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Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 197,905
Posted By apexal
I strap on my tent and a waterproof duffle when I...

I strap on my tent and a waterproof duffle when I travelling and camping.

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,029
Posted By apexal
Try a PIAA bulb. They cost a lot but seem to...

Try a PIAA bulb. They cost a lot but seem to last.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,730
Posted By apexal
I just rode 5000 miles with my Latitude jacket...

I just rode 5000 miles with my Latitude jacket and pants on a couple loops through Canada and couldn't be happier. I like the waterproof shell, the great venting in hot weather and all the features...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,730
Posted By apexal
. Apparently you need to be part of the...

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Apparently you need to be part of the conversation and your needless sarcasm seems to be the actual dumbing down. If you don't like these posts get off you computer and play with your own gerbil....
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By apexal
Such an avalanche of replays! But seriously,...

Such an avalanche of replays! But seriously, why? If I only had 2 or 3 days I'd head straight up to Vermont through western Massachusetts and make that my adventure. But if you really have to do...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By apexal
. I would detour through the Adirondacks and...

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I would detour through the Adirondacks and cut over to Vermont via route 186 over the Crown Point Bridge. Avoid Middlebury. Take route 125 or 73 through the mountains. I'd also say avoid...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,730
Posted By apexal
. I put my Latitude jacket and pants to the...

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I put my Latitude jacket and pants to the test today. Rode down from midcoast Maine today in the rain, mostly all highway, the last 35 miles in heavy rain. The jacket and pants kept me dry...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,021
Posted By apexal
. I just checked the rates for the Portland to...

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I just checked the rates for the Portland to Yarmouth ferry and see that they lowered the rates. For one person, motorcycle and a reserved seat the total comes to $199. For some reason a fare of...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By apexal
. Do a search for Newfoundland and see some of...

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Do a search for Newfoundland and see some of the threads on it. I don't think that you're giving yourself enough time. Are you saying 10 days from Yarmouth and back? Also double check the...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,629
Posted By apexal
I'd much rather camp than stay in a motel unless...

I'd much rather camp than stay in a motel unless it's really hot or it's raining a lot. I'm a hiker/backpacker and until recently used to do a yearly mountaineering trip out west. So I have the...
Forum: Americas 08-07-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
This sounds like something to do on a real dirt...

This sounds like something to do on a real dirt bike, not a 500 to 600 pound monster. If I was younger!
Forum: Americas 08-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
Scottie, I had another delay and finally...

Scottie,
I had another delay and finally getting a green light. My plan is leave NH in the afternoon on Aug 11, spend the night in Belfast, Maine, get to NS next day, take the midnight ferry on Aug...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,730
Posted By apexal
My Latitude jacket and pants are nearly brand new...

My Latitude jacket and pants are nearly brand new so I don't see a need to wash them or treat them. I did get in the shower with the jacket, pants and riding boots on, got thoroughly wet including...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. The Kanc is a great road but tends to be busy...

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The Kanc is a great road but tends to be busy at times and in some places the speed limits are ridiculously low. Try Rt 122 up through Evans Notch or Rt 26 up through Grafton Notch in Maine. But,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. Thanks. I like them, too!

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Thanks. I like them, too!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. I'm an old Ducati guy and know about the...

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I'm an old Ducati guy and know about the extra HP from red paint :-)

The rear rack comes right off using the key. Can put stuff in the cavity and can put the passenger seat on in a snap. On my...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
. That's what I was thinking. I'll stop in...

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That's what I was thinking. I'll stop in Belfast, Maine for a day or two and maybe 3 days to the ferry.
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
. Well, after a couple of delays it looks like...

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Well, after a couple of delays it looks like I'm finally going to do my trip to Newfoundland. God willing. I got a new 2014 R1200GS about 6 or 8 weeks ago, it's been serviced and is all decked...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. Thanks. I like the TT cases, too, but the...

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Thanks. I like the TT cases, too, but the adventure cases are pretty darn nice, too. Even though the exhaust side case is shaped differently I think that the RKA liner will work. I bought a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. a) the rear rack comes off with just a key so...

