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Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By RudyBoy
Charging with the SAE direct to the battery is...

Charging with the SAE direct to the battery is fine - my Battery Tender Jr. came with SAE, although I replaced it with the BMW style plug, and charge through one of two BMW sockets that I wired...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,550
Posted By RudyBoy
+1 I have tried the more expensive bulbs,...

+1

I have tried the more expensive bulbs, but for the (supposed) added brightness, not life. Which is good, because I still need to replace bulbs 1-2 times a year.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,164
Posted By RudyBoy
Interesting, the various experiences we have with...

Interesting, the various experiences we have with tires - I run the K60 on front and never seem to have cupping until the last of its 12,000+ mile life. I had worse cupping at 7,000 mi when I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By RudyBoy
Ditto what anywheels did - I simply ran it under...

Ditto what anywheels did - I simply ran it under the left tank panel. I located the box and my aux fuse holder where the tool kit goes:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 1,073,291
Posted By RudyBoy
The first time I ever got stopped while riding my...

The first time I ever got stopped while riding my 650 Dakar was by a local deputy who patrolled the nearby trails and backroads with a Dakar. I pulled over when I saw the flashing lights - he walked...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,164
Posted By RudyBoy
The sidewalls on these K60s are crazy stiff. I...

The sidewalls on these K60s are crazy stiff. I had a flat in the rear tire a few months ago while riding around town. Could hardly notice at low speed and gentle turns, and was able to ride home...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,164
Posted By RudyBoy
I've had no problems in the rain with these,...

I've had no problems in the rain with these, though it makes sense they may slip if you are hitting the twisties pretty hard - the rubber is harder than, say, the Tourance. etc. , but of course that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,926
Posted By RudyBoy
The first thing I did with my bike was to install...

The first thing I did with my bike was to install two Powerlet sockets wired directly to the battery, knowing the Canbus socket was largely useless. This is not a problem that Bestrest or Gerbing or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By RudyBoy
It's true most of those items tend to come...

It's true most of those items tend to come standard on a GSA - except the luggage, which I had to pay extra for - but for me the tank size is the one sure way to know for sure. And ditto the use of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By RudyBoy
The Adventure does come with that type of...

The Adventure does come with that type of engine/tank guard, but it's hard to see the tank in that pic. The Adventure tank is visibly wider than the GS tank, with a "knee pocket" like in this pic...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By RudyBoy
I've run a few sets of K60's and my only...

I've run a few sets of K60's and my only complaint is they are very difficult to change in the field using minimal tools due the the very stiff sidewall!

As for being squirrely on grated...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,023
Posted By RudyBoy
City of Rocks, SE Idaho: ...

City of Rocks, SE Idaho:

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-FBP27RL/0/X2/i-FBP27RL-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,023
Posted By RudyBoy
Maybe it's just me, but that looks like a rockier...

Maybe it's just me, but that looks like a rockier tent site than I would have chosen! :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By RudyBoy
Wonder if throttle sync could play a role in...

Wonder if throttle sync could play a role in this, ie, the sync is slightly off?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,612
Posted By RudyBoy
I use my ESA all the time, but if your load...

I use my ESA all the time, but if your load weight never varies (luggage, two-up, etc) , and you are always on pavement, then it sounds like you are not a strong candidate for needing ESA.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By RudyBoy
Depends - operating a motorbike is not for...

Depends - operating a motorbike is not for everyone. My gf absolutely loves riding as a passenger, but has no interest whatsoever in owning her own bike . . .
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By RudyBoy
I also have the Rainier, and the soft rubbery...

I also have the Rainier, and the soft rubbery bottom seems to not scratch the paint, even though I am often riding in dirt etc. No major obstructions, etc. In addition to some of the items you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,814
Posted By RudyBoy
Ditto, a couple times, including . . . right now!...

Ditto, a couple times, including . . . right now! Need to add "oil change" to my to-do list this weekend. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,650
Posted By RudyBoy
A friend of mine has an older Yamaha 750 that...

A friend of mine has an older Yamaha 750 that came with this for adjusting valves - how cool is that? As for the GS oil cap, yeah, I just put it on finger tight. I can usually undo it weeks later...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,926
Posted By RudyBoy
I know the 1200's are tubeless, but this is what...

