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Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By spoon
My tank bag will take some work to get off, side...

My tank bag will take some work to get off, side cutters, box knife, torque driver. So it never comes off. When I remove the tank for maintenance this is an issue and is a b**ch. I suspose the snatch...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By spoon
Park next to someone who's bike is less secure...

Park next to someone who's bike is less secure than yours!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,113
Posted By spoon
I have a 2004, R1150 and one day on a trip (about...

I have a 2004, R1150 and one day on a trip (about 5 years ago) one of the OEM quick disconnects failed, as in started leaking fuel. There had not been any fiddling with them prior to the leak it...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By spoon
I picked up three Slime brand El-cheepo stick...

I picked up three Slime brand El-cheepo stick gauges. Tested them on a calibration instrument and two of them were dead nuts on. The third read about 4 psi high at 40 psi. The short stubby model fits...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By spoon
Ok, there are a million threads on this and...

Ok, there are a million threads on this and probably that many ways to attack the problem. I boils down to wind management. You have to keep cold air away from the body and have some insulation. For...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,255
Posted By spoon
A plus to NoiZboy and his suggestions. You also...

A plus to NoiZboy and his suggestions. You also want to add pulling the rear caliper off and cleaning and lubing the pins. Check to see if the pads are wearing evenly or if one is worn more...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,634
Posted By spoon
Tour Master FlexII jacket. First Gear insulated...

Tour Master FlexII jacket. First Gear insulated pants (can't remember the model but the thick liner ones). W&S heated jacket liner and gloves. Neck sock, thick socks in waterproof First Gear boots...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By spoon
I do not like to be cold!! I have had a W&S...

I do not like to be cold!! I have had a W&S jacket liner for over 5 years and have had it at more than 50% power only a few times. Winter temps get in the teen's around hear. I would think you are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,465
Posted By spoon
This is also an issue on the 1150's. On my 04 I...

This is also an issue on the 1150's. On my 04 I think anything over 12,000 miles with no maintenance is pushing it. It also seems that when the pads get worn the inner side does not want to retract...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,466
Posted By spoon
Take a look at Craig Vetter's site. Most of the...

Take a look at Craig Vetter's site. Most of the bike's are small displacement but when a Road King can get in the 90's (mpg) that's interesting. Wind management.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,466
Posted By spoon
My 1200 Sportster and R1150R both give 50 mpg+ on...

My 1200 Sportster and R1150R both give 50 mpg+ on the highway.
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,786
Posted By spoon
Now thats entertaining. And a perfect KLR thing...

Now thats entertaining. And a perfect KLR thing too.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,829
Posted By spoon
On vacation in Yellowstone and had the family in...

On vacation in Yellowstone and had the family in the Suburban. About dusk and a herd was crossing the road so I stopped and turned off the motor. They just walked around us, burshing against the Sub,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,509
Posted By spoon
Triumph Chevron suit user here. In the...

Triumph Chevron suit user here. In the southern/central Rockies a little rain drops the temp a lot. So the "suit" is welcome. I would think east of here in the summer you would be a poach mass of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By spoon
If it has sevro brakes and if they crap out it's...

If it has sevro brakes and if they crap out it's not a beg deal. They can easely be removed (but you lose the ABS) and all is well again. These bikes their maintenance issues are well documented with...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By spoon
I have been using a G15. Good view finder. Knobs....

I have been using a G15. Good view finder. Knobs. Fast lens (1.8). If you use the adaptor for a UV filter it starts to loose its slimness. Lots of modes, I like it. I think they are up to G16 now.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By spoon
Think wind managment. The bark brakers will keep...

Think wind managment. The bark brakers will keep bark off but not cold wind. The bark brakers will make the hippo hands work sweet! Heated gloves, forget the heated grips. Even a heat pack in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By spoon
If your pipe is not stainless steel the wrap...

If your pipe is not stainless steel the wrap might cause it to corrode.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,961
Posted By spoon
http://www.motobrain.net/ A lot to read but a...

http://www.motobrain.net/
A lot to read but a lot of capabilities. If you can home brew something like this - cool.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By spoon
Just to give you a look at what you might...

