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Forum: Face plant 01-29-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,127
Posted By EHPhillips
HOOOOOOLEEEEEEEEEEEE CRAP!!!!! That pic of...

HOOOOOOLEEEEEEEEEEEE CRAP!!!!!

That pic of the helmet scares the hell out of me. Maybe being knocked out when you hit the ground helped. Lucky you...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By EHPhillips
Uhhh...where the hell is everybody? Well,...

Uhhh...where the hell is everybody?

Well, you were no help, so I had to figure it out on my own. It was good enought to merit a trip report. I'll get it together soon. It was the best riding...
Forum: Europe 05-16-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By EHPhillips
My father came to visit me last summer and rented...

My father came to visit me last summer and rented a BMW from my local shop here in Berlin. It cost about 50 Euro a day and that included all of the insurance. Make sure you have an international...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By EHPhillips
Innsbruck Road Suggestions

I've rented a house for a week near Jenbach. The wife and in-laws are coming, but I've got my bike. I have some ideas of routes from books and maps, but I need some local knowledge.

Does anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 618,176
Posted By EHPhillips
Finally a solution!

F-it...I took it off. I had tried everything for my R1150GS and they all suck. If it made the ride any better, then the bike looked silly.

No screen and no funky lines. All I have is nice...
Forum: Europe 04-27-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By EHPhillips
Wow. That thing is horrible.

Wow. That thing is horrible.
Forum: Europe 03-31-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,181
Posted By EHPhillips
small world... I bought my 1150 GS from Irv...

small world... I bought my 1150 GS from Irv Seaver's.
Forum: Europe 03-30-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,181
Posted By EHPhillips
I lived in Orange County for a couple of years...

I lived in Orange County for a couple of years and now I am in Germany. Splitting lanes on my GS in SoCal was pretty good prep for riding here. A couple things I notice though:

1) When I first got...
Forum: Europe 03-21-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,055
Posted By EHPhillips
thanks...good advice. I am fortunate to have free...

thanks...good advice. I am fortunate to have free time during the week. Any difference between morning or afternoon? should I make a day of it? How many laps is enough?

"Go weekdays, right when...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,055
Posted By EHPhillips
Nurenberg Ring

Who has ridden this thing? When is the best time to go? When is it not busy?

Knighthawk, you live down there right? Is it a waste of time to play around on a 1150GS?

I imagine it is full...
Forum: Face plant 02-07-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,851
Posted By EHPhillips
Wow... a bunch of you are not being particularly...

Wow... a bunch of you are not being particularly kind. These guys are down. I suppose you have never taken your eyes off the road? I suppose you have never had a close call? Isn't that why many of us...
Forum: Europe 12-13-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By EHPhillips
I live in Berlin and my father came to vist for a...

I live in Berlin and my father came to vist for a while in August. I went to my local BMW dealership and rented a bike for him for the week. With taxes and insurance it cost about 50 Euro per day. Be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By EHPhillips
GS in the winter...road hazards

I find that now that I have plenty of appropriate gear, I no longer get cold on the bike. I have a heated vest that I have not even used yet. The temp is regularly around freezing and should not go...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By EHPhillips
Mini Moto Rider

Germany is funny. There are rules here for everything, but then they allow for mini dudes to rip around town on 50s!! This ride is legit. Note the plate on the back. I took this pic about 200...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-20-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By EHPhillips
I love mine. It is for the car, but I just put...

I love mine. It is for the car, but I just put it in my tank bag and wear an ear piece.

http://eandcphillips.smugmug.com/photos/37566798-M.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,864
Posted By EHPhillips
Agreed. Bullshit. The reality is that "MOST"...

Agreed. Bullshit. The reality is that "MOST" people wear gear more often when it is comfortable. I'm one of the people who takes the back pad out of my jackets. Sometimes comfort, sometimes...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By EHPhillips
My battery went dead quick. No problem for two...

My battery went dead quick. No problem for two years and then it was worthless in two weeks. Bought a new battery and haven't looked back. My battery tender is collecting dust.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2005, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 831
Posted By EHPhillips
18,000 miles on the 1150 and I wasn't paying...

18,000 miles on the 1150 and I wasn't paying attention to the oil 'cuz it doesn't normally burn too much. I had to put 1.5 liters to bring it back up to full. Got a little sick to my stomach when I...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2005, 04:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,122
Posted By EHPhillips
I don't get it. You didn't do anything to the...

I don't get it. You didn't do anything to the guy. Cops generally know where the nasty parts of roads are, don't they? You take your chances driving fast and so does he. You shouldn't have to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By EHPhillips
GPS tingle

Anyone ever get that tingle when you look at the GPS and see some good stuff coming your way? The best part of the GPS is that I can ride away in any direction and it will always get me home. Yeah,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2005, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By EHPhillips
Shoei SyncrotecII I know a lot of riders...

