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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,922
Posted By Friz Freleng
I've waved at scooters but without exception they...

I've waved at scooters but without exception they don't wave back. I'm guessing scooter owners (in this country anyway) don't consider themselves "motorcycle riders" and as a result they don't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 322,915
Posted By Friz Freleng
Jon, you live in Oregon (wine epicenter...that's...

Jon, you live in Oregon (wine epicenter...that's gotta be Newberg)? Get thee to the Boeing Air Museum in Seattle. You can sit in a SR-71 training cockpit. Way cool. They have an entire Blackbird...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
I bought the tape from Identi-tape.com. Both...

I bought the tape from Identi-tape.com. Both colors (red and the fluorescent yellow-green) are 3M 983 diamond grade. It's incredibly reflective but it's also a bit stiff, so I wouldn't recommend...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,706
Posted By Friz Freleng
Exhibit A: Dinner at a BMW rally: ...

Exhibit A: Dinner at a BMW rally:
http://www.bmwmoal.org/images/chicken_lovers.jpg


Exhibit B: Dinner at Sturgis:...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By Friz Freleng
Same here. I've always worn a leather jacket but...

Same here. I've always worn a leather jacket but this summer I broke down and bought an Olympia Dakar. The mesh keeps me so much cooler but, man, I feel so vulnerable compared to how I feel when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,894
Posted By Friz Freleng
I have to say I'm kinda jazzed about next year's...

I have to say I'm kinda jazzed about next year's rally. Montana is great.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,174
Posted By Friz Freleng
Whew! I was told Butte by a BMW dealer. ...

Whew! I was told Butte by a BMW dealer. Billings is actually a pretty cool town. That, and the Custer Battlefield Museum is only an hour's ride away.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,174
Posted By Friz Freleng
I thought about going but St. Paul didn't possess...

I thought about going but St. Paul didn't possess that pot-of-gold-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow joie de vivre to justify a 4000 mile trip. But, hey, next year the rally will be held in beautiful Butte,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,024
Posted By Friz Freleng
Thumbs up to you for helping her! :clap

Thumbs up to you for helping her! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,706
Posted By Friz Freleng
Understood. I watched McGregor's and Boorman's...

Understood. I watched McGregor's and Boorman's antics and ended up with a GSA. If I watched Sons of Anarchy I'd probably start hitting folks over the head with a pool cue.

Not that there's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Friz Freleng
Mel's YAH! Gotta be one of the funniest bits...

Mel's YAH! Gotta be one of the funniest bits from the old SNL era.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Friz Freleng
Holy frigging codfish! The prices have sure gone...

Holy frigging codfish! The prices have sure gone up since Reagan was president. Guess it'll be Mel's Char Palace for me from now on.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Friz Freleng
I can't count the number of martinis I drank back...

I can't count the number of martinis I drank back in the 80's at the Ringside on burnside. I remember seeing Hal Holbrook there when he was in town doing his Mark Twain show. They remodeled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Friz Freleng
Icelandic? Your bikes may be more expensive but...

Icelandic? Your bikes may be more expensive but your women are a lot prettier.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
Sure thing. I've already ridden 100 miles or so...

Sure thing. I've already ridden 100 miles or so on it and a few things stand out: The carbon vinyl was very, very slippery at the beginning but settled down later on. My leather pants may have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
I installed a Seat Concepts front and back...

I installed a Seat Concepts front and back foam/cover kit. I thought it came out nicely. I also finally got around to installing my Jesse topcase. Only took me six months.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By Friz Freleng
I have a 90th and never even noticed the...

I have a 90th and never even noticed the different paint color on the final drive. Ha. You learn something everyday.
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 246,958
Posted By Friz Freleng
Interesting. I just finished installing the...

Interesting. I just finished installing the carbon cover on my seat kit (R1200GSA front and back) and on my first ride I thought I was going to slide down the block.:eek1 My first impression was,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,710
Posted By Friz Freleng
A keyless ride system on the GS and GSA?:huh ...

A keyless ride system on the GS and GSA?:huh Geez, this is getting ridiculous.

