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Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,882
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
I don't know exactly what you are planning to do...

I don't know exactly what you are planning to do with the towel. Is it a fireproof towel? I'm sure you can see where I am going with this... Hot sun, magnifying lens, cotton "kindling", plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,312
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Here is the BMW Press Release...

Here is the BMW Press Release (http://www.gelandestrasse.com/bmw/gb_pressemitteilung_husqvarna_final.pdf).
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Anyone have a link to a photo of the new BMW...

Anyone have a link to a photo of the new BMW "Adventure" tank bag which is supposed to be smaller than the original?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,337
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Which could conceivably have enabled us to answer...

Which could conceivably have enabled us to answer the age-old question, "Does a bear sh*t in the woods?"

Back on topic now, am I correct in understanding the tamper-proof antenna bolts can be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,452
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
I have one. It WAS a "tad" pricey, even at 20%...

I have one. It WAS a "tad" pricey, even at 20% off. It's pretty, it's light, and it sounds good. I don't want a really loud bike, but I do like to hear my engine. The silencer has a removable...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,453
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
The problem with retirement planning is that you...

The problem with retirement planning is that you have to do it with one hand tied behind your back - you are missing some key pieces of information. You don't know how much time you have left. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
One other oddity is that if you use the "smart"...

One other oddity is that if you use the "smart" BMW battery charger, the GPS socket will be powered on whenever the charger is connected. I turn off or remove my Zumo when charging, otherwise I let...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,512
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Good for them. The last thing we need are...

Good for them. The last thing we need are recently released convicts who can't find work. If I were hiring, I would not let a prison record affect the hiring decision.



I have not seen it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,355
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Yes, mine works fine. I have an '06 GSA with no...

Yes, mine works fine. I have an '06 GSA with no software updates and the little gray BMW charger. It cycles through its charging modes continually. The only odd thing is that as long as I keep the...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,512
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Still??? My Darien pants were made in India.

Still??? My Darien pants were made in India.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
It's not really that there is anything wrong with...

It's not really that there is anything wrong with Kathy's liners, but that the cheap Target duffles fit and work so well for me for so little $. Kathy's liners appear to be made of some kind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Speaking of liners, I was using cheap nylon...

Speaking of liners, I was using cheap nylon duffels from Target which worked very well, until one day when I decided to order the Kathy's liners from Bob's. They do fit the bags better, but in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Make that three. Mine didn't make it to the 600...

Make that three. Mine didn't make it to the 600 mile service. Maybe I rode too fast, or maybe you're not supposed to ride it in the rain...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Funny, I have the older part number bag and an 06...

Funny, I have the older part number bag and an 06 GSA and use the bag with the crossbar without problems. I know the 07 crossbar is a little different, but is it that much closer to the rear? One...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,613
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Are you talking about Draggin Jeans or the BMW...

Are you talking about Draggin Jeans or the BMW InoTex pants the original poster was asking about?
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,424
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Whether it's worth the money is a personal...

Whether it's worth the money is a personal choice. It's really good, but so is a lot of other gear that costs considerably less.

The Rallye pants are not designed to be overpants, and I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,723
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Looks like it may be bleeding all over your rear...

Looks like it may be bleeding all over your rear wheel.:huh



Just kidding - nice "GS Sport".
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 22,082
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
BMW discontinued the stone color Streetguard 2...

BMW discontinued the stone color Streetguard 2 jacket for 2007, so there are some "relatively" good deals out there on it right now. I bought one but haven't really tested it yet. The matching pants...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 22,082
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Only catch is that (I am assuming) BMW pants...

Only catch is that (I am assuming) BMW pants (probably) won't zip to the Joe Rocket liners. Maybe not a big deal for you, depending on how you use the BMW stuff. The BMW jacket liners have zippers...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,719
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Submerge the scale in water. The water will damp...

Submerge the scale in water. The water will damp and dampen the oscillation. Make sure to use indelible ink when you address the envelope!
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
The BMW non-waterproof gear (Santiago, Savanna,...

The BMW non-waterproof gear (Santiago, Savanna, Rallye, Commuter) is a whole other way of looking at riding gear. At first glance, it seems to make no sense. Goretex liners under porous outer layers?...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
I wonder if they make it in smaller sizes, like...

I wonder if they make it in smaller sizes, like 37 or 38 (wide)? I've been looking a long time for decent boots for my wife.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 24,318
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Are you on a crusade against the Zumo? How much...

Are you on a crusade against the Zumo? How much do you want for yours? I could use a spare, and you could buy the GPS you like better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,998
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
As others have said, braking while cornering can...

As others have said, braking while cornering can cause trouble. Think of it this way, when you are upright and going straight, applying the front brake causes a desired action, slowing the front...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Definitely not without a card. With a card, the...

Definitely not without a card. With a card, the answer depends on the size of the card and whether or not you put anything else on it (like MP3's). A 2GB card should hold it all with a few hundred...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-27-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
The Zumo is without doubt the best motorbike GPS...

The Zumo is without doubt the best motorbike GPS for my use. The total package is almost as if someone studied me to determine exactly what I really needed, even things I did not know I needed. Is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-27-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
My 60Csx came with "Trip and Waypoint Manager",...

My 60Csx came with "Trip and Waypoint Manager", which seems to be another way of saying "Mapsource without any maps". Nice that the City Navigator NT that comes with Zumo includes unlock codes for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-26-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,099
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
It is there as of the version 3.00 software...

It is there as of the version 3.00 software update. You probably won't have this version out of the box and will need to run the updater to get it.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,797
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Even better, $59.99 for first-time Google...

Even better, $59.99 for first-time Google checkout users!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,438
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
If you can buy one and manage to keep your Dakar,...

If you can buy one and manage to keep your Dakar, too, go for it! You won't be sorry. If you trade up, you'll love the GSA but you'll miss the Dakar.

If you have them both, the GSA will seem...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,619,140
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
But other than that, how was the ride? ...

But other than that, how was the ride?


(Paraphrasing "But other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?")
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
+1. The first thing I did when I bought mine was...

+1. The first thing I did when I bought mine was to increase front preload, on the assumption that I was heavier than the theoretical "average rider". Big mistake! I ended up putting it back where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,731
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
If nothing else, we've proved that there CAN be...

If nothing else, we've proved that there CAN be much argument...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Oh, I am no innocent. The bike I sold before...

Oh, I am no innocent. The bike I sold before buying the GSA was an HD Road King. I bought four seats, six handlebars, and five windshields trying to get comfortable and get rid of the buffeting. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Ouch. :D If I started looking to save every...

Ouch. :D

If I started looking to save every ounce I could, I'm afraid my own excess weight would overshadow everything else I carry, and even if I managed to address that problem, I'd have to say...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
I don't think they are new - I'm pretty sure they...

I don't think they are new - I'm pretty sure they have been around for years. I have very little experience with different types of sleeping bags, and so I don't really know whose hype to believe. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Don't forget you'll also need to replace or...

Don't forget you'll also need to replace or modify the center and side stands.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
I think additional ground clearance (with...

I think additional ground clearance (with increased suspension travel) was the purpose and fully explains the difference in specs.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,172
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Adventure is wherever you find it. Often on...

Adventure is wherever you find it. Often on paved roads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,731
Posted By Chuck Hatcher
Yes, it was. Did you read them? ...

Yes, it was. Did you read them?



Nope, sorry, it really doesn't.

(I considered not responding, because there is nothing to be gained by arguing the point. But the weather here right...
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