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Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,409
Posted By BearII
The Motorcycle Chronicles of Jackie & Valentino... The Southern Episode

Well said, a perfect summary to what I have encountered in my travels as people open up...

Congrats on a well earned accomplishment AND journey. Safe travels as you begin the journey north....
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 154,549
Posted By BearII
Great RR Dave! Loved reading it and really...

Great RR Dave! Loved reading it and really appreciated how meticulous you were on tracking the details. Enjoy the new job and home!
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,263
Posted By BearII
I started reading your RR down to Ushuaia -...

I started reading your RR down to Ushuaia - loving it! I'm doing a volunteer project in Vietnam right now and will be without my bike for almost three months - wow do I miss it!!! I can't imagine...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,263
Posted By BearII
Yeah, I was really surprised on your Frogg Toggs...

Yeah, I was really surprised on your Frogg Toggs problem too. I used a set of those for a season with no problems. On season 2 the crotch started leaking so it was upgrade time.



It sounds...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,263
Posted By BearII
sorry to hear

Sorry to hear of your misadventures in NS. I did all the Canadian Maritimes in 2011 and according to the locals it was the rainiest summer in a long time - go figure. Even so I loved the trip and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,240,869
Posted By BearII
Man that is one good looking bike! :evil

Man that is one good looking bike! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 1,268,313
Posted By BearII
I started my RTW 2.5 years ago and have done all...

I started my RTW 2.5 years ago and have done all the US continental states including Alaska for 6 weeks as well as all the provinces in Canada including Newfoundland. I have loved every mile. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 638,886
Posted By BearII
Been there, done that bit about the towel. We...

Been there, done that bit about the towel. We can all tell you'll figure out a solution though, you've done it time and again. I hope things get settled quickly for you!! Best of luck. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
Several others have told me the same thing, glad...

Several others have told me the same thing, glad to see it confirmed once again! Tough to find a non-ESA model, waiting for a dealer to step up now. Have RFQ's out to 4 dealers, we'll see who can...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 88,502
Posted By BearII
Wow, that was an amazing post. So nice to see a...

Wow, that was an amazing post. So nice to see a woman with enough confidence to appreciate chivalry. I admire your courage and bravery, not just in the face of a machete but every day on the road...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 88,502
Posted By BearII
I love this, it is so great to see someone...

I love this, it is so great to see someone experiencing the local culture and food instead of looking for the closest McDonalds!! Awesome! Great RR, loving every post. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
conclusion

Hey All - OP here... thanks for all the good feedback and clarifications. I have decided to NOT get ESA on the new bike. I have Ohlins on my current bike (non-ESA) and am simply going to swap that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 1,268,313
Posted By BearII
Fantastic RR - so many great pics. If I remember...

Fantastic RR - so many great pics. If I remember correctly that looks like the Matanuska Glacier, the largest one in AK that you can get to in a vehicle - that was such an amazing road. Too bad you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 88,502
Posted By BearII
Couldn't have said it better myself - very nice...

Couldn't have said it better myself - very nice beginning!

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 1,268,313
Posted By BearII
I did the run to Prudhoe Bay in early August 2010...

I did the run to Prudhoe Bay in early August 2010 - trust me, it's no better in August than September. We got lots of rain, as a matter of fact, the worst thunderstorm I'd ever been in was on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,957
Posted By BearII
Always amazed to see guys packed up like this,...

Always amazed to see guys packed up like this, I've been on the road for over 2 years, with the exception of my small tent if it doesn't fit in the panniers it isn't coming for the ride!!! What the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,957
Posted By BearII
I had just stopped for a short break for about 20...

I had just stopped for a short break for about 20 min. When I got back on the bike and pulled out I immediately noticed that it felt like someone was pulling backward on the bike as I accelerated. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 337,359
Posted By BearII
15000 miles

Just replaced mine at 15,000 miles... still had at least 2,000 miles left on the back, probably over 5,000 on the front. Great all around tire, does nothing exceptionally but everything just fine. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,957
Posted By BearII
Hmmm.... the guys in PA are providing a year...

Hmmm.... the guys in PA are providing a year warranty, tough for me to make a claim if it fails with my travels...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
Looking forward to your write up, please post a...

