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Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
It started. The problem was owner brain fart....

It started. The problem was owner brain fart. Seat off, kick stand down, in gear, duh. Just needed a battery that somehow died with an open contact in some cell internally. Sometimes I'm a real...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
It says it's a full charge but I'm charging for a...

It says it's a full charge but I'm charging for a few hours to make sure. Weird
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
Problem continues. New battery. Instrument lights...

Problem continues. New battery. Instrument lights and nothing else. I can hear the fuel pump but no juice to the starter or lights. I guess it's AAA and off to the dealer. Damn!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By blkvelvt
Jesse gets the thumbs up with me. Great quality...

Jesse gets the thumbs up with me. Great quality and latches on mine
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
Buying a new battery could be...

Buying a new battery could be "Revolting".
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
It appears the battery shorted out somehow. Zero...

It appears the battery shorted out somehow. Zero voltage. It was fine before that with no issues. I guess I'll buy another battery and cross my fingers. No loose wires or dirty terminals. Tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
With 46 years of riding and being in Aerospace as...

With 46 years of riding and being in Aerospace as an inspector, I'm aware of what you suggested as well (Thank you for the input. All ideas are welcome). I quickly checked all the basic fundamental...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By blkvelvt
R 1200 GSA "Fade to Black" (Electrical)

Got up yesterday morning for my commute with gear on and key in hand. Threw a leg over my 2008 R1200GSA and turned on the key. Everything appeared fine with lights and instruments illiminated. Hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,920
Posted By blkvelvt
You could say this would qualify as a "current...

You could say this would qualify as a "current event". :poser
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By blkvelvt
Just get HID kits for the headlamp. Low beam is...

Just get HID kits for the headlamp. Low beam is super bright and the high beam is off the chart.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,542
Posted By blkvelvt
Used. I just got a GSA with less than 14,000...

Used. I just got a GSA with less than 14,000 miles for a great price. Could have gone new but I plan on dropping it in the dirt a few times. I don't want to drop a new one
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By blkvelvt
At least they won't crash like Microslop Panniers.

At least they won't crash like Microslop Panniers.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 64,917
Posted By blkvelvt
I spent more than $20,000 on my marriage. Not...

I spent more than $20,000 on my marriage. Not everything works as advertised either. LOL
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 64,917
Posted By blkvelvt
My odometer makes a perfect fuel gage. Look at...

My odometer makes a perfect fuel gage. Look at the fuel strip as a back up system.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By blkvelvt
The RT offers handling. Ask any LEO or Police...

The RT offers handling. Ask any LEO or Police Dept. Its why they don't ride LT's
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,031
Posted By blkvelvt
I've spent the last 6 years on an R1200 RT. I...

I've spent the last 6 years on an R1200 RT. I commute everyday on it lane sharing and carpool laning here in SoCal. Rain or shine. I came off a K1200 RS. The RT is the best bike I've ever owned. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,315
Posted By blkvelvt
Let's not overlook the motorcycle tire load...

Let's not overlook the motorcycle tire load rating either. Keep in mind the stress you're putting on those puppies as well.

Here is a random chart full of random info. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By blkvelvt
Just have the cylinders fire at the same time...

Just have the cylinders fire at the same time everytime. That way you'll never be wrong. Firing ATDC on the exhaust stroke will help burn excess gas for Al Gore. Firing order would be both, both,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,315
Posted By blkvelvt
Pretend you have a GS tank and don't fill it all...

Pretend you have a GS tank and don't fill it all the way up. Lose 3 gallons of fuel for 20 pounds. Of course you'll hate me later by the side of the road with no fuel and curse my firstborn. :kboom
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By blkvelvt
I take kids along in my rig at the Los Angeles,...

I take kids along in my rig at the Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas rides. The PBTF is very structured and well protected. They do not want it to be a Ride for Attorneys in our sue crazy world....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-07-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By blkvelvt
Thank you for the reply. No one at the stores I...

