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Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By Avocet
TarTripper, don't worry, I realized you weren't...

TarTripper, don't worry, I realized you weren't knocking the K1600, just stating your experiences with the two bikes and what your preferences are. I didn't feel like you were knocking the K16. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By Avocet
I used to live in Peekskill NY (in the early...

I used to live in Peekskill NY (in the early 1970's), about 15 minutes from that road, and rode it many times. There was a lot less traffic back then, but it still beats the ride to work I have now,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Avocet
I own a K1600. These bikes have been experiencing...

I own a K1600. These bikes have been experiencing some water pump drips since they were introduced in mid 2011. It sounds like BMW is using the same water pump vendor for the K16 and the R12w.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,173
Posted By Avocet
I own a 2013 K1600GT and read the report with...

I own a 2013 K1600GT and read the report with interest since I'm expecting to trade my bike in at the end of the year for either a new K16 or a new RT. I intend to test ride an RT before making a...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Avocet
I have owned a Poseidon suit (jacket and pants)...

I have owned a Poseidon suit (jacket and pants) since they first started shipping them just before Christmas last year. So far most of my riding with it has been in cool or cold weather, but I did...
Forum: Upcoming 03-31-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,669
Posted By Avocet
I don't have a 2 stroke any more, but had a 250...

I don't have a 2 stroke any more, but had a 250 cc Kawasaki Triple back in the 70's (I think it was called an S1). I'd love to see one again. As it turns out I'm going to be riding in that area that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,137
Posted By Avocet
I find I stay alert longer if I eat a light...

I find I stay alert longer if I eat a light breakfast with not much sugar. For example, a couple of hard boiled eggs will hold me until lunch time most days. I find it's important not to eat too much...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Avocet
Don't forget Monument Valley, Gooseneck State...

Don't forget Monument Valley, Gooseneck State Park and the Moki Dugway in Utah. It would be a shame to ride all that way and miss those.
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,726
Posted By Avocet
BruceWA, since you bring up velcro closures let...

BruceWA, since you bring up velcro closures let me say that the Poseidon does have velcro to hold the storm flap for the main zipper closed, and to hold down the flaps for the main pockets. On my...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,726
Posted By Avocet
I have owned Poseidon jacket and pants for around...

I have owned Poseidon jacket and pants for around 2 months (got some of the first ones available from Revzilla). The quality seems better than other Rev'it jackets I've owned. In fact, it looks as if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,887
Posted By Avocet
Thanks Anotherguy. If I understand you correctly,...

Thanks Anotherguy. If I understand you correctly, you're saying to take it easy as you start using previously unused portions of the tire. Makes sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,887
Posted By Avocet
I haven't read this entire thread, so this may...

I haven't read this entire thread, so this may have been asked. How does riding gently on a new tire help you the first time you lean way over? If you're riding gently you probably aren't using the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,779
Posted By Avocet
Hi-viz is no guarantee that you'll be seen. It's...

Hi-viz is no guarantee that you'll be seen. It's just one item in your collection of protective strategies that you use to stay as safe as possible while riding. I find it very hard to believe that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,646
Posted By Avocet
Describing why you like to ride is as hard as...

Describing why you like to ride is as hard as describing why anybody likes anything. Who can tell you clearly why they like to listen to music or play a musical instrument? Can somebody explain why...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 138,352
Posted By Avocet
The wind deflectors on the K16 were one important...

The wind deflectors on the K16 were one important reason that I chose it over an RT. I test rode both a K16 and an RT on the same hot day. The deflectors made the ride on the K comfortable on a day...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,668
Posted By Avocet
Great pictures. I live on Long Island but also...

Great pictures. I live on Long Island but also got my bike from Max in Ct. Whenever I bring the bike up there for service I take the opportunity to ride around Connecticut a bit. Have been to many of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,027
Posted By Avocet
I think one reason people don't ride is simply...

I think one reason people don't ride is simply that they don't know how much fun it can be. It seems to them that it is probably uncomfortable, there is no air conditioning or heater and what happens...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,281
Posted By Avocet
The front surface of the top box on my K1600GT...

The front surface of the top box on my K1600GT has a padded backrest for a passenger. If I get rear-ended I'd rather slide back and hit that than slide entirely off the back of the bike and slam...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,351
Posted By Avocet
Personally I like shifting gears. What's the...

Personally I like shifting gears. What's the advantage of the DCT?
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 138,352
Posted By Avocet
As an owner of a K1600GT for a couple of years...

