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Forum: EMEA 08-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By motoreiter
Just got back from Norway, a couple of...

Just got back from Norway, a couple of suggestions:

As others have said, most of the campgrounds also have huts, but a couple of notes about them:
1) the huts are often not very cheap, as in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 104,686
Posted By motoreiter
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,091
Posted By motoreiter
Great trip report, I admire your tenacity in...

Great trip report, I admire your tenacity in dealing with the various mechanical issues!
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,934
Posted By motoreiter
The leather is very thick and after replacing my...

The leather is very thick and after replacing my cheapo BMW zipper with a much bigger zipper, I can't say that it is any less comfortable, especially since I have more confidence that it will...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,934
Posted By motoreiter
Uh, yeah, OK. I have several BMW jackets...

Uh, yeah, OK.

I have several BMW jackets which I've bought over the years before I knew better. I generally only wear each jacket a limited amount, so really only one of the jackets has had...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,116
Posted By motoreiter
Not cold at all...usually about 50-60 degrees...

Not cold at all...usually about 50-60 degrees fahrenheit, probably never below 40 degrees. I only wear the jacket in the spring and fall because it is too hot to wear in the city during the summer.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,116
Posted By motoreiter
It looks frail, and is frail. Mine failed after...

It looks frail, and is frail. Mine failed after a couple of years of light use. Installed a #8 vislon, so far so good.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 121,845
Posted By motoreiter
Hi Pate! I should be picking up my bike next...

Hi Pate! I should be picking up my bike next week or so, and then will be able to come out. Also, I wouldn't mind going on a short ride with you this summer if you're doing anything not too far...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 121,845
Posted By motoreiter
Great ride report guys, thanks for posting!!

Great ride report guys, thanks for posting!!
Forum: EMEA 02-15-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By motoreiter
Yeah, I recommend that you go back a different...

Yeah, I recommend that you go back a different way. I've not ridden all the way from Ufa to Sochi but have ridden from Ufa to Anapa, which is not far away. I recommend riding along the Volga,...
Forum: EMEA 02-11-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By motoreiter
I've had a bike with US plates in Europe since...

I've had a bike with US plates in Europe since 2008, first in Germany with Knopf, then in southern Spain, now in northern Italy. Ride out of the EU everyone now and then to Morocco, etc.

I get my...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By motoreiter
Order zippers here: ...

Order zippers here: http://www.seattlefabrics.com/
Also order the "end caps" or whatever they're called.
Take to tailor or sew yourself
Done.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,146,253
Posted By motoreiter
hmm, can anyone that has them report on those...

hmm, can anyone that has them report on those mirrors? I'd like to get something similar but am not sure that a RAM mount would hold them in place well enough?
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,093
Posted By motoreiter
I just noticed you're in Kazan...watcha doing...

I just noticed you're in Kazan...watcha doing there, I know some people there...

I haven't seen your full build thread, but what did you do for a luggage rack? I designed a pretty nice one for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,093
Posted By motoreiter
Just found this thread...I've got a G650X in...

Just found this thread...I've got a G650X in Moscow, let me know if you pass through.

What can you tell us about that Scheffelmeier oil cooler? I thought I had all of his toys but hadn't seen...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-07-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By motoreiter
It looks like there are two models of inreach,...

It looks like there are two models of inreach, one with a screen and one without...which one do people recommend?

[EDIT] Looks like you need a smartphone to use the thing, so what advantage is...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 203,323
Posted By motoreiter
Yeti, thanks, that's helpful...

Yeti, thanks, that's helpful...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 203,323
Posted By motoreiter
I've thought about this, but I'm concerned that...

I've thought about this, but I'm concerned that I'll show up in the shop a couple days after christmas and they won't have a large selection of various sizes to try on, so I'm trying to nail it down...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 203,323
Posted By motoreiter
I live overseas and would like to order one of...

I live overseas and would like to order one of these to pick up while I'm in the US over Christmas, so I want to get the size right. I was hoping the crowd here could help me out. Here are my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 1,676,666
Posted By motoreiter
You need to get out more--that's an old Rodney...

