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Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 29,115
Posted By gofargogo
An amazing ride report. I can't wait to read...

An amazing ride report. I can't wait to read more. Thanks for all the hard work of writing up your experiences and sharing fantastic photos!
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 478,493
Posted By gofargogo
After thinking about it for a couple of years and...

After thinking about it for a couple of years and reading (and re-reading and re-reading) this thread, I've finally started making a tower for my DR650. It's never going to be a race bike, but in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
Getting closer to a final design. ...

Getting closer to a final design.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/01/b50212381d9e589d69da95269bfddd19.jpg


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Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
Yep. It's an ipad mini in a waterproof case and a...

Yep. It's an ipad mini in a waterproof case and a locking mount. There's some interesting developments over on the nav-tower thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684282) with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
It's still in the prototype-super ugly stage, but...

It's still in the prototype-super ugly stage, but my navtower design is finally functional. Tomorrow I start removing extra material to finalize the shapes before I transfer them to HDPE. Then I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
I'm always playing the "If I could have only one...

I'm always playing the "If I could have only one bike..." game in my head, and the DR is very close to being the perfect 'one bike' to me, with a few exceptions: headlight is lousy, and freeway...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks to both of you. I had a bet with myself on...

Thanks to both of you. I had a bet with myself on if BergDonk would know and if he'd be the first to answer..Your DR thread is a massive resource and inspiration to me.



That's close enough for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
Does anybody know the inside diameter of the head...

Does anybody know the inside diameter of the head tube, not the bearing area, but the middle of the tube?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,156
Posted By gofargogo
Congrats on a great bike! I had a 2002 with 90k...

Congrats on a great bike! I had a 2002 with 90k on it. I immediately regretted selling it and found another one within 6 months (2004 with 82k). I think you've got the best era of G/S. I was...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
I don't yet know what R-8 means, or quill but I'm...

I don't yet know what R-8 means, or quill but I'm going to be looking it up :evil
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/8c03ce9...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/8c03ce9626dffe41d3f42bade6db342c.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/b4a358b0b5798a49a0e7fcda895ab4fa.jpg

It showed up today and it came with a...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
Awesome. This is so helpful! Thanks!

Awesome. This is so helpful! Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
It's a Jet JVM 626. Which is a bit more than the...

It's a Jet JVM 626. Which is a bit more than the jet 16, apparently.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
I haven't gotten it delivered yet, but I'm pretty...

I haven't gotten it delivered yet, but I'm pretty sure it's something like this (Jet 16)

http://asavage.dyndns.org/Jet-16/Jet-16_09b.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
There's a box or two of tooling that comes with...

There's a box or two of tooling that comes with it but I haven't looked inside yet.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By gofargogo
What to do with a small mill?

A friend of mine is giving me an old Jet mill that's pretty small. I've never done any machining or fabricating beyond what I could accomplish with a hacksaw and a file. What kinds of things can I do...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 186,892
Posted By gofargogo
Great info, thanks. That helps me stay the course...

Great info, thanks. That helps me stay the course on building a fairing.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 186,892
Posted By gofargogo
How are liking the DR Joe fairing? Does it...

How are liking the DR Joe fairing? Does it improve the high speed handling/steering responsivity? I want to do something similar to mine, but wonder if it wouldn't be just as good to run a small...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
Hey can you blow some of that stuff west? We'd...

Hey can you blow some of that stuff west? We'd *really* appreciate some of that in California.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
I was wondering about those. I think there is one...

I was wondering about those. I think there is one in the parts box that came with the bike. I may swap it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,821
Posted By gofargogo
Not all today, but I've been absent from the...

Not all today, but I've been absent from the thread for a bit so I should get caught up. :wink:

A couple of weeks ago I installed a laminar lip on my stock 04 windscreen. The buffeting at freeway+...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
I had a weird problem last week with my FCR...

