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Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,519
Posted By H-Jay
Disappointed

I'm a fan of BMW Motorcycles and I'm pretty excited about the new R1200GS even though I'm perfectly happy with my recently purchased 2012 GSA.

I to am disappointed that the results don't even come...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 591,115
Posted By H-Jay
Regarding Spots working in South America, I used...

Regarding Spots working in South America, I used tracks all through Chile and Argentina with no problems. It even worked fin in Ushuaia. You may have already made your decision.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Apologize to those that sent me PMs asking...

Apologize to those that sent me PMs asking questions over the last year. Check your PM. I'm caught up responding.

Thanks.

Been distracted for a while....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By H-Jay
Hey B-man, I really don't recommend this...

Hey B-man,

I really don't recommend this unless you have absolutely no alternative. Its easy to imaging what happens to a 2 wheeled vehicle when the trailing bike drifts to one side or another...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By H-Jay
Yes You can

Yes you can. I got a 1200, with a completely dead battery, started but I wouldn't call it bump starting.

Here is the story. First we tried to push it but the battery was completely dead so no...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,675
Posted By H-Jay
In April this year I finished a 3 month 15,000...

In April this year I finished a 3 month 15,000 mile trip to the bottom of South America on a 07 GSA. I had a tool kit similar to Jim V's. For spares I carried an extra antenna, oil filter, fuel pump...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Outstanding. Read as many reports as you can...

Outstanding. Read as many reports as you can handle. Different people see different things and its a real value to get a broad perspective. It will help you to set priorities on what you want to see...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Thanks. Good question. I expected to be told that...

Thanks. Good question. I expected to be told that the motorcycles needed to be washed for shipping or arrival inspection but it never happen. Maybe because they were not dripping with caked mud it...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Going Home

We said our goodbyes to the Dakar Moto crowd. I was again reminded and sadden to be leaving these kindred spirits that have a burning desire to see the world in a way that most people find peculiar. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Shipping Home Information – No Pictures

Caution - You may want to skip to the next posting. This is boring stuff unless you are considering such a trip. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Buenos Aires - more fun

Dakar Moto’s hostel was full so we headed to the nearby Munro Hotel. The hotel is a 5 minute ride from the shop and is a real bargain for <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Buenos Aires

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We approached <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
On The Way to Buenos Aires

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Our next destination is <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Thanks. Colombia is certainly on the list of...

Thanks. Colombia is certainly on the list of countries I'd be happy to revisit.
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Si dirt is dirt. Sounds interesting...I'll stay...

Si dirt is dirt. Sounds interesting...I'll stay in touch.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Thanks Lee. The experience was drama enough. I...

Thanks Lee. The experience was drama enough. I didn't need to add to it in the description.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Hey T.Rex, Well actually I'm finishing up the...

Hey T.Rex, Well actually I'm finishing up the report from the comfort of my home....but don't tell anyone..OK.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Hi Graham, well nothing works as well as...

Hi Graham,

well nothing works as well as in Europe or the US with paper maps or GPS. We used a combo of garmin worldmap, various paper maps and locals. None of the 3 were reliable but you just...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Reaching Our Southernmost Destination - Ushuaia

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Descending the mountain pass I didn’t expect to round a bend and abruptly find us entering Ushuaia. There, directly in front of us was the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Tierra del Fuego

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Next, off to the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceType...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
hummm....by late summer I'll likely be itching to...

hummm....by late summer I'll likely be itching to travel again.
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Hey Bananaman, Yeah thanks to my dealer,...

Hey Bananaman, Yeah thanks to my dealer, Southeast Michigan BMW they replaced it. I will remove the fender next time I do an extended off road ride. On the 1200, when they break off a bolt shears in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Perito Glacier

Our next destination is the Perito Moreno Glacier in National Park. The closes city to the Glacier is El Calafate, situated on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Patagonia's Ruta 40

This will be our first full day on the Patagonia's Ruta 40 and we were looking forward to the experience.

http://h-jay.smugmug.com/photos/487785655_wUSsY-L.jpg

We rejoin the road on the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
The Bajo Caraoles Cross Roads

We spent the night in the Bajo Caracoles Hostel. I imagined it was similar to the old road houses that dotted the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Thanks. Not sure why but we ran into a lot of...

Thanks. Not sure why but we ran into a lot of motorcycle travelers from the Duetschland travelers in South American.
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Crossing the Andes Back into Argentina

As we traveled through the Northern parts of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Chile</st1:country-region> and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Continuing on Chile's Carretera Austral

Morning in Coihaique

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The Carretera Austral from Coihaique to Cochrane was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,971
Posted By H-Jay
Nice write up. Thanks for sharing it. ...

Nice write up. Thanks for sharing it.

Caution about those rides in the country....it all starts with a ride in the country..then across the state..across the country and then who knows where it...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Continuing Down Chile's Southern Highway

As we loaded up I found the cause of the intermittent noise I was hearing yesterday on the road. Looks like my rear fender decided to mangle itself with my inner fender. After a quick surgical...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
The Southern Highway - Carretera Austral

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Our next objective was to travel south on the famous Carretera Austral (in English the Southern Highway) in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
We Found The Patagonia Express

We found the Patagonia Express. Before leaving <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Argentina</st1:country-region> we stopped...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
it coming, its coming....

it coming, its coming....
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
The Fabulous Lakes District

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<SMALL>Here is an interactive Google map with blue flags to locate the cities mentioned in the write up….incase you were wishing or wondering ….. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Quickly In and Out of Santiago

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We pulled into <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Santiago</st1:City>...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,118
Posted By H-Jay
Maybe I should think about replacing mine. This...

Maybe I should think about replacing mine. This is from the BestRest Product Instructions..


The GrillGuard is held in place by a set of
nylon zipties. The zipties are UV resistant
and are not...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
I understand completely. I did a lot of work in...

I understand completely. I did a lot of work in South America but never got to enjoy the surroundings until this trip. Oh yeah, plants...you mean like this one on the Pan Am in Chile?
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Coastal Chile

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We left Calama early and headed out in to the Atacama...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Wow, good eye for detail. We didn't notice the...

Wow, good eye for detail. We didn't notice the pending problem at the border. Heck, I didn't even notice it when I posted the pic.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 34,147
Posted By H-Jay
Getting Out of Bolivia

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We left Uyuni Bolivia and headed for the Chilean coast so we could make up some time. We wanted to get to Santiago soon so Chris could meet up...
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