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Forum: Europe 07-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By JethroDog
I won't spoil your next trip with a picture of...

I won't spoil your next trip with a picture of the lake..... but this is what greets you at the top.

http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/JethroDog/P7109333.jpg...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By JethroDog
Wish I could have made it this year.....I was...

Wish I could have made it this year.....I was summiting the Zugspitz on foot while you all were motoring up the Colle Sommeiller. Last year and 2012, the Stella also ended at the valley prior to the...
Forum: Europe 05-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By JethroDog
Instead of going through Passau, pick up the A10...

Instead of going through Passau, pick up the A10 to Salzburg. When you get to Hallein, head west towards Berchtesgaden. I picked up an "Anlieger Frei" road by accident once and this road between...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By JethroDog
Thanks Jim, I will try this. I had done a search...

Thanks Jim, I will try this. I had done a search of the forum here and found only complete failure issues.....not deteriorating quality. My '83 RT has heated grips that work perfectly, but of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By JethroDog
throttle side heated grip only warm?

Is there a sliding contact on the R12GS throttle side that provides electricity to the grips. My throttle grip only warms up a little while the left side is hot enough to cook on. I think that the...
Forum: Europe 04-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By JethroDog
Leaving Friday early from Mainz. I have a black...

Leaving Friday early from Mainz. I have a black GS with an ADV sticker on the rear fender. Big Camo tent. Stop by for a beer.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By JethroDog
Wunderlich Extreme

I trashed the stock plate on my '09 GS riding rocks - sheared one of the attachment bolts and ripped the plate. Replaced it with the Wunderlich Extreme. Small plate attaches underneath and larger...
Forum: Europe 03-31-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By JethroDog
Top notch event. Missed last year because it...

Top notch event. Missed last year because it snowed. I really just wanted to bump this up to the top in case any of you GS types might be interested.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,869
Posted By JethroDog
http://www.stahlkoffer.com/...

http://www.stahlkoffer.com/ (http://www.stahlkoffer.com/)

British made. German name. Manufactured with aluminum and powder coated. Simple design. Very robust. I opted for the smaller...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By JethroDog
Bill....if your goal is to get quickly to Rome, I...

Bill....if your goal is to get quickly to Rome, I would suggest the highway route over Basel, Lucerne, St Gothard, Lugano, Milano, Parma, La Spezia, Livorno and then the E80 along the coast down to...
Forum: Europe 01-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,226
Posted By JethroDog
Thanks for sharing the pictures! No heated...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! No heated handgrips and fancy Klim suits. Nothing but respect for those guys.

This year's Treffen is in 2 weeks. If I can get my act together I will go this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,546
Posted By JethroDog
There needs to be a conversation between elderly...

There needs to be a conversation between elderly drivers and their children. My dad kept running into things as soon as put the car in reverse. He was casual about his deteriorating driving abilities...
Forum: Europe 12-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By JethroDog
what you missed....

Its been a busy week and I've finally had a chance to upload some pictures. Quite a big turnout of tractors, tillers, and a variety of old vehicles.....and they all made it to the top of the Feldberg...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,571
Posted By JethroDog
bonus points

owning the bike
pissing off the neighbors
contacting and meeting Chuck's Mom in Turin!

Henning....you really need to post a youtube next time you fire it up!
Forum: Europe 12-04-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By JethroDog
Christmas Eve on the Grosse Feldberg, Germany

Annual ritual that I've not managed to attend yet, but I will try my best this year. This is in the Taunus Area north of Frankfurt at about 881 meters.....top of the hill after a spectatcular ride...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 60,202
Posted By JethroDog
Was just a few weeks ago that I watched him race...

Was just a few weeks ago that I watched him race and bust tires at ISDE. What a terrible loss for his friends and family. Godspeed Kurt.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By JethroDog
I wonder what was changed on the new GSWC. I...

I wonder what was changed on the new GSWC. I have the '09 GS that came with incandescent flashers and I switched all 4 out for the BMW LEDs - this was plug and play without any error messages and...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By JethroDog
Day 3

Day three included a new course built above a shopping center in Olbia and an existing "dirt" track near the beach.

Spain's Guerrero finished the day in 9th.
...
Forum: Racing 10-08-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By JethroDog
Day 2

Started the day at the Pittulongu special test (mostly flat) and finished up at the scenic Monte Pino special test in the foothills outside Olbia. After 2 days of racing (12 tests and 10 time...
Forum: Racing 10-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By JethroDog
Day 1

Still getting oriented after arriving Sunday early on the ferry from Livorno, I managed to make my way to the paddock for the start and then on to special test 3 in Arzachena. Just some US team shots...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,105
Posted By JethroDog
Just making the yellow triangle and flashing "low...

