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Forum: Equipment Today, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Mituk
I've had great luck down to about 15 degrees...

I've had great luck down to about 15 degrees Fahrenheit with:
Base layer of mid-weight polypro long underwear
Gerbings heater jacket liner
fleece pullover
Gore-Tex rain liners
motoport...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,054
Posted By Mituk
I've had a Svea 123 since I was 12(40 yrs), and...

I've had a Svea 123 since I was 12(40 yrs), and it has been bombproof. I absolutely depend on that stove and it has never let me down. Years ago, in a moment of "newer must be better" thinking, I...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By Mituk
My Russell has been amazing -- definitely the...

My Russell has been amazing -- definitely the most comfortable seat I've had. Others I've tried have been two Corbins and a Sargent. I didn't care for either of the Corbins. The Sargent was OK,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By Mituk
When I got my GS, it was evident that I needed...

When I got my GS, it was evident that I needed more room - my knees were screaming on long days. Didn't like the idea of lowered pegs for offroad riding, so I when I had my saddle done, I asked them...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,867
Posted By Mituk
I went to St. Paul this year -- first time ever...

I went to St. Paul this year -- first time ever at a rally of any kind. I wasn't looking forward to camping with a bunch of people I didn't know, and thought I would last one, maybe two days tops.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mituk
I just re-read the OP's original post, and he...

I just re-read the OP's original post, and he says "Ride off after reaching operating temp (5bars) still ok."

Are you really letting it idle until you get 5 bars of oil temp? If so, why? Our...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,970
Posted By Mituk
The string plugs are hard to beat - cheap,...

The string plugs are hard to beat - cheap, effective, and well-proven on the road. I've plugged 6 or so tires with them while on trips, and have never had them fail. One hole required two, but it...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mituk
I'm a big Motoport fan - have had the mesh kevlar...

I'm a big Motoport fan - have had the mesh kevlar jacket & pants for about 6 yrs now, and have found them to be very good in a wide variety of weather. Plus build quality is excellent.
If the temps...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mituk
My R1100GS developed a noticeable surge on the...

My R1100GS developed a noticeable surge on the way to the MOA rally last week -- it has had it before, and it has always been a valve adjust/TB synch issue. At least on this bike. While at the...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,141
Posted By Mituk
I've had a Latitude jacket for about a year, and...

I've had a Latitude jacket for about a year, and put on about 5k miles with it. Would I buy it again for $600-something dollars? No. My Motoport does most everything the Klim does, and the only...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mituk
2012, Labor day weekend| Imperial, Nebraska . . ....

2012, Labor day weekend| Imperial, Nebraska . . . valve stem let go just as I was coming into town. Thanks to the help of a couple of local good Samaritans who stopped just as I was getting the...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mituk
I've been in some amazing storms in my tents, and...

I've been in some amazing storms in my tents, and never felt like the shelter was in danger of blowing away or being damaged. The design of your tent plays a big part in how it weathers the storm -...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mituk
"If I want say 5 specific features on a helmet,...

"If I want say 5 specific features on a helmet, and that narrows me to 3 choices that are $600+, so be it. I'd rather have everything I want for something stuck on my head every day for 5 years, than...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mituk
I had been asking myself the "is it worth it"...

I had been asking myself the "is it worth it" question as well. So last year, when the BMW dealer had a bunch of Schuberth demo helmets in, I made the trek over there, planning on spending the day...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Mituk
I've got the Aerostitch tank panniers and find...

I've got the Aerostitch tank panniers and find that they fill a niche for me. I usually use them on offroad camping trips to give me enough capacity to leave the aluminum Touratechs at home. I find...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mituk
My experience is with the 1100 GS & RT -- same...

My experience is with the 1100 GS & RT -- same 10hp difference though, with 80/90, so hopefully comments would be relevant.
The RT is noticeably snappier down low, which is fun on the street, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,039
Posted By Mituk
+1 on the ROK straps -- I have the adjustable...

+1 on the ROK straps -- I have the adjustable ones in two different widths -- they are perfect for all kinds stuff. I keep a pair "permanently" installed on one of my TT cases, and one wider one...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mituk
"we are headed through iran/pakistan and theres a...

"we are headed through iran/pakistan and theres a few streches there that don't have filling stations every 100km, that's why, just a little nervouse about running out of fuel in the deser somwhere"...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mituk
50 liters . . . that's basically 13 gallons. I'm...

50 liters . . . that's basically 13 gallons. I'm just throwing this out there, but have you actually confirmed your need for that much fuel? On my 1100GS, I could do 460 offroad miles, in 2-3rd...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Mituk
+1 on Western Mountaineering bags. I've had one...

+1 on Western Mountaineering bags. I've had one for years - an "alder" model - and have found it to be hands down the best quality of any I've owned. That pool includes multiple North Face, Big...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mituk
I've got 2 corbins from PO's, and I don't care...

