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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By solarinsocal
AltRider's Taste of Dakar 2013

Hey all. I was just curious. Is anyone going to this event? The AltRider’s Taste of Dakar. I was considering it because it looked like a lot of fun and a bang for the buck. I’ll put some...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,688
Posted By solarinsocal
I am beginning to sway more toward the S10. I am...

I am beginning to sway more toward the S10. I am also looking at a smaller bike like the WR250R or 350EXC for my serious off road adventures. But say I ride out to Sedona I'd still like to be able...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,688
Posted By solarinsocal
Super Tenere or 990 Adventure

I am in need of some assistance. I can't seem to be able to make up my mind between the two. I'm hoping for some insights to both bikes regarding ride-ability, reliability, maintenance, cost of...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,380,371
Posted By solarinsocal
I don't know whether you guys have already posted...

I don't know whether you guys have already posted this video up but here it is.:D


I don't know if this embed is working, if not here's the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG8uuGjJFps
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By solarinsocal
So even considering the price difference, I would...

So even considering the price difference, I would be better off going for the WR? I was actually pretty much set on getting it until I had a buddy of mine told me to take a look at the XR. There is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By solarinsocal
XR400 or WR250R

Hi everyone. Just like the title says. I'm interested in getting a used enduro type of trail-ish type of bike. I don't know how much money I want to throw at this so I am thinking either used...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 34,241
Posted By solarinsocal
That's just straight blasphemy!:rofl

That's just straight blasphemy!:rofl
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By solarinsocal
The issue was when I had my foot on the peg, I...

The issue was when I had my foot on the peg, I couldn't gauge where my foot was in relation to the brake pedal. Sometimes I was toward the back of the peg and I would actuate the lever more than I...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By solarinsocal
Thanks for all of the response. I will keep...

Thanks for all of the response. I will keep wearing them as long as I don't die trying.:eek1 I went through my usual canyon on the way home from work today going at my regular pace when I noticed...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By solarinsocal
Motocross boots and riding.

Hi guys. I'm having a problem riding with motocross boots. Today was my first day out riding on the street with the boots on and I'm having a lot of difficulty shifting and braking. As far as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 751,994
Posted By solarinsocal
Just did a ride up Silverado Canyon and ended up...

Just did a ride up Silverado Canyon and ended up out along Bedford Rd. alongside the 15!:huh Wow, a lot further out than what I was expecting. Nice ride though, not very technical but not just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31,189
Views: 2,895,400
Posted By solarinsocal
I will definately look into something else as...

I will definately look into something else as soon as these tires are worn. Until then I'll still try to take the road less traveled.:D If you guys have some rides coming let me know and I will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31,189
Views: 2,895,400
Posted By solarinsocal
Yeah seriously, that's about all there is. ...

Yeah seriously, that's about all there is. Actually, I don't even know if I was allowed where I was at.:rofl
There just isn't anywhere else to go nearby for a quick ride. Not a whole lot of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31,189
Views: 2,895,400
Posted By solarinsocal
Quick ride in PV. Not a lot of places to go nor...

Quick ride in PV. Not a lot of places to go nor a whole lot going on but thought I'd share some pics of a nice day. :D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c223/solarinsocal/photo1.jpg
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By solarinsocal
Ok I'm game. Specifics on location please? Or...

Ok I'm game. Specifics on location please? Or if you come we can follow!:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By solarinsocal
OC Trabuco Ride?

Anyone up for a Trabuco Canyon ride tomorrow in the morning? There's some trails up in there that I might go explore. Let me know if anyone is interested big bike style.:D. I'll be on a GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By solarinsocal
I think about 1" of free play will mean your...

I think about 1" of free play will mean your wheel is about to fall off. I think you might be misunderstanding the play at 12 and 6.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,780
Posted By solarinsocal
I've got the same issue as well with my ABS. It...

I've got the same issue as well with my ABS. It will work for maybe 10-15 miles before the failure light comes on and I lose ABS. I'm used to riding without ABS on all of my bikes minus the wing so...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,934
Posted By solarinsocal
What he said.:clap

What he said.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By solarinsocal
Thanks for the info so far. I will double check...

Thanks for the info so far. I will double check everything and let you guys know what I find. :wave
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,934
Posted By solarinsocal
Skipping gears is never a good idea because you...

Skipping gears is never a good idea because you will be in the wrong gear when you need to move in a hurry. Also rev match your downshifts in each gear to be smooth and to avoid sudden jerkiness. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By solarinsocal
The bike is a 07 R1200GS. I just road it this...

The bike is a 07 R1200GS. I just road it this morning and everything was okay for about twenty miles or so. I got off of the freeway and was on surface streets for maybe a few miles when the light...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By solarinsocal
Help Please. ABS Fault.

I was wondering if there was anyone in my area, Torrance, CA that has a GS-911 so that I can trouble shoot this ABS Fault. The computer does go through it's thing and resets until I use the front...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By solarinsocal
Wow, so not feeling the love. I said I just...

Wow, so not feeling the love. I said I just purchased a 1200GS, I didn't say I was a noob unless riding road and dirt for over twenty years constitutes as being a noob. :huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By solarinsocal
I may be interested depending on what is going on...

I may be interested depending on what is going on Sat and at what time you gents would like to roll out. No single tracks for me. Just picked up the 1200 last week and have zero guards on it.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,529
Posted By solarinsocal
Great information. Thanks. I heard from the...

Great information. Thanks. I heard from the other forum that the FD was about $2K which had me leaning a little toward getting the warranty but it's good to know that the parts can be had for less....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,529
Posted By solarinsocal
To warranty or not to warranty? That is the question.

I've asked this on the R1200GS board but without a whole lot of results so I figured I'd bring it here for some more ideas and opinions. Thanks.

Hello to all. I've been lurking for a while but...
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