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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35,113
Views: 8,759,705
Posted By cliffy109
Hey! That's a first generation Scion xB in the...

Hey! That's a first generation Scion xB in the background. I seem to remember that those are great substitutes for a bike. :rofl:freaky
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By cliffy109
PLEASE tell me this will be available in the US...

PLEASE tell me this will be available in the US next year!
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By cliffy109
I have a C3 and like it a lot. The biggest...

I have a C3 and like it a lot. The biggest benefit for "adventure" riders is the peak and its ability to block the sun as it gets lower in the sky. I REALLY like this feature and miss it on the C3....
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,536
Posted By cliffy109
A lot also depends on how much "dual" versus...

A lot also depends on how much "dual" versus "sport" you're expecting out of the boot. I tried a pair of the Sidi Discovery and hated them after one day. They were too bulky and stiff for my uses. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By cliffy109
I have one and like it. I don't love it. I ride...

I have one and like it. I don't love it. I ride a BMW R1200GSA and it is stable, blocks the sun and isn't horribly noisy. I rode a naked bike with it and discovered that the reason it isn't...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By cliffy109
Except he didn't get cited under that statute. ...

Except he didn't get cited under that statute. He said "careless driving" which one Google search indicates is a totally different matter. I did find plenty of web sites that discuss how to fight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 451,559
Posted By cliffy109
"Brought to you by the FYYFF Committee on Rider...

"Brought to you by the FYYFF Committee on Rider Safety."
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By cliffy109
Why, oh why do neither of these come with a sun...

Why, oh why do neither of these come with a sun shade? I'm hearing rumor that the BMW helmet might actually make it to the US but the lack of the sun shield is a disqualifier for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By cliffy109
Five feet? Five feet and onto a rock and that's...

Five feet? Five feet and onto a rock and that's all the damage? I would have thought it would be much more than that at that height.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,374
Posted By cliffy109
Who ever said the GS is a dirtbike? It is an...

Who ever said the GS is a dirtbike? It is an adventure touring bike. Meaning, it is one of the most capable touring bikes and can handle going off-road if that is where the tour takes you. It can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35,113
Views: 8,759,705
Posted By cliffy109
Which in itself if a FAIL, regardless of the...

Which in itself if a FAIL, regardless of the riding jacket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 451,559
Posted By cliffy109
This is why we really will never get the laws...

This is why we really will never get the laws changed. In CA, it is not only legal but is also expected by other drivers and law enforcement. If it just suddenly became legal here in VA, it would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,875
Posted By cliffy109
I still don't get why a guy in OK needs to think...

I still don't get why a guy in OK needs to think about "winterizing" his bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,875
Posted By cliffy109
Ummm... why not just ride all year? You're in OK...

Ummm... why not just ride all year? You're in OK and while I'm sure it gets a bit nippy at times, its not like you're in MN where the roads are covered with frozen precipitation for a healthy part of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By cliffy109
and how much for freight, set-up, handling and...

and how much for freight, set-up, handling and reach around? :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,911
Posted By cliffy109
Silly question. My bike is a BMW 1200GSA. Have...

Silly question. My bike is a BMW 1200GSA. Have I taken it places a 600 pound bike with huge luggage capacity should never go? Yes. Have I taken it to a track and experienced its full cornering...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By cliffy109
Just keep in mind that you are talking about a...

Just keep in mind that you are talking about a bike that is VERY high demand. Most dealers don't have any in stock and are selling from incoming stock. That isn't a good place to start seeking...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By cliffy109
08 and 09 are pretty good ones. They were the...

08 and 09 are pretty good ones. They were the last of the hex heads yet had the enduro transmission (unlike the 07). I like mine a lot. The cam heads of 10-14 are nice as well but more expensive....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,329
Posted By cliffy109
To me, that isn't funny and I honestly don't see...

To me, that isn't funny and I honestly don't see that a lot. What is funny is the guys with the "badass" biker look that show up when the robins return in the Spring. Yeah, you're really badass...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,822
Posted By cliffy109
Uhhh... I don't know... AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! ...

Uhhh... I don't know... AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,329
Posted By cliffy109
One thing about the heated gear that needs...

