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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,381
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Excellent RR

I've never been to Iceland - your pictures and narrative bring it to life. Thanks for taking us along!:clap
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Boston -

I got back from Deadhorse about 7 weeks ago w my 1200GS. I use the Happy Trails pannier system - with the smaller flat top case. The Dalton is generally less severe that the Dempster over in Yukon,...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I see what you're riding -

Don't know if it's a viable option, but quite a few of us have dumped halogen bulbs completely and gone to HID. 35 Watt HID puts out a mind boggling level of lumens - probably 30%+ over a halogen.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 34,609
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Heidi K60

Got 13,000 miles on the rear - RT from Chicago to Deadhorse. Worked well in the gravel crap up there, only wet riding concerns on pavement were when you crossed over the painted center lines - could...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Northstar Beemer
LED Brake Light options?

I have a 2005 1200GS, and I think it might be a good idea to upgrade my brake light to something better than the stock setup. Anyone have experience thay can share?

Chicago area drivers are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,595
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Watch out for the road -

just West of the Customs checkpoint going into Alaska leaving the Top of the World pass road.

'Was on it a couple of weeks ago - the DOT chaps had laid down the most worst gravel bed I've ever...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,841
Posted By Northstar Beemer
A question -

I've only done the Alps one time - considering taking my spouse this time - noted that you've done this twice?.... once on the Beemer and once on the Triumph.

Which is the better bike for two-up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,841
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Breathtaking -

You sir are an artist! I'm subscribed and in awe!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,859,726
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Back on thread -

Interesting Questions - 'Is that bike an automatic?' (asked of me on my KGT), 'Are those aftermarket?' Canadian Mountie pointing at the cylinders on my R1150GS.
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,616
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Alaska Mudder

We will be heading up the Dalton June 3, Deadhorse or Die trying. My second trip with two virgins . Wanna join the madness?
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,616
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Done it once -

And doing it again in a few weeks. Excellent lessons and advice in this article - I'll be just a bit smarter this trip!:deal


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/Beemer10/P5310303-1.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Help!

I recently was gifted a new Roadcrafter, and scored a pair of the bmw gs pro boots. This morning gearing up for a ride, I discovered that the Roadcrafter cannot be fit over these boots!?!:deal
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Differences

From a guy who went from a K to a GS.

The K was smooth and had a kick ass power surge at higher speeds - travelling two up with luggage was easy, and passing a long line of cars? A hoot.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,868
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Subscribed -

Very nice combination of skillful writing and AMAZING pictures. Breathtaking!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,136
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb Tourmaster Sonora

I have one - and like you I bought it primarily for 3/4 length protection in hot weather. I wear BMW Summer pants and these work really well.

The Sonora flows air very well, is nicely designed -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,469
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I'm subscribed

Great pictures and writing - and yes winter is really hanging on this year!
:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,367
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Nice report -

Solo trips are liberating in their own ways eh?
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 54,527
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Tiffany -

Your report is a Gem! :clap


I'm more than a little impressed at how you use the camera's timer function. I always promise myself to do this...and then rarely do.

More please?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I owned a 2003 1150GS

Wonderful bike - but the newer 1200 versions of this bike were 60 or so pounds lighter.

That's a lot.

The 1150GS was a dreadnaught sized bike, but sure ate up the miles. I had the lower...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Continues to be a world class ride report -

You have a way with pictures, words... and evidently women!:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 43,524
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Interesting ride

I've always entertained the idea of riding Mexico - pretty girls, good food and beer and amazing scenery. :freakyI've been held back by the fact that a Canadian I knew met his demise down there. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,590
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Happy Trails system

Came with the bike, these offer the best protection I've ever seen. Not shown in this picture, but HP also has a bolt on aluminum 1/4" plate cut to fit and mounted of the bars over the heads to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 125,753
Posted By Northstar Beemer
You Russians are tough.

Just being an Oracle of the Obvious. Great report, nice to see you actually riding on 'roads' after that crossing of the mountains by dead reckoning.

:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,126
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Kiitos, gentlemen

I love your report. :freaky

Were there any problems in mounting the containers under the panniers? Seems to make sense, but I've never seem them mounted there before. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 49,003
Posted By Northstar Beemer
First of all -

Congratulations on the engagement - not only are you probably the first to propose while kneeling in the ice cold Arctic Ocean - you are also probably the first to have this event memoralized in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Very cool Daz

This desert and Joshua Tree are on my (winter riding) bucket list. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 87,206
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I like the table

I assume the table top is aluminum?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,056
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Mixing Tires

I ran a TKC 80 front tire all over the dirt roads of Alaska and Canada and then rode it all the way back to Chicago. Wore evenly and lasted quite a bit longer than expected.

This year's trip to...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb Dude -

This is awesome - but 2014 is my return to Alaska year - will you be offiering this again in 2015? If so count me in!

Bryan
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,962
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Two up

The GS is one of the best touring platforms in the world for two up - mostly because of the suspension. Set to the lower settings the ride is plush and forgiving - I know a number of people who...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,810
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I used to work in Sweden and Finland

And this report was spot on. The pictures looked just as I remembered it - I think I just found my next adventure trip!

:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,796
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Bryan

Lake Forest.
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,279
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thanks so much -

The pictures were supurb - and brought back many memories. Thanks for this great piece.

Bryan
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Good thoughts.

I was going to rush out and buy Tank panniers and was weighing the brand options - but instead I'm going to do a dry run in packing and see if my backpacking ethos of packing light carries through,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Couple of comments -

I cannot speak to the warranty matter - but certainly a nice to have item. The Adventure tank carries 8.7 gallons - or roughly 3 gallons more than the standard tank. The Adventure also has slightly...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,644
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Just did the conversion on my 2005GS

Easy to do and I'm delighted with the improvement. Took a morning, the pictures on locating the slim ballasts was very helpful - thanks!

35 Watt low and high, 4300 color range. I'm adding LED...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 53,826
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Wonderful trip -

And as others have noted, these are not your Tour Bus pictures! :clap
Forum: Americas 05-10-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Toledo, Ohio to Albany, NY?

Looking for some back road route suggestions - want to avoid the Superslab, will also be on my road bike, so no gravel this trip.

Thanks in advance -
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,238,107
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Simply amazing

What a great combined effort and epic ride!:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,238,107
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Cultural question

I look at these decrepit brideges and have to ask - absent any Government attention to these structures, why the locals don't simply go out and repair them on a volunteer basis?

After all they...
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