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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
BMW Santiago

Santiago boots
Hard shell, soft core: footwear which can stand up for itself.

Look these up and used pairs on ADVRider are good too. A proven, leather, comfortable boot. I have worn for 5...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
thnks...

Thanks!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
OK, I have a new bike....BMW1200 is for sale...

on Craigslist. Great bike and super deal...

I got a Yamaha WR 250R yesterday (2015).

So making the shift to more of a less work bike for the dirt.

Send a friend to buy the BMW'er and they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
Fish Rot

Steve - my KLR was worse then fish rot. I think it had a problem....It just did not like to ride well in the dirt - especially sand.

My lack of balance did not help

KLR - great tough...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
Thanks to All

Thanks Doc Ed. Yes, I think it will be a 400/450. KLR was too heavy.
May get a 2015 NEW 400 (or was that 450). The older ones seem to be heavier.
Goal with that type investment would be to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
OK, old group of evil and Eddy....it is me...TRedd

OK, remember me? Blue BMWKLR power, etc...

I am at a point with my BMW 1200 GS where I am tiring of road rides and many trails are just too much sand and work on the GS. Love the bike, but lack...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rider351
Riding Decision - go smaller?

OK, talking going smaller can be tough but this is about bikes....so no rude comments.

OK, I have a 2007 BMW GS loaded with gear and perks. Have been out riding mainly paved roads because am...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 1,011,258
Posted By Rider351
My baby just keeps on runnin'

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww62/BikeCrisis/Riderdown.jpg
Forum: Americas 05-01-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,161
Posted By Rider351
Cool2 Careful in the small towns....

I am in AZ...
Did my first long ride 3 years ago and was tracked closely by the local sheriff and chased by hillbillys.

No booze on the trip and as others have said - find the hotel when you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,483
Posted By Rider351
Thanks to All

River, Murray of Bill, and all: Thanks for the GPS advice. Will settle in on a unit in Jan and go from there.
Will visit the well-written Mr River when I hit Montana in 2014. Still working Utah...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,483
Posted By Rider351
Cool2 Garmin Montana or zumo?

OK, GPS Pros....
Replacing my 60CSX. Too small to read.
I ride 50% on road and 50% off road - 1200 GS - so not super complex single tracks.

Goal is to use the 24K topo I have and be able to...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By Rider351
Single rail trailer - Ultra Tow

Any users or ex-users of northern tools Ultra Tow trailer...Need to haul a GS 1200 from MI to AZ

Thanks and pls advise on brands (kendon I know and U-haul) :1drink

Many thanks gang

Tom
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By Rider351
Ignore

Ignore
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,654
Posted By Rider351
Sold mine

I love the service from Motoport but geat wise I think there have been more advancements that you should consider. The new impact padding in the BMW gear has proven itself for me. 40mph and in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rider351
Yes, going to CO

Good points gang. I will trim the oil out and pick out some of the extra stuff. Am headed to CO in the Spring. Off to DValley area and CA in February

Thanks again
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,783
Posted By Rider351
Go with Bags Connection

The Bags Connection guys are great to work with and their gear is great - especillay the gas cap quick release mount.

Super quality and very reliable.

T
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rider351
Basic Tools and Gear- Ideas to decrease #

Ideas and advice.

Gang,

In my Zega boxes I carry base a base tool set and misc parts. I mixed the tools/etc across each pannier. Total weight = 9lb in each pannier. Seems liek the 18lbs...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,283
Posted By Rider351
2007

My first GSA was the 2007. Great bike. 2007 was a good year for GSA and GS and very reliable.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By Rider351
Thanks gang

I think an important part is the steel belting cutting the plug.
I will replace this tire. The cost is always a problem, but going flat in a sharp turn at 65 mps is more of a problem.
Again, many...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By Rider351
My first flat

Ok, fine, I am a GS rookie when it comes to flat tires. I repaired my rear tire with the mushroom plug and the directions said to get professional repair before going over 100 miles. Some guys said...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 882,430
Posted By Rider351
Eddy, et al How are all of you?

