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Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By Hooksta
Sounds like I'd better stay with what I know and...

Sounds like I'd better stay with what I know and get another pair of iPlugz. Their website reads as if they may have improved the design to get a little more bass. I've own a pair of iPlugz for...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By Hooksta
I have owned a pair of iPlugz from Ear, Inc. ...

I have owned a pair of iPlugz from Ear, Inc. They have been very comfortable, great fit, no outside background noise BUT the bass has always been a bit tiny. I do recall that many here have liked...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By Hooksta
Big Ear vs. Ear, Inc...any difference?

Looking to get some custom sound monitors for mostly iPod listening for both motorcycle (inside helmet) and cycling (road bicycle). Just curious if there are any particular differences in the two...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Hooksta
I have a Sargent seat and would agree that it is...

I have a Sargent seat and would agree that it is better than stock, however, it doesn't come close to my Russell Day Long. I am being quite sincere. I took a two week trip out West on my Russell with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Hooksta
I experienced servo brake failure on my 2006...

I experienced servo brake failure on my 2006 today. It was very strange. I have only had it happen once before and it never reoccurred just after I purchased the bike in Feb, 2006.

So today...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 17,817
Posted By Hooksta
Personally I think the Wee is the best bang for...

Personally I think the Wee is the best bang for the buck. I really like the riding position for me (6'2", 205lbs) over that of the GS650. The Wee is a bullet proof little bike that is perfect for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hooksta
Do you keep your GS on a garage mat?

I notice that I scuff my concrete up in my garage from the duel stand and was wondering if any of you put your bike on a mat. If so, what do you recommend the BMW beast?
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,241
Posted By Hooksta
Your right...the KBC does have a ton of room in...

Your right...the KBC does have a ton of room in the front...probably the most I have seen.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,241
Posted By Hooksta
Murf, I think you are in trouble if the...

Murf,

I think you are in trouble if the Sy-Max II didn't give you enough chin room. My first flip was a Nolan 100E...I had about 1 cm room for my chin...maybe less. My Dad got a XL Nolan 102 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,615
Posted By Hooksta
Rok Straps are the best I have found.

Rok Straps are the best I have found.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By Hooksta
Here is my Russell Day Long. I just completed a...

Here is my Russell Day Long. I just completed a 4,200 mile trip and my butt NEVER got tired or sore. The Sargent is much better than the stock seat, but the Russell is much better than the Sargent. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,241
Posted By Hooksta
I'll never know as much about bikes as Jim, but...

I'll never know as much about bikes as Jim, but my dealer reinforced that during the break in one needed to not run steady rpm's for extended periods of time...and of course not wind out the gears. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
Thanks a bunch to everyone who has responded. ...

Thanks a bunch to everyone who has responded. Today went well, so maybe, just maybe it has been Rider error. Let's hope so.

Thanks again to everyone. An excellent testament to the benefits of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
Hey Karl...I'm quite certain I'm getting ahead of...

Hey Karl...I'm quite certain I'm getting ahead of myself on the worrying. :norton We are hanging out in Lincoln this morning mostly because they say there is golf ball sized hail on its way just West...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
Well hopefully Jim has the correct diagnosis, but...

Well hopefully Jim has the correct diagnosis, but there is a real possibility I could have a flaky relay. The question is how long can I make it on "flaky." We are sitting out a storm in Lincoln, NE...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
I'm not the most "handy" when it comes to working...

I'm not the most "handy" when it comes to working on the bike so I don't know how to do this. BUT, if by chance the problem persists and I have no other options I guess I will need to know how to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
OK...I will check it out. I'm thinking (and as I...

OK...I will check it out. I'm thinking (and as I mentioned could be wrong) that I experienced the trouble while the bike WAS in neutral but with me having the clutch pulled in. I know that sounds a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
Jim, Is this fairly common in your opinion?...

Jim,

Is this fairly common in your opinion?

