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Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,888
Posted By Walt-FL
The Proxxon isn't too bad. Great quality. It...

The Proxxon isn't too bad. Great quality. It comes in a green metal box which can be stuffed with more stuff underneath the plastic lining, like wire ties, clamps, etc. Downside is, it costs around...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,417
Posted By Walt-FL
H-rated rear Anakees last about 8.5 k (R1200GS),...

H-rated rear Anakees last about 8.5 k (R1200GS), V-rated last 6k miles, at best. I eventually went with Tourance, and get 12-13k miles out of a rear now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By Walt-FL
Front wheel out of balance? Spoke wheels damaged?

Front wheel out of balance? Spoke wheels damaged?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,379
Posted By Walt-FL
Ride until steel belt shows, then replace pronto.

Ride until steel belt shows, then replace pronto.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,935
Posted By Walt-FL
22k for a front Tourance is kind of normal for...

22k for a front Tourance is kind of normal for me. With Anakees I got about 8k rear. I used to get 13k out of a rear Tourance, but for some reason the one I have on now is pretty much toast after...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,825
Posted By Walt-FL
I know the noise. R1200GS Right side. Klicking or...

I know the noise. R1200GS Right side. Klicking or pinging, but not the typical engine-ping from from low-octane fuel. I had it happen even with 96 octane. It almost sounds like a small relais...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By Walt-FL
Both the BMW Black Leather and the Atlantis don't...

Both the BMW Black Leather and the Atlantis don't bleed. Their gloves (Airflow), do, though.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,256
Posted By Walt-FL
Snugpack Jungle Bag. It's OK for down to the...

Snugpack Jungle Bag. It's OK for down to the lower 40ies, and packs really small. In the other bag is a Hennessy hammock.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Walt-FL
I agree on the Wing. Never owned one, but have...

I agree on the Wing. Never owned one, but have logged about 4.000 miles on one. Not my cup of tea, but there is nothing better out there for long trips.

Don't agree on #2. Rode my neighbors Road...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Walt-FL
Depends where exactly in Germany and Switzerland...

Depends where exactly in Germany and Switzerland you are going to be. I almost always visit those two:

Hein Gericke Berlin, Spichernstr. 10, Berlin - Wilmersdorf, 030 2112976
BMW Motorrad,...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,324
Posted By Walt-FL
So they say. Wife has one too. Yet, if I knew I...

So they say. Wife has one too. Yet, if I knew I was to go down on a certain day, I'd still wear my racin-grade leathers that day.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,932
Posted By Walt-FL
Not sure about bikes, but BMW has been...

Not sure about bikes, but BMW has been manufacturing car components abroad for a long time. They have plants in S.America, S.Africa, Thailand and China. They don't build lots of stuff in China and...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,932
Posted By Walt-FL
"We mark all parcel as "gift" with lower value,...

"We mark all parcel as "gift" with lower value, so you No need to pay customs tax."

"No, officer, it's not tax fraud, it's just my way of paying no tribute to the IRS."

...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,932
Posted By Walt-FL
I just bought a $ 50 Rolex tribute-watch, and a...

I just bought a $ 50 Rolex tribute-watch, and a couple of Cucci tribute sunglasses! And it's not counterfeit, because the sticker on the back looks totally different.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-04-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,882
Posted By Walt-FL
I am not a doctor, and am clueless when it comes...

I am not a doctor, and am clueless when it comes to biochemistry. Sometimes common sense beats all this.

I used to live in Egypt in the 80ies, and have visited Sudan, which was bad then, but is...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,932
Posted By Walt-FL
In the mid-90ies I used to go to Bangkok for biz...

In the mid-90ies I used to go to Bangkok for biz a lot, and sometimes to Hong Kong too. At first I was buying all kinds of stuff for a song. After a while I stopped, because I just didn't see any...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,932
Posted By Walt-FL
Am I the cops? Just wanted to make sure no...

Am I the cops?

Just wanted to make sure no rookie-inmate ends up buying this crap, thinking it's the real McCoy.
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,159
Posted By Walt-FL
Bingo. I can't tell you where the borderline in...

Bingo. I can't tell you where the borderline in your State is, but it is never a good idea to walk the thin line between felony and legality, or challenge a LEO; even if you are factually right, they...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,932
Posted By Walt-FL
Chinese selling fake BMW gear on Ebay

The Chinese are apparently selling fake BMW gear now. Just saw a bunch of jackets and stuff on Fleabay that are obviously right from fantasyland, but have lots of BMW logos all over, and are being...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,016
Posted By Walt-FL
Fellow pilot and mechanical engineer here! ...

Fellow pilot and mechanical engineer here!

