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Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,117
Posted By ACD
Have been using mine for years, until last week....

Have been using mine for years, until last week. Got rear-ended by a car, at low speed, hit the car in front and then the ground. Broke my big toe, just like the guy earlier in this thread. I believe...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,440
Posted By ACD
I bought Alpinestar's, can't remember the model....

I bought Alpinestar's, can't remember the model. My main concern beyond protection was stealth. I wanted something plain that I could use off the bike. Jeans is not too baggy, but longer than regular...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By ACD
Are you looking for 120/70ZR19 and 170/60ZR17 ? I...

Are you looking for 120/70ZR19 and 170/60ZR17 ? I heard from bmw gs owners that they are having trouble finding tires for the new gs lc.

Try Guimarăes Pneus, (71) 3357.5000.
Address is Av....
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,058
Posted By ACD
Toucan if you want goretex, or Tech3, to stick...

Toucan if you want goretex, or Tech3, to stick with Astars


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,716
Posted By ACD
On my former 1150 I had the spare key taped to...

On my former 1150 I had the spare key taped to the fairing near the instrument panel. Impossible to see and even to reach!! Only way to have access to it was to find by touch and peel one end of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,481
Posted By ACD
New Dainese Gortex D-Explorer Jacket and Pants

Same here. About to replace an old Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket, that I have been using to travel everywhere in south america.

The kath was what I bought after a long research. I needed something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,952
Posted By ACD
It is hard to pinpoint the problem without...

It is hard to pinpoint the problem without watching you ride, but make sure that you have stiff sole boots, wide footpegs and that you do not have to bend forward or flex your legs to reach the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,976
Posted By ACD
You got my attention. Subscribed! Sent...

You got my attention. Subscribed!


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Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 39,945
Posted By ACD
+1. I tend to go through 3 or four sets of Karoo...

+1. I tend to go through 3 or four sets of Karoo T and TKC80´s before I miss something smoother and offering better mileage, then I go back to Tourances (the original ones). Grip is about the same on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,743
Posted By ACD
I use my GSA daily, for everything, except going...

I use my GSA daily, for everything, except going out with my wife! She does not appreciate my riding skills... For sure I could use a slimmer, lighter bike around town, but right now I am a "one bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By ACD
Back to basics (and cheaper) GSA LC?

It's just me or someone else thinks the GS is becoming too sophisticated for its own good?

Don't get me wrong, I think keyless start is cool and useful, ESA is convenient, throttle-by-wire is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,635
Posted By ACD
A few years back a friend of mine in a 5-series...

A few years back a friend of mine in a 5-series BMW stopped near the Rockfeller Center in NYC to drop off some of his five (!) passengers. The car died, doors, windows and sunroof would not work. He...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By ACD
Allan, when I decided to buy my first street bike...

Allan, when I decided to buy my first street bike I already had two years offroad experience, and I'm glad I did. using the best equipment I could afford was a no-brainer. Good boots, knee and elbow...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,030
Posted By ACD
Mine self destructed while riding on bad tarmac,...

Mine self destructed while riding on bad tarmac, 110F and TKC's, sheared bolts,,etc. +1 for my buddy, we stopped to refill and noticed BOTH bikes had damaged rear fender! Consistency, at least....
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,032
Posted By ACD
Klim Induction review??

Oops, posted on wrong thread, please disregard


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Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,559
Posted By ACD
I had the same hiviz phosphorescent yellow...

I had the same hiviz phosphorescent yellow applied all over my rollerblades, back in the day. Also had red blinkers on my helmet and back of left leg. I'll tell you this: nobody ever ran me over on...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,559
Posted By ACD
I don't care what you ride, bring a scooter and...

I don't care what you ride, bring a scooter and we'll ride together. Bring a scooter on TKC' s and you are my newest childhood friend. Cheers!
P.s.: tie that matress on top of side panniers and gain...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,112
Posted By ACD
I wish you had a few build pictures. The bike is...

I wish you had a few build pictures. The bike is beautiful! I'm not familiar with the original bike so I can't figure out all the mods just by looking at the end result, but I like it a lot. Enjoy...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,213
Posted By ACD
+1 for eztouring. Light, packs smalls and is big...

+1 for eztouring. Light, packs smalls and is big enough to cover the whole bike, panniers and top case included, even front tire gets enclosed. Almost TOO big. On long trips bike stays hidden from...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By ACD
It is really simple, you just may need to help...

