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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,464
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumbs down thief

So what will you steal next?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,223
Posted By Ken Fritz
System cases are fine

I never had problem with BMW system cases - 2001 1150 GS
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Ken Fritz
Question comparisons

Most anything you see will be from a satisfied user or a dissatisfied user. Abuse of the bike is often in the hands of the rider and you may be more careful or less careful.

The stock bash...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,678
Views: 714,658
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumb 1150GS ready to go

Changed f/filter, oil, o/filter, cleaned K&N a/filter, took off Heidenhau K60 wheel/tires to put on Anakee wheel/tires (I have wheels with brake rotors and ABS speed rings for each set of tires), set...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ken Fritz
welcome to a great 2-up bike

I bought my my '01 1150 GS new. About 57,000 miles 2-up and another 20,000+ solo miles and it runs like new. Mods? SS brake lines, Wilbers shocks, Bill Mayer saddles, Hepco & Becker ALU Std cases...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Ken Fritz
+1 on what Drone says

Same experience on my 1150GS. I like the extra fuel, but eat before topping up. Don't top up unless you need to or will be riding to burn off that extra fuel.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Ken Fritz
boat dive

Aaron's Dive shop. Kailua. Small shop, good people, ez to dive with. Reasonable prices. They'll pick you up in Waikiki. The windward side is great. Across the street from Aaron's is Maui fish tacos....
Forum: EMEA 07-05-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ken Fritz
Pissed another delay

2015 for us. Don't ask. :becca
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Ken Fritz
done it

Sacramento to Philadelphia to DC to Outer Banks to Key West to Sacramento. Solo.

If you want to document the cultural diversity of America, please visit as many places as possible: back roads...
Forum: Americas 07-04-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Ken Fritz
Ez

Put a 3x5 card with shorthand instructions in the tank bag pocket. Example:
Hwy 381N , 41 miles - LT Hwy 4, 11 miles
RT RD 104E , 7 Miles - LT RD 23NE, 23 miles
RT RD 24NE, 4 miles - LT RD 99N, 2...
Forum: EMEA 06-27-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,537
Posted By Ken Fritz
full stomach

Thanks. I dislike arguments on a full stomach. Was it expensive or just a hassle?
Forum: EMEA 06-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ken Fritz
Tanger

The trip has been delayed until 1 NOV southbound from Malaga.
Forum: EMEA 06-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,537
Posted By Ken Fritz
Question Green card/insurance for Morocco?

HI Doug, It looks like we'll be riding from Paris down through Spain and Portugal for a couple of weeks in Morocco. Trip duration expected to be 30-40 days. Have you any insurance or recommendations...
Forum: EMEA 06-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ken Fritz
2-up Morocco in 2014

We're looking at a 2-up ride in late SEP/early OCT '14 on our Varadero. We plan to depart Paris for Mallorca for a couple of days before riding down to ferry from Tarifa or Algeciras to Tanger. Then...
Forum: EMEA 06-14-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Ken Fritz
+1 imt

Excellent people!
Forum: Americas 05-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By Ken Fritz
fuel stops - plan them out

Fuel is available in most towns, but you have a 223 mile stretch between El Rosario and Guerero Negro. That said, you can usually get it for $5/gallon from a guy at the roadside pouring it from 5...
Forum: EMEA 05-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Ken Fritz
+1 on Wheatwhacker

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979)

Countries ridden on a bike he helped me buy in IE, which is still in EU.
POL • SK...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ken Fritz
dimensions?

What is the size of the matte background onto which the countries are affixed?

Good idea!
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumbs down skip Boise

If you are in hurry - which it sure sounds like it with 8 hr days planned - go south out of Twin Falls on Hwy 93 to I80W.

Take more time and have a great ride instead of just a blast on the...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Ken Fritz
That's correct about the weather and the layered...

That's correct about the weather and the layered clothing. Don't waste money on heated gear for this trip if you can just do a few layers. You'll need to get off the bike to pee, eat and stretch...
Forum: EMEA 03-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ken Fritz
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ken Fritz
It's called a paper map.

It's called a paper map.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,271
Posted By Ken Fritz
huh?

-1 KoolBreeze. Enjoy another beer. Make complete semtences.
Forum: EMEA 03-09-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumb good places

I've been to all of those over the last 5 years on a bike -- 4-6 weeks each year. You won't be disappointed, but it's a veryaggressive plan unless you only intend passing through with a wave :cryas...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ken Fritz
Check brake and clutch fluids

Make sure the clutch and brakes work OK. Brake fluid is hygroscopic(collects water). The moisture can migrate to the calipers and clutch slave cylinder.

Water can settle to the bottom of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Ken Fritz
why?

The spring and the damping rate of the shock won't be matched.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ken Fritz
Credit card woes

I had similar problems with mag stripe US craditr cards in various places in Europe, so I now carry one with the metal chip and a mag stripe. Highway yoll booths and gas stations come to mind as...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ken Fritz
Taca

TACA = Take A Chance Airlines

Glad it finally worked out for you. Plenty of countries refuse entry (prior to take off) of one way ticketed passengers.
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumb Almost IN!

We have to re-arrange a few things and we'll ride out 2-up from Sacramento. I've been to the EAA Airventures Meet at Oshkosh and it's fabulous. MOA Rallies have been fun, too. A room near Oshkosh is...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ken Fritz
when?

Correct - time of year and whether they are on 2 or 4 wheels makes a difference, too. Some mountain passes close in winter and it's socked in with fog on the coast in some months. Or it's sunny and...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumb ask this guy

Ask "RTW Doug". Go here www.motosapiens.org (http://www.motosapiens.org) Doug knows insurance and he has done it all.

Not a commercial - just a happy customer.:deal
Forum: Vendors 02-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 123,215
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumb rear mud guard

I'll take one for my 1150GS. PM sent.
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 147,383
Posted By Ken Fritz
Question mud guard?

How/where does this fit on the 1150GS? Does it attach and hang down below the license plate or what? Do you have photos of it installed? Dimensions please. A PM is fine.
Thanks
Forum: Americas 02-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ken Fritz
SF to Yosemite, a great ride

Leave SF on the Bay Bridge: I-80 East to Hwy 24 East past Berkeley to Walnut Creek, then onto I-680 to Concord, then Hwy 4 to Antioch and then it gets good.

Take Hwy 160 toward Rio Vista and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,678
Views: 714,658
Posted By Ken Fritz
throttle cables replaced 1150GS

Not nearly as bad as some led me to believe, I replaced all 3 throttle cables and the combining box and wheel. A bit of time spent synching the throttle bodies and I was ready to go. :clap
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ken Fritz
try the Sierras for less $$

Seriously consider riding out east out of the SF area to the Sierra Nevada mountains for good rides, less money and small town charm. You'd also be going in the right direction to get to Yosemite. PM...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Ken Fritz
When and where in California?

I might be able to help you. When and where will you be arriving in California? And where are you coming from?
Forum: EMEA 01-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Ken Fritz
Buy a bike in Europe

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979)

Wheatwhacker has the deal for you. Buy and store a bike in Europe.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,514
Posted By Ken Fritz
Thumb 90 degree aluminum valve stems

They solved the problem fo valve stem separation (metal core comes loose from the rubber stem).

I also found that the stiff bead on the K60s requires a very clean rim - steel wool the seating...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,133
Posted By Ken Fritz
spare black buttons

Get'em at ACE hardware and use good glue.
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