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Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Thinc2
even though I learned to do all my maintenance on...

even though I learned to do all my maintenance on my R1150 GS's, I'm not much of a mechanic - meaning I don't have a a natural aptitude for figuring out how mechanical things work. I can follow...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Thinc2
Awesome - thanks for all the info and invites -...

Awesome - thanks for all the info and invites - looking forward t meeting you guys in due time.

Ironbrewer - very cool you are going to up here - we must go for a ride at some point.

On the...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Thinc2
Good advice - thanks. Have never had this...

Good advice - thanks. Have never had this problem with other bikes. I'll figure it out.

Do yo know which Rox risers you installed? Does anything special have to be done with the cables?
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
I got my second ride in today - 35 miles,...

I got my second ride in today - 35 miles, bringing the bike to 75 total. I put the revs through the paces, sometimes going up to 6K revs, mostly staying around 4K - 5K.

I've added a Cortech...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
I recently went through this. I was coming off...

I recently went through this. I was coming off two successive 02 1150 GS's - some of the best bikes ever in my humble opinion. I had very few (if any) trouble with them.

So I though I'd move to...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
Thank you fort he great suggestions. I had just...

Thank you fort he great suggestions. I had just ordered a Cortech tail bag before I saw the Caribou suggestions. The Kirby rack with the Caribou seems like the best solution if the easy on/off with...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
Wow - glad you are OK. Give yourself some time...

Wow - glad you are OK. Give yourself some time to for the adrenaline to wear off.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
THanks for the link - that is a great find. ...

THanks for the link - that is a great find. Found a very interesting feature as I researched this on Amazon - at the top of the detail page there was a drop down menu to see if this product fits...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
I'm looking for a recommendation on tail bag I...

I'm looking for a recommendation on tail bag I can use to hold an 11 inch laptop and my lunch for my daily commute. Ideally it would be waterproof and easy on/off.

I prefer not use the hard bags...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Thinc2
So I bought the NA City navigator, but when I try...

So I bought the NA City navigator, but when I try to install, I do not have enough memory on the main drive as EU CN is already installed.

I do have enough space on my SD card for NA CN, but i...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
Yup - the very first 4 mile freakout - still have...

Yup - the very first 4 mile freakout - still have the Tshirt :)

Looking forward to be able to join some rallies again now that I'm back in the US.

Bought a nicely set up DR650 a few days ago -...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
Finally picked mine up yesterday from Dave at MI....

Finally picked mine up yesterday from Dave at MI.

Unfortunately will not be able to ride it for at least the next two weeks as there is inadequate parking in the temp housing where I am staying......
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-29-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Thinc2
So what happens if I buy the City Navigator maps...

So what happens if I buy the City Navigator maps from Garmin for NA, but don't have the NA base map installed?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-28-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Thinc2
EU --> US how to update

I am moving from Eu to the US and have a Zumo 550. After researching the threads, I'm still not clear on the best way to updat emy map set.

- Do I need to update the basemap to NA?
- If so, what...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Thinc2
Excellent - thanks for the tips. If anyone...

Excellent - thanks for the tips.

If anyone has specific pointers to forest roads or easy trails near Issaquah, that would be awesome.

Also, do I need a parks pass?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Thinc2
Intro and some Q's

Hey all, thought i'd do a quick intro. I'm a long time ADV member that started out in Colorado and know a bunch of the guys over in the rockies forum. Then I spent the last 6 years in Ireland and...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,230
Posted By Thinc2
Another vote for the Armas. I wear it year round...

Another vote for the Armas. I wear it year round for commuting except for the two months in middle of summer. Great fit, absolutely waterproof (and it gets a lot of rain in daily use here in...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Thinc2
That RS looks a lot like my old RT...

That RS looks a lot like my old RT...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
It was a tough choice between the Burgman and the...

It was a tough choice between the Burgman and the Stelvio - hope i made the right one.

:1drink

Have to admit this is mildy PUI.

