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Forum: Europe 08-02-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By sfwo79
Bravo

Awesome to see AdvRiders with great support for a Vespa ride. I love renting them when I go on beach vacations.
Forum: Europe 08-02-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,112
Posted By sfwo79
If you live out in boonies, you can get away with...

If you live out in boonies, you can get away with running the roads as long as you keep it very low key. Don't go on the weekends when walkers and hunters are likely to be in the woods. Avoid farmers...
Forum: Europe 08-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By sfwo79
How about some stickers

It would be nice if you had some stickers with the Friends and Bikers for Africa logo. I could sell a lot of those where I work.
About 4" in diameter would fit nicely on hard luggage.
Forum: Europe 10-18-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,714
Posted By sfwo79
Question Is this the year?

I've been wanting to do this trip for many years now. I think this is the one.
DF:freaky
Forum: Europe 09-19-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,112
Posted By sfwo79
All I can say is you can try. If you are...

All I can say is you can try. If you are Military/Gov't/Contractor on status, it's not an issue. But if you are coming as a civilian, you will have to deal with the German burocracy.
D
Forum: Europe 09-10-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,112
Posted By sfwo79
Not Likely

Not likely the MSF will do you any good for your German license. The Germans believe they are better than anybody at training drivers and expect you to go through a course given by a licensed...
Forum: Europe 09-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,112
Posted By sfwo79
MSF Course - Germany

I read recently that due to budget cuts, the MSF course will no longer be offered to anyone in Germany who is not active duty. That also means an MSF card will no longer be a requirement for civilian...
Forum: Europe 06-12-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By sfwo79
Let us know what you've learned if you have time....

Let us know what you've learned if you have time. I've been wanting to ride down there for a long time.

Thanks
Forum: Europe 05-31-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By sfwo79
German Police Bike, Stuttgart 2011

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nB2AdiIsHHY/T8eqh_WWIdI/AAAAAAAACZg/eKIUfKQOnFw/s800/IMG_0676.JPG
Forum: Europe 05-31-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,982
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb Speeding in Norway

I looked at your route through the Norway leg and I think it will be beautiful. But be forewarned, at that time of year you will be sharing the road with a lot of tourists. You can expect the roads...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,395
Posted By sfwo79
I did some primitive seat customization on my...

I did some primitive seat customization on my F800GS over the winter. Carved out some foam and put in some memory foam and re-covered it. Even though I made more space for my butt, which I needed,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,427
Posted By sfwo79
I got some new hard cases that are awesome but...

I got some new hard cases that are awesome but they definitely forced a change in my riding habits. :(:
DF
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,427
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb F800GS Rules!

Koby,

When did you get the F800? We need to ride man! The Stuttgart Flying Monkeys live on even though the Head Monkey is gone. You'll see me parked on Kelley by the coffee shop.

Dave F.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,877
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb Great Seat

I've just completed a do-it-yourself seat mod to make my stock seat more comfortable. I figured I had nothing to lose if it didn't turn out well - one way or another I was going to do something about...
Forum: Europe 01-22-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 188,498
Posted By sfwo79
Stock Windscreen for 2009 BMW F800GS

I replaced this with an after-market screen for a US-Spec F800 GS after only 1000 KM. You may have it for the price of shipping plus 10 USD. I'd rather see someone make use of it than leave it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By sfwo79
Move to Day Trippin if Necessary

This was a 3-day trip so please move it to Day Trippin if that's more appropriate.
Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By sfwo79
Flying Monkeys on Passo Stelvio and Others - Fall 2010

This is a ride report I've been meaning to post for some time. In September 2010 the Head Monkey and I rode from Stuttgart, Germany to Passo Stelvio in Bormio, Italy and back over a 3-day weekend. He...
Forum: EMEA 10-15-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By sfwo79
Bike Rental in Stuttgart/Esslingen

BTW, this is a good place to rent bikes in the Stuttgart area: http://www.limbaecher.de/index.cfm?contentid=528&lang=gb

They are in Filderstadt just south of the airport.