Just making the yellow triangle and flashing "low fuel" go away is worth it. Just as before the strip failed, my guage lingers at full and shows empty at 1/4. The miles to empty will actaully go...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By JethroDog
Congrats to AdvRider Mark VFR!

Day 1. His boots are still clean. I think that Mark finished somewhere in the top 3rd after day 6. Thanks to AdvRider Southest US
Thumper for having me look for him on the course.
...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By JethroDog
Just got back. Miles travelled on th GS: 1800...

Just got back.
Miles travelled on th GS: 1800 (600 each way plus 600 on the island)
Tolls (highway robbery): 103 euros ($144)
Fuel: 225 euros ($310)
Ferry: 110 Euros ($153)
Pizza and sausage: 75...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,664
Posted By JethroDog
That was at the Monte Pino start (day 2). I...

That was at the Monte Pino start (day 2). I snapped the picture of Josh below just before the straight away start that took
at least 20 seconds for the visibility to clear. Not sure what the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,105
Posted By JethroDog
Thanks for the info. I took a short ride and it...

Thanks for the info. I took a short ride and it looks like the fuel guage is functioning....or, at least as it was before when it would linger at full for the first 50 miles or so.

Chris
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,105
Posted By JethroDog
I built the Bic version of the zapper and it...

I built the Bic version of the zapper and it worked as designed. Tank shows full and warning light is out. The Bic lighter requires more effort as it only has a single wire - the plunger is grounded...
Forum: Europe 09-20-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By JethroDog
Crestview is still occupied (Army), but Lindsey...

Crestview is still occupied (Army), but Lindsey is gone of course. BX is the PX and Wiesbaden Air Base is now Clay Kaserne. But you probably knew that already.
Forum: Europe 09-19-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By JethroDog
I'm down that way often. There is good riding in...

I'm down that way often. There is good riding in the Pfaelzer Wald and down into France.
Forum: Europe 09-18-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By JethroDog
Inaki...I'm accross the river from you in Mainz. ...

Inaki...I'm accross the river from you in Mainz. This weekend is not looking so good, but I usually ride all winter long. There are some really good short trips nearby in the Taunus, Hunsruck, and...
Forum: Racing 09-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By JethroDog
....and Kurt Casseli. I'm looking forward to...

....and Kurt Casseli. I'm looking forward to riding down for at least a few days of the competition. Went last year and now I'm hooked!
Forum: Europe 08-23-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By JethroDog
and here he is! ...

and here he is!

http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/JethroDog/P8185788.jpg (http://s957.photobucket.com/user/JethroDog/media/P8185788.jpg.html)
Forum: Europe 08-05-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By JethroDog
Freddie Spencer at this year's Schotten Classic GP

25th running this year of the Classic GP in Schotten on August 17 and 18. This town is about 1 hour or less northeast of Frankfurt. 24 Euros for entrance to the racing and the paddock for both...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By JethroDog
Weather was perfect, but traffic was...

Weather was perfect, but traffic was heavy.....4X4s and mountain bikes. The route ended much lower than previous years because of snow. Otherwise, another great Stella!
Forum: Europe 06-25-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By JethroDog
Steve.....the O'Fest is a beating. Weekends are a...

Steve.....the O'Fest is a beating. Weekends are a drunken zoo and virtually impossible to get into any of the tents if you just show up and wait. Weekdays are easier with at least half of the space...
Forum: Europe 06-23-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By JethroDog
Skip the Frejus. Head west to south out of Bardo...

Skip the Frejus. Head west to south out of Bardo to the Col de l'echelle. That pass takes you to the 91 in the French Alps and then head northwest to the 902 - Col du Galibier of Tour fame. This will...
Forum: Europe 06-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By JethroDog
These are the switchbacks just after the...

These are the switchbacks just after the campground. Its a great ride, but be wary of traffic on the mountain - the hairpins are so rutted that they are basically one way. Also, the paths are often...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,611
Posted By JethroDog
Not to rehash this, but I too quickly learned...

Not to rehash this, but I too quickly learned that having a chipped card was a necessity. When my US based bank offered a chipped card, I jumped on the opportunity. The problem that I ran into was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,468
Posted By JethroDog
Its always good to envision the worst case...

Its always good to envision the worst case scenario as you weigh your options.



Anyway, I enjoyed your ride report/pictures and it took some entertaining turns that I would have never...
Forum: Europe 04-07-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By JethroDog
I have purchased from them several times and they...

I have purchased from them several times and they deliver very quickly (usually 2 working days). No complaints.

chris
Forum: Europe 03-20-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By JethroDog
I emailed the owners of the Niedersolbach farm...

I emailed the owners of the Niedersolbach farm yesterday to inquire if the site was still available during the Whitesun weekend. I have not received a response other than their autoreply. I do have...
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