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Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,672
Posted By majorhavok
Bikes are a pain to wash

I hate washing bikes. Cars are so much easier because of all of flat surfaces. Bikes require so much more detail if you actually want them "Clean"

Now if you just want to get it "Pretty clean"...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,712
Posted By majorhavok
Don't have that problem, maybe check out my windscreen

I had big noise and buffeting problems with my last bike. I bought my '08 r12gs used and the original owner had put on a two position adjustable ztechnik windshield. I'm 5'9 but most of it is in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,142
Posted By majorhavok
All sounds familiar

I thought I would toss my experiences in.. I picked up a used '08 1200gs about a little over a month ago and I have been experiencing a different amount of shaking when warming up. Sometimes it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By majorhavok
Thanks! Actually the Spot device is on my "to...

Thanks! Actually the Spot device is on my "to buy" list. I'm going to go again in the next few weeks minus the cargo, but plus some provisions.. This isn't a monster trail, but it certainly warrants...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By majorhavok
If you GPS to the city of Silverado, CA you will...

If you GPS to the city of Silverado, CA you will eventually end up on Santiago Canyon road. Turn on to Silverado canyon road (only goes one way from Santiago..) and follow it all the way back to the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By majorhavok
Yup.. saw it. Looked like a right side profile of...

Yup.. saw it. Looked like a right side profile of an old droopy face in the rocks up the hill.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By majorhavok
Nice!

Sounds like you are and I are in about the same position. I too am just getting back into riding and I liked your pics. Looks like a great ride! :1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By majorhavok
Wink 1200 gs on Santiago Canyon/Maple Springs trail up saddleback

I intended to take a short local drive, but it ended up turning into a bit of a trip. The GS is new to me, and if I'd have known what I was getting myself into.. I would have let my wife know where I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By majorhavok
New(to me) 1200gs toy..

I had a new 2012 F800GS on order with all the trimmings, but made the mistake of riding a used loaded 1200gs.. Never thought about the F8gs again..

I will post more pics later, but this is my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,169
Posted By majorhavok
Awesome!

That looks fantastic! I was just commenting about not liking the look of the blue transition coming off the headers.

I will have to look into the $$ for this. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
Wink Hmmm.. seems I was a bit premature.. in my post.

Well thanks for all the feedback, it was fun.. but the funniest thing happened today. I have ridden the f800GS and loved it. I thought it was great.. but it seems that I should have also ridden a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,226
Posted By majorhavok
Hate to sound like a HD guy.... but if you don't see it...

Yanno.. I have this bike on order.. and I just looked and found this pic today..

http://www.motor.nl/nieuws/17923-nieuwe-kleuren-voor-bmw.html

But I tell you what.. I thouroughly checked out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
I don't know.. weed has an unusual effect and...

I don't know.. weed has an unusual effect and makes me "twitchy" in general and that's why I stay away from it.. Now Captain Morgan private stock... that makes EVERYTHING smooth. :1drink

I will...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,815
Posted By majorhavok
I have had a few zippos and have some moronic...

I have had a few zippos and have some moronic zippo lighter tricks to show for it. :)

Zippos are a quality lighter, but they aren't exactly windproof(despite the claim.. they blow out relatively...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
Yeh Yeh, I want to know! Tell me! In over...

Yeh Yeh, I want to know! Tell me!

In over my head describes me pretty well actually.

FYI, The first five pics were very good, but there was something wrong with #6. No bike or even...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,599
Posted By majorhavok
Exactly! Big +1 on everything you said. ...

Exactly! Big +1 on everything you said.

Try out as much as you can and find what boot/sock combo you will actually use. And as for the protection, it IS relative. One type of protection is...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,815
Posted By majorhavok
Yup..

+1 on that.

Actually I do think what someone said in a previous post was the best idea. Buy the REI torch case thingy for $20 bucks and maybe bring a mini-bic if you are worried. Seriously, that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By majorhavok
Question Ahhh.. They said: BMW - Vehicle...

Ahhh.. They said:

BMW - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Decoder

<TABLE><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD>http://www.bmwarchiv.de/img/seite_vin_decoder.jpg
</TD><TD>BMW VIN-Decoder für alle BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By majorhavok
Laugh True. Great minds think alike and apparently so...

True. Great minds think alike and apparently so do we. Which means you could also have failed to read a later reply before saying much the same. :D

But lets be honest here. I said it better. :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
Good question.. every day I wait I ask it again....

