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Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By TUCKERS
Bungee cord for temp, then any decent hardware...

Bungee cord for temp, then any decent hardware store ought to have a selection of springs you could plunder.

We are in Wisconsin right now but soon crossing back west to our home in Southern...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By TUCKERS
I don't personally experience hellish California...

I don't personally experience hellish California traffic :ear

Live in the foothills of Los Angeles and head north.

Everywhere we travel in US cities the traffic is heavy. We are in Milwaukee...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By TUCKERS
Just avoid the wind on the Atlantic coast :deal ...

Just avoid the wind on the Atlantic coast :deal

Ferry across the Straights of Magellan will give you a sample of the slight breeze. :1drink
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By TUCKERS
Colleen and James rode from Los Angeles to Ushuai...

Colleen and James rode from Los Angeles to Ushuai 2013/2014, we carried our camping equipment all the way and never camped ONCE.

We did use our cooking kit all the time though to save money.
...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By TUCKERS
I handle it the same way as I do in the USA....

I handle it the same way as I do in the USA. Small amount of carry around ($100US), use credit cards when possible. Only get large amounts when and where you need it and hide it in your back...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By TUCKERS
Joshua Tree would be a good place, only about 80...

Joshua Tree would be a good place, only about 80 miles from Fontucky.

We'll show you some great road rides. Newcombs Ranch on Route 2, Big Pines, Glendora Ridge, Hwy 39, East Fork.

Tons of easy...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-24-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By TUCKERS
67 is the new 40...............heal well and ride...

67 is the new 40...............heal well and ride on.....................:clap
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By TUCKERS
We are in the Super 8 Muscatine Friday and...

We are in the Super 8 Muscatine Friday and Saturday. $80 per night. Nothing special, but they won't blink an eye when you pull up on a two wheeler.
Indian with a dot not a feather. Friendly folk.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 51,340
Posted By TUCKERS
2 screws

2 screws
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 238,388
Posted By TUCKERS
James and Colleen are on 76 east headed for...

James and Colleen are on 76 east headed for Muscatine this weekend........two BMW R1200GS's...day glo helmets :eek1 if you see us give us the finger eh? :freaky

Big Springs Nebraska this...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 344,427
Posted By TUCKERS
James and Colleen will be in Muscatine this...

James and Colleen will be in Muscatine this weekend on our two BMW R1200GS's if any ADV want to swing by and laugh at us :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Life is good! Made it to BIG Springs Nebraska! ...

Life is good!
Made it to BIG Springs Nebraska!

Onward towards Iowa............................

Look out for two happy people on BMW GS's................ 76 Interstate East :deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 51,340
Posted By TUCKERS
Pull the clutch cover and have a gander,...

Pull the clutch cover and have a gander, especially at the neutral safety switch.
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Riding down to Ushuaia cost $11,000. (It's $1000...

Riding down to Ushuaia cost $11,000. (It's $1000 per bike to get around the Darien) Plus once you get there and have gone through the wind and road conditions you have second thoughts about riding...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Iowa

Made it to Cedar City Utah today, 400 miles. Camping under the stars. On our way to Muscatine Iowa for a wedding rehearsal dinner on Friday and a friends wedding on Saturday. We packed our suits and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Wow!. Yes and folk get bent out of shape with the...

Wow!. Yes and folk get bent out of shape with the little fees down south. $42 to enter Guatemala and it's all over the WWW how crooked it is in Central America!

If this happened down there people...
Forum: Americas 09-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By TUCKERS
It's 44 hours of actual seat time. I'd take...

It's 44 hours of actual seat time.

I'd take Interstate 40.

Four 11 hour days of seat time. I'd go about 10mph over the posted speed limit. Leave at 6am each day and stop before dark....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,129
Posted By TUCKERS
I've made a few tool tubes lately from 3" black...

I've made a few tool tubes lately from 3" black plastic drainpipe. Choose your own length, glue a cap on one end and use a red test bung in the use end.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By TUCKERS
An Enduro Roll Chart? A photograph? ...

An Enduro Roll Chart?

A photograph?

Packet of cigs?

Or just remove it?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By TUCKERS
Surely someone has a busted caliper they can take...

Surely someone has a busted caliper they can take apart? BeemerBoneYard?

A dealer?

A crash bike place?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,996
Posted By TUCKERS
I thought it would be tedious on the DR650 going...

I thought it would be tedious on the DR650 going to Ushuaia but it wasn't.

