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Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,994
Posted By Kane
My god, that ZX is a GORGEOUS bike!

My god, that ZX is a GORGEOUS bike!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Kane
Question Upper and lower Michigan guidance needed...

The Mrs. and I will be attending the Aerostich Very Boring Rally in August; I'm riding up solo, and because of time constraints, she will be flying up to meet me in Duluth. We're planning to make a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,388
Posted By Kane
First, good for you for having the humility to...

First, good for you for having the humility to say, (paraphrased) "I've only been riding for a year, is this too much bike for me?" If you've been riding constantly over that year, you should be...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,362
Posted By Kane
I put just shy of 100,000 miles on an ST11 in...

I put just shy of 100,000 miles on an ST11 in three years. It was a fabulous bike, rock solid, reliable, comfortable for days, and a superb touring mount, including two-up. The 11 is VERY smooth at...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,226
Posted By Kane
I've heard both from Schuberth owners and dealers...

I've heard both from Schuberth owners and dealers that getting parts in the US has been a problem, and that's why most dealers are closing them out.

I have both the Nolan X-Lite, which I've had...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,578
Posted By Kane
I'll have to dig around to find some pics of it,...

I'll have to dig around to find some pics of it, but I had a '99 ST1100 that I rode the wheels off of. Rode it two-up from Florida to my high school reunion in Tucson, and had a great trip. I also...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 87,197
Posted By Kane
Officially, I work for an event promotion company...

Officially, I work for an event promotion company - BMWNA motorcycles contracts most of its promotional work to outside contractors. Even though we appear at events to be BMW employees, I do not...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 87,197
Posted By Kane
I've been both a BMW product rep at IMS shows,...

I've been both a BMW product rep at IMS shows, and a BMW demo team rider for several years now, along with owning two GS's. I think the 1200R is the undiscovered gem of the BMW line, and I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By Kane
Wink Just to add my .02: In 2003, I got rid of an...

Just to add my .02:

In 2003, I got rid of an '01 GS1150 to buy an '03 1150Adv, mainly for the extra fuel capacity, although the mini-Hummer image is cool :D I also like being able to use the...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,180
Posted By Kane
Thumb My calves are 18", and it took many months to...

My calves are 18", and it took many months to find MX boots that fit. I settled on a pair of SIDI's, which at full extension of the shinplate, are just barely large enough.

The tuck-in...
Forum: Alaska 04-03-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,410
Posted By Kane
OK, I have to 'fess up that the trip was a gift. ...

OK, I have to 'fess up that the trip was a gift. I was simply presented with an air ticket, by someone close who knows that I've always wanted to visit Alaska.

It sounds like my best option is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2005, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By Kane
I have to admit I'm a bit biased; I think my next...

I have to admit I'm a bit biased; I think my next street bike may very well be a Ducati Multistrada.

Kane
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By Kane
Thumb I tend to agree, since many of us have left CD's...

I tend to agree, since many of us have left CD's behind for the smaller size and greater convenience of an MP3 player when it comes to our bikes. My car has both a CD player and an MP3 input that...
Forum: Alaska 03-26-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,410
Posted By Kane
This is sounding pretty grim... :mulie

This is sounding pretty grim... :mulie
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2005, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By Kane
New R bikes report

I have the immense good fortune to be a BMW demo team rider. I.E., if you ride a BMW demo bike at a rally, I may be the guy leading your group. This is my third year with BMW, and I have done the...
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2005, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,410
Posted By Kane
Question Juneau info needed

Hey all,

I'm going to Juneau for a week in April, just to bum around as a tourist. I'll be on foot, with a minumum of baggage, and probably money too! I'd like some advice on what the "Don't...
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2005, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Kane
Question Really? I'm not talking about the flip-ups, I'm...

Really? I'm not talking about the flip-ups, I'm referring to the genuine full face model.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,204
Posted By Kane
Laugh 1.)I just got my second two piece, after ten...

1.)I just got my second two piece, after ten years and over 200,000 miles with my old one. I'd say that qualifies as a good investment. Here in the subtropics, the one piece would have to come with...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Kane
So far I haven't seen anything discounted all...

So far I haven't seen anything discounted all that much except for the new Schuburth full face helmets, which go for some ridiculous price, around $700+. They've got those for less than $500.

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,822
Posted By Kane
Wicked I've got pretty large calf muscles, and have a...

