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Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By bmwhd
Cardo Community issues

Anyone with a Cardo unit able to get past the Edit Profile page to update the settings on their G9 or Q3? I briefly see the other settings (radio stations, voice prompts, etc.) but then it flashes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 198,929
Posted By bmwhd
There are many good glove options now that have...

There are many good glove options now that have electrostatic pass through on the index finger for this very purpose.

I'm a long time Garmin user that has converted to using my iPhone for nav duty...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 129,100
Posted By bmwhd
I ended up getting the new Q3 from Scala so I can...

I ended up getting the new Q3 from Scala so I can talk with my Schuberth owning buddy. I like it a lot.
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Get a refund. My PRIIIs look way better than that...

Get a refund. My PRIIIs look way better than that at 5k miles. Those are defective.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By bmwhd
They make great carry-ons. Especially for the...

They make great carry-ons. Especially for the big European hubs where you have to hike 10K between gates ;-)
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By bmwhd
I realize this is an old thread but I recently...

I realize this is an old thread but I recently got a 'Stich Dispatch bag (in the wonderful waxed cotton finish) to use as my primary laptop bag. I have Toshiba R700 with 13.3" screen that measures...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,083
Posted By bmwhd
I've owned several BMWs and liked them all but my...

I've owned several BMWs and liked them all but my FJR is my passion. I love it and can't wait until I can afford to trade up to the '13. My '06 has been bullet proof and I love the way it look and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Been riding regularly despite bitter cold....

Been riding regularly despite bitter cold. Lithium battery makes cold starts interesting - turn every thing on including all electric clothes/gloves and then wait five min. Goes against everything...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 129,100
Posted By bmwhd
My second F4 has now experienced the dreaded open...

My second F4 has now experienced the dreaded open in the boom syndrom just like my first one. Granted, this is a daily use device that has a lot of miles on it but it's still disappointing. At...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 129,100
Posted By bmwhd
It's made by BlueAnt...

It's made by BlueAnt (http://www.myblueant.com/index.php)
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
The whole altitude thing (and the other recalls)...

The whole altitude thing (and the other recalls) are examples of what makes Yam a great company to deal with in my book. They actually respond to customers. That fix really only took six months or so...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
The Sargent is a good product. Big win over the...

The Sargent is a good product. Big win over the OEM seat. Not as good as a custom seat but a big step up.

If I was going to go back to serious LD riding, I'd get a custom but for my 1-3 day...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Must resist urge to go into debt further... ...

Must resist urge to go into debt further...

I'm starting to get the fever. My '06 is set up so well for me and doesn't have a thing wrong with it but dang I like the improvements on the '13. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
I put the bike on the center stand and use one of...

I put the bike on the center stand and use one of these to GENTLY lift under the belly pan just to take the weight off the front wheel. You don't want to actually lift the bike that way our you'll...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Finally had to admit my latest battery (less than...

Finally had to admit my latest battery (less than 2 yr old) is dead. A daily driver also kept on a tender. Would have liked to have seen another year at least. Oh well.

I ordered the high...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
I'm in the same boat. I got my '06 new and have...

I'm in the same boat. I got my '06 new and have kept it far longer than any previous bike. I ride it every day and still smile every time.

I keep looking at the new ST offerings and nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31,153
Views: 7,555,251
Posted By bmwhd
I was about to add one to my basket but they...

I was about to add one to my basket but they don't have an HID version so I'm out.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,759
Posted By bmwhd
I find the Darien Lite to be perfect for me here...

I find the Darien Lite to be perfect for me here in the Dallas area. I use it exclusively up until the temps go above 90F and then carry it as a rain jacket without pads for use on top of my mesh...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By bmwhd
I think issue number one is that if it's a '78...

I think issue number one is that if it's a '78 it's an R80/7, not an R75/6 :deal

Perhaps I could interest you in: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18457523#post18457523
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 561,235
Posted By bmwhd
Trying to move the R80...

Trying to move the R80 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781297) again:

http://email.bmwlt.com/users/bmwhd@bmwlt.com/Pictures/R80/R80_Money_Shot.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By bmwhd
Darien Light works in that temp range, is 100%...