I had a weird problem last week with my FCR equipped DR. The day after a long freeway ride (180+ miles) it started, but the idle was really low. I bumped the idle up to 1500+/- and rode it. However...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,389
Posted By gofargogo
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
TL:DR, FCR fuel screw has no apparent effect even...

TL:DR, FCR fuel screw has no apparent effect even after dropping the pilot to a 38

I having an issue with tuning my FCR. Here's the specs:
In May, I picked up an '06 DR, FCR with mxrob's jetting...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,070
Posted By gofargogo
I've had the stock seat, a wunderlich seat and...

I've had the stock seat, a wunderlich seat and most recently a seat concepts seat on my bikes. For me the stocker seemed ok at first, but became really uncomfortable after an hour. It's too...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,360
Posted By gofargogo
I'm on my second 1150. I sold my first one to buy...

I'm on my second 1150. I sold my first one to buy a pair of suzukis (dr650, dl1000) and ended up selling my vstrom 3 months later to buy an 1150. I do all my own wrenching and found the GS to be much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,821
Posted By gofargogo
It's taken 3 days, because I had food poisoning...

It's taken 3 days, because I had food poisoning for 2.5 days, but I've replaced my stock brake lines with spiegler ss lines and bled the servo system. God what a PITA that turned out to be.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,821
Posted By gofargogo
As with every new-used bike purchase there's...

As with every new-used bike purchase there's always a few things I need to get sorted to make the bike 'mine'. This week I finished up the big service except for bleeding the brakes. Oil and FD/trans...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 105,418
Views: 20,939,340
Posted By gofargogo
I'm having jetting issues with a new to me bike....

I'm having jetting issues with a new to me bike. Well at least I think they are jetting issues. I have a FCR jetted to MX Robs spec and a twin air filter. I'm getting 36-38mpg consistently in mixed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 48,670
Posted By gofargogo
Super excited for you folks! The TAT is one of my...

Super excited for you folks! The TAT is one of my dream trips. Ride safe and have a great time.


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Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By gofargogo
I've been pleased (I got it used at less than...

I've been pleased (I got it used at less than half price) with my gp black+ but unless you have a really significant discount I'd look at one of the other sport camera options.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks to the advice in this thread in went back...

Thanks to the advice in this thread in went back to a GS and couldn't be happier about it. I rode a 120mi this morning and only came home because of other obligations. I just wanted to keep riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 515,670
Posted By gofargogo
Yeah! There's something about these bikes that...

Yeah! There's something about these bikes that gets under your skin. Nothing else quite satisfies.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,821
Posted By gofargogo
Last night I picked up my second GS (I stupidly...

Last night I picked up my second GS (I stupidly sold my other one in March). Today I started the full maintenance- new to me bike boogey. Oil and filter, trans and FD fluid, general inspection and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 117,365
Posted By gofargogo
Just picked up a 2004 with 80,500 last night....

Just picked up a 2004 with 80,500 last night. Everything seems to work. I changed the FD and trans fluid this morning it came out dark grey but no chunks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 515,670
Posted By gofargogo
Three months after selling my 2001 GS and riding...

Three months after selling my 2001 GS and riding a Vstrom, I sold the vstrom and I'm back where I should be, back on another GS. 2004, 80k miles with lots of farkles. I got it home last night, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,008
Posted By gofargogo
I rarely get sleepy on a long ride, which is...

I rarely get sleepy on a long ride, which is totally different than my normal life where I'm a zombie from 3:30 until 5:30. I can only attribute that to a lot of what the others suggest. I don't eat...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By gofargogo
I sold my GS to buy a DR and a DL1k and while the...

I sold my GS to buy a DR and a DL1k and while the DL is a very good, very capable bike it's missing something for me. On paper it's significantly lighter, a bit more powerful and dead reliable. In...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By gofargogo
Thanks. Looks like I better start saving my...

Thanks. Looks like I better start saving my nickels and dimes for another GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By gofargogo
Great write up. Thanks.

Great write up. Thanks.
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