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Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,926
Views: 1,058,038
Posted By JR_Dakar
..