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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
Posted By lopaca
What he said!

What he said!
Forum: Americas 06-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By lopaca
Suggestions for a Fall Ride - West

We are planning an early October ride from L.A. to Northern New Mexico.

Anyone have some routes they already did. Unfortunately, at least at this point anyways, we will not be on our dual sports...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,866
Posted By lopaca
Ktm 530exc

We did the TAT from Colorado to Nevada on my 08 530. I was glad to have the extra oomph in the sand and up the passes but I would not want to have had any heavier a bike. My buddy was on his KTM...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By lopaca
Both Open and Glorious

Both were open and as always fantastic.

Lassen National was not open as they had not plowed the road as of yet - that was 2 weeks ago. We were able to ride up to Crater Lake but the Rim was not...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By lopaca
Thx

Thank you!
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By lopaca
Question Redding - Humboldt Highways 36 and 299 Open?

We will be in the Shasta area end of this week. Anyone know if 36 and 299 are open? We are planning a day ride loop from Redding to the coast and back.

Thanks in advance.

Bob
Forum: Americas 04-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks - Much Appreciated

:clap
Thank you for the replies. We are going to stick to the asphalt with these bikes. Maybe next time we will take the KTMs.

Thanks again.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By lopaca
Ok, thanks so much.

Ok, thanks so much.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By lopaca
Question Death Valley into Bishop - Silver Canyon Road Paved?

We will be on our RTs. Ride is in a couple of weeks.

Hard to tell on Googe Earth if Silver Canyon Road is paved or not from off of 168 heading north and over into Bishop.

Does anyone know for...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By lopaca
Stay Off the 5!

For the time of the year you are doing the ride there is no reason to jump on the 5. There should not be too much traffic especially along the Oregon coast where it can get bogged down with...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,629
Posted By lopaca
Don't Mean to Beat a Dead Horse, but...

You have a lot more confidence in the masses than do I. Perhaps I have grown cynical as I have grown older, or maybe I am just more realistic. I do hope that others will carry on with the same...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,629
Posted By lopaca
Eek Really?

Come on boys, if it is about the money, then maybe you should pick another hobby. I, like most of us on this board, have spent money on a whole bunch of stuff for my bike that was nowhere near the...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks So Much

Great ideas.

I will put them down on the maps and check out which I can fit in. Long range planning at this point. Looks like May or early fall next year.

Thanks again, I appreciate it.

Bob
Forum: Americas 11-05-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By lopaca
Question Planning a Ride in New Mexico

I am planning a ride in New Mexico.

I can only take 5 days of riding once I am there. I am having the bike delivered and will fly in, ride, and fly out.

I would appreciate any suggestions re...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,623
Views: 1,028,186
Posted By lopaca
Britania Concepts on my 08 530EXCR

I put on the britania lynx kit. Better lighting, a little bit of a fairing and a dash where I mounted a gps and powerlet outlets.

http://britanniacomposites.com/index.php/products/lynx16
Forum: Americas 08-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By lopaca
Question Continental Divide Ride

A group of 4 are planning to do the CDR. I have perused all of the threads and have come to the following conclusions.

We are not sure if we will be running NS or SN - dependent on time of...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By lopaca
Question Highway 89 and 89 Alt Arizona

Is 89 out of Congress and 89 ALT out of Prescott still closed due to the fires?

We are leaving this coming Saturday out of L.A. to Williams, AZ.

If it is closed, any recommendations on...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By lopaca
Thank You

Thanks so much!
Forum: Canada 06-27-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By lopaca
Question Highway 8 Out of Tagish to Highway 1

This part of the highway appears to be dirt road. Looks like about 11 miles of dirt. Is is doable on an RT?

Thanks in advance.

Bob
Forum: Canada 04-24-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks All

Thanks for the feedback. We are not going to push it and will stay off of the 4 for this trip. Maybe next time, take the dual sport bikes and take our time.

Thanks again.:clap
Forum: Canada 04-23-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By lopaca
Eek Forgot to Mention...

