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Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By rboett
Thanks for the write up. I spent some time...

Thanks for the write up. I spent some time touring in the pic de midi area a number of years ago,, and then in Soustons , and up to Bordeaux. great part of the world.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By rboett
Hey flake, Maybe do HID ...

Hey flake,

Maybe do HID
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472985

I converted my 08 R1200 GS and like the light/

There are kits out there for $112 on amazon.
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,645
Posted By rboett
nice!:thumb

nice!:thumb
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By rboett
FWIW My STeve Helds wore a big hole in my left...

FWIW My STeve Helds wore a big hole in my left palm after 5k milkes. All on road miles. They were just out of the warranty period , but I submitted a warranty claim, they did not honor it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By rboett
+1 on the over fill , then you are probably ...

+1 on the over fill , then you are probably parking on the side stand , yes? as the other posts indicated the overage goes into the charcoal canister as designed, when you fill it up,, don';t over...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By rboett
Used this alot , not cheap, but effective. I...

Used this alot , not cheap, but effective. I first became aware of this since I had a boat cover made of sunbrella material, sunbrella recommends 303. (Russel day long now has a sunbrella option...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By rboett
check out OsmAnd, great for when you are out of...

check out OsmAnd, great for when you are out of data coverage areas. with the free version you can down load like 10 files (states) or many countries, I've had it for a number of years as a back...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,271
Posted By rboett
$316, Ordered on 11-9, got them today 11-15 , fun...

$316, Ordered on 11-9, got them today 11-15 , fun to see how fast they moved with DHL tracking number from bikerland, to Saulheim, Germany depot, to US . IL,hand off to USPS. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,705
Posted By rboett
very nice - OAT-TAT-SLAP-TAT-OAT hopefully with...

very nice - OAT-TAT-SLAP-TAT-OAT hopefully with no SPLAT:wink:

Great Idea to piece this together, thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,375
Posted By rboett
my $25 Ozark Trail tent failed me. It leaked all...

my $25 Ozark Trail tent failed me. It leaked all night..>

Stop at any camping store, maybe even at any walmart, and and get a small bottle of seam sealer, fix you right up. One reason the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,677
Posted By rboett
Thanks RL, I appreciated it!

Thanks RL, I appreciated it!
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,271
Posted By rboett
So Scro , when you are looking at the price , do...

So Scro , when you are looking at the price , do you deduct the 19% VAT from it ? right now they are at 287.90 euros plus 19.90 euros for shipping.

So is that really 233.20 + 19.90 = 253,10 ,...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By rboett
this combo, plus Fog tech ...

this combo, plus Fog tech

http://www.amazon.com/MotoSolutions-FogTech-Anti-Fog-Paintball-Glasses/dp/B001JR4CIO/ref=cm_cr_dp_asin_lnk
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,886
Posted By rboett
Firstgear HT overpants $203 aT REVZILLA. ...

Firstgear HT overpants $203 aT REVZILLA.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/firstgear-ht-overpants?gclid=Cj0KEQjwidKiBRCevbT6yeqPrJQBEiQA1iM2WVzQCMyv7JO2c8WO1XFiQl8OSnjvA6EoWbFR9vXf_t8aAukA8P8HAQ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By rboett
+1,,, best rest classic flips down when not in...

+1,,, best rest classic flips down when not in use, and I put the BMW lift straps on the GSA panniers for my pinion to hang onto
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,255
Posted By rboett
All reports are that Max BMW is a class act. ...

All reports are that Max BMW is a class act. Don't lose any sleep over this.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By rboett
saw this ,, for a klr, probably you could do...

saw this ,, for a klr, probably you could do similar for your bike

http://motojournalism.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-luggage-rack-klr650-with-ortleib.html
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,180
Posted By rboett
:doh yes, there is another step in there,...

:doh yes, there is another step in there, yes?:lol3

Next time I get that, I'll re-pull. you are most likely right,, as usual...:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,180
Posted By rboett
I have had some combination of first turning on...

I have had some combination of first turning on the key, then kill switch to on, then kick stand up, then press starter button, and,,,, then nothing,, I need to turn it off then let it recycle, kind...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,981
Posted By rboett
I like to ride naked

I like to keep this on most of the year as I can, (2008 R1200 GS adv) when it starts dropping to below 55 degrees, or for a real long trip I put the stock windscreen back on. It really changes the...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By rboett
Yeah, but you need some room for the rare bird...