It is really simple, you just may need to help your screwdriver with other tools while taking out that bolt, they may be stubborn sometimes. Also, make sure you have the right model for you bike....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By ACD
If I remember well the washer is what provides...

If I remember well the washer is what provides friction for the lock nut, so check the instructions (they are model specific). I believe you have to install the washer, otherwise the lock nut will...
Forum: Vendors 04-26-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 46,007
Posted By ACD
IMHO that was a humorous way to say that they do...

IMHO that was a humorous way to say that they do not want to give away any details but they will have a different style rally air released by June. Let's wait and see!



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Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,864
Posted By ACD
Early February I came across that other ride...

Early February I came across that other ride report about Iceland and Faroe Island. Spent some time enjoying all the pictures. My wife walks in and asks if I made my mind about our next vacations. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 891,649
Posted By ACD
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Not only that but there is a sponge or something inside. First time I noticed it I thought the oil had turned into a goo-like substance...



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Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By ACD
Coming from HD's you will feel at home with GSA's...

Coming from HD's you will feel at home with GSA's weight! I guess everything else will be good news. I had a 2003 1150GSA which was replaced by a 2011 1200GSA. Great improvement in most areas, bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,915
Posted By ACD
I think 6,000km from a rear tire is perfectly...

I think 6,000km from a rear tire is perfectly doable. That´s what I get from K2 and TKC´s, lot´s of tarmac and light offroad. I ride hard on tarmac under triple digit temperatures all the time. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,621
Posted By ACD
It seems there is still a lot of meat on that...

It seems there is still a lot of meat on that bone. Tourances (rear!) can last up to 10,000mls in a best case scenario. Just check the TWI (look for an arrow on the side of the tire) and you can see...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,421
Posted By ACD
Sounds like a miracle unless riding on smooth...

Sounds like a miracle unless riding on smooth tarmac and 10% throttle!! Even then, will depend a lot on temperature and tire pressure. Curious to know more details.

I was never able to take more...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By ACD
Another vote for stick coil. At the dealership...

Another vote for stick coil. At the dealership they said bad hall sensor, which made no sense since the bike was running ok except for the drop áround 4~5k rpm. After a little research here I decided...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 296,010
Posted By ACD
Too bad I did not check the forum when I was...

Too bad I did not check the forum when I was shopping for a replacement battery for my 1200GSA... I got a 14Ah AGM gel battery from JMT, damn this thing is heavy!! But I hope it will perform OK. Do...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 33,349
Posted By ACD
F-ing in Iceland and Faroe Islands, 2013.

Thanks Bli55 for the report. I did a search for Iceland and found your thread. My intention was to find some Icelandic inmates and get a few tips about what to do and see over there. Your report...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,699
Posted By ACD
Placing Bike on Center Stand

It took me some time to master the technique with my 1150GS. When I tried the first time on a 1200GS, I was amazed by how smooth the lever action was. Following that trend I suspected the GSW would...
Forum: Alaska 01-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By ACD
These are in fact as far away from my reality as...

These are in fact as far away from my reality as it can get, unless I use it for better traction on melting tarmac!! :)


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Forum: Alaska 01-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By ACD
That may help! ...

That may help!

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Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,129
Posted By ACD
Boots: 'Adventure' Goretex or MX boot?

Thanks for yr report. It has a lot of good info. I have been using SIDI's Adv for a long time, and I love it. It seems like a good compromise between a MX boot and a regular boot. I wear it in every...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,973
Posted By ACD
Best abrasion resistance Jacket - Dont care about rain or warmth - Weise

I am currently living in Brazil's capital, Brasília, which is very bike friendly given its wide multi lane streets. The dry season goes from March to September. It may get a little dry, 15% humidity...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 483,673
Posted By ACD
Every time I hear about heated seats I feel my...

Every time I hear about heated seats I feel my balls boiling!! Average temp is about 95F around here...



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Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,168
Posted By ACD
Not an oilhead but it got me thinking ...

Not an oilhead but it got me thinking

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 483,673
Posted By ACD
It is a matte finish, it had the GS stickers but...

It is a matte finish, it had the GS stickers but for now they stay out.

Men, you just touched an exposed nerve here! This baby is for sale in my neighborhood, and I already have two fat pigs in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 483,673
Posted By ACD
Let's see your R1150GS or R1150GS/ADV

[QUOTE=Dieselboy;22809872]My newest favorite:

Great paint job. I just had to repaint my tank and thought about something along those lines, but decided to keep the original matte silver without...
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