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Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,612
Posted By CASTIRON
Question The real question is: How the hell do I re-attach...

The real question is: How the hell do I re-attach the springs when I install the new bolts?

I picked up a lot of tools from my lawn the other night. :ruskie
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 133,617
Posted By CASTIRON
Dan- I'm in. What's order procedure and...

Dan-

I'm in. What's order procedure and delivery time frame?
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By CASTIRON
You can usually add volume with insoles and...

You can usually add volume with insoles and socks, but stretching a boot can really cause issues when your feet are in them during a long hot ride.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By CASTIRON
Unique logistical concerns. Not insurmountable...

Unique logistical concerns. Not insurmountable by any means, but a laptop is something else to feed and care for on a trip where doing so wasn't beneficial. Frankly I'll carry my microdrive and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By CASTIRON
First gear with some rear brake. Let's face it,...

First gear with some rear brake. Let's face it, this bike is like piloting a drunken, pregnant giraffe at parking lot speeds.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By CASTIRON
I'll see about more pics by next week. Perhaps a...

I'll see about more pics by next week. Perhaps a better write up to duplicate the effort. You'll see what a sucktacular machinist I am. :1drink

A few things:

No passenger with this gig.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By CASTIRON
I'm unable to find any statute governing this...

I'm unable to find any statute governing this other than the red flag on protruding loads one. Note the dice. :wink:

Cross winds were gusty 30mph on the way back Sunday. It was a considerable...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By CASTIRON
Eh? R12GS adapted Yakima bike rack: done

BMW R1200GS with an adapted Yakima Fork mount rack.
Skip ahead if you just want to see it....

My objective was quite simple: be able to carry a road bike just like I do on the roof of the car...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,865
Posted By CASTIRON
Vanson.

Vanson.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By CASTIRON
Yes. I carry the space blanket/tarp hybrid...

Yes. I carry the space blanket/tarp hybrid (mylar on one side) and simply drape it over the whole sleeping arrangement. Buys about 10-15* IMHO, but beware condensation. Also, wear a good hat and...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 37,937
Posted By CASTIRON
Eddie, not to get too personal, but what were you...

Eddie, not to get too personal, but what were you wearing under the suit when you tried it on? How snug was the waist and was there adjustment left in either direction?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,200
Posted By CASTIRON
The wife liked the pillion provisions. It's a...

The wife liked the pillion provisions. It's a very useful bike, but I'm a full tupperware sportbike guy at heart.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,919
Posted By CASTIRON
Good lord, I was wondering if I was the only one....

Good lord, I was wondering if I was the only one. Five minutes. Didn't even open the Cheez-its.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,156
Posted By CASTIRON
Should compliment the TT snow chains nicely.

Should compliment the TT snow chains nicely.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By CASTIRON
I concur with some of the other comments. I went...

I concur with some of the other comments. I went from an RF-900 large to a Multi-tech medium. The fit isn't just larger, but entirely different. A lot of folks I've talked to found it downright...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,282
Posted By CASTIRON
Damn it! Somebody* buy this. *my size,...

Damn it! Somebody* buy this.

*my size, please. Then send it to me.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By CASTIRON
Thumb B&H. They seem to have prices that are on par...

B&H. They seem to have prices that are on par with the lowest shops that aren't trying to screw you. Good, fast, reliable folks.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By CASTIRON
Aesthetics aside, I'm thinking Shoei engineers...

Aesthetics aside, I'm thinking Shoei engineers went to a lot of trouble to address the aerodynamics and venting properties of the helmet already. I'd hate to disturb airflow that is venting my...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,851
Posted By CASTIRON
I run the 510 fogs. The yellow beam is very...

I run the 510 fogs.

The yellow beam is very wide but not very distant. That's how they're designed.

The color and pattern are great however, for lighting up everything near you, offering...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,282
Posted By CASTIRON
Personally, I could give a rip how it compares to...

Personally, I could give a rip how it compares to anything. I'm interested in an economical mesh suit for summer uses to throw on over shorts and a t. This thing seems to fit the bill.

