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Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By motogaz
Awesome!! Based on your advice I've switched some...

Awesome!! Based on your advice I've switched some things around, I have 4 days to get to Glacier to meet my Girlfriend, 5 days with her, then 7 days to get back... so it makes sence to go straight to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By motogaz
Great Lake to Big Sky

I've always wanted to see Glacier and go on a long distance ride... So I'm doing them together and I start this Saturday. From Sheboygan Wisconsin, the shores of Lake Michigan to the far side of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,932
Posted By motogaz
No matter what bike your drooling over, you will...

No matter what bike your drooling over, you will find a lot of negative posts online for it. Don't sweat it, just get it and your only regret will be waiting.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By motogaz
How's the seat?

How's the seat?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-29-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 130,720
Posted By motogaz
I think I have my choices narrowed to Sargent and...

I think I have my choices narrowed to Sargent and Corbin... I would get the low version...

Comfort is my number one priority, but looks is a very close second. How comfortable are Sargent after...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By motogaz
Favorite local stores / vendors / dealers in my areas

Im having a hard time finding a good place to shop for touring/adv gear for me or my bike. Thought it might be a good idea to find out who everyone likes and why in the Midwest.

I'm looking for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,410
Posted By motogaz
Can you take pictures of the install process? ...

Can you take pictures of the install process? And please let me know what you think after riding it.... Thanks!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,598,193
Posted By motogaz
I like this video of a f800gs riding through the...

I like this video of a f800gs riding through the snow near the arctic circle in Alaska....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v9szeef7Ho&sns=em
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Thanks for helping with the buyer remorse! ...

Thanks for helping with the buyer remorse!

Should be hear on Friday. Forecast calls for rain on Saturday, which will make me feel a little better about spending some quality time in the garage...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Cool2 The adventure of this noob continues. After much...

The adventure of this noob continues. After much debating and stress I've selected my panniers! I gave caribou, touratech, metal mule and Jesse a close look... Even considered getting a rack from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,812
Views: 2,598,193
Posted By motogaz
Just picked mine up on Saturday, I've taken it a...

Just picked mine up on Saturday, I've taken it a little further than the backyard... here is what my dog has to say about it ------>
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,718
Posted By motogaz
Just checked, not available for kindle (which you...

Just checked, not available for kindle (which you can read on iPad and iPhone).

I guess this was a pile of non-information.

There are places online to get illegal downloads of books, I'll have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Haha! Didn't think of that.... Note the...

Haha! Didn't think of that.... Note the aggressive sitting and shiting positions
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
The journey of a noob

Here she is, and this is what my dog thinks of her:
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,718
Posted By motogaz
What do you guys make of this? Is this a copy of...

What do you guys make of this? Is this a copy of the real BMW DVD for $10?
...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By motogaz
Question Advise on extended warranties

I'm about to buy a used f800gs on saturday and I'm taking chitown's advise and purchasing an extended warranty. Either way I win, whether the bike is great and doesn't need a repair for three years...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,819
Posted By motogaz
So what's the resolution?? :ear Can you...

So what's the resolution?? :ear

Can you attach pics of your balanced system, part list and install info?? It would be a huge help for this noob.

Also, how much does it suck to not have a...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By motogaz
Find an REI store and pay a visit. You can set...

Find an REI store and pay a visit. You can set them up and take them down in the store and the staff is usually really good. I've have two REI branded tents and they weathered some awesome storms. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,100
Posted By motogaz
I love smartwool socks (merino wool), but are...

I love smartwool socks (merino wool), but are about $15-25 per pair! I buy mine at sierratradingpost.com for a third that. Hint: join their mailing list and get coupons for an additional 20% to 40%...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By motogaz
Luggage - is this better than hard and soft?

Opinion seeking: :ear I'm thinking about taking steel cages (imagine a dog cage but the size of panniers, top loading) and mounting them to each side of my bike. In the cages I would put waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,223
Posted By motogaz
On sale for $170, can you find a better price? ...

On sale for $170, can you find a better price? http://www.revzilla.com/product/tour-master-epic-jacket

The liner is waterproof? Stupid question: does that mean the outer layer is not?