Just to give you a look at what you might experience. At 7:00 am Mountain Time, 7/17/14, at 7000 ft. it is 53 F degrees and 90% humidity. It rained yesterday afternoon and evening. The high should be...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By spoon
since you have the harness out I would rebuild...

since you have the harness out I would rebuild the entire thing. http://www.easternbeaver.com/ this is a good place to start. I am doing the same thing on an early KLR.
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By spoon
Black isn't a great idea from both visibility,...

Black isn't a great idea from both visibility, and heat in the desert. But, on a chilly day with the sun shinin on ya, you can sure feel the difference between the sun side and the shade side.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,165,843
Posted By spoon
majorpayne, I like your thinking.

majorpayne, I like your thinking.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By spoon
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/ read this for...

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/ read this for another opinion, good stuff.
keep the speed down and pack simple. have a great trip.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By spoon
From my point of view (this is living in the...

From my point of view (this is living in the Southwest), most of the time our rain cells are scattered and sporadic. That means you can see them from a distance and have time to put on rain gear. A...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,430
Posted By spoon
If that thing will stay together it looks like a...

If that thing will stay together it looks like a good deal. Will it down load to a Mac?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,879
Posted By spoon
I'll jump in as one that is looking for a...

I'll jump in as one that is looking for a replacement also. Hopefully enough F-650 single owners will be looking and a solution will be found. The external fuel filter on the R1150 bikes is well...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,008
Posted By spoon
I just pulled the trigger on a Canon G-15. Next...

I just pulled the trigger on a Canon G-15. Next I'll see what accessories I need.:wink:
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
Posted By spoon
I use a wired speaker/mike setup from Pryme....

I use a wired speaker/mike setup from Pryme. http://www.pryme.com/
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By spoon
I commute in Firstgear Kathmandu boots. They are...

I commute in Firstgear Kathmandu boots. They are described as a "light" adventure style boot. The buckles are "light" and there is no real armor just some padding. Probably a little more protection...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,926
Posted By spoon
Another plus for the ExPed down. I've camped with...

Another plus for the ExPed down. I've camped with this for 3 years and can't find anything I don't like. 150 lb. 5'9". Lots of cush.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,437
Posted By spoon
Sounds like good news all around. The factory...

Sounds like good news all around. The factory didn't leave enough slack in the wires going from the right and left switch gear and turning full lock will strech the wires to breaking. Snip the zip...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,437
Posted By spoon
On the 1150R site, look in the 1150R section,...

On the 1150R site, look in the 1150R section, more info than the Rockster part. Ride it but change the brake fluid as soon as possible. Check the battery terminals for tightness and see if the zip...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,250
Posted By spoon
To add to oduibhir's comments, I live in NM and...

To add to oduibhir's comments, I live in NM and see the same temp swings with less rain. I use a one piece rain suit over a First Gear jacket. In this part of the world you can usually see a thunder...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By spoon
<cite class="_fd">www.motobrain.net/</cite>‎ If...

<cite class="_fd">www.motobrain.net/</cite>‎
If you want to go all out!:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,346
Posted By spoon
A wise course.

A wise course.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,910
Posted By spoon
And what might this Alt. mod be? Can someone...

And what might this Alt. mod be? Can someone point me in the right direction.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By spoon
You might look at the battery connections for...

You might look at the battery connections for corrosion and tightness.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,280
Posted By spoon
What I currently have is a VHF/UHF that I keep in...

What I currently have is a VHF/UHF that I keep in the tank bag. I have a hardwired antenna on the rear and a bar mount PTT. Check out Pryme http://www.pryme.com/ for a helmet speaker/mic/PTT setup....
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 45,194
Posted By spoon
Has anyone taken a hardness test of the shaft? If...

Has anyone taken a hardness test of the shaft? If the shaft is surface hardened, as it should be, this may be interesting information.
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