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Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,389
Posted By SQ Beemer
Even I have been on this forum long enough to...

Even I have been on this forum long enough to stop asking why. LOL :norton
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By SQ Beemer
You made a good choicetaking 395 up. Camping in...

You made a good choicetaking 395 up. Camping in Mammoth versus Bishop was also a good choice as it was probably 5-10* cooler up the hill.

I'm a fan of highway 1 southbound versus northbound....
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,759
Posted By SQ Beemer
Loving the pics and the narration. Man I love...

Loving the pics and the narration. Man I love Bald Eagles.

FYI - that beer is readily available for purchase in LA. No need to hoard it!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15,332
Views: 8,846,775
Posted By SQ Beemer
http://i.imgur.com/9u9pI3d.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/9u9pI3d.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2RC48xa.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,875
Posted By SQ Beemer
I drive a manual transmission car in LA traffic...

I drive a manual transmission car in LA traffic regularly (~2.3 hours per day). For me, driving a manual transmission car hardly adds physical effort versus an auto. My leg doesn't get tired...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,033
Posted By SQ Beemer
Google is your friend:...

Google is your friend: http://www.viewfromthecloud.com/2006/08/secret-motorcycle-hand-greetings.html
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By SQ Beemer
Just yelp something. Tons of good choices and the...

Just yelp something. Tons of good choices and the yelp reviews are pretty reliable.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,991
Posted By SQ Beemer
Which bike do you prefer riding? Choose...

Which bike do you prefer riding?

Choose that bike, and deal with the consequences. It's easy to be discouraged by a big, unexpected breakdown. I have a blown tranny in my 28k mile f800gs, a rare...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By SQ Beemer
Tru Value or Ace Hardware? They both carry lots...

Tru Value or Ace Hardware? They both carry lots of metric bolts and sleeves.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By SQ Beemer
The Anakee 3 and K60 are such different tires...

The Anakee 3 and K60 are such different tires (wet/dry grip and handling characteristics) that I wouldn't want to run that combo. To each his own I guess.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,830
Posted By SQ Beemer
Most of those coffee solutions are simply too big...

Most of those coffee solutions are simply too big for my liking. I overpack a little bit, so I really have to focus on keeping things small.

I have found this to be a great tiny pour-over coffee...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,895
Posted By SQ Beemer
I'm a fan of the Lifeproof case + bar mount. ...

I'm a fan of the Lifeproof case + bar mount.

I charge in the tankbag and rely on just audio (BT + Scala) if navigating in the rain.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By SQ Beemer
I'm guessing your service department used this...

I'm guessing your service department used this case as an excuse to dive into a motor and bill BMW for it.

I am going to have a workbench that looks like that soon...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By SQ Beemer
Not sure what kind of equipment and experience...

Not sure what kind of equipment and experience your shop has, but my shop removed a set of TKC80/K60s and mounted/balanced a set of Anakee 3s in about 30 mins.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By SQ Beemer
I have a bleeding heart for supporting family...

I have a bleeding heart for supporting family owned businesses, which there are plenty of in the moto world.

I usually start at www.atomic-moto.com - no other retailer has ever suggested a phone...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,929
Posted By SQ Beemer
Awesome! I am so in on this trip. The long...

Awesome! I am so in on this trip.

The long and flat stuff must be so boring!
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 211,865
Posted By SQ Beemer
That's a good wife you got there. After picking...

That's a good wife you got there. After picking up my Klim gear, my wife told me I need a higher paying job. :deal
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 211,865
Posted By SQ Beemer
My initial problem with strangling was the...

My initial problem with strangling was the collar, however that went away with some breaking in.

If your jacket doesn't break in to the point where the strangling goes away and it's really...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 46,039
Posted By SQ Beemer
I'm guessing you are suffering from a QA issue....

I'm guessing you are suffering from a QA issue. My G-Midlands have been pretty bulletproof for the last 2 years, having gone through MANY offroad spills, rain, mud, etc.
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,306
Posted By SQ Beemer
Did anyone else click on this thread expecting to...

Did anyone else click on this thread expecting to see a sinkhole on the Dalton?

This is way better! Congrats!
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By SQ Beemer
Toilet down the hall? We all know you guys used...

Toilet down the hall? We all know you guys used your showers as pissers.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o209/frostie9/Lesotho%202014/2014-06-15183108.jpg

Awesome trip btw.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,971
Posted By SQ Beemer
Can't even imagine what this is like outside of...

