Tewster's Traveling Circus 2018 (Alaska planning stuff)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Haha I cant wait to take it into a BMW dealer and watch them try to find out where to plug in the diagnostic computer :lol3
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  2. GeoAdventure

    GeoAdventure Been here awhile Supporter

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    A thing of beauty
    Reminds me of a trip I planned to ride the circumference of the US in the early 80’s! Left Everett Wa, and broke down on Stevens Pass. One last tweak and I forgot to torque a bolt down. Weeks to get a replacement part.
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  3. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Got my waypoints and routes uploaded to my Montana 600 GPS.

    And...found a nice place to carry my bear spray. Works good on dirtbags too :thumb

    A simple caribiner is all it takes.

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    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    The bears will see that BMW medallion and attack in overwhelming force...you've been warned!
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  5. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist Super Supporter

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    And WHY ? Because BMW to the bears means....Bear Meal on Wheels :jack
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    Actually it’s because BMWs are the sweetest thing on 2 wheels.
  7. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer Supporter

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    Alas, we are getting close to that point where we will be leaving the comfort and familiarity of home, friends, and family. Some of us will get a hug and a kiss, others may get a handshake...and others will just leave an empty house. Gone are the days where the custom was to gather and send family off, be it boarding a stage coach, standing on a ramp at the train station, waving and saying “bon voyage “ to those boarding a massive ship...even the family and friends gathered in the terminal watching their loved ones fly into the sky aboard a jet liner. No, we will simply swing a leg over a lonely motorcycle and unceremoniously ride off towards some even lonelier roads. No pomp, no circumstance, no hoopla. Those first few miles will be sprinkled with uncertainty about what we’ve decided to do...there is no certainty in life. We know some miles will be exciting and exhilarating, while others will be painfull and boring. It won’t be easy, but the reward will be indescribable.

    So with that, farewell to fellow travelers, God’s Speed.
  8. rubline

    rubline Coddiwomple

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    Very well said sir. :ricky
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    XTWalt Been here awhile

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    Oh boy, suddenly I'm worried about your final drive...

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    rubline Coddiwomple

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    I hope there are some stickers in the future, this looks a little naked right now.
  11. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer Supporter

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    Are you sure they will let you across the border...the bike looks nothing like what is stated on the registration, lol.
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  12. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Haha, new bmws cross the border all the time even though they're actually video games with wheels :lol3
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  13. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Colleen and myself were riding our two Yamaha TW200's with BMW tank emblems. A guy on a Honda 650R parked next to us and said to his female passenger..."Yes this is a good bike...but to some (and he pointed at the TW's) they are supposed to be the best."
  14. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    The most important thing I take with me on all my journeys is the Khata given to me by Vic and Hannah (Mr. and Mrs. Mayhem) when I first visited with them a few years ago. It is a prayer flag that frayes as I travel. Each thread that breaks off is a prayer of safety and good will for other riders as they travel along the same path. It has kept me company for over 20,000 miles so far. I never wash it. To do so would wash away thousands of miles of memories.

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  15. gpax

    gpax 2018 Honda NC750XD

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    I tuned in to check out your Alaska plans. Now that your bike has its farkle finished how is your trip looking?


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  16. Tewster2

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    All is done and now just relaxing before I head out Saturday. I’ll probably be gone about 2 1/2 months this time. After I get back in August Ill take a break then head to north central Mexico the end of September.
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    Folly1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Tim, Do you use the yellow liners that came with panniers? They seem to cheat the space some. Just getting around to serious packing.
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  18. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Where is “north central Mexico”?
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    On the order with USA in the center.
  20. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Yep used the liners. They are what make the bags 100% waterproof.
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