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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 1,040,561
Posted By RudyBoy
Towing a KTM out from the White Rim Trail, Utah. ...

Towing a KTM out from the White Rim Trail, Utah. :wink:

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-2XLNnTC/0/XL/i-2XLNnTC-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 158,000
Posted By RudyBoy
That is just awesome!!

That is just awesome!!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,352
Posted By RudyBoy
Well, I accept the whole car-motorcycle thing. ...

Well, I accept the whole car-motorcycle thing. But I am questioning how it is that I sold my 430+ pound 650 Dakar for $4800 and spent all the proceeds on a 20 pound bicycle . . .:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,383
Posted By RudyBoy
That almost sounds like the chain was too tight? ...

That almost sounds like the chain was too tight? I'm all for shaft drive, but I never got less than 20,000 mi on a chain when I had my 650 Dakar. When I DID have a chain to maintain, I used Honda...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,554
Posted By RudyBoy
Me too!!

Me too!!
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By RudyBoy
Everyone has differing abilities to tolerate the...

Everyone has differing abilities to tolerate the cold weather. I rode with a friend last winter when it was 10F and my toes were frozen despite heavy wool socks and TWO chemical toe warmers in each...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By RudyBoy
And not really low enough IMHO when actually...

And not really low enough IMHO when actually doing that with this bike . . .
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By RudyBoy
Had my first fuel strip failure this past fall...

Had my first fuel strip failure this past fall (42k miles). While in the shop for this warranty replacement they checked the other 3 re-call items (brake line, clutch cable routing, and fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By RudyBoy
I was riding in Utah with a friend last spring...

I was riding in Utah with a friend last spring when half way around the the White Rim Trail the fuel pump in his KTM failed. Thanks to smart phones and a faint cell signal we learned there were KTM...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 431,409
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-22BXSLF/0/XL/i...

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 431,409
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-bTMTJnr/0/XL/i...

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 33,676
Posted By RudyBoy
LOL! That's great!! :)

LOL! That's great!! :)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By RudyBoy
A friend of mine had a bad tank of gas in his...

A friend of mine had a bad tank of gas in his 650GS, so bad it ran rough and would not maintain an idle. We poured some Seafoam into the tank and took it for a ride - within a few minutes it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By RudyBoy
I once left a Yamaha XT225 sit over the winter...

I once left a Yamaha XT225 sit over the winter with a tank of untreated gas and spent 6-8 hours the next Spring cleaning varnish from the tank and carb. Oddly, my FI bikes have tolerated untreated...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 1,040,561
Posted By RudyBoy
Thx! That's a 36L Givi, about 10 years old. The...

Thx! That's a 36L Givi, about 10 years old. The 45L version is only 1.25" taller, and were I to do it over "might" go that route instead, although I can get a ton of stuff in the 36L.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 1,040,561
Posted By RudyBoy
Death Valley: ...

Death Valley:


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,449
Posted By RudyBoy
+1 Years ago I ran knobby Teeks on my 650...

+1 Years ago I ran knobby Teeks on my 650 Dakar, and rode with friends who had slick Tourances on their GS's. Despite having "better" tires for the conditions, I could NEVER keep up with them on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By RudyBoy
Cool, thanks!! Looking to switch from my Trail...

Cool, thanks!! Looking to switch from my Trail Tech HID aux lights to LEDs as the HID are SO slow to come on after dimming in traffic.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By RudyBoy
Interesting . . . Do these penetrate down-road...

Interesting . . . Do these penetrate down-road quite a distance, or more of an up close flood light? The website doesn't show much info regarding angle of coverage for this model(?)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,449
Posted By RudyBoy
My steep, winding 1.5 mile dirt driveway is...

My steep, winding 1.5 mile dirt driveway is presently a mix of rutted mud, snow and ice, and my K60's handle it just fine. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By RudyBoy
I agree outside in Seattle right now may not be...

I agree outside in Seattle right now may not be the best place work on it! :)

But you are way tidier than me - I'd cut the wires then solder and heat-shrink it back nice and pretty to save pulling...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By RudyBoy
What he said - I've had various switch failures...

