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Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By mistercindy
Starter does one click and nothing more. Lights...

Starter does one click and nothing more. Lights do not dim.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By mistercindy
Can you push start an R12GS? Has anybody done it?

I haven't ridden since December 28th when I lost my job. Without health insurance I didn't ride. I'm now employed, with health insurance, and the bike won't start. All lights and computer gizmos...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By mistercindy
I'm very lazy/low maintenance with tire pressure....

I'm very lazy/low maintenance with tire pressure. I fill both front and rear to around 42-44 psi, then ignore it for a month and check again. When they get down to the mid 30s I fill them again.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By mistercindy
Two new tires, and 96,000 miles of tire history

Today I replaced both tires. Both were Anakee 2 tires. The rear was pretty smooth, but the front was the second Anakee 2 front that I had to replace because of cupping even though it had a LOT of...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By mistercindy
I've been wearing an RF1100 for a little over a...

I've been wearing an RF1100 for a little over a year and 16,000 miles now and I'm very happy with it. I sweat a lot, so I wear it with vents open year round. Since I wear earplugs almost all of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,532
Posted By mistercindy
I have Micatech Pilots (LINK...

I have Micatech Pilots (LINK (http://micatech.net/products/pilot-cases)) which are pretty wide. Micatech's link (hit the specifications button) goes into more detail, but each pannier is 12" wide. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,105
Posted By mistercindy
This is a good thread. I like this!...

This is a good thread.




I like this! It pretty much describes me, too. I research a lot, make up my mind, then wait until I impulsively buy it!

Some things I still research, and some...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By mistercindy
I run an Anakee 2 rear and a Tourance front on my...

I run an Anakee 2 rear and a Tourance front on my '05 12GS and, for me anyway, its a fine combination. Keep in mind that I don't push the envelope too much when I ride, so I value longevity for my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By mistercindy
Excel spreadsheet. Sigh... :D

Excel spreadsheet. Sigh... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By mistercindy
New high and low beam bulbs, and 100,000 miles of bulb history

I have to order more Osram H7/H9bulbs. Here's the LINK (http://www.cyclenutz.com/products/auxiliary_lighting/replacement_bulbs/osram_sylvania_hyper_65w_h7_bulb.html) to cyclenutz's Osram H7/H9 bulb....
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,368
Posted By mistercindy
They do make a top handle which you can order...

They do make a top handle which you can order separately. The website says they cost $75 and you can either install them yourself, or have them soldered on when you purchase them. I had them...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,153
Posted By mistercindy
My first pair of Held Steves lasted around 40,000...

My first pair of Held Steves lasted around 40,000 miles over six years, but they weren't worn out nearly as bad as the ones in the OP's picture. The Steves are also a winter and cooler weather glove...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,156
Posted By mistercindy
Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptillian. ...

Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptillian.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwgKNe51t3YN7qaouMThMcYwxavBzKQjbFbA5Np78ig0xky3CxtOCBk0N4
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,368
Posted By mistercindy
Have you thought of Micatech?

Micatech's panniers go a long way to solving the problem. Their Pilot Case website page (http://micatech.net/products/pilot-cases) defines them as "semi-side loading." Take a look at the picture...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,987
Posted By mistercindy
I've put nearly 90,000 miles on my '05 12GS and...

I've put nearly 90,000 miles on my '05 12GS and its the best motorcycle, for my purposes, that I've ever owned. Some thoughts:




Other than being aware of my trip when I'm low on fuel I just...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,720
Posted By mistercindy
Pretty much any purely road tire will be stickier...

Pretty much any purely road tire will be stickier and allow for better handling in twisties, etc... But I commute 60 miles per day, and since I'm a tire cheapskate I'd rather get decent mileage and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,720
Posted By mistercindy
New rear Anakee 2, and my 85,000 miles of 12GS tire history

Yesterday I had to replace my nearly new rear tire because I ran over a screw. :pissed I rode it with a plug for a couple of weeks, then got it replaced. It was an Anakee 2, and I replaced it with...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By mistercindy
Any experience with the Aeroflow Sport screen for the 12GS?

I've ridden with the regular Aeroflow (now the Aeroflow "Touring") on my '05 12GS for six years and 80,000 miles and it has been great. It got rid of the awful buffeting from the stock screen.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By mistercindy
Here's one. I have an '05 12GS, and I decided...

Here's one. I have an '05 12GS, and I decided early on to ride the stock shocks until they failed. The rear shock started leaking at ~60,000 miles, and I had Ohlins installed front and rear. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By mistercindy
This time, a Holiday Season 12GS Tire Report

Yesterday I had to replace both tires. The rear was out of tread and the front had severe cupping. Both were Anakee 2, and that's what I replaced them with. My only concern is the cupping. In all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,667
Posted By mistercindy
+1 Ditto that. Same experience five years and...

