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Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,725
Posted By Thinman
I've had both Triumphs and several BMW's over the...

I've had both Triumphs and several BMW's over the past few years, including a R12R currently. For my 2 cents, the R is a better all rounder. Triumphs drop in value like a rock (trust me I know) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Thinman
5'-10", 31" inseam, 140 lbs. I use the std GSA...

5'-10", 31" inseam, 140 lbs. I use the std GSA seat and only get both toes on the ground, but the height hasn't been an issue yet, including driving around the city. Just think ahead a little when...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Thinman
I beg to differ, but if you've been accustomed to...

I beg to differ, but if you've been accustomed to street bikes the seating position is fine. My wife is 5'4" and loves it, I'm 5'10" and ride it as well. What's your objective? Poking around with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By Thinman
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,402
Posted By Thinman
Ditto

Had an 04 FZ6 and included a 2300 mile trip averaging 300 to 500 miles a day. A little tiring on the slab, but worth it once you get on the backroads/twisties. This was one-up - would not want to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 64,526
Posted By Thinman
R12R review - I think it was this one - but...

R12R review - I think it was this one - but memory fades with age. When I see it again I'll post if it was a different magazine/issue.

http://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/covers/current/bike.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 64,526
Posted By Thinman
There was a great write-up/review of the R12R in...

There was a great write-up/review of the R12R in the new UK Bike mag (too expensive to buy it, I just read it at Borders). Pretty much sums up my feelings about the bike as a do it all performer. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,608
Posted By Thinman
With 9,000 miles on the F800ST, the only trips to...

With 9,000 miles on the F800ST, the only trips to the dealer have been for regular service and oil changes. Yes, there's an occasional false neutral and I've had it cut out once or twice, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By Thinman
My situation in reverse - have the R1200R, but...

My situation in reverse - have the R1200R, but I'm being tempted by a used low mileage 06 GS at the dealer as a 2nd/long haul bike since it's a 500 mile ride to anyhwere with decent curves/hills. I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Thinman
Sort of

I had a Weestrom. Sold it and bought an F800ST for my wife, but I've ridden it a fair amount. Comparos?

Adventure bike lite vs. sport tourer lite

Weestrom - read all about it in Beasts, but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,339
Posted By Thinman
His and Hers

http://thinman.smugmug.com/photos/218807221-M.jpg

Hers and His

http://thinman.smugmug.com/photos/218810967-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,012
Posted By Thinman
Wife, er, bike swap

I've had the same thoughts but in the other direction. I have an R1200R, but always keep looking at the GS. The things that I keep coming back to - 1) much as I'd like to think of being the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Thinman
Western Ill routes

Check out the Maps tab at the Windy City Rats web page for some routes in the Galena area. I've done these quite a few times, as others have said Blackjack is good, and there's some offshoot roads...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Thinman
Yeah, and you wonder why 95% of the bikes we see...

Yeah, and you wonder why 95% of the bikes we see on weekends are cruisers (not dissin' - used to have a HD myself) and 4.5% are best suited for Road America and such. The missus works every other...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Thinman
Motorcycling in Chicago

Ditto on the SW Wisconsin roads. I live in downtown Chicago as well, and it's always a crap shoot on getting out for a ride during the week with the traffic and all. Best thing I've found for at...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,839
Posted By Thinman
Curses Danger Dave

I've been trying to resist the Thruxton and you have to post those gorgeous pics and great write-up. Inner turmoil continues............
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Thinman
My R3 experience

I had a RIII for about a year. My longest trip was about 350 miles a day, without any form of wind protection, which got to be a strain on the arms With the stock bars I was kind of in a feet...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,202
Posted By Thinman
Nice ride report

Great trip and report Chi Town. What screen are you using? I have the BMW tall screen and it pummels me to death, so I switched back to the sport screen.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 132,838
Posted By Thinman
FZ6 trade

Chicago BMW. Ironic part is that it was apparantly a friend of one of my wife's clients who bought the FZ6, and from what I've been told the dealer made a pretty handsome profit on the in and out...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By Thinman
Okay, so the review has really piqued my interest...

Okay, so the review has really piqued my interest as a potential replacement for the Strom to generate some more excitement, but compared to the Uly, what's within reasonable limits of a decent day's...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 132,838
Posted By Thinman
My first ride on the ST

Based partly on kbasa's excellent write up and several positive reviews (cheap financing from BMW didn't hurt either), I traded in the FZ6 that my wife was using for touring for the F800ST. Sunday we...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 238,078
Posted By Thinman
Comparo

How would you compare the bonneville and the duc GT?
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 57,483
Posted By Thinman
I had the Heritage for 3+ years and almost 20K...

I had the Heritage for 3+ years and almost 20K miles, but last summer just got a little uncomfortable taking it on trips, mostly due to the cruiser riding position. I have a Vstrom 650 for the trips...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 57,483
Posted By Thinman
Sold this: ...

Sold this:
http://thinman.smugmug.com/photos/139152256-S.jpg


To buy this:

http://thinman.smugmug.com/photos/141838379-S.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 238,078
Posted By Thinman
New arrival

It's been freezing since the day I brought it home from the dealer last week, so just waiting to put some miles on soon.

http://thinman.smugmug.com/photos/141838379-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,639
Posted By Thinman
Slightly OT - URBAN Helmet

Hey Terrytori, how do you like that URBAN helmet, and where did you purchase it from?
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 593,558
Posted By Thinman
My Harley

Not the most picturesque setting, but I still consider this one my rolling artwork

http://thinman.smugmug.com/photos/139152256-M.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 635,941
Posted By Thinman
Checking In (Finally)

Purchased an 05 DL650 last summer and loving it. The wife is now adopting the Wee, so contemplating trading her former ride for the 07 ABS when they come out.
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,869
Posted By Thinman
My wife is 5'-4" and has been riding for two...

My wife is 5'-4" and has been riding for two years, starting with a Buell Blast, to a Yamaha FZ6, and a HD Softail. She tried my Wee Strom a few weeks ago and prefers it to all the other rides, with...
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