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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,605
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Well stated. Sent from my iPad using...

Well stated.



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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,211
Posted By Telemarktumalo
The OP, Nate was asking opinions about the 800 GS...

The OP, Nate was asking opinions about the 800 GS vs the 700 GS.

From post #1

"....On to my other question specific to the BMW models. My assumption is that the F650gs would be good to learn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,211
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I have pondered the wisdom of putting a...

I have pondered the wisdom of putting a relatively inexperienced rider on a "beginner" bike. While some entry level bikes are comfortable and safe, many are uncomfortable with poor ergos, have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9,465
Views: 1,908,514
Posted By Telemarktumalo
A few weeks ago, I was touring across the US and...

A few weeks ago, I was touring across the US and stopped for coffee and map study at a McDonalds in Tomah, Wisconsin. Sunday morning and a young couple were sitting in their car as I pulled in, took...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,605
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I am surprised to hear inmates say they don't...

I am surprised to hear inmates say they don't take training because of the cost. And yet, it is not unusual to hear people say they will buy a $300 helmet, a $400 jacket or $250 boots. All of this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,605
Posted By Telemarktumalo
The driver was being a jerk and has now been...

The driver was being a jerk and has now been reprimanded by his boss, and stand up gal, Mary Jean. He learned his lesson the hard way and if he wants to do this again, risks losing his job. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,363
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I used the Throttlemeister previously on my road...

I used the Throttlemeister previously on my road bike and have a Kaoko on my GS. Both are sufficient as throttle locks, but as mentioned here, are not true cruise control. The Kaoko works extremely...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,441
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I just returned from cross country USA trip. ...

I just returned from cross country USA trip. 4600 miles in 13 days on a loaded 2012 1200 GS. I rode in all types of weather including 3 days of steady rain, a bit of snow, some dirt roads and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,234
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I vote Leave'em On. They tell a story about your...

I vote Leave'em On. They tell a story about your bike and it's history of travel. Plus, the stickers will provide you with a roadmap of things to see. Then, start adding your own, and just start...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,185
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Really? What else should a new owner be expected...

Really? What else should a new owner be expected to pull apart. Tear down the engine and check the torque on the rod cap bolts? Look. I am a KTM fan and have an '09 450 EXC, but there is no way I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,211
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Buy the 800 GS. Perfect for your size and no...

Buy the 800 GS. Perfect for your size and no more difficult to ride than the 650/700 twin. And, it has much greater potential off-road.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I respect the author's ADV cred. There is a hole...

I respect the author's ADV cred. There is a hole in the lightweight ADV market. However, many of us use our bikes for more than BDR. That is why the large bike market is so popular. Tell KTM,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I'm 4500 miles into a set on my '12 1200 GS. My...

I'm 4500 miles into a set on my '12 1200 GS. My only issue has been the front tire leak down.... I'd say it loses 3-5 psi per week, but never seem to leak down lower than 25 psi. The tires seem to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,408
Posted By Telemarktumalo
The GSA windscreen is a very worthwhile upgrade. ...

The GSA windscreen is a very worthwhile upgrade. Much more substantial mounting and the improved weather protection is worth the price IMHO. One tradeoff is that the larger the screen, the more...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,264
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I think I'd take a serious look at that seat...

I think I'd take a serious look at that seat before I'd consider sitting on it for months at a time. I think the KLR or the Honda 650 are a better choice.... lighter, simpler and better parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,405
Posted By Telemarktumalo
This comparison of TT UK and TT in NZ, are better...

This comparison of TT UK and TT in NZ, are better comparison's of price than TT in Germany. Who knows what costs TT has to pay to distribute their products in the US. Yep, TT stuff is expensive. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 320,956
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I've never hit anybody on purpose with a car,...

I've never hit anybody on purpose with a car, truck or bike. But, I have been hit twice, on purpose, by cagers. So, for all of you bicycle haters out there, try that on for size. That is what...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,530
Posted By Telemarktumalo
The LED auxiliary lamps will definitely help, but...

The LED auxiliary lamps will definitely help, but nothing will turn you from invisible to Star-Man. I continue to ride as if 90% of cagers cannot see me and the other 10% are out to get me. I ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,515
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Watch some of your friends who are more...

