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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 164,157
Posted By Beemerhead
I was straining my eyes to see those rings and I...

I was straining my eyes to see those rings and I think I did see one as well but could not be certain. Look forward to this bike but lack of ABS would be a deal-breaker for me.
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By Beemerhead
Shock replacement- help me decide

Bike- BMW F800ST.
Riding a lot loaded with side panniers and top case, and often with a pillion - want a better shock to match the Racetech cartridge emulators with firmer springs I put in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,313
Posted By Beemerhead
Great LIGHT sport-tourer. ...

Great LIGHT sport-tourer.
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/CTrider/IMG_1086.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,419
Posted By Beemerhead
My experience is exactly the same. I am using a...

My experience is exactly the same. I am using a Shoei RF1000 helmet with the speakers properly and tightly aligned against my ears. Very loud without ear plugs and basically unusable with the...
Forum: Americas 08-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Beemerhead
Good roads to ride near the Dragon

I am taking a trip down the BRP in a few weeks that will include a full day at the Deal's Gap. Planning to ride a Dragon-Cherohala Skyway loop and surrounding roads. Will be heading to Myrtle Beach...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 201,697
Posted By Beemerhead
Sport panniers INSERTS

Has anyone come across any decent inserts for the sport panniers? I recall seeing something (size-adjustable and shape-maintaining) made by a UK company but can't seem to find it now.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-09-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,832
Posted By Beemerhead
Giving you personal phone # sounds pretty...

Giving you personal phone # sounds pretty incredible. Solid start.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By Beemerhead
Got this e-mail today as well. It is incredibly...

Got this e-mail today as well. It is incredibly sad but at the same time exciting - what a strange feeling. I've ridden with Cliff on more than one occasion and have come to rely on his solid, honest...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,375
Posted By Beemerhead
Thanks for all the useful info on the tires,...

Thanks for all the useful info on the tires, fellas. I think we'll try Pirelli SportDemons.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,375
Posted By Beemerhead
Best tires for 250R

My girlfriend is about to start riding and we would be getting a Ninja 250r for her. It seems as the stock tires are not very good when it comes to the grip; what are the best tires available for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 74,692
Posted By Beemerhead
Good to see you here, Ching

Good to see you here, Ching
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,558
Posted By Beemerhead
I was very impressed with Michelin Pilot Road 2...

I was very impressed with Michelin Pilot Road 2 wet performance. Same applies to the dry and cold performance.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,692
Posted By Beemerhead
The first 2 years were troublesome for F800 (rare...

The first 2 years were troublesome for F800 (rare but nasty piston slap issue, EWS antenna failure, clutch issues, etc), but now they are all worked out and the bike gives riders zero issues since...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Beemerhead
How many waypoints would Garmin support if...

How many waypoints would Garmin support if converting?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Beemerhead
Really? I didn't realize this- I use this web...

Really? I didn't realize this- I use this web tool all the time and never counted the number of waypoints on Google maps I put before converting.
http://www.houghi.org/tomtom/
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Beemerhead
Thanks, I'll have to try this. Now the problem is...

Thanks, I'll have to try this. Now the problem is that I couldn't get any of those maps when I tried- you need to download them directly onto your Garmin device using Garmin's browser plugin- so it's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Beemerhead
MAD Maps for Garmin on TomTom

MAD Maps sells scenic routes for Garmin devices sold on Garmin website: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/scenicroutes
It appears that you need to have a compatible and registered Garmin...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Beemerhead
e-mailed them, they don't carry the cases but...

e-mailed them, they don't carry the cases but will check the price and possibly get them.

Thank you
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Beemerhead
They don't seem to carry Junior cases

They don't seem to carry Junior cases
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Beemerhead
Best price for Hepco&Becker cases

Looking to buy a pair of H&B Junior (or newer Junior Flash) 30L cases. Any less expensive sightings on the web?
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,710
Posted By Beemerhead
So funny - while I was typing my post 3Power...

