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Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
It truly sucks, but my bike is for sale :(:

It truly sucks, but my bike is for sale :(:
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
Anyone have any idea why the title of this thread...

Anyone have any idea why the title of this thread (started by me) was changed from "BMW R1200R" to "2011 BMW R1200R"

Weird, since I titled the thread with a broad discussion of the R1200R model...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
Looking forward to some pics - no better feeling...

Looking forward to some pics - no better feeling than getting a new(ish) bike!

- Scott
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
There's some investigative work going on over at...

There's some investigative work going on over at r1200r.org - seems that the pic may be a photoshop job:

http://www.r1200r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=21425&sid=9b4683c466327f366d46a2cb3376c81e
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,077
Posted By staves
Congratulations! You're going to love the bike -...

Congratulations! You're going to love the bike - I adore mine. I put an Akra exhaust and Hyperpro suspension on and it's very close to perfect. Enjoy.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,219
Posted By staves
Held Rainstorm

I have the Held Rainstorm gloves and can wear them with heated grips through the end of Nov. in Chicago. They are $50 cheaper than the Warm and Dry gloves through Held USA. The Rainstorm gloves also...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
Thanks, I've looked through your blog previously...

Thanks, I've looked through your blog previously - you've done some amazing touring.

I have no complaints about the Airhawk and stock seat combo for longer rides, though I'd have to say that your...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
I've heard a few clips of Rs without the muffler...

I've heard a few clips of Rs without the muffler and they sound surprisingly good. I was expecting some serious racket.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
Maybe muscular isn't the best description for the...

Maybe muscular isn't the best description for the GS - how about rugged? The R12R strikes me as being a very refined ride. The boxer engine does seem a great match for the roadster.

Agreed,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
Actually, the short sport screen was great at up...

Actually, the short sport screen was great at up to 85 mph. Then again, I'm used to a Speed Triple. :wink:

I do like the Scout setup, though.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 163,838
Posted By staves
Bmw R1200R

I thought long and hard about what bike I wanted after spinal surgery earlier this year. My '03 Speed Triple was a brilliant ride, but my neck was killing me after a few short miles - the suspension...
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By staves
U-Ship

I've used U-Ship several times, no complaints. Make sure to read the customer reviews for the shippers who bid on your shipment. Most shipments come out between $350-$500.

www.uship.com
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By staves
Tyre

You might also want to try the Tyre application. It uses Google Maps within the application and transfers the gpx file directly to your GPS. I tried it today and it worked flawlessly.

Download at:...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By staves
Held

Held "Steve" gloves have been working well for me for the past couple of years. The thin kangaroo skin palms allow great sense of contact and they are wearing very well. Expensive, but worth it. I...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,653
Posted By staves
In the U.S., Lowes sells it.

In the U.S., Lowes sells it.
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By staves
u-Ship

I just had yet another successful, cost-saving experience with u-Ship. I'll continue using that service.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By staves
Try posting something on r1200r.org...

Try posting something on r1200r.org (http://r1200r.org/) if you haven't already. But I'm sure someone will come along here soon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By staves
Yup, fly and ride, 2 up from Richmond to Chicago....

Yup, fly and ride, 2 up from Richmond to Chicago. The bike is a 2007 R1200R, full set of system cases (top case with back rest) and a Corbin seat. We may bring along sheep skins or Air Hawk pads.
...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By staves
I only wish space and money would allow more than...

I only wish space and money would allow more than one bike in the stable. I'd be happy having your old Uly, my Speed Triple and an R1200R side by side : )

I'm really looking forward to this ride...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By staves
Hey Tim, great to hear from you! Did you sell the...

Hey Tim, great to hear from you! Did you sell the KTM? I'm picking up an '07 R1200R.

Thanks for the route tips, I really appreciate it.

Best, Scott
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By staves
Richmond, VA to Chicago, IL - routes?

I also posted this in Trip Planning, but I'd like to enlist some regional experts for advice.

