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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By BMW-K
I'm all of 5'8" and 180#. I find the F8 to be...

I'm all of 5'8" and 180#. I find the F8 to be "right sized" for me. I've put about 2k miles on in 4 months of ownership and have little to complain about.

Previously I put down 47k on my 2007...
Forum: Equipment Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By BMW-K
Unfortunately the DS helmet design in general is...

Unfortunately the DS helmet design in general is a noisy one. The beak and general aerodynamics favor airflow over smooth quiet. You can try an over the ear liner and it may help. Your best bet is to...
Forum: Equipment Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By BMW-K
Using my 'Stitch or R2P on my Ducati Monster...

Using my 'Stitch or R2P on my Ducati Monster tends to cause a fair bit of buffeting.

Using my Dainese or Held Leathers it's dead smooth in the air.

While I prefer the protection, look and...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By BMW-K
Hi Jon, Before this gets too deep...can you...

Hi Jon,

Before this gets too deep...can you share how much dirt experience you have already? (doh! you already answered that...)

PS: LOVE the idea of creating more lasting memories. Isn't...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By BMW-K
Dog, thanks for that. Snow, some people...

Dog, thanks for that.

Snow, some people argue a helmet is too much... I just went out with a set of Asterisk Knee Braces and was absolutely blown away by how well those things work. It had me...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By BMW-K
wrist protectors?

Have any of you ever used wrist protectors while riding in the dirt?

I was out with a buddy this weekend and had a very minor spill. It was one of those slow speed odd landings and I tweaked a...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By BMW-K
Not the Cheesy Ratchets - yes. How about the...

Not the Cheesy Ratchets - yes.

How about the non-cheesy Ratchets?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Keeper-8-ft-x-1-1-4-in-x-1-000-lbs-Motorcycle-ATV-Ratchets-2-Pack-05741/202065660?N=5yc1vZc2dn
...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 915,623
Posted By BMW-K
Needle nose pliers that open wide enough would do...

Needle nose pliers that open wide enough would do the job. So should a number of multi-tools. I use those on my WR.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By BMW-K
I considered the throat mic for a long time -...

I considered the throat mic for a long time - back when I was running autocom and starcom systems. What a mess those things were.

I've been using a Sena SMH10 for there years now. The Mic with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,115
Posted By BMW-K
I've put Pivot Pegs on three bikes - an R12GS, an...

I've put Pivot Pegs on three bikes - an R12GS, an F650GS, a WR250r.

For me the decision was easy for the F800GS.

Pivot Pegs, Mk 3's. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

They rock. Big Time for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By BMW-K
It will go longer than your ass will. :loll ...

It will go longer than your ass will. :loll

A whole LOT longer!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By BMW-K
Robbie, This may or may not be helpful. ...

Robbie,

This may or may not be helpful. Part of the question is "what is your primary purpose for the bike".

For instance: if you do a lot of off-road with the bike, then the long banana...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,561
Posted By BMW-K
That is, if you actually WANT a boxer. I had one...

That is, if you actually WANT a boxer. I had one for 47,000 miles and wasn't sorry to see it go.

The F800 fits me much, much better than the big R12.

Regardless, that's a good price for a...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By BMW-K
Going on 14 years and a few hundred thousand...

Going on 14 years and a few hundred thousand miles relatively trouble free here.

My keys to success: when using disposables, throw them out daily or every other day. I buy the Maxlight greens...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,753
Posted By BMW-K
:clap:clap:clap That's one dead sexy mod! ...

:clap:clap:clap

That's one dead sexy mod! Well done!
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By BMW-K
R2P here: Thin thermal layer including...

R2P here:

Thin thermal layer including bottoms. Don't forget the bottom thermals!
Gerbings e-Jacket w/Thermostat
Medium Fleece over that if needed.

I've ridden down to 24 degrees. 34...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,915
Views: 2,359,904
Posted By BMW-K
http://www.yogajournal.com/media/originals/7146-MC...

http://www.yogajournal.com/media/originals/7146-MC_208_Urdhva_248.jpg

She seems nice! :evil
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By BMW-K
32 is a good starting point. Try to target...

32 is a good starting point.

Try to target around 34-35 hot.

I weigh 180 and run about 28 starting pressure personally. Fast group, knee down riding gets heat into the tire.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,576
Posted By BMW-K
OUTSTANDING!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

OUTSTANDING!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By BMW-K
It all depends on how much dirt you want to do...

