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Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2007, 09:32 AM
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Posted By sparky69
wondering ?

great report ! a terrific short story to say the least.
one quik "Q" ; you never refer to any potentially dangerous wildlife with the exception of the crocs & tigerfish ;
were you able to camp...
Forum: Latin America 08-04-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
ride to Cancun

thanks Vettster;
lift off is in a few hours. hoisted a few with the neighbours last night but otherwise all is well.
i have great instructions & bros to hook with in corpus christie, vera cruz &...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
ride to Cancun

DrunkWombat
I've been making these "scooter" trips fer app 30 yrs now. i had 4 harleys over 15 yrs but we just kept going a little further ea yr. we got to a point that we started going where the...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
ride to Cancun

Gustavo ;
Dolores Hidalgo ! cool name. Dolores is Spanish for pain & Hidalgo is one of the fathers of the revolution ( i think ) so the towns literal translation is something like "the pain of...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2006, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
ride to Cancun

LoneRider
11 K posts ! sheesh ! you must be up to fish by now!

good advise about the towns & night travel. two yrs ago we rode wpg batopilus & when the left the town at 4 AM to make our way out...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
ride to Cancun

Gustavo
I'm definitely looking forward to Guanajuato , as the birth place of Diego Rivera ; just to get a feel for the place.he's a favourite painterof mine.
San Miguel was featured in Tony Cohans...
Forum: Latin America 07-14-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
ride to Cancun

hunvee ;
anytime ! while you're there pop in fer a cold one. otherwise try coyotes on friday nights app 7:30 or corydon any warm sat night. you get the picture ; the usual cruising haunts.
is your...
Forum: Latin America 07-14-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
Gustavo ; you're right about not much time. we...

Gustavo ;
you're right about not much time. we happen to live on a "dinner plate" here. you lose app 1 1/2 days on each end of a road trip since there's nothing worth seeing in any direction! unless...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
Vettster hey Amigo ; i'd be delighted to hook...

Vettster
hey Amigo ; i'd be delighted to hook up fer a Cool One when we hit VerCruz ! i do not have a GPS yet , mainly because i keep thinking the nxt wave will be better. i have been looking at...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
TexDH howdy ! we have from aug 4 to 24 & expect...

TexDH
howdy ! we have from aug 4 to 24 & expect to be in MX from app aug 8 to 18. you mention the west coast road being slow.
how much time would , say PV to tijuana take ? the official MX web...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2006, 05:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
Gustavo ; thanks for this ! nothing beats the...

Gustavo ;
thanks for this ! nothing beats the info from an inmate who's been there ! i've ridden from wpg once to batopilus return on my '04 GS & once on my '98 GS to san felipe baja. personally i...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2006, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
humvee thats funny ; you weren't seeing things...

humvee
thats funny ; you weren't seeing things ; we were at mona lisa's for the tuesday nite "hang". there was no Adv produced for '04 & '05. the " long wat 'round" boys had an '03 & then it was...
Forum: Latin America 07-12-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
hey TexDH thank you for that info. we will...

hey TexDH
thank you for that info. we will follow that route. when you referred to "no thru roads" did you mean no good roads from the east coast to the west coast through MX ? because we are...
Forum: Latin America 07-12-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
howdy humvee ; to morris ( thats funny ) i have...

howdy humvee ;
to morris ( thats funny ) i have an '06 GS ADV ; apparently the only '06 in the province. we are going on the 1 "scoot".
I know TX will be hot but thats the way it is ! I'm tryying...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2006, 08:22 AM
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Views: 296
Posted By sparky69
central canada to cancun mx & return

helloamigos !
my wife & i are making this ride on my '06 GS Adv & leaving august 4 returning aug. 24. we are riding south to corpus cristi tx & turning right then riding the gulf coast to cancun. we...
Forum: Latin America 07-10-2006, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By sparky69
winnipeg canada to cancun mx

howdy fellow inmates ;
my wife & i are doing the above described ride in august ( 4 to 24) . if anyone wants to hook up along the waylet me know. we are riding south to corpus crisiti tx & "turning...
Forum: Face plant 06-13-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,249
Posted By sparky69
it happened to be a very black night. i'm driving...

it happened to be a very black night. i'm driving & my wife is the passenger. i am in the left track of my lane. the two lane hwy is dead straight. i happen to look in my left mirror & see a white...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,294
Posted By sparky69
hey Paul M ; are you satisfied the 2610 shows all...

hey Paul M ; are you satisfied the 2610 shows all roads you would find on a state map. I have have this ( perhaps mistaken ) opinion that if the GPS shows the road from Puerto Vallarta to San...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,294
Posted By sparky69
New ADV riders ; is the info on the screen any...

