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Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,065
Posted By izzy's
How much was the ferry portion of the trip? I...

How much was the ferry portion of the trip? I rode up there 2 years ago and wanted to do the ferry but skipped it because of timing and just couldn't figure out exactly what the cost would be.
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By izzy's
Funny you should suggest this. Actually my first...

Funny you should suggest this. Actually my first thought was to just say "f" it and buy a trampoline.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By izzy's
A bunch of good ideas, thanks. The safety...

A bunch of good ideas, thanks. The safety glasses too!
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By izzy's
pennies

I've heard of the penny technique, will it work with a spring within a spring? You know BMW must try to "one up" everyone else.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By izzy's
side stand and center stand springs

Very soon I'll be swapping a bunch of parts from one BMW to another. Part of the project is skid plates, side stands and center stands. The challenge is stretching the stand springs to reattach...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 336,153
Posted By izzy's
hand warmers

I've had a pair of these hand warmers for several years and they work great. They enable me to wear my light fingerless gloves even during cold weather. Not only are they good for warmth but will...
Forum: Regional forums 09-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By izzy's
Spot

Just leave it on and the owner can just come to your location, at the very least within a few feet. I'd like to hear the owner telling his buddies that he lost his SPOT, I know what reaction I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By izzy's
mounting Rotopax

Go to the Rotopax website and look at their photos, there are several pics of different mounting ideas.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By izzy's
RT rims

I thought the front rim on an RT is smaller than on a GS. Might want to check it out before you get too far into it.
As my wife can tell you though I can be wrong.
Izzy
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,846
Posted By izzy's
Wink Canadian flag girls

I rode from Arkansas to AK 2 years ago. When I tell stories about the trip the very pretty Canadian flag girls are often mentioned, it is very common to see them at road construction zones. I was...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By izzy's
battery charger question

Just purchased a my first gel battery and am wondering about the proper charger. Right now I've got the old traditional reliable Battery Tender but would like to know if this charger is the best. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,256
Posted By izzy's
Spot

Get a SPOT GPS satellite messenger. Your distress message will be "not hurt but send some help". The receiver of the message will know within 10-12 ft your exact location.
Get on the road. When I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,420
Posted By izzy's
brakes and curves

My experience has been that braking in curves is a gamble whether you have ABS or not. Do some research on "Safe Motorcycle Riding" and it will state several times that when you brake in a curve you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 105,963
Posted By izzy's
Judgebill/BC

Bill,
I'm assuming you are the same Bill (who was a judge from CA) I met in Fort Nelson,BC,Canada July 2012. You were on the trip with a younger kid both of you on BMW 1600's. I am from Arkansas...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,994
Posted By izzy's
Gs

It is not going to hurt these bikes to fall over. When it gets to the point that you cannot stop it GET OUT OF THE WAY. Mine have fallen over numerous times with no problems. A buddy was trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By izzy's
Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the...

Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the bigger gas tank. I've got an adventure size tank I traded for years ago that I will never let go of and stays on the bike I ride.
Sounds like you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By izzy's
One more thing

If you want the bike and the price seems reasonable to you, BUY IT!
Things you do for fun are not suppose to be good investments.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By izzy's
Low mileage GS

In September I purchased an '04 1150 GS (not adventure) 2700 miles, looked like it just left the showroom except for some small bug splats, with BMW bags, no other farkles, new tires, new battery,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By izzy's
bike storage

This summer I purchased an '04 1150 GS with 2600 miles that had been stored at a mini storage in Seattle for the several years. We changed the fluids (including brake flush), new battery, drained...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 469,556
Posted By izzy's
I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you...

I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you a handicap parking pass? Around here you might just get an old fashioned redneck ass kickin for doing that.

