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Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,743
Posted By RichinTampa
I'm one who was glad that BMW introduced the new...

I'm one who was glad that BMW introduced the new engine and forced down the prices on the '09 GSA's. The $4500 I saved will fund a lot of trips, a lot of farkles, and a lot of gas. I rode my buddy's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,178
Posted By RichinTampa
I mounted Jesse bags on my '05 GS. I have BMW...

I mounted Jesse bags on my '05 GS. I have BMW aluminum boxes on my '09 Adventure. My opinion:
1) The BMW boxes are more leak-proof.
2) The BMW mounting system is more convenient and the boxes have...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-11-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By RichinTampa
Love my 660 with the latest software. It does all...

Love my 660 with the latest software. It does all the stuff I need (and much more).
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,468
Posted By RichinTampa
Many of the motorcycle boot manufacturers are...

Many of the motorcycle boot manufacturers are making cycle/hiking combo boots like these:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/2008_TCX_Jupiter_2_XCR_Boots_Black.jpg

I have...
Forum: Photos 05-25-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,732,541
Posted By RichinTampa
My humble submission from my Alaska trip. Taken...

My humble submission from my Alaska trip. Taken just outside of Hyder:

http://richbmw.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous-Cycle-Stuff/aAlaska-Trip-3-003-for-8x10/878439458_5Aafm-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,064
Posted By RichinTampa
BMW's new Airflow 3 Boots vs. the Airflow 2's

Posted this on the BMWST.com website. I thought it would be valuable here too. My take on the BMW Airflow 2 vs. the BMW Airflow 3 boots:
1. The Airflow 2 boots are a bit lighter and cooler.
2. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,964
Posted By RichinTampa
I use RAM mounting parts attached to the top...

I use RAM mounting parts attached to the top windscreen brace. (Excuse the cluttered garage shots.)

http://richbmw.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous-Cycle-Stuff/DSC0006/859518766_WM6ai-L.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 89,141
Posted By RichinTampa
Great place for big and tall gear at great...

Great place for big and tall gear at great prices. I get my long johns and socks there. Also fleece pullovers cheap!
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/d/398_Mens-Big-and-Tall-Clothing.html
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,925
Posted By RichinTampa
Thorlo Military Boot Sox. I bought 5 pair of...

Thorlo Military Boot Sox. I bought 5 pair of these for my Alaska trip six years ago. They still look like new about 150,000 miles later. Made of synthetic material and reasonably priced. Comfortable...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,739
Posted By RichinTampa
Here in Florida, my Olympia Mesh jacket is the...

Here in Florida, my Olympia Mesh jacket is the best I've found. Good air flow, excellent protection. First Gear or Olympia mesh pants complete the outer-wear. Underneath, it's synthetic all the...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By RichinTampa
I paid $44 for the 660 mount with the AMA...

I paid $44 for the 660 mount with the AMA discount.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,444
Posted By RichinTampa
I use Castrol Activo motorcycle oil and usually...

I use Castrol Activo motorcycle oil and usually wait until it's on sale at Cycle Gear for $3.99 a quart. I pay about $13-14 for a BMW or K&N oil filter and use the crush washer 3 or 4 times.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,559
Posted By RichinTampa
I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam. I have a Sargent seat...

I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam. I have a Sargent seat on my '09 GSA and can flatfoot with no problem. I guess it feels about an inch taller than my '05 GS with the same Sargent seat.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,031
Posted By RichinTampa
I've owned Arai's but prefer Shoei's. The 'click...

I've owned Arai's but prefer Shoei's. The 'click into place in any position' faceshield is the big difference for me. And I just purchased last year's model RF-1000 model with great graphics for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,938
Posted By RichinTampa
I negotiated a price on an '09 Multistrada and...

I negotiated a price on an '09 Multistrada and was set to make the deal. I loved the look of the bike. Last thing was taking a test ride. Did not like it at all. Buzzy with useless rear-view mirrors...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-28-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By RichinTampa
Wonderful adventure with memories that you two...

Wonderful adventure with memories that you two will share for many years. Well done!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By RichinTampa
Nice piece but a bit pricey. I mount my Zumo in...

Nice piece but a bit pricey. I mount my Zumo in the same spot using this:

http://www.ram-mount.com/Portals/0/PartImages/RAM-B-231ZU.jpg

It fits onto the lower windscreen bracket and cost is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,635
Posted By RichinTampa
Another fan of Kaoko. Installs in about three...

Another fan of Kaoko. Installs in about three minutes.
I owned two bikes with the Throttlemeister. The Kaoko is soooo much better.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,149
Posted By RichinTampa
Motorcycle Minder is an app that keeps all your...

Motorcycle Minder is an app that keeps all your service records for your motorcycles (and cars.) Records oil changes, etc. Also keeps VIN numbers, license plate numbers, insurance policy numbers, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By RichinTampa
Alaska has some of the most abrasive roads in...

