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Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By qman8
+1 I lined up My Rigid D2s next to my buddy's...

+1
I lined up My Rigid D2s next to my buddy's GS with Krista's on a dark night against a hotel wall:....No comparison. Hate to say it, but it was "Night and Day"!!!! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By qman8
? Bud Light has 36 packs? cans or...

?
Bud Light has 36 packs? cans or bottles?:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By qman8
Got one just like it....only orange...43k miles...

Got one just like it....only orange...43k miles and not one problem..besides fuel strip which is a free replace. You'll love it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,656
Posted By qman8
Those steel tourist boats are nice...but they...

Those steel tourist boats are nice...but they should be nice...at $65 CDN each! Includes Fast-talking Newfie guide with microphone. Did you get up to the table-lands? And of course the bird...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,656
Posted By qman8
Rode across NFLD earlier this summer. Did the...

Rode across NFLD earlier this summer. Did the Westbrook pond and many points in the Gros Morne. Awesome! Wished we would have known about the Lamond sink hole! Did you guys see any icebergs? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By qman8
Ive got 43k on my '09...and still not used to the...

Ive got 43k on my '09...and still not used to the vibration above 4.5k rpms! It's the worst part about the bike, for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,959
Posted By qman8
Your theory is all wrong on the noise cancelling....

Your theory is all wrong on the noise cancelling. You have to have your mic/pressure sensor placed directly at the output transducer or you're canceling noise that isnt at your ear! Before you get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By qman8
Looks like emotional lust took over the...

Looks like emotional lust took over the "adventurer in me". Hope you wont bore from it too quickly. With no wind protection, and less suspension capabilties, its a far less of an adventure or daily...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,619
Posted By qman8
...Lets your butt reshape as well!!!! :lol3

...Lets your butt reshape as well!!!! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,619
Posted By qman8
For the Sargent, I think you'd have to add foam...

For the Sargent, I think you'd have to add foam before you start removing some. Its got that butt pocket that's very low already. I DO NOT want a butt-pocket! I'm always moving on the seat..front,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,619
Posted By qman8
Lose the Sargent!

I recently bought a very lightly used sargent for my 09GS (not A)...I quickly learned WHY is was lightly used. I cant ride more than 20 minutes on the thing. I have it for sale if anyone wants...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,959
Posted By qman8
Lets hope it works better than the 901s ..as a...

Lets hope it works better than the 901s ..as a glaring example. Hard to believe that many people actually payed money for those things!....again..a lot like HD.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,959
Posted By qman8
Bose products are like Harleys...You pay for the...

Bose products are like Harleys...You pay for the name but get low performance. They are great at marketing, but not so much at providing a technically competitive product.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,959
Posted By qman8
The custom-molded units are good for comfort, but...

The custom-molded units are good for comfort, but my experience (and published dB numbers) shows that they dont provide nearly the level of isolation that the Etymotic buds like the MC-5...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,959
Posted By qman8
i use the etymotic mc5 ...much cheaper. very...

i use the etymotic mc5 ...much cheaper. very good isolation. I have a custom molded set of buds from ear inc. and the mc5 blows them away for everything but long term comfort.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,244
Posted By qman8
My last rear tourance was near cords at 5500 mi. ...

My last rear tourance was near cords at 5500 mi. Do you guy spray on "tire life enhancer"? I really fail to see how 15k is remotely possible.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,244
Posted By qman8
must be nice...last rear battlwing was toast at...

must be nice...last rear battlwing was toast at 3500 miles. Alwaays 42 psig, never 2-up. i ve never had any luck with bridgestone tires.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/10...

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/100_8021_zps41bd51d9.jpg


Had to add this pic of entering Newfoundland, immediately after exiting the ferry into Argentia. You would think that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
apparently the picture I posted earlier of the...

apparently the picture I posted earlier of the iceberg didnt link properly. THis is near Triton Newfoundland.http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/IMG_20140707_1108258271_zpsfcbada36.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Safely home...total miles 4845 according to the...

Safely home...total miles 4845 according to the GPS. We had to take the midnight ferry to nova scotia because they didnt have room for our bikes on the day trip...and that was with making...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
We are now motelling in Bangor ME....i am so worn...

We are now motelling in Bangor ME....i am so worn out...got maybe 3- 3,5 hours sleep last nite on the ferry...then bolted out immediately west. About 579 miles today...not counting the ferry ride!
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Very kewl wtmklr....i know i saw a veradero...

