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Forum: Asia 08-06-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By HansGruber
Bike Rental in Bangkok?

Hey guys, I am interested in renting a bike tomorrow to explore a bit in BKK. Anybody know of a place? My hotel staff tried but failed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By HansGruber
Radials? Have you noticed any difference at all...

Radials? Have you noticed any difference at all in handling?
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By HansGruber
F650 GS: 110/80 radial ok up front?

2004 F650 GS Single

So BMW builds them with a radial in the rear and bias ply up front. Will I have any issues if I install a radial up front?

I have a brand new Anakee2 on the rear and want...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
The IMS part that Motorcycle Shittystore sent me...

The IMS part that Motorcycle Shittystore sent me said XR250R on the package, but didn't have enough of an offset in it to clear the casing. The spline fit just fine though. I ended up cutting the end...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
HA! Someone (I think on this forum) told me a...

HA! Someone (I think on this forum) told me a while back that an aftermarket shifter (steel not al) from a 2004 XR250R would work.

A bandsaw, a mig welder, a grinder and a powdercoating oven told...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Brake Reservoir Weep Holes?

Should I be alarmed if my front reservoir weeps or spits out of what appears to be two small relief channels located between the lid and the casting when I give the lever a good squeeze? This sure...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Mirror Replacements?

Managed to bust the glass in my mirror yesterday on the trail. Any recommendations for a good aftermarket alternative? Maybe one of those flexible types?

Also, I'm open to suggestions on how to...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,798
Posted By HansGruber
DennisKirk. I've tried several others, but...

DennisKirk.

I've tried several others, but they all suck. Motorcycle Superstore Really Sucks. Dennis Kirk has the best, quickest service and has good APO support. I only use them now.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Hey LCM. I almost forgot to tell you, go F...

Hey LCM. I almost forgot to tell you, go F yourself, you self-righteous, limp-wristed californian, new to forum but arrogant posting, "former executive".

I bought some "motorcycle specific" boots...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,197
Posted By HansGruber
Pics? Fit?

Pics? Fit?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,614
Posted By HansGruber
Sell the kit lens and the 70-300 and buy an...

Sell the kit lens and the 70-300 and buy an 18-200 VRII. You won't look back. Its a great piece of gear and barely bigger than your kit lens. I have some bigger telephotos and some primes, but I use...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 217,310
Posted By HansGruber
Small Spyderco Folder Half Serrated Buck 119 ...

Small Spyderco Folder Half Serrated
Buck 119
Gerber Multitool

I have broken at least 3 Leathermans that I can recall, never a Gerber.

These three are pretty robust. I tend to really abuse...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By HansGruber
Although Ford is better, Chevrolet makes a good...

Although Ford is better, Chevrolet makes a good truck too. I'm sure you'll be happy. At least you didn't get a Dodge. Happy Shooting.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By HansGruber
When I say that bodies have a shelf life, I mean...

When I say that bodies have a shelf life, I mean two things, Hardware Integrity and Electronic Relevance.


Hardware:
Pro Bodies have hardware that will/should last a long ass time. You could...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By HansGruber
Nikon or Canon is a classic question. It's like...

Nikon or Canon is a classic question. It's like saying, "What pickup truck is better: Ford or Chevy?" Of course the only right answer is Ford, but people will argue over it for the rest of time.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
After taking some very close looks at this with a...

After taking some very close looks at this with a Mechanical Engineering eye as well as listening to the input of the experienced people on ADV, here's my attempt to settle this one.

1.) MX boots...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Thats ok. Everyone will have healthcare now. It...

Thats ok. Everyone will have healthcare now. It will be great.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,965
Posted By HansGruber
You just need to ask yourself one question. ...

You just need to ask yourself one question.

Do you eat your boogers? If the answer is yes, then get the XR. If the answer is no, go with the Dakar.


I'm kidding - mostly. The Dakar is...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Asolos are great, I'm on my 3rd pair. The damn...

Asolos are great, I'm on my 3rd pair. The damn soles are really soft though, they wear quite quickly if you walk on sand, slab or rock much.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Sounds like many folks are saying this isn't a...

