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Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 35,657
Posted By 2on2off
Glacier National Park

This may have already been covered but I thought I would mention it.

It looks like you plan to ride through Glacier National Park on the "Going to the sun road". If you do, be sure to check...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26,726
Views: 4,856,434
Posted By 2on2off
I have heard from some of the mechanics who...

I have heard from some of the mechanics who service the local police departments DRZ400S bikes that they typically go over 60,000 miles before they open up the engine for any major work.

The 2009...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48,935
Views: 10,174,905
Posted By 2on2off
I just sold my DR650 and am looking at the WR250R...

I just sold my DR650 and am looking at the WR250R as a replacement. I've had a DRZ400S, my favorite dual sport so far, and a KTM 500EXC. My friend and his two sons now have KLX250S dual sports and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
That would have been great but we didn't let him...

That would have been great but we didn't let him know we were coming and decided to re-route through Gold Point at the last minute. He wasn't around but we took a break there anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 370,597
Posted By 2on2off
1,400 mile Central Nevada Adventure Ride

Since buying this R1200GSALC, I can't get enough of it. I'm especially enjoying the Enduro Pro mode when off road.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
Day Four

Day Four started in familiar territory for us as we rode from Beatty to Panamint Springs Resort for breakfast. Good food and outstanding views of Panamint Valley while eating outside on the patio. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
After Belmont we continued south to Tonopah where...

After Belmont we continued south to Tonopah where we found another unusual place that many of you have seen before if you have traveled highway 50.

Never stayed here and not sure I ever will. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
We rode it last week. Weather was just about...

We rode it last week. Weather was just about perfect. Cool and dry with endless scenery. Dave, one of our riders, has been to Germany and says there is nothing like this in that country.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
Day Three

Day three we decided to head to Austin for breakfast where we enjoy the local cuisine and friendly people.

Then on to Dianna's Punch Bowl south of Austin. It is hard to find but worth it.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
Thunder Mtn in Imlay Nevada

Loved the dirt road to Imlay from Gerlach as it is yet another well maintained dirt road in Nevada.

Since we were looking for the unusual, our next stop was Thunder Mtn in Imlay Nevada. It is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
Day Two

We rode to Pyramid Lake, my first time there, and I was impressed with it's size plus this is a scenic drive from Reno.

Day Two Route:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2on2off
Nevada 1,400 mile Adventure Ride to a few unusual places

The more I ride in Nevada, the more I like it. This state has some of the best maintained dirt roads, that are adventure bike friendly, I have ridden on and this state has some very unusual things...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Check in with Goldpoint and let them know when...

Check in with Goldpoint and let them know when you expect to be there to make sure you can get gas when you need it. Also call Panamint Springs a day before you plan to be there because they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
There are tons of great routes all over Death...

There are tons of great routes all over Death Valley. I would recommend staying to the easier routes for this trip and stay away from the rocky and technical sections unless your wife is very tall...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Pinehurst

Fun after work ride to Pinehurst last night. Met up with hesaid in Pinehurst.

Only took us 60 minutes from Reedley to get there on just about all twisty roads. Went a little different way than I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the heads up about the nails. ...

Thanks for the heads up about the nails. Couldn't agree more about being respectful when riding near houses.

We always go slow when riding near any houses. Two of us live in the country so we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Thursday after work ride to Pinehurst

We will be leaving Reedley's Valero Gas Station at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday and heading to Pinehurst on back roads. We should arrive at the Pinehurst lodge approx. 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. We don't usually...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By 2on2off
I'm very interested in the solution to this...

I'm very interested in the solution to this problem because I'll be towing him back with my bike if he doesn't figure out the source of the problem. :rofl:rofl

Sounds like you are saying the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Will do.

Will do.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Midweek After Work Ride this Thursday

Most of you on this thread know that Central California has some of the best mountain twisty roads to be found anywhere. So..........

Last year, three of us, rode after work, starting from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 370,597
Posted By 2on2off
I didn't save the tracks on my computer but my...

I didn't save the tracks on my computer but my ride should be on my BMW GPS V. (really enjoying this new GPS)

If I can figure out how to get my tracks off my GPS and into my computer, I could...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 370,597
Posted By 2on2off
1200 mile loop around South/Eastern California

Did a fun 1,200 mile loop in So. Calif last weekend to:
- Highway 33
- Frasier Park
- The Old Ridge Route
- Mountain Roads on the eastern side of the L.A. mountains
- The Salton Sea
- Joshua...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,766
Posted By 2on2off
Hay Rob: Looking forward to the rest of the...

