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Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By makinwaves
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Latin America 03-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,976
Posted By makinwaves
He was referencing the date from the last post...

He was referencing the date from the last post (yours) to Solohobo's. :deal
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By makinwaves
Oh no, you didn't?!?!

Oh no, you didn't?!?!
Yes, yes I did. Thought I was superman today and could muscle my 2011 Versys up my steep driveway that was partially covered in snow and ice after a recent snowfall. Rare for...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,478,959
Posted By makinwaves
Same here...I always get about 300 plus kms to...

Same here...I always get about 300 plus kms to the tank with a mix of city / B road riding. My best was 57mpg on a hwy stretch where I had to keep the speed around 90km/hr. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 89,672
Posted By makinwaves
Lovin' mine more each day.

Lovin' mine more each day.
Forum: Latin America 10-18-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
400 plus posts on the ferry that never was and...

400 plus posts on the ferry that never was and now a new one pops up and not a peep from anyone? :huh

Where is everyone? :patch
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,478,959
Posted By makinwaves
I was convinced that the perfect road bike for me...

I was convinced that the perfect road bike for me was the Tiger 1050. Loved the sound of that triple engine and was ready and set to buy it. Then I test rode it. I can’t explain it, but it was...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,478,959
Posted By makinwaves
Sorry, was in a crap mood yesterday. Every bike...

Sorry, was in a crap mood yesterday. Every bike has its admirers and haters. I just didn't understand why the multiple posts indicating your dislike. And to clarify, I only mentioned it once. I...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,478,959
Posted By makinwaves
I don't understand why he'd go to a Versys...

I don't understand why he'd go to a Versys owner's thread, where people love their V's, and then piss all over it. :dunno

We get it. You don't like the bike. Sell it and move on.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,478,959
Posted By makinwaves
How'd you shoot this? Camera? Lens? Beautiful...

How'd you shoot this? Camera? Lens? Beautiful photo.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,478,959
Posted By makinwaves
Accidental owner

Add another to the list of V owners.

Long story short, I was stuck a couple of weeks ago when my previous ride needed extensive repairs and I needed a bike for a road trip that started the next...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
Thanks Helo. And welcome to the forum!

Thanks Helo. And welcome to the forum!
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
Ya, I wondered about that. They told me the bike...

Ya, I wondered about that. They told me the bike needed new seals every couple of years...which surprised me as my seals (non-beemer) are still stock, 7 years on. I'm not a big fan of frequent...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
Thanks for the continued advice. I'm taking my...

Thanks for the continued advice. I'm taking my time on this one. Local BMW shop had a 2009 F800GS for sale...30,000 miles for $9.6K. But when I showed up to test ride on Saturday they had pulled...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 152,152
Posted By makinwaves
I gotta agree with JTT. I really like my Cyklop...

I gotta agree with JTT. I really like my Cyklop outer and thought it was quite tapered too. I don't like the velcro on the collar as I find it too small and hard to fasten on the fly, but otherwise...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
Went to the local BMW shop today...total of 6...

Went to the local BMW shop today...total of 6 used bikes in the entire inventory (and only one of which was a beemer, r1200r). Was hoping to demo a used or new F800GS or R1200GS, but no used and no...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
A buddy suggested a Tiger 1050. :ear

A buddy suggested a Tiger 1050. :ear
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
Thanks for the opinions, both pro and con! It's...

Thanks for the opinions, both pro and con! It's helpful. Keep 'em coming.
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,408
Posted By makinwaves
$10K to spend, what bike?

If you had $10K to spend and wanted to get another bike, what would you buy? Looking at getting rid of my current wheels and have freed up some cash. Now the shopping begins. :evil

Leaning...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 152,152
Posted By makinwaves
Ahh, I see. On the Halvarssons the waterproof...