Sounds like many folks are saying this isn't a good idea, but I've been wearing these:

http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/asolo/asolo150567_82194_jb.jpg

They've gotten me through 2 get-offs on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
I meant the fact that hiking boots have laces and...

I meant the fact that hiking boots have laces and MX boots don't is a no brainer.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
You guys have made some good arguments. I don't...

You guys have made some good arguments. I don't ride single track or do anything crazy, so I'm not really considering full blown MX boots. I appreciate the opinions of those that use them and need...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Some day they will invent an asshole filter for...

Some day they will invent an asshole filter for use on the internet forums. Until then, we all will have to endure people like you.

As for everyone else, thanks for sharing your information,...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Lots of opinions there. Seems like some of...

Lots of opinions there.

Seems like some of you havent really looked at a GOOD pair of hiking boots next to a pair of non MX DS/Touring Boots.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Motorcycle specific boots: Higher - sure, no...

Motorcycle specific boots:

Higher - sure, no question there

No laces - again no brainer, but I really dont care about that

When you guys say motorcycle boots offer more protection/support......
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,911
Posted By HansGruber
Hiking Boots on Motorbike?

I've been wearing GoreTex hiking boots for the last 9 months or so on my bike. I commute on my F650 GS everyday rain/shine and like to play around occasionally on light to medium trails. I also enjoy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
I get a little mayo in my oil tank all the time....

I get a little mayo in my oil tank all the time. I was operating under the assumption that it was just condensation entering from the breather. My commute is short (4 miles). Seems like just enough...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Sorry, can't really do any production work. I...

Sorry, can't really do any production work. I don't have my own shop, I just work in one. My employer would blow a gasket.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
I just ordered the IMS part from Motorcycle...

I just ordered the IMS part from Motorcycle Superstore. I hate that company.
Still thinking about the brake. Have to find out who my local TT distro is.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
I can handle the fab, what sort of CAD part are...

I can handle the fab, what sort of CAD part are you guys talking about?
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Quote:Originally Posted by hetman I installed...

Quote:Originally Posted by hetman
I installed this IMS folding shift lever and it fit (picked a 2004 XR250R):

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ift-Lever.aspx

And I've heard of people...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Nope, not from germany, American as apple pie and...

Nope, not from germany, American as apple pie and Golden Retrievers. I just had a hard time finding a name that wasn't already registered.

Te Wunderlich shifter seems reasonable, but 100 bucks for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
I'm sure the TT ones are awesome. I'm just not...

I'm sure the TT ones are awesome. I'm just not willing to pay that much. Curious if there was a less expensive alternative, perhaps one designed for some other bike that might just happen to fit ours.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Folding Foot Controls?

Are there any Folding Foot Controls out there that will fit our bikes besides the super expensive TT ones? I'm afraid I'm gonna break one of those suckers off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,110
Views: 1,758,142
Posted By HansGruber
Acerbis Multiconcept's or Similar on Stock Bars?

Anyone tried putting Acerbis Multiconcept's or SuperMOTO's on Stock Bars? I can handle a little custom fab if req.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,222
Posted By HansGruber
Michelin SIRAC: Why don't I hear much about it?

I'll be replacing the Tourance(R) and Anakee(F) tires on my F650 GS soon. I commute daily rain or shine (seems like mostly rain) and need great wet tar performance, but would like a little more...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,103
Posted By HansGruber
Anyone know if you can still get the 100 bucks...

Anyone know if you can still get the 100 bucks off on this thing?
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By HansGruber
It should fit. I have an 04 GS with an Explorer...

It should fit. I have an 04 GS with an Explorer Lite. I easily fit my Nikon w/ an 18-220 lens in there with room to spare.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By HansGruber
Interesting. The Jaunt jacket looks almost...

Interesting. The Jaunt jacket looks almost identical to my Kilimanjaro.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By HansGruber
I tried Nikwax spray on stuff. It worked for...

I tried Nikwax spray on stuff. It worked for about a week.

I probably ride 200 days a year with rain. I don't really want to have to don a plastic rainsuit 200 times a year.

The BMW comfortsuit...
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