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Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By SWONUT
I'd clean it up and inspect the welds and paint...

I'd clean it up and inspect the welds and paint first. Paint is getting much better these days so it may not chip.

I'd then get a ruler or fabric tape measure and measure across the frame in an...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By SWONUT
Low battery voltage can make it do strange...

Low battery voltage can make it do strange things. Also the connector in the tail light bulb is known for it's corrosion, dirt and vibration. If mine starts acting funny, first thing I'll do is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 266,858
Posted By SWONUT
On the Amalfi Coast ...

On the Amalfi Coast
http://swonut.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GS-Shots/i-z2HzGNv/0/X2/P1010012-X2.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,273
Views: 234,916
Posted By SWONUT
Blooch- What's this I hear about campouts??? ...

Blooch- What's this I hear about campouts??? I'm stuck in this god forsaken hell hole that we are not even supposed to say the name of, but it rhymes with ullan Batar, for a few more weeks, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By SWONUT
make sure the water drain hole in the filler neck...

make sure the water drain hole in the filler neck area is clear. Mine gunked up and didn't drain too well, so there was always a little water when I opened the filler cap. There's a little hole...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,085
Posted By SWONUT
If you go busting into the fuel tank, take some...

If you go busting into the fuel tank, take some time and put some penetrating oil on the nuts the night before and then again around midnight and then again in the am and then start working around...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By SWONUT
Nordkapp July 2010

Gib to Nordkapp seems fast and it won't give me time to stop at Ganfors Burke and get an Axe.

So, If one (me) were to live in Naples, It and say have three weeks off work in June/July, what would...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By SWONUT
fork clamps

Loosen the axle bolts and the fork clamps, align everything, and retighten. At least that what fixed my mis-alignment after a drop in a little ditch.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 177,261
Posted By SWONUT
Slovenia

http://swonut.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GS-Shots/15335086_DswWR#1147597930_t6pAi-A-LB

http://swonut.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GS-Shots/DSCN0499/1147597930_t6pAi-Ti.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,848
Posted By SWONUT
BMW Museum in Munich

Had about two hours that I could spend in the airport or cut it close and hit the BMW Welt and museum. Nothing like getting to the gate and walking onto the plane....


The teasers....
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,669
Posted By SWONUT
Vehicle length

First of all, this is an absolute tragedy.

Now, having done a "group ride" this weekend in Italy, where passing in the blind is quite common, I resolved that it's just not my thing as I see it as...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By SWONUT
My african stuff

I've been down south several times and had a 17-105 and wanted more, so I popped for a 70-300 and that's what I love. To me, Africa is in the details and the longer lens makes what come out of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By SWONUT
Home depot

Lexan sheet (8$), metal shears (15$) industrial Velcro (4$)... 12 bucks minus tools....
Forum: EMEA 10-31-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 623
Posted By SWONUT
Budapest in November

I've got the Kids and Wife (no bike). An ideas for four days at the end of the month?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By SWONUT
.99C eco friendly grocery bags

I guess you could go with the canvas ones at twice the price ($1.98), but the green recycled grocery bags (1) fit great, (2) are CHEAP, and (3) are eco green, which makes me feel good....and (4) are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 266,858
Posted By SWONUT
My GSA

Just a picture..http://swonut.smugmug.com/Other/June-10-Trip/DSC0091/886436131_5xDMn-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By SWONUT
Local machine shop

Everyone criticized the initial design as something from the "high school metal shop." I see that as a plus in just this instance. So you may start there. I'd bet you a six pack that should you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By SWONUT
Those that ignore history....

I ride a GS, I've had two GS's and I LOVE my GS, but if I've learned anything from the history of the IBR and the toll on final drives, I'd replace it all. Like I said, it's a great bike, and all,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-18-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By SWONUT
Map Datum

Check that the map datum is the same as the GPS is receiving. Most are usually WGS-84, but not all. More than one ship has sailed into the rock because the maps were one datum and the gps was set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,978
Posted By SWONUT
The discussion is the answer

To me, the mere fact that we are discussing this means that it's questionable enough that taking a car is the prudent thing to do.

