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Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Meter Man
Oil fill cap fail?

Although it isn't the GS the cap is the same as far as I can tell.

Oil is coming out the oil fill cap on my 2000 R1100rt. It was recent services.

I uncapped it and cleaned it up and the hole...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Meter Man
Bmw shop/services near Billings MT

Anyone know of a shops that can do a 42,500 mile service and fork seal replacement in the Billings, MT area? I will be their temporarily and don't know the local shops.
Forum: Europe 05-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By Meter Man
If possible, make sure to hit this road: ...

If possible, make sure to hit this road:

GI682 Toss Del Mar to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain



Tossa Del Mar is about 50ish miles north along the coast from Barcelona.
Forum: Europe 05-13-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Meter Man
Motorental.ie is a great hire outfit. Paul...

Motorental.ie is a great hire outfit.

Paul and crew are awesome and they now are located right near the airport.

It is pricey though vs other euro countries to hire.
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By Meter Man
If it is a highway with more than 1 lane going...

If it is a highway with more than 1 lane going each direction it may appear they are traveling on the right as you have more than one lane.
Forum: Europe 04-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Meter Man
UK Reboot. Need rental/hire reccomendation

I've visited the UK 3 times. London twice and Northern Ireland once.

My trip round Ireland was grand. Hired out of Dublin.

My trip last year, not so grand, mostly due a poor hire company
...
Forum: Europe 03-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the info. I may end up pushing...

Thanks for the info.

I may end up pushing that trip to Fall - October in the pyrenees was glorious last time I was there and maybe do the UK in may (i had an aborted trip last fall due to a poor...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Meter Man
Pyrenees/Alps in mid April/early may?

I wanted input in riding Alps and Pyrenees in mid April to early may.

It would be on a touring type motorcycle r1200rt or similar.

Thoughts on weather and if roads will be open?
Forum: Europe 03-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Meter Man
Imtbike is a fantastic organization. I'd rent...

Imtbike is a fantastic organization. I'd rent from them again.
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the input guys!

Thanks for the input guys!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Meter Man
Thank you for the pictures. :D

Thank you for the pictures.

:D
Forum: Americas 01-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Meter Man
Anyone have experience renting from this outfit?

http://www.rideadv.com/?__hstc=43953530.c475d4199e37418a3511b7017915ba93.1374438381427.1374438381427.1374438381427.1&__hssc=43953530.1.1374438381428

I am loosely planning a South American 7-8 day...
Forum: Europe 10-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
I did a 13 day (or 14 can't remember for sure)...

I did a 13 day (or 14 can't remember for sure) trip by motorcycle in Ireland in 2008. I rented from Motorental.ie Celtic Rider. Paul and his crew were great. There location was not so good, out...
Forum: Europe 10-06-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
I'm planning on either going through Dublin or...

I'm planning on either going through Dublin or Madrid and hopping a Ferry next time. Unless someone can recommend a good London based rental place.

The only remedy I have is to close out my...
Forum: Europe 10-05-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
My Bank and Visa were no help. This is...

My Bank and Visa were no help.

This is unfortunate.

The merchant was Raceways.net

I would recommend avoiding use of their services.

Unfriendly and unhelpful staff, poor quality of bikes...
Forum: Europe 09-20-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the words of encouragement. This will...

Thanks for the words of encouragement. This will not prevent me from returning to the UK however I will likely not go through London next time.

My uncle, by marriage, was born to a Scottish...
Forum: Europe 09-19-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
Ill update when the final decision is made by my...

Ill update when the final decision is made by my credit card company.
Forum: Europe 09-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
Sadly the trip became a bust. Reserved bike was...

Sadly the trip became a bust. Reserved bike was unavailable. Rental company offered a different style of bike and a very well used one at that - more than 60,000 miles and 6 or 7 years old at the...
Forum: Europe 09-15-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for all the suggestions folks. I'm off on...