I've got 2 corbins from PO's, and I don't care for either of them -- too hard and not the right shape. My RDL on the other hand - built for me - is fantastic. I have dropped about 30 pounds since I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mituk
"I have a 96 GS and have Ohlins. They made an...

"I have a 96 GS and have Ohlins. They made an incredible difference and I can rebuild the front shock myself. Ohlins USA has great parts support. "

Agree 100% -- I have them on my '98 GS and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,858
Posted By Mituk
On getting the dynabeads in through the valve...

On getting the dynabeads in through the valve stem, sometimes it can take forever to tap them in, especially if you are doing 2 oz or so. I have used an electic toothbrush held against the valve...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By Mituk
I use a dromedary and a drom-lite pretty...

I use a dromedary and a drom-lite pretty regularly. For the Dromedary, I have carried it like you describe - binered onto something outside my bag. I did replace the lacing with paracord, which is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Mituk
My '96 had the same problem. I found an M97 fron...

My '96 had the same problem. I found an M97 fron a '98 RT, painted it silver, and put it in. No issues with that, though stripping the bike down to get the transmission out pushed my bike-wrenching...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,174
Posted By Mituk
I know around here in southern Iowa, the smaller...

I know around here in southern Iowa, the smaller WallyWorld's don't carry the 15-50, but the super-size ones in the larger towns do. I just load up when passing by a super walmart.

seeing as how...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Mituk
I don't know what the Trax boxes look like, but...

I don't know what the Trax boxes look like, but my TT's use a j-shaped piece of aluminum on the lid that the latch mounted on the box engages and snugs down for a tight fit. I have had one box...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,666
Posted By Mituk
"No argument from me...Now please excuse me, I...

"No argument from me...Now please excuse me, I gotta go grind some stumps"

And if you look on the back of that one, it has a category 2 three-point hitch!
:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,573
Posted By Mituk
I'm certainly in the "would buy a new R1100GS if...

I'm certainly in the "would buy a new R1100GS if I could" camp. It has flat out been the most reliable/most abused bike I have ever owned. Yes, I would like more speed, no, it doesn't have some of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mituk
I've had my current GS for about 5 years, and two...

I've had my current GS for about 5 years, and two years ago picked up an R1100RT because I thought I would enjoy a more road oriented bike for trips where no offroad was planned. The RT is a blast,...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mituk
I've only managed to soak through mine twice -...

I've only managed to soak through mine twice - both times after 4-6 hours of serious frog-stranglers. I too am of the persuasion of preferring just plain leather in my boots. I keep mine...
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Mituk
Hi CG, Just wanted to let you know the kit...

Hi CG,
Just wanted to let you know the kit arrived in perfect shape(nice packing job, BTW) and I just came in from installing. Everything went very smoothly - instructions were great, and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mituk
Last year I took the GS in for some work I didn't...

Last year I took the GS in for some work I didn't have time/inclination to do myself. Just out of curiosity, I asked the tech to check the TB synch as well; he found it was spot on. The tool I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,082
Posted By Mituk
I would definitely be interested in paying...

I would definitely be interested in paying for/trying a set, when things progress that far. Are you thinking the moly/nylon? Cost. . . as long as they were somewhere south of the stockers, I'd be...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,547
Posted By Mituk
I've had the Motoport kevlar mesh jacket & pants...

I've had the Motoport kevlar mesh jacket & pants for about 6 years now and I absolutely love it. It breathes like no other seriously protective gear I've tried and the stuff is indestructible. I...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,964
Posted By Mituk
I love my Aerostitch ropers - the basic ones...

I love my Aerostitch ropers - the basic ones aren't too expensive and they last a looong time. Plus, they aren't so expensive that you feel bad about trying something else. Have to admit, those...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,302
Posted By Mituk
Congrats on deciding to camp! Some good...

Congrats on deciding to camp! Some good suggestions have been made that should get things started. Be careful about going out and buying a bunch of stuff other than the basics - food, shelter,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,082
Posted By Mituk
If yer lookin' for test monkeys, I'm in. I've...

If yer lookin' for test monkeys, I'm in. I've seen enough nylon parts survive tremendous loads, that I'm willing stake my bike(and a bit more) on a properly machined Nylon part. The use of a roller...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Mituk
I think you are on the right track looking for a...

I think you are on the right track looking for a fuel supply issue. Are the hoses(or vacuum caps) where you connected to do your TB synch back on snugly? That's the only other thing I can think of...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Mituk
I have a pair of the regular elkskin ropers and a...

I have a pair of the regular elkskin ropers and a pair of the comp ropers - love 'em both! I treat mine with a bit of Lexol every couple of years, and they show no signs of wearing out. Definitely...
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