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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,456
Posted By bigbearjim
Just a note about the Pioneertown road...

Just a note about the Pioneertown road condition,it hasn't been graded in years and has some very rocky sections and deep sand in the canyon area. Big Bikes would be difficult.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,456
Posted By bigbearjim
riding this week end ?

I'm home this week end and could meet up for a ride on Saturday or Sunday. I've got a question though, do I bring my
R 1200 or my XR 400 ? Let me know where and when and what bike to bring.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,456
Posted By bigbearjim
I live up here and they close the forest roads...

I live up here and they close the forest roads when there is a foot or more of snow on them. They don't reopen them until spring. Christmas is about the time you can forget about the back roads. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By bigbearjim
I'll out riding with GF up the coast but if I...

I'll out riding with GF up the coast but if I were home I'd join you guys. We have had thunder storms in the afternoons so the dust will be down and the ground perfect. Have a blast.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 522,741
Posted By bigbearjim
You have a good eye for photos. Thanks for the...

You have a good eye for photos. Thanks for the info on your cameras and filters etc. I know I'm not the only one who is enjoying this. Thanks :clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,151
Posted By bigbearjim
Excellent Video Master ! :clap

Excellent Video Master !
:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 365,567
Posted By bigbearjim
Eh? Thanks Kid, . Telescopic forks and larger...

Thanks Kid, . Telescopic forks and larger mirrors good advise. I have a Honda XR 400 that is street legal but with the bigger motor I would be tempted to travel faster and the whole idea would be...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 365,567
Posted By bigbearjim
hey Kid, Your report was excellent I throughly...

hey Kid, Your report was excellent I throughly enjoyed it. It made me start looking for a small Honda. I found a 1969 CT90 for $850.00 with 7,700 miles. Just needs the speedo repaired or replaced....
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 365,567
Posted By bigbearjim
Maps for scooters across the US

Great adventure Hitchiker, keep up the writing your good. If you make your hobby your work it's not work anymore it's fun.

So I have to tell everyone here that if any of you are thinking of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 186,346
Posted By bigbearjim
The very best ride report we have ever read. ...

The very best ride report we have ever read. Great job! You are a Super Star in my book. :clap:freaky
Now Luis, take that bike home to Vienna.
Forum: Americas 02-01-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,364
Posted By bigbearjim
I've used Adventure Cycling Maps on three bicycle...

I've used Adventure Cycling Maps on three bicycle trips across the US and they are excellent and would serve all your needs. Perfect for a scooter trip. There are a few sections on every route that...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By bigbearjim
Should be a good show and some good times with my...

Should be a good show and some good times with my sons. Taking an empty truck just in case we find something irresistible, :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
Yah do that. I have a house on Maui and an...

Yah do that. I have a house on Maui and an Aprillia Tuono there. I go back and forth from Big Bear to Maui a couple of times a year. Are you on Maui or the the Big Island? Do you have a bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
Hey I don't know you do I. Glad to see there is...

Hey I don't know you do I. Glad to see there is another rider here in this deep freeze. And I see you are conected to Hawaii me too. We need to have a beer. I'll write a RR in the near future. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
I just got home back in California last night. ...

I just got home back in California last night. My leaky final drive didn't leak after I left the Yucatan. I had put a small piece of rag with duct tape on the area to absorb the oil. After riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
I just checked for lateral play and there is none...

I just checked for lateral play and there is none so it is only a seal that is leaking. I filled it to the plug level with 90 wieght and I'll check it every day. Thanks for your help.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
Hi Kurt, I'm going down to the parking area and...

Hi Kurt, I'm going down to the parking area and checking for play in the wheel. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the reply and good to hear form you. You should be here with me now. It's a real...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
Wow that was fast, thanks Udo, I did forget to...

Wow that was fast, thanks Udo, I did forget to mention the type of bike and yes it is a 05 1200 GS thanks again.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By bigbearjim
Rear End Leaking in Mexico

Hello Everyone out.
I need a little help please. I'm in Mexico at the moment, just crossed back into Mexico from Belize. I'm in Playa Del Carmen on the Yucatan. Yesterday I started noticeing oil...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By bigbearjim
Thanks for this info, I think I will use Hwy 17...

Thanks for this info, I think I will use Hwy 17 south it looks slower and nicer. I love this site everyone is so helpful. thanks
I now think I can post pictures and I will try to do a ride...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By bigbearjim
Yet another f--------- test ...

