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Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,230
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb Excellent report with fine photography

I was on parts of your roads last June - sadly due to problems on one of the bikes, we didn't make it all the way to Bella Coola.

On reflection, even my big 1200GS probably would have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 471,057
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Cigars at Midnight - Northbound lane of the Dempster

Yukon Territory - about 60 miles South of the Arctic Circle.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/Beemer10/P5300037_zps183c83e0.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Dempster Hwy, Yukon Territory.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/Beemer10/IMG_2060_zpsbd4094ee.jpg (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Beemer10/media/IMG_2060_zpsbd4094ee.jpg.html)

This seemed to be my bike's normal resting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,669
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Continued magic -

Thanks for the updates....fine photography and education on the art and science of wine production.

And yes Azure, my next trip will be to warmer points on the map. I will be following your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 27,184
Posted By Northstar Beemer
A very, very fine read.

And ADV is famous for trip reports - you rank right up with our South African hero for both your writing and your pictures...both were outstanding.

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,637
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Fantastic report -

And yes, I'm a few years behind on your missives. Well done, and I appreciate the honesty...these jaunts are quite special and you are a fine writer and photographer.

Cheers -
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,334
Posted By Northstar Beemer
So I've PM'd Rocketmoto twice with no response

Based on their posts, they still seem to be in business, but no responses? am I doing something wrong?:huh
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,669
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thanks for the updates -

I lived near Napa a while ago and actually found autumn to be the best time of year in Wine Country. Enjoy and keep us posted!

Bryan

...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Aluminum light plate

The most common structural grade is probably 6061-T6. If it were me, I'd go to your local steel distributor - Ryerson-Tull or similar - and have them cut the piece(s) you need cut to a specific...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,689
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Illegal lane usage

If I got this right she turned left and rather than going into the first lane she sloppily went into the lane on the right side? She should have been ticketed and you should sue her insurance...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,669
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Subscribed on multiple Internet sources -

You folks rock!

And thanks for the props on Fran's RR - I'll be wasting time er - following your exploits - from here on in!

Bryan from the road to Hyder.............
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,606
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Nice RR

but great pictures!

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,485
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Excellent RR

I've never been to Iceland - your pictures and narrative bring it to life. Thanks for taking us along!:clap
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Boston -

I got back from Deadhorse about 7 weeks ago w my 1200GS. I use the Happy Trails pannier system - with the smaller flat top case. The Dalton is generally less severe that the Dempster over in Yukon,...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I see what you're riding -

Don't know if it's a viable option, but quite a few of us have dumped halogen bulbs completely and gone to HID. 35 Watt HID puts out a mind boggling level of lumens - probably 30%+ over a halogen.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,106
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Heidi K60

Got 13,000 miles on the rear - RT from Chicago to Deadhorse. Worked well in the gravel crap up there, only wet riding concerns on pavement were when you crossed over the painted center lines - could...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Northstar Beemer
LED Brake Light options?

I have a 2005 1200GS, and I think it might be a good idea to upgrade my brake light to something better than the stock setup. Anyone have experience thay can share?

Chicago area drivers are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 26,812
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Watch out for the road -

just West of the Customs checkpoint going into Alaska leaving the Top of the World pass road.

'Was on it a couple of weeks ago - the DOT chaps had laid down the most worst gravel bed I've ever...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,839
Posted By Northstar Beemer
A question -

I've only done the Alps one time - considering taking my spouse this time - noted that you've done this twice?.... once on the Beemer and once on the Triumph.

Which is the better bike for two-up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,839
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Breathtaking -

You sir are an artist! I'm subscribed and in awe!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,017
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Back on thread -

Interesting Questions - 'Is that bike an automatic?' (asked of me on my KGT), 'Are those aftermarket?' Canadian Mountie pointing at the cylinders on my R1150GS.
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,891
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Alaska Mudder

We will be heading up the Dalton June 3, Deadhorse or Die trying. My second trip with two virgins . Wanna join the madness?
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,891
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Done it once -

And doing it again in a few weeks. Excellent lessons and advice in this article - I'll be just a bit smarter this trip!:deal


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/Beemer10/P5310303-1.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Help!

I recently was gifted a new Roadcrafter, and scored a pair of the bmw gs pro boots. This morning gearing up for a ride, I discovered that the Roadcrafter cannot be fit over these boots!?!:deal
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Differences

From a guy who went from a K to a GS.

The K was smooth and had a kick ass power surge at higher speeds - travelling two up with luggage was easy, and passing a long line of cars? A hoot.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 27,184
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Subscribed -

Very nice combination of skillful writing and AMAZING pictures. Breathtaking!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Thumb Tourmaster Sonora

I have one - and like you I bought it primarily for 3/4 length protection in hot weather. I wear BMW Summer pants and these work really well.

The Sonora flows air very well, is nicely designed -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,193
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I'm subscribed

Great pictures and writing - and yes winter is really hanging on this year!
:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,856
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Nice report -

Solo trips are liberating in their own ways eh?
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 58,935
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Tiffany -

Your report is a Gem! :clap


I'm more than a little impressed at how you use the camera's timer function. I always promise myself to do this...and then rarely do.

More please?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I owned a 2003 1150GS

Wonderful bike - but the newer 1200 versions of this bike were 60 or so pounds lighter.

That's a lot.

The 1150GS was a dreadnaught sized bike, but sure ate up the miles. I had the lower...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 47,995
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Continues to be a world class ride report -

You have a way with pictures, words... and evidently women!:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,992
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Interesting ride

I've always entertained the idea of riding Mexico - pretty girls, good food and beer and amazing scenery. :freakyI've been held back by the fact that a Canadian I knew met his demise down there. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,492
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Happy Trails system

Came with the bike, these offer the best protection I've ever seen. Not shown in this picture, but HP also has a bolt on aluminum 1/4" plate cut to fit and mounted of the bars over the heads to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 141,504
Posted By Northstar Beemer
You Russians are tough.

Just being an Oracle of the Obvious. Great report, nice to see you actually riding on 'roads' after that crossing of the mountains by dead reckoning.

:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 29,116
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Kiitos, gentlemen

I love your report. :freaky

Were there any problems in mounting the containers under the panniers? Seems to make sense, but I've never seem them mounted there before. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 50,098
Posted By Northstar Beemer
First of all -

Congratulations on the engagement - not only are you probably the first to propose while kneeling in the ice cold Arctic Ocean - you are also probably the first to have this event memoralized in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,769
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Very cool Daz

This desert and Joshua Tree are on my (winter riding) bucket list. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 97,039
Posted By Northstar Beemer
I like the table

I assume the table top is aluminum?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,259
Posted By Northstar Beemer
Mixing Tires

I ran a TKC 80 front tire all over the dirt roads of Alaska and Canada and then rode it all the way back to Chicago. Wore evenly and lasted quite a bit longer than expected.

This year's trip to...
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