It all depends on how much dirt you want to do and what kind of dirt that is.

Fireroads? Heck, just slap some knobbies on the F8 and call it good.

Lots and lots of sand, gravel, baby heads? I...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By BMW-K
Wiley, it's not just about abrasion resistance. ...

Wiley, it's not just about abrasion resistance. Please keep in mind the need for Impact resistance. Gotta have solid knee and hip armor.

Case in point: I crashed a set of BMW Jeans - the ones...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By BMW-K
Basically, every move I've made in riding has...

Basically, every move I've made in riding has been about weight. Or trying to get less of it for a given purpose.

K100RS: 650#
ZX11: 600#
R1100RSL: 550-600# (*depending on luggage)
R1200GS:...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By BMW-K
I haven't used them but here's my take on the...

I haven't used them but here's my take on the design:

No real ankle support, no shin support, lower-height. The boot may be waterproof but the low top isn't going to work as well as a 12" full...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By BMW-K
I've seen this jacket before at both the Dainese...

I've seen this jacket before at both the Dainese store and Cycle Gear: it's definitely legit.

It's made 100% with the D-Stone fabric. Kinda like keprotec in that it's slightly stretchy and...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By BMW-K
Toppers, all the way.

Toppers, all the way.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,341
Posted By BMW-K
Bummer you're not out here on the West Coast, Los...

Bummer you're not out here on the West Coast, Los Angeles area. I'm running a Penske rear and a 25mm GP Suspension cartridge conversion front. The difference is amazing.

Surprisingly it was...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By BMW-K
Gee, I suppose I could have gone with a bigger...

Gee, I suppose I could have gone with a bigger picture there... :norton
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By BMW-K
No way. Gasolina Boots! ...

No way. Gasolina Boots!

http://www.gasolinaboots.com


http://www.gasolinaboots.com/images/gasolina_classic1_large1200px.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By BMW-K
PS: hugely fun link to see how you look on a...

PS: hugely fun link to see how you look on a bike. I've found it invaluable.

http://cycle-ergo.com
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By BMW-K
Yeah, it's stuff like that which keeps me up at...

Yeah, it's stuff like that which keeps me up at night. :norton

Welcome to ADV! And I'd love to have simple answers to life. I keep thinking of going +1 on the front sprocket instead of -1!
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By BMW-K
Umm, you ride a GS. What is this "wash" thing...

Umm, you ride a GS. What is this "wash" thing you speak of?
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,517
Posted By BMW-K
And ain't that the truth? I've ridden...

And ain't that the truth?

I've ridden Gixxers, S1000rr's, Busa's and more. None of them do a thing for me. They are all so good, so polished, so...perfect that they start to lack that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By BMW-K
Joe, Sometimes it's not having the knees...

Joe,

Sometimes it's not having the knees too bent that's the issue - going the other direction can have similar results.

For instance, My Ducati Monster 1100 EVO is completely comfortable on...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By BMW-K
One thing to keep in mind is that too long or...

One thing to keep in mind is that too long or short will mean the armor doesn't fit you either.

And therein lies the rub: the gear has to fit correctly at all points.

It's just my opinion,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,517
Posted By BMW-K
And also why my main street bike is a Ducati...

And also why my main street bike is a Ducati Monster 1100 EVO. Torque, real world power band, and handling.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,517
Posted By BMW-K
I dunno. To get HP you need RPM. To get massive...

I dunno. To get HP you need RPM. To get massive HP you need lots and lots of RPM…or a turbo. Does a 13,000 rpm I4 make for a good dual sport, especially when the bulk of the power is over 10,000? ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,517
Posted By BMW-K
Qualified: That motor in Superbike form makes...

Qualified: That motor in Superbike form makes near 200hp. In S1k-r form it makes 160hp but with a significant bump in torque.

I'd bet 155-160 will be realistic with a nice, fat torque curve.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,517
Posted By BMW-K
Nope. :lol3 Actually, that was my buddy...

Nope. :lol3

Actually, that was my buddy Miles. I was on a Ducati. :evil

Admittedly that road really isn't bad at all.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By BMW-K
Budget? If you have a $1k budget you can get...

Budget?

If you have a $1k budget you can get Aerostich gear. They are superb about working with riders to get gear that fits right.

BMW make Short sizes - my wife loves her old Santiago suit. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,517
Posted By BMW-K
Been There. ...

Been There.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/IMG_3308_zpsf951d822.jpg

Done That.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/IMG_3322_zps71774bab.jpg

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