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Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By birdie_xx
Inconsistent sizing IMO

I am 6.3, 215 lbs and 44 chest. I tried three different XL jackets and all three felt different from each other. I tried two different Latitude Misano jackets, size L and one fit well the other was...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,682,824
Posted By birdie_xx
A weekend or a few weeks, this might work for me...

A weekend or a few weeks, this might work for me - especially with my Wife riding along. The rest not so much :lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By birdie_xx
You may bolt it down if you drill through the...

You may bolt it down if you drill through the box, or you could buy at least this
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By birdie_xx
My two other bolts were lose and the long one...

My two other bolts were lose and the long one snapped just like yours, including the bracket. I was told "it would be difficult to remove, the bolt is hardened"... Well, the Dremell and a drill bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By birdie_xx
I am looking at the 42L Givi Trekker Outback (I...

I am looking at the 42L Givi Trekker Outback (I already have the mount plate)

http://www.labagageriedumotard.com/boutique/images_produits/obk42a-surmoto-z.jpg
...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 245,174
Posted By birdie_xx
Size comparison

Is the Rev'it Defender GTX sized the same as the Sand 2 ? The XL Sand 2 fits me perfect, as well as the XL Long pants. Should the Defender XL/ XL Long fit me the same ?

Thank you,
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By birdie_xx
Contact CIMA Int....

This is the US importer for Nolan (and X-lite). They will help you.

info@cimaint.com

real-rider.com

630-701 1601

Cheers,
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 32,701
Posted By birdie_xx
Just to vent and warn others...

Don't leave your remote attached to the bike when you wander off - especially at a motorcycle event (one thing I forgot to put away...)
Some a$$hole noticed it on my hand guard and stole it. Coming...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By birdie_xx
Looking at the diagram, the end of the red button...

Looking at the diagram, the end of the red button closes to the part E, has two hooks. As Givi indicated you need to push these hooks "inn" (imagine that you are squeezing the ends of the red button)...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By birdie_xx
I would not recommend the gel insert. Gel hardens...

I would not recommend the gel insert. Gel hardens in colder temperature and in the warm it gets very "fluid" - like waterbed, plus it holds the ambient temperature making it very hot. This is based...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,268
Posted By birdie_xx
Which System 6 ?

Are you guys having problems with System 6 or System 6 Evo ?
If the first one, then I believe Schuberth (for BMW) did find the solution, as this was one of the improvements done to the Evo version,...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,849
Posted By birdie_xx
Badlands Pro sizing

I tried KLIM jackets on at the BMW National in St.Paul, and then again at my dealership , when they started to carry the line. In St.Paul they felt fine, in the store I fell in between the sizes. "L"...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By birdie_xx
Same here, great experience with both GIVI and...

Same here, great experience with both GIVI and their product.
I crashed with a set of E360 bags. The bike was totalled but the Wingrack II and the attached bags aside from cosmetic scuffs were good...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,640
Posted By birdie_xx
TUSK kit

I recently had to replace one of the OEM heaters on my GSA that stopped working, and I bought the Tusk kit on Amazon ($25). The aftermarket kit is warmer than the BMW one, so I replaced the working...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By birdie_xx
Fixed...

I hope :evil

I purchased the Tusk grip heater kit (less than $30) from Amazon and installed just the heating elements. I checked that there was power coming to the right element and when I removed...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,769
Posted By birdie_xx
I haven't bought the E55...yet, but when I tried...

I haven't bought the E55...yet, but when I tried it there was no problem to open the saddlebags. When you open the lid and it clears the lip of the saddlebag, you need to pull the lid out a bit and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 317,166
Posted By birdie_xx
'91 st

Oh man, I need to dust of the cob webs of mine and start riding it again.

2007 BRP trip...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X4t1yWfjFC4/SwgJ6od7OZI/AAAAAAAABJA/S1Q9C9c5ISo/s640/IMG_1807.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By birdie_xx
Thanks, this is what I am thinking as well....

Thanks, this is what I am thinking as well. Although not sure If I should change both heaters or just the right for now. I was not sure how BMW solved the Low and High settings, but it seems as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By birdie_xx
Thanks, I already replaced the rubber grips and I...

