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Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By redwing51
I believe that Gateway has a new gas station and...

I believe that Gateway has a new gas station and convenience store. It was open in early June 2014 when I passed through.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By redwing51
I believe that they are designed to shear off, so...

I believe that they are designed to shear off, so that if you hit your bash plate, it doesn't mess up the engine. I usually have to replace a couple every other time that I change my oil. I keep a...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,591
Posted By redwing51
To each his own, but there are really much nicer...

To each his own, but there are really much nicer roads than Rt. 66. As someone else said, Rt. 66 is a nostalgic "idea" more than anything else. If you like the interstate and kitschy tourist trap...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,296
Posted By redwing51
I just cruise the market aisles and look for...

I just cruise the market aisles and look for whatever isn't refrigerated. Salamis, hard cheeses, crackers, tuna fish and the like in pouches, energy bars, small cans of fruit.
The only thing that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,415
Posted By redwing51
I usually wear earplugs as well, but still heard...

I usually wear earplugs as well, but still heard the front tire sing at about 65mph. Its not really a complaint, you get used to it and then forget about it. I have a tall windscreen with little road...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,415
Posted By redwing51
Had them on a 1150GS. Good wear, close to 10000...

Had them on a 1150GS. Good wear, close to 10000 miles. Still had tread when removed. No real complaints. The front does sing a little at 65 mph.
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,742
Posted By redwing51
hey motomo- Are you saying that the road from...

hey motomo-
Are you saying that the road from Creel to Batopilas is under construction? And to avoid it?
I will be going to Baranca del Cobre in early March from Ojinaga on a 1150GS by myself. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,974
Posted By redwing51
I too, wiped out at about the same spot on Ophir...

I too, wiped out at about the same spot on Ophir Pass earlier in September this year. Same deal- started on Ophir side without knobbies. But I didn't have anyone to come and help me pick up the fully...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By redwing51
Thanks for the info.

This is exactly the info I was looking for.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By redwing51
Air Pressure Gauge?

Been looking for an accurate air pressure gauge that I can carry on the bike. I have an assortment of gauges that all read different pressures on same tire. How does one know that one has have an...
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,551
Posted By redwing51
Flat Jack

Flat Jack
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By redwing51
Don't know about anyone else, but after using an...

Don't know about anyone else, but after using an electric vest (I have a Gerbings)I wonder why I waited so long to buy one. I don't use a controller, but just and on/off switch. It makes me feel...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,097
Posted By redwing51
difference between Montana 650 and Montana 600?

In your opinions- which is better for general on road/offroad? Montana 650 or Montana 600? I just want basic and reliable and waterproof navigation. I'm not big on bells and whistles. I don't need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By redwing51
Wanted to add that I have fallen more times than...

Wanted to add that I have fallen more times than I like to admit and the Z-Technik screen hasn't cracked or broken. Solid stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By redwing51
I, too have the Z-Technic Tall windscreen on a...

I, too have the Z-Technic Tall windscreen on a 2002 1150GS. I am 6' tall and the height of the screen might be just a little bit tall for me, but not really a problem. Most of the time I can look...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By redwing51
Had this happen on an R1100GS (its the same tank...

Had this happen on an R1100GS (its the same tank as 1150GS) I opened it up as much as possible and removed all loose coating. I let it dry out and removed more loose coating by hand and by blowing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
FD going in for repair

Well, boys & girls... After further consideration and detecting a slight wheel wobble, the contaminated FD fluid, and the first time leakage of FD fluid into boot, and not wanting catastrophic...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
No wheel wobble...

No wheel wobble...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
I didn't analyse it too much because I didn't...

I didn't analyse it too much because I didn't notice the leakage until I dumped it in with all my other drain oil. Next time you can bet I will really check it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
Question What's with the gray color of drained fluid?...

