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Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,157
Views: 490,145
Posted By TuonoBiker
Ohhh...I didn't realize they put the horse down. ...

Ohhh...I didn't realize they put the horse down. Too bad. Well, thanks for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,891
Posted By TuonoBiker
Hey Reg26 - a tough call, for sure. I was...

Hey Reg26 - a tough call, for sure.

I was in the same boat a couple years ago. I rode mostly sport/naked bikes and when the touring bug finally bit, the wife and I rented an FLHX for a day. She...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,157
Views: 490,145
Posted By TuonoBiker
2015 g 650 gs

Any word on changes for the new 2015 Sertao? The BMW USA site shows the 2015's for the standard model, but not for the Sertao. That makes me think there are changes coming.

Sorry if this was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,326
Posted By TuonoBiker
While buying riding gear for my wife at Bob's...

While buying riding gear for my wife at Bob's back in March of 2013, they threw in one of their knock-off's...the reverse threading is completely retarded.

But I paid 20 bucks for it....and I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,804
Posted By TuonoBiker
Just curious how you broke it off? Honestly,...

Just curious how you broke it off? Honestly, after some actual trail riding this past summer, I thought it was going to be an issue, but turned out not to be. I'm certainly no Jimmie Lewis by any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 123,156
Posted By TuonoBiker
Is it a good idea to break a bolt loose with your...

Is it a good idea to break a bolt loose with your torque wrench? I was always told its a no-no. Plus, if they use any type of thread locker, it will throw off the reading. YMMV.

:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,184
Posted By TuonoBiker
Bittersweet, I am sure. Well, congrats on the...

Bittersweet, I am sure. Well, congrats on the new bike!

Who's your dealer over your way? Or did you head over this way to Lititz? I'll bet that cruise control will be great for some of those...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,981
Posted By TuonoBiker
Great suggestions. I do use BMW oil...(I know, I...

Great suggestions. I do use BMW oil...(I know, I know... :) I have a good dealer that treats me well and its under warranty, so I like them having the receipts as well as me.) Castrol...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,981
Posted By TuonoBiker
Ive heard 25k miles is around the mark where the...

Ive heard 25k miles is around the mark where the special valve closes and she stops drinking oil. I keep close tabs and document when I add so I can tell if it is slowing. One more year of warranty...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,981
Posted By TuonoBiker
"FIND" that their bikes use oil? There is no...

"FIND" that their bikes use oil? There is no "finding" that my bike uses oil...I've got a 2012 GSA that routinely TELLS me to add oil with a wonderful OIL CAN icon on the dashboard. Every 1800-2000...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,563
Posted By TuonoBiker
This! :evil Im confused. No gps trac...

This! :evil

Im confused. No gps trac back? :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By TuonoBiker
Enjoyed reading the comments about what bike to...

Enjoyed reading the comments about what bike to take to AK.

Silly question and a bit off topic, I suppose....asking anyway. Anyone roadtripping to Alaska from, say, Pennsylvania, is going with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 459,620
Posted By TuonoBiker
I was at hermys mayne two weeks ago and saw the...

I was at hermys mayne two weeks ago and saw the olive gsa with a sold tag. Betting that was yours. Awesome machine....thats my color if I were buying one. Im staying strong with my 2012GSA....not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 459,620
Posted By TuonoBiker
Congrats! Too bad I just saw this now or I'd...

Congrats! Too bad I just saw this now or I'd have ridden up to hermys to meet and you and drool on the new scoot! Well, hope you had a great day picking up the bike and making your way west. Post...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By TuonoBiker
That looks like a sturdy piece. Maybe the BMW...

That looks like a sturdy piece. Maybe the BMW accessory doesnt get enough credit. No one seemed to mention the touratech....dont they offer a skid pkate with additional rubber pad...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By TuonoBiker
All i see are HUGE chicken strips. :D ...

All i see are HUGE chicken strips. :D

Someone had to say it. They look just fine. I just put a set on and ran 3k miles on them. Awesome tire......even awesomer in the wet. Comparing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By TuonoBiker
They get saggy or were they leaking at that point?

They get saggy or were they leaking at that point?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By TuonoBiker
I just crossed 20k miles on 2012 gsa and roughly...

I just crossed 20k miles on 2012 gsa and roughly half of those miles were 2 up, loaded for camping. Loaded 2 up for me is probably less than most though. No trouble on sag yet...that i can notice....
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By TuonoBiker
Thinking the same here. The adventure cases are...

Thinking the same here. The adventure cases are a solid mount design...if it comes off, it wasn't on right (not sure how that would even happen) or you're doing something to the bike that nobody in...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By TuonoBiker
For reals??? I have been on WAY more than a...

