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Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,079
Views: 1,234,463
Posted By marcf
Seat - Need Comfort - Recommendations?

Folks,

I tried the search function but kept getting errors - so I'll ask the question:

Any recommendations for a more comfortable seat for a 2013 or 2014 Multistrada? I find the stock seat to...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6,079
Views: 1,234,463
Posted By marcf
Gents - thank you for the input to my "potential...

Gents - thank you for the input to my "potential new buyer" question. Glad to hear the suspension and power modes are not set in stone. I really like the softer setting in Urban mode but would...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,079
Views: 1,234,463
Posted By marcf
Possible Multistrada Buyer - Questions

Ok, so I'm considering buying a new Multistrada Touring S. I took one for a test ride yesterday. Here's what I found:

Riding position - awesome
Seat comfort - not so great but not torture rack...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,079
Views: 1,234,463
Posted By marcf
Known & Expected Issues/Problems w/the MTS?

I'm still lurking around and trying to figure out what's going to be a better ride for me - GS or Multi S Touring (mostly based on having a back that is very picky as to what bike it rides on...)....
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6,079
Views: 1,234,463
Posted By marcf
Multi vs GS... Read on

Oalvarez / Sock Monkey - thanks for the input. Greatly appreciate it. I will look into the Ducati comfort seat option on the touring bike (I heard you can request the comfort seat in place of the...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,079
Views: 1,234,463
Posted By marcf
Multi vs GS... Read on

Ok, so I test rode a Multistrada S Touring yesterday back to back with a GS. Both new 2012 models. No question who wins on speed and handling. Multi also seems to weigh less (anyone know the actual...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,036,642
Posted By marcf
Cruz - thanks for the info. I'm looking at an...

Cruz - thanks for the info. I'm looking at an '89. Would that be the same as the '87? I'm glad to hear the seat height is a little shorter than the GSA. Hopefully it's the same or shorter than a...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,036,642
Posted By marcf
TA vs BMW1200GS Ergo Comparison

I imagine some of you have ridden a BMW R1200GS. I would like to know whether the distance to the handlebars is further on a TA and also distance to the ground from the seat. I'm 5'7" with average...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By marcf
Thanks all for the input. I did mean clutch...

Thanks all for the input. I did mean clutch fluid, not the clutch itself. I don't ride that bad :eek1. The front brake pads probably have another 5k miles but I'd rather get them done now becasue...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By marcf
Good BMW Dealer in LA/OC area

I'm new in town. Just moved to Los Angeles with my 2006 R1200GS. I need to have the 24k service done along with new rear brakes, change of clutch and break fluid, etc.

Anyone care to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By marcf
Saturday Angeles Crest Ride?

Hey I'm planning on riding that road this Saturday morning if any of you care to join. It's a new road for me so I won't be Ricky Racer on it but should hold a pretty good pace, especially on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By marcf
DR - Much obliged! I've just dropped the route...

DR - Much obliged! I've just dropped the route into my GPS and will hit the road in about an hour.
Marc
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By marcf
I wonder if there is any way I can get on it west...

I wonder if there is any way I can get on it west of Wrightwood coming from Big Bear??? Or if this basicall means the only way on or off Angeles Crest is from La Canada.

How about snow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By marcf
Angeles Crest Hwy

Does anyone know whether the Angeles Crest Hwy is closed toward it's eastern end? I'm in Big Bear and was hoping to ride it from Wrightwood at its very eastern end all the way to La Canada at its...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By marcf
Dude, okay you got me. I'm just now realizing...

Dude, okay you got me. I'm just now realizing you were F%$^ing with me! Got a good laugh out of it though. This country boy is going to have to speed it up a bit to catch on to that CA humor. Hey...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,091
Posted By marcf
Susi - thanks for the links. When I'm around...

Susi - thanks for the links. When I'm around I'll message you or the group and see if you all can't show me around a bit. I'll return the favor when you decide to visit the North Georgia Mountains....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By marcf
Gentlemen - thank you all for the excellent...

Gentlemen - thank you all for the excellent routes and suggestions! I plan on taking all these in. May even come across one of Django Loco's secret nude beaches...
Regards,
Marc
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By marcf
Silver / FlashStromer - Thanks for the input. ...

Silver / FlashStromer - Thanks for the input. The routes and suggestions look good to me... I'm there. Silver - thanks a million for the map link!
Marc
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By marcf
Dirty Dog - thanks for the post. I'll be on a...

Dirty Dog - thanks for the post. I'll be on a BMW 1200GS. No dirt riding on this trip. The bike will be too loaded up full of junk!
Regards,
Marc
Forum: Americas 03-23-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By marcf
Routing Help Needed!

