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Forum: Australia Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have the harbor freight parts washer and I just...

I have the harbor freight parts washer and I just got a 5 gallon can of parts washer fluid (which I think is just Stoddard Solvent) from tractor supply. Works great, although I did have to add a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,015
Posted By AviatorTroy
I've lost traction in rain twice, but I'm not...

I've lost traction in rain twice, but I'm not sure you'd call it hydroplaning. First time, about 1990, me riding a 1976 CB750 with old, hard, and mostly bald tires. Light turns yellow, I barely...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,497
Posted By AviatorTroy
Between google maps in the car (now with...

Between google maps in the car (now with downloadable maps!), motionX Drive for longer road trips, and MotionX GPS for off road, hiking, anything that uses off line maps and tracks, I never use my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By AviatorTroy
Mine eats bulbs. So dies my wife's volvo. All I...

Mine eats bulbs. So dies my wife's volvo. All I can deduce is that H7s suck!


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Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By AviatorTroy
Buying a New 2014 V Strom 650 ABS

Wow. We are talking about the same bike, right?

I completely agree that there is such a thing as too much bike for a beginner. However, this is the first thread I've ever seen where anyone felt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,955
Posted By AviatorTroy
It crushes me to hear about things like that. If...

It crushes me to hear about things like that. If it were my child, I can assure you that the subject would mysteriously disappear shortly after being released.
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By AviatorTroy
Seriously guys? A Strom isn't a perfect first...

Seriously guys? A Strom isn't a perfect first bike? I think he can handle it. Only advice I can put for this to maybe think about looking for one that is a couple years old, let someone else take the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By AviatorTroy
I throw mine on the center stand and spin it...

I throw mine on the center stand and spin it around that way, works great on smooth concrete garage floors but not on asphalt or rough surfaces.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By AviatorTroy
I did not realize they are intended to show...

I did not realize they are intended to show driveways and farm tractor paths, but they certainly do. Around here anyway I've planned out rides and then you get to the end of the road and it doesn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By AviatorTroy
I used to use the gazeteer to plan rides but it...

I used to use the gazeteer to plan rides but it does not show road surface and I've found many roads shown are super old/ become someone's driveway. I now pretty much use google maps and google earth...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,438
Posted By AviatorTroy
Not going to read this whole thread, but before I...

Not going to read this whole thread, but before I got my Aerostich, I was totally happy with the frog toggs I bought at Wally World. Just wanted to not have to carry seprate rain gear around.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By AviatorTroy
I've had their 3m kit on my '09 GS for four years...

I've had their 3m kit on my '09 GS for four years and 30,000 miles now and it still looks like I put it on yesterday. Skip the headlight film option tho, it didn't fit right because it's so much...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By AviatorTroy
Just did it a couple weeks ago on a rented 800GS,...

Just did it a couple weeks ago on a rented 800GS, there were a few bumpy sections but it was nothing. A few hundred yards past the summit I saw a tourist couple coming up in a Camry! They asked me...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yep sorry I meant 12 point socket

Yep sorry I meant 12 point socket
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By AviatorTroy
I use 6 point metric sockets on those all the...

I use 6 point metric sockets on those all the time and it works fine. The ones on the skid plate to be specific.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,393
Posted By AviatorTroy
I think some guys just have amazingly bad luck. ...

I think some guys just have amazingly bad luck. When I first got my '09, I had a fuel strip go at about 4000 miles, replaced under warrenty, the replacement has lasted 5 years and 40,000 miles. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,175
Posted By AviatorTroy
Was that your first tire change? The bead can be...

Was that your first tire change? The bead can be difficult to break. I have never had any success with using the kick stand. I use the HF bead breaker like you have and it makes it so easy. I do...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,786
Posted By AviatorTroy
I recently rode all over Colorado on dry rocks,...

I recently rode all over Colorado on dry rocks, wet dirt roads, monsoon wet pavement, and everything in between on A3s and honestly had no complaints. They are much better than they LOOK like they...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,119
Posted By AviatorTroy
I like my x grip, use it on the bike and in my...

I like my x grip, use it on the bike and in my truck. I do however wrap a rubber band around the tips, as previously mentioned


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Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By AviatorTroy
Woo hoo, finally get to post here!