For reals??? I have been on WAY more than a "bumpy road" with the top case. I can't see how its possible. What is possible is if the latch is not locked, it could pop open maybe? Even that is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
I'll certainly only sell from the middle of...

I'll certainly only sell from the middle of production run or later!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
My entrepreneurial brain was thinking about...

My entrepreneurial brain was thinking about that!!! So what would somebody pay for one of these? 10 bucks? Sounds high...if I make a few I'll probably have to put it out there on the Flea...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
That is great advice! I was wondering about...

That is great advice! I was wondering about that...the paper clip idea is good, but in my mind it would have lost its spring tension since the wire would eventually relax.

I'll pull off the...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,104
Posted By TuonoBiker
Yeah, you got your gauntlets and sleeves...

Yeah, you got your gauntlets and sleeves bassackwards unfortunately. Gauntlets under the sleeve for the waterproof touring side of life. Sport riding gear is opposite.

:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 812,178
Posted By TuonoBiker
I was wondering the same. My Touratech foot has...

I was wondering the same. My Touratech foot has 4 flush-mount screw heads. Great job so far!!! 10x better than I could do, that's for sure!

:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
Thanks for the encouragement! Good ol'...

Thanks for the encouragement! Good ol' Red/Green.



I have a hardware store close by that is a REAL hardware store...not an Ace/True Value or big box store.......never thought about fine...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
That's sort of where I'm headed I guess. Headed...

That's sort of where I'm headed I guess. Headed to the hardware store tomorrow to see if I can souce some decent guage wire. I totally suck at this stuff........I was never good in art class, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
This is crazy - I'm all over google and people...

This is crazy - I'm all over google and people have this same issue......it seems all the auto mfg's force you to do the same thing: buy a headlight housing assembly to get the spring-clip.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
Believe it or not, I got that far..........now...

Believe it or not, I got that far..........now find me the thread where I can get the spring-clip....I'm missing the spring clip....its in a grass field at Meat Cove in Nova Scotia.

:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
So any insight to my issue that caused me to...

So any insight to my issue that caused me to resurrect the thread?

Anyone know of a place to source a spring clip that holds the bulbs in place?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By TuonoBiker
Bringing an older thread to life again....... ...

Bringing an older thread to life again.......

On our trip to Nova Scotia last week my low beam went out. A day or two later when we hit campsite early enough, I thought I'd dig my way in and swap...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,224
Posted By TuonoBiker
Plus one on the RallyePro comfort! Just spent...

Plus one on the RallyePro comfort! Just spent another 11 days in mine. I took the liners for the pants, but kept an outer shell rain jacket in the trunk. Was a great solution for Nova Scotia where...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 812,178
Posted By TuonoBiker
Don't worry about the Walmart comment from...

Don't worry about the Walmart comment from whoever that was....too many GS riders into posing with fancy crap on their bike....whatever. Find a solution that works functionally and is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 459,620
Posted By TuonoBiker
That's an incredible fee...unreal!!!! I guess we...

That's an incredible fee...unreal!!!! I guess we do have it quite good, which is why its frustrating to see things headed in a similar direction...




Interesting stuff, for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 459,620
Posted By TuonoBiker
The average household in the US makes a little...

The average household in the US makes a little over $50K per year if i remember the last stats. Whats the average house make there? In usd.....

Just curious how it all equates.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 812,178
Posted By TuonoBiker
That makes good sense. Thanks!

That makes good sense. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 812,178
Posted By TuonoBiker
JVB, I looked at your DVD prior to the...

JVB,

I looked at your DVD prior to the brake bleed since I hadn't done it on the GSA before - any reason why you take the calipers off the bike to bleed them? Other than maybe its convenient to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 812,178
Posted By TuonoBiker
So today I did the 18K service prematurely at...

So today I did the 18K service prematurely at 16950....cuz we be goin' to Nova Scotia in 1.5 weeks!!! Woohoo! Lancaster, PA to N.S.

Valves all checked out, oil & filter changed, brake fluid...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,073
Views: 812,178
Posted By TuonoBiker
Thats a beaut, clark! When you install the...

Thats a beaut, clark!

When you install the maier splash guard, i would run a bead of silicon caulk in the overlap of the stock guard and the maier. The maier does a great job, but water and mud...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,882
Posted By TuonoBiker
Apparently, its a bigger deal in off-road/slow...

Apparently, its a bigger deal in off-road/slow situations. The last Motorcyclist review of the big ADV bikes mentioned issues stalling the bike in the slow stuff. Not the bikes fault, per se, but...
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