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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,129
Posted By supaparty
Hey Danny - nice pics! I think next year I'll...

Hey Danny - nice pics! I think next year I'll bring my GSA up to the VCMC event and we can do some of the big bike loops...no bike naps allowed though! Hopefully I'll see you out at one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 100,082
Posted By supaparty
Don't come home.

Hey Jeff - I can't believe you're still on the trip! We returned home on September 3rd and after 3 days I was totally plugged back into the rat race and forgot we had even ridden to Panama and...
Forum: Latin America 08-11-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By supaparty
Great!!! The trip has been awesome so far...and...

Great!!! The trip has been awesome so far...and you could totally be a road warrior and do the whole trip in half the time, probably in a month if you want...but you'll miss a lot...we're missing a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 100,082
Posted By supaparty
Holy ox-crap! Both my wife and I read this...

Holy ox-crap! Both my wife and I read this together and nearly started crying!!...we could you feel your pain!!! Some days (or series of days) just suck!...but at least you got things squared away...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 100,082
Posted By supaparty
Hmmm...how appropriate...I just got a speeding...

Hmmm...how appropriate...I just got a speeding ticket in Panama today! I played hardball...pretending I spoke no Spanish and asking the cop for his name and badge number before I handed over my...
Forum: Latin America 08-03-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,913
Posted By supaparty
Panama is a breeze...

Just arrived in Panama City today, and CA1 from the border is a 4-lane divided highway nearly the entire way...pretty easy to make up time here, but be careful of radar speed traps in Costa Rica and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 100,082
Posted By supaparty
Honduras experience...geez!

Ok...I read about your Hondurian experience and set my expectations accordingly...but it sucked for us too! It only took about 90 minutes, but it cost us $112 to cross...it's Sunday and the bank was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 100,082
Posted By supaparty
We're going to throw our camera in the trash!

Hey Jeff - we've decided that we're going to throw our camera in the trash...your pics of the waterfall coming up from Lake Atitlan on your way to Guata City makes ours look like crap...so thanks for...
Forum: Latin America 07-24-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By supaparty
Thanks Guys!

Yep...it's been raining pretty much every day! I test bikes and contribute for a couple of motorcycle mags and BMW hooked us up with all of the gear, including rain gear, and the stuff has been...
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By supaparty
2-up Solo - from LA to Panama...in the rainy season!

Ok...I know this is a bit late...but my wife and I have embarked on a 2-up solo journy on our GSA through Baja to Panama and back...and yes, we left at the absolute worst time of year! Hey, beggers...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,129
Posted By supaparty
Decisions, decisions.....

Sounds awesome! I don't know what bike to bring...the 950 Super E, the GSA, or the WR! I might have to trailer all three of them!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,129
Posted By supaparty
Mandatory Ride

Last year was epic! Wouldn't miss this event for the world.
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By supaparty
I way rather take dirt roads too - given that...

I way rather take dirt roads too - given that you'll be solo on the bike and you have a long time-frame (6 months) you should totally explore. If you drop your bike in the mud, who cares, it's just...
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By supaparty
I have no idea, but I'm leaving in 3 weeks to...

I have no idea, but I'm leaving in 3 weeks to find out...I chose Tourance tires for the journey and I'll be 2 up with my wife on the back. We've got 11 weeks planned to do Los Angeles through Baja on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By supaparty
Bike Cover

I'm looking to create some sort of backrest too for my wife for our upcoming Central America trip. Since weight/space will be at a premium, I'm thinking of using the bike cover as padding and...
Forum: Latin America 05-09-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By supaparty
Great - thanks for the advice...I'll see what my...

Great - thanks for the advice...I'll see what my comfort factor is for leaving the bike on the mainland, but knowing me, I would probably just prefer to take it for the peace of mind. Perhaps we'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By supaparty
You bought a road bike.

You bought a road bike.
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By supaparty
I'll be coming up through La Ceiba in mid August...

I'll be coming up through La Ceiba in mid August and my wife and I were planning on a night or two on Utila. Would you suggest ferrying the bike across as opposed to leaving it covered and locked at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 325,954
Posted By supaparty
Peace of Mind

I think the biggest peace of mind of never having an EWS issue in 13k miles on my 07 GSA and having a spare ring in my tool tube that I've swapped out and fully tested in the garage, is that I never...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 325,954
Posted By supaparty
That's exactly it. Pretty simple - make sure you...

