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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,641
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have the Motion Pro Bead Pro levers and I...

I have the Motion Pro Bead Pro levers and I really like them, breaking the bead on the rear 17" tire was often pretty difficult before getting them.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 21,968
Posted By B_C_Ries
I suspect that at that level of performance more...

I suspect that at that level of performance more horsepower may not accomplish that much more in a drag race and that traction might be the limiting factor. Your HP4 ridden properly by a good rider...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,681
Posted By B_C_Ries
I used one of these, on my trip down the Baja...

I used one of these, on my trip down the Baja Peninsula, I put it inside of my luggage and it never leaked a drop.
Even on an 80 mile off road stretch between Scorpion Bay and San Ignacio. They...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I found a bar with a good rock band stayed up too...

I found a bar with a good rock band stayed up too late and rode around Ensenada a little in the Morning.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I decided to check of something called La...

I decided to check of something called La Bufadora south of Ensenada. It was about a 40 minute ride from downtown with some really nice twisty roads and coastal scenery at the end.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I wanted to have breakfast at the main plaza in...

I wanted to have breakfast at the main plaza in Tecate but the plaza was under construction. There was also lots of road construction going on South of Tecate. Once I got past the construction the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
Since I still have the Pirelli Scorpion Trails on...

Since I still have the Pirelli Scorpion Trails on my F800GS I decided that it would be fun to ride up La Rumerosa Auto Pista from Mexicali to Tecate last weekend. This is a really fun road to ride up...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By B_C_Ries
Check out the Bufadora!!! I just got back from...

Check out the Bufadora!!! I just got back from Ensenada. I crossed at Mexicali, rode up La Rumerosa, then went to Tecate and down the Ruta del Vino. went back the same way. All of the cool kids...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By B_C_Ries
Excellent tips, Especially the one about the...

Excellent tips, Especially the one about the hook up hotels, But you should have mentioned that the rooms come with private garages for each room. As opposed to fancy Mexican Hotels which have one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By B_C_Ries
I wanted to have two sets of wheels for my...

I wanted to have two sets of wheels for my F800GS. It would be really nice to have one set with knobbies and another with street tires. But after seeing what it would cost I decided to get better...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I got a $40.00 room. Is that KLR friendly enough?...

I got a $40.00 room. Is that KLR friendly enough? If you are rolling cheap in Mexico bring your own towels.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By B_C_Ries
thx guys I'm hoping that is what it is, grease...

thx guys I'm hoping that is what it is, grease at that location made no sense at all to me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
Thx, I enjoyed reading yours as well.

Thx, I enjoyed reading yours as well.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
The road to El Golfo was still beautiful and the...

The road to El Golfo was still beautiful and the weather was really nice.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I made it back to the Hotel safely and the next...

I made it back to the Hotel safely and the next morning decided to get a nice breakfast. Bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp seemed like a good idea but was a bit too salty for me. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I arrived on 13th and I enjoyed the feeling over...

I arrived on 13th and I enjoyed the feeling over here a lot more, there just seemed to be less tension in the air. Definitely a more low budget crowd, I felt more at home over here. They knew how to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
The scenery got even better as I rode East from...

The scenery got even better as I rode East from El Golfo, This was my favorite part of the ride. I should have taken pictures at some of the best spots but I was enjoying the moment. I did take some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I crossed from Baja Norte into Sonora at Estacion...

I crossed from Baja Norte into Sonora at Estacion Coahuila. While the road was rough in a few spots it was a really enjoyable ride....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By B_C_Ries
Mexicali to Puerto Penasco

I decided to ride from Mexicali to Puerto Penasco last weekend, There was some Grande Biker Fiesta and I figured it would be fun. I had thought about riding my Chopper but I rode that to El Golfo de...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By B_C_Ries
Blob of grease on the right side of my motor.

Ok this has happened twice since I bought my F800GS in May of 2013. My bike has 13,500 miles and I was riding it pretty hard when I stopped there was a big glob of grease on the right side of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By B_C_Ries
There is a huge variation in Mexican food, it...

There is a huge variation in Mexican food, it seems every city in Mexico does things differently. San Felipe is where I go for good Mariscos (seafood). There is a large Chinese population in Mexicali...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By B_C_Ries
Looking forward to hearing about Gonzaga Bay. ...

