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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Alexol
Des anyone have any ideas of a more southern...

Des anyone have any ideas of a more southern route with good roads, very approximately paralleling the interstate along Jackson, Meridian, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham?

You never can tell from the map...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Alexol
Thanks very much - great suggestion. I've...

Thanks very much - great suggestion.

I've been on the Trace but that was probably 10 years ago - a very nice scenic ride but very s-l-o-w due to some fairly enthusiastic enforcement.


It...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Alexol
Non-interstate route suggestions, Baton Rouse to Knoxville TN?

Hi guys,

We're leaving from Lafayette LA to Knoxville TN. This is 723mi on Interstate but we'd like to make it a whole lot less dull, by getting off the slab somewhere around Slidell - but we...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,612
Posted By Alexol
Late to the party, but +1 on this. I have the...

Late to the party, but +1 on this. I have the stock height, "anti-sweating ass" version. Like it VERY much although I don't think they advertise it quite like that though...

I used to have a Saab...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Alexol
Sorry, but I have to disagree with this totally...

Sorry, but I have to disagree with this totally and absolutely, based of over 50 bikes and 40 years riding.

Some bikes, including my 2006 GS, definitely benefit from them. Possibly most bikes. ...
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 35,706
Posted By Alexol
I was extremely disappointed in the knee armor of...

I was extremely disappointed in the knee armor of my Klim pants, both in terms of size/coverage and positioning: too small yielding very poor coverage and they hung down below my knee. Completely...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 119,589
Posted By Alexol
The Zega Pro 2s are also quick release - I have a...

The Zega Pro 2s are also quick release - I have a set in black and like them very much. So far they are special order only I think.

The QD mechanism is lockable, same keys for side cases...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Alexol
Its a different animal - hope you really enjoy...

Its a different animal - hope you really enjoy the change!

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Alexol
The stock part doesn't cover very much and isn't...

The stock part doesn't cover very much and isn't exactly heavy duty.

Drop 500+lbs of bike plus 200+lbs of rider from just a few inches onto something hard landing on the stock skid plate and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Alexol
Best skid plate for GS/LC? What & why?

Self explanatory really - why did you choose the skid plate that you have, what do you like about it, & what don't you like about it?

And now you've got yours and seen other peoples, which one...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 119,589
Posted By Alexol
I bought 38 & 31 L, so the width is right. ...

I bought 38 & 31 L, so the width is right.

100% agreed re US pricing, hence the previous link;))

Same for Rimowa suitcase for anyone who travels a lot. In-f##king-sane prices in the US, waaaay...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 119,589
Posted By Alexol
Sounds like you are giving this considerable...

Sounds like you are giving this considerable thought - good plan as these things are expensive.

Just curious - why not include the Zegas in your comparison? Just got a pair of the Pro 2s in...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By Alexol
Not a lot to tell really - happy swanning down...

Not a lot to tell really - happy swanning down the road just a wee bit north of the limit, maybe just a touch more than a wee bit, when all of a sudden the jammer alarm starts screaming. As I fumble...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By Alexol
On the contrary, laser detectors are great - but...

On the contrary, laser detectors are great - but they're not a warning device, just a means to tell you that its time to pull over!

I'm using a jammer system supplied by Laser Interceptor - I...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By Alexol
I'm not an electrician so I can't give you a...

I'm not an electrician so I can't give you a technical answer but I know that the laser "guns" currently used require very small current levels. Jammers would be no different based on the way they...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By Alexol
Laser jammer - anyone using one?

If yes, what make and model, and what do you think of it?

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Alexol
Thanks - although that's a bit disappointing! ...

Thanks - although that's a bit disappointing!

By the way (hijacking my own thread) did you try that Puig screen, now that it is available in the US?

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Alexol
Thanks for the answer, but the question is...

Thanks for the answer, but the question is whether the BMW light bar is compatible with HB engine/tank guards.

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Alexol
No-one?

No-one?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Alexol
Tool boxes, behind the rack type, for GSW?

