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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By sstracke
In late April, while taking my new ride for its...

In late April, while taking my new ride for its first long-ish trip, I stopped at the VLA facility. An Osprey circled the area, drawing all the touristas' attention away from the facility. Such a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Popping a valve seat...

Nice job getting your bike home from 900+ miles away with engine problems, major or otherwise.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By sstracke
My '14 GSA came with A3's. Yesterday, after 8,000...

My '14 GSA came with A3's. Yesterday, after 8,000 miles, I put on a set of Conti Trail Attack 2's. I didn't realize how loud the A3's were, until my circuitous 200 mile ride home from Blanco. Great...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,896
Posted By sstracke
OK, I'm in on this.

OK, I'm in on this.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By sstracke
I was just cussing about the glare on my GSA tank...

I was just cussing about the glare on my GSA tank bag during my ride this afternoon. The glare can be harsh. Other than that, no complaints. My full-frame digital camera, with extra lens(es), fits...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
You still running with Anakee 3's, or did you...

You still running with Anakee 3's, or did you switch?
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,189
Posted By sstracke
191

Subscribed...

Enjoy the ride.

Just rode the 191, south from Alpine, a couple of weeks ago. Don't know which direction (north vs south) I like best - they're both great! If you're interested,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 65,695
Posted By sstracke
Subscribed

Looks like a great route - best of luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,576
Posted By sstracke
Hey, toowoomba - how tall are you? At 6'1", I...

Hey, toowoomba - how tall are you? At 6'1", I get a bit of buffeting. With MotovationUSA located in Austin, I'm going to drop by to take a hard look at the Puig screen.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By sstracke
Actually, the 491 from Gallup, NM to Monticello,...

Actually, the 491 from Gallup, NM to Monticello, UT was (formerly) US 666. Nowhere near as enjoyable as the 191, which is my all-time favorite road.
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 51,329
Posted By sstracke
Why not have her paint the trailer before you...

Why not have her paint the trailer before you leave home? That way she can ride along with you.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
I've ridden at 34F - 38F a couple of times, and...

I've ridden at 34F - 38F a couple of times, and have had no problems with first-time cranks.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By sstracke
I live in Dripping Springs, so I know the roads...

I live in Dripping Springs, so I know the roads around Pedernales SP and Hamilton Pool pretty well.

Not much dirt between Austin and Pedernales SP, but here are some ideas...

The map shows that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
+2 I'm grateful BMW didn't wait for their...

+2

I'm grateful BMW didn't wait for their accessory supply chain to catch up before they released the new GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
As I didn't expect my bike to get here until...

As I didn't expect my bike to get here until March or April (I was #5 on the list in Austin), having to ride the bike for twelve days without panniers (waiting for locks, which arrived yesterday)...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
http://rr12.smugmug.com/GSA/i-Z6Dq3tQ/0/L/20140213...

http://rr12.smugmug.com/GSA/i-Z6Dq3tQ/0/L/20140213-1749%20-%20Pedernales%20State%20Park%20-%20001%20%28GSA%29-L.jpg (http://rr12.smugmug.com/GSA/i-Z6Dq3tQ#)
Got home early enough to take the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
This is still an active link for the new,...

This is still an active link for the new, GSA-size, Heidenau K60 Scouts.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Radiator Guards

I made an inquiry to Touratech-USA re: Radiator Guards, after comparing their website to the UK Catalog (which has '14 GSAW farkles listed). The Part Number in the UK Catalog matched the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Sweet ride!

Sweet ride!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Great! How about some snaps?

Great! How about some snaps?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
So many great rides in the Phoenix area - a trip...

So many great rides in the Phoenix area - a trip up to Crown King would be a great shake-down cruise!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
With the '14 GSA having been released in Europe,...

With the '14 GSA having been released in Europe, already, I wonder why none of our European friends have posted videos from the road, yet...

...or am I missing something?
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 25,289
Posted By sstracke
Good to hear you are back in the US. I hope you...

Good to hear you are back in the US. I hope you enjoy this part of your trip!
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,381
Posted By sstracke
There is an old saying - There is no such thing...

There is an old saying - There is no such thing as bad weather...only bad planning. As a backpacker, I would not go on a long trip without quality gear.

I have carried my Hilleberg Kaitum 3 in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
I can't remember how I found this website, but MV...

I can't remember how I found this website, but MV International, between Dallas and Fort Worth, claims the K60 Scouts will be available in 170/60-17 in February 2014. Here is the link....
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By sstracke
Great video! Now you've got me looking at maps...

Great video! Now you've got me looking at maps of NE Canada!

Hmmmm....take the 35 north, out of Austin.........
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,308
Posted By sstracke
Great RR. Hope to see you around Austin, sometime!

Great RR. Hope to see you around Austin, sometime!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,594
Posted By sstracke
I haven't seen any new posts from you - how has...

I haven't seen any new posts from you - how has the bike been working out?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Sure did. They're practically giving them away!

Sure did. They're practically giving them away!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
I contacted A&S BMW, a week or so ago, who claim...

I contacted A&S BMW, a week or so ago, who claim that the BMW panniers (Left - #77419520065; Right - #77418520066) are in stock in the US.

http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=147276

Still...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
As the Swiss Bike Shop had two in their showroom...

As the Swiss Bike Shop had two in their showroom on Thursday, December 12 (page 50), production must have already begun. My question is: typically, how long between the model release in Europe vs...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Thanks, Dan!

Thanks, Dan!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Since you've had great success with the BMW...

Since you've had great success with the BMW cases, I'd like to get your perspective...

Re: Adventure Aluminum Side Cases, by BMW - According to the notes from A&S...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
I spoke with a gentleman at ADVMotorrad re:...

I spoke with a gentleman at ADVMotorrad re: fitting the rack from the Nomada Pro Pannier System onto the Adventure WC - he believes it will fit as it does on the GS WC. That said - I'll likely get...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,224
Posted By sstracke
Other than panniers (Holan Nomada) and Radiator...

Other than panniers (Holan Nomada) and Radiator Guards, the Nav V will be my only other treat for the new bike. I like the connectivity and bike compatibility it provides. My backpacking experience...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,885
Posted By sstracke
What an beautiful place to ride! The scenery is...

What an beautiful place to ride! The scenery is stunning (thanks for the snaps!). Kotor is now on my list of places to visit.

Did you eat that entire plate of food?
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,377
Posted By sstracke
You've got to love Hillebergs!

You've got to love Hillebergs!
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,377
Posted By sstracke
Although my Hilleberg Kaitum 3 (not...

Although my Hilleberg Kaitum 3 (not free-standing) is a bit heavy (a bit over 7 pounds), I wouldn't go camping without it. Pack size is 19" long X 8" diameter. Lots of room, simple to set up, with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 101,853
Posted By sstracke
Beautiful report. I am inspired. Thank you!

Beautiful report. I am inspired. Thank you!
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