Looking forward to hearing about Gonzaga Bay. When I went down there last year, pavement ended somewhere north of Gonzaga. I also had a few scary moments with those winds in some places.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By B_C_Ries
Getting over the round metal topes is a rite of...

Getting over the round metal topes is a rite of passage, they seem scary at first but after awhile no big deal. The topes will not make you fall but you reacting to the topes will. I love San Felipe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By B_C_Ries
I don't even loosen them, just stop and turn the...

I don't even loosen them, just stop and turn the handlebars until you hit the stops and push some more until they look straight. They move quite a bit in the rubber mounts.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By B_C_Ries
Mex 5 to San Felipe is a nice road and people go...

Mex 5 to San Felipe is a nice road and people go pretty fast. Of course in Mexico it is cool to just poke along on shoulder on the right side of the road and let everybody roll past. That is where...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By B_C_Ries
You get used to the Topes soon enough. the trick...

You get used to the Topes soon enough. the trick is to stay calm and keep your eyes forward. When your bike slips to one side or the other don't trip, just keep going forward. Watch the pizza...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By B_C_Ries
My F800GS will do wheelies I just need to put...

My F800GS will do wheelies I just need to put some effort into it. Sometimes the front wheel will leave the ground in 1st gear while accelerating hard but just a short distance. I've never gotten a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By B_C_Ries
You need to know what lift they measure the...

You need to know what lift they measure the duration at. Without that information there is a huge piece of the puzzle missing
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,477
Posted By B_C_Ries
My F800GS came with those tires, I took them off...

My F800GS came with those tires, I took them off and run TKC-80's, I put them back on for a ride up Hwy 1 and I thought I had a sport bike.
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By B_C_Ries
Buenas Tardes, Bob's in Maryland has lots of...

Buenas Tardes, Bob's in Maryland has lots of parts for the 100/7.

Bench Mark Werks seems to have everything. Little bit more expensive but they will take time to explain stuff, which can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,917
Posted By B_C_Ries
105 mph with TKC-80's she still had plenty of go...

105 mph with TKC-80's she still had plenty of go left but I'm not comfortable going that fast on those tires.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By B_C_Ries
Ride it until the wheels fall off. Start stashing...

Ride it until the wheels fall off. Start stashing money in case it breaks. If you get lucky with mechanics and you stash properly you will be able to pay cash for a new bike when it dies..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By B_C_Ries
I had a cactus needle cause a real slow leak in...

I had a cactus needle cause a real slow leak in an inner tube one time, I was in Mexico and I needed to be ready to go off road so I kept it a 22 psi and the leak was real slow. After I got home I...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By B_C_Ries
Make sure you know what you are doing re:...

Make sure you know what you are doing re: removing the exhaust pipe nuts. If it feels funny when you start to remove them do not power through. Stop and just cut them off.
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 67,642
Posted By B_C_Ries
congratulations, nice looking bike.

congratulations, nice looking bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,920
Posted By B_C_Ries
Changing tires gets easier with practice. I like...

Changing tires gets easier with practice. I like having tires delivered to my house. Currently changing tires myself is more convenient than driving the wheels to a shop.

I'm really liking that...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,914
Posted By B_C_Ries
With my 1977 R100/7 I need to let the air out of...

With my 1977 R100/7 I need to let the air out of the rear tire in order to put the wheel on the bike if I am using a 120. Not a real problem but a bit of an inconvenience. Still from now on I...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By B_C_Ries
Had an excellent ride. Riding up la Rumerosa...

Had an excellent ride. Riding up la Rumerosa Autopista from Mexicali was awesome as usual. The Libre route from Rumerosa to Tecate was nice and the #3 from Tecate to Ensenada is a wonderful road to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,166
Posted By B_C_Ries
Nice color If you put on some TKC-80's it would...

Nice color If you put on some TKC-80's it would be awesome
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have TKC-80's and get wobbles from time to...

I have TKC-80's and get wobbles from time to time, road surface seems to effect things as does wind and draft from semi's. I've found that moving forward on the bike and laying down on the tank...
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