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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 23,520
Posted By duitswes
5000 ft :eek1 I am bringing mine. Spoke to...

5000 ft :eek1

I am bringing mine. Spoke to Dean -- we may be 3 or 4 with mtbs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,985
Posted By duitswes
Sounds like the xr is still best for another...

Sounds like the xr is still best for another year. You will learn more on the xr imho. The 500 only makes sense if you are going too fast for the 400. Experience is more important than the bike.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 23,520
Posted By duitswes
There was enforcement out there last year. I...

There was enforcement out there last year.

I had the 2T. Better with a plated bike at that spot Id say.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 23,520
Posted By duitswes
In

In:y0!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,300,396
Posted By duitswes
abs together with supermoto wheels

Does anybody know whether the abs on the 2014 will understand supermoto wheels?

Also, I am looking to buy a 2014. Is there any reason to delay buying supermoto wheels? The thing is that maybe it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,011
Posted By duitswes
I think my large Shoei fits on a 1250.

I think my large Shoei fits on a 1250.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,300,396
Posted By duitswes
Beach marks:deal Like waves leave on a...

Beach marks:deal

Like waves leave on a beach. For fatigue part of failure surface looks like that plus a rough part corresponding to final snap.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By duitswes
Local paper said weeks ago that the Tesla...

Local paper said weeks ago that the Tesla property was settled in ohv's favor IIRC. Something like 400 riders attended the meeting. Previous record was 30 or so.
Forum: Americas 10-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,173,062
Posted By duitswes
Thanks, Sjoerd. This helps a lot.

Thanks, Sjoerd. This helps a lot.
Forum: Americas 10-03-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,173,062
Posted By duitswes
Two days it is.

Two days it is.
Forum: Americas 10-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,173,062
Posted By duitswes
Travel time: Hermosillo to Creel

Hola everybody,

I looking to ride from Hermosillo to Creel. That is about 600km, but my AAA map claims that it will take take 13 hours? It this correct?

Is there a good town to overnight on...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,338
Posted By duitswes
+1 Dont spray yourself. You may taste better.

+1 Dont spray yourself. You may taste better.
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,808
Posted By duitswes
Yes, I am running 50:1. 100 hours no complaints ....

Yes, I am running 50:1. 100 hours no complaints . Manual sezs 60:1.
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 59,225
Posted By duitswes
+1 on Parque Tayrona. There should be a lot of...

+1 on Parque Tayrona. There should be a lot of info available. Once you are there, you can also look into the lost city hike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
Kool. Now the group returning after dark can...

Kool. Now the group returning after dark can blame you :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
You thinking of any route in particular? I have...

You thinking of any route in particular? I have to decide between my hardtail and dually (also an ex8). This mostly a fire road?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
I am tempted too. I'll bring my mtb bike if I...

I am tempted too. I'll bring my mtb bike if I have space. Gonna be hot though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
trailer space from Livermore

Hi,

Anybody got space for an extra bike on a trailer from close to Livermore?

Thanks!
Forum: Americas 04-14-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By duitswes
Posted as as closed for winter last Friday, but...

Posted as as closed for winter last Friday, but the locals said you can ride through.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
And a hiking route :deal Possibly not officially...

And a hiking route :deal Possibly not officially sanctioned, but the official was busy cooking or something.

Following which we did what would qualify as a mid bike route. We being me and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
Paid!

In again. Maybe arriving Thu.

Planning again to bring the KTM. Same as last past two years.

Dakar is sold. Guess nobody will recogize me without it. Dean didn't two years back. Actually asked...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,011
Posted By duitswes
I got the 1250 and its quite linear. No peaking....

I got the 1250 and its quite linear. No peaking. Pulls from very low down.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,653
Posted By duitswes
+1 The light clutch allows a better driving...

+1

The light clutch allows a better driving technique. A really nice upgrade!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,653
Posted By duitswes
Eek Better check with a moderator before posting a...

Better check with a moderator before posting a scan :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,173
Posted By duitswes
In!

In!
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,612
Posted By duitswes
Hi Nancy, Great ride. See you in Mendo...

Hi Nancy,

Great ride.

See you in Mendo hopefully.

BTW I have a pair of Fundoro wheels laying around free to good home. Now I tell you :( In case you know somebody locally with a use.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By duitswes
you have been here less than two months? and...

you have been here less than two months? and returning after two months in Mexico? then not to worry. at worst they may ask whether you have enough funds.

remember to sign out of the US, because...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By duitswes
no need for a lawyer. just ask usa...

no need for a lawyer.

just ask usa immigration while you are still legal.

or read what is written on your visa.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,992
Posted By duitswes
"It occured to me that this may be a problem" ...

"It occured to me that this may be a problem"

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By duitswes
The bike is reliable. Often used as a rtw steed....

The bike is reliable. Often used as a rtw steed. Did 54k miles on mine. No problems. Water pump seals is consider a wear item, but the worries about it is overrated.

Stock suspension can do with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 37,509
Posted By duitswes
Laugh Great rally

And a great time was had again :freaky A bit wet this year, but that is sometimes the price for the awesome spring scenery. I rode up Hull mountain and Sanhedrin Mountain with SFMCJohn in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 37,509
Posted By duitswes
Plenty of easy dirt stuff for non-plated close to...

Plenty of easy dirt stuff for non-plated close to camp. It starts at the airstrip.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 37,509
Posted By duitswes
Riding

Hi all,

New plan for me is to be riding, not trucking. Sold the truck.

I'll be leading a ride to the snow mountain trailhead if anybody is interested. You will need some kind of cable to lock...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 37,509
Posted By duitswes
Thats the spirit! That's all you need. That's the...

Thats the spirit! That's all you need. That's the normal way actually.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 37,509
Posted By duitswes
hey

Yeah, we should say hey.

I might say hey at the DV end of March noob ride too. Maybe. Riding in with in with the Dakar to DV. For Mendo I will probably bring the 2 smoke.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 37,509
Posted By duitswes
Talking In

In :freaky Again. Last year was great.
Forum: Latin America 10-30-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,865
Posted By duitswes
That is the way I have it too. You stay on the...

That is the way I have it too. You stay on the same I94 for both quick Canada and Mex visits.

You can also phone and ask la(s) Migra(s) or ask at the border. Or you can e-mail the two consulates...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,846
Posted By duitswes
nope

Nope, the stroms like the 1200gs etc are not dual sports. Carrying a passenger in comfort with luggage makes for an adv bike. Which shoud not keep you of the two track though.

Btw revenge can had...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 203,871
Posted By duitswes
You know that the BMW socket is a different size...

You know that the BMW socket is a different size size from a car socket? Sounds like they did what you asked them. On bikes the BMW socket and SAE plug are standard sizes -- you may find that some...
Forum: Latin America 08-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By duitswes
Between 3 dakars i would carry two at least two...

Between 3 dakars i would carry two at least two water pump kits, because you will need at least one. Also one set of gaskets for the waterpump repair, in case you tear a gasket doing a repair. You...
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