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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 433,550
Posted By spqr
For those wanting a little practice I will be out...

For those wanting a little practice I will be out at Hollister Hills on Saturday. Probably camping in Walnut or Madrone. All of the greens and most of the blues are big bike friendly. I have tried...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 433,550
Posted By spqr
Summit was open as of a few days ago. There are...

Summit was open as of a few days ago. There are gates but they are rarely closed (keep the noise down and the residents don't care). Buzzard lagoon is also a little fun, been meaning to get the bike...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 323,065
Posted By spqr
It is truly amusing when a question on an ADV...

It is truly amusing when a question on an ADV thread is answered by another ADV thread... After googling the interwebs and thinking 'Nah it can't be there.'
...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 323,065
Posted By spqr
The new/old 21" fronts

I recently was offered some of the K60 90/90-21s Not the Scout but the 'Old Style'. Has anyone looked at these? They seem to be more aggressive but on my limited budget I would hate to get them and...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 323,065
Posted By spqr
Bike: F800GS w/56k miles and stock except for...

Bike: F800GS w/56k miles and stock except for case protectors and bash plate.

Tires: Front K60 90/90-21 Rear K60 scout 150/70-17

Drag pegs on pavement? Check

Drag pegs on pavement while...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By spqr
I have had two experiences with Las Vegas BMW as...

I have had two experiences with Las Vegas BMW as I be-bopped through there. They are what you expect from a decent BMW dealership. Nice, friendly and helpful, but very much a business. So better than...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By spqr
Edit

From Charlie

Well at this point the problems is even getting a spark across the points. Something like this happened on my way to Reno, and I got Sierra BMW in Reno to get it working again. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By spqr
Stranded Rider

Charlie McCormick, a friend of mine is stranded in Grass Valley Oregon on an R80GS. Looks like he needs a truck or BMW airhead mechanic. If you can/want to help email me at justindotnewportATgmail or...
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 35,446
Posted By spqr
Damn it I want to come back... I wonder if I can...

Damn it I want to come back... I wonder if I can sell a kidney?:deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,242
Posted By spqr
+1 BMW spans the globe, otherwise it would...

+1

BMW spans the globe, otherwise it would be a coin flip.
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 990,009
Posted By spqr
*Cough* Bit torrent. At least you can get the...

*Cough* Bit torrent. At least you can get the daily recaps... or so I hope once I get a chance to look at it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By spqr
one or two...

one or two...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,310
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 283,115
Posted By spqr
Long bursts on a machine gun are fun. After a...

Long bursts on a machine gun are fun. After a bit the barrel starts to glow.

Those little sparks coming out of the barrel are bits of the lining.

You should not be able to see flashes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,056
Posted By spqr
If you can manage it I would the walking things...

If you can manage it I would the walking things in the city on the weekend, then on Monday go hit the Santa Cruz Mountains. At the intersection of 84 and 35 is the 'Alice's Restaurant' if you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 81,552
Posted By spqr
I only have one just grab the link in my sig line.

I only have one just grab the link in my sig line.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-07-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21,415
Views: 1,566,314
Posted By spqr
So I guess all you hooligans ride in the rain. I...

So I guess all you hooligans ride in the rain. I am in town for a limited time only, where is this thursday night night meet up thing? Time, location and other important information?

What is it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-05-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By spqr
Thanks guys. Problem solved.

Thanks guys. Problem solved.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-04-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By spqr
Bike Ramp

I will be unloading the bike in Vancouver Washington tomorrow, monday 04 October, any one got a bike ramp I can borrow? Other wise it is search for an unused loading dock time.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,175
Posted By spqr
Oh damn

For utterly unrelated reasons I will be in the area. I may just pop by, if I have not totally alienated the PNW by my unfinished ride report and uncouth drunken behavior. (Or is that an entry...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
The next morning I found my instrument panel...

The next morning I found my instrument panel fully functional. I decided to apply duct tape to it for water protection. It was a short, if damp ride to Leon. There the Big foot Hostel refused to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 52,002
Posted By spqr
Made it to Medford last night, just before...

