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Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,219
Posted By bc_seattle
in camp; additional comments

Hi SpaceManSpiff,

I never did pull the white bags out in camp but you certainly could. I either just parked my bike right in the camp (we mostly were backcountry camping) or alternatively removed...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,219
Posted By bc_seattle
mounting backboard info.

Note: I refer to "mounting backboards" as the LDPE frame in my original post.

Regarding weight:
"Each side (2x bags and the LPDE frame) weighs just a hair over 6 lbs (weighted dirty after trip,...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,219
Posted By bc_seattle
soft is the new hard

Thanks Nacho911! Hurt? What happened.

More advertising for soft bags: found a link to this on the WABDR thread today (see post #5):

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830651

Also...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,219
Posted By bc_seattle
Kreiga Overlander 60 Review

My review of the Kriega Overlander 60 Softbag system.

I also have hard bags, the TourTech Zega Pro's, which are of course great bags, sort of the gold-standard for hard bags. However for a trip...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
Thanks Michael. Good advice, appreciate it.

Thanks Michael. Good advice, appreciate it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
handle bars & mirror question

Ok so while I was enjoying the Sertao recently I:

- bent the right side handle bar down
- removed, with prejudice, my right mirror

Questions:

#1: assume you should replace, not attempt to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
bags

Ok have been busy and haven't had a chance to write up a full review but here's some more info.

There are two 15 liter bags on each side. Each are waterproof and load from the top. They connect...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
nice!

Nice report and pictures! Agree with your sentiments. Nice way to clean the bike.

Re: the XD helmet and the stock windshield. I'm 6' and have the same setup; I've surprised by how well it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
better

Well I'll say this - at least you are headed in the right direction with this picture. What is she holding on to?

Translation of text?

MotomanAZ - thank you!

bc
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By bc_seattle
With you in spirit

So sorry to hear about your buddy. Be safe out there...

Are they set up for remote / PayPal donations for those that can't make it in person?

bc
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
seat con't

I know... the standard Sertao seat sort of tilted my pelvis in a very uncomfortable way. The "Tall Dakar" not only doesn't do that, it also uses a better padding. Also it isn't really very...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
seat

I hated the stock seat but the "Tall Dakar Seat" is, in my opinion, one of the most comfortable ever as others have pointed out. I just did a 8 day ride on it... it was butter. Worth every penny.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
soft bags

Audaciter,

After much consideration I indeed invested in soft bags for my Sertao. I have the TT rack and the Kriega Overlander 60 system. I'm very happy with this. I just ran the WA Backcountry...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
bummer

1911fan - sorry I missed you... timing didn't work out and we cruised through Cashmere overnighting further down the route. You have a great backyard. Sorry about your friend's farm/harvest...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
WABDR = amazingness

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!

Arek and I finished WABDR on Sunday. A truly amazing trip. We were camping in Winthrop Sat night after finishing the route and heard the thunder/lightening during...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
hey now

Goodness ladies control yourselves! In a million years I wouldn't have imagined that my RR would include a dozen naked male Icelandic mountain guides. Well something for everyone in this RR.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
yes agree

DeFens - Yes agree with your comments on the Sertao and the 650 being a nice compromise. I also looked very hard at the KTM 690R Enduro (and a few other bikes( but in the end, and after much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
more on hot start

Was at the dealer today. As several suggested (thanks!) this is a well known issue including the BMW dealer service folks but it seems there may be some controversy on whether or not the issue has...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
G650G hot start issue

Great thanks!

BC
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 12:07 PM
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Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
starting problems

So I have just over 1000 miles.
Making final preparations to run the WABDR starting next week.

