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Forum: Beasts 07-05-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21,394
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Posted By BarkALot
It makes me laugh when people can't read... I...

It makes me laugh when people can't read... I was asking a question, not complaining.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By BarkALot
Never noticed it on my M1100 or on the Tuono

Never noticed it on my M1100 or on the Tuono
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By BarkALot
ah.. I see.. I guess I'll just have to start...

ah.. I see.. I guess I'll just have to start driving faster to outrun the heat... hmmm... that sounds like a good rockabilly song..
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By BarkALot
Picked up my new XC today and rode home in 95+...

Picked up my new XC today and rode home in 95+ heat, about 14 miles on the highway. The underside of my legs felt hot, which I attributed to the heat from the asphalt..

But after sitting for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By BarkALot
Too funny - love the Honda 125? Weren't you...

Too funny - love the Honda 125?

Weren't you stuck in Saskapoon for awhile?
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By BarkALot
Agreed. apart from the inherent ugliness of...

Agreed. apart from the inherent ugliness of topcases, this is too high and too far back. In fact, if it's loaded to weight limit, it feels like it'll tip when putting the bike on the sidestand. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By BarkALot
Monster 1100 Trunk

I'm starting to use the Monster 1100 for more commuting (used to commute all the time on my R1200GS) and decided to do a couple of mods.

The handlebars were a bit low for me, so I installed the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,552
Posted By BarkALot
I've done SF-Boston-SF on a GS1200, and...

I've done SF-Boston-SF on a GS1200, and SF-Orlando-SF on a Concours.

400-500 miles a day should be a nice pace that'll allow you to actually meet people and see the scenery. I was a bit insane...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,367
Posted By BarkALot
enjoying the report! I appreciate the fly &...

enjoying the report! I appreciate the fly & ride information as I don't have the time to ride all the way there ;-)
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
oh.. and the semi official weight loss is 60-70...

oh.. and the semi official weight loss is 60-70 lbs... the bike that is.. I'm still beyond my fighting weight.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
so a couple of updates, and a joke that's...

so a couple of updates, and a joke that's pertinent to today's test ride..

I removed the airbox, installed a Stage 3 jet kit, and replaced the two leaking bowls with bowls from a full set of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
and with regards to the front fender - yes, I'm...

and with regards to the front fender - yes, I'm thinking about getting the jigsaw out and valencing it - cutting it down would let me have a smaller fender and still retain the existing mounting...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
Good idea about the weight. I'll gather up what...

Good idea about the weight. I'll gather up what I've taken off and weigh it. I'm sure my wife will be pleased to find the fancy bathroom scale covered in grease. :D

All of the rust was on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
after a short break.. it was time to make some...

after a short break.. it was time to make some progress on Connie.. Not that I'm retentive, but I did make a list of things to do.

I'd like to say that something went wrong when putting in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
Hey Bob. thanks for the info.. would those...

Hey Bob. thanks for the info.. would those pipes have the proper clearance to fit behind the radiator?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By BarkALot
Getting Connie Naked (on the cheap)

I've been meaning to do a restoration/custom for some time, and recently had a chance to pick up a very used 1987 Concours from a financially distressed college student (my son) :evil

With funds...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 261,125
Posted By BarkALot
Oisin You probably know this already, but...

Oisin

You probably know this already, but Mongolia is in a tough spot these days due to an extremely bad drought and winter
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From the news: "Mongolia is counting the cost of one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 261,125
Posted By BarkALot
brilliant! that my friend, pretty much sums up...

brilliant! that my friend, pretty much sums up existence. Ride safe and thanks for sharing


oh.. and thanks for sharing the photos of the war museum. Having recently read excellent...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,244
Posted By BarkALot
Hi Brian I've read various reports on how...

Hi Brian

I've read various reports on how far the bike can travel before needing a recharge but was wondering what your experience has been. I've got a 30mile commute (one way) and would be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By BarkALot
it's called a codpiece, and I think I'd rather...

it's called a codpiece, and I think I'd rather just stay on the gas all the time instead of wearing one.. :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By BarkALot
I bought and installed the "Comfort" seat.. ...

