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Forum: Trip Planning 08-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By Knobbie
On a tangent,... we were motorcycle camping one...

On a tangent,... we were motorcycle camping one time and it started raining during the night. About 4am the rain stopped briefly. One guy went into maniac mode pulling down his tent and packing...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By Knobbie
Cheap insurance.

Cheap insurance.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By Knobbie
+1 They're labeled Single use, but you can use...

+1 They're labeled Single use, but you can use them multiple times. I get the corded ones then cut the cord with a inch or two left on the earplug to make them easier to pull out.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,383
Posted By Knobbie
Great report. There's some long boring roads here...

Great report. There's some long boring roads here in Texas, but you hit some of the sweet spots. Great pictures too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 260
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Views: 24,111
Posted By Knobbie
Anyone have a phone number? Are they open for...

Anyone have a phone number? Are they open for reservations about June timeframe?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By Knobbie
My clutch slave unit went out at 96K. Check the...

My clutch slave unit went out at 96K. Check the fluid, if its remotely cloudy, time to replace.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,590
Posted By Knobbie
I am sitting stranded in a Day's Inn waiting on a...

I am sitting stranded in a Day's Inn waiting on a ride home because of a Shinko. They are crap. The tire had 1/2 of the tread left when it split vertically down the right side. Don't trust them if...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 417,682
Posted By Knobbie
stranded

OK, here I am stranded at a Day's Inn in Ft Stockton, Tx on a Sunday morning in Fort Stockton, Tx. All because of a POS Shinko.

Here's my story, judge the tire for yourself. I had to buy a tire...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Knobbie
Also try Thumpertalk ...

Also try Thumpertalk

http://www.thumpertalk.com/index
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,590
Posted By Knobbie
Just got home from a trip from San Antonio to the...

Just got home from a trip from San Antonio to the Canadian border and back on a 2004 GSAdv. About 100lbs of gear camping all the way, and I'm about 200lbs. Spooned the new Shenko rear on at 88,000 at...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Knobbie
Try Steve Henson, Blanco BeemerWerkes. You can...

Try Steve Henson, Blanco BeemerWerkes. You can reach him at henzilla57@earthlink.net

He's the only one I'll use and most of the SA BMW folks do to.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Knobbie
Opinions vary. I never had anything but a stock...

Opinions vary. I never had anything but a stock seat. Then a BRP trip was torture. Bought the RDL and it came with a backrest.

I never trailer the bike, so when on the pavement to get to the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By Knobbie
Great video. The comraderie of the trip really...

Great video. The comraderie of the trip really came through. What software did you use?

Thanks,
K
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Knobbie
Thanks for the suggestions. I changed the fuel...

Thanks for the suggestions. I changed the fuel filter about a month ago. I'll try changing the coils and see if that's it.

More later...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Knobbie
Need Help: 04 GSA Problem at highway speeds

I need some help. I'm getting worried. I've never had a problem in 70K miles. Recently I was on the freeway, doing about 75mph and started to accelerate around some traffic. I don't know how to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 90,013
Posted By Knobbie
SWMoto now carries them. BTW, I'll never ride...

SWMoto now carries them. BTW, I'll never ride anything else. On my first rear on the GS1150 ADV I've now got over 6,000 miles and about 4K of that was fully loaded for roadtrips. I'm 215lbs sans...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-18-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Knobbie
We will serve no wine, this time. Thanks...

We will serve no wine, this time.

Thanks for the ideas. I remember that moonshine place from a NG special. Great ideas. Thanks folks...

Detailed planning can now begin,...with samples of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By Knobbie
Thanks to all you guys. I'll look up the ride...

Thanks to all you guys. I'll look up the ride report, and hopefully find it with your sig.

I really appreciate the advice. There are 5 of us going. We lost a brother of about 20 years on a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By Knobbie
Natchez Trace Parkway

I'm doing a "Gap" ride with my friends. Not the Deals Gap,...Been there done that many times. This is the gap between Christmas and New Years. Leave from San Antonio to Memphis to do Beale Street.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Knobbie
Ideas for Blue Ridige Distillery Tour - 2010

We've done the Blue Ridge multiple times. That includes the twisty roads off the BRP. I'm thinking about a theme'd ride with some buddies centered around camping and distilleries. I know Maker's Mark...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By Knobbie
Thanks for the info. Ordered a backup pair. 2...

