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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Sounds like I need to just suck it up and go with...

Sounds like I need to just suck it up and go with the F800GS. It might be more investment up front, but is going to be better in the long run. It's a newer bike, newer technology and I will have to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
So if i put it into comparison perspective, here...

So if i put it into comparison perspective, here are the pros and cons so far:

F800GS
+ smoother engine
+ dash readouts
- expected replacement: wheel bearings
- heavier

Mods:
Booster plug
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Between a F650GS Dakar and F800GS - better off-road mods?

Due to my location and a lot of other factors that I won't bore you with, my which bike debate has been narrowed down to two specific bikes: a 2007 F650GS Dakar or 2010 F800GS. This is not your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
FYI - if anyone is thinking about signing up for...

FYI - if anyone is thinking about signing up for Overland Experience or Weekend Passes, today would be a good day to do it. Overland Expo is holding a drawing for $50 to spend at the expo for people...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
There isn't too much pre-planning involved other...

There isn't too much pre-planning involved other than treat it like any other camping trip. Camping is in a big open *hilly* field.

Definitely take the moto terrain reading class. It was highly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 438,462
I guess packing light doesn't leave room to pack...

I guess packing light doesn't leave room to pack a backup camera?

iPhone shots aren't bad with that kind of scenery, but it's not quite the same when your holding it in your hand.

Since your...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 152,684
There have only been a few documented crossings...

There have only been a few documented crossings through the Darien Gap. I believe the last attempt took about 6 weeks to traverse the 99-miles of swampland because, as you mention, there are no...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
Hi Dave... As long as I can scrounge up a bike,...

Hi Dave... As long as I can scrounge up a bike, we're on! Nicely done on the pics of NC. Looking forward to riding some of those roads.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
I teach at Overland Expo too (hopefully not under...

I teach at Overland Expo too (hopefully not under the classification emmodg was referring to) and they seem to change up the class line-up a bit every year.

What kind of moto classes do you want...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
I've been to the last 4 years in Arizona and it's...

I've been to the last 4 years in Arizona and it's been fantastic! (I have to admit I am a little biased) But still, I can't wait to see what kind of crowd North Carolina brings...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 438,462
Even though you left without saying good-bye......

Even though you left without saying good-bye... Here are two options depending on which google maps you use.

Google maps engine: There is a folder incon in the upper left corner > select embed on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 95,492
Thanks for that. I will look into AF-Xied and the...

Thanks for that. I will look into AF-Xied and the other threads here. Leaning more toward messing with fuel mixture rather than throttle controls. But suspension and other upgrades take priority. Who...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Unfortunately the F8GS and GSA seats are not...

Unfortunately the F8GS and GSA seats are not interchangeable. I had heard good things about the GSA seat (but apparently not the case), so I was hoping to swap onto my regular 800, but the shapes are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,885
Tons of great info Rex!... thanks for detailing...

Tons of great info Rex!... thanks for detailing the process. I had seen (and made) similar with PVC, but I like the added cable lock is a good idea (much safer than a hose clamp) and pressure valve...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 95,492
Do you think that upgraded suspension and the...

Do you think that upgraded suspension and the steering damper help (indirectly) with the throttle control? Meaning absorbs some of the road fluctuations which cause occasional twitchyness?

I find...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 95,492
Fantastic thread! I am just delving into F8-land...

Fantastic thread! I am just delving into F8-land and you have given me lots to ponder. Thanks for that!
Since it seems like you have tried and thoroughly tested many mods... so if I could pick your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,885
Nice! Rex - you would happen to have a pic of the...

Nice! Rex - you would happen to have a pic of the tool tube take apart do you? I'd like to see the individual pieces you used in hopes I can replicate it where I am :D
Forum: Trip Planning 05-29-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 64,178
Great blog recommendation! I don't normally...

Great blog recommendation! I don't normally search out what other people are doing, but it is worth the read. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Since there is not too much information anywhere...

Since there is not too much information anywhere about this part, I figured I would ask....

