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Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,973
Posted By rowla
Laugh hey OP, thanks for the inspiration to try...

hey OP,

thanks for the inspiration to try stacking the fuse & comms backwards.

i have a 2013 GSA and i was having a lot of trouble fitting both the fuse block and starcom in the miniature...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By rowla
Laugh rockaways

hey guys, did your group make it out? I was in the rockaways today and some adv-worthy bikes rolled by me on rockaway beach blvd..

if it was you, kudos, plus your bikes looked the part riding...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 81,272
Posted By rowla
Talking haha, this is a great explanation, i just LOld...

haha, this is a great explanation, i just LOld hard on a full airplane! great report
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By rowla
nyc hack riders?

in specific, anyone got a ural?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By rowla
argh ipad. thus=this bike

argh ipad. thus=this bike
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By rowla
search the forums for tnjt or tpat and do the...

search the forums for tnjt or tpat and do the road or off road easier parts of it.
(avoid sands of pine barrens)
depending on what portion you pick easily takes days riding to go 40miles...

Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,306
Posted By rowla

how wide is the gsa compared to gs? are the handlebars wider?
bmw site says 990mm for gsa and less for gs, like 910 or something.
the biggest bike ive fit in my parking spot is a rt, and had to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 79,589
Posted By rowla
wow i'd love to check it out and proof the route....

wow i'd love to check it out and proof the route. sent a PM..
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,537
Views: 181,529
Posted By rowla

wow nice, never knew about that park in PA. do you have any gps tracks or recommended routes?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22,535
Views: 1,506,683
Posted By rowla

you want to stay in the city if you are coming here to visit. staying outside defeats some of the purpose of experiencing it, being immersed in it, having walking and transit access to everything....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-27-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,243
Posted By rowla
Caledonia Pike

wow, how's Caledonia Pike? looks fairly straight, but ~20 miles of offroad (gravel? what is it) would be fun...

and what's Tornado Alley over there in the west end of it?
Forum: EMEA 06-19-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By rowla
Germany-Poland trip planning

hi all, I'm planning a trip to Krakow Poland in the next few days. I have a few days to kill so I don't need to make it there quickly, but my route would be roughly Berlin-Wroclaw-*-Krakow-*-Berlin,...
Forum: EMEA 06-01-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By rowla
Berlin rental

hi all, just got to Berlin Germany with gear and looking to rent a bike.

found AdMO-Tours but nothing else.

any recommendations?

Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,100
Posted By rowla
Laugh can't wait!

looks amazing
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 83,387
Posted By rowla
Thumb !

great report, love your laid back style
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,363
Posted By rowla

had my chain replaced and found out from this BMW shop that the previous shop had installed my front sprocket backwards! any bets on whether that can cause chain failure? f650 faq seems to indicate...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,363
Posted By rowla
chain lifespan (single F650GS)

hey all, what kind of chain life expectancy should i expect out of a fully loaded F650GS(single) running 2-up, luggage, WOT/full speed on highways or urban attack mode all the time? i just got a...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By rowla
boot covers / foot warmth

i'm doing some cold weather riding right now and a base layer sock + smart wool sock + SIDI boots aren't keeping my toes warm enough on an unfaired F650GS.

has anyone ever tried these out?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-14-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,059,339
Posted By rowla

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police bikes in Istanbul ... a lineup of 1200GSes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,580
Posted By rowla
Cool2 pipes, horns

re: laws

these noise fines (read: taxes) are a waste of time in loud Manhattan but maybe not more quiet parts of BK. so are a lot of other laws that protect bored idiots from their own inability...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,246
Posted By rowla
DOT label

somewhere I read that the NHTSA wants re-standardize a new DOT label that is more counterfeit proof....which sounds good except that so many states no longer require helmets that we might as well...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By rowla
Hjc Fs-15

webbikeworld reviewed the carbon fiber version of HJC FS-15 lately and seemed to really like it. has anyone worn one of these (or seen one at a store in NYC area?)
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By rowla
topcase X in conjunction with caribou sidecases?

hi all,

i've already got the caribou sidecases which occupy certain stock bmw holes for luggage mounting. i need a topcase but a lot of mounts seem to use the 2 mounting points under the...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By rowla
starcom + midland CB: volume?

anyone using a starcom1 advance and midland 75-855 / 75-822 CB? (seems to have varying part #s)

i've got my starcom set up pretty well. i can hear music or the V1 alerts well. but the midland...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By rowla
BMW sizing values

does anyone grok BMW sizing? i've got a US-purchased BMW Santiago2 which is tagged size 54. I ordered a size 54 gore-tex liner from BMWSC, and it is physically tagged size 64. they did say they...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,957
Posted By rowla
revitalizing an old thread

i just mounted my older rev valentine one on my bike and get laser falses between 4000-5000rpm when i accelerate. did anyone ever find a real solution to this besides turning off laser detection? ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By rowla
NYC shop: decent helmet selection

anyone know a place near NYC with a decent helmet selection? i'm trying to find an actual Shoei Hornet to try on before I buy ... BMWCC doesn't have it ... BMW Manhattan can't figure out how to...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By rowla
yet another Valentine1 thread

i just searched the archives and found no thread specifically like we go.

i have my old V1 and new remote audio adapter ready to mount, but i'm not sure exactly how i want to...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By rowla
santiago suit - making it rain ready

hey all,

i have the BMW santiago jacket/pants set. i like the gear but don't have a great rain solution yet.. right now i just pieced together some random LL bean stuff which isn't ideal although...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,958
Posted By rowla
07 F650GS alternator, power usage, heat, etc

searching here found no conclusive answer, nor the f650 faq. the 07 F650GS reportedly has a 400W alternator. today I was running 70W highbeam + 77W gerbing jacket + 44W gerbing pants + BMW heated...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,734
Posted By rowla
a bit of perspective ...

i ride in NYC (it's fun! just a bit nuts), this is probably a good thing.

i just took the MSF a few months ago and a large % of my classmates were unlicensed riders looking to drop points from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,654
Posted By rowla

6'2", 34" inseam, F650GS. haven't adjusted the pegs or seat yet, but things seem ok for ~2 hours straight.
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