What's with the gray color of drained fluid? Ominous warning? No metal bits on magnetic drain plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
No metal particles, though

I have a magnetic drain on FD, but found no metal on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
More info

I forgot to add that the fluid that I drained was an odd color gray. Also, I am pretty sure that the leakage is from the final drive.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,929
Posted By redwing51
Final drive leak on 2002 1150GS

OK, boys and girls...here's the problem. While changing rear end fluid today, I found fluid weeping from rubber boot in front of final drive. Pulled back boot and found fluid inside. Not much-maybe a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-20-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,424
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,353
Posted By redwing51
I got'em. Thanks so much. Now to find the time to...

I got'em. Thanks so much. Now to find the time to use them.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By redwing51
Had that happen to me.(1100GS) But I had made it...

Had that happen to me.(1100GS) But I had made it home after a long trip when I saw that horrible oil puddle on the shop floor. I was planning another one in a week. I bought a used FD from somewhere-...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,802
Posted By redwing51
Question Oh, yeah. What does TET stand for? Maybe trans...

Oh, yeah. What does TET stand for? Maybe trans and trail, but what about the E? Maybe I should know, but I lead a sheltered life...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,802
Posted By redwing51
Watch your speed if you're on the Skyline Drive,...

Watch your speed if you're on the Skyline Drive, especially on the weekend. 35mph is difficult to maintain (impossible) The rangers are focused on motorcycles. There is a $270 reason that I know....
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By redwing51
A.D.1 pants

The AD1 pants from Aerostich work for me. You can get them in a long size if you need to. Just returned from 3 day trip in constant pouring rain and legs remained completely dry. They aren't too hot...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By redwing51
Powder coating could be a problem. It could...

Powder coating could be a problem. It could increase the diameter of bars enough to cause problems. Don't ask how I know.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,647
Posted By redwing51
I've had both,and they both are fine, but prefer...

I've had both,and they both are fine, but prefer the Hepco-Becker bars. Its easier to change the oil with the HB bars. But I only need to change the oil once or twice a year (synthetic oil) so its...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By redwing51
Deka battery

I live near the Deka battery plant in Lyons PA and use their batteries all the time. You can buy factory seconds at the plant (cosmetic blemishes) for very reasonable prices. I have never had any...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By redwing51
Sometimes you have to roll it twice. I also roll...

Sometimes you have to roll it twice. I also roll it towards the deflate valve. Sometimes I have to stick my finger into the valve to help it deflate.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By redwing51
Good place to eat.

A good place to eat, one of my favorites is at Tuggles Gap. It's north of Mabry Mill just off the parkway at the Floyd/Rt. 8 exit. Ask for the fish tacos. They'll usually make em for you even if they...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,835
Posted By redwing51
I agree that the AD1 pants are everything you...

I agree that the AD1 pants are everything you need. I wear them as overpants, but usually just with long or regular underwear. Never got wet in them. I bought the optional hip pads as well. They work...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By redwing51
I agree with making sure that the wheels can't...

I agree with making sure that the wheels can't move sideways. Screw a couple of 2 x 4 scraps to the trailer on both sides of the rear tire. If you can't screw anything to the bed, secure the rear...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By redwing51
After looking for a rainproof tankbag, I chose an...

After looking for a rainproof tankbag, I chose an Enduristan bag from Black Dog Cycle Works. www.blackdogcw.com (http://www.blackdogcw.com)
They are great people- a small company whose owners ride...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By redwing51
Brand new Nuvi 550 available on Amazon for $200...

Brand new Nuvi 550 available on Amazon for $200 and a RAM handlebar mount for same for $35.
I have used a Nuvi 550 on my bike but vibrations seem to make it go on and off. (a real pain) I just live...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By redwing51
Don't know what length you need, but EMS sells a...

Don't know what length you need, but EMS sells a tent called Sugar Shack 2 that is pretty short. I just measured the poles and they are just under 16" max. It is a good tent and is often on sale. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,255
Posted By redwing51
Lost the top to a touratech pannier going down...

Lost the top to a touratech pannier going down the road. I remember hearing something and thinking wtf was that. Didn't realize it was gone until 150 miles later. Didn't go back to look for it, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,145
Posted By redwing51
I've used the mushroom plugs and never had any...

I've used the mushroom plugs and never had any problem with them. I've used them on motorcycles and car tires. The one in the car tire is still holding after a year. Whatever works, I guess.
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