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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 29,960
Posted By UFObuster
OLD riders...

....just finished a summer ride.
Wilmington NC to Graham County in western NC. No, not the 'tail of the dragon' fake adventure tour...a real ride.

...after Joyce Kilmer and at the intersection...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,249
Posted By UFObuster
Get over it... 47 years of riding....I...

Get over it...

47 years of riding....I dropped my GSA two days ago...

Shit happens
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By UFObuster
A special shout out to IronHorse MC lodge

Is this allowed in this forum? Move if necessary.
I spent my first trip in years of riding at the Iron Horse in Stechoa, NC last week.
I could not have been more impressed with the cordiality,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,797
Posted By UFObuster
Not Zen or Motorcycles.

To reiterate...the author claims no attempt to teach Zen or motorcycle maintenance.
In fact, I suspect many posters have failed to read it (and confessed) or
simply did not read it well enough to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,797
Posted By UFObuster
Never claimed as a book about Zen

and another poster's quote:
"But I have friends who have studied Zen Buddhism from authentic experts, and they assure me that the Zen part is just as inaccurate and misleading as the bike stuff, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By UFObuster
Cramp buster

..satisfied with this.
Cheap.
Relaxing.
Keeping your fingers on the throttle always anyway.
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By UFObuster
The fit (shape of your head is the most...

The fit (shape of your head is the most important).
DS helmets that I know about have some element of a visor built onto them.
I have the Shoei Hornet. Behind my GSA windscreen, I can tolerate...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,363
Posted By UFObuster
Agree to previous post: ultra light isn't really...

Agree to previous post: ultra light isn't really a big deal on a motorcycle; not
like a hiker needs; and ultra light means ultra dollars.

Also, two person tents are small...but after spending...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,772
Posted By UFObuster
tent solutions:

Lots of good suggestions.
Consider adding a tarp.
Carry your fav 2 person tent. Small and light; however, getting confined to
one in bad weather for any length of time is not fun.
I ALSO carry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By UFObuster
Blondie!

..bought a 1200gs adventure last year.
fell over several times getting used to the extreme seat height.

So, the bike's name is Blondie....she goes down easier than
a Frisian whore...

:rofl
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 41,949
Posted By UFObuster
!! Canon S100 !!

About the size of a deck of cards.
Processor similar or identical to the DSLR cameras.
Easy to use with gloves on.

I bought a zipper pouch for it with a carabiner attached. clips onto outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,374
Posted By UFObuster
Laugh Not trailer shy.

I'm in Wilmington, NC and enjoy trips to various parts of the Blue Ridge.
It has simply become BORING to ride thru the coastal plain of NC to get to
the mountains some 5 to 7 hr (if non-stop) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By UFObuster
ok!!

I do so love the bitchy attitude on the inmates here!! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By UFObuster
GSA service question...time vs milage.

New 1200GSA in June 2012. :nod Nice!
Did break in service around 500 miles in July 2012.
Current miles are around 4250 miles now on July 2, 2013.
Computer clock tells me to service now....the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,215
Posted By UFObuster
sargent seats

Have not tried Corbin; however, I really needed some lowering of my position.
Discussed this with Sargent and confirmed that the "standard" seat did not sacrifice padding and was still 1 and 1/8...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By UFObuster
R1150R Any Women on this bike?

My GF wants to get a bike. She has ridden small bikes (250ish) but it was
12-15 years ago. Recently did the MSF and passed first try. She rides
often with me two-up on a GS Adventure.

Have...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 291,856
Posted By UFObuster
dr650....

..interest in this thread leads to question: how tall is Fey?
The dr650 is attractive...stock bike: who is riding and how tall?
thanks..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 34,113
Posted By UFObuster
...actors and a script...

"It was just another tv show with a script for the drama needed, a couple of actors and a support crew. Clearly it did make make a lot of middle aged men run out and buy a big Adventure bike and all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 34,113
Posted By UFObuster
Good points...

...and well made films...
I have no argument with that...good job!...
This thread was questioning the validity of the LWR/LWD films...

I genuinely liked them BECAUSE they were not pressing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By UFObuster
lowered suspension.

I had an '06 1200GS that had been lowered for the first owner.
Reminder: you will need to alter the side stand and the center stand in addition to changing shocks.

I liked it short but always...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By UFObuster
weight on rack..