What he said - I've had various switch failures on both my 650 and 1200 and all were salvageable. If you like to take things apart, unless something is physically broken there's a good chance the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By RudyBoy
Mine broke because one of the other 2 bolts had...

Mine broke because one of the other 2 bolts had worked loose and had fallen out (unbeknownst to me at the time), putting undue force on the remaining bolts when the mud guard flopped around. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By RudyBoy
Had the same thing happen and was able to turn it...

Had the same thing happen and was able to turn it out with pliers:

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-r8Xq9Lq/0/L/i-r8Xq9Lq-L.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,449
Posted By RudyBoy
I've tried several tires on my GSA, and settled...

I've tried several tires on my GSA, and settled on the K60's as they meet my needs for best wear and performance. Each tire has its personality and quirks, but one thing they all seem to have in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,437
Posted By RudyBoy
As I posted in a different thread, the cost/lumen...

As I posted in a different thread, the cost/lumen is exactly the same for these lights as the cheaper lighting systems found on eBay. These cost a lot more because they put out SO much more light,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By RudyBoy
I had a similar experience, so I added some...

I had a similar experience, so I added some layers of stiff foam under the front area, which helped quite a bit:

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-4MP272p/0/L/i-4MP272p-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 500,602
Posted By RudyBoy
http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-dxWrRSq/0/X2/i...

http://rudyboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-dxWrRSq/0/X2/i-dxWrRSq-X2.jpg





That was near Willow Creek Hot Springs. Beavers dammed up the adjacent creek, flooding the campsites. Pesky rodents. :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,255
Posted By RudyBoy
I know at least one person who low-sided with...

I know at least one person who low-sided with hard luggage, and walked away unscathed, crediting the luggage for providing protection. I dabbed once when I began riding dirt 12 years ago and felt my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 500,602
Posted By RudyBoy
SE Oregon

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,364
Posted By RudyBoy
Very true, as long as 1620 lumens are enough for...

Very true, as long as 1620 lumens are enough for your needs, you are doing good!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,364
Posted By RudyBoy
Just for fun, I did a quick calculation on cost...

Just for fun, I did a quick calculation on cost per lumen:


Rigid Dually at $105 each and 1300 lumens ---> $0.08/lumen

Clearwater Erica at $425 each and 6,000 lumens ---> $0.07/lumen
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,364
Posted By RudyBoy
If you have a marine/boat supply place nearby you...

If you have a marine/boat supply place nearby you might find a selection of waterproof switches there - I've had better luck with those compared to auto parts switches.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,364
Posted By RudyBoy
Really depends on what your goal is. For around...

Really depends on what your goal is. For around town conspicuity, many of the cheaper lights help quite a bit. But if you want to penetrate down the road and illuminate deer standing along the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,036
Posted By RudyBoy
+1 .

+1


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Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,378
Posted By RudyBoy
The blue shop towels ARE quite soft compared to...

The blue shop towels ARE quite soft compared to other paper towels, so I'm not surprised you have had good luck with them. That, and due to their density I can picture them "absorbing" any stray...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,378
Posted By RudyBoy
When I was student pilot and renting Cessnas, the...

When I was student pilot and renting Cessnas, the FBO would crucify you if you used paper towels on the plastic windscreens - cloth rags only. And, Plexus - every plane had a can.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,378
Posted By RudyBoy
So what you're saying is Plexus should be totally...

So what you're saying is Plexus should be totally safe for our windscreens?
:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,378
Posted By RudyBoy
+1 I've logged 100k miles with Plexus with no...

+1 I've logged 100k miles with Plexus with no issues. Not to mention, the last thing I want while riding in freezing temps is a soggy wet rag in my tank bag, or to waste drinking water when riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,378
Posted By RudyBoy
A small can of Plexus and a piece of terry cloth...

A small can of Plexus and a piece of terry cloth hand towel live in my tank bag - a quick spray, a 10 second soak, and wipe it off. Face shield and windscreen. Easy, safe and effective.
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