I've got pretty large calf muscles, and have a hard time finding boots that will fit over them. Off-road boots in particular were a nightmare to find - took me about six months to find something...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,674
Posted By Kane
Thumb I've been in a collision with an auto, and rolled...

I've been in a collision with an auto, and rolled a half block down the pavement in a Darien. Walked away - 'nuff said.

For the life of me I can't figure out why they so adamantly resist putting...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,076
Posted By Kane
Like I said, "gizmos" :evil

Like I said, "gizmos" :evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,076
Posted By Kane
Thumb Btw, nice pics. I think those carbon fiber...

Btw, nice pics. I think those carbon fiber helmets are the coolest things I've ever seen.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,076
Posted By Kane
Thumbs down I was manning the display at the NYC show where...

I was manning the display at the NYC show where those pics were taken. We were intructed by BMW to tell people the bike was $17,9 "Fully loaded" I.E., with every possible contraption you can get on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,648
Posted By Kane
Thumb Wing. By the time you've farkled the RT to get...

Wing. By the time you've farkled the RT to get everything you want on it, you could have paid for a Wing and several extended vacations.

I've got some saddle time in both of those bikes as a demo...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2004, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By Kane
Thumb I bought the electric liner, but still end up...

I bought the electric liner, but still end up using an elec vest/regular pile jacket combo more often than not, so I'd say save the $$ and use the pile you already own.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-29-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,288
Posted By Kane
I live 30 minutes away, and have all the weekdays...

I live 30 minutes away, and have all the weekdays off. I'll be at the track for the vintage races tomorrow (Monday) for sure, and maybe Tuesday too. I should also be at the Supercross on Friday,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2003, 08:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,284
Posted By Kane
I cajoled my wife into taking the MSF course 7...

I cajoled my wife into taking the MSF course 7 years ago, with the argument, "Look honey, if something happens to me while we're on the road, you need to at least have some idea of how this thing...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2003, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kane
Personally, I like the Smith Warp model - it just...

Personally, I like the Smith Warp model - it just fits me better. Never had any trouble with 'em, and I ride a lot of off-road.

Kane
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2003, 07:58 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 155,644
Posted By Kane
Thumb WOW! Great story, great ride, cohones grandes! ...

WOW! Great story, great ride, cohones grandes!

As another who actually has a 200 lbs two stroke, I must say, there's no way in hell I would try a real Enduro race on anything even approaching the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2003, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Kane
Very cool. I'm originally from Tucson, and this...

Very cool. I'm originally from Tucson, and this post made me a little homesick. I used to ride my Bicycle down to Madera canyon from Tucson, back in my road racing days.

Kane
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2003, 07:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 54,115
Posted By Kane
When I was in high school, circa mid 70's, my mom...

When I was in high school, circa mid 70's, my mom bought me a '72 CZ 125 motocrosser. For southern Arizona, where I grew up, that was REALLY exotic.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2003, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Kane
Thumb It's gone now

The windshield is gone, snagged up early by a needy GS'er. :):
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2003, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Kane
Eek Free to good home...

Stock GS windshield. You pay shipping.
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2003, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,366
Posted By Kane
Laugh That is a great accomplishment! Man, those 2 on...

That is a great accomplishment! Man, those 2 on the 'Busa just blow me away! Now that's a good woman!
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2003, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kane
Laugh I was there too, it was a cool race. If anyone...

I was there too, it was a cool race. If anyone hasn't heard already, after the conclusion of the Boxer Cup race, it rained like hell, and the 200 was postponed until Monday. Most of Bike Week saw...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2003, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By Kane
Pissed Count me amoung the frustrated that BMW doesn't...

Count me amoung the frustrated that BMW doesn't have 3yr/unlimited mileage warranty. You want to compete with Honda? Put up or shut up.

Just my opinion, but I believe the reason that LT's are...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2003, 01:02 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,735
Posted By Kane
So what exactly is the correct URL for purchasing...

So what exactly is the correct URL for purchasing the Tshirts and hats? When I use the link from the original post on this subject, all I see are the stickers.
Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2003, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Kane
BMW of Daytona has two Adventures in right now -...

BMW of Daytona has two Adventures in right now - one of which is non-ABS.
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2003, 12:38 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,735
Posted By Kane
Wicked Count me in for three.

Count me in for three.
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