And my 14 year old daughter wants me to post this:

:rofl...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,220
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Posted By Thinc2
Thanks - that's a great heads up about the TSB. ...

Thanks - that's a great heads up about the TSB.

So should i replace the battery right up front?
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By Thinc2
I am picking up my Stelvio at the end of June. ...

I am picking up my Stelvio at the end of June. Other than the following:
- Check ground and starter connections,
- Check engine bolts
- replace mirrors
- replace spark caps
- Add fuse for aux...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
True, and as someone who has paid for his bike...

True, and as someone who has paid for his bike and is waiting to pick it up, I am comfortable with that.

However, there aren't that many Stelvios on the road - especially compared to BMW's, and it...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,059
Posted By Thinc2
Rukka Armas. I know it's expensive - but I've...

Rukka Armas. I know it's expensive - but I've worn it every day, 9 months of the year for the past 3-4years in rainy Northern Europe. Has never leaked even a drop. This includes having washed in...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
Reading though the thread from the beginning and...

Reading though the thread from the beginning and came across this old post - page 166, and we are now on Page 610 :1drink
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
Wow - I'd say that makes you qualified to express...

Wow - I'd say that makes you qualified to express an opinion :)
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
So I went and test road the new GS and it was...

So I went and test road the new GS and it was pretty nice. I'm a life long BMW rider, but never made it past the 1150's other than test rides.

But it didn't reach and grab me. I was in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
I blame all you of you. Bastards.

I blame all you of you.

Bastards.
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
awesome - thank you for the information and offer...

awesome - thank you for the information and offer to assist.
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,081
Posted By Thinc2
Although I've read a good part ofthis thread...

Although I've read a good part ofthis thread since it's started, I haven't stayed current. I am now ready to buy a bike and it's between the GS and the Stelvio.

I'm hoping I can take a test ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,213
Posted By Thinc2
I am moving back to US and just sold mine last...

I am moving back to US and just sold mine last night - for 1150 :norton

Only seemed appropriate.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,213
Posted By Thinc2
She looks good where ever I take her: ...

She looks good where ever I take her:

Ireland:
http://hickler.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ring-of-Beara-Dingle-July-2009/i-GsjR9zt/0/L/IMG_0666-L.jpg


Austria:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Thinc2
Thank you for the responses - very helpful.

Thank you for the responses - very helpful.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Thinc2
Tell me about Bainbridge Island

Is there offroad riding starting form bainbridge Island without having to take the ferry?

I'm in th eprocess of moving to Seattle. I am leaning to living in the eastside, but I have only 3 days...
Forum: Europe 01-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Thinc2
How do you buy long distance?

I've never done this before - let's say I want to buy a bike from an inmate sight unseen and ship it to my address.

How does a transaction like that work - as a seller I wouldn't ship a bike...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 24,061
Posted By Thinc2
I actually think the GoPro has the loop feature...

I actually think the GoPro has the loop feature now - pretty sure there's feature parity there. Not so sure about the remote.

I use dual lock and put my remote on the inside of my handguard (left...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 24,061
Posted By Thinc2
Amazon :D

Amazon :D
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 24,061
Posted By Thinc2
I use 3M dual lock in place of the sticky foam. ...

I use 3M dual lock in place of the sticky foam. It is super strong and allows you to reposition the mount as often as you want.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,156
Posted By Thinc2
For me it's been my Rukka Armas. Waterproof,...

For me it's been my Rukka Armas. Waterproof, versatile, protective. Yes, it's expensive, but the thread wasn't asking about best value, it's asking about best piece of equipment. Have worn this...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,535
Posted By Thinc2
I highly recommend looking at the Rukka Armas for...

I highly recommend looking at the Rukka Armas for everyday road riding.

I've been wearing mine daily for commuting and long trips for several years and it is superb. 100% waterproof, tough,...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,535
Posted By Thinc2
why do you care where it's made? why not care...

why do you care where it's made? why not care about the quality of the product and whether you feel it's a fair value - ie. you are getting the quality you expect for the price you pay?
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