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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Thanks everyone. I wrote the dealer I've been...

Thanks everyone. I wrote the dealer I've been talking to and he suggested the KTM low seat and a X-bushing as the easiest way to get it down to within comfortability for me ($300). I think he said...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,124
Posted By OBX-RIDER
FWIW ... my wife's Super Sherpa started running...

FWIW ... my wife's Super Sherpa started running rough and when I talked to a guy at the shop he said he'd been getting a lot of bikes/quads with water in the gas from my area. The only container I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By OBX-RIDER
KTM 500 EXC too tall for a short guy...?

So I finally became convinced that a KTM 500 exc should be my next bike ... and then I was talking to a dealer and he suggested my 5'8" frame with 29-30" inseam just wasn't tall enough to handle the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,636,266
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Last question first. I have done about 40...

Last question first. I have done about 40 trackdays on my SV650 and about half that on my gixxer. (The SV has a Penske rear shock and Race Tech springs and cartridge emulators on the front and is a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,636,266
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I have seen some very slow bikes/riders on...

I have seen some very slow bikes/riders on trackdays ... as long as they stayed off the fast line it didn't seem to cause any problems. Admiitedly a TU would be a notch slower than I've seen but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,636,266
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I am currently running Shinkos 705s on my r1200GS...

I am currently running Shinkos 705s on my r1200GS and am underwhelmed probably because that bike fully loaded is just too much for that tire.

I've generally found great grip and wear like iron to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,636,266
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Wondering what tires have the best grip to...

Wondering what tires have the best grip to replace the Cheng Shins ... ?
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,636,266
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Picked this up today ostensibly for me wife ... ...

Picked this up today ostensibly for me wife ...

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/OBX-RIDER/ggg434709568077_1275375405904670728_nc_zpsf7e9da2b.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,612
Posted By OBX-RIDER
FWIW I got a Rick Mayer saddle for my ST1300 that...

FWIW I got a Rick Mayer saddle for my ST1300 that I like and my wife loves the pillion seat. Delivered when promised as promised ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Love it ... :D

Love it ... :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8,450
Views: 8,280,761
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Just today riding back into the Kofa Wildlife...

Just today riding back into the Kofa Wildlife refuge on her trusty Super Sherpa, me sweetie, Gigi...

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/OBX-RIDER/Gigikofae_zps7c688cbc.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 919,377
Posted By OBX-RIDER
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/OBX-RIDER/...

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/OBX-RIDER/photobucket-105713-1393796280010_zps6d89f417.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26,949
Views: 4,930,708
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Just spent the last 2 months in SW AZ destroying...

Just spent the last 2 months in SW AZ destroying a set of Pirelli MT-21s. Nothing bad to say at all about them but now running a D606r/MT-21f... Generally ran 17 f & r because of all the rocks ...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,616
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Just replaced my rear Shinko with 6,500 miles on...

Just replaced my rear Shinko with 6,500 miles on it mostly 2-up. It looked to have another 1,000 left but I promised myself I would replace early with their block throwing history and cheap price.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 32,049
Posted By OBX-RIDER
What he said.... I like my GS for 2 up rides...

What he said....

I like my GS for 2 up rides where we will be going down some ... unimproved roads/trails. But if it is a day of back-country I want to be on my drz.

I recently rode back in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By OBX-RIDER
There is some small sacrifice in comfort on my...

There is some small sacrifice in comfort on my low drz ... but the ergonomic advantage is worth it. I have yet to end a day because my butt hurt... but that bike is 80% offroad so I am standing a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By OBX-RIDER
http://www.seatconcepts.com/products#!/~/product/c...

http://www.seatconcepts.com/products#!/~/product/category=1671353&id=27688968


I have their low version on my DRZ and like it. Looks like I'll be riding to San Jacinto... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Seat Concepts r1200gs seat

Was wondering if anyone has the Seat Concepts seat, particularly the lowered seat. I have one on my DRZ400 and like it. I'm just a 3 hour ride from their shop and thought I would run over there and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 21,044
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I started riding in 1974 shortly after finishing...

I started riding in 1974 shortly after finishing college after surviving flying helicopters in Vietnam. Black was my go to color. I am, after all, a bad dude. :D

Then about 15 years ago my oldest...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,616
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I've got 4,000 miles on a set, most of it 2-up...

