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Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By Tman
+1

super expensive but by far the longest lasting tire on my 690. I can get 5-6k on a rear d908 vs 2k on an MT21 or other 'cheaper' dot rear tires.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,783
Posted By Tman
Thanks guys

I have a duck hunting trip tomorrow and I could not get my bike started once I got it loaded into the truck. Every time I put it in 1st it died... so what did I do? I went straight to Adv rider...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,691
Posted By Tman
+1

I have to admit that at the five year anniversary of my '05 GS I started researching for a new bike. Drooled over a KTM adventure.... studied how to perform valve adjustments on the '10 GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tman
My bet is that they will last another 1500...

My bet is that they will last another 1500 miles... though I would not want to be doing any serious offroad with them at that point.

FWIW: I have run TKCs on my '05 for the last four years and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By Tman
Smartire

I went with Smartire instead of the BMW sensor and could not be happier.
Too bad they discontinued their motorcycle offering. Actually reads the correct air pressure and I can set the alarm based...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By Tman
My first installation lasted 10k miles. I cut...

My first installation lasted 10k miles. I cut them as above to fit. Within 1k miles they were slipping and needed safety wire.
My second pair have been on for 3 k miles and are holding perfect...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 140,513
Posted By Tman
Interesting. Anyone care to speculate why it...

Interesting. Anyone care to speculate why it would be illegal to run a radial front with a bias rear? I am about to replace my rear TKC80 with the Shinko but was planning to keep my front TKC80...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Tman
Go for the XD3

I have two XD3 and one VXPro3.

If I could only have one helmet, it would be the XD3 vs. using the VXPro with goggles. If you don't like the shield, you can always take it off and use...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Tman
+1

Grip puppies are very comfortable. Minor notes:

1. Heat is about 75% of heating power without the grip puppy (25% heat loss, IMHO....Actually a good thing as now I can use the high heat...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 41,303
Posted By Tman
+1

Same here... on my first set of tires, 2oz front and rear. I will report back in a couple months regarding tire wear and balance quality. I would like to think that the dynabeads will reduce the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,629
Posted By Tman
I moved to Oregon and bought a house that is...

I moved to Oregon and bought a house that is 35min from work... 1/3 of the commute is windy roads around a lake which ended in a gravel road to my house. A pure street bike would have been great...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By Tman
I've got Fastways on my GS and Pivot Pegz on my...

I've got Fastways on my GS and Pivot Pegz on my KTM. I really like the Fastways better due to the platform always being in the same location and stabile. I have since removed the pivot pegz from...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tman
+1

I have two pair and they are comfortable and quick changing.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,331
Posted By Tman
http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/product/2008-MSR...

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/product/2008-MSR-ISDE-PAK-JAK/?catalogId=107554
This works well over a pressure suit and is reasonably priced.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By Tman
20k miles, two+ years and no problems

I have used two black zipties to hold on my oil cooler guard with no problems.

Though now you have me worried so I will probably put this on my 12K service interval!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By Tman
+1

I have about 30K miles with the top case in the front, passenger seat location.

Advantages of forward mount:
1. Better weight distribution and more aerodynamic
2. More secure mount vs. rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,340
Posted By Tman
33K on a 2005 R1200GS. No thoughts of switching...

33K on a 2005 R1200GS. No thoughts of switching to a different bike (though I still drool over an HP2, but I am too short and really need a commuter bike, not another dirt bike).
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Tman
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,255
Posted By Tman
+1

Plus you really need to stay off the white/yellow lines with the TKC when it is wet. Otherwise it is a great tire that I use year round here in the Pacific Northwet.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Tman
Wow

I just ordered parts for my 36K on Wednesday. Good thing I did as Wednesday the V-belt was $14.40 and now it is over $21.

Shocking price increase.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,511
Posted By Tman
I have about 10,000 miles on my bestrest...