Thanks for all the suggestions folks. I'm off on the ride tomorrow!
Forum: Europe 09-10-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the suggestion, I was planning on...

Thanks for the suggestion, I was planning on doing a full loop around Loch Ness as it is not much total distance, maybe 75 miles.
Forum: Europe 09-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
14 riding days. Truth be told I am...

14 riding days. Truth be told I am planning/thinking of riding up along the west side of the UK and catching a ferry from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Amsterdam and trying to get to the ALPS and back to...
Forum: Europe 09-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
This road looks like fun!

This road looks like fun!
Forum: Europe 09-08-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,439
Posted By Meter Man
Request for must ride roads - England, Wales and Scotland

I will be in the UK during the second half of September.

I am an experienced rider and will be on an FJR1300. I am comfortable riding any type of road, but would prefer no gravel/dirt due to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,644
Posted By Meter Man
I owned a DR650 for 6 years. I would buy...

I owned a DR650 for 6 years.

I would buy one as an adventure tourer again if they did several things:

CArtridge forks/better shock. Fully adjustable

Fuel injected

Better headlight
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-18-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,493
Posted By Meter Man
Wow Basecamp is not very user friendly.

Hope it gets easier to use with time. Very fiddly and a bear to use.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,365
Posted By Meter Man
I have an upcoming 14 riding day moto trip in the...

I have an upcoming 14 riding day moto trip in the UK and Europe. I am planning about 300 miles per day average. Two of the days are riding only days wherein I don care much for the area I will be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,365
Posted By Meter Man
Counting in eating, breaks and drinking on a...

Counting in eating, breaks and drinking on a faster day I rarely break 50 mph average speed.

I just did a 650 mile run saturday and had a 49 mph average speed. If I would have cut dinner out...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,373
Posted By Meter Man
I've had various problems on mine - an r1100rt...

I've had various problems on mine - an r1100rt and an r1200gs. All the problems were caused by improper servicing by a dealer.

I love the r1100rt but have a constant worry something will fail. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,796
Posted By Meter Man
The roadsmart tires were fantastic. I ended up...

The roadsmart tires were fantastic. I ended up riding 640 miles on a favorite loop - St Joe river to Lolo pass. Used all but the last 1/4 inch edge of the rear tire. Handled incredibly well and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,796
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the input. I am putting them to...

Thanks for the input.

I am putting them to the test on a 600 mile run tomorrow.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,735
Posted By Meter Man
Depends on the bike vs the car. A Honda...

Depends on the bike vs the car.

A Honda Civic equivalent is a Nighthawk/Rebel 250. Do a comparison on those from new and tell me which is cheaper.

A GS is equivalent to a Range Rover.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,796
Posted By Meter Man
Anyone run Dunlop Roadsmart Sports on their bike?

Anyone run Dunlop Roadsmart Sports on their bike?
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,796
Posted By Meter Man
My Arai XL shell does not fit.

My Arai XL shell does not fit.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Meter Man
Ah, thanks for the correction. I only had the...

Ah, thanks for the correction. I only had the motorcycle in my possession for one day. Just wanted to make sure OP wasn't missing an obvious solution.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Meter Man
I recall, for the brief time I had my 2008 GS,...

I recall, for the brief time I had my 2008 GS, that you can only adjust preload without the motor running.

Check your manual.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,621
Posted By Meter Man
I would be leery of anything that old that is...

I would be leery of anything that old that is full of electronics. My own advice would be to look newer and spend a bit more.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,385
Posted By Meter Man
What country do you live in?

What country do you live in?
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,435
Posted By Meter Man
Not in my state. I think the problems with...

Not in my state.

I think the problems with ethanol are overstated, especially in cars.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By Meter Man
I am negative on the BMWs in general now. Four...

I am negative on the BMWs in general now. Four negative experiences on 2 different bikes.

I getting the latest issue fixed, selling the RT and looking for something Japanese.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,796
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks Jim!

Thanks Jim!
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