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Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,840
Posted By pavement pounder
Elka

Elka

Nearly 50k so far, not rebuilt yet!

C
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,398
Posted By pavement pounder
it's funny how opinions vary, I find quite the...

it's funny how opinions vary, I find quite the opposite. TKC have poor manners in the rain, terrible if colder than 12oC. They wear out very fast, in fact, nearly worn out by the end of my trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By pavement pounder
A loud clak clak clak at startup is generally the...

A loud clak clak clak at startup is generally the chain tensioner that is leaking down. Does it do it every time or just after a prolonged period of non-use (1 day or more)? If it does not do it to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 58,014
Posted By pavement pounder
I recently rode the Cabot trail, 2-up, loaded, no...

I recently rode the Cabot trail, 2-up, loaded, no handling issues noted above. They are a tiny bit twitchy but nothing like a TKC plus so far, I have more mileage on my scouts with very little...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By pavement pounder
hey scott, I hope you don't fell attacked here...

hey scott, I hope you don't fell attacked here 'cause there is no attack intended. Just discussion of a tire issue.

Jody rides an 800 yes, but he had the scouts, hot off the press last year. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By pavement pounder
I am now! I had read nothing but good reviews...

I am now! I had read nothing but good reviews and first hand from a few guys around here. Jody last year did not complain on the BRP. So far, things are still good!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By pavement pounder
My two sets of TKCs lost air needing , so did...

My two sets of TKCs lost air needing , so did everything else, so far, these have not lost a lbs yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,140
Posted By pavement pounder
[QUOTE=Beezer;19136526]does this count? ...

[QUOTE=Beezer;19136526]does this count?

Hacky's drive shaft broke.

Yes it does!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,140
Posted By pavement pounder
I absolutely agree with the "unexpected" way that...

I absolutely agree with the "unexpected" way that this part can fail. My first encounter was on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, finding out the oil seal failed and spilled oil on my rear wheel. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,140
Posted By pavement pounder
There is a fix, just replace the bearings every...

There is a fix, just replace the bearings every 40k or when there begins to be some play in them. You wouldn't ride with a worn chain and sprocket forever and expect it to never give out would you? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,199
Posted By pavement pounder
When I think about complaining about the heat, I...

When I think about complaining about the heat, I remember what riding in a snow storm feels like. Then I smile and all is good!

Oh if your engine gets noisy when the temp gauge rises to 4 or 5...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,140
Posted By pavement pounder
That's what I call a failure! A leaky seal or a...

That's what I call a failure! A leaky seal or a worn bearing out of spec is wear. This picture is not!

...and by the way, JB weld probably won't fix it!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By pavement pounder
Thumb So far so good for me!

I have just mounted a set a little over 3000kms ago. So far, they have not lost a lb. I have had Zero problems but not everyone on my blog seems to agree.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By pavement pounder
That pipe looks ceramic coated. I think that is...

That pipe looks ceramic coated. I think that is the true answer to our polishing woes. I bought a GS, not a Garage queen Harley so I don't want to spend my time polishing. I rather spend my time...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,277
Posted By pavement pounder
+1 on Elka I've had my Elkas for over...

+1 on Elka

I've had my Elkas for over 50,000km and love the ride quality and adjustability vs stock. Although, with new aftermarket ESA options, the ESA factory option might entice some. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 75,894
Posted By pavement pounder
100,000km = 2 FDs

I believe the < 1mm play is only at 9 and 3. At 12 and 6, there are other suspension components that will add to the free play

My first one went at 50,000 km, (too much play in bearing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By pavement pounder
That should last 6 minutes!

That should last 6 minutes!
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 389,886
Posted By pavement pounder
I also know of guys that have had wives with...

I also know of guys that have had wives with heart failure, cancer and other medical conditions...some have even died! Does that mean that guys should stop seeking out women? (or women men?) There...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 111,937
Posted By pavement pounder
Congrats on completing the trip Paul. All good...

Congrats on completing the trip Paul. All good things come to an end but only just in time to allow another good thing to start. Hope to see you again in the future, I have another flat of strong...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By pavement pounder
Dirt, dust, mud. Occasionally blend it together...

Dirt, dust, mud. Occasionally blend it together with rain. My bike gets washed every 10000km whether it needs it or not. More often by rain than by me. It's next wash is scheduled in 4000km or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,068
Posted By pavement pounder
No I'm only here today because of ABS. ...

