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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 12:24 PM
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Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
Not an MOA rally but I went to the BMW RA rally...

Not an MOA rally but I went to the BMW RA rally (40th anniversary) and it was fun.

My understanding is that the RA is about riding (and it certainly was!) and MOA is more "foofy." I'm not into...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
Unless I'm mistaken you *do* need a brake light,...

Unless I'm mistaken you *do* need a brake light, though it only has to work when the brake pedal is pressed, it doesn't have to work when the front brake lever is pulled.

Had a XR650R that I got...
Forum: Europe 01-27-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By dhaynes
Good on ya in Plymouth - the only place I ever...

Good on ya in Plymouth - the only place I ever went where people actually liked submarine sailors and treated us well was an unplanned 3 day stop there! Fantastic place, got a chicken pot pie and a...
Forum: Europe 01-27-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By dhaynes
Best region for riding in the UK?

I don't see any UK forum, EU was the closest thing I could find. Lemme know if there's a better forum.

I'm in the US but I'm looking at job openings in the UK. Several locations to choose from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 08:07 PM
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Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
It was a bit cold in Bozeman yesterday, when I...

It was a bit cold in Bozeman yesterday, when I left my house (near 4 Corners) it was in the low 40's, but I went went on Norris road and by the time I got 2-3 miles west of here it was in the 50's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
Thanks much for that one! Truly excellent ride,...

Thanks much for that one! Truly excellent ride, one of the best in MT.

I went a little east on the way back, as soon as I figure out how to get the .gpx/.kml onto google maps I'll share it because...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
DEFINITELY remember that one! I did it day before...

DEFINITELY remember that one! I did it day before yesterday.

It was *fantastic* - some of the best roads I've encountered in MT. Enough challenge that I didn't get bored, not hard enough to make...
Forum: Face Plant 08-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,553
Posted By dhaynes
Also with the Spot thang

I did the Arctic Circle ride solo. I've put over 108,000 miles on 2 GS Adventures, with probably 30-40K miles on dirt and gravel roads that are way, way out in the sticks. It's not unusual for me to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-14-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10,566
Views: 2,300,859
Posted By dhaynes
He ain't the only one: ...

He ain't the only one:

http://www.ted.com/talks/evelyn_glennie_shows_how_to_listen

"In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
Can't give you any positive recommendations, but...

Can't give you any positive recommendations, but I can give you one huge negative one. Avoid Mike, the guy spamming craigslist with his commercial ads posted under for-sale-by-owner.

He ripped me...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 533,655
Posted By dhaynes
Removable passenger pegs?

Okay, big attraction for me is the ability to un-bolt the passenger pegs, making it less ACL tear-worthy when doing silly things off-road.

When I look closer at the photos with the bag mounts on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 533,655
Posted By dhaynes
I used to think the electronics was more...

I used to think the electronics was more liability than asset.

Then, out in the middle of nowhere in northern Montana, I got weird dash lights, ABS light coming on etc. Bike would cut out once in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 533,655
Posted By dhaynes
I got one of the very first '06 GSAs. The 1200GS...

I got one of the very first '06 GSAs. The 1200GS had been out for quite a while by then. I experienced lots of teething problems. Front wheel was out of round. The replacement wheel, shipped from...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 533,655
Posted By dhaynes
Argh! Thanks, I knew they switched sides, I just...

Argh! Thanks, I knew they switched sides, I just wasn't thinking about how it affects the bags :(

I'm not a fan of the Touratech bags so it pains me to have to pay for another set :\ Still pisses...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 533,655
Posted By dhaynes
Sigh... looks like I'm in

Hopefully whoever gets their hand on the first ones will post good technical evaluations. I was one of the first in line for the first ('06) 1200GSA and I paid a fairly steep price to be a beta...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
Just say what you need, I'm willing to help in...

Just say what you need, I'm willing to help in any way I'm able.

My thoughts are with you.

As someone who has been there/done that, this is very important: Take care of *yourself*. It's very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23,933
Views: 3,298,106
Posted By dhaynes
Rear shock: rebuild or replace?

The guys who work on my bikes were being generous in saying the rear shock on my '06 "could use a little help". It's pretty much shot.

From the sound of it, rebuilding isn't that much cheaper than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 34,610
Posted By dhaynes
(all the law enforcement types cover your eyes) ...

(all the law enforcement types cover your eyes)

If you hit the rev limiter in third the front wheel touches down at 84mph (one tooth down on the countershaft sprocket)

(okay LEOs can look...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 34,610
Posted By dhaynes
Stick with the 690. I love my SE, wouldn't...

Stick with the 690.

I love my SE, wouldn't trade it for anything. The reality is it's very heavy, it has very short fork stops so you really have no maneuverability. The engine runs very hot, on a...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 204,053
Posted By dhaynes
The only unfortunate feature is the four-letter...

