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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By mototrionic
Hey Eric - yes on Kamloops! Appreciate the...

Hey Eric - yes on Kamloops!

Appreciate the setiment regarding walking away from that crash. Though I could be more upset at the way they churned up rocks without warning, I understand they used...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By mototrionic
Hey David - great to hear from you! Yeah, still...

Hey David - great to hear from you! Yeah, still catchin up on email. Sounds like you had a good return from the ride up north.

Tried to upload pics to this forum without success - but here's a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By mototrionic
thank you! Yes, I need to send over a pic...

thank you!

Yes, I need to send over a pic to the blokes who sent over those crash bars, they (and the BMW bash plate) enabled me to keep riding another 450 miles to Fairbanks...without them, the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By mototrionic
Seattle to Deadhorse Solo

Wow - just finished a fantastic 2 week trek from Seattle to Deadhorse and (luckily) back again! 2 weeks was NOT long enough.

Please refer to my blog at http://davidtoalaska.blogspot.com/
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Forum: Beasts 06-15-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,448
Posted By mototrionic
I was recently at Rich's Custom Seats in...

I was recently at Rich's Custom Seats in Kingston, WA (ah my butt finally loves sitting on the GS8 for extended periods of time) and he was telling me a story about BMW stands...

Apparently, he...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,444
Posted By mototrionic
Eh? Strange balance for a beginner - getting...

Strange balance for a beginner - getting something you can learn/gain confidence with (and drop), versus getting something you don't want to trade up and is capable...especially for a more mature...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 492,995
Posted By mototrionic
Aftermarket screens, waste of time

Honestly, after riding the GS8 for the past 6 months and trying a couple options - I've decided to save the money and time and deal with the stock windscreen. The LLip was horribly noise and I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,100
Posted By mototrionic
Yes - I am surprised how much loyalty I've seen...

Yes - I am surprised how much loyalty I've seen expressed, people seem willing to give money to dealers because they are local. Call around, I found a great deal on an "impossible to find GS8"...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By mototrionic
I actually found my MS a solid street performer...

I actually found my MS a solid street performer for someone used to dirt riding...folks farkle this as a hypermotard. I had problems on moderate dirt with mine, but I never put real offroad tread on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,070
Posted By mototrionic
Ship it! I was given the "popular bike...3-4...

Ship it! I was given the "popular bike...3-4 month waiting list..." by all dealers in Washington. Though it was true, the fact was a few dealers across the country had bikes to sell.

I decided...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,298
Posted By mototrionic
I am a classic idiot tax payer...bought the WRX...

I am a classic idiot tax payer...bought the WRX the month they came to the US, bought the GS 800 the moment I could get my hands on one. Dealers love me :1drink

...I also owned a Ducati...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,508
Posted By mototrionic
I don't have familiarity with your unique set of...

I don't have familiarity with your unique set of circumstances, but the only people who favor paying MORE for the same product (new), ARE people in business who gain from milking a relationship to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 492,995
Posted By mototrionic
Cool, appreciate the feedback. The vent in the...

Cool, appreciate the feedback. The vent in the California Scientific looks like a good idea - does the airflow hit your chest from that? I'm ~ 6' 190lbs.

Does the TT work well (prevent buffeting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 492,995
Posted By mototrionic
F800 GS Windscreen Options?

Has anyone upgraded the stock windscreen that shipped with these bikes? Overall, for a stock shield, it's solid but for longer rides it would be nice to farkle up my new baby with something...
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