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Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By birdie_xx
Kappa

Thinking about one of these

http://tourandride.com/browse-products/kappa-moto/soft-luggage/drypak-series/tkw745-drypak-backpack-30ltr-detail

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By birdie_xx
So the GPS stays on for bit, using the bike's...

So the GPS stays on for bit, using the bike's power before switching off.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By birdie_xx
IIRC, you use nr3 wire for power, and nr1 for...

IIRC, you use nr3 wire for power, and nr1 for ground. The nr2 is left unplugged .

Some info here

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791407
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By birdie_xx
Rider's blood type perhaps...

Rider's blood type perhaps...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By birdie_xx
Very good gear

I have the Adventure suit, my friend has the Discovery and Zodiac, and I bought the Mercury for my ex, some time ago. All great jackets. I have been using their summer and cold weather gloves as...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,653
Posted By birdie_xx
+1 on the Lost Ranger. Great bag, plus it has the...

+1 on the Lost Ranger. Great bag, plus it has the DownTek, water-repellent goose down.

There is the new model of this bag for 2015
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By birdie_xx
This should work ...

This should work

http://www.altrider.com/product/category/filter_make/Honda/cid/46
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 683,099
Posted By birdie_xx
Photos like that always remind me a story I read....

Photos like that always remind me a story I read. A guy broke down on one of the US desert roads in the South-West. He had a cell reception and called a "friendly" road assistance. The phone rep...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,777
Posted By birdie_xx
Thumb GO Athletic

Any one tried their gear ? I like it a lot, they have several models and are not expensive.

Cheers
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 2,871,807
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, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
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, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,817
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,679
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 37,954
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 266,705
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
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, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
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, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 339,427
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, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,859
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,126
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 37,954
Posted By birdie_xx
Thanks :D

Thanks :D
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 37,954
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,633
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,633
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,126
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,126
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36,697
Views: 9,600,543
Posted By birdie_xx
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,348
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...
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