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Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,233
Posted By brownsr
I've been wearing the X Lite 551 for two years...

I've been wearing the X Lite 551 for two years now and it is an amazingly comfortable helmet. I'm not sure if it sold in the states yet, but if it is you definitely need to try it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By brownsr
Touratech does, they work great.

Touratech does, they work great.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By brownsr
You will probably have to go with a wired unit to...

You will probably have to go with a wired unit to use both. I have not heard of a bluetooth set that does both. Something from Starcom, Autocom or Baehr. I have a Baehr set up which probably...
Forum: Europe 07-20-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,510
Posted By brownsr
Rumors of it going bankrupt are running rampant...

Rumors of it going bankrupt are running rampant here in Germany. Best to get your laps in while you can!
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By brownsr
Aerostich sells Sidi soles. Their combat touring...

Aerostich sells Sidi soles. Their combat touring boots are made by Sidi. I think I paid thirty dollars for the pair of replacements. You will need to find a cobbler to put them on.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,137
Posted By brownsr
Sounds like a way for BMW to clean out all of the...

Sounds like a way for BMW to clean out all of the left over parts once they start production of the water cooled bikes. They did the same thing when they transferred over from the R100's to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,598
Posted By brownsr
What an Ass! I do not wish him harm, but may a...

What an Ass! I do not wish him harm, but may a big freaking bird shit on his bike while it is parked under that tree!
Forum: Europe 06-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By brownsr
I was there Friday afternoon. I planned to spend...

I was there Friday afternoon. I planned to spend the night, but after spending a couple of hours I had seen and spent enough in the store so I packed up and came home.

Scott
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 77,880
Posted By brownsr
Dude you're screwed....Better turn it back in

Dude you're screwed....Better turn it back in
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By brownsr
The only difference is from GS to GSA. Is there...

The only difference is from GS to GSA. Is there a chance the bike you rode had something aftermarket?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,210,884
Posted By brownsr
I bought mine at the dealer, but touratech and...

I bought mine at the dealer, but touratech and wonderlich sell them as well.

S
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,210,884
Posted By brownsr
Thanks, I did have a local powder coat shop do...

Thanks, I did have a local powder coat shop do it. It was easy enough four screws per side, removed the emblems and foam pads on the back sides. Dropped them off and a week later they are ready for...
Forum: Europe 05-13-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,139
Posted By brownsr
Be sure not to miss Bled, Slovenia! It is quite...

Be sure not to miss Bled, Slovenia! It is quite spectacular!

http://r12gs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-pictures/i-PVn58wf/0/M/IMG2804-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,210,884
Posted By brownsr
http://r12gs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-pictur...

http://r12gs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-pictures/i-qRp9JLK/0/M/BMW-M.jpg

From March, my '10 GS with all her bits back on. I had the stainless cowls and the touratech fog light "protectors"...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,117
Posted By brownsr
It makes a great daily commuter. Rain or shine. ...

It makes a great daily commuter. Rain or shine. I only take the truck when there is snow or ice in the forecast.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,598
Posted By brownsr
Very Cool, I have always been envious of those...

Very Cool, I have always been envious of those that can do that. I've tried but never had the knack of being able to get the front wheel of the ground.
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By brownsr
+1 for Bled it is a very nice town with awesome...

+1 for Bled it is a very nice town with awesome views.

We stayed in Biograd for a week; it's waterfront area is gorgeous. It is south of Zadar along the coast.

We were pleasantly surprised...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By brownsr
I had the Off-track jacket with Dakar pants for...

I had the Off-track jacket with Dakar pants for about three years. They were well built, but found that I needed outer rain gear to make it truly waterproof. I replaced both with left over BMW...
Forum: Europe 02-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 76,427
Posted By brownsr
Hello... Scott here, checking in from...

Hello...

Scott here, checking in from Kaiserslautern.
Forum: EMEA 02-01-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By brownsr
If you are friends with a military member that...

If you are friends with a military member that would be willing to lend you their bike; they can ask to temporarily add you to there military registration. Doing so would give you driving...
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,040
Posted By brownsr
I filled up yesterday and it was 1.59 euro per...

