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Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 86,355
Posted By Geneboffin
Looks like a heavily modified Landrover LWB with...

Looks like a heavily modified Landrover LWB with Cab and pickup section.

Should be plenty available, mods to your discretion:evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 54,108
Posted By Geneboffin
Thumb Well done

Really enjoyed the RR, did a bit of this myself this year, at a bit more of a gallop than yourself, liked your approach better.

Thanks for posting, great trip.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking SuperLife London-Istanbul Sept 2009

Had a conference for work in Istanbul, had some spare holiday time more than my wife so bollo-x to Ryanair, I decided to go overland.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2f0dutx.jpg

First camp in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Geneboffin
Thumb Thanks, I suck at putting them in. Indianboy...

Thanks, I suck at putting them in.

Indianboy takes better photos and has the IT skills.

I'm going back to 'finish' the coast.

Will learn to take better photos and post the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,095
Posted By Geneboffin
Thumb Ireland tips

IndianBoy

Thanks for showing me some of my old country!

I think Yeats said 'Ireland is a really beautiful frame around a dull painting', so stick to the coast.

Here was my attempt:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking Helga in Ireland August 2008

Okay, so who else calls their R1100GS 'Helga' :D

So my wife gets to spend a week in San Fran with her brother and friends and driving about the Russian River, I get to dodge the torrential rain in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking R1100GS vs R1200GS dilema

Hi Steve

Same dilememma

98 Ann R1100GS I've had it for 5years, now 62Kmiles on it and running well but.....

I'm tempted by the lure of a new bike, but don't want to cash in the old girl as...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,988
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking A Meathman lost in SE London

Run back and forth on the old BMW to Meath from London, does that count?

Good to see the Irish getting in on the act:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking Motocross America: The Early Years

My father-in-law works for San Diego Automotive Museum and they are doing a show on motocross, Baja desert racing etc.

Should be worth a look if your in town, tell them 'Eugene sent us', see if...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking Thanks Gadgetboy Sorry it took so long to...

Thanks Gadgetboy

Sorry it took so long to post the pics.

Really enjoyed the trip, hope to do something similar next year.

I've enjoyed travelling with others here, hope a few get a kick out...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking Re: Tuscany on R1100GS Part 2

Reposted the pics via shutterfly.

Enjoy
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking Re: Tuscany on an 1100GS

Eventually transferred photos to Shutterfly.

Seems to work from here anyway:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 369,166
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking A R1100GS in Tuscany

A recent trip to Tuscany

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7ce07b3127ccebe2e3eaf186a00000036100AasWzNq2auGMg


Another in Bologna
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Wicked Re: Re uploaded

Okay uploaded from a different from yahoo photos, hopefully this worked.

Gene:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By Geneboffin
Wink RE: lessons learned

Spare clutch cable, and the little widget nut that fits on the end.

Trust me on this:cry

Throttle and brake cables not a bad idea either. All will strand you and make sure you can fit them...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Question Kodak easyshare

Sorry guys, I'll try and sort them out, I can see them from here!:evil

This one is Kodak Easyshare Gallery I'll look and try and get them up

Eugene
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Laugh Tuscany on a R1100GS May 2007 Pt 2

We left our beautiful pensione on the hills overlooking Florenc


http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7ce07b3127ccebe2f8141f93f00000035100AasWzNq2auGMg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Geneboffin
Question RE: Corbin for R1100GS or Not?

I bought a corbin saddle from ebay advertised as a saddle for a R1100GS

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170101991706&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:UK:12

The saddle arrived and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geneboffin
Tuscany on a R1100GS May 2007 Pt 1 and Pt 2

Your wife goes to Bologna on expenses from work, what's a guy to do?

Yep, take a 2,700 mile round-trip from London to see her and lovely Tuscany

Left London at 4am for a 6am sailing from Dover...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Geneboffin
Question Rox Speed FX Anti-vibration risers

I'm trying to smooth out the vibes with a bit of tinkering on my 1100GS.

Saw these Rox Speed FX anti-vib handle bar risers.

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showitems.cgi?subcat_id=269
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,710
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking R1100gs

BMW R1100GS 1998 75th Ann model with 54K Miles as of last service, got it 4 years ago at 28K

Nothing major gone wrong, clutch release lever seized and needed replacing (salt ate it)

Paint came...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By Geneboffin
Try http://www.jamescargo.com/ Saw them at...

