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Forum: The Garage 02-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By MJBADV
I usually try and get the Carfax from the dealer...

I usually try and get the Carfax from the dealer as others have stated. I do think they are helpful with ownership history. I was looking at a Land Rover and the Carfax indicated that it had 7...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By MJBADV
1/2" cordless impact driver.

1/2" cordless impact driver.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 321,260
Posted By MJBADV
It was very foggy on my commute to work this...

It was very foggy on my commute to work this morning. I pulled out of my driveway (I live on a rural road) and look in my mirror to see a white truck with no lights about 3 car lengths behind me. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,564
Posted By MJBADV
I like my new W&S gloves and they have been warm...

I like my new W&S gloves and they have been warm riding into the low 20s F (coldest I've ridden in since I've had them). They are much warmer than the Widder gloves I replaced them with and much less...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,194
Posted By MJBADV
I was joking about HD riders not being out in...

I was joking about HD riders not being out in cold weather I see them out on the weekends. My neighbor rides an HD and I ride a BMW. We get along just fine and he evens offers me a beer (Bud) now...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,194
Posted By MJBADV
HD? I don't think I've seen one since the...

HD? I don't think I've seen one since the temperature dropped below 60 degrees.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,434
Posted By MJBADV
I commute daily on a BMW R1200R ('07) and it's a...

I commute daily on a BMW R1200R ('07) and it's a great bike for it. Range is probably right where you want is to be at about 220 miles (45 mpg average for me). Since you can lane split in CA you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,041
Posted By MJBADV
I didn't start riding until 39 and 8 years later...

I didn't start riding until 39 and 8 years later I ride year round. I wish that I had started riding when I was younger, but my dad didn't like motorcycles for some reason. I bought my son an XR70...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,173
Posted By MJBADV
I rode from NC to CA on a KLR and would choose...

I rode from NC to CA on a KLR and would choose something that can handle windy conditions. A light bike like the KLR or DR will be pushed around quite a bit and won't be fun. I did the same trip on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,416
Posted By MJBADV
I have a similar issue. I have been commuting by...

I have a similar issue. I have been commuting by bike for the past 5 years (2 on a KLR and 3 on a BMW R1200R). I never ride on the weekend anymore, but that has more to do with where I live than...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,511
Posted By MJBADV
"Your arguments for why you think BMW is the...

"Your arguments for why you think BMW is the better bike have just gotten stale. I hope Guzzi thrives, but I don't ever want to see as many of them on the road as I do BMW's.[/QUOTE]"

So you hope...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,463
Posted By MJBADV
When I riding twisty roads I try and keep in mind...

When I riding twisty roads I try and keep in mind Keith Code's concept of a vanishing point.

"It is the point at which the inner and outer side of the corner seem to come together. When you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,489
Posted By MJBADV
I have an 07 R1200R and love it. I also love the...

I have an 07 R1200R and love it. I also love the ZRX. If I didn't have the R, I would have the ZRX.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 321,260
Posted By MJBADV
A few months ago I was commuting to work on a...

A few months ago I was commuting to work on a four lane road with just one truck up ahead of me about 500 feet around dusk. I see a flash up ahead and see a deer running across the road and right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,644
Posted By MJBADV
I love to commute on the bike so much, that hot...

I love to commute on the bike so much, that hot or cold, I'm still smiling all the way. I do ride a naked bike and get a lot of air flow. In the winter I put a wind screen on and stay pretty warm. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,021
Posted By MJBADV
It depends on how many miles you put on it? If...

It depends on how many miles you put on it? If you ride 12,000 miles a year, that's 360,000 miles over 30 years. With that many miles you would have probably replaced just about everything on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,210
Posted By MJBADV
When I first got my license my wife was concerned...

When I first got my license my wife was concerned about me riding. I made sure that I had a good life insurance policy in place that would take care of the wife and kids if something were to happen...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By MJBADV
I have an 07 R1200R and the measurements are...

I have an 07 R1200R and the measurements are 1-5/16 inches front to rear (center to center on same clamp) and 3-3/16 inches from center of bolt on one clamp to center of bolt on the other.

Hope...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,732
Posted By MJBADV
It's going to end up being personal taste. I...

It's going to end up being personal taste. I have the Disco's that I've had for 8 years and a lot of miles and except for replacing the soles every 6 years, they are in great condition. I've never...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,764
Posted By MJBADV
I have 25000 trouble free mileage on my 07...

