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Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By dieselpete
+1 picked up a set of Element gauntlet gloves,...

+1 picked up a set of Element gauntlet gloves, and Klim socks. Suddenly the Alpinestar Scouts are way more comfortable!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 1,071,989
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/SAM_3018_zps63baa535.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/SAM_3018_zps63baa535.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 1,081,764
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/Desktop_zps291030dd.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/Desktop_zps291030dd.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,269
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 951,479
Posted By dieselpete
Oilfield Orange at the Flats

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 768,456
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/IMG_20140629_122304_zpsa5d1f9d0.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 162,542
Posted By dieselpete
Smith Dorian

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/Desktop1_zps01445473.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/Desktop1_zps01445473.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 129,690
Posted By dieselpete
Lone tree, with a lone GS

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,597
Views: 1,694,703
Posted By dieselpete
GS at Wendover

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/IMG_2990_0_zps19145fb7.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/IMG_2990_0_zps19145fb7.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By dieselpete
You have about ten years before you can have...

You have about ten years before you can have you're midlife crisis, and you will have to step up to Starbucks for a coffee habit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By dieselpete
I like how frugal these things are... May have to...

I like how frugal these things are... May have to trade off the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By dieselpete
I have a set on my 2005 GS, mostly gravel, and...

I have a set on my 2005 GS, mostly gravel, and non-paved surfaces. I have 5000 miles on the rear, and expect another 1000 - 1500 miles more. Front still looks new! I would be hard pressed to use...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,670
Posted By dieselpete
All three are good brands (IMHO). Cheap gear...

All three are good brands (IMHO). Cheap gear makes rides miserable.

For me it came down to what was the best deal at the time, and Klim won.

I purchased the Overland pants, and jacket. They...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By dieselpete
Stayed at several, a little pricey but you get...

Stayed at several, a little pricey but you get what you pay for.

Salt Lake City was a weird one for KOA nothing like waking in the morning to a homeless man screaming profanity at his woman...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By dieselpete
Lots of smiles per mile, that's what mines worth!

Lots of smiles per mile, that's what mines worth!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,080
Posted By dieselpete
Heavier flywheel, lowered height... Looks...

Heavier flywheel, lowered height...

Looks like I have a 2005 for sale...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,845
Posted By dieselpete
+1 I don't mess with her kitchen, and she...

+1

I don't mess with her kitchen, and she don't mess with my garage.

She cooks the food, I fix the motorized machines.

Works for us!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,508
Posted By dieselpete
I bought my GS for the reasons you have listed,...

I bought my GS for the reasons you have listed, and ask myself why I waited so long. I avoid new bikes (cheapskate), and don't worry about the occasional dirt nap on an older bike. The small wind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 1,916,982
Posted By dieselpete
My typical response is "When handling and braking...

My typical response is "When handling and braking become less important than loud pipes".
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,600
Posted By dieselpete
Hmmmm... Did the shop put a woodpecker in the...

Hmmmm... Did the shop put a woodpecker in the engine with the "thick"oil!?

Sounds like a rod bearing... Hammering that hard I would guess the crankshaft is pooched.

My last gas GM I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By dieselpete
If someone wants it, it's gone. Theft insurance...

If someone wants it, it's gone. Theft insurance is a sad reality.
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 397,971
Posted By dieselpete
Can't argue with that, seems like a very long...

Can't argue with that, seems like a very long winter already...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 397,971
Posted By dieselpete
Thanks for bringing me back to reality... If I'm...

Thanks for bringing me back to reality... If I'm not burning lots of dead baby dinosaurs, it can't be fun. I bet it would be fun until I had to try to pass on the highway, or climb a hill. Back to GS...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 397,971
Posted By dieselpete
Anyone have a good look at the Honda NC700X done...

Anyone have a good look at the Honda NC700X done up in dual sport? I have been thinking about this bike since a trip to Moab last year. One fella in our group rented one, stock with street tires, and...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,660
Posted By dieselpete
I found the same thing, the Arai didn't fit...

I found the same thing, the Arai didn't fit correctly, and bought the DS. 9000 miles, and it works great. The only issue I have had is fogging up when using the chin curtain in cold temperatures....
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By dieselpete
Used them for many years, on many vehicles, never...

Used them for many years, on many vehicles, never an issue. I do use their cleaners, oil, and grease. If the products are not used properly, your asking for a heap of trouble.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By dieselpete
My lesson on "off days" came at the Friday night...

My lesson on "off days" came at the Friday night drag races...
Thought I would bypass the water box, and inadvertently stepped in the wet spot...
When I staged, my wet foot slipped on the Tarmac,...
Forum: Canada 11-16-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,738
Posted By dieselpete
The Harbor Freight lift is currently on sale with...

The Harbor Freight lift is currently on sale with the coupon on line, currently 339.99.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By dieselpete
Really enjoy the Overland line, comfortable,...

Really enjoy the Overland line, comfortable, stays cool when hot, keeps you warm when cold, dry when raining. The 3Do armour flexibility allows for unmatched movement. Couldn't be happier with the...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,738
Posted By dieselpete
How is the stability with a bike mounted, moving...

How is the stability with a bike mounted, moving around a flat surface?
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 141,492
Posted By dieselpete
Tall skinny tires, great for cutting through the...

Tall skinny tires, great for cutting through the slop, and getting to the hard stuff for traction.
Forum: Canada 09-25-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By dieselpete
+1 on fly & ride Phoenix

+1 on fly & ride Phoenix
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By dieselpete
I had a similar issue with my 2005, and I had a...

I had a similar issue with my 2005, and I had a broken centre stand pivot bolt.

However it looks like your centre stand has been "squashed" as its in further than it should sit on both sides....
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,140
Posted By dieselpete
Has anyone tried to spray the inside of the boxes...

Has anyone tried to spray the inside of the boxes with truck bed liner spray? I would imagine this would seal them, and also prevent the transfer of the bare aluminum onto the contents.

Although...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,509
Posted By dieselpete
I cannot comment on wet mud, as I have a tendency...

I cannot comment on wet mud, as I have a tendency of falling off the bike in slippery conditions... I avoid deep wet mud, small guy, big bike = big hassle getting unstuck/upright.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,509
Posted By dieselpete
Threedom is freedom! The 2 was great, and...

Threedom is freedom!

The 2 was great, and find the 3 better. 9000 miles of road, gravel, and trails. Better in the dirt, and wet than the 2 IMHO.
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,414
Posted By dieselpete
My local PD will only buy HD, and it is based on...

My local PD will only buy HD, and it is based on economics.

The PD sells the bikes after a few years usage for more than the purchase price.
Forum: Canada 08-26-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 397,971
Posted By dieselpete
I was the second (much slower) Beemer. Hope...

I was the second (much slower) Beemer.

Hope to catch up with you guys sometime for a ride, just need to know if its a big bike friendly ride!
Forum: Canada 08-25-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 397,971
Posted By dieselpete
Popular day on the FTR! We were headed south, and...

Popular day on the FTR! We were headed south, and crossed paths south of Mountain Aire Lodge.
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By dieselpete
I had great success killing aphids with a bag of...

I had great success killing aphids with a bag of ladybugs.

Unfortunately, I only know of chemical solutions for ants.
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