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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-29-2009, 02:33 PM
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Views: 819,733
Posted By sparkyphotog
FM 170 West of Terlingua, TX

http://sparkyphotog.smugmug.com/photos/485412457_umFfK-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 549,042
Posted By sparkyphotog
That's a really nice pic. :clap

That's a really nice pic. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-22-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 549,042
Posted By sparkyphotog
Somewhere in western Canada.... ...

Somewhere in western Canada....

http://sparkyphotog.smugmug.com/photos/422558992_sQS2t-L.jpg


Campbell Highway, Yukon....

http://sparkyphotog.smugmug.com/photos/422558824_pnyZi-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2008, 11:56 AM
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Views: 819,733
Posted By sparkyphotog
On the ALCAN somewhere in the Yukon Territory

http://sparkyphotog.smugmug.com/photos/332675611_HFc5V-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By sparkyphotog
Thanks! :thumb

Thanks! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By sparkyphotog
So, if I'm understanding you, it's OK to just...

So, if I'm understanding you, it's OK to just tighten loose spokes yourself. However, if you have a problem with the wheel being untrue, then you should send it off, right? I'm still trying to decide...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By sparkyphotog
As Jim already said, there are no torque specs...

As Jim already said, there are no torque specs for the andjustment bolts. However, if you are looking for torque specs for the 1200 GS for just about every other item on the bike, this is a very...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By sparkyphotog
Awesome! Thanks for the info! :clap

Awesome! Thanks for the info! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By sparkyphotog
Question Say Jim, I just returned from long trip with lots...

Say Jim, I just returned from long trip with lots of gravel riding. I checked my spokes and there are a few that sound dead when tapped - just a little loose I should think. Do you happen to know if...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
That's an awesome idea! :thumb I'm working on a...

That's an awesome idea! :thumb I'm working on a way to use that same space to carry my tool roll. I'll post a photo when I figure it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
:eek1 Holy gas cans Batman! That's like 90+...

:eek1 Holy gas cans Batman! That's like 90+ pounds of fuel back there! That's got to be murder on the handling, especially after you add panniers and other luggage. You have what, 8 gallons in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 30,985
Posted By sparkyphotog
I don't know. I get back from Alaska on the 12th...

I don't know. I get back from Alaska on the 12th or 13th, and this thing starts on the 17th, which would mean that she would have to leave on the 15th at the latest to ride up there. That only...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 30,985
Posted By sparkyphotog
You are letting me ride to Alaska, so you don't...

You are letting me ride to Alaska, so you don't have to nag too much - maybe just a little. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
Thanks, Deejay. The bottom loops are the same as...

Thanks, Deejay. The bottom loops are the same as the sides, just a bit longer. They don't really provide any support as in something for the cans to rest on, but the tension on the straps on all...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
Someone mentioned putting something between the...

Someone mentioned putting something between the cans and the panniers. I already though about that, and I have some rubber drawer liners that I'm going to cut to fit and glue them to the cans. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
They are double-strapped, so if one clip breaks...

They are double-strapped, so if one clip breaks there is a back-up. I also plan to bring some extra straps. I chose these because of the reflective material woven into them. I may get some without...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
That's a really slick install of the Koplin gas...

That's a really slick install of the Koplin gas cans. We looked at those, but couldn't figure out where to mount them. Very nice!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
I have to thank Hayduke for that one. He rode...

I have to thank Hayduke for that one. He rode ahead to take some photos of Tami and I riding down this road, and he just lucked out catching it in mid air. That is actually the second time it came...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
So what you're saying is that something like this...

So what you're saying is that something like this can happen...

http://hayduke.smugmug.com/photos/167015656-M.jpg

:poser That's me, by the way. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
I've thought long and hard about the best way to...

