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Forum: Alaska 05-08-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 31,038
Posted By Hap Hazard
I would appreciate tire pressure advice please....

I would appreciate tire pressure advice please. I'm running K60s front and rear on BMW F650 twin. Presently 38/40 for road. Seems to be squirrely at low speeds, wanting to dive into turns. Will this...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
GB, sorry for the delay. At 75mph, the rpm is...

GB, sorry for the delay. At 75mph, the rpm is around 4500 rpm. Equally important, at 3000 rpm in 2nd, speed is about 25 mph. This allows you to be in 2 nd in school zones or stop and go. With the 15...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Andreas, that turns into an interesting subject....

Andreas, that turns into an interesting subject. When I purchased, the dealer said ithe 2012 low seat would not fit. They based it on the different part numbers. Today, after your post, I went to the...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
I just turned 1400 miles on my 2013 Multi and...

I just turned 1400 miles on my 2013 Multi and enjoy it more with each ride. I did switch to a 14 tooth front sprocket. While the low speed fueling problem I felt in the demo ride of the 2012 was...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
The Next 200 Miles Report

New Years Day was cold and misty but our club always meets at Luchenbach ( of Willie Nelson fame) for a NYD photo. First, this bike has the best heated grips I've ever experienced. Three levels. The...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Italian logic??

The speedometer is purposely set 5 % high. I don't understand. When I rode in Italy the drivers treated speed limits and stop signs as suggestion at best. Protecting ourselves from ourselves? So at a...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Tony, I'm not an expert but I think we'll...

Tony,

I'm not an expert but I think we'll both be glad we waited for the 2013s.

I feel for you though. I lived in upstate NY for a while. There will be no riding for you anytime soon.

Hap
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
1st 300 miles, Ride Report- Power Train

This is my first experience with a slipper clutch. What a wonderful thing. Makes downshifting such a smooth operation.

The gears shift easily and I had no issues with "false neutrals". Finding...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
1st 300 miles, Report- Suspension

Obviously this bike has a first rate suspension. However, I didn't notice the "Sky Hook" phenomenon. I even tried going over a speed bump at speed. It knocked me off the seat. I rode over many county...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Cloudy, misty and cold all day. Finally couldn't...

Cloudy, misty and cold all day. Finally couldn't stand it and donned heated gear and rode. Only about 30 miles but formed some opinions. Should be able to get about 200 miles tomorrow to solidify...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Sorry about the poor quality picture. I'll post...

Sorry about the poor quality picture. I'll post better today. By the time the dealer assembled and explained all the controls and features ( no small feat) and I rode the 60 miles home it was getting...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
T'was the day after Christmas

So I went to the Ducati dealer and said " it wasn't under my tree, do you have my Multi?" I hadn't preordered or anything but he began telling me that he had notification of shipment from Italy but...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Ducati GPS

Anyone know how the Ducati option GPS made by Garmin compares to standard Garmin models, Zumo 550, 660,etc.

It looks like an attractive unit.

What other GPS units and mounts are being used?
...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Sock Monkey is a wealth of information. Thanks to...

Sock Monkey is a wealth of information. Thanks to him for sharing. I would not have thought of RG Case guards.

As to panniers I'm probably going to mount my TT Zegas when off road. But I'm looking...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Again, thanks Sock Monkey. They are all BMW GS...

Again, thanks Sock Monkey. They are all BMW GS riders as I was. I have no intention of taking the MS where I took the 1200. Hindsight shows I shouldn't have taken the GS there either. Both bike and I...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Thanks to all who replied to my Alaska/off road...

Thanks to all who replied to my Alaska/off road question. I just sold my well experienced 1200GS specifically to buy a 2013 Multiple. Now almost everyone I talk to, including those whose opinion re:...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,886
Posted By Hap Hazard
Off Road- Really?i

I think I've read every post and have seen the occasional video of off pavement riding, but I still have doubts about the suitability of the Multi off road. It has so much plastic it just looks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By Hap Hazard
Cal Sci is my absolute favorite wind screen. I...

Cal Sci is my absolute favorite wind screen. I replaced the comfort screen with laminar lip on a K1200RS with one, Replaced stock windshield on R1200RT with one, replaced Givi on a R1200GS, and just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By Hap Hazard
If it fits properly the C3 is very quiet. I'm...

If it fits properly the C3 is very quiet. I'm guessing yours is to large and wind is getting in from the bottom. Bike's winshield place a large role in noise. Stand on pegs at speed and gauge wind...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,553
Posted By Hap Hazard
Here's a hint. When finished using always...