Doesn't mean that this is the 100% solution, but although I'd use...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,218
Posted By SWONUT
Darrien Top, First Gear Pants, lectric vest

If I had to have one set:

I'd do the Darrien Top, First Gear Pants and a Vest. The darrien flows air in the summer, the pants have a liner, the vest keeps you warm in the winter and also is...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By SWONUT
+ 1 on the Panasonic

Great little camera, worth the bucks, but man if I dropped it. I grab my kids camera, which is the one that I buy marked down 60+% to the $80-90 price point. I try to grab a Nikon so I have the...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,101
Posted By SWONUT
210 euro installed at ilpneumatico moto

http://www.ilpneumaticomoto.com/

not sure where you are, but in Naples, Italy 210 euro will get you a set of metzler tourance EXPs installed. Rims cleaned too....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By SWONUT
A warm up ride

With that much maintanence, I'd bang out a good 200 miles and then give everything a good once over.
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By SWONUT
Walmart

I've always just stopped at Walmart and asked if they would do it. They always say no, but then always say yes when I ask if I can just do it "over there by the oil recycling tank and then dump my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By SWONUT
Lexan Shelf

I bought a piece of Lexan at Home Depot or Lowes or whatever for a few bucks, cut it with a set of metal shears and then bent it to the right angle using a heat-gun (remove from mount first). A few...
Forum: Europe 03-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 25,728
Posted By SWONUT
Hope I can make it.

It'd be a huge haul, but then again that's what it's all about.

Swonut
Naples, Italy
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By SWONUT
Shipping to APO/FPO

Not sure if this is a vendor, GS, garage, flea market or what post, but here it goes.

I need new tires (would like to try the shinko's, but tourances would do. I also want a new Odyssey battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 18,190
Posted By SWONUT
Disconnect and reconnect the connectors

I keep going back to the intermittent blinker issue. Any chance the place it dies is also a place where you use turn signals or hit a rough spot or something. It's probably just conicidence, but...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,501
Posted By SWONUT
Hexayurt.com

I built my kids a little hexayurt out of insulating foam and duct tape. The best part was after a few days, once the novely wore off, they got to destroy it and had an absolute blast "kicking down...
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By SWONUT
I hit a scooter today

Well actually, he hit me, but I was turning left. The problem is that he was passing me as I was turning. It was true Napoli (Naples, Italy) in all shapes and forms. I was making a left turn into...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By SWONUT
Get a cheap poly tarp or some poly sheet and a Sharpie

What I did was get a cheap poly tarp ($8-10 at walmart) or I even grabbed some scraps of the poly that FEMA used after hurricane Katrina and then pitched the tent on top if the poly, dove the stakes...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By SWONUT
Add a nice fleece beanie hat

Putting something on your head will significantly increase your comfort at night (and the day too)
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By SWONUT
Iridium

We use Iridium's at work. They work pretty good and are pretty small, but still a pain in the butt to lug through the airport with the charger and all the other crap associated with it counting...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,995
Posted By SWONUT
Against the Wind (clock)

Ron Ayres book on running the Iron Butt Rally. It planted a bug in me that will likely be my undoing....

Also the Dean Tanji movie Hard Miles is getting great reviews on the LDRider list. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By SWONUT
Car oil

Tonight I find myself way over the "interval" and I can't find 5W-20 to make the car oil change. I did get 15W40 for the bike, so I am good there, but, what do you europeans do for the light weight...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,567
Posted By SWONUT
Got tired of looking for gas Stations every 95 miles

All things considered, the GS does it all, very well. Sure there are others that can best it in each condition, but to achieve the 90% solution 100% of the time is really exceptional. Just knowing...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By SWONUT
Wolfman Explorer

I've had great luck with the Wolfman Explorer. They even sent me a set of replacement straps when I wrecked my bike and forgot to take them off before it got scrapped. One trick I did was to take...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By SWONUT
Check the Throttle Cable Sheath to make sure that it's fully seated

I'm sure that you know this, but it's caused almost every GS owner some consternation at one point or another.

Often when you are pulling the tank or working neat the TB's you can pull the cable...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,755
Posted By SWONUT
Keep up the reports

Loft, The bike is being pilfered by Italian customs as the family and Lola (Maqui's Mom) are all hunkered down in a hotel room here in Newport until I finish school and head over the pond. If that...
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