If you are going to...
Forum: EMEA 10-15-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By sfwo79
Day Trips around Stuttgart/Esslingen

I agree absolutely. Both are great for day trips from the Stuttgart area. But don't expect any off-road riding opportunities. Germany is pretty locked down in that respect. Let us know when you get...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 766,986
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb Rack Mounted and Almost Ready to Roll

So, after scratching my head for a couple of years and dithering around with some soft saddlebags, I finally took the plunge and shelled out for a set of Caribou Cases for my '09 F800GS. I shot a...
Forum: Europe 09-22-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb L&l

L&L Motorrad in Filderstadt-Bernhausen rents several different kinds of bikes. They are just down the road from the entrance to Stuttgart Army Airfield. I have used them before and others I know have...
Forum: Europe 07-11-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,716
Posted By sfwo79
Stammtisch

I will be in the US from 15-30 August, otherwise I'd be happy to meet up and participate.
Forum: Europe 07-05-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb After the fact...

I took my wife on a trip to Geneva on the F800GS over the 4-day weekend. Took the long way round through France and spent the night in Besancon on the way down. Excellent way backroads down through...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb Well Done

Great job. I need to do the same thing with a Givi top case and you've provided a great template.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,209
Posted By sfwo79
I appreciate your explanation here. It really...

I appreciate your explanation here. It really helps me to understand what's going on in a 2-wheel ABS system.:ear

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,209
Posted By sfwo79
Laying it Down

I once used the sliding stop technique of last resort when it was better to slide under the front end of a monster pickup than become the hood ornament. In this case, there was no escape right or...
Forum: Europe 05-23-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,505
Posted By sfwo79
Animal Hazards

During "Frog Season" in Germany (and elsewhere), squished frogs on the road that caught during their great migration can be slick as snot. The Germans go to great lengths to mitigate this by...
Forum: Europe 05-23-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,007
Posted By sfwo79
Thumbs down "Ride the Alps"

There is a ton of great riding to be done in the vicinity of Garmisch. And the event itself is a good deal for the price if you want to hang with a bunch of Americans.

But the "Ride the Alps"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,209
Posted By sfwo79
Laying it down is a viable option of last resort...

Laying it down is a viable option of last resort that isn't possible with ABS. I have resorted to it a couple of times in my last 35 years of riding and it has saved my ass.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,209
Posted By sfwo79
ABS On-Road

I try and remember to turn off my ABS at all times unless I'm going to be on the highway. I'd rather have the option to slide and lay it down if I need to in and around town. Out on the highway at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,209
Posted By sfwo79
Paradigm Shift

I think you all have come up with a great work-around for the ABS issue.

I'd like to ask the question a different way...

The default setting for the F800GS with ABS is "ABS On"

Is there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By sfwo79
Merge Thread

I just realized there is a related discussion at: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639984

Moving this question over there.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By sfwo79
F800 ABS Defaults

The default setting for the F800GS with ABS is "ABS On" - you need to push the ABS button when you are stopped to disable the system.

I prefer to ride with ABS off except when I'm on the highway,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 575,305
Posted By sfwo79
I found the Saeng Micro-Swirl Edging and I'm...

I found the Saeng Micro-Swirl Edging and I'm going to give it a try on my Cee Bailey 18" Euro shield. It's a great shield but the wind is hitting me right at eyeball level. I'm hoping this will move...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 575,305
Posted By sfwo79
Laminar Lip?

Where did you get the 'laminar lip" in that picture. It's not on their website and I haven't been able to find one anywhere.
Thanks :thumbup
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 179,759
Posted By sfwo79
Tires for 90/10 Riding in Germany

Friends,

I need to buy some new tires for my 09 F8GS. I live and work in Germany where most off-road is verboten, although I do manage to travel on gravel when the opportunity is there.

So I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By sfwo79
Bluhduh Same Problem

I'm having the exact same problem with my taillight. Very faint LEDs with a slight change when I hit the brakes. I took it to the dealer on a Saturday morning and they didn't have anyone who could...
Forum: Europe 11-13-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 81,897
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb Greetings

Nice to hear from a German living in Saco! I am living in Stuttgart and I'm from Alfred, Maine. Right down the road from you.

I hope you manage to find something to ride over there. You have a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By sfwo79
Thumb Bravo!

Excellente! Great job with the video. I wish we could ride like that in my part of Germany, but most of the dirt roads are verboten.

Can you tell me the song/artist that is on the soundtrack?
...
Forum: EMEA 10-30-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,302
Posted By sfwo79
Snow

Yes, the snow was a big surprise when we were up there the last weekend of September. But the roads were clear in a few hours and we got on the road. Unfortunately, that side of Stelvio was closed...
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