Ahh, I see. On the Halvarssons the waterproof (winter) and vented (summer) layers are on the outside. The inner layers provide the majority of the protection. So no, the waterproof outer layer...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 152,152
Posted By makinwaves
I'm not sure I fully understand your HG problem,...

I'm not sure I fully understand your HG problem, but I would probably say no to the same issue with Halvarssons. I live in the "Wet" coast of Canada where it rains here all winter long and I have no...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 82,613
Posted By makinwaves
I know. I was busting yours right back. :lol3

I know. I was busting yours right back. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 82,613
Posted By makinwaves
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they'll get it...

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they'll get it right for you this time. :D
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 82,613
Posted By makinwaves
Fail. If you're going to awaken an old...

Fail.

If you're going to awaken an old thread, at least post something interesting. :D
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By makinwaves
+1 I've bought from them several times over...

+1

I've bought from them several times over the years. Great communication, great people. Have never had a problem.
Forum: Latin America 10-26-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
:lol3 Hey Charlie...I was just trying to be...

:lol3

Hey Charlie...I was just trying to be funny and stir the pot a little. This thread has been too funny to just let it die.

Cheers. :freaky
Forum: Latin America 10-26-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
Hi everyone. I'm looking for information...

Hi everyone. I'm looking for information regarding the ferry between Panama and Colombia. I heard you can take a ferry now and am really interested. Where do I catch it and how much does it cost? ...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 612,990
Posted By makinwaves
Same here. I guess I must be one in a million...

Same here. I guess I must be one in a million too! :lol3

To his credit Wayne replaced them with a new liner FREE OF CHARGE! The new one has worked pretty well but I'm starting to sense they may...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,014,139
Posted By makinwaves
Your pictures are awesome! But it is this post...

Your pictures are awesome! But it is this post that I enjoyed the most. I like reading the stories and details of day to day life on the road. Keep the posts coming! :freaky
Forum: Europe 08-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,218
Posted By makinwaves
Great to see all the lads come together! :thumb

Great to see all the lads come together! :thumb
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 152,152
Posted By makinwaves
Very sorry to hear that Erda. After 5 years of...

Very sorry to hear that Erda. After 5 years of wearing my jacket, almost daily, I've only had one zipper or snap problem. A portion of the zipper pull on my winter outer layer, on the sleeve,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 185,986
Posted By makinwaves
Hopefully he'll read this in time to fix the...

Hopefully he'll read this in time to fix the problem.

Oops, too late. :lol3



This still ranks up there as one of my favourite ride reports.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 102,977
Posted By makinwaves
Not quite...my almost 6 year old Halvarssons...

Not quite...my almost 6 year old Halvarssons Safety jacket has never leaked a drop. I ride year round in the Pacific Northwet.

To be fair though, most of my riding is commuting for no more than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,014,139
Posted By makinwaves
Welcome to BC! You're going to love it here!

Welcome to BC! You're going to love it here!
Forum: Latin America 07-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
:thumb I found some Colombian exports in the...

:thumb

I found some Colombian exports in the south of Chile of all places. They grow up good up there! :knary

I'm sure he'll be able to amuse himself while waiting for the ferry!
Forum: Latin America 07-15-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
Haha...hope you are joking just as much as I was....

Haha...hope you are joking just as much as I was. :lol3 There is no ferry run planned. :D
Forum: Latin America 07-15-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,435
Posted By makinwaves
MJ...did you end up riding in Argentina?

MJ...did you end up riding in Argentina?
Forum: Latin America 07-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
New route? :lol3 Lived most of my life in...

New route? :lol3

Lived most of my life in British ColUmbia so it's second nature to spell it wrong. Won't be the last time I'm sure!
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
Chris, my uncle is with the Colombian port...

Chris, my uncle is with the Colombian port authority and on Monday they are going to allow a trial run with the ferry to test their recent increased capacity in staffing and facilities. Only max 100...
Forum: Latin America 07-06-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 52,051
Posted By makinwaves
:d

:d
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