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Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By tarheel rider
My sympathy to my fellow big foots! I am a 47/48...

My sympathy to my fellow big foots! I am a 47/48 but narrow and sizing is a pain. I am redoing a G650gs and need to address the shifter and brakes! This is helpful!
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 406,619
Posted By tarheel rider
My New to me g650gs, 2009, has 20,000 miles. I...

My New to me g650gs, 2009, has 20,000 miles. I am moving the setup more in the direction of dirt with the intent of doing the TAT/TET. I ride a 2011 GSA for roads and gravel. I am 6'3" and 230lbs...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,102
Posted By tarheel rider
Thx!

Thx!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,102
Posted By tarheel rider
Trigger

Can anyone tell me what wire to use for the trigger wire on a 2009 G650gs? I see in the earlier posts what to use on my 2011 R1200 GSA but don't know is the same color pattern holds on the 650.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,102
Posted By tarheel rider
Fuzeblock install

This has given me a wealth of information on installing a fuze block on my 2011 BMW GSA, my challenge is my G650GS and where to put the block and what wire is the trigger. I kind of feel that a fuze...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 149,822
Posted By tarheel rider
I got all the files, thank you

I got all the files, thank you
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,383
Sticky: Tet
Views: 129,457
Posted By tarheel rider
Thank you all!

PDF file received I am looking forward to seeing the GPX files:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 149,822
Posted By tarheel rider
Brp

Congrats from here as well. I am new to this with many paved miles. Can anyone that has done the trails suggest some tracks for a dirt rookie? I am looking at coming up from NC and doing a couple...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 149,822
Posted By tarheel rider
Talking BRP Trail

Got it thank you! Have a great wedding and honeymoon!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,183
Posted By tarheel rider
I love my pig! I just wish I had a heated garage...

I love my pig! I just wish I had a heated garage for it! The 5th gear rhythmic drone is a bit annoying but since my other BMW's had it I have learned to live with it!! I am so happy with my 2011...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By tarheel rider
I used them for many years in NY. They were...

I used them for many years in NY. They were always very reasonable but luckily I never had a claim.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,115
Posted By tarheel rider
Octane rating of 100

When riding through Charlotte, NC last fall I stopped at a Marathon Gas station and they had a choice of 100 octane. I didn't buy it but was wondering if there is an upper level of octane that could...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By tarheel rider
I went from a '96 1100RT to a 2011 R1200 GSA. I...

I went from a '96 1100RT to a 2011 R1200 GSA. I had been having right knee problems and for a number of years the dealer said I would be more comfortable on a GSA especially since I am 6'3". I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By tarheel rider
2011 BMW 1200 GSA pannier question

You are probably right. I sent it in to Olympus and they replaced the circuit board. It works far better now than before the trip. This was their waterproof durable camera. Now I have to question...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By tarheel rider
Thank you all for the comments. I will check at...

Thank you all for the comments. I will check at the auto parts stores for the insulation tape. The comments confirm that I should at least put the heat sensitive things in the right bag!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By tarheel rider
2011 BMW 1200 GSA pannier question

Does anyone know if there is sufficient heat in the left pannier, next to the muffler, that I should be careful about what I pack in that case? On a recent 4,000 mile trip in July and August, a very...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,170
Posted By tarheel rider
I bought a Sargent seat for my 2011 r1200 GSA and...

I bought a Sargent seat for my 2011 r1200 GSA and found it as stated before- hard as an oak church pew....for 2000 miles but either the seat has broken in or my butt has broken in! Now I am very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,249
Posted By tarheel rider
My Sargent seat has a compartment under the seat...

My Sargent seat has a compartment under the seat and a ziplock freezer bag works perfect!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By tarheel rider
Sweeeeeeet!

Sweeeeeeet!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By tarheel rider
Of note, Uhauls have terrible air behind them a...