Darien Light works in that temp range, is 100% waterproof without a liner, and can be had in many sizes.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Unwinding the spring is a very easy and safe mod....

Unwinding the spring is a very easy and safe mod. I can't imagine riding a Gen II without doing that.
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
That's my next battery. $$$ though :cry

That's my next battery. $$$ though :cry
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By bmwhd
Agreed. I'm out of the DL and into my mesh joe...

Agreed. I'm out of the DL and into my mesh joe rocket once temps hit 90F.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By bmwhd
I've owned a 1pc RC, a regular Darien, and now a...

I've owned a 1pc RC, a regular Darien, and now a Darien Light. The Light is much cooler wearing than then either of the other two.

Here in Dallas I can wear the Light nearly two months more (one...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,048
Posted By bmwhd
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you've...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you've gotten your money's worth out of that suit :deal

I've sent my 12 yr old Darien pants in twice for repair/refurb and been very pleased with the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
After too long an absence, the FJR and I tore up...

After too long an absence, the FJR and I tore up NW Arkansas for a few days last week. Hit most of my favorites (123, 23, 16, 27, etc.) and discovered a wonderful new (to me) section of 164 out of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Crap EPA gas here in Dallas + PCIII map to smooth...

Crap EPA gas here in Dallas + PCIII map to smooth out the 4K vibe + "I feel the need, the need for speed" going through my head every time I get on the FJR = 35 mpg for me. I can live with that....
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Wah! I've been out of the country on business...

Wah! I've been out of the country on business for a week. 7 days without riding the FJR is a long time for me. Best bike I've ever owned and it's as much fun today as when I picked it up at the...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,171
Posted By bmwhd
If you wear a standard RC through a Waco summer,...

If you wear a standard RC through a Waco summer, my hat's off to you. I had to give mine up between April and October here in Dallas. It just cooked my goose in stop-n-go traffic. Way to hot and...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,171
Posted By bmwhd
This is correct. A friend showed me the standard...

This is correct. A friend showed me the standard 1 pc RC he just got. Zippers have rubberized tape vs. the cloth on my old suit.

Other zippers look like those on my 2010 model Darien light -...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 129,100
Posted By bmwhd
Did you buy direct from BlueAnt? I went through...

Did you buy direct from BlueAnt? I went through an online retailer that was much more responsive on the service request.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,997
Posted By bmwhd
5k replies, over 1M views. Wow. Sure miss the...

5k replies, over 1M views. Wow. Sure miss the old girl. Going to get another one some day. Carry on friends :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,029
Posted By bmwhd
I've owned both the 1Pc RC and the Darien...

I've owned both the 1Pc RC and the Darien jacket/pants combo (both regular and lite jacket).

Darien gear is rock solid, all day waterproof for me. I've ridden 12 hrs straight in the rain and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,572
Posted By bmwhd
If I was a betting man (and I am :D ) I'd say two...

If I was a betting man (and I am :D ) I'd say two things are going to be true about these bikes: 1) They will be fantastic. 2) They will have teething pains.

While the pains will likely be...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,591
Posted By bmwhd
Been running Staintunes and PCIII for many moons...

Been running Staintunes and PCIII for many moons now with no issues.

On another note - my '06 is paid off as of this week :clap I've owned a lot of bikes over the years but this is the first of...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 129,100
Posted By bmwhd
My experience matches the previous post almost...

My experience matches the previous post almost exactly. So far my replacement unit is spot on.

They original (and perhaps current) design does have a weak spot in the wiring but other than that,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,779
Posted By bmwhd
Won't tie up this thread with more debate on the...

Won't tie up this thread with more debate on the merits (or lack) of BMW quality after this. There's plenty of threads for that.

I'm sure you'll be quite pleased with these new bikes and as I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,779
Posted By bmwhd
Alright fanboys. Let's take a step back from the...

Alright fanboys. Let's take a step back from the koolaid bowl for a min. :lol3

First of all, let me be clear - I'd say there's a greater than 80% probability I'll own a K16 of some sort, at some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,572
Posted By bmwhd
I'm watching closely but it's a long way yet from...

I'm watching closely but it's a long way yet from pushing my FJR out the door. At fully twice the actual street price of an FJR, it's a tough sell. Add in what is 100% for sure going to be at least...
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