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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Okie Preacher
Should be a message in your inbox.

Should be a message in your inbox.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 285,362
Posted By Okie Preacher
Why yes. Yes they are! ...

Why yes. Yes they are!

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Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,402
Posted By Okie Preacher
Tried the best of the Merino Wool products...I...

Tried the best of the Merino Wool products...I still itch. I go with the synthetics and rinse them out at night...they are good to go the next day. Hot weather or cold, I am sticking with chemistry...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,000
Posted By Okie Preacher
When I am traveling light, I carry a MSR Reactor...

When I am traveling light, I carry a MSR Reactor which is great for Coffee and Oatmeal in the mornings. When I am on road and looking to eat well, the MSR Whisperlight makes the trip and I lean hard...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,594
Posted By Okie Preacher
I pack all my "inside" stuff in a Sea to Summit...

I pack all my "inside" stuff in a Sea to Summit compression dry bag (Sleeping bag, pillow, pad, etc.). The tent goes in a separate compression dry bag--then I carry both in a Wolfman Roll-Top Bag. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By Okie Preacher
Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex. Most comfortable...

Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex.

Most comfortable MC boots I have ever worn.
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,754
Posted By Okie Preacher
A beautiful evening that turned nasty a little...

A beautiful evening that turned nasty a little after midnight. Big wind and rain hit hard. Yawned, rolled over and went back to sleep. Love my Staika.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,176
Posted By Okie Preacher
Spent last week bumping up a stretch of the CDT...

Spent last week bumping up a stretch of the CDT in Colorado. A mix of mud, rocks and fast gravel roads. When I hit the Wyoming border, I turned west and made a 90 mph run out toward Dinosaur...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Okie Preacher
Yep. That is ice on the seat when I crawled out...

Yep. That is ice on the seat when I crawled out of the tent for the last leg of the trip. That first cup of coffee never tasted better!
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 572,571
Posted By Okie Preacher
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Orlando's in Taos!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Okie Preacher
Bright, clear and cold the next morning. Note to...

Bright, clear and cold the next morning. Note to self...consider swapping out to a lighter viscosity oil before heading to the mountains in the fall! It took quite a bit of cranking and praying to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Okie Preacher
The next morning dawned wet and foggy with clouds...

The next morning dawned wet and foggy with clouds skirting low to the ground.

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Fortunately, there had not been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Okie Preacher
To Taos and points north on the CDT:

Well, I have heard it said that the adventure doesn't begin until the trouble starts, so lets get this out of the way early on...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Okie Preacher
Just rolled 43K on my '09 on the way back from a...

Just rolled 43K on my '09 on the way back from a CDR ride through NM and CO. As I rolled into the garage I thought "I love this bike more with each mile." Congratulations on your purchase!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,587
Posted By Okie Preacher
Just finished a run from west of Taos to the...

Just finished a run from west of Taos to the Wyoming border using Cannonshot's tracks. One soaking wet day on the southern end followed by three beautiful September days for the remainder of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Okie Preacher
The first couple sets you will swear the job is...

The first couple sets you will swear the job is impossible. Then all of the sudden it clicks and it isn't much of a challenge at all. Don't know about the Karoo3's, but I would not recommend...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By Okie Preacher
I'm thinking an oz. and a half of 6 shot--maybe...

I'm thinking an oz. and a half of 6 shot--maybe even 8's--would be about right.

Can't think of much that would piss me off more than a drone buzzing around a campsite when I am minding my own...
Forum: Vendors 08-24-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,707
Posted By Okie Preacher
Dualtool received! Thanks for the great service.

Dualtool received! Thanks for the great service.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 780,064
Posted By Okie Preacher
A new mesh screen on the headlight along with a...

A new mesh screen on the headlight along with a stone guard on the oil cooler. The short dirt windscreen, a set of Barkbusters on the grips, and bolted a new TKC80 on the rear.

CBDR with a group...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 58,643
Posted By Okie Preacher
The good folks at Baton Rouge BMW are the real...

