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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,675
Posted By G-van drone
nice footage. We did the same trip in a rented...

nice footage. We did the same trip in a rented Chevy Suburban with 3 teenagers in the back. Black Bear Pass in Telluride in a Tahoe makes this look easy.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By G-van drone
Good luck. You'll have a tough time finding...

Good luck. You'll have a tough time finding anything - aside from that, maintenance / parts / repairs are going to be astronomical. Japanese bikes are a fortune - anythng from Europe is even worse....
Forum: Asia 06-29-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By G-van drone
You're going to need a Korean motorcycle license...

You're going to need a Korean motorcycle license for a "full-size" or "largee-sizuh" motorcycle. Handing over your motorcycle license from someplace else doesn't work here. It's a "skills" test (lol)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 943,629
Posted By G-van drone
North Korea

Former North Korean Worker's Party headquarters . . . north of 38th parallel, now part of S. Korea. My son & I, 2-up on the Hyosung 650



...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,620
Posted By G-van drone
Ahh . . . no. "M" is for the "motor" octane...

Ahh . . . no. "M" is for the "motor" octane number, which uses a slightly different test in order to evaluate a fuel. And that's U.S. and a few other countries. Many use Research Octane Number...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By G-van drone
Your "Dodge" is actually a GMC. Careful...

Your "Dodge" is actually a GMC.

Careful where you anchor your straps - the body reinforcing ribs aren't the place to do it.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
centripetal force and centrifugal force,...

centripetal force and centrifugal force, action-reaction force pair associated with circular motion (http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0834210.html). According to Newton's first law of motion, a...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2008, 05:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
Well, before you gentlemen get too carried away...

Well, before you gentlemen get too carried away enjoying your victory dance . . .
I spoke to to two fellow employees - both of whom design harmonic balancers - one of which has a PhD in Mechanical...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
You are absolutely correct in stating that there...

You are absolutely correct in stating that there are many factors that would prevent this technology from making it's way into an assembly plant. However, in this day & age many of the issues you...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
Uh . . . I started the thread . . . with a...

Uh . . . I started the thread . . . with a question. Try to keep up.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
By your example - this vibration-induced wheel...

By your example - this vibration-induced wheel motion is what allows the beads to perform their magic . . . so what happens every time there is any sort of road input (bump, pothole, whatever) to the...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
By what logic do you arrive at the conclusion...

By what logic do you arrive at the conclusion that "wheel weights are much cheaper"? Do you think that the cost of the weight is all that's involved? Do you suppose that the machines used to balance...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
Have you ever thought that any manufacturer has...

Have you ever thought that any manufacturer has devoted more thought to the science of balancing wheels and tires than all the threads on this entire website combined? Do you think they would jump...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
Well, for starters, their own official...

Well, for starters, their own official explanation mis-spells the word "oscillation" several times on the link you provided - this is from an outfit that is supposed to know something about balance...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 81,440
Posted By G-van drone
Dynabeads this, Dynabeads that

Just once, I'd like to hear someone, somewhere, explain in scientific terms, how Dynabeads are smart enough to know how to distribute themselves in such a manner that they are able to balance a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By G-van drone
why dontcha just leave the damn thing alone & let...

why dontcha just leave the damn thing alone & let the dealer finish the job? Isn't that what you paid for? You prolly should have spent money on some decent HID lights, instead of the BMW foggers -...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By G-van drone
That bike came out of the BMW of Detroit store in...

That bike came out of the BMW of Detroit store in Warren/Sterling Heights, MI. I can only guess they were building on the GM "SS" moniker, since the shop is just up Van Dyke from the GM Tech Center....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By G-van drone
I simply stack mine atop one-another. Have you...

I simply stack mine atop one-another. Have you considered castration?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By G-van drone
uh . . . why? Been riding converted dirt...

uh . . . why?

Been riding converted dirt bikes for years . . . . never been checked for DOT tires either . . . . unless you've got to go through some sort of anal-retentive inspection by your...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By G-van drone
yup - up one size from your past history with...

yup - up one size from your past history with Arai - why this is, I don't know. I even went after mine with a Dremel to get it to fit. Noisy at speed - you'll need ear plugs / earbuds. Never had...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By G-van drone
You might have trouble finding Oxtar's - Bob's...

