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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Passengers on the street no problem for me (maybe...

Passengers on the street no problem for me (maybe risky for the passenger who knows) :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,650
Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
No way - that's what I was thinking.... I pretty...

No way - that's what I was thinking.... I pretty much have to stand up to be comfortable running dirt/gravel at any kind of good speed - and I don't know how pleasant that would be for my passenger!...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 44,018
Posted By cpallen
This is where I got mine.

This is where I got mine.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By cpallen
awesome photo Flug.

awesome photo Flug.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,529
Posted By cpallen
http://f800riders.org/

http://f800riders.org/
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,529
Posted By cpallen
Givi tank bag

I have that same setup on mine. Works much better than a bunch of straps (IMHO). Took months to get the mounting bike-specific mounting frame though. I had the bag on my Moto Guzzi V-11. The ring...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 08:05 PM
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Views: 102,529
Posted By cpallen
Welcome!

You made a great choice Edder B. Thanks for sharing. Now all we need is a picture or two.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
I can't imagine them designing that engine and...

I can't imagine them designing that engine and using it in only one model/variation.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 44,018
Posted By cpallen
Amazon.com - not exactly 'in stock' but expected...

Amazon.com - not exactly 'in stock' but expected delivery is Thursday Oct 9th. This isn't the first thing that I have bought from them that shipped way sooner than indicated.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
I think it's a cross between a XR1200X and a...

I think it's a cross between a XR1200X and a '48'. It looks good - especially the matte grey. I'm going to test ride one in the middle of October but I can't see myself buying one.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 44,018
Posted By cpallen
I'm happy with mine

I have had mine for about three weekend dual sport rides. I have not had any major problems and neither has my riding buddy (who has had his for a few weeks longer). True the range is no where near...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,650
Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
Pissed I suppose you ride a KTM?

Hey I have a BMW why are you picking on me?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:39 PM
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Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
Ha ha. Were it not for your clarification at the...

Ha ha. Were it not for your clarification at the very bottom of your post, I would have thought that response came right out of the head office in Milwaukee.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
I can only imagine the beating that scrambler is...

I can only imagine the beating that scrambler is going to take here on advrider.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,650
Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
Me too - but I could come later. What's the...

Me too - but I could come later. What's the altitude? Is camping feasible? How about a BBQ? Could we get a truck in close with tools and materials?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-02-2014, 10:05 PM
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Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
Trail maintenance

I would come up but I have a class on Saturdays from 10/11 to 11/15. What do you think would be needed ...... something like a riprap roadway through the creek? I was over on the oly pen a couple of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-02-2014, 07:27 AM
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Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
What are the ramifications of us ADV riders doing...

What are the ramifications of us ADV riders doing a little of our own maintenance? I have not been over the entire WA BDR yet (only sec 1 and 2 so fsr), but I hope to. Could we organize an ADV Rider...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 05:36 PM
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Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
Who will be the first to put some Apes on it?

Who will be the first to put some Apes on it?
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
20,000 total bikes not 20,000 scouts

20,000 total bikes not 20,000 scouts
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2014, 10:13 PM
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Views: 1,694,633
Posted By cpallen
Washington State, Olympic Peninsula Rainforest

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/15395389161_e6d141d4ce_b.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
I hope the next iteration is like the Wall of...

I hope the next iteration is like the Wall of Death bike on the website - maybe a flattracker version or something along the lines of XR1200X. Or, who knows maybe I'll like those forward controls I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-27-2014, 12:14 PM
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Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
This is why I love my Xchallenge and F800GT. It's...

This is why I love my Xchallenge and F800GT. It's all the power I need.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
November Rider Magazine has a favorable review as...

November Rider Magazine has a favorable review as well. "Honoring the past without living in it"
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 44,018
Posted By cpallen
My S20

So far, so good (knock wood). Audio performance with the phone+music, and intercom is great, and battery life excellent. The range even with the antenna up is not as advertised but that is my only...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By cpallen
Nappy Time

Like the man said in Off-Road 201 - the front wheel will try and climb out of a rut.
I'm sure this would have never happened if I was taller, or the bike was lower......:wink:
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,529
Posted By cpallen
Wow two completely different missions there dude....

Wow two completely different missions there dude. I love my GT and I think it would be perfect for a commute with luggage options and weather protection. I would lose my license within a month on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,597
Views: 1,694,633
Posted By cpallen
nachtflug, is that the Smithsonian?

nachtflug, is that the Smithsonian?
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
I got it.... tell her it's for her!

I got it.... tell her it's for her!
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,577
Posted By cpallen
Just goes to show you - I love the solo seat and...

Just goes to show you - I love the solo seat and the slightly forward controls look like they would be really comfortable for my old knees, without feeling like I'm in a gynecological exam position....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,597
Views: 1,694,633
Posted By cpallen
I can practically HEAR them growling

I can practically HEAR them growling
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 103,767
Posted By cpallen
Maybe you can import the kml and export the gpx...

Maybe you can import the kml and export the gpx with basecamp, and then load that gpx into mapsource?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 103,767
Posted By cpallen
I was able to import the kml file from google...

I was able to import the kml file from google directly into Basecamp and export it as a gpx file to the gps. I couldn't figure out a way to do that with Mapsource.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,594
Posted By cpallen
My low fuel light comes on pretty reliably in the...

My low fuel light comes on pretty reliably in the range of 112 to 125 miles and takes about 1.8 gals give or take a few hundredths. This is 63 - 67 mpg. I am a pretty mellow rider, running Pirelli...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 103,767
Posted By cpallen
I used your instructions to set up my 62 and they...

I used your instructions to set up my 62 and they were very helpful - both for setting up the GPS and for learning more about what features are available and how to move around. One of the additional...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By cpallen
photos

In an nutshell, you have to put them on a host like smugmug or flickr. Click on the little mountain icon above there and plug the url of the picture in the dialog box.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By cpallen
I agree it's the bucking effect that is...

I agree it's the bucking effect that is unpredictable, disconcerting, and often embarrassing. I have been getting on and off it like a horse but I'm afraid the side stand won't hold up to that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By cpallen
Lowering

I don't get to say this very often, but I'm MUCH taller than you two (5'9") and I still fall over at least once a day when coming to a stop :rofl

I love the xchallenge when it's on the move - it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,650
Views: 290,824
Posted By cpallen
Nice Pics

Thanks for posting. Studying your gear picture. Lucky to have a wife like that.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,529
Posted By cpallen
Rapid Dog, good point about the wheel removal I...

Rapid Dog, good point about the wheel removal I forgot about that. Cycleman, good answer all around.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,529
Posted By cpallen
Obviously nobody outside of BMW's design or...

Obviously nobody outside of BMW's design or finance dept is going to know for sure, but it makes sense on a mid-size/priced touring bike - it's lighter, cheaper, and simpler than a shaft and doesn't...
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