plenty of forest to play in. You can find plenty of wood to cut. The forest is ponderosa and very dry compared...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-13-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,010
Posted By Gillies
Wanted to attend this ride but out with flu....

Wanted to attend this ride but out with flu. Mixed blessing? To those hurt - heal up fast and well.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 89,219
Posted By Gillies
In. I'm at Dysart and Thomas. Very interested...

In. I'm at Dysart and Thomas. Very interested in learning the area you speak of, as its close to home. Seems I always spend more time trucking the bike that riding it. PM me. Let's ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,673
Posted By Gillies
Thumb Here's how I handled this on my '09 GSA. First, I...

Here's how I handled this on my '09 GSA. First, I spent $1,400 on a three-year service agreement at the time of purchase. Combined with the factory warranty, I spent zilch, nothing, nada on service...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,112
Views: 379,673
Posted By Gillies
Garmina. Hmmm... I'd always just called her...

Garmina. Hmmm... I'd always just called her Bihac.

I'm okay with the GPS but am always willing to learn something new. Especially interested in this IMGfromGPX. In.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,885
Posted By Gillies
20k bike / $300 tool. I hit my limit Bihac!!! ...

20k bike / $300 tool. I hit my limit Bihac!!!

No... Really... I like my GS911 lots.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Gillies
Point and shoot. Once your in Show Low, virtually...

Point and shoot. Once your in Show Low, virtually any road will lead you in the right direction. 191 is great. Just ride in any direction and you'll basically begin to lose elevation, so turn around...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,693
Posted By Gillies
F'n Pig! Funny shit. Been there. Feel the pain....

F'n Pig! Funny shit. Been there. Feel the pain. When you say the word "out" I'm reminded of the Trailer Park Boys.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By Gillies
Agree with Clay. Not much selection here.

Agree with Clay. Not much selection here.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Gillies
Mostly closed.

Mostly closed.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,669
Posted By Gillies
Another Phoenix rider and another plug for mesh...

Another Phoenix rider and another plug for mesh gear. Personally, I've been wearing a Motoport Kevlar mesh jacket for over fives years now and still love it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10,065
Views: 930,872
Posted By Gillies
Reminds me of when you'd take Sam two-up and snap...

Reminds me of when you'd take Sam two-up and snap a few pics along the way.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,112
Views: 379,673
Posted By Gillies
Nice vid. Looks like a good day on the trail. ...

Nice vid. Looks like a good day on the trail. Gotta' dig that XR350.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10,065
Views: 930,872
Posted By Gillies
I did the last AARG ride out there. Smoking...

I did the last AARG ride out there. Smoking 100mph dirt super highway darn near the whole way. I'd be bored stiff on my 450, but it was a high-speed slice of heaven on the GSA. Good camp spot, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By Gillies
Buy a boat. Ran an XR185 in the water regularly...

Buy a boat. Ran an XR185 in the water regularly when I was a kid - never fucked up a bike so thoroughly in so many ways since. I'll do a bit of reasonable water with my GSA, but scew the submariner.
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,566
Posted By Gillies
I've got a pair of 44.5 with, no bullshit, three...

I've got a pair of 44.5 with, no bullshit, three rides on them that I'll be happy to sell ya. PM me if interested.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,328
Posted By Gillies
Just call 'em trailer queens - that seems to work...

Just call 'em trailer queens - that seems to work 'em up.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By Gillies
Sorry to hear about your bike. We all know it's...

Sorry to hear about your bike. We all know it's a heck of a lot more fun to ride than deal with stuff like that. IME, BMW has addressed every issue I have had with my bike, given little fanfare and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,558
Posted By Gillies
Buy a Kenworth.

Buy a Kenworth.
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