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Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By canoeguy
I will come back in to agree with the bulkiness....

I will come back in to agree with the bulkiness. But you don't notice it at all on the bike. The fact it is abrasive is tough to deal with. I won't wear it on my nicer bikes. But my touring...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By canoeguy
You read on motoports sight about how the mesh is...

You read on motoports sight about how the mesh is all season with the waterproof liner and the thermal liner. Wayne goes on about how it easy to put on etc., etc.

Well I can say in my experience...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,582
Posted By canoeguy
That is a good looking helmet. Question for...

That is a good looking helmet.

Question for you guys I have wondered...what would this enduro design have benefit wise over say my C3? I realize the sun shade, and the look cool, but what else?
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By canoeguy
My klr I bought used with low miles....

My klr I bought used with low miles. Unfortunately the guy before me lubed it with grease...like thick grease. It was a damn mess. But with so few miles I hated to waste the chain. I pulled it off...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By canoeguy
For a modular I love my schubert C3. I can't...

For a modular I love my schubert C3. I can't speak about speaker room, I know they are designed for them but the may be proprietary?

Regardless it is comfortable and quiet and the pinlock is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,772
Posted By canoeguy
Well that is a bit anticlimactic. So he was...

Well that is a bit anticlimactic.

So he was a dick and you were ignorant. The difference is you probably learned something and he will still be a dick.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,772
Posted By canoeguy
Yea I can see it too. I guess I am just...

Yea I can see it too. I guess I am just Appalachian-American(a hillbilly) because I would have said it that way if I meant another lot too:D but it really doesn't matter it sound like there were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,772
Posted By canoeguy
Maybe you are right maybe it was the same lot i...

Maybe you are right maybe it was the same lot i can't tell from the post.. But even so he did not approach the driver, the driver approached him.

It was dumb of the OP to allow the confrontation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,772
Posted By canoeguy
Reading is fundamental...he clearly states he...

Reading is fundamental...he clearly states he parked in a lot "down the road" and the driver pulled up.

Now maybe he swung first...which might have been dumb...I don't know he didn't say.

Eta: ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,772
Posted By canoeguy
Except the op pulled into a lot down the road...

Except the op pulled into a lot down the road because he was shaken. Then the driver followed him in. I think that would put him in the clear for self defense if it came to that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,772
Posted By canoeguy
What is the rest of the story? What did you do or...

What is the rest of the story? What did you do or what did he think you did?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,972
Posted By canoeguy
I certainly don't have the experience many of...

I certainly don't have the experience many of these guys do but I will share my experience. In April I rode to Panama from here in Virginia. My bike is there now as I am moving there.

So I had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By canoeguy
I have been severely pissed off before when I...

I have been severely pissed off before when I discovered it was the kill switch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By canoeguy
wrapping your bike, who do you use?

I did not even know this existed until recently. It is pretty cool if you care about the paint on your bike for resale or whatever.

Who are you guys using and how much does this run?
Forum: EMEA 11-18-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By canoeguy
This reminds me of me and my then wife going to...

This reminds me of me and my then wife going to Ireland for two weeks a number of years ago. We had rented a car, but didn't see it until we arrived. It was the size of a toy car. Then I got to learn...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,396
Posted By canoeguy
I white water kayak in pretty serious rapids. I...

I white water kayak in pretty serious rapids. I enjoy rock climbing infrequently. I have jumped out of airplanes. I am a dive instructor. Mountain biking. I ride bikes, a lot. Any one of these...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,121
Posted By canoeguy
I appreciate that. I don't expect a spectacular...

I appreciate that. I don't expect a spectacular deal on a new bike. But is good to hear some guys are getting some options thrown in.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,121
Posted By canoeguy
Thank you. That is the package with the heated...

Thank you. That is the package with the heated grips right?
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,093
Posted By canoeguy
I have the Motoport. I rode it down into Panama...

I have the Motoport. I rode it down into Panama and absolutely loved it. All I wore under my gear were some skivies(high tech boxer things) and a t-shirt. It felt like I was riding in shorts and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By canoeguy
Yep. Same here.

Yep. Same here.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,121
Posted By canoeguy
Well I don't like to hear that. I saw one...

Well I don't like to hear that.

