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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-22-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 214,751
Posted By scottnt
Laugh Great Ride

Jeff,
nice riding with you on Friday, I'm looking forward to doing it again soon. I'm stuck working for the next couple of days. Looks like the weather is going to be crap anyway:puke1. Let me...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 214,751
Posted By scottnt
Ride on Friday the 18th

Yeah, I may be in for a ride on Friday. I love that ride up the Klick. I know what you mean about getting the first scratch on the bike, already done! I didn't buy it so I can polish it in my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 214,751
Posted By scottnt
Stop by and say Hi

Hey AppleJam, I just picked up a 1200 GS Adventure a couple of weeks ago. I work at the Walgreen's here in Hood River. I'm one of the pharmacists. Stop by and say hi, I'd love to hit some back...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,834
Posted By scottnt
I'd buy new.

I just bought mine from a dealership in Portland, Oregon.. No dealing on the price of the bike, but I did get 10% off gear. That alone was worth quite a bit. I agree that having a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By scottnt
New 2011 GSA

Yep, just picked mine up last week! Just breakin' her in so far, but I love it! For such a big bike it handles beautifully. You would never know by looking at it! Handles better (in my opinion) ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By scottnt
I'd buy new.

I'd buy a new bike. Ya never know how a used bike has been used. I want to break it in myself and know its history. I'm kind of a maintenance freak and don't want to have to worry about how a used...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,810
Posted By scottnt
Thumb Touratech vs BMW Bags

I looked hard at both the Touratech and BMW cases. Made several trips to look at mountings, durability of the case, build quality, etc. Finally decided to go with the BMW/Touratechs. There's very...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By scottnt
Tie Down Procedure

JR356, Hey thanks for the timely link to the BMW tie down procedure! I'm picking up my 1200 GSA within the next week or so and am going to have to trailer it home (too much black ice around here...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,634
Posted By scottnt
Touratech vs BMW Bags

I've debated heavily on Touratech Zega Pros vs the BMW bags. After looking at both several times already installed on bike I've decided to go with the BMW's. They're actually made by Touratech...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,235
Posted By scottnt
Just bought a copy

This looks like what Adventure Rider Online would like like if in print! I'm gonna subscribe as soon as possible. There's no website listed in the Mag though. Looks like the only way to subscribe...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By scottnt
bigdave, Glad to hear your GS will go through the...

bigdave, Glad to hear your GS will go through the 36" door easily. I would have gone with a bigger door, but they had this one one sale for $100. Couldn't pass that up!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By scottnt
Going with a 36" door, found one in the close-out...

Going with a 36" door, found one in the close-out pile that looks like it'll work. Installing it tomorrow and the bike should be here 1st week in January! Yeah! :clap Now, hopefully I can get it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By scottnt
Engine Break In

Check out this web site: http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm. This is how I broke in my Suzuki GSX-R 750 and it has been running great. It's also how many airplane engines are broken...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By scottnt
Thumb Hammerhoot, Congrats on the new bike, I'm...

Hammerhoot,
Congrats on the new bike, I'm piking mine up around the 1st week in January too. I'm planning on trailering the bike home. UHAUL has enclosed trailers for $28.95 for a 6x12 footer.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By scottnt
Yeah, that's how I get the other bikes in through...

Yeah, that's how I get the other bikes in through the current door, twist the handlebars one way, inch through, then the other way. I was thinking maybe the GSA was too wide at the cylinders to use...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By scottnt
Door width required for a GSA

How wide does a door need to be to get a GSA through it? I'm thinking my current door from one part of the garage into the other is too narrow. It's currently 32 inches wide. I can get my 650...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,380
Posted By scottnt
I have the bike on order. Should be here 1st...

I have the bike on order. Should be here 1st week in January. :bmwrider I'm just having trouble deciding which panniers to put on her. The one's on the showroom floor look nice, but seem kinda...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,380
Posted By scottnt
Thanks for all the info guys, sounds like the BMW...

Thanks for all the info guys, sounds like the BMW (by Touratech) are sufficient. Are they waterproof? Dealer says you might have to put some sealer on the inside along the seams to make them...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,380
Posted By scottnt
BMW Panniers vs Touratech Zega Pro's

I'm considering either the BMW panniers (which are made by Touratech according to the sticker on the inside) or the Touratech Zega Pros. There's about $1000 difference between the two :eek1. Can...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By scottnt
Nice looking setup!! I'll check into that. ...

Nice looking setup!! I'll check into that. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By scottnt
Is the full system laser etched too? Rode a 1200...

Is the full system laser etched too? Rode a 1200 GS for the 1st time yesterday. I've owned alot of bikes over the years, heaviest I've ever ridden. Was worried it would be too much of a pig, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By scottnt
Akrapovic exhaust on a 2011 GS Adventure

Has anyone done this yet? How do you like it? I'm in the process of ordering a new GSA and this is one of the options from the dealer. It's $1100 though and I'd like some input before I order...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By scottnt
New shocks for '06 R1200 GS

I would look at getting the shorter seat. I was trying out the new GS Adventures this weekend and it was about a 1/2" to 1" too tall. Salesman switched seats and Viola'. It felt totally better. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,814
Posted By scottnt
Maybe I should rephrase the question. Which...

Maybe I should rephrase the question. Which would you enjoy riding more on the twisties; a GS11200 or a Sportbike. I love riding both street and dirt, it would be nice to have a bike that would do...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,814
Posted By scottnt
Spanking Sport Bikes with a 1200 GS

Is it really possible to spank sport bikes in the twisties with a 1200 GS?? I've had several riders tell me they do it with regularity, but I'm skeptical. What's been your experience??
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