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Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By David13
Unless I forgot, the road to Calexico goes...

Unless I forgot, the road to Calexico goes straight to the border, straight into Mexicali, and straight south to San Felipe.
5, in Mexico. I think it's impossible to get lost there.
The road...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By David13
I see what you mean Jim. Sometimes the simple...

I see what you mean Jim.
Sometimes the simple fix is the best fix.
dc
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By David13
It helps if you speak the language, or some of...

It helps if you speak the language, or some of it, but I think if you just point at your watch they can indicate to you what time to come back for your laundry.
As to cotton, I don't know that I own...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By David13
Which would probably be avoided if a rider was on...

Which would probably be avoided if a rider was on Highway 1.
dc
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,468
Posted By David13
The only thing wrong with the bike is it had a...

The only thing wrong with the bike is it had a bad shock. It's not a lemon at all.
A lemon is a bike with a lot of things wrong with it, that are difficult or impossible to find, and then difficult...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By David13
I would think you would be ok also, and probably...

I would think you would be ok also, and probably welcomed more so than usual.
I heard there is some slight off road detour in the Vizcaino area, but you can get those at any time.
I have also heard...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By David13
As cheap as it is, just take your laundry in. ...

As cheap as it is, just take your laundry in. Unless you are traveling light and don't have much.
But be sure to specify no starch. They like starch down there, so specify, no starch.
Otherwise...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By David13
I thought maybe you were not down there at the...

I thought maybe you were not down there at the time.
I also thought the palapa roof would be gone, not just damaged.
But still, I guess it's best to stay away for a while.
dc
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By David13
That's my question Dan. How did you do with the...

That's my question Dan. How did you do with the hurricane?
dc
Forum: Americas 09-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By David13
El Ranchito in Quincy, CA. I was very happy...

El Ranchito in Quincy, CA. I was very happy there last week.
dc
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By David13
It's impossible to say. Might be good, might be...

It's impossible to say.
Might be good, might be bad.
You can always travel more to the south, and avoid any problem, most likely.
We go to Utah every May and September, as do others from your area...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By David13
I have traveled a bit and never had a problem...

I have traveled a bit and never had a problem with no cover. I think a cover is useless and nothing but something extra to carry.
The theory is, cover it up so a thief won't see it.
I think just...
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 42,937
Posted By David13
This year, heading north from Flagstaff, the wind...

This year, heading north from Flagstaff, the wind was so bad it turned me around back to Flagstaff to wait til the next day. I-17 from Flagstaff to Phoenix was closed.
Highway 62 to the north of...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By David13
Traffic Predict can give you some idea of the...

Traffic Predict can give you some idea of the traffic. Be sure you know how to lane split.
About the only good along the coast road is from Santa Monica, up to Oxnard.
And there is no shortage...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By David13
You shouldn't have to reset it after just...

You shouldn't have to reset it after just replacing the batteries.
I think the reset is if you get new sensors, and they have to be activated into the computer with the GS911.
But I haven't done...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By David13
Colorado and Utah are probably your biggest great...

Colorado and Utah are probably your biggest great areas in there. Not much in OK, but flat land. Chicago to Colorado could be just a straight line. Unless you get up toward the Black Hills and...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By David13
Baja first. That way you can get your feet wet. ...

Baja first. That way you can get your feet wet.
Then into more serious stuff.
Definitely add more about who you are, what you ride, what you intend on this trip, and all that.
Like what's your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By David13
My 800 did that on rare occasion. Jiggle the key...

My 800 did that on rare occasion. Jiggle the key up and down a bit.
WD40 will make it smoother. Should be no problem with WD40.
dc
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By David13
I think of the kill switch as an emergency...

I think of the kill switch as an emergency switch. Not a regular use switch.
I use the key. Which I take with me.
That way I know where the key is.
dc
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By David13
It may be in the switch. I had a Ford that did...

It may be in the switch. I had a Ford that did that. Dimming or putting on the bright headlights would stall the engine.
The switch was half open and the lever would pull it apart.
Something is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,388
Posted By David13
That happened on my 800. I think I just put a...

