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Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
When I started shopping for a WR last year, I had...

When I started shopping for a WR last year, I had a set farkle budget amount, so I made a spreadsheet, with the things I wanted on one and was going to deduct what was already on the whatever used...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By wncbmw
Eurosports, near the Biltmore Estate has a pretty...

Eurosports, near the Biltmore Estate has a pretty good selection of gear, though their Klim stock was down last time I was in there. They sell BMW and KTM.

Edited to add that they also stock...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By wncbmw
I might be interested in some trade or selling...

I might be interested in some trade or selling you a pair of pants. I have a mesh pair of Motoport pants, unfortunately the Ultras, not the jeans. I hardly use them since I got the Motoport stretch...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 165,630
Posted By wncbmw
I have sat on both the new R1200R and the Yamaha...

I have sat on both the new R1200R and the Yamaha FJ-09, and the FJ is far better riding position for my old knees, without a doubt.

The site Cycle Ergos confirms my 'seat of the pants' test....
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 485,073
Posted By wncbmw
I took the muffler off my '02 1150R to use the...

I took the muffler off my '02 1150R to use the full size bag and it works well. Heck, most people can ride with me all day and not notice any noise difference, until I point out it's gone.

I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-04-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 485,073
Posted By wncbmw
Mens rea - with only slight mods the GS hand...

Mens rea - with only slight mods the GS hand guards will work on the R. Had them on mine for years.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By wncbmw
Seems to be a lot of replies that don't offer...

Seems to be a lot of replies that don't offer much help to the original question on using prescription glasses at night.

I made the switch from 35+ years of contacts to glasses a couple of years...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,578
Posted By wncbmw
I carry the tarp and poles often but don't always...

I carry the tarp and poles often but don't always bother to set it up. But it's cheap insurance when the rain hits and you want to get out of the tent some! I carry the Kelty poles, since Mother...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 3,079,301
Posted By wncbmw
I have a old roll of Tyvek house wrap left over...

I have a old roll of Tyvek house wrap left over from building our house over 20 years ago. I would think it would make a great tent footprint. I have used it for a footprint extension under the rain...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 3,079,301
Posted By wncbmw
Two comments on chairs: I find my tri pod...

Two comments on chairs:

I find my tri pod chair applied pressure to certain, hmm... sensitive parts of my body! Not comfortable for me.

Kermit vs Hellinox/REI etc.: I had a Kermit. Got an REI...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
I am happy with my Seat Concepts seat. Of course,...

I am happy with my Seat Concepts seat. Of course, I paid a local upholstery shop to install it. Looks and feels great.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,773
Posted By wncbmw
I just got the Badlands Pro for a cool/cold...

I just got the Badlands Pro for a cool/cold weather pant and they are really nice but would be hell on a commuter. Have to take the boots off to get them on or off. Definitely better as a pants only...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 3,079,301
Posted By wncbmw
I recently got this for solo travels: ...

I recently got this for solo travels:

http://static.squarespace.com/static/528a8f57e4b0a869bef257cd/528bd0abe4b0b66670e46abf/528bd13ae4b08273e27b99e9/1384894788000/olicamp_xtspot.jpg?format=500w
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Forum: Vendors 12-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 81,594
Posted By wncbmw
I started my Christmas shopping finally and...

I started my Christmas shopping finally and missed your earlier sale but just ordered two MiniPro Deluxe, one for me and one for my son.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,999
Posted By wncbmw
After 30 years of contacts, included many with...

After 30 years of contacts, included many with extended wear ones, for various non-riding reasons, I made the switch to progressive bi-focals about 18 months ago. For a while, I resisted riding in...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 3,079,301
Posted By wncbmw
RE: camp chairs. I replaced my Kermit, first with...

RE: camp chairs. I replaced my Kermit, first with the REI version of the Helinox, now the Helinox itself. I find them as comfortable as the Kermit but a heck of a lot easier to pack!
Forum: Road Warriors 11-05-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 548,101
Posted By wncbmw
At least on the newer BMWs, all the high tech...

At least on the newer BMWs, all the high tech stuff is one of the main causes of the loss of reliability. Perhaps bulletproof reliability is not compatible with all the gee whiz gizmos! All the high...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 548,101
Posted By wncbmw
The price of accessories, i.e. saddlebags and...

The price of accessories, i.e. saddlebags and heated grips, don't frighten me. I have shopped the BMW dealer looking at the current replacement for my '02 R1150R. The bare bones price for the R1200R...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
Jimmr and Sieg - thanks for the photos of the...

Jimmr and Sieg - thanks for the photos of the tool tube mount. And the link for the bracket!
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
Hey Jon_l , getting ready to try to mount a tube...

Hey Jon_l , getting ready to try to mount a tube tool on my WR. Any chance of some pictures of your mounting. Edited to say I see how it's mounted but still would like know about the bracket!
Forum: Road Warriors 09-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 548,101
Posted By wncbmw
I am going to have to chime in here. My current...