Playing with snakes? Still very focused on how to get hurt? eh?
Hope all is well

TRedd
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Rider351
BMW Rally

I had the Motoport Kevlar and really liked it. I fell twice on hard dirt and no issues. I have shifted to the BMW Rally 3 gear. Not cheap, but very well made and the fit is great. The pants I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 34,657
Posted By Rider351
Thumb See you in the valley!

Hey gang. I have been in hiding...too much work.
My BMW KLR 850 is gone and I am now on a BMW 1200 GS and being careful...No wild rides for me this DV Daze.

We are in space 63. Someone swiped...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rider351
Shoei RF 1100 and Max Wax from Walgreens

Great solutions

The 1100 is a great helmet and new airflow is super

Prof Swimmers wax for the ears is great...all noise that can damage is gone.

Great stuff
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,250,895
Posted By Rider351
My Black Widow 12...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww62/BikeCrisis/The%20Redd%20BMW/IMG_0542.jpg

Well, here she is - 2007 R1200GS. Took her out on a ride from Arizona into New Mexico on the first day. What a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rider351
Let it Be Known - I am now a GS Kinda Guy

Well gang, after years of turmoil and stress I have my first BMW -
Got a great deal from a good friend. 2007 BMW R1200GS with 25,000 miles.

Seems to have lots of vibration around 75/80mph but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,625
Posted By Rider351
Hickeys

I now use a tent. In the SOuthwest we have many good looking woman who sneak into camps and give hickeys. Then you get home and the wife looks at your neck and says " what's da hickey ya got...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Rider351
Gad...

I have the Shoei RF1000. IT has been replaced with an upgrade but this is a top grade helmet and worth the spend. Get a solid color and avoid the costs of graphics.

Next, for the dirt rides...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By Rider351
Whitehorse GEar Skid Plate

I have 9000 miles on the skid plate and engine protect bars from Whitehorse/
major rocks. major abuse and doing great. All standard 2009 bolts used and easy attach.

T
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Rider351
Death Valley - Daze after 900 miles

Death Valley

Furnace Creek

900 miles in 4 days

Enjoy the pictures

Tom
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Rider351
Gear Man Here

I am 6'1"
I have Bohn padded "tights" that I do not use
3 XL jackets
Size 13 Boots
XL gloves
Extra helmets
and a room for trying on gear....
I will text you a #
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,084
Posted By Rider351
Great weekend and great photos - as usual...

NS - good work and great photo story. Loved the rides and hated the raffle...I never win! Cheers

Tom
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,709
Posted By Rider351
OK, I need some answers from da pros....

I am selling my Garmin 76S on Ebay. Just listed it.
It was great for my boat when we lived on the Mississippi but not as great on the 650.
So, need a new GPS that is less worried about water depth...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,084
Posted By Rider351
Rally Guy

NightStalk - it was a great weekend and I enjoyed it too!
You have me in one of the pics!
Great event and you guys are amazing riders! Good work

Tom
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Rider351
I am all signed up for the Rim Ride

Also joined the AMA.
Now I am AMA, MOA, AZBeemer, ARGH, DV Daze yr 2, and still sane.

The event looks great. Thanks for getting this rolling.
ANy personal recommendations on hotels?

Thanks
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,308
Posted By Rider351
Super Ride and well organized!

Night-
I will post pictures this week. Took shots of the bikes and brands and some of myself :)
Many thanks for arranging this and managing the on-trail side of things. Wish I could have ridden...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,447
Posted By Rider351
OK, look that is my $9 signature line. Crisis is gone.

The crisis have lifted the price to $20
Rider351 is back and not to be messed with(did that sound tough?)
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 628,128
Posted By Rider351
Mesh 3/4...working great.

I worked with Wayne this Spring and ended up with a Ultra Mesh 3/4 Coat.
you can see the coat at http://www.ownthemind.com along with other pictures of rides and falls.

I had Wayne not add the...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,457
Posted By Rider351
Motorcycle Hitch Carrier or a Trailer?

Gang: need some insight on a cheap but safe way to take my bike on family trips. Looking at the Bike Carriers (like the Joe Hauler). Any thoughts on these? My bikes weight is under 500lbs and the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8,535
Views: 2,096,239
Posted By Rider351
This is the Rim Road FR 300 (my guess)

Just north of Payson...great ride.
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