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Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 549,725
Posted By Johnny Dakar
An AMAZING presentation! Wish I could get to...

An AMAZING presentation! Wish I could get to Flagstaff that weekend! If anyone gets a chance to see them in person, I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Forum: Europe 04-14-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
And what about navigation? I was planning to skip...

And what about navigation? I was planning to skip the GPS and stick to maps on this ride...seems to give me a much better idea of where I am, rather than simply following directions from bitchin'...
Forum: Europe 04-10-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Here's a question: a lot of these places claim to...

Here's a question: a lot of these places claim to have Wi-Fi, but they're remote. But then again, it's Europe. How good of a connection can we expect to get? Or is it all over the place?

And...
Forum: Europe 04-08-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
It will be my wife and I, she'll be on an F650GS...

It will be my wife and I, she'll be on an F650GS twin, I'll be on an F800GS. Low difficulty gravel roads aren't out of the question.

Though it does now look like we'll be in that area for 3-4...
Forum: Europe 04-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
That's why I was asking. So it looks like...

That's why I was asking.

So it looks like Corvara is ideal, in case we decide to take a day off.
Forum: Europe 04-08-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Does anyone know anything about Alleghe?

Does anyone know anything about Alleghe?
Forum: Europe 04-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Yes, we'll visit friends in Southern England, and...

Yes, we'll visit friends in Southern England, and there's a bike rental place we've used there before as well. We'll ferry across to Cherbourg after that, ride into Paris, spend three nights there,...
Forum: Europe 04-07-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
I like the idea of Arabba as a base. We were...

I like the idea of Arabba as a base. We were thinking Cortina (pricey), or Corvara. Still looking, but your intel is invaluable.
Forum: Europe 04-07-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Great advice, thanks. Keep it coming. We'll...

Great advice, thanks. Keep it coming.

We'll only have 5-6 days in the Dolos. We're visiting friends in Southern England on this trip, so we've rented bikes there (half the price of Milan) and...
Forum: Europe 04-05-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Como or Garda?

LA Woman and I are headed to Italy in September. We'll be entering from the south of France, spending a couple of days in Cinque Terre, then heading north to the Dolomites for two weeks. We'd like to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,777
Posted By Johnny Dakar
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
How's the new clutch, Mark?

How's the new clutch, Mark?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
I was thinking of getting a second one...so the...

I was thinking of getting a second one...so the one I have wears our half as fast.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
I'd ask $9.5k and leave a little wiggle room.

I'd ask $9.5k and leave a little wiggle room.
Forum: Europe 01-22-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Bike parking in Paris, Nice, and Cinque Terre?

Touring the Dolomites in September--renting bikes and seeing friends in England, then passing through France to get to Italy.

We'll be staying in the heart of Paris for a couple of days, then...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,172
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Yeah you can. Cook 'em in duck fat.

Yeah you can.

Cook 'em in duck fat.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Dude. $200? FOR CABLES? I found a set on Ebay...

Dude. $200? FOR CABLES? I found a set on Ebay that had only 30k miles on them, for $50. Mine were fine at 30k.

But now I know.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Let's see some pics. 72000 mile service...

Let's see some pics.

72000 mile service done. Ohlins rebuilt. Dent removed. New windscreen. New decals. Throttle/Bowden/fast idle cables changed (though need to be replaced again--don't buy used...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,172
Posted By Johnny Dakar
The upper third of the plate does.

The upper third of the plate does.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
And neither has mine.

And neither has mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
They pushed/ tapped it out, filled with JB Weld,...

They pushed/ tapped it out, filled with JB Weld, then did fine filling with something similar to bondo, only they said "it doesn't develop air bubbles." They'd told me that, because of the matte...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Before: ...

Before:
http://johnwilliams.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-nP5KQDR/0/X3/smugshot_2964021-X3.jpg

After:
http://johnwilliams.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-dF87KgD/0/X3/smugshot_4901097-X3.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Says the guy with a rattle-can painted white tank...

Says the guy with a rattle-can painted white tank on an 1100GS.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, eh Scotty?

:kiss
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Hey, I'm getting a dent taken out of my tank, but...

Hey, I'm getting a dent taken out of my tank, but it needs a bit of touchup too. The body shop insists that they paint the whole tank.

I don't need the whole tank painted, I just need the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
I have pics like that. Start a thread on...

I have pics like that.

Start a thread on your clutch replacement, Mark!
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,973
Posted By Johnny Dakar
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-26-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
http://johnwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZWjGLBR/0...

http://johnwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZWjGLBR/0/X3/i-ZWjGLBR-X3.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Epic dinner. Look forward to seeing you chaps...

Epic dinner. Look forward to seeing you chaps again. Especially Matt this weekend.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
The Midway's not going anywhere. Neither is Lake...

The Midway's not going anywhere. Neither is Lake Elsinore. (And there are a couple of MUCH BETTER routes to it than the 5)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
That's obvious. You don't ride a Harley.

That's obvious. You don't ride a Harley.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Is Matt a bloke or a sheila?

Is Matt a bloke or a sheila?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Looks like C Level. I get off work at 6:30 pm. ...

Looks like C Level. I get off work at 6:30 pm.

Hey Matt--did you know OldOzy before he got banned from here?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
C Level's a great idea! L.A. Woman took me out to...

C Level's a great idea! L.A. Woman took me out to dinner there with friends for my birthday. Thanks, Trophyhunter. I was drawing a blank.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Johnny Dakar
I can give you a fantastic route back down the...

I can give you a fantastic route back down the coast.

You planning on spending any time in Baja?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Shakespeare's? (http://www.shakespearepub.com/)

Shakespeare's? (http://www.shakespearepub.com/)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Getting ready to do my 73000 mile service, send...

Getting ready to do my 73000 mile service, send the shocks to Dan Kyle for their first rebuild, and get the dent fixed on my tank. I love his bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 168,819
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Ten Years. ...

Ten Years.

http://johnwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/i-LS5Ttrq/0/O/i-LS5Ttrq.png
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 168,819
Posted By Johnny Dakar
That's where I drew the line too. (Though I...

That's where I drew the line too.

(Though I did manage to creep out Doone & Kinvara)

http://johnwilliams.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dm44PjP/0/O/i-Dm44PjP.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
lol...I'll start with the body shop that did all...

lol...I'll start with the body shop that did all the work on my X5.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,163
Posted By Johnny Dakar
Awesome, Scotty. Thanks.

Awesome, Scotty. Thanks.
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