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Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By mhutch2
Missed out on this round

I had a set in my Ebay cart and they sold out before I could pull the trigger. I contacted Brooks and they said they wouldn't have more in stock (for the pre-2013 1200GS) for another 4-6 weeks. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By mhutch2
Depends on what kind of riding you plan on doing!

All the above comments are right on, - but - it depends on what kind of riding you plan on doing. I've owned all kinds of bikes throughout the years and my riding style has changed over the years. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,308
Posted By mhutch2
Amen to that!!

When its 100 degrees and you've been standing on asphalt for 2 days it definitely isn't the money that I'm thinking about. The only reason I repeat the experience is being able to see people go from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,308
Posted By mhutch2
Advice I give at all MSF classes I coach

For what its worth...... here's what I tell all students at MSF classes I coach.

Don't buy a new bike! Chances are that your first bike won't fit what you think are your needs are. There are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,606
Posted By mhutch2
Consider the 650GS twin

I'm not saying this just cause I have one. If you truly are 50/50 asphalt and dirt/gravel road the 650 twin will do just as well as the 800 and cost you less to buy and less in fuel. It's a little...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By mhutch2
Park-N-Move might not work with your particular bike

I bought a Park-N-Move a year ago to use with my 09 F650GS. At the time it was a 2 piece item that bolted together in the middle (I notice now it is a full one piece). My bike had a factory center...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By mhutch2
Fieldsheer Moto Morph

I have this jacket and love it. It's classified as a 3 season jacket. The outer shell zips off to make it a full mesh jacket. It also has a zip in inner liner that is waterproof. With the outer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 622,478
Posted By mhutch2
Depends on where you end up for final adjustment

I've been testing the same set up for MadStad (in fact my bike looks exactly like the previous post's picture). Running tourtech handguards, rox risers and outer shield just a tad higher than is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,258
Posted By mhutch2
+1 on the MadStad

I've been testing the MadStad for Mark and agree the adjustibility makes it just about ideal for all sized riders. The materials he uses are top notch and the metal "inner" shield really provides...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By mhutch2
Gadget Boy - you're the man

Thanks for the information. I saw your earlier post when I did my search. If I'm reading your reply right I need a new brake line at least 1 3/4" longer than the OEM line on my 650. Right? Any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By mhutch2
Thanks for reply

Thanks for the reply. Any idea if your F800 brake line is the same as my F650?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By mhutch2
ROX risers on F650 - what's the right length for brake line?

Please don't flame me for asking this question but I've done the search and can't find the definitive answer. I'm getting ready to put 2" ROX risers on my F650 in conjunction with my new Sargent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 137,967
Posted By mhutch2
I'm interested in your sargent seat.

Rous44, if your serious about selling your Sargent seat PM me and lets talk. I'm in the market for one. Thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By mhutch2
Here's what I did - cost less than $300

Check out this thread. I did the same thing and spent less than $300

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481009

Contact Matt at macneillindustries.com and let him know you heard...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 171,281
Posted By mhutch2
Found great pricing on the VisionX

First I gotta ask - is this forum a great resource for knowledge, or what? I liked the set up that FRTZL used so did some searching for the VisionX Euro LEDs. I found a direct reseller that will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,554
Posted By mhutch2
me likey the robobrackets

I emailed them and volunteered to test them on my 650twin. Thanks for the tip. BTW - I'm working on the dovetail slide mechanisms tomorrow. I'll post pics if they're presentable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,554
Posted By mhutch2
Ouch - just checked out the Desierto

:eek1:eek1

That just ain't right! How many do they think they're going to sell at that price? I could see $300 or maybe even $400 if it was really well done and quality materials. But come on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,554
Posted By mhutch2
Now you're talking

Markymcd - I'm liking how you think. I never thought about contacting Windbender to see about getting their sliding mechanism. I guess I'm a little on the cheap side and like the challenge of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,554
Posted By mhutch2
Thanks for tips and comments

Thanks for the tip about the helmet chin guard. I'm using a Caberg Trip and I believe it came with one. I'll look for it and try it.

