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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 23,155
Posted By laukkanen
is anyone heading up to this the morning of? ...

is anyone heading up to this the morning of? I'm thinking of joining this last minute and would be coming up from the greenwich, ct area so if anyone heading up from NYC metro area tomorrow morning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 70,228
Posted By laukkanen
never have run on my bike- did once in my car...

never have run on my bike- did once in my car when I was a bit younger and my judgment was lacking...

1am on a very remote highway (2 lane each side, not well lit at all) and was doing about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,035
Posted By laukkanen
for those familiar with the terrain up there,...

for those familiar with the terrain up there, will a r12gs with tourances run into some issues on the D/S course?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,035
Posted By laukkanen
I'm thinking of going up for the ride. just...

I'm thinking of going up for the ride. just moved back to this area after a few years in TX and I've been looking for some trail opportunities.

If you are riding up you'll likely go right by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,222
Posted By laukkanen
I think you guys scared him off- oh well, one...

I think you guys scared him off- oh well, one less 'rider' (i think he was really a lower case rider) to listen to about how he's finally gotten rid of his chicken strips
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By laukkanen
I just installed a DDM kit two weeks ago and did...

I just installed a DDM kit two weeks ago and did not receive the part you have a picture of in the original post.

As for the white washer, remove it- once you unscrew the bulb container,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By laukkanen
If your low beam is aimed properly you won't be...

If your low beam is aimed properly you won't be blinding oncoming traffic with a HID low-beam, much like low beam HID lights on cars don't blind you. I find the extra light wonderful on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By laukkanen
I ultimately did both the low and high beams. ...

I ultimately did both the low and high beams. Initially I just did the low beam to test it out, then after seeing the difference did the high beam the following night.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By laukkanen
is this the sheet you are looking for? ...

is this the sheet you are looking for?

http://www.whybike.com/images/cost_of_operation_motorcycle.xls


quick little google search put me on that one.. includes:
<table...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,324
Posted By laukkanen
current place I live: Houston, TX why it...

current place I live: Houston, TX

why it sucks for dual-sport: real lack of interesting places to ride here unless you're willing to put in 4-5hr+ on the slab to get to it.


where I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By laukkanen
give the slim ballast ones a shot. I installed...

give the slim ballast ones a shot. I installed the 55w slim kit ( http://www.ddmtuning.com/index.php?p=product&id=107&parent=61 ) on my '09 R1200GS last week- no LAMPF, just a lot more light :)
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By laukkanen
I don't see why not... a mini-AC that runs off...

I don't see why not... a mini-AC that runs off bike power that blows into your jacket doesn't sound particularly complicated. I'm not sure how I'd feel about actually using one though! the best...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By laukkanen
I haven't had to replace the o-ring in mine yet...

I haven't had to replace the o-ring in mine yet but I think your best bet is just snag whatever is closest and test it out. I wouldn't be too concerned about an incredibly precise fit there, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,222
Posted By laukkanen
such a lowercase rider... :D I cheat and...

such a lowercase rider... :D

I cheat and live in TX right now so I can ride throughout the winter- it gets a little chilly, high 30s low 40s, but nothing crazy. I guess that makes me a RIdeR ?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,777
Posted By laukkanen
I ordered the 55w slim ballast kit from DDM last...

I ordered the 55w slim ballast kit from DDM last friday from their website and it was delivered yesterday. I went with the 6000K bulb in an attempt to match the color of my Micro DE xenon auxiliary...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,369
Posted By laukkanen
R3 is due out in march- seems dealers are trying...

R3 is due out in march- seems dealers are trying to liquidate what supply of the R2P they have left.

I cannot speak specifically for desert racing but in TX summers with vents open and a...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,652
Posted By laukkanen
Nalgene still makes their flasks: ...

Nalgene still makes their flasks:

http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=61

but 350ml probably isn't exactly what you're looking for. Perhaps a small petrol canister would fit...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,665
Posted By laukkanen
If the width on the ZegaPros is too wide, so are...

If the width on the ZegaPros is too wide, so are the regular MM and the BMW Adventure cases. ZegaPro= 40'', MM = 39.75'', BMW = 39.25''.