As an owner of a K1600GT for a couple of years now, I have kept a sharp eye out for any reports of final drive issues with them. So far I haven't heard of a single one. Hopefully the new RT (and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,099
Posted By Avocet
I think the "studly" adjective has more to do...

I think the "studly" adjective has more to do with how I look than with how I ride.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,099
Posted By Avocet
I have tire pressure monitors on my bike. I got a...

I have tire pressure monitors on my bike. I got a nail in the rear tire and it gave me enough warning that I was able to slow down (from around 65mph) and pull off the road before it went entirely...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By Avocet
I was there a few years ago but don't remember...

I was there a few years ago but don't remember seeing the Forrest Gump sign. That area is one of my favorites, so I'll be heading back there in June. If you have time, keep going after you go up the...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By Avocet
While your there, don't miss the Moki Dugway and...

While your there, don't miss the Moki Dugway and Gooseneck State Park. Both are not far from there, north of Mexican Hat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,483
Posted By Avocet
I think that if you don't stare at your bike in...

I think that if you don't stare at your bike in the garage occasionally you bought the wrong bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,661
Posted By Avocet
I like being up high where I can look over cars...

I like being up high where I can look over cars in front of me. Also, when you sit up high you're more visible to car drivers. Some of those low-slung recumbent ideas seem to suffer in both those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,280
Posted By Avocet
I'm 62 and have bought 5 new bikes since I was...

I'm 62 and have bought 5 new bikes since I was 58. I'm not ready for that last bike yet, but I must say that I have thought about what I would do if that time ever arrives. Right now my choice would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,745,183
Posted By Avocet
It's over two months since Darth Peach posted...

It's over two months since Darth Peach posted anything on this thread. Does anybody know if she is OK?
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 200,712
Posted By Avocet
Thanks for the reply about the collar hook on the...

Thanks for the reply about the collar hook on the Sand 2 jacket. I saw that feature on your video about the snaps that hold the under-zipper storm flap back and thought that might be a great feature...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 200,712
Posted By Avocet
I'm interested in the new Sand 2 jacket. I notice...

I'm interested in the new Sand 2 jacket. I notice that the jacket shown in the Revzilla video does not have the hook at the neck to hold the collar open in hot weather, like the old Sand jacket does....
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Avocet
Rev'it uses a gore-tex-like material for their...

Rev'it uses a gore-tex-like material for their waterproof liners in many of their jackets and pants. These liners do nothing to keep the jacket itself dry, but in my experience do a pretty good job...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,923
Posted By Avocet
I just let so many dead bugs accumulate on my...

I just let so many dead bugs accumulate on my helmet that scratches are no longer visible.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-05-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Avocet
Is that a Flux Capacitor to the left of the...

Is that a Flux Capacitor to the left of the speedometer? Great pics. I sometimes feel like stopping to record milestones like that, but never do.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,276
Posted By Avocet
It does seem amazing that none of the dozens of...

It does seem amazing that none of the dozens of manufacturers are getting it quite right. We want a waterproof jacket with real vents, not vents that are blocked by a waterproof membrane, but vents...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,276
Posted By Avocet
Thanks for that reply Toowheels. I agree with...

Thanks for that reply Toowheels. I agree with your point that a jacket like the Sand or Horizon will not be the best choice in very hot weather, so when I'm on a local trip in the summer I will...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,276
Posted By Avocet
I have a Revit Sand jacket that I like very much,...

I have a Revit Sand jacket that I like very much, except for having to deal with the waterproof liner. I have avoided replacing it with a jacket that is waterproof without a liner because I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 312,782
Posted By Avocet
It seems as if the gyroscopes would tend to stop...

It seems as if the gyroscopes would tend to stop the car from leaning when you counter steer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,231
Posted By Avocet
A couple of times in the past month or so I have...

A couple of times in the past month or so I have been passed by a car which then pulled back into my lane and slowed down, making me slow down too. In each case I was going maybe 5 to 10 over the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,014,877
Posted By Avocet
So it sounds as if the NC700 has three pistons on...

So it sounds as if the NC700 has three pistons on the front brake and one of them is activated by the right foot along with the rear brake. That would seem to imply that if one were to only use the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,014,877
Posted By Avocet
Question About Linked Brakes

My wife is interested in the NC700X. She has been suffering with arthritis in her hands, and to the point that she has had to sell her F800ST because she couldn't operate the clutch anymore. The DCT...
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