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Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tiz
If it was me, (and I did this on my 2005) I would...

If it was me, (and I did this on my 2005) I would change all the fluids and flush the brakes and chalk it up to the nearest mileage major service (30k?)

I did all service items at 24k across...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 616,036
Posted By Tiz
Add another black bike to the fold...

Got my new-to-me 2008 home today from a really good guy on Long Island.

9700 mi for just over $8k with new tires and very very clean condition.


http://flic.kr/s/aHsjWXsLbU



Thanks for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Tiz
Look through this: ...

Look through this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626429 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626429)

And/or PM Jim vonBaden.

--Kevin
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Tiz
Note that Parts 73 and 72 are a screw and washer...

Note that Parts 73 and 72 are a screw and washer for "Co-Pilot Adjustment"


Make sure to back that screw out and see what happens. As above, if you burned up the bushing it may be too late to...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Tiz
Ok I'd guess that would mean no salt....:rofl ...

Ok I'd guess that would mean no salt....:rofl


I'd be looking for a steering tensioner clamp / bolt. Otherwise heat and beat and disassemble, clean and reassemble.

--Kevin
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Tiz
I was an omc certified mechanic back in 1978-81. ...

I was an omc certified mechanic back in 1978-81. Rarely, if it's mostly salt buildup, you can heat it and pump grease through (LOTS of grease) and it will stay a little looser. If its not salt...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,777
Posted By Tiz
bag liners? Open hard bag, remove bag...

bag liners?

Open hard bag, remove bag liner, pack liner, replace liner, close hard bag, drive away?

I also love my top loading jesse's but I'm about to change to a bike with side loaders. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 616,036
Posted By Tiz
Jud - You pretty much nailed the feeling. My...

Jud - You pretty much nailed the feeling. My R12GS is such a tourque monster at low rpm's (though still not a dirtbike-style wheelie machine) that the feeling was sort of anemic, but smooth and so...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 616,036
Posted By Tiz
I test rode a 2006 the other day. Nice bike,...

I test rode a 2006 the other day. Nice bike, average cosmetics, 25k miles. It had 2brothers exhaust and a power commander on it. I expected extremely snappy acceleration. Mostly it was smooth and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 616,036
Posted By Tiz
Many thanks for the comments and link. For a...

Many thanks for the comments and link. For a balance of depreciation vs mostly resolved little issues I'm focused on a 2008-09, though the cost of this 2006 is tempting ($7k ask). I'll keep looking....
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 616,036
Posted By Tiz
Model Differences 2006-2010

I have tried to search for this but not getting the info I need.

Considering going from a 2005 R1200GS to an FJR1300. My budget is about 9k max but I'd like to spend less.

A Gen 2 2006...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,775
Posted By Tiz
Would you be interested in making a few boating...

Would you be interested in making a few boating items?

Specifically. three lee cloths and a foredeck shade.

In real rough measurements, the lee cloths would be trapezoids, about 70"(long...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,009
Posted By Tiz
Car backed into it? --Kevin

Car backed into it?

--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Tiz
Look around in here for HID lighting mods to...

Look around in here for HID lighting mods to those stock aux lights. I did that and it was relatively easy, I lowered the watts consumed by the aux lights by half, and the lights are quite bright. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Tiz
It's a pretty big place. In my opinion the lawn...

It's a pretty big place. In my opinion the lawn is far from the stage and you won't see anything except the outside video screens and hear only the outside speakers. I would 'see' a symphony that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Tiz
Yes and yes. Been there 3x, twice in the shed....

Yes and yes. Been there 3x, twice in the shed. once for 4th of July for James Taylor/Carole King.

Awesome place.

Prepare to sit in traffic for a looong time. If you show up early and hang...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,479
Posted By Tiz
I think the OP has an interesting idea. Maybe a...

I think the OP has an interesting idea. Maybe a bit of structure would help?

1) a stickeyed 'template' to outline some basic info on rider size and bike model/age/mileage/new/used/tires/primary...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Tiz
I have the Kahedo tall / breathable front seat on...

I have the Kahedo tall / breathable front seat on the GS. It has been good and doesn't seem to have any visible wear. 2yrs / 12k miles or so. I dion't spend a lot of time on it.

--Kevin
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,660
Posted By Tiz
I've read your posts since finding the Alaska...

I've read your posts since finding the Alaska trip when you did that. I am in awe of your passion for LD riding and staggered by your planning ability.

