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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-26-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,284
Posted By Irish Xplor
I had a great time too. It was nice meeting...

I had a great time too. It was nice meeting everyone I did and I'm sorry for not meeting everyone at the other end of the table. I hope you all made it home (or wherever ou are staying) safe.

I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,284
Posted By Irish Xplor
Perfect - will meet you at the gas station at...

Perfect - will meet you at the gas station at 11am. I live right off Nob Hill.

I will go home Sat night
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-22-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,284
Posted By Irish Xplor
I finally have a weekend I can ride. I will ride...

I finally have a weekend I can ride. I will ride down from Plantation and meet you at Dade Corners @ Noon. Recently located here from Atlanta, so I'm looking forward to meeting and riding with you...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-01-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 176,503
Posted By Irish Xplor
I have friends coming in this weekend for the BCS...

I have friends coming in this weekend for the BCS Championship game (Go ND), so I can't go Sat. Hopefully you will ride the GS next weekend (12th or 13th) I need to get out for something besides...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-01-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 456,583
Posted By Irish Xplor
I'm located in Plantation. I will look on SW...

I'm located in Plantation. I will look on SW Florida page too.

Rode a couple days this week. Love the "winter weather" down here.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-27-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 456,583
Posted By Irish Xplor
Sorry I missed this ride...I saw some of the...

Sorry I missed this ride...I saw some of the videos on YouTube and it looked fun. I just moved down here from Georgia and I'm missing riding the fire roads up in the No GA Mtns. I sold my KTM 450...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,802
Posted By Irish Xplor
I have owned both

You can not go wrong with the 800 or 1200. I loved both for different reasons. The smile on your face will last A LONG time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 19,388
Posted By Irish Xplor
Everything I dislike has an easy fix: 1. ...

Everything I dislike has an easy fix:

1. wobble with knobbies - I bought the steering stabilizer and it is much improved
2. Low stock windscreen - bought the Touratech screen and it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By Irish Xplor
I traded in my BMW F650GS Dakar about a year ago...

I traded in my BMW F650GS Dakar about a year ago and have not wiped the smile off my face yet. I made a few mods...Touratech windshield to give more protection than the stock shield. Also added a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,014
Posted By Irish Xplor
It seems you picked the two bikes most people...

It seems you picked the two bikes most people narrow it down to whenever they describe their riding habits similar to yours. I decided on the BMW 800 and I've been very happy ever since. Like you -...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Irish Xplor
I'm now doubtful for tomorrow. I have a friend...

I'm now doubtful for tomorrow. I have a friend in town, so I'm meeting up with him for dinner. If we get done early - I may drive the cage over.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Irish Xplor
I should be able to make the 4th.

I should be able to make the 4th.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,974
Posted By Irish Xplor
I have not wiped the smile off my face since I...

I have not wiped the smile off my face since I bought mine 800 GS last August.:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,442
Posted By Irish Xplor
The good news - you have narrowed your choice to...

The good news - you have narrowed your choice to 2 great bikes. I went through the same dilemma and decided on the 800GS. I liked it off-road and even though it is still a big bike - I think I...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,092
Posted By Irish Xplor
A lot of good suggestions. You can get a used...

A lot of good suggestions. You can get a used BMW F650GS Dakar for the $5-$6k range. A bike very similar to the KLR off-road, but much better on the road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By Irish Xplor
I'm 6/4" and 220 lbs - the 800gs fits me great...

I'm 6/4" and 220 lbs - the 800gs fits me great and I absolutely love it. Lowering the foot pegs (I've done) and adding bar risers (I need to do) - should make it even better. There are plenty of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,928
Posted By Irish Xplor
I hope the night turned out well and everyone...

I hope the night turned out well and everyone made it home safe. I had a last minute work dinner come up and I'm just getting home. I hope to make it to one of these "bike nights".
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By Irish Xplor
I have to agree with Flux and Kirk - I've had...

I have to agree with Flux and Kirk - I've had nothing but great experiences with Pro Moto. I will probably be by there on Saturday to drop my 450 off. I let her sit for the last 6 months - and she...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,928
Posted By Irish Xplor
I should be able to show up. Looking forward to...

I should be able to show up. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,961
Posted By Irish Xplor
Very entertaining videos/commentary. Having fun...

Very entertaining videos/commentary. Having fun is why I ride and it looks like you guys are having a lot of fun. Be safe and keep riding! :D
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Irish Xplor
The first 2 post are correct. If you test ride...

