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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
The small sport screen only come in a dark tint,...

The small sport screen only come in a dark tint, the medium sport/touring screen only comes in a light tint, and the larger touring screen only comes in clear.

I use the small dark tinted sport...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
FWIW, I bought a KTM 990 Adventure from another...

FWIW, I bought a KTM 990 Adventure from another inmate last year with an eye towards the Alaska trip. But frankly, I trust the R1200R more than the KTM, and figure I can cover a lot more miles per...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Here is what I have done so far (or plan to do). ...

Here is what I have done so far (or plan to do).

1) Acerbis handgaurds.
2) Touratech oil filter guard.
3) MachineArt valve cover guards.
4) Ztechnik shield - I have the sport shield now for...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,895
Posted By RedFrogTango
Anybody trying to charge a Blackberry Bold 9900...

Anybody trying to charge a Blackberry Bold 9900 while riding? I've got an SAE cable hooked up to the GPS circuit on an R1200R (2013). The cable splits into a dual cigarette lighter adapter. I run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Anybody running dual sport tires on their R1200R?...

Anybody running dual sport tires on their R1200R? I'm planning a trip to Alaska next June and will probably switch to Conti TKC80s in either Fairbanks (for the Dalton) or Dawson City (for the TOW). ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks for the tip! :beer

Thanks for the tip! :beer
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By RedFrogTango
I think I have answered my own questions. I've...

I think I have answered my own questions. I've been told that:

1) Escort will repair the jack on the RD; and

2) You cannot hardwire the Visual Alert directly to the RD.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By RedFrogTango
Escort 8500 x50 jack repair

I have an Escort 8500 x50 radar detector that is about 3-4 years old. I use a LED Visual Alert, which connects up to the headphone jack on the RD. The jack is starting to loosen such that I need to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
JW, thanks again for the offer. But I went ahead...

JW, thanks again for the offer. But I went ahead and reserved a tent site at Kakabeka Falls Provencial Park for the first night of my GL100. I decided that I really should plan to make it to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm doing the GL100 the week before and should be...

I'm doing the GL100 the week before and should be riding along the Southern shore of Lakes Ontario and Erie on August 1-2. Leaving Chicago on the July 30th.
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 160,619
Posted By RedFrogTango
Anybody mount these lights on a 2013 R1200R?

Anybody mount these lights on a 2013 R1200R?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks! I'll pm you once I get my route and...

Thanks! I'll pm you once I get my route and launch date set - probably late July.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm glad I asked. I was just going to wing it...

I'm glad I asked. I was just going to wing it and figure camping would not be a problemduring the middle of the week. But better safe than sorry. I'll check out the MN state parks as I get closer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. I'll take a look at these.

Thanks. I'll take a look at these.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm doing the IBA Great Lakes 100 ride, which is...

I'm doing the IBA Great Lakes 100 ride, which is about 2500 miles over 4 days. I'm figuring about 12 hours in the saddle per day. I using this as a dry run to test my camping gear and some new...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By RedFrogTango
Route info Madison to Duluth

I am planning to ride around the Great Lakes next month and was looking into alternative routes bewteen Madison WI and Duluth MN. Looking at the map, the best routes appear to be:

1) I-95 to Eau...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,772
Posted By RedFrogTango
It really depends on the commute. My 45 mile...

It really depends on the commute. My 45 mile commute each way into and out of downtown Chicago is about 60% open super slab at 75-85 mph, 30% stop-n-go highway at 5-15 mph, and 10% inner city...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks all - plenty of leads to track down. I'll...

Thanks all - plenty of leads to track down. I'll let you all know what I end up doing.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Anybody know of brackets for attaching a set of...

Anybody know of brackets for attaching a set of PIAA LED running lights to a 2013 R1200R? I'm looking to mount the lights to the brake calipers on each side of the front wheel. My local BMW dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Seems to me like a good deal. FWIW - I just sold...

Seems to me like a good deal. FWIW - I just sold an '04 R1150R Rockster with 20K miles, bags and shield for $5100.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 63,218
Posted By RedFrogTango
This describes my experience with a 2010 K1300S...

This describes my experience with a 2010 K1300S to a T. I finally cried "Uncle" last May and traded it in for a new R1200R. I miss the performance, but not the headaches.

Funny thing is that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
I can confirm that the Acerbis Dual Road...

I can confirm that the Acerbis Dual Road Handguards will work on a 2013 R1200R. It only took me two minutes to put them on.

I also had no problem installing the MachineartMoto valve cover guards...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Won't fit my 2013, and I already ordered a set. ...

Won't fit my 2013, and I already ordered a set. But thanks anyways.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Ok, you talked me into the MachineartMoto valve...

Ok, you talked me into the MachineartMoto valve guards.

I'm still trying to figure out if the Acerbis Dual Road Handguards will work on a '13 R1200R.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
I need to add some protection to my 2103 R1200R. ...

I need to add some protection to my 2103 R1200R. Anybody have any experience with the following?

1) Acerbis Dual Road handguards - still not sure if these will work on a '13
2) Touratech oil...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
It's all up for sale. Here is a link to the...

It's all up for sale.

Here is a link to the ad in the Flea Market/Other section: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953012
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
Feeler - Rock & Ice Climbing Equipment

I was going to hold on to this gear in case my grandkids show an interest (my sons lost interest years ago). But since they are only 6 and 3, it may not make sense to hold onto this stuff for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
Miscellaneous wood working tools

Everything that is to be sold has been sold. Thanks.

1) Porter Cable plate (biscuit) joiner kit model 557 - sold
2) Saw guide rail system (2x 56" rails with integrated clamps) - I've decided to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
I've dropped the price to $5300. It turns out...

I've dropped the price to $5300. It turns out the Rockster is a 2004, not a 2003 as originally listed.
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,353
Posted By RedFrogTango
My wife like riding pillion on the K1300S much...

My wife like riding pillion on the K1300S much more so than on the R1200GS. We are both "stout" :D and never felt cramped.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
Yes

Yes
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-13-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
Price dropped to $5500.

Price dropped to $5500.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
Ridgid portable table saw

SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More house cleaning!

Ridgid portable 10" table saw. It comes with a miter sled, fence and blade guard (all of which are stored on the side of the base unit). I bought this...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
I like this option as well, but it probably...

I like this option as well, but it probably limits me to a pair of the smaller 1 gal Rotopax containers. I would prefer to carry closer to 2 gallons each of fuel and water.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. My current thinking is to attach a 28" x...

Thanks. My current thinking is to attach a 28" x 15" plate to the top of a luggage extender like the one in your link. The 28" x 15" plate will extend over the pillion seat and be secured with a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
FWIW - my Rockster is still for sale:...

FWIW - my Rockster is still for sale: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=936502&highlight=rockster

There will be no surprises with this well maintained, well running and low mileage...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
I setting the bike up for IBA type rallies and a...

I setting the bike up for IBA type rallies and a trip to Alaska. I have a range of about 230 miles, but have run it down near empty looking for open gas stations in the middle of the night. I'd feel...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
I thought about both of these suggestions: ...

I thought about both of these suggestions:

1) Stacking 2-high - I'm concerned about overloading the luggage rack with 30 lbs. BMW says no more than 10 lbs. And securing the rotopax to the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 298,903
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm trying to figure out the best location to...

I'm trying to figure out the best location to mount a couple of Rotopax 1.75 or 2 gallon containers (one for fuel and one for water). I don't like the idea of mounting them to the BMW system cases -...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 616,831
Posted By RedFrogTango
Nevermind - I'm giving it to a neighbor.

Nevermind - I'm giving it to a neighbor.
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