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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Gillus
when you head west out of Buffalo Wyoming stop at...

when you head west out of Buffalo Wyoming stop at the Indian Campground, directly behind a good restaurant, and ask for directions to Crazy Woman Canyon, easy and will come out at the highway on top....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13,446
Views: 1,851,313
Posted By Gillus
The turbo was too fast for him then he got older...

The turbo was too fast for him then he got older and had to ride the BMW :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Gillus
+1 to the road dept ASAP and the Sheriff too

+1 to the road dept ASAP and the Sheriff too
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By Gillus
QUOTE=sanjoh;27105781]Your driveway looks like a...

QUOTE=sanjoh;27105781]Your driveway looks like a creekbed!
You need a lot of fill, I would look for discards on the cheap like: asphalt grindings, broken tile (we have a plant nearby that almost...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,152
Views: 1,705,965
Posted By Gillus
I rode my '09 perdy blue one down a fire road. ...

I rode my '09 perdy blue one down a fire road. The 17" front and lack of suspension travel and mush limits this bike off pavement IMO, compared to my DRZ or other dirt oriented bikes I have or have...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-28-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 25,521
Posted By Gillus
Gillus also suggests bring your rain gear :deal

Gillus also suggests bring your rain gear :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27,382
Views: 5,081,130
Posted By Gillus
+1, owners manual says 3500 miles or once a year....

+1, owners manual says 3500 miles or once a year.

(Rotella T 15/40 for me. A Suzuki tech told me synthetic will drain away with no lube at start up if the bike sits for very long :hide)
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27,382
Views: 5,081,130
Posted By Gillus
ball peen hammer?? I have a thumper talk skid...

ball peen hammer??
I have a thumper talk skid plate and it doesn't come close to covering that area. If it got smacked in that spot it will would have to fall off a cliff or something similar.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By Gillus
I jetted my OE carb per the suggestion of...

I jetted my OE carb per the suggestion of Kientech and it worked great at all altitudes.
Then he told me the pumper was the shit and I would thank him later so I did the swap, bought it from him...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By Gillus
yes

yes
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,119
Posted By Gillus
Schnitzer?? Did you mean Schnitzel :dg :lol3

Schnitzer?? Did you mean Schnitzel :dg :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Gillus
Lucky you and congrats!! It may be expensive...

Lucky you and congrats!!
It may be expensive in Cody from the tourist opportunities and will be good to hear what you find out.
I have considered doing the same thing but to Buffalo or Sheridan....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13,446
Views: 1,851,313
Posted By Gillus
A CL160 was my first bike, wanted to find another...

A CL160 was my first bike, wanted to find another someday. Why I don't know but.........

:evil Also the first bike I had that I had to outrun a guy chasing me in a cage after I flipped him off. He...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,245
Posted By Gillus
MY brother was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and...

MY brother was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and died ( :cry ) from cancer/Agent Orange, flying and landing in that stuff. My tree hugger sister says roundup is the same stuff........... :dunno
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Gillus
might be a good idea to let everyone know a price...

might be a good idea to let everyone know a price range and fifth wheel or bumper pull and age etc. There are a couple nice ones in the flea market

Enjoy it when you find it, good luck with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By Gillus
Milk crate and a few extra bungee cords?? Then...

Milk crate and a few extra bungee cords??
Then ride, ride, ride it and then find out what you need to change.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Gillus
I don't know, I just blow up with compressed air...

I don't know, I just blow up with compressed air and slide on Grip Puppies on all my bikes except the dirt bike. Inexpensive and adds comfort for me, that and add a throttle boss or cramp buster.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,169
Posted By Gillus
My front looked like this cupping after a 2500...

My front looked like this cupping after a 2500 miles. The guy I was with could hear me howling/riding in front of him.
I called Metzler and they said it was a low pressure problem......... He said...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,697
Posted By Gillus
+1 on the windshield tint :deal :nod. Mine has a...

+1 on the windshield tint :deal :nod. Mine has a very light blue color to it but you an almost drive into a setting sun without putting a visor down. You can lay your hand on a black dash and it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Gillus
I pull mine out and let it drain, change the...

