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Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 362,437
Posted By bcs
+1 to the many comments above. I am one of the...

+1 to the many comments above. I am one of the many that just read and learn. Subscribed, of course--I roll out of bed and read the last day's posts with morning coffee. You, Noah, a few others. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By bcs
Thanks. I have been a rider for 35 years and...

Thanks. I have been a rider for 35 years and have always worked on my own bikes. I have no problem rebuilding a carburetor, but now we are on EFI its a different game. I can tell you the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By bcs
I have similar, intermittent hard starting since...

I have similar, intermittent hard starting since new. At the break-in service, the dealer said it was hard to start, and replaced the battery under warranty. That did not seem to change anything.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By bcs
Exactly. Reality was I am soooo lucky this was a...

Exactly. Reality was I am soooo lucky this was a minor bump. Still, when you are not expecting it, and the minor bum is from a full size pickup, it does get your blood flowing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By bcs
F800GS lightly rear-ended by pickup

Was waiting at a stop light this morning. A Tundra pulls up and stops behind me. Then the crossing gates for a RR line that parallels the road start coming down, and I know we are going to be...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 80,336
Posted By bcs
I am tremendously interested to hear the...

I am tremendously interested to hear the perspective on the bikes as well. I think a DRZ400 would be well suited for the TAT, except for its poor ability to run well at all elevations. With my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 89,655
Posted By bcs
OK...no updates to the RR for a whole week. No...

OK...no updates to the RR for a whole week. No movement on the Spot track in six days. Time for an update. There's a few hundred ADVers that are paying big money to subscribe to this thread. If...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 89,655
Posted By bcs
OK, the suspense is killin' us out here...the...

OK, the suspense is killin' us out here...the Spot track shows you in Rio Grande for 2-1/2 days now. Feels like when your team has the ball, and its fourth down and short yardage...

Just...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 89,655
Posted By bcs
Thanks for the "quick update". I have noticed...

Thanks for the "quick update". I have noticed the time lag between the daily narratives and your actual position from the Spot tracker. It means a lot to all of us following along from our desks to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,624,669
Posted By bcs
I like the Kamaz truck-size air cleaner up top,...

I like the Kamaz truck-size air cleaner up top, appears it was made from a Russian shop vac, complete with the original plastic flexible hose. Some sweet metal work on that thing, though.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 25,366
Posted By bcs
I would be curious to know why that plug was...

I would be curious to know why that plug was designed into the engine. Perhaps it is intended to come out, relieving excessively high pressure, and preventing damage to other parts? I don't know...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 1,304
Posted By bcs
Looks like a good trip. Thanks for the RR. ...

Looks like a good trip. Thanks for the RR.

What is that brand/model of that aftermarket headlight/windscreen you are running? How effective is the windscreen compared to the stock configuration?
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 56,807
Posted By bcs
Still following along and especially enjoying the...

Still following along and especially enjoying the great photos.

I am really interested to hear how your DRZ400 ran at elevation. Mine has the usual DRZ mods (airobox, jetting, exhaust) is jetted...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 102,168
Posted By bcs
BTW, what goes on with the spot tracker, such...

BTW, what goes on with the spot tracker, such that it did not report any position from 2:06pm unitl 4:06pm? Did it shut down (ie., malfunction)? Dead battery? Dense tree cover? Just curious how...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 102,168
Posted By bcs
If you switch the spot page to "satellite" it...

If you switch the spot page to "satellite" it would tell us they went straight to the jetty, then up to Al's Chevron at the corner of Coast Hwy and 11th St.; then over the the Castaway by the Sea...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 73,244
Posted By bcs
Gliga, You should start a moto-touring company....

Gliga,
You should start a moto-touring company. With ride reports like this, you should have adv-ers lined up for a chance to tour some of these backroads with a guide. Thanks for the great ride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,797
Posted By bcs
Congrats on a successful trip and thanks for the...

Congrats on a successful trip and thanks for the great ride report. Really enjoyed following along. You seriously do have horseshoes--you got the trip of a lifetime and an awesome family and GF to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,624,669
Posted By bcs
Good heavens, man. We understand riding comes...

