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Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By BMW-K
Buy a GS and then you don't have to worry about...

Buy a GS and then you don't have to worry about it.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By BMW-K
Used stuff. Preferably BMW. Fifty cents on the...

Used stuff. Preferably BMW. Fifty cents on the dollar.

Seriously.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,865
Posted By BMW-K
FWIW, I have a Duracell AGM in my F800GS. ...

FWIW, I have a Duracell AGM in my F800GS. 220cca...works great and I like it more than the Shorai I've used - especially in cold weather.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By BMW-K
It's technique. I have changed to both Anakee...

It's technique. I have changed to both Anakee 3's and Tourance EXP's - neither took more than 15 minutes a tire.

Go slow, take small bites with the tire irons, use lots of lube. Worked just fine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By BMW-K
Well, back then it WAS 2009. And of course the...

Well, back then it WAS 2009. And of course the world, and Alaska, was different then.

In fact, it gave rise to the title of my (*still yet unfinished) ride report: Alaska is Not Uncivilized.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By BMW-K
PM Sent...

PM Sent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By BMW-K
Back in 2009 when I went, I was completely...

Back in 2009 when I went, I was completely freaked out by the numerous ADV Ride reports about guys struggling to find any kind of tire (take-offs included) to use up there. Apparently there was some...
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,863
Posted By BMW-K
I'm looking forward to this answer as well.

I'm looking forward to this answer as well.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,803
Posted By BMW-K
Yep, I did have an issue with that. I had to cut...

Yep, I did have an issue with that. I had to cut my BR Support down a tad with a hacksaw and some file work. Took about 20 minutes and came out just fine. Sorry, no pix.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,803
Posted By BMW-K
Purely for what it's worth, I've run Works on my...

Purely for what it's worth, I've run Works on my K100RS, Ohlins on three different bikes (ZX11, R1100RSL, R1200GS '07) and Penske on my Ducati Monster 1100EVO. When it came time to consider...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By BMW-K
This is what insurance is for... But yes,...

This is what insurance is for...

But yes, screamer disc alarms have their place.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By BMW-K
PS: don't forget to hit Top of the World...

PS: don't forget to hit Top of the World highway!

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2009%20Alaska%20Favorites/P1020527_zps38723b2c.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By BMW-K
I dropped to 18-20psi on my R12GS for that ride. ...

I dropped to 18-20psi on my R12GS for that ride. Tubeless cast rims.
I've since settled on 20 as my go-to number off road, mostly because it's easy to remember. :norton

PS: Thanks for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By BMW-K
Mustard, Just a couple thoughts. 1. ...

Mustard,

Just a couple thoughts.

1. Did you air down the Tourances? 20psi definitely helps a lot.
2. I agree, the Tourances are not very good in gravel...but they do work a little better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,791
Posted By BMW-K
Nice Necrothread resurrection here guys. :lol3

Nice Necrothread resurrection here guys. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By BMW-K
What I find humorous is that the F8 motor is also...

What I find humorous is that the F8 motor is also being used in the BMW I3 series cars as the back up gas motor. I suppose someone should tell them they are buying a death trap, right? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By BMW-K
Hi Chris, for whet it's worth I tried custom ear...

Hi Chris, for whet it's worth I tried custom ear plugs and couldn't make it through one ride with them. Howard Leight greens or Hearos super softs worked much, much better for me, blocked mor noise...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,555
Posted By BMW-K
This, +1. I had a Schuberth with the flippy...

This, +1.

I had a Schuberth with the flippy and just could not get along with it. I'm happier without the flippy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By BMW-K
My take is that weight off road makes all the...

My take is that weight off road makes all the difference. Consider for a moment that the GS weights do not take into consideration protection, bags, tools and farkles. It's very easy to add 75# to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,148
Posted By BMW-K
One of the GS's greatest redeeming features is...

One of the GS's greatest redeeming features is that it looks better with dirt and mud on it.

Mine gets a basic wash about once a year. Maybe.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,979
Posted By BMW-K
"Dad, I'm sorry but the real risk in these tires...

"Dad, I'm sorry but the real risk in these tires isn't on the street. It's that the knobbies attract all sorts of Ladies of the Night in droves. I'm really afraid one of them will try to knock me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 600,359
Posted By BMW-K
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By BMW-K
Isn't the F7 Cast Only Wheels?

Isn't the F7 Cast Only Wheels?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By BMW-K
You mean the throttle has more than one position?...

You mean the throttle has more than one position? :lol3

WFO Man. WFO.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By BMW-K
Brand Whore. :lol3 Best I've found were the...

Brand Whore. :lol3

Best I've found were the Jockey Air-Mesh with CK Microfiber being a decent runner up. ExO's never quite worked for me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 600,359
Posted By BMW-K
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 600,359
Posted By BMW-K
Am I the only rider who thinks the OEM screen is...

Am I the only rider who thinks the OEM screen is actually quite decent? :huh
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By BMW-K
All I can really say is that if you are having...

All I can really say is that if you are having problems with a Sena you're probably doing it wrong (*or it's flat busted).

I've been using Sena's for three years now - I still have a Gen 1 edition...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,607
Posted By BMW-K
It's a matter of choice - Darien's aren't my...

It's a matter of choice - Darien's aren't my favorite but I'm really liking the Roadcrafter City 2-piece.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By BMW-K
Dealing with Dust

Do any of you ride with Dirt Masks?

I am having a heckuva time dealing with dust. Allergies abound and lung issues are driving me into the ground.

I'm not going to stop riding and I'm going to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,483
Posted By BMW-K
That's the reason I ended up parting with my...

That's the reason I ended up parting with my R12GS - it was just too big. I ru a 30" inseam and even after 47,000 miles of experimenting I just could not get comfortable on it. The F8Gs fits me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,483
Posted By BMW-K
PS: How tall are you? As an aside, don't...

PS: How tall are you?

As an aside, don't discount considering a nice, solidly used '07-ish R12GS. If you're tall enough they make amazing rides.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,483
Posted By BMW-K
I'd say it's going to be just a bit under sprung...

I'd say it's going to be just a bit under sprung but not horrible. Slow down a bit and it's going to handle just fine.

If you want just a bit more on the suspension front you can respring the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By BMW-K
Good Times! :freaky

Good Times! :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,483
Posted By BMW-K
no. The OEM suspension is not bad. The reality...

no. The OEM suspension is not bad. The reality is that it's actually quite well set for the average weight, average rider.

Now if you take the ADV'er who's competing with the other Heros on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By BMW-K
Bo, My best recommendation is to take a test...

Bo,

My best recommendation is to take a test ride at the Dealer on an R12GS.

There's a lot more to the change from F8 to R12 than just motor. The R12 is a better street bike 2up. The saddle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By BMW-K
A couple searches will turn up far more than...

A couple searches will turn up far more than you've bargained for. (*Yes, in other words. very popular around here.)
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,151
Posted By BMW-K
Sena's are bluetooth connected - no radio...

Sena's are bluetooth connected - no radio required.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By BMW-K
Caterpillar O-Ring for me. Works a charm.

Caterpillar O-Ring for me. Works a charm.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By BMW-K
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2009%20Alaska%20Favorites/P1010871_zps03a056cb.jpg

My pic. :freaky
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