So funny - while I was typing my post 3Power submitted a reply- and he happens to be the guy I purchased the bike from :))
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,710
Posted By Beemerhead
I recently got an '07 F800ST and absolutely love...

I recently got an '07 F800ST and absolutely love it. Haven't done any maintenance on it yet, but will be changing oil/filter myself and taking it to the dealer every 6k for scheduled maintenance. The...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By Beemerhead
Same thing applied to the Total Control I took...

Same thing applied to the Total Control I took yesterday. Christine Firehock was sick and her husband was there covering with a new instructor who was doing the class for the first time and while he...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By Beemerhead
Thank you, Jeff, that's very helpful. Just went...

Thank you, Jeff, that's very helpful. Just went ahead and registered for the riding clinic.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By Beemerhead
I certainly can, but Lee Park's course will be in...

I certainly can, but Lee Park's course will be in my area on May 16, and only once, and I have no chance of taking MSF's ERC prior to that. Not too much advanced planning on my part, I have to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By Beemerhead
I have no doubt about that, but wonder if it...

I have no doubt about that, but wonder if it would be ok to skip MSF's ERC and go straight for Lee Park's course.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By Beemerhead
MSF ERC vs Lee Park's Total Control- advice needed

After completing MSF's basic RiderCourse in 05 I've ridden 15k miles on my SV650 and always felt deficient in several techniques, which affected my confidence and took away the enjoinment at times....
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,003
Posted By Beemerhead
Yes, I suppose not so diplomatico after all....

Yes, I suppose not so diplomatico after all. After much mental masturbation I decided to get a motorcycle that primarily would meet my riding style (sport-touring [the crucial factor in my decision],...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,003
Posted By Beemerhead
Update

I ended up buying the bike which I think is classy looking and also fits my needs perfectly.

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/CTrider/F800ST.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,233
Posted By Beemerhead
Cry I am coming towards the same conclusion. ST seems...

I am coming towards the same conclusion. ST seems like a bike that can do it all with almost no compromise. I'm 5.6 so the size is perfect for me. Throw in a Corbin seat and bar raiders and you got a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,233
Posted By Beemerhead
Went to Cliff's BMW and test-rode both R12R and...

Went to Cliff's BMW and test-rode both R12R and F800ST. The R12R was great. Superb balance, handling, torque and comfort. No need to test ride the F800ST, I thought. But went ahead and took it for a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
At Cliff's BMW in CT, no arrangements needed-...

At Cliff's BMW in CT, no arrangements needed- come and ride.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
Going to test ride both ST and R12R tomorrow, by...

Going to test ride both ST and R12R tomorrow, by just sitting R12R is way more comfortable. Have been looking for a used R12R online and there are not that many being on the market right now.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
If I had to chose between normal suspension with...

If I had to chose between normal suspension with the lowest seat versus lowered suspension with normal seat, which would probably provide the same inseam hight, the former option would mean a shorter...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
Bake, I also use a sheepskin pad, but not...

Bake,

I also use a sheepskin pad, but not always. I was planning to have Rick Mayer build a custom seat with a heating element around the stock seat- something like this (this is the lowest seat -...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
Great review and pictures, Bake. How tall are...

Great review and pictures, Bake. How tall are you? I am 5.6 with 30" inseam and wonder if I should also get a lowered suspension bike. I am yet to test ride one, but a standard hight bike did not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
I never had a situation when I felt that a center...

I never had a situation when I felt that a center stand would give me an advantage to park compared to a side stand.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
Just a side thought. Maybe I am missing...

Just a side thought. Maybe I am missing something, but why would you need a center stand on a belt- or shaft-driven bike? I'd love to have it on my chain-driven bike for chain cleaning/lubrication,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
You'd think they sorted this out by now. Too much...

You'd think they sorted this out by now. Too much liability if someone gets killed.
Here is ABS in action btw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t6F2nacnjM
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,351
Posted By Beemerhead
Saw it before, incredible. 2 thumbs up F800!

Saw it before, incredible. 2 thumbs up F800!
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