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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,261
Posted By MarkGS
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,261
Posted By MarkGS
I got my TVIP a few days ago while we were all...

I got my TVIP a few days ago while we were all there at the ferry terminal. I was fine doing it there versus trying to find the office for it in Tijuana as it isn't right at the border crossing.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,261
Posted By MarkGS
Ha, damn dude, at least post a photo of me on my...

Ha, damn dude, at least post a photo of me on my motorcycle.
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
While in Vancouver I hooked up with some friends...

While in Vancouver I hooked up with some friends of a friend who are going to the Shambhala (http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/)music festival in southeast BC starting August 8th. Long story...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
Alright I'll be honest...after enjoying the...

Alright I'll be honest...after enjoying the twisties and spending a night camping at Tahoe I sold out and headed northeast toward I-5 to play tourist in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
Day 1

The first day was an easy ride from San Jose to Sacramento - other than the minor wobble I encountered when I got over 65 MPH. The rear tire turned out to be pretty underinflated, so hopefully it'll...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
wobble

took off for a year or two on the bike today.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/315410_10151049562273620_1896021230_n.jpg


It's the first time I've had the full luggage setup in a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
This is embarrassing to admit but I need to ask...

This is embarrassing to admit but I need to ask about it. I wore the front brake pads all the way down to the metal, and I didn't notice it until the braking action started to get "sticky" from 5 to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By MarkGS
I call it "freestyle." :lol3

I call it "freestyle." :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
cockpit

I just finished installing pro-taper handlebars, a wolfman enduro bag, and did a spark plug and oil change while I was at it.

The bike wouldn't start after I remounted all the handlebar hardware....
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
Route

From the bay area I'm going to take an inland route up to Seattle to visit friends and up to Vancouver as well. Then through BC and Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming on my way to Denver to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
The world is a strikingly beautiful place, and I...

The world is a strikingly beautiful place, and I didn't understand this until I had been in the middle of its beauty for long enough for my mind and body to stretch out, open up, and tie in to it....
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
The DR650: ...

The DR650:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/7220104476_3ae5c6f9ce_z.jpg

When I first came to this site to research motorcycles a few years ago I didn't even know what a dual sport was. Within...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By MarkGS
Rideabout

A few years ago I was hanging out on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia, in the middle of a one year backpacking trip. I was content to spend the days drinking beer and watching the French Open on the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,508
Posted By MarkGS
I quit my job in 2008 after saving for two years...

I quit my job in 2008 after saving for two years and did a one year backpacking trip. They hired me back when I returned. I'm close to quitting and leaving again, this time for 1 or 2 years on the...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,389
Posted By MarkGS
I am heading out mid-July from San Francisco,...

I am heading out mid-July from San Francisco, although I'm doing 2-3 months in the US so I won't hit the border until October sometime. Hope to see you on the road :D
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By MarkGS
If you haven't traveled much and are thinking of...

If you haven't traveled much and are thinking of relocating I generically suggest sampling as many cultures as you can while sticking around long enough for each of them to sink in at least a little...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-07-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 66,379
Posted By MarkGS
Note my use of the word "probably" :D

Note my use of the word "probably" :D
Forum: Americas 03-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,667
Posted By MarkGS
I'm taking off from San Francisco in mid-July and...

I'm taking off from San Francisco in mid-July and doing my first three months or so in the US, ultimately heading all the way down like you. I'm actually stopping in Denver, probably in late August /...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 66,379
Posted By MarkGS
I make pretty good money as an electrical...

I make pretty good money as an electrical engineer in silicon valley. But I don't own a house, my car is 11 years old and long since paid off, I don't have a wife or children, I have no debt, and my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
Went to start the bike today after it had sit for...

Went to start the bike today after it had sit for seven weeks (sacrilege here in CA, I know, but I've been busy) and it fired right up. That was a pleasant surprise. That said the battery is three...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,626
Posted By MarkGS
socket rails

I see a lot of magnetic strips in these kits for holding sockets. Where do you guys get these? Are they the plastic / metal rails I see online with the plastic stripped away or can you buy just the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I stripped all that stuff off my CA bike about a...

I stripped all that stuff off my CA bike about a year ago and didn't cap anything on the carb, although someone more knowledgeable can tell you if that's a good idea or not. I haven't noticed any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I actually have their R30 backpack - that thing...

I actually have their R30 backpack - that thing is serious business.

(yes, I realize this makes me look hypocritical for whining about the wolfman bag's price.)
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
Alright, I ordered it. I think I have farkle...

Alright, I ordered it. I think I have farkle fatigue.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
What do you guys use for tank bags? I like the...

What do you guys use for tank bags? I like the Wolfman Enduro for its size and (presumed) functionality, but it's $80 and another $15 for the rain cover which seems ridiculous. Anything similar and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
Actually here is the Pelican setup - I took this...

Actually here is the Pelican setup - I took this before heading up to Seattle in September of 2010.

http://i.imgur.com/5mIAp.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I think most of the mods are visible excluding...

I think most of the mods are visible excluding the ricor shock in back and cartridge emulators / springs up front. I have Pelican 1520s for panniers, mounted up with this kit (looks the same anyway):...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I recently mounted a Kolpin tank on top of my...

I recently mounted a Kolpin tank on top of my pelican 1500 case as seen below. Starting to get excited...I'm heading out for a year or two on this thing starting in mid July.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
Yep. Ripped mine out while doing some other work...

Yep. Ripped mine out while doing some other work on the bike and didn't put it back in. I then Installed one of those one way valve thingies on the tank cap.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-25-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,072
Posted By MarkGS
For the first six months after I returned from my...

For the first six months after I returned from my last trip, I talked at anyone and everyone who would listen, regardless of their interest level. :lol3

A lot of people were interested, a lot of...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 66,379
Posted By MarkGS
Heh, I've given this some though since I did my...

Heh, I've given this some though since I did my first one year RTW trip (did it as a backpacker). When thinking about the luck involved when stumbling into the means and the will to make these kinds...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,072
Posted By MarkGS
My only recommendation is to not go back to a 9-5...

My only recommendation is to not go back to a 9-5 corporate job like I did. Yikes.

Of course it is funding the next one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
My luggage has 70L of capacity, I don't think...

My luggage has 70L of capacity, I don't think dedicating 1 or 2L to parts is a sacrifice. I haven't tried a dry run on the packing yet, although as of recently I have everything I need to give it a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I have Acerbis guards...same idea.

I have Acerbis guards...same idea.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
Ok, I'm convinced. Thanks guys.

Ok, I'm convinced. Thanks guys.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
That all makes sense to me with the exception of...

That all makes sense to me with the exception of clutch / brake levers, but I've seen a lot of people include them in their packing lists. What's the failure mechanism for them? Do they frequently...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I'll just deal with the chain on the road, even...

I'll just deal with the chain on the road, even with the 520/525 issue in Latin / South America. I'll be making multi-week stops in various places anyway. A front sprocket would pack pretty easy, I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
Some small items, yes. Why?

Some small items, yes. Why?
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By MarkGS
I'm putting together a packing list for my 1 to 2...

I'm putting together a packing list for my 1 to 2 year RTW coming up starting next summer and I'm thinking about what semi-consumables to take with. So far I have -

front / rear brake pads
front...
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