One thing about the heated gear that needs discussed. It makes you look MUCH more like a complete badass/lunatic (depending on the person) than not having it. As I said before, I ride every day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35,113
Views: 8,759,705
Posted By cliffy109
Excellent! But still an obvious fail. Get your...

Excellent! But still an obvious fail. Get your toes up on the pegs. I can see where your boot is scraping the road on a regular basis. Bravo for being so aggressive but you can save those boots by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,329
Posted By cliffy109
I'm a 12 month commuter in a state that can get...

I'm a 12 month commuter in a state that can get as hot as 100f in the summer and down to 5f in the winter. In the winter, the key is heated gear (I use Gerbings) and outer garments that don't allow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,124
Posted By cliffy109
I normally ride a boxer but the South American...

I normally ride a boxer but the South American tour was on a F650GS (twin) with aftermarket engine guards. I still remember that corner very well. I swear I hung off with everything I possibly...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By cliffy109
I'm surprised that the yellow light came on at...

I'm surprised that the yellow light came on at such a high pressure. I have a TKC 80 on my front rim and the light doesn't come on until I get below 28. It comes on at 30 for the rear BTW. Mine is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,124
Posted By cliffy109
On my second most spectacular crash, I chose...

On my second most spectacular crash, I chose option A from this list. I was on a tour in Chile, riding down the side of a volcano. We had passed a bunch of switchbacks and I relaxed when I thought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By cliffy109
SO the conclusion is, don't ride like an idiot...

SO the conclusion is, don't ride like an idiot and you'll be OK. Wow. What a shocker that one is. LOL.

I still think that the "reasonable" rider splitting lanes is actually a bit safer since...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By cliffy109
As JVB indicated, something doesn't sound right...

As JVB indicated, something doesn't sound right about this. It is also absolutely impossible to know just how good a deal that is since the "OTD" figure includes taxes and tags which vary by state. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By cliffy109
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Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By cliffy109
I'm not a track freak but the instructors told us...

I'm not a track freak but the instructors told us to lower them to 30ish. I normally ran around 40. Funny thing about that class is that I was moved to the A group for the second day because I kept...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By cliffy109
2007 GSA with new Tourance tires set to about 30...

2007 GSA with new Tourance tires set to about 30 psi. I scraped pegs all day long and literally destroyed the edge of my right boot. There was melted rubber all the way to the extreme edge of both...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,261
Posted By cliffy109
Ok... no LED but about those ride modes......

Ok... no LED but about those ride modes... hahahaha... :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35,113
Views: 8,759,705
Posted By cliffy109
Your powers of observation may be a bit...

Your powers of observation may be a bit suspect... I'm not sure that's a "wife" and I'm positive that is a BMW 1200RT behind him.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,261
Posted By cliffy109
Being one who has replaced a lot of BMW...

Being one who has replaced a lot of BMW headlights, I sure would prefer and LED. Those things just last forever... I don't know BMW's claim but automotive LED headlights retain 90% luminescence...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,261
Posted By cliffy109
Threads like this are both depressing and funny...

Threads like this are both depressing and funny at the same time. I know quite a bit about this kind of thing as I have been in the car business for many years and I also have very close relatives...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,681
Posted By cliffy109
That is totally intentional by the manufacturer. ...

That is totally intentional by the manufacturer. It is to improve grab when braking.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,681
Posted By cliffy109
I had a set of Karoo 3 on my 2008 GSA and you can...

I had a set of Karoo 3 on my 2008 GSA and you can look back in this thread for my impressions. When the rear wore out, I put on the Anakee 3 and left the Karoo 3 on the front. Tip-in was improved. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By cliffy109
I had a set of K3's on my 2008 GSA. I ride too...

I had a set of K3's on my 2008 GSA. I ride too much street for this tire to make sense for regular use for me. I got about 5000 out of the rear tire but the last 1000 were less than ideal. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By cliffy109
This is what I love about the ADV community. ...

This is what I love about the ADV community. There is just no end to what people will do to make the bike theirs. None of those farkles are ones I would bother with but I am not you. My needs...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31,252
Views: 1,789,017
Posted By cliffy109
Cool article. I'm honored to have been mistaken...

Cool article. I'm honored to have been mistaken for a badass ADV rider. :D
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