Does anyone know if the aluminum tools boxes sold by several companies for the pre-LC exhaust-on-the-left style bikes, are available anywhere for the GSW yet?

There's a lot of space behind the TT...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Alexol
GWS engine tank guard compatibility?

Does anyone know please if the Hepco Becker engine and tank guards are compatible with the original BMW light bar?

Thanks,

Alex
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Alexol
Riding behind "flickering" P3s - irritating or not?

The P3s are wonderfully bright and I have no doubt they will be at least as helpful and possibly more so than the LEDs I had on my previous GS for visibility during braking.

Due to the brake light...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Alexol
Even better! Thank you... Alex

Even better! Thank you...

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Alexol
YES! Thank you! Alex

YES! Thank you!

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Alexol
Lost a link - small aluminum box, mounts on luggage rack?

I've been looking for entirely too long with no success, and I'm sure someone knows exactly where to find this.

In someone's post, I saw a small lockable ally box, mounted on a luggage rack fitted...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 559,113
Posted By Alexol
A liitle older than most on here, but then so am I...

An all-time favorite - Should NEVER have sold it: '76 Le Mans

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/alexol/1978.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,786
Views: 2,984,619
Posted By Alexol
Unfortunately I don't own these anymore...

Hondo CB250 - cleaned it so often I still remember the engine serial number!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/alexol/1973.jpg


One of three R/90Ss - this one took me around Europe for 14...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Alexol
Thank you - no, not including lug bolts... ...

Thank you - no, not including lug bolts...

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Alexol
A question about wheels & what fits what...

Good folks, does anyone know with any degree of certainty whether wheels that fit a 2006GS will also definitely fit on a 2009GS, please?

Note these are GSs not GSAs.

There's a gent who might...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Alexol
Thanks for that, but I'm curious, what are the...

Thanks for that, but I'm curious, what are the reasons? Not doubting, would just like to know.

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Alexol
A question of wheels for GS1200WC

Does anyone know if wheels from earlier years will fit the new GS-WC?

Obviously, the swing-arm is on the other side, but if the wheel still fits thats just a case of swapping tire rotation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,899
Views: 1,585,959
Posted By Alexol
Not a question but a comment from someone in a...

Not a question but a comment from someone in a truck.

On the Blue Ridge Parkway, he pulled into the parking lot, behind me. Gets out, ambles over. Looks up & down at my Hi-Viz Aerostich and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,580
Posted By Alexol
I've used the stuff for quite a while - long...

I've used the stuff for quite a while - long story but it a protracted soaking definitely saved me an engine teardown on an air cooled 911. Anyway, thats not the point.

My experience proved...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By Alexol
Best flashlight for long term storage in toolkit?

This is one that has probably been beaten to death a bazillion times, but maybe there's something new out there...

For reasons that I won't go into, I have to build a complete new toolkit and one...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Alexol
HyperPro steering damper & TT Hard Part compatibility?

'Evening everyone.

Does anyone know for certain if either the TT Hard Part or the Wunderlich Steering Stops are compatible with the HyperPro steering damper?

I'd like to use the Steering Stops...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,434
Posted By Alexol
Skert -...

Skert - http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html - is 5' 3" and 118 lbs and can pick up any bike with ease using the back-up technique.

This amazing lady has been known to ride from time to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,980
Posted By Alexol
FWIW, which prolly isn't much, apparently BMW...

FWIW, which prolly isn't much, apparently BMW commissioned a big ergonomics study several years ago - early 80's if I rememeber correctly - and the switch gear was based on the study.

Seems to me...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14,254
Views: 7,731,639
Posted By Alexol
ADV has other threads?? :freaky

ADV has other threads?? :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Alexol
Question re fuel QDs - 2006 GS

I keep reading about problems with the plastic QDs, so I was thinking that perhaps I should change mine before they become problematic.

Looking on Boneyard Beemer, they talk of one straight QD and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Alexol
Yes, or...

Yes, or http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-044-0400/Hard-Part-LA-R1200GS-and-Adventure-Yellow

Alex
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