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Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,042
Posted By BeeMDub
Wicked they said I'd blown a seal and I said, "hey just...

they said I'd blown a seal and I said, "hey just fix the damn bike..."

To each his own. My GSXR has spent quite a bit of time on one wheel sometimes in traffic and sometimes well past the legal...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,485
Posted By BeeMDub
Talking I did more dumb stuff when I was younger. I took...

I did more dumb stuff when I was younger. I took more risks and cared less about the consequences. There were many times where timing or pure luck kept a bad thing from happening. I did make it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 30,754
Posted By BeeMDub
Thumb I had Tourances almost exclusively on my 1150GSes...

I had Tourances almost exclusively on my 1150GSes and I liked them quite alot. They weren't great off road, but they never scared me on road and I got good life out of them. I had the stock...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By BeeMDub
Laugh Jumping in to make sure this doesn't become an...

Jumping in to make sure this doesn't become an exclusive chick and dame thread.

Fighting the good fight for oppressed males on ADVrider! :nomystery
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By BeeMDub
Wink Vegas Baby! LVN 9/17

Its not really an "adventure" ride, but I will be on my GS and it will be adventurous. It'll be a bit of a walkabout. I've got 2 weeks, but I might take a little less and get back for a some fishing...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By BeeMDub
Wink Most auto qualified (hopefully motorcycle...

Most auto qualified (hopefully motorcycle qualified) silicon parts are much more durable in the way of heat, vibration, and lifetime than parts used in consumer devices which have a much shorter...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,129
Posted By BeeMDub
Dangit MotoJim, just leave me be in my...

Dangit MotoJim, just leave me be in my rationalized, $1500 richer world!

I do feel the "harshness" of my 05 GS. My 1150s stock were definitely more plush too, though decidedly not as sporty. Why...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By BeeMDub
Laugh I think there is something to be said (it fact it...

I think there is something to be said (it fact it already was said above) on the bar angle and posture/shifting while riding.

I notice that the bars are angled so that my wrists are turned in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By BeeMDub
Eh? I second the thoughts about some sort of vacuum...

I second the thoughts about some sort of vacuum or breather problem. Kinked or pinched hose?
Since it is CAN based, can the dealer snatch the DTCs and run diags?
When it dies are the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,129
Posted By BeeMDub
Thumb Yes, the stockers are WP pieces (noticed when I...

Yes, the stockers are WP pieces (noticed when I was scouting the upgrade). I do appreciate the Ohlins, but right now I'm leaning toward waiting until I notice some degredation of the stockers or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By BeeMDub
Thumb I looked around and folks seem to like these: ...

I looked around and folks seem to like these:

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GPSMALL&Category_Code

I ordered a set and I'll post the results.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By BeeMDub
Laugh I've fiddled with the bar angle a bit. I do...

I've fiddled with the bar angle a bit. I do notice that my hands don't sit at the most natural angle. Sadly, you can only adjust so far as the switchgear doesn't rotate, plus you start tagging the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By BeeMDub
Question Grips and Hand Numbness (The Stranger)

One of the most bothersome things about my 05 R1200GS is the grip vibration. I find that above 60mph (== cruising speeds), it vibrates my hands to sleep withing 30 minutes or so. It is worse on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,129
Posted By BeeMDub
Question Ohlins versus Stock Suspension (R1200GS)

How much better is the Ohlins than the stock suspension? I understand differences in adjustability and rebuildability, but I'm looking for a more qualitative difference.
Will I notice that the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By BeeMDub
Laugh I'll second that motion. I have the kit, just...

I'll second that motion.
I have the kit, just haven't gotten to installing it yet. I'd be most interested in the location of the stock accy wiring plug and nifty spots to put the switch.

Thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By BeeMDub
Eh? Oops found another thread on this already...

Oops found another thread on this already (apologies):

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215172

It doesn't answer my questions though. Someone has this?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By BeeMDub
Question Feedback on the new "touring" ADV windscreen?

>> lots of threads here about the issues with the stock windscreen, so please don't give me an aerodynamics lesson ;<<

I saw this new 950/990 ADV "touring" windscreen" when I got the latest KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2006, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By BeeMDub
Talking Likely a canister plug up or a pinched vacuum...

