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Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 60,297
Posted By Ritchard
I have had my set on my 07 1200GS for nearly two...

I have had my set on my 07 1200GS for nearly two weeks. In that time, I have had the tires in a good mix of conditions. I have found them quite good in mud and wet stuff, considering they're not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,961
Posted By Ritchard
Great thread, Grant. Excellent. However, very...

Great thread, Grant. Excellent. However, very poor form of you to be hoarding those delicious beers a mere two blocks away.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Ritchard
My Santiago boots started getting a bit damp...

My Santiago boots started getting a bit damp earlier this spring, but decided to really leak yesterday while passing thru Erie PA at 45 deg and pouring rain. I called up my credit card company this...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,336
Posted By Ritchard
I'd like an XL Tee please, and I'll be running...

I'd like an XL Tee please, and I'll be running down to pick it up. 150 bucks in gas is easily worth the savings in shipping.

That is XL unless these are the HUGE XL's you sometimes find,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 54,285
Posted By Ritchard
We used to say "aboot" until y'all caught on to...

We used to say "aboot" until y'all caught on to our little ploy. What's an outlet?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,268
Posted By Ritchard
Man, I love that all black look.

Man, I love that all black look.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 15,806
Posted By Ritchard
Did someone say mud? Heheh.

Did someone say mud?

Heheh.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 25,719
Posted By Ritchard
Boundary Road IS a bit of an um, er, favourite? ...

Boundary Road IS a bit of an um, er, favourite?

As Tom says, we were dropping left and right there last year. However I think Les really liked that road. What was it he said? "I f*cking hate...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 54,285
Posted By Ritchard
Precisely. Kurt knows what I'm talking aboot.

Precisely. Kurt knows what I'm talking aboot.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 54,285
Posted By Ritchard
We're not foreigners, we're like polite, gunless...

We're not foreigners, we're like polite, gunless Americans.
Forum: Canada 03-22-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,298
Posted By Ritchard
Sadly that collides for date with the other rally...

Sadly that collides for date with the other rally in the area.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 54,285
Posted By Ritchard
Looks like a small Canadian crew is shaping up to...

Looks like a small Canadian crew is shaping up to come hang with you FF's in May. I can hardly wait!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,894
Posted By Ritchard
Update. I have been able to put on some miles...

Update. I have been able to put on some miles with the AF330. I have tried it at multiple speeds, at different settings. By the way, I have winglets.

My overall impression is still very...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,298
Posted By Ritchard
A heck of a read

Just as the winter seemed like it would never end, I came across this thread, and have been looking at it a bit at a time for a week. I gotta say, so many of the pictures have got me really...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,772
Posted By Ritchard
For less than ten bucks you can make a fluid...

For less than ten bucks you can make a fluid manometer that does the same job, some say better - apparently it's more sensitive. I have one in my garage that I believe cost me about $8 to make. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,894
Posted By Ritchard
I was able to get out for a brief ride today in...

I was able to get out for a brief ride today in the sunny part of the day. I rode for about a half hour, city only so was only able to get up to around 60 mph (only kidding, officer). I was able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,894
Posted By Ritchard
Well I finally got my screen today after it being...

Well I finally got my screen today after it being backordered since maybe November?

It's much larger than the original, that's for sure. Quite a bit wider and optionally quite a bit taller.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,512
Posted By Ritchard
Like many a BMW rider, I'm pretty cheap, but...

Like many a BMW rider, I'm pretty cheap, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,625
Posted By Ritchard
I had Pilot Road 2's on my R1150R, they were...

I had Pilot Road 2's on my R1150R, they were fantastic. By all reports, the 3's should be even better.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By Ritchard
I've got Mk2's on my 07 GS. Best money I have...

I've got Mk2's on my 07 GS. Best money I have spent on the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Ritchard
If I wasn't 5 hours away, I'd gladly do the job...

