Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jeff Wilson
82 followers
82 followers
About
Communities and Collections
View all
Posts

Post has attachment
Alaska 2020
It's always good to have goals...goals certainly keep me out of the "lost weekend" syndrome, where I can fritter away large blocks of weekend time without producing anything meaningful. So, it's with that in mind, that I'm seriously starting to plan a nice ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Chilly weather
Some winters are better than others around these parts. This is one of the bad ones. We're caught up in a mass of cold air that covers much of the eastern part of the country. So much for getting out for a little winter riding! The R1200GSA sits on its batt...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Farklefest: November 2017
With a living room full of parts, and a [nearly] stock R1200GSA in the driveway, it was time to take the new bike apart to find out why it worked. Midway through last week, the weather forecast was promising for Friday and Sunday, with showers predicted for...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
First farkles
I rode with the new Sargent saddle yesterday, and installed the pillion saddle today. I have a pile of farkles stacked up in the living room, waiting for time and weather to install. In addition to installing the pillion saddle, I installed guards for the t...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Ginger cat Sonja
I was fostering / adopting an older cat from Fancy Cats , hoping to give Cinder a nice companion. Sonja turned out to be a bit high-strung, and a real hunter, so she didn't get along with Cinder. Cinder didn't appreciate being stalked, and spent all of her ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
First [real] ride
The run-in period for BMW motorcycles is about 600 miles (100 km). It's +/- 50 miles to Bob's BMW, so I need to get about 500 miles under the saddle before the initial check. The weather for the weekend is predicted to be spotty, so it was important to get ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
R1200GS Adventure "Triple Black"
With great sadness, I traded in my well-loved, and oft-ridden 2010 R1200RT today. I returned home with a 2017 R1200GS Adventure "Triple Black". I'll be farkling this new bike over the next few weeks, as I get ready for next year's rally and grand tour season.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
New bike
I have mixed feelings about getting a new motorcycle. The 2010 R1200RT has gotten me to some amazing places over the ~7.5 years I've had it. It's out of the extended warranty period, though, and has nearly 160,000 miles on it.  The features on the newer bik...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Bike maintenance
I took the R1200RT in for needed maintenance today. I've put about 18000 miles on since the last long-interval maintenance -- that included the 2017 IBR, the Void Rally, and a couple of long weekends. The aft speed / rotation sensor was failing intermittent...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
19 February 2017 Ride Report
I got a very late start on Sunday -- the weather was decent, the list of undone chores was manageable, and there was a [short] list of nearby Big Money Rally bonuses to knock out. The four local "stadiums" on the list -- Nationals Park, Verizon Center, FedE...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded