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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,844
Posted By PukaWai
This! And the Euro is projected to fall even...

This!
And the Euro is projected to fall even more, perhaps reaching parity with the dollar by next year - so the incentive is to get you to spend your money now.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By PukaWai
F650GS floppy headlight

I took my F650 Dakar out to Death Valley a couple of months ago. After a day of beating it up off road (no Starbucks out there) the headlight was rattling around in there. Some duct tape sorta held...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By PukaWai
I generally get 40, drops to 37 at 80 mph, and...

I generally get 40, drops to 37 at 80 mph, and the worst I ever got was burning through a whole tank in Europe at ~160 kph - you can guess what country that was in. Bear in mind that these are BMW...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
Thank you all for the comments. Nice to know...

Thank you all for the comments. Nice to know somebody is reading this!

Blader54 - I studied these vari-eze aircraft while I was doing a design project for an Aeronautical Engineering class in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
It's funny how freinds that I have met through...

It's funny how freinds that I have met through our shared passion for flying can talk endlessly for hours on the subject, but eyes quickly glaze over should I talk about my passion for motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
AllBlak - An 1150 GS is not really a bashful...

AllBlak - An 1150 GS is not really a bashful motorcycle. And its even capable of taking a nap off the centerstand. At least it didn't snore this time and wake me up in the middle of the night!
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By PukaWai
If you're starting in San Diego I'd recommend...

If you're starting in San Diego I'd recommend route 78 and 74 north through the mountains in eastern San Diego County and Idyllwild and then up through Big Bear. This will allow you to avoid most of...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32,519
Views: 3,207,136
Posted By PukaWai
If it was done with a telephoto, then maybe Mt....

If it was done with a telephoto, then maybe Mt. Washington.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
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Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
Turns out they were a couple of retired cops from...

Turns out they were a couple of retired cops from England that take off on a bike tour “on the continent” once a year. They were going to be on Corsica about the same amount of time as I, and had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 27,614
Posted By PukaWai
Fixed!

Fixed!
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
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Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
Saturday rolled around and I caught a bus and...

Saturday rolled around and I caught a bus and then a train to get to Valence. Just about all towns in France that are bigger than two barns have a tourist office, and these are great places to get...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
The mechanics come out and we start talking, but...

The mechanics come out and we start talking, but there’s a problem: out in the countryside and small villages, most people do not speak English. So far, I have been conversing in French, of which I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
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Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
The next day I was eager to hit the road and find...

The next day I was eager to hit the road and find my friend Sylvain, whom I’d met while he was vacationing in Hawaii for a couple months last year. Sylvain is a pilot extraordinaire that files just...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
I continued north, back into Croatia. ...

I continued north, back into Croatia.
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss1/puka_wai/Road%20to%20Coupe%20Icare/IMG_8608_zpsulhawv26.jpg
There was a national park, Plitvička, near the Bosnian...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
The next morning I continued on South and soon...

The next morning I continued on South and soon came to my first real border crossing: Croatia. It had only been about a year since this country had joined the EU, and they are still using their own...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss1/puka_wai/Ro...

http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss1/puka_wai/Road%20to%20Coupe%20Icare/IMG_8596_zpsz4b9ic4d.jpg

Somewhere on the far side of the pass I crossed over into Slovenia. It is now a full member of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
I'm OK with just a leisurely ride soaking in the...

I'm OK with just a leisurely ride soaking in the scenery over roads like this, and leave the racing to the crowd in your picture! The day I was there it was cloudy and you couldn't even see the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-02-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
Pablo can make even LIGHT beer taste great. But...

Pablo can make even LIGHT beer taste great. But riding and beer don't mix too well, therefore the above question is answered.
I like the Wednesday afternoon plan for next year - excellent idea!
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
I grew up in L.A., so I’m not much of a fan of...

