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Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By yobuddy
I am on my fifth shaft driven BMW all with over...

I am on my fifth shaft driven BMW all with over 70k miles, what are you talking about, final drive issues, never heard of such a thing. Read shit on the internet, but neither I or any of my BMW...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By yobuddy
Recommendation: Womens riding shorts

Are bicycle shorts the recommended choice for a passenger? I wear Moto Skiveez or bicycle shorts just don't know if there is something better for the wife or not.

Thanks,
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,563
Posted By yobuddy
Glad to hear you are ok. As someone mentioned...

Glad to hear you are ok. As someone mentioned above, non-riders mean well with their advice but they just don't understand the passion.

If I can avoid it, I try not to be the first vehicle to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By yobuddy
I have owned 5 shaft driven BMW's starting in...

I have owned 5 shaft driven BMW's starting in 1976 and have never had any rear drive failures. The three that I have sold all had well over 80k miles and my current rides are nearing 60k. As far as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By yobuddy
My 02r1150RS would detonate if I ran a lower...

My 02r1150RS would detonate if I ran a lower grade fuel,lugged it or hard acceleration when it was hot outside. If you have been running the same fuel and your riding habits have not changed, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,716
Posted By yobuddy
I think some of these folks forget that there is...

I think some of these folks forget that there is whole bunch more GS's on the road than any other single brand adventure bike. So sure, just by the numbers you should see more issues.
Personally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By yobuddy
I have ridden from Groveland (120) to Cherry Lake...

I have ridden from Groveland (120) to Cherry Lake on Fire roads and then pavement to 108 in Sonora. Nice ride nothing difficult. I believe you ride fire roads from Cherry Lake to Long Barn if you...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By yobuddy
I am all over it guys, thank you for the help! ...

I am all over it guys, thank you for the help!

Ride on :norton:norton
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By yobuddy
rei tent poles

Can't find replacement poles for a rei half dome tent. Anyone know of a source for these? I broke my brothers tent poles when I fell on it so I would like to get him the actual rei poles being the...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,834
Posted By yobuddy
Walmart has Schwinn bicycle shorts for about $20....

Walmart has Schwinn bicycle shorts for about $20. Never used them but for $20, certainly worth a try.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By yobuddy
Just saw the routes out of Florence from...

Just saw the routes out of Florence from Meatwitheyes, those sound like great routes. I have done the Lost Coast and Hwy. 36 which is an incredible ride. Probably stay in Florence (old town) that...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks guys, the KOA in Crescent City will be on...

Thanks guys, the KOA in Crescent City will be on my route, then on to Oregon.
Appreciate any input on routes out of Florence or Gold Beach.

Bob
Forum: Americas 07-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By yobuddy
Oregon coast help...

Thinking about riding up the coast to Oregon. Any advice on a coastal town in Oregon that would be a great base for day rides out and back?
At least 2-3 good loops out of base. Most likely...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,078
Posted By yobuddy
I have owned (own) four BMW twins all went over...

I have owned (own) four BMW twins all went over the 85k mile mark with no issues. I am ready for something new every 5 years or so. I would think most modern bikes would reach 100k with routine...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,356
Posted By yobuddy
Harley trip planner

Harley trip planner is not too bad, really.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By yobuddy
Yep, got three of them, best coolers ever. I...

Yep, got three of them, best coolers ever. I rave about them to my friends all the time. Even bought a few of them for family and friends.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By yobuddy
I would guess that your tube has a nick in it...

I would guess that your tube has a nick in it from a rock or other flying object. Everytime the seal slides across the nick it damages the seal. Had a Honda XR that had the same problem. I had a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 27,804
Posted By yobuddy
Welcome in Oakdale..

I am located in Oakdale, about 80 miles west of Yosemite. If you need anything or want to plan a stop here let me know. I have tools, beer, food or whatever else you may need!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By yobuddy
I am in Oakdale, have a BMW XChallenge, ready for...

I am in Oakdale, have a BMW XChallenge, ready for adventure. Had recent hip replacement surgery but as long as its not too challenging I would be up for it. I would rate my skills as intermediate...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,412
Posted By yobuddy
I split lanes with my GSA just fine. Never a...

I split lanes with my GSA just fine. Never a problem here.
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 168,362
Posted By yobuddy
I have seen the commercial several times usually...