For the record:

The threshold breaking systems invented by the French in 1929 are a good example for what I wrote. These flywheel operated systems...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,016
Posted By Walt-FL
That's not the point. It doesn't matter how old a...

That's not the point. It doesn't matter how old a technology per se is. True, ABS was probably patented by Daimler 10 year before it went into cars, so factually it wasn't new any more. Neither was...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 230,203
Posted By Walt-FL
$ 0.25 Starbucks removable cup holder. The orange...

$ 0.25 Starbucks removable cup holder. The orange cup holders are free at Targets with a Starbucks; they are supposed to clip on shopping carts. They can be also used inside the BMW expandable...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,016
Posted By Walt-FL
Well, I can't conclusively explain it, but I can...

Well, I can't conclusively explain it, but I can try. As for the antenna, it is a technology that had been around in cars in Europe for decades, as mandated by insurance companies, but it was never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,016
Posted By Walt-FL
Well, I don't know about the 2k per minute. This...

Well, I don't know about the 2k per minute. This probably applies only if they have to shut something down because of the junk someone delivered.

If they have to shut down a n assembly line it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,016
Posted By Walt-FL
No, they manufacture both car components and...

No, they manufacture both car components and bikes at the Spandau-Plant. However, you can get a lemon with basically every car or bike. Even though I wouldn't consider vehicles with a few recalls of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,016
Posted By Walt-FL
No shit. I worked for a BMW-supplier for many...

No shit. I worked for a BMW-supplier for many years. We made a few motorcycle parts for the Spandau-plant, and parts for their 5 and 7-series cars.

These guys in Bavaria are nuts when it comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By Walt-FL
I had an opportunity gathering some profound...

I had an opportunity gathering some profound insider knowledge, while riding with my neighbor's Harley-crowd. What kind of "greeting" they use can also depend on what bike the other guy rides.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,238
Posted By Walt-FL
I am not familiar with the Vstrom, but I had...

I am not familiar with the Vstrom, but I had vibration issues with my Fatboy years ago. The wife was complaining about the same thing. Even my hands went numb after 60-80 miles from the wicked vibe...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By Walt-FL
Atlantis 4. Tropical Storm Test

We're having Tropical Storm Bonnie hovering over SW Florida today.
Didn't want to wait for Fall to test my newly acquired Atlantis 4 jacket. Took it out today, for about 2 hrs. on I 75 in heavy...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,159
Posted By Walt-FL
I just strap a short plastic gun hardcase with my...

I just strap a short plastic gun hardcase with my 30-30 lever action to the backseat, when riding over public roads. Can't openly carry it on the back in Florida.

I was thinking about buying a...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By Walt-FL
Depends on the circumstances, like temperature....

Depends on the circumstances, like temperature. Might still be OK, but I think you may be pushing the limits...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,111
Posted By Walt-FL
Schuberth S1. Has its downsides, but is quiet.

Schuberth S1. Has its downsides, but is quiet.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By Walt-FL
The wife has the pro dehydrator from Cabelas. She...

The wife has the pro dehydrator from Cabelas. She does lots of raw/vegetarian food in it, like wraps, fruit, and fruit-roll-ups. It's great for beef jerky too. You are right, it should't be fat meat,...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Walt-FL
If you do heavy off road riding you need a pair...

If you do heavy off road riding you need a pair of good off road boots. After the head, most injuries occur in the ankle area, and combat boots offer zero shin- and ankle protection. Ankle injuries...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,027
Posted By Walt-FL
I use a jungle hammock, but my buddy swears by...

I use a jungle hammock, but my buddy swears by them for summer camping. He has the Bass Pro one. He doesn't ride either, not sure how they'd fit on a bike.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Walt-FL
I've been riding for 28 years, and have owned...

I've been riding for 28 years, and have owned probably 15 different jackets, from Denim, to Rocket , custom leather, over to BMW (City, Airflow, Venting, Atlantis 4 Denim/Aramid) to Motoport (Mesh...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Walt-FL
They look like the old Alpinestars high point...

They look like the old Alpinestars high point from the 70ies, that appeared in Mad Max. The silver shin plate is probably replaced or custom-painted.

BTW, they are making a replica of those.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,306
Posted By Walt-FL
Dunno what you did, but apparently there's folks...

Dunno what you did, but apparently there's folks out there that break everything.

Got my first one of these at age 17 and used it for over 20 years. This was up north, I had it under my truck...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,616
Posted By Walt-FL
So is there an expiration date on this type of...

So is there an expiration date on this type of boot? Would be nice to know that before you go out and have your soles vanish.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,306
Posted By Walt-FL
There is only one. The old German army shovel...

There is only one. The old German army shovel with leather scabbard. It is designed after the WWII German trench tool. Built like a tank. They are about 5 times as rugged as our army tool. Feels...
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