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Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 146,388
Posted By MedicalQuackery
2007 Vespa GT200 - SF Bay Area

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878791
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I do all my own maintenance work (thanks to the...

I do all my own maintenance work (thanks to the CD's from that JVB guy). The bike is under warranty, so that's why it went into the shop for these repairs. Probably I would have done the seal myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By MedicalQuackery
As far as the loaner goes, I did not ask about...

As far as the loaner goes, I did not ask about it. In this case, it was not an urgent repair, I checked it out beforehand, took off the alternator cover and saw the oil dribbling out from under the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By MedicalQuackery
The Super Tenere is a thought, to be sure....

The Super Tenere is a thought, to be sure. Questions I have for owners are:

1. Do they use something like BMW to make the spoked wheels compatible with tubeless tires?
2. What does the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By MedicalQuackery
While the specific issue is with a GS, the bigger...

While the specific issue is with a GS, the bigger question is bikes at large. BMW has a big dealer network, but it seems like few parts are stocked, and even trying to be proactive about minimizing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,901
Posted By MedicalQuackery
GS Spends Another 2 Weeks at the Shop

Another seemingly simple warranty repair just lanquishes on and on and on... in January the bike sat for two weeks while the dealer troubleshooted, ordered and replaced the starter under warranty....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By MedicalQuackery
It is good to hear they do not need to pull the...

It is good to hear they do not need to pull the front cover to change the seal... and you are probably right about the corrosion, 2 1/2 years of daily riding, the cover looks pristine...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By MedicalQuackery
1200GS Front Seal Leak

This seems to be surprisingly uncommon, but after noticing some wetness at the bottom of the plastic alternator cover, i removed the thing and found oil run off from under the crank pulley. No...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 146,388
Posted By MedicalQuackery
'12 Tomos Sprint Moped - SF Bay Area

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856762
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,524
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have the Denali D1's on an R1200GS and they run...

I have the Denali D1's on an R1200GS and they run all the time. Seem to provide adequate lighting for a unlighted two lane road at 45 mph, but do not get me flashed around town, day or night. In...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Got it... In the process, the left exterior cover...

Got it... In the process, the left exterior cover popped off, which let me see the mechanism. I did not realize that it required deformation of the plastic to seat. The tinted and clear visors are...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Arai Signet Q Visor Change

I am on a trip 400 miles from home and need some advice on installing the visor on this helmet. Certainly, this mechanism lacks a user friendliness that one would expect from a world class player in...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,377
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I started with the Dariens in a 34L, found them...

I started with the Dariens in a 34L, found them to be a bit tight around the butt and crotch. I talked with Aerostich, and they convinced me to exchange them for the AD1's, since they were cut...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,523
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have been a long time M/C commuter in...

I have been a long time M/C commuter in California and I share your feelings on ABS. With the mileage you are doing, shaft or belt is must as well, as are tubeless tires.

R1200GS - my current...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,495
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Get your bicycle and push it around in the garage...

Get your bicycle and push it around in the garage or on some other smooth surface. With the front wheel pointed straight, grab a handful of front brake, it should be fairly easy to make it do a...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Corazzo Leather 5.0

I have been looking for a good, daily, short ride sort of jacket. With the cold weather coming on here (meaning 40's-50's), my lightweight summer mesh is a bit chilly, and the Aerostich is a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,003
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have a Vespa GT200 and a 1200GS, and switching...

I have a Vespa GT200 and a 1200GS, and switching back and forth has become second nature. The more you ride them, the more comfortable you will be. It is tough to beat the Vespa for carrying a couple...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,182
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have a GS and a GT200... It is damn hard to...

I have a GS and a GT200... It is damn hard to convince myself to climb on the GS for a trip across town - the little GT200 makes lane sharing a breeze and not having to clunk-clunk-clunk up and down...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,857
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I went through the same dilemma... I...

I went through the same dilemma...

I borrowed a buddy's 1 piece RC for a few weeks, really liked the easy on and off, particularly being able to leave my boots on. But in the end, I ended up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By MedicalQuackery
A newby riding in SF?? No way! Not on a 500 or...

A newby riding in SF?? No way! Not on a 500 or 250 and not on a scooter. Traffic, pedestrians, pot holes, man hole covers, Muni tracks, etc., are all hazards that take an experienced rider to deal...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,203
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I debated a while between the S95 and G12 as a...

