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Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By johnlt
I regularly get 47 or 48 mpg riding southern AZ...

I regularly get 47 or 48 mpg riding southern AZ back roads (paved) all under 70 mph on an 09 GSA with panniers. If I'm on the interstate doing 75-80 mpg, it drops to 43 mpg. I have found that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By johnlt
09 GS Adventure headlight lens

I have a crack in the glass lens of my headlight. Is the lens replaceable? I checked the fiche and did not see a lens, only a complete headlight assembly. comments appreciated
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By johnlt
Can you tell us what switch that is and where to...

Can you tell us what switch that is and where to get one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
ride thread

I noted that the Tucson area ride thread's last post was early May. Looks like everything is pretty much consolidated here. Suits me,
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
Is the Marsh area you are referring to "the...

Is the Marsh area you are referring to "the Narrows" as indicated on the topo?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
Bull Springs

Road the Bull Springs (I think that's the name) road from Mt. Hopkins road to Patagonia. First mile is as rocky as ever but the next several miles had a blade on it. Looks like it had been real...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
I have a friend with one of the 2 carbs and 6...

I have a friend with one of the 2 carbs and 6 speeds. Very nice little bike. Seems to run strong.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
Just returned from the Glass Staircase in Calif....

Just returned from the Glass Staircase in Calif. on the RT. Headwind all the way on I-8. Normally get near 50mpgs but only in the 30s with that headwind!!:cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
For this to work, must you have cell phone...

For this to work, must you have cell phone coverage?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
Eric, try P&L Upholstery on Stone street. They...

Eric, try P&L Upholstery on Stone street. They do a lot of motorbike work and did the install of my Seat Concepts cover on the WR.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
I think i may have passed you yesterday. I was...

I think i may have passed you yesterday. I was on a WR250 riding with an XChallange.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
I have partial tracks. I have the segment from...

I have partial tracks. I have the segment from Greaterville (Box Canyon) across to Gardner Canyon from Melendez Pass road all the way through Hog Canyon and over to Adobe Canyon exiting onto Hwy 82...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
I ride this area several times a week. The sand...

I ride this area several times a week. The sand south of the end of Wilmot is not too bad but a newbie on a GS might be a problem. On the single track, I've ridden it a couple times on a 250. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
Might the single track be the connector between...

Might the single track be the connector between the top of Gardner Canyon and Cave Canyon?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
Box canyon

Just ran Box Canyon and Rosemont today. Box Canyon has been recently graded. They have graded off the washboard and replaced it with an even coat of loose marbles!!!! I love it when they "help" us...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
I could meet Friday after lunch. I'm very...

I could meet Friday after lunch. I'm very familiar with that area. We could work our way over to Box Canyon then up to Melendez Pass then the "high" road to Gardner/Cave Canyon then back to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15,711
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Posted By johnlt
Plane wreck location

If you go to this link:

http://www.experience-az.com/adventures/4wd/coppercreek/coppercreekmap.html#

and go to the last map shown, it is called out on the topo. You can also go to the Copper...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
I've been to the Mansion two ways; one was up the...

I've been to the Mansion two ways; one was up the creek and the other was down a steep descent. The last time it was the steep descent where the locked gate was located. From Sibley Mansion, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
Does this road go through "the ruins" area of...

Does this road go through "the ruins" area of Copper Creek about 10 miles east of mammoth? I've been to the ruins many times and even a little ways east of there on a pretty bad road. There is even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By johnlt
Odyssey battery for GS Adventure

A friend has a 09 GS Adventure and needs a battery. If I recall, the Odyssey PC680 can be made to work. Is this correct? Thanks,
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By johnlt
Aftermarket repair for 276c

Is there an aftermarket repair service for the 276c now that Garminu no longer supports this model?
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
Just ride it. Back in the old days, we use to...

Just ride it. Back in the old days, we use to boil our chains in hot wax because it was a good lubricant and dirt didn't stick to it like it does oil. Now with o-ring and x-ring chains, it is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
Air intake

I opened up the airbox under the seat and noticed a real improvement but the induction noise was unacceptable. I fabricated a rear facing snorkel out of aluminum star plate after making a cardboard...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
Altitude adjustment

The WR250R is a fuel injected bike but does NOT have an O2 sensor. Does it change mixture with changes in altitude and if so, how does that work.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
yes, a spring holds it open as a default.

yes, a spring holds it open as a default.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
IMS vs Safari tanks

I'd be interested in the plus and minus of each. Going to need to get one and I was looking for info to make a good decision. tks
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
fork oil change

Can the fork oil be changed without removing the fork. I see a large hex on the bottom. Was wondering if that is where you can drain the oil. tks
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,284,803
Posted By johnlt
index

with over 2000 pages in this thread, it is difficult for a "newbie" to find key items. Is there any index of basic mods/adds to the OEM bike? Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25,059
Views: 4,413,850
Posted By johnlt
Renazco works best for me. Confy for many long...

Renazco works best for me. Confy for many long days.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15,711
Views: 1,308,619
Posted By johnlt
Try Don at ZR1 Suspension. Here is his link:...

Try Don at ZR1 Suspension. Here is his link: http://zr1suspension.com/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 130,217
Posted By johnlt
Heading out on MLK weekend to ride Titus Canyon...

Heading out on MLK weekend to ride Titus Canyon and Racetrack. I'll be looking for road conditions. thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25,059
Views: 4,413,850
Posted By johnlt
I'm a new DRZ400 owner and not sure a "thousand"...

I'm a new DRZ400 owner and not sure a "thousand" page thread can be useful to me. I'm 71 and could be dead before finishing the posts. Is there an index by topic?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By johnlt
Independent BMW service in Tucson

Does anyone know of any independent BMW motorcycle mechanics in the Tucson area? Im looking for an alternative to the local dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,350
Posted By johnlt
Most of these replys are referring to the...

Most of these replys are referring to the standard Fastway pegs. The Fastway "Adventure" pegs are about an inch longer and just came out early this year. The picture a couple posts up are of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By johnlt
Paul, FYI, I'm getting about 10K on the PR3s on...

Paul, FYI, I'm getting about 10K on the PR3s on my heavier 07RT. On a GS I'll bet you can do even better.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,350
Posted By johnlt
I've had the new wide Adventure version on my GS...

I've had the new wide Adventure version on my GS for 6 months now and love them, especially standing. Only minior issue I've had is hitting my foot on them when deploying the side stand. With...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,683
Posted By johnlt
You comment "simultaneously had to have some...

You comment "simultaneously had to have some weight in the bags" is a little unclear. Now much weight? Try take the bags off and giving it a spin. A "bunch" of new weight in the bags can really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By johnlt
geometry question

What parameter of bike geometry makes a good dirt bike "go where you point it" in both rough stuff and sand. What is sacraficed when you have that geometry.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By johnlt
spoked wheel stem hole size

What is the size of the hole in the rim of a GS spoked wheel where the stem is located. Want to make sure I get the right size metal stem.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By johnlt
I have both and love both. The RT is really...

I have both and love both. The RT is really better with more protection on the highway. Don't get me wrong, the GSA is great on the highway but doesn't have cruise control. Cruise control is worth...
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