I am going to have to chime in here. My current street bike is an '02 BMW R1150R and is my 5th BMW. And the only one that has ever given me a seconds trouble with the shaft drive. Final drive bearing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
Question on sound deadening for the skid plate....

Question on sound deadening for the skid plate. Before mounting my Flatland plate, I used spray on bed liner to try to deaden the sound somewhat. Having never ridden the bike with the naked skid...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,037
Posted By wncbmw
I bought that tent because Backpacker magazine...

I bought that tent because Backpacker magazine named it the best Backpacking tent in about '79 or '80. And I wasn't exactly a youngster at the time! That's how!:rofl So I guess that makes me kinda...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,037
Posted By wncbmw
Interesting and entertaining ride report and nice...

Interesting and entertaining ride report and nice photos! Got to comment on your tent though. That thing is ancient! :lol3 Sierra Designs Aeroflex. I had one of those about 1980! Served me well for...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,641
Posted By wncbmw
shu - Appreciate the info but I made the call...

shu - Appreciate the info but I made the call before you posted a reply! I gave the Transition XtraActive lenses a shot, figuring they would at least be good as backup glasses but after one weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
I did it on mine following much discussion on...

I did it on mine following much discussion on here about the sound issue. I also used some thin, stick-on insulation tape to get it off the frame. Skipped the rubber washers, since the tape moved the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,079
Posted By wncbmw
Not vented but my Motoport stretch Kevlar jeans...

Not vented but my Motoport stretch Kevlar jeans flow enough air that the last two summers my mesh over pants have been hardly used. Sent them a pair of my Wranglers for a pattern, so the fit is...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,641
Posted By wncbmw
Now that I have a year in the progressive...

Now that I have a year in the progressive bifocals and like them, it's time to get sunglasses! Without going into a lot of details on my search, I have a question for you experienced guys.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 49,900
Views: 10,598,781
Posted By wncbmw
I finally got mine! After selling the DR650, I...

I finally got mine! After selling the DR650, I was missing the dual sport riding around here. Decided a 250 FI bike was the way to go and the Yamaha was the best choice for me. Been seriously...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,665
Posted By wncbmw
I happened to be in Raleigh for the weekend and...

I happened to be in Raleigh for the weekend and stopped by with my son. I got plenty of attention and I am an old fart but it was Sunday morning and they weren't too busy.

As luck would have it,...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,641
Posted By wncbmw
I apologize for not responding to a couple of...

I apologize for not responding to a couple of questions on this thread sooner. Haven't been back for a bit.

As to needing the progressives riding, it helps not having to stop and squeeze my...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,641
Posted By wncbmw
A word about Oakley prescription glasses. I...

A word about Oakley prescription glasses. I recently switched from extended wear contacts and reading glasses to progressive bifocals and the hardest thing was giving up my Oakley sunglasses. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19,058
Views: 1,097,410
Posted By wncbmw
Having followed this thread from the start, I...

Having followed this thread from the start, I have to say, it has affirmed my decision to get a WR! The DR I sold a while back was my first venture into the dual sport thing after 30 years on the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 3,079,301
Posted By wncbmw
I'll do a +1 on the REI pillow. As I got older, I...

I'll do a +1 on the REI pillow. As I got older, I decided to splurge on some comfort in the tent. This thing is nice and packs so small! Just toss it in the compression sack with the sleeping bag!...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,285
Posted By wncbmw
I carry most all that stuff. In my tank bag! :D

I carry most all that stuff. In my tank bag! :D
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,285
Posted By wncbmw
Or go custom! When I ordered my Motoport stretch...

Or go custom! When I ordered my Motoport stretch Kevlar jacket, I had them delete all four cargo pockets! Seldom used any of them on the other jackets I had and wanted increased airflow. Just slash...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By wncbmw
I had a Kermit that was pretty comfortable,...

I had a Kermit that was pretty comfortable, although the cross bars did sometimes hit me wrong on my thighs.

I got the REI copy of the Helinox and find it at least as comfortable as the Kermit...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,478
Posted By wncbmw
I will have to haunt the classifieds on the...

I will have to haunt the classifieds on the hammock forum like I do the flea market here! Just missed a WBBB there.

I forgot Kaylee's hammock! What a great show and cast!

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,478
Posted By wncbmw
Thanks guys for the advice. I am within the BB...

Thanks guys for the advice. I am within the BB double 1.1 weight limit, so that should be fine for me. And I will probably go the UQ route soon but for now, I don't want to go the whole way until I...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,478
Posted By wncbmw
For you experienced hammock hangers, I have some...

For you experienced hammock hangers, I have some questions. I am having trouble sleeping camping due to an aging body and shoulder pain. As a side sleeper, I am awakened multiple times during the...
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