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Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 73,356
Posted By stormcloud
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_1...

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_1305_2013_bmw_r1200gs_first_ride/
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By stormcloud
Good job. Thanks for posting. Man, that's a...

Good job. Thanks for posting.
Man, that's a clean bike! You must pamper it.
Nice pic's too.
Very green countryside. Looks like you've been having plenty of rainfall.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By stormcloud
And on we go... Pretty hard packed dirt...

And on we go...

Pretty hard packed dirt roads with a layer of loose gravel over the top, plenty of potholes and ripples but no problems as long as I kept the speed moderate and was camber aware:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By stormcloud
Scootin'around Orange, NSW, Australia.

So: Just got a new ride after being without for ages (OK only a few months but still...). Been reading RR for ages, decided to contribute.
This is no big adventure, but it's a start.

Spent a day...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,916
Posted By stormcloud
I wondered if there's any downside to the...

I wondered if there's any downside to the J.Costa?

e.g. do you run higher revs all the time for a given speed c/w stock? or just under acceleration? does fuel economy suffer a lot?

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 106,118
Posted By stormcloud
This is a great site: http://www.boxertrix.com/...

This is a great site:
http://www.boxertrix.com/

I too have owned a VFR800 and now a R1100S. Very different experiences, both V.good. I agree with the statements early in this thread.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By stormcloud
Thanks for the RR. Motivates me to get down for...

Thanks for the RR. Motivates me to get down for next year. Used to be one of the medico's down there myself. SBK was always a better w/e than the GP - less snobiness, less wankers, more laid...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By stormcloud
Great RR - good flavour of the trip. Look...

Great RR - good flavour of the trip. Look forward to more as you (ad)venture on in future.:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By stormcloud
:lurk :lurk

:lurk :lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 570,483
Posted By stormcloud
Dont be sorry for anything, mate. You dont owe us...

Dont be sorry for anything, mate. You dont owe us anything, and you've been giving us LOTS. We have been enjoying your reports immensley, but of course it cant go on forever. The end of one adventure...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By stormcloud
He He. I was staying in a caravan park cabin in...

He He. I was staying in a caravan park cabin in Taupo. I didnt even ask the price of a nights stay. Figured it was one of those 'if you have to ask, you cant afford it' things....... They were...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By stormcloud
Did you go past 'The Chateau'? Was over there...

Did you go past 'The Chateau'? Was over there couple of years ago and drove up the mountains from Taupo - stunned when I came accross this hotel in the most incongruous of places - above the tree...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 570,483
Posted By stormcloud
Question for Chitown.

Going back a little ways, I wonder if - when you were thinking of something more offroad worthy - you considered GS wheels for the 1200R? :huh

I cant recall seeing it discussed but from what...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-04-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 570,483
Posted By stormcloud
All together now: :clap :clap THANKS BIG...

All together now: :clap :clap THANKS BIG LARRY!! :clap :clap :thumb :thumb :rilla :rilla :bow :bow
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 570,483
Posted By stormcloud
Loving your reports - living vicariously through...

Loving your reports - living vicariously through your writings and pics. Seriously interested in 800GS v 1200R. Looking to replace my 1100S soonish with something more versatile.
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,204
Posted By stormcloud
Thanks for the inspiration.

Great ride report, thanks for taking the time to post.
That's true adventuring - not letting the lack of 'appropriate' bike/tyres stop you from having a great experience. It's probably more...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By stormcloud
Sounds great, looking forward to updates. Not too...

Sounds great, looking forward to updates. Not too far from my neck of the woods and I'm always looking for ideas.:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,286
Posted By stormcloud
Not too long at all. I really enjoyed it. Post...

Not too long at all. I really enjoyed it. Post more when you've been on tour again. Such different scenery to my neck of the world. I always love when the bike/s get into the pic's as well.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,566
Posted By stormcloud
Simply brilliant! The best bits of the ADV and GS...

Simply brilliant! The best bits of the ADV and GS combined with awesome colour choice and great photography.

Now I know what mine will look like (when I get one.... :( )

Last pic is going on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-19-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 1,061,863
Posted By stormcloud
Not quite a pic. Actually lots and lots of pics...

Not quite a pic. Actually lots and lots of pics all in a row.....

Fascinating.

Lesson - dont try and outrun a cop in a carpark!

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=WhN2Xc0MiFM
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