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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,369
Posted By TrailCruiser
I'm interested in the Blackhawk as well but would...

I'm interested in the Blackhawk as well but would like to get it mounted as far FORWARD as possible so as to not get in the way when standing. Does the mounting system allow it to be positioned more...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By TrailCruiser
Seeking a map holder solution for GSW

I bought the small BMW tank bag with my bike thinking it would be a great solution for use on our unusually shaped tanks. The first time I took it offroad I discovered that it is seriously in the way...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 13,904
Posted By TrailCruiser
Paint shop?

Thought I'd ping this group again, I'm making (slow) progress on my airhead and am getting to the point where I really need to get my body parts painted. I spoke with Brian at SIK Werks and he is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,008
Posted By TrailCruiser
Capacity relative to GS Emotion?

Has anyone found a spec with the cubic inches listed for the TT versus the GS Emotion? I bought the GS Emotion box a few months ago but like the look of the TT better. Might get one next week when...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
As the OP of this thread I couldn't agree more,...

As the OP of this thread I couldn't agree more, well said. Let's be done with the personal bickering and get on with exchanging information that is useful to us all, sheesh.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By TrailCruiser
Think Super Clean worked better than vinegar at...

Think Super Clean worked better than vinegar at removing the old liner?
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By TrailCruiser
Did you mean Prep & Etch, THIS...

Did you mean Prep & Etch, THIS (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip-1-gal-Phosphoric-Prep-and-Etch-GKPA30220/100406369) product?
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By TrailCruiser
You're right, I need to stay the course and...

You're right, I need to stay the course and finish the prep correctly. Thanks for the nudge!
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By TrailCruiser
After about 60 hours I just shook up and dumped...

After about 60 hours I just shook up and dumped out the vinegar. It did indeed remove most (not all) of the OEM tank liner where it was (bottom 20% of the tank, only one gallon), and in spots where...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By TrailCruiser
Best practices: tank lining removal

Since all airheads are now "vintage" a great many of them are restoration projects. As such many owners, like me, will be interested in removing the factory tank liner and/or rust that has likely...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By TrailCruiser
Does the vinegar need to fill the tank, or will...

Does the vinegar need to fill the tank, or will one gallon work if it is sloshed occasionally?

I'm just starting this part of my resto now and dreading it. Considering POR-15 and Caswell for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By TrailCruiser
This is what I'm thinking before I put something...

This is what I'm thinking before I put something in there I regret. Anyone have a favorite line of bags for this? Light enough to be compliant, easy entry, yet durable?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By TrailCruiser
Yep, I knew that, but I'm certain that they are...

Yep, I knew that, but I'm certain that they are using a different aluminum. I think the TT cases might be 6000 series while I think the BMW cases might be 7000 series. I'm quite sure neither is 2024...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By TrailCruiser
Aluminum adventure pannier wear

I have a 2014 regular GS and bought the vario panniers with it, loved the way they don't have any visible bracket. I quickly grew tired of them though, the side opening design isn't optimum, and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 524,158
Posted By TrailCruiser
Is the front fender extension also from Maier? I...

Is the front fender extension also from Maier? I haven't seen that one before.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By TrailCruiser
Anyone had contact with Wirespokes latetly?

I dropped off my instrument cluster with inmate Wirespokes (Terry Vria) on 1/1/2015 for some work. I've had one e-mail response from him ten days later then nothing. He's not responding to my e-mails...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 115,653
Posted By TrailCruiser
How do you feel they compare to the TKC-80s just...

How do you feel they compare to the TKC-80s just on pavement, especially in spirited cornering? I ran a set of karoo 3s for the first 4,000 on my GSW and though they performed well I never liked the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 274,159
Posted By TrailCruiser
Just went to his web store HERE ...

Just went to his web store HERE (http://kiladala.myshopify.com/)and didn't see it. I'll e-mail him.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 274,159
Posted By TrailCruiser
Jim, where'd ya get that rear mudflap that...

Jim, where'd ya get that rear mudflap that attaches to the license plate mount? Looks quite functional!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Ditto. I just ordered the infared...

Ditto.

I just ordered the infared thermometer that several guys in this thread have and will post my temps also once I get it. There's no way they are as high as JVB's new '15.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Yes indeed! I rode my '14 today for about 100...