Made it to Medford last night, just before midnight. Got the bike to Hansen's this morning. They started to do the much over due major service... and the radiator fell out. It would appear my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 52,002
Posted By spqr
Screw it. I'm in. Is there bragging rights for...

Screw it. I'm in. Is there bragging rights for longest distance traveled?
I am just over 17000 miles.
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
Made it to just a little north of Managua before...

Made it to just a little north of Managua before the rain and mechanical failures forced a stop. The instruments crapped out, and my right pannier is not locking on correctly. A bit of zip ties...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
Pontificate

As I begin the last stage of this trip, I find my self reflecting. I know no if the inmates want to hear it. My ride my rules. Here it goes.

For the past six months (has it really been that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
And you all thought I was going to make you wait...

And you all thought I was going to make you wait for a few days.... Well we got to the islands... and they are stunning.

I went snorkleing:
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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
And we are back. I would publish the hundreds of...

And we are back. I would publish the hundreds of photos taken from Cuzco to Cartagena, but they are beyond my reach at the moment. Perhaps an update on another day.

In I had been dreading being...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
Excuses

Short version is that I really have not had the time and energy to keep up on the report. Maybe if I hole up for a day or two I will catch up. I promise to do the report right when I get time.
...
Forum: Latin America 08-07-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,122
Posted By spqr
Made it into Panama a few days ago. Capt Pedro...

Made it into Panama a few days ago. Capt Pedro Uribe had his act together. However having done this part of the trip now a few things strike me.

First thing is that sail boats, like...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,310
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 283,115
Posted By spqr
Bikes do not like salt water... :deal

Bikes do not like salt water... :deal
Forum: Latin America 07-30-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,122
Posted By spqr
Strange stories abound. I am booked today aboard...

Strange stories abound. I am booked today aboard the Aurora, under Capitain Pedro Uribe. I will report the conditions of the trip upon my return.

I went down to Cub Nautica. There I met a...
Forum: Latin America 07-28-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,122
Posted By spqr
Popped into a few hostels today, no luck, time...

Popped into a few hostels today, no luck, time for a :slurp and then another :slurp tomorrow I will go to the Zarpe and try to get a boat.

Any guesses as to what is a decent rate?

Cargo,...
Forum: Latin America 07-26-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,122
Posted By spqr
I am three days from Cartegena. There is a bout...

I am three days from Cartegena. There is a bout leaving in the first week of august. My current plan is to go to the docks, with a sign that says "Panama?" and sit by the bike.

I hadn't thought...
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,122
Posted By spqr
How about going north?

I am looking for a boat going north out of Colombia to Central America... So far no luck... any advice? Leaving some time in the first week of August.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
For real insurance I would try motorcycle...

For real insurance I would try motorcycle express, they are on the web. It costs an arm for a huge deductible. but will cover catastrophic loss. There is a company in Argentina that will provide...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
A bit of Delay

Some day I will grab the photos from :sweeti 's camera. With a passenger I seem to take less pictures, in the knowledge that the person behind me is.

We pushed hard through Peru, then up to the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
At La Paz Josh and I parted company, he to take a...

At La Paz Josh and I parted company, he to take a day off and me to rocket north to Cuzco... :ricky You see there was someone there to meet me. :sweeti

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Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,823
Posted By spqr
Believe it or not that got me out of an extortion...

Believe it or not that got me out of an extortion attempt and to the front of the customs line once! I am sure the cops are showing pictures of them with thier 'celebrity' friend.
Forum: Latin America 07-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By spqr
Just found a girl crazy enough.

Just found a girl crazy enough.
Forum: Latin America 07-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By spqr
Still working on the ride report.... check the...

Still working on the ride report.... check the linky below... :deal
Forum: Latin America 07-02-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,096
Posted By spqr
I just tell them that my boots are more shiny...

I just tell them that my boots are more shiny than theirs... Surprisingly it has worked twice, or my favorite is commenting on their uniforms. I had a Bolivian corporal laughing so hard he almost...
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