Seebag - we're almost exactly the same size and running the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,554
Posted By mhutch2
1200GS windshield on a 650 twin - the search for windshield nirvana

I've been reading and researching on the quest for a better windshield for the F650 twin. I even spent some of my hard earned dollars on a Givi in the hope that I could keep some of the wind off me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By mhutch2
Enlightened and plugged :)

Well, after all the discussion about the hazards of plugging and the fact that dealers won't do it for fear of legal retribution, I went ahead and plugged the tire myself. I feel like a total...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By mhutch2
Great advice and something to think about.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Everything you've said I've thought. Just wanted to see if I was way off base or just sensible. I'm going to plug and see what happens. It's not a big hole. In...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By mhutch2
Thanks for advice - sorry about redundant thread

I searched the forum before asking but you wouldn't believe how many threads have the words "plug" and "tire" in them. I've been reading for two days and never found one that answered my question.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By mhutch2
650GS twin w/nail in rear tire - dealer says no plug :(

Oh wise ones, I have a question in need of an answer. I picked up a nail in my rear tire last weekend. Right in the middle of the tire between the tread. The dealer says they won't plug it or even...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,433
Posted By mhutch2
Not sure it's worth the money

I had the dealer install a Givi in my 650 before I took delivery so I don't have a comparison with the stock screen except for the 10 mile test ride. It does help some and moved the windstream up...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By mhutch2
Advice from a MSF rider/coach

I just stumbled across this thread by accident as I don't normally read Gspot. I spend most of my time lurking in the Beast section since I'm currently riding a F650GS twin. I couldn't help but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,106
Posted By mhutch2
I'm liking the look of this windscreen

I'm liking the windscreen on this bike. Anyone know what brand it is and where to buy?
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By mhutch2
thanks for advice

Very sound advice. My domestic financial manager thanks you!
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By mhutch2
Noob question about panniers

Being new to Adv riding I purchased my F650 with BMW Vario cases. Now that I've been reading and researching I'm finding out there are much better choices. Of course, I'm wanting to keep my cash...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By mhutch2
a little clarification

I probably should have stated that I basically paid MSRP for the bike and the dealer gave me the add-ons at a great discount. Pretty much any dealer will give you 10% - 15% off any accessories if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By mhutch2
Not sure that's the best they can do

We don't have to pay sales tax in Missouri until we register the bike with the state so I didn't do the math on yours to see how it compares. Here's what mine came to.

Bike came with:
ABS...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,665
Posted By mhutch2
Try the Fieldsheer Moto Morph

I just got the Moto Morph and so far I'm quite happy with it. Its billed as a 3 season jacket. It has an outer panel that zips off to reveal a mesh jacket that lets air flow through pretty well. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By mhutch2
Calf muscle feels better - gonna try again

Man, getting old sucks. My brain still tells me I can outrun my son but after cramping my calf just getting my bike up on it's center stand my heart tells me I'd never come close.

I figured it...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By mhutch2
Very Funny!

I feel really stupid now. Even a girl can do it! I don't get it, by the looks of it neither one of them had any trouble getting their toe onto the end of stand. Maybe its because I have side cases...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By mhutch2
Park-N-Move + BMW stock center stand = not good

Not sure where this post should go but it sort of makes sense to be in the equipment section. Think of it as a ride report on my experience with trying to get my new F650GS parked in my 2 car...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By mhutch2
Great pics

Hey Schmatt, nice to see pics and RR from another noob. I just bought my first BMW and first DP bike. I live in KCMO now but will be moving to CO next year after the company I've worked at 32 years...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By mhutch2
ignoramus question?

or is there no good answer?
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By mhutch2
Noob w/questions re: vario bag liners

Hi all,
Noob here with a just purchased 09 F650GS. I sprung for the vario side and top cases and now I'm searching to find bags to put in them so all my crap won't come flying out when I open the...
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