Steve's Most Expensive Day Ride Ever!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by AdventurePoser, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. wanderboy

    wanderboy I just wanna ride,ride

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    looks like "dances with wolves" territory:rilla
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  2. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    It does, doesn't it? It is amazing country-solitude and quiet as far as you can see and hear...

    Just glad I didn't break down there!:rofl

    Steve
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  3. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    AAA can save big buckeroos
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  4. Gester

    Gester Master of my domain

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    Stunning photos! :clap Thanks for sharing.

    Most sorry to hear about the mechanical breakdown though. Hope you're rolling again soon (and not too exspensively).
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  5. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    It did. The first hundred miles were free. Unfortunately I had another 122 miles to go to reach home. There was a dealer about 65 miles closer, but in the end, I wanted the bike at Brown BMW in Pomona. (I guess that's a shameless plug:rofl )

    Cheers,
    Steve
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  6. holckster

    holckster dougholck

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    Membership in the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America for $66/ year (Platinum upgrade) gets 100 mile towing and roadside assistance plus bunch of other discounts and the monthly Magazine is worth the price alone.
    Their "Anomymous Book" is another benifical resourse I never leave home without.
    Another shameless plug.
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  7. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    +1 on the report and photos!

    So do you know yet what gave way? :ear I've got an 1150GS too and am always curious about these things so I can have a little more data to work with should mine ever break. I've got 50,000 trouble-free miles (lots of it fully loaded on dirt) so far without a single mechanical or electrical issue.... I'm glad you got out on the dirt - it opens up a whole new world, doesn't it? I used to own a GS and an RT (plus a few dirt bikes) and the RT was not getting ridden, so it now lives with someone else who sticks to asphalt.

    Good luck with the repairs!

    Doug
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  8. Dynamick

    Dynamick Unspecified

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    :rofl:rofl:roflMoo-yeah!

    Great pictures! Great story, till the end :(:

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    It wouldn't have gotten you all the way home, but it would've helped :thumb
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  9. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I have AAA in MT. $100.00 a year. I had to have my bike/sidehack hauled for 100 miles this summer the charge was $0.00.
    Cheap insurance and safety net!
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  10. SteveO

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    Hey Steve,

    Great photos and it looks like you were having a really good time, up until the implosion. Good job on keeping your cool and keeping the bike under control as you slowed down.

    keep us posted on what broke, I'm curios as to what let loose inside.
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