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Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 687,121
Posted By BMW-K
Nahhh. Duc Maintenance is easy. Visa. ...

Nahhh. Duc Maintenance is easy.

Visa.

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By BMW-K
Except the Atlantis 4 is not goretex. Specially...

Except the Atlantis 4 is not goretex. Specially treated hydrophobic leather.

The older I get, the more I like riding in leather. But something that's not quite as agro as my race suit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By BMW-K
Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know...

Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know it's not what you wanted to hear but it works great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By BMW-K
Not on the current edition. But if they take...

Not on the current edition.

But if they take that S1000RR dynamic suspension and retro fit it to 9" of travel and drop that onto the F8GS...well, that just might change my thinking.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By BMW-K
Both are high quality, solid helmets. Pick the...

Both are high quality, solid helmets. Pick the one that fits the best and had the features you want.

For instance, the Hornet is geared more towards dual sport with a bit of dirt riding. the C3...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By BMW-K
BIG thumbsup to you! :clap:clap

BIG thumbsup to you! :clap:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By BMW-K
My opinion: this is not the right bike to abuse...

My opinion: this is not the right bike to abuse to that degree.

Buy a KTM or a WR if you want to abuse a machine to that degree. 500# dirt bikes tend to be very unforgiving.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By BMW-K
Gotta have pix man! Post some pix! And...

Gotta have pix man! Post some pix!

And congrats to you. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By BMW-K
2013 model with the "old" style buckles. I think...

2013 model with the "old" style buckles. I think the 9 vs. 9.5 is a bit...vague. What I can say is that my foot runs a 9.5 arch length (right and left) with a size 9 length right, 9.5 length left. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By BMW-K
I have a set of Toucans in 43 euro (9.5 USA). For...

I have a set of Toucans in 43 euro (9.5 USA). For me they fit my 9.5 foot just perfectly in both length and width. I have a tad over 1/4" of room in the front of the boot. I do get a tad of heel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,442
Posted By BMW-K
Very nice execution. Very nice indeed.

Very nice execution. Very nice indeed.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By BMW-K
In my case my f8gs costs me $287 a year for full...

In my case my f8gs costs me $287 a year for full coverage. :clap

Having said that, in your description I would sell the F8 and Farkle the 690.

To be honest though, I'm not sure I totally agree...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By BMW-K
Firestem, The question may really be the...

Firestem,

The question may really be the Sedici definition of "Breathable".

As a rule, polyurethane liners or coatings are not breathable. At least not by any normal definition. Yet many...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By BMW-K
I have a 2012 1100 EVO as well - just over 20k on...

I have a 2012 1100 EVO as well - just over 20k on the clock.

Each of the valve adjustments I've done on it have needed a couple changes. I'd guess you may have a valve or two out of spec.

I...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,096
Posted By BMW-K
https://captainapathy.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/...

https://captainapathy.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/sentryguns2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By BMW-K
Jim, of course, has this right. Tire changing is...

Jim, of course, has this right. Tire changing is really about technique. If it's too hard, take a step back and evaluate.

In my case the normal reason the tire change was too hard is that either...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By BMW-K
something that always makes me laugh about the...

something that always makes me laugh about the TKC 80 - didn't they come out something like 8 years ago? Pretty much they haven't changed the design and they are still the go-to 50/50 tire.

Kinda...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By BMW-K
Noise aside, TKcs are remarkably normal feeling...

Noise aside, TKcs are remarkably normal feeling on road in the dry.

Use them with confidence.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By BMW-K
ABS rocks. Won't own another street bike without...

ABS rocks. Won't own another street bike without ABS.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By BMW-K
I don't quite get the issue with summer weight...

I don't quite get the issue with summer weight gloves. I run full length gauntlets (Held Phantoms) in the height of a SoCal Summer (110+) and not suffered.

Sweaty hands just is. I've never...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By BMW-K
For what it's worth, an Anakee 3, pending road...

For what it's worth, an Anakee 3, pending road surface, is good for 6k on a GS. For an Alaska run I'd plan for 4k (*road surfaces are exceedingly harsh in Canada and Alaska).

If you're on decent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By BMW-K
I rang up 5k miles on a set of Anakees and am...

I rang up 5k miles on a set of Anakees and am currently on some NEXTs. No question, the NEXTs have a bit more grip and better street feel. The Anakees are very decent, it's just that the NEXTs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By BMW-K
+2.

+2.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 236,834
Posted By BMW-K
Mine. ...

Mine.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2014%20Vancouver/DSC00869_zpsddb277e5.jpg

And the plate from my R12GS back in '09, in Wiseman after finishing the final run on the Haul...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By BMW-K
I like 18-20 psi off-road with knobbies, no rim...

I like 18-20 psi off-road with knobbies, no rim lock. I might consider 12 with rimlock but I tend not to pay attention and hit rocks on occasion, hence the higher pressures.

33-36 on road with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By BMW-K
JBM, this is purely opinion. I haven't...

JBM,

this is purely opinion. I haven't ridden a 690...and I can't say my dirt experience is all that significant. I have put a few miles on a KTM530EXC and I can say that is one amazing dirt...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By BMW-K
Sena.

Sena.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By BMW-K
I have a Leatt and all I can really say is that...

I have a Leatt and all I can really say is that for any serious dirt work I won't leave home without it.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By BMW-K
Garmin Virb Basic I think does what you want.

Garmin Virb Basic I think does what you want.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By BMW-K
I should add: I was getting 8k out of my Anakee...

I should add: I was getting 8k out of my Anakee 2's, 7k out of a Tourance (old sk00l) and an amazing 11k out of a set of Conti Trail Attacks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By BMW-K
I can't say on the GS but on my RSL, Ducati, my...

I can't say on the GS but on my RSL, Ducati, my buddies S1k and my ZX11, I was averaging 6,000 miles on PR1's, 6,000 on PR2's, 5,000 on a set of PR3's and currently 6250 on two sets of PR4's.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,741
Posted By BMW-K
OMG! NO! YOU'LL DIE!!!!! Seriously, just...

OMG! NO! YOU'LL DIE!!!!!

Seriously, just do it.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By BMW-K
Target. Big 5. Walmart.

Target. Big 5. Walmart.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By BMW-K
I'm 5'8" and 180#. I put 47,000 miles on...

I'm 5'8" and 180#.

I put 47,000 miles on my 2007 R1200GS. In spite of all my efforts I just could never quite get comfortable on the bike the way I wanted. (*yeah, 47,000 miles over 4 years. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By BMW-K
Wear earplugs. :ear

Wear earplugs. :ear
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,729
Posted By BMW-K
One of the more interesting comments I see...

One of the more interesting comments I see regularly on the argument of Down vs. Synthetic is the "Wet Factor".

Here's where it gets interesting: If your bag gets wet, are you actually in a...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By BMW-K
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102081...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1020812

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946420

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912712
...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,617
Posted By BMW-K
Anyone got a handle on a Euro-revzilla? I'm...

Anyone got a handle on a Euro-revzilla?

I'm actually looking for a BMW Atlantis...but my google-fu is weak.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By BMW-K
I've put four sets on bikes including my current...

I've put four sets on bikes including my current F800GS. The Pivots are superb and are so natural in feel one doesn't really even recognize it.

I had them on my R12GS, my Wife's F650GS...and...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By BMW-K
I've put miles down with my Wolfman Exped tank...

I've put miles down with my Wolfman Exped tank bag - great products and service.
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