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Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 100,111
Posted By Racenut
Correct.. once they are on, I'll tap the side...

Correct.. once they are on, I'll tap the side button once to connect intercoms, then we chatter away. We have not run the batteries out yet, my wife wears out before the batteries do. That said...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 100,111
Posted By Racenut
My wife and I get what I thought was decent range...

My wife and I get what I thought was decent range from the 20S and I know HD intercom is still on. Range is still much better than the Cardo Q2 we replaced.

And YES on VOX. it actually works very...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,491
Posted By Racenut
For off road, Old Coast Rd... go left when you...

For off road, Old Coast Rd... go left when you get to Bixby Bridge. it will dump you out back on 1 about 10 miles south. Though after rains, I don't know it's current condition, on regular days...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,841
Posted By Racenut
I got a Dremel one for Christmas... I put...

I got a Dremel one for Christmas... I put laminate floor in my daughters bedroom and cussed a few times that one of these would have made it easy...

So I guess this is a hint that there are still...
Forum: Vendors 12-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,397
Posted By Racenut
Finally played with mine in the dark a bit... ...

Finally played with mine in the dark a bit... adjusted the beam down as others have said, it aims high after LED install. That helped a bit. I put a lot of turns on the adjusting screw to get it...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,397
Posted By Racenut
Mine is a 2011 GS Adv. Neither cap would fit with...

Mine is a 2011 GS Adv. Neither cap would fit with the fan cage in place. I didn't work too hard to try and make it fit though, didn't want to break anything. Pulling the cages off was simple and...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,397
Posted By Racenut
Got a pair of H7's for my GS. Holy crap they're...

Got a pair of H7's for my GS. Holy crap they're bright! Have not had them out on the road yet, but they lit up the house across the street good :D. I put one in the high beam too. Best thing here...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,749
Posted By Racenut
They're not going to stop and search every car to...

They're not going to stop and search every car to make sure you have chains. But if you go and get stuck and require emergency response to save your ass... someone is gonna say something.

edit.....
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,324
Posted By Racenut
I had Rick build my seat last year. Best $325 I...

I had Rick build my seat last year. Best $325 I ever spent on my bike. BUT.... I had read all these complaints and seemed mailing it in was a bad idea. As many have already said.. he's a good seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,995
Posted By Racenut
Like they say, what work for one doesn't for...

Like they say, what work for one doesn't for another.... I have a nearly new Sargent seat. Used it for one weekend ride. $225 shipped if someone want it. (shipped to lower 48 states)
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 100,111
Posted By Racenut
Yes, and it does make a noticeable difference....

Yes, and it does make a noticeable difference. But from bike to bike, the music sharing does not work well enough to not be totally annoying to remote listener. Perhaps it would work well enough in a...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 100,111
Posted By Racenut
I recently got a pair for my Wife and I....

I recently got a pair for my Wife and I. Installed the 1.1 firmware before we ever even used them. And from the get go they were so much better than the Scala Q2 we had been using. They just...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 411,209
Posted By Racenut
DIY, bought all the material at...

DIY, bought all the material at metrorestyling.com. The NC proved a lot more difficult than my GS Adv. (more pieces and some extreme angles) It's a learning experience for sure. When it doubt,...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 411,209
Posted By Racenut
Bought one for my wife. So far she loves it. ...

Bought one for my wife. So far she loves it. But it wasn't available in the color she wanted.... fixed that...
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-20-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,939
Posted By Racenut
Any new info on the NC750x in regards to a...

Any new info on the NC750x in regards to a possible US release?

My wife rode a NC700x and liked the ergos and comfort of it better than her Ninja 650. Ninja is now on craigslist but if the 750x...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,310
Posted By Racenut
I'd rather have Battlewings, and not just because...

I'd rather have Battlewings, and not just because they cost less.

And if your dirt is just unpaved roads, then the PR3 Trail. They do fine on easy dirt. Mud or deep gravel and you're going to...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,747
Posted By Racenut
PR3's are the best road tire I've had so far on...

PR3's are the best road tire I've had so far on the beast. The 19" front limits available "street" tires.

But what kind of magic air are you guys using to get 15K from a tire? This was the rear...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,658
Posted By Racenut
I like my Marmot Limelight 3. Just the right...

I like my Marmot Limelight 3. Just the right size for 2 people or super spacious for 1. Also has two doors so no climbing over each other in the middle of the night when nature calls. It's...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,448
Posted By Racenut
I have the jersey top... it's snug for sure, so...

I have the jersey top... it's snug for sure, so as others have said, check sizes. But it works. I rode the other day in temps down to 32F, a base layer, freeze out and long sleeve shirt under my...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,898
Posted By Racenut
Update, I put a K76 on the rear. Pulled it off...