Yeah, but you need some room for the rare bird large marge to wash down the kung pow:freaky:freaky

(been to your town as a tourist)
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By rboett
ok,, you are on a KLR,, so you need to DIY,,...

ok,, you are on a KLR,, so you need to DIY,, right. (I'm looking at these bikes know, DIY is very appealing to me somehow, esp,. for an adv bike)

here is an alternative. $185 + a little elbow...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
what a world we live in Joe Rocket beating out Held...

Cool, thanks for the recommendation,, I may have to try these as my next pair . what a world we live in Joe Rocket beating out Held. Ausgezeichnet!
$79.99 at Revzilla,, wow exactly half the price...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
Thanks hiviz. This is very helpful.

Thanks hiviz. This is very helpful.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
That could be,,, I'd have to slow down...

That could be,,, I'd have to slow down though:wink:

I definitely need to compress my grasp with the smaller diameter of the grips.

probably Combo of sweat, hard small diameter grips on the GS...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
Hmmm,, ok, How do you 'wash' your gloves, Like...

Hmmm,, ok, How do you 'wash' your gloves, Like with saddle soap or something?

If you are sweating through the gloves, it would seem that a simple wipedown would not be sufficient.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
I did almost that, sent some pics, and a nice...

I did almost that, sent some pics, and a nice note,, their reply is just below the picture.:cry
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
I thought my kangaroo palms would last too, Held...

I thought my kangaroo palms would last too, Held indicated that they are abrasion resistant. Dunno why they holed in such a short period of time, that's why I sent them a note. Oh well, I just hate...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
Hmmm, I swap out for Held Sambia in the summer,...

Hmmm, I swap out for Held Sambia in the summer, also vented. and I didn't ride in the winter months when I was in WI. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,119
Posted By rboett
Steve Held Glove maintenace (?) fail after 5k miles

I bought a pair of Held Steve II Gloves, size 11, short, not terribly long ago,about 2 1/2 years ago, I think I have used them for about 5k miles. Never have crashed in them or anything. I ride a...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 69,964
Posted By rboett
Check out prior post on their out of warranty...

Check out prior post on their out of warranty return/ discount program. It's pretty good.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By rboett
get ahold of the rallymoto folks on your...

get ahold of the rallymoto folks on your contintent. I think they used to do one, maybe their 1150 one would work. www.ralleymoto.com once upon a time near Coffs Harbour in NSW
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By rboett
Take Jimmy Lewis course , install steering...

Take Jimmy Lewis course , install steering damper, install something like Kenda Big Block Tires, keep gas tank 1/4 full or less, air down, sit back, go fast, and hang on :freaky
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,552
Posted By rboett
+1 on exped 9 dlx, big Agnes summit park long if...

+1 on exped 9 dlx, big Agnes summit park long if you are a bigish dude. I hate to have my feet imobilized. Also add cocoon coolmax liner it wicks away moisture from your body, no clammy feeling...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,514
Posted By rboett
Wow. Yeah, this thread sparked recesses of my...

Wow. Yeah, this thread sparked recesses of my brain not active since the late '90s. Researching this for my 96 GS. Kind of gave it character.:evil
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,960
Posted By rboett
looking forward to the test. When I first tooted...

looking forward to the test. When I first tooted the stock horn on my 2008 r1200gsa, I had to chuckle,, more like a door buzzer :lol3. Straight away I put a stebel nautilus compact on, I have not...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 712,877
Posted By rboett
Bohawk, thanks so much. Reminds me what a great...

Bohawk, thanks so much. Reminds me what a great backyard we are blessed with. :clap
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 69,964
Posted By rboett
Check out the etymotic warranty page , if you...

Check out the etymotic warranty page , if you have ever bought any etymotic product, and are out of warranty, you can return and get a good discount on any new model. Even if you have totally...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,566
Posted By rboett
Yes a beakless gs would have to ride at the the...

Yes a beakless gs would have to ride at the the rear, then hide at any gas stops! :wink:
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,396
Posted By rboett
+1 for HT overpants, they were warm enough that...

+1 for HT overpants, they were warm enough that I did not ever use the thermal liner. Now that I am in the south, I got a pair of the HT Airs. They come with rain liner I can put on if it gets...
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