I filled up yesterday and it was 1.59 euro per liter here in Germany. Tensions in the middle east have prices on the up swing.

Scott
Forum: Europe 12-23-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By brownsr
I can as well. If you need anything else let me...

I can as well. If you need anything else let me know.

Scott
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,261
Posted By brownsr
Yes, I do! But it is relative to were I am. On...

Yes, I do! But it is relative to were I am. On the Autobahn in the no limit zones (which are getting fewer and fewer) I set the cruise at 100mph and still get passed like I am standing still. In...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,621
Posted By brownsr
Keep it coming! This is the trip I want to take...

Keep it coming! This is the trip I want to take next summer.

Scott
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,722
Views: 468,269
Posted By brownsr
Thumb Awesome thread! It brings back many memories! I...

Awesome thread! It brings back many memories! I grew up in Wilmot near New London. The Air Force has taken around the world many times, but NH will always be home!

Live Free or Die!

Scott...
Forum: Europe 11-06-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By brownsr
BMW has it's museum in Munich for both autos and...

BMW has it's museum in Munich for both autos and bikes, it is definitely worth the trip to see it. The Dachau Concentration Camp is twenty minutes out of Munich. I have not been to the Mercedes or...
Forum: Europe 11-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By brownsr
If you rent a car from a local agency near the...

If you rent a car from a local agency near the ring make sure they allow you to take the car on it. There are a couple of agencies in Frankfurt that rent high-end sports cars M3's and AMG's etc.....
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 898,604
Posted By brownsr
The X-lite X-551 Enduro Helmet! I had been...

The X-lite X-551 Enduro Helmet!

I had been searching the market for my first adventure touring helmet and the driving factor that beat out the competition is the internal sunshade. I wear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,106
Posted By brownsr
I have taken my F658GS into the Alps fully loaded...

I have taken my F658GS into the Alps fully loaded for week long trips and it performs flawlessly. It is fun in the twisty bit and does well on the autobahns up to about 75mph, much more than that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,692
Posted By brownsr
I absolutely enjoy my R12GS! I was able to put...

I absolutely enjoy my R12GS! I was able to put on over 10K miles this past summer! Plans are in the works for a trip to Norway's Nordkap next summer before we return to the states!

You will not...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,210,884
Posted By brownsr
They both have electronic suspension?

They both have electronic suspension?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,210,884
Posted By brownsr
How long did that take to dry out?

How long did that take to dry out?
Forum: EMEA 10-18-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By brownsr
Awesome! I look forward to seeing how this plays...

Awesome! I look forward to seeing how this plays out for you. I am in the planning infancy on a trip to the Nordkap next summer.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By brownsr
I highly recommend having the stock exhaust on...

I highly recommend having the stock exhaust on when you go have it inspected. You will be turned away if it is to loud. insure it from a local insurance company. I pay $300 per year for both my...
Forum: Racing 09-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By brownsr
Spent the day up at the Ring! My first SBK race...

Spent the day up at the Ring! My first SBK race and it was an absolutely blast. Had great seats at turn 1 looking down the straight. Race 2 was a mess, a lot of rain was coming down, we were...
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 82,108
Posted By brownsr
Were can I find these in Germany?

Were can I find these in Germany?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By brownsr
Yes, take off the heads and you will see what I...

Yes, take off the heads and you will see what I believe are the timing chain and sprockets.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By brownsr
+1 Great set of tires, I have 10K on current...

+1 Great set of tires, I have 10K on current set, will get 12-13K with no issues.
Forum: Europe 07-19-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,568
Posted By brownsr
Check with Uwe at the BMW motorcycle shop. He...

Check with Uwe at the BMW motorcycle shop. He speaks excellent English and knows most of the local instructors. He has mentioned that a couple of them speak English.

Scott
Forum: Europe 07-17-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By brownsr
That sounds like a great ride, not sure if I can...

That sounds like a great ride, not sure if I can break away to join you. I will definitely take a look at my office's leave schedule on Monday. Which route do you take south out of Stuttgart?
...
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