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Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By SLOspeed
I know this is an old thread, but I just rebuilt...

I know this is an old thread, but I just rebuilt my forks and had the same question. Mine came apart with the cupped side of the collar up (toward the snap ring). After cleaning and inspecting I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-31-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,326
Posted By SLOspeed
I'm in Oakland a couple blocks from Emeryville,...

I'm in Oakland a couple blocks from Emeryville, right off San Pablo.

For local happenings, keep a look out here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530333

And here: ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
I'm not sure if this was mentioned yet... The...

I'm not sure if this was mentioned yet... The guys over on BARF are doing a ride down to SLO county next weekend, Friday-Sunday. Looks like I'm going for sure. Looks like it's all pavement, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,326
Posted By SLOspeed
I should have room for a trailer and a bike or...

I should have room for a trailer and a bike or two at my place in N. Oakland. I don't think there's enough room for a car though, so it would probably have to go on the street, which can be a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,326
Posted By SLOspeed
As you'd expect, the desirability of an area is...

As you'd expect, the desirability of an area is proportional to cost. My top choices for somewhere cool to live would be Jackson Square, North Beach, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Castro, Noe Valley. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
I hope you're not replacing your BMW with a KLR?

I hope you're not replacing your BMW with a KLR?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,806
Posted By SLOspeed
Yes they do. I'd go with the OEM Adventure cases...

Yes they do. I'd go with the OEM Adventure cases just because of the relative ease of finding replacement parts.

Also, the OEM Adv mounting frames are all stainless steel. As are the OEM crash...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,692
Posted By SLOspeed
544 with some accessories. My '05 with ABS, an...

544 with some accessories. My '05 with ABS, an aftermarket can, and full tank weighed 496 (I weighed it myself). BMW's advertised weight of 507 (with a full tank and NO options) was accurate in my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
Central Coast ride

Would anyone be up for a ride down to the central coast sometime around the second week of January? I'm thinking three days: one day traveling south, one day riding Pozo or Carrizo, and one day...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,546
Posted By SLOspeed
Is this happening tonight?

Is this happening tonight?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
Doc Wong ADV/Dual sport clinic Nov 17/20

I have not seen this posted yet on ADV... I'm gonna go check it out. I could use some additional skills... :D

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381769
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,546
Posted By SLOspeed
Yeah that was me. It was great meeting you guys;...

Yeah that was me. It was great meeting you guys; hopefully I'll be free next Wednesday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,546
Posted By SLOspeed
I should be able to make it. Hopefully see you...

I should be able to make it. Hopefully see you there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
Maybe... I'll know more later in the week.

Maybe... I'll know more later in the week.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,099
Views: 102,979
Posted By SLOspeed
It was great meeting everyone. See you next...

It was great meeting everyone. See you next time, or on a ride sometime soon.

-Steve
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,099
Views: 102,979
Posted By SLOspeed
Sounds good, I'm gonna try to make it.

Sounds good, I'm gonna try to make it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
This is all I have: ...

This is all I have:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6020/6000494422_68e4df549e_b.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
I had a great time as well. Looking forward to...

I had a great time as well. Looking forward to next time.

-Steve
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
I'm new to the bay area as well. I'm in North...

I'm new to the bay area as well. I'm in North Oakland at 56th street and San Pablo. I'm looking forward to a local meet-up as well.

-Steve
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,099
Views: 102,979
Posted By SLOspeed
Just found this thread. I'll try to catch you...

Just found this thread. I'll try to catch you guys next time!

-Steve
Forum: Trip Planning 07-18-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 533,077
Posted By SLOspeed
I have moved. I'm no longer located in San Luis...

I have moved. I'm no longer located in San Luis Obispo. My location is North Oakland, adjacent to Emeryville and the Bay Bridge. I still have tent space and off-street parking.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,089
Posted By SLOspeed
Hey, I recognize that bike! How's it treating...

Hey, I recognize that bike! How's it treating you?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,948
Posted By SLOspeed
Looking forward to it!

Looking forward to it!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By SLOspeed
Quite a contrast to Japanese factories.

Quite a contrast to Japanese factories.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By SLOspeed
Where else would the oil be going? The...

Where else would the oil be going?

The cylinders are nikasil lined. Nikasil is very hard and very resistant to wear, which is why it takes so long for the cylinders and rings to "wear in". It's...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,552
Posted By SLOspeed
Honda reliability?

Honda's reliability is greatly exaggerated. I don't think they are any better than anyone else. My opinion might be skewed because the only vehicle (car or bike) that has ever left me stranded was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,858
Posted By SLOspeed
They both work, it just depends on what you're...

They both work, it just depends on what you're doing.

Technique on the left for higher speeds on the road. I find that just a little bit, like moving your head toward the inside mirror, helps...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,681
Posted By SLOspeed
This sums it up pretty well. A big windshield...

This sums it up pretty well. A big windshield kills mpg, side cases kill mpg, heavy throttle kills mpg, high speeds kill mpg.

FWIW, I have no cases and keep the speed down to 75 or less. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,588
Posted By SLOspeed
Yeah. The hand guard is probably twisted, and...

Yeah. The hand guard is probably twisted, and not letting the clutch lever out all the way.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,724
Posted By SLOspeed
Exactly. Sport bikes don't cope with bumps,...

Exactly. Sport bikes don't cope with bumps, potholes, and dirt very well. On a road like the one linked to above, a GS will eat a sport bike for lunch.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,654
Posted By SLOspeed
In addition to the changes to the motor and...

In addition to the changes to the motor and brakes mentioned above, there were small detail changes each year. In general, get the newest model year possible while avoiding the first year of a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By SLOspeed
I had a gen 4 VFR (1994). It was a great bike,...

I had a gen 4 VFR (1994). It was a great bike, but the riding position didn't agree with me. It also felt heavy and cumbersome at low speeds around town. It just wasn't for me, but I wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,835
Posted By SLOspeed
The pinion seal on my '05 GS just let go at 41k...

The pinion seal on my '05 GS just let go at 41k miles. Pulled it all apart yesterday and the rear u-joint is going bad (it's stiff in one direction). Perhaps the vibration from the u-joint caused...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By SLOspeed
US lighting regulations (DOT) are archaic. They...

US lighting regulations (DOT) are archaic. They are based largely off standards that were developed in the early 1900's, back when there wasn't much traffic, speeds were very low, lights were very...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,924
Posted By SLOspeed
My '05 did over 40k miles before the leak...

My '05 did over 40k miles before the leak started, and the newer bikes most likely have an updated seal from the factory. Just ride the bike and quit worrying about it.

FWIW, the GS has been...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,924
Posted By SLOspeed
Bump! My 1200GS appears to be leaking from...

Bump!

My 1200GS appears to be leaking from the transmission output seal. Can anyone who has done this verify if it's part #2 or #3 on the diagram above? I thought it would have been #3, but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,001
Posted By SLOspeed
I've bump started mine twice. Had to use 5th...

I've bump started mine twice. Had to use 5th gear, as 4th and lower would lock the wheel. 165# rider with ~100# of luggage on the back.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By SLOspeed
Mine are always a bit loose.

Mine are always a bit loose.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,290
Posted By SLOspeed
Here's the newest report. M1 15w40 was run for...

Here's the newest report. M1 15w40 was run for 8800 miles. Oil consumption seems to be way down recently; over the last 3000 miles I only added 1/4 quart. Judging from the wear metals and TBN the...
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