Does anyone ACTUALLY have one of these installed on their R1200GS?
Forum: Trip Planning 04-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 64,178
I have been reading this thread casually since I...

I have been reading this thread casually since I first posted years ago, but reading the above did not start my morning right, so I can't help but give my 2 cents...

Dear Mr. BaronVonDarrin,
...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
OK, then what is the paperwork you are traveling...

OK, then what is the paperwork you are traveling with? There were two other Canadians - British Colombia & Ontario plates and both sold their BMWs at the same time as me. Maybe it's your...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
There is no website I know of like that. It's...

There is no website I know of like that. It's more of an old-school way about it: You park your bike in front of the hostel you are staying at (make sure there is enough foot traffic), place a sign...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
So, when I posed the question before I left, I...

So, when I posed the question before I left, I really had no idea what I was going to do when I got down to the tip of South America because shipping my 2003 KLR with 50,000 miles on it was not worth...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
As Joel so kindly pointed out, there has been a...

As Joel so kindly pointed out, there has been a huge learning curve with my KLR. So here is a little tribute to the bike I once had and how many places it has taken me:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Wish I would have allotted for time and money for...

Wish I would have allotted for time and money for a return leg of the trip. I had terrific weather throughout. Just as we are getting indian summers in N. America, I caught a little bit of that in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Hahaha! That is so great to see.... feels like so...

Hahaha! That is so great to see.... feels like so long ago, but wasn't really. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Yup.. started working on it. It's going to take...

Yup.. started working on it. It's going to take longer than I thought to edit through 17,000 images. Sheesh!
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
I am not rolling credits just yet... :wink:

I am not rolling credits just yet... :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Thanks for the support you guys! It was quite...

Thanks for the support you guys! It was quite and adventure. Now to figure out the return to "normal" life.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Hey Joel! Thanks... glad you could catch it,...

Hey Joel!

Thanks... glad you could catch it, even at the end.

Still trying to figure out what's next in the line up :D only time will tell... maybe see you back in LA sometime... if I ever...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Close to the END: I had spent 46,579 miles...

Close to the END:

I had spent 46,579 miles with Oscar, my trusty KLR685 that I adorned with all the best modifications, including gold chains and improved doohickeys, even though you wouldn’t...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
The calm waves of the Strait of Megellan provided...

The calm waves of the Strait of Megellan provided an easy ferry crossing, and we figured that with such good weather, there was no reason not to ride. So, each of our two wheels continued to chase...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Thank you! Thank you! Doesn't matter if its...

Thank you! Thank you!

Doesn't matter if its for the weekend or for several months, enjoy the ride! And yes... maybe see you on the road, maybe even a dirt one:D.

Now to return to finish the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 438,462
Couldn't have said it better Paul... Coming back...

Couldn't have said it better Paul... Coming back from 6 months on the road to all the "stuff" I had stored, I ended up getting rid of most of it. If I hadn't missed it in 6 months, why do I need it?...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-30-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 544,270
Learning to honk...

Pic of Ulyses, as we rode through Canon del Pato, Peru.

http://alisonswanderland.smugmug.com/MotorcycleAdventures/2012-South-thru-Americas/Peru/i-TdbxVt6/0/L/20130109_KLR-Adv-South_6508-2-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 438,462
I'm in on that bet too... The KTM looks...

I'm in on that bet too...

The KTM looks good... so how was the first time out?

Nice pics btw, but none with your matching orange pants?
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Chile: the Patagonian Wonders

And the road continues south, and even when two riders enter the landscape, it is a solitude like no other…

pictures speak for themselves…

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Argentina: A waiting game at Perito Moreno Glacier

Deb and I arrived at the guard station as the sun was setting and were not allowed into the park. We had hoped to camp inside the boundaries of Perito Mereno, but the guard kindly said no, and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
I highly recommend it!! :D

I highly recommend it!! :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 61,274
Argentina: the winds, the chase, and the nearing end.

The motorcyclists who had ridden this road before me all warned about the severe 100 mph cross winds that can pick up tumble weeds, unsuspecting armadillos, and even small motorbikes, then fling them...
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