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Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,592
Posted By Vin

If you figure out the wife formula, let me know. My wife loves to go, but two hours is her limit. Two hours and I'm just getting into the groove.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,848
Posted By Vin
Jeep Key Story

I used to keep a spare key for my Wrangler under the air filter. One day my daughter locked herself out and used the spare key - but put it back ON TOP OF the air filter. <?xml:namespace prefix = o...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Vin

Hey DG22 - mind if I resurrect this thread?
I get mega confused looking at ADVDepot wrt Globescout.
If I order the XTop Topcase Kit it costs $530 for the 40L clear anodized boxes and I can add...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 114,753
Posted By Vin
Topcase Clarification

Are these two items all I need to install a topcase? Are there any other plates/adapter/brackets/locks required?
Globescout Topcase Rack (R1200GS 05-12)...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,763
Posted By Vin

I'll add a thumbs up for Casa Don David.
Short side story... We spent a couple of weeks in Guatemala with our grown up kids. One daughter had lived in Guatemala for a couple of years so she was...
Forum: Latin America 11-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,046
Posted By Vin
No need to wait for the ferry as a backdrop.

No need to wait for the ferry as a backdrop.
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 401,910
Posted By Vin


I used to sleep in the library back in my college days.
Did you leave some good tracks in the dust to keep the workmen guessing on Monday morning?
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Vin

I believe 28x52x16 is how you calculate the dealer price - to two decimal places. $232.96.
Installation is an additional 36x24x36.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,628
Posted By Vin
Not the FD...

Curiosity got the better of me. I ran home at lunch and twisted on the drive shaft. It moves quite a bit (my estimate 5-6 degrees). Accounting for the FD gear ratio this would correspond closely...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,628
Posted By Vin
2009 r1200gs

The big sealed ball bearing on my FD failed about a year ago. I pulled it apart and replaced all the bearings and seals while I was at it. When I reassembled it I just used the original shims since I...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,545
Posted By Vin
With Odessey rack?

I'm in the upgrade from Vario mode. I love the Varios for road work, but need something more sturdy for real "adventures".

I talked with Paul at ADV Depot and like the Globescouts, but concerned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,491
Posted By Vin
with earbuds

I took a pair of $10 earbuds, removed the plastic housing and encapsulated the wire side with a dob of JB-Weld. They are about the size of my little fingernail. I lay them down in my ear then cap...
Forum: Latin America 10-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,046
Posted By Vin

Thanks Charlie and Estabansos for the front line updates. Now we know the ferry is real - just wait and see if it can stay in business. My first preference would still be the Stahlratte, but that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By Vin

Reading through the Face Plant thread I realize how lucky I've been. Lots of great dumps in the dirt, but that's part of the off-road world. Like the skier who goes all day without a wipe out, just...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By Vin
Rick, you've blocked PMs but hope you'll see...

Rick, you've blocked PMs but hope you'll see this. What boxes are you talking about? I'm in the market and would like to see 105@35". Or anyone else if they know.

Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,505
Posted By Vin

I had to look twice. At first glance I thought you had stopped by Milwaukee to see them make Harleys.
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Vin
Just a bag of wind...

I've got a similar problem - I'm trying to make the trip and still KEEP my woman. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
I've spent the past year...
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,046
Posted By Vin
Your a local - tell us what you know

Charlie - share what you KNOW. The rest of us a speculating from 1000 miles away and running on internet rumors. What can you contribute?
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,680
Posted By Vin
I'm in...

Thanks for taking the time and effort to post about your adventure. As a dreamer/planner I've garnered a lot of good info from ride reports. I've got a 2016 departure date planned and piles of...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,636
Posted By Vin

From another Panama/Columbia thread...

There's a semi-legit-looking website! (

$99 for a seat, +$180 for a motorcycle. $155 for an...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,046
Posted By Vin
For real?

It does look legit. The English PDF file is quite useless. Can any of you Spanish speakers out there give us a review of the site? Has anyone actually used this service?
I'd prefer the small private...
Forum: Latin America 10-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By Vin

Probably forgot his password.... or if he's aging like many of us, he forgot he was even doing the ride,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,736
Posted By Vin
Back to Bickering

A good portion of the roads around where I live (Boulder County, Colorado) have nice wide shoulders or bike lanes. I ride as far to the right as I can get. With a 6 foot bike lane I'm still amazed at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 401,910
Posted By Vin
Drive Shaft

I'm enjoying "Part II" - keep it up.

Did you have to replace the entire drive shaft? Couldn't they just replace the U-joint? I looked on BikeBandit at the OEM exploded view and couldn't even...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,973
Posted By Vin

Hey Vic - how is the trip plan coming? I was seriously considering contacting you and riding along... until a customer scheduled a visit mid-October. But, I'd still like to know what your plan is...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,149
Posted By Vin

If you don't have a Harley to stain your garage floor, may as well buy an Enfield.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By Vin

Thanks for posting those. Make me almost wish I had an old bike... however, my aging butt sure appreciates the modern suspension.
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Vin

Boy, you've got nerve coming through Denver!!

Oh - and let me know if you need a place to stay. I can put a Bronco's sticker on your bike while you're not looking.

Have a good one!
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By Vin
Keep us posted

I'm still in the negotiations phase at work to get a chunk of time off (I call it sabbatical, they call it quiting).
When you head out be sure and keep us in mind. I'm especially intersted in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,225
Posted By Vin
Fuel Strip

I just got a recall notice for the fuel strip. The range reading on my '09 GS hasn't worked for years, but the new warranty is good through 2021 (12 years from original purchase).

I'd like to...
Forum: Latin America 08-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,046
Posted By Vin
New Ferry or Here We Go Again


Colombia and Panama since October will be connected through a ferryEfe | Panama | Posted on August 22, 2014

Colombia and Panama...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,968
Posted By Vin
Student Loan

I've paid cash for all my bikes over the years - with one exception. Growing up my parents wouldn't let me buy a motorcycle. So, as soon as I left home for college I took out a student loan and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 276,663
Posted By Vin

Must be a metric guy where they use commas for decimal points!!
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,972
Posted By Vin
Taylor Park

I just did one night in Taylor Park and thought the tent was great. I added a Eureka ground pad. It rained pretty hard for about an hour in the evening then sprinkled all night - no leaks. My wife...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,804
Posted By Vin
It's been a hoot riding along. I've really...

It's been a hoot riding along. I've really enjoyed the pictures and the stories. I can't believe you're just shooting with an iPhone. The skies are so blue and colors so vivid in your shots. Are...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,972
Posted By Vin
Me, too.

I just bought the same tent this evening. I've been looking for a 3P tent with just one vestibule (most have two, but not what I want for going solo). Everything I've seen has been in the $300...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-23-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 2,503,624
Posted By Vin
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to court...

Gotta find some way to fund the city.
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,804
Posted By Vin

Had dinner with Ed last night at a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place. Swapped stories, travels and plans. Thanks for making the connection and inspring us both.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 66,149
Posted By Vin
Thanks for the memories

I enjoyed reading your thread. Brought back a lot of good memories of my '76 XT500. A little deja vu on the motor rebuild pictures and Kanegae's bike here at the end.
Keep wrenchin' and racin'.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,363
Posted By Vin

I've used Pelican cases for various things and they are tough as nails. But the appearance just isn't right. It looks like someone duct taped a set of Samsonites to the bike.
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