+1
Ditto that. Same experience five years and 75,000 miles ago on my '05 12GS. Still going strong.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-17-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,340
Posted By mistercindy
A few days after the accident I asked Graeme if...

A few days after the accident I asked Graeme if he had considered journalizing his thoughts as a way to work through his feelings. He seemed surprised at the thought but said he'd consider it, not...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,927
Posted By mistercindy
I bought a REV"IT Dragon In January of 2010: not...

I bought a REV"IT Dragon In January of 2010: not quite two years ago. I love the fit, feel, and versatility of the jacket. Its not stiff like an Aerostich or a Motoport. Even Olympia's stuff is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,579
Posted By mistercindy
Great thread. One of the more brilliant and...

Great thread. One of the more brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th century.

BTW, Lawrence also has a bust in the crypt at St. Paul's Cathedral in London:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,091
Posted By mistercindy
For the OP, your profile is nearly empty. What...

For the OP, your profile is nearly empty. What do you ride now? Where? What kind of riding do you do? How long have you been on bikes? Etc...

In any event, why would you buy a motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,387
Posted By mistercindy
Entertaining RR! :thumb Thanks for posting it. ...

Entertaining RR! :thumb Thanks for posting it.





Great line! :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,599,541
Posted By mistercindy
ADVRIDER personified: ...

ADVRIDER personified:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/011%20magadan/P1030089.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,234
Posted By mistercindy
My wife and I are the youngest couple on our cul...

My wife and I are the youngest couple on our cul de sac. I know people look at me like I'm strange when they see me come in and out on my bike commuting to and from downtown Dallas. One neighbor...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By mistercindy
I had my '05 12GS's cluster replaced under...

I had my '05 12GS's cluster replaced under warranty (clock couldn't be reset) at 13,181 milies and was told they couldn't transfer the mileage, either. I'm still not sure I believe it. Recently...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,732,705
Posted By mistercindy
So very cool, Doug. :bow Well done. :thumb ...

So very cool, Doug. :bow Well done. :thumb





+1
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,808
Posted By mistercindy
Very nice! Love the paint scheme with the black...

Very nice! Love the paint scheme with the black Jesses!

BTW, that's the way to buy bikes! One time I rode my R1150R to the dealer to buy a new shield for my helmet. I left with a barely used...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,470
Posted By mistercindy
+1 Micatechs are superb hard bags. I had...

+1

Micatechs are superb hard bags. I had Varios on my 12GS and they're good bags. But they aren't remotely sturdy. In 2006, I had a parking lot lay down where I set the bike down very gently,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,780
Posted By mistercindy
If you're spending your own money, or the money...

If you're spending your own money, or the money you've earned, and the bike plus gear plus insurance, etc..., won't impact paying the bills, then I don't think the girlfriend has much to say about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,665
Posted By mistercindy
I guess I'm a wuss.

I typically ride 15,000 miles per year, most of it commuting to and from work. But, I've been in the cage this week because of the heat. We've had 108 to 110 degree temperatures with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 103,072
Posted By mistercindy
My '05 12GS has 89,800 miles (that's 144,519 km,...

My '05 12GS has 89,800 miles (that's 144,519 km, for those of you in the 21st century... :D ). I bought it used on October 22, 2005, with 12,065 miles.

Other than the rare and inexpensive repair,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,702
Posted By mistercindy
To summarize. You haven't owned a motorcycle in...

To summarize. You haven't owned a motorcycle in 30 years, and you're getting back into riding with a brand new R1200GS that you're looking to modify before ever seeing it.

My advice to you is to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,732,705
Posted By mistercindy
Late to the game, but I'm in. Doug, your RR's...

Late to the game, but I'm in. Doug, your RR's are always entertaining and thought provoking. :thumb Keep 'em comin'!

:lurk






Damn funny! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By mistercindy
Today's 12GS Tire Report

I had to get two tires today. The rear was out of tread, but the front had weather cracking. I liked the rear, my first Anakee 2, so I got a pair of Anakee 2's. That rear Anakee 2 lasted over...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 81,748
Posted By mistercindy
Wow... I can't believe I did it. I just drank...

Wow... I can't believe I did it. I just drank the Micatech cool-aid. Twenty minutes ago I completed my online order for a pair of Pilots for my '05 R1200GS. :eek1

I did it because my left Vario...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By mistercindy
Please tell me of your Micatech experiences.

I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of Micatech Pilots for my '05 12GS. I plan on getting them with the Michatech roof racks (LINK (http://www.micatech.net/roofracks.htm)) soldered on the top of...
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