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Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,854
Posted By gofargogo
I'm on my second 1150. I sold my first one to buy...

I'm on my second 1150. I sold my first one to buy a pair of suzukis (dr650, dl1000) and ended up selling my vstrom 3 months later to buy an 1150. I do all my own wrenching and found the GS to be much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,421
Views: 670,637
Posted By gofargogo
It's taken 3 days, because I had food poisoning...

It's taken 3 days, because I had food poisoning for 2.5 days, but I've replaced my stock brake lines with spiegler ss lines and bled the servo system. God what a PITA that turned out to be.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,421
Views: 670,637
Posted By gofargogo
As with every new-used bike purchase there's...

As with every new-used bike purchase there's always a few things I need to get sorted to make the bike 'mine'. This week I finished up the big service except for bleeding the brakes. Oil and FD/trans...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
I'm having jetting issues with a new to me bike....

I'm having jetting issues with a new to me bike. Well at least I think they are jetting issues. I have a FCR jetted to MX Robs spec and a twin air filter. I'm getting 36-38mpg consistently in mixed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 42,710
Posted By gofargogo
Super excited for you folks! The TAT is one of my...

Super excited for you folks! The TAT is one of my dream trips. Ride safe and have a great time.


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Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By gofargogo
I've been pleased (I got it used at less than...

I've been pleased (I got it used at less than half price) with my gp black+ but unless you have a really significant discount I'd look at one of the other sport camera options.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks to the advice in this thread in went back...

Thanks to the advice in this thread in went back to a GS and couldn't be happier about it. I rode a 120mi this morning and only came home because of other obligations. I just wanted to keep riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 439,315
Posted By gofargogo
Yeah! There's something about these bikes that...

Yeah! There's something about these bikes that gets under your skin. Nothing else quite satisfies.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,421
Views: 670,637
Posted By gofargogo
Last night I picked up my second GS (I stupidly...

Last night I picked up my second GS (I stupidly sold my other one in March). Today I started the full maintenance- new to me bike boogey. Oil and filter, trans and FD fluid, general inspection and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,733
Posted By gofargogo
Just picked up a 2004 with 80,500 last night....

Just picked up a 2004 with 80,500 last night. Everything seems to work. I changed the FD and trans fluid this morning it came out dark grey but no chunks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 439,315
Posted By gofargogo
Three months after selling my 2001 GS and riding...

Three months after selling my 2001 GS and riding a Vstrom, I sold the vstrom and I'm back where I should be, back on another GS. 2004, 80k miles with lots of farkles. I got it home last night, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By gofargogo
I rarely get sleepy on a long ride, which is...

I rarely get sleepy on a long ride, which is totally different than my normal life where I'm a zombie from 3:30 until 5:30. I can only attribute that to a lot of what the others suggest. I don't eat...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By gofargogo
I sold my GS to buy a DR and a DL1k and while the...

I sold my GS to buy a DR and a DL1k and while the DL is a very good, very capable bike it's missing something for me. On paper it's significantly lighter, a bit more powerful and dead reliable. In...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks. Looks like I better start saving my...

Thanks. Looks like I better start saving my nickels and dimes for another GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By gofargogo
Great write up. Thanks.

Great write up. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By gofargogo
R1150GS vs RT: How different are they really?

I made a mistake and sold my 1150 GS a few months ago but my financial/spousal situation is such that buying another is unlikely for a while. But that doesn't keep me from scouring craigslist "just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,020
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks for a great evening! Maybe next time I'll...

Thanks for a great evening! Maybe next time I'll camp out too.
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/02/ypyqeja7.jpg ...

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Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
VStrom Owners Thread

I got a little OCD about buffeting with my DL1K and between a few different screens and many many different madstad positions. I just couldn't get the last little head wobble to go away until I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
Laugh I'm definitely not a wine-conisouer of suspension...

I'm definitely not a wine-conisouer of suspension either. I can read about suspesnsion setup all day long, and it doesn't really stick with me. When I ride, I only really notice a few factors. Does...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
I couldn't say since I changed it all at once and...

