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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Cool2 New Rider

I am not very familiar with riding classes as I've been on a bike since 1965. But my wife kept on me about going riding with me two up on my bike. That went ok until she went batshit crazy screaming...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Yeah, I had the same question. My very good...

Yeah, I had the same question. My very good friend is an exotic metals welder and has built a ton of endurance racers and Bonneville bikes. He gave me the suggestion after mine fell off. I'm just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
It will go on with no trouble at all. One thing...

It will go on with no trouble at all. One thing about it though is the pin that goes through the flip down/up can come out and cause a problem :eek1 . Simply place a washer over the pin and attach...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Try Irv Seaver in Orange. If the problem happened...

Try Irv Seaver in Orange. If the problem happened at Seaver, go in again and get Dale or Brian to help you. They are a great dealer and take good care of their clients. Maintenance/shop guys are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Dave, you are DA MAN! Bob Wetzel

Dave, you are DA MAN!

Bob Wetzel
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,467
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
I looked at the ST in LA and came away...

I looked at the ST in LA and came away unimpressed. Did not see it at the Yamaha display but at the display of an aftermarket group. First thing I noticed was the TINY brake lever. And no tine to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 300,100
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Just read Liska's book and found it really self...

Just read Liska's book and found it really self serving. He did NOT ride the Darien...he crossed it...On foot. All in all at most a fair read but not nearly as much of a motorcycle adventure as you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 579,545
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Whaaa??? Someone else has read that book?...

Whaaa??? Someone else has read that book? Outstanding! I agree stop the bs banter and get on with it...or get off of it...please!:D
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,128
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
I have had the jacket and pants for a few months...

I have had the jacket and pants for a few months and have had excellent results from both. About a month ago, we went out to Holy Jim Trail in a total downpour and the system kept me warm and dry....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,241
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Must agree with Cerv here...I only added winglets...

Must agree with Cerv here...I only added winglets and adjusted stock screen and it's perfect. On road off road hot or cold, it is just right. Try winglets (I used stock BMW units) with the stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,229
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Try this

I have been running a hazmat team for 20 years and hydration always has been a problem. In the suits, the temp can go to 125% of ambient in five minutes...and there is no place for the body to dump...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
A Vern--response to belt

I have used the belt for my now 27 year old (he was six). I used a comfort belt from a Buoyancy Compensator ( 6" wide neoprene/nylon and velcro closure) and it worked great! I had him on the back of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,854
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Love the Bill Mayer seat. Took about 1500 miles...

Love the Bill Mayer seat. Took about 1500 miles (not kms) to adapt to my posterior. Done 15 1/2 hour days on it no problem. It is a hell of a bargain as far as I'm concerned. I'm 6'2" at 270 so same...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,244
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
You gotta be careful with TKC's in the rain....

You gotta be careful with TKC's in the rain. Especially if they are new.
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Doc Martins suck as motoboots or any other kind...

Doc Martins suck as motoboots or any other kind of boot. Except maybe as a dress boot for a headbanger concert. They are not work boots, walking boots or any other kind of boot. I too have the big D...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Have the Safaris and love them. Good luck on yer...

Have the Safaris and love them. Good luck on yer RTW...RR w/pics!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,021
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Happy Birthday Josh and many more to come!...

Happy Birthday Josh and many more to come! Errr..ummm..isn't that rubber side supposed to be DOWN???:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,119
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Ummmm...

I noticed no one noted that several trucks were placarded. Someone (driver or others) could buy the farm in an accident caused by trying to avoid you. I'm a pretty socially liberal guy but because of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,547
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
My wife just came busting in the house

to tell me of some guy on the 605 South (Cerritos) who came by her at 130-140 on one wheel, doing the longest wheelie she had ever seen. I had to tell her to let it go, as he would be dead soon. She...
Forum: Face plant 06-30-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,687
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Laugh incoming!!

With all the hand grenades being tossed around, someone here asked a good question: WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE BIKE?? Hard to believe all the talk and no pics from the OP of the scoot. If not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,644
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Well, I have had good luck with it and have not...