Shoei SyncrotecII

I know a lot of riders are really happy with the Schuberth, but it didn't fit me correctly. Making a move to the flip helmet has made my life so much easier.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2005, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By EHPhillips
I finally bought a new helmet. I used to ride...

I finally bought a new helmet. I used to ride with an Arai and now I have a Shoei. I can't believe the difference it made. The buffetting was terrible. At hight speeds the helmet would actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2005, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By EHPhillips
yeah, renew and then cancel. It is not worth the...

yeah, renew and then cancel. It is not worth the hassle. They ususally refund with no problems. It will also make it easier when you come back (if you come back). When I get back to the states,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By EHPhillips
I followed the pics and it worked out. More...

I followed the pics and it worked out. More details in the previous post in the vendor forum. Don't forget the loctite...and the extra long allen wrenches.

Oh, and a shout to...
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2005, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,528
Posted By EHPhillips
Holy Crap...I just used my "get out of jail free"...

Holy Crap...I just used my "get out of jail free" card. The guards are on (yeah they are pretty) but nobody mentioned how F'in hard it would be to get the frame bolts out!!

Right side...No...
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,528
Posted By EHPhillips
Man...great timing. I just got guards today and...

Man...great timing. I just got guards today and I'm putting them on in the morning. Two questions:

1) Does it look like you are going to rip the entire thing off when you bottom out on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By EHPhillips
When I lived in southern California, my feet...

When I lived in southern California, my feet would get hot from the road. The pavement seemed to produce way more heat that the motor when I was sitting in traffic.

Don't worry about it...
Forum: Vendors 11-02-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,640
Posted By EHPhillips
Hee hee...Jordan! I wondered when I would see...

Hee hee...Jordan! I wondered when I would see you here! Evan...from the MTB days. Yeah, I still need a tune-up.

First, venting. Nobody wears the suit if it is too hot. I have a roadcrafter...
Forum: Europe 11-02-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By EHPhillips
I've got plenty of free time and a couple of...

I've got plenty of free time and a couple of bucks. I've got to get it done by June of '07. The sooner the better. Keep me in the loop. ehphillips@yahoo.com
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By EHPhillips
Oh crap...since I put in the oil the clanking...

Oh crap...since I put in the oil the clanking noise when I down shift is gone. Did I destroy anything? What the hell was that?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By EHPhillips
The Corbin is working for me. Never thought...

The Corbin is working for me. Never thought about rigging the old seat. I'm going to have to try that.

With the Corbin, I never even think about my a**. The seat is huge, but any variable...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By EHPhillips
I agree. I bought a corbin seat and my wife...

I agree. I bought a corbin seat and my wife loves it. She has no soreness.

What you need to think about is the wind buffetting. Do some searches on wind noise on the GS and you will see...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2005, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By EHPhillips
so...is the oil level supposed to be at mid-glass...

so...is the oil level supposed to be at mid-glass when cold or ten minutes after riding? Does it make a difference? I just put a litre of oil in mine and it is still not showing on the glass. You...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By EHPhillips
My father tried to buy one at the BMW store here...

My father tried to buy one at the BMW store here in Berlin and the owner told him no. He sais something about lawsuits because it is not SNELL and DOT certified. Can you imagine anyone doing that...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,928
Posted By EHPhillips
Really?? The ankle and the hand...could they...

Really?? The ankle and the hand...could they really be saved? I've got all the gear. I use it most of the time. I know that I'm not alone. Rash is one thing to prevent, but crushing your hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2005, 02:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,512
Posted By EHPhillips
I have been doing a lot of riding here in Germany...

I have been doing a lot of riding here in Germany with guys who moved from the 1150 to the 1200. Every one of them has been stranded on the new bike. Many have been stranded multiple times. They...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By EHPhillips
OK...sounds like a solution, but I don't have the...

OK...sounds like a solution, but I don't have the strap. Can anyonyone explain it a little better? Is it just a nylon strap? Do I take off the passenger seat and the bolts are there? Can I make...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2005, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By EHPhillips
ahhhh...I bought the bike used and the box was...

ahhhh...I bought the bike used and the box was already installed. A nylon strap, huh...sounds kind of sketchy.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2005, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By EHPhillips
Passenger grab rail advice

My wife can not reach the grab rails on the GS and would like to be able to hold on to something other than me from time to time. I've seen a couple of threads about this but no real solution. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,767
Posted By EHPhillips
Any other suggestions?

My father will be visiting me and he wants to tour around southern Germany for a couple of days. Anyone have names of other rental outfits that have good reputations? Any idea of rates?
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