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Forum: Equipment Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By BMW-K
No self respecting KLR owner would EVER spend the...

No self respecting KLR owner would EVER spend the money on a monogramed cover!

That's a dead giveaway something special is under the rags! :lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,063
Posted By BMW-K
Yes. And this: ...

Yes.

And this:

http://images1.revzilla.com/product_images/0071/5960/cruztools_cruz_outbackr_metric_tool_kit_detail.jpg

I really want to hate this damn thing. It's cheap, cheaply made, and...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By BMW-K
I've experimented with both Shorai and Braille...

I've experimented with both Shorai and Braille batteries in my Ducati Monster. I intentionally purchased the largest Shorai I could fit.

After 16 months I've concluded the experiment: I'm done...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By BMW-K
Palomar...Ortega...any number of other SoCal...

Palomar...Ortega...any number of other SoCal roads. We riders are our own worst enemies.

You were indeed lucky there. Glad to have you still round.
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,524
Posted By BMW-K
Sorry, long answer: ...

Sorry, long answer:

http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667

Read it all. Enjoy. To be clear, gun owners are more paranoid of rust and corrosion than Motorcycle riders. As an owner of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,150
Posted By BMW-K
Negative. This changed. Lane Sharing is defined...

Negative. This changed. Lane Sharing is defined in the Code...or at least was up until earlier 2014 when someone decided to sue the definition.

Regardless, Lane Sharing in California is legal...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 64,775
Posted By BMW-K
No.

No.
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 64,775
Posted By BMW-K
All I really want to know is if the Scrambler...

All I really want to know is if the Scrambler skid plate will fit my 1100 Monster EVO.

Yeah, don't ask. I ain't talking 'bout it.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By BMW-K
Have one and I marvel at it every time I use it. ...

Have one and I marvel at it every time I use it. Super easy to set up, plenty of room for two and it's the Taj Majal if you're flying solo. very intelligent dual fly design with plenty of vestibule...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By BMW-K
Aaaand...your point is? :*sip*

Aaaand...your point is?

:*sip*
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By BMW-K
I've owned a '95 R1100RSL (*put 40k on it) and an...

I've owned a '95 R1100RSL (*put 40k on it) and an '07 R12GS (*put 47k miles on it). I now own an F800GS.

At 5'8" the F8 is simply a much, much better fit physically for me. The lighter weight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By BMW-K
Mounted on the chin of my helmet - almost zero...

Mounted on the chin of my helmet - almost zero vibes to speak of.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
Duuuuuude...just slam heroin or something sane...

Duuuuuude...just slam heroin or something sane will ya? :lol3

For what it's worth I understand that the TT Cartridges are pretty much sold out for quite a while. A very, very few came into the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
LMAO! :lol3 I have BOTH Konflict AND...

LMAO! :lol3

I have BOTH Konflict AND Touratech stickers now! :clap:clap:clap

Alas no. I don't have them on the bike purposely.

So I reeled off 1100 miles this weekend on all sorts of...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,254
Posted By BMW-K
:lol3 I have had both: had a two piece for...

:lol3

I have had both: had a two piece for over 10 years...went with a 1 piece when I finally reordered a new one.

The first thing I did was have my wife modify the wrist cuffs to reduce the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,255
Posted By BMW-K
Slap some crash bars on...fog lights...aluminum...

Slap some crash bars on...fog lights...aluminum cans...new footpegs...upgraded suspsension...skidplate...topcase...Woody's Wheels...

Add back another 25kg. :lol3

Oh, and 10kg more for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
I got mine! :clap:clap:clap I was lucky...

I got mine! :clap:clap:clap

I was lucky in that I was in on the initial order.

From what I understand it may be a while before any more make it into the USA. There was very limited...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 153,736
Posted By BMW-K
as is the case in many things...more lube is a...

as is the case in many things...more lube is a good thing! :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
Wooohooo! I just got the email to expect...

Wooohooo! I just got the email to expect delivery next week! :)
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By BMW-K
I had a set of the City 2 jeans - they do indeed...