I couldn't say since I changed it all at once and did end up going for a fairly stiff spring. I couldn't stand the stock front end, it ranks up there in my "worst front ends ever" list. But now it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
I just fitted my DDCs this afternoon, and I'm...

I just fitted my DDCs this afternoon, and I'm very very impressed. When I got the bike I was planning to do the 97-98 RM fork/wheel swap, but then looking at the expense and the hassle, I figured I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks! I have a vicious head cold and couldn't...

Thanks! I have a vicious head cold and couldn't trust what's left of my brain.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
Quick gut check? Needle clip 5 slots down...

Quick gut check?

Needle clip 5 slots down from the top is richer than clip fourth slot down right? ( FCR)
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By gofargogo
I had a similar set if requirements recently and...

I had a similar set if requirements recently and my price range was less than 4k. Top 3 on my list ended up being Bandit 1200, ST1100 and Vstrom 1000. I found a great vstrom with luggage and power...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 65,638
Posted By gofargogo
5'10" with a 31" inseam. V-Strom 1000 and I can...

5'10" with a 31" inseam. V-Strom 1000 and I can flatfoot it easily.
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Well I just got the bike a couple of weeks ago...

Well I just got the bike a couple of weeks ago and they didn't work then. I looked at the diagram in the manual but as far as I could it doesn't even show the flasher/relay in the diagram. Just the...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Yeah that's the funny thing. Headlights work,...

Yeah that's the funny thing. Headlights work, hi/lo and passing flash. Horn, grip heaters, gauges etc. all work. The only thing electrical that doesn't work is the turn signals.
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
I'm trying to troubleshoot my lack of turnsignals...

I'm trying to troubleshoot my lack of turnsignals but I've rapidly exceeded my electrical troubleshooting skills. The problem is that I've got no turnsignals or hazards either at the bulbs or dash...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,756
Posted By gofargogo
Front end help

I've got an 06 with stock suspension, and as everybody knows, the stock suspension needs help.

I can see a few ways to achieve a result, but I'm not so sure about the relative long-term benefits...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Well, I scrubbed and I scrubbed with different...

Well, I scrubbed and I scrubbed with different agents, including brake cleaner, and the back tire is still greasy, so today it gets new tires. It's an expense I didn't want, but as I didn't love the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,020
Posted By gofargogo
Yeah I've never made it to a rally either. I...

Yeah I've never made it to a rally either. I figure since this one is in my backyard it'd be a good time to start.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,020
Posted By gofargogo
Laughing at drunk people? That's my party sport...

Laughing at drunk people? That's my party sport since 1998
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Yep. Improperly installed k&n (by me) filter...

Yep. Improperly installed k&n (by me) filter gasket blew out and dumped most of the oil all over the road and tire.
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Sadly there's no real dirt within an hour or...

Sadly there's no real dirt within an hour or more. So I'll scrub like a scullery maid and see what happens.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 21,020
Posted By gofargogo
I'd like to come out but probably not camp (I...

I'd like to come out but probably not camp (I only live 20m away and don't drink). Would that be ok or should I have gotten reservations?
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Simple green, scrubbing and a pressure washer...

Simple green, scrubbing and a pressure washer looks like this http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/epahebav.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
Sonoma County. That photo of my dead leaky bike...

Sonoma County. That photo of my dead leaky bike is about 1/8th south of Occidental. So I got to go wait in the sunshine with a fresh cup of coffee while my wife loaded up my truck. If you're gonna...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
That oil adapter looks like a neat idea. I may...

That oil adapter looks like a neat idea. I may have to try that out.

I need two new tires because the rear is completely covered in oil, soaked in oil now, and the front tire ended up rolling...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,969
Posted By gofargogo
I picked up my first Vstrom last week, a 1k K6...

I picked up my first Vstrom last week, a 1k K6 with SW-motech racks, corbin seat, and 58k on the clocks. Since I'm unemployed, I got to spend the week getting familiar with the bike. I pulled the...
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