You might have trouble finding Oxtar's - Bob's Cycle might still have a few pairs left. Oxtar had to change their name . . . TXC, or TCX, or sumthin' like that. They are extremely comfortable -...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By G-van drone
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,97871_Six-Six-...

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,97871_Six-Six-One-Pressure-Suit-For-Men-and-Women.html


I think mine was on sale - seems like shipping & all totalled up the whole works to around $84. Mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,124
Posted By G-van drone
mmm . . . . . I'm thinkin' earplugs/earbuds...

mmm . . . . . I'm thinkin' earplugs/earbuds instead of bluetooth headphones . . . although the 'buds are hardwired, you might be better off with the noise attenuation you get with some types of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By G-van drone
The original post concerned a GSA (GS Adventure)...

The original post concerned a GSA (GS Adventure) . . . . show me your GSA at 133 :rolleyes
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By G-van drone
Not sure exactly what the story is for sure . . ....

Not sure exactly what the story is for sure . . . but this is what I've heard / read. The H-rated tire will wear longer because it has more tread - it has more tread to wear because it has a lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,963
Posted By G-van drone
Jesus - what a finger-wagging nanny you are....

Jesus - what a finger-wagging nanny you are. Removal or modification is illegal in Kalifornicate only - and that's if they catch you. And it's virtually impossible to perform any sort of test outside...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By G-van drone
I usually start mine while it's on the...

I usually start mine while it's on the centerstand . . . then I line up about 10 ft. behind the back of the bike . . . I start running and do the old cowboy stuntman leap onto the saddle . . . my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,282
Posted By G-van drone
Good god I love Idaho . . . . was there last year...

Good god I love Idaho . . . . was there last year for work - stayed in Boise - spent alot of time north & northeast of Boise . . . . Idaho has got every other state in the U.S. beat as far as scenery...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,281
Posted By G-van drone
Emission control devices (which would cover a...

Emission control devices (which would cover a flex-fuel sensor, or any technology that serves as such) are regulated by the EPA. DOT regulations (the short list) cover safety-related items, and fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,281
Posted By G-van drone
Can you cite the DOT regulation that requires...

Can you cite the DOT regulation that requires this? DOT doesn't regulate this stuff . . . the EPA does.



This is an over-simplification. All emission control systems have to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,281
Posted By G-van drone
Fixified . . . many folks can do this through...

Fixified . . . many folks can do this through other means (smarter engine controller software) . . . and no longer use a flex-fuel sensor. We haven't used them in about 3 years. damhik
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,281
Posted By G-van drone
Unless you're bike has a flex-fuel sensor (with...

Unless you're bike has a flex-fuel sensor (with the ability to determine about how much alcohol is present in the fuel), or has the engine controller software dialed in where it can do this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By G-van drone
I suspect what your service manager was refering...

I suspect what your service manager was refering to was the calibration of the knock sensor (which monitors detonation, knock, pinging, etc.)- what the engine controller does is change the ignition...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,252
Posted By G-van drone
Yes - it's part of the evaporative emission...

Yes - it's part of the evaporative emission controls system - as opposed to the exhaust emission control system. The motorcycle is put through what is called a SHED test (sealed housing evaporative...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,252
Posted By G-van drone
fixificated Like someone already said - it...

fixificated

Like someone already said - it appears BMW chose to build 50-state compliant motorcycles, since no EPA evap standard yet for motorcycles.


You have an evap canister on your car,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By G-van drone
What bike/model do you have, and what parts do...

What bike/model do you have, and what parts do you need? I have some to get rid of for an R12GS ADV, from a similar incident. Mostly cosmetic damage - none serious.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By G-van drone
fuel filter

fuel filter
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,318
Posted By G-van drone
do you have any electrical power - that is, do...

do you have any electrical power - that is, do any lights come on at all when you key-up? if not, battery is DOA . . . call your dealer . . . still under warranty?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,163
Posted By G-van drone
wasn't happy with the material properties . .. ....

wasn't happy with the material properties . .. . it's not as durable / scratch-resistant as the OEM w/s (which is LEXAN, I think, but not sure) - so you're left looking throuh some sorta hazy,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By G-van drone
Are you sure you've got the correct model, and...

Are you sure you've got the correct model, and that it wasn't mis-labeled? I had one on a GSA (nearly identical w/s to GS) - mine didn't look anything like the shape that you have. FWIW
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