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Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 290,263
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: 7
Views: 332
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: 7
Views: 332
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: 7
Views: 332
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: 1,071
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: 7
Views: 332
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: 4,381
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: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
Thanks :D

Thanks :D
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
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: 143
Views: 31,791
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: 143
Views: 31,791
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: 4,381
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: 4,381
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: 33,135
Views: 8,079,216
Posted By birdie_xx
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,476
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...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 113,624
Posted By birdie_xx
I may be wrong, but I don't think Weronika has...

I may be wrong, but I don't think Weronika has any camping gear with her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33,135
Views: 8,079,216
Posted By birdie_xx
Why ? He's wearing a Mick Doohan replica t-shirt....

Why ? He's wearing a Mick Doohan replica t-shirt. He's safe....:p3rry
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By birdie_xx
Thermarest, Camp Bed, Exped

This has been my progression...

I started with the Thermarest, and the 3/4th length . I read somewhere that for comfort, you don't need to support your lower legs. Maybe true, but you also loose...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By birdie_xx
Sorry for your experience... I actually bought my...

Sorry for your experience... I actually bought my suit at the dealership. They had no problem to exchange the sizes when needed, even though they had to order them. The price was good too.... Good...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 923,547
Posted By birdie_xx
Look at you enjoying THE bike :evil

Look at you enjoying THE bike :evil
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,379
Posted By birdie_xx
Thumb Great service !

Good pump ? So far yes !
But even more, great customer service on Rob's part.
I just wanted to say thank you :clap

Cheers,
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By birdie_xx
You may need the larger jacket then.... :wink:

You may need the larger jacket then.... :wink:
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By birdie_xx
I have had the Horizon suit for a year now, but...

I have had the Horizon suit for a year now, but only used it twice so far and it worked well. Haven't even used the storm hood/collar feature yet...

It is a well made suit, IMO

I am 6,3 (~200...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 113,624
Posted By birdie_xx
Very cool photos :clap Ride safe.....

Very cool photos :clap

Ride safe.....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 923,547
Posted By birdie_xx
You need a bigger rug … :wink::lol3

You need a bigger rug … :wink::lol3
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
I turned my mic down and it wouldn't help, but...

I turned my mic down and it wouldn't help, but the external one, hidden inside the helmet works very well. I got mine via Amazon from 3ME Kite Sports in South Holland, IL. Great to deal with. They...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By birdie_xx
The Trekker begs mount to the regular Monokey...

The Trekker begs mount to the regular Monokey rack system, as oppose to the "Outback" bags which have different mounts.

For the '07 V-Strom 650 GIVI has three different frame mounts. One specific...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 113,624
Posted By birdie_xx
Have fun ! :clap

Have fun ! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,925
Posted By birdie_xx
Sweet !!!

:clap
Forum: Vendors 04-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,379
Posted By birdie_xx
Really ??? I think I read earlier in this thread...

Really ??? I think I read earlier in this thread that it does. I haven't tried mine yet, but if that's the case I will be disappointed.

I know tires are not equal, nor are the pumps, but my cheap...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
How did you guys attach the Drift to the XD3...

How did you guys attach the Drift to the XD3 helmet ?

I tried to position the curved attachment, but the shape of the shell pushes it back. When up top, I see a lot of the beak in the frame…
...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
I stopped at Best Buy for a SD card , ready to...

I stopped at Best Buy for a SD card , ready to buy the 32GB one, but they have a 64GB on sale for $41.99 !
So I bought that instead and just letting you know if anyone is looking :wink:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
Thank you for the suggestions :D Cheers,

Thank you for the suggestions :D

Cheers,
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
SD card..

What cards are you using ? Is the 32GB card enough or is 64GB a must ?

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 28,426
Posted By birdie_xx
My new Ghost-S

I read the whole thread…and had a tough time deciding which Ghost to chose…This is my first action camera, so no experience at all. I missed the earlier Canadian special, but found the S model for...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,379
Posted By birdie_xx
My pump arrived today as well :D Thanks Rob...

My pump arrived today as well :D

Thanks Rob :clap
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By birdie_xx
I have the BMG "Adventure" jacket and pants :clap...

I have the BMG "Adventure" jacket and pants :clap

http://http://britishmotorcyclegear.com/jackets/adventure-jacket.html
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,251
Posted By birdie_xx
My local Honda dealer caries this… ...

My local Honda dealer caries this…

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vVLkZu9vYjQ/Tao8FrkbFyI/AAAAAAAAA7I/p2j4RcCO9oQ/s1600/Original+Spray+Cleaner.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By birdie_xx
The Nolan N43 and N44 would fit the bill ...

The Nolan N43 and N44 would fit the bill ...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,379
Posted By birdie_xx
Ordered just now . Thanks Rob :clap

Ordered just now .

Thanks Rob :clap
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