That happened on my 800. I think I just put a washer under the screw. But that brass clip is a good idea.
I fixed mine. After I took out the whole assembly, of course.
dc
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By David13
I never tried to get mine back into the same...

I never tried to get mine back into the same place. And it never mattered.
Maybe it's the tire or something with the tire or rim.
Or maybe the road. I know some roads are smooth as silk, others...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By David13
I like San Felipe. I think it is worth it. ...

I like San Felipe. I think it is worth it. Particularly if it is along the way.
As to gas on 395 I don't think there is any particular area where there isn't gas, and usually long hours. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By David13
I think it's more like Tragedy Narrowly Averted. ...

I think it's more like Tragedy Narrowly Averted.
Not as bad as it could have been.
Electrical shorts can cause a fire at any time. Cars, trucks and bikes burn at the side of the road every now and...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By David13
Yes, some of the best parts of Utah are going...

Yes, some of the best parts of Utah are going thru' Colorado to get there.
And don't neglect those Butler maps mentioned above.
They give you just about all, or maybe all the best roads.
In...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By David13
Well, if you intend to go ahead with the Moki...

Well, if you intend to go ahead with the Moki Dugway, then you might as well ride down Burr Trail out of Boulder to get there, and take the boat, if it's running, from Bullfrog to Halls Crossing.
dc
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By David13
You definitely want to check the easy stuff...

You definitely want to check the easy stuff first, like the battery. However, it looks like you went thru' your battery issue and determined that was not it.
Check and double check on it.
The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By David13
I think they open it up. I still have no info...

I think they open it up.
I still have no info that this is a problem on the 1200s.
Here are some links, apparently it is more common on the 1100 and 1150.
dc...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By David13
The first thing if possible is get the GS911 on...

The first thing if possible is get the GS911 on it to see if there are any codes.
I had a possible issue like this going.
As to the old bikes, the starter may be suspect, but I'm wondering if this...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By David13
Nice. Get some accessories on there, get a...

Nice.
Get some accessories on there, get a heated jacket, then get the hell out of Detroit. Out of Michigan, for that matter.
dc
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By David13
It can be a real good buy. You just need to...

It can be a real good buy.
You just need to check out the legitimacy on it.
There are many bikes out there, just very little use.
Some character what never rode a bike gets it, all new and shiny...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,833
Posted By David13
So who is on their way down to San Felipe? I...

So who is on their way down to San Felipe?
I sure wish I was.
dc
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By David13
Either that or make friends with someone with a...

Either that or make friends with someone with a GS911.
I share mine with others, but Italy is a little too far for me this month.
What do you guys mean, just ignore the service engine reminder?
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,954
Posted By David13
You don't have to grind the rivets if you just...

You don't have to grind the rivets if you just replace the wire. Grinding the rivets is only if you want to replace the sensors and the wire.
There are some sensor failures. But the word out there...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,954
Posted By David13
I think they use a pin, or a screwdriver or a...

I think they use a pin, or a screwdriver or a tool thru' the tdc hole.
dc
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,954
Posted By David13
I would put the new one on. To inspect the...

I would put the new one on. To inspect the wiring on the old one.
I rode with a guy on a 96 RT (same engine) thru' Mexico a couple weeks ago. We had rain. But no problem.
He got back and washed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,954
Posted By David13
My understanding is that it is the wire that goes...

My understanding is that it is the wire that goes bad.
It gets old and dries out, the insulation flakes off and the bike won't run.
The solution is to rewire the thing.
With a better wire than...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,126
Posted By David13
I use a cable lock thru' the sleeve and thru' the...

I use a cable lock thru' the sleeve and thru' the helmet, if I'm having lunch.
I watch the back pack and travel bag, and definitely take that in at night.
They don't steal BMWs so not much worry...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By David13
I really don't like the idea of preparing anyone...

I really don't like the idea of preparing anyone too much.
I figure if I have no life insurance I will live a lot longer.
dc
Forum: 2 smokers 02-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By David13
Are you going to be sniffing this oil, or using...

Are you going to be sniffing this oil, or using it in your bike?
Ok, none of my business, don't answer that.
I recommend Amsoil. I like it.
Tho' I have used other stuff, probably just about...
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