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Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,940
Posted By Donsesso
Tipped it over a few times. It was on a sandy...

Tipped it over a few times. It was on a sandy uphill. I lost momentum the first time I went down. Trust me, I tried for about an hour and turning around wasn't an option at that time (sun was going...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,940
Posted By Donsesso
Fear realized. I was riding by myself. In the...

Fear realized. I was riding by myself. In the end, I had to walk about 6 miles to pavement so I could be picked up.

That was the last day I rode alone in the dirt/ desert on the GS.

Really...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 254,892
Posted By Donsesso
[QUOTE=kpie;25541499][QUOTE=dabracing;25510540]Com...

[QUOTE=kpie;25541499][QUOTE=dabracing;25510540]Coming down the east side of Mengel Pass. For those that haven't been on it, it's steeper than it looks.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,289
Posted By Donsesso
Wrap the spare key around one of the many wires...

Wrap the spare key around one of the many wires on the bike. I used black electrical tape and anyone else cant tell its there. Under the beak is a good spot.

You can also use a black zip tie to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Donsesso
Before GS.. 2-3 bikes in the garage at any give...

Before GS.. 2-3 bikes in the garage at any give time.

After GS.. well, that's all I have now. It does everything well, on and off road.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,778
Posted By Donsesso
The keyword is "CAN". Hard luggage CAN cause a...

The keyword is "CAN". Hard luggage CAN cause a leg injury. But, we CAN also die or get run over for riding on a bike.

I've ridden off-road with hard luggage plenty of times. And, I've fallen down...
Forum: Latin America 11-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,258
Posted By Donsesso
Everyone will recommend Old San Juan. Plenty of...

Everyone will recommend Old San Juan. Plenty of historical things to see there. Some things to look for:


El Morro.. a must see
Casa Blanca.. the oldest continuously occupied house in the west...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,720
Posted By Donsesso
I have a 1200GS. I ride almost everyday. Looking...

I have a 1200GS. I ride almost everyday. Looking for new parts to explore. I'm in the Aguadilla/Isabela area.


<a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 929,402
Posted By Donsesso
^ What JVB said... The SW bars hold up...

^ What JVB said...

The SW bars hold up pretty good against flat ground/asphalt and some loose gravel. On asphalt, the valve covers don't touch the ground.

I've found myself in situations where...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,720
Posted By Donsesso
Are you back in PR now? I recently moved here...

Are you back in PR now? I recently moved here (PR) and I'm looking for people to ride with that arent on a Hayabusa.
Forum: Latin America 11-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,258
Posted By Donsesso
I just shipped two bikes and one car into PR. The...

I just shipped two bikes and one car into PR. The import taxes are ridiculous.

As far as shipping bikes, there's a few options for that. And, it'll run you about $600-800 depending on where you...
Forum: Latin America 11-05-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,258
Posted By Donsesso
GS in Puerto Rico

Greetings all,

I recently moved out here from CA and brought the GS with me. I haven't seen a single BMW out here (let alone a GS) and way too many Hayabusas/ stretched bikes with too much chrome....
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,580
Posted By Donsesso
Nope. Wouldn't even consider. My GS LC does it...

Nope. Wouldn't even consider. My GS LC does it all really well.

This XR falls in line with the Multi and an-expensive VStrom 1000.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 929,402
Posted By Donsesso
Painted the valve covers and crash bars on the...

Painted the valve covers and crash bars on the GS.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/05/f07b97867d172b400617acf3cdba4800.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Donsesso
Just left there today. Stayed at Tahoe Beach and...

Just left there today. Stayed at Tahoe Beach and Ski Club. Great place IMO. Check out the website
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
That might be a better lesson.

That might be a better lesson.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
Started near whetstone (off of 82). Heading...

Started near whetstone (off of 82). Heading towards Benson.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
Took pipeline road on Thursday. The first couple...

Took pipeline road on Thursday. The first couple of miles were fine. Got myself in a bad situation after the third gate (about 1 mile past the old rail road). It was getting dark. Had to leave the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,844
Posted By Donsesso
i'll be leaving from sierra vista/ ft huachuca on...

i'll be leaving from sierra vista/ ft huachuca on saturday morning. dont know what my route is so far. but, ill post it up by friday late afternoon. just in case anyone wants to come along.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
sorry guys.. posts like this make me think...

sorry guys..
posts like this make me think about my 6 year old english bulldog. maybe another 4 years left for him, at best. i've been away from home for 2.5 months and i miss him more than the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
i'm game after this weekend. how technical is the...

i'm game after this weekend. how technical is the route? i'm on a 1200gs
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
Is there a place to rent dirt bikes in cochise...

