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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-04-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By moto-psychy
Works for me

I switched from 2007 R1200gs to 2011 F8 and very happy with the choice. But it is apples and bananas. The 12 is a great bike for a lot of reasons, the F8 is great for slightly different reasons. ...
Forum: Latin America 01-25-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By moto-psychy
Haciendolo, Bending South

Left Santa Fe day before yesterday, headed for Argentina. Currently in Marfa, Texas, headed for the border at Eagle Pass. Should be there tonight, for crossing tomorrow.

Marfa, by the way, looks...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By moto-psychy
BMW Off Road Training

Howdy --

My daughter and I are prepping for a three month run from the US to Argentina, departing next Saturday (Jan 23). Rides are R1200gs (me) and her F650gs.

We spent this last week end...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By moto-psychy
Damn good question

Having read a ton o' ride reports and done a ton o' research over the last two years, in prepping to leave on half of what you describe (border to TDF in 3 -4 months) I think you're going to get an...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By moto-psychy
shipping

I just shipped a bike from Chicago to Santa Fe. I used JC Motors. It was my third time shipping bikes with them, and never a problem. They promised delivery within two weeks and it was delivered...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 12-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,688
Posted By moto-psychy
maps

Take a look at www.gpstravelmaps.com -- I think they have what you're after. We're using their maps on upcoming trip thru Central America.

Mike
www.haciendolo2010.wordpress.com
Forum: Americas 12-07-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,713
Posted By moto-psychy
No help but...

+1 keeping this message "warm" (guess I was typing at the exact same time as tricepilot!)
No help to offer, but hope you get an answer, because we need the same info. My daughter and I are headed...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,304
Posted By moto-psychy
What Taipo said...

I used the Touratech "dash" and very pleased. Installed it back before they offered it with the outlet pre-installed, but what I did appears to be what they did. Also provided enough space for a...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By moto-psychy
Good Counsel

Machinebuilder gave you everything you really need, and perfect counsel. From the Springs, get over to the upper Arkansas Valley, by any route -- they're all good. From BV, Salida, or Leadville...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By moto-psychy
No worries...

Mounted mine (just the side cases) two years ago, and they've been great. I added footman loops to the top to make it easier to strap stuff on, and mounted gas bottles to the rear for spare fuel and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By moto-psychy
Smaller bag

Wolfman is good. I wanted small 'cuz I've never liked feeling like I'm hugging the bag to get to the handlebars. I liked (and chose) the small BMW bag they're selling now. Had to change the mounts...
Forum: Latin America 11-22-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,155
Posted By moto-psychy
Be all that you can be!

If you're gonna try this scheme, and if ANYTHING goes wrong and you get busted with phony docs, make sure you have the phone number of American Citizen Services at the nearest US consulate. You're...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,522
Posted By moto-psychy
Garmin World Map? vs base map in Zumo...

Ok, so I'm a bit confused, and if this has been anwered, my apologies. But I'm about to launch a run from US to TDF. I'm a Zumo user, and it has a base map in it that seems to cover "down south" in...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By moto-psychy
Spanish Prep: Goofy, Fun, Effective

For anyone needing to brush the rust off dormant Spanish skills, or even start from scratch -- ran across a series called "Bueno Entonces" at http://www.generallinguistics.com and it's a hoot. I'm...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By moto-psychy
When?

"The Plan" is that I'm on a 3 month leave of absence, so we should hit BA in the last week of April. But then, you know, these here moto-sickles break down sometimes, and doggone it, you get...
Forum: Americas 10-10-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By moto-psychy
Warn the authorities! looks like a busy winter...

My daughter and I will also be heading south in a few months, likely leaving Santa Fe in late January, on an f650gs and an r1200gs. She gets the nimble little 650, and I'm riding the pack horse. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By moto-psychy
Got it!

Got the short center stand, and yep, those part numbers are correct. The short one is about an inch and an eighth shorter than stock -- ~12 1/4" from the trailing edge of the foot to the top of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By moto-psychy
more thanks

Thanks for the fuel pump controller jumper tip, and it looks a handy thing to have if the controller fails. But I've fiddled electrics as long as I can remember, and bodging up 12 volts on that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By moto-psychy
Thanks, all...decision made.

Thanks for all the views. I think I'm slightly schizophrenic on this subject. I've taken a fair assortment of tools on two separate 4k mile romps on the GS. Maybe I was lucky, but all I ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By moto-psychy
Question GS-911, Long Trip, Worth Pursuing?