No

I'm only here today because of ABS.

ASC helps me be stupid and responsible at the same time while the bike is fully loaded.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,983
Posted By pavement pounder
I try to ride at least one day every month over...

I try to ride at least one day every month over the winter. It snows a lot here some years, others, not much. On the not much years, the roads are clear most of the time.

I generally take it out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By pavement pounder
You found it. this is the R1xxxGS forum. It's...

You found it. this is the R1xxxGS forum. It's more like an asylum. A sickness. A cause or a cure for divorce. A relentless desire to go out riding no matter what the weather or road conditions. ...
Forum: Americas 07-23-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By pavement pounder
I don't like sardines much! meaning, crowds!...

I don't like sardines much!

meaning, crowds! I like to meet people with like minds or interests. Not a bunch of Noob campers who have their house in the back of their SUV. I either have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,797
Posted By pavement pounder
My GS with a 16 litre tank will do 350km mix hwy...

My GS with a 16 litre tank will do 350km mix hwy (120km/h) and city, 400km if I keep it under 100km/h, 500km on gravel roads 70-80km/h. when I rode Labrador last year, I was ranging around 500+km...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By pavement pounder
I'm coming in from New Brunswick. Thanks! :wink:

I'm coming in from New Brunswick. Thanks! :wink:
Forum: Trip Planning 07-21-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,632
Posted By pavement pounder
realisticly, you'll always forget something. The...

realisticly, you'll always forget something. The fun is figuring out how to do without or to get one when you can do without. My last trip, I forgot to bring footwear. I wasn't about to spend 2...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,020
Posted By pavement pounder
you'll get a different answer from everyone you...

you'll get a different answer from everyone you ask.

For me, it is staying off the super highways, finding dirt roads whenever you can, packing a tent, coleman, everything you need (or want to...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By pavement pounder
quebec tent space Riviere du loup and Chibougamau

Hey guys. I'm heading north to do the James bay North road and was wondering if there are any ADVriders in Riviere du loup (to take the ferry) and in Chibougamau (end of my second day riding). Just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 111,937
Posted By pavement pounder
Sorry about the hangover! I never felt a thing! ...

Sorry about the hangover! I never felt a thing! Guess I'm used to it now. Glad to see the ride is going well and that you got to see a moose! Darn things, just don't hit one! You're welcome to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,005,702
Posted By pavement pounder
why is there a chain driven and gear driven cam...

why is there a chain driven and gear driven cam at the same time. Am I missing something? Where's the water pump
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,291
Posted By pavement pounder
You can't use Honda lube on a BMW. Honda moly...

You can't use Honda lube on a BMW. Honda moly will destroy BMW parts. Didn't you know that? Now, I'll take your bike off your hands for $1000 and rid of the trouble of your tragic mistake.

...or...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By pavement pounder
do you have new TKC80 on it? If so, they feel...

do you have new TKC80 on it? If so, they feel like the bike is falling out from under you until they are worn it a bit...or you get used to it. That is normal too.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By pavement pounder
check the wires leading to the brake calliper...

check the wires leading to the brake calliper front, and also entering the FD at the top (often used as a oil fill hole), your sensor ring (front)for damaged, last but not least (of the easy stuff)...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 617,195
Posted By pavement pounder
You must have hit a long stretch of construction...

You must have hit a long stretch of construction because the 385 is paved. When I went to Mount Carleton last fall (october) it had many new sections.
Forum: Canada 06-18-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 36,092
Posted By pavement pounder
Disappointed that I didn't get to meet Charley...

Disappointed that I didn't get to meet Charley and Russ at a public appearance, (missing them literally by less than 1 minute) I headed back to work (thanks boss for letting leave at the drop of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By pavement pounder
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,468
Posted By pavement pounder
drink warm beer and you'll drink much more beer...

drink warm beer and you'll drink much more beer in your life. (when your friends say "i'd offer you a beer but it's warm" excuse no longer holds) Plus, all that ice takes up room for more beer!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By pavement pounder
valves too tight, the engine will sound Japanese...

valves too tight, the engine will sound Japanese and be whiny and smooth sounding.

too loose, they will clackity clack. Especially when hot. (it will sound like an airhead)

Just right, ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,712,491
Posted By pavement pounder
ask Peter Forwood. ridding 190 countries on a...

ask Peter Forwood. ridding 190 countries on a Harley. I think it will make it to Magadan. But will you?
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