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Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Even today I got a PM on another forum from...

Even today I got a PM on another forum from someone interested in heading down to Baja, and one of their questions was about safety as all their friends kept saying how dangerous it was down there....
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
You guys are quite welcome, I'm just glad y'all...

You guys are quite welcome, I'm just glad y'all enjoyed it! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Aw man, sorry about that. I got to about Santa...

Aw man, sorry about that. I got to about Santa Barbara or something and realized I'd not even pinged you at all and by then I had no contact info to reach you. So on I rode anyway... Definitely send...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Thanks for giving it a read, I put up the...

Thanks for giving it a read, I put up the pics/ride report for others to enjoy so I'm glad that's happened.



Thanks for helping me put a name to that photo!
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Thanks and will do, I'm supposed to be back on...

Thanks and will do, I'm supposed to be back on Monday but I just got asked about extending my stay another week to go a conference in Stuttgart so it may be a while.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Thanks. :) Was it the most hardcore...

Thanks. :)



Was it the most hardcore ride ever? Not even close. Was I pushing my off-roading limits? No. Did I have an enjoyable ride? You bet. It was supposed to be two weeks then was pared...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
I know it's gotta be harder with a family and all...

I know it's gotta be harder with a family and all but do what you can as it's truly an awesome place to go ride. And FWIW, you can get by with little to no Spanish so no worries there.


I'll not...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2010, 10:58 AM
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Views: 466,295
Posted By HiggyB
I've continued to quietly lurk here and am really...

I've continued to quietly lurk here and am really enjoying what you guys are posting. My contribution to adventure material from the Bay Area can be found here...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
You're both quite welcome! Getting the ride...

You're both quite welcome! Getting the ride report written and the photos shared here and on BARF has been a bit of a healing exercise as well due to those personal issues which resulted in the end...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Eight days and almost 2300 miles of awesome...

Eight days and almost 2300 miles of awesome riding, ok it was all awesome except the three fucking flat tires and the fact that I failed to properly strap down my gear one day costing me a rear dry...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 8: Palmdale to San Francisco (407.1 miles)

My last day on the road and it started with needing to deal with yet another fucking flat tire, this time up front. I called the local Honda dealer to ask about doing a repair and not only could they...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 7: San Felipe to Palmdale (368.7 miles)

This was to be my last day in Baja as I decided that I'd ride north to Mexicali, cross the border and start heading back to San Francisco. I left without a clear sense of where to stop for the night,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 6: continued...

http://higgyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_1408.jpg
Soon enough I found the pavement, it’s now only 30-miles of dirt heading north out of Bahía Gonzaga
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 6: Bahía Gonzaga to San Felipe (108.3 miles)

I woke up the morning of day number 5 intent on riding to San Felipe for lunch or so, then onward to Guadalupe Canyon for a night at the hot springs, but that wasn't to be as the day started with me...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 5: continued...

http://higgyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_1343.jpg
I pulled the rear wheel off and set about replacing the tube (I had a new tube with me for the trip)
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 5: Bahía de Los Angeles to Bahía Gonzaga (188.4 miles)

Ahhh, the day the drama begins! I left Bahía de LA bound for a mission in the desert hills and then out to Highway 1 where I'd head north to Bahía Gonzaga via Coco's Corner. Well things started out...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 4: continued...

http://higgyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_1283-1286.jpg (http://higgyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_1283-1286_Full.jpg)
Panoramic view looking out over Bahía de Los Angeles (click the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 4: El Rosario de Arriba to Bahía de Los Angeles (212 miles)

Day 4 would be a mostly pavement day, as I wanted to make the long-ish ride down to Bahía de Los Angeles. The day did feature an off-road side trip out to El Marmol, but that was quite a let down to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 3: continued...

http://higgyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_1216.jpg
Up and over the hills I went, it’s now downhill to Mexico’s Highway 3

http://higgyb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG_1223.jpg
As I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 3: Tecate to El Rosario de Arriba (292 miles)

Day 3, finally my first full day back in Baja! :clap

I had a rough idea of how far to go today but my whole route while in Mexico was up in the air so I started the day with a coffee and maps,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 2: Ojai to Tecate (296.6 miles)

