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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By SteelRain
+1 on C&D Cycle center. If they don't work out...

+1 on C&D Cycle center.
If they don't work out Cycle Parts West in El Cajon is always a good backup.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By SteelRain
Any update to this? I am looking for the same...

Any update to this? I am looking for the same thing.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,799
Posted By SteelRain
I blew a motor in G.N. last year. Let me see if I...

I blew a motor in G.N. last year. Let me see if I can find a truck as mine in NorCal right now.

I could leave Friday AM.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,612
Posted By SteelRain
When the guys I am riding with (who are on...

When the guys I am riding with (who are on single) stop in S/T or technical terrain only to have me right behind them. Then the inevitable.."How the..wha...Damn!"

Then again if you have a GSAdv...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By SteelRain
I use these on my XRR. They have a glue backing...

I use these on my XRR. They have a glue backing and attach through the plastic bits with bolts also.

My big trip bags rest on top of them, my short trip bags squeeze against them and even at the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-25-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,200
Sticky: TetS
Views: 105,223
Posted By SteelRain
Tracks received. Looking forward to adding this...

Tracks received. Looking forward to adding this to my upcoming ride.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-25-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,200
Sticky: TetS
Views: 105,223
Posted By SteelRain
Docs received.

Docs received.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9,054
Views: 1,807,399
Posted By SteelRain
Entrapment take a second and read it -...

Entrapment take a second and read it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrapment :deal
... and then there is the Miranda Warning. :norton

I never seem to be stopped for speeding, because I am not....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9,054
Views: 1,807,399
Posted By SteelRain
Not to start a tangent, but that is the reason...

Not to start a tangent, but that is the reason why many people get frustrated with the police.... then again it i better than the normal one I get:

SDPD Bike Cop: "Son I had to pull you over...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,952
Posted By SteelRain
Give a guy with a pickup $5 to load it in the...

Give a guy with a pickup $5 to load it in the truck. Saves you the vehicle cost on the ferry and no need for a permit.


Did it from Baja to the Mainland a couple of times; not sure if they still...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By SteelRain
These guys make all my Helmet kits for the bikes....

These guys make all my Helmet kits for the bikes.

This is designed for use with a Ham Radio harness, but this may suit your needs
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Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,956
Views: 2,229,452
Posted By SteelRain
What kind of mount is that? Any place to buy one...

What kind of mount is that? Any place to buy one or is it homemade? If homemade any directions?

I love this thread, but never noticed that mount before. I want one!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 46,593
Posted By SteelRain
I would hope so. :rofl That said I have...

I would hope so.
:rofl


That said I have a VERY slim list of bikes I would not buy/own (as in if it was given to me, I would get rid of it immediately). Until recently I was longing to pick up a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31,876
Views: 7,795,938
Posted By SteelRain
They are called whips, and if you run one it is...

They are called whips, and if you run one it is "cool" (I guess) but I have never before seen two... makes me think of the little shiny pink ribbon on a little girls handlebars.




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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,566
Posted By SteelRain
I am glad I didn't post my first thought. I...

I am glad I didn't post my first thought.

I have a hard time believing that someone would leave a note on your bike because they don't know anyone to ride with AND be a member or lurker on this or...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,378
Posted By SteelRain
Well, it apears I am learning something today....

Well, it apears I am learning something today. These things are "special" though I doubt I need one; in 20+ years I haven't had a need and my trashbags and Bandanna solution has always worked.

I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,431
Posted By SteelRain
I have been using the original SPOT for several...

I have been using the original SPOT for several years now, best piece of technology gear I have. I prefer the basic unit because it uses AA batteries just like all my other battery powered devices.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,556
Posted By SteelRain
I do ALOT of desert riding mostly in Baja and...

I do ALOT of desert riding mostly in Baja and some trail riding here and there.

I prefer to use HD tubes and line them with Slime for motorcycles. Ever since doing that I have yet to get a flat,...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,378
Posted By SteelRain
Guys I hate to poop on the thread, but my local...

Guys I hate to poop on the thread, but my local Walmart (in San Diego) has Bandannas for $2.25/each. Then just stitch it up for about $0.02 for each one you need.

Are these"special" in some way.
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Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,902
Posted By SteelRain
Not to hijack what will be great gear...

