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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
He was camped next to me in space 16. Screenname...

He was camped next to me in space 16. Screenname Tdsurf is a Tom, so that's probably him. The sidecase was JB-welded up, but JB-weld didn't work on his hand...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
Very short write-up on Jimmy's class: Just got...

Very short write-up on Jimmy's class:
Just got back from the weekend class last night. I think there was only one other DV Noob there (Cowgirl), about 20 in the class total. First day was spent on a...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-23-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
I can make PDFs of the ride lists and e-mail them...

I can make PDFs of the ride lists and e-mail them to you if no other solution presents itself...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
joel - nsfw randall - r3r3r brian - itnanti ...

joel - nsfw
randall - r3r3r
brian - itnanti
Shawn- dzrtracin
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JAB
JasonFB123
AhamayJoe
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-24-2014, 10:08 PM
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Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
Do all the paved roads have places to buy the...

Do all the paved roads have places to buy the pass where they enter the park? If not, then where can you get them? (if you just want the week pass).
The website just say there are kiosks at "various...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By PukaWai
Temecula has turned into an overly congested...

Temecula has turned into an overly congested tract-home infestation, but there's some great riding nearby once you get out of town a ways. There's a few roads that run up and down the mountain range...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By PukaWai
Such a ride is already on my calendar for this...

Such a ride is already on my calendar for this year mid August to mid Sept. No real route, I just make it up as I go along, starting near Frankfurt, roughly down thru Greece as far as Istanbul, then...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
From that pic, things must have changed there....

From that pic, things must have changed there. Last time I was there I was kinda hoping the women there would put their clothes back on! Of course the pic looks like it was from the 60's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By PukaWai
Parking Lot Doohickey

So I got a secondhand 05 klr to replace my long-in-the-tooth V65 Saber as a daily commuter about a year ago. It came with a worry bead: The PO just took the thing to the dealer for services, so I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,163
Posted By PukaWai
:clap Way to go! I've carried lots of...

:clap

Way to go! I've carried lots of strange or big things on bikes, often because it was the only vehicle available. But not yet a 50" TV. Good thing that GS has a 700 watt alternator for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By PukaWai
Thanks for all the replies. So KLR guys say a...

Thanks for all the replies. So KLR guys say a front tube in the rear is only good for 20 mi, and others have had no problems doing that...

While I do have a KLR in Hawaii there's no remote places...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By PukaWai
What size spare tube?

I've decided to make room for one spare tube along with patch kit, tools, and of course all the other stuff that goes with taking a long trip. Two tubes is out of the question, so the question is:...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-21-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
I, for one, am looking forward to this and intend...

I, for one, am looking forward to this and intend to get in on the T-shirt. But, there's this four-letter word that ends in K that always has a potential for getting in the way, so I'm holding off...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,754
Posted By PukaWai
Because every tire mfg's recommendation is to not...

Because every tire mfg's recommendation is to not mix brands (duh). A recommendation somehow becomes a requirement - something gets lost in the translation. German to German can be tough:D That sort...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By PukaWai
Yup, been there, done that. Just keep an eye on...

Yup, been there, done that. Just keep an eye on the alignment sleeves - sometimes they stay on the engine, sometimes they stay on the tranny.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,713
Posted By PukaWai
Thanks for the clarification, Candyman. It's as I...

Thanks for the clarification, Candyman. It's as I thought - easily fixed by making that mounting plate out of metal, or metal thread insert in the boss, or straight threads + o-ring as suggested by...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By PukaWai
Google is your friend for the 1150 service...

Google is your friend for the 1150 service manual. For a factory service manual, its rather poor. It's value is closer the the price you pay if you use Google than the $110 BMW wants.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,258
Posted By PukaWai
Probably, I remember that you could get it at any...

Probably, I remember that you could get it at any gas station in the Owens Valley (Eastern Sierra Nevada) when I was a little kid in the 60's for about the same price as gasoline, but I think that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,046
Posted By PukaWai
:lurk The title to this RR made me think...

:lurk The title to this RR made me think somebody was taking an 1150 GS like mine to Mexico. Jeez, does that Honda even weigh 300? Almost anorexic!
Sounds like things are rolling along well now,...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
:clap Muchas Gracias! Not to wish anybody ill,...

:clap Muchas Gracias!
Not to wish anybody ill, but I hope there's lots of dropouts. At the moment it's kind of like looking at the surface of the ocean from 120 ft down- looong way up.

Your...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
So how do you get on the waitlist? I posted up a...

So how do you get on the waitlist? I posted up a few pages back, the waitlist has grown since then, but not w/ me?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-10-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 152,457
Posted By PukaWai
One more for the probably futile wait list: ...

