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    My SPOT is on the handlebar, but when I'm by...

    My SPOT is on the handlebar, but when I'm by myself in lonesome country I have a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) somewhere on my person.
  2. Thread: Solo Touring?

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    I have done a lot of solo travel in a 4wd and...

    I have done a lot of solo travel in a 4wd and will soon be doing some on my F800GS. I have a SPOT ans they are very handy for tracking, but reviews I have seen from folks who had to use the emergency...
  3. Thread: Tinnitus anyone?

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    Tinnitus anyone?

    I've got it too, along with degenerative disk disease in my lower back and arthritis in my neck, knees and hip. When I am backcountry camping is where the tinnitus bothers me the most, and the other...
  4. Where's the best burger joint you've run across?

    Blake's Lottaburger is a good chain in New Mexico.


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  5. Where's the best burger joint you've run across?

    Ty's Diner in Wichita KS.


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    I just put a Touratech large touring windshield...

    I just put a Touratech large touring windshield on my 2013 F800GS and it makes a big difference in wind noise and buffeting, although I have only tested it up to 55mph or so. I'm keeping the stock...
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    Just got the remote for mine and am looking...

    Just got the remote for mine and am looking forward to plating with it.
  8. Thread: Newby in Georgia

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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Just getting my new bike set up, but my plan is...

    Just getting my new bike set up, but my plan is to carry a P&S in the tank bag and my DSLR and a lens or two inside an F-Stop ICU in my pannier. I have a backpack that the ICU goes in, and I'll just...
  10. Thread: 1200GS vs F800GS

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    Thanks so much for the invite. Sadly I won't be...

    Thanks so much for the invite. Sadly I won't be out there with my bike until around Memorial Day. :(
  11. Thread: 1200GS vs F800GS

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    Very nice Don. I just turned 65 and bought a new...

    Very nice Don. I just turned 65 and bought a new 800GS. It's been a long while since I've ridden so I'm still practicing a lot, but I will spend next summer in Utah as a volunteer at Hovenweep...
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    Good advice and I will certainly do that. I am...

    Good advice and I will certainly do that. I am all about being seen by cars and letting them know my intentions. If need be I can mount the lights upside down in the brackets and see how that works.
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    Hmmm, I may have to figure out a different place...

    Hmmm, I may have to figure out a different place to mount them or send them back. I should have noticed that before I ordered, thanks for pointing it out.

    edited: Took a look at mine and the...
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    I ordered the PIAA's but they are pretty close to...

    I ordered the PIAA's but they are pretty close to the signals.

    http://www.piaa.com/powersports-lamps/images/pic77650.jpg
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    Good point, I would have lost my right side light...

    Good point, I would have lost my right side light already if they were mounted there. :doh

    I've also looked at PIAA aux lights and they have a mount that attaches to the nose and puts the lights...
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    I have SW Mototech crash bars and there are holes...

    I have SW Mototech crash bars and there are holes on each side where additional foot pegs could be mounted and I think they would also work for aux lights. That's the idea I am researching now,...
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    I've been thinking about risers for mine. I have...

    I've been thinking about risers for mine. I have the BMW GPS and handlebar mount, though, and wonder if the risers would put the GPS in the way of the speedo and tach.
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    The seat was on the bike in the showroom, and of...

    The seat was on the bike in the showroom, and of course on the price list too. ;-) They did give me the dealer incentive and a percentage off the, though, but I expect nothing is really free on a...
  19. Thread: Newby in Georgia

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    I live in Marietta (actually East Cobb, closer to...

    I live in Marietta (actually East Cobb, closer to Roswell).
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    I just got a 2013 that had the comfort seat and...

    I just got a 2013 that had the comfort seat and it looks a lot like yours, maybe they did finally figure it out. ;) Nice looking seat and bike. I bought the bike from the dealer floor so didn't...
  21. Thread: Newby in Georgia

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    Newby in Georgia

    I'm returning to riding after about 40 years and just got a 2013 F800GS and finished the local Rider's Edge motorcycle safety class. I'm planning on using the bike for a mixture of on and off road...
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