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Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By BMW-K
Aerostich Sleestacks might work. ...

Aerostich Sleestacks might work.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-triple-digit-covers.html
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By BMW-K
I blurred out the top speed for obvious...

I blurred out the top speed for obvious incrimination reasons.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2012%20Monster%20SS1k/IMG_2106-1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,792
Posted By BMW-K
You know you just answered the question yourself,...

You know you just answered the question yourself, right? :norton

I tried the Sidi's and they simply broke across my toes wrong and they were a bit tight across the toes. They rather squeezed my...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 48,767
Posted By BMW-K
The external bellows pockets are better designed...

The external bellows pockets are better designed than flat pockets. I much, much prefer the bellows pockets on my R2P than my 'Stitch. The reason is that the bellows pockets keep the stuff away...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By BMW-K
My opinion, 500 miles, if you keep the speed down...

My opinion, 500 miles, if you keep the speed down to 65 and stay steady on the throttle.

Any way you slice it, that tire is operating on a thin life expectancy with rather poor consequential...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By BMW-K
I used a lot of Mobil 1-102 filters on my...

I used a lot of Mobil 1-102 filters on my R1200GS. Which, incidentally, is the same filter as on my Wife's Toyota FJ. The Mobil filter is about 3/4" longer than the factory filter...which meant...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
Try googling your name some time. Be...

Try googling your name some time. Be afraid...there is no privacy any more. Either accept it...or don't.

I figure it's just not worth the fight anymore.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
Went to the DMV to take care of a bit of business...

Went to the DMV to take care of a bit of business today...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/IMG_1401_zpsde4502d3.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By BMW-K
Spot, I'll say it. That's nice work you're doing...

Spot, I'll say it. That's nice work you're doing there. I hope it actually works for you.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By BMW-K
Excellent and Congrats!!!

Excellent and Congrats!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,754
Posted By BMW-K
Outstanding and congrats!!!

Outstanding and congrats!!!
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By BMW-K
Dedicated rain gear: BMW Rain Gear. Great...

Dedicated rain gear: BMW Rain Gear. Great stuff, never let me down!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By BMW-K
Wolfman racks on mine with the Exped bags. :clap

Wolfman racks on mine with the Exped bags. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,161
Posted By BMW-K
I'm in, deposit down. :deal

I'm in, deposit down. :deal
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By BMW-K
Just throw a white towel over the seat fin you're...

Just throw a white towel over the seat fin you're out on break.

Otherwise, stay light in the colors. A sheep works great because it reflects the heat/light.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
Yeah no kidding right? :lol3 But it really...

Yeah no kidding right? :lol3

But it really WAS a great two miles! And even more sad...no rest for me this weekend...down to work on the vacation property and I need my tools. Storage on the GS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By BMW-K
Above all else, bring an open mind and an...

Above all else, bring an open mind and an adventurous attitude![/QUOTE]
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
Well, I just added a touratech Extreme rear...

Well, I just added a touratech Extreme rear shock. :clap:clap:clap

The first two miles were glorious! And then I had to get back to work. :lol3

Pix later!
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,792
Posted By BMW-K
Well, I'm going to spend 7 days and 2500 miles on...

Well, I'm going to spend 7 days and 2500 miles on my F8GS (Pivot Pegs) in about 3 weeks. I'll let you know what I find out.

It will be mostly road work, a lot of walking, and all in British...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,161
Posted By BMW-K
Well, merry Christmas to me then? :freaky

Well, merry Christmas to me then? :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By BMW-K
Well, not on the F7 but I did on my R12. ...

Well, not on the F7 but I did on my R12. Overloaded bikes get wonky...as do tires that are really poorly flatspotted/worn. Add to it large hard bags (*on my GS) and it would go into a death weave...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
Jeff, Yes indeed, tubeless on the rear tire...

Jeff,

Yes indeed, tubeless on the rear tire signed sealed and delivered. It came out great and holds air just fine as it should. :) The whole tubeless deal was absolutely one of my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
I stayed with the 17" rear for a variety of...

I stayed with the 17" rear for a variety of reasons. At a whopping 5' 8" ride height is at a premium. The majority of my riding is street oriented and the most aggressive tire I need is going to be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,794
Posted By BMW-K
A wonderful little package arrived today from...

A wonderful little package arrived today from some guy named "Woody"...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/photo2_zps1b983cf4.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By BMW-K
Ages ago Aerostich used to sell a winter armor...

Ages ago Aerostich used to sell a winter armor that was much thinner. It's worth a call.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,484
Posted By BMW-K
I'm not a BMW mechanic so take this for what it's...

I'm not a BMW mechanic so take this for what it's worth.

A spark plug failure is...rare.

Seriously, a Plug blowing up IN the cylinder? That's got to be a serious anomaly.

I've put over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By BMW-K
If you're asking about a front tire..S v. T...

If you're asking about a front tire..S v. T rating then that's a question of how much speed you expect to manage.

An S rated tire is "good" to 112 mph...a T rated tire is good to 118mph.

So,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,374
Posted By BMW-K
So, the Heidi K60 by any other name... ??

So, the Heidi K60 by any other name... ??
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By BMW-K
Sooooooo...they copied a Heidenau K60?

Sooooooo...they copied a Heidenau K60?
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By BMW-K
Are you camping or hoteling it? If you seer...

Are you camping or hoteling it?

If you seer hoteling it then you really should be just fine without needing anything in the topper. When I did AK in 2009 I ran with a completely empty top case,...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By BMW-K
I have one on my F800gs. Finish on the seat is...

I have one on my F800gs. Finish on the seat is good, it looks good and the materials used appear good.

The fit is a bit gappy and I've used some black foam to fill in the gaps between the seat...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
Farmers insurance ( sub'd to Foremost). It's...

Farmers insurance ( sub'd to Foremost). It's also a 2010 model, I'm 45, married, no kids, own my own home and the bike is garaged. The bike is listed as a pleasure vehicle under my two cars, along...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
Hi Rev, I pay about $287 for a year of full...

Hi Rev,

I pay about $287 for a year of full coverage on my 2010 F8gs.

I'm personally not a great fan of the mesh gear as the armor is typically not good and the abrasion resistance of mesh...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
But you MIGHT buy it. And that's the chance. ...

But you MIGHT buy it. And that's the chance. More importantly though is that this gives you the opportunity to build a relationship with their repair department. I've owned about five BMW's of...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
Nah, not gonna help you there. :D. You just...

Nah, not gonna help you there. :D. You just gotta try them both and decide. It's just a question of personal preference.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
No question. I'd buy used if possible. There...

No question. I'd buy used if possible. There are very good deals to be had out here and it's not like you have to worry about road salt breaking down the finish.

The price of the bike: ...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
Pro Italia has a very solid reputation. I bought...

Pro Italia has a very solid reputation. I bought my Ducati Monster from Brea Ducati but I'd not hesitate one minute to work with Pro Italia. I've visited there a couple times and have always come...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By BMW-K
Nahhh, this isn't even in the running. LOL!

Nahhh, this isn't even in the running. LOL!
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
Heck yeah! :freaky Just know that short...

Heck yeah! :freaky

Just know that short days typically cover 400+ miles for road riding. :norton

Good bike shops I know of: Irv Seaver BMW in Orange has done me right for a decade and SoCal...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By BMW-K
LA, as in Los Angeles? Or Louisiana? I hope...

LA, as in Los Angeles? Or Louisiana?

I hope it's the former and not the later! SoCal is bikers heaven, repeat with fantastic roads, most excellent weather and the RIGHT to lane-split! ...
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