One more for the probably futile wait list:

Berndt PukaWai MC2 D2 650 Dakar

Hope i got that right - riding in w/ tent, dinner for 2 nites. This noob went through 50+ pages of posts trying...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 29,932
Posted By PukaWai
Ah, that clear's it up. Maybe I'll make that one...

Ah, that clear's it up. Maybe I'll make that one to try out the boots. Old farts like me and noobs go about the same speed anyways.:D For now it's Hawaiian style ATTGATT - rubbah slipahs and so on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,405
Posted By PukaWai
Guess I'm one of the biggest group... but there's...

Guess I'm one of the biggest group... but there's 2 reasons why I have GS - 1. I'd never have spent this much on a bike when I was younger. 2. All the other bike manufacturers seem to be so...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,290
Posted By PukaWai
Seriously? There's USED GSW's floating around...

Seriously? There's USED GSW's floating around already? :eek1
Congrats on scoring on such a fine looking machine. It's even one of the fast (red) ones! I like the upper bars - SW Motech makes some...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,713
Posted By PukaWai
Forgive my ignorance; since I don't have a 1200...

Forgive my ignorance; since I don't have a 1200 I've never seen a real one of these, but is is that "flange" what the fuel pump and filter mount to on the other side (inside the tank)? If so, what...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 29,932
Posted By PukaWai
Hey RAZR, is this the same DV event that usually...

Hey RAZR, is this the same DV event that usually happens sometime in March? Was looking forward to trying out those boots I picked up from you, alas in January I'll miss it and just have to settle...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By PukaWai
I have 3 kinds. My first 1150 came with...

I have 3 kinds. My first 1150 came with Touratechs, and after a couple of trips thought they were awesome, I'd never go back to soft bags. When I bought a second 1150, it came with the system cases -...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,432
Posted By PukaWai
Gee, I thought you parked it like that because...

Gee, I thought you parked it like that because low-lifes have no taste and would steal the Hardley long before they would touch the GS!

Anyways, one of my top goals in life was to move away from a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By PukaWai
Why? Jack rabbits and ground squirrels have never...

Why? Jack rabbits and ground squirrels have never messed with my stuff, humanity on the other hand.... I learned that at Eagle Rock High 40 years ago!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By PukaWai
Depends on how long you plan on keeping it. If...

Depends on how long you plan on keeping it. If you are going to ride it into the ground like I do mine (well that's the plan, but my 1150 may live longer than I do), then go for it. Don't worry about...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,173
Posted By PukaWai
If it is paid for and you went with the attitude...

If it is paid for and you went with the attitude that there is a good chance that you may have to abandon it and get home by other means, then go for it. If it makes it back then consider yourself...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By PukaWai
I presume this for an 1150 GSA? The fuel lines...

I presume this for an 1150 GSA?
The fuel lines are 5/16", but the crossover is 1/4". The fittings you bought are probably 5/16. While you could probably stretch a 1/4" line on there, or squeeze a...
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 141,188
Posted By PukaWai
Wow, I just stumbled across this thread. Kudos...

Wow, I just stumbled across this thread. Kudos for a great idea that's been going strong for almost 5 years!
Being an incurable tinkerer that can never leave well enough alone, the first thing I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,138
Posted By PukaWai
Lots of good advice already. A stretch of the...

Lots of good advice already. A stretch of the area south of Big Sur is Los Padres Nat'l forest, so you can do what they call "dispersed camping" for free. The already mentioned Nacimiento-Fergussen...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By PukaWai
A Tipover sensor is something you need to install...

A Tipover sensor is something you need to install on yourself so you know when someone is pulling your leg. If my bike has one, it's definitely malfunctioning cus it's taken lots of naps and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By PukaWai
Went by there while on a road trip, and they were...

Went by there while on a road trip, and they were quite helpful. Hat's off to you for actually being able to find the place!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By PukaWai
Yup, the first thing you have there. The thing on...

Yup, the first thing you have there. The thing on your bike is not a charging port, but rather a power outlet for stuff like GPS, phone charger, heated clothes. But, since it,s hot all the time, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By PukaWai
Yeah, no-brainer - GSA. Unless you are vertically...

Yeah, no-brainer - GSA. Unless you are vertically challenged...
Excellent suggestion on setting aside a maintenance fund, maybe a bit more than $500 especially in Canukistan! If the rubber brake...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By PukaWai
There's some great camp spots at the end of...

There's some great camp spots at the end of Prewitt ridge road off the Nacimiento-ligett road, about 10 mi. north of a don't blink town called Gorda. Involves about 5 mi. of dirt road any car can do....
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