Yes indeed!
I rode my '14 today for about 100 miles, outside air temp 35-38, maybe mildy warmer than before but in essence while on high the whole time my hands got cold and I could keep my hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Aha, I suspected there was updated grip control...

Aha, I suspected there was updated grip control programming for 2015 and I believe my '14 now has it as I indicated in post #93 of this thread. I plan to go riding tomorrow to see if mine are now...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 115,653
Posted By TrailCruiser
Have you found that the low pressures help much...

Have you found that the low pressures help much in the dirt? I haven't found that much difference. I have found that higher pressures on the road help significantly. My overall compromise is 36/40 if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 165,166
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thanks for the info, just what I was looking for....

Thanks for the info, just what I was looking for. I have a set of TKCs here and I think I'll just sell them and buy another back tire and stay with the K3s then. "Buzzy" is a good way to describe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 165,166
Posted By TrailCruiser
TCK80 vs. Karoo 3: specific qualities

Since this is a tire comparison thread including the TCK80 and the Karoo 3 I thought I'd ask here about how they compare in some specific ways, so here's my question for those who have tried both on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 115,653
Posted By TrailCruiser
BTW, just as another data point for those...

BTW, just as another data point for those choosing tires, my Karoo 3s are now at 4,000 miles also and look identical to those in the pic, and my use as been about as the OP also. I could see running...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 115,653
Posted By TrailCruiser
Can you compare the Karoo 3s characteristics with...

Can you compare the Karoo 3s characteristics with TCK80s, both on road and off?
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By TrailCruiser
This stuff? ...

This stuff?
http://www.amazon.com/Hylomar-Universal-Regular-Temperature-Sealant/dp/B00HLSUXYC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420346799&sr=8-1&keywords=hylomar+universal+blue

Thinking ahead here, would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Did that, talked to a very nice lady who knew...

Did that, talked to a very nice lady who knew nothing technical at all. Essentially she said "take it to your dealer". I asked that she register my complaint and she was quite vague on the process,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Hmm, we have different data and experiences. Did...

Hmm, we have different data and experiences. Did your dealer use an infared thermometer and measure under controlled conditions?

I still haven't had a chance to ride my post-update.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Skyliner, I must disagree with you, please read...

Skyliner, I must disagree with you, please read on.

I'm pleased to be able to able to post a partial update and some meaningful information on this situation. I took my '14 GSW in for the SIB on...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By TrailCruiser
The pivots are fine, I'll post a pic here after...

The pivots are fine, I'll post a pic here after I've had a groove relieved across it for the kickstand crossbar.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By TrailCruiser
Good advice, never easier than right now. I'm...

Good advice, never easier than right now. I'm inclined to use blue Locktite, any real reason for red?

Also, what sealer are folks using with the pan gasket? And would it be the same sealer for...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By TrailCruiser
Following up on this, here are pics of the...

Following up on this, here are pics of the inside...

http://randylervold.smugmug.com/R75-project/i-LTLBdgT/0/L/IMG_0218-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Agreed fully, which is why I think a reasonable...

Agreed fully, which is why I think a reasonable metric in the absence of an infared thermometer is whether you can hold the grip with your bare hand on high. At 100 df or hotter I don't think most of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
From the owners reporting in on this thread so...

From the owners reporting in on this thread so far I'm not sure what we can conclude, but here's a stab:

The majority of owners seem to be reporting that heat output is weak by comparison to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
What year GSW? From reading all of the above...

What year GSW? From reading all of the above posts it seems there might have been a change for the 2015 MY.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By TrailCruiser
I have the smaller BMW bag and it seems to...

I have the smaller BMW bag and it seems to function just fine, but it does get in the way when standing offroad so I don't use it. Be advised, if you stand a lot and like to be able to shift your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
So that's three so far that are weak like mine,...

So that's three so far that are weak like mine, likely normal then, darn.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,950
Posted By TrailCruiser
Weak heated grips - GSW

Now that we all have our heated grips turned up on "high" this time of year I've confirmed what I've suspected for a while now... the heated grips on my '14 GSW are very weak, so much so that I'm not...
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