Likely a canister plug up or a pinched vacuum hose. If the engine floods, it will cause the started clutch to kick out and its quite a racket. Has it always done this or did it just start? When you...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By BeeMDub
Laugh When you have the skid plate off and are staring...

When you have the skid plate off and are staring at the battery, go ahead and slap on a pigtail with an SAE (Battery Tender) plug-in so you can trickle charge or jump it if necessary down the road.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By BeeMDub
Eh? I ran these on my GS for years. They wear well...

I ran these on my GS for years. They wear well and are fine on road. They are more street oriented and yes, they may suck a bit off road;-( $50 is cheap though.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By BeeMDub
Question If I open my oil tank when the bike is hot, I get...

If I open my oil tank when the bike is hot, I get a faint gurgle/hiss also which means a smidge of pressure. Is this really a bad thing? The bike seems to run fine and the oil level is at the right...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By BeeMDub
Eh? I started a thread on a similar noise. ...

I started a thread on a similar noise.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161236

To me its a cross between a detonation sound and the startup chains sound. No oil light flicker or...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By BeeMDub
Question 05.5 950 ADV motor "Jingle/Jangle" noises when starting out in 1st

I'm not too worried about it, but I did notice it and thought I'd ask a) if others have the noise, and b) what is the cause?

It is a jingle/jangle sort of noise when letting out the clutch and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By BeeMDub
Thumb I have the FMF Q2 Ti on my 05.5. Pros: ...

I have the FMF Q2 Ti on my 05.5.

Pros:
Lighter than stock
Cooler (temp) than stock
Easy to install (bolt on)
Spark Arrested
No jetting change required (though I did richen the needle and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By BeeMDub
Thumb Did you guys get this done yet? I'm in...

Did you guys get this done yet?

I'm in Bellevue (not the mental hospital) and I yanked out the canister this past weekend. It is possible to screw it up;-) I left the SAS and the valve under the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By BeeMDub
This sounds like the right noise. It happens...

This sounds like the right noise. It happens whenever the starter can't turn over the engine for some reason and "kicks" out. When my charcoal canister was plugged up, mine did this after the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By BeeMDub
Dynojet or Factory used to sell a little...

Dynojet or Factory used to sell a little thumbwheel screwdriver specifically for mixture screws. It was pretty easy on the inline 4s (once the brass covers on the mixture screws were removed) to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By BeeMDub
Thanks for the heads up on the battery being the...

Thanks for the heads up on the battery being the most likely culprit on the ABS faulting. The battery is a little tired and I've already got an Odyssey on order (with tires). [I found a good price on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By BeeMDub
Eh? Tripping report...

Again, thanks for all the travel advice. As usual, the timelines became crunched and the weather gods were angry, but that didn’t stop me;-) The report is a little bland, but the trip was too –...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By BeeMDub
Bluhduh Don't worry ... I thought about it! The weather...

Don't worry ... I thought about it! The weather was completely evil once I got to NorCal. Of course the camera battery when dead and the charger was warm and dry back home, so I can't visually...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-19-2004, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By BeeMDub
Eh? Thanks for all the input. I have a 2-pc...

Thanks for all the input. I have a 2-pc Roadcrafter with Gerbings jacket and gloves. I am fine with the cold, but as I said snow and ice are straight out. I bought a Dakar a few years ago in LA and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-14-2004, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,599
Posted By BeeMDub
Question Phoenix to Seattle via Las Vegas -- suggestions?

[<< Trip Report on Page 2 >>]

After my last two bikes were killed by a Camry and an Elk, I'm all healed up and ready to give it another try;-) I've struck a deal with a nice gentleman in...
Forum: Face plant 10-27-2004, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By BeeMDub
I collected an Elk on the other side of the pass...

I collected an Elk on the other side of the pass (near North Bend) last week (see othere thread here). The big beasties are definintely out and about. I hope your friend heals up fast. I escaped with...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2004, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By BeeMDub
It'll be comprehensive. Yep, I am very lucky...

It'll be comprehensive.

Yep, I am very lucky and unlucky at the same time. State Patrol has me covered as far as evidence with their report, but I took pictures anyhow (still can't post). State...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By BeeMDub
Bluhduh R1150GS vs Elk...

There is another thread here about a guy hitting a Cougar. That happened about 15 miles from where I hit an Elk:
I was just out side of North Bend WA on well travelled 4 lane road at around 9pm. The...
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