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Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,100
Posted By Urban Toreador
Great ride report BTW. I feel the need to say...

Great ride report BTW. I feel the need to say though, putting a donation button in your post is a solicitation. Did you ask for money - no. Did you imply it - absolutely yes. To quote GunSmoke,...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By Urban Toreador
At 25¢ per minute I suppose only Ewen and Charlie...

At 25¢ per minute I suppose only Ewen and Charlie will have one; free from the manufacturer with unlimited talk and text of course. In reality though it does kick Iridium;s ass at $1.29 per minute....
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By Urban Toreador
Man if you can borrow a pair of plastic boots...

Man if you can borrow a pair of plastic boots first I would. They an be soo uncomfortable if you get the wrong pair. But they wash up easy. If you've ever worn a bad pair of ski boots you'll know...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By Urban Toreador
In winter you can wear a wool cap and silk in...

In winter you can wear a wool cap and silk in summer.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Urban Toreador
I've found lately that if I keep an I out on...

I've found lately that if I keep an I out on craigslist I can pick up really high quality helmets for a fraction of the cost new. I recently purchased a like new solid color Arai Signet Q for $85...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Urban Toreador
http://www.jaminleather.com/Assets/ProductImages/T...

http://www.jaminleather.com/Assets/ProductImages/TP1120F.JPG
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Urban Toreador
A bladder. You can store it away when not in use....

A bladder. You can store it away when not in use.

http://liquidcontainment.com.au/images/South_africa_25.jpg

http://lc8ty.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0910-KNX-to-Bremer/i-Lxb3dM6/0/L/130-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Urban Toreador
They really need to make a non gore-tex model....

They really need to make a non gore-tex model. I'd assume it'd be half the price too sans the Gore™ brand. I don't know how folks wear those in summer. That would be just miserable.
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,700
Posted By Urban Toreador
MCN claims the 1200 adventure is coming in at...

MCN claims the 1200 adventure is coming in at 493#'s. It doesn't surprise me that the 800 would weigh verg close to the 1200. For the extra change you pay for the 1200; a lot of components were built...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,700
Posted By Urban Toreador
MCN (USA), who actually use a real scale to weigh...

MCN (USA), who actually use a real scale to weigh test bikes, report 490 lbs. wet for the F800GS with ABS. No other luggage.
I've read similar weights, mostly a bit more, from actual owners. BMW...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,513
Posted By Urban Toreador
Did you guys get a chance to go up Mt Mitchell....

Did you guys get a chance to go up Mt Mitchell. Very nice up there. Highest spot east of the Mississippi.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,700
Posted By Urban Toreador
Let me rephrase the whole full size thing....

Let me rephrase the whole full size thing. Certainly it has full size weight; just half the horsepower. But like a previous poster said; they're much less expensive so I can dig it. I'd rather ride...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,969
Views: 1,190,832
Posted By Urban Toreador
I bought the bike for the horsepower but the 17"...

I bought the bike for the horsepower but the 17" inch wheel was also a factor. There is no reason to put a 19" wheel on the GS. Those Woody's 21 inch conversions are ridiculously clown like (I don't...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,695
Posted By Urban Toreador
The 800gs is only about 20#'s lighter than the...

The 800gs is only about 20#'s lighter than the 1200 wet. It's certainly no more or less capable offroad. It's still a 500+ pound bike. Add your self and 50# of gear and yer rolling 800#'s. What I'm...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,700
Posted By Urban Toreador
Wow, I reckon that's a pretty solid reason. I've...

Wow, I reckon that's a pretty solid reason. I've owned an 1150 and 1200gs. I had no idea the 800 was that affordable.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By Urban Toreador
Most of those round the world dreamers would be...

Most of those round the world dreamers would be terrified to throw a leg over that two stroke.

http://www.mctreff.net/Mor/Motor/Goldwing.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,700
Posted By Urban Toreador
Why do people buy the 800gs? It only weighs 20#...

Why do people buy the 800gs? It only weighs 20# less than the 1200 wet.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By Urban Toreador
http://www.rolandchayer.com/TheVanKarenLife/style_...

http://www.rolandchayer.com/TheVanKarenLife/style_emoticons/RolandChayer-Smileys/RolandChayer-FuckingBananas-Smiley.gif
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,700
Posted By Urban Toreador
Not that they would admit; but secretly they all...

Not that they would admit; but secretly they all wish they'd bought a full size bike after a few weeks.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By Urban Toreador
All the idiots want a 19 inch front wheel. I...

