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Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By clintonl
I just did that as well a few weeks back. I...

I just did that as well a few weeks back. I wasn't looking forward to it but turned out ok. Easily done in a day (just start out early). The two borders are pretty straight forward compared to some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
http://www.moto-racks.com Tom is a fantastic...

http://www.moto-racks.com

Tom is a fantastic guy to deal with and his stuff is really well thought out and constructed. He offers the option of building a Rotopax mounting plate into the...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By clintonl
I did it a couple of seasons back on my BMW GSA....

I did it a couple of seasons back on my BMW GSA. NYC -> Alaska -> San Francisco -> NYC

68 days, 13,700 miles, 6 tyres, 8 quarts of oil and 337 gallons of fuel.

That's really the only thing I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
haha yeah not so mint anymore. It's getting...

haha yeah not so mint anymore. It's getting beaten to shit on some of the roads down here. Very, very happy with the way this bike is holding up to it all.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
I'm running a mefo explorer on the rear in those...

I'm running a mefo explorer on the rear in those pics. Really happy with it so far!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
Holy crap I love my DR. some pics from my...

Holy crap I love my DR.

some pics from my current trip to Central and South America

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/Clinton_puddleRear_zpspz6vyqnv.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
Thanks that's a great tip I'll try that. I was...

Thanks that's a great tip I'll try that. I was quite surprised at how heavy they were and ripped them off to save weight.



I'm a huge fan of Clearwater lights...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
Final pre-game photo. Parked the GSA rolling...

Final pre-game photo.

Parked the GSA rolling out tomorrow on the svelte suzi.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/DRFinal_zps32442a49.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 107,568
Views: 21,453,086
Posted By clintonl
Chris, yes they're Skene P3s. I've used them...

Chris,

yes they're Skene P3s. I've used them on several bikes now and LOVE them. Provide a massive increase in tail end visibility.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 107,568
Views: 21,453,086
Posted By clintonl
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/DR650Test1_zps62bd4c78.jpg



I drilled 8 holes in the bottom of the case and mounted my 1500 using 4 U-Bolts . Solid as a rock. Sawed the extra...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 107,568
Views: 21,453,086
Posted By clintonl
Thanks glad you like it. I'm new to the DR and...

Thanks glad you like it. I'm new to the DR and had a lot of fun building it over the last month.

Now it's time to get it dirty!
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 107,568
Views: 21,453,086
Posted By clintonl
Just wanted to throw out a public thank you to...

Just wanted to throw out a public thank you to tom from moto-racks (http://www.moto-racks.com).
If anyone is after a really great set of racks for their DR650 you owe it to yourself to chat to tom,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
I fabricated a bracket to mount a BMW 650GS Dakar...

I fabricated a bracket to mount a BMW 650GS Dakar windscreen ( part# 46637655720) to my bark buster clamps. This enabled me to really open up the cockpit area to mount my Montana GPS via ram mounts...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 426,907
Posted By clintonl
I'm new to the DR and have really enjoyed...

I'm new to the DR and have really enjoyed reshaping the stock machine to one that's infinitely better suited to my needs. I'm parking my existing bike for a bit and taking on this much...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,228
Posted By clintonl
hey SloDon I'd be interested to hear if you...

hey SloDon I'd be interested to hear if you experienced the "slow leak" issue with the front that a number of people (including me) have experienced.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,228
Posted By clintonl
yes this is 100% my experience as well. Front is...

yes this is 100% my experience as well. Front is definitely noisy above 60mph, squirrely as hell on tar snakes and (the most annoying) small bead air leak on the front that requires topping up every...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By clintonl
I know people that swear by these but sadly they...

I know people that swear by these but sadly they didn't work for me. They're certainly well constructed however I couldn't tighten the mirror's smooth ram mount ball enough to stop it from moving out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By clintonl
I just use the stick on convex mirror accessories...

I just use the stick on convex mirror accessories you can buy for a couple of bucks. (just make sure you get brand name ones as some super cheap versions can rattle) They're great at eliminating...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 1,116,420
Posted By clintonl
I was in white sands NM and the Ophir Pass, CO in...

I was in white sands NM and the Ophir Pass, CO in those photos but more recently in Utah getting a bit muddy

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/UtahRide1_zpsfc9339ca.jpg

and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 1,116,420
Posted By clintonl
a couple from the current trip... ...

a couple from the current trip...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/_whiteSands2_zpscfca4d1e.jpg


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/pass_1_zps8c25344e.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,436
Posted By clintonl
I think the key thing is you RODE there on your...

