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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-09-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
More good info

Thanks, Dan. Been a bit under the weather. When I get some time I'll sit down and try to figger some of this out.
Where are you in WA?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
"Family"

Sorry to be so dense, Dan, but what does "family" mean in this context? Can I not simply name the map "Senegal" or "Mali"?

From what I see of the maps I've downloaded, they are almost empty. A few...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-27-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
Well, Duh! Sometimes this old brain just...

Well, Duh! Sometimes this old brain just short-circuits!
On JaVaWa, how do you rename things? I don't see that listed.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,598
Posted By doc47
Mitas -- Mighty Good!

Got them knobbies on my F650GS over here in Senegal where "sand" is the name of the game. I have nothing but praise for them. They howl on pavement, but that comes with the territory with any knobby...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
BC and VAWA

Looks like the maps I downloaded have errors, so I'll try again. The internet connection is very slow here, leading to lots of potential errors. Kinda frustrating!....
I also downloaded some more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
You guys are terrific

Much thanks. I'll keep working on it.
Stand by! :1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-25-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
Now what?

Downloaded Basecamp. Downloaded the map for Senegal. The other countries I wanted came up a bit differently. Instead of a click for "download" I had to fill in the name of the country and then click...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
OSM, etc.

Dan, much thanks. You went above and beyond...
I've copied your instructions to my desktop and when I get some quiet hours, will sit with them, with Basecamp, and my Zumo and try to figure out how...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
Maps

DRTBYK, thanks for the good info. I went to the site and was thoroughly confused. It offers several different file types (Generic routeable and Generic routable new style, TYP type, and some sort of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By doc47
West Africa maps?

Since Africa is lumped in with Europe and the Middle East, please forgive me if I'm too lazy to go through all the threads to see if anybody has W. Africa maps/tracks to share.
I've got a Zumo 550...
Forum: EMEA 12-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By doc47
Senegal

Anybody coming through Kafountine, Senegal, ask for Doctor Levine (aka Doctor Marong) at the Pharmacie Bassene across from the market. I can offer tools, conversation and a camping spot any time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 239,150
Posted By doc47
This one's a yawner: North of Chama, NM, just...

This one's a yawner: North of Chama, NM, just getting into Colorado, came around a sharp mountain bend to find a round boulder about 7 feet in diameter smack in the middle of the right lane. Sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By doc47
Tire Profile - How does it affect handling?

In preparation for my move back to Senegal, I'm readying the F650GS/Dakar for shipment. Part of that is to buy some off-road tires that can do both pavement and sand. I've run knobbies on the...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By doc47
South Puget Sound?

Any riders, Seattle area to South Sound up for day or weekend off-road rides? I want to get my F650GS/Dakar off the asphalt but I don't want to risk doing it alone.
Anyone interested give me a...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By doc47
Go by way of...

Guatemala! :-)

Fugeddabadit! Aint no good way. Try going through Canada!
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By doc47
Santiago rentals

Marty, this guy is a buddy of mine and runs a rental outfit in Santiago. A kick in the butt good guy!
Mick Hoy: mhoey.eu@gmail.com

doc
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By doc47
Any DS Riders in the Puget Sound Region?

Anybody up for some day rides?

doc
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,827
Posted By doc47
Ricor intiminators

Anybody with experience with these? Might have already been discussed but I did a search and couldn't find anything.

I'm specifically wondering about whether different springs make a difference...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By doc47
Klx

There's a nice-looking KLX 250 in Craig'slist Seattle. Lots of mods but looks interesting....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By doc47
Finding good DS rides....

OK, you've moved to a new city. You live surrounded by concrete and housing estates. Not far away, however, you know there's some off-the-pavement riding. How would you go about finding where the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,620
Views: 2,636,413
Posted By doc47
Sign in Saskatchewan

Wish I had a pic of it!

Big photo of a moose and trees. The billboard read: THERE'S A PLACE FOR WILDLIFE IN SASKATCHEWAN.

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By doc47
Washington Adventure Trail

Better known -- unfortunately -- as the Washington Back Country Discovery Route, which is too damned long a name far's I'm concerned.

Anyhow, anybody have any idea how early in the year the snows...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 52,858
Posted By doc47
???

You still accepting orders? toubabdoc@gmail.com
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By doc47
WTB: Cord & heat controller for Widder vest

:freakyHey, Got one?
Hmmm, mebbe this idn't the right forum......
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By doc47
WTB F650GS motor -- PLEASE

Hey! I bought a 2001 F650GS/Dakar in great shape and two days later it ate a fucking valve!!!!!

Anybody got a single-spark, F650GS engine, 2001-2004?

Help me out here!!
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By doc47
Unsolicited Testimonial--Atomic Moto

Usual disclaimers, etc....Atomic Moto. Good gear. Good service. Honest advice....even when it cost them!!
I'll do business with these people over and over.
And, their prices beat a lot of the big...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,620
Views: 2,636,413
Posted By doc47
Saskatchewan

Wish I had a pic of this: big billboard with a photo of a moose.
Text: There's a place for wildlife in Saskatchewan! Right next to the mashed potatoes!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,840
Posted By doc47
Riding in West Africa -- With Pics!

13 September 2011

The sun bore down like hot iron amid the tall grasses. A Cape Buffalo with one twisted horn threw dust over his back with one massive fore-hoof. The natives had asked me to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By doc47
Countershaft sprocket source?

Need a new sprocket for my 2002 F650GS. Any suggestions for a good (meaning cheap) online source.
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,176
Posted By doc47
Atomic Moto -- Good people

Dealt with an outfit in Bend, OR, called Atomic Moto and was impressed with their candor, intelligence, and quality of their products. Prices were good, too. Recommended! :clap
...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By doc47
This look very, very interesting.....

http://www.stayontheblack.com/new-knox-handroid-gloves
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-08-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,026
Posted By doc47
F650-powered West Africa Medicine and Education has a new website!!!!

http://www.westafricamedicine.weebly.com
Go for it. Find out how you can help!!
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-04-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,165
Posted By doc47
Re-invent the wheel?

Mick Hoey and Ian Hill have just done this ride. Check out their websites
And feel free to contact me when you're in The Gambia.

http://www.iansrtwtrip.blogspot.com/
http://www.mhoey.eu/
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,246
Posted By doc47
C'mon!

Great writing, hombre! After that I need a shower and a beer.:freaky

Come ride in Affiker. The burned goat tacos are great! (Without the taco part.) Accommodations are cheaper than Baja and in...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By doc47
Karoos vs D606 vs TKC-80

Which would you recommend for 50-50 tarmac/sand?
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,014
Posted By doc47
Terraflex

Who makes 'em?
Where did you get the IT Deserts?
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By doc47
Tyre source in the UK that'll ship to W Africa?

Folks, I live in The Gambia, West Africa, and believe me, it isn't easy to find motorcycle tires here (or anything else, for that matter). Does anyone know a tyre dealer in the UK or in Europe...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 246,005
Posted By doc47
Tents

Pyn, How necessary did you find your tents? When I've traveled in Mali I've slept out comfortably without one but in areas where there is blowing sand/dust or mosquitoes a tent would certainly be a...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By doc47
Moto Tyres online in UK

Can anyone direct me to an online dealer (or one that I can contact online) who carries Shinko tyres? Or, barring Shinkos, Continental TKC-80s?
I'd need them shipped to The Gambia, West Africa....
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,266
Posted By doc47
Rain suit -- el cheapo!

Costco. Bought a suit for 29.95 and it's seen me through 4 years riding. Works jes' fine.
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