Good heavens, man. We understand riding comes before blogging, but the least you could do is post a picture of the Russian girl.
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,535
Posted By bcs
I have noticed that the combined accuracy of the...

I have noticed that the combined accuracy of the spot and the online mapping services can be quite high. For example, I tested my own spot from my backyard, and the satellite map in pact depicted...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,535
Posted By bcs
Hope it's not a bad sign, the spot track stopped...

Hope it's not a bad sign, the spot track stopped yesterday at a point that appears to be on I-5 in Medford, OR???
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,536
Posted By bcs
The show is a piece of rubbish. They spent all...

The show is a piece of rubbish. They spent all that time at the BMW training center, with nothing but a bunch of trumped up drama about whether the riders could make it. Not one useful tip on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,535
Posted By bcs
And adjust the valves. BTW, on this bike its not...

And adjust the valves. BTW, on this bike its not too hard to do that yourself.

With the reliability of these things (mine is over 10K miles with no trouble), I think if they would just fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 349,990
Posted By bcs
Yikes, posts like that last one make me nervous,...

Yikes, posts like that last one make me nervous, especially after reading about Noah;s experience in Dublin.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 31,112
Posted By bcs
C3 Bravo! Thanks for finishing out the story....

C3
Bravo!
Thanks for finishing out the story.
Your stuck in the mud picks are classic. I did a similar move years ago and it took a jeep with a tow strap to extract my 250 from the muck. Seems...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By bcs
Now if only there was a way to boil down the...

Now if only there was a way to boil down the 1100+ posts in that thread to a one page summary. I can't keep up with the 65 ride report threads that i subscribed to AND read all that.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,309
Posted By bcs
Great to see our US rider doing well. But what...

Great to see our US rider doing well. But what happened today (stage 8)? The dakar web site shows Caselli dead last for the stage, with a 3:20:00 penalty??
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By bcs
Is your statement based on the factory spec, or...

Is your statement based on the factory spec, or personal preference about handling? Mine was delivered with the top of the fork tube flush iwth the top of the clamp.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By bcs
I got my 2012 F800GS a couple weeks ago. I...

I got my 2012 F800GS a couple weeks ago. I notice I get at least 100 miles on a tank, and the fuel gauge still says "full". Is that normal? I was concerned that it was malfunctioning. When i got...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,052
Posted By bcs
"motorcycle guys" or no, they are definitely...

"motorcycle guys" or no, they are definitely adventurers. Heck I've been a rider since 1977 but I can't boast an epic trip like this.

Hope everything is OK with them and probably they are back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,052
Posted By bcs
These guys were doing such a great job with their...

These guys were doing such a great job with their daily reports -- great writing, photos, maps -- its probably too much to keep up after long days in the bike. You gotta be able to take the time to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,052
Posted By bcs
Yeah, apparently they sold their camera, GPS and...

Yeah, apparently they sold their camera, GPS and computer, too...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 50,052
Posted By bcs
Was really enjoying the excellent, daily reports...

Was really enjoying the excellent, daily reports from these riders. Their spot track shows them just a few miles from the Pacific coast. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 31,112
Posted By bcs
overdue for an update here...

overdue for an update here...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 31,112
Posted By bcs
C3, been following your RR since you started. ...

C3, been following your RR since you started. This is a real adventure ride. That mud is way over the top. I did the same thing once. It took a jeep with a tow strap to get my bike out. I can...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 31,112
Posted By bcs
You forgot to add "and be darn sure you know...

You forgot to add "and be darn sure you know where the kill switch is--without having to think about it--just in case it sticks."
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,134
Posted By bcs
I heard he once ran a marathon...just because it...

I heard he once ran a marathon...just because it was on his way.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 58,134
Posted By bcs
Front page material! And my new desktop...

Front page material!
And my new desktop background.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By bcs
Bravo

Quite an accomplishment! Well done!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By bcs
In the standard auto lease, at the end of the...

In the standard auto lease, at the end of the lease term you can buy the car for a price that is set up front (called "residual value"). Its basically the original selling price of the car, less the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,836
Posted By bcs
I talked to a local dealer and his computer shows...

I talked to a local dealer and his computer shows that he has a couple of the 2012s en route (via ocean cargo across the Atlantic of course).
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