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Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By takestu2tango
Glacier National Park

Just a shot from last summer. 2009 was a good one: Did a 5,000 mile trip, Los Angeles to Banff/Jasper with a week in Bozeman, MT for some wilderness trekking and trout fishing, then I did the Rawhyde...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,755
Posted By takestu2tango
RawHyde Off-Road Training

I just got back last night from the 2-day RawHyde Off-Road Training course and the tacked-on 2-day Mojave Desert ride to base Camp Alpha. I had never been off road before, intentionally anyway, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,759,869
Posted By takestu2tango
As I was on my way back from Banff... wish you were there

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,759,869
Posted By takestu2tango
Thumb Feel better. Your friends await a well-patched Peach.

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Forum: Americas 08-07-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By takestu2tango
Question Los Angeles to Bozeman & back via Canada

I'm leaving Sunday 8/9, taking 6 days to ride from LA to Bozeman, MT. Using Mad Maps I've sketched out a plan to ride East through Joshua Tree to Phoenix and then go North, mostly up 89. Incredible...
Forum: Americas 08-06-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By takestu2tango
Question Los Angeles to Bozeman & back via Canada

I'm leaving Sunday 8/9, taking 6 days to ride from LA to Bozeman, MT. Using Mad Maps I've sketched out a plan to ride East through Joshua Tree to Phoenix and then go North, mostly up 89. Incredible...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By takestu2tango
Bozeman info

Thanks a lot for all for all that great info. I don't speak GPS yet either so that's the only way I can process it. It sounds terrific, I'm going to map it out and do it. I leave in 13 days so the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By takestu2tango
Question Los Angeles to/from Bozeman, MT

I have to be in Bozeman, MT on Aug 15th so I'm riding my R1200GS to and from LA. Anybody have any route suggestions? I'm figuring a 4 day ride there and a "whatever" day ride back.:ear
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-23-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,559
Posted By takestu2tango
Question Los Angeles - Denver: Most scenic route?

Looking for a scenic route between LA and Denver, round trip. I have to get to Denver by Aug 30th and stay thru Labor Day. Then I can take a week to ride back to LA. Anybody know a great route or...
Forum: Europe 03-29-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By takestu2tango
Laugh Great info!

Thanks all! I knew you guys would point me in the right direction. I'll post the results. I'm expecting some problems, of course, but hopefully workable ones. The idea of having my own bike over...
Forum: Europe 03-27-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By takestu2tango
Used BMW for Europe?

I've now got a lot of time to travel, and I'll be spending a month in Europe in June touring around on my own (Cote d'Azur is my base this time). I'd like to buy a used BMW (my1200GS is in Los...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By takestu2tango
Thanks! You're right, the meager remains of a...

Thanks! You're right, the meager remains of a label IS there.... Fortunately it contains a few words that may suffice ".. conforms to EPA.... " but this being California, we'll see.

Sorry, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By takestu2tango
Question EPA Sticker???

I'm trying to register my 2006 R1200GS in California but I can't find the EPA label anywhere. No label, no registration. I called local dealer Irv Seaver and they said it might be under the seat.....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,100
Posted By takestu2tango
Thumb I got the exact same Sargent as photo. Rode it...

I got the exact same Sargent as photo. Rode it from Miami to Los Angeles 2 months ago when it was brand new and had no problems. It was acceptable right out of the box but it was much better by the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By takestu2tango
Okay. But if I get killed by another cager who...

Okay. But if I get killed by another cager who "didn't see" me, I'm coming back to haunt this forum for eternity.
Unless I switch back to a Harley in the afterlife.... I hear they don't break down...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By takestu2tango
Well, the main reason I'm adding on the extra HID...

Well, the main reason I'm adding on the extra HID lights is so that will make me more conspicuous, but I thought I had to tap into the headlight wiring in order for them to work in concert with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By takestu2tango
Question Headlight Flasher Switch?

Visibility is everything. I'm about to add on some TT lights, meaning I have to strip my bike down to get to the headlight wires, so this seems like a good time to ask this question:
My 2001 F650...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,250
Posted By takestu2tango
I now have my 2820 rigged up and I really want it...

I now have my 2820 rigged up and I really want it all: GPS, XM, MP3s, Phone... but the choices are costly and confusing. My cellphone (Treo 700W) doesn't have Voice Dial, so that's no good; but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,032
Posted By takestu2tango
Irv Seaver BMW in Orange, CA. Terrific place....

Irv Seaver BMW in Orange, CA. Terrific place. Great service, really helpful people, lotsa happy riders.
Forum: Vendors 01-24-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,673
Posted By takestu2tango
Obviously it lends doubt to your credibility. I...

Obviously it lends doubt to your credibility. I was reading your post thinking "Hey this is terrific", then I saw the ad and just dismissed it completely. You can't have it both ways: payment AND...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,250
Posted By takestu2tango
Eek Nolan N-102 N-Com

Sticker Shock: I called Cima to get a price on the Nolan helmet WITH the communication system installed ($350 separately). They cheerfully quoted about $750 (I didn't get the exact price because when...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,828
Posted By takestu2tango
Cool2 Corbin

I see that Corbin makes a replacement seat that looks good and they had a great reputation in the 80s, but I don't know the quality of their current stuff. Anyone on this forum have experience with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,961
Posted By takestu2tango
Just got mine, too. Farkle me up, Scotty! :norton

Just got mine, too. Farkle me up, Scotty! :norton
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