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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,765
Posted By rdwalker
You said it. :rofl

You said it. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By rdwalker
Both are great bikes - I enjoyed them equally. ...

Both are great bikes - I enjoyed them equally.

All things being equal, the 1200 is a bit more refined, with a smoother drivetrain. However, for me the key consideration would be how much you think...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By rdwalker
Do you think we could get the NHTSA involved?...

Do you think we could get the NHTSA involved? After all, it is... (fill the blank)<fill the="" blank=""></fill>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,133
Posted By rdwalker
More contributions?

Hi, all,

I updated the Original Post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18667039&postcount=1) with info from the two posts above.

Do you have your own suggestions? Please...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,133
Posted By rdwalker
Indian Head Resort - NH

I was doing a late-season loop of New England last fall. Trying to avoid dark-night frostbite and black ice, I stopped for the night at the Indian Head Resort.

It may be a bit formulaic family...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,133
Posted By rdwalker
New Boston Inn - Massachusetts

Resurrecting a dormant thread...

While participating in the Berkshires Adventure Ride a few weeks back, I had the opportunity to stay in the New Boston Inn in Sandisfield, Mass.

It's a great...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By rdwalker
Thanks for your note. This is actually for a...

Thanks for your note.
This is actually for a total noob, so I am going to steer him toward the full PAMSP school, as suggested by Paebr332.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By rdwalker
Thanks.

Excellent info. Thanks. I am going to pass it on to the future (hopefully) inmate.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By rdwalker
PA moto licensing process?

An acquaintance is considering getting his moto endorsement in Pennsylvania.

What's the process in that state? Best method to get it (MSF, riding school)?

Way back, in my area there were riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By rdwalker
As a fellow 1150RT owner, I love your solution....

As a fellow 1150RT owner, I love your solution. But then, I am a fellow OCD sufferer as well... :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 47,868
Posted By rdwalker
Was it you, helping me pick up my GS? (A few...

Was it you, helping me pick up my GS? (A few yards up the hill from the blue bike).
If so, THANKS! Greatly appreciated.

Robert.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 47,868
Posted By rdwalker
Back to Saturday

Here are a few shots from Saturday. As you all remember, there was this itty-bitty rainfall overnight...

But things were drying out nicely. Time for a cup of coffee, celebrating the glorious...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By rdwalker
This sounds to me like you have a poor ground...

This sounds to me like you have a poor ground going to the bulb - not completely out, but high resistance.

In such case, with just the taillight on, the current flows to ground through the brake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,226
Posted By rdwalker
I wear the Buff tube under my helmet. Somehow,...

I wear the Buff tube under my helmet. Somehow, don't asks me how, it reduces my helmet hear from a wreck to a minor annoyance - especially in the summer. It's also absorbs sweat, reducing helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,937
Posted By rdwalker
A great find! It generates nostalgia for times...

A great find! It generates nostalgia for times past - even though this was before my riding times, actually.
Some of the best scenes could not be publicly shown today.

Now, why does it have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By rdwalker
Awwww! How sweet! :raabia

Awwww! How sweet! :raabia
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,390
Posted By rdwalker
Get both. :D:D

Get both. :D:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,916
Posted By rdwalker
Now, that's what I call full service! Kudos!

Now, that's what I call full service! Kudos!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By rdwalker
There is a very good chance that you will never...

There is a very good chance that you will never need to true the wheels. I've put many tens of thousands of mikes on my spoked wheels with no adverse effect.

I actually once sent my front wheel to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,937
Posted By rdwalker
The TransAlps were short-lived in the States, but...

The TransAlps were short-lived in the States, but they did attain cult status in Europe, akin to the KLRs here.
I had the opportunity to wring out a TA in Colorado last season: a fun machine indeed....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By rdwalker
I assume that in the UK the power restriction is...

I assume that in the UK the power restriction is effected the same way as in other EU-lands: by ECU coding.

For the US readers: the European Third License Directive requires graduated permits for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,735
Posted By rdwalker
Honest review? Just ask me! I will tell you why...

Honest review? Just ask me! I will tell you why what I have bought is just perfect, the best thing since sliced bread. :rofl:roflDon't believe me? See any thread here in the forum, where everyone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,937
Posted By rdwalker
I'm sorry brother, but that's just sad.[/QUOTE]A...

I'm sorry brother, but that's just sad.[/QUOTE]A much as I hate to acknowledge it, YOU ARE SO RIGHT: sad.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By rdwalker
I respectfully disagree. It depends on what type...

I respectfully disagree. It depends on what type of oil is used.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By rdwalker
I just love when Roger whips out his charts. ...

I just love when Roger whips out his charts.
(Tip-of-the-hat from one compulsive nerd to another.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,899
Posted By rdwalker
Holy cow, that must have hurt. Could be...

Holy cow, that must have hurt. Could be Photoshop, but it looks scary.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,937
Posted By rdwalker
Now, that's impressive.

Now, that's impressive.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By rdwalker
My first 12GS was an '06. Bought it with some 30k...

My first 12GS was an '06. Bought it with some 30k on the odo, sold with perhaps 70k? Now have an '09, bought a year ago with about 20k.

No regrets. I generally let someone else eat the steep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31,213
Views: 7,569,916
Posted By rdwalker
Yup, serious stuff.

Yup, serious stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By rdwalker
And, of course, eBay.... Search for "BMW...

And, of course, eBay....

Search for "BMW emblem".
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By rdwalker
You'll have to do some troubleshooting. I do...

You'll have to do some troubleshooting.

I do not have the schematic for R11GS handy, but the following is based both on R1150GS and on the R1100RT - hopefully close enough.

On the 1150GS and on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,937
Posted By rdwalker
What a great find! And quite instructional, too. ...

What a great find! And quite instructional, too.

Two take-aways:

1. Design of motorcycle tires and suspension improved greatly since the film was made.

2. I have a good excuse to gain weight...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 305,335
Posted By rdwalker
Does this make you feel better? ...

Does this make you feel better?
http://teamcattwo.rdwalker.com/pix/2013_11_15_QC_NH/IMG_2104_ski_museum_640x480.jpg

Taken in New Hampshire two weeks ago.

Enjoy.
Forum: Canada 11-26-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By rdwalker
All, thanks for your comments! I may just...

All, thanks for your comments!

I may just revert to my usual routine of parking the bikes for the winter...

R
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By rdwalker
"How many bikes do you need?" "Just one more,...

"How many bikes do you need?"
"Just one more, honey."


A missing picture link?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By rdwalker
Why would you be getting rid of the 'Wing? It's...

Why would you be getting rid of the 'Wing? It's just comfortably broken-in now! Instead, I'd suggest keeping it for two-up riding, while getting a GS for solo trips. GS is not exactly...
Forum: Canada 11-25-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By rdwalker
How to clean bike in winter?

Here is a question for the inmates who - ahem, in the Great White North - are familiar with all issues of riding in inclement weather.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By rdwalker
You don't count. Experts don't count. Only us...

You don't count. Experts don't count. Only us peasants.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By rdwalker
Wow. I am embarrassed by my own poor riding...

Wow. I am embarrassed by my own poor riding skills.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By rdwalker
Hi, Steve, WELCOME TO THE FORUM! I cannot...

Hi, Steve, WELCOME TO THE FORUM!

I cannot reply to your 29" question, but I do have 30" inseam. I do ride a GS and an RT, both fairly tall bikes with about the same seat height. I also owned a...
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