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Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By carp
I lived there back in the 90's and rode around on...

I lived there back in the 90's and rode around on an xr 250r. Where in Madagascar will he live?
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By carp
Have you been to Jebel Shams? There is a nice...

Have you been to Jebel Shams? There is a nice motel there and it isn't that far from Muscat. I was there on my K75 and wished I would have had a DR650. Riding some of the small towns south of Muscat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,926
Posted By carp
My wife was interested. Problem was I started her...

My wife was interested. Problem was I started her on an xl500. She was doing ok, stopped by the side of the road and fell into the ditch. She didn't want to ride anymore. I think of encouraging her...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,441
Posted By carp
I use a yellow tinted wide mouth nalgene bottle....

I use a yellow tinted wide mouth nalgene bottle. The color reminds me not to drink from it. Have only one yellow bottle.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,105
Posted By carp
West of Madison Wi there are many interesting...

West of Madison Wi there are many interesting roads. When I lived near chicago I was really annoyed that you have to pay tolls then drive on the shoulder, hopefully things have improved. It seemed a...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,425
Posted By carp
I used to get my Yamaha DT175 out early in the...

I used to get my Yamaha DT175 out early in the spring in MN. Slushy ice was fun, but I remember hitting some serious ice and dropped the bike quicker than I expected one could hit the ground. Have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,470
Posted By carp
I lived in Madagascar from 93-96. I had a Honda...

I lived in Madagascar from 93-96. I had a Honda XR250R and thoroughly enjoyed riding. The Malagasy are amazing people. I would like to go back and take lots of pics. Thanks for your report.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,625
Posted By carp
If you like people watching its worth going. I...

If you like people watching its worth going. I didn't get any flack on my non Harley.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 112,967
Posted By carp
Think its scalloped for shorter legs. The r1200r...

Think its scalloped for shorter legs. The r1200r with a bench seat would sit pretty high I think. I don't like what it does for looks either. I dreamed of an r1200r, but ended up getting a Bandit...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,649
Posted By carp
Progressive springs really helped my front end....

Progressive springs really helped my front end. You can cruise 80 all day long 2 up and as long as you and your gear fit on the bike it won't be a problem. My wife and I had a hard time on stock seat...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 253,374
Posted By carp
Garmin nüvi 255 at Amazon for 79.99 with free...

Garmin nüvi 255 at Amazon for 79.99 with free shipping. Not waterproof but good for car as well.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,854
Posted By carp
I bought an 86 k75C, 750 watercooled fuel...

I bought an 86 k75C, 750 watercooled fuel injected triple in 1995 with 10,000 miles for $4400. Since then I have put 60,000 miles plus on it. During that time I had a rear main seal leak which...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,438
Posted By carp
If you have short inseam, I would lean to the R....

If you have short inseam, I would lean to the R. If you are not going offroad or on a lot of gravel roads I would lean toward the R. I would like an RT but I think they look ugly.
Forum: Americas 01-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By carp
Another possibility would be Yellowstone,...

Another possibility would be Yellowstone, beartooth or chief joseph, black hills, SW Wisconsin. Once you start in Colorado, you may not want to leave. Don't know if I would go as far south as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,099
Posted By carp
I second taking up deer hunting. You improve...

I second taking up deer hunting. You improve safety for motorcycles and cages by thinning the herd. You learn how smart and stupid some deer are. You also become aware of where they may be more...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By carp
Loved the film as well. Its about UK small town...

Loved the film as well. Its about UK small town community and its funny.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,665
Posted By carp
I wear pack boots riding old snowmobiles. Your...

I wear pack boots riding old snowmobiles. Your body moves around a lot on an old snowmobile and it keeps your body warmer. Pack boots can be helpful on a snowmobile but they are too bulky for a bike....
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,604
Posted By carp
I have had a k75C - which is actually for sale...

I have had a k75C - which is actually for sale and I have a k1100lt. For one up the k75C has been a great all around bike. I think the k75s bars would be a bit low for my kind of riding. The K75 is a...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,284
Posted By carp
If you are not planning longer rides I would get...

If you are not planning longer rides I would get the dr. If it doesn't work you won't be out much money. I would get an after market seat for it. Thumpers are fun and light. If you don't have a long...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By carp
I live in west central. We didn't get any -...

I live in west central. We didn't get any - thankfully. Mostly on the eastern part of the state. I am not yet ready to put the bike away.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,945
Posted By carp
Take the K1100lt for an 8 hour ride. You'll know...