If I wasn't 5 hours away, I'd gladly do the job for a nice Schwartz's smoked meat sandwich and a pickle.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,894
Posted By Ritchard
I like AC/DC.

I like AC/DC.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,894
Posted By Ritchard
I am hoping to pick up my long-backordered AF330...

I am hoping to pick up my long-backordered AF330 shortly. How are you guys finding the height/tilt adjustment? I mean the one on the bike, not on the screen. Do you find one setting and stick with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ritchard
Diggin' the socks and sandals look.

Diggin' the socks and sandals look.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,175
Posted By Ritchard
The Diavel looks like it was designed by the same...

The Diavel looks like it was designed by the same people who brought us 1980s Subarus. Yech
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,263
Posted By Ritchard
I am afraid I don't know the model. I have a...

I am afraid I don't know the model. I have a manual someplace, but who knows where. The one I have does not look modified, perhaps you want to Email to company and ask what fits?

The only...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,263
Posted By Ritchard
My '07 GS came from it's previous lover with a...

My '07 GS came from it's previous lover with a brakeaway http://www.brakeawayproducts.com/ "Cruise Control" installed. It's a beautifully made piece of kit, with all the lovely machining you wonder...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,703
Posted By Ritchard
I agree. I find the Micatechs kind of fugly.

I agree. I find the Micatechs kind of fugly.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By Ritchard
All those bits look kind of over-engineered to...

All those bits look kind of over-engineered to me. I concur w the above, why not glue some kind of squishy rubber stopper to the A arm?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 644,988
Posted By Ritchard
It seems those guys that say that GS's are only...

It seems those guys that say that GS's are only for posing at Starbucks are wrong.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs454.ash2/72736_1646593761654_1141224693_31790792_1502219_n.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ritchard
None of my business, but I don't understand the...

None of my business, but I don't understand the problem. If you've just discovered your wife is expecting, you must have somewhere between 6 and 7-1/2 months to get the bike home before she pops. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Ritchard
Mine is a little more deluxe. I zip tied a loop...

Mine is a little more deluxe. I zip tied a loop of 25 feet of hose on a piece of 1x6 white-primed door casing, about 5 feet long. The white background makes for very easy reading. Total price...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,847
Posted By Ritchard
I bought my GS used from Durham (now Endras) this...

I bought my GS used from Durham (now Endras) this time last year. The sales experience was great - young James that runs the motorrad dept is a great guy. I've never been there for service as it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By Ritchard
I guess I'm all upside down about this. I use...

I guess I'm all upside down about this. I use heavy tie-down straps to anchor points on the ceiling of the garage. One strap goes through the little bar in front of my oil cooler, one through the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,876
Posted By Ritchard
Nice RR, thanks. Makes me want to head to the...

Nice RR, thanks. Makes me want to head to the garage and make PA by midnight.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By Ritchard
+1 on the hockey puck. I installed that...

+1 on the hockey puck. I installed that particularly Canadian solution only days after getting my GS.
Forum: Canada 07-23-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 140,709
Posted By Ritchard
Nice to meet some new people, thanks for having...

Nice to meet some new people, thanks for having me along. Pictures? The ride home last evening, despite a little spitting rain, was beautiful. Nothing like a backroads farm country ride on a humid...
Forum: Canada 07-20-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 140,709
Posted By Ritchard
If there's an empty seat, I'd like to come along.

If there's an empty seat, I'd like to come along.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 628,208
Posted By Ritchard
I don't have one of those fancy schmancy new Givi...

I don't have one of those fancy schmancy new Givi screens, but after having my 2007 R1200GS for some mileage now, I've sorted out my windscreen situation sufficiently that I'm satisfied.

I'm 6ft...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,508
Posted By Ritchard
Dude, Next time I'm in Fairbanks, the beer...

Dude,

Next time I'm in Fairbanks, the beer is on me. It was a fiddly job, but perseverance paid off, I finally lassoed it just so, and got the socket to pop back on the ball. Of course, all the...
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