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Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,045
Posted By sherco
Drink the cool aid ! I have an 08 and it is a...

Drink the cool aid ! I have an 08 and it is a keeper. Engine is a little tempermental at anything below 4000rpm but when it gets going it is a thing of beauty. My shop must be selling me defective...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 65,158
Posted By sherco
Been riding for many years street, dirt, woods...

Been riding for many years street, dirt, woods and trials. Owned a LOT of different bikes. presently have a KTM 690 Duke but have owned DL1000, couple of Ducatis, Harleys and BMWs, lots of hondas...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,029
Posted By sherco
Final Drive failures: Good News ?

I know this has probably been beat to death, but........

I recently bought an 05 GS with 10,000 miles and good maintenance. I knew there were some problems with FD's but hadn't really looked...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,730
Posted By sherco
I have a set of vario side cases and mounts I...

I have a set of vario side cases and mounts I want to sell.......let me know if you're interested. They're from my 05 GS so I'm not positive they will fit your bike, but one of the experts on this...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,140
Posted By sherco
Just got a call from Jason at Powersports and he...

Just got a call from Jason at Powersports and he offered a compromise /settlement. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,140
Posted By sherco
I was somewhat surprised by the reasonable and...

I was somewhat surprised by the reasonable and measured tone of the sellers posting. It was a very different tone from the rude and contentious guy I talked to when I called them for an explanation...
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,140
Posted By sherco
When I called the seller to ask why there was...

When I called the seller to ask why there was huge restocking charge there was NO MENTION of any problem with the seat---only the marking on the outside of the box.

Now this weasel has come up...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,140
Posted By sherco
I should have bought directly from Sargent...

I should have bought directly from Sargent instead of these thieves.

I have already contested the charge through my Visa

I also contacted Sargent to let them know what their re-seller is up...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,140
Posted By sherco
You give some good advice. Small claims court is...

You give some good advice. Small claims court is out because I'm in Ohio and the A**hole with my $82 is in Texas.

We all do so much business long distance through internet shopping and we...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,140
Posted By sherco
Bad Buying Experience

Through Amazon I bought Sargent low seat for the GS from a place called Powersport Superstore in Austin Tx. It arrived on time and in good shape, packed in a cardboard shipping box with styrofoam...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By sherco
So it looks like I CAN peel the rubber off the...

So it looks like I CAN peel the rubber off the heat element,just replace the grip, and continue to use the factory heat element.

It scared me because it looks like it is all one piece and held...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By sherco
GS Hot Grips Replacement ?

I have a 2005 1200GS with factory heated grips that heat up very nicely but are worn and don't look good. They are held on with Torx screws.

I have searched the forums here for info on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By sherco
seat swap

I have a 2007 with stock seat ---black; excellent condition---I'd love to swap you for one to fit my stubby legs.........let me know
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By sherco
Great! now I can get some stuff done on the bike...

Great! now I can get some stuff done on the bike first thing tomorrow.

I have a friend named William Robert Slivinski----Billy Bob. He would like your Hillbillypolack screen name.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By sherco
New GS guy has sissmple question---Help?

I just got a 2005 GS and have a couple of what are probably embarrassingly simple questions:

1. To remove the side panels from the gas tank I popped the small black ones from their rubber grommets...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,289
Posted By sherco
Deja vu all over again. I rode from Charleston...

Deja vu all over again. I rode from Charleston sc to Alaska in 2008 via Biloxi, Santa fe,and Bellingham -- definitely the long way there, but what the hell. Best parts for me were the road from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By sherco
2010 690 Duke on Ebay...looks like a deal

Ebay has a new-never titled--zero miles black KTM 690 Duke for $7,700. It's somewhere in New York. I have a 2008 Duke and these are tremendous bikes. This looks like a great deal if anyone has been...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By sherco
I have a 2005 PX150 Vespa that is a hoot to rip...

I have a 2005 PX150 Vespa that is a hoot to rip around town on, but not good for anything but surface streets---top speed is too low and I feel like I'll get smashed running with 65mph traffic.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By sherco
My two piece Roadcrafter came from Ebay for about...