Patiently waiting for more of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Tiz
Do remove the snap ring. Check the torx recess...

Do remove the snap ring. Check the torx recess to see if any burrs or crap is preventing the T55 from seating in the bolt. I don't recall the exact size of the torx bit for that but someone else...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 35,515
Posted By Tiz
Hopewell Rocks NB --Kevin

Hopewell Rocks NB



--Kevin
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 35,515
Posted By Tiz
Cape Breton? Possibly looking southeast in...

Cape Breton?

Possibly looking southeast in the late afternoon/evening? Or did I say too much....?


--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,067
Posted By Tiz
I like my high/breathable Kahedo but I use a...

I like my high/breathable Kahedo but I use a sheepskin in winter or beadrider in summer. Rode to Main from CT and it was fine (and back).

Expensive.

--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By Tiz
JVB to the white courtesy phone please..... ...

JVB to the white courtesy phone please.....


It should be as you described as far as I know. I was not able to get mine off as I don't have any impact tools and the left side bolt wouldn't...
Forum: Regional forums 09-19-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Tiz
We walked all the way (both ways) and had several...

We walked all the way (both ways) and had several 4x4's pass us. Probably best to stay on the 2-track?

--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Tiz
I had a vacuum leak on mine at the nipples that...

I had a vacuum leak on mine at the nipples that you would connect a twinmax to. One rubber cover was cracked.

After I fixed that it was fine for a while, then did it again for a short time. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,874
Posted By Tiz
I had an Add-A-Bike carrier and could not open...

I had an Add-A-Bike carrier and could not open the rear window on my 2002 toyota tacoma with A.R.E.Z series cap when the bike was on the rail. Wasn't much of an issue.

--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Tiz
Thanks. Makes me love it all the more. ...

Thanks. Makes me love it all the more.

--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Tiz
idle hang

Other than the throttle cable being adjusted too tight, what would cause the idle on a 2005 R1200gs to hang? Coming to a stop after running at 35-60+mph the bike idles at 1800-2400rpm until I hit...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-02-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Tiz
New Haven Powersports is supposed to be a Guzzi...

New Haven Powersports is supposed to be a Guzzi dealer. I bought a DL-650 Suzuki there and had ok support on it.

I believe their main bike is now Ducati. At least that's what the sign on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,861
Posted By Tiz
+1 for the hyperpro for on-road handling on a...

+1 for the hyperpro for on-road handling on a R1200GS. Gravel roads also seem better. Tourance tires.

Easy to install and I could not use a scotts or GPR because of the bar risers I have.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Tiz
Try making sure the side stand safety switch is...

Try making sure the side stand safety switch is adjusted and working. If the bike is running in gear and the switch indicated the stand has gone down it would shut the bike off. If it was bouncing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Tiz
No problem on a klr for sure. Otherwise a nice...

No problem on a klr for sure. Otherwise a nice road.

--Kevin
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Tiz
In 2010 I took Forest Lake / Canaan Hill to get...

In 2010 I took Forest Lake / Canaan Hill to get over to 114 from a cottage on Great Averill Lake. I was on a wee-strom with conti trail attack tires. I recall having 1 or two pucker moments and I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,690
Views: 432,781
Posted By Tiz
Located in Redding CT: ...

Located in Redding CT:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mcy/3764686215.html (http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mcy/3764686215.html)

I wish I could but I'd get crucified for buying it.
...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By Tiz
Fishenough - The mesh dive bag is a great...

Fishenough -

The mesh dive bag is a great idea and I have one in stock.

--Kevin
Forum: Americas 03-16-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By Tiz
Here's one thread from equipment: ...

Here's one thread from equipment:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=329580&highlight=Tarp+setup

--Kevin
Forum: Americas 03-12-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By Tiz
Thanks Flashmo. I'm getting the idea that all...

Thanks Flashmo. I'm getting the idea that all items that may be wet (tent / footprint / tarp) need to go where they can be wet and not bother any other contents. So sub-packing them in dry bags...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By Tiz
Willys - thanks. I do have a GS but I'm happy to...

Willys - thanks. I do have a GS but I'm happy to save money when I can. I did have a KLR once.....:D

--Kevin
Forum: Americas 03-11-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By Tiz
We've done the large ziplock bags for sailing...

We've done the large ziplock bags for sailing (pillows / clothes) many times. So I'll definitely use that idea.

--Kevin
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