I had a set of the City 2 jeans - they do indeed use the BMW Orange NP armor in them.

Very comfortable and stylish. I gave them high marks for what they are.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By BMW-K
IMO, just call them. They are really good about...

IMO, just call them. They are really good about that stuff.

Having said that, I do know they charge for refurbishing and repairs. I don't think they particularly care who owned it. Last I...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,173
Posted By BMW-K
abrasion resistance is only part of the equation....

abrasion resistance is only part of the equation. Impact protection in the form of armor is every bit as important.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,698
Posted By BMW-K
G450x for the dirt. F800GS for the touring,...

G450x for the dirt.
F800GS for the touring, dual sporting, etc.
S1000RR naked for the fun.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,682
Posted By BMW-K
I'm rather surprised the Ducati Monster 620...

I'm rather surprised the Ducati Monster 620 hasn't shown up on this list. Exceedingly lightweight, sporting, decent Ergo's for a smaller rider, plenty reliable as the air cooled Duc motor had been...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By BMW-K
My first thought: HALO.

My first thought: HALO.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,273
Posted By BMW-K
About all the Dash Whining... I'm ok with...

About all the Dash Whining...

I'm ok with it. I haven't bothered with a Tach in ages. Why?

Boxer motors have three very distinctive steps in the power band. I've never had a question...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By BMW-K
BRILLIANT! Absolutely fucking BRILLIANT! ...

BRILLIANT! Absolutely fucking BRILLIANT!

I'm going to steal your design for my F800GS. $5 can of WD40, a zip tie/Duct tape and a lever.

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By BMW-K
I get 50k+ miles out of 'Roo-skin Helds...and...

I get 50k+ miles out of 'Roo-skin Helds...and barely get 12k out of deerskin. I blame the PH balance of my sweat or something.

In short, deerskin hardens up on me and scrubs down in no time. Roo...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By BMW-K
Anything with the Surefire name on it will not be...

Anything with the Surefire name on it will not be "priced competitively".

It will, however, be as close to indestructible as possible and likely capable of taking multiple AK rounds without...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By BMW-K
(*Note: I'm guilty of this...still, it needs to...

(*Note: I'm guilty of this...still, it needs to be said.)

One of the common complaints about the F8GS in general is that the suspension is a bit soft. Maybe.

On the F800GS standard the more...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,273
Posted By BMW-K
True, but not insurmountable. I did an SS1k...

True, but not insurmountable. I did an SS1k lapping Nevada on my Ducati Monster and didn't have an issue with fuel range.

Iron Butters will just slap a 6 gallon beer keg to it and call it a day. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 64,775
Posted By BMW-K
Hmm, I wonder if that skid plate will fit my...

Hmm, I wonder if that skid plate will fit my 1100EVO? (*I've holed an oil filter as well as the engine on two separate occasions. JB Weld to the rescue!)
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,866
Posted By BMW-K
IF you have to walk a distance, a detachable bag...

IF you have to walk a distance, a detachable bag with wheels is very sensible. That's where the Pelican's shine as a number of their models come with wheels and a telescoping handle.

As to...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By BMW-K
Whether they stop or not isn't the point. If...

Whether they stop or not isn't the point. If your lights do not conform to the highway code and wash out your turn signals...and if you turn into a car and take a header you are going to be held...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By BMW-K
:clap:clap:clap One of the best reviews I've...

:clap:clap:clap

One of the best reviews I've seen in a LONG time! :loll

As to it being tall - yep! You can get used to it. I'm 5'8" w/ a 30" inseam and haven't flatfooted a bike in 90,000...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By BMW-K
Exactly why I bought an AIR COOLED Monster! It's...

Exactly why I bought an AIR COOLED Monster! It's old-skool! :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
It really sounds to me like the KLR was the...

It really sounds to me like the KLR was the perfect bike for you. Why did you buy a GS?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By BMW-K
IMO the motor will likely be the least of your...

IMO the motor will likely be the least of your problems. Tires, chains, sprockets, pads, bearings, fluids and other consumables will be replaced many times over before the motor ever needs to be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,263
Posted By BMW-K
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?
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