My two piece Roadcrafter came from Ebay for about $300. I washed it, re-treated with Scotchguard,and have put over 40,000 miles on it. Be careful of sizing---I find they run very small.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By sherco
Jetboil

Jetboil
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,942
Posted By sherco
Wino Pan-handler in Aerostich

I'd been on the road for about three weeks and had decided to grow a beard on my trip. Roadcrafter was old and faded to start with and the new coating of bugs, chain lube and general grime didn't...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 65,409
Posted By sherco
Hammock Heaven

I'm a life-long backpacker and have motorcycled from Key West to Skagway. A year ago I bought a Hennessy Hammock and things changed for the better. Hammock sleeping is so comfortable sometimes I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By sherco
Alaska

check your mail for a PM
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By sherco
Couple of things I forgot: Met two guys from...

Couple of things I forgot: Met two guys from Australia who had flown to Anchorage and picked up bikes for a six week tour of the US. Nice "mates", but don't try to drink with the Aussies-----they...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By sherco
South Carolina to Alaska --May 2008 Report

Some reflections on my recent solo 11,500 mile 35 day trip. If you live in the eastern US, don't underestimate the huge distances involved in the Northwest--maps are decieving. Western...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By sherco
I stayed at the Best Western in Pr Geo at $100,...

I stayed at the Best Western in Pr Geo at $100, but it was VERY nice--almost luxury level room. My GPS was stolen off the bike at a gas station while inside taking a leak. Prince Geo is big enough...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,604
Posted By sherco
get off and run parallel on historic 66 for a...

get off and run parallel on historic 66 for a while. You can Motel 6 your way accross the country on I40. It's just interstate super-slab, so your views are limited and all the truck stops look the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,729
Posted By sherco
stove

A little heavy for ultra lite backpacking, but perfect for the motorcycle------JETBOIL
Forum: Trip Planning 04-08-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,729
Posted By sherco
Stove

as an avid backpacker I use a 1oz alcohol stove when I have to carry it and the fuel on my back. On the motorcycle I can splurge with the only way to go :----JETBOIL
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,874
Posted By sherco
I flashed my lights and honked my horn to get the...

I flashed my lights and honked my horn to get the guy with the hitch hauler I was following to pull over. I stopped too and told him that his loosley tied K series BMW was about to do a hockey-puck...
Forum: Alaska 01-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By sherco
2008 alaska

I'm riding from Charleston S.C. mid June to Santa Fe N.M. where I'll meet my buddy and then we two will head in a generally Northern direction till we hit Alaska. Ring my cell around the first of...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,225
Posted By sherco
alaska 08

My buddy and I are going sometime in June(as yet not specified). I'm on a DL1000 and he is going to ride his DR650--against my advice. We are going to be on a loose schedule since we are both only...
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,282
Posted By sherco
extreme

I've bought two helmets from them with good service and real good prices.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 905,932
Posted By sherco
gear

Sidi Disco's--------after they broke in
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,333
Posted By sherco
pump

Meijer stores in Ohio have a 12 volt about the size of a paperback book for $10. That's right $10. It works. It fits in the compartment under my Vstrom seat llike it was made for it. Kool...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By sherco
helmet

ARAI QUANTUM II best ever
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,845
Posted By sherco
clothes

If I am going for something more than just a ride around town I wear 1. Arai Quantum II, 2. Sidi Discovery boots (they're great) 3. Aerostich two piece
Gloves and what I wear under the...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By sherco
discos

I immediately removed the toe caps, smeared on a LIGHT coating of Sno-Seal and took off on a 2k mi trip. I was afraid they would be too much a Frankenstein clunky boot. Not so. Very comfortable...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By sherco
lowering vstrom

2006 DL 1000-----bought 650 seat on ebay for cheap, -- bought 3/4 inch lowering links from some web site I can't recall ($45) install time about 10 minutes, --dropped fork tubes in the triple...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,531
Posted By sherco
lights

More than you'd ever want to know at ----------flashlightreviews.com
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