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Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,237
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumb I second that! :1drink

I second that! :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By UrsaMobili
First step. It's long over due to include...

First step.
It's long over due to include motorcycle awareness and maybe some bike training in the car licencing classes.:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By UrsaMobili
Does this qualify as spooning? :ear

Does this qualify as spooning?
:ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By UrsaMobili
Metal grate bridges

Ride the Golden Gate br. in SF, in the fog with all the yahoos around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,839
Posted By UrsaMobili
Adventure ingredients

Time.
Gas money.
Direction, not a destination.
The rest is all adventure - make it up as you go.
:norton
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By UrsaMobili
Laugh Go West

He's from Vancouver and probably knows the Island better and the ferry expenses mount up quickly.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By UrsaMobili
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By UrsaMobili
Scenic Route

Here is an option you may like. Minimal elevation, lots of curves. Less traffic. I can PM you the GPX file if you want. Let me know.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 108,083
Posted By UrsaMobili
K3

I am on my second set now. All road; paved vs. unpaved - 75/25.
Replaced the first at 10K miles. Front - center groove was still good. Back - the knobs were worn to the surface of the tire.
Second...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,104
Posted By UrsaMobili
Mpg

R1200GS/Adv (2011) - 51-53 mpg @ 60 mph; steady 50 mpg @ 65 mph; down to 46-48 mpg above 70 mph. No impact from hills or curves. Caries ~ 300 lbs, rider, farkles and junk. Penalty of 2 mpg if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,107
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumb I'm with you. My throttle roll on point is when I...

I'm with you. My throttle roll on point is when I see the exit. Before that just enough juice to steady the bike. :freaky
Oh, and some time I use trail braking. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,586
Posted By UrsaMobili
Talking Priceless! :rofl

Priceless! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,906
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumbs down Option D - agree!

To sum it up - rider is, inexperienced idiot justifying his poor riding and decision making choices.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,112
Posted By UrsaMobili
Helmet hair solution...

Skull cap, thin one, then the helmet. Absorbs sweat, keeps hair in order and helmet lining clean.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By UrsaMobili
Eek The OP needs new boots. Didn't anybody catch...

The OP needs new boots.

Didn't anybody catch his statement about the laces tangling on the foot-peg?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,819
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumbs down My old pappy used to say - "every train has its...

My old pappy used to say - "every train has its passengers". Point in - people will settle for different level of usefulness and comfort.
I'll ride my Beemer with gusto as long as I can.
For the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,535
Posted By UrsaMobili
Long trip fatigue and boredom avoidance

It may be a moot point now, since the OP is beyond his trip but I'll put my 2 c in the bucket.
As previously mentioned, having a route is good and having a schedule - really bad. The last long CC...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,731
Posted By UrsaMobili
Icon Variant

Mine fogs below 40-42 F. Have to crack it open a bit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,693
Posted By UrsaMobili
:D :freaky :deal

:D :freaky :deal
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,367
Posted By UrsaMobili
An obvious question

Has anybody considered that the satellites are not "actually" stationary? Their "floating" motion can explain the randomness and directionality of the track points.:norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 122,659
Posted By UrsaMobili
[/QUOTE] [Rakthi;22476495]............... ...

[/QUOTE] [Rakthi;22476495]...............

Get real?

.............................
Linky pinky: http://nypost.com/2013/10/02/da-wont-charge-bike-assault-thug-in-suv-beating/

And that pic you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 122,659
Posted By UrsaMobili
Not to ruffle anybody's feathers but the truth is...

Not to ruffle anybody's feathers but the truth is always somewhere in between. I am sure the RR driver did something to piss off the rider(s) before hand. I watched the other videos from the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,880
Posted By UrsaMobili
Talking Similar experience here

I had the same experience. Bike has yellow beak and tank, and seemed like magnet for wasps and bees. Then I noticed the same with my helmet, which is not yellow. Went through the wash exercise and...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,080
Posted By UrsaMobili
Copy?

Redverz had a lawsuit with a copycat in France. Is that another one?
They look awfully similar to be a coincident. However "great minds think alike" :evil.

Edit: Went to the site, eventually. It...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By UrsaMobili
Do you ride standing? If you do, get the smallest...

Do you ride standing? If you do, get the smallest tank bag you can find and mount it as far forward as you can. You need a small footprint, the bag could be tall. There are number of options to...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By UrsaMobili
Body armor and protective gear (jacket, pants)...

Body armor and protective gear (jacket, pants) complement each other. Body armor fits close to the torso and protects from impact, without the danger of shifting around and not be effective. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumbs down I would be concerned leaving the bike in the...

I would be concerned leaving the bike in the middle of nowhere for more than a night.
With the huge backpacks the OP is showing, it is easy to assume he's planning a long hike. Thing like that will...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,546
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumb This! 10000 NYC cabbies can't be wrong.

This!
10000 NYC cabbies can't be wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By UrsaMobili
Talking +1. Works everywhere and every time. Cost...

+1. Works everywhere and every time. Cost $0.00005, time consumed < 30sec.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By UrsaMobili
:huh Five treads for Icon Variant on this site...

:huh Five treads for Icon Variant on this site only. Do your home work first.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,646
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumb Flat

Straighten the bike up and don't get nervous with the controls. This is the best chance you can give the damn thing to get out of the way. Keep steady and if the rodent is suicidal let it have it...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By UrsaMobili
How waterproof are they?

:jjen:jjen Fellow inmates, can you comment on the waterproof qualities of FG Katmandu or JR AlterEgo jackets. I am asking for these two jackets only.
Hopefully someone with first hand experience...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By UrsaMobili
Re: Tank Bag

Have you looked at GIVI Silver Bags?
Expandable with clear pocket on top and outside pockets as well. Comes with waterproof cover.
I have used it in heavy rain, sleet and water crossings with lots...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 239,210
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thank you

LilGreen and JVB, thanks for the info. Very much appreciated. :ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 239,210
Posted By UrsaMobili
JVB - Top Box inquiry

Brand? Source? Cost? Attachment options?
If you don't mind.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,404,542
Posted By UrsaMobili
Laugh You're welcome. Vario is an awesome lid. Have...

You're welcome.
Vario is an awesome lid. Have not used my other helmets since the day I bought it last summer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,404,542
Posted By UrsaMobili
Competition Accessories in Rock Hill, SC. Open 7...

Competition Accessories in Rock Hill, SC. Open 7 days.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By UrsaMobili
Forma boots

They do fit wider feet.
Another thing to mention - they are very fitting to high arches (I always had problem with that, the top pushes on my foot arch and after couple of hours I had to open the...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By UrsaMobili
BILT Jackets and Pants

jprovence nailed it.

Here is my extended view.
SUMMARY - Nice well thought designs of the clothing itself. Workmanship leaves a lot to be desired. Safety features look and feel like afterthought....
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By UrsaMobili
Forma boots

Check out the Forma brand. I like and have the Adventure model but they have more technical models as well.
Great workmanship and tall booth, fits comfortably around big calves, too.
Don't know...
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