I bought and installed the "Comfort" seat.. which sorta helps with the angle issue, but does put more weight on the wrists.

You're right about squeezing the tank.. It does help.

with regards...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By BarkALot
well.. there's always BART ! <table...

well.. there's always BART !
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Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By BarkALot
From a GS to a Monster 1100

ouch.. "mashed potatoes"

numb.. my right hand, just like my Tuono & V11

weeeeeeeeee.. my commute is faster

grin.. grin.. grin..
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-11-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By BarkALot
PM sent. Thx, Tim

PM sent.


Thx, Tim
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-10-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By BarkALot
Looks like I'm heading over too. Tentatively...

Looks like I'm heading over too. Tentatively leaving SFO on the 15th for 2 weeks.

Travelling with a buddy who doesn't ride, but will try and get some riding in separately.
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By BarkALot
Thanks for all the input !! Tim

Thanks for all the input !!


Tim
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-26-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By BarkALot
Hi Brian.. thx for the reply.. I've really...

Hi Brian.. thx for the reply..

I've really enjoyed reading your ride report.. Safe travels !


Cheers, Tim
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-26-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By BarkALot
Father Daughter - Possible Cambodia Trip

Hi All

I'm planning a trip to Cambodia late December - primary attraction will be to ride & see Angkor Wat and other temples..

Had a thought of bringing along my daughter who has some dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,204
Views: 535,516
Posted By BarkALot
here's a link: ...

here's a link:

http://www.captainjakes.com/w650/shimming/shimming.shtml
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,204
Views: 535,516
Posted By BarkALot
Congrats on the W.. I had one about 6-7 yrs...

Congrats on the W.. I had one about 6-7 yrs ago.

I got aftermarket pipes for it, a corbin, and a lower handlebar kit. If I recall, I shimmed the needles and got the instructions from a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,487
Posted By BarkALot
Dan.. your trip is great, and your photos are...

Dan.. your trip is great, and your photos are EPIC!.

Thanks much for sharing both with us.
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,517,881
Posted By BarkALot
congrats on a great ride ! many thanks for...

congrats on a great ride ! many thanks for taking the time to document and share it with us.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By BarkALot
Nicely done ! Enjoy your new ride.

Nicely done !

Enjoy your new ride.
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,517,881
Posted By BarkALot
Nate. you're going to evolve your own sense of...

Nate. you're going to evolve your own sense of what constitutes "orginal engine".. but here's my 2 cents

All engines use parts up.. oil for example.. You wouldn't expect to do 20,000 kays on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By BarkALot
ya.. sorry I don't have a photo.. had to take...

ya.. sorry I don't have a photo.. had to take BART home and am not near the bike..

It's the part that #9 seems to point to.. but the description for #9 is "ISA Screw".. which is not (I think) the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By BarkALot
nope.. it's where the fuel line goes into the...

nope.. it's where the fuel line goes into the cylinder.. I think that part distributes the fuel to the two fuel lines.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By BarkALot
Help Identifying Part - Part Number

Well.. my bike is spending time in the city tonight. Apparently a Chronicle truck backed into a bike parked beside mine, which tipped it over onto my left cylinder..

There's a little scratch on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,579
Posted By BarkALot
Mat Great ride report and amazing pictures. ...

Mat

Great ride report and amazing pictures. Nicely done.

Thanks for the links, they'll help with my own plans !

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,517,881
Posted By BarkALot
Nathan Have been enjoying the full scope of...

Nathan

Have been enjoying the full scope of your ride and your writing. Congratulations on the book deal, that must be uplifting.

Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,110
Posted By BarkALot
Sean Thanks for posting this report.. I'm...

Sean

Thanks for posting this report.. I'm thinking of a run from the Bay area to Loreto for a couple of days of scuba diving and this report is very helpful..

Enjoy the ride !

Tim
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