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Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Mr. Gopher
I've got a 1100GS I bought new in 1998. I've...

I've got a 1100GS I bought new in 1998. I've since added an airhead (R100S) and a bonneville with sidecar. The new arrivals have been getting most of my attention in the past couple of years. Got...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Thanks, everyone for the responses.

Thanks, everyone for the responses.
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Mr. Gopher
OK - I'll give one of these a try. I don't think...

OK - I'll give one of these a try. I don't think the wood is rotten - I think it was from excessive vibration from the mean streets of Philly where I live.

You made my day.

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Seeking Suggestions for resecuring some screws

I have a watsonian sidecar and a number of the screws that hold the windshield to the frame have come out. The screws are "self tappers" - pointed like a wood screw, with no nut or washer on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Just did this ride last weekend. I couldn't...

Just did this ride last weekend. I couldn't agree more with this recommendation.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Thanks for this thread. My girlfriend and I rode...

Thanks for this thread. My girlfriend and I rode our bikes up to the water gap from Philly on Saturday riding on the PA side and stayed the night in Milford- saw this post before we left and we...
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,528
Posted By Mr. Gopher
[quote=BoochZilla]Thats so funny. I would...

[quote=BoochZilla]Thats so funny. I would consider my Shark RSR2 to be much quieter than my RF-1000.

I have lusted after a few Arai RX-7's but the profile seems to be the only shell shape to fit...
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,528
Posted By Mr. Gopher
[quote=BoochZilla] How do you feel it...

[quote=BoochZilla]

How do you feel it performs in terms of noise at speed? What did you have previously?

The Shoei is extremely quiet. That struck me more than anything. My previous helmet...
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,528
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Talking [quote=BoochZilla]After some intense...

[quote=BoochZilla]After some intense deliberation, ADV's own, Goldilocks came in to get fitted for some new REV'IT! (http://www.revzilla.com/revit) summer leathers at RevZilla HQ here in Philly. We...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8,234
Views: 3,246,782
Posted By Mr. Gopher
R100s

This is my 1977 BMW R100S

http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/516156783_4AchG-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Mr. Gopher
More Pannier Mounting Help

having picture attaching issues...so scratch this for the moment.http://http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/482971163_V8VhT-M.jpg
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By Mr. Gopher
:clap

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,369
Posted By Mr. Gopher
:clap Fantastic report. My girlfriend and I were...

:clap Fantastic report. My girlfriend and I were in Colombia for two weeks last September and spent time in many of the areas you visited. Fantastic country - thanks for bringing the memories...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Very much enjoyed the write-up and the pics. ...

Very much enjoyed the write-up and the pics.

Thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Request for Pictures of Airhead Luggage Racks

I have some new BMW OEM luggage racks that I need to mount to a 1977 R100S (bags will be new hepco/becker replica bags). I'd appreciate any pictures of how/where the racks attach to the bike -...
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By Mr. Gopher
The Revzilla folks are fantastic to do business...

The Revzilla folks are fantastic to do business with. Looking forward to having a store in my own backyard (please, please though have some weekend hours).

Wes
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By Mr. Gopher
I used to teach the ERC in gaithersberg, MD...

I used to teach the ERC in gaithersberg, MD through the Maryland MVA (link below - includes locations of all courses). I don't think you can choose your instructors but at least when I was there all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 108,025
Posted By Mr. Gopher
1100gs

http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/193026046_TPZgc-M.jpghttp://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/gallery/3415894_GUKYB#193026046_TPZgchttp://http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/gallery/3415894_G...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,834
Posted By Mr. Gopher
I agree with Tedder. Perhaps trying men's small...

I agree with Tedder. Perhaps trying men's small sizes is the way to go. Maybe if some women chime in with their experiences you'll get some helpful suggestions.
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,661
Views: 2,481,737
Posted By Mr. Gopher
I love this thread.:clap:clap

I love this thread.:clap:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 123,468
Posted By Mr. Gopher
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Token Male Ride

How many women are there here that ride with their dude on the back? I used to know a group of german women who taught at the University of Delaware who would hold monthly Token Male Rides - find a...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,548
Posted By Mr. Gopher
It's a watsonian-squire. No subframe.

It's a watsonian-squire. No subframe.
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,548
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Here's mine. PM me with any questions. ...

Here's mine. PM me with any questions.

http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/240096183_U4pmz-M.jpg
Forum: EMEA 02-10-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,596
Posted By Mr. Gopher
I used these guys to ship a sidecar from the UK...

I used these guys to ship a sidecar from the UK to the US and everything went smoothly http://www.shipmybike.com/

Other possibilities are here:
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 589,552
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Just got this put together this month. ...

Just got this put together this month.


http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/240096183-L.jpg
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,661
Views: 2,481,737
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Brand new so not enough time in the saddle to...

Brand new so not enough time in the saddle to really comment on how it drives - so far no complaints. As to cost, I ordered the sidecar from the UK thru sidestrider in CA - prices are on their...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,661
Views: 2,481,737
Posted By Mr. Gopher
http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/240096...

http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/240096183-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Round 1 went to the connector. I've released...

Round 1 went to the connector. I've released from the male but can't seem to unhook the wires from the plastic housing - I'm pointy pokerless and they may be the problem. I saw somewhere else that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Thanks guys. I was guessing the sucking factor...

Thanks guys. I was guessing the sucking factor was going to be on the high side.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Disconnecting Heated Grips Help

I have a '98 R1100GS and I am replacing the front brake master cyclinder on the right handlebar and to get the old one off I believe I need to disconnect the heated grips. Anyone done this and could...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,638,611
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Set-up when two-up camping: ...

Set-up when two-up camping:

http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/191269475-M.jpg

http://frontstreetphilly.smugmug.com/photos/191268685-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Mr. Gopher
http://www.motorcycleroads.us/ is a good place to...

http://www.motorcycleroads.us/ is a good place to poke around for ideas. Berkshires area of Massachusetts and Green Mountain area of Vermont are great for riding particularly the time of year you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Talking my 2 cents: based on your other choices, #3...

my 2 cents: based on your other choices, #3 should stay closed. Don't forget to ask your gut.

Best of luck with which ever one you end up with!
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mr. Gopher
+1 on the Happy Trails. I've clipped a tree...

+1 on the Happy Trails. I've clipped a tree stump with them (note to self: remove panniers before off-roading) that dumped me and the bike. The HPs shrugged it off.
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,130
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Add me to the praisers of Corsica by motorcycle. ...

Add me to the praisers of Corsica by motorcycle. I spent two weeks there a few years ago tooling around as well as learning to scuba dive in Bonnifacio.
Forum: Face plant 06-03-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,445
Posted By Mr. Gopher
I tipped two-up trying to u-turn on an up-slope...

I tipped two-up trying to u-turn on an up-slope in the Catskills, at night, fully-loaded with camping gear. This left me with a motorcycle in the middle of the road with tires facing uphill while...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Well, I got the idea from seeing Captain Carrot...

Well, I got the idea from seeing Captain Carrot ride by.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Mr. Gopher
Nannini

Anybody have experience with Nannini goggles - particularly ones that will take prescription inserts?

http://www.nannini.com/en/products/divisioni.aspx?div=MOTORCYCLE
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By Mr. Gopher
test

test
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