Day 2 offered the same great weather but the riding wasn't quite as exciting, it was a day that featured a fair amount of slab work in order to skirt over and around the LA/San Diego areas in order...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Day 1: San Francisco to Ojai (410 miles)

The first day of the trip had me leaving San Francisco destined for the coast where I took Highway 1 almost all the way down to Santa Barbara, I cut inland a bit to the north just to break free a bit...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,544
Posted By HiggyB
Baja Again: Another solo ride around northern Baja

Roughly six months after my last visit to Baja (ADV photo thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526358), full ride report (http://higgyb.com/?p=168)) it was time to head back....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,780,979
Posted By HiggyB
I might be biased but... Love the paint scheme....

I might be biased but... Love the paint scheme. :lol3


Welcome home, thanks for serving and enjoy that bike! :super
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,780,979
Posted By HiggyB
Taken in Baja just this past week (at La Gringa,...

Taken in Baja just this past week (at La Gringa, just a bit north of Bahia de Los Angeles). :jose
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,272
Posted By HiggyB
Here's my latest shot, taken at La Gringa just...

Here's my latest shot, taken at La Gringa just north of Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja California, Mexico. :jose
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,780,979
Posted By HiggyB
When I wanted to go with a high fender I had more...

When I wanted to go with a high fender I had more money than time and while my bike was in for service I simply had Scuderia mount up the KTM version...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By HiggyB
I'd actually seen that before (it was posted on...

I'd actually seen that before (it was posted on BARF (http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/) a month or three agao) but it had slipped from my mind. Once again it made me say "sweet jesus those...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,780,979
Posted By HiggyB
Yup, and I spent the 20-30 minutes to get the...

Yup, and I spent the 20-30 minutes to get the Euro headlight installed. Damn that was easy! :wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By HiggyB
I've got a 2004 950 (non-S model) and freakin'...

I've got a 2004 950 (non-S model) and freakin' love it. You're gonna dig that bike for sure, enjoy! :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,786
Posted By HiggyB
I gotta say that I'm diggin' all the paint...

I gotta say that I'm diggin' all the paint schemes in this thread! :thumb

Well done folks! Now, with that in mind, if I were to repaint mine I'd be very tempted to have some sort of white paint...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,780,979
Posted By HiggyB
What's up man? I'm the guy that was on that...

What's up man? I'm the guy that was on that "other black 950" out front of Scuderia a few days ago... :D

I was pullin' up to Scuderia to pick up a few last bits to mount up this week before a...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
The rubbing/contact was so bad that I didn't even...

The rubbing/contact was so bad that I didn't even want to force it through one time so it's more than I think I can handle by removing material. Oh well, so it goes I guess, I'm more keen on getting...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,538
Posted By HiggyB
Let me be the next in line to offer some...

Let me be the next in line to offer some congratulations, yer gonna love that bike more and more with each mile you ride! :evil
:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
My bike, post inspection ride (which was...

My bike, post inspection ride (which was successful!):
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
Ok all, I'm here to wrap things up with some...

Ok all, I'm here to wrap things up with some final notes:

1. The Galfers do have a recessed area for the disc mounting bolts, but that recession is simply not as deep as the stock rotors and so...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
Damn, simple and easy... Perhaps I've been way...

Damn, simple and easy... Perhaps I've been way overthinking this! I'm off to find some washers and give that a go!


(thank god for internet in my garage, now how do I degrease my laptop? :rofl )
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
Ok, so bolts holding the rotors on is no longer...

Ok, so bolts holding the rotors on is no longer an issue, the stock rotors/bolts clear well enough. The issue now is that the bolts holding the calipers on protrude just a bit (1-2mm or so, small)...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
Stock rotors and bolts, took a break for some...

Stock rotors and bolts, took a break for some lunch and other stuff, now I'm back and giving it all a fresh install start as I really think I'm just goofing something simple.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By HiggyB
Thanks for the tips guys, I put the stock rotors...

Thanks for the tips guys, I put the stock rotors on the new rims and it all went together just fine, no rubbing nor any clearance issues. I'll get a hold of Galfer after Baja and see what's up with...
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