After the trip and knowing what I know now I would have gone on a $3000 TW200 and just sold it at the end for whatever...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Pissed James has been remembering more items that are...

James has been remembering more items that are missing and were stolen...... it's hundreds and hundreds of dollars in total......
add to the above mentioned......

Two new front inner tubes
Two...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By TUCKERS
Your route is almost 11 hours of actual riding,...

Your route is almost 11 hours of actual riding, so you are looking at a 12 or 13 hour day providing all goes well. You will be heading in to the sun at the end of the day and it gets rather tiresome....
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Eh? Shoulda-woulda-coulda....... Isn't that...

Shoulda-woulda-coulda.......

Isn't that life? If we knew then what we know now......:2cry

It was a huge rip off from Customs and Board Patrol in the U.S.A....... EXORBITANT fees....

$3,150....
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 280,282
Posted By TUCKERS
Yikes

At last today 9.11.2014 we got our bikes back! Ten months exact since we departed. Dropped them in Ushuaia 1.11.2014

The shipping turned in to a nightmare. DO NOT use Osvaldo in Ushuai. He didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By TUCKERS
Good to have. Battery Tenders come with...

Good to have.

Battery Tenders come with this end as do many other items.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By TUCKERS
Female Powerlet. You can charge your...

Female Powerlet.

You can charge your battery through it
Plug in a heated vest
Plug in an air pump with Powerlet male end
Will run any 12V item with a Male Powerlet (you can change any 'cigar...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,936
Posted By TUCKERS
Very few 'lock on' air valve adapters ever work...

Very few 'lock on' air valve adapters ever work very well....you just have to hold them on like you do a gas station air line.

My Harbor Fright inflator 'lock on' doesn't lock on worth a shite....
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 51,340
Posted By TUCKERS
Aye Mate that it is. First time I set me eyes on...

Aye Mate that it is. First time I set me eyes on it I said "This is for me."
Sold all me chattels and carved myself out a niche in the New World!
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 51,340
Posted By TUCKERS
Nice pictures Mate

Nice pictures Mate
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,531
Posted By TUCKERS
Whoa! More Endurance Racer than Café...

Whoa! More Endurance Racer than Café Racer......very nice.
Forum: Americas 09-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,992
Posted By TUCKERS
We have NEVER gotten insurance......BIG...

We have NEVER gotten insurance......BIG mistake......I lost my bike after my crash 'hit a cow in baja' (faceplant)

I think it would be prudent to get bike and self insurance. I think SPOT have a...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By TUCKERS
We visited Freedom Rental on our pass...

We visited Freedom Rental on our pass through....... 'tuckers to tdf'......(ride reports)...they are great people, very helpful and accommodating. We didn't rent from them but did buy tires. Ever so...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,009
Posted By TUCKERS
Bill Henry, don't be too quick about making...

Bill Henry, don't be too quick about making derisive comments about 'quaint US tourist towns' they allow the inhabitants a decent living whereby they can raise their kids and have a decent lifestyle...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,009
Posted By TUCKERS
AHHH....wellllllll......we let the Grand Children...

AHHH....wellllllll......we let the Grand Children 'play' with them. The 2 year old boy ate one and the 4 year old boy squashed the other.....so all in all I'd say they are doing just fine.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By TUCKERS
North East Los Angeles County or North West San...

North East Los Angeles County or North West San Bernardino County...some of the nicest places in the USA to live:

Claremont
Alta Loma
Rancho Cucamonga
La Verne
Glendora
San Dimas

All 45...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,009
Posted By TUCKERS
Boy Scout rule number 3: Never camp on the banks...

Boy Scout rule number 3: Never camp on the banks of a river during rain.

Nice pictures Bill Henry

Next time you meet a Military person ask them about their 'can opener' or if you see an army...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,410
Posted By TUCKERS
$210 for a room with no phone and no TV about 7...

$210 for a room with no phone and no TV about 7 years ago. The Lesbian couple next to us committed suicide in their room, true story.
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,992
Posted By TUCKERS
I'd go late November, less rain, cooler temps,...

I'd go late November, less rain, cooler temps, not cold but we do take the heated vests for those cold mornings.

Tecate/3/1 is good. It gets nice right after Ensenada, sweeping mountain roads. I...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By TUCKERS
Doing it in one day on Hwy 1 is pretty hard....

Doing it in one day on Hwy 1 is pretty hard. You'd have to leave rather early and later in the day the sun will be in your eyes at some places. I tried once and get within 45 miles of Santa Cruz and...
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