I suppose the 10 pound limit stated above actually describes the carry load of the Vario top box.
On the GS, it requires a mounting bracket. I've seen you-tube clips where the top box breaks free...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 34,113
Posted By UFObuster
Thank you...

to Offcamber.....for illustrating my point from previous post...
"wanna come along" to "the ChangThang"...with music sound-track, etc....
...please, let's let the testosterone thing just die...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 34,113
Posted By UFObuster
Can you say Macho?

:nod"All good fun, I own both DVD;s from the Long Way series. i enjoy them again and again. And I'm willing to not take myself too seriously. ":nod

I liked and own the DVDs, too. The characters...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By UFObuster
Rear bag

Had a '06 GS with OEM panniers and top box. The top box was handy but made getting on/off difficult.
Also, I did not particularly like the looks of a top box.

In June, traded for a '12 GSA....
Forum: Trip Planning 10-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,201
Posted By UFObuster
Smaller = better

I use the Wunderlich bag -- small size. Can't remember if the model has a name. In my experience, when
any luggage gets larger, it becomes more difficult to find things. Small bags are handy for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,215
Posted By UFObuster
Blondy

...traded my shortened '06 R1200GS to a stock sized brand new R1200GSA in June.
Having to adjust to several more inches of seat height, I fell over a few times.:eek1
Since she is the Alpine...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,557
Posted By UFObuster
ditto...Canon S100 (or S95)

+1 !

And copied from my post in another thread:

I've always owned SLRs, both film and digital. Experimented with some compacts: Canon G3 and G9. Tried an S80, too.
Still have the big DSLR,...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By UFObuster
ditto...Canon S100

I've always owned SLRs, both film and digital. Experimented with some compacts: Canon G3 and G9. Tried an
S80, too.
Still have the big DSLR, but my favorite is now the Canon S100. It has a great...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,644
Posted By UFObuster
...alternatives to "porch"

Surprised that no one has mentioned the REI half-dome 2+. An expanded version of the half-dome 2.
Small, light...important if you ride 2-up. Two entrances, 2 vestibules.
AND if you really want a...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By UFObuster
Jackets and pants--opinions

1) Is the new re-design of the Kilimanjaro 3/4 jacket (First Gear) better than the previous design?
I think it changed for 2011.
The liner is no longer designed to use as a "destination" garment....
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,209
Posted By UFObuster
Thanks, everyone for considerate replies. I...

Thanks, everyone for considerate replies.
I ordered the Wolfman medium size dry duffle.
Your picks helped.
It appears that it may fit on the luggage rack extension and still leave the pillion seat...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,209
Posted By UFObuster
Thanks for sharing that... ..that's a very...

Thanks for sharing that...
..that's a very sleek ride with bags, top box and no panniers....I'm impressed you can get yourself and
some camping gear in the space...
..if you had panniers, you'd...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,209
Posted By UFObuster
SIZE of rear bag...what works?

Outfitting a new GSA with BMW aluminum panniers. Measured this and that....can't visualize the real deal.
I want to use a soft dry bag and not a top case.
Wolfman Expedition (or equivalents) look...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,092
Posted By UFObuster
I picked up my new GSA on June 16 in Raleigh,...

I picked up my new GSA on June 16 in Raleigh, NC....
Identical color...
I pondered that color issue a long time. I traded in an '06 GS, magenta red....liked it, thinking I would stay with the red....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,862
Posted By UFObuster
really safer?

THAT is the question. The stats are most certainly weighted to cars...
Is it really that same much safer for bikes?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,862
Posted By UFObuster
Avoiding interstates? or not?

In NC, I-40 from Wilmington up to Greensboro and Winston Salem is a bear.
To avoid the cell-phone talkers, quick lane changers, cages riding up my tail pipe, and boredom, I've been staying clear and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By UFObuster
Oil changes

Maintainance schedule only requires changes every 6k miles. Does anyone do more often? Will 6k between changes really be ok?
(already looked for some threads on this).
Thanks for responding in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By UFObuster
Yea, right....I'm not planning any gnarly dirt...

Yea, right....I'm not planning any gnarly dirt biking at my age; done enuf faceplants on my bicycle. Really only looking for some single track packed dirt, gravel, open field and road use. I want to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By UFObuster
To learn some off-road..

Long term 'cyclist all on road bikes (many years on a bmw r80r). I've rejoined the boxer crowd with a nice, lightly used, R1200GS. I'm over 60 now and don't plan on experimenting much to learn...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,597
Posted By UFObuster
..lite travel...

I like your idea. But it needs more thought. Simplicity and convenience are tops. Being an old sailboater (5 years living aboard), I'm no stranger to cramped spaces, but when I started being a...
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