I think the key thing is you RODE there on your bike (even a previous one) so it's earned a place on your map. Not uncommon for a RTW rider to switch bikes midstream — i wouldn't expect them to reset...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,332
Posted By clintonl
If you read the blogs of most RTW motorcycle...

If you read the blogs of most RTW motorcycle travellers the one common change they'd make next time is a lighter, cheaper, less complicated bike than the one they have.

I've been riding my 2009...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,012
Posted By clintonl
Hi Ed - glad you enjoyed them. Hard to...

Hi Ed - glad you enjoyed them.

Hard to believe it was a year ago when I made that journey and first met you on the road — I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys up in AK.

After I...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,882
Posted By clintonl
I considered buying a white Rotopax for water....

I considered buying a white Rotopax for water. However after using their red fuel container for a few trips (which is great) I decided that the Rotopax system was a really, really heavy way to carry...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,635
Views: 1,189,084
Posted By clintonl
Although the time piece I use cost about the same...

Although the time piece I use cost about the same as one of those watches the thing I like about it is it came with a free motorcycle.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,971
Posted By clintonl
I got my GSA done while I waited. It took them...

I got my GSA done while I waited. It took them precisely 15 mins to replace a ring. The tank did not need to be removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,258
Posted By clintonl
Thanks. The vulnerability of the lights was...

Thanks.

The vulnerability of the lights was definitely at the forefront of my mind when I mounted them. I certainly didn't want risk sacrificing a Kri$$ta whenever I dumped the bike.

For this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,258
Posted By clintonl
That was taken on the Dempster Hwy Yukon Just as...

That was taken on the Dempster Hwy Yukon Just as I was about to cross over into the Northwest Territories.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,258
Posted By clintonl
I'll also chip in for Clearwater Kristas. Not the...

I'll also chip in for Clearwater Kristas. Not the cheapest option but well worth it IMHO.

Supremely high quality manufacturing backed up with amazing service. Road melting illumination, plug and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 59,662
Posted By clintonl
I think that some (lazy) dealers are just going...

I think that some (lazy) dealers are just going to slam these collars on and be done with it and others are going to be a bit more conscientious about replacing pumps.

When I asked the mechanic at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 59,662
Posted By clintonl
Finally took my bike into get this recall done...

Finally took my bike into get this recall done and the experience reminded me why I service my own bike now

- dropped the bike off. Service dept refuses to not only tell me if they have the parts...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By clintonl
I place mine here. Easy access but out of the...

I place mine here. Easy access but out of the line of sight so it's not distracting.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/xMount_zpscba4aaa9.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,459
Posted By clintonl
it does however the rubber flap I zip tied to the...

it does however the rubber flap I zip tied to the panner crossbar catches most of the general wet road spray now. Granted the pic below shows a bit of mud splatter but hey it was a pretty sloppy dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,459
Posted By clintonl
haha mine is hanging here: ...

haha mine is hanging here:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/DempsterSacrifice_800_zps503ae8b2.jpg

(and I've never bothered to replace it)

I should also say that mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By clintonl
Love these lights ...

Love these lights

http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/R1200GS.shtml

Photo below dosen't really do them justice but they are massively visible with their bright high speed flicker.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 59,662
Posted By clintonl
good news. This was just posted today in the NYT ...

good news. This was just posted today in the NYT

"BMW Is Recalling 51,000 Motorcycles for Fuel Leak"

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW says...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,724
Posted By clintonl
as a data point I also had my leaking ESA shocks...

as a data point I also had my leaking ESA shocks replaced under warranty on my 2009 GSA at the 30K mile mark.

I'm over 65K on the bike now so I hope the replacements last longer!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,897
Posted By clintonl
sorry I didn't mean to divert the thread into...

sorry I didn't mean to divert the thread into water bladders, however I noted that you also said "I may on longer camping trips add the expansion attachment for water, stacking two cans on top of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,897
Posted By clintonl
I agree, this is definitely the way to go for...

I agree, this is definitely the way to go for carrying additional water.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By clintonl
Last season I did exactly this. Rode 14K miles...

Last season I did exactly this. Rode 14K miles from NJ > Yukon > Alaska > Seattle > San Francisco > NV etc back home.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912101

I rode from NJ to...
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