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Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,592
Posted By 2on2off
RKA Liner Bags

These are the liner bags I'm thinking about getting. They make good use of the space, especially on the right pannier. The Cee Baiely's don't have that extra pocket on the right pannier. I also...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,592
Posted By 2on2off
Interior bags for OEM Aluminum panniers

The locks finally came in for my OEM aluminum panniers and I was surprised to learn that the OEM interior bags are very tall dry bags. I have used interior bags on my past GSA's that were from Cee...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,379
Posted By 2on2off
Riding with the sun at your back

I have heard about one guy who was riding with the sun at his back whose speedometer was melting right before his eyes from the reflection off the windscreen. He has since built his own hood for his...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,379
Posted By 2on2off
Very helpful information. Now I know what...

Very helpful information. Now I know what conditions to be aware of and what precautions to take.

I'll probably be ordering a Vstream for my GSA soon. I have had very positive results with the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Going up, heading east, on Lippencott is more...

Going up, heading east, on Lippencott is more difficult than going down. There are some off camber, loose and rocky sections that can trip you up if you are on a big and heavy adventure bike. No...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Anything else "cash only" at Furnace Creek like...

Anything else "cash only" at Furnace Creek like the places to eat and camping?

Just wondering if their internet is down or if the Chevron is just trying to same money not taking credit cards. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,379
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the feedback so far. A sun visor for...

Thanks for the feedback so far. A sun visor for the speedometer might not be a bad idea anyway just to keep any glare off it even if the Vstream doesn't melt it.

I was wondering if anyone has...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,379
Posted By 2on2off
I have had Vstream windshields on several BMW's,...

I have had Vstream windshields on several BMW's, 2011 GSA and a 2008 RT. I currently have one on my Goldwing. Great windscreen that has worked well for me.

I just bought a 2015 R1200GSA and am...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,592
Posted By 2on2off
My new 2015 R1200GSA WC Break In Ride

Picked up my new R1200GSA WC last Saturday and rode it four days in a row for a total of 625 miles on all twisty mountain roads near where I live in Central California.

Rode it in rain the first...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,261,859
Posted By 2on2off
Did a 240 mile all street loop before the Super...

Did a 240 mile all street loop before the Super Bowl last Sunday with two friends on some new roads to me.

We rode to Bootjack and Raymond plus some stuff between Friant and North Fork.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Everytime I ride DV, I always think exactly the...

Everytime I ride DV, I always think exactly the same thing...........this place is one rocky place.

I'm glad there have been roads built in this area because I can't imagine riding cross country...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Saline Valley Area Elevations

This Saturday:
30% chance of rain in Big Pine - 4,000 ft elevation
20% chance of rain in Lone Pine - 3,700 ft elevation
0% chance of rain in Beatty, NV - 3,300 ft elevation

You can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,094
Posted By 2on2off
How are the paved and dirt roads in the Toiyabe...

How are the paved and dirt roads in the Toiyabe National Park area of Nevada currently? Any snow or ice on the higher elevation roads?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,261,859
Posted By 2on2off
Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

It was 45 degrees in Reedley at noon with high fog clouds. Rode to Pine Hurst up highway 180 and it is sunny and 70 degrees at 4,000 ft. Perfect weather in the mountains right now.

That is one of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Briggs Cabin even has an outdoor patio area to...

Briggs Cabin even has an outdoor patio area to stop at for a break. I think the 4x4 community keep it in good shape and those who use it have generally followed the idea to "leave it in better shape...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop Video

Here are some videos I shot a few years ago of the Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop riding it clockwise:

Going up Pleasant Canyon to Rogers Pass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afpjh5x-d-U
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,261,859
Posted By 2on2off
About 7 years ago I heard about some guys riding...

About 7 years ago I heard about some guys riding motos on 007 getting lectured by some mtb'ers on that trail. At the end of the day they came back to their truck to find all the air had been let out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,261,859
Posted By 2on2off
School House Tomorrow Night

oldbmw, justsumguy and I plan to be at School House tomorrow night.

We plan to ride there. brrrrrrrrrrr..
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 75,126
Posted By 2on2off
Cheers to all the wives out there who are...

Cheers to all the wives out there who are supportive of riding. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

My wife has ridden with me and on her own bike our entire marriage. I count...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Squaw Flat is east of Big Pine. Had to get a...

Squaw Flat is east of Big Pine. Had to get a forest service map to find it the first time. Shows up on Mapsource once you know where to look. Fun route running mostly N/S and is at an elevation...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Did you ride north or south pass? If so, what...

Did you ride north or south pass? If so, what were the conditions?

Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Outstanding pics. Looks like you didn't have any...

Outstanding pics. Looks like you didn't have any "on road" conditions to worry about on your loop through Death Valley.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2014, 10:09 PM
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Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Very scenic route you have planned from Pahrump...

Very scenic route you have planned from Pahrump so take your time and enjoy the ride. Stop off at Dante's View if you have the time and Panamint Springs Resort on the way to Lone Pine. Keeler also...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2014, 10:52 AM
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Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Cold weekend in DV

It is going to be a very cold this weekend in Death Valley. The higher elevations will be in the 20's in the mornings and Furnace Creek will have highs in the low 50's.

My friend is taking his...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the clarification on how long it takes...

Thanks for the clarification on how long it takes to ride the big loop. Mapsource always says it will take longer than it actually does, I just never know how far off it is. When planning a loop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
The more I hear about conditions on Steele Pass,...

The more I hear about conditions on Steele Pass, they more I want to go ride it.

I have never heard of snow or ice causing issues on Steele Pass or Lippincott.

This 235 mile loop might be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
4x4 forum on Saline Valley & Steele Pass

Below is a link to a Saline Valley Forum. Seems like it is mostly 4x4 people on this thread.

They have a specific threads with road conditions for Steele Pass, North Pass and South Pass and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,637
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for posting this. I was just in Shoshone...

Thanks for posting this. I was just in Shoshone and had no idea the caves were a few hundred yards from where I was fueling up. :clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Cerro Gordo Caretaker Phone Number

Thanks for the update.

Cerro Gordo is at an elevation over 8,100 feet and gets snow so this time of year and most likely has snow right now. Call ahead and ask Robert what the current...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
I was in Cerro Gordo in Oct. last year and at...

I was in Cerro Gordo in Oct. last year and at that time the hotel was not in operation and there didn't appear to be any plans to open it. I'm only aware of one hotel in Cerro Gordo so if there is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
The more adventurous option will have you on a...

The more adventurous option will have you on a washboard dirt road from just east of Ubehebe Crater to approx. 7 miles west of the turn off to Eureka Dunes for a total of 40 miles of washboard dirt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 07:59 PM
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Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Traveltoad and RAZR know DV

For those of you that have been following this thread since I started it in December 2009, Traveltoad was the third rider to contribute and has been giving helpful information for five years. He...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Some of the first snow in DV this winter

I think I set a personal record for least amount of miles ridden on a Death Valley trips last week. I only rode 125 miles last Thursday and just hung out and enjoyed the rain on Friday and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
First hand reports are important to this thread

As far as I'm concerned, first hand reports are really what this thread is all about and I appreciate everyone who has contributed.

Hearing from riders who have recently ridden any of the roads...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
The five ways in and out of Saline Valley

I have ridden the five ways in and out of Saline Valley which are are:

1. North Pass: has sections over 7,200 ft. A heavy rain can cause significant washouts on this road. A heavy snow can close...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Excellent pics Isaac. Nice shot in particular of...

Excellent pics Isaac. Nice shot in particular of the Goler Steps.

Still waiting for some pics of the Steele Pass Washout. I'll be back in DV in 1 1/2 weeks and will try to ride to this washout....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Road to the springs and south pass

The road to the springs had some whoops and sand but could easily be ridden on an adventure bike. South Pass was unbelievably fantastic. The best I have ever seen it.

I wanted to explore...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Death Valley Road from Ubehebe Crater to North Pass

The road from Ubehebe Crater to Crankshaft Junction and on to the turn off for North Pass was also in very good condition except for the washboard.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Death Valley 2 day solo ride pictures

My second day solo started in Beatty where I rode to Titus Canyon. The approach to Titus Canyon through the mountains is the most spectacular part of this section in my opinion:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,499
Posted By 2on2off
Impassable washout on Steele Pass?

I was at Warm Springs yesterday in Saline Valley but couldn't find anyone with current information on the condition of the washout on Steele Pass.

Any pictures or video of anyone who has ridden or...
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