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Forum: Europe Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By pip_muenster
+100 Best tip yet: ALWAYS bring spare...

+100

Best tip yet: ALWAYS bring spare glasses.

... and write a report, of course.
Forum: Europe Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By pip_muenster
+1 on servicing the bike and starting on good...

+1 on servicing the bike and starting on good rubber and break pads. Then there's little need to bring spares, except for some chain lube: Bike shops are never far away, and if you're an ADAC member...
Forum: EMEA Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By pip_muenster
So what is your time schedule, when are you there?

So what is your time schedule, when are you there?
Forum: EMEA 02-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By pip_muenster
Have you seen this? ...

Have you seen this?

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/humm-2015
Forum: EMEA 01-23-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By pip_muenster
Sounds familar. Back in early December '12 they...

Sounds familar. Back in early December '12 they had the road blocked about 60km south of Azrou due to 4' of snow. I had the options to go either as far west as Marrakesh or pass the Atlas in the east...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,379
Posted By pip_muenster
In case you have to insure with a German company...

In case you have to insure with a German company and you plan on traveling outside the EU, check the coverage of the green card (international insurance): While EU countries will always be included,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,519
Posted By pip_muenster
Thanks! Those pics are freeze frames from GoPro...

Thanks! Those pics are freeze frames from GoPro videos using a chest harness (http://shop.gopro.com/mounts/chesty-chest-harness/GCHM30-001.html).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,137
Posted By pip_muenster
Last May, several manufacturers got together and...

Last May, several manufacturers got together and organized test ride days called 'ViveLaMopped' with 130 motorbikes from 15 different brands. (They'll probably do it again this year, the website is...
Forum: Europe 01-02-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By pip_muenster
You can do some research back home and compile...

You can do some research back home and compile your own 'guide book' with suitable accomodations etc. Then just call them up, once you're in the area.
I think inmate momi20...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By pip_muenster
I'd get a hotel / guesthouse with safe parking in...

I'd get a hotel / guesthouse with safe parking in a suburb and ride the train / bus into the center. No hassle with traffic and much cheaper. Probably safer, too.
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By pip_muenster
:clap I presume it didn't stop here, right?

:clap

I presume it didn't stop here, right?
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By pip_muenster
:lurk I'll be watching this, wondering what...

:lurk

I'll be watching this, wondering what kind of weather you'd encoutered at that time of the year.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 110,185
Posted By pip_muenster
We had 3 weeks on Iceland, plus 2 days each way...

We had 3 weeks on Iceland, plus 2 days each way on the ferry from Hirtshals. Have a look at www.smyrilline.com (http://www.smyrilline.com) for their schedule.

Pip
Forum: Europe 10-03-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By pip_muenster
Is it an adventure if everything goes as planned?...

Is it an adventure if everything goes as planned? Glad, you made it!
:thumb
Forum: Europe 09-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By pip_muenster
BMW has even a service partner listed on its...

BMW has even a service partner listed on its webside for Cordoba:

L.P. Motocor, S.L.
Avda. Conde Vallellano, 4
14004 Córdoba
+34 957230325
http://www.todomoto.net
ventascordoba@todomoto.net
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By pip_muenster
Looking forward to it! :lurk Try humor. Or...

Looking forward to it! :lurk

Try humor. Or maybe something like this epic (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202153)one, almost every installment ended with something like: 'It is only...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By pip_muenster
You can get a good impression of the...

You can get a good impression of the possibilities if you search for Iceland in the RideReport section.

Off-the-road riding is strictly forbidden, and this should actually be obeyed: Your tire...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-22-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By pip_muenster
I know that ... but, it IS possible, he just has...

I know that ... but, it IS possible, he just has to get admitted to the race ...
:hide
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By pip_muenster
Erzberg...

Erzberg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiR1bvL_v4Y) ... :evil
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiR1bvL_v4Y)
Forum: Europe 08-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By pip_muenster
The invention of waterproof maps is a huge leap...

The invention of waterproof maps is a huge leap forward, you might ask instead why they're still mostly being printed on paper. It's not the water resistence, it's that they're tearproof. This means...
Forum: Europe 08-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By pip_muenster
If you don't know it yet, look up wikiloc.org and...

If you don't know it yet, look up wikiloc.org and filter for Albania.
Forum: EMEA 08-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By pip_muenster
Since I just moved to Karlsruhe, this topic does...

