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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By hitmanh
Beeswax based furniture polish for the outside of...

Beeswax based furniture polish for the outside of the visor, pinlock on the inside.

Heavy duty waterproof workmans over trousers for when it's wet and matching jacket for when it's really wet,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,915
Posted By hitmanh
112mph, indicated on GPS, on the autobahn, fully...

112mph, indicated on GPS, on the autobahn, fully loaded, chickened out before hitting the end stops on the throttle.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,727
Posted By hitmanh
This, Wolfman Adventure softbags work a treat on...

This, Wolfman Adventure softbags work a treat on the BMW racks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,727
Posted By hitmanh
GSA also has better seat than the standard...

GSA also has better seat than the standard version.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,880
Posted By hitmanh
Feck, that looks like it would sting a bit...

Feck, that looks like it would sting a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,880
Posted By hitmanh
All bikes are built to make money for their...

All bikes are built to make money for their manufactueres, don't see why BMW should be singled out for this. Triumph, KTM, and others all make big cc adventure bikes and all are limited off road to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,880
Posted By hitmanh
The GSA is a weighty tall bugger of a bike, but...

The GSA is a weighty tall bugger of a bike, but is capable off-road, just needs more careful handling and little more forethought on occasion.

I've recommend taking the panniers and top box off,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By hitmanh
Mine was an ex-demo bike, 1200 miles on it, fully...

Mine was an ex-demo bike, 1200 miles on it, fully pimped out with all the options. I've put another 5000 miles on, no issues so far and still have 9 months left on original warranty.

I'd go for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By hitmanh
I have a ram mount for my Montana mounted here,...

I have a ram mount for my Montana mounted here, no problems fitting it and just completed a 2500 mile trip with it, no issues at all.

http://www.hitmanh.com/f800gsa/ram-mount.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Final day, day 11, Mons to Calais, Calais to...

Final day, day 11, Mons to Calais, Calais to Cambridge, 240 miles

Up and out early to get to Calais, arrived an hour early and managed to get onto an earlier tunnel crossing. Spent my final few...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 10 - Rahling to Mons, Belgium, 243 miles ...

Day 10 - Rahling to Mons, Belgium, 243 miles

Not to much to say about this, gound through a few miles today, so my final day wouldn't be to long on the road. Headed north for my final over night...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 9 - Hinterzarten to Rahling, Vosges du Nord,...

Day 9 - Hinterzarten to Rahling, Vosges du Nord, 168 miles

Continued north on route 500 until exiting the Black Forest, along the Schwarzwald Hoch Strasse (Balck Forest High Road) then head into...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 8 - Hopfensee to Hinterzarten (Black Forest),...

Day 8 - Hopfensee to Hinterzarten (Black Forest), 199 miles

http://www.hitmanh.com/hols/alps/day8-route.JPG

I did a short section of Autobahn in the early part of this route and couldn't resist...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 7, Bad Reichenhall To Hopfensee, Fussen, 148...

Day 7, Bad Reichenhall To Hopfensee, Fussen, 148 miles

Where the previous two days have been wet and cloudy, today make up for it.

http://www.hitmanh.com/hols/alps/day7-sun1.jpg

Lovely. Hit...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
hehe, I always like a ride report with some good...

hehe, I always like a ride report with some good food and drink in it :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 6: Spittal to Bad Reichenhall via the Gross...

Day 6: Spittal to Bad Reichenhall via the Gross Glockner Pass

The day started out dry but overcast, the main target for today was to cross the Gross Glockner pass, then head up to Bad Reichenhall...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 5, Mittersil to Spittal An Der Drau, 148...

Day 5, Mittersil to Spittal An Der Drau, 148 miles

Todays route would take me west then south down the Obertauern road ( route 99) then to Nockalm Strasse, a toll road I had read many positive...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 68,109
Posted By hitmanh
Just got back from a 2500 mile trip around the...

Just got back from a 2500 mile trip around the Alps and Black Forest

http://www.hitmanh.com/hols/alps/trip.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 4. Bormio to Mittersil, Austria. Route,...

Day 4. Bormio to Mittersil, Austria.

Route, 197 miles
http://www.hitmanh.com/hols/alps/day4-route.jpg

After a nice breakfast in Bormio, ascended the road to Stelvio, as you can see here, there...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Stelvio...