That's exactly it. Pretty simple - make sure you carry a T10 torx to remove the small screws. I did a dry run in my garage and it only took a few minutes to rig it up and get the bike running. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By supaparty
I thought it was obvious, but yes, the linked...

I thought it was obvious, but yes, the linked brakes and the ABS are two systems working separately, but potentially at the same time.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By supaparty
True - ABS on an unlinked system would only...

True - ABS on an unlinked system would only modulate a single wheel at a time, keeping it from locking. ABS on a linked system is engineered to slow the bike down in the shortest distance possible,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By supaparty
Good point - but for a bike to be able to "think"...

Good point - but for a bike to be able to "think" for the rider in a panic stop situation, it would need to be able to modulate both the front and rear binders to bring the bike to stop safely in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By supaparty
For ABS to work, the brakes have to be linked by...

For ABS to work, the brakes have to be linked by default, but I believe that relying on the integrated brakes and using the front brake only is a bad policy to practice. I ride/test lots of different...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By supaparty
Totally Normal

I've never gotten more than 4800 miles on a rear set of pads. I always use both brakes when braking and do quite a bit of off-road, but don't worry about it, it's totally normal. Get yourself some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,766
Posted By supaparty
Ikea Shopping Bags

I'm not sure if you have an IKEA store near you, but they sell their blue or yellow shopping bags for 50 cents each at check out. They're made out of plastic tarp like material, have handles for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,107
Posted By supaparty
I'm gonna get boo'ed, but if I did not need a...

I'm gonna get boo'ed, but if I did not need a bike for 2-up riding (my wife and I are riding to Panama in June), I would definately get the KTM 990. Light, fast, and awesome for the dirt...where I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,227
Posted By supaparty
I took my wife on a quick 300 mile overnighter...

I took my wife on a quick 300 mile overnighter this past weekend and the "Oil Can" lit up for about 15 miles of twisties, then went away. When I got home I put the bike on the side stand for a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By supaparty
Absolutely try it out - you may find it less...

Absolutely try it out - you may find it less fatiguing with the additional flex. Personally, I find that even with the cross-bar and hand-guards (they add a little rigidity too), the bars flex quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By supaparty
So do you know for certain that the 2008 GSA has...

So do you know for certain that the 2008 GSA has the exact same handlebar as the 2007, with the only difference being the absence of a cross bar? I highly doubt it. If it doesn't have a cross bar,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,173
Posted By supaparty
Yep - buy filter oil from a motocycle shop. If...

Yep - buy filter oil from a motocycle shop. If you try to use motor oil it will drain right out and down into the throttle bodies. Smoke, black spark plugs, etc....no good.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By supaparty
The GSA uses a high-bend Magura bar - I've never...

The GSA uses a high-bend Magura bar - I've never seen a Pro-Taper or Renthal bar with that high of a bend that didn't have a cross-bar. Moreover, I doubt that Magura sells that high of a bar without...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,917
Posted By supaparty
I'd have to agree with this - it sounds like a...

I'd have to agree with this - it sounds like a function of tall gearing more than throttle response. In stop and go traffic here in LA, it's a bit of chore to slip the clutch so much, but you just...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 325,954
Posted By supaparty
That's what happened to me. I ordered using the...

That's what happened to me. I ordered using the old part # but they shipped me the new one.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By supaparty
It's ok

I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the bike. The K bikes have a very heavy steering feel which is natural and necessary for on-road stability. The GSA steering is much lighter, essential for dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By supaparty
I've got the same boxes and I've decided to just...

I've got the same boxes and I've decided to just screw it. The tops of the panniers are well worn from sleeping bags and other soft items strapped to the top. Keeping these things nice is just a...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By supaparty
Go for it

LA is not too bad - make sure the lugguage on your bike is balanced to help out in the stop and go traffic, but on the 405 S you have a carpool lane after LAX, so you should be fine. However, to the...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By supaparty
Call your current insurance provider and ask if...

Call your current insurance provider and ask if you're covered abroad. My wife and I are riding down to Panama this summer (wet season) and I called my provider and (Blue Cross PPO) and they said we...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By supaparty
Baja: Go down the Sea of Cortez

Beach camping in Baja is the only way to go - in fact, the whole Sea of Cortez side is setup for camping - all of the fish camps have cheap camping spots with $1 showers and a cantina for grub/brew. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,438
Posted By supaparty
Agreed. And to each, his own. But until I...

Agreed.

And to each, his own. But until I start seeing ABS in MotoGP, Dakar, etc. I rather use my own skill and intuition...unless my wife's on the back...then I'll use ABS an excuse.
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