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Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,972
Posted By TrailCruiser
Anyone else with experience with the Conti Trail...

Anyone else with experience with the Conti Trail Attack 2 compared to the A3? Those are the two tires on my radar screen at the moment, well and the new Karoo 3s to some extent.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thanks, I'll find that thread and take a look. ...

Thanks, I'll find that thread and take a look.

It does indeed look a lot cleaner without the guards, not to mention the weight and the cost. But dropping the bike in the dirt, which is probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By TrailCruiser
Cylinder covers instead of crash bars?

I have a new GSW on order and am of course in farkling mode. I do plan on doing some offroad riding with this mount but do not plan to do any single-track or hard core adventure trips. I'd like to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 424,238
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thanks. I've narrowed my choice for my new GSW...

Thanks. I've narrowed my choice for my new GSW down to the SW-Mototechs or the Touratechs. Anyone have any advice on this choice?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 424,238
Posted By TrailCruiser
Nice! Who's crash bars do you have installed?

Nice!
Who's crash bars do you have installed?
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,714
Posted By TrailCruiser
How are you coping with the nanny? I was...

How are you coping with the nanny? I was considering getting an RS-S for myself but I find the nanny to be truly intrusive, you can't get even the least bit squirrely. I installed a "BajaRon" front...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,714
Posted By TrailCruiser
We have a '13 ST-S SE5 for my wife and she loves...

We have a '13 ST-S SE5 for my wife and she loves it. Just curious, how is the manual transmission & clutch? I felt one in a showroom and the clutch felt very heavy and Harleyesque.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 277,592
Posted By TrailCruiser
I've been following this thread with interest,...

I've been following this thread with interest, thanks to the OP for posting it. I hadn't seen these covers before, beautiful, just ordered a set from their web site!
Don't ya just luv the power of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-26-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By TrailCruiser
Would City Navigator not have enough of the...

Would City Navigator not have enough of the unpaved roads for your use?
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 213,478
Posted By TrailCruiser
Yes, though I'll refresh my memory by reading the...

Yes, though I'll refresh my memory by reading the manual and reviewing various videos on it. Thanks for the tips, will heed all notes.
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 213,478
Posted By TrailCruiser
New R1200RT

Guys, just bought a new '13 R1200RT and have a TwinMax left over from previous boxers years ago. I get that the Harmonizer is better, and I'm tempted to order one anyway, but I'm spending money like...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By TrailCruiser
Only had my Scouts for about a year but no leaks....

Only had my Scouts for about a year but no leaks. Bought them for use with my KLR, now use them with my ATV. Have never stood in water with them but in some pretty sloppy slush and rain, no problem. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By TrailCruiser
KTM 690 R 2009/10/11/12 differences

Looking at a clean 2010 690 Enduro R with 4,000 miles on it, all stock. I believe that bike was introduced in 2009, what are the differences for teh 2010, 2011, and 2012 model years? The dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 226,408
Posted By TrailCruiser
This bike makes a lot of sense to me, dvwalker...

This bike makes a lot of sense to me, dvwalker thanks for the review and insight. No question it would work on the trails and dirt, but how bad is it on the roads? I see you live in the NW, me too....
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,464
Posted By TrailCruiser
KLR650 vs. KTM 690 R

I know, these bikes really aren't comparable, but I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I have a gen 1 KLR that I'm in the process of fixing up for dual-sport use. I have a Goldwing so I don't need this bike...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,507
Posted By TrailCruiser
What happened in April 2011? I'm about to buy a...

What happened in April 2011? I'm about to buy a 2-pc Aerostich to replace one that is about 18 years old.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,313
Posted By TrailCruiser
Outer vs. inner

I'm about to buy some Klim pants as well but am looking at the Chinook which looks like the in-the-boot version of the Dakar. Is there some benefit to over-the-boot pants? Seems like they might cling...
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 80,027
Posted By TrailCruiser
I'm surprised the HP peaked at only 7,100 rpm....

I'm surprised the HP peaked at only 7,100 rpm. Where does the stock 250 peak by comparison?

Is anyone surprised that the larger header actually lost HP?
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By TrailCruiser
Brushes and a cleaner and lots of tedious...

Brushes and a cleaner and lots of tedious scrubbing seems to be the only method that really works -- some things don't change over time. What sort of cleaners are being used that are effective...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By TrailCruiser
Cleaning regimen

Probably a boring subject but dirbikes get dirty and must be cleaned. I'm back to dirtbiking after a 30 year absence. What techniques work well for the post-ride cleanup? I'm assuming a pressure...
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