I know the 1200's are tubeless, but this is what low pressure did to my Dakar while riding in rocks one day. As for the pump, I'm not clear as to how it's not fitting, but I know I've had to moisten...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,448
Posted By RudyBoy
I rarely do better than 35-38 with my '09 GSA - I...

I rarely do better than 35-38 with my '09 GSA - I always have the boxes, and usually 75-85mph. It has nearly 10 gals of gas, but I cannot count on more than a 300 mile range. But, if I average at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 217,327
Posted By RudyBoy
Alvord Desert, SE Oregon ...

Alvord Desert, SE Oregon

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Steens-2006/i-X9wKq43/1/XL/2006-05-28_046-5x9-1200-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By RudyBoy
>my longest trip with a passenger was to Baja ...

>my longest trip with a passenger was to Baja

That's great!! For now I was just thinking of a 3-day camping trip to rock climb and mtb bike with my gf. I know we can get the camping gear and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By RudyBoy
Thank you Ricardo!! That looks like just the...

Thank you Ricardo!! That looks like just the ticket! From your pics, it looks like the pillion seat is removed, but with your passenger I'm guessing not always? In any event, it' starting to look...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By RudyBoy
Ya, that would be the sensible solution, but a...

Ya, that would be the sensible solution, but a trailer would be a pain off-road. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By RudyBoy
LOL! No it surely was not! That was a cool...

LOL! No it surely was not! That was a cool little shop in Stanley Idaho operated by a couple who are AdvRiders themselves! :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By RudyBoy
Bike rack for two bikes?

I know there are several ways to carry a bicycle, but has anyone seen a way to carry TWO mountain bikes on a GS? Ideally on the rear as the boxes are often fully utilized!


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,736
Posted By RudyBoy
Just get a GSA, and you'll have so much fuel you...

Just get a GSA, and you'll have so much fuel you can give it away when you come upon a truck that has run out of gas! :wink: That said, I did have some close calls early on, when I use to believe...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 7,211,687
Posted By RudyBoy
I got mine at a small local bike shop, but it is...

I got mine at a small local bike shop, but it is similar to this:

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_167800_-1___204654
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 7,211,687
Posted By RudyBoy
Bar-mounted water bottle cage from a bicycle shop...

Bar-mounted water bottle cage from a bicycle shop - works great! And the cup holder is also from the same shop, and works equally well for coffee or cups of soda - with a long straw I can sip while...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 7,211,687
Posted By RudyBoy
Yes, and that's just the beginning - she's an...

Yes, and that's just the beginning - she's an amazing woman, and I should be so lucky if things turned out that way someday. :raabia
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,835
Views: 7,211,687
Posted By RudyBoy
Loaded up for a backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-J8JmHV6/0/X2/i-J8JmHV6-X2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,015
Posted By RudyBoy
The OEM halogen lights that came with my GSA are...

The OEM halogen lights that came with my GSA are on day and night, and when the road is free of traffic at night I turn on my Trailtech HID's to light up the night - small, and very bright (their...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By RudyBoy
I caught a nail just before a long trip last...

I caught a nail just before a long trip last month in a brand new rear tire. I used a Slime brand rope-type patch kit. Took all of 2 minutes to do the repair and 3,000 miles later still holding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By RudyBoy
That should work fine!

That should work fine!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,207
Posted By RudyBoy
I second that - one highlight of my Spring Break...

I second that - one highlight of my Spring Break trip was towing a friend's KTM (dead fuel pump) out of the the White Rim Trail in Moab UT. Prepare as best you can, then go ride (just don't forget a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,736
Posted By RudyBoy
Ha, not necessarily - I used mine to tow a KTM...

Ha, not necessarily - I used mine to tow a KTM out of the White Rim Trail in Utah last month! :deal



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VVWMclVk3M&feature=youtu.be



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Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By RudyBoy
I agree you should have a separate circuit for...

I agree you should have a separate circuit for each device. And, I would use a relay for the horn, unless you want it to function without the key on. Here is a fuse block I found on eBay for about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By RudyBoy
A few years ago a local rider on an "unprotected"...

A few years ago a local rider on an "unprotected" 1150GS snapped a cylinder when he rode through some brush that was hiding a large rock, the rock clipping the end of the cylinder. Totaled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By RudyBoy
I view bolt-on cylinder protectors as more a...

I view bolt-on cylinder protectors as more a cosmetic thing, keeping the cylinder from getting scratched. I'd much rather have my engine guard take the brunt of the force during a drop, not the...
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