Going on the 4 mostly dirt, still doable and on BMW RTs?:eek1
Forum: Canada 04-23-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By lopaca
Question Ft. Nelson to Carmacks Doable in One Day?

(Sorry for the repost (I had posted in the Alaska Region section - I had not seen the Cananda section)).

Are we nuts (682 miles) or is this doable on BMW RTs?

I did the Tok, Chicken to Dawson...
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By lopaca
Laugh That Would Be a No Then

I guess when the teacher said there were no stupid questions, he was lying.:huh

That is what I had suspected. We may try to space out the trip so that we are not biting off more than we can...
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By lopaca
Question Fort Nelson to Carmacks via the 4 in One Day?

Are we nuts (682 miles) or is this doable on BMW RTs?

I did the Tok, Chicken to Dawson on the RT a couple of years ago and it was fine. Would this be similar road conditions?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Alaska 04-11-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Muchas Gracias Amigos!

:clapThanks for input. I think we will be able to relax a little more now - much appreciated.
Forum: Americas 04-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks

Thanks so much for the replies. I think we can relax a little and just call the day before.

Thanks again.:clap
Forum: Americas 04-09-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By lopaca
Question Hotel Res Needed July Ride Calif to Alaska?

We are riding up to Alaska from So. Cal. leaving on July 13. We did the ride 2 years ago, but in September.

For the Sept. ride, we had no reservations for hotels - prefer not to camp (don't be...
Forum: Alaska 04-09-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By lopaca
Question Hotel Res Needed July Ride Calif to Alaska?

We are riding up to Alaska from So. Cal. leaving on July 13. We did the ride 2 years ago, but in September.

For the Sept. ride, we had no reservations for hotels - prefer not to camp (don't be...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By lopaca
Thanks Aagin!

Thanks for the additional input.

The more I think about it, I may just rent a dual sport when I get up there. Just wish I could take my KTM dirt bike along with me somehow!
Forum: Americas 01-09-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks

Thanks for the replies!
Forum: Americas 01-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By lopaca
Include the Crest

Depending on the time of year you may want to include the Crest Highway if you are coming up the 15.
Forum: Americas 01-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By lopaca
BMW RT to Inuvik?

We did L.A. to Homer in summer of 2010. We are now getting ready to do it again this summer.

On the last ride, a couple of the guys had BMW GSs and they broke off and went up to Prudhoe Bay. I...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By lopaca
Depends on your skill level

As you have probably already read, the ride has been done on just about every bike, small to big. The issues you will face will be based on your skill set. The ride is not very challenging as rides...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By lopaca
I Got It

I will get you the name of the company (I keep the card on the bike - I'm at the office). I think I pay around $300.00 a year. I have added my wife and adult son onto the policy as well in case...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,635
Posted By lopaca
#1 Rule - Don't Be In a Hurry!

1. Don't be in a rush - that's when things can go bad - if you don't have a lot of butt time in the saddle then I would suggest that you think about 6 hours/day max.
2. Can't help you as I don't...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By lopaca
Trinidad, CO

You should be able to start in Trinidad, CO.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,018
Posted By lopaca
Just so you know, cell coverage in Canada is not...

Just so you know, cell coverage in Canada is not what it is here. We rode to Alaska 2 years ago. Through Canada, there was little if any cell coverage, particularly once you leave the Vancouver...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 81,790
Posted By lopaca
Oil Changes Overload

I did the that TAT on an 08 530EXC. I changed the air filters every other day and as needed. I checked both the level and the color of the oil (white zip tie dipped into the filler hole). We rode...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By lopaca
I may be way off here, but isn't that one of the...

I may be way off here, but isn't that one of the purposes of a "Forum"?
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By lopaca
We hit Kamloops on the way back a few years ago...

We hit Kamloops on the way back a few years ago on our Alaska Ride. Cool little town.

I was on my RT, one buddy on a GSA and another had your bike and he was 2 up (crazy bastard!). His 650 did...
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