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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
Do it if you get a chance, the scenery is...

Do it if you get a chance, the scenery is amazing. I started out around Ocotillo and rode the tracks across the gorge and then past the nudist colony.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
Yep, I know I have been doing some easy stuff...

Yep, I know I have been doing some easy stuff lately, lately my main goal is to just hang out and practice Spanish.

The last difficult ride I did was the Carriso Gorge/ Goat Canyon Trestle.


...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By B_C_Ries
I would just pull the bowls again tomorrow and...

I would just pull the bowls again tomorrow and dump them and ride it until the gas gets low. Then when you have a day off pull the tank and drain it completely.
I just cleaned the little filters...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I am unable to resist the temptation to go on a...

I am unable to resist the temptation to go on a few pointless trips down random dirt trails
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
My head hurts in the morning but I had a nice...

My head hurts in the morning but I had a nice breakfast.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/BCRies/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/10866213_943310692363133_7986424104581856398_o.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
There will be a 250 mile desert race down here in...

There will be a 250 mile desert race down here in January and some of the racers are starting to show up and study the course and get their vehicles sorted out. I decide to ride around and check out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
On the morning of Saturday December 13th I rode...

On the morning of Saturday December 13th I rode into Mexicali and picked up Mex 5 heading south the San Felipe. The Border crossing is super easy and I just get waved through. Mexicali is a big city...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By B_C_Ries
I had the leaking front forks until I cleaned...

I had the leaking front forks until I cleaned them out with some WD-40 and a piece of 35mm film.
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By B_C_Ries
Most likely cause is water at the bottom of the...

Most likely cause is water at the bottom of the float bowls. This has happened to me before and I think that is why Bing makes the float bowls so easy to remove.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I went to San Felipe last weekend, It was...

I went to San Felipe last weekend, It was really cool the Desert racers are starting to show up and they are getting ready for the 250 mile race in January. I'll try to post some pictures in a day...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By B_C_Ries
If you ever do long rides on the freeway it is...

If you ever do long rides on the freeway it is really nice to have a few different ways to sit on your bike. Unless you are racing I can't see flipped up pegs being that much of a problem. Flipped...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By B_C_Ries
I like riding in Baja and I am convinced that the...

I like riding in Baja and I am convinced that the F800GS is the best bike for Baja. I have ridden it 800 miles in a day it can get 58 mpg (if I ride appropriately which I seldom do) and it is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
It is a real nice road.

It is a real nice road.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
BMW, negotiated for them at time of purchase. I...

BMW, negotiated for them at time of purchase. I like them a lot.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,798
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have the Motion Pro Bead Pro levers and I...

I have the Motion Pro Bead Pro levers and I really like them, breaking the bead on the rear 17" tire was often pretty difficult before getting them.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,833
Posted By B_C_Ries
I suspect that at that level of performance more...

I suspect that at that level of performance more horsepower may not accomplish that much more in a drag race and that traction might be the limiting factor. Your HP4 ridden properly by a good rider...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,281
Posted By B_C_Ries
I used one of these, on my trip down the Baja...

I used one of these, on my trip down the Baja Peninsula, I put it inside of my luggage and it never leaked a drop.
Even on an 80 mile off road stretch between Scorpion Bay and San Ignacio. They...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I found a bar with a good rock band stayed up too...

I found a bar with a good rock band stayed up too late and rode around Ensenada a little in the Morning.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I decided to check of something called La...

I decided to check of something called La Bufadora south of Ensenada. It was about a 40 minute ride from downtown with some really nice twisty roads and coastal scenery at the end.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I wanted to have breakfast at the main plaza in...

I wanted to have breakfast at the main plaza in Tecate but the plaza was under construction. There was also lots of road construction going on South of Tecate. Once I got past the construction the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
Since I still have the Pirelli Scorpion Trails on...

Since I still have the Pirelli Scorpion Trails on my F800GS I decided that it would be fun to ride up La Rumerosa Auto Pista from Mexicali to Tecate last weekend. This is a really fun road to ride up...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,739
Posted By B_C_Ries
Check out the Bufadora!!! I just got back from...

