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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Pongo
Bought mine this summer before my two week...

Bought mine this summer before my two week germany trip.
Took summer gloves as well but once the rain trough parked over all of Italy, switzerland, west germany for 5 days I really got to...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,599
Views: 941,031
Posted By Pongo
New battery. Old one would be 4 years old in...

New battery. Old one would be 4 years old in feburary
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 68,188
Posted By Pongo
wow I get scared and tired just reading your...

wow
I get scared and tired just reading your report.
And that is just to lunch on the first day in Chilliwack.
Do not give up on the bear spray, its not as good as a 12 gauge with a slug but...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,150
Posted By Pongo
chilko lake

Yes the North site on chilko lake has heavy bear activity. And heavy fly in tourist activity seeing the bear activity....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 7,633,658
Posted By Pongo
lol awesome, I can just see her trying to set up...

lol awesome, I can just see her trying to set up a camera on each bike to take those shots, the helmet one is my favorite, her pose on the bike is perfect.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,633
Posted By Pongo
People questioning the utility of these seats as...

People questioning the utility of these seats as if they are normal farkle are kind of hilarious.
I am 6'5.5" tall, 215 pounds. 35 inch waist. I do not have a big but.
My 2010 GSA seemed like...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,762
Posted By Pongo
Congrats on the house! You have put a very...

Congrats on the house!
You have put a very memorable stake in the Alps, it will be there for you when you get to come back.
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,492
Posted By Pongo
oh my!

What a trip you had, we are just starting to look more east in our trips having done the last two years in bavaria and the swiss-italian-austrian alps. Great pictures and I absolutely agree about...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,762
Posted By Pongo
On our 2013 trip we were on our second day in the...

On our 2013 trip we were on our second day in the alps and saw a siren way up the valley we were in, as we rode up we saw the police and ambulance and a young guy in full gear standing over his very...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,762
Posted By Pongo
Staying Dry

The challenge with staying dry while riding is not one of the capability, its one of flexibility(and cost).
We went two up through the alps again this July and had monsoon rain for a few days. The...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,155
Posted By Pongo
Adventure riders!

An amazing journey and very very well written.
Makes me regret my GSA seeing where you can get those 650s into.
Those roads look much like what we have in the back country here in BC but you have...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,655
Posted By Pongo
Rented both in Europe

I own a 2010 GSA with 32000 km on it now.
I rented a 1600 GL last year and a GSW this year for two week rides in southern germany, switzerland, Italy, Austria and back to Frankfurt.
I specifically...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 75,624
Posted By Pongo
Fantasitc late season riding in the last week

Rode up to Cabelas last weekend from Victoria and have done lots of riding around the lower island this weekend.
Riding the GSA home at 10pm last night at 0 degrees was a bit sharp, using 2 heat...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,374
Posted By Pongo
He bought it privately

He bought it privately
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,374
Posted By Pongo
"I'm only on page 7 of this thread....but I have...

"I'm only on page 7 of this thread....but I have to say, I hope someone at BMW happens to read it and realize just how many sales ONE mistreated customer can cause them, by simply relating the FACTS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Pongo
And then the front brake, who needs both.

And then the front brake, who needs both.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By Pongo
The responsiveness and handling of these bikes...

The responsiveness and handling of these bikes changes a great deal in the different modes they have.
I had a 1600 gl rental in Germany summer of 13 and I could not believe how lame it was. On day 3...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,508
Views: 1,317,593
Posted By Pongo
Wow, never even heard of that coast but what a...

Wow, never even heard of that coast but what a ride, it looked like one long take of perfect.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,976
Posted By Pongo
Its 30km to my rifle range

Doing that on my GSA would cost me 3 bucks? My v8 truck 20 bucks?
This question really has nothing to do with the US.
And I could easily fit a few grouse in my paniers.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,790
Posted By Pongo
I like the concept that BMW is a car company...

I like the concept that BMW is a car company trying to break into the motorbike market. lol
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,374
Posted By Pongo
I am with you Cycle, I do not have the technical...

