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Forum: Alaska 06-01-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,155
Posted By visaliacraig
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,030
Posted By visaliacraig
Ride West, Seattle

The guys at Ride West are heroes in my book. I crippled into their shop on a Friday on the first leg of my dream trip to Alaska with the dreaded GS1200 final drive puking its lube out. They had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2005, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,307
Posted By visaliacraig
Don't want to hijack the thread, but that was a...

Don't want to hijack the thread, but that was a great evening - bunch of Gruvers sitting around talking politics, big business, media goons.... I can't thank you enough for the invite. After Tok,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2005, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,307
Posted By visaliacraig
Just got back from Alaska and it made all the...

Just got back from Alaska and it made all the difference in the world. Very good design.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,977
Posted By visaliacraig
I've got the Wolfman Explorer and like it a lot....

I've got the Wolfman Explorer and like it a lot. It conforms to the tank hump well and fits good. Rubberized bottom pad keeps it in place well, velcro mounted map case can go on top of the rain...
Forum: Alaska 03-10-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By visaliacraig
Thanks for the tip

My adventure starts June 8, back to work July 11 from central California. http://www.bmwgs.com/forums/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Alaska 02-26-2005, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By visaliacraig
For me, the Alcan is a part of history, and a...

For me, the Alcan is a part of history, and a long-standing goal to accomplish. Everyone's recommendation on the Stewart-Cassiar put that on my return leg when I'll have more leisure time to explore....
Forum: Alaska 02-26-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By visaliacraig
I'm going on my 1200GS. I have the left and right...

I'm going on my 1200GS. I have the left and right BMW cases, left case - kitchen and food; right case - clothes and stuff. I take off the passenger seat and put a fabric ATV "horseshoe" case on the...
Forum: Alaska 02-26-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By visaliacraig
Marty - here's my current trip plan in MS Streets...

Marty - here's my current trip plan in MS Streets and Trips - Mid June is my plan, so I can get to the D2D party in Dawson City. Some pretty long days going up, and a couple of long ones getting back...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,028
Posted By visaliacraig
I'll throw my two-bits in here, too. Most of the...

I'll throw my two-bits in here, too. Most of the last 20 years were on 600-class sportbikes - CBR, FZR, ZX - the 12GS is my first BMW. I was primarily looking for something to cover a little more...
Forum: Alaska 01-19-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,671
Posted By visaliacraig
Wow, beautiful winter pics. We're mired in the...

Wow, beautiful winter pics. We're mired in the California central valley gray. Low overcast or fog for days on end. Even though we're just a few miles from the Sierras and it's spectacular on a clear...
Forum: Alaska 01-19-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,671
Posted By visaliacraig
Me Too

Roy, thanks for starting this thread, and I'd like to ride your coattails a bit as I plan my trip this summer. Fighter has been providing some encouragement to make it to the D2D event and that's my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By visaliacraig
I got it on Homer Sander's (sales manager) weekly...

I got it on Homer Sander's (sales manager) weekly e-mail. He usually has news, promos, and a couple of Sunday rides in it. The last e-mail had the Baja trip March 18-21, and a track day at...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2005, 09:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,867
Posted By visaliacraig
Just about anything with an engine - bikes, cars,...

Just about anything with an engine - bikes, cars, rockcrawlers, dune buggies/sandrails.....

Started in early seventies on a '60 HD Panhead ex-police bike and butchered it into a chopper when...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By visaliacraig
I may not have worked it enough, but it really...

I may not have worked it enough, but it really didn't feel like it was loosening once it first budged. I tried re-tightening and it tightened right up, but as soon as it loosened a little bit if felt...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By visaliacraig
Thanks for the tip. I was thinking about that as...

Thanks for the tip. I was thinking about that as a possibility. I took the left switchgear apart to "adjust" the high beam switch, so I might be able to do as you describe by sliding everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By visaliacraig
Hi Walt

I certainly do that if I don't make any progress, but I've always been a bit of the DIY guy.

Have you signed up for Jack's Spring Baja weekend? Sounds like a lot of fun, but I don't know if I'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By visaliacraig
Thanks, that's kind of what I thought...just...

Thanks, that's kind of what I thought...just didn't have one handy. Should get the Kaoko this coming week, so I'll probably borrow an air tool from someone at work.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By visaliacraig
1200GS Handlebar Weight Won't Loosen

I know someone has posted this before, but my search comes up empty. I'm getting ready to install the Kaoko cruise control and can't get the right bar end to loosen. It just spins when I turn it. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2004, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By visaliacraig
ATV Bag

I used one of the ATV bags on the back with the passenger seat off last summer and thought it was great. The small front portions of the bag are sealed and insulated to use as 6-pack coolers in camp...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By visaliacraig
Might think about this if it's the photo storage...

Might think about this if it's the photo storage as primary requirement (my latest gadget):
http://www.epson.com/cmc_upload/0/000/051/004/P2000_216x144.jpg

I got it to go with this:
...
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2004, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 320,867
Posted By visaliacraig
Happy Solstice

Happy winter solstice to all from the foggy confines of central California. 6 months to D2D and planning continues...

