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Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Motoholic
Thank you everyone for your replies. I'll...

Thank you everyone for your replies. I'll translate them to my buddy and let you know his feedback. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Motoholic
Help with an R1100RS problem

A friend of mine, overseas, is having a hard-to-diagnose problem with his R1100RS, and I thought I'd turn here for help. He's tried a number of things unsuccessfully and we're running out of ideas....
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 335,100
Posted By Motoholic
Hey Dennis, Nice meeting you on Saturday. ...

Hey Dennis,

Nice meeting you on Saturday. The gloves fit great! I'll be back - I like your shop...


Cheers,
B.
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 335,100
Posted By Motoholic
What's your selection of gloves like (sizes L and...

What's your selection of gloves like (sizes L and XL)? I am thinking about stopping by your shop this Saturday or next Wednesday...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,584
Posted By Motoholic
Got mine today. Andy, the tool looks extremely...

Got mine today. Andy, the tool looks extremely well-made. I don't know how you did it, but it's a work of art. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Motoholic
I have Jim's DVD and it is terrific. :thumb

I have Jim's DVD and it is terrific. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Motoholic
You know, I think you are right. I picked up the...

You know, I think you are right. I picked up the bike today, and it was only the battery. The charge for the labor was only $40, which I thought was extremely fair. Keep in mind I had the use of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Motoholic
Thumb Awesome dealer in L.A. area

So my GS/A died on me today. The good news: it happened one block from Brown Motor Works in Pomona. The bad news: it's Saturday after 5 and the dealership is closed. Until Tuesday. :bluduh So...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By Motoholic
WD40 has never failed me, and you probably have...

WD40 has never failed me, and you probably have some in your garage already. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,380
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 301,515
Posted By Motoholic
Before you drain the oil out of your bike to do...

Before you drain the oil out of your bike to do an oil change, make sure that the bottles of new oil on your shelf are not actualy the old empty ones you forgot to throw away the last time you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Motoholic
Bingo! Reservoir was full to the brim! Why didn't...

Bingo! Reservoir was full to the brim! Why didn't I think of that??

Removing the caliper also makes sense. I cleaned it with spray, but it would have been easier without the disk in the way. Dumb...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Motoholic
Brake pads replacement question

OK, so I replaced the brake pads on my F650GS today. Never had this issue before, but for whatever reason today I had a difficult time pushing the piston back enought to fit the new pads (rear). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Motoholic
8.7 gallons *including* the 1 gallon reserve....

8.7 gallons *including* the 1 gallon reserve. :deal



Hehe, I think it's more about an expansion of the gas station owner's wallet... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,638,289
Posted By Motoholic
I like the look of this one a lot. :thumb

I like the look of this one a lot. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By Motoholic
Are you guys maybe using PIAA bulbs? Those last,...

Are you guys maybe using PIAA bulbs? Those last, like, 5 minutes.

I think I am on my third OEM bulb; the bike has 55K miles on the clock.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Motoholic
Eh? My "stretchy" gas tank

OK, just wanted to see if anyone else had the case of an "expanding gas tank" or is it just me. So I ride my 1200 GS/A until the "range" is down to 10 miles, stop at a pump and put........8.9...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,076
Posted By Motoholic
Wow, what a great tour! And the pictures are...

Wow, what a great tour! And the pictures are awesome! Did you guys have a professional photographer with you or something? :D

Ha, ha, djes ba Mina?!...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,332
Posted By Motoholic
You can buy Mex insurance before you leave. I use...

You can buy Mex insurance before you leave. I use this site (there are others too):

www.mexadventure.com

Getting the visa at the border is easy; fill out a short form, show them your passport,...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Motoholic
I like Tecate the best, but I've used TJ most...

I like Tecate the best, but I've used TJ most often since for me it's the most convenient one. If you chose TJ, note that there's a rather confusing road junction as soon as you cross the border, so...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,631
Posted By Motoholic
I borrowed one from a buddy to test out during an...

I borrowed one from a buddy to test out during an 8-day trip to Baja. It worked as advertised. My only annoyance with the device is that the same button (OK) is used to activate tracking and to send...
Forum: Asia 07-09-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Motoholic
Yes, of course the bikes have to be prepped &...