Thanks, I already replaced the rubber grips and I know the heating element can be separated. Do you remember if the replacement heating elements had two wires and a resistor, or three wires ?
I use...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By birdie_xx
No one ??? I haven't removed the grip, but...

No one ???

I haven't removed the grip, but there is current at the soldered point and the wires are not detached...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By birdie_xx
Oxtar/ TCX "Infinity" boots are fantastic boots....

Oxtar/ TCX "Infinity" boots are fantastic boots. GoreTex, totally waterproof , comfortable and pants go over... :clap
Last long too.

Cheers,
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By birdie_xx
Aftermarket grip heaters on '09 GSA ?

Two days ago I noticed my throttle side heater stopped working. I haven't dug into it yet (any expert in Chicagoland could help/share their experiences ?) but if the problem is not simple, I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,770
Posted By birdie_xx
In case anyone is looking, Beemerboneyard caries...

In case anyone is looking, Beemerboneyard caries the rubber boots for around $20. Quick delivery too :clap

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/balljointboot.html

Time to replace it.

Cheers,
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 32,701
Posted By birdie_xx
Thanks :D

Thanks :D
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 32,701
Posted By birdie_xx
Thumb Great camera

...and great Cust. Service at Drift.
I used the iMovie to create this short clip from a trip to St. Paul and Cape Cod a few weeks back.

http://http://vimeo.com/m/104272794...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 37,659
Posted By birdie_xx
Thank you all :D I may re-think the red...

Thank you all :D
I may re-think the red version.... How long before it started to fade ?
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 37,659
Posted By birdie_xx
Does anyone have the silver/red version jacket ?...

Does anyone have the silver/red version jacket ? Is the red fading like Rallye suit did ?

Also , can you wear the Sand2 pants over the Sidi Crossfire TA ?

TIA,
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,770
Posted By birdie_xx
I just saw Wunderlich recommends replacing the...

I just saw Wunderlich recommends replacing the ball joint on a GS/GSA if the bike has over 30K miles...

Is it just the sales pitch or is it a good idea ?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,770
Posted By birdie_xx
I noticed the boot torn up yesterday...after...

I noticed the boot torn up yesterday...after about 150 mile ride that felt weird.
Normally very stable and easy to control in low speed '09 GSA felt like low air/bad bearings/bad shocks/ bad tires....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35,576
Views: 8,984,959
Posted By birdie_xx
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,037
Posted By birdie_xx
Thumb For quick and easy set up, I recommend the REI...

For quick and easy set up, I recommend the REI Hoodoo 3 tent, now discontinued but maybe you can find it. It is good tent for a warmer weather . There is a similar tent from Alps Mounteniring that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 127,978
Posted By birdie_xx
I may be wrong, but I don't think Weronika has...

I may be wrong, but I don't think Weronika has any camping gear with her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35,576
Views: 8,984,959
Posted By birdie_xx
Why ? He's wearing a Mick Doohan replica t-shirt....

Why ? He's wearing a Mick Doohan replica t-shirt. He's safe....:p3rry
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,484
Posted By birdie_xx
Thermarest, Camp Bed, Exped

This has been my progression...

I started with the Thermarest, and the 3/4th length . I read somewhere that for comfort, you don't need to support your lower legs. Maybe true, but you also loose...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By birdie_xx
Sorry for your experience... I actually bought my...

Sorry for your experience... I actually bought my suit at the dealership. They had no problem to exchange the sizes when needed, even though they had to order them. The price was good too.... Good...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 1,008,763
Posted By birdie_xx
Look at you enjoying THE bike :evil

Look at you enjoying THE bike :evil
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 57,781
Posted By birdie_xx
Thumb Great service !

Good pump ? So far yes !
But even more, great customer service on Rob's part.
I just wanted to say thank you :clap

Cheers,
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By birdie_xx
You may need the larger jacket then.... :wink:

You may need the larger jacket then.... :wink:
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By birdie_xx
I have had the Horizon suit for a year now, but...

I have had the Horizon suit for a year now, but only used it twice so far and it worked well. Haven't even used the storm hood/collar feature yet...

It is a well made suit, IMO

I am 6,3 (~200...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 127,978
Posted By birdie_xx
Very cool photos :clap Ride safe.....

Very cool photos :clap

Ride safe.....
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