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Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By Soberman001
Additional HB Locks or Straps?

Guys
I am headed on a tour of Romania and the Black Sea region with my KTM 950 Adv which has the typical Hepco plastic panniers. They have the typical factory locks on them including the lock to...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-20-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Soberman001
Hillcimber,.. check ebay or amazon. Both have 3m...

Hillcimber,.. check ebay or amazon. Both have 3m clear film or 100 colors. I bought a massive role of 6ft wide flat black for ~$54. The only value in waiting for tank slapper is the pre-cut shapes...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Soberman001
Gents Thanks for all the well wishes. it will...

Gents
Thanks for all the well wishes. it will be a fun trip. I have ridden Austria and Romania before so we have a decent idea what to expect. Looking forward to the photo at the Black Sea.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Soberman001
She is on the way!! Black Sea or Bust - 950 Adv

My old Katoom is loading up on a sea container this week and heading to the EU for a trip from Germany to the Black Sea and all sites in between. Should be a fun trip.

Friends in Europe, say hi...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks guys. Our time spent in Germany is very...

Thanks guys. Our time spent in Germany is very limited. All my buddies are German and we have riding in Germany for thousands of miles so we are just commuting through and even putting the bikes on...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks. I don't have DB killers to mount and I...

Thanks. I don't have DB killers to mount and I am not even sure if they bike can accept DB Killers. I will take my chances.
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks Boys! I will be polite. it is an ADV...

Thanks Boys! I will be polite. it is an ADV bike not a race bike so it should be ok on the noise since it is unlikely I will be acting like a hooligan with a full load of gear.

Appreciate to...
Forum: EMEA 06-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Soberman001
Muffler noise in EU??

Guys
In the US it is pretty rare that anyone would get stopped for noisey exhaust notes. My KTM 950 Adv has aftermarket cans that are noisier than stock. I am shipping this bike to the EU to ride in...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Soberman001
Well boys, I took the advice and just built my...

Well boys, I took the advice and just built my own brackets. Used some alluminum plate which was thick enough to be sturdy, but just thin enough to be hammered into the right 35deg angle and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Soberman001
Yeah Halfcab, I agree. Just not sure I want to...

Yeah Halfcab, I agree. Just not sure I want to put that kinda time into it to build something that may not be a as strong. I don't weld so I would have to bend and bolt my way through it.

...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Soberman001
I think the mystery is solved but not in my...

I think the mystery is solved but not in my favor. The "Expander" is not included in the kit. It is the bracket that goes under the dash which you then bolt the rest of the unit (in my picture) to....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Soberman001
Tourtech GPS mount on a 950 Adv??

Guys
For some reason the search function seems to be broke so I thought I would post a question on the mounting of a Touratech Locking GPS mount on my 2005 KTM 950 Adv. From the way it is put...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-27-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By Soberman001
Guys Thanks for all the help. I reached out to...

Guys
Thanks for all the help. I reached out to Knopf to get a quote. They have a great location outside Frankfurt and my buddies and i will trailer the bikes out of Germany from there to start our...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By Soberman001
USA shipping to Germany or Viena??

Folks
I am going to be taking a round trip from Germany to the Black sea. I am looking for referals on reasonable shipping of my KTM 950 Adv from New York (area) USA to Germany. My peferences is a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Soberman001
KTM Freeride or other trail bike

Guys
I am keeping my KTM950Adv but I want to add a smaller trail bike to ride with my (very) young kids. So I was originally going to get an easy to ride Honda CRF230F but read somewhere that a KTM...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By Soberman001
Zumo 550 Whines at me??

Gents
I have a Zumo 550 that has an audio output connected to my autocomm unit with a brand new cable. I am getting engine noise through the speakers caused by the Zumo ( I know this because when i...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By Soberman001
The do have a lot of stuff inlcuding what I need,...

The do have a lot of stuff inlcuding what I need, and I would end up with 25 or 50 pcs when I only need 2 but better to have extras than not enough. I will stop by ACE on the way home today and see...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By Soberman001
Where to buy Metric Bolts in a hurry??

Guys
I am putting new Denali lights and the shop I got the lights from has a backlong on the mounting brackets specific to a fork mount on my BMW bike. He has the spacers but I have to find the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
Thank you Sir!

Thank you Sir!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
Guys While I have some of your attention, one...