Good question.. every day I wait I ask it again. I still don't have a good answer.. I'm sure I could probably find a bike that also had the features I think I want... even if it's not in the newest...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,217
Posted By majorhavok
Thumb So in the long run the Hornet is another street...

So in the long run the Hornet is another street helmet.

It does look cool though and is mandatory for ADV posing.[/QUOTE]

That much is obvious.. :rofl

I'm leaning towards the Arai because...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Wow, that's seriously deep.. I should pause for a...

Wow, that's seriously deep.. I should pause for a while and think deep thoughts..

Unfortunately there is a limit to my budget so I won't be doing any world tours and trying to play catchup with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Hey.. speaking of witty remarks.. I have more...

Hey.. speaking of witty remarks.. I have more than 10 posts and therefore I'm not a nOOB anymore. You've failed your heinous.. I'm an adventurer.. (tosses lightsaber aside) like my father before...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Insert something witty here.

Insert something witty here.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Thanks! After all, It's not my fault that...

Thanks! After all, It's not my fault that manufacturers haven't figured out how to properly size mid-sections for american sizes...

Okay.. I'm waiting for the one dude who has a 6-pack past 30...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
It's five now man:norton.. There's nothing more...

It's five now man:norton.. There's nothing more important in the world than my bike purchase.. keep up with the countdown please.. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
Then you feel my pain in waiting!!!!! :freakyI'm...

Then you feel my pain in waiting!!!!! :freakyI'm so desperate to get back on two wheels I found myself envious of a HD rider today.. this is pretty bad. :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Talking Oh, yeah, if you want to show the world you like...

Oh, yeah, if you want to show the world you like ADVrider, buy a $1300 KLIM ill fitting knock off jacket. :deal :lol3[/QUOTE]

With my beer drinking country physique, all brands are ill-fitting....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Well thats good to know what you would do. But...

Well thats good to know what you would do. But that's not what I asked or the thread topic. :evil

BTW, your point is well taken and I mostly agree. Luckily, gear can be purchased one piece at a...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,217
Posted By majorhavok
Ahhh, I hadn't seen the IS-MAX. That's another...

Ahhh, I hadn't seen the IS-MAX. That's another option to consider. The visor and at high speed as well as the buffeting when turning your head with the traditional "pointed" offroad and most DS...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,217
Posted By majorhavok
I get that it's supposed to do both, but I guess...

I get that it's supposed to do both, but I guess I was overlooking the occasional need to use the helmet in conjunction with goggles. If you are trying to do some serious trailriding I guess not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
Hmmm.. that is almost certainly the first upgrade...

Hmmm.. that is almost certainly the first upgrade I plan on doing. Except for maybe ditching the "low" seat option for something more comfortable. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Wow.. didn't think I'd see cordura, nylon and...

Wow.. didn't think I'd see cordura, nylon and other common textiles with a different brand that made BMW look almost cheap...

I can see the conversation now.. "But honey the $1300 jacket...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Ok, I get that. What I'm looking for are...

Ok, I get that. What I'm looking for are experienced opinions on what should or at least could be changed/upgraded even if it's precautionary. I am actually reassured that I am only seeing a few...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Well that's reassuring. I should ignore the "what...

Well that's reassuring. I should ignore the "what problems you are having" post until I have something to add to it I guess..


Oh and after seeing the pricing on the BMW riding equipment.. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,217
Posted By majorhavok
Question Dual sport helmet.. gimick or necessity?

Ok, I see these DS helmets and I'm wondering what the point is? I get that it's a hybrid with the flip visor like a street helmet, and the sun visor like a dirtbike/offroad helmet.. but what's really...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
Do you remember how much $$ it was? I'd prefer to...

Do you remember how much $$ it was? I'd prefer to use BMW parts whenever possible unless the price is just astronomical.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,281
Posted By majorhavok
[QUOTE=Gangplank;16569408]Love my graphite 2009. ...

[QUOTE=Gangplank;16569408]Love my graphite 2009.
I put the hepco Becker crash bars on & BMW heavy duty skid plate + hand guards.

This is the day I bought it:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,192
Posted By majorhavok
Question Damnit.. I bought a BMW to avoid "doohickeys"

Ok, it seems there are certain problems regardless of what bike you buy. In the last week or so I have compiled a certain list of things that are known problems with the bikes right away.

Can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,310
Posted By majorhavok
Yeh, or maybe I shouldn't have been on ADV rider...

Yeh, or maybe I shouldn't have been on ADV rider at work.. :evil

The pics may have been blocked by my company, and I thought the link was dead because I just saw the red x boxs instead of pics. I...
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