I pull mine out and let it drain, change the fluid and put it back. I doesn't hold much if any fluid by itself.
I surely can find something else to be concerned with than that like cleaning the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-14-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 25,521
Posted By Gillus
If you like riding downhill in golf ball to...

If you like riding downhill in golf ball to basketball sized rocks :eek1

There's lots of easy trails and roads up there also. I am 60+ so easy is the only way for me. Lots of connecting dirt...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 75,489
Posted By Gillus
The GWRRA is free labor from members providing...

The GWRRA is free labor from members providing income (dues) for a management corporation owned by the founders. Look at the black sheep squadron on Facebook. It is millions of dollars............
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-12-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 25,521
Posted By Gillus
Go to LaLuz and take the Cottonwood Canyon road...

Go to LaLuz and take the Cottonwood Canyon road just into the foothills, turn right on Fresnal Canyon (chip seal road) and ride it to High Rolls.
On the east end of High Rolls take Karr Canyon to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11,647
Views: 2,377,839
Posted By Gillus
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/5059527249.h...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/5059527249.html

in your neck of the woods
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7,152
Views: 1,705,965
Posted By Gillus
time for me to check in

This is my second Versys, an '09, 9500 miles. My first V was the first '08 Versys sold here in town, the red one. There was not a lot of aftermarket stuff available at that time. Kept it for a couple...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By Gillus
They are two different bikes IMO. :deal (I have...

They are two different bikes IMO. :deal (I have never ridden a Strom 1K)

The Versys is a waaay more road biased with the smaller front tire and suspension. A snappier twin than the Vtwin even...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,901
Posted By Gillus
You will regret it :deal

You will regret it :deal
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By Gillus
I don't know much about the new '15 version,...

I don't know much about the new '15 version, almost bought a leftover '14 with ABS tho. Then..........
I kept an eye open and found a first gen '09 blue that was filthy but fairly well farkled with...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-09-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By Gillus
33 years of auto repair for me, a grunt mechanic,...

33 years of auto repair for me, a grunt mechanic, then a tech with a bunch of ASEs then a service manager then the owner. I learned more about how to diagnose problems with mechanical things (and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,171
Posted By Gillus
+1, wash it before so it is clean to work on, the...

+1, wash it before so it is clean to work on, the tech will appreciate it. And it will keep grit from getting in where it shouldn't be. The tech most likely will not get paid for washing it, a "lot...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,341
Posted By Gillus
Forney's Museum in downtown Denver (somewhere)...

Forney's Museum in downtown Denver (somewhere) might have a few, if not my brothers 57 Studebaker Silver Hawk is there to look at.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,168
Posted By Gillus
+1, if you weren't here asking you wouldn't have...

+1, if you weren't here asking you wouldn't have made the decision yet :lol3, just do it.

Your biggest dilemma is GS or GSA. I haven't regretted the A part for the included stuff and bigger...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By Gillus
I do not recall the sequence but you get priority...

I do not recall the sequence but you get priority access to ride into a wormhole in outer space if you push them correctly :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Gillus
never mind this is an oooooold thread that has...

never mind this is an oooooold thread that has resurfaced into an opinion of OCD I guess
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-31-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,295
Posted By Gillus
go south of I 40 for mild winter as in less snow...

go south of I 40 for mild winter as in less snow shoveling to no snow shoveling :D
don't go east of eastern NM or it gets hot and humid, tornados etc. further you go the worse it gets.
don't go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,152
Views: 1,705,965
Posted By Gillus
ones that don't vibrate :lol3

ones that don't vibrate :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Gillus
If you can access them easy if they are not...

If you can access them easy if they are not recessed, take a dremel with a cut off disc and cut a slot in the nut and split it. You might have a tiny slit in the threads but no big deal.

or...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gillus
I think a dodge cab to axle dimension is...

I think a dodge cab to axle dimension is different then the normal 56" found on ford and chev. Measure it to find out. The utility body frame is usually flat and a truck frame has humps over the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Gillus
time to do a BMW Rat Bike build............

time to do a BMW Rat Bike build............
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By Gillus
you might look around as there are a few later...

you might look around as there are a few later year models, '10 or '11 for a couple/few grand more if your budget will allow. Newer valued bike, better engine, enduro trans, same side boxes etc etc....
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