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Forum: Asia 03-23-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By scottw
It's been pretty crazy here. I'm in Tokyo, we...

It's been pretty crazy here. I'm in Tokyo, we got a good shaking in the big one March 11 but nothing like they got up in the Sendai area, not to mention the tsunami which actually did much more...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
Thanks for pointing out these HD leathers. I...

Thanks for pointing out these HD leathers. I hadn't heard of them before and may try the pants. I'm happy with the Aerostitch Transit jacket but the Transit pants were too long for my stubby legs. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By scottw
Joerg: Thanks, this is great advice, and thanks...

Joerg: Thanks, this is great advice, and thanks for posting the photo! My bike doesn't have huge mileage, about 68,000 miles right now, but a lot of the last 20,000 have been very rough/off road,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By scottw
Thanks, I'll start working through the suspects...

Thanks, I'll start working through the suspects and see what I come up with.

Mark1305, that's a good trick with the kill switch. I'll give that a try if/when it happens again.

WideBMW,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By scottw
Thanks for the advice, we'll see how it goes. ...

Thanks for the advice, we'll see how it goes. Electrical gremlins are my least favorite problems. Mechanical issues are so much easier to diagnose and fix.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By scottw
Electrical was my guess too, since it was so...

Electrical was my guess too, since it was so absolute. You're right, fuel issues usually announce themselves though coughing and bucking.

But I don't know why the shop was able to start it up...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By scottw
Question R100GS starting mystery

Hi all: I have a 1989 R100GS that has always been very reliable. Last major service just a few hundred miles ago. A couple of days ago I was just 10 minutes into a ride, waiting at a traffic light...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
The knee armor was too low for me. In fact the...

The knee armor was too low for me. In fact the pants were too long overall for me so I had to send them back. The knee armor hit me in my upper shin area. Unfortunately these are not...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
DirtyDR650, this is a thread on the Aerostitch...

DirtyDR650, this is a thread on the Aerostitch transit suit leathers. It's not hard to figure out, it's right there on the thread title. We get it, you don't think they are worth the cost. Just...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
You know, for someone who doesn't really care...

You know, for someone who doesn't really care what we pay for our gear (aside from callings us "suckers"), you seem to be a little defensive on this topic. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
I don't know if you've priced really top quality...

I don't know if you've priced really top quality leather riding gear lately (Vanson for example), but those prices are not beyond the pale. And you can't wear most leather gear in the rain.

You...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
I've ridden with the jacket in temps in the...

I've ridden with the jacket in temps in the mid-40s and it was a little chilly with a single long sleeve layer underneath. In the 60's it felt great. It's basically a heavy leather jacket with no...
Forum: Asia 12-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By scottw
Thumb Jake: If you haven't checked it out yet, take a...

Jake: If you haven't checked it out yet, take a look at the Horizons Unlimited Southern Asia Forum (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/southern-asia/). There's a fair amount of info on riding in...
Forum: Asia 12-28-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By scottw
Hi Jake: I lived and rode in Vietnam 1998-2001,...

Hi Jake: I lived and rode in Vietnam 1998-2001, so some of my info is likely out of date. For what's it worth, here's my take:

It all depends what you're after. The coastal road (highway 1)...
Forum: Asia 12-27-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By scottw
Moat of the fuel in Mongolia is leaded, from...

Moat of the fuel in Mongolia is leaded, from Russia. That said many travelers have been through on many types of modern bikes and many kinds of modern 4wd vehicles and no one has reported any real...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By scottw
Thanks Tom, this is a very good start. :clap ...

Thanks Tom, this is a very good start. :clap

I'm guessing it was probably close to $8000 in the States, since shipping it over would have cost some $$, and dmottv says his 93 was 8500 new, so I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By scottw
What a bargain! I knew someone would come...

What a bargain! I knew someone would come through for me...:rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By scottw
Question How can I find out the original MSRP for my GS?

Hi all: I'm curious what my 1989 R100GS went for new (in the USA). I Googled a bit, searched ADVrider and looked at some of the GS sites I know of (Micapeak, etc.), but no luck. Basic bumblebee...
Forum: Asia 12-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By scottw
SE Asia is always hot and humid. ...

SE Asia is always hot and humid. January/February is slightly cooler in Vietnam than other months, but only by a degree or two. I would go with full mesh textile jacket and pants (with armor), and...
Forum: Asia 11-03-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By scottw
Thumb There are definitely GS riders in Japan! I'm one...

There are definitely GS riders in Japan! I'm one of them, and I see other GS riders almost every day here in Tokyo.