Update, I put a K76 on the rear. Pulled it off at 2600 miles because I had a long weekend ride planned and wasn't sure it would make the distance without having to take it easy everywhere. I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,310
Posted By Racenut
I just put a BW-502 on mine as well. Only @1000...

I just put a BW-502 on mine as well. Only @1000 miles into it, but so far I like it. Good grip, inspires confidence and was quite a bit less $ than any of the other tires I've tried. Has a tread that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-30-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,606
Posted By Racenut
Standing Ovation... BRAVO! :) It has been a...

Standing Ovation... BRAVO! :)

It has been a real pleasure following along on your adventure. Thank you for taking all the time to share with us. :)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By Racenut
Tent will fit, poles will not. And + 1 with...

Tent will fit, poles will not.

And + 1 with everyone else, tents often get damp/wet/dirty... plan on carrying it outside.
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,587
Posted By Racenut
It's THAT comfortable! :p

It's THAT comfortable! :p
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,587
Posted By Racenut
Action shots.. schmaction shots... Naptime...

Action shots.. schmaction shots... Naptime shots!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oPv7g-QNwHc/T0XF1lZXQcI/AAAAAAAAHms/ABXFCWIyXmc/s640/20120221_104153.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Racenut
I haven't used the carbon look vinyl, but I did...

I haven't used the carbon look vinyl, but I did wrap the tank top and beak on mine. A few tricky spots though and I have a few spots that I chalk up to education. I'm going to redo do it and hope...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,606
Posted By Racenut
Glad you were able to get Big Boi fixed up before...

Glad you were able to get Big Boi fixed up before going home so you can focus on family and relax and not worry about the bike. Enjoy your uhhh "vacation" from your adventure. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,898
Posted By Racenut
I just ordered a K76 to try on the rear. We'll...

I just ordered a K76 to try on the rear. We'll see how it holds up to my abuse :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,794
Posted By Racenut
The only way I'll use a Tourance EXP again is if...

The only way I'll use a Tourance EXP again is if I buy another new bike and that's what it comes with. They wear out too fast for no apparent reason (they aren't exceptionally sticky, just soft)
...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,898
Posted By Racenut
The EXP that came on the bike was used up at...

The EXP that came on the bike was used up at 3200. I had hoped the Tourance would last as long as some claim but I seem to be hard on tires. :)
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,587
Posted By Racenut
You make the "I didn't see him" excuse invalid :D...

You make the "I didn't see him" excuse invalid :D

Was a fun ride.. 3 Lombard suited rides there.... though we were still outnumbered by stitches.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,898
Posted By Racenut
I just finished off a PR3 on the rear, got about...

I just finished off a PR3 on the rear, got about 3700 miles out of it compared to 4500 on a Tourance. The PR3 feels more confident in the curves for sure. Also rode the PR3 for 50+ miles of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,606
Posted By Racenut
Still following along.. what an epic adventure....

Still following along.. what an epic adventure. Really enjoying your photos, I like the way you look at the world and appreciate you sharing it with us all.

So many stunning photos, but those...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,587
Posted By Racenut
That was my Lombard and I said 3, but now that I...

That was my Lombard and I said 3, but now that I think about it, I think mine is a 2.
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,587
Posted By Racenut
I had the same concern as I tend to overheat....

I had the same concern as I tend to overheat. (though I seem to have gotten a bit more tolerent of heat with age).

One day we started a ride down the coast, it was foggy and cool... 59-60......
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Racenut
Just put one on the rear yesterday. 200 miles of...

Just put one on the rear yesterday. 200 miles of twisty pavement today to break it in and so far so good. Mostly I'll be curious how they wear compared to the Tourance that just came off. Got 4500...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,930
Posted By Racenut
This same thing happened to me. The 600 mile...

This same thing happened to me. The 600 mile service they put 20W50 in it because "that's what they've always used".

I pointed out that 20w50 wasn't spec'd for the 2010+ motors. OIl was changed...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,587
Posted By Racenut
Catalog looks great! :clap And not just because...

Catalog looks great! :clap And not just because you put a couple of my pics in there :wink:.


Looking to upgrade from my Lombard to the Navigator for Merry Christmas to me. :)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,535
Posted By Racenut
2011 GSA, have my registration renewal in front...

2011 GSA, have my registration renewal in front of me.

California
Registration $71
License Fee $123
County District Fees $10

Total $204
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,439
Posted By Racenut
Like this? ...

Like this?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eeGpn-VzULE/TWNNDtaJJmI/AAAAAAAAFHY/OsUPmgBDdrw/s640/Shayne.jpg
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