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Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By tug
Should I or shouldn't i

There an 08 with 845 miles available for 11,995. Has sumo 550 and BMW panniers.
Is it a good deal? Should I be concerned about such low mileage, ie battery, seals, etc.

It looks new.
Should I or...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By tug
Yeah I see it. Looks like a good buy, gives me...

Yeah I see it. Looks like a good buy, gives me hope....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By tug
All good input, thanks a ton. Forgive me for...

All good input, thanks a ton.
Forgive me for not responding individually but I am currently working 12+ plus hour days in Italy. Just south of Milan.
Wish I had a GS here, if I get a day off I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By tug
Thanks to you both. Good advice, I'll make sure...

Thanks to you both.
Good advice, I'll make sure to get it looked at by mechanic.

I really think I will get a gs over the GSA because 95% of the time it will be near my home on pavement. But that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By tug
Seriously considering used r1200 gs

Hello all,

I am thinking about purchasing a used r1200 gs. It will mostly be used around town, commute to work and once a year trip (hopefully).
First trip most likely CDT.

Any advice on what...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Maybe I'll give that a try, thanks

Maybe I'll give that a try, thanks
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Thanks, How do you like the Elka? I will check...

Thanks,
How do you like the Elka? I will check into the group buy.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Touratech explore HP shock

I've got an 03 Dakar that I had Sasquach suspension redo the stock rear shock about 3k miles ago. I think it has lost it's gas charge.
First question: anyone know what gas (I assume n2 but you know...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Guess I'll have to go back to stock gearing. ...

Guess I'll have to go back to stock gearing.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
It's single spark.

It's single spark.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
I have the 15/47, my Dakar does well on flat...

I have the 15/47, my Dakar does well on flat Houston area but when I went from LA to Los Cruses, New Mexico I had he throttle wide open and barley made 70. With the stock 16/47 sprockets it had a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
More performance

I am still trying to get a little more highway performance out of my 03.
I pulled the metal tube off the plug wire and it helped a lot.
I have been researching additional engine power upgrades.
I...
Forum: Americas 07-27-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By tug
If you apply for a new passport because your old...

If you apply for a new passport because your old one expired you will get a new number. If it is a replacement I think it's the same number. I had to have a replacement a few years back and I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
I installed the Touratech tail brace on mine....

I installed the Touratech tail brace on mine. Works like a champ. Before the install my rear tire ripped off my inspection sticker. I could here it hit the tire on every bump. With the bracket all is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Same Dakar different feel

Ok so I have a 2003 Dakar. So far the mods have been modest.

15 T front sprocket
Progressive front spring and emulators
Sasquatch rear shock rebuild (needs replaced)
Pivot pegs (love them)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
I bought this one from BatteryStuff.com it cost...

I bought this one from BatteryStuff.com it cost 63.00 in 2011.
<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=600><TBODY><TR class=productLine><TD>YT12CL 12v AGM Maintenance Free Powersport and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Thanks, might go this route...

Thanks, might go this route...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Thanks, I would like to check the gas side and...

Thanks, I would like to check the gas side and recharge it before spending a ton of money for a new shock. I guess it would be N2 charged, any idea of correct pressure?
Tug
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Mine always felt soft, but I too am no suspension...

Mine always felt soft, but I too am no suspension expert. It had very little miles on the revised shock, I was always have to adjust the preload as well.
Anyway when I was getting ready for a road...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Thanks for the shock information. I'll give them...

Thanks for the shock information. I'll give them a look online.

Tug
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Wow!

Wow!
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Best rear shock

Hello,
I have an 03, that needs a rear shock.
I had the stock shock done by Sasquatch but it didn't last very long. Four hundred dollars down the drain. I have called and sent emails to discuss my...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By tug
Thanks for the advise. Tug

Thanks for the advise.

Tug
Forum: Americas 08-29-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By tug
Thanks for the advise. I will be carrying a...

Thanks for the advise.
I will be carrying a Spot, hydration pack, and food.
Forum: Americas 08-29-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By tug
First major ride

This is the first major trip on a motorcycle.
I have ridden bikes since I was 11 or 12 years old. Dirt bikes and street bikes. I owned my last street bike in the 80's.
Long story short, I had an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Thanks, Just wanted to confirm.

Thanks,
Just wanted to confirm.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,063,842
Posted By tug
Oil change

I am about to head out on my first major trip on a 2003 Dakar. Question I have is, what is the mileage between oil changes? In the maintenance Manuel it said once a year.
I am going from Houston to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,992
Posted By tug
thanks, i'll look into it. Original plan was to...

thanks, i'll look into it. Original plan was to get across texas the first day and then do what ever. For sure something to think about.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,992
Posted By tug
I am going to try to get a much of the cdt as...

I am going to try to get a much of the cdt as time permits. Hoping to do I 10 to Colorado before turning west, but may carry on into Colorado.
I have to be in Ca. at 5PM on Friday. So depending on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,992
Posted By tug
Any advise

Hi,
Sounds like you guys had a great trip. I had to postpone my trip to Cali, originally I was going to be doing the cdt new Mexico at the same time as ya'll. Anyway now scheduled for September 3....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 4,196,502
Posted By tug
Would you buy it again

I currently have an 03 Dakar and considering an 800 xc. I have like the looks of the XC ever since they came out.

Although the new Explorer looks nice, as well. I am leaning toward the XC over...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,992
Posted By tug
Hey what time yall plan on leaving Demming? I...

Hey what time yall plan on leaving Demming?
I leave the third from Houston and will be staying in Las Cruses. Hoping to leave around daybreak on the fourth for CDT.
Can't wait.
Hope to see you...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,938
Posted By tug
You still doing the CDT? I am leaving Houston on...

You still doing the CDT? I am leaving Houston on July 3. Plan is to ride NM CDT (not sure how much but at least to I40) on July 4. Then heading northwest.

Tug
Forum: Americas 05-26-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By tug
Geeze should have spell checked

Geeze should have spell checked
Forum: Americas 05-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By tug
It amazes me how fast tings get off track on...

It amazes me how fast tings get off track on these furums. As for you question, I'm doing RawHyde in July, I'll get back to you after the class. But most importantly for you they rent the GS so you...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 127,260
Posted By tug
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 127,260
Posted By tug
Just courious what is the size of ya'lls group?

Just courious what is the size of ya'lls group?
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,938
Posted By tug
I am planning on doing the NM portain of the CDT...

I am planning on doing the NM portain of the CDT solo on my way to California. I will start on I-10 and go to at least I-40. Maybe futher but I need to be in California the afternoon on July 6. I was...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 127,260
Posted By tug
Dorito, I'll try to do that. tug

Dorito,

I'll try to do that.

tug
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