I grew up in L.A., so I’m not much of a fan of big cities and generally avoid them on my travels, but Munich is the home of BMW, and they have a museum there that I thought might be worth the hassle...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,948
Posted By PukaWai
The road to Coupe iCar – Adventures in Europe

So what’s a “Coupe iCar” you ask? Some kind of new vehicle with an exorbitant price tag from Apple that runs on proprietary gasoline?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By PukaWai
Winter riding across the southern states

I'm considering shipping my bike, which has been hibernating in Europe for a while, to Florida and then riding it back home to So. Cal.
I've never traveled across the Southern states, so don't know...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-29-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
Thanks to Joel and the many others who...

Thanks to Joel and the many others who contributed their efforts to make this an outstanding weekend!

Added assortment of pics over here on the RR page:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 27,614
Posted By PukaWai
The even shorter RR

Got on the bike.
Rode.
Got off the bike.

Think of it as one of those magazines you claim to buy for the articles, but here's the real reason:
...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-23-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
This post/ride caught my eye a while ago. It...

This post/ride caught my eye a while ago.
It looks like a more interesting alternative to Saline Warm Springs out and back, and from the pics still looks to be a suitable Noobs ride. Unless the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By PukaWai
The snow's pretty much all gone everywhere, and...

The snow's pretty much all gone everywhere, and you'll probably only find mud in shaded corners that never get sun or where there's runoff from higher elevations.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-12-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
For anyone that is coming up Wednesday nite and...

For anyone that is coming up Wednesday nite and tenting (yeah, I know, a rare and almost extinct breed) I've booked site #31. They allow 5 people per site, so there's 4 open spots available. Even if...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-02-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
It shouldn't be that surprising, of the rides...

It shouldn't be that surprising, of the rides currently in the Ride List, only 3 of the seven are Novice (as in noob) . Of these one is cancelled, one is FULL, and that leaves 3 spots open on an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,195
Posted By PukaWai
When I was 32 - the first time, and the last time...

When I was 32 - the first time, and the last time I rode a sport bike. I've always had sit up bikes and couldn't see the point of looking like a monkey humping a coconut. And with no pillion, where...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-14-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
Aww, just go ahead and GIVE IN TO TEMPTATION!...

Aww, just go ahead and GIVE IN TO TEMPTATION! Chastity and work are overrated... Besides, herding noobs around Death valley may be fun in March, but it would be miserable in August. I'll even throw...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-13-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
YES! This looks like the perfect NOOB warm-up...

YES! This looks like the perfect NOOB warm-up ride! Photo blatantly stolen from Joel.
http://nsfw.smugmug.com/Events/20150201-King-of-The-Moto/i-2vWZsGJ/0/XL/PC312311-Xl.jpg
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
But if you just remember that you're in the group...

But if you just remember that you're in the group with the KTM whose rider is wearing motorcycle gear, then you can't go wrong:D
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-13-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
Oh, but what if it DOES fly??? ...

Oh, but what if it DOES fly???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHerOkoDp5E
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,116
Posted By PukaWai
Hmm, looks rather normal. Now the Swiss...

Hmm, looks rather normal. Now the Swiss guy...:eek1

http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss1/puka_wai/Loaded_zps7da63d91.jpg
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By PukaWai
A place I really enjoy is off the aforementioned...

A place I really enjoy is off the aforementioned Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd. Just some benches and fire rings, and an awesome view in the morning. The dirt roads to get there and further are easy, even...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By PukaWai
Do you feel lucky??? As mentioned earlier,...

Do you feel lucky???
As mentioned earlier, anything east of the mountains is risky weatherwise. 395 is a great road but lies rather high and very frequently gets snow north of Bishop. A safer bet is...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 203,709
Posted By PukaWai
In. Berndt. PukaWai. MC3. F650 Dakar

In.
Berndt. PukaWai. MC3. F650 Dakar
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,247
Posted By PukaWai
Just came across this interesting thread. The...

Just came across this interesting thread. The driveshafts on my two 1150GS's have been on my mind lately as both those bikes are approaching 70K. I just returned from Europe where I picked up a lower...
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