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Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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 Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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 Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,803
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 Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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 Yesterday, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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 Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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 Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,161
Posted By hitmanh
mmmm shiny!

mmmm shiny!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,124
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 1,067,616
Posted By hitmanh
Phwoar...:clap

Phwoar...:clap
Forum: EMEA 06-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
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, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 1,067,616
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
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33,117
Views: 8,074,247
Posted By hitmanh
Owch, I hope I never have to learn a lesson in...

Owch, I hope I never have to learn a lesson in that way...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 176,174
Posted By hitmanh
Hmmm, I think I'll need to sell a kidney to get...

Hmmm, I think I'll need to sell a kidney to get bimmer number 4...
Price is the same as a GS without any options as far as I can see, so while not cheap (lol, this is BMW afterall), I don't think...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 44,095
Posted By hitmanh
Looking forward to more :clap

Looking forward to more :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,753
Posted By hitmanh
Sure and high humidity will also limit the...

Sure and high humidity will also limit the effectiveness of sweat as well. The correct type of clothes for the conditions makes all the difference, the colour, not so much.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,753
Posted By hitmanh
An object painted black will radiate heat...

An object painted black will radiate heat slightly more efficiently than one painted white, hence heat sinks being commonly painted black.
An objected painted white will reflect heat slightly more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,606
Posted By hitmanh
Mid size suits me these days (~800cc twins,...

Mid size suits me these days (~800cc twins, mmmm). Fast enought to be fun and to cruise on motorways, but no so fast to seriously worry about speeding tickets. Torquey enough to have great fun in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By hitmanh
Mindfulness and living in the now. ...

Mindfulness and living in the now.

Motorbiking clears the mind and focuses me on the moment like nothing else can. No past, no future, no distractions, just the road in front of me and the feel of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,881
Posted By hitmanh
But bikes aren't one off unique pieces of art,...

But bikes aren't one off unique pieces of art, they're mass produced with production runs in the thousands if not 10s of thousands. If someone hacks one up, who cares, there are still thousands out...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By hitmanh
Far as I can see, only the GS and RT came with a...

Far as I can see, only the GS and RT came with a RID. Not sure if the R is fitted with a gear position indicator or a neutral only indicator switch.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By hitmanh
hmm, good question. Lift the tank and see if the...

hmm, good question. Lift the tank and see if the socket is present. There are different part numbers for the main wiring loom between the GS and the R so the socket may not be present.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,430
Posted By hitmanh
Interesting thread. Just doing something similar...

Interesting thread. Just doing something similar myself.

http://www.hitmanh.com/advr/r850-tankfitted.jpg

Started out buying a GS tank after trashing my current one and not being able to find a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,695
Posted By hitmanh
In all honesty, I couldn't swear on it... guess...

In all honesty, I couldn't swear on it... guess I'll have to find out the hard way!
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,695
Posted By hitmanh
Well, the good news is bike passed the MOT with...

Well, the good news is bike passed the MOT with no issues, the bad is discovered oil around the drainage hole beneath the clutch housing. Doesn't smell like gearbox oil so either the o-ring is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,695
Posted By hitmanh
MOT has expires so can't ride at the moment. I've...

MOT has expires so can't ride at the moment. I've been playing with lights (in this case, the front lamp from my 850r);

http://www.hitmanh.com/advr/k100-monolight.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,695
Posted By hitmanh
Yes, I know they have the reputation for feeling...

Yes, I know they have the reputation for feeling a little vague, but even the rear feels more brakey than the fronts.
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