Thank you for the reply. No one at the stores I went to could even tell me if the software would load onto the unit. I knew this forum would help out.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-06-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By blkvelvt
Brand new 376c

I have a brand new in the box 376c and would like to know if the City Nav NT will allow me to route my own trips instead of chasing all the major 4 lane highways like most GPS units seem to do now?...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By blkvelvt
It was better in the Crystal Springs picnic area....

It was better in the Crystal Springs picnic area. The new location needs more shade. My EML is staying home and I'm riding the RT up. Great sidecars to oogle at.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,072
Posted By blkvelvt
Take off the high front fender and make it look...

Take off the high front fender and make it look like an ugly KTM. It doesn't do anything for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,385
Posted By blkvelvt
Start the bike and be sure all moving parts have...

Start the bike and be sure all moving parts have oil before putting any load on the engine. No need to warm it up.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,098
Posted By blkvelvt
I like it. The retro/nostalgia look is pretty...

I like it. The retro/nostalgia look is pretty cool. It just goes along with the old school boxer engine we all own and love. If they build it, it would sell. The 2010 engine is still a million years...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-22-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By blkvelvt
Thanks everyone. I bought the 512mb stick with...

Thanks everyone. I bought the 512mb stick with the unit and I've just updated the firmware. Now onto the maps/subscription thingy
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-21-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By blkvelvt
Maps for 376c?

:cob I just got a new (unsold unit) 376c in the box and was interested in U.S. maps. The maps currently loaded are terrible. Any suggestions? The Garmin site just considers this discontinued and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,995
Posted By blkvelvt
I lost everything on my RT but it ran fine. It...

I lost everything on my RT but it ran fine. It was the battery. Works great now.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,889
Posted By blkvelvt
There is a new VFR1200 at Long Beach BMW. Traded...

There is a new VFR1200 at Long Beach BMW. Traded in after 120 miles. Awkward controls and shifting made the bike feel foreign to the owner. Go buy it at a bargain.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,534
Posted By blkvelvt
Long Beach BMW has (2 ea) 30th year GSA's ready...

Long Beach BMW has (2 ea) 30th year GSA's ready to go... Fetching bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,360
Posted By blkvelvt
Pay as much as you can afford for a first bike...

Pay as much as you can afford for a first bike that will probably get dropped at slow speed. I would go with something a little lighter and cheaper to learn on.
Forum: Hacks 06-27-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,837
Posted By blkvelvt
Trashing a man in a hack and then pulling into...

Trashing a man in a hack and then pulling into the Piggly Wiggly Bowling Alley. Consider their source of entertainment on a beautiful day.
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By blkvelvt
Not that it makes a difference but the correct...

Not that it makes a difference but the correct bike would be a Z50 Honda Minitrail. I wanted one so bad when I was a kid. I later scored a Hodaka. http://www.hondaminitrail.com/z50.html
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By blkvelvt
Thanks for sharing pics. Even with the weather...

Thanks for sharing pics. Even with the weather less than perfect, it's still quite beautiful out there. My next ride will be Las Vegas for sure then San Diego but I'm thinking about Utah as well....
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,526
Posted By blkvelvt
That's your basic industrial strength rig....

That's your basic industrial strength rig. Ooooooooo, Daddy like.... :evil
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,033
Posted By blkvelvt
Thanks for the input. The search is on for the...

Thanks for the input. The search is on for the next rig.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,033
Posted By blkvelvt
2 seat sidecars?

What are the most current mfg's of two person sidecars. Now that I'm selling my EML GT3 (finally), I'm looking for a newer mfgr/model for the family. It doesn't need to be the biggest, just the most...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By blkvelvt
I am on the Los Angeles Task Force for the Ride...

I am on the Los Angeles Task Force for the Ride for Kids and take kids every year in my EML. Bless you and all the side car owners who support the 40 national rides to help these kids.

Good Luck...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By blkvelvt
JimX, your call. You may want to read the first...

JimX, your call. You may want to read the first reply to this post. The "POP" sounds someone hears when mounting a tubeless tire on a tubeless rim is the bead wires popping over the safety bead. Tube...
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