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On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / We think Triumph has its problems lll
« on: October 15, 2019, 12:21:24 AM »
So now there is a recall on all 2016-2019 BMW K1600's for a shifter fork problem.  The saga continues.  After seeing the differing problems in the whole series, it looks to me as if the Trophy is much more trouble free so far, but of course they haven't actually BUILT as many Trophy's as BMW has the K1600 either.  I don't frequent and am not a member on any of the FJR or Concours forums so I don't know what the frequency of problems reported on those forums may be, but my Trophy is looking better all the time!  :028:

Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Best of British 2020 event
« on: October 14, 2019, 11:13:02 PM »
Multiple locations starting in November for the 2020 model shows for invitees.  You can register and find a stop and date here:

Some Locations to be announced later by e-mail to registrants.

Just saw on webbikeworld that Hertz now has BMW motorcycles for rent in Las Vegas and Riverside California in the US.  They also have BMW's for rent in Europe, along with guided tours, and riding gear available. You can now travel there without gear, ride, come home without gear.  :169:  I haven't looked at all the details, since I'm not doing one of those any time soon, but you can find them on the Hertz ride website if you're interested.

Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Rain gear
« on: October 02, 2019, 02:38:32 AM »
Aaarrrrrggghhhh!  It's so hot, get all sweaty underneath, clammy and doesn't want to come off when it's time to shed it!  Well.  Klim now has Gore-Tex rain pants and jackets!  I just got the Klim Forecast pants in size large to go over my Olympia Airglide size large pants from my earlier bigger waist and that were hemmed up), and the Forecast Hi-Vis medium jacket to go over my Olympia Airglide jacket size large.  I'm 5'-7" with a 35" waist on a fat day and 29" inseam, and 43" chest if that gives you any reference points.  The pants have hip to cuff water resistant (if not waterproof, hard to tell) zippers for ease of use, a waist gusset with a waterproof zipper, and multiple snap type cuff adjustments.  They cover my boots to the instep in the riding position, and the jacket sleeves are long enough to cover my gloves to the wrist or a little more and have velcro adjusters.  Overall, I think this is the perfect solution for me, fits over the jacket and pants, even with my Gerbings heated liners in place, and may not be as hot as typical rain gear.  I just went through the new riding gear search for Gore-Tex or something that may not need rain gear, or had more protection and lots of ventilation but still needed rain gear, and was terribly disappointed in how heavy, hot, and cumbersome it all was.  I really hope this works well, because it seems like it fills all my requirements, EXCEPT PRICE, it's $199 for each piece.  Oh well, cheaper than any other Gore-Tex gear and I get to keep my summer gear that is, yes 9 years old, but fits and feels comfortable.  I'll let you know how it works as soon as I can find a day to ride in a rainy spot anywhere in the New Braunfels, Texas area.  I'm kinda looking forward to some rain surprisingly.  Hope it all turns out well.

I just order one of the last 2 sets (front and rear) of genuine Triumph tire pressure monitor sensors from Amazon and $130 US for the pair.Not an outrageous amount to spend for a pair, and I will change the batteries on the old ones that come out at the next tire change and always have a set with fresh batteries available at tire changes.  Makes sense to me since I've had the dealer program them one before and they didn't charge for the 2 minutes to do it.

Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Big Bend late this fall or early winter
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:35:28 AM »
Is anyone interested in a Big Bend trip late this fall, November or early December, or even early January?  I asked a Gold Wing/R1200RT rider friend if he was interested and he replied he was.  He's from Iowa, living here now and sold his K1600GTL and bought the Gold Wing in Russellville Arkansas at the same time we were at Mount Magazine for the get together.  He usually maps out trips around the hill country on little known roads and I follow him and the guy can really ride, even the Wing.  We could make it an any and all trip, not just Trophies and might be fun.  I know several guys on other makes that might like to go while the temps here are cooler, or even cold, since there's a difference between South Texas Cold and "YIKES" North Wisconsin Cold!!! :745:  October is OUT!  Cruisin' the Eastern Caribbean to refresh after the move!  Now we can afford to do that!

Accessories and Products / Spencersmoto seat modifications
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:02:44 AM »
I got a response to an inquiry to Frank Turnier at and he does not do ANY modifications of any kind to the factory Low Seat for the Trophy, supposedly due to the seat pan being too thin, and he cautioned to be wary of anyone who said they could build a custom seat on a Trophy Low Seat pan.  He was less than friendly in his e-mail, I guess given that he is very busy with seat mods that he DOES do.  Sooooo, Frank, how does Russel do it successfully according to those that have them?

Accessories and Products / RDL Seat on Ebay
« on: August 02, 2019, 12:58:05 PM »
There is a Russell Day Long on ebay that is built for a 6'2" rider at 220 lbs is anyone is interested.  Unfortunately I need the Sport version they make for shorter riders, so I need to get a used low seat to be able to send them when I have the money to buy a Russell.

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