The good folks at Baton Rouge BMW are the real deal. I was passing through from OKC when on the trip the outer seal on my '09 GS started seeping and the Clutch Safety Switch decided to fail. Pulled...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Okie Preacher
http://www.masterlocks.com/product/845/141d-covere...

http://www.masterlocks.com/product/845/141d-covered-brass-padlock?gclid=CJ_NydDZjMACFSpp7Aod-BAANg

These work well for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,840
Posted By Okie Preacher
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Okie Preacher
Barkbuster VPS it is! I appreciate the input.

Barkbuster VPS it is! I appreciate the input.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Okie Preacher
Question Barkbusters or Touratech Handguards?

I need to put a little more protection on the front of my '09 GS. Barkbusters have the Aluminum Bar, the Touratech are plastic and flexible.

Any notes or experiences with either would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By Okie Preacher
They were not leaking, just mushy.

They were not leaking, just mushy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By Okie Preacher
Mine made it to around 28K miles. Ditching them...

Mine made it to around 28K miles. Ditching them for the Ohlins was some of the best money I have ever spent.
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,401
Posted By Okie Preacher
Good input from all the above. I camp because I...

Good input from all the above. I camp because I prefer it and because I HATE cheap-ass motels.

It takes a bit more planning, but the effort is worth it. I eat well (start early with a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By Okie Preacher
40K miles on my '09 GS. Just now getting broken...

40K miles on my '09 GS. Just now getting broken in well. A couple tweaky things... Outer seal on the rear-end replaced under warranty (the '10 models included a vent to keep the final drive from...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have a large ZTechnik screen on my '09 GS. As...

I have a large ZTechnik screen on my '09 GS. As a tall guy, I really appreciate the extra coverage.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,890
Posted By Okie Preacher
This. :thumb If you are close to BMW Specs...

This. :thumb

If you are close to BMW Specs for a "Standard" rider the ESA probably makes sense. If you are outside that range a set of premium shocks sprung for your individual weight and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,736
Posted By Okie Preacher
This is where i am on my extensive planning....

This is where i am on my extensive planning. Seems like a lot, but most of the stuff is light, i havnt tried to pack up the Sertao yet. Only had the bike for 1 week so far.


Uhmmmm... That's...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,087
Posted By Okie Preacher
A fair question. But, a peaceful, quiet...

A fair question. But, a peaceful, quiet situation suddenly became something else and had a significant degree of unpredictability. No, it never involved me but the statement that I wasn't in danger...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By Okie Preacher
This. On my set for a three or four day...

This.

On my set for a three or four day backpacking trip I try hard to stay under 40 pounds (maybe a bit more the first day out). It is the same kit that goes in the panniers and dry bags--like...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,087
Posted By Okie Preacher
I go back and forth on this. Licensed conceal &...

I go back and forth on this. Licensed conceal & carry. More than enough experience and training to know how to handle myself in a sticky situation. But, I rarely carry.

A couple weeks ago I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,302
Posted By Okie Preacher
Tornadoes are dramatic, wildly destructive...and...

Tornadoes are dramatic, wildly destructive...and rare. Pay attention to the forecast as they generally know days ahead when generalized outbreaks are possible.

Lightening on the other hand is a...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,270
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have had my Redverz in some pretty interesting...

I have had my Redverz in some pretty interesting Mid-Western Thunderstorms and have never had any problems with water. A tall hoop tent will move around quite a bit in a high wind, but again, if...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,351
Views: 2,515,071
Posted By Okie Preacher
I use one and love it. Depending on the...

I use one and love it.

Depending on the situation I use the Reactor or a MSR Whisperlite Universal. If I'm backpacking or just eating Dehy, Oatmeal and Coffee, the Reactor is fantastic. Fast...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,598
Posted By Okie Preacher
"Dapper Dan" pomade.

"Dapper Dan" pomade.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By Okie Preacher
A 15 degree warmer bag that packs even...

A 15 degree warmer bag that packs even smaller...cut for a big guy? The best quality down available (800 fill or better), a tight mummy bag, and a really good compression sack are your only...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Okie Preacher
I pressed the bushings on my Ohlins in with a...

I pressed the bushings on my Ohlins in with a vise and wood blocks on either side for protection.
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