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Forum: Vendors 04-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 67,277
Posted By Madhatter
Thumbs down Desierto

Just got a Desierto III for my 09 GSA. Wish I hadn't.

The installation is dreadful. First, the instructions are only useful if you know how to assemble the thing in the first place. The pictures...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 34,882
Posted By Madhatter
Trying to find a Hi-Viz yellow helmet that fits...

Trying to find a Hi-Viz yellow helmet that fits me.

All I know is, I can spot a Hi-Viz helmet from 2 miles away.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 278,060
Posted By Madhatter
Snowy Mountain Range, Medicine Bow NF, Wyoming

http://rotte.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Thruxton/i-d4hphjc/0/L/P8030093-L.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By Madhatter
Thumb Do it.

Yellowstone is great. I think the season starts to slow down around the second week. I like to hit hit around the 3rd or 4th week, but you'll likely do well the second. I forget when the roads start...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,248,308
Posted By Madhatter
Wyoming

'09 GSA

http://rotte.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XPLOR/i-ktj3ZSM/0/L/CA06161213132188-L.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Madhatter
Did you find a spot?

Did you find a spot?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By Madhatter
The Rox offer a lot of adjustability. They are...

The Rox offer a lot of adjustability. They are the only risers I've tried on my '09; no complaints and great positioning seated or standing.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Madhatter
Can't make it today. Maybe another time?

Can't make it today. Maybe another time?
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,236
Posted By Madhatter
Nice to see you over here T. Cheers,

Nice to see you over here T.

Cheers,
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Madhatter
Sorry to miss out. Hope tomorrow is better.

Sorry to miss out. Hope tomorrow is better.
Forum: Racing 06-06-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 87,588
Posted By Madhatter
I was sorry to hear KTM was not participating in...

I was sorry to hear KTM was not participating in the Dakar. But I don't blame 'em. I would make the same decision.

Limiting bikes to 450cc when they are racing those huge trucks make no sense. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By Madhatter
Sorry, didn't measure the change. Suburban...

Sorry, didn't measure the change. Suburban Machinery says 1.25". By uncalibrated eyeball it looks like a big inch, so I'm inclined to believe their number. Feels much better for my 34" inseam.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By Madhatter
Suburban Machinery Pegs -- lowered

I put the new SM pegs on my '09 GSA:

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/555685666_JxHqn-M.jpg

Install was dead easy, took about 5 minutes.

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/555685340_ySZWf-M.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,804
Posted By Madhatter
I'm trying to get McPhee's Rising from the Plains...

I'm trying to get McPhee's Rising from the Plains read before this ride. :nod
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Madhatter
Got that right. :thumb (I like Canyon. I...

Got that right. :thumb

(I like Canyon. I love fishin' the Ark.)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,848
Posted By Madhatter
Thumb I'm diggin' my Wolfman Rainier. ...

I'm diggin' my Wolfman Rainier.

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/538943472_g4gEG-M.jpg
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 79,312
Posted By Madhatter
Question Sent $7.00 back on May 13th and haven't heard...

Sent $7.00 back on May 13th and haven't heard anything. Did I screw up somehow?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Madhatter
Have a great trip. Here's wishing you fair skies,...

Have a great trip. Here's wishing you fair skies, gentle winds, and nail-free roadways!:beer
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-24-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 777,593
Posted By Madhatter
Wink In Wyoming. ...

In Wyoming.

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/544895757_s6fpH-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,248,308
Posted By Madhatter
Talking Still breakin' her in....

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/544805248_RrCMk-L.jpg

Just before we got wet....

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/544804646_6Q5x8-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,921
Posted By Madhatter
Laugh All I know is that it's a great bike. I haven't...

All I know is that it's a great bike. I haven't had it very long, but I love it.

I've added handlebar risers and some little bits of protection from Wunderlich and TT.

I'm planing on upgrading...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,423
Posted By Madhatter
Not a BMW GS tank bag, but they seem to work fine...

