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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,170
Posted By dieselpete
That's a great idea! I have a few mates bikes in...

That's a great idea! I have a few mates bikes in the garage for winter storage... May have to get my girls to help with some modifications...:evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By dieselpete
Hey Buddy, can't wait to see what color the 10gai...

Hey Buddy, can't wait to see what color the 10gai ends up...

What about pulling the crash bars, welding a stud on each side for the lights?

This would keep the lights off the plastics in case...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,448
Posted By dieselpete
If anything the dip helps retain the value, as it...

If anything the dip helps retain the value, as it protects against scratches.

I like it, and looking forward to see how it holds up!
Forum: Canada 10-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,820
Views: 480,183
Posted By dieselpete
Dirtydeeds, there is an Agco dealer in Langdon.

Dirtydeeds, there is an Agco dealer in Langdon.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,100
Posted By dieselpete
+1 picked up a set of Element gauntlet gloves,...

+1 picked up a set of Element gauntlet gloves, and Klim socks. Suddenly the Alpinestar Scouts are way more comfortable!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,115,826
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/SAM_3018_zps63baa535.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/SAM_3018_zps63baa535.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,145,466
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/Desktop_zps291030dd.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/Desktop_zps291030dd.jpg.html)

The officer says...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 92,088
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,146,377
Posted By dieselpete
Oilfield Orange at the Flats

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/SAM_2219_zpsc5cc18a3.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 814,914
Posted By dieselpete
http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpe...

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/IMG_20140629_122304_zpsa5d1f9d0.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 169,373
Posted By dieselpete
Smith Dorian

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/Desktop1_zps01445473.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/Desktop1_zps01445473.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 150,943
Posted By dieselpete
Lone tree, with a lone GS

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/IMG_20140604_203257_zps2cd1fa07.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 1,889,510
Posted By dieselpete
GS at Wendover

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/dieselpeteGS/R1200GS/IMG_2990_0_zps19145fb7.jpg (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/dieselpeteGS/media/R1200GS/IMG_2990_0_zps19145fb7.jpg.html)
Photo from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By dieselpete
You have about ten years before you can have...

You have about ten years before you can have you're midlife crisis, and you will have to step up to Starbucks for a coffee habit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By dieselpete
I like how frugal these things are... May have to...

I like how frugal these things are... May have to trade off the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By dieselpete
I have a set on my 2005 GS, mostly gravel, and...

I have a set on my 2005 GS, mostly gravel, and non-paved surfaces. I have 5000 miles on the rear, and expect another 1000 - 1500 miles more. Front still looks new! I would be hard pressed to use...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,988
Posted By dieselpete
All three are good brands (IMHO). Cheap gear...

All three are good brands (IMHO). Cheap gear makes rides miserable.

For me it came down to what was the best deal at the time, and Klim won.

I purchased the Overland pants, and jacket. They...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By dieselpete
Stayed at several, a little pricey but you get...

Stayed at several, a little pricey but you get what you pay for.

Salt Lake City was a weird one for KOA nothing like waking in the morning to a homeless man screaming profanity at his woman...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By dieselpete
Lots of smiles per mile, that's what mines worth!

Lots of smiles per mile, that's what mines worth!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,715
Posted By dieselpete
Heavier flywheel, lowered height... Looks...

Heavier flywheel, lowered height...

Looks like I have a 2005 for sale...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,645
Posted By dieselpete
+1 I don't mess with her kitchen, and she...

+1

I don't mess with her kitchen, and she don't mess with my garage.

She cooks the food, I fix the motorized machines.

Works for us!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By dieselpete
I bought my GS for the reasons you have listed,...

I bought my GS for the reasons you have listed, and ask myself why I waited so long. I avoid new bikes (cheapskate), and don't worry about the occasional dirt nap on an older bike. The small wind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,243,326
Posted By dieselpete
My typical response is "When handling and braking...

My typical response is "When handling and braking become less important than loud pipes".
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,948
Posted By dieselpete
Hmmmm... Did the shop put a woodpecker in the...

Hmmmm... Did the shop put a woodpecker in the engine with the "thick"oil!?

Sounds like a rod bearing... Hammering that hard I would guess the crankshaft is pooched.

My last gas GM I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By dieselpete
If someone wants it, it's gone. Theft insurance...

If someone wants it, it's gone. Theft insurance is a sad reality.
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5,820
Views: 480,183
Posted By dieselpete
Can't argue with that, seems like a very long...

Can't argue with that, seems like a very long winter already...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5,820
Views: 480,183
Posted By dieselpete
Thanks for bringing me back to reality... If I'm...

Thanks for bringing me back to reality... If I'm not burning lots of dead baby dinosaurs, it can't be fun. I bet it would be fun until I had to try to pass on the highway, or climb a hill. Back to GS...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,820
Views: 480,183
Posted By dieselpete
Anyone have a good look at the Honda NC700X done...

Anyone have a good look at the Honda NC700X done up in dual sport? I have been thinking about this bike since a trip to Moab last year. One fella in our group rented one, stock with street tires, and...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,175
Posted By dieselpete
I found the same thing, the Arai didn't fit...

I found the same thing, the Arai didn't fit correctly, and bought the DS. 9000 miles, and it works great. The only issue I have had is fogging up when using the chin curtain in cold temperatures....
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By dieselpete
Used them for many years, on many vehicles, never...

Used them for many years, on many vehicles, never an issue. I do use their cleaners, oil, and grease. If the products are not used properly, your asking for a heap of trouble.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
Posted By dieselpete
My lesson on "off days" came at the Friday night...

My lesson on "off days" came at the Friday night drag races...
Thought I would bypass the water box, and inadvertently stepped in the wet spot...
When I staged, my wet foot slipped on the Tarmac,...
Forum: Canada 11-16-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,886
Posted By dieselpete
The Harbor Freight lift is currently on sale with...

The Harbor Freight lift is currently on sale with the coupon on line, currently 339.99.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,100
Posted By dieselpete
Really enjoy the Overland line, comfortable,...

Really enjoy the Overland line, comfortable, stays cool when hot, keeps you warm when cold, dry when raining. The 3Do armour flexibility allows for unmatched movement. Couldn't be happier with the...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,886
Posted By dieselpete
How is the stability with a bike mounted, moving...

How is the stability with a bike mounted, moving around a flat surface?
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 153,940
Posted By dieselpete
Tall skinny tires, great for cutting through the...

Tall skinny tires, great for cutting through the slop, and getting to the hard stuff for traction.
Forum: Canada 09-25-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By dieselpete
+1 on fly & ride Phoenix

+1 on fly & ride Phoenix
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By dieselpete
I had a similar issue with my 2005, and I had a...

I had a similar issue with my 2005, and I had a broken centre stand pivot bolt.

However it looks like your centre stand has been "squashed" as its in further than it should sit on both sides....
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,717
Posted By dieselpete
Has anyone tried to spray the inside of the boxes...

Has anyone tried to spray the inside of the boxes with truck bed liner spray? I would imagine this would seal them, and also prevent the transfer of the bare aluminum onto the contents.

Although...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,104
Posted By dieselpete
I cannot comment on wet mud, as I have a tendency...

I cannot comment on wet mud, as I have a tendency of falling off the bike in slippery conditions... I avoid deep wet mud, small guy, big bike = big hassle getting unstuck/upright.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,104
Posted By dieselpete
Threedom is freedom! The 2 was great, and...

Threedom is freedom!

The 2 was great, and find the 3 better. 9000 miles of road, gravel, and trails. Better in the dirt, and wet than the 2 IMHO.
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