Guys
While I have some of your attention, one more question.. If I get a Centech fuse box, and the associated relay to shut the box down when I shut the bike down, can I use the tail light wire for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
huh.. this sounds familiar!!! Lets assume the...

huh.. this sounds familiar!!! Lets assume the canbus logic is the same on all BMW's and go with that!! Thanks!! I keep thinking I am going insane with this bike. :freaky

I have decided to get...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
EMOTO Thanks. I have played with it all...

EMOTO
Thanks. I have played with it all morning and have the following results:
1. When the Autocomm is plugged into the Aux Power and my ipod is going, the bike never shuts down the accessory...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
Emoto, I discovered something on the bike this...

Emoto,
I discovered something on the bike this morning that wasn't apparent to me yesterday when I was pissed and impatient. If I turn the bike on and all the accesories light up, and then turn the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
Guys, thanks. It worked just fine and is well...

Guys, thanks. It worked just fine and is well located. The problem I NOW have is that all the accessories stay on after the bike is shut off. Here is what I have done so far:


Garmin was...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Soberman001
Power off a Zumo - Question?

Guys
I have a BMW K1200GT as a touring bike and it is a full can-bus wiring set up so it has no fuse box. I am installing Aux lights and the small switch is powered off a relay and the lights are...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks everyone. I am going to stick it on the...

Thanks everyone. I am going to stick it on the vertical part of the faring facing the sky. I will know at the first booth if it works or not. I will bring more velcro or stick it in the wife's...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Soberman001
This may seem trivia but have you ever focused on...

This may seem trivia but have you ever focused on whether the logo or the sticky side is facing forward? I still can't see why it matters since it is not an optical reader but..... :ear
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Soberman001
I have heard of riders putting it in their jacket...

I have heard of riders putting it in their jacket as well which would change the orientation of the pass as does putting it flat onto a map case. I think I will try it exposed the sky but upside...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks, but I am trying to avoid putting it on...

Thanks, but I am trying to avoid putting it on the windshield at all. The funny think about the K12GT is if you mount the tag at the base of the windscreen when lowest, it is fine (where it meets...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Soberman001
Placement of EZ Pass for NE USA

Guys
I am headed from NJ through NY, Boston, ME, and into Nova Scotia before headed back to Vermont, NY and back in NJ. On this trip I plan to use my EZ-Pass toll tag on my BMW K12GT bike. Does...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Soberman001
Yes, I have done this when I lowered my bike....

Yes, I have done this when I lowered my bike. Pretty easy if you are good with a welder. BUT.. if you change between the stock wheels and the 19/17 wheels you might want to consider an adjustable...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 573,757
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks boys!:freaky

Thanks boys!:freaky
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 573,757
Posted By Soberman001
Does a SPOT transmitter work in Canada?

We are headed on a two-up trip from the US to Halifax in NS, Canada. After that, we are headed to Montreal. Does SPOT work in those regions of Canada? Is there a separate subscription I have to get?...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By Soberman001
Huh?

Huh?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By Soberman001
Looking for other BMW Rider Forums?

Folks
In addition to my KTM 950 Adv, I recently got a K1200GT for the wife and I to tour on. I haven't found a (very) popular internet riders forum for BMW riders and if possible, strong K-bike...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 877,493
Posted By Soberman001
Mounting on a K1200GT

Sir
What are my mounting options on a 2007 BMW K1200GT? I would prefer under the headlight but fork mounting doesn't bother me as long as it looks tidy.

Thanks

Scott
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,306
Posted By Soberman001
I ain't got a tank bag but I guess velcro'ing it...

I ain't got a tank bag but I guess velcro'ing it to the faring facing up would have the same effect. I was hoping to put it inside a upward facing locked glove box of my K12GT. Worst case is I try...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,306
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks WB. The transponders here in NJ are about...

Thanks WB. The transponders here in NJ are about the size of an iphone. As far as I know, we have not adopted the mini-pass which are more like a credit card style sticker.

Based on your...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,306
Posted By Soberman001
EZ Pass Location?

Guys
Sorry this isn't exactly a GPS question but as close as I could find.

I have a NJ Toll Pass (EZ Pass). I want to mount it on my new BMW but I don't want it on the windshield because the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Soberman001
Thanks

Thanks
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