I have 25000 trouble free mileage on my 07 R1200R; not a lot of miles for some. That being said, having owned many BMW motorcycles and cars, every one of them had a known weak point. But, if you...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,657
Posted By MJBADV
If you have a gut/belly then go for the next size...

If you have a gut/belly then go for the next size up to account for the layering and extra material in the waist. Otherwise, go with the BMW sizing. You may want to travel down to your local BMW...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,232
Posted By MJBADV
Wow, great advise so far!! As others have...

Wow, great advise so far!!

As others have said, moisture is your enemy with cold weather camping and hiking. Once moisture gets to your feet, hands or core from sweating in your sleeping bag or...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 71,514
Posted By MJBADV
I've had the Discovery boots for 5 years. Great...

I've had the Discovery boots for 5 years. Great boots that I wear every day for commuting. I ride year round as I don't own a car. They are still waterproof and the soles are about shot. I wear a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By MJBADV
Must be Californias or Texans. I can't wait to...

Must be Californias or Texans. I can't wait to get out of this hell hole called North Carolina and back to Colorado!!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,903
Posted By MJBADV
Bimmer = BMW automobile Beemer = BMW...

Bimmer = BMW automobile Beemer = BMW motorcycle, just say'n.

If you need something to take on dirt/gravel roads that's so ugly that it would help its looks to drop it now and again, get the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,689
Posted By MJBADV
I'm a geologist from North Carolina thinking...

I'm a geologist from North Carolina thinking about riding out to experience your ride. Sounds like a great time...

Mike
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,762
Posted By MJBADV
These two bikes are very similar and I also came...

These two bikes are very similar and I also came down to these two as my final choices (along with the Motoguzzi Breva 1100). I ended up choosing the R12R because of excellent ABS brakes, classic...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
I have the 20" Cee Bailey screen that I have...

I have the 20" Cee Bailey screen that I have found to be great, but as the weather warms up quickly here, I'd like a shorted screen for more air movement. Is there a less expensive alternative to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 44,098
Posted By MJBADV
Here's my 1200R.

Here's my 1200R.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By MJBADV
I bought mine used (properly broken in and not a...

I bought mine used (properly broken in and not a scratch) with 1,200 miles on it for $12500 including tax, etc. It has everything but ESA and ESC. I have never used the ESA or ESC so I don't know...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
I have the 20 inch Cee Bailey's screen and I'm 6...

I have the 20 inch Cee Bailey's screen and I'm 6 feet tall. I had the low seat and traded for the high seat. With both seats the wind hits the very top of my helmet (Nolan). I don't have buffeting...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
More power to you Chitown, but I could never...

More power to you Chitown, but I could never bring myself to use my r12r as though it were a KLR. The r12r is too beautiful. Nobody is ever going to mistake you as a fair weather rider.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
If you can get away without a loan, that would be...

If you can get away without a loan, that would be better. I will make a suggestion, ride the 1150R first, then the 1200R. If you it do the other way around, you won't get the 1150R out of the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By MJBADV
I just went from a KLR (06) to a BMW R1200R so, I...

I just went from a KLR (06) to a BMW R1200R so, I can add some input on the KLR. The KLR is a fine commuter in town or on secondary roads. It can be ridden on interstate and major highways, but it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,104
Posted By MJBADV
Sorry, but a KLR will not cut it for long...

Sorry, but a KLR will not cut it for long distance superslab travel. I tried that for three years and while the KLR will do it, it's far from being comfortable. I use a BMW R1200R now and love it. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
I am extremely happy with my R12R. Great bike...

I am extremely happy with my R12R. Great bike and super fun to ride or just stare at. I trying to decide whether I'll go system cases or GIVI right now. The jury is still out about the stock seat,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
Yes. Very nice bike I just brought mine home on...

Yes. Very nice bike I just brought mine home on Friday. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
Just pulled the trigger on the 1200R. Should...

Just pulled the trigger on the 1200R. Should pick it up next week some time.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
Yes, it is the RR at Capitol. We're a few...

Yes, it is the RR at Capitol. We're a few hundred dollars off on price, but we'll see tomorrow. I have looked at the Guzzi Breva 1100 which is similar looking, has alot of nice standard features,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 67,555
Posted By MJBADV
I have the Cobin flat seat on the KLR and did get...

I have the Cobin flat seat on the KLR and did get used it, but would probably go with something softer on the R.

Thanks for the information on the pipes. I made an offer on the bike and will...
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