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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,145
Posted By hardpackrider
I know this is a bike forum, but as a creative...

I know this is a bike forum, but as a creative person... something u mentioned sounds like something ( you may want to consider/try... seems to be staring me in the face.

High-end furniture...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,735
Posted By hardpackrider
I'm lucky being in SFBayArea, we have Adventure...

I'm lucky being in SFBayArea, we have Adventure Designs right here in Hayward, CA, (www.advdesigns.com/‎), I installed their crash bars (2012 GSA) and they are stout. if you're looking for quality, ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,906
Posted By hardpackrider
2012 GSA, (stock bars, stock seat), I got 2in....

2012 GSA, (stock bars, stock seat), I got 2in. bar risers .. then spun them (bars) upward so I can stand w/them .. and my back is straight (I'm 6'1"), can ride all day. Have lower back issues too,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,254
Posted By hardpackrider
had this happen all the time on my xr650L, I'd...

had this happen all the time on my xr650L, I'd just wait through a cycle to be sure it was effing me ... then when it was ....I'd just treat as a stop sign.. and proceed with caution.

no such...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,666
Posted By hardpackrider
re:Amber ... I mean part of it is, can you see...

re:Amber ... I mean part of it is, can you see well with them, but honestly, for me, I put after market Amber lenses insteada traditional color ("white light") b/c you will stand out... cars will see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 436,827
Posted By hardpackrider
nice! glad you enjoyed. I had fun on it..tho...

nice! glad you enjoyed. I had fun on it..tho didn't stop at Alice's.. next time.

re north bay.. my buddy lives in Napa, and from Napa, to say Bodega Bay.. there is great twisties.. just take a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By hardpackrider
I'm looking at getting these.. ...

I'm looking at getting these..

http://admorelighting.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=55

It is an excellent option and has three functions 1) bright running rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,993
Posted By hardpackrider
grew up riding dirt.. my adjustment is street...

grew up riding dirt.. my adjustment is street riding.. motorcycle class instructor said similar thing .. "I've only prepared you for riding in a parking lot.."

pretty much true.. no substitution...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 30,683
Posted By hardpackrider
from my perspective (and yes it's hypocritical......

from my perspective (and yes it's hypocritical... as I own a GSA made by (roughly) the same mfg...to me, from my personal experience, here in the SF Bay Area... it's hands down (for me) the BMW X-5...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 436,827
Posted By hardpackrider
couple suggestions.. From SF... take hwy 280...

couple suggestions..

From SF... take hwy 280 south, to 92 west, to Skyline south.. to Alice's Restaurant, (Saturday 10 am hundred bikes there.). then south on skyline to hwy 9 south.. take to...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,125
Posted By hardpackrider
I use this pressure suit: Dainese "Jacket Wave...

I use this pressure suit: Dainese "Jacket Wave Pro 2". killer. full deep back, full chest, shoulder, elbows, and kidney, all CE. probably now near the prices I'm seeing your other options.. got this...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,042
Posted By hardpackrider
I use these currently...(AlpineStars Bionic SX...

I use these currently...(AlpineStars Bionic SX knee protector [i think about $129 for both knees, Revzilla]), they're on the "high end" for guards, but no "brace"... I want the braces.. eventually,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,183
Posted By hardpackrider
like bwringer, I pull in, tight to card...

like bwringer, I pull in, tight to card reader/nozzel, (loaded GSA w/panniers), I don't think I've ever fueled my bike any other way.. I kill mtr, put kick stand down, (tho keep both feet on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 38,556
Posted By hardpackrider
okay, my only "lay'er down" experience so far,...

okay, my only "lay'er down" experience so far, happened in 1973. got home from school, and as was my next move in those days.. i hopped on my 1971 CT70... popped it into gear (yes I had the first gen...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,481
Posted By hardpackrider
haaa. Stevie88, all the chumps in this bar are...

haaa. Stevie88, all the chumps in this bar are lookin at me funny as I fucking laughed out loud looking at my phone..after reading your "if I were short..." comment, mixed with that picture.. frickin...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,533
Posted By hardpackrider
+1 AdventureDesigns cylinder guards... and...

+1

AdventureDesigns cylinder guards... and their custom fit Cycra hand guards..



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Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By hardpackrider
http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwr1gsg.html ...

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwr1gsg.html

yes $$$, but has everything you'll need.


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,102
Posted By hardpackrider
Yes, to be completely honest, I too have my 2012...

Yes, to be completely honest, I too have my 2012 GSA TB partially because of Ewan and Charlie... no doubt.. i love the series, and have watched it more than once, and kno i will watch them again...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,619
Posted By hardpackrider
Gearne SG12's. All my 51 yr old body will...