I debated a while between the S95 and G12 as a smaller camera to take along when the SLR is too bulky, or too "tourist dorky". The S95 is the winner for compact-ness and pocket-ability. As a point...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,179
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I went with the CBL's because I wanted something...

I went with the CBL's because I wanted something a little less extreme than the CBT's, and something I could walk around in and wear once I got to wherever I was going. I chose Aerostich because they...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Regarding the F vs R question, I think the...

Regarding the F vs R question, I think the biggest thing to consider is why you want a BMW to begin with... the R is far and above more of a traditional Beemer (opposed twin, shaftie, separate tranny...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Ridden all three

Okay, so I had an older 97 F650, currently ride an '09 GS and my brother has an '02 GS. Before getting my GS, I had an '04 RT, and I have ridden both versions of the GS extensively.

From a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,794
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Riding is the best part about going to work... ...

Riding is the best part about going to work...

85% on the GT200

10% on the 1200GS

5% in the SUV
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,074
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Check out the Fieldsheer Carboflex jackets... I...

Check out the Fieldsheer Carboflex jackets... I bought mine at Cyclegear on sale for I think $79. As scooterwear it seems perfect, has what seems to be decent armor, including a back protector, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I work in the same area, and ride pretty much...

I work in the same area, and ride pretty much everyday except in the rain. So, the KLR is not problem with some gear. We get something like 300 days a year of sunshine, so it is not like it rains...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,778
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I had a y2k VFR, which I bought new for I think...

I had a y2k VFR, which I bought new for I think around the list price of $9999. A deal for the money, I put 30k+ on her, before she was wiped out by an unlicensed driver. At the time, I did not...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By MedicalQuackery
One other thing... if you're parking on dirt,...

One other thing... if you're parking on dirt, grass, gravel, hot asphalt, etc., ALWAYS put some sort of support under the stand. There is a lot of weight resting on the relatively small surface area...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have an '09 GS as well and find the side stand...

I have an '09 GS as well and find the side stand to be very stable, although it does have a tendency to lean the bike over at a significant angle, which can vary quite a bit depending on how your...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,102
Posted By MedicalQuackery
While you are in the City, I would skip the car;...

While you are in the City, I would skip the car; traffic is ridiculous and parking is expensive and hard to find. Better to spend the $$$ on cabs to get to the tourist traps. Visiting SF is like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have bought new bikes from both, along with...

I have bought new bikes from both, along with accessories and parts, and I have used both for service. I honestly would not hesitate to go back to either. Both seem to love the brand, so for the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,151
Posted By MedicalQuackery
On your RT vs GS debate, I think it mostly...

On your RT vs GS debate, I think it mostly depends on where and how you intend to ride. I sold my 1150RT and picked up a new 1200GS specifically because the GS is a better all arounder... better in...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,997
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have a GS and a Vespa GT200, and they are two...

I have a GS and a Vespa GT200, and they are two different bikes that serve different purposes. Around town, it is tough to beat the Vespa... cargo wise, you can carry a half case of wine under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have had three dry clutch Beemers, and have...

I have had three dry clutch Beemers, and have made a point to avoid slipping the clutch as much as possible. Of course, there are some low speed cases where you need to let it slip a bit, and to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,517
Posted By MedicalQuackery
Depends on where you live...

I just made a >2000 mile trek in the cage, from Silicon Valley up to the northern most part of the Olympic Pennisula in WA and was reminded of the differences in driving culture.

In WA, if the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I have over 100k miles commuting the same roads...

I have over 100k miles commuting the same roads as you, split between various BMW's and Honda's. My current ride is an R1200GS, and I see now why these are so highly acclaimed. Easy around town, good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By MedicalQuackery
On nice hard ground that is pretty close to...

On nice hard ground that is pretty close to level, I do not worry about it too much. If the ground seems soft, or a little sloped, or on hot asphalt, a small section of 1x4 works pretty well. In the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By MedicalQuackery
I commuted 40 miles (one way) to work each day...

I commuted 40 miles (one way) to work each day for 5 years, and have done 400-500 mile days with contacts in. Full face or 3/4 with a shield is a must (which is a good idea anyway), but otherwise it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,865
Posted By MedicalQuackery
In my mind, there are only three good things...

In my mind, there are only three good things about living in the "ungovernable state" of Kalifornia...

1. Lane Sharing
2. Proposition 13 (which prevents property taxes from increasing more than...
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