Yes, of course the bikes have to be prepped & packed in Japan... I was just trying to get as much info about it beforehand. Here is the full scoop:

Two guys from Croatia are leaving on a...
Forum: Asia 07-07-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Motoholic
Thank you for the reply. I contacted about a...

Thank you for the reply. I contacted about a dozen bike shipping companies here in the U.S. and was told that none of them do it. Tried a few freight forwarders that have shipped bikes before, but...
Forum: Asia 07-07-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Motoholic
Shipping: Japan to USA

OK, so I've been trying for a month now to find a way to fly two bikes (R1200 GS-Adventure) from Tokyo to Los Angeles, and can't seem to find anyone that does it. :becca Any ideas? This is for two...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,864
Posted By Motoholic
I'll make a call too. Had a chance to try out an...

I'll make a call too. Had a chance to try out an old Tenere when I was in Europe last week and liked it *a lot*. I really wish we had this bike here...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
Quick update... Serbian World Team (now back in...

Quick update... Serbian World Team (now back in Serbia) is finishing up their TV series which will be shown on Serbian TV in March. No word if we'll get a chance to see it here (I doubt it), but I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-11-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Motoholic
Ahaaaa... Cool! All these options I didn't know...

Ahaaaa... Cool! All these options I didn't know about! Thank you everyone! :clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-10-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By Motoholic
Question Map software that exports maps as pics?

I've seen it on ADVRider, but can't find out which software does it... I'd like to be able to make a route in a mapping software, and then export it as a jpeg or gif or something similar, so that I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 328,938
Posted By Motoholic
http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/166640346-L.jp...

http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/166640346-L.jpg
My buddy v8turbo (right) and I next to a crop duster somewhere in eastern Arkansas
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
Thank you... It may not be too late to catch up...

Thank you... It may not be too late to catch up with them... They should be somewhere in your area very soon. I just sent you a PM with Zoran's phone number; try to call him and see if you can meet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By Motoholic
That always puzzled me too. Someone once told me...

That always puzzled me too. Someone once told me that he carries one GPS with road maps, and another one that has topographic info for off-road :dunno But I can't imagine they do a lot of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Motoholic
BreadMan's nationality is not what you think (I...

BreadMan's nationality is not what you think (I know the dood) and his comment was not political. But that's besides the point... OnALark, we want more pics! :clap

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,765
Posted By Motoholic
Dobrodosli nazad! :lurk

Dobrodosli nazad!

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,481
Posted By Motoholic
I'm heading the same way (L.A.-Seattle)...

I'm heading the same way (L.A.-Seattle) tonight... Maybe I'll see you on the road. :thumb

By the way, listen to Gadget Boy - don't worry about what hasn't happened (and most likely won't happen)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
Thank you everyone for the nice comments. ...

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

The thread will continue soon; RSVMillenian has a ride report and a bunch of pictures that he'll post next, and I know BreadMan will too.

The Serbian...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,978
Posted By Motoholic
:clap

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
P.S. All the pictures (1700 of them) of my...

P.S.

All the pictures (1700 of them) of my ride with the Serbian World Team are in my SmugMug, so if you want more, here you go:

http://motoholic.smugmug.com/gallery/3352164#P-1-15

:rilla
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
After 2500 miles and eight days together, we...

After 2500 miles and eight days together, we reach the end of our trip together. We've arrived in Denver. Somewhere off of I-76 East we pull over at a gas station. It's time to say good bye.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/187176413-M.jp...

http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/187176413-M.jpg
The view from the chase van

http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/187176469-M.jpg
The Rockies
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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
At the bottom of the mountain we catch up with...

At the bottom of the mountain we catch up with this fella:

http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/187175941-M.jpg
We saw him at the Independence Pass earlier, but didn't get a chance to meet him.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 96,275
Posted By Motoholic
We reach the Independence Pass. Elevation:...

We reach the Independence Pass. Elevation: 12,095. Eddie says that's the highest he's ever been on land.

http://Motoholic.smugmug.com/photos/187170599-M.jpg
Baki, Borko, me, Tea and Zoran
...
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