The first 2 post are correct. If you test ride the 800GS - you will buy it. The bike is sweet! So much more than a 650/single. I know there is not a perfect bike for every type of riding - but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,368
Posted By Irish Xplor
Congrats on your new bike. You are going to love...

Congrats on your new bike. You are going to love it. I switched to the 800GS from a F650 GS Dakar back in August. I still have not wiped the grin off my face.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,404
Posted By Irish Xplor
I really can not speak about the KLR, but I...

I really can not speak about the KLR, but I upgraded from BMW's F650 GS Dakar to the 800 GS and I'm very glad I did. I could have owned my 650 Dakar forever and still have been happy. My 650 Dakar...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,015
Posted By Irish Xplor
6'4" - BMW F800 GS with standard seat.

6'4" - BMW F800 GS with standard seat.
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,015
Posted By Irish Xplor
6'4" with 36 inseam. Ride BMW 800GS and KTM...

6'4" with 36 inseam.

Ride BMW 800GS and KTM 450 EXC
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Irish Xplor
It looks like you answered your question. Many...

It looks like you answered your question. Many of us asked ourselves the same thing when deciding to buy. The 1200 GSA is much better for long highway rides and 2 up. If that is what you do most -...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By Irish Xplor
I have bought 2 bikes from BMW of Atl. Great...

I have bought 2 bikes from BMW of Atl. Great family run dealership - Bob, Linda and Bobby. They all ride, love motorcycles and the life style. Service dept is A+ - friendly, knowledgable and they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By Irish Xplor
I have the opposite problem. My light comes on...

I have the opposite problem. My light comes on and I will let it run down to under 10 miles and I still have over a gallon of gas left in the tank. It way underestimates my range. I use my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By Irish Xplor
Off Road: With a 21 inch front tire, 50 lbs...

Off Road: With a 21 inch front tire, 50 lbs lighter than 1200gs, higher clearance and better suspension, you can see why BMW said: "The F 800 GS is the most off-road oriented GS ever built." ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Irish Xplor
Patty & Flux - Happy Birthday to you...

Patty & Flux -

Happy Birthday to you both.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,731
Posted By Irish Xplor
I went through the same agonizing decision. Test...

I went through the same agonizing decision. Test rode both and ended up buying the 800GS. I truly felt I could not go wrong with either bike - so I finally just bought the BMW. So far - I'm...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,462
Posted By Irish Xplor
I owned a BMW F650GS Dakar for 3 years and never...

I owned a BMW F650GS Dakar for 3 years and never had one thing go wrong. A very fun, "nimble" bike that is known for traveling around with 100,000+ miles on their odometers. According to the guy at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,863
Posted By Irish Xplor
I don't think you can go wrong with any of your...

I don't think you can go wrong with any of your options...keep your 1200, get the KTM or the 800gs. All are great all around bikes. I too struggeld with this decision before I bought the 800gs back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,743
Posted By Irish Xplor
Flux & Keith - Thanks again for teaming up...

Flux & Keith -

Thanks again for teaming up to put on a great ride/event. I wish I could have enjoyed the entire ride and camping - but I had fun with the portion I rode.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,743
Posted By Irish Xplor
Flux - I'm in. Called and signed up at Moto 400....

Flux - I'm in. Called and signed up at Moto 400. Looking forward ro a fun ride/weekend.

Dan
2010 BMW F800GS
007 KTM 450 EXC
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,816
Posted By Irish Xplor
I just sold my 06 Dakar for the 800GS. Off-road...

I just sold my 06 Dakar for the 800GS. Off-road - very similar bikes. I actually liked the shorter Dakar better than the 800 in "tight stuff". On-road - no comparison. The 800 with it's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,108
Posted By Irish Xplor
I'm sorry I missed what looks/sounds like a good...

I'm sorry I missed what looks/sounds like a good time, but I also had a work function that took me out of town. I'm all for a monthly meeting and this location works perfect for me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By Irish Xplor
I currently ride a BMW F650GS Dakar and a KTM...

I currently ride a BMW F650GS Dakar and a KTM 450EXC - I'm a big fan of both brands. The 800GS and 990 ADV are two great bikes - and I've been going through this same debate.

A lot of the "DOGS"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,108
Posted By Irish Xplor
I cannot make the 19th. Could do the 12th or...

I cannot make the 19th. Could do the 12th or 26th. However, if the 19th works for everyone else - I will try to make the next one.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,108
Posted By Irish Xplor
I know this pub - not far from East Cobb. You...

I know this pub - not far from East Cobb. You can count me in on a Wednesday night.
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