Oh and best seasons greetings to all in the great white north. Hope to make...
Forum: Alaska 12-14-2004, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 320,867
Posted By visaliacraig
I feel a lot lucky - around 35 years of...

I feel a lot lucky - around 35 years of motorcycling and only bounced down the tarmac once. But maybe that's the point, I don't want to use up my good luck foolishly. As it is, I may already be...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 320,867
Posted By visaliacraig
I'm one of the lowlanders making my plans for D2D...

I'm one of the lowlanders making my plans for D2D - it looks like a real hoot! The Dempster? I'd love to do it, but find myself a little unsure about 1,000 miles on gravel/dirt/mud depending on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2004, 07:06 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 129,565
Posted By visaliacraig
Here's mine on the coast. ...

Here's mine on the coast.
http://visaliacraig.smugmug.com/photos/4980293-M.jpg
Forum: Alaska 11-24-2004, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 320,867
Posted By visaliacraig
Thanks for the welcome and invite.

Thanks Mike, I may just take you up on your invite. I'm having a blast planning the trip and figuring out gear, routes and other details. My copy of the Milepost is the '98 issue, and it looks like...
Forum: Alaska 11-24-2004, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 320,867
Posted By visaliacraig
Northern California is spectacular - Shasta,...

Northern California is spectacular - Shasta, Trinity Alps, redwoods, Hwy 1, Lassen, etc. I'm in Visalia which is about half way between Fresno and Bakersfield in the San Joaquin valley. Been through...
Forum: Alaska 11-23-2004, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5,166
Views: 320,867
Posted By visaliacraig
Alaska Adventure

I've been peeking in on the D2D thread for awhile after I discovered Ant Ware's excellent travelogue in Rides 'n' Pics. I posted a follow-up there about how AW got me motivated to put a plan together...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By visaliacraig
True, true. It's remarkable watching him rummage...

True, true. It's remarkable watching him rummage around the Chef's Beemer in the morning while everyone else is struggling just to get coffee going and in a few minutes there's a one-pan gourmet...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2004, 06:49 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 119,521
Posted By visaliacraig
Thanks for the encouragement, Fighter. I also...

Thanks for the encouragement, Fighter. I also discovered the entertaining D2D Over the Top Hop thread on the Great White North forum and have read a lot of it. The Gruvers sound like a great group....
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2004, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By visaliacraig
Say hi to Beemer Chef for me. I spent a wild...

Say hi to Beemer Chef for me. I spent a wild rainy, stormy afternoon under his roomy shelter in Ouray. He is truly one of the interesting characters one meets in our two-wheeled world!
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 119,521
Posted By visaliacraig
Unabashed bump...I feel like I've been in the...

Unabashed bump...I feel like I've been in the holding pattern over Denali for 2 weeks...must be some severe weather holding up landing...

But really, this report has been an inspiration to those...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By visaliacraig
I picked one up at Cycle Specialties, too. Corey...

I picked one up at Cycle Specialties, too. Corey just had to trial fit it on my bike while John (wizard of BMW mechanics) was doing my 6,000 mile service. While it looks cool since it is LED, it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,628,745
Posted By visaliacraig
'twas only meant tongue in cheek. I figure all...

'twas only meant tongue in cheek. I figure all that made it to Ouray are ADVriders and pretty much think anyone on a motorcycle, regarless of style, are adventureous souls....

P.S. there...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2004, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,083
Posted By visaliacraig
I've just replaced the stock Bridgestones, and...

I've just replaced the stock Bridgestones, and I'll give the 607s a rave review. The Trailwings made it to about 7,500 including a 4,100 mile romp to Spokane, Banff, Yellowstone, Ouray, Grand Canyon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By visaliacraig
Here's to second that Ara is a great guy. Met him...

Here's to second that Ara is a great guy. Met him at Ouray and he was even kind enough to make room under his shelter from the lightning/rain/hail downpour that nearly drowned the campground on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2004, 10:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,870
Posted By visaliacraig
Changed at 500 and 2600 and never added a drop....

Changed at 500 and 2600 and never added a drop. From 2600 did the Spokane, Canada, Ouray, Grand Canyon loop of the west and added about 500 cc on the trip of 4,100 miles to keep it in the middle of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,523
Posted By visaliacraig
While I've gotten used to it, I really think that...

While I've gotten used to it, I really think that having a separate cancel switch is ludicrous. The activate switches aren't bad - but even Harley figured out that push once to signal and then push...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,870
Posted By visaliacraig
Nope. We're just a wholesale distribution center...

Nope. We're just a wholesale distribution center on the west side of town - our best known trade names are Custom Chrome, Motorcycle Stuff, Santee and RevTech....we carry parts from most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,628,745
Posted By visaliacraig
Does the Suckmeister's GS Suck?

I think the Flugmeister will have to be DQ from evaluating this one, but everyone else is welcome to have at it.

http://visaliacraig.smugmug.com/photos/6585438-M.jpg
Note the unmistakable shape...
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