So do not engage the clutch and start in neutral, correct? I am assuming that IF I pull the clutch in while in neutral it "MAY" not start IF the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hooksta
18 day trip away from home and may have a starting problem...assistance please

Just finished up my second day of a 18 day trip out West and TWICE the bike has not started. I'm pretty sure (as in 85% or more) that everything was as it should be when I made the failed attempts...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Hooksta
The Pre-load screw seems to have no end

Getting ready to leave on a 18 day trip tomorrow and was trying to beef up the rear suspension for the extra weight. I had no idea I had so many right turns available. How many "clicks" are there...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Hooksta
Neat....should add this to the Penny-Tech mod...

Neat....should add this to the Penny-Tech mod thread.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By Hooksta
I've never heard anyone brag about the quality of...

I've never heard anyone brag about the quality of First Gear's stuff (RE the photo above). Just sayin'. I hear Joe Rocket is kind of okay...better than First Gear I believe.

Olympia, as I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 439,895
Posted By Hooksta
What kind of bag?

What kind of bag is this on your back seat?
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,426
Posted By Hooksta
Well I couldn't find Windex wipes at Wally World...

Well I couldn't find Windex wipes at Wally World yesterday (think they were sold out) but I did pick up some Pledge MULTI-SURFACE wipes. I felt kind of riduculous reading the back of each type of...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,426
Posted By Hooksta
Pledge is confusing me...I thought that was for...

Pledge is confusing me...I thought that was for wood furniture. :huh

Also, where does one buy "Plexus?"
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,426
Posted By Hooksta
There will be a few hotel stays (and some camping...

There will be a few hotel stays (and some camping on the trip). Hot water and a hotel towel is a good idea. I'm a little nervous about using abrasive napkins found at convenient store. Especially on...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,426
Posted By Hooksta
Can Plexus be picked up at a local Wal-Mart,...

Can Plexus be picked up at a local Wal-Mart, Lowes, or Home Depot, etc?
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,426
Posted By Hooksta
Keeping your windshield and faceshield clean while on the road

So what do you guys do/use when your on a big road trip to keep your faceshield and windshield clean. I am not in a habit of washing my GS, but I do like to keep the bugs off of it. Suggestions?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,430
Posted By Hooksta
This reminds me when Charley was "splinting"...

This reminds me when Charley was "splinting" Claudio's frame.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By Hooksta
I started to mount mine to the right of the...

I started to mount mine to the right of the "info" button in Karl's photo, but ended up mounting like his on the far right (bottom) of the left hand grip.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hooksta
Kathy's bag questions - GS Vario liner alternative

What's the word....are the liners from Kathy's bags still one of the best options for BMW factory Vario cases?

1. Who carries them? Who is the best dealer to work through? (who deserves the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Hooksta
What are the "other" options for liners for...

What are the "other" options for liners for factory GS Varios?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,247
Posted By Hooksta
Marc, I appreciate your response to my...

Marc,

I appreciate your response to my post. Like others I placed an order a couple of days ago. Thanks for helping me out...and I'm glad you picked up a few sales along the way.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Hooksta
Mid-West Floods...what areas of Iowa, Missouri should I avoid?

I'm supposed to be meeting a friend of mine in Bloomington, Illinois for a trip out West (he is coming from Wisconsin and me from Kentucky). Anyhow, I'm trying to figure out how we should make our...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By Hooksta
Where did you mount your PTT button your GS? Photos?

I have a 2006 GS and am needing to mount a PTT (push to talk) button for my Starcom unit. It comes with this little "zip tie" looking piece. I am thinking of trying to attach it to my left side...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,247
Posted By Hooksta
Good stuff. I appreciate the quick responses.

Good stuff. I appreciate the quick responses.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,247
Posted By Hooksta
Paging Jim Von Baden - Front Axel tool question

Where are you guys purchasing the enormous allen wrench to remove the front wheel on the 2005-2007 standard GS?
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 53,299
Posted By Hooksta
What are the steps for assembling a Kermit? How...

What are the steps for assembling a Kermit? How many steps? Any tools required?
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,044
Posted By Hooksta
Is this a good summer glove? Well vented? I'm...

Is this a good summer glove? Well vented? I'm trying to find a "dealer locator" for alpinestars. It would be nice to try a pair on.
Forum: Face plant 06-18-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 102,102
Posted By Hooksta
Leatt Brace might have come in handy here. Glad...

Leatt Brace might have come in handy here. Glad he is okay.
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