New ADV riders ;
is the info on the screen any easier to read ? my '04 in certain light was not readable or very limited at best.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,294
Posted By sparky69
great report Paul. as you know i was concerned...

great report Paul.
as you know i was concerned about the seat height for myself on my new Adv but you have suggested your height is similar to mine & your feet look well planted in the first pic.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,294
Posted By sparky69
thanks mate ; I hope you're right. i looked at...

thanks mate ; I hope you're right. i looked at the picture in the first posting & his feet are flat on the ground. I am assuming the rider is app 5'10" which I am also.

the other thing is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,294
Posted By sparky69
great looking scoot , to be sure. mine will be...

great looking scoot , to be sure. mine will be here in a couple of weeks. i sat on one another 06' GSA this morning & freaked ! it seems much taller than my '04.
have you found it much taller than...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 120,759
Posted By sparky69
lbaur ; great pics , thanks for sharing. it does...

lbaur ; great pics , thanks for sharing. it does look a little different in your pics than others. i am trading in my 12GS on this baby & like everyone else should be in the wind in April & then on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 120,759
Posted By sparky69
hey Maddbritt ; you referred to your old GSA &...

hey Maddbritt ;
you referred to your old GSA & your current R12( GS? ) have you found the seat on your new R12 to be hot. As in not breathe at all? As in WET !
I have an '04 R12GS & that bloody...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 120,759
Posted By sparky69
sounds cool ! can you post a pic of them ? the...

sounds cool ! can you post a pic of them ? the stem caps .....not the kidney !
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 120,759
Posted By sparky69
hey MADDBRIT! excellent post. couldn't agree...

hey MADDBRIT!
excellent post. couldn't agree more.

i am working with my dealer as we speak to ink the deal.i will be trading in my 04' GS. had sme problems that have been well documented by other...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2005, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,257,677
Posted By sparky69
i have some friends doing an RTW trip who stayed...

i have some friends doing an RTW trip who stayed with us last june. when i appraised of your situation they suggested contacting the Hubb at Horizons unlimited. there are app 10K pages on that site ,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 120,759
Posted By sparky69
does anyone know the fuel capacity & app driving...

does anyone know the fuel capacity & app driving range of the new GSA ?
she is a beauty. just had a conversation with my local dealer ; full details prices etc coming to this part of the world (...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,295
Posted By sparky69
i have the identical bike , down to the color. we...

i have the identical bike , down to the color. we just got back from riding from Winnipeg MB CDN to the moto GP at laguna seca & back.
couldn't agree more about the seat. something about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,541
Posted By sparky69
mine failed , so did dutchs , so did others !...

mine failed , so did dutchs , so did others ! suggest he check out this site & smell the coffee ( or the failed final drives )
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,541
Posted By sparky69
mine failed , so did dutchs , so did others !...

mine failed , so did dutchs , so did others ! suggest he check out this site & smell the coffee ( or the failed final drives )
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2004, 11:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,530
Posted By sparky69
Dutch ; funny you mention the R12's used in the...

Dutch ;
funny you mention the R12's used in the SA roll out. according to the current issue of "rider" magazine ( p26 ) they state..." all the transmissions on the pre-prod R12's used in the SA roll...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,530
Posted By sparky69
Bikeguy ! the failure on my R12 began app july...

Bikeguy !
the failure on my R12 began app july 5 although i did not arrive home till july10 & took the bike into the shop on 7/12. it was finally repaired 13 days later ! i picked it up last...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,530
Posted By sparky69
well gentlemen ; i have also suffered a similiar...

well gentlemen ; i have also suffered a similiar problem. my wife & i travelled from winnipeg to the copper canyon MX. a dream trip i had longed to do for years. i took delivery of my new R12 & off...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2004, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By sparky69
sounds like a blast ! i hope to catch next yrs...

sounds like a blast ! i hope to catch next yrs rally. i posted a reply on another thread enquiring about anyone else suffering a rear wheel failure on the new R12 GS. did you happen to hear anything...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By sparky69
sounds like a great time had by all. I am curious...

sounds like a great time had by all. I am curious to know if there were many people at the rally that had the '04 R12 GS & if you were hearing any complaints about them ?
I picked up mine in mid...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2004, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By sparky69
rad ; i dunno man ; i looked at them with the...

rad ; i dunno man ; i looked at them with the wrench @ the dealership & they appear to be a spline in the wheel which fits into splines in the final assembly.
i know this would not have happened on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2004, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By sparky69
R1200 Gs Alert !

my wife & I just completed a 8,100 ( app ) KM trip from Winnipeg CDN to Batapelus Copper Canyon MX & return.
with app 300 KM's left to go i began to experience a progressively worse vibration on...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2004, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By sparky69
hey Dave ; thats a great looking installation....

hey Dave ;
thats a great looking installation. how much brighter are the piaa's you show than the smaller light ?
i took delivery of my ocean blue R12 last week & now its update time.
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2004, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By sparky69
wonderful pics Tobers ; very much like being...

wonderful pics Tobers ; very much like being there ! nice to have a Mrs Tobers around as well to stock the tinnies in the beer fridge of course.
glad to hear your positive comments on the new ride....
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