Looking forward to your write up, please post a link here to the info. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,217
Posted By BearII
Gotta ditto Silk's logic here! As far as...

Gotta ditto Silk's logic here!

As far as routes go, once you get off that superslab across NY near Albany jump on Rt 7 up into VT, pick up Rt 9 and take it across the bottom of VT into NH. If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
Love to hear about carving up the path! Thanks...

Love to hear about carving up the path! Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
Guys, thanks for the great input and...

Guys, thanks for the great input and perspectives. I'll definitely reach out to the two shops recommended to get their thoughts as well! Inmate RULE! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,930
Posted By BearII
Great minds thinking alike! :thumb

Great minds thinking alike! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,930
Posted By BearII
Ummm, apparently, if I'm not mistaken the greater...

Ummm, apparently, if I'm not mistaken the greater than or equal refers to the 40 designation (i.e. 15w-40, 15w-50, etc.). It is NOT suggesting it would be ok to run something like a 30w oil in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
I was torn initially between Wilburs and Ohlins...

I was torn initially between Wilburs and Ohlins when I put the Ohlins on my '07, decided on the Ohlins due to recommendation of a local suspension specialist in Austin, TX ... glad to hear you like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
Great feedback Fibzzzz (that is if you're not...

Great feedback Fibzzzz (that is if you're not fibbin' - lol). I didn't realize the Ohlins options - like that! Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,957
Posted By BearII
First of all - the FD is rebuildable. Second,...

First of all - the FD is rebuildable. Second, where the heck are you getting $3k???? Had to have mine built at 55,000 miles - that was due to a dealer putting in the wrong fluid up in Newfoundland,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,706
Posted By BearII
Congrats!

Fantastic! Congrats!! I have an 07 as well and love mine too. I'm thinking about trading mine soon. I don't have quite as many miles but reading your log brings back so many memories of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By BearII
ESA Question

Well, the time has come, I'm seriously thinking of replacing my '07 GSA with a new GSA. She has been an amazing, wonderful steed and we have traveled many glorious miles together all over North...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,217
Posted By BearII
Gas??

Hmmm... 65,000 miles on my '07 GSA, have filled up in podunk hole in the wall stations on the backside of Alaska, Newfoundland, TX corners, WY mountain tops... every state in the continental US and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By BearII
update

Sorry guys, should have posted an update on this. First, just to clarify, when I turned on my key the dash did light up, and the system check showed no problems. It was just that when I pushed the...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 337,359
Posted By BearII
good mileage

I'm running the K60's Scout on my 07 GSA. I've had them for about 7 months and I've got about 13,000 miles on them now and they are still going strong - at least another 3k left in them, probably...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By BearII
Just a little Memorial Day ride through NH

Memorial Day was a beautiful in NH this year, low 80's, clear skies, no wind, couldn't ask for a better day for a little jaunt. I'm just touring through NH, visiting friends and decided not to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By BearII
Thanks

Thanks for the input guys! Traveling today and tomorrow but holing up on a beach in Destin, FL with lots of beer and steak for the holidays. I'll check out each of these suggestions and let you...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By BearII
Thanks Anorak, I'll check out the wiring. Why do...

Thanks Anorak, I'll check out the wiring. Why do you think that would change from key to key or even reversing the existing key without moving the bike? I initially thought it could be a frayed...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By BearII
key doesn't work??

I'm riding a 2007 R1200GS ADV. Just recently I've had an interesting thing start happening. I insert the key and turn her on and nothing happens. Nothing shows up on the computer, no lights,...
Forum: Vendors 06-28-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 110,269
Posted By BearII
the non troll speaks

Gosh, should have known better than posting to the "in crowd" for motoport! Good to see all the crowd of the King (with no clothes (gear)) supporters... rule on! Enjoy motoport minons, enjoy!
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Forum: Vendors 06-26-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 110,269
Posted By BearII
Really??

This seems like the story of the King with no clothes!!! EZ - why have you and others tolerated such shoddy workmanship over and over again. You paid HANDSOMELY , I quote, for the rush job and got...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 85,252
Posted By BearII
NO Way!!

First - OP, thanks for posting and continuing your follow up! It is clear to me that you started with no agenda and have tried to give Wayne EVERY chance to make things right. I appreciate your...
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