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

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

  1. PerazziMx14

    PerazziMx14 Long timer

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    Yesterday rode from Southern Pennsylvania to central Vermont via New York. Then over to Massachusetts across Connecticut back into New York inTo Maryland then into West Virginia then back to Maryland and then home in Pennsylvania.

    19 hours 55 minutes and 1144 miles later and I was safely home.
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  2. Massabusa

    Massabusa Been here awhile Supporter

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    Awesome ride!
    Hmmmm-you didn’t go from NY into MD...so ?
  3. PerazziMx14

    PerazziMx14 Long timer

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    PA, NY, VT, MA, CT, NY, PA, MD, WV, MD, PA
  4. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    always curious how that works
  5. FreeTimeinTX

    FreeTimeinTX Adventurer

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    Genius. My dog just outgrew them and I can't seem to give away the pile I haven't used! I'll give them away to me!
  6. AdamChandler

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    They take a pretty sizable cut. If a Person pays $150, they charge that person I think 15% on top of the rental then they charge me 15% on the money that person paid so I end up getting $127.50 for the rental as profit for 24 hours and Twisted Roads charged the renter $172.50 so they're double dipping but if the person crashes the bike, I pay nothing out of pocket.

    I think Heather and I have made maybe $600 so far this year renting our bikes out. no one has put any more than 100 miles on them per rental so it's like 300 miles added to our bikes and $600 in (taxable) profit.
  7. sceep

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    Interesting. My dad always has 2-3 bikes for sale. He tends to price high and sit on them for years until he gets what he wants for them rather than a lowball offer. This seems like a winner for him. Throw the thing up for sale, rent it until it sells or wrecks. Get paid. FWD'd him the link. Thanks.
  8. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    https://www.twistedroad.com
    https://www.riders-share.com

    Those are the two (very similar) companies. doesn't hurt to sign up for both. You can reject anyone who wants to rent from you with a few questions like their experience, bikes they own, stuff like that. Here's my profile - https://www.twistedroad.com/users/U-XYG7KVX If the bikes are just sitting around getting dusty, list them. Even 5-6 days a year rented will cover his registration & insurance and consumables. Nice way to keep the bikes running.
  9. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    Right On!
  10. Massabusa

    Massabusa Been here awhile Supporter

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    :clap

    That is a ride!
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  11. PerazziMx14

    PerazziMx14 Long timer

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    Its a challenge to get a wheel in 7 states. I've done it once before. Coming back from Maine last year.

    ME, NH, MA, CT, NJ, NY, PA
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  12. BillGsa

    BillGsa Been here awhile

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    Washed off 2,000 miles worth of bugs.
  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    My 30 minute commute to a client took 3 hours. :dunno

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    Got home to find an e-mail in my inbox from a fellow inmate saying howdy after seeing me oot & aboot. :ricky

    His email said "The Clearwaters are brilliant- they look just like a mirror reflecting the sun in my mirror. " :photog

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  14. Limbow

    Limbow Been here awhile

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    I had a similar thing happen when a guy on a Goldwing flagged me down. I thought something was wrong with my bike but he just had to know what lights I had!

    Did you lose a cover or do you run white/yellow on purpose?
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  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I run the combo on purpose.

    In my morning commute down our canyon in pitch dark I find the combination of the yellow and white give me an effective light warmth of about about 4-4.5K overall. There's tons of light/lumens so seeing is not an issue and I find that the warm light is much easier on the my eyes than the 6K light (approaching blue spectrum) is. It also makes my eyes quicker to adjust when having to go to low beam because my pupils are less constricted.

    It is the same reason I run all baja designs lights in my jeep; BJD lights are 5K instead of 6K like most competitors.

    YMMV :freaky
  16. Limbow

    Limbow Been here awhile

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    Ah, makes perfect sense!
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  17. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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  18. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    People don't mind the non street biased tires for rental?
  19. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Well the GS bikes are on-road only. I don't let people go off road or at least the rental says "no off road riding"
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  20. ATCguy

    ATCguy Been here awhile

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    I’m curious... how does renting your bikes out affect your insurance policy?

    I think you said previously that if they crash the bike, the rental company pays... but surely there’s gotta be some type of “other riders” clause on your personal policy.
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