The...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,477
Posted By motogaz
Can you find a ducati dealer, they practically...

Can you find a ducati dealer, they practically have to sell dainese? If they don't have the model you like, maybe you can find the size. They may be able to order it too and handle customs for you.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,477
Posted By motogaz
I have a ducati leather jacket made by dainese......

I have a ducati leather jacket made by dainese... Size 50

I'm 5'9" and my weight varies between 155 and 160 pounds, and I'm satisfied with the fit, comfortable with a t-shirt but can get away with...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,302
Posted By motogaz
Just go to REI, they will take care of you. I...

Just go to REI, they will take care of you. I own two backpacking tents made by REI and I love them. They get awards from backpacker magazine and cost less, some of their innovations are actually...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By motogaz
Nice project, unfortunately I don't have any of...

Nice project, unfortunately I don't have any of the fancy tools you listed. :wink:
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 124,695
Posted By motogaz
Any chance at a custom sticker? I was thinking...

Any chance at a custom sticker? I was thinking of a design that outlines the BMW badge in a circle with flames shooting off towards the back, as if its going super fast.

I'd prefer the stickers...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 35,816
Posted By motogaz
Sweet info! This is why I participate in...

Sweet info! This is why I participate in advrider.com Thanks!!

Anyone in the Midwest adding roads to this thing? Or am I going to do it all on my own?? :ear

Edit: I just created a login...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,925
Posted By motogaz
Put me down as a definite maybe, if nothing else...

Put me down as a definite maybe, if nothing else it should be a fun project while the snow melts here in Wisconsin.

Two reasons why I'm not adding myself to the definte buy list at this point:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,161
Posted By motogaz
Question A noob here. In fact I won't even be getting my...

A noob here. In fact I won't even be getting my bike until next Saturday from the dealer. It's a BMW f800gs... Do you think a noob like me and my bike can tag along without getting in the way? Got...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
I'm going to ride the TWAT hard. Wait, what did...

I'm going to ride the TWAT hard. Wait, what did I just type? Oh man. :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
ack... no need for the flea market. :) Send me...

ack... no need for the flea market. :) Send me a PM with info and pics. I only live 2 hours north of you (if you're in Chicago at the moment) and could pick them up.

What are you replacing them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Okay, not only do I feel like a nOOb, but now I...

Okay, not only do I feel like a nOOb, but now I feel very uncool! :lol3 What the hell does that mean? TWAT RR ??

Thanks for all the camera advice, you guys have made this site a great resource!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
I'm going to follow your advice, And get some...

I'm going to follow your advice, And get some sort of warranty...

thanks for the pic and reminder how cold it's here in Wisconsin in march. What camera would u recommend for someone not inspiring...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Thanks! I'm pretty excited! I'm convinced the...

Thanks! I'm pretty excited! I'm convinced the sudden turn in weather is my fault, it's been snowing for 2 or 3 days since I made the decision to purchase. It's going to be 20 some degrees on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Thanks for the advice and sorry you didn't have a...

Thanks for the advice and sorry you didn't have a better experience with a BMW. Do you regret it now?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Thanks Erling... I probably should have gone the...

Thanks Erling... I probably should have gone the route you suggested, but we already agreed to $9000 including both stock seats. Nothing is signed yet (dealer has a sold sign on it), but I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
warranty question

I talked with the dealer, he thinks the bmw extended warranty is going to cost around $1000, he hasn't sold one in 3 years. So he's looking into it.

$1000! I would rather spend that money on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Thanks Joel! I think I'm going to get the...

Thanks Joel! I think I'm going to get the extended warranty as Chi recommended. I assume these parts (except battery) would be covered?

I will have to ask about the warranty records! Good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
It's the yellow that I've been hunting for, glad...

It's the yellow that I've been hunting for, glad to hear its the fast one! :wink:

From your advice, I think I will get the extended warranty. I've been reading your posts since I joined...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By motogaz
Cool2 Thanks for the advice! The dealer is selling the...

Thanks for the advice! The dealer is selling the bike on consignment for the current owner. The story is she went to Florida to help her mother through some health issues and met a guy down there...
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