If you are really hurting by that width you can pay up for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 25,088
Posted By laukkanen
there is nothing like the smack of the vihta on...

there is nothing like the smack of the vihta on your back and the smell of Karhu poured over the rocks after a long day there!

amazing pictures, great video, makes me miss Saarenkylä!

out of...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By laukkanen
a keen observation :eek1

a keen observation :eek1
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By laukkanen
big thumbs up for the D10, i replaced a powershot...

big thumbs up for the D10, i replaced a powershot 750 with it. totally waterproof and multiple ways to attach it where you want so you can just let it drop out of your hand without worry (takes a...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By laukkanen
geez I hope I'm not older than most on here... ...

geez I hope I'm not older than most on here...

my thought was to try and take over deadhorse in a one-man military-type raid. I'm outfitting my GS with all sorts of fun little things (caltrops,...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By laukkanen
Well my thought is that in two or three years...

Well my thought is that in two or three years I'll be able to take more time off and really ride around up there the way I want to but in the meantime I'll take what I can get.

I'm pretty set on...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By laukkanen
alaska in summer 2010 and shipping it back..

I'm in the beginning phase trying to put together a ride up to prudhoe bay this summer. I have very limited vacation time left for 2010 (too many damn friends decided to get married this year) and...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By laukkanen
I do wear the earplugs but for music the speakers...

I do wear the earplugs but for music the speakers don't really get loud enough to use with good earplugs. Again, I'm still trying to figure out how to wire earplugs or maybe an auxiliary plug so I...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By laukkanen
can't you do this through the zumo 550 bluetooth...

can't you do this through the zumo 550 bluetooth connection?
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By laukkanen
I've owned one for 8k miles and I confess myself...

I've owned one for 8k miles and I confess myself disappointed. The build quality on the Vemar isn't close to what I had on my Shoei and the speakers aren't that great. I wear earplugs when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,802
Posted By laukkanen
what insurance company do you use with what...

what insurance company do you use with what coverage? I'd love to be paying $300/year for my one bike...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By laukkanen
ouch to the $500 cleaning bill! my primary...

ouch to the $500 cleaning bill!

my primary camera now while riding is a Canon D10. Waterproof point+shoot fits the bill for almost all of the pictures I take on the road. If I really want to...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 61,637
Posted By laukkanen
I do know I'm allowed to take 2 items carry-on on...

I do know I'm allowed to take 2 items carry-on on my flight back from London so that wouldn't be an issue for me. I'd feel more comfortable with the helmet in the cabin with me vs. shipped!

Just...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By laukkanen
until you break it at the beginning of a long...

until you break it at the beginning of a long trip and get to lug a dead camera around with you. :baldy


my solution for carrying my nikon D200 is a waterproof tank bag with a fleece vest or...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 61,637
Posted By laukkanen
That's good to hear; I admit I was hoping they...

That's good to hear; I admit I was hoping they care more about cuban cigars and honey (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60449120100106) than helmets...

If anyone knows their size and needs...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By laukkanen
waterproof point-and-shoot

I nearly killed my canon SD750 on a ride from Maine to Texas due to some rainy weather I encountered and my 'waterproof' tank bag just kidding around about how waterproof it was. The camera no...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 61,637
Posted By laukkanen
does anyone know if one would run into trouble...

does anyone know if one would run into trouble bringing one of these into the US as carry-on from the UK? I figure you can just say it is for off-road use...?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,251,414
Posted By laukkanen
it felt a bit like I imagine a rain forest would...

it felt a bit like I imagine a rain forest would this day :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3939213827_3ea16c344b_b.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By laukkanen
just looked all over my santiago boots and...

just looked all over my santiago boots and couldn't find CE EN 13634 printed anywhere- nor on the box or the tags that I left in the box. :(

still, maybe they are and I'm just not looking in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By laukkanen
check out MAX BMW MOTORCYCLES 209 Lafayette...

check out
MAX BMW MOTORCYCLES
209 Lafayette Road , US Route 1
North Hampton, NH 03862


when I was on a trip riding up to New England and back I popped into their Troy, NY store and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By laukkanen
I like the retractable ID lanyard idea! Now I...

I like the retractable ID lanyard idea! Now I finally know what to do with the one they gave me at work :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,271
Posted By laukkanen
This is a great way to sum up why so many people...

This is a great way to sum up why so many people think America is full of stupid gun-toting idiots.

I hope your son grows up to have much better judgment than what he sees around him. As DAKEZ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,778
Posted By laukkanen
awesome development

the officer that clocked me showed me the gun, 45 in a 30. the one that wrote it wrote a '5' that could easily pass as a '6.' I went up to the officer that clocked me confirming he said 45mph, he...
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