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Forum: Latin America 11-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By Marine By Choice
Works for me

Works for me
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-29-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
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: 1,217,159
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: 7,846
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: 2,550
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: 3,054
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: 2,943
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: 1,699
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: 701
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: 4,720
Views: 1,748,676
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: 4,720
Views: 1,748,676
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: 4,720
Views: 1,748,676
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: 4,720
Views: 1,748,676
Posted By Marine By Choice
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Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
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: 5,638
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: 1,031
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: 1,226
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: 2,654
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: 5,745
Posted By Marine By Choice
Yes

Yes
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,745
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: 4,099
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: 5,511
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: 541
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: 3,382
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: 4,093
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: 4,093
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: 95
Views: 10,264
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: 4,093
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: 4,093
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: 4,093
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: 4,093
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: 4,093
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
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Marine By Choice
Just takes a little longer!:D

Just takes a little longer!:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Marine By Choice
Taking the Alaska Highway up and the Cassiar on...

Taking the Alaska Highway up and the Cassiar on return.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Marine By Choice
Have been planning this for a month. Rain gear...

Have been planning this for a month. Rain gear and mosquito repellent was first items on our list.
I pilot a R1200GS with DMC Expedition sidecar. Plenty of room for all gear we will need.
Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Marine By Choice
Alaska In 30 Days

My best friend of 40 years and I and another guy are heading to Alaska from Mt. Vernon, WA beginning August 1st. My friend will be my hack monkey as he broke his leg in preparation for this trip!
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By Marine By Choice
You might inquire at the courthouse in South...

You might inquire at the courthouse in South Bend, WA. They might have old maps to Frankfort.
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Marine By Choice
Claude, What tire pressure do you recommend on...

Claude,
What tire pressure do you recommend on the hack and on the rear of bike?
Thanks
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Marine By Choice
Bangor would be my first choice (close to Olympic...

Bangor would be my first choice (close to Olympic National Park and tons of riding opportunities)
Whidbey next (good riding not too far and close to the San Juan Islands)
Everett last (too much...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By Marine By Choice
Consumer Reports show the pencil gauges the most...

Consumer Reports show the pencil gauges the most accurate
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