What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. JMforPres

    JMforPres Long timer

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    Deer are crepuscular, meaning they are active during the twilight hours at dawn and dusk. Of course they can be out during the day or night as well.
  2. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    I hit mine at 0900 on a beautiful Sunday morning. Neither the deer nor I enjoyed the experience although his was over quickly and mine dragged on for a while. :muutt
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Not to, but for:
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  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I'm determined to hit 12K on the odometer this year. Finished today at 11,650. Did a nice 240 mile loop around central NH:

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  5. matthewg123

    matthewg123 Adventurer

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    Let's do a loop. I'm in Bethel, ME.
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  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Not sure how many more times I'll be heading your way. I think next weekend or 11/2 and one of those weekends will be dirt biking around VT. Do you do off road at all? We had some fun today on some snow mobile trails.
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  7. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    IMG_3377.jpg I went out to test my new tires.

    I only had to stop twice for deer although I saw many others.
  8. KHud

    KHud Survivor Supporter

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    When you live in a state that habitually ranks in the top two states for animal strikes (there have been four buffalo and two elk hit within a mile of my house in the past few years) you have a different attitude (fear) about night riding.
  9. SPX

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    Agree. I also think the decision about whether to ride at night is largely one of how much risk you’re willing to take.

    Riding when visibility is low, such as at night (and also fog, rain, dust storms, etc), isn’t as safe as riding when visibility is higher, such as during the day. I hope most would agree.

    The question ultimately is, when is your risk tolerance exceeded? The answer will of course vary from rider to rider.
  10. paulhdick

    paulhdick Wannabe Adventurer

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    Replaced the fuel pump assembly on my 2009 GS. Went for a ride last weekend, and luckily, at the end of the rode I started smelling gas. Got bad fast, and could see a new crack in the pipe thread flange. Replaced it today, and all is well in the world, again ...

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  11. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    Nicely said and why I don’t ride at night unless necessary. It’s not just about deer but also stuff you just can’t see.

    It’s all a choice about risk management much like deciding on what gear to wear. But everyone has the freedom to choose.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Meh, VA has so many deer that they are dead every mile of road in spring and fall. No fear here, just respect for the danger.
  13. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    What panniers are those?
  14. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    BMW Panniers.

    Circa 2011
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  15. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Right on havent seen those before. They look good.
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  16. Taillight

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    Do you have a link to share. I found savage but parts store on line.
  17. Taillight

    Taillight Adventurer

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  18. Callisto224

    Callisto224 Long timer Supporter

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    Did BMW NA cover the cost of this repair? There was a recall a few years back. Not sure if they are still honoring it or not though.
  19. fredogsa

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    I noticed the cylinder head protection you have on your bike. Which one are these and were they easy to install? I’m looking for a solution that fits behind the stand crash bars and doesn’t require too many screws into the casing., let me know please. Thx
  20. miker325

    miker325 Been here awhile

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    @KHud speaks the truth. Rode out from California to visit a friend in Darby MT a couple of years ago and after visiting and having a wonderful dinner of homegrown greens and home hunted meat, he cautioned me about riding back to the hotel, telling me he tries very hard not to drive at all at night because of the number of animal strikes that happen "all the time around here"... and he drives a 3/4 ton Dodge truck with crash bars that encase the entire front end!

    Had to laugh at myself afterwards thinking of the drive down the hill from his home to my hotel that was literally less than a mile away, head on a swivel the entire time! :zilla
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