What’s the real benefit of the keyless ride?

Is using a key that much of a burden? I'm going pick up a new GSA here in the near future and I don't think I need the keyless ride. In fact, I don't see as it anything other than something else to potentially fail and cause me a headache.

I'd appreciate any feedback from keyless ride users or anyone else. Thanks.

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Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?

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The initial "Hello Africa tell me how you doing?" trip was only intended to cover South Africa to Europe. There were no plans after that. Since we started in 2010 this trip has evolved into an odyssey that's now going around the world on a continuous basis. We are...

Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

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The Albatross: 1150GS Sidecar Build

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your collective 3 wheeled, hack slingin’, adventure riding attention, please?!?!

This is the start of the build thread for my 2002 1150GS/Ural hack.

Who: I’m a vintage motorcycle fanatic that built a Ural/BMW R100 powered hack for the dog about four years back.
http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36141
I’m an amateur bike builder that has access to friends whom have professional grade fabrication, welding, machining, and painting...

The Albatross: 1150GS Sidecar Build

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Dirt Bike Winter

Think of "Corvette Summer" for us moto-geeks :ricky

@Scott_PDX and @pigpen did a good job getting me started on Winter camping and OHV trails quite a few years ago, on any bike I had running at the time. None were the weapon of choice, to say the least.

November 2017.....enter: Princess.
Princess is an old kick-start KTM 250MXC 2-stroke that runs like a scalded ape. I call her Princess because she led a rather sheltered Big Shitty life first in...

Dirt Bike Winter

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Becoming an MSF Instructor

I have an opportunity to become an MSF instructor, and most likely teach at my old college. One of my past teachers [college degree classes, not motorcycle class teacher] is the only MSF instructor at the school, and they are wanting another one to help out and eventually teach solo.

Just wondering if anyone has ever / is currently an MSF instructor and what that is like. So far what I know is that there are 3 weekends in a row that you get trained to be a trainer, then you do some sort of...

Becoming an MSF Instructor

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Tell Me about Colorado Springs Please

DC area sucks.

I retired from 20 years of the Navy Oct. 2017. My last duty station was the Pentagon and I thought, wow, what a great place to retire and jump right into a hot job market.

Well, yes getting a good job was easy and the money is good but when you commute 55 miles in DC/Maryland traffic (about 3-4 hours lost commuting) one way each day, the money you make doesn't seem to matter much if you don't have the time to enjoy your life.

I love my house and land but the people,...

Tell Me about Colorado Springs Please

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Low Maintenance Bikes

What does the collective think is the cheapest/easiest bike to keep on the road? I´m always looking for a boring souless bike that I can run for the bare minimum of maintenance and expense. I don´t have anywhere to work on a bike, the nearest stealerships are over 40km away and I don´t have much faith in them anyway. I´m also cheap and lazy so it is a subject close to my heart.

I´m not worried about chains, with an oiler they can go for 30k miles and changing them out is a bit of a faff but...

Low Maintenance Bikes

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Next in the BDR series – MABDR

Yep it's happening and it will be a great one!

This thread will be the place to discuss tour logistics and post RRs like the other BDR threads offer out west.

Released this winter, to ride next season. Free .gpx file of course with optional map and DVD available.

Info on movie premieres here
http://ridebdr.com/MABDR
https://facebook.com/RideBDR/

Free .gpx file is below.

& Help file here:
http://ridebdr.com/wwwfiles/docs/readme-gpx-tracks.pdf...

Next in the BDR series - MABDR

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Road handling ’08-’12 GS vs GSA, help

I have never ridden a GSA but have tried a couple of GS. I believe the GS is one of the best handling bikes out there. I can go fast on it very quickly, it is super confidence inspiring. Is the GSA as agile? Yes, I know about the 50 extra lbs but, to those of you that have ridden both, how do they compare?
Thank you in advance.

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TRIP A

I am aware that the trip A resets itself after a period of time after the bike is switched off. I can't recall what that time period is and didn't find the info in the owner's manual...

Can anyone help ?

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2016 GSWA broken topcase rack

Hi;

I have a GIVI OUTBACK 58 liter topcase mounted on the original BMW steel topcase rack. While driving on a rough trail road the rack broke. Had very little luggage weight but still it didn't held up...

I got it welded but I don't find it trusty and would like to purchase some type of rack reinforcement

Can anyone lead me to a supplier ?

Thanks,

Andre

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Husqvarna TE630

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Husqvarna TE630

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** The Official NZ FAQ Thread** Bike hire, trip planning, NZ info etc look here first

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the "Official NZ FAQ thread".

