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Forum: Equipment 01-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By gslacker
Q2 weather resistance

I've had mine for about 9 months. I can only think of one absolute downpour for about 30 minutes, but my wife and I kept them on and had no problems then or now. It was raining so hard that the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,012
Views: 1,794,940
Posted By gslacker
I use this with people who seem to have a sense...

I use this with people who seem to have a sense of humor... Other wise I just say yes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9,012
Views: 1,794,940
Posted By gslacker
Good question

I pulled into a popular ride-destination mountain bar. A guy came up when I walked in and asked what kind of bike I was on and if I had tools. I told him I just have the standard tool kit under seat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,125
Posted By gslacker
If the hammer is the only tool you have,...

If the hammer is the only tool you have, everything looks like a nail - Chuck Johnson
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,125
Posted By gslacker
I heard that as: There is no such thing as...

I heard that as:

There is no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate gear.

And (still not mine)

The difference between adventure and adversity is time (or perspective).
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By gslacker
Ice riding?

My son has a TW200 that we are going to change the tires on. I thought we could put sheet metal screws in them and go ice riding like my brothers did back in Michigan. I have no experience with it so...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By gslacker
I used 1/4" leftover oak plywood in place of the...

I used 1/4" leftover oak plywood in place of the cutting board. I don't use it all the time because I don't have spin room, but it works fine for the times I "need" it. Just seemed like a cool...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,461
Posted By gslacker
Squid

I thought it was Stupid+QUIck+Dead
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,555
Posted By gslacker
Gun rack

I had a friend who had a regular scabbord that he used on horses and tied it to the side of his bike.

We are working a mount for my son's TW200 similar to an ATV setup...there are lots of options...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By gslacker
turn signal troubleshooting

I am always a "go from known good" troubleshooter if at all possible. How much trouble would it be to take off the right-hand (operational) turn assembly and plug it in to the left (non-operational...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,085
Posted By gslacker
I'm with vagt6. I was kind of shocked, then...

I'm with vagt6. I was kind of shocked, then amused that there were two pages of people trying rationalize illegal parking. I did read one justification - soft asphalt on a hot day - that rang true....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By gslacker
Why I ride

The whole economical thing is kind of a myth (I've done the math and a bike won't pay for itself for a very long time even at $4 a gallon) unless I were to get rid of my Jeep or drive 100 miles a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By gslacker
I've had issues selling to acquaintances in that...

I've had issues selling to acquaintances in that I got phone calls for six months saying things like "did the windshield ever fall off when you hit a pothole so hard it rattled your teeth?" like I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,288
Posted By gslacker
I also had a CM400A...by far my weirdest bike. ...

I also had a CM400A...by far my weirdest bike. The best thing I could say about it is that it sounded like a good bike to learn to ride on the streets. My XL175 had way more get up and go.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,105
Posted By gslacker
The issue isn't riding the taller bikes...it's...

The issue isn't riding the taller bikes...it's moving them around in parking lots and stopping on hills (when no curb is available). I ride an 1150GS with the lower seat and it's about right. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,201
Posted By gslacker
Hunters are on the decline. Combine that with...

Hunters are on the decline. Combine that with the increasing numbers of private land owners that don't allow hunting (may be related to decline of hunters because of crowded public hunting areas) it...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By gslacker
They fair as well as you can keep all of your...

They fair as well as you can keep all of your skin covered. I think you have a much better chance of keeping 70 mph wind off your face with a full face and something as simple as one of the fleece...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,235
Posted By gslacker
This thread got me thinking...I didn't remember...

This thread got me thinking...I didn't remember all the comments I have received.

My favorite was when a family walking down the street in a mountain town in Colorado asked if they could take a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,955
Posted By gslacker
Excellent point. I did this exact thing in a...

Excellent point. I did this exact thing in a Wal-Mart parking lot the other day. Engine guards kept it upright enough to make for an easy (and as quick as possible) pickup but I think I lost all...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,058
Posted By gslacker
Anybody got the statistics on this? I also...

Anybody got the statistics on this? I also believe quads are more dangerous, but base that only on my own experiences and observations. I've had the 600lb ATV coming down on me and it was a little...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,849
Posted By gslacker
Progressive

My wife slid out her 2007 F650GS at around 500 miles. Progressive was great. You probably won't have to pay for the helmet. They replaced every scratched, bent, or possibly bent piece on the bike,...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,090
Posted By gslacker
Me too...I didn't even watch the video because of...

Me too...I didn't even watch the video because of that...much better off dealing with it after the fact.
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,058
Posted By gslacker
Wife crashes

I didn't watch it, but I got the phone call from the EMT...broken leg. I ran home, got her a fresh set of clothes and proceded to the hospital to pick her up...I thought. She was on a backboard, had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,374
Posted By gslacker
First, do no harm

I saw this in a couple of places in this thread: knowing what not to do. My wife was in a bike accident, had compound fracture of the tibula and busted out both end of the fibia. The first one on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,151
Posted By gslacker
Wunderlich thermometer

Not sure why I care what the temp is while I'm riding, but I bought the dial thermometer that is supposed to take the place of the plastic cap on right below the handlebars. It was too deep and hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,675
Posted By gslacker
Age

I'm 45. Got the GS when I was 44. Road an '82 Yamaha XJ750 for 10 years before that, assorted Honda and Yamaha enduros before that. Only got a GS because my wife got an F650GS (low seat, ABS were...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,215
Posted By gslacker
Infant mortalitly

I also spent time as an operational tester, but for space and comm systems. There is a bathtub curve associated with failures: start high, go low, and grow at the end. The key to success is to keep...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,594
Posted By gslacker
Black R100GSPD

I don't have any details, but my buddy in Las Vegas (I am not in Vegas so can't tell you much about the bike) is getting ready to sell his. I know his is an R100GSPD Classic, but am not sure of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By gslacker
Boots not available

My brother has a pair of these boots and loves them. They are made in the USA if that matters to you...only true motorcycle boots I found that were. However, I am wearing a pair of Sidi's because...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 134,175
Posted By gslacker
Switch setup

[quote=kbasa]BMW adopted a format a couple decades ago with the first Kbikes that remains different than anyone else's. HD comes close, but has a slightly different cancel schema. On most BMWs, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,357
Posted By gslacker
Reliable, yes

But far more maintenance intensive than my old Yamaha; 10 years, 5K a year, changed oil twice a year. Still like the GS better as I can afford the maintenance for a more versatile bike...wouldn't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14,696
Views: 2,159,366
Posted By gslacker
R1150GS Cover

PM Sent on the Cover
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