Watch some of your friends who are more comfortable standing than you. I bet you will find some techniques that will help, such as getting a bit more forward, bend and raise your elbows and get your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Telemarktumalo
The CRF 250L is a great bike. Street manners are...

The CRF 250L is a great bike. Street manners are absolutely excellent. They are holding their value well but I'll bet come fall you will find a '13 in the $3500 range. The WR is a more serious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Healthy respect for those varmints. They are so...

Healthy respect for those varmints. They are so prevalent in the west too, it is crazy. I don't know what it will take before we expand our hunting season to start to deal with it. The numbers...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,388
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I'm glad that the rider is ok. When I read this,...

I'm glad that the rider is ok. When I read this, I thought the same thing about the following too closely thing. Re-reading the OP, I see that it was heavy traffic. When I'm forced to travel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 320,956
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Is that a pejorative comment or a question? I'm...

Is that a pejorative comment or a question? I'm not sure what you mean.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I'm in Bend. You are welcome to borrow my GL...

I'm in Bend. You are welcome to borrow my GL Coyote Bags


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 320,956
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Exactly! Thanks for expressing my sentiments...

Exactly! Thanks for expressing my sentiments too. I think cyclists are an easier target than cagers. They obviously look different, and I think most cagers don't take them seriously. Afterall, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 50,154
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Thank you. This thread is filled with verbal...

Thank you. This thread is filled with verbal masturbation.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 17,964
Posted By Telemarktumalo
In the US, everyone does have a right to be taken...

In the US, everyone does have a right to be taken care of in a hospital. But, we are all expected to pay our bill for the services provided. If I am reading your posting correctly, you feel that...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I have two pairs of Sidi boots. A three year old...

I have two pairs of Sidi boots. A three year old pair of Canyons and a newer pair of Adentures. Both Gore-tex. Extremely we'll made and durable. The Canyons are more comfortable off of the bike,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 320,956
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Yo Chris. :dizave ...

Yo Chris. :dizave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kU
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I'm over 4000 miles into a set of K60's on my '12...

I'm over 4000 miles into a set of K60's on my '12 GS. About to depart on a cross country trip. Shipping the bike to VA and will ride back to Oregon Sept. 20-Oct. 4. The tires still look and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 17,964
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Every rider KNOWS that they are a very good, if...

Every rider KNOWS that they are a very good, if not great, rider. They will not have an accident. Therefore, there are no accidents involving motorcycle riders. Therefore, all riders can go...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,341
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Awesome! What do you think thus far?

Awesome! What do you think thus far?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 320,956
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Horrific. Let's hope that Officer Woods is...

Horrific. Let's hope that Officer Woods is removed from the police force. He needs to resign his position, apologize to the cyclist's family and make restitution, and apologize to the public for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,878
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I grew up in south western Virginia (oh no... not...

I grew up in south western Virginia (oh no... not to be confused with WVA!) and the local dialect was to use two syllables where others might use one. For example... a pen is pronounced "pay-yun". ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,878
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Cairo, IL Kay-Row

Cairo, IL

Kay-Row
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,239
Posted By Telemarktumalo
That is a beautiful bike. Keep us posted as you...

That is a beautiful bike. Keep us posted as you get some miles on her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,009
Posted By Telemarktumalo
I wave at Harley riders, and scooters too. But,...

I wave at Harley riders, and scooters too. But, I can't get over my disdain for those three wheel Can Am things. WTF,...Training wheels?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 17,964
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Back to the original post. I've thought about...

Back to the original post. I've thought about this a lot. I'm a neurosurgery PA and see lots of trauma, including motorbike accidents. Two folks came in yesterday after hitting deer in separate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,009
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Jealous of what? That thing looks like a porch...

Jealous of what? That thing looks like a porch couch with wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 320,956
Posted By Telemarktumalo
Another reason that I really dig living in Oregon...

Another reason that I really dig living in Oregon

http://telemarktumalo.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Travels/i-bsSRnvC/0/L/IMG_2619-L.jpg
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