I saw one dealer online that listed the bike for several thousand above msrp....no, just no.

Edit: for clarity
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,121
Posted By canoeguy
so what is a fair price for a new GSA?

So I think I am going to go look at a GSA. But as I consider this I need to have an idea what the going price is. I have no local dealers and won't have any in the future so I don't have a dealer I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,693
Posted By canoeguy
I am getting a lot of just test riding advice in...

I am getting a lot of just test riding advice in my thread too, which I agree with. But as you point out how can you really know a bike in a few minute test ride. Especially as my worries pertain to...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By canoeguy
Did my first tour this past spring to Central...

Did my first tour this past spring to Central America. What did I learn? I took way too much stuff. Especially clothes. Of course I was staying at my destination for awhile, but still, too much.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By canoeguy
Well I asked for honest opinions...:rofl

Well I asked for honest opinions...:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By canoeguy
Well my KLR is in Panama now as we are moving...

Well my KLR is in Panama now as we are moving there in the next few weeks. The tiger is getting stored till I figure out what I want to do.

Why a bigger bike? Absolutely no good reason other than...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By canoeguy
Eek Never dropped the Tiger loaded thankfully, just...

Never dropped the Tiger loaded thankfully, just the KLR. But the 1200gs adventure weighs 100 lbs more than the tiger at 570 lbs. before they are loaded. But as we all know it really matters where...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By canoeguy
See it is that bulk that worries me. I...

See it is that bulk that worries me.

I worry about the weight when I am having to maneuver it around at low speed. On my ride I found myself squeezing my bike through doorways, backing up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By canoeguy
wanting honest opinions of handling a GS1200

Ok, so I ride a Tiger 800 daily and this spring did my first tour from Virginia to Bocas del Toro, Panama on my KLR. Now I upgraded suspension, bolts, saddles and all of the normal stuff to make my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,375
Posted By canoeguy
reading the see tales and almost being hit on a...

reading the see tales and almost being hit on a weekly basis by people in my lane on the back roads makes me think of my recent ride through Mexico.

I did not know what to expect. What I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,867
Posted By canoeguy
I have been jonesing for a street or a speed...

I have been jonesing for a street or a speed triple for years. I am sure it will be an incredible bike.
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26,255
Views: 2,174,619
Posted By canoeguy
It is an interesting problem and no doubt goes...

It is an interesting problem and no doubt goes beyond what this gringo understand.

However coming from a country that is riddled with guns and with a gun loving culture I have to make an...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By canoeguy
I literally just did the Mexico process and left...

I literally just did the Mexico process and left into Belize yesterday. It is so easy.

I did my tvip online and that made it even easier. They never checked a single document until I left and then...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By canoeguy
Ok so I just completed this route to day, and...

Ok so I just completed this route to day, and here is my take...

The road: it is paved and some of it is really fun and beautiful. Mostly the first 50-60 miles from Comitan. However, there are...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By canoeguy
I am actually interested in some archeological...

I am actually interested in some archeological sights on the road. I am going to loop around to Palenque and then head towards Belize. I will let you know how it goes. I should be on it tomorrow.
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By canoeguy
Mexico 307 on Guatemala border...

Has any one run this road? Just curious about conditions and times. It looks pretty decent. I am thinking of going to yaxchilan and checking it out.

Thanks.
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26,255
Views: 2,174,619
Posted By canoeguy
It was a last resort for me, but still it was a...

It was a last resort for me, but still it was a surprise compared to the toll roads I am used to.

We needed to get here so shnizzle could recover a day or so before the long way home. I on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By canoeguy
Ok so I replaced the air filter with the new...

Ok so I replaced the air filter with the new aftermarket one I had with me. I will check the o-rings and vents. The lines look clear.

Thanks for the advice.


By the way the air filter was...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26,255
Views: 2,174,619
Posted By canoeguy
No doubt but in this instance time was of the...

No doubt but in this instance time was of the essence...like you said, next time!
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By canoeguy
Klr dying at idle...elevation? Vapor lock?

So I am suddenly having an issue with the bike. I rode into Oaxaca, Mexico today and now the bike is wanting to die at idle.

The temp is normal but the elevation is like 4500 ft higher here than...
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