Is there a place to rent dirt bikes in cochise county? I have a buddy that wants to come along for desert daze.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
Awesome! I'll be there. Not sure which routes...

Awesome! I'll be there. Not sure which routes I'll take. But, it'll probably be the 1-3s
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,708
Views: 1,307,948
Posted By Donsesso
Thanks. I just found that thread. Looks like I'll...

Thanks. I just found that thread. Looks like I'll be headed to desert daze this weekend.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 116,699
Posted By Donsesso
Anyone have any plans for this weekend? I'm...

Anyone have any plans for this weekend?

I'm down in Sierra Vista for another month or so.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15,708
Views: 1,307,948
Posted By Donsesso
Anyone have any plans for this weekend? I'm...

Anyone have any plans for this weekend?

I'm fairly new to the area. I'm staying down in Sierra Vista. But, def willing to travel.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,138
Posted By Donsesso
The GS has electronically suspension. I had it...

The GS has electronically suspension. I had it adjusted for two up. So, the seat height goes up a few inches when riding alone. I sat on the bike and took it off the kickstand. There was about 2...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,088
Posted By Donsesso
I'll be heading up to Coronado tomorrow morning....

I'll be heading up to Coronado tomorrow morning. Don't have a plan yet. Will figure it out tomorrow. Let me know if anyone is interested
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 477,244
Posted By Donsesso
Awesome. Ill be in Sierra Vista during this time....

Awesome. Ill be in Sierra Vista during this time. I should be there
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,659
Posted By Donsesso
Thanks for the reply. You're absolutely correct....

Thanks for the reply. You're absolutely correct. I have not thought about this. Started doing some research and came across this. I don't plan on taking him on long trips. Just to and from the vets....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,659
Posted By Donsesso
Have you thought about all the panniers, top...

Have you thought about all the panniers, top boxes, sleeping bags, beer, and whatever else you strap onto your bike "careening down the road"? Or, even your body being thrown off the bike (because...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,659
Posted By Donsesso
Nope. Not kidding. Some might have reservations...

Nope. Not kidding. Some might have reservations about this. But, it's something that happens in most of the countries y'all dream about going to. Happens often here too.

With one trip, my dog is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,659
Posted By Donsesso
Lol. not the best set up. But, Im still in the...

Lol. not the best set up. But, Im still in the testing stages.

Ill probably add another strap going forward. I took an hour test drive with 70 lb dumbbells. The dog is only 50. The dumbbells moved...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,659
Posted By Donsesso
Added a k-nine companion carrier to the GSW. He...

Added a k-nine companion carrier to the GSW. He did pretty good on a ride through town. Let's see how he does on longer rides.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/30/5yreta6e.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 210,218
Posted By Donsesso
Getting ready for a 4 month trip to AZ. The...

Getting ready for a 4 month trip to AZ. The rolling luggage bag will be added in a couple of days

BMW panniers & top box
Bags Connection Trails QL
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,088
Posted By Donsesso
Subscribed. I'll be out there JAN-MAY....

Subscribed.

I'll be out there JAN-MAY. Bringing the GS and looking for some adventures like this.
Forum: Americas 12-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By Donsesso
Forgot to mention. 36 gets icy in some places...

Forgot to mention. 36 gets icy in some places (3500+ elevation). Especially this time of year.
Forum: Americas 12-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By Donsesso
Greetings, Just did a similar ride a few...

Greetings,

Just did a similar ride a few weeks ago.

I would highly recommend 36 on the way back. I've done both 299 and 36. If you could only do one, I would do 36.

Ave of the Giants is a...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,557
Posted By Donsesso
I think I'm sold on the rx100 2. Hopefully Santa...

I think I'm sold on the rx100 2. Hopefully Santa (aka the wife) took a hint when I kept mentioning it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,659
Posted By Donsesso
As she stands..

Installed the crash bars, radiator guards, and fender extender today.

Also replaced the valve cover that was damaged when she went down.

Farkles thus far:
Alaska Leather Sheepskin Buttpad
SW...
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