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Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,573
Posted By clintonl
I think the key thing is you RODE there on your...

I think the key thing is you RODE there on your bike (even a previous one) so it's earned a place on your map. Not uncommon for a RTW rider to switch bikes midstream — i wouldn't expect them to reset...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By clintonl
If you read the blogs of most RTW motorcycle...

If you read the blogs of most RTW motorcycle travellers the one common change they'd make next time is a lighter, cheaper, less complicated bike than the one they have.

I've been riding my 2009...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Hi Ed - glad you enjoyed them. Hard to...

Hi Ed - glad you enjoyed them.

Hard to believe it was a year ago when I made that journey and first met you on the road — I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys up in AK.

After I...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,203
Posted By clintonl
I considered buying a white Rotopax for water....

I considered buying a white Rotopax for water. However after using their red fuel container for a few trips (which is great) I decided that the Rotopax system was a really, really heavy way to carry...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 708,996
Posted By clintonl
Although the time piece I use cost about the same...

Although the time piece I use cost about the same as one of those watches the thing I like about it is it came with a free motorcycle.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 17,922
Posted By clintonl
I got my GSA done while I waited. It took them...

I got my GSA done while I waited. It took them precisely 15 mins to replace a ring. The tank did not need to be removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,713
Posted By clintonl
Thanks. The vulnerability of the lights was...

Thanks.

The vulnerability of the lights was definitely at the forefront of my mind when I mounted them. I certainly didn't want risk sacrificing a Kri$$ta whenever I dumped the bike.

For this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,713
Posted By clintonl
That was taken on the Dempster Hwy Yukon Just as...

That was taken on the Dempster Hwy Yukon Just as I was about to cross over into the Northwest Territories.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,713
Posted By clintonl
I'll also chip in for Clearwater Kristas. Not the...

I'll also chip in for Clearwater Kristas. Not the cheapest option but well worth it IMHO.

Supremely high quality manufacturing backed up with amazing service. Road melting illumination, plug and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 49,402
Posted By clintonl
I think that some (lazy) dealers are just going...

I think that some (lazy) dealers are just going to slam these collars on and be done with it and others are going to be a bit more conscientious about replacing pumps.

When I asked the mechanic at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 49,402
Posted By clintonl
Finally took my bike into get this recall done...

Finally took my bike into get this recall done and the experience reminded me why I service my own bike now

- dropped the bike off. Service dept refuses to not only tell me if they have the parts...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By clintonl
I place mine here. Easy access but out of the...

I place mine here. Easy access but out of the line of sight so it's not distracting.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/xMount_zpscba4aaa9.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,561
Posted By clintonl
it does however the rubber flap I zip tied to the...

it does however the rubber flap I zip tied to the panner crossbar catches most of the general wet road spray now. Granted the pic below shows a bit of mud splatter but hey it was a pretty sloppy dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,561
Posted By clintonl
haha mine is hanging here: ...

haha mine is hanging here:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/DempsterSacrifice_800_zps503ae8b2.jpg

(and I've never bothered to replace it)

I should also say that mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,672
Posted By clintonl
Love these lights ...

Love these lights

http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/R1200GS.shtml

Photo below dosen't really do them justice but they are massively visible with their bright high speed flicker.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 49,402
Posted By clintonl
good news. This was just posted today in the NYT ...

good news. This was just posted today in the NYT

"BMW Is Recalling 51,000 Motorcycles for Fuel Leak"

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW says...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,444
Posted By clintonl
as a data point I also had my leaking ESA shocks...

as a data point I also had my leaking ESA shocks replaced under warranty on my 2009 GSA at the 30K mile mark.

I'm over 65K on the bike now so I hope the replacements last longer!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,882
Posted By clintonl
sorry I didn't mean to divert the thread into...

sorry I didn't mean to divert the thread into water bladders, however I noted that you also said "I may on longer camping trips add the expansion attachment for water, stacking two cans on top of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,882
Posted By clintonl
I agree, this is definitely the way to go for...

I agree, this is definitely the way to go for carrying additional water.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,643
Posted By clintonl
Last season I did exactly this. Rode 14K miles...

Last season I did exactly this. Rode 14K miles from NJ > Yukon > Alaska > Seattle > San Francisco > NV etc back home.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912101

I rode from NJ to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,882
Posted By clintonl
I bolt mine just to the rear of the seat. I...

