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Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 119,422
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Azure and Roel -

Always great catching up on your considerable adventures -

Cheers -

Bryan (from the road to Hyder, Alaska)
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,271
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Photos -

Post over in a hosting site - I use Photobucket - and copy the links into your RR. Magically the pictures appear where they are supposed to. I do all of this on a laptop - not sure how it is done on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 100,818
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb All Hail!

An excellent ride report transports the senses and let's you feel the pain and joy of our kind of travel. You've accomplished this with flair and elan!

Makes anything I've done looked tame by...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 50,350
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Nicely shot -

Your adventure writing and photography skills continue to impress!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 119,422
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Great and instructive reading -

I'm following you folks on FB and occasionally the more detailed read here on ADV. Great pictures and excellent narrative - 110F.....and we expect snow again in Chicago :cry.

Please carry on -...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 119,422
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Azure and Roel -

Just catching up from Frozen Chicago. Always good to hear that you are well and continuing your adventures!

Bryan - Yellow BMW from the intersection of the road to Hyder, AK
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 186,514
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Jordan -

Nice report with good pictures. I echo the other inmates, Nikki is a trooper and good sport...and Nikki, the whole bear thing is overblown. Mountain Lions are another matter, however.

I've done...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,537
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb Excellent report with fine photography

I was on parts of your roads last June - sadly due to problems on one of the bikes, we didn't make it all the way to Bella Coola.

On reflection, even my big 1200GS probably would have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 586,520
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Cigars at Midnight - Northbound lane of the Dempster

Yukon Territory - about 60 miles South of the Arctic Circle.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,341
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Dempster Hwy, Yukon Territory. (

This seemed to be my bike's normal resting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 119,422
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Continued magic -

Thanks for the updates....fine photography and education on the art and science of wine production.

And yes Azure, my next trip will be to warmer points on the map. I will be following your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,975
Posted By Northstar Beemer
A very, very fine read.

And ADV is famous for trip reports - you rank right up with our South African hero for both your writing and your pictures...both were outstanding.

Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 42,133
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Fantastic report -

And yes, I'm a few years behind on your missives. Well done, and I appreciate the honesty...these jaunts are quite special and you are a fine writer and photographer.

Cheers -
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,184
Posted By Northstar Beemer
So I've PM'd Rocketmoto twice with no response

Based on their posts, they still seem to be in business, but no responses? am I doing something wrong?:huh
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 119,422
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thanks for the updates -

I lived near Napa a while ago and actually found autumn to be the best time of year in Wine Country. Enjoy and keep us posted!


Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Aluminum light plate

The most common structural grade is probably 6061-T6. If it were me, I'd go to your local steel distributor - Ryerson-Tull or similar - and have them cut the piece(s) you need cut to a specific...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,247
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Illegal lane usage

If I got this right she turned left and rather than going into the first lane she sloppily went into the lane on the right side? She should have been ticketed and you should sue her insurance...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 119,422
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Subscribed on multiple Internet sources -

You folks rock!

And thanks for the props on Fran's RR - I'll be wasting time er - following your exploits - from here on in!

Bryan from the road to Hyder.............
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,288
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Nice RR

but great pictures!

Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,826
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Excellent RR

I've never been to Iceland - your pictures and narrative bring it to life. Thanks for taking us along!:clap
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Boston -

I got back from Deadhorse about 7 weeks ago w my 1200GS. I use the Happy Trails pannier system - with the smaller flat top case. The Dalton is generally less severe that the Dempster over in Yukon,...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,520
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I see what you're riding -

Don't know if it's a viable option, but quite a few of us have dumped halogen bulbs completely and gone to HID. 35 Watt HID puts out a mind boggling level of lumens - probably 30%+ over a halogen.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 52,706
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Heidi K60

Got 13,000 miles on the rear - RT from Chicago to Deadhorse. Worked well in the gravel crap up there, only wet riding concerns on pavement were when you crossed over the painted center lines - could...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Northstar Beemer
LED Brake Light options?

I have a 2005 1200GS, and I think it might be a good idea to upgrade my brake light to something better than the stock setup. Anyone have experience thay can share?

Chicago area drivers are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,249
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Watch out for the road -

just West of the Customs checkpoint going into Alaska leaving the Top of the World pass road.

'Was on it a couple of weeks ago - the DOT chaps had laid down the most worst gravel bed I've ever...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 73,912
Posted By Northstar Beemer
A question -

I've only done the Alps one time - considering taking my spouse this time - noted that you've done this twice?.... once on the Beemer and once on the Triumph.

Which is the better bike for two-up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 73,912
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Breathtaking -

You sir are an artist! I'm subscribed and in awe!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,248,710
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Back on thread -

Interesting Questions - 'Is that bike an automatic?' (asked of me on my KGT), 'Are those aftermarket?' Canadian Mountie pointing at the cylinders on my R1150GS.
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,340
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Alaska Mudder

We will be heading up the Dalton June 3, Deadhorse or Die trying. My second trip with two virgins . Wanna join the madness?
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,340
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Done it once -

And doing it again in a few weeks. Excellent lessons and advice in this article - I'll be just a bit smarter this trip!:deal
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Northstar Beemer

I recently was gifted a new Roadcrafter, and scored a pair of the bmw gs pro boots. This morning gearing up for a ride, I discovered that the Roadcrafter cannot be fit over these boots!?!:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By Northstar Beemer

From a guy who went from a K to a GS.

The K was smooth and had a kick ass power surge at higher speeds - travelling two up with luggage was easy, and passing a long line of cars? A hoot.

Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,975
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Subscribed -

Very nice combination of skillful writing and AMAZING pictures. Breathtaking!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,900
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb Tourmaster Sonora

I have one - and like you I bought it primarily for 3/4 length protection in hot weather. I wear BMW Summer pants and these work really well.

The Sonora flows air very well, is nicely designed -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,975
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I'm subscribed

Great pictures and writing - and yes winter is really hanging on this year!
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,712
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Nice report -

Solo trips are liberating in their own ways eh?
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 63,482
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Tiffany -

Your report is a Gem! :clap

I'm more than a little impressed at how you use the camera's timer function. I always promise myself to do this...and then rarely do.

More please?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I owned a 2003 1150GS

Wonderful bike - but the newer 1200 versions of this bike were 60 or so pounds lighter.

That's a lot.

The 1150GS was a dreadnaught sized bike, but sure ate up the miles. I had the lower...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 54,018
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Continues to be a world class ride report -

You have a way with pictures, words... and evidently women!:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 47,029
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Interesting ride

I've always entertained the idea of riding Mexico - pretty girls, good food and beer and amazing scenery. :freakyI've been held back by the fact that a Canadian I knew met his demise down there. ...
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