'morning --

Headed out in a couple of months for TDF, me on '07 GS, daughter on '07 f650gs, both well maintained, no known shaky bits. Trying not to haul the whole damned shop along (my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By moto-psychy
confirmation

Believe I can now confirm that part number, and I have one on order. Can also confirm that the sketch in the fiche looks nothing like the actual part. Should see it in a week or so, and if so, will...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By moto-psychy
yep

Matches what I found as well. Off to the dealership to see what I can learn. Parts guy has a very helpful attitude, tries hard, so I'm not without hope.

Red Cat -- yep, that is the last...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By moto-psychy
curious

thnx for yet another confirmation this damn thing has to exist. been a but of a surprise how hard it is to come up with the number, with so many folks out there lowering their scoots.

still...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 40,478
Posted By moto-psychy
Great Reviews, Perfect Timing

Big thanks to the reviewers -- well done and comprehensive write ups. We've been in conversation with the folks who run the school to set up a time for my daughter and I to do the off-road two day...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By moto-psychy
Seeking Part Number, Short Center Stand

Seeking info:
Lowered my 2007 r1200gs (non-adventure) with a set of Ohlins, I'm really pleased with the results. Improved handling, and not such a handful at stoplights. Typically one foot flat...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By moto-psychy
Center Stand Relativity

I have a related problem, but maybe it can be your solution. I have a standard GS (sport?) and I lowered it the same way you did, with the Ohlins. And yep, plenty happy I did. Love 'em.

So like...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,193
Posted By moto-psychy
hmmm...need to check it out

yea...last night's report may have been slightly over-exuberant, but what it seems to have done is drop all the destinations (I had created the route with interim destinations -- different cities in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,193
Posted By moto-psychy
Bing to Garmin...

Fiddling with the Bing map site (www.bing.com (http://www.bing.com)) and noticed something that all else probably already found/know? Bing maps/routing had good resolution, turn-by-turn routing, and...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By moto-psychy
a start...

others correct -- the good stuff is everywhere, but get a map and consider leaving Pueblo on Highway 50 thru Canon City to Salida, north toward Buena Vista, turn west at Nathrop (maybe stop at Mt. P...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By moto-psychy
nothing sinister

no worries, nothing sinister. just interesting to me, and probably completely obvious -- everybody rides their own ride, finds their own preferences, their own best way. a good sized piece of the...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By moto-psychy
so...

So, Colorado -- you got some great links to trip reports, and from what I see, no real answer to your questions re camping gear, headed south. other than maybe, "sure, if you want to!"

Glad you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By moto-psychy
these guys have it right

Took deliver myself some years back of an R1150R in Germany, while living in Frankfurt. You should be way too busy to worry.

Yes, you probably got the right "manual", and yes, it sucks. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By moto-psychy
Dang! photo made it.

a bit clumsy but it seems to be there...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By moto-psychy
New Small BMW Tank Bag, pre-'08 GS

file:///Users/rmraffer/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/moz-screenshot.jpgThis is my first crack at this, and haven't mastered inserting images. But conjured a little something using common parts that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,955
Posted By moto-psychy
things actually used, and not just hauled...

Personal favorites --

Amongst the tools (which others will cover better than I), various sizes of wire ties and a roll of Scotch 33 electrical tape, and a small digital multi-meter.

Two sets...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By moto-psychy
thnx!

Now THIS was a timely find, and order placed! Many thnx!

just had a high speed release of my left side inner mount, and now have little confidence in the security of this whole scheme. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By moto-psychy
took a week or so

$1410 for the pair, set up for my weight, in about a week. Erik at emausa1@hotmail.com -- helpful, responsive, fast. very satisfied. price initially kept me away (how good could they be???), but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By moto-psychy
rollin' ohlins!

Not normally a 'gusher' re new goodies, and I know this is old news to lots of folks on here but...just took first real ride after mounting a set of ohlins on my '07 gs and DANG! they really are as...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By moto-psychy
all of 'em

Coming from Houston, all of 'em out here in NM are "the road" as long as there's no "I" in front of the number. Wander north through roads already suggested, then do Chimayo, Truchas, Sipapu, Mora...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,318
Posted By moto-psychy
lower, yes

works great, less filling.

erector set bar looks silly? on this thing (which I love) the whole contraption looks like a collection of parts. Jesse bags, lowered exhaust, works.
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