I have about 10,000 miles on my bestrest spraystopper and it works like a charm. IMHO it is the most protective spraystopper available that will not damage your rear spring and is also TKC-80...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tman
The PCII did not improve the buzz... but it did...

The PCII did not improve the buzz... but it did smooth out the power throughout this range. The only way I have been able to reduce the 4500rpm buzz is to do a really good job on my rocker end...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tman
I had a similar problem

and a Power Commander really helped improve the on to off throttle transitions. YMMV. See my PCIII ride report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346773&highlight=power+commander
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Tman
Similar situation

I am 5'7" with a 29 inch inseam and offroad regularly on my R12GS.
I have a Sargent low seat and lower Ohlins suspension. This is a much better combination for slow speed offroading as I can paddle...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By Tman
TKC-80: Best tire ever

Rear 3-3.5K though I replace well before they get to the wear bar. Beyond this mileage you really loose the advantage of the TKC's vs. regular dual sport tires.

Front 6-7k. The fronts are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,629
Posted By Tman
4-5k preferred

When I first owned my '05 R12 I kept the rpms between 3-4.
Mainly because the bike felt better from vibes at lower rpms. Above 4 was very vibey.

I now do my own service and have fine tuned my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,308
Posted By Tman
http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/show.lasso?SKU=0...

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/show.lasso?SKU=044-0432&-session=touratech:476F7C561638032139jmPu74A85D

I wear Sidi Crossfire SRS in size 10 and use the adjustable, folding touratech lever. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,841
Posted By Tman
Smartire

I mounted the smartire control console on my adventureworkshop risers.
Convenient location to press the button for temp checks and still quite visible for alarms.

Only problem is that my front...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By Tman
Your mileage may vary

Jerky controls at low throttle settings....

This problem was lessened when I installed the power commander. The stock PCIII mapping increases the fueling at low (2-5%) throttle settings which...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,489
Posted By Tman
+1

Mine has over 10K miles and still works like a charm. Best value as well at only $80
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,272
Posted By Tman
Daily year round 50 mile commuter, road/gravel

1. Touratech crash bars
2. Sargent seat
3. Adv Workshop bar risers for my short arms
4. Vario Topcase in forward position to hold my computer (though it did get launched yesterday for the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,638
Posted By Tman
I have both

I have both and I prefer the Fastways. I do a lot of dirt riding and I prefer to have a platform that is always in the same position. I had more foot slips off the peg using the pivoting pegs vs....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Tman
Thanks for giving me the extra boost to knife my...

Thanks for giving me the extra boost to knife my boots. I have the same problem on my 2005 R12GS wearing Sidi Crossfire TA boots. I have been hesitant to take a knife to $450 boots, but I see no...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
GS911 fault codes with PCIII installed

I checked out the fault codes using my GS911 with the PCIII installed:
GS911 Version:802.2 Date:05/30/08<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
I only have 30 miles on the PCIII so far. I will...

I only have 30 miles on the PCIII so far. I will post a follow ride report with MPG in a week.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
The O2 sensors are disconnected and can be...

The O2 sensors are disconnected and can be removed from the bike if so desired. The PCIII is installed in-line (pass through) with the stock fuel injector wiring on both the left and right hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
The web site lists three files 1. One file is...

The web site lists three files
1. One file is the stock mapping (i.e. no enhancement, mappping table is all zeros)
2. One file is the enhanced mapping. This came preloaded on the unit so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
I have no affiliation. Just a very happy...

I have no affiliation. Just a very happy customer. Best upgrade for the money so far ($350).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
Ride report continued

For the second part of my ride test, I proceeded to a curvy, paved road around a lake. Turn speeds ranged from 30mph to fast 100mph sweepers.

This is where I noticed the second main improvement...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tman
R12GS PowerCommander III Install and Ride Report

I just received my PCIII USB for my R12GS today:clap

Installation took 10 minutes and was very well documented with lots of pictures. Everything was plug and play. I have stock exhaust and stock...
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