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Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Starstruck
Nice list. On auxiliary lighting, I just received...

Nice list. On auxiliary lighting, I just received a set of Motobozzo Halogen Lamps from Germany (http://www.motobozzo.de/product_info.php?products_id=259). I haven't had time to install them yet, but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
Posted By Starstruck
It does depend on what you're going to do with...

It does depend on what you're going to do with the bike... on the other hand, I have a 2012 R1200R and it is hands down the best bike I've ever owned. More fun than the GS (although lacking the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:55 AM
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Views: 294,899
Posted By Starstruck
I am also thinking about taking my R1200R up to...

I am also thinking about taking my R1200R up to Alaska next summer - what modifications/accessories are you thinking other than tires? I'd also love to hear thoughts about setting up the bike for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Good luck on your "yachting" adventure :evil. Of...

Good luck on your "yachting" adventure :evil. Of course, finding the right bike to use on this next leg of your journey might be a bit challenging. Perhaps something like this might work on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
And if you really want to have fun, start in...

And if you really want to have fun, start in Ridgecrest, go over Sherman Pass and then pick up 58 (and a burger) in Taft before heading towards Morro Bay.... :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 05:40 PM
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Views: 294,899
Posted By Starstruck
Having had no screen R1100Rs and now a R1200R, I...

Having had no screen R1100Rs and now a R1200R, I much prefer no screen/no fairing.....even at high speed. For me anyway, naked bikes should be naked :D
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By Starstruck
Death Valley is great this time of year....

Death Valley is great this time of year....
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 12:32 PM
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Views: 294,899
Posted By Starstruck
Honestly, I don't know. I asked a Michelin rep...

Honestly, I don't know. I asked a Michelin rep about whether to get the "B" specification for its stronger carcass construction and higher load rating. He advised against it, saying the R1200R - even...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 03:26 PM
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Views: 294,899
Posted By Starstruck
But they probably won't last much longer than...

But they probably won't last much longer than your trip - and you may want to replace them at the 6 or 7k mark.... Who knows, you may get a post-Christmas deal :evil
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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Views: 294,899
Posted By Starstruck
I had the 6k service on my R1200R done at 7k...

I had the 6k service on my R1200R done at 7k while on a long road trip without any problems. I called the dealer ahead of time and they knew I was on a trip. I brought the bike in at 8:30am and was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 06:49 PM
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Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Oh sure, we know you're really going to Thailand...

Oh sure, we know you're really going to Thailand for the "world class vintages" made from traditional European Cabernet Savignon, Chenin blanc, and Shiraz grapes (must be true, I read it on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,217
Posted By Starstruck
Glad to See an Update!

So glad to see an update - I was wondering what happened to you. Looks like you're having a wonderful ride and will, before too long, make it all the way round!
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,055
Posted By Starstruck
Outstanding!

Wonderful story - terrific pictures. I hope you go back for round two. After all, you haven't made it to Herat...or through the Khyber Pass....yet... :evil

What you've seen will stick with you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
I think you will find that Vietnam is more than...

I think you will find that Vietnam is more than two weeks, particularly if you plan to do both north and south. On the other hand, renting a bike (or scooter!) there is not so much a challenge. You...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/disco....

http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/disco.jpg


Only $305 and it is DOT approved! (Girl and matching jacket are extra....) :rofl

(I just knew someone would have done it.....)
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Indeed - there is even a 2007 New Zealand study...

Indeed - there is even a 2007 New Zealand study that concluded: "Riders wearing a plain white helmet rather than a black one were associated with a 24% lower risk of suffering a motorcycle accident...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
Thanks HCH - I've gone up and down Rte 99, but...

Thanks HCH - I've gone up and down Rte 99, but this will be my first venture into the western slopes of the Sierras, so I appreciate the advice.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
Nice route! Thanks. I was looking for a more fun...