Yes, the chair has a coil over shock so I believe it is a very late Friendship 1 before they went to the kind that the top half lifts up.

Well, now for an update. Dissasembled the kill switch and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By AviatorTroy
TKC 80s or if you want a little more tire life a...

TKC 80s or if you want a little more tire life a TKC on the front and a tourance or something on the rear.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By AviatorTroy
Durelle, that's the one I saw, thanks.

Durelle, that's the one I saw, thanks.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By AviatorTroy
Mitas tires in US?

Hi guys and gals, I know I just read a thread around here talking about a vendor that actually has these in stock in the US but now I can't find it anywhere. Anyone know who it is or what the...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By AviatorTroy
If it holds air it should be fine, don't worry.

If it holds air it should be fine, don't worry.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By AviatorTroy
Got mine from them and it's been on my GS since...

Got mine from them and it's been on my GS since 2009 and still looks great!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,550
Posted By AviatorTroy
MotionX works great for this, but hell the latest...

MotionX works great for this, but hell the latest update of google maps now includes the option to download maps, though I've not tried it yet.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,931
Posted By AviatorTroy
Planning on riding some of this next week. Only...

Planning on riding some of this next week. Only have 3 days, so I'm cutting out the hard sections, and starting in Jellico and riding the western loop back around to Stanton, then scuttling back up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By AviatorTroy
I don't know about hotels because we always get a...

I don't know about hotels because we always get a room about 11 months before the even which is about what it takes. I will say don't miss the flat track race on Saturday night, it's about 20...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By AviatorTroy
I guess I have to throw in there that getting to...

I guess I have to throw in there that getting to the San Juans from Boulder I would try to get yourself to Fairplay and go over Weston Pass (way easier and just south of Mosquito Pass which I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By AviatorTroy
Planning Colorado ride route. Need advice

The best riding in in the San Juan's, but petty much as long as you get away from the front range and all the normal tourist destinations you pretty much can't go wrong. I've heard the Butler map is...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By AviatorTroy
I was going to offer a spot in the back of my...

I was going to offer a spot in the back of my truck for your bike but I can't leave quite that soon. PM me if you want to try to hook up out there, wife probably can't come this time so I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,656
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes, and they look great, but are simply not in...

Yes, and they look great, but are simply not in the same class in terms of durability as the all welded cases are. But neither are the BMW Adventure cases for that matter.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By AviatorTroy
Break in 13 GSA on long ride

Riding on the highway at a steady speed is the single worst thing you can do to a brand new engine. You need to cycle the manifold pressure and therefore the load, while keeping RPM down. I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,656
Posted By AviatorTroy
Jessie. You could roll the bike and the panniers...

Jessie. You could roll the bike and the panniers wouldn't move. They also fit narrow and tight. The only drawback is that they are kind of ugly. Still my favorite choice. If you like side opening...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By AviatorTroy
I drive Cincy-CO trip a couple times a year....

I drive Cincy-CO trip a couple times a year. Unless 70 is out of the question, you might as well blow down the miles and get where u want to be , as that drive sucks however way you look at it. Good...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dad got all the covers off yesterday, no spark....

Dad got all the covers off yesterday, no spark. Going to start with all the interlocks. It came with a service manual so we will get there.


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Forum: Hacks 07-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By AviatorTroy
Thanks, I've read the little yellow spiral bound...

Thanks, I've read the little yellow spiral bound sidecar book cove to cover and those PDFs have some more in depth information, right now still trying to get the thing to start.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By AviatorTroy
Woo hoo, finally get to post here!

My father got a new toy for us to play with, here she is straight from a blind bid at an estate auction...

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By AviatorTroy
As it's been said a million times it depends on...

As it's been said a million times it depends on what you want to to, but I'll just throw my personal experience into the ring in case you find it helpful... I had a bunch of street bikes, and wanted...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,087
Posted By AviatorTroy
To the OP, I think you will find lots of support...

To the OP, I think you will find lots of support here either way. In 2011, I had the rare chance to be off for 7 weeks, and my wife and I spent a year planning a ride all through the western states...
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