Alaska has some of the most abrasive roads in America. On my trip, I started with a new set of Tourances installed in Seattle. 5,000 miles later, they were toast and I replaced them when I returned...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,760
Posted By RichinTampa
I traded an '05 GS for an '09 GSA. Riding...

I traded an '05 GS for an '09 GSA. Riding properties are exactly the same for me. I don't feel the extra weight and appreciate the extra fuel. There is a longer reach to the ground but I'm 6'2" so...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By RichinTampa
I use the Jesse mounting plate for their topbox....

I use the Jesse mounting plate for their topbox. It uses the same three mounting points that the rear seat uses and therefore is locked in just as the seat is until the key is used to release it....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,799
Posted By RichinTampa
Me too. In February.

Me too. In February.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By RichinTampa
Purchased the same black/red Sargent seat for my...

Purchased the same black/red Sargent seat for my new GSA. Return customers can get a good discount if they ask for it. I've purchased three seats from them and got 20% off on this new one. And the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,545
Posted By RichinTampa
I sold my '05 GS when I purchased my '09 GSA. I...

I sold my '05 GS when I purchased my '09 GSA. I thought that there might be a difference in handling with the taller suspension and the heavier gastank. But they feel exactly the same. Only...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,545
Posted By RichinTampa
I own an '07 GT and an '09 GSA. Both great...

I own an '07 GT and an '09 GSA. Both great machines but different:
1. The GS handles better. On a trip to the N. Georgia mountains, I would take the GSA. It's made for the twisties. The GT can do...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,777
Posted By RichinTampa
I had the same choice and went with the '09....

I had the same choice and went with the '09. $3500 off list price made the decision easy for me.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By RichinTampa
I purchased a Sargent seat as the first option on...

I purchased a Sargent seat as the first option on my new '09 GSA. I had one on my '05 GS and loved it.
As for the heated option, I'm with the others who feel that a heated vest/jacket is a better...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,340
Posted By RichinTampa
My Sargent seat is the best upgrade. I had one on...

My Sargent seat is the best upgrade. I had one on my '05 GS and it was the first thing I purchased for my '09 GSA. I had hopes for the BMW stock seat, but those hopes were crushed in the first 100...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,105
Posted By RichinTampa
Just sold my '05 GS and bought an '09 GSA. The...

Just sold my '05 GS and bought an '09 GSA. The $3500 off-list promotion sold me. And riding the Adventure is very similar to the GS. The biggest difference for me is the distance to the ground when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By RichinTampa
On my new GSA, the mileage countdown said 87. Ten...

On my new GSA, the mileage countdown said 87. Ten miles later it said 85. Ten miles later it was 84. Does the computer have a learning curve on new bikes?
Forum: Road Warriors 09-03-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,628
Posted By RichinTampa
Laugh I purchased my GT in March and took my real test...

I purchased my GT in March and took my real test ride --8000 mile trip to from FL to the Canadian Rockies and back-- and I love the bike. Buzziness? None. Handlebars? Set in the high position they...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,211
Posted By RichinTampa
I'm doing the Nova Scotia trip in mid-July, after...

I'm doing the Nova Scotia trip in mid-July, after the MOA rally in Vermont. It will be my second trip there. I think the lower half of NS is beautiful, but not suitable for your timeframe. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By RichinTampa
Check with Allstate. I asked for a car quote and,...

Check with Allstate. I asked for a car quote and, as an afterthought, asked for coverage on my '03 RT, '05 GS, '04 KLR. It was $391 for the three bikes, about half of what I'm paying Progressive now....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2006, 05:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,571
Posted By RichinTampa
I didn't get notice either, even though I...

I didn't get notice either, even though I registered with them for notice of this seat. I wonder if they will give a discount on the front-only seat? I'll have to call.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,282
Posted By RichinTampa
The tourances worked well on my trip. However,...

The tourances worked well on my trip. However, they are subject to the Alaska tire rule: Cut your normal mileage in half because the gravel roads eat tires. I got about 5,000 Alaska miles out of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By RichinTampa
I did the Alaska trip this summer with Jesse...

I did the Alaska trip this summer with Jesse cases. While I did not drop the bike, I am confident that these cases would do quite well if the bike went down. I know too many who have the BMW cases...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2005, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By RichinTampa
I have Motolights on my RT and my GS. I love them...

I have Motolights on my RT and my GS. I love them and think they are worth the money. A finely crafted product! I too have the amber bulbs and I also have the strap mounts because they mount higher...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By RichinTampa
I did the Alaska trip without a throttle lock and...

I did the Alaska trip without a throttle lock and found that I needed one. I bought the Kaoko and will carry it in the luggage with me when I fly back to Seattle to get the GS. I'll install it before...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2005, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By RichinTampa
I enjoyed reading about your experiences with...

I enjoyed reading about your experiences with your GS. My experiences are nearly the same, except that I find the stock seat perfectly acceptable. The seat was never an issue on my Alaska trip (from...
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