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Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By BullShatter
Look at Kriega or Klim, both are very good and...

Look at Kriega or Klim, both are very good and high quality.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By BullShatter
Late Response but....

Thanks everyone for the great responses and the photos, everything has been incredibly helpful. And thanks Olaf for the update on the new GL Product line for '14.

My soft luggage set-up is gonna...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By BullShatter
GL Great Basin

Mapuda,

What color is your Great Basin? Is it the newer, larger size or the older 50L model? I think I'll end up going with the Great Basin. I know the Wolfman bags are quality, but I don't want...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,723
Posted By BullShatter
Panniers...

I have had 2 sets of Jesse Luggage, the 110L Safari Bags with the Quik Clip mounts and then I had a set of the 9" Odyssey Bags, but no direct experience with the 10" Odysseys.

I thought the 9"...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By BullShatter
ALTRider Luggage

Thanks for the link, I just worked my way through that thread. It's looks promising and I like the idea of a roll-top design. Now I'm curious about pricing.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By BullShatter
It's the effen cold weather...

This same thing happened to me in 2012 when I was riding in Yellowstone on my '09 GS during a cold snap in October ...and yes, my battery was new!

In the morning the temp. was 19F when I tried to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By BullShatter
Thanks for the Response

Jim,

Thanks for the response, I kind of thought that it would be a weight savings but I wanted to hear about how they work in the real world for other riders.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By BullShatter
Soft Bags on your GS? Anyone use Giant Loop?

Okay, here's my question, with a bit of the backstory...

Last year I did a 2 month, 10,000 mile trip through Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize on my '09 GS. My bags of choice at that time were the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,533
Posted By BullShatter
Ride safely amigo!

Ride safely amigo!
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,533
Posted By BullShatter
Vivo Escondido!!

D Mob,

Great to see that you found Vivo Escondido. The other owner, Ross, just left my house in Scottsdale on Tuesday morning with a new bike (F650GS) that he is riding back down to PE. Their new...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,647
Posted By BullShatter
Different Ass...Different Opinion!

Me: I'm 5"10, 170 and I love the Sargent....

I bought my '09 GS with a Russell and it was the most uncomfortable seat I'd ever had. I bought a low Sargent seat and easily did 10,000 miles over 2...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By BullShatter
I have a map of the United States... Actual...

I have a map of the United States... Actual size. It says, 'Scale: 1 mile = 1 mile.' I spent last summer folding it. I hardly ever unroll it. People ask me where I live, and I say, 'E6.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By BullShatter
C3

I've had my C3 for about 18 months and I love it and I would buy another. The caveat is going to be head shape. I have a rounder head and my medium fits perfect (I think my head size is 7 1/8). If...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By BullShatter
Motoroberto....How did you like Puerto Escondido?...

Motoroberto....How did you like Puerto Escondido? I'll be heading down there in January for a two month stay. A good friend of mine just opened a MOTO-FRIENDLY Hostel, 3 blocks from the beach (near...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,606
Posted By BullShatter
Great Advice So Far.....

Listen to what Sjoerd, MikeMike and RexBuck had to say, all of it will ring true once you get "In Country". I spent 2 months in Mexico earlier this year and everything mentioned above is spot on....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,014
Posted By BullShatter
Those shiny rings on black bouncy things are...

Those shiny rings on black bouncy things are gonna look sweet!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By BullShatter
Adventure GPS

Mark,

Just 2 months ago I was looking at the BMW Adventure or the Montana 610T Package from Touratech. The big differences were that the BMW is "Plug and Play", just like the other BMW GPS Models...
Forum: Latin America 09-19-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By BullShatter
Certainly there is no "Definitive Word"....

+1 on Crashmaster's comments.

In a two week period during March of this year I crossed in and out of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize 3 times. Each time the Guatemala Aduana canceled my Import Permit...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,301
Posted By BullShatter
WOW...under 4K miles and $5500.....

Age Old Wisdom....If it seems to good to be true, it probably is!!

Otherwise, does this poor guy know that his pissed off, soon to be ex-wife is selling his bike!!

If all checks out, run there...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,502
Posted By BullShatter
Gotta Ask...

Did you get your Pannier back?
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,795
Posted By BullShatter
Kreiga ?

Has anyone used the Kreiga US30's as side bags. I've had good success with their 20L bag used as a tailpack on a recent trip.

