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Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 1,363,385
Posted By Flounder
I attended the US press launch for that bike. It...

I attended the US press launch for that bike. It was as much fun as I've had on two wheels in a very long time. Such a great bike that will likely not sell well here in the states. It's just not...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Flounder
By the way, your question is largely moot. With...

By the way, your question is largely moot. With your tight schedule, you'll be blowing past all the good stuff anyway. Two days from Denver to Phoenix would allow you to actually enjoy the drive....
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Flounder
I do the drive from Denver to Prescott, Arizona...

I do the drive from Denver to Prescott, Arizona as many as four times a year and have for ages. The most attractive routes take I-70 to at least Glenwood Springs, or Moab then south. If you want a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By Flounder
Garmin Zumo 390lm- topos?

Does anyone know if the Zumo 390LM is compatible with Garmin's Topographical SD cards?

Which is the best Zumo unit for use with topos?
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 1,896,325
Posted By Flounder
It's a Ztechnik. It's a wee bit too tall, but...

It's a Ztechnik. It's a wee bit too tall, but pretty nice at highway speed. I'm 6'1", but short of torso.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 1,896,325
Posted By Flounder
It's really great. This is the seat designed for...

It's really great. This is the seat designed for adventure riding. Here's my official review:
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 1,896,325
Posted By Flounder
I really love my Dakar. I found one in Colorado...

I really love my Dakar. I found one in Colorado with less than 5,000 miles on the ticker. I added a lot of Touratech goodies as well as the new Performance Plus seat from Sargent. It has been great....
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By Flounder
I lived in Haines, Alaska for five years. I'd...

I lived in Haines, Alaska for five years. I'd simply add that EVERYTHING in Alaska is just a tad more complicated, and more expensive. If you're in Anchorage or Fairbanks, that's less true, but any...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Flounder
If you're inclined to do so, you can buy a copy...

If you're inclined to do so, you can buy a copy of Overland Journal's current issue (winter). I wrote a 14 page review of the latest satellite communicators including the inReach SE which I gave the...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Flounder
The chain is a collection of finely pitted plates...

The chain is a collection of finely pitted plates and it's got a multiple set of links that are really stiff. Even my best attempts to work some lube voodoo on it haven't helped.

New chain going...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Flounder
New chain, old sprockets?

I just picked up a BMW F650GS with only 4800 miles on the odometer. The previous owner looks to have never lubed the chain. I just happen to have a brand new Renthal chain sitting on a shelf. I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By Flounder
I'm the technical editor for Overland Journal...

I'm the technical editor for Overland Journal magazine. I just completed a six week review of PLBs and satellite trackers to be featured in a 15 page piece which is at the printer this week. It will...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,846
Posted By Flounder
There's starting to be a lot of accessories...

There's starting to be a lot of accessories available for this bike stateside. I can't wait for the bike to get here.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Flounder
Will do. Should that bearing fail in just...

Will do.

Should that bearing fail in just 17,000 miles?? That seems odd. What sort of labor bill should I expect if it is the rear bearing?

Are there any other preventative things I should do...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Flounder
It appears to be this. The oil is most certainly...

It appears to be this. The oil is most certainly running down the inside of the swingarm. That much I can confirm. There is ample oil around the transmission output seal and it appears to be getting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Flounder
Oil Leak BMW R1100s

Here's the backstory: I bought this bike a year ago with 13k on the clock. Mint condition, well loved, yada, yada. I had all the fluids changed in May and did a 3000 mile trip in June. The bike sat...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,180
Posted By Flounder
Last summer I bought a BMW R1100s from a local...

Last summer I bought a BMW R1100s from a local BMW enthusiast. He finally decided to part with one of his nine well loved bikes and I passed his interview. He seriously grilled me for ten minutes...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 111,138
Posted By Flounder
I'm only about 7 months into my '04 R1100s and...

I'm only about 7 months into my '04 R1100s and I'm completely enamored with this thing. I've owned lots of fun bikes, but this one is quickly becoming a favorite.

It's a solid, stable, fun and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 175,390
Posted By Flounder
I bought my first 900ss CR in France in 1995. I...

I bought my first 900ss CR in France in 1995. I put 12,000 miles on that bike in the first eight months. Loved it. When I moved back to the US I bought a 900ss Super Light in Denver and rode it to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 1,363,385
Posted By Flounder
I agree. I continually get compliments on my...

I agree. I continually get compliments on my R1100s. Gets far more comments than my GS which gets none complements. None.

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l634/velobro/tour_zps1b9b08de.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,765
Posted By Flounder
I just picked up this bike three months ago. If...

I just picked up this bike three months ago. If you take it for what it is, it's a fantastic bike. It does have some detractors, but I think those are people expecting the needle on this bike to...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,354
Posted By Flounder
Hiking boots, even great ones, don't protect your...

Hiking boots, even great ones, don't protect your shins or provide much for impact protection along your ankles, etc.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 80,400
Posted By Flounder
I just got my C3 World today. I installed the pin...

I just got my C3 World today. I installed the pin lock anti-fog insert this morning and uh...it's hard to see through. It isn't the clearest thing in the world. It also has a slight yellowish tint to...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,537
Posted By Flounder
My store sold roughly 35 Otter Box Defenders and...

My store sold roughly 35 Otter Box Defenders and 25 Lifeproof cases. People seldom realize these two cases are WAY different. The defender is dust and shock resistant. The lifeproof is WATERPROOF.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,178
Posted By Flounder
sgmarts hit the nail on the head. If you dislike...

sgmarts hit the nail on the head. If you dislike your bag and currently own a BA pad, the easy solution is buying a BA bag. All BA bags don't include any fill in the bottom half of the bag. Instead,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 43,558
Posted By Flounder
Here's mine. ...

Here's mine.

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l634/velobro/sv.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,508
Posted By Flounder
We sell roughly 400 pieces of Icebreaker a year....

We sell roughly 400 pieces of Icebreaker a year. We do see more wool pieces, even Icebreaker come back to us with holes. Far more so than synthetics. Natural fibers are just not as durable as...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,508
Posted By Flounder
Your first decision is to go with synthetic or...

Your first decision is to go with synthetic or wool. Just as not all synthetics are the same, that is equally true for wool.

Synthetics have the advantage of usually being cheaper, slightly more...
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