I've thought long and hard about the best way to do this. Calgary-Yogi installed his on the front of the pannier for better weight distribution as you suggested, but the fit was much better on his...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,894
Posted By sparkyphotog
Carrying Extra Fuel

I'm going to ride Canada and Alaska this summer with Calgary-Yogi, boxermoose, and another guy from Two Wheeled Texans (Bill). According to our official route manager, Yogi, we will be riding some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,003
Posted By sparkyphotog
Actually, they only weigh about 3 to 4 pounds. ...

Actually, they only weigh about 3 to 4 pounds. They can still do some damage, though. I did hit one as mentioned earlier. Reference here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Vulture).
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By sparkyphotog
Glad you all liked it. :D It was actually my...

Glad you all liked it. :D It was actually my wife, BMWbabe's birthday, but I'll pass along the wishes to her. :ricky
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By sparkyphotog
Thanks! Acoustic Alchemy - No Messin' - thought...

Thanks! Acoustic Alchemy - No Messin' - thought it fit.:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By sparkyphotog
Birthday Ride in the Texas Hill Country

I thought I would do something a little different for a ride report this time. I made a video of BMWbabe and me riding in the Hill Country for her birthday. Enjoy!

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,003
Posted By sparkyphotog
Turkey Vulture...

I spent the weekend in the Hill Country riding with my wife and a friend of ours. Awesome weekend, but I came back with some damage to my bike. It's nothing I can't fix. But this post is useless...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,114
Posted By sparkyphotog
Nice wheels! :thumb Could you post a pic of the...

Nice wheels! :thumb Could you post a pic of the windscreen for the hack you were telling me about?
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 50,306
Posted By sparkyphotog
:wave

:wave
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,846
Posted By sparkyphotog
Now this is a spider web...

This was found last summer in Lake Tawakoni State Park here in Texas. They say it covered something like six trees and the ground and everything in and around the trail. Hundreds, if not thousands...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
Say, if you're from Houston a bunch of us are...

Say, if you're from Houston a bunch of us are also members of the Two Wheeled Texans forum (http://www.twtex.com). We have a regular meet-and-greet on Monday nights at local coffee house...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
Yeah, my little trip sounds downright whimpy when...

Yeah, my little trip sounds downright whimpy when you put it that way. You should remember that I've lived in Texas for 17 years and my blood has thinned - won't hold the heat like it used to. :rofl...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
Due to time constraints, we will trailer the...

Due to time constraints, we will trailer the bikes to Calgary and start our ride there. We plan to go at least to the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway, and we may go all the way to Prudhoe - we...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
:lol3 BMW gave me a new one with a better...

:lol3 BMW gave me a new one with a better mounting bracket after that incident. I was trying a different method of packing and not using the top case. After this trip, I think I'll go back to using...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
:lol3 Definitely thinking about the Gerbings - my...

:lol3 Definitely thinking about the Gerbings - my buddies swear by them.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
Well, actually this was a testing trip. I'm...

Well, actually this was a testing trip. I'm riding to Alaska next summer with two buddies, and we are camping most every night. This is the time of year in here in Texas to be testing equipment for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparkyphotog
Adventures in Hypothermia

Been aching to get out on the bike and go camping for a while now. Finally had a weekend free, though I really should have spent it Christmas shopping. There were the proverbial angel and demon...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 50,306
Posted By sparkyphotog
She's looking great on that bike! Probably a...

She's looking great on that bike! Probably a whole lot better than me off-road by now. :ricky :ricky
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,359,963
Posted By sparkyphotog
See the Bike in Person!

According to BMW Xplor, the F800 GS will be on display at the Cycle World International Motorcycle shows beginning in San Mateo, CA Nov. 16, and at all subsequent shows. Click here for show schedule...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,058
Posted By sparkyphotog
Oh yeah she rides!

Here's my wife, BMWbabe. We started riding at nearly the same time, me about 6 weeks before her. And now she has more miles than me. She's currently out on a trip to Big Bend and the Texas Hill...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By sparkyphotog
Here's a photo of the adapter plug. This one is...

Here's a photo of the adapter plug. This one is from Powerlet, but BMW makes one also.

http://www.powerletproducts.com/products/imgs/pics/pac002.jpg
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