I bolt mine just to the rear of the seat.

I like this spot because

1. It keeps the weight relatively central with me. These cans are built really well but the reality is they're a pretty heavy...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By clintonl
Chas, I know from experience that you can't...

Chas,

I know from experience that you can't completely disable the indicator but you can set the next reminder interval a fairly long way into the future with the 911 device so that it won't...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
yes it was a reference to RHPS. Nicely spotted :)...

yes it was a reference to RHPS. Nicely spotted :) I also referenced Alien as well in there somewhere. I guess out in the middle of NV I was starting to feel little disconnected from the human race.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
I'm really glad people enjoyed my travel notes...

I'm really glad people enjoyed my travel notes and pictures; Your feedback has been encouraging and I'm looking forward to the next journey already.

In preparation for that I'm culling a lot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,578
Posted By clintonl
I've ridden for a year with my iPhone mounted in...

I've ridden for a year with my iPhone mounted in my GSA's cockpit, including good chunks of unpaved alaska/yukon last summer.

No problems whatsoever with the phone. YMMV
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,578
Posted By clintonl
sorry i don't want to derail this thread but I...

sorry i don't want to derail this thread but I was VERY disappointed with my Xplorer top case. I REALLY loved the dimensions of it (and the styling was decent)
however where was just too much...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,578
Posted By clintonl
I agree. IMHO the notched out asymmetric...

I agree. IMHO the notched out asymmetric BMW/Zegas don't look that bad (way better than having the offset full size pannier option) — best of all the notch encourages you to carry LESS crap on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Hey glad you enjoyed it. I tried to put together...

Hey glad you enjoyed it. I tried to put together a googlemap of the route when I got back including the more random dirt excursions but it all went pear shaped on me. I'll give it another go for you....
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Rt 66 > Chicago > NJ

Pixar Fans will recognize this guy…

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/TowMater_1024_zpsdcb62a3a.jpg

This is the •actual• boomtruck that inspired the tow mater character in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 893,994
Posted By clintonl
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/UT_Moncamp1_1024_zps965945f1.jpg

My current fav pic from my ride ramblings here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912101
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Valley of the Gods

So I didn’t want to just ride through Monument Valley, I wanted to •camp• in Monument Valley. I wanted to experience the intense warm hues of her sunset and sunrise. I wanted to drift off to sleep...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
NV > UT > Monument Valley

After passing hundreds of these signs on my journey I think it's now high time I publicly profess my lust for the curvy National forest font.

Hey National forest font, you're absolutely...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Ca > nv

Usually when I do extended trips I focus my planning efforts on just getting there and then completely winging it on the way back. This trip was no exception and I was now thinking it would be nice...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Big Sur

Ok let's start this off with a confession.

Beyond the fact that Jack Kérouac used to take his notebook and get stoned there I really knew nothing about Big Sur. (Hey I’m a ignorant foreigner what...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Hey Ged, glad you're enjoying my ramblings. Loved...

Hey Ged, glad you're enjoying my ramblings. Loved my time in BC!

I just took another look on google maps and I believe it's at:

50.771384,-120.954849

Take Rt-1 west of Savona and it's just...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Bellingham > Seattle > San Francisco

I rolled off the Columbia into Bellingham, a lovely town that forms the southern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. I would've loved to have lingered a bit in a cafe there however I was on a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Onboard the M/V Columbia.

That Friday evening I rode the bike onto the M/V Columbia, strapped it to the vehicle hold and rushed up the narrow stairs to stake my claim on deck.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Meeting Alan

The night before the M/V Columbia was scheduled to depart I was sitting in the bar when a motorcyclist wandered over to say hi. He looked a little shell shocked to be honest and after a brief...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Anchorage AK > Haines, AK

To save backtracking over the AK Hwy and through British Columbia I'd originally planned to catch the ferry from Whittier, AK to Bellingham, WA. I called the Alaskan Marine Highway people before I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,651
Posted By clintonl
Homer is the end of the road as far as the Kenai...

Homer is the end of the road as far as the Kenai Peninsula is concerned. Normally I try and avoid retracing my steps if I can but this time I was looking forward to riding the around the Turnagain...
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