As Tom says, the short answer on bringing in a bike for most people is that...
Forum: Asia 09-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By scottw
Hi Bruce: I think your best bet is to check out...

Hi Bruce: I think your best bet is to check out the Gaijinriders forum (http://www.gaijinriders.com/Forum/). There is a lot of info there on riding in Japan, much of it road and sport riding but...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
Question I've been in the process of moving to a new...

I've been in the process of moving to a new country over the past couple of months so I haven't had a chance to ride at all. My bike arrives soon and I'll be riding this winter and will try to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,615
Posted By scottw
Hi RanierDOG: I left Mongolia in 2006 so I don't...

Hi RanierDOG: I left Mongolia in 2006 so I don't have a current info on rental options there, but if you do a search on the Horizons Unlimited bulletin board...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 122,424
Posted By scottw
Clearing out the garage

GONE!Pick up only!: Assorted oils/fluids, all unopened: BMW gear oil (x2), BMW motor oil (20w50) (x5), BMW fork oil, Mobil and other auto gear oil, DOT4 brake fluid, can of chain wax (not...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By scottw
I've been wearing my US helmet for three years...

I've been wearing my US helmet for three years here now, riding extensively in the ACT, NSW and Victoria. No one has ever noticed or objected. Not to say a sharp-eyed cop wouldn't fine you if you...
Forum: Asia 05-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By scottw
I'm out of Australia this summer, off to Tokyo...

I'm out of Australia this summer, off to Tokyo for the next three years. Should be some good riding in Japan and I'm also plotting a short return trip to Mongolia.

Hope all is well with you.
...
Forum: Asia 05-19-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By scottw
Thumb Hi there, just happened upon this thread. Hi...

Hi there, just happened upon this thread. Hi Pete:wave

Pete is right, you need to check out the Northern Asia section (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/northern-asia/) of Horizons Unlimited...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
Thumb I'm still very happy with the jacket. I've been...

I'm still very happy with the jacket. I've been wearing it daily to commute for several months now as well as on a few day trips. It's breaking in nicely. Still completely waterproof.

Scott
Forum: Australia 05-15-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 122,424
Posted By scottw
Thumb Free things in Canberra

Items all in used but very good shape. You pay mailing costs only or pick up free in Canberra. PM me to arrange.

Scott
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GONE: Women's Joe Rocket textile mesh pants, with...
Forum: Australia 03-29-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By scottw
I'm out too unfortunately. On work travel this...

I'm out too unfortunately. On work travel this weekend. Great idea though, and I hope it goes well.:clap

Scott
Forum: Australia 03-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,951
Posted By scottw
Thumb I'll do it. Scott

I'll do it.

Scott
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
Waterproofness update

I rode about 400 km (250 miles) in the rain on Friday, heading to a rally. The rain was alternating between light and heavy, but it was continuous the whole way. The Transit jacket kept me...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
Colin: I've found it comfortable into the high...

Colin: I've found it comfortable into the high 80's (around 30 C). If it got hotter than that I'd probably wet my shirt underneath to get some evaporative cooling. There is a back vent you can...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,138
Posted By scottw
Thumb Bought it, like it.

I bought the set in early January as a late XMAS present to myself. I've worn Aerostitch gear for years (Roadcrafter, Darien and combat touring boots) and really liked almost everything I've gotten...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By scottw
Thumb Lewy, thanks for organizing. I had to break off...

Lewy, thanks for organizing. I had to break off early to get back to Canberra for a mid-afternoon kid's party but it was good to meet some of the other area riders and learn some new tracks.
...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By scottw
I"m going to try to make it as well. See you in...

I"m going to try to make it as well. See you in Braidwood. I'll be on an old black R100GS.

Scott
Forum: Australia 12-02-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By scottw
Thanks everyone. Seems like a consensus that...

Thanks everyone. Seems like a consensus that this is a bad idea. I appreciate the advice. Always better to ask first...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By scottw
Question coast to coast in Feb: Too Hot?

I've got a chance to ride from WA to NSW in early February. I only have 8-9 days so I'll be moving pretty fast and almost all on the major sealed roads, though I might try to sneak in some dirt...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,632
Posted By scottw
I'll be there. Missed last year to my great...

I'll be there. Missed last year to my great regret.

Scott
Forum: Australia 10-27-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By scottw
Talking If you have six weeks I'd say give 5-6 days to a...

If you have six weeks I'd say give 5-6 days to a Gobi trip. It's an amazing place. As tmotten says, in some ways a desert is a desert, but the difference in the Gobi is the wonderful people living...
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