I currently have a set of Jesse Safari's at 55L per side. Honestly, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By BullShatter
FWIW, those little tabs are not plastic, they...

FWIW, those little tabs are not plastic, they appear to be aluminum, at they are on my '09, so heating up a screw or other item is not gonna work. Sounds like your only option is drilling them...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,266
Posted By BullShatter
Very, very happy with mine

I've had my RP3 suit for 18 months and about 16,000 miles. I have personally tested the RP3 pants and the RP GS Gloves while sliding across a 50 foot section of asphalt at 40 mph, in February! I hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By BullShatter
I had the same problem...read on

I had the same problem, both of the support tabs had broken off inside the tube. After removing the windshield, I placed a small wood block (ie. about 6 inch cut-off piece from a length of 2x4)...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,932
Posted By BullShatter
Alaninsea...Thanks for the insightful Post

Thanks for the insightful post. It forced me to review my Geico policy and verify what is/is not covered.

Just a couple of thoughts:

@VegasGSA
You are absolutely correct, it all comes down to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,145
Posted By BullShatter
My 3rd Set...

I'm currently running my 3rd set of Heidenau's. The last set only lasted two months...but that included a 10,000 mile loop around Mexico and Guatemala. No complaints with any of the sets, except one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By BullShatter
Beemerphile....that's an excellent use of nouns....

Beemerphile....that's an excellent use of nouns. It's not often you get a chance to work that into a conversation!!!

lubricity
noun \l-ˈbri-sə-tē\
: the property or state of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By BullShatter
Poway, Yep but it was more like a large swath of...

Poway, Yep but it was more like a large swath of restaurant grease that a truck had dumped, about 5 ft wide and 300 yards long through a set of twisties! Around the next curve a car had spun out and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By BullShatter
Glad your okay!

I wonder if poorly balanced tires would cause that much wiggle? I just had my 3rd set of Heidenau's installed at the dealer. I love the tires, but on my way home on the Hwy (Loop 101) the back tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By BullShatter
Ceri JC... Thanks, definitely one of the...

Ceri JC...

Thanks, definitely one of the things I'm struggling with. If I get an HP2 do I ride it gingerly because I know it's more collectible, or get the 800gs and ride it like it should be...
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By BullShatter
MJS...Thank goodness your wife came out of it...

MJS...Thank goodness your wife came out of it unscathed! I just chalked it up to all part of the adventure! Outside of the US there are just a different set of variables that can crop up, you just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By BullShatter
800GS or HP2.....Thoughts?

Okay, currently have a 2009 1200GS and while I love this bike, I'm looking to change things up a bit. I've narrowed my choice to either an 800GS or an HP2. My goal is to get into a slightly lighter...
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By BullShatter
I was thinking the same...but thought it best not...

I was thinking the same...but thought it best not to ask!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 1,511,915
Posted By BullShatter
Easy answer, the true focal point is the...

Easy answer, the true focal point is the sunglasses, done for a potential future marketing piece and to add to his portfolio. All of the "non-helmeted" shots that he did were done at under 5 mph on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,894
Posted By BullShatter
In the Rio Verde area of N. Scottsdale, AZ

http://bullshatter.smugmug.com/Other/Maui-Jim/i-PHqFHKJ/0/L/_DSC6383B-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 1,511,915
Posted By BullShatter
Bartlett Resevoir in Scottsdale, AZ

A good friend of mine is a professional photographer, and thought the bike would make an interesting subject.

http://bullshatter.smugmug.com/Other/Maui-Jim/i-cj9c8hw/0/L/_DSC6122-L.jpg

...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By BullShatter
Now that funny, the two things that stick in my...

Now that funny, the two things that stick in my mind are the horn, and the feeling of the rear tire completely letting go!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 138,780
Posted By BullShatter
New Hardware...

I don't have the 800gs, but the 12gs. I just installed the Desierto 3 on mine and it came with the plastic nuts on the windscreen. I did have 3 bolts with "squared" necks that didn't fit properly. I...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By BullShatter
Up until that point we were, naively blazing many...

Up until that point we were, naively blazing many of the unfamiliar roads, especially between Mazatlan and Durango on the Espinoze del Diablo. In hindsight, we were very lucky and learned a valuable...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By BullShatter
That is a great point...I came out of it with a...

That is a great point...I came out of it with a nicer bike than I went into it with!!!
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