You need to get out more--that's an old Rodney Dangerfield line.
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 120,141
Posted By motoreiter
:eek1:eek1 You, sir, have rather large...

:eek1:eek1

You, sir, have rather large ones...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,533
Posted By motoreiter
sorry, it wasn't clear to me if that has been...

sorry, it wasn't clear to me if that has been your experience with an xChallenge, or the kind of info you'd like to see?
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,533
Posted By motoreiter
not sure about overall numbers, but the...

not sure about overall numbers, but the proportion of xChallenges out in the East seems rather high. Personally I'm aware of four xChallenges that were out there this year, and there were probably a...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By motoreiter
You're right, I probably could do that, but the...

You're right, I probably could do that, but the riding season here is almost over, so I think I'll just order these over the winter and be done with it. $6 for a set.
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By motoreiter
You should definitely check out colebatch's...

You should definitely check out colebatch's stuff, here is a link to one DVD:
http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/sibirsky-extreme-dvd.html

I think he's preparing another one now of his trip...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By motoreiter
Well, for anyone who cares, I went by a BMW shop...

Well, for anyone who cares, I went by a BMW shop this weekend trying to find this boot part. The good news is that there is a part number for this strap (72607 702413) so apparently it can be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By motoreiter
Either way, horrible news...:cry

Either way, horrible news...:cry
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,981
Posted By motoreiter
Just curious, what is the difference between what...

Just curious, what is the difference between what you describe as the "arno-style" straps and the "cam lever" straps?
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,981
Posted By motoreiter
Frankly, I'm not sure what the distinction is,...

Frankly, I'm not sure what the distinction is, but the buckles I use look similar to ones in the picture, and use a spring. That said, the buckle in the picture you are referring to (see below)...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,981
Posted By motoreiter
I don't have these particular straps, but other...

I don't have these particular straps, but other cam buckle straps which I have used for tens of thousands of rough kilometers, and none of the mechanisms have failed, or show any indication that they...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,606
Posted By motoreiter
Please don't throw away your Santiagos, I could...

Please don't throw away your Santiagos, I could use some salvage parts! See:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915344&highlight=santiago
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 1,676,666
Posted By motoreiter
Not sure what Noah did, but if your hotel...

Not sure what Noah did, but if your hotel provides WiFi (and you laptop is WiFi capable) you should just be able to turn on your computer and get access (assuming you have any necessary passwords,...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By motoreiter
goosefeather, thanks for the idea. The...

goosefeather, thanks for the idea.

The buckles actually look different but that thread says that BMW has a "no questions" return policy on boots, so maybe I can check on that, although I'm...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By motoreiter
I guess you mean "pretty bad". I find it amazing...

I guess you mean "pretty bad". I find it amazing that BMW would expect me to buy another pair of boots from them if I can't order and replace something as simple as this.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By motoreiter
bump. So no one knows where I can get this...

bump.

So no one knows where I can get this part? Here is a picture, the broken part is where my finger is:

http://www.vervecom.net/santiago%20sm.bmp
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,824
Posted By motoreiter
I don't like tool rolls like the kriega with the...

I don't like tool rolls like the kriega with the "loops" to put tools through, because they don't hold many tools well, and they come loose.

I have this one and like it alot: it has many pockets...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,981
Posted By motoreiter
I don't mean to knock Rok straps; I have some,...

I don't mean to knock Rok straps; I have some, use them, and think they are a quality product, and the best straps for some applications. It's just that I don't use them much for travelling.

I...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,981
Posted By motoreiter
I've got steel cam buckles and can't say that...

I've got steel cam buckles and can't say that they've ever slapped against my bike, why would they? The buckles are on the top of whatever I've strapped down and they don't move around.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,981
Posted By motoreiter
I've got rokstraps but generally prefer cam...

I've got rokstraps but generally prefer cam buckle straps.

The rokstraps are OK but are a bit narrow and a bit long for my taste. I've had cam buckle straps from Touratech and Daerr and they...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 104,834
Posted By motoreiter
No, its not. Believe it or not, traffic...

No, its not.

Believe it or not, traffic police policy/behavior is not related to high-level political and/or diplomatic disputes...
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