Stelvio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stelvio_Pass) has 3 legs to the pass, the Swiss side, which I came up today, and two on the italien side. My hotel was in Bormio, so I descended that leg, and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Sadly, all my photos from <a...

Sadly, all my photos from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furka_Pass">Furka</a> are badly underexposed, due to shear incompetence on my part. Bugger. Anyway, continued on, stopping for the odd...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 3 - Meiringen to Bormio Today was the...

Day 3 - Meiringen to Bormio

Today was the first day of the fun ridng, which meant I didn't have to be up and out early. Had a leisurely breakfast, sorted my gear out, loaded up and check out....
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 2. Up early(ish) the next morning for...

Day 2.

Up early(ish) the next morning for breakfast in the garden, then headed off. The next leg is to Meiringen, in Switzerland.

The road outside of the village takes you through the American...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Back to day 1 The route is mainly...

Back to day 1

The route is mainly motorway/autoroute for the majority, so I won't both posting the GPX or my actuall track. It only gets interesting once I'd leave the autoroute at Guignicourt,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
So, finally back at home, yay. Before...

So, finally back at home, yay.

Before continuing with sojourn around the hillier parts of europe, I shall backtrack slightly to add pics to the story so far.

First, my mighty steed, one dust...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Oh, don't worry, have lots of pictures, just...

Oh, don't worry, have lots of pictures, just awkward to upload via smart phone. Home tomorrow, so will start then.

In the mean time I'm going to get my lips around something wet and Belgian.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Right, the beers kicking in, the bladders kicking...

Right, the beers kicking in, the bladders kicking out, so that's me done for tonight. Destination Mons tomorrow, will add another section then. Good night!

Matt
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Off the train, and straight into the French road...

Off the train, and straight into the French road system.feeling quite nervous as this was my first time on the wrong side of the road, felt very strange. Hit the A16, and headed for the A26 which...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Day 1 Cambridge to Nantrise, near Lorraine...

Day 1

Cambridge to Nantrise, near Lorraine regional park

Simple enough journey, m11 down south, Dartmouth bridge, m20 to Folkestone. Can't go wrong, unless you pick a garage that's just been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Kit list for this little sojourn into the wilds...

Kit list for this little sojourn into the wilds of western Europe.

A sand coloured (or diarrhoea brown) F800gsa
A garmin Montana gps, to be forever known as crapnav, programmed with all routes ,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
So, where to begin. This all started a few months...

So, where to begin. This all started a few months ago, when I booked three weeks off work, with the intention of heading into Europe on my '13 f800gsa, the sandy in the title and seeing how many...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By hitmanh
Taking Sandy for a ride.

Hi all,

I'm currently sat in a B&B in the Vosges du Nord, drinking a beer and trying to avoid watching bloody awful French television, so now might be a good time to start on a ride report....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,576
Posted By hitmanh
mmmm shiny!

mmmm shiny!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By hitmanh
I hope they do, the stock GSA seat is actually...

I hope they do, the stock GSA seat is actually pretty good (much nicer than the stock GS seat and much better than the seat on my 850r/K100).
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By hitmanh
Ebay. Having bought a GSA last year, I feel your...

Ebay. Having bought a GSA last year, I feel your pain, but better than ripping the guts out of the stock exhaust.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By hitmanh
Adjust your kit to the risk you taking. ...

Adjust your kit to the risk you taking.

Going somewhere where you won't see another person all month and walking out is a 200 mile hike to the nearest hovel? Take competent well equipped people.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 1,133,066
Posted By hitmanh
Phwoar...:clap

Phwoar...:clap
Forum: EMEA 06-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By hitmanh
Three Weeks in Europe

Hi all,

I have three weeks in September to explore northern europe.

Current plan is ferry down to France, from UK, then head south east across to Germany (Munich), down into northern Italy...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By hitmanh
It's a BMW. Fiddly and messy is normal... :rofl ...

It's a BMW. Fiddly and messy is normal... :rofl

If if was easy and clean, you did it wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 1,133,066
Posted By hitmanh
Not a fan of chrome, but the colour is great, and...

Not a fan of chrome, but the colour is great, and I love the headlight :clap
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