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Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,076
Posted By charlesernst
The Big Agnes 2 person Copper Spur will fit in...

The Big Agnes 2 person Copper Spur will fit in the top of a Jesse box. The REI Half Dome's poles are too big to fit in. I was always concerned about the zippers of the Big Agnes, Sure enough, mine...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 48,769
Posted By charlesernst
The gas down here in Mexico is way better than...

The gas down here in Mexico is way better than what you get in the states (Ethanol?) I get at least 25% better mileage here
Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28,874
Views: 2,544,026
Posted By charlesernst
Icrossed into Mexico about a week ago, rode some...

Icrossed into Mexico about a week ago, rode some of Copper Canyon then points south. I was a little spooked aroundCreel with a likely cartel caravan, but have met some of the nicest folks along the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,275
Posted By charlesernst
Think about where you are going to ride and...

Think about where you are going to ride and likely parts needs. Tiger is a great bike, but tough to get parts out in the boondocks. BMW (which I ride) is nearly the same, not quite so bad. I have...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,929
Posted By charlesernst
three routes, the 3 along the sea of Cortez, the...

three routes, the 3 along the sea of Cortez, the Baja road #1 and a series of gravel along the Pacific. I love them all! Thank whomever tries to discourage you from the ride of your life! PS, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By charlesernst
didn't even have time for a good "Oh...

didn't even have time for a good "Oh shit"
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,767
Posted By charlesernst
So everyone has an opinion, here is mine. I had...

So everyone has an opinion, here is mine. I had a 650, then bought the 700GS in 2012. I have over 75000 miles on it. I ride 60% pavement and 40% gravel but keep Heidenau Scouts on it so I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 217,244
Posted By charlesernst
I have the 700 GS and used to have a map case and...

I have the 700 GS and used to have a map case and tank bag, until I almost wrecked looking at it while going down the road…This year I bought a set of tank panniers by Aero-stitch and have more room,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By charlesernst
Riding Mexico - A primer for topes, lane splitting and How to enjoy it all!

So I am riding the western Sierra Madres down from Mexico City and got to thinking about how best to survive in Mexico on a bike…First off, there are speed bumps called topes that you gotta know...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,890
Posted By charlesernst
Please excuse my previous response, I had the...

Please excuse my previous response, I had the opportunity to upgrade from a F650GS to a bigger bike in 2012, Wow! those 1200 GSAs looked nice, but the 650 carried my kit well and I knew a fair amount...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,890
Posted By charlesernst
If your bike carries your kit, why do you want a...

If your bike carries your kit, why do you want a bigger bike? Also, I notice my gass mileage down here in Mexico is better by 20-25% maybe all that ethanol? I still ride about the same speeds.
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By charlesernst
If you want to see Alaska like a tourist, head...

If you want to see Alaska like a tourist, head that way during the warm season in July and August. A lot of the rest of your trip will depend on the elevation you are traveling… generally warmer...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By charlesernst
I was there for a rally a few years ago,...

I was there for a rally a few years ago, interesting place, the gangs who were in attendance all agreed to play nicely. PP is a dirty little town, but great for a party! San Carlos closer down...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,168
Posted By charlesernst
It was north last year so I assume it will be...

It was north last year so I assume it will be south of Guerrero Negro.
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,865
Posted By charlesernst
the tab gave me all the info I needed Nancy, ...

the tab gave me all the info I needed Nancy, thanks.
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,865
Posted By charlesernst
What is the cost of the container? what port are...

What is the cost of the container? what port are you taking off from down in SA? What is the approximate length of trip for the bikes and container? I'm headed to SA in your timeframe but was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 40,584
Posted By charlesernst
hot springs, big trees, twisties, microbrews and...

hot springs, big trees, twisties, microbrews and what incredible mountains! Enjoy!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 19,023
Posted By charlesernst
If loud pipes save lives, think what safety...

If loud pipes save lives, think what safety equipment and and good instruction will do!
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,020
Posted By charlesernst
I usually carry a Eureka 30 degree bag in a...

I usually carry a Eureka 30 degree bag in a compression stuff sack and a silk liner from REI. My Hollofill bags don't compress like the Eureka does. Price is right, less than $100 at Cabelas. The...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 15,590
Posted By charlesernst
seems like there are ATMs everywhere, banks in...

seems like there are ATMs everywhere, banks in the bigger towns. Along Highway 1, there is only 1 spot that gas is in short supply, that is north of Guerro Negro. I have always found the tanked gas...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21,034
Views: 1,205,008
Posted By charlesernst
I ride that country for part of the year, I will...

I ride that country for part of the year, I will be back to Austin late February/early March as an alter homebase, I am using the south Baja this winter, if you really want to knock the cobwebs off!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By charlesernst
Merry Christmas from the beach along the southern...

Merry Christmas from the beach along the southern Baja...Hope at least one of your dreams came true!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,158
Posted By charlesernst
You can in Arizona

You can in Arizona
Forum: Trip Planning 12-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,167
Posted By charlesernst
Lane splitting down here in Mexico thru the...

Lane splitting down here in Mexico thru the traffic jams is a kind of a game, If you are into that sort of thing...Playing in traffic has become an afternoon hobby!
Forum: Americas 12-21-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By charlesernst
May want to toss in those longjohns if you are...

May want to toss in those longjohns if you are going to do Alaska in April/May
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,158
Posted By charlesernst
one person's "tearing up stuff" is just plain fun...

one person's "tearing up stuff" is just plain fun for another... There are issues with endangered species, noxious weeds, riparian zones to be considered. People are taking ATVs places where no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,346
Posted By charlesernst
I have my T-7,8 and 9 fused after a wreck a year...

I have my T-7,8 and 9 fused after a wreck a year ago. I have 38,000 miles on the new bike! If you don't do what you love while you are living, just exactly when are you planning to? Have fun!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 29,584
Posted By charlesernst
Gotta love Cali and Mexico. Sure wish the rest...

Gotta love Cali and Mexico. Sure wish the rest of the world would adapt!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,873
Posted By charlesernst
I usually leave my bike at a decent distance from...

I usually leave my bike at a decent distance from my room so the pattern doesn't open up too much and mess anything up. I just shoot birdshot at hotels though, its kind of like hunting over bait!
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,167
Posted By charlesernst
Washington DC

Washington DC
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,157
Posted By charlesernst
almost any bike shop will loan you their oil pan...

almost any bike shop will loan you their oil pan and recycle the oil for you, especially if you buy the oil from them. I carry my own filters.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 153,681
Posted By charlesernst
Camping regs in National Forests vary, seems as...

Camping regs in National Forests vary, seems as though the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has looser regs and way more land (almost 500 million acres). Travel Management regulations with your...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,603
Posted By charlesernst
I am in Mexico, but this works well here. I split...

I am in Mexico, but this works well here. I split my cash, usually get $400 at a time from an ATM, keep change and small bills in one pocket, the bulk of bigger bills in my wallet. THIS IS KEY: I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,868
Posted By charlesernst
F700gs

I bought the F700GS last November. I have 37,000 miles on the bike now. I made a 3 month run around the west from Texas to Washington last summer, 90% paved, 10% gravel. That trip was 18,000 miles...
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