Take the K1100lt for an 8 hour ride. You'll know if it fits you and if you like it. I like mine, it fits me. You can get a good used one for 4500 with lots of bags on it. I just bought a bandit 1250...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,517
Posted By carp
I often ride with the face shield flipped up on...

I often ride with the face shield flipped up on my Shoei rf1000 behind my windshield which quiets things down a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By carp
I am selling my K75C. Have had it for 15 years...

I am selling my K75C. Have had it for 15 years and put 63,000 on it. It was my first Bmw and it was good to me. The rear seal went out at 57,000 and the clutch needed to be replaced cause the engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,423
Posted By carp
I lived in southern cal for 3 years. I remember...

I lived in southern cal for 3 years. I remember going to a movie where a deer was killed and the groans and sighs of shock. There were people shot in the same movie and there were no groans. I...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,621
Posted By carp
I have a remstar plus m series 200 with the...

I have a remstar plus m series 200 with the setting at 13. I use the the 12v remstar adapter to the 17amp battery in my motorcycle for 10 hours a night and my fuel injected bike starts fine in the...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,621
Posted By carp
I have a k1100lt with an odyssey pc 680 battery...

I have a k1100lt with an odyssey pc 680 battery 16AH. My cpap is a remstar and my setting is 13. I tried to do the math to figure out if the battery AH would last through the night and start the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By carp
K75 regular seat or low seat? I have a k75C with...

K75 regular seat or low seat? I have a k75C with regular seat. I test rode a 1250S today and I felt I had less space to the pegs. I think the 650 vstrom has about the same seat to peg as the k75. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,211
Posted By carp
My son started on an 81 Honda nighthawk 400. If...

My son started on an 81 Honda nighthawk 400. If it doesn't have rust in the tank and runs good you can probably get one for $1000 or less, drive it a year, and get close to what you paid for it. Its...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By carp
If you have access to a good trailer, you could...

If you have access to a good trailer, you could use cambuckle tie downs on the front and the trailer would lift it up making it easier to work on.
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,732
Posted By carp
Glad he is home. So sorry about his wife. I heard...

Glad he is home. So sorry about his wife. I heard the sirens of the ambulances that day then heard about the accident, I live about 15 miles from Swift Falls. I frequently ride that road, its one of...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By carp
I'd go from Vegas to Yosemite then San Francisco,...

I'd go from Vegas to Yosemite then San Francisco, unless there is a reason to go to San Diego. There are 4 places for extra time depending on what you have done before. Colorado/Utah is hard to beat,...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By carp
global motorcycle rental tours international...

global motorcycle rental tours
international motorcycle rental
international motorcycle tours
Forum: Americas 02-27-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By carp
Could you go to St louis on the way out and then...

Could you go to St louis on the way out and then depending on weather go south or north of superior on the way back? I think you would be better south first then north going back. First week is a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By carp
I have mild arthritus. Along with meds I have...

I have mild arthritus. Along with meds I have found that swimming has really helped me. You don't have to swim fast or pretty, but it really helps keep my joints flexible.
Forum: Americas 01-27-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,932
Posted By carp
You can get free maps from a lot of states on the...

You can get free maps from a lot of states on the web. I like the gps not so much for route planning but for finding restaurants and the occasional gas station when I pull into an unfamiliar town.
...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By carp
2 or 94 to Glacier, then consider yellowstone,...

2 or 94 to Glacier, then consider yellowstone, bear tooth, Chief Joseph highway, cody, then black hills, 90 to Lacrosse wisconsin, then do some loops in sw wisconsin, then head back east.

Are you...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By carp
Google bungee buddy.

Google bungee buddy.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,206
Posted By carp
I have an 86 K75C that I bought with 10,000 miles...

I have an 86 K75C that I bought with 10,000 miles in 1995 for 4400. It now has close to 70,000 and I have really enjoyed it. Had a rear main seal go at 55000 and had clutch replaced then. Otherwise...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,949
Posted By carp
I would really think through if you want bags/top...

I would really think through if you want bags/top box with the bike and consider that. I love my bmw's for the luggage capacity. If I was in europe I would want a good handling bike with luggage...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-05-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,356
Posted By carp
I shipped my bmw k75 to Muscat Oman. I would try...

I shipped my bmw k75 to Muscat Oman. I would try to connect with some bikers there and find out about used prices. I considered selling mine there but would have gotten less that if I sold it in the...
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