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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By scarysharkface
Yes. There's a place to camp right alongside the...

Yes. There's a place to camp right alongside the reservoir about 1 km up the road from the gas station and restaurant. I opted to camp at the gas station after earlier getting too close to a black...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By scarysharkface
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:05 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
Talk about flogging a Deadhorse.. ...

Talk about flogging a Deadhorse..

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/sag-river-flooding-encroaches-on-deadhorse-airport/33136414?request-from-editor=true&showAds=0

Highway still closed, and now the...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By scarysharkface
I think it's an excellent offer you're making. I...

I think it's an excellent offer you're making. I tried the same thing several years ago, looking for a group of people on bikes with small tanks who didn't want to carry luggage for the whole loop in...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
You can download the pdf of the entire Milepost,...

You can download the pdf of the entire Milepost, and the Tour Guide app downloads to your phone as well (but you need to manually download and update the individual routes after it's installed and...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,153
Posted By scarysharkface
Two weeks ago yesterday I had the faulty fuel...

Two weeks ago yesterday I had the faulty fuel strip replaced on the '09 GS. Today on the way in to work it failed already. Less than one tank later.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6,870
Views: 1,270,299
Posted By scarysharkface
So this morning, a couple of weeks after having...

So this morning, a couple of weeks after having my fuel strip replaced, it failed on my ride into work. It went from nearly full to empty, then after several miles it indicated full. I'm a bit...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
And then there's this: ...

And then there's this:

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/flooding-prompts-closure-of-dalton-highway-again/33076128?request-from-editor=true&showAds=0

More flooding and the Dalton is closed again.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 83,242
Posted By scarysharkface
I had them replace final drive fluid and brake...

I had them replace final drive fluid and brake pads while they had things apart on mine.

John
Forum: Americas 05-17-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,299
Posted By scarysharkface
Spot tracker is a cool piece to have.

Spot tracker is a cool piece to have.
Forum: Americas 05-15-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By scarysharkface
:nod

:nod
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,613
Posted By scarysharkface
Sorry for your loss. John

Sorry for your loss.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 83,242
Posted By scarysharkface
I got my letter today. John

I got my letter today.

John
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,358
Posted By scarysharkface
There was a story not far back on them working up...

There was a story not far back on them working up some 3-cylinder ideas that were kind of neat-o.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By scarysharkface
What year is he getting? Since you're open to...

What year is he getting? Since you're open to either the 08 or a new one, get the one that's most similar to his and wrench as a team when needed.

John
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
Good info, I'll bring 4 corners worth. John

Good info, I'll bring 4 corners worth.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By scarysharkface
$12k is a lot of money, in my world at least. If...

$12k is a lot of money, in my world at least. If you can afford it, and since you parted with the '08 for a reason, I'd think you'd want the new one. Me? I love my '09.

John
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By scarysharkface
That pic really shows how soft the sand is...

That pic really shows how soft the sand is through that section. Makes my teeth feel gritty just looking at it. Notice the grader tracks. Soft stuff.

John
Forum: Trip Planning 05-14-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,605
Posted By scarysharkface
I received the Etymotics yesterday. Outside of...

I received the Etymotics yesterday. Outside of the helmet, very comfortable and they sound great. Inside the helmet, very comfortable and they sound great. Noise suppression seems to be about as good...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
My plan as well, except only bringing two straps....

My plan as well, except only bringing two straps. If I need more, surely there is somewhere nearby where I can by a cheap set. If not that, I've got some heavy cord as well. I'll make it work.

I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 83,242
Posted By scarysharkface
No letter for me either. I financed the used bike...

No letter for me either. I financed the used bike through BMW via a BMW dealer, so I have no reason to suspect they have any clue that I'm the current owner.

John
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By scarysharkface
IMHO there's really not much to see except a...

IMHO there's really not much to see except a stretch of road outside of Seligman, Arizona. The rest hath been assimilated by the trappings of faux-nostalgia.

John
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,605
Posted By scarysharkface
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,129
Posted By scarysharkface
Have a great ride!

Have a great ride!
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
This is a good conversation to have. At the...

This is a good conversation to have.

At the very least get some hours on a dirt bike in loose gravel and sand, and get used to using power (in the appropriate amount) to get the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By scarysharkface
I bought an '09 GS with ABS and ESA last Fall....

I bought an '09 GS with ABS and ESA last Fall. Great bike. I really enjoy riding it. Good luck with the purchase.

John
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-12-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,196
Posted By scarysharkface
I like the notion of being able to bail from...

I like the notion of being able to bail from whatever back roads exploring I'm doing, without needing to re-trace my path. GPS allows me to do that. I'd call that a contribution. That said, I'm...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,153
Posted By scarysharkface
I'm getting a bit antsy, yes. :lol3

I'm getting a bit antsy, yes. :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By scarysharkface
The only section I'd like to see paved is the...

The only section I'd like to see paved is the 30-ish miles of sugar sand in Quebec.

John
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,153
Posted By scarysharkface
45 days I think? :deal Tracy has decided she...

45 days I think? :deal

Tracy has decided she can't go after all. Her dad is not well, as we've discussed previously, but he is still hanging in there. She's out of town for a week for work...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
I can't believe I rode for so long before...

I can't believe I rode for so long before discovering heated gear. I carry it with me in all weather, because it even makes rainy days not so bad. I have an old Widder vest that I got off the flea...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,605
Posted By scarysharkface
I just ordered a pair of Etymotic earbuds. I'm...

I just ordered a pair of Etymotic earbuds. I'm going to see how they integrate into my thing. I've upgraded to a Garmin 660LM and Scala Q3. I don't really need to talk on the phone while I ride, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By scarysharkface
I'll ride with that setting if I'm on the local...

I'll ride with that setting if I'm on the local backroads, which are poorly maintained, bumpy and often a mix of surfaces. I'm not an aggresive rider, though, so what works for me might not work for...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By scarysharkface
This is how my 2009 works. Those options don't...

This is how my 2009 works. Those options don't appear unless I'm stopped.

John
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
50 days for me. I'm working every Saturday night...

50 days for me. I'm working every Saturday night until then, but if you guys head somewhere on a Friday, let me know and I'll join if I can.

The only thing left to do on the bike is mount the...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
I gave the Thermacell a go yesterday evening,...

I gave the Thermacell a go yesterday evening, sitting on the deck, sipping some gin. That thing smells like ass if you happen to sniff the fumes coming off it, but worked pretty well. The mosquitos...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,676
Posted By scarysharkface
Wicking, backpacker stuff. There is nothing worse...

Wicking, backpacker stuff. There is nothing worse to ride long days in than cotton. The backpackers have it figured out.

I've recently started using a heated vest and wonder how I ever got along...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,808
Posted By scarysharkface
Very nice. I'm looking forward to having some...

Very nice. I'm looking forward to having some pics like that of my bike before too long.

:clap

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6,870
Views: 1,270,299
Posted By scarysharkface
I don't recall exactly, but if you supply the...

I don't recall exactly, but if you supply the dealer with your VIN, they can look it up. Some trivia: it takes a while because they have to heat the hub to 150 degrees to get it over the splines....
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