Yet another f--------- test


http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94/BigBearJim/P1000194.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By bigbearjim
Another test...... ...

Another test......

http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94/BigBearJim/P1000190.jpg/BigBearJim/P1000190.jpg...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By bigbearjim
Second test. ...

Second test.

http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94/BigBearJim/P1000198.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By bigbearjim
This is just a test, to see if I can upload...

This is just a test, to see if I can upload photos.

http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx94/BigBearJim/P1000198.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-14-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By bigbearjim
? Donda Va Este Camino ?

Well I'm almost ready to hit the road. Just a few loose ends to tie up. I have a queston to all you guys with experiance crossing into Mexico from Arizona.
I could make my frist night coming from...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,151
Posted By bigbearjim
OK dude, Where are you going and WHERE ARE THE...

OK dude, Where are you going and WHERE ARE THE HOT SENIORITAS? I'm leaving in and couple a weeks to go down there and need to know this shit. Keep it comin, your making it sound so cool I can't...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,996
Posted By bigbearjim
Enduro-ince-- Thanks for the info. I'll take...

Enduro-ince--
Thanks for the info. I'll take the dry route.
Forum: Americas 02-13-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,996
Posted By bigbearjim
GS Doable?

Hey Guys, Sorry but I have to ask, is this route from Choix to Tubares and on to Batopilas doable on a loaded GS??? I want to ride this area also but may be doing it solo. How rough is it? I can't...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
MotoAdventureGal, Arte,tricepilot and Lonerider, ...

MotoAdventureGal, Arte,tricepilot and Lonerider,
Thanks everyone for contributing to my search for exciting things to do and see on my upcoming trip. Zipolite, San Crisobal and Palenque are now...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
Thanks guys for the help. Lone Rider I now know...

Thanks guys for the help.
Lone Rider I now know what you are saying and I like the idea of crossing into GT there in El Cebro, it looks a lot more remote and if it's paved it won't be muddy. The...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
OK Kiko, I wrote it down and I memorized it. ...

OK Kiko, I wrote it down and I memorized it. What does it mean:baldy
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
Thanks for the info Lone Rider, This Map I...

Thanks for the info Lone Rider,
This Map I have of GT is screwed, it's doesn't show any road at all in the area of El Ceibo only a single track trail. and on the Mex side nothing at all. And...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
thanks Ace, Merida / Uxmal is now on the list...

thanks Ace, Merida / Uxmal is now on the list and the restaurant Los Almendros also. A big part of my trip will be eating the delicious food. Can't wait.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
So I'm guessing that my basic plan is sound and...

So I'm guessing that my basic plan is sound and I'll get the Guia Roji map asap and start to try and find a nice route down thru mainland Mexico.
If anyone out there has a favorite route to get...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
Thanks Lone Rider, I think I'll like the Yucatan...

Thanks Lone Rider, I think I'll like the Yucatan it may lack twisties but I can make my own by trying to dodge the mesquitos. Crossing a boarder in the jungle on a LANCHA, now that's the adventure...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
Thanks Ace, I didn't really think it need to be...

Thanks Ace, I didn't really think it need to be English. I'm going to have to get used to using Spanish anyway. You may think the Mayans were full of crap but they did some amazing things 1,000 years...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By bigbearjim
In Search of the Mayan Truth

Ok guys this is my first time posting. :dog
I am plannig a trip south to learn a little about the Mayan Culture and to find out if the world is really going to end 12-21-12. So my plan so far is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,443
Posted By bigbearjim
Thumb Beautiful Pictures

Thank you for the great ride report, I really enjoyed it so far. I am in the planning stages of my first trip into Mexico, Guatemala, Balize. Your writing is superb I can't wait to get going but I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 87,150
Posted By bigbearjim
Great ride report, Thank you so much. I really...

Great ride report, Thank you so much. I really enjoyed it and I'm trying to talk my brother into doing your trip this year. I loved the videos now we all know what we are in for. :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,095
Posted By bigbearjim
Oh Yah, Thailand. Beautiful Thailand.

I've been to Chang Mai a few times. If you get the chance travel up to Pi, about 6 hours north. Very popular with the Hippies. Beautiful little village in a very furtile rice growing valley. Cheap...
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