Can't even imagine what this is like outside of CA. Traffic is so bad in Los Angeles that it's usually worth the time to get your gear on and ride, depending on your commute and where you live.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By SQ Beemer
I second the try on a Shoei advice. I am a...

I second the try on a Shoei advice.

I am a Shoei L all around, I fit a L XD4 perfectly, but I don't fit many other Arai lids.

My XD4 did loosen up a bit. I started wearing a buff with this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By SQ Beemer
Vario topcase on my f800 fits my size L XD4 with...

Vario topcase on my f800 fits my size L XD4 with just a little bit of force. Fits RF1000 size L with no force needed.

I have a nice chip in the top of my XD4 that I wasn't sure how it got there,...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By SQ Beemer
Looks like a zip tie fixes that issue. ...

Looks like a zip tie fixes that issue.

http://www.atomic-moto.com/moose-handguards-review.html

Thanks for pointing that out in the pic. I just did a 2 second install for the sake of this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,749
Posted By SQ Beemer
The Ferry is hands down the best "commute" ever....

The Ferry is hands down the best "commute" ever. Bad weather, be prepared to drive. BART strike, be prepared to drive. Get a fasttrak transponder. Works all over CA.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,046
Posted By SQ Beemer
I wore the Klim tactical shorts before getting a...

I wore the Klim tactical shorts before getting a pair of adventure rally pants which offer the same kind of padding/protection (hips, tailbone, and thigh pads).

I liked them a lot. Those A*...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By SQ Beemer
Didn't see a thread on this product so I started...

Didn't see a thread on this product so I started one up, with photos. They should fit the Barkbusters no problem. They fit my HDB guards with ease.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By SQ Beemer
Moose Racing Handguards (covers, for cold weather)

These handguards are made of a medium density pliable foam, for use over your existing handguards to make the wind blocking area bigger in cold weather. They pack nice and flat, easier to bring along...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By SQ Beemer
http://www.atomic-moto.com/Moose-Racing-Handguards...

http://www.atomic-moto.com/Moose-Racing-Handguards_p_197.html

Much easier to pack for a long trip than hippo hands. Good enough when combined with good winter gloves.
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By SQ Beemer
You are comparing two different bag sizes, so...

You are comparing two different bag sizes, so based on that, I would get whichever one fits all the gear you plan to put in it. If you meant to say Kreiga 30, then it comes down to form factor...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,656
Posted By SQ Beemer
Pretty much this. Try all types/price ranges of...

Pretty much this. Try all types/price ranges of helmets, you will notice that the more expensive ones are simply better overall. Better/easier operation, quieter, more pinlock options, more features,...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,858
Posted By SQ Beemer
I hope you guys are ready for some Stihl FS250R...

I hope you guys are ready for some Stihl FS250R porn. We also have a DR and a bushhog pulled by a Kubota M9000. Clearing 100' around the house and garage at my Mom's farm takes about 30 man hours...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,011
Posted By SQ Beemer
Ended up with a Kildala unit since I had already...

Ended up with a Kildala unit since I had already ordered it before starting this thread. My brake fluid reservoir bracket is bent due to a nasty crash in the sand, so it doesn't line up right. Will...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 124,136
Posted By SQ Beemer
F800GS front brake fluid reservoir guard. ...

F800GS front brake fluid reservoir guard.

This photo is not a good indication of what this high quality product is all about. I had a massive sand crash a while ago which prompted my need for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By SQ Beemer
What was the battery voltage before you took off?...

What was the battery voltage before you took off? I bet you didn't get a measurement. You may have just killed your battery.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,749
Posted By SQ Beemer
What's your budget? Friends of mine renting out...

What's your budget? Friends of mine renting out their studio in SoMa here shortly. Awesome view. Parking garage which is pretty secure. Walking distance to your office. Easy bus ride too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By SQ Beemer
I have this motor/trans on the way: ...

I have this motor/trans on the way:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983899

I am going to tear everything down and get a complete motor put together, then FS or ebay all the good...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,940
Posted By SQ Beemer
So sorry you had to go through this... Life and...

So sorry you had to go through this... Life and people can be so weird sometimes.

I recall the first time I ever rode a motorcycle with another person, back when I was just starting out. I had...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,735
Posted By SQ Beemer
That was beautiful man.

That was beautiful man.
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