Hay Rob:

Looking forward to the rest of the report. Jim and Dave left a day early for some reason. Guess they could only stand so much fun. They had a great time camping.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 370,597
Posted By 2on2off
RKA Liner Bags

These are the liner bags I'm thinking about getting. They make good use of the space, especially on the right pannier. The Cee Baiely's don't have that extra pocket on the right pannier. I also...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 370,597
Posted By 2on2off
Interior bags for OEM Aluminum panniers

The locks finally came in for my OEM aluminum panniers and I was surprised to learn that the OEM interior bags are very tall dry bags. I have used interior bags on my past GSA's that were from Cee...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,728
Posted By 2on2off
Riding with the sun at your back

I have heard about one guy who was riding with the sun at his back whose speedometer was melting right before his eyes from the reflection off the windscreen. He has since built his own hood for his...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,728
Posted By 2on2off
Very helpful information. Now I know what...

Very helpful information. Now I know what conditions to be aware of and what precautions to take.

I'll probably be ordering a Vstream for my GSA soon. I have had very positive results with the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Going up, heading east, on Lippencott is more...

Going up, heading east, on Lippencott is more difficult than going down. There are some off camber, loose and rocky sections that can trip you up if you are on a big and heavy adventure bike. No...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Anything else "cash only" at Furnace Creek like...

Anything else "cash only" at Furnace Creek like the places to eat and camping?

Just wondering if their internet is down or if the Chevron is just trying to same money not taking credit cards. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,728
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the feedback so far. A sun visor for...

Thanks for the feedback so far. A sun visor for the speedometer might not be a bad idea anyway just to keep any glare off it even if the Vstream doesn't melt it.

I was wondering if anyone has...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,728
Posted By 2on2off
I have had Vstream windshields on several BMW's,...

I have had Vstream windshields on several BMW's, 2011 GSA and a 2008 RT. I currently have one on my Goldwing. Great windscreen that has worked well for me.

I just bought a 2015 R1200GSA and am...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 370,597
Posted By 2on2off
My new 2015 R1200GSA WC Break In Ride

Picked up my new R1200GSA WC last Saturday and rode it four days in a row for a total of 625 miles on all twisty mountain roads near where I live in Central California.

Rode it in rain the first...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Did a 240 mile all street loop before the Super...

Did a 240 mile all street loop before the Super Bowl last Sunday with two friends on some new roads to me.

We rode to Bootjack and Raymond plus some stuff between Friant and North Fork.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Everytime I ride DV, I always think exactly the...

Everytime I ride DV, I always think exactly the same thing...........this place is one rocky place.

I'm glad there have been roads built in this area because I can't imagine riding cross country...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Saline Valley Area Elevations

This Saturday:
30% chance of rain in Big Pine - 4,000 ft elevation
20% chance of rain in Lone Pine - 3,700 ft elevation
0% chance of rain in Beatty, NV - 3,300 ft elevation

You can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,399
Posted By 2on2off
How are the paved and dirt roads in the Toiyabe...

How are the paved and dirt roads in the Toiyabe National Park area of Nevada currently? Any snow or ice on the higher elevation roads?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

It was 45 degrees in Reedley at noon with high fog clouds. Rode to Pine Hurst up highway 180 and it is sunny and 70 degrees at 4,000 ft. Perfect weather in the mountains right now.

That is one of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Briggs Cabin even has an outdoor patio area to...

Briggs Cabin even has an outdoor patio area to stop at for a break. I think the 4x4 community keep it in good shape and those who use it have generally followed the idea to "leave it in better shape...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,636
Posted By 2on2off
Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop Video

Here are some videos I shot a few years ago of the Pleasant Canyon South Park Loop riding it clockwise:

Going up Pleasant Canyon to Rogers Pass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afpjh5x-d-U
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16,107
Views: 1,299,941
Posted By 2on2off
About 7 years ago I heard about some guys riding...

About 7 years ago I heard about some guys riding motos on 007 getting lectured by some mtb'ers on that trail. At the end of the day they came back to their truck to find all the air had been let out...
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