Check out the Bufadora!!! I just got back from Ensenada. I crossed at Mexicali, rode up La Rumerosa, then went to Tecate and down the Ruta del Vino. went back the same way. All of the cool kids...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By B_C_Ries
Excellent tips, Especially the one about the...

Excellent tips, Especially the one about the hook up hotels, But you should have mentioned that the rooms come with private garages for each room. As opposed to fancy Mexican Hotels which have one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By B_C_Ries
I wanted to have two sets of wheels for my...

I wanted to have two sets of wheels for my F800GS. It would be really nice to have one set with knobbies and another with street tires. But after seeing what it would cost I decided to get better...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I got a $40.00 room. Is that KLR friendly enough?...

I got a $40.00 room. Is that KLR friendly enough? If you are rolling cheap in Mexico bring your own towels.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By B_C_Ries
thx guys I'm hoping that is what it is, grease...

thx guys I'm hoping that is what it is, grease at that location made no sense at all to me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
Thx, I enjoyed reading yours as well.

Thx, I enjoyed reading yours as well.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
The road to El Golfo was still beautiful and the...

The road to El Golfo was still beautiful and the weather was really nice.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I made it back to the Hotel safely and the next...

I made it back to the Hotel safely and the next morning decided to get a nice breakfast. Bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp seemed like a good idea but was a bit too salty for me. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I arrived on 13th and I enjoyed the feeling over...

I arrived on 13th and I enjoyed the feeling over here a lot more, there just seemed to be less tension in the air. Definitely a more low budget crowd, I felt more at home over here. They knew how to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
The scenery got even better as I rode East from...

The scenery got even better as I rode East from El Golfo, This was my favorite part of the ride. I should have taken pictures at some of the best spots but I was enjoying the moment. I did take some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
I crossed from Baja Norte into Sonora at Estacion...

I crossed from Baja Norte into Sonora at Estacion Coahuila. While the road was rough in a few spots it was a really enjoyable ride....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By B_C_Ries
Mexicali to Puerto Penasco

I decided to ride from Mexicali to Puerto Penasco last weekend, There was some Grande Biker Fiesta and I figured it would be fun. I had thought about riding my Chopper but I rode that to El Golfo de...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By B_C_Ries
Blob of grease on the right side of my motor.

Ok this has happened twice since I bought my F800GS in May of 2013. My bike has 13,500 miles and I was riding it pretty hard when I stopped there was a big glob of grease on the right side of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By B_C_Ries
There is a huge variation in Mexican food, it...

There is a huge variation in Mexican food, it seems every city in Mexico does things differently. San Felipe is where I go for good Mariscos (seafood). There is a large Chinese population in Mexicali...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By B_C_Ries
Looking forward to hearing about Gonzaga Bay. ...

Looking forward to hearing about Gonzaga Bay. When I went down there last year, pavement ended somewhere north of Gonzaga. I also had a few scary moments with those winds in some places.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By B_C_Ries
Getting over the round metal topes is a rite of...

Getting over the round metal topes is a rite of passage, they seem scary at first but after awhile no big deal. The topes will not make you fall but you reacting to the topes will. I love San Felipe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By B_C_Ries
I don't even loosen them, just stop and turn the...

I don't even loosen them, just stop and turn the handlebars until you hit the stops and push some more until they look straight. They move quite a bit in the rubber mounts.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By B_C_Ries
Mex 5 to San Felipe is a nice road and people go...

Mex 5 to San Felipe is a nice road and people go pretty fast. Of course in Mexico it is cool to just poke along on shoulder on the right side of the road and let everybody roll past. That is where...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,153
Posted By B_C_Ries
You get used to the Topes soon enough. the trick...

You get used to the Topes soon enough. the trick is to stay calm and keep your eyes forward. When your bike slips to one side or the other don't trip, just keep going forward. Watch the pizza...
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