I have seen the commercial several times usually during Sports Car Racing programs. Could be during Moto GP broadcast as well can't remember. It is a very cool looking BMW. My dealer has sold each...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By yobuddy
Had love for the RS

I had two of those wonderful machines, first year '94 and a 2002. I really enjoyed those bikes but riding two up it felt a bit cramped to me.
Still have a Mayer two piece seat for that bike if...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,564
Posted By yobuddy
I have WAZE loaded on my iphone. It is more than...

I have WAZE loaded on my iphone. It is more than just a navigation app it also has alerts for traffic hazards, LEO's operating radar and much more. The only downside is that it relies on users to...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks for the input. I will see if I can...

Thanks for the input. I will see if I can upgrade my current pants with better pads. I do plan on purchasing the Forcefield shorts for off-roading but I did not want to wear them to work.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By yobuddy
Mesh Overpants with good protection?

Can anyone recommend a pair of mesh (summer) overpants with good armor especially in the hip area? I have a pair of the Olympia Air Mesh but the hip armor is just some soft foam. Had hip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,365
Posted By yobuddy
I mount first with side stand down, stepping on...

I mount first with side stand down, stepping on left foot peg and climbing on. The wife goes next, left foot on passenger peg and climbs up and on holding my shoulder for stability. I have educated...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,103
Posted By yobuddy
Leaving South Lake Tahoe I would vote for 89/88...

Leaving South Lake Tahoe I would vote for 89/88 down into the valley. From there you can take 99 south to 120 to 5 to 205 and into the East Bay area. I was on Hwy. 1 weekend before last, already...
Forum: Face plant 03-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 45,057
Posted By yobuddy
Started riding dirt bikes when I was 12 and have...

Started riding dirt bikes when I was 12 and have not stopped riding since, I am now 57. In 1992 had heart valve replacement and the doc told me I needed to give up motorbikes. My choice, I said,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By yobuddy
I will look forward to your comparison. I have...

I will look forward to your comparison. I have ridden the GSW, which I really liked, but to compare a GSA to a GSAW would be great. I will have to put the blame on you if it makes me go buy one,...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks guys, the Forcefield shorts look like they...

Thanks guys, the Forcefield shorts look like they would do it. My current riding shorts have "protection" in the hip area but it is insignificant as far as I am concerned. I will get a pair once I...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By yobuddy
Good Hip Protection

Looking for recommendations for off road pants that have good hard hip padding. My BMW City Pants have it for street use but all of my off road gear has wimpy foam padding in the hips. The City...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,567
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks to all that have offered advice and shared...

Thanks to all that have offered advice and shared their experiences with THR. I am getting right hip replaced 3/19. Hope to be back street riding as soon as possible. Dirt riding may be put on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks for the input, I will check it out. ...

Thanks for the input, I will check it out.

:1drink
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By yobuddy
Unfortunately we will be in a rental car. Had...

Unfortunately we will be in a rental car. Had thought about renting a bike and doing a ride out of Birmingham after the event for a few days. I suppose that would be an option as well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By yobuddy
Hotel/Area for Barber Motorsports Park

A few of us are planning to come down 10/14 for the Vintage Days. Looking for a good place to stay that has decent restaurants and generally a nice area. Don't mind driving 30 minutes to the track...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,783
Posted By yobuddy
Merino wool is my first choice.

Merino wool is my first choice.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By yobuddy
Not sure what size mine is and its too cold to go...

Not sure what size mine is and its too cold to go out to the garage but I am 5'11" 195# your welcome to try mine on if you are anywhere near oakdale
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By yobuddy
Not they need more Kudos, but.....

I have (2) of the 12 can models and one (1) 24 can model absolutely the best soft coolers, hands down. I buy them for friends for Xmas and highly recommend them to the ones I don't buy gifts for. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By yobuddy
If you want to ride the Sierra foothills I can...

If you want to ride the Sierra foothills I can tour guide you around on either the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving. If we don't get much rain/snow we could head up to Yosemite or Tahoe. Just...
Forum: EMEA 11-09-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By yobuddy
My wife and I did the Edelweiss High Alpine tour...

My wife and I did the Edelweiss High Alpine tour a couple of years ago. Had a great time. We rode with just two other couples most of the time. You can get lost on your own just as long as you...
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