Thanks for the info. Ordered a backup pair. 2 friends did too.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,713
Posted By Knobbie
My experience is, fully loaded expect about 3k on...

My experience is, fully loaded expect about 3k on the rear.
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,414
Posted By Knobbie
Just for future reference, here's some more...

Just for future reference, here's some more drybags I found. Went out to Cabela's today and bought their XL waterproof Boundary bag for $99. A full 36 inches wide for tent, pad, sleeping bag, and...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,414
Posted By Knobbie
All good. I actually thought I was stuck between...

All good. I actually thought I was stuck between Wolfman and Wolfman, and had been using my Ventura bag from the days I did adventure touring off a Yamaha R1. Thanks for all the ideas.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Knobbie
Wish I'd seen this before I mailed them back to...

Wish I'd seen this before I mailed them back to Sidi. Thanks for the link though, I hope I don't need it now. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Knobbie
I tried going to a shoe store in Durango, the...

I tried going to a shoe store in Durango, the only one in town. They wouldn't tackle it. However, they did sell me a tube of Barge. I tried it and clamped the boots overnight at the Strator. Seemed...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,414
Posted By Knobbie
Please for your enjoyment,....let me add to my...

Please for your enjoyment,....let me add to my requirements. It must zip or close Across the top of the bag, as opposed to opening at the top. I don't want to have to unload everything in the bag to...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,414
Posted By Knobbie
REI is a good idea. I'll try the Austin store...

REI is a good idea. I'll try the Austin store next weekend. The link is sold out. Thanks for the idea.

K
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,414
Posted By Knobbie
Best Waterproof Tail Bag

OK, did the search and couldn't find anything. I need a waterproof tail bag as the old one is DOA. What is the best one in your experience?

Thanks,
K
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Knobbie
Sidi Sympatex: Delaminated> How did you fix yours

OK, I've got a pair of Sidi waterproof Sympatex boots. On the last trip, the soles started peeling off the boot. In Durango I bought a tube of glue from a shoe store and borrowed some clamps at the...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 328,032
Posted By Knobbie
Just to confirm, the K60's for the 1150 GSA are...

Just to confirm, the K60's for the 1150 GSA are tube-type or tubeless?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 101,109
Posted By Knobbie
Just rolled up 58K on my '04. I would do more...

Just rolled up 58K on my '04. I would do more miles but this work thing gets in the way. No problems at all. I guess I could afford a new 12 but I just got back from an offroad trip to Death Valley....
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By Knobbie
I'm sure you know that Nothing will actually...

I'm sure you know that Nothing will actually waterproof it if you get hit with a downpour. But the closest you can get is to either use the NikWash and Wax products. If I don't have the Nikwax I'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By Knobbie
Regarding the "surgery" required to hook up the...

Regarding the "surgery" required to hook up the Autoswitch.

I just hooked one up on a 1150GSAdv. Looked hard from the paperwork, so I took it over to a friend for help. It was as simple as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,127
Posted By Knobbie
Thanks Duck and Gff. I come from a cross-country...

Thanks Duck and Gff. I come from a cross-country bicycling and hiking background so packing light is easy. I had the Thermarest pillow. I guess what bothered me is that it took so much room in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,127
Posted By Knobbie
OK, I read through about half the pages and have...

OK, I read through about half the pages and have to go back to work. Just found the thread. I agree with most of the camping advice I've seen here and don't have that much to add. But,...one thing I...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,819
Posted By Knobbie
IMO other comparable quality suits are double the...

IMO other comparable quality suits are double the price,...see BMW or Rukka. The two biggest advantages of the Aerostitch ,...in hot weather I get to wear short pants and a tshirt underneath which...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By Knobbie
I replaced all 3 plastic disconnects with...

I replaced all 3 plastic disconnects with stainless 2 weeks ago after breaking the crossover in a light installation. What can I say, it was too cold and windy to ride that weekend...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Knobbie
Congratulations on the retirement and a...

Congratulations on the retirement and a successful career. You sound like an experienced rider and like you've been on a few trips, so your question seems curious to me. I'm not sure if this is any...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Knobbie
Thanks for the responses. I couldn't figure what...

Thanks for the responses. I couldn't figure what would possibly cause this. I went by the shop and the mechanic said there's a cable that usually gets disconnected when the gas tank is taken off. I'd...
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