Since I just moved to Karlsruhe, this topic does interest me ... so here's a list of what I found so far:

These are right next to each other:
- BMW Motorrad: Eisenbahnstr. 40, 76229 Karlsruhe,...
Forum: Europe 08-23-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi! In my experience the RKH are often...

Hi!



In my experience the RKH are often copied from other maps, rather then based on thorough research. I had them in Iceland and Morocco, but ended up using other maps both times. I'm now...
Forum: Europe 08-14-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,921
Posted By pip_muenster
Hi Chris, glat to hear you're feeling...

Hi Chris,

glat to hear you're feeling better. I had been playing with the idea to meet you somewhere, but now it seems my vacation is moving further and further away ...

Pip
Forum: EMEA 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By pip_muenster
Moin, moin. I had lived for 10+ years in...

Moin, moin.

I had lived for 10+ years in Muenster ... nice city!

On option 2 you could visit the Normandy with its D-day history:
...
Forum: Europe 07-07-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By pip_muenster
I was referring to this earlier question, as I'm...

I was referring to this earlier question, as I'm a native, not an ex-pat.



German insurance fees can vary not only by bike type or engine size, but also depending on the location of your...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,809
Posted By pip_muenster
I tried an inflateble pillow once, but that was...

I tried an inflateble pillow once, but that was terrible due to lack of air circulation. What works for me is a small bag stuffed with my sweater.

I think you need about 3 cartriges to reach >1bar...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,809
Posted By pip_muenster
Another thought ... No idea how you're...

Another thought ...

No idea how you're packing things, but dry bags etc. instead of original bulky bags help reducing volume. Separate the tent poles from the tent, don't roll the sleeping bag,...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,809
Posted By pip_muenster
Another idea would be reducing gear to almost fit...

Another idea would be reducing gear to almost fit into the side cases, and only keep lightweight, fluffy stuff like the sleeping bag or a warm sweater in the top case. That way you learn traveling...
Forum: Europe 07-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By pip_muenster
We use the green card system...

We use the green card system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Motor_Insurance_Card_System) which is recognized in all EU countries. Most insurance companies include some European non-EU...
Forum: EMEA 06-30-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By pip_muenster
Didn't Nick and Luke travel at least temporarily...

Didn't Nick and Luke travel at least temporarily with a borrowed bike? Maybe they have some tips, too.

Without knowing the countries you're heading for, an answer will be quite complicated. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,388
Posted By pip_muenster
... I'm all out of bubblegum.

... I'm all out of bubblegum.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 117,920
Posted By pip_muenster
The GS with 20 liters (5.3 gal US) of extra fuel...

The GS with 20 liters (5.3 gal US) of extra fuel had roughly the same range as my buddy's XT660Z Tenere with its stock tank.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10,225
Views: 2,139,297
Posted By pip_muenster
Read this: Round Ireland with a Fridge...

Read this: Round Ireland with a Fridge (http://www.amazon.com/Round-Ireland-Fridge-Tony-Hawks/dp/0312274920/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403539777&sr=1-1&keywords=round+ireland+with+a+fridge)....
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By pip_muenster
No idea about e21, but my e45s survived a highway...

No idea about e21, but my e45s survived a highway crash doing 40+mph. No damage other than some scratches. They protected the bike from severe damage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,388
Posted By pip_muenster
Several years ago I've had a similar situation...

Several years ago I've had a similar situation where a car suddenly swerved into me. Only that I was going 40+mph and went down hard. The car following me was a driving school (this is Germany), and...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By pip_muenster
Right. Expect to be stopped if your pipes are...

Right. Expect to be stopped if your pipes are loud. But if you're exhaust is legal where the bike is registered, you should be ok.

On a side note, if the bike is registered in Germany and you...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,224
Posted By pip_muenster
If you have problems operating the camera with...

If you have problems operating the camera with gloves, you can probably use Sugru to create raised buttons. See also:
http://sugru.com/guides/how-to-make-a-custom-grip-for-your-camera...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,224
Posted By pip_muenster
Safest solution is a helmet cam with a remote,...

Safest solution is a helmet cam with a remote, set for photo bursts. This way you can trigger it before the curve and have both hands on the bars when riding through it.

For a normal camera, a...
Forum: Europe 06-01-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By pip_muenster
So it seems your problems are solved. I...

So it seems your problems are solved.

I wouldn't worry about the brand mix-up. Although there are strict regulations on tire choice for many bikes in Germany, they should only apply for bikes...
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