My girlfriend and I are going to Richmond, VA in a few weeks to pick up a bike and ride back to...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By staves
Richmond, VA to Chicago, IL - routes?

My girlfriend and I are going to Richmond, VA in a few weeks to pick up a bike and ride back to Chicago.

I've never ridden in the area before and, obviously, there are some epic roads to be found....
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,890
Posted By staves
Hawk

Try Randy at Hawk for your muffler needs. I had him mod a stock Uly can and was thrilled with the results. Quite a loud, lovely, deep sound. He's also a very knowledgeable Buell guy:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By staves
http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle_roadtest/ten_...

http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle_roadtest/ten_best_bikes_2010
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,365
Posted By staves
That's some hot sh*t right there. Makes my back...

That's some hot sh*t right there. Makes my back hurt just looking at it, though.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By staves
I've been using the service for six months or so....

I've been using the service for six months or so. My only gripe is that the text transcripts are always garbled and unintelligible. And no, the callers are not drunk.

Of course, you can send the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,004
Posted By staves
Can't help you with specific year details, but I...

Can't help you with specific year details, but I learned on and rode a 2001 XT225 as my first bike and loved it.

Glad you picked the XT over a Hayabusa!
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By staves
I bought a couple of pairs of those a few years...

I bought a couple of pairs of those a few years ago and still wear them all the time. They're called Pac-Mocs from Technica. Mine are fabric, but they were also available in suede.

The downside...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,591
Posted By staves
I got a nearly new pair of Daytona Road Star GTX...

I got a nearly new pair of Daytona Road Star GTX on eBay for $79. Does that count?

Absolutely the most comfortable, best made boots I've ever had.

Through Helimot in the U.S. they're going...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 78,389
Posted By staves
July Motorcyclist

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TA_299tOc0I/AAAAAAAABmY/CUP5tbLGXsM/s800/Tuareg%20Motocyclist.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,272
Posted By staves
I'm trying to figure out how to get my medical...

I'm trying to figure out how to get my medical insurance to cover the purchase price :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,315
Posted By staves
If you meant "now" where can I buy one: ...

If you meant "now" where can I buy one:

http://www.cbtimports.com/
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,442
Posted By staves
:clap Thanks for the responses so far. This...

:clap

Thanks for the responses so far. This is exactly what I need to start my search.

Best, Scott
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By staves
HB racks

Eurotech distributes HB products in the U.S. According to their site, they have 1 set of HB racks for the Capo, $317:

http://www.eurotechmotorsports.com/forms/MyBike.cfm?do=query&q_producttype=46C
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,442
Posted By staves
Help choosing torque wrench

Well, I'm slowly building up a decent selection of tools. One item I need to upgrade is my torque wrench. I know they go from $10 to a million bucks - what I'd like are a few suggestions of a...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 200,108
Posted By staves
ABS models for sale in U.S.?

I've noticed mostly '02-'03 Capos for sale. What I'm interested in is an ABS model, new or used in the U.S.

Anyone have any leads? Thanks in advance.

- Scott
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By staves
CLASS Reg Pridmore's school

Although I haven't attended, Reg Pridmore's CLASS school/track days are supposed to be excellent and have instruction geared toward track noobs and above. He specializes on skills learned at the...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By staves
Axo?

You might want to add Axo boots to your list (no affiliation). I don't own any but have read positive reports. $180-ish

http://www.axo.com/Main/default/ProductsDetail.aspx?id=31406
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By staves
I was recently shopping for Rukka gear and found...

I was recently shopping for Rukka gear and found great selection and prices at Biker Land in Germany, biker-land.de

Can give you a report yet, but I should be receiving my AiRoad jacket soon!
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By staves
Try Mike at Trophy Motorcycle Apparel. He's a...

Try Mike at Trophy Motorcycle Apparel. He's a U.S. Rukka dealer and may have a lead on sending your gear to Rukka for repairs.

http://www.trophycycleapparel.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
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