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Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 140,808
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Ah. Bummer. Thanks for the correction.

Ah. Bummer. Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 140,808
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Pretty sure he's referring to the post somewhere...

Pretty sure he's referring to the post somewhere back in the thread where BMW announced it'd be cheaper than the 1200r. I remember reading that somewhere.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 140,808
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Given the focus BMW is putting on heritage with...

Given the focus BMW is putting on heritage with this bike, it'd be a bit odd if it weren't an airhead. I kinda wish they'd have taken the marketing in more of a "Hey, we made a bike that doesn't look...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 140,808
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
The silver sides of the tank better be made out...

The silver sides of the tank better be made out of double-sided tape or you'll likely slide forward under hard braking.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 140,808
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
The first time I saw it (the release photos, not...

The first time I saw it (the release photos, not the spy shots), I thought "Finally. BMW is making a modern bike for those of us that love the old airhead boxers!"

If the price is right, it'll...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Dragon Tips

So it looks like I'm going to find myself in Asheville next week, and I'm on my bike. I've heard much about the Dragon but I've never been. Can someone give me the 'Dragon for dummies'? Is it a day...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,504
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
I just picked up a BMW F800R. It was between that...

I just picked up a BMW F800R. It was between that and a Street Triple for me. The insurance difference made my decision. It's a great daily commuter, and I just finished my first multi-state trip...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
I just picked up a BMW F800R. It might be a bit...

I just picked up a BMW F800R. It might be a bit over budget but there are the occasional '11s and '12s to be had for the same price new as a Duke.

It's a little quirky for some, but I love it so...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 233,900
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
I rode a 2012 STriple with the triumph bar ends....

I rode a 2012 STriple with the triumph bar ends. They were great. I guess it depends on how tall you are, but I felt like I could see more than any stalk mirrors I've used. I ultimately bought an...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Nice ride! I'm about to pull the trigger on a...

Nice ride! I'm about to pull the trigger on a Street Triple, although I'm sitting in a H-D dealership as I type this :)

You should write up a trip report for your TotD adventure.

Congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,525
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
The Harley tent has to be the most epic picture...

The Harley tent has to be the most epic picture I've seen in a while. I'm storing this idea away for my next road trip
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 233,900
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
I'm looking at a Giant Loop bag to solve my...

I'm looking at a Giant Loop bag to solve my luggage problem. They strap to the passenger foot pegs and look way better than hard cases IMO. One of those and a backpack, and I figure ill be good to go...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 233,900
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Well, the ole taxes came in today. And it looks...

Well, the ole taxes came in today. And it looks like my secret plan to get my interest-free loan to the gov't back so that i can give it to Triumph has come to fruition. Now I just need to figure out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 233,900
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
So this may sound a little ridiculous, but hear...

So this may sound a little ridiculous, but hear me out:

I took a '12 street triple for a test ride last week, and it is haunting me. I come from an '03 Monster 620 and a '75 BMW. The Street Triple...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,601
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
BMW & Harley < Japanese? (Brit & Italian)?

This article on Asphalt & Rubber caught my eye. I'm in the market for a new bike, and I am usually a BMW guy. I was raised a German car enthusiast, and this translated into bikes as well. What are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Talk to me about the F700GS

This is unfortunately another "which bike" thread. I'll not make the purchase before I ride each, so that's not the issue. I'm just not familiar with whatever it is that makes GSs such an enthusiast...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,788
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
I just read the street tracker article yesterday....

I just read the street tracker article yesterday. With a Bonneville power plant and street triple components, I thought they got it exactly backward. Give a Bonnie derivative a power plant that...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Touched a nerve?

Thanks for all the input. If I'd have wanted a new F800R, I would've bought one. So I don't plan to replace anything functional or paint anything polka dot. I'm glad to know I don't need to strip...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Houseoffubar: I like it! I'm just curious...

Houseoffubar: I like it!

I'm just curious about what those with experience with this model have found to be ideal mods. In other words, if the consensus is to change part X to aftermarket part Y...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
After further reading of the "Should I buy it"...

After further reading of the "Should I buy it" thread, something came to mind about the '75 R75/6: a cursory look inside the tank with a flashlight shows a bright orange surface inside. Is the tank...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Don't butcher it up

I'm the proud owner of a 1975 R75/6 which I've had for a few weeks now. Minus a few fuel line leaks which were easily fixed, it runs perfectly. I'm the third owner, the second is an inmate as well....
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
In lieu of project photos, I'll post a glowing...

In lieu of project photos, I'll post a glowing review of BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta. I went over today to get some in-person advice on the fuel line leak before I picked up parts and set to the job...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
You guys are awesome! Thanks a bunch for the...

You guys are awesome! Thanks a bunch for the help. I'll post some photos of the job once I get the stuff I need.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
R75/6 Fuel Line Issue

I could use some insight regarding a fuel line issue I've got. I walked out and cranked the bike this morning and discovered fuel dripping where the lower right line coming from the airbox meets the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,347
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Couple of days ago. I was parked in front of...

Couple of days ago. I was parked in front of Starbucks on Peachtree. You were riding on Peachtree toward town with a passenger. They weren't kidding when they said there were a lot of airheads...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Chrome Bags

In the spirit of unsolicited recommendations, I thought I'd share a good day bag solution. I've carried Chrome bags for several years, and they are particularly suited for riders. The messenger...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,004
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Scott Dual Raid TP Jacket

Does anyone have any experience with Scott jackets? I'm looking at the Dual Raid TP, but I can't seem to find any reviews for the jacket or the company.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
These replies are fantastic. Thanks so much for...

These replies are fantastic. Thanks so much for the help.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Moisture in Tachometer

The '75 75/6 and I got caught in the rain yesterday. I went for a ride today and noticed that there is now moisture in the tachometer (but not the speedo) and the center turn signal light failed to...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,406
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Perhaps I have been influenced to become more...

Perhaps I have been influenced to become more risk averse, but this thread has directly contributed to my purchase of some riding pants; well, this thread and those photos from Hell for Leather. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,406
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
+1 for riding pants suggestions. I am...

+1 for riding pants suggestions.

I am another one who rides in a Shoei, a nice thick Alpinestars, Held gloves, and Lucky jeans. I have seen the armored spandex pants you can wear under jeans,...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of GA highly...

The BMW Motorcycle Owners of GA highly recommended Atlanta BMW for their service of classic machines. One of the main attractions to this one was the new metzlers, new battery, rebuilt carbs, and...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Vertical Pilgrim
Just picked up a 1975 R75/6

I've lurked on ADV for several months, but I figured that finally getting another bike after not riding for the last few years was a good occasion to join the community. I've been in the market for a...
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