From your response it sounds like...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 469,556
Posted By izzy's
Handicapped

Unless you are actually physically handicapped, parking in a handicapped spot is a very classless move.
We have a business with several handicapped customers who struggle to get out of their car and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,036
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS wind noise

For me the CalSci windshield works the best. CalSci hasn't been mentioned so thought I'd throw it in the mix. I'd also recommend ear plugs.
Good luck,
Izzy
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 73,009
Posted By izzy's
Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon is beautiful. It is a shame that most of it is on private property and not accessible to the public.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By izzy's
Good place to eat

At the intersection on 120 and 395 there is a big gas station/cafe/grocery store operation. The owner's wife is a trapeeze (spelling?) artist and has one set up out front. The story told to me is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By izzy's
R1200GS rear axle leak question

First I am posing this question for a buddy, personally I ride 1150 GS's.
On the front side of the rear axle (hole in the middle of the axle) there is oil residue that dirt has collected. It seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS cover, priced right

I just lucked out and purchased an '04 1150 GS that has mostly been in storage since it was bought new in 2003 that only has 2822 miles. It looks new and my plans are to only let my "school marm"...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,356
Posted By izzy's
Stickers stay with me

My first BMW was an '04 1150 GS Adventure. My 2nd and 3rd BMWs were '04 1150 (std.) GS. These bikes have about 15,000 miles on them when purchased and get replaced at about 75,000 miles. Each time...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By izzy's
Tobinators

Earplugs.
Tried the tobinators and ended up selling them to a guy on ADV. Right now I'm using a CalSci windshield and earplugs. A dual sport has a lot of wind noise. If you need a quiet ride buy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By izzy's
Abs

ABS and brakes are now working fine. Apparently the ABS needed to reset itself. We turned the switch on and off a few times, engaged brakes with engine running and not running. Whatever fault it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By izzy's
'04 1150 GS, ABS problem

Speaking for a friend of mine.
The bike is an '04 1150 GS with 2350 miles on it. It has been in storage the last 8 years in the Seattle, WA area. We have changed all the fluids, changed tires, new...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By izzy's
Mr. Gone

I'm 6'0, 175 lbs..
Your offer to try yours on is very nice however if you can compare my size to you and recommend a size that will probably be sufficient.
If you happen to be in West Little Rock...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By izzy's
BMW ProRain 3

Will this suit fit comfortably over a riding jacket with armor? When the rain starts and you are on the side of the road how fast and how easy is it to get on?
Izzy
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,886
Posted By izzy's
seurity

A friend of mine who is big into guns keeps an EMPTY holster strapped in a very visible location on his 1150 GS. It may not stop everyone but I'm sure there are people that wonder who is riding this...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By izzy's
Interesting post, maybe not for everyone

To me this is an interesting post and ADV Rider is a good audience to present it to.
I've ridden to or through Moab about a dozen times over the last 7-8 years from Little Rock, Arkansas on a BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,731
Posted By izzy's
A-b

Point a to point b you are 100% correct.
It is voluntary detour/excursions that will put more distance between gas sources.
The station opening at 9:00 a.m. Cost me 200 miles that day.
You...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,731
Posted By izzy's
Do it !

Normally when you want/need a little extra gas it is not in a situation that you are hitting the curves aggressive or on a rough unpaved situation, it is in a long desolate stretch where gas stations...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-29-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,085
Posted By izzy's
Tamales Little Rock

Thought I'd jump in and toot our own horn.
In Little Rock, Arkansas we own Izzy's Restaurant (since 1985) and have been making hot tamales for over 25 years. To my knowledge we sell more tamales...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By izzy's
torque

When I cannot find toque value on something I just determine what the torque is before I loosen everything. Kind of "reverse torqification process". (yes you are welcome to use this term). It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,866
Posted By izzy's
the club

Welcome to the club OP. If you own an 1150 GS or GSA you will eventually become a member.
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By izzy's
Lake Superior loop

Did it about 6 years ago in the middle of summer. Rode to Duluth from Little Rock, Arkansas. From Duluth up and back around to the to the UP of Michigan took 1 1/2 days. Didn't make the entire...
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