Try http://www.jamescargo.com/

Saw them at the London bike show, seemed freindly and competent.

Bike by air/sea options

Geneboffin
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,181
Posted By Geneboffin
Cry Hurry Back

Sorry to hear your news, hope your back on 2 wheels soon, thanks for all the photos. You've shown that you don't have to go to Mongolia or Morrocco to find adventure. Your contributions will be...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2007, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 840,246
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking Beaulieu National Motor Museum UK

Visited the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu here in the UK with my Father-in-law who's a total petrol head in December last year.
I'm the hairy one on the left, he's the less hairy one on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 840,246
Posted By Geneboffin
Talking 13th Stafford Classic Motorcycle Mechanic Show Nov 2006

Great Thread. Here's my contribution.

Just getting into classics, brought wife to Stafford (north of Birmingham in UK) .

It's a sort of celebration of restoration and old bikes and swap meet...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,327
Posted By Geneboffin
Laugh Great marketing

Thanks, perfect reminder to get out and ride.:clap

Maybe should get a HP2:evil

No, no, no! :ken

Evil BMW marketing gremlins get out of my head!:lobby


My faithful 1100GS will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2006, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Geneboffin
Thumb Go North young man

ive ridden both routes a number of times, and personally, although it may take you an extra day, bump north. there are some really beautiful areas in TX, NM, and AZ ... but nothing beats the rolling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,766
Posted By Geneboffin
Laugh Re: Motorcycle Rental in Spain

Looked to use these guys until the wife suggested a Trans-America trip on a wing!!

http://www.motoespana.com/index.html

They have a wide range of bikes, almost all the BMW range and quite a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2006, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Geneboffin
Re: Good vibrations

Thanks for that, I'll put it on my Xmas stocking list.

Boffin
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2006, 06:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,972
Posted By Geneboffin
Re: Trips

Wizzywheels, great report thanks for sharing.

I'm based in London, pm about rideouts/trips.

Geneboffin:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Geneboffin
RE: Winging it

Hi all, thanks for the suggestions
I'll try and respond to all


martoonisotu said: (I'd go to a BMW dealership and ask if you could take a bike out for a long test ride :lol3 ),
Boffin:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Geneboffin
Winging it across the USA

Hi Formum Inmates, I need some advice/suggestions

Turning the big 40 next year and my lovely american wife suggested that we travel from coast to coast by motorbike (Washington DC to San...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2006, 05:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,548
Posted By Geneboffin
Bluhduh UK Gas prices

Hi, I ride a BMW R1100GS, it costs about 20 pounds sterling (Queen Liz's pounds) in the UK to fill up, more if I use premium.

I get 180-200 miles out of the tank depending on riding style :evil ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Geneboffin
RE: Punchy R1200RT generic wistful musing

Thanks for the considered reply Steve.

Yes the GS has great presence, good 'swiss army knife' ability and will go RTW if you are inclinded towards the whole BMW Obi-Wan/Boorman lifestyle, ie sod...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2006, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Geneboffin
RE: Charlbury to Chipping Norton

Nice report, good pictures, lookforward to seeing it on a bulllet cam.

(okay, am I sad to want a bullet cam, bordering of OCD here, but I like to relive the trips on-line with other posts showing...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Geneboffin
We arrived at La Jolla in the evening and this...

We arrived at La Jolla in the evening and this picture was taken overlooking the Pacific at Birdrock

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Great trip and I'd recommend anybody with 2 days in San Diego do it.
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Geneboffin
God, that Ewan McGregor has let himself go a bit!...

God, that Ewan McGregor has let himself go a bit!

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Then we turned around and headed back to San Diego, though the temptation to just keep going was immense! Some day soon I hope. Maybe...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Geneboffin
Next morning we headed towards the Salton Sea,...

Next morning we headed towards the Salton Sea, past loads of RV and motorhomes. Mixture of retirees and boys liking a little blast on all manner of jeeps and quads and bikes:D Borrego isn't a busy...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Geneboffin
Artistic shot of desert sunset 67035

Artistic shot of desert sunset

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Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Geneboffin
Borrego sunset keeps getting prettier. 67034

Borrego sunset keeps getting prettier.

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