Nice route! Thanks. I was looking for a more fun way to get out of Bay Area towards Stockton and Rte 4. This looks like much more fun that the I-580 to the I-205 slog. I appreciate the advice!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
True - but I would like to take one of the...

True - but I would like to take one of the lonelier passes through the Sierras before they close for the winter.

Any more restaurant/place to stay recommendations?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
Sherman Pass

Actually, I was thinking about heading south and then cutting across Sherman Pass - if it's still open.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
The Inn at Tres Pinos? I'll give it a try and let...

The Inn at Tres Pinos? I'll give it a try and let you know! Always a foodie when I'm on the road. Thanks HCH.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
Thanks - I like the route, but since I'll have...

Thanks - I like the route, but since I'll have all Friday, I could overnight along the way and still press further east before returning to LA. Is there a paved route through the Sierras between...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
Nice! I like it - haven't done Hwy 25 north....

Nice! I like it - haven't done Hwy 25 north. Thanks!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Starstruck
LA to SF and Back

Looking for suggestions for a four-day trip around California. My only limits are that I can't leave LA until Tuesday morning, must arrive SF mid-afternoon on Wednesday (for a dinner and overnight),...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Starstruck
I would head north to Portland - which is just...

I would head north to Portland - which is just under 1,000 miles from Mission Viejo. Take 99 north (where you can) instead of I-5 (unless you really like trucks - although there are plenty of those...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Actually, it is a sandwich.....

http://www.concierge.com/images/ideas/street_food/ideas_streetfood_010p.jpg

Not that Vietnam is not a delight for all the senses.....:evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
You will....

absolutely love Vietnam! Hanoi and HCMC (Saigon) are quite crowded with scooters, but traffic thins out dramatically once you leave the cities. The food is amazing and you basically should hit the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,217
Posted By Starstruck
Great Adventure!

A wonderful RR - sounds like a great adventure! Kudos to you!
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
[QUOTE=flyingdutchman177;22311377]I was at a...

[QUOTE=flyingdutchman177;22311377]I was at a McDonald's in Poland using their wifi to check my messages and in walks a couple from Texas doing a RTW trip on a similar motorcycle.
First I found out...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
You Could Be in Pictures!

Of course, this is not a new phenomena... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnPIOH8bCfk
:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
What a Great Story!

Only on a motorcycle......
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 01:35 PM
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Views: 294,899
Posted By Starstruck
After a fair amount of research, I just put a new...

After a fair amount of research, I just put a new set of Pilot Road 3s on my R1200R - absolutely amazing! That's my recommendation.
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
There is a movie called "Motorcycle Karma" (you...

There is a movie called "Motorcycle Karma" (you can probably download it from iTunes) which is a documentary about a group of Aussies (with no motorcycling experience) who flew into India, rented...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
You might want to start in South Africa - I know...

You might want to start in South Africa - I know it is against RTW biker tradition, but these days it is much more manageable than a Sahara crossing and if you've never been to Africa before, it is a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Exactly right! Can't ride around the world and...

Exactly right! Can't ride around the world and miss Africa. Besides, we'll all be cheering you on.....:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Just bury yourself in bags of flour.....

Just bury yourself in bags of flour.....
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7,447
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Posted By Starstruck
Note: I will not vouch for the quality of the...

Note: I will not vouch for the quality of the wine..... but they say it is improving.... :1drink

East, West, and North Africa are totally different experiences. A GSA would do well for a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Getting across the Sahara is a lot trickier than...

Getting across the Sahara is a lot trickier than it use to be. If you can get permission, the route south from Morocco through Mauritania use to be relatively safe (and for the most part paved) - of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
Look at it this way....

It's all good prep for Africa..... Take your meds. :1drink Enjoy the respite and feel better soon....
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,991
Posted By Starstruck
You are Soliciting Ideas? Here's One!

Go to La Tomatina, the tomato throwing festival in Buñol, Spain - last Wednesday in August (you will have to kill some time between now and then, but isn't that what southern France is for.....). ...
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