Well, I have had good luck with it and have not been lost for power as I do not shut it down if power will be needed at the bottom. I will let the momentum carry me as slow as it will go and use it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Hey TO Double D: It is only fair that you tell...

Hey TO Double D: It is only fair that you tell the OP that the winner of the Adventure Challege Pit competition did it with TWO GSs and four minutes faster than you. That is only fair.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Try a G 650 Beemer. Good bike has guards and...

Try a G 650 Beemer. Good bike has guards and spoked wheels, and the Dakar engine. Beats a KLR I think quite well. It is a thumper.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,644
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Maybe no one caught what Cauldron said: Hitting...

Maybe no one caught what Cauldron said: Hitting the kill switch can solve the problem too. It can! I ride a big pig (GS) and sometimes the only way to slow her down enough to manage steep downhills...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,273
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
+1 on James advice and add this..NEVER GO ALONE!!...

+1 on James advice and add this..NEVER GO ALONE!! Also, if going too fast downhill, you can shut off your engine and use compression to keep you moving without locking the tires and sliding out....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,692
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Hillbillypolack

Put an R 900 final drive on to lower your gear ratio. You can order it from your dealer. It is a BMW part, nothing specially made or marketed. If you have the cash, do it, it does make a difference...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,411
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Here in Cali you can get a title by simply...

Here in Cali you can get a title by simply running an ad in the Grunion Gazette announcing an auction. Accept your own bid and note "found on road bike" and take the bill of sale to the DMV and get a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,768
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Thumb According to my menu title; BMW1, it leads me to...

According to my menu title; BMW1, it leads me to believe there is more to come on the ADV and enduros. I can't wait! Good show with no "now we will demonstrate how to attach the new chrome footpegs"...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
The kolpins work great! For a short boost, I just...

The kolpins work great! For a short boost, I just remove the pillion seat and put the Fuel Pak Jr. on its side. Fits perfect! Actually had one guy accuse me of having it custom made to sit right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,190
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
As to makeup and driving

My wife sold the audi S4 and was driving my Jeep Hemi and comes in the house bitching about it. I asked what her problem was, and she goes off about the seat, etc, and then says (this is no joke) "I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,725
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
WTF???:eek1:huh

WTF???:eek1:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,713
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
BLACK--thirded!:huh

BLACK--thirded!:huh
Forum: Face plant 03-20-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 103,240
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
mrbreeze

For mc glasses and goggles, try wiley xsg-1 goggle, bobster road master, body specs bi focal lined BS twin goggle. Just three suppliers of good glasses/goggles for riding. The wiley's are my choice....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Speed schmead

To the speed issue....the colored ones are colored so they don't get hit when the black ones go by!!!







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Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
If in southern California, I have spare BR, some...

If in southern California, I have spare BR, some tools, and great place to park the bike. Seal Beach, California.
Cpt.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,084
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
+2 on Irv Seaver. Lots of parts, Joe, the service...

+2 on Irv Seaver. Lots of parts, Joe, the service manager is heavily into offroad on his GS and will take care of you. Great dealer, lots of parts, excellent people and service. Anything you need...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,024
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
I read with great interest almost all of the...

I read with great interest almost all of the threads on here about buffeting etc. and the aeroflow windshields etc. By the end of the threads, most (not all) of the folks ended up with the factory...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 208,545
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Richard NL

If I weren't 6,000 miles away, that fu**ing thing would be in my garage by now. By the way, tossing around bitchy insults makes YOU the one to worry about.:bluduh
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 208,545
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
Is anyone DOING anything?

Or are all you guy just talking about it? Four guys, a raft, four dry suits, four shovels, some line, two 50 gallon inflatable lift bags and a scuba tank and it is done. What the hell is so hard?:ddog
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,338
Posted By Cpt.Barbossa
South Africa angle

In talking with Tom at Max's NH shop, it seems that the GS market in SA is something special with BMW and that their speeds are really high on those roads. Therefore the higher gears on the GS. I...
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