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Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By a57m2000
Back pain

[QUOTE=davidboettcher;26500532]now, the issue at hand. I'm 6'4" with a 34" inseam...

I am same height and inseam, riding 2008 GS and GSA, neither hurts my back. Both have Roxio handlebar risers,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,722
Posted By a57m2000
Assumptions are the termites of relationships

Why on earth would you assume that they would like to talk to you, or somebody else? Riding a bike, or skiing is mostly a solitary experience. Having someone jumping at you with all kind of strange...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By a57m2000
Glock Entrenching tool (

Sharpen the edges, and take a butter knife:evil
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,827
Posted By a57m2000
Touratech Aventuro Carbon Helmet

Judging by the pictures is a heavyweight:rofl
I hope stickers included? ;-)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By a57m2000

+1 Russell - as on the picture comparison prevents you from sliding forward, keeps your thighs higher. It seems to add about 1/2 inch to the height of the bike. Riding on a Russell seat is like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,644
Posted By a57m2000
Great read! Thanks Imagine in the other end of...

Great read! Thanks
Imagine in the other end of the world in about the same time Mr. Ossendowski traveled through Russia and Mongolia at the time of the Red Revolution. Also published in 1922
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By a57m2000

I have ordered them some time ago - Hogg All Weather - UK size 11, medium I wear dress shoes UK size 10, fairly standard foot wearing Bostonians, and Clarks off the shelf in comfort /US size 45/. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,854
Posted By a57m2000
Money cow for a local police

Today I went for a leisurely ride on 129. Did not turn radar detector on, and I was clocked on the remote, empty stretch of the road doing 77 on 55. I should have stayed home and have much more fun...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By a57m2000
I have 2 rail Kendon, just moved 2 bikes GS and...

I have 2 rail Kendon, just moved 2 bikes GS and ADV from Chicago, through Denver, Colorado Springs, SLC to northern Idaho.
Speeds easy up to 75-80 mph but sometimes slower due to crosswinds....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8,333
Views: 8,106,315
Posted By a57m2000
May 2013 Four Corners

Cabin Fever Chicago 2014 :kboom
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 462,143
Posted By a57m2000
Helmet mounted camera may split it? (

as in Schumacher's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By a57m2000

A lot of those discussions are really about egos, one of my teachers was saying / before the era of political correctness/ - if all men had penises on their heads they all would be equal.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By a57m2000
Ricoh G700
Very sturdy, easy tu use with gloves on. I have previous - G600 model.
Did not feel like G700 was worth to upgrade to. It can be used with AAA bateries too.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,579
Posted By a57m2000
Eye opener

I''ve carried BMW foot pump, did it's job but on the shoulder of a busy 215 highway in Denver it seemed forever. From now I guess I go with Cycle-pump.
Also Stop and Go plugger kit does not have...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,579
Posted By a57m2000
Tire air pressure

Time yourself as you try to inflate your rear tire with this hand held device at the shoulder of a busy interstate:D
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,807
Posted By a57m2000
hit air european airbag jacket eu-3

I have hit air european airbag jacket eu-3 bought around early 2010.
My key box is black with red collar, unlike the upgrade picture you have grey with red. I had a fortune to wear this jacket, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,789
Posted By a57m2000
Riding in the rain

As above. I would add if you experience rain turning into hail pull over!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By a57m2000
AMEN! Historically BMW in early GS years...


Historically BMW in early GS years did not use any windshields;-)...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By a57m2000
Alternative approach

BMW top box with Aerostich paniers
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,172
Posted By a57m2000
I would say McAfee is a bad news ...

I would say McAfee is a bad news,0,5318612.story
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,238
Posted By a57m2000

Second that - 6'4" 200 lb 1 pair, Overpants were re-impregnated a few times with excellent success.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By a57m2000

I have Kendon two bike stand-up model, very stable with one or two bikes. Moved spare from the bottom to the top, because it was rubbing ground in the deeper ruts, and for a convenience in case of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,756
Posted By a57m2000

is less filling:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,675
Posted By a57m2000
If you like BMW panniers find used one? Yes top...

If you like BMW panniers find used one? Yes top case is expensive but alternative you have is looking at ugly box for the rest of your riding days;-) As for the size attach Aerostich tank panniers to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By a57m2000
Varicose veins

Claudication is a problem with arteries, vessels delivering blood to organs. Exercise might help, especially with small arteries being blocked up. Exercising with large artery blockages may lead to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By a57m2000
Compression stocking come in different strength...

Compression stocking come in different strength of compression, some medical insurances require that you wear them, and still have pain before allowing for varicose vein surgery.

You need to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By a57m2000
second! Also I my opinion F800GS is adequate but...

second! Also I my opinion F800GS is adequate but not equal to 1200GS on the road.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By a57m2000
I've found that using motorcycle boots with a...

I've found that using motorcycle boots with a touch thicker sole may give a little bit more support - Altberg vs BMW Allround boots. Than you just brace yourself sitting on the bike, your hands firm...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,842
Posted By a57m2000
Mom & Pop Motels

Good memories - Rainbow Park Motel Cody, WY - now closed. Very dated decor, each room had different color from the 60's - green, yellow, pink. Clean, everything was operational, no WiFi -...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,851
Posted By a57m2000
Second it:lol3

Second it:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,858
Posted By a57m2000
Same here!

I wonder if it is not a technology overload we are exposed to? Cars/trucks with blue-tooth, navigation, smart phone, ipad compatible, build in anti-radar etc.etc. and still you end up driving through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,863
Posted By a57m2000
3 x H

In riding in hazy, hot and humid weather like in Chicago phase change vest is the only
effective option with wet bandanna around the neck, or phase change collar
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By a57m2000
US route 40

I know segment from Denver to SLC, UT. Mosty undivided highway, very picturesque, relaxing ride. May be touch on the hot side this time of a year, but you gain elevation in Colorado, and than in Utah...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By a57m2000
Heat Reflector

I've put a heat reflector on the outside of BMW panier, it seemed to lower the inside temp.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By a57m2000
GS to GSA seat height

I had the same problem, and re-did GS seat, by Rick Meyer, asking him to add 1 inch height across the surface of the seat. It almost matches GSA seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By a57m2000
GSA seats

Had similar route:
Stock - over 500mile/day starting to concentrate on the seat discomfort tried sheepskin, freedom air
Touratech high seat
Cee Bailey
and finally Rick Mayer...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By a57m2000
Camera dangle on lanyard?

I have Rikoh G6, weatherproof with large buttons so I can use it with my gloves, sometimes I hang it on my neck by the strap and take a picture or two, but for a long, fast, off road rides it tends...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By a57m2000
Retractable camera mount

To revive the thread, Any new developments in the last 3 years? Still hoping for a RAM mount for the base plate and retractable lanyard attached to the camera. This setting would allow to pick the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,507
Posted By a57m2000

From the front of the bike lights matter more than any hi-viz, from the back there is an option of using reflective red, or hi-viz on the rear of the side bags, and top case. How about a turkey hat?,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,677
Posted By a57m2000

According to the tables you are markedly obese, getting BMI over 35 will qualify you for stomach stapling procedure ( loose weight...
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