So nobody...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By CASTIRON
Check with Feathered Friends. IIRC they'll even...

Check with Feathered Friends. IIRC they'll even do custom work.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,314
Posted By CASTIRON
Question Bump. For those using these, how about an...

Bump.

For those using these, how about an update.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By CASTIRON
My full annual last spring ran a bit north of...

My full annual last spring ran a bit north of $100.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By CASTIRON
I'm hoping to stay away from a smartphone plan...

I'm hoping to stay away from a smartphone plan since it's a two years of fees kind of program. I already have a crappy Nextel issued to me.

An iTouch (if it has this ability) or other small wi-fi...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By CASTIRON
I'll be camping. Besides, I've used those virus...

I'll be camping. Besides, I've used those virus infested beasts. :cob
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By CASTIRON
Considered and rejected. Great idea, though.

Considered and rejected. Great idea, though.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By CASTIRON
The latest would be a Palm TX. Whatever it is,...

The latest would be a Palm TX. Whatever it is, it'd needs to be able to read SDHC cards or take a USB2 reader to do it. SDHC is NOT backwards compatible, however.

Yeah scrounging libraries,...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By CASTIRON
Question uploading pics w/o computer on the road: how?

I'll be on the road for several weeks this summer. I have a Canon G9 (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/B000V1VG5G?tag=topmyssit-20) and need to upload photos on...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,827
Posted By CASTIRON
Anyone tried the Stealth mesh suit yet? Looks...

Anyone tried the Stealth mesh suit yet? Looks good for hot weather over shorts and a T.

How do their suits fit? I have the Recon pants and found they fit just like Levi 501's: big waist, small...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,832
Posted By CASTIRON
I fucked up and crashed. On a mostly, but not at...

I fucked up and crashed. On a mostly, but not at that particular moment, paved road. Fortunately the damage was minor to all involved.
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,395
Posted By CASTIRON
My wife had a low speed get-off on her bike a few...

My wife had a low speed get-off on her bike a few years back. She was wearing those double thick jeans (and all the other gear) since she wasn't going far. Her patella x-ray looked like a ceramic...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,206
Posted By CASTIRON
I'll add that for proper mounting he should be...

I'll add that for proper mounting he should be facing to the rear. Makes for a great ride. In the garage.

That reminds me: I need to wash the sheepskin buttpads. :pierce
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By CASTIRON
Concur. Bulky, spendy, but damn it delivers. ...

Concur. Bulky, spendy, but damn it delivers. The only time I was cold in that thing was slabbing it in pouring rain in the 40's for several hours.
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By CASTIRON
If I do the sheep or the just the sleeping pad...

If I do the sheep or the just the sleeping pad idea? :evil

I'll probably give this whirl with my Ikea skin this spring. Whatever I do, it'll likely be aboard the snazzy Aerostitch cot since I'll...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By CASTIRON
Wasn't thinking about the wet part. Hmmmm... ...

Wasn't thinking about the wet part. Hmmmm...

But it does roll up in my Aerostitch side zip bag like pretty much any other pad.

Am I the only guy who wants to lay on sheep while counting them? ...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By CASTIRON
Question Nutty sleeping pad idea?

SHEEPSKIN!

Seriously. Love mine under my butt, have one as a chair cushion at home, so why not a full pelt ($100 at AK Leather)? Same cost, general size as a standard camping mat.

Anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By CASTIRON
The GS has plenty of power for my needs, even...

The GS has plenty of power for my needs, even fully laden. What I would like to see is better economy. The last twenty years of M/C development have done nothing in that arena. I'd use that every...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By CASTIRON
The whole lot...

The whole lot (http://www.brunton.com/catalog.php?cat=4) of 'em. For mounting, I'd choose this one (http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=374) (adjustable for magnetic interference):
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By CASTIRON
Top tier or not, the local Shell blend runs like...

Top tier or not, the local Shell blend runs like crap in my bike.
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By CASTIRON
Thumb Fine, I'm a retrogrouch.

Brunton Eclipse (http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=422) is just about the best compass on the market for actual navigation. Rides in the map pocket, but isn't the best for actually looking at in...
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