In this thread you will find answers to commonly asked questions such as:

  1. [post=16541482]Where to rent bikes in NZ.[/post]
  2. [post=16541485]Importing Bikes into NZ[/post] either temporarily and permanently.
  3. [post=16541706]Rego, Wof, insurance and licenses[/post]
  4. [post=16545420]The Ride. How to find your way around NZ[/post]
  5. [post=16545451]Riding in NZ - Tips & General Info[/post]
  6. [post=16545486]Route...

** The Official NZ FAQ Thread** Bike hire, trip planning, NZ info etc look here first

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Can’t make a decision.

So I'm up for a new bike this winter. I have narrowed it down to 2011 or 12 oil head. GS of course. Or a 15 or 16 LC. These bikes seem to be in simular price range. 10 to 13 k. Which is my budget. Any insight on these two bikes as a comparison. Have read a lot , early LC bikes seem to be coming down in price. I have 0 seat time on either as I have owned air heads only so either will be new to me. I'm 63, so maybe 3 or 4 k per year of riding.
Thanks

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Giant Loop Moto – Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear

Welcome to the freedom of self-supported motorcycle travel with Giant Loop's adventure proof packing systems and gear. Made in USA. Backed by a lifetime warranty against defects. Most of our ultra-rugged and stable designs do not require metal luggage racks, eliminating pounds of dead weight and multiple points of failure. Our philosophy: Go light, go fast, go far!

Since 2008, we have been a rider owned company that started in no small part because of the inspiration found here in the...

Giant Loop Moto - Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear

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Free online route building programs

A month or so ago I stumbled across a thread talking about this but can't find it now. I am taking a three week trip and am taking a small Samsung Chromebook which can't have programs loaded onto it. I want to use an online program to create a route(s) on the fly. I could then connect via USB to my Garmin 550 to load the gpx with the online program or at least I think I can. I have tried this with Google maps and never been able create a route much less convert to gpx or upload.

Anyone...

Free online route building programs

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Rally debut – Advise needed

Hi all,

I ve been an avid reader of the forum for some years now and came to consider it one the most reliable source of info and opinion, also loved the spirit of the posts ! I have this new project and i d like to get your guidance on it.

I ve been doing enduro riding for some time (single day or weekend events - think 200km per day in euduro like conditions) I want to start racing rallies in 2019, which is a new ball game altogether. I am attracted to the navigation aspect as well as...

Rally debut - Advise needed

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Tug recommendations for twisties and highway cruising

Been thinking about buying or building something for highway cruising and spirited riding in the twisties. This means decent power at highway speeds, low slung (not a GS outfit), maybe car tires at some point, and steering mods on the bike. I don't want to mortgage my house so I'm not looking at older bikes, more than 6 or 8 years old.

I had been thinking about a K1300GT, which seems to be a popular rig. I test rode a Guzzi Audace which has great grunt down low but I don't think I could...

Tug recommendations for twisties and highway cruising

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How about a “look what I found” thread??

After following the KTM Incas thread, as well as a few others that involve people finding "items of interest" and then posting them in here. Would it be a good idea to create a Sticky Thread that people can post their find in for other inmates??

For example i just found this.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Motorbike-dr...ewItemQQptZAU_Motorcycles?hash=item3ca9715497

Now, i don't want it, but it's a great bike and someone on here just might.

What...

How about a "look what I found" thread??

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1976 Guzzi 850T3 Won’t start

I have a 850T3 barnfind that ran (although badly) when i got it.
I rebuilt carbs, adjusted valves, new condensors (points are fine) new plugs, new ignition switch and it gets spark on both cylinders. It has 180 lbs compression on each bank,fresh fuel, new ACM battery. It turns over fine, just wont start or run, only backires ocassionally on left side. I never adjusted the points or the distributor. It has 12v Emgo 5.5 ohm coils that test 5.5 on primary and 10.900 on secondary. Last time I...

1976 Guzzi 850T3 Won't start

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Short Fingered Mens’ Gloves?

Held's in size 12 short (for short fingers) are never in stock anywhere. I've tried searching for BMW Two in One gloves which are supposedly the same glove. No one has them either in 12 short. Anyone know any other brands of moto gloves for guys with short fingers? I've already looked at Dianese and womens gloves but no luck yet. I wish my local tailors would shorten up the fingers on whatever I would buy but no one around here can do it, or is willing. Thanks.

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