The only unfortunate feature is the four-letter word printed on the side. If it's a Sony product, it will have proprietary batteries, proprietary software required to manipulate the data, Proprietary...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,161
Views: 1,255,125
Posted By dhaynes
Old photos of an Italian enduro rider

http://www.retronaut.co/2012/03/italian-motorcross-rider-1971-1974/

Beware, the entire retronaut.co site is nothing but a great big giant time si... hey, look there, pictures of a 1937 Antarctic...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 204,053
Posted By dhaynes
GoPro Hero2

Finally found my holy Grail of helmet cameras. I've got a big box of ones I've tried and discarded or broken. The Hero2 rocks.

My only complaints (and I would complain if they hanged me using an...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
One other good general purpose mapping resource...

One other good general purpose mapping resource (though not free) is http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle-Road-Maps/

I bought the set of 6 maps of the western US when I was saw them down at the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
The Garmin ones are okay but avoid MapSource if...

The Garmin ones are okay but avoid MapSource if at all possible. If you don't have the CD inserted when you try to access the maps, MapSource will go into a terminal loop until you either insert the...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By dhaynes
FirstGear Mesh Tex 2 safety issue - check the pads in yours!

I'm pretty bad about washing my gear, usually do it once a year even though I ride a lot.

Last year (or year before I forget) I bought a new pair of FirstGear Mesh Tex 2 pants and jacket after my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23,933
Views: 3,298,106
Posted By dhaynes
If you have lots of problems with the batteries,...

If you have lots of problems with the batteries, try a different brand of battery. I have a 60CSx and it seems that some of the Energizer NiMH batteries I bought were just a tiny bit shorter than...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
I'm a huge fan o' Tom but Ween did a pretty fair...

I'm a huge fan o' Tom but Ween did a pretty fair pony song too...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Uk6B2kDljas" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
You mean this place? <iframe width="560"...

You mean this place? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/81F4Am0z844" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

We'll see how I survive the PBFs at the BMW RA rally...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 269,168
Posted By dhaynes
Boring boring boring

http://youtu.be/N0xqI07JlC8

Just riding around "the block" yesterday (this is rural Montana, we have very large "blocks") on the 950SE. I put links to the vaguely interesting bits in the video...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,161
Views: 1,255,125
Posted By dhaynes
Gorgeous! If it had the leading link forks, I...

Gorgeous! If it had the leading link forks, I would try to steal it from you! :lol3

Similar bikes were also sold here as Monark and Puch. I lusted after all of them when I was still on my Hodaka...
Forum: Face Plant 03-18-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
Thanks - I'm really glad they didn't have helmet...

Thanks - I'm really glad they didn't have helmet cameras back when I had my first head-on (in mid-air) otherwise I'd probably still be cringing! :eek1

I think once every 30 years is enough for...
Forum: Face Plant 03-18-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
The Luck 'O the Irish works in mysterious ways!...

The Luck 'O the Irish works in mysterious ways! :1drink
Forum: Face Plant 03-18-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
Collateral damage

As usual, I just had to be unique.

Due to the odd bit of pain and swelling, I took just a few ibuprofen 3 days in a row. Ibuprofen has always messed with my stomach and my stomach got pretty irate...
Forum: Face Plant 03-11-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
No liability really - not like a driver's license...

No liability really - not like a driver's license or insurance is required on a dirt bike. They weren't one-way trails, I don't even think we have any of those around here. My Honda is plated and...
Forum: Face Plant 03-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
Heh - I'm certain there is! Damn kids won't stay...

Heh - I'm certain there is! Damn kids won't stay off my lawn!! :lol3
Forum: Face Plant 03-11-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
I'm assuming he was fine, we both rode our bikes...

I'm assuming he was fine, we both rode our bikes back to the parking lot and loaded our own bikes. He was upright and seemed fine.

I'm 99% today, only a sore spot in my back that has a good sized...
Forum: Face Plant 03-11-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
I hope their breakfasts are better than their...

I hope their breakfasts are better than their lunches :lol3

When I want lunch locally I either ride over to Wheat Montana (fantastic food, though a limited menu) or on over to LaHood (take the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
A suggestion

If you're bopping down the trail at a good clip and coming to the top of a blind hill... a little bit of braking and at least a little bit of a drift towards the left side of the ATV trail might not...
Forum: Face Plant 03-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,635
Posted By dhaynes
Pissed Attention Please: Will the owner of the red Honda...

...PLEASE GET IT THE F**K OFF OF MY FACE!

Young kid being a young kid - way too fast on a public trail, on a blind hill, riding on the left side of the trail and then target fixates... on my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,622
Posted By dhaynes
I know :dhorse :dhorse :dhorse :dhorse :dhorse...

I know :dhorse :dhorse :dhorse :dhorse :dhorse and now officially belongs in jomomma (mods feel free) but FYI the craigslist community (more than a dozen cl users) correctly flagged the ads as...
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