Gearne SG12's.

All my 51 yr old body will wear at this point... even for local weekend rides. I'll gladly clomp around like Frankenstein off the bike, have people look at me and laugh... it's all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,237
Posted By hardpackrider
thanks Tex (throttle link) helped ! Sent...

thanks Tex (throttle link) helped !


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Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,652
Posted By hardpackrider
2012 GSA... summertime night traffic jam......

2012 GSA... summertime night traffic jam... stopped.. watched bars go up and up.. finally at 8 bars (too from top), pulled off and found long straight away... dropped down to five... then four. only...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By hardpackrider
beauty, solo.. really nice. Sent from my...

beauty, solo.. really nice.


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Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By hardpackrider
I put these on my 2012... ...

I put these on my 2012...

http://www.advdesigns.com/r1gsaenguex.html

I've dropped my fully loaded bike on both sides, (not at high speed yet), but can say, they are frikin stout... with these u...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,302
Posted By hardpackrider
jThomas82, that is a thing of beauty.. I...

jThomas82,

that is a thing of beauty.. I bought the fuzeblock, but what you've done with the wiring, etc.. is pro. Trying to sort that out.. Where did u get your wire braided "sleeve" material?...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By hardpackrider
Speaking of 26's... hwy26 (in CA) is also...

Speaking of 26's... hwy26 (in CA) is also fantastic. I went west, directly out of Red Bluff, CA... towards coast.. (Google it) 130 miles, 2,200 turns, (the bar-keep at a place mid-way told me... )...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,890
Posted By hardpackrider
I bought the BMW heavy duty cover.. for an...

I bought the BMW heavy duty cover.. for an outdoor cover, it is the best. I had it on my bike twice..and it was awesome. but... i've got indoor storage area, and that cover is by no means a travel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By hardpackrider
yep, got the 2011 a few days after I filled out...

yep, got the 2011 a few days after I filled out that form. (on TT website) I've ordered some items recently, and they said I was on list for 2012-2013 catalog, and that it'd be along... but haven't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,203
Posted By hardpackrider
I'm seriously considering the amber Krista's. (My...

I'm seriously considering the amber Krista's. (My wallet begs to differ tho..)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f5h1_45JV0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

they bolt right on, replacing the stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By hardpackrider
wow, that thing is beautiful... congrats. ...

wow, that thing is beautiful... congrats.

enjoy!


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,075
Posted By hardpackrider
I very much enjoy the Globeriders DVD's... Mr...

I very much enjoy the Globeriders DVD's... Mr Pedersen's attitude, and the length and preparations behind their journey's is something I really envy. I hope to take one of their 2 mo. long trips one...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,255
Posted By hardpackrider
like I was sayin... ...

like I was sayin...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/07/puhapa3a.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/07/yzavytu3.jpg

what a great event today... tons of great folks showed up, there were...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,255
Posted By hardpackrider
The Adventure Designs tool kit was the first...

The Adventure Designs tool kit was the first thing I bought for my 2012 GSA. (the second was their cylinder head guard bars) When u guys drop the "they're okay if you like tools made in China" I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By hardpackrider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/01/a3aruza5.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/01/a3aruza5.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/01/mypu8y8a.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/01/avuga3ev.jpg

so did this fix, and moved clutch side out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,009
Posted By hardpackrider
I think the real question is... is a 2012 BMW GSA...

I think the real question is... is a 2012 BMW GSA triple black, better than the 2005 XR650L I sold to get mine. The answer is Yes.... Way-Yes.

:-)

my only frame of reference.

If my GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,438
Posted By hardpackrider
yes, SF BMW offers regular (3yr), and extended,...

yes, SF BMW offers regular (3yr), and extended, (7yr) warr. Did that.


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,438
Posted By hardpackrider
I've been to Livermore -and walnut creek.....

I've been to Livermore -and walnut creek.. similar vibes. nice folks, but I've only just bought parts/oil there. Service areas seemed less traveled. I bought my 12GSA/TB from SF BMW. It's all...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By hardpackrider
"outer", edge.. not "putter" edge.. ...

"outer", edge.. not "putter" edge..


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By hardpackrider
"outer", not "putter" edge.. Sent from...

"outer", not "putter" edge..


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By hardpackrider
okay, one other thing Karsten (co-owner at...

okay, one other thing Karsten (co-owner at Adventure Designs), told me about the install, put the pre-drilled bolts in first and then loosly align and attach, (loosely) the putter edge of the bar...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,368
Posted By hardpackrider
jimmex called it. 3,200 miles on my 2012...

jimmex called it.

3,200 miles on my 2012 GSA, and I too "do not want to work any more"

:-) no issues as of yet.



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