Here's a hint. When finished using always disconnect the canister AND replace the grey plastic cover. Otherwise the gas wil slowly leak out.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-09-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,962
Posted By Hap Hazard
Never did trust the display. Just got in the...

Never did trust the display. Just got in the habit of resetting one of the trip meters to zero everytime I refill.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,010
Posted By Hap Hazard
I'm a windshield junky. I've tried GIVI, the TT...

I'm a windshield junky. I've tried GIVI, the TT Desierto III, and a CalSci. Of those the Cal Sci was the best. However, my final solution was the stock GS w/s with an adjustable Wonderlick wind...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-16-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 12,507
Posted By Hap Hazard
You bet! I'm in and registered (I hope). ...

You bet!

I'm in and registered (I hope).

"Checka in the mail"

Camping unless Beemer Bob wants to pay for 1/2 my room.

-Hap
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,580
Posted By Hap Hazard
Voice dialing

A tip that helped me with voice dialing was to assign phonetic codes like pilots use to frequently called numbers. For instance, wife = Alpha, office = Baker, riding buddy= Charlie. The phone is able...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Hap Hazard
I believe they are the same. The Adventure...

I believe they are the same. The Adventure Cycling Assoc. designed the route from Roosville, MT to Antelope Wells, NM. They call it the Great Divide Route. Even though m/c riders follow the same...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Hap Hazard
GDR on 1200gs's, tire question

A small group of us are going to do the northern section of the GDR in June. We are not lookng to fulfill a quest or to prove how skilled we are. Our goal is to enjoy the scenary and camping the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-19-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,732
Posted By Hap Hazard
MedJet assist. Never leave home without it. ...

MedJet assist. Never leave home without it.

Last year, broke collarbone in remote part of Baja. Locals transpported me and bike to nearest town. No doctors, but we all know the cure for...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,661
Posted By Hap Hazard
Hey Shaun, Hello from Texas. I hope to see...

Hey Shaun,

Hello from Texas. I hope to see you at the Expo. Now if I can only find some riders coming from the east to join up with.

-Hap
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,005
Posted By Hap Hazard
Very enjoyable. It is surprising how well short...

Very enjoyable. It is surprising how well short trips do in clearing heads, and souls.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-19-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,458
Posted By Hap Hazard
Well my experience with PN60 w/SPOT was over...

Well my experience with PN60 w/SPOT was over quick. Lot's of positives, Delorme people are great, Topo9 was difficult but manageable and great maps. I liked the buttons and the pages were logical.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,458
Posted By Hap Hazard
Actually I think the Delorme is an itch I have to...

Actually I think the Delorme is an itch I have to scratch. I ordered the PN60 SEw with the SPOT. The 30 day return policy is nice.

Because I mostly will fololw tracks podted by others (CDR TAT)...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,458
Posted By Hap Hazard
Lots of good info here. Would appreciate some...

Lots of good info here. Would appreciate some advice/opinions as to what best suits my needs.

This summer I'm doing the CDR and want to download tracks (maybe routes) used and posted by others....
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,859
Posted By Hap Hazard
I took my boots to a shoe repair shop. For about...

I took my boots to a shoe repair shop. For about $90 they increased the sole however much I wanted. One caution; this reduces the amount of room between peg and shifter. Not a problem if shifter is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-29-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,767
Posted By Hap Hazard
Roads and Rec

OK, I'm missing something here. I followed the link and downloaded R & R. Evev though it says successfully downloaded to the Garmin fooder, neither Explorer or Mapsourse can access it. What did I do...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Hap Hazard
Ghostrider- I'm registered and paid as...

Ghostrider-

I'm registered and paid as "hapsq" (subsequent name change). Please add me to the tenting list.

-Hap
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,761
Posted By Hap Hazard
Please keep it coming. Wife and I are...

Please keep it coming.

Wife and I are booked for a week in early May with CIMT tours. We talked to Beach but they only do two weeks. When early arrival site seeiing was factored in, just too much...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,282
Posted By Hap Hazard
First a big thanks to Hair and Akasy. Beemer may...

First a big thanks to Hair and Akasy. Beemer may not be much but he is the only brother I have.

Hair is certainly correct in that we need to learn from this. I think I now understand what...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,282
Posted By Hap Hazard
They certainly do! However, I don't know at this...

They certainly do! However, I don't know at this time. I fully expect Beemer to be on this thread later today.

Hap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,282
Posted By Hap Hazard
Knowing the Beemer he will have pictures of...

Knowing the Beemer he will have pictures of everything. Probably a group photo of them all lined up. Although, I'm still confused as why he did not get picture of the cute waitress in Pie Town.
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