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Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,966
Posted By izzy's
Trip budgets

IMHO what you spend on food while traveling is not an actual trip expense, I eat when I'm not traveling too. Food is a living expense. Of course I use this analogy to justify my trips to my dear...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By izzy's
The plates may be similar or the same but the pic...

The plates may be similar or the same but the pic in post #3 is a metal 1150 GS tank, the pic in #7 appears to be on a plastic tank that has a different shape, possibly an RT. Also on an 1150 there...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By izzy's
????

I don't think this is an 1150 tank...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By izzy's
I'm in agreement with Slowinfastout....don't over...

I'm in agreement with Slowinfastout....don't over analyze (think) it. Last year I bought an '04 1150 GS with 2600 miles on it and 3 years ago I purchased an '04 1150 GS with 550 miles. I replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By izzy's
Have you considered renting storage? If you...

Have you considered renting storage? If you don't want neighbors knowing your business. After a divorce (1994) I had to get an apartment for a year and a storage unit kept the ex from knowing about...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,627
Posted By izzy's
windshield

I've got 3 friends with 1200 GSAs, two are 6'2" or better, all 3 have AeroFlow windshields and swear by their quietness. One of them lives just a couple blocks from AeroFlow and was their test dummy...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,739
Posted By izzy's
Kermit

My Kermit is 10+ years old and has provided nothing but great service and comfort. I like the nostalgia of the wood frame, the fabric has held up great and is showing the character of it's age which...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By izzy's
Custom Sewing and Cordura Items, to be exact. ...

Custom Sewing and Cordura Items, to be exact.
Great work to your specifications and reasonable price.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By izzy's
custom liners

Look in venders at Cordura Custom Sewing, that guy will sew ANYTHING you want.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-02-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By izzy's
BMW Colorado

This is my first, only and last experience with BMW of Colorado. First week of October 2014 heading home to Arkansas from Montana just getting through Limon, CO my fuel pump quits on my '04 1150 GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By izzy's
tank bag

You have a metal tank, why not have a magnetic tank bag? I currently own my 4th and 5th 1150 GS and have never used anything but magnetic, much quicker to raise up to get gas too.
Just my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,511
Posted By izzy's
Man up

Man up
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By izzy's
Just checked for a buddy. It you purchase a used...

Just checked for a buddy. It you purchase a used bike with Ohlin shocks each std. GS length shock can be lowered up to 1 1/2" for a little over $100 each, according to a rebuilder. That should get...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By izzy's
I know you just want opinions on the Hornig Side...

I know you just want opinions on the Hornig Side Stand Foot but, HOCKEY PUCK.......why make it complicated?
I guess it may depend on whether you want function or to look good, although IMO the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By izzy's
My opinion is that it will be easier to sell...

My opinion is that it will be easier to sell being a lowered model. There are a ton of guys 6' and under that would love a GS but shy away because of the seat height. The lowered option is a big...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By izzy's
Found the problem, brake light was bad. Thanks...

Found the problem, brake light was bad.
Thanks anyway...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS warning light

This is an '04 1150 GS with 78,000 miles. On the instrument panel underneath the "BRAKE FAILURE" light there is another warning light that has a triangle with an exclamation "!" in the middle, all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By izzy's
Sargent, Sargent, Sargent, by far my favorite. ...

Sargent, Sargent, Sargent, by far my favorite. You said it was great on your VStrom, why try something different.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,732
Posted By izzy's
How much was the ferry portion of the trip? I...

How much was the ferry portion of the trip? I rode up there 2 years ago and wanted to do the ferry but skipped it because of timing and just couldn't figure out exactly what the cost would be.
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By izzy's
Funny you should suggest this. Actually my first...

Funny you should suggest this. Actually my first thought was to just say "f" it and buy a trampoline.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By izzy's
A bunch of good ideas, thanks. The safety...

A bunch of good ideas, thanks. The safety glasses too!
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By izzy's
pennies

I've heard of the penny technique, will it work with a spring within a spring? You know BMW must try to "one up" everyone else.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By izzy's
side stand and center stand springs

Very soon I'll be swapping a bunch of parts from one BMW to another. Part of the project is skid plates, side stands and center stands. The challenge is stretching the stand springs to reattach...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 378,261
Posted By izzy's
hand warmers

I've had a pair of these hand warmers for several years and they work great. They enable me to wear my light fingerless gloves even during cold weather. Not only are they good for warmth but will...
Forum: Regional forums 09-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By izzy's
Spot

Just leave it on and the owner can just come to your location, at the very least within a few feet. I'd like to hear the owner telling his buddies that he lost his SPOT, I know what reaction I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By izzy's
mounting Rotopax

Go to the Rotopax website and look at their photos, there are several pics of different mounting ideas.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By izzy's
RT rims

I thought the front rim on an RT is smaller than on a GS. Might want to check it out before you get too far into it.
As my wife can tell you though I can be wrong.
Izzy
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,868
Posted By izzy's
Wink Canadian flag girls

I rode from Arkansas to AK 2 years ago. When I tell stories about the trip the very pretty Canadian flag girls are often mentioned, it is very common to see them at road construction zones. I was...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By izzy's
battery charger question

Just purchased a my first gel battery and am wondering about the proper charger. Right now I've got the old traditional reliable Battery Tender but would like to know if this charger is the best. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,773
Posted By izzy's
Spot

Get a SPOT GPS satellite messenger. Your distress message will be "not hurt but send some help". The receiver of the message will know within 10-12 ft your exact location.
Get on the road. When I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,790
Posted By izzy's
brakes and curves

My experience has been that braking in curves is a gamble whether you have ABS or not. Do some research on "Safe Motorcycle Riding" and it will state several times that when you brake in a curve you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 137,582
Posted By izzy's
Judgebill/BC

Bill,
I'm assuming you are the same Bill (who was a judge from CA) I met in Fort Nelson,BC,Canada July 2012. You were on the trip with a younger kid both of you on BMW 1600's. I am from Arkansas...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,469
Posted By izzy's
Gs

It is not going to hurt these bikes to fall over. When it gets to the point that you cannot stop it GET OUT OF THE WAY. Mine have fallen over numerous times with no problems. A buddy was trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By izzy's
Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the...

Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the bigger gas tank. I've got an adventure size tank I traded for years ago that I will never let go of and stays on the bike I ride.
Sounds like you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By izzy's
One more thing

If you want the bike and the price seems reasonable to you, BUY IT!
Things you do for fun are not suppose to be good investments.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By izzy's
Low mileage GS

In September I purchased an '04 1150 GS (not adventure) 2700 miles, looked like it just left the showroom except for some small bug splats, with BMW bags, no other farkles, new tires, new battery,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By izzy's
bike storage

This summer I purchased an '04 1150 GS with 2600 miles that had been stored at a mini storage in Seattle for the several years. We changed the fluids (including brake flush), new battery, drained...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 540,301
Posted By izzy's
I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you...

I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you a handicap parking pass? Around here you might just get an old fashioned redneck ass kickin for doing that.

From your response it sounds like...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 540,301
Posted By izzy's
Handicapped

Unless you are actually physically handicapped, parking in a handicapped spot is a very classless move.
We have a business with several handicapped customers who struggle to get out of their car and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS wind noise

For me the CalSci windshield works the best. CalSci hasn't been mentioned so thought I'd throw it in the mix. I'd also recommend ear plugs.
Good luck,
Izzy
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