Folks - I'll be riding from Atlanta through your area headed into Southern CA and need some help planning a nice route.

I'm leaving Atlanta in a week or so.
I've got 10 weeks to do a full...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,091
Posted By marcf
Susi - this sounds like a cool ride. I'm headed...

Susi - this sounds like a cool ride. I'm headed to CA from Atlanta, GA and will be there in a few weeks. If you and your friends can wait and/or are willing to have a tag-along I'd love to join...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By marcf
Route Planning Help Through New Mexico

Folks - I'll be riding from Atlanta through your area headed into Southern CA and need some help planning a nice route.

I'm leaving Atlanta in a week or so.
I've got 10 weeks to do a full...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By marcf
Need Help With Route Planning

Folks - I'll be riding from Atlanta through your area headed into Southern CA and need some help planning a nice route.

I'm leaving Atlanta in a week or so.
I've got 10 weeks to do a full...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-23-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By marcf
Route Planning Help Needed

Folks - I'll be riding from Atlanta through your area headed into Southern CA and need some help planning a nice route.

I'm leaving Atlanta in a week or so.
I've got 10 weeks to do a full...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By marcf
Guys - thanks so much for the routing advice. ...

Guys - thanks so much for the routing advice. Please keep it coming. I've never gone out to SoCal via this route.

Time is not an issue. I'm taking around 10 weeks to do a loop starting and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By marcf
Atlanta to Los Angeles

For those of you who have ridden from or through Atlanta out to Southern California this time of year - What is a nicer route, I-40 or I-20 to I-10? Any weather concerns taking 40 which is a ways...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,645
Posted By marcf
What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm getting 4500...

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm getting 4500 to 4800 out of a rear Anakee. Average psi has been 38 to 42 in the rear.

I'm very concerned with soft vs hard rubber. My understanding is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By marcf
Folks - this is great info! I appreciate the...

Folks - this is great info! I appreciate the interest in the thread and thanks for sharing your thoughts on the various tire pressures that have worked well for you. In case it's of interest - I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By marcf
Wow - thank you all for the informative,...

Wow - thank you all for the informative, interesting and sincere responses. I think I've got about enough info to get ready for my ride. I'll defiitely pick up a KLR for this trip. Sounds like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By marcf
Thank you all. Input much appreciated. I'll...

Thank you all. Input much appreciated. I'll giver her a run at 36 rear / 34 front for a few weeks and see if I notice much of a difference.

It would make sense that less tire pressure will...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By marcf
My 2006 GS went through about a quart of oil...

My 2006 GS went through about a quart of oil every 1300 miles for the first 12k miles. I broke it in by the book... Maybe I'll try a different book next time.

It did stop burning oil after...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By marcf
Agressive vs Normal Riding Tire Pressure

Any suggestions/opinions on tire pressure for a 1200GS for different types of riding?

When I'm up in the mountains I ride very agressively and have heard that your tire pressure should be lower...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By marcf
I appreciate the replies. One of my biggest...

I appreciate the replies. One of my biggest concerns was with the tires. I really want to use 50/50 tires because of the long dirt/gravel portion of this trip so it looks like I'll have to purchase...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By marcf
KLR Right bike for a 5k mile mixed dirt/asphalt ride???

Help me out here KLR fans:clap - I'm planning a trip that will entail riding roughly 4700 miles. Some 1,000 to 1,300 miles of it will be over gravel, dirt and not so soft sand. The rest will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By marcf
Damn good point! :rofl I've carried more junk...

Damn good point! :rofl
I've carried more junk on my LT than the GS weighs...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By marcf
True Weight of an R1200GS

I don't know what my bike weighs!

BMW website and litterature and owner's manual say 439 dry (no bags, gas or battery). Wet weight is around 490 per manual.

Motorcycle trade rags all seem to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By marcf
Guys - thanks for the input. Marc

Guys - thanks for the input.
Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By marcf
Suspension Settings on 1200GS

Can some of you please pipe in and let me know how you have your suspension set on your 1200GS.

There are 1 - 9 possible settings for the front spring preload on my 2006.
The rear spring preload...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 622,397
Posted By marcf
New helmet instead of new windshield

I was getting what seemed to be a bunch of buffeting and the ride was really loud from wind noise. Turned out it was my Arai Signet helmet. I purchased a Shoei R1000 last week and it rocks! So...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By marcf
GS Adventure Weight Disadvantage?

Why would BMW not put the R1200RT engine in the R1200GS Adventure model to makeup for the extra pounds the Adventure carries compared to the standard GS?

Or, better yet, does the extra weight...
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