Next, BMW will be adding sunroofs.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Friz Freleng
Great photos. Amazing what you see when you zoom...

Great photos. Amazing what you see when you zoom in closer.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_hcel1v29fU/U7n_JsiW3FI/AAAAAAAAAXA/DMg8PgFrFK0/w640-h427-no/Hillary.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
Are you talking about hydrographics?

Are you talking about hydrographics?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Friz Freleng
Looks like the previous posters have covered all...

Looks like the previous posters have covered all the points between the two bikes. I would only add that the GSA will likely have a higher resale value than the RT, at least here in California.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
Yeah, my bike does look a little ambulancey. I...

Yeah, my bike does look a little ambulancey. I guess the diagonal alternating stripes using red and the yellow-green colors are supposed to be the most conspicuous pattern. I have to say that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Friz Freleng
This thread had better generate warm fuzzy...

This thread had better generate warm fuzzy glowing reviews because I just ordered one yesterday. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Friz Freleng
Not sure about other dealers but the ones around...

Not sure about other dealers but the ones around here in the Bay Area usually escort demo riders so they don't abuse the bike. I would only be concerned about how the engine was broken in during the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,007
Posted By Friz Freleng
Well said. Keep em in front.

Well said. Keep em in front.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,329
Posted By Friz Freleng
CA DMV will simply reject the $1.00 purchase...

CA DMV will simply reject the $1.00 purchase price and will supply its own FMV estimate of the bike both for purposes of sales tax and registration fees. As for declaring the bike to be a gift, as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
Thanks. You know what they say about idle hands....

Thanks. You know what they say about idle hands. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
Okay, I admit I can be a fussy bucket of vinegar...

Okay, I admit I can be a fussy bucket of vinegar sometimes, and for whatever reason I just didn't like the saggy look of my Jesse hardcases as mounted on my BMW racks. With nothing much else to do I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,505
Posted By Friz Freleng
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3QYHFzIDvhw/UqD...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3QYHFzIDvhw/UqDTar9OzxI/AAAAAAAAAGk/eWjrLDWkxuY/w736-h625-no/IMG_5873.JPG


And the Herkimer Battle Jitney (the greatest non-lethal fighting vehicle ever built)....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
At its most rarified level--and that means lots...

At its most rarified level--and that means lots and lots of cash--a precision watch is an incredible work of mechanical art. Grand complications as they are called can consist of well over a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 212,497
Posted By Friz Freleng
Thanks. You learn something everyday.

Thanks. You learn something everyday.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 212,497
Posted By Friz Freleng
Okay, here's a dumb question: I have a 2013...

Okay, here's a dumb question: I have a 2013 R1200GS Adventure...the oil-cooled variety. I always thought the front and back brakes were independent i.e. not linked. A friend of mine has an...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 779,276
Posted By Friz Freleng
I strap my Jaeger LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica...

I strap my Jaeger LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie to the handlebar of my BMW. :wink:

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,402
Posted By Friz Freleng
Wine country here. Drunks, tourists, addled old...

Wine country here. Drunks, tourists, addled old drivers, farm vehicles and tour buses...for me it's full gear all the time even on short rides where I live. I can get so hot in my black leather...
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 49,882
Posted By Friz Freleng
I was reading through the list of seminars that...

I was reading through the list of seminars that will be conducted at this year's BMW MOA rally in St. Paul and noticed one in particular: "3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Comfortable Distance Riding,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,394
Posted By Friz Freleng
Are you referring to ESA?

Are you referring to ESA?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Friz Freleng
For the office it's gotta be a super 200 but for...

For the office it's gotta be a super 200 but for superior road protection I recommend a super 100-120. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Friz Freleng
BMW conducts assembly line tours? That's great. ...

BMW conducts assembly line tours? That's great. Volvo only gives a minimal tour of its Gothenberg plant and Tesla here in the Bay Area only gives tours to car purchasers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,515
Posted By Friz Freleng
Went for a ride on Thursday and had a couple...

Went for a ride on Thursday and had a couple breathtaking wake up calls when I hit tar snakes. I hate the things and it wasn't that hot out.
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