I've got 4,000 miles on a set, most of it 2-up and they are doing fine. They've done good on and off-road. I don't push them like Pilot Road 3s but I have drug a peg or two. I check them pretty often...
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By OBX-RIDER
JD I was so sorry to hear about Lisa. And so glad...

JD I was so sorry to hear about Lisa. And so glad to hear about the wonderful assistance that was rendered to you. A salute to two great guys... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,172
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I've got a set of Shinkos hopefully waiting for...

I've got a set of Shinkos hopefully waiting for me in Phoenix. I was trying to make my current tires last until the Karoo 3s came out but it's not going to happen. Now for the Shinkos to last until...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 32,049
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I've been all over the place with this. The worst...

I've been all over the place with this. The worst so faar was a Yamaha XT350. I didn't like it on or offroad. Then a plated XR400. Great offroad ... but you knew you were on a dirt bike onroad. Son's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 114,995
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I think I have just enough left on my Anakees to...

I think I have just enough left on my Anakees to await the "alpha" tire tests to be reported. As far as cost... meh ...trying to save a few bucks on motorcycle tires has turned out to have...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
That's good news! I have a friend whose got...

That's good news! I have a friend whose got 104,000 mis on his 1150GS, done all the routine maintenence himself and hasn't had a bit of trouble. His experience probably allowed me to oevercome all...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Thanks John. I had a couple of straps on the...

Thanks John. I had a couple of straps on the engine guard and a chock and was careful not to overtighten the handlebar straps but I will be more attentive about that in the future. I have some Ancra...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Due to an injury I can't ride for a month so my...

Due to an injury I can't ride for a month so my fun is going to start by learning to do the 18,000 mis service and a Russell Day Long saddle...:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I've been keeping an eye out for a while. Mine's...

I've been keeping an eye out for a while. Mine's an '05 with 18,010 mis at a price I couldn't walk away from...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Unlike the fellow who started this thread I'm...

Unlike the fellow who started this thread I'm bringing one home...

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/OBX-RIDER/photobucket-50139-1358960509515.jpg

:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,986
Posted By OBX-RIDER
More like 6.1 lbs per US gallon, 7.3 Imperial...

More like 6.1 lbs per US gallon, 7.3 Imperial gallon...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
An FW 190-A4 I believe...and the markings...

An FW 190-A4 I believe...and the markings indicate the Eastern front. I would dearly love to fly one of those. I did once get to fly a P-40 and I checked out in the yellow peril, a Stearman. But the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
OK ... as a non BMW guy ... who has ridden...

OK ... as a non BMW guy ... who has ridden motorcycles for 40 years and puttered about doing light maintenance on them.... most of the R1200 GS problems look solveable to me. It appears the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
The ABS light on the 'dash' is on prior to start...

The ABS light on the 'dash' is on prior to start but then goes off to the best of my recollection...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Disabled as in switched off or failed...?

Disabled as in switched off or failed...?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Pardon my ignorance, all the labels on the...

Pardon my ignorance, all the labels on the switches were gone, what does a red light on the top of the switches on the clutch side of the handlebars mean?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
My son was all about how superior his KTM 400 was...

My son was all about how superior his KTM 400 was to my DRZ and one oil change later he's got that thing for sale...:D

Anyone else want to tell me how I can't loose getting a 05 1200GS @...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,887
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I have a toyhauler and am getting ready to head S...

I have a toyhauler and am getting ready to head S by SW for a few months. My original plan was to tote my ST1300 for two up 2-3 day trips and my DRZ for one up exploring. But that is straining the wt...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,635
Views: 797,827
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I've come close to getting a Valkyrie Interstate...

I've come close to getting a Valkyrie Interstate a coupla times. I dunno, I just like flying acrobatically in airplanes (and helicopters but keep that quiet) and taking corners fast on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,635
Views: 797,827
Posted By OBX-RIDER
I thought I had that covered w/ the '67 BSA...

I thought I had that covered w/ the '67 BSA T'bolt... :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,635
Views: 797,827
Posted By OBX-RIDER
Uhhhhh what about the VFR800, Ducati 996, SV650S,...

Uhhhhh what about the VFR800, Ducati 996, SV650S, KLX650c, DRZ400s, KL250G, GSX-r750 and BSA T'bolt... do I need to sell them too...:huh

(My friend's wife may have a point... :cry)
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