All the idiots want a 19 inch front wheel. I commend Triumph bucking the system on that regard. 19 inches is uncalled for. It baffles the mind that some would actually eschew the 19 on the BMW for...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,969
Views: 1,190,832
Posted By Urban Toreador
Thanks Ziff. I'll check that site out.

Thanks Ziff. I'll check that site out.
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,969
Views: 1,190,832
Posted By Urban Toreador
Does anyone know of an online tutorial of how to...

Does anyone know of an online tutorial of how to setup my front forks? I'm wondering the screws on the top of the forks. Do I turn them in one direction to a stopping point and then turn them back...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,695
Posted By Urban Toreador
You're going to be really disappointed with the...

You're going to be really disappointed with the suspension and weight on any of those bikes coming from the 500exc. None of these adventure touring bikes are made for offroad. They're like your...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,095
Posted By Urban Toreador
http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/wp-content/uploads...

http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/wp-content/uploads/black-dog-motorcycle-rear-racks-and-winch-plates%205.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By Urban Toreador
IMO the 650's suck on the hiway and I've had...

IMO the 650's suck on the hiway and I've had plenty of them. I've owned the XR560L the BMW G650 and a DR650. If you're a grown man over 175#'s none of them are suited for the hiway. There is just no...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,177
Posted By Urban Toreador
You might do good with two small tents rather...

You might do good with two small tents rather than one big one. THese teepee type tents have good standing room and weigh less than 3#.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,177
Posted By Urban Toreador
I like the inflatable tent by Nemo but solve the...

I like the inflatable tent by Nemo but solve the space issue with a tarp. These catenary cut tarps pack to about the size of half a loaf of bread.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,389
Posted By Urban Toreador
The Olympus is a technological tour de force. IMO...

The Olympus is a technological tour de force. IMO it's the finest MFT camera on the market and the M.Zuiko and Leica lenses available deliver pro results. The OM-D is going to be updated within the...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,495
Posted By Urban Toreador
I believe that was his point. Don't keep your...

I believe that was his point. Don't keep your weed in your pocket either because a pat down can be done and is not considered a search.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Urban Toreador
It's always nice to get good customer support....

It's always nice to get good customer support. It's nice because I always expect it to be a pain. I bought a pair of Hi-Def-Specs Panther Post for shooting and riding. I subsequently stepped on them...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,208,390
Posted By Urban Toreador
Great ride report but I too was wondering when...

Great ride report but I too was wondering when all this waxing philosophical would end:pope
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Urban Toreador
I was just using my wife as an example because...

I was just using my wife as an example because she rides as well and I would be building her setup too. But essentially yes. If we needed to communicate like people would with regular CB's I would...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Urban Toreador
Thanks Rhubarb. I'll try to find one. I think for...

Thanks Rhubarb. I'll try to find one. I think for 10$ bucks I'll first give the earbud a shot out of curiosity. I wonder what does noise canceling. Is it the foam muff or electrical. I know for wind...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Urban Toreador
When you say noise canceling; do you mean for the...

When you say noise canceling; do you mean for the mic or the earbud? My main use would be the ability to answer phone calls which is necessary for my business.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Urban Toreador
Cheap Communiqué

I'm wondering if anyone has tried the idea I'm thinking of. I really don't want to spend all my walkin around wampum on a dedicated bluetooth motorcycle specific communication device if I don't have...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 114,190
Posted By Urban Toreador
I have always been a huge fan of the BMW...

I have always been a huge fan of the BMW paralever front end and it's anti dive characteristics. The salesman at my dealer told me the skyhook preforms the same anti dive task under braking. I wonder...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5,969
Views: 1,190,832
Posted By Urban Toreador
Man i love that suede. it looks fantastic. If you...

Man i love that suede. it looks fantastic. If you don't mind me asking how much did it set you back?
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By Urban Toreador
I also have a 30" inseam. The way I get around...

I also have a 30" inseam. The way I get around getting my feet on the ground is by just not putting my feet down. Two up and solo I just put one foot down. I too like the Scrambler but the seat is...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By Urban Toreador
Height is only an issue if you allow it to be an...

Height is only an issue if you allow it to be an issue. I'm 5'9 and used the tall seat when I had my GS. Way more comfortable. I ride a Multi 1200 now and would recommend it to any man over 5'5".
...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,969
Views: 1,190,832
Posted By Urban Toreador
That Bag-Connections bag really looks clean. The...

That Bag-Connections bag really looks clean. The gas cap mount seems to be the ticket.
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