Occasionally I've had to crank 2 - 3 times to get the bike started, didn't seem like a big deal.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
opps

Oopps -- Yes Aug 3rd is not Labor Day. Sorry. Yes understand the lighter bike thing. Recently "upgraded" from an 1150GS to the Sertao (aka Dakar).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
WABDR Riders this week (Labor Day +)

Compiled a list of riders from this forum and this one
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797826
that have announced they are riding the WABDR either over the Labor Day weekend or starting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
wow

3 - 4 cameras on the bike? Excellent! Have fun and can't wait to see the video. I've been obsessing over whether or not to get a "GoPro" camera and instead spent my budget on an emergency beacon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,003
Views: 1,953,365
Posted By bc_seattle
nice!

Noah - awesome that your ride was found. I'm sure there is an amazing story behind its recovery… hope to hear it someday. Good luck in your next phase of your journey no matter which bike you ride....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-29-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
yep

MonkeyC - got it thanks, hope to run into you. So your going to go East on 12… past Packwood… and somewhere near Tieton turn north on Nf-312? Am I reading the map correctly?

Hope I can catch...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,769
Posted By bc_seattle
just saw this...

Yes... I'm planning on running it south to north also but can't leave Seattle until the 3rd, putting me on the route on the 4th. Sounds like you may be a day or two ahead of me.

BC
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-28-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
running WABDR S to N Aug 4th

Great info in this thread thanks all for the updates.
It looks like the fire is not currently an issue for the routes.

I'm planning on running the WBDR solo South to North.
Aug 3rd riding from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
re: Icelandic budget

Toothy,

Excellent question! And yes, please do take your bride to Iceland. If she's stuck with you for 20+ years she deserves the vacation and I'd recommend exploring the natural hot springs...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,995
Posted By bc_seattle
bummer!

Great video... tough ending!
Very nice editing.
Get the wing healed and get back on the bike.

bc
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 191,074
Posted By bc_seattle
Complete awesomeness!

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Little Wan -- great photography, video editing (love the vid's please keep them coming), great commentary!
Big Wan -- sick, sick, sick motorcycle skills.

Great...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
ahh mystery solved.

Thanks Einar,

I can tell you that no berry picking had occurred on that farm for a long time. Further, this former farm was so remote that it is difficult to imagine that folks in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
icelandic translator please...

curious if anyone can translate this sign... it was in one of the abandoned houses in the Westfjords.

http://crist.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Iceland-on-a-motorbike-1/IMG0527/970347834_rE5UA-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
Sunday & Monday

HeyWhatever - Yes yes yes… this is the "crown jewel" for anyone with even the slightest interest in geology. If you are both a geologist and ride motorcycles well then you have no excuse but to get...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
Friday

Thanks Weevil for not giving up on me! Onward!

Friday

This is a fun day.

We wake up, have breakfast and hit the road. There is this awesome ride around one of the Westfjords after you go...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,674
Posted By bc_seattle
RR unpaused

After a bit of a rest, I'm ready to resume the ride report. If you were concerned that I had been subject to extraordinary rendition by the I-CIA due to my previous posts, alas this was not the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By bc_seattle
Iceland = awesomeness

Bummer about the ankle!
Curious to hear about your trip and route.
How did you like the bikes?
Tires?
Eat any hotdogs? Sheep heads?
Anxious to hear about it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
let's step it up

Guys,

This thread is pretty weak on bike content. Ok near lame.

I get that there is boatloads of info on the Dakar… but everything isn't quite the same. The front fender issue for example. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,292
Posted By bc_seattle
Sept 6th ish

Planning on riding the WDBR (south to north) departing Seattle Sept 6th + / - and depending on the fire situation. Would be interested in potentially connecting with other riders.

Thanks everyone...
Forum: Vendors 08-17-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,204
Posted By bc_seattle
nice!

just ordered the Overlander 60 kit to run the WA Backcountry Discovery Route in a few weeks. Curious to hear any experiences from any inmates with the kit, likes/dislikes, etc.

Like the idea of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 1,051,960
Posted By bc_seattle
bummer

PatrickM,

Dude that sucks. Be sure to post in the Face Plant forum. Glad no injuries. :clap

Excuse the questions but any learnings from the crash? For example how did the crash bars hold up...
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