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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Marine By Choice
Depends on what you are looking at. South Sound...

Depends on what you are looking at. South Sound Honda in Olympia usually has a good inventory
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,885
Posted By Marine By Choice
I carry a "fake" wallet in all countries I visit....

I carry a "fake" wallet in all countries I visit. It includes expired drivers license, a couple expired credit cards, an expired passport and about $25 in small bills. I hide all the good ones until...
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,006
Posted By Marine By Choice
Excellent! Great write up and photos. Thanks for...

Excellent! Great write up and photos. Thanks for sharing.

I carry a Maasdam comealong as well - but I prefer the web one. I also carry extra rope, as I use it for many things (hanging food from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-11-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marine By Choice
Oregon has a state income tax. Washington does...

Oregon has a state income tax. Washington does not.
Washington has a state sales tax. Oregon does not.

A number of people live in border towns in Washington (like Camas), work in Washington and...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,956
Posted By Marine By Choice
In August we rode 7,500 miles to Alaska and back...

In August we rode 7,500 miles to Alaska and back in 27 days. Camped about 1/3 of the time. Cooked breakfasts & snacked for lunches. Ate dinner in restaurants. Average cost was about $125/day.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By Marine By Choice
Pole barn is cheapest, but will cost more if you...

Pole barn is cheapest, but will cost more if you plan to insulate and finish the inside.

Wood frame is easiest to insulate and finish the inside.

Quonset hut, in my mind, is the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By Marine By Choice
I keep in a small tool tube on the frame...

I keep in a small tool tube on the frame concealed under a Jesse bag. Insurance card, registration, copy of drivers license and passport and an emergency cash stash.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-08-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By Marine By Choice
And the governor is contemplating using...

And the governor is contemplating using "executive order" to get up to an additional $1.17 in gas tax . . . . . as if the taxes aren't some of the highest in the nation already:puke1
Forum: Latin America 11-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By Marine By Choice
Works for me

Works for me
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-29-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By Marine By Choice
South America SD card

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-City-Navigator-MicroSDSD-South-America-P2944.aspx
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,883
Posted By Marine By Choice
Utilizing an International Drivers License in a...

Utilizing an International Drivers License in a foreign country could be the answer. Not good in the USA though.

Not to say that JD would duck his responsibility and obligation in the US, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,433
Posted By Marine By Choice
To me lane spltting is dangerous all the time! ...

To me lane spltting is dangerous all the time! (But I do pilot a sidecar rig!):evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,647
Posted By Marine By Choice
Perfect

Installed on my R1200GS w/DMC sidecar a week before my Alaska trip. Worked perfect. Saved my wrist that was broken in the '70s. Use it all the time!
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,183
Posted By Marine By Choice
You were lucky nothing happened. You really...

You were lucky nothing happened. You really dodged a bullet.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,187
Posted By Marine By Choice
Unless the bars are hurting anything (heads, etc)...

Unless the bars are hurting anything (heads, etc) leave them bent/crooked. Someone will ask what happened. A good start to telling your story:evil
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By Marine By Choice
They must have heard about the effort(s) to get...

They must have heard about the effort(s) to get $15/hour minimum wage!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Marine By Choice
Over 20 and to Spokane - absolutely

Over 20 and to Spokane - absolutely
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,832
Views: 1,790,895
Posted By Marine By Choice
http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/MarineByChoice/m...

http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/MarineByChoice/media/IMG_0225_zps4804b680.jpg.html?sort=2&o=31
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,832
Views: 1,790,895
Posted By Marine By Choice
http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/MarineByChoice/m...

http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/MarineByChoice/media/IMG_0235_zpsed0457fe.jpg.html?sort=2&o=40
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,832
Views: 1,790,895
Posted By Marine By Choice
http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/MarineByChoice/m...

http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/MarineByChoice/media/EastEndRdbeachHomerAK6_zps3df84229.jpg.html?sort=2&o=112
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,832
Views: 1,790,895
Posted By Marine By Choice
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Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Marine By Choice
Haven't you heard that global warming (now called...

Haven't you heard that global warming (now called climate change) is making everything bright and sunny?:rofl
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,002
Posted By Marine By Choice
Whatever you end up doing HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE....

Whatever you end up doing HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE. You have the rest of your life to tour. Don't rush it!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Marine By Choice
I have 3 of these. Use a little acetone to take...

I have 3 of these. Use a little acetone to take off the yellow printing. Work great!
Keith
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By Marine By Choice
Nice. What did you replace?

Nice. What did you replace?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,755
Posted By Marine By Choice
Hit a pothole south of Watson Lake, Canada that I...

Hit a pothole south of Watson Lake, Canada that I needed GPS directions to find my way out! (At least it seemed like that!). Bent my front wheel, but still holding air!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,058
Posted By Marine By Choice
Yes

Yes
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,058
Posted By Marine By Choice
In those states where my permits (WA, OR, UT and...

In those states where my permits (WA, OR, UT and AZ) are not valid I unload and bury in an area not easily accessable. I keep ammo in separate area. Never have had a problem. Don't do this if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,357
Posted By Marine By Choice
Sounds like your technique is a little off. Do...

Sounds like your technique is a little off. Do you have handlebar risers installed? Makes a huge difference I believe. One should be able to stand without flexing the knees and should be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,983
Posted By Marine By Choice
Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene and Ashland are...

Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene and Ashland are mecca for liberals. Everywhere else not too bad.

Central Oregon (Madras to Bend) is much less populated. Bend has grown rapidly and the housing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By Marine By Choice
Lemonade from lemons

Great positive attitude during less than perfect moments. :clap
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,477
Posted By Marine By Choice
Broken ribs hurt. Good luck on a rapid recovery.

Broken ribs hurt. Good luck on a rapid recovery.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
Trip End

I will attempt to attach pictures (thank you Drone for the info) after they finish downloading. (Patience is NOT my nickname!)

Our trip was EPIC!! We travelled almost 7,500 trouble free...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
Got home Tuesday evening. Working on pictures....

Got home Tuesday evening. Working on pictures. Need to figure out how to post pictures from an iPad.
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,730
Posted By Marine By Choice
R1200GS w/DMC expedition

I just returned from a 26 day 7,500 mile trip to Alaska. My '05 GS was perfect. I got into a REALLY steep crooked area on the east end of East End Road in Homer, AK. Thought I would fry the clutch...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
We are now in Dawson City, Yukon. Fantastic trip...

We are now in Dawson City, Yukon. Fantastic trip so far.

Went to the car wash tonight and blew the calcium chloride and bug guts off the bike and sidecar. Everything working better than expected....
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
Border crossing on Friday at Sumas took one hour....

Border crossing on Friday at Sumas took one hour. Decided not to take any firearms.

First night at a great campground an hour north of Kamloops

Second night moteled it in Fraser Lake as all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
Final Plans DONE

Heading to my buddy's place tomorrow for final packing. The journey begins on Friday! Stay tuned . . . . .:norton
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
Thanks to all for recommendations/suggestions. ...

Thanks to all for recommendations/suggestions.

I talked to the Canadaian office about gun transport through Canada. She sent me the paperwork to transport a shotgun/long gun. Can actually...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,204
Posted By Marine By Choice
I have a filter packed. A .468 480GR Martini...

I have a filter packed. A .468 480GR Martini bullet fired from a handgun WILL stop a grizzly, a buffalo, or any large game. But I will be prudent and avoid shooting anything:evil
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