I am with you Cycle, I do not have the technical interest or back ground to know if the thing can recover from that event to the level of trust I want to have with it.
They can replace the wiring on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,374
Posted By Pongo
Did you buy this bike from the dealer? If not,...

Did you buy this bike from the dealer? If not, had they seen it while you owned it?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,790
Posted By Pongo
My ugly 2010 gsa gets lots of admiration. Usually...

My ugly 2010 gsa gets lots of admiration. Usually tempered when they see how big it looks without me on it.
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,374
Posted By Pongo
"BMW, in fact, has proven -beyond doubt- time and...

"BMW, in fact, has proven -beyond doubt- time and time again that they do not give two flyin fucks about our Mr Cycles, The Original Poster & his bike, or any of the scores of others who have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,374
Posted By Pongo
I had to skip the last two pages and get to work...

I had to skip the last two pages and get to work but.
What great writing.
Renting on your dream trip is not a bad idea, I have rented BMWs in Frankfurt two years in a row and it worked out very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,773
Posted By Pongo
Sorry to hear that, hope she is better and back...

Sorry to hear that, hope she is better and back riding soon.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,695
Posted By Pongo
Great video and it does bring back very good...

Great video and it does bring back very good memories.
I love the clip when your visibility was down to 3 cow lengths. we had some of that this summer on our trip
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,854
Posted By Pongo
The difference between my 2010 GSA and the 2014...

The difference between my 2010 GSA and the 2014 GS I rented in germany for 3000 km this summer might be less then the OPs older bike with the new one.
But the quality of the switches was fine once I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 340,446
Posted By Pongo
I was there looking at that skymaster yesterday...

I was there looking at that skymaster yesterday morning!
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,167
Posted By Pongo
I have the 4 jacket, it is way way lighter and...

I have the 4 jacket, it is way way lighter and more flexible then the 3, feels like half the weight.
The vents are very nice as well.

My problem with BWM riding gear is durability. No idea if the...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,024
Posted By Pongo
Our bmw helmets came with a bag, we have used it...

Our bmw helmets came with a bag, we have used it for both our helmets two years in a row.
On the small regional plane to get us to the international airport I just put it under the seat in front of...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By Pongo
I started reading this thread thinking people...

I started reading this thread thinking people were overreacting. But guess that bears that have been conditioned to feed on hikers food get very good at it. I had never even heard of one of these...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Pongo
Bought a pair before my trip to germany for a 2...

Bought a pair before my trip to germany for a 2 week ride.
I never even pulled them out, I was using my BMW summer gloves until those were water logged in a couple of days of monsoon. So my first...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pongo
Yes for others, loosen the nut on the shifter...

Yes for others,
loosen the nut on the shifter and rotate it, it raises quite a bit making room for those of us with big feet.
Quite a bit less work.
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,851
Posted By Pongo
That is not true of the south island, Timberwest...

That is not true of the south island, Timberwest owns much of that land, it was privatized as part of BC joining confederation.

Be extra ordinarily wary on active logging roads until you have let...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,008
Posted By Pongo
It kind of looks like you can attach a vario top...

It kind of looks like you can attach a vario top box to that rack, that would explain the complexity if its true
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,737
Posted By Pongo
that is bad news, I love the sargent on my 11 gsa.

that is bad news, I love the sargent on my 11 gsa.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Pongo
note sent, I replaced the seats on my 2011 GSA...

note sent, I replaced the seats on my 2011 GSA with sargents
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,042
Posted By Pongo
When I rent my GS in germany, they will not allow...

When I rent my GS in germany, they will not allow any travel to anywhere east on the insurance. Maybe I see why now.
Hope you are both ok, and congrats on the good gear!
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,418
Posted By Pongo
I had a pair of BMW Atlantis gloves for over 2...

I had a pair of BMW Atlantis gloves for over 2 years and they have worked well, but the finger where the squeegy is mounted has ripped out right through the leather due to pressure from the clutch...
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