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Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,764
Posted By Yosemite4
TR 650 Panniers

Givi doesn't seem to make anything for Husky; Huskvarna is not even listed in their product search:
http://www.giviusa.com/My-motorcycle/
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,764
Posted By Yosemite4
Question Husqvarna TR650 Terra Accessories

Has anyone found panniers for the Husky TR650 Terra?
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
Santiago great in 106 degree temps

This past summer, I rode to the Midwest (Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska) during what must have been one of the absolute hottest summers on record. I wore the BMW Santiago jacket and...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
How will the Comfort Shell hold up in 100 degree temps?

How will the BMW Comfort Shell jacket & pants hold up day after day in 100 degree temps, 46% humidity, riding from California to Sedalia, Missouri?
Forum: Regional forums 05-08-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 751
Posted By Yosemite4
BMW NorCal 40th Annual 49er Rally, Mariposa CA May 24-28, 2012

Still the best deal! 4 nights camping for $40, Memorial Day Weekend/Mariposa Fairgrounds:
http://www.bmwnorcal.org/49er/

Motorcycle Touring and Adventure Riding in Yosemite & California's Gold...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,199
Posted By Yosemite4
How are the Sidi Rain Boots holding up for the...

How are the Sidi Rain Boots holding up for the long run, say 60,000+ miles/4 years? I have a pair of Canyon Explorers, that were super comfortable but got pretty fatigued on the uppers after 62k.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,419
Posted By Yosemite4
Te610

TE610 - nice one! Hard to find?
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,419
Posted By Yosemite4
My two cents

Of the bikes my vote would be for the Honda XR650L (tall) or the Suzuki 650DR: parts are plentiful, the bikes strong and reliable, and easily set up with luggage/pannier racks. Soft luggage systems...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Yosemite4
Gaernes

Looked at Gaernes 4 years ago when they made the Explorer - but they stopped making it.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Yosemite4
Question Sidi Canyon boot question: On average how many years/miles do you get on your boots?

Have a pair of Sidi Canyon Explorers.

On average how many years/miles have you been getting on your boots?

Have narrowed my boot search down to these:
Alpinestar Scouts (have been told these...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
Womens Comfort Shell sizing/fit vs Aerostitch

An additional observation about fit:
Darien, Transit, Roadcrafters are tailored for men: wide in the shoulders and narrow in the hips. If I go up one size in any of the three to accommodate the...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
Thumb Happy to report Comfort Shell totally waterproof

Was caught in a rain/hail squall on Deadman Summit (Sierra Nevada, US-395 s. of June Lake) 9/11/2011 at approximately 1:00pm. Was wearing the Comfort Shell suit and decided to test it by not stopping...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
400 watts vs 720

Looks like you're riding a 1200 and powering your Comfort Shell with an alternator that supplies plenty of power:
BMW 1200 RT/GS: 720 watts/60 amps three-phase alternator or an older model: BMW...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 51,804
Posted By Yosemite4
Thanks 4 the pics

Thanks for posting the pics every one!
Just great seeing them.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
Pair with an electric jacket in cold temps

The Comfort Shell really needs to be paired with an electric jacket. It is not possible, because of the jacket's tailored cut, to fit a down jacket beneath it (at least I can't). Definitely a stylish...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Yosemite4
Camping

Is the camping at Brown's on Owen's River again?
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
Elaborating on the Comfort Shell : )

With a Gerbing's (or similar brand) electric jacket underneath the Comfort Shell, this jacket should easily be able to tackle temps of 32 degrees and below (considering wind chill with light snow or...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 895,303
Posted By Yosemite4
Best: Sidi Canyon Explorer Boots

Best piece of equipment: my Sidi Canyon Explorer Boots
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yosemite4
Women's BMW Santiago Jacket vs BMW Comfort Shell

http://www.wynnebenti.com/wb_photo/IMG_0223Ken.jpg
Me and my Santiago on the McCarthy Road, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

I wear a 2007 BMW Santiago jacket women's size 46. Living in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Yosemite4
Tanner's fine dinner

I'll be there 4 dinner 4 sure. Can't miss Tanner's fine spread.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 51,804
Posted By Yosemite4
FYI If weather is a concern, 10% chance of...

FYI If weather is a concern, 10% chance of t-storms today near Tuolomne/Tioga, then clear for the rest of the week.

NOAA link to Yosemite: < http://tinyurl.com/3dk2gla >

It is supposed to be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Yosemite4
heck no!

Heck no! Too busy.:freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By Yosemite4
The Best Dinner in the West

Count me in.:rofl
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,202
Posted By Yosemite4
TIAB lights

We have replaced and rewired the lights. Haven't completed a 300 mile trip yet where the lights worked throughout the duration.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,202
Posted By Yosemite4
If you can use a $199 trailer, do it! Don't waste...

If you can use a $199 trailer, do it! Don't waste the $$ on the TIAB. I bought the single rail TIAB for well over $1100. When I load my 650GS on the TIAB rail, it sits over 5-feet high; my arms are...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,202
Posted By Yosemite4
License

I had to license it in California.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-31-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 51,804
Posted By Yosemite4
Question Dinner at Reds Meadow

Stone-meister:
If we just plan to attend the dinner, can we just show up or should we call Red's to let them know we'll be there? Or tell you? :freaky
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By Yosemite4
Thanks

Thanks for the replies! In the end, I put a new TKC 80 on the front and a new Metzler on the back and will keep the new/old ones stored in the dark for anyone who rides through Bishop and needs...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,202
Posted By Yosemite4
Trailer-In-A-Bag Comments

I bought a TIAB based on the following claims: you can load it yourself; easily assembled and disassembled in 15 minutes (not for the mechanically challenged).

The first time I assembled it, it...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By Yosemite4
Question Aged Metzler Tourance Question

Does anyone have any opinions about if it's okay to use tires that have been sitting in a garage for two years?

I have a pair of Metzlers in my garage with about 2500 miles on them. Does anyone...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 63,997
Posted By Yosemite4
Bmw

I'm 5'10" and ride a F 650GS (and 230 CRF):norton
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,829
Posted By Yosemite4
Bishop California

It's Bishop, California (not Canada). I like the KTM 625 EXC because it weighs about 85 pounds less than the Dakar, but the Dakar is about 4 inches lower in seat height. And it looks like it would be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,829
Posted By Yosemite4
2005 625 Exc

A lot of good information from all the replies -- thanks.

I am looking at a 625 EXC. It actually has EXC not SXC on the side. I can't find a 625 EXC model listed anywhere online for the year 2005...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,829
Posted By Yosemite4
Question 2005 KTM 625 vs 2003 BMW Dakar

2005 KTM 625 vs 2003 BMW Dakar

Anyone have an opinion on the better bike? The KTM has 500 miles on it and they want $4750. The BMW I might be able to get for $5500, with 6000 miles on it. Both in...
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