Not to hijack what will be great gear thread/report. For my P1 we just got her DS pants that fit at the waist and groin areas then had the length tailored (by the same guy who does my racing leathers...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteelRain
Did a big ride earlier this year about 14k miles....

Did a big ride earlier this year about 14k miles. No service during (just before and after), added another 20k since with no issues. obviously tires were an issue.

Granted most of my ride was off...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By SteelRain
Wow... cool... i stand corrected. Ordering one...

Wow... cool...
i stand corrected. Ordering one of these tonight.
thanks gor the info!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By SteelRain
Cool2 Chuck your solution is only true for the BMW...

Chuck your solution is only true for the BMW branded gps devices. If you boyght the same unit without the BMW logo it would ne cheaper and wires directly to the battery. Personally I would rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By SteelRain
No real suprises, IMO. On my GSA I just ran the...

No real suprises, IMO. On my GSA I just ran the GPS power on top of the tank and used HD tape to hold it down until I had a need to remove the tank. There are "grooves" in the top of the tank you can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 175,644
Posted By SteelRain
OK, so I finally got all the way to here. ...

OK, so I finally got all the way to here.

This is a really cool project, though quite painful.

As I always say: "It isn't an adventure if you enjoy it when it happens"
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By SteelRain
Damn, I am a dummy. :1drink I was loading up...

Damn, I am a dummy. :1drink

I was loading up for a MX day tomorrow and it hit me F/O means filter only.

Thanks for nothin' amigos :D
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Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By SteelRain
XR650R - Difference in UniFilter part numbers?

Hey guys, I have stumped myself yet again. I am about to order a new UniFilter air filter for the XR but noticed I have two options. Does anyone know the difference in the filters they offer? I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By SteelRain
+1....then again that was the first question I...

+1....then again that was the first question I asked on a test ride day.
:rofl
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 48,904
Posted By SteelRain
Yup, I somehow missed the ride last time. Not...

Yup, I somehow missed the ride last time. Not next time.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,914
Posted By SteelRain
OK, I will admit that I do not really meet your...

OK, I will admit that I do not really meet your criteria.

GSAdv, 6'1", 34" inseam Usually using a dirt helmet but sometime the Shoei DS Hornet

Anyway, I have the Wunderlich FlowJet screen. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By SteelRain
I bought mine in '09 and after 150k I must admit...

I bought mine in '09 and after 150k I must admit that the only useful "option" I have is the hand warmers.

The ABS is a joke, especially with knobbies, I have tested it on and off and found that I...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,607
Posted By SteelRain
Disposable cooler in the topcase. Not the...

Disposable cooler in the topcase.

Not the rectangle ones, you have the find the one that is a cube. It fits perfectly and only costs about $2. I rarely use mine but it was a find (at the time) so...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By SteelRain
So true... everyone thinks their plan is better...

So true... everyone thinks their plan is better than mine...:rofl



I use the Baja Designs Fuego lights on a custom bar that I had CnC'd and powder coated for less than $150.

The lights are...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By SteelRain
There are ways around the system that will get...

There are ways around the system that will get you a completely legal plate that will not be revoked. It takes time patience, effort, and a little bit on money. I would suggest you take the time to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By SteelRain
Yup, these are awesome. I have this one and use...

Yup, these are awesome. I have this one and use it to "get lost" everychance I get. The best part is I rarely find something that is not on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,504
Posted By SteelRain
I am a broad shouldered guy at a 48 inch chest....

I am a broad shouldered guy at a 48 inch chest. Even on my sport bikes i have no issues; i would check mirror adjustment. My oem gsa mirrors loved to move in on me....

A good fall proofing...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-07-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,396
Posted By SteelRain
I have switched to the Kenda Big Blocks because I...

I have switched to the Kenda Big Blocks because I am getting MUCH better life on long offroad rides and they feel better to me in the sand and mud.

The TKCs I had been running would last right...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,316
Posted By SteelRain
Dude glad to hear you are OK! A few years...

Dude glad to hear you are OK!

A few years back I had a VSP officer say he didn't see me when he did the same thing... in a school zone! Getting appropriately compensated (you deserve it) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,616
Posted By SteelRain
True, but any experienced rider will take the 2.5...

True, but any experienced rider will take the 2.5 seconds to make riding his bike just that by turning off the ABS.



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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By SteelRain
Not discouraged, it just isn't really a priority...

Not discouraged, it just isn't really a priority at this time.
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