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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By UrsaMobili
Nothing wrong with the power washing as long as...

Nothing wrong with the power washing as long as you have a nose with adjustment. More pressure for loosing the dirt, from wheels and drive, then almost mist for tthe rinse. In between good steady...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By UrsaMobili
Cockpit cover with power outlets

http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com/reviews/25-reviews/gear/370-gear-cockpit-cover-for-the-r1200gs-adventure-new#.VTA152Dn_bU

I have installed this one. Easy DIY or shop install. You'll want to run...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,091
Posted By UrsaMobili
Extra gas on bike

Just couple of thoughts, take it for what suits you.

I carry the 2 liter (~ 1/2 gal) can from TT. Mounted on the front of the right pannier (2011 GSA). The size suits me and the can is far from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,660
Posted By UrsaMobili
The table above is correct. Keep in mind it is in...

The table above is correct. Keep in mind it is in meters and kilometers per hour. There is a little conversion needed, for the metric (SI) system chellenged. :evil
For example:
60 mi/h is roughly...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,482
Posted By UrsaMobili
Thumb I second that! :1drink

I second that! :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
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, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,410
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,069
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, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
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, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By UrsaMobili
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 114,885
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, 01:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,710
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, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,544
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10,421
Views: 2,234,150
Posted By UrsaMobili
Talking Priceless! :rofl

Priceless! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,093
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
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, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,282
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,236
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,944
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,060
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,831
Posted By UrsaMobili
:D :freaky :deal

:D :freaky :deal
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-11-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,475
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, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 128,550
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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 128,550
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,966
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,614
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
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, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,704
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
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, 12:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,772
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 05-28-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
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 05-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 249,298
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 249,298
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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,131,462
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.
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