Of note, Uhauls have terrible air behind them a long way back. I always pass them!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By tarheel rider
I don't draft in the true sense because I stay...

I don't draft in the true sense because I stay pretty far back and make sure they know I am there. It's more that some have terrible wind behind them and some of the stranger shaped trucks have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By tarheel rider
Part of it could be that I usually settle in...

Part of it could be that I usually settle in behind a truck with a good wind pattern so there may be some drafting effect. I checked it multiple times on my trip to NS last summer on I-95 to Bangor....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By tarheel rider
Winterizing

For 24 years I have been running Stabil through the system for 5 minutes, top off the tank first more recently with ethanol free gas, then put (garaged) cardboard under the tires with bike on center...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,950
Posted By tarheel rider
Diagnosed 2 years ago!

I have been carrying a long extention cord and using campgrounds with electric. This is geat! I am so looking forward to trying this. The only bad experience with the apnea has been the problem with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,261
Posted By tarheel rider
CPAP on the road

I tend to agree with everyone that thinks it draws too much for the battery. My BPAP has a water module that disconnects, making it easier to carry. In the summer I don't need the water since...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By tarheel rider
That's 5 quarts!

That's 5 quarts!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By tarheel rider
Mobil 1 15W-50. $24.95 @ Walmart! Boom!!!

Mobil 1 15W-50. $24.95 @ Walmart! Boom!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By tarheel rider
I guess I am more concerned that you get 37 mpg....

I guess I am more concerned that you get 37 mpg. Fully loaded on interstate roads at 70-75 I consistently get 45-47 mpg. With 2 up and loaded it drops to 42-44. I have a 2011 GSA.
John
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By tarheel rider
Probably already on Craig's list. Good luck,...

Probably already on Craig's list. Good luck, I'll check my area.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,131
Posted By tarheel rider
Just learned how to insert my URL. ...

Just learned how to insert my URL.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924514

Now I know where the lobster Capitol is in NB!!
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,131
Posted By tarheel rider
Bob, great thread. I am sorry our paths didn't...

Bob, great thread. I am sorry our paths didn't cross. That is a long way to come and not loop NS! My pink flamingo and your crocs would have drawn a lot of attention!! Come down the coastline...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By tarheel rider
Crossed Bay Bridge last month

Sorry the weather didn't cooperate!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By tarheel rider
I took the same pic last month

I took the same pic last months coming home from Nova Scotia. Great ride and you did a good job of covering NC!
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
Take-aways from the trip!

Takeaways:
It is easy to plan 500 mile days but hard to do them when you have to factor in weather and traffic. With 2 up keep daily rides down to 150 mile average with a couple of breaks. It is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
The mule with all the gear makes it to Halifax with Oswald onboard!

Day 11, Wednesday, July 31st – We walked around town and took pictures in the Basilica which was stunning. Packed up and left for Victoria by the Sea. This is an arts village on the south shore...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
We land on Nova Scotia!

:clapDay 6, Friday, July 26th – We needed to make the ferry in St. John, NB by 11:00 am with the departure at 12:00 and get through customs at the border so it was a 6:30 am start. There was a bit...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
Trip launches

Day 3 Tuesday, July 23rd – the real beginning! Flew into LGA and Art picked me up and we were on the road by 3 pm. We had two choices, 1- take Rt 7 up to VT then across to Augusta ME or Take I-91...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
It begins

The trip had many changes due to adding another rider, Art, and our spouses. Take out the fishing, camping and with the girls flying in on Saturday and leaving the following Saturday the stops...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
Pics from 1974 trip

Setting off alone with a $29.50 orange tent(leaking) from Kmart, a sterno stove, a 9' - 2 piece fly rod and a big puffy sleeping bag. and I had a great time....
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By tarheel rider
Re-Do of a trip I took in 1974

This started as a repeat of '74. Back from the army in '71 and finished what I couldn't before the army...undergraduate. I had applied for graduate school but the dean, after he quit laughing...
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