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Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tiz
I tried to get a jump a couple of years ago, in...

I tried to get a jump a couple of years ago, in January. Called AMA, explained where i was and what I needed and that I was cold and my cell phone was dying.

The agent went into her script of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,385
Views: 553,844
Posted By Tiz
2007 Norge - Newtown CT

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/4938053969.html

Not mine nor any interest for me in the sale. I swapped a few emails with the guy last fall. Interesting older guy.

--Kevin
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Tiz
Jim - Uhaul on poast rd orange rents 5x8...

Jim -

Uhaul on poast rd orange rents 5x8 trailers for about $20/day locally. They're a pain to deal with but might be a way to get them moved. I have a hitch rail but your bikes are too heavy...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 310,540
Posted By Tiz
:tb I recall being about 11 or 12...

:tb


I recall being about 11 or 12 and seeing one of these on the sales floor of Danbury Powerhouse in Wilton, CT (1967-ish). In my mind's eye, it was exactly this bike but had scrambler...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-06-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Tiz
Undercover - are you saying all you had to do was...

Undercover - are you saying all you had to do was give CT DMV the VT reg and they got you the CT reg for whatever fees and tax was due? How did they handle the lack of a title from VT? No need...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Tiz
I have the mso signed over to me, not a title. ...

I have the mso signed over to me, not a title. It has the dealer-stamped off road use only on it. So did my xr, which I already mentioned getting registered in ct as a composite motorcycle.

My...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Tiz
Another registration question CT/VT

I just got a 1986 it200s. Runs and drives as stock and has a headlight and taillight (no hi/lo, no brake light, no horn, no mirrors).

I understand it can be registered pretty easily in VT,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Tiz
Rob - Did you get the bike registered...

Rob -

Did you get the bike registered with an aftermarket LED headlight or did you use the rectifier to run an LED 'bulb' in the stock headlight, or something else?

I just got a 1986...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By Tiz
Good fun spoof. Nice area to adventure in even...

Good fun spoof. Nice area to adventure in even if short trips.

Hope the FD gets worked out. I caught mine while it only needed a seal and main bearing.

--Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
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: 4,635
Views: 797,843
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: 789
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: 1,618
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: 1,618
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: 1,618
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: 2,077
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: 4,635
Views: 797,843
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: 4,635
Views: 797,843
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: 4,635
Views: 797,843
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: 4,635
Views: 797,843
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: 204
Views: 20,290
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: 14,232
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: 903
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: 590
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: 590
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: 2,954
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: 732
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: 8,488
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: 1,019
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: 40,741
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: 40,741
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: 6,408
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: 2,339
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: 478
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: 1,004
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: 2,232
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: 425
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: 425
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: 863
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: 5,658
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.
...
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