Not a BMW GS tank bag, but they seem to work fine with my new Wolfman bag....

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/538944236_MrBAt-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,109
Posted By Madhatter
I've been riding for about 2 years--still a...

I've been riding for about 2 years--still a newbie. The GSA is an easy bike to ride and as fun as it gets. On the side stand it feels like a heavy bike, but when moving it handles like a much lighter...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By Madhatter
I have to agree with you: WTF? Why so many...

I have to agree with you: WTF? Why so many different fasteners? (You can substitute a 3/8" socket for the E12's on the handle bars. I just happened to have an E10 socket. But at some point I'm going...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,990
Posted By Madhatter
I'd agree with Red. The Beemer is more...

I'd agree with Red. The Beemer is more comfortable; the Katoom is a thriller bike. For taking it easy and touring/exploring I like the GSA. If I wanna play in some dirt, the 950 gets the call.

I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,804
Posted By Madhatter
Well, Cheyenne is likely on your way. Let me know...

Well, Cheyenne is likely on your way. Let me know when you'll be riding through and I'll join you. If you time it right, I'll even cook dinner for ya. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,507
Posted By Madhatter
Loved my RT. It was a fantastic road bike until...

Loved my RT. It was a fantastic road bike until the pavement ended. The GSA also seemed to fit me a little better--the RT was slightly cramped in comparison. And yet...there's part of me that regrets...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,423
Posted By Madhatter
Thumb Well the Rox rock. Installation was fairly easy....

Well the Rox rock. Installation was fairly easy. I did reroute the throttle cable under the bars as well as shift the brake/clutch cables in front of the forks (dropped one slider at a time as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Madhatter
Congratulations! :clap

Congratulations! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,554
Posted By Madhatter
I've got a 950 and a GSA. For me (6'4"), the GSA...

I've got a 950 and a GSA. For me (6'4"), the GSA is significantly more comfortable than the KTM. It's rock solid and smooth on the road. The KTM is like a hyperactive badger on meth. In a crosswind I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Madhatter
I've put more road miles than dirt miles on my...

I've put more road miles than dirt miles on my 950. It's a hoot on the road. Absolute hoot. It's just such a quick and flickable bike, it's hard to ride responsibly. Hoooligan bike for sure.

But...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,804
Posted By Madhatter
This looks like fun. Mind if I join y'all?

This looks like fun. Mind if I join y'all?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By Madhatter
Thumb I understand completely. My face muscles are...

I understand completely.

My face muscles are sore.

What a bike....

http://rotte.smugmug.com/photos/532456706_PHR6w-S.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Madhatter
That's about what I'm getting with my '09 GSA. ...

That's about what I'm getting with my '09 GSA. My '07 RT used to get 50 mpg...going 55 mph. Who goes 55 mph? :scratch With realistic speeds I was getting closer to 42-46. GSA just seems to use more...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By Madhatter
Another vote for Wolfman. :thumb The straps...

Another vote for Wolfman. :thumb

The straps (front and rear pairs) are held together by an additional strap so they don't fall down into the bike. I usually loosen the rear straps a bit to make...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By Madhatter
Sorry to have missed this. Maybe another time?

Sorry to have missed this. Maybe another time?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,472
Posted By Madhatter
I've got an '06 950 and recently got an '09 GSA....

I've got an '06 950 and recently got an '09 GSA. The KTM is an absolute hoot, but if I were to have just one, it would be the GSA. Suits my style of riding more. The GSA is a better all-around bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,423
Posted By Madhatter
Question It looks as though the risers and the bars are...

It looks as though the risers and the bars are held in place by the friction of clamping. I like the look of the Rox risers, but I wonder how secure this set up is. Do the Rox stay put? Any one have...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,859
Posted By Madhatter
Paypal sent. I really appreciate your doing this...

Paypal sent. I really appreciate your doing this for us, thanks again. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,709
Posted By Madhatter
Talking Well, I'm hoping to pick up my new GSA this...

Well, I'm hoping to pick up my new GSA this weekend....
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