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a) the rear rack comes off with just a key so I can snap on the passenger seat in a snap. Must keep a place for her so the pegs need to stay.

b) why not touratech cases? Nice cases, very well...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. Well, since I started this thread I've been...

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Well, since I started this thread I've been doing the research, buying accessories and having fun doing so. Since the dealer couldn't get GSA rear footpegs in time we went with the Touratech cases...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
. I'm sorry, the dealer told me what oil to...

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I'm sorry, the dealer told me what oil to use, it doesn't smell and no QC issues to report. And I already know what the best tire is.

I have been buying parts for it though. That's almost as...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,730
Posted By apexal
. Those were the answers that I was looking...

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Those were the answers that I was looking for. I like it when I like the answers :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
Is this some sort of record? 6 weeks and not a...

Is this some sort of record? 6 weeks and not a single reply to my thread? Gee, I'd almost rather have the search Nazis give me hell for not doing a proper search.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,622
Posted By apexal
. I would be very reluctant to use stain...

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I would be very reluctant to use stain removers or many of the detergents out there. I'd rather have a stain than wreck the pants. Gortex normally requires special washing instructions and I...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,730
Posted By apexal
Last spring I bought the Latitude Misano jacket...

Last spring I bought the Latitude Misano jacket and the non-Misano Latitude pants. I'm happy with the quality and features and both jacket and pants seem to vent quite well in temperatures up to 90...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By apexal
I knew that it was expensive but that's robbery! ...

I knew that it was expensive but that's robbery! It's pretty darn expensive even without a room. I'm with you, I'll make the drive. I actually like Route 9 (the air line) to Calais and a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 21,386
Posted By apexal
. Has anybody received a seat from Sargent yet...

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Has anybody received a seat from Sargent yet for their 2013-2014 GS? Sargent claims that they are building the seats and shipping them but I'm still on hold after several weeks.
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By apexal
If you're going through upstate New York I would...

If you're going through upstate New York I would highly recommend any roads in the Adirondacks. Vermont, northern New Hampshire and Maine (stay away from the coast) are pretty awesome, too. I could...
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By apexal
. Upper 40s is cold? Really? I would love to...

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Upper 40s is cold? Really? I would love to have nighttime temps in the 40s any time I camp. I would call that mild and pleasant!
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By apexal
That's old news covered on other threads. Check...

That's old news covered on other threads. Check the rates again. Unless they've changed it's over $150 for a motorcycle and a RIDER.
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By apexal
The Zega Pros can take a padlock. Look at the...

The Zega Pros can take a padlock. Look at the Touratech web site to confirm. Get your padlocks at a hardware store.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By apexal
The stock seat on my 2014 GS is terrible. I did...

The stock seat on my 2014 GS is terrible. I did a 150 mile ride today and was extremely sore at the end. I sure do miss the Sargent seat that I has on my old GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,165
Posted By apexal
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By apexal
Not Another New GS Thread

The last thing anybody probably wants to see on here is another New GS thread. I'm sorry, but I'll be picking mine up on Thursday. I'm trading my 2011 R1200GS which I thought was the perfect...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
I'm losing my thread here. Is that what they...

I'm losing my thread here. Is that what they call hijacking? Hopefully I can get something back from this. Thanks, birdman, for helping to try getting it back!
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
Okay, another question. For the non-camping days...

Okay, another question. For the non-camping days in Newfoundland, can anybody recommend inexpensive lodging? I've looked up room rates for various motels around the island and they're pretty...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By apexal
. Okay, it's official, I'm retiring on June...

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Okay, it's official, I'm retiring on June 26th! Finally!! Well, I have a wedding to attend on June 28the and spending some time on the lake in early July so I figure that I'll be ready to go on...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,136
Posted By apexal
Do yourself a favor, forget Connecticut, RI and...

Do yourself a favor, forget Connecticut, RI and Massachusetts. Go through the Adirondacks in upstate New York, across Vermont, through the White Mountains in New Hampshire and see some of Maine,...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,272
Posted By apexal
Many/most of the motorcycle dealers in my area...

Many/most of the motorcycle dealers in my area offer winter storage. I'll bet that they could store a bike short or long term any time of the year. I'd suggest calling dealers in the area and...
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