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Forum: Americas 08-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By MotoProf
Thanks guys for the advice. So October can still...

Thanks guys for the advice. So October can still be too hot for Joshua Park and thereabouts? And what about the coastline between San Diego and LA (but not into LA...I know that gets crazy). Is it...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By MotoProf
Planning a rental ride to Baja/or S. California: Which should it be?

I am flying into San Diego from the Midwest in October, for work. Following that, I would like to rent a capable motorcycle to head into Baja or southern California (Joshua, etc.). Any thoughts on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Not to steal StormTruck2's thunder (man, what a...

Not to steal StormTruck2's thunder (man, what a collection! I showed it to my wife, just to let her know how lucky she was) -- but I'm thinking of a trip to Loess Hills/extreme West Iowa this coming...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Orangecicle, You using a wide-angle on those...

Orangecicle,

You using a wide-angle on those pics? Very nice!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By MotoProf
Road Closed: Images from Flooded Iowa

Took a ride today in Johnson County, Iowa, to see what the rains have wrought. Last major flood in this area was in 2008 when the Coralville dam went into spillover mode and flooded much of Iowa City...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
What's this north shore shindig I'm reading...

What's this north shore shindig I'm reading about? I want to ride up to Lake Superior from Iowa City...any excuse I can get.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By MotoProf
Thanks for all the additional comments....

Thanks for all the additional comments. AdvLounger, yes, of course, why didnt I think of the Tenere?! Im so locked into the BMW gestalt, I overlooked the blissful qualities of Japanese reliability. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By MotoProf
Thanks for all the good feedback, everyone. Seems...

Thanks for all the good feedback, everyone. Seems there is some consensus here, with only CherckerdD in favor of keeping the 800. Though he is the exception, his thoughts give me pause. For sure, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By MotoProf
Chuck the 800GS for a 1200GS?

Thinking of selling/trading my 2010 F800GS for a 1200GS (2006-2009). The 800 is great around town and on dirt roads, but I find it tiring on long-distance rides. Maybe a function of the 21-inch...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By MotoProf
Siskiyou Panniers by Giant Loop

I have deleted my previous post since considering the reactions of other owners of the Siskiyou bags, as well as the fact that I wish the company no harm. I made my point, and will leave it at that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Byknphil, I am relatively new to adv riding, too,...

Byknphil, I am relatively new to adv riding, too, on the f800GS, and here's my two cents, based on my own steep learning curve. If you plan to ride in distant places - Co, Utah, Badlands, further...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Engineman, it is that road. pretty torn up now...

Engineman, it is that road. pretty torn up now after the rains. there is another B level just south of South Amana, as well as a long section along the river that is fun. let me know if you wantvto...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,587
Posted By MotoProf
Thanks, all, good advice; and I see from ericrat...

Thanks, all, good advice; and I see from ericrat there's already a thread on this...of course. Does anyone make JUST a map holder to attach to the faux tank? I often ride with a large Camelbak I can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,587
Posted By MotoProf
Good tank bags for f8gs?

So what's the best tank bag option for the f800GS? Are there design features of this bike you need to consider? Am looking for something not too bulky, but able to take a map folded under a plastic...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
I think it's time for a tank bag, right? Any...

I think it's time for a tank bag, right? Any suggestions for picking one up locally or is internet best way to go? I want something that displays a paper map well...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Well, I didn't submerge my bike on this B level...

Well, I didn't submerge my bike on this B level near Amana Colonies last weekend, but came darn close to dropping the beast in the grease...
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By MotoProf
Adrenalin DOES make the difference. My wife says...

Adrenalin DOES make the difference. My wife says I should ignore all the advice on this forum, and just travel with a rattlesnake in my bags. That should give me the kick I need....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By MotoProf
Dirtsolace, I like the idea of the ropes....

Dirtsolace,

I like the idea of the ropes. Part of my problem is not having good places to grip. I will give that a try.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By MotoProf
Lifting a dropped f800gs-tips? Tricks? Tools?

OK, So I have dropped my F800GS a half-dozen times, managed to pick it up about 4 times, with enough adrenalin and the right angle. Today I dropped it on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere (slow...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 143,457
Posted By MotoProf
Ugandans I spent time with used to characterize...

Ugandans I spent time with used to characterize the Nigerians much as you found them to be: aggressively friendly, entrepreneurial. A generlization, for sure, just as my being German has drawn...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 143,457
Posted By MotoProf
$125 donated. Is there a website we can go to to...

$125 donated. Is there a website we can go to to see the progress made on the well...when that happens? Would be gratifying to see...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By MotoProf
Ok, I looked at the Etymotic HF5's online, but...

Ok, I looked at the Etymotic HF5's online, but how do you pull a helmet over those? I wear an Aria full face that fits snugly, as it should, but I can't see getting it on with these headphones.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By MotoProf
Thanks, Albie, good to know. Any recommendations...

Thanks, Albie, good to know. Any recommendations on the earbuds?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By MotoProf
Bluetooth ignorance: Enlighten me

I just got my first Garmin - a Zumo 550. Want to be able to listen to directions; and not have to look down constantly; what do I need for that? Does it have to be a bluetooth headset? Don't want to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 03-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By MotoProf
This is great. I will try it out this Spring!

This is great. I will try it out this Spring!
Forum: Americas 02-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By MotoProf
Thanks forcthe advice. i will look him up!

Thanks forcthe advice. i will look him up!
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By MotoProf
Renting a bike in mexico city

Anyone have experience renting a motorcycle in Mexico City, then heading out of town into the Sierra Gorda? This is an option for me, since I will be flying into MC for work in late June 2014....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Hey Orangecicle, I think we met at the GRGR...

Hey Orangecicle,

I think we met at the GRGR in May...I remember checking out your clever job on the Pelicans - bicycle skewers, right?

Let me know if you're interested in riding my way...we...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 340,948
Posted By MotoProf
Iowa City/Cedar Rapids?

Anyone in the Iowa City/Cedar rapids area riding dual sports? I found a few good trails/B-level roads around Iowa River and Amana Colonies I want to explore more, but not by myself - I'm on a F800GS...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By MotoProf
North-east Colorado riding?

Im looking to ride from Iowa to north-east Colorado in August, to do some dirt and gravel roads and tracks, but have no idea what, if anything, the region offers. Any ideas?

Remember, I'm coming...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 28,398
Posted By MotoProf
Camping/food

This will be my first "adventure" ride on the new (well, 2010) F800GS! Woopee. Got the camping gear in the panniers, a small (I mean small) cloth cooler with a porterhouse steak for Fri, night, a cob...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-13-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By MotoProf
Avoiding addresses on Garmin?

I have a Garmin Nuvi 50 (I know, not appropriate for riding, but hey - you have to start somewhere). Sometimes I just want it to locate a city or town and not an ADDRESS or STREET number in that city...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 77,494
Posted By MotoProf
A spectacular achievement. After finishing...

A spectacular achievement. After finishing Dylan's ride report from page 1 to last, I forlornly searched around for a new adventure worth reading about. I began reading about a trip across Russia by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 210,015
Posted By MotoProf
Adapter for F800Gs power socket?

Ok, being new to the F800GS world, I don't know yet what I need to get to be able to plug GPS and other devices into the power outlet/socket next to the ignition on my 2010 F800GS? Eg, the standard...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 546,156
Posted By MotoProf
Iowa tent space and shower

My wife, kids and I live close to Iowa City, Iowa, right off I80. Happy to offer tent space or guest room and hot shower in exchange for some tales of the open road.
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