Very kewl wtmklr....i know i saw a veradero somewhere on the trip.yours gray?? Got to see the cannon go at noon...nice!
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Today we rode the boat on westbrook...

Today we rode the boat on westbrook pond....absolutely awesome. Hopped on the bikes and made our way south to stephensville nf. I saw 93 F on the bike meter for a while...unusually warm and clear...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Westbrook pond fjord boat ride today (for a mere...

Westbrook pond fjord boat ride today (for a mere $65 cdn!) Incredible. 2000+ft vertical walls on both sides...unbelievable. On our way down to port aux basques to meet our ferry back to NS.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
We will be hanging in gros morne for a couple...

We will be hanging in gros morne for a couple days for hiking and sightseeing....our final destination :(. Then its backtoward home after a ferry ride from port au basques nf to sydney ns.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/qman8/media/Mobi...

http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/qman8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140707_110825827_zps53840689.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Icebergs near brighton nf. Awesome. Rolled up today to gros morne and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
We saw icebergs today!...at signal hill in st...

We saw icebergs today!...at signal hill in st john's. Awesome. Rolled outta there just after noon and made it to Gander nf. Little rain but very light...wind was friggin...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/IM...

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/IMG_20140704_1313531381_zps40b979d8.jpg
our bikes strapped down on the Atlantic Vision ferry from Sydney NS to Argentia NF (18 hours!),,,,you had to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
one more thing,,,,,,we had a mooseburger and...

one more thing,,,,,,we had a mooseburger and poutine today...and a alexander keith ipa....not sure how you could get more canadian than that.....perhaps if you added a red maple leaf for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Wicked safely into newfoundland today after an...

safely into newfoundland today after an uneventful ferry ride. we headed to the st marys bird sanctuary. Simply one of the most spectacular things you can see on this planet! even with thick fog...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
on the ferry to Argentia NF. Slow internet when...

on the ferry to Argentia NF. Slow internet when it does exist...no pics again. all you can see is fog on the boat. Hope we can see a bit more than water vapor in NF! Local guy says"if you see a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Wifi finally here at breakfast in victoria ns. ...

Wifi finally here at breakfast in victoria ns. No pics tho..some when we get on the boat to nf later today. They moved the ferry depature 2 hours early due to hurricane. Diff weather reports we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
No rain yet....lying in my sleeping bag in a...

No rain yet....lying in my sleeping bag in a campground in cheticamp cape breton....its warm and awesome. Tomoro nite looks like rain moving in. Havent had wifi.no pics. About 1700 miles so far....
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
OK....finally able to get back on ...we camped...

OK....finally able to get back on ...we camped last night at lake georgej near ticonderoga NY. Beautiful weather. No wifi. Got up at the crack of dawn and packed up to find some nice breakfast in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
thanks sandspur! made it to ZXs house ok...here...

thanks sandspur! made it to ZXs house ok...here i am reddy to leave home
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii601/qman8/MG9520140627951855282321_zpsb3b8760b.jpg.
Not too sure about...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By qman8
Thumbs down I just picked up a (barely) used sargent for my...

I just picked up a (barely) used sargent for my 09GS12 in preparation for a ~5k mile trip. After 120 miles of squirming and pain, I am sad to say it was a VERY bad purchase. The foam is nice, but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
So I told about the "bad" purchases for this...

So I told about the "bad" purchases for this trip...So now for the good news; I traded the Kilimanjaro jacket in on the Kathmandu Firstgear jacket....so far it seems MUCH better, for about the same...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Tomrrow evening starts my adventure..ill be...

Tomrrow evening starts my adventure..ill be leaving after work to get to zx11 dude's place in painesville oh. We,ll head out early sat. Morn. Rolling up I-90 slab to utica new york then backroads...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Well i found a hardly used sargent seat at the...

Well i found a hardly used sargent seat at the local dealer...after about 120 miles i can tell you it sucks. So...contrary to popular opinion, i still havent found anything better than the stock...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,763
Posted By qman8
Prepping the GS, I bought the Givi mount that...

Prepping the GS, I bought the Givi mount that moves my 46L (sized to match Valentino Rossi's plate, of course) from the passenger seat area to the rear, which allows camping gear to lay flat across...
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