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Forum: Canada Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By therider
Thanks for the discussion. I have been in US for...

Thanks for the discussion. I have been in US for last 11 years, so out of touch with Indian traffic. Just picked up my 09 GS yday at phoenix and rode to San Diego. LA today and SJ tomm.

I have to...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By therider
Thanks all. This is an amazing bike. Did 400...

Thanks all. This is an amazing bike. Did 400 miles today, reached San Diego safely. We could take up a motel 100 miles from SD, but pushed it through dark. Too windy today, was a bit scary getting...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By therider
Picked the 09 GS up and just rode from north...

Picked the 09 GS up and just rode from north Phoenix to Chandler. Thrilled and slightly scared at the same time. It has the vrooom just like I wanted. Getting used to the turn signal switches.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By therider
Thanks red bud, will look it up... Sent from...

Thanks red bud, will look it up...

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By therider
At Oakland airport. ...

At Oakland airport.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/23/c3aef9d182e1d082d7402a343a820504.jpg

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By therider
Fly-and-ride to pick up first BMW

My long anticipated trip begins today.

Picking up my dream bike - a 2009 R1200GS tomorrow morning from Phoenix AZ. Flying out today from San Jose with wife.

Did a similar fly-ride alone in 2007...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 1,789,235
Posted By therider
Coming out of Glacier NP. X-country trip, 2009. ...

Coming out of Glacier NP. X-country trip, 2009.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-88zCX1pHx9E/TuMRhRbxCdI/AAAAAAAAEtU/1RPgvAmhMXs/w900-h599-no/3947420252_37328b2b03_o.jpg

My Goldwing and...
Forum: Canada 01-22-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By therider
Bill, thanks for the info about that insurance...

Bill, thanks for the info about that insurance card.

My moto insu is progressive and agent said it will cover Canada as well. I will re-confirm.

I am going for a 1-2 month visit. Will continue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,630
Posted By therider
Very nice optimization problem in my software...

Very nice optimization problem in my software engineer eyes.

If I had 20k to blow in California, I would be thinking along these lines:
1. Insurance (really adds up)
2. Garage space (half my...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By therider
It can be done, but there has to be a lot of high...

It can be done, but there has to be a lot of high quality reports with good pictures. It will take a bit of time to build a reader base, then you can turn it into some downloadable pdf magazine for a...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By therider
filterx, thanks, I will surely get in touch. ...

filterx, thanks, I will surely get in touch.

That bike looks great!
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By therider
Thanks, the destination highways site looks...

Thanks, the destination highways site looks fantastic, I will dig into it tonight.

Since I am visiting for a month or two, I hope I don't have to deal with any import paperwork and too much fees....
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By therider
First visit to Vancouver, where to ride?

Background: I am an Indian software engineer working in bay area. Will be visiting Vancouver (first Canada trip) in March for work. Decided to ride a R12GS there instead of flying. That way I won't...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,452
Posted By therider
I have to agree that even though I liked 14 GS on...

I have to agree that even though I liked 14 GS on a test ride, I would be hesitant to get it not because of cost but more complexity. Am getting a 09 next week and happy to know I will be doing...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 2,813,327
Posted By therider
Amazing garage, donnh! Drool stuff!

Amazing garage, donnh! Drool stuff!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By therider
I grew up riding bicycles all the way till end of...

I grew up riding bicycles all the way till end of undergrad college (India).

Out of college I joined a job and all I needed was a motorcycle, bought an enfield as my first moto. That was 2001....
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 2,813,327
Posted By therider
Oh yeah! Booked air ticket to AZA airport...

Oh yeah!

Booked air ticket to AZA airport (phoenix area) next Fri to pick up a 2009 blue gs with 28k miles, bmw bags, coocase trunk etc.

Excited.

I was nearly driven crazy after a test ride...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 2,813,327
Posted By therider
Circa 2010. Miss that wing. ...

Circa 2010. Miss that wing.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JfGVE2Fwd7c/TuKZf5suA8I/AAAAAAAADiE/fCRN2W1TcfI/w900-h599-no/4861944565_684e7a3ab0_o.jpg
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,024
Posted By therider
tech4, that is a cool tool! Before I saw it,...

tech4, that is a cool tool!

Before I saw it, I made one to help me with my search: http://jdutta.github.io/cls/#/

I posted it in a thread somewhere but it got mysteriously removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By therider
Makes sense Hammick, thanks!

Makes sense Hammick, thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By therider
Thanks, good ideas! If I go I will take straps. ...

Thanks, good ideas! If I go I will take straps.

Man this used moto buying is sure stressful, quite hard to fixate on one. Crazy work schedule isn't helping either. I will keep the struggle on :)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By therider
Makeshift passenger backrest

I am thinking to fly tomorrow to Tucson to get a 2007 GS. Wife wants to tag along. But the GS has no top box. I am wondering how to make a back support so her transition from GL1800 to 1200GS is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,452
Posted By therider
Are we putting camheads in the same experience...

Are we putting camheads in the same experience level as hexheads?

I have not had a chance to test ride a cam/hexhead, only wethead which was a wowza experience. But I can't yet convince myself to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 498,277
Posted By therider
First moto-camping trip in 2006. At cape...

First moto-camping trip in 2006. At cape tillamook bay.

My bike: 02 concours
Friend's bike: 01 st1100
...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,747
Posted By therider
2002. Enfield 350cc. On a west coast trip in...

2002. Enfield 350cc. On a west coast trip in India with wife. Loved that bike, did 40k kms in 2 years before coming to the US.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-11-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8,163
Views: 7,772,639
Posted By therider
Rocky Mountain NP, 2008. Wife (pillion). ...

Rocky Mountain NP, 2008. Wife (pillion).

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/G3gRiyNs4wTioJT-ob6q1pbg5fyIe4UBMthS9sj8iJ8=w750-h501
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,377
Posted By therider
I have used those 2-part plumber putty you get at...

I have used those 2-part plumber putty you get at home depot, the one that says can fix metal pipe cracks. It does solidify like metal in half an hour. Maybe worth a try.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Darn! :)

Darn! :)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-11-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 529,775
Posted By therider
Near Gokarn, India (west coast). 2002. On a Royal...

Near Gokarn, India (west coast). 2002. On a Royal Enfield machismo 350.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vnjTpbCVaxI/T3yGo5fzhZI/AAAAAAAAK-w/NwmieDPdxWE/w900-h601-no/3260008496_72a5cc6c9e_o.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-11-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 529,775
Posted By therider
Right after coming out of glacier np. On our...

Right after coming out of glacier np. On our CA-NY-CA trip in 2009. Did 10k miles in 30 days.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
I meant the twin 650 as that was in the ad.

I meant the twin 650 as that was in the ad.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Hehehe I know exactly what it means :) 1200...

Hehehe I know exactly what it means :)

1200 then. Missed a sweet 2010 deal, now just have to wait for another one.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Btw, can anyone tell me how underpowered a F650GS...

Btw, can anyone tell me how underpowered a F650GS will feel with a 120lb passenger? I am 180lb.

Asking because I saw this sweet loaded 650: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/mcy/4837907332.html
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Jim, my wife won't change her mind, that is one...

Jim, my wife won't change her mind, that is one sure thing. We have a lot of miles together on one bike. We miss our long trips. If not for her, I would be looking at 650-800cc engines, even a cheap...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
The clunk sounds familiar. My 02 concours did it...

The clunk sounds familiar. My 02 concours did it but I got used to it.

I just came back seeing the 2014 GS on craigslist. Looks basically new.
Now entering GS-denial phase, wife says no problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
scfrank: I remember hearing a duc monster....

scfrank: I remember hearing a duc monster. Unbelievable sound. I have to check out a multistrada just for fun. But are they able tourers like 1200GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Thanks Jim, that was very helpful. Looks like I...

Thanks Jim, that was very helpful. Looks like I won't be looking for anything less than wetheads now :)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Jim: where can I read up about difference between...

Jim: where can I read up about difference between wethead and older technologies? Very rusty on these matters right now :(
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
2tallnwide: I have a friend with 1150GS, saw it...

2tallnwide: I have a friend with 1150GS, saw it last weekend, yellow as well, looks great with the swept tank. I would not mind if a good one shows up near me.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By therider
Thanks Jim. Always loved that yellow color! ...

Thanks Jim. Always loved that yellow color!

Now it makes sense. Sound and feel plays a big role in enjoyment. I am very used to sewing-machine-quiet GL1800, so a bit more motorcycle-like machine...
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