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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,912
Posted By rdwalker
How about the opposite? Opposite to mechanical...

How about the opposite? Opposite to mechanical discs: hydraulic rim brakes?

A few years ago I retrofitted my trusty Canondale V500 with Magura HS33 rim brakes. I have been at the time riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,667
Posted By rdwalker
Actually, I am also 5'6" and 160 lbs myself...

Actually, I am also 5'6" and 160 lbs myself (well, maybe 165 after the holidays). I am close to twice as old as you are.

650 V-Strom is very comfortable for me, I did rent one a bit over a year...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By rdwalker
205

This topic is frequently discussed.
Here is a recent thread from the GS forum:
Spoked wheels vs cast wheels (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034234)

HTH.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36,608
Views: 9,566,025
Posted By rdwalker
Hmmm... You may have a point there.

Hmmm... You may have a point there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36,608
Views: 9,566,025
Posted By rdwalker
OMG! You made me feel so old! This was what we...

OMG!
You made me feel so old! This was what we once considered Entertainment!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,334
Posted By rdwalker
In my 7 or 8 years of GS-ownership I never needed...

In my 7 or 8 years of GS-ownership I never needed spoke adjustment. Actually, I thought I did need once; I sent the 40k-mile wheel to Woody's, the shop checked it out and found to be well in spec....
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By rdwalker
F650GS single: what seat do I have? High? Low?

Hi, all,

I recently bought a 2001 F650GS single. The seller stated that the bike had a low seat (it felt low to me, too, but then I am used to the ample height of R12GS/RT).
I bought a "standard"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By rdwalker
“The Complete Motorcyclist”

After reading a review in a moto mag, I recently bought the DVD from MSF store. Here are some details:
http://msf-usa.org/news.aspx#/details/21

It's a German production, from their Institute for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By rdwalker
+1. Weird behavior like that is commonly...

+1.
Weird behavior like that is commonly caused by bad grounds. Since both left and right switches cause that, their grounds are fine, but it's likely that the bulbs float or the turn signal relay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,692
Posted By rdwalker
C'mon, they all do it! Coming back from a...

C'mon, they all do it!
Coming back from a longish ride a couple of months ago. Looking really cool (or so I thought), I ride into an shopping outlet area in New Hampshire.
Dropping the GS mid-turn...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By rdwalker
Excellent mod and a clean install....

Excellent mod and a clean install. Congratulations!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By rdwalker
OK, let me join the chorus. BMW dealers do not...

OK, let me join the chorus.
BMW dealers do not like to touch spoke wheel repair. If they do, then they contract out, mostly to Woody's (I hear...)

I have used Woody's services myself a few years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,066
Posted By rdwalker
Klim? From Idaho? :evil That Klim?[/QUOTE] ...

Klim? From Idaho? :evil That Klim?[/QUOTE]
Exactly. Foreign Idaho.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By rdwalker
Thanks for starting this thread. I was going to...

Thanks for starting this thread. I was going to post a question on that topic as I am talking to prospective new adv-riders. You beat me to that.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
Posted By rdwalker
Both are great bikes - I enjoyed them equally. ...

Both are great bikes - I enjoyed them equally.

All things being equal, the 1200 is a bit more refined, with a smoother drivetrain. However, for me the key consideration would be how much you think...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,287
Posted By rdwalker
Do you think we could get the NHTSA involved?...

Do you think we could get the NHTSA involved? After all, it is... (fill the blank)<fill the="" blank=""></fill>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,384
Posted By rdwalker
More contributions?

Hi, all,

I updated the Original Post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18667039&postcount=1) with info from the two posts above.

Do you have your own suggestions? Please...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,384
Posted By rdwalker
Indian Head Resort - NH

I was doing a late-season loop of New England last fall. Trying to avoid dark-night frostbite and black ice, I stopped for the night at the Indian Head Resort.

It may be a bit formulaic family...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,384
Posted By rdwalker
New Boston Inn - Massachusetts

Resurrecting a dormant thread...

While participating in the Berkshires Adventure Ride a few weeks back, I had the opportunity to stay in the New Boston Inn in Sandisfield, Mass.

It's a great...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By rdwalker
Thanks for your note. This is actually for a...

Thanks for your note.
This is actually for a total noob, so I am going to steer him toward the full PAMSP school, as suggested by Paebr332.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By rdwalker
Thanks.

Excellent info. Thanks. I am going to pass it on to the future (hopefully) inmate.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By rdwalker
PA moto licensing process?

An acquaintance is considering getting his moto endorsement in Pennsylvania.

What's the process in that state? Best method to get it (MSF, riding school)?

Way back, in my area there were riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By rdwalker
As a fellow 1150RT owner, I love your solution....

As a fellow 1150RT owner, I love your solution. But then, I am a fellow OCD sufferer as well... :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,482
Posted By rdwalker
Was it you, helping me pick up my GS? (A few...

Was it you, helping me pick up my GS? (A few yards up the hill from the blue bike).
If so, THANKS! Greatly appreciated.

Robert.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,482
Posted By rdwalker
Back to Saturday

Here are a few shots from Saturday. As you all remember, there was this itty-bitty rainfall overnight...

But things were drying out nicely. Time for a cup of coffee, celebrating the glorious...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By rdwalker
This sounds to me like you have a poor ground...

This sounds to me like you have a poor ground going to the bulb - not completely out, but high resistance.

In such case, with just the taillight on, the current flows to ground through the brake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,190
Posted By rdwalker
I wear the Buff tube under my helmet. Somehow,...

I wear the Buff tube under my helmet. Somehow, don't asks me how, it reduces my helmet hear from a wreck to a minor annoyance - especially in the summer. It's also absorbs sweat, reducing helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 873,927
Posted By rdwalker
A great find! It generates nostalgia for times...

A great find! It generates nostalgia for times past - even though this was before my riding times, actually.
Some of the best scenes could not be publicly shown today.

Now, why does it have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By rdwalker
Awwww! How sweet! :raabia

Awwww! How sweet! :raabia
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,629
Posted By rdwalker
Get both. :D:D

Get both. :D:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,654
Posted By rdwalker
Now, that's what I call full service! Kudos!

Now, that's what I call full service! Kudos!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By rdwalker
There is a very good chance that you will never...

There is a very good chance that you will never need to true the wheels. I've put many tens of thousands of mikes on my spoked wheels with no adverse effect.

I actually once sent my front wheel to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 873,927
Posted By rdwalker
The TransAlps were short-lived in the States, but...

The TransAlps were short-lived in the States, but they did attain cult status in Europe, akin to the KLRs here.
I had the opportunity to wring out a TA in Colorado last season: a fun machine indeed....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By rdwalker
I assume that in the UK the power restriction is...

I assume that in the UK the power restriction is effected the same way as in other EU-lands: by ECU coding.

For the US readers: the European Third License Directive requires graduated permits for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,627
Posted By rdwalker
Honest review? Just ask me! I will tell you why...

Honest review? Just ask me! I will tell you why what I have bought is just perfect, the best thing since sliced bread. :rofl:roflDon't believe me? See any thread here in the forum, where everyone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 873,927
Posted By rdwalker
I'm sorry brother, but that's just sad.[/QUOTE]A...

I'm sorry brother, but that's just sad.[/QUOTE]A much as I hate to acknowledge it, YOU ARE SO RIGHT: sad.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By rdwalker
I respectfully disagree. It depends on what type...

I respectfully disagree. It depends on what type of oil is used.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By rdwalker
I just love when Roger whips out his charts. ...

I just love when Roger whips out his charts.
(Tip-of-the-hat from one compulsive nerd to another.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 391,120
Posted By rdwalker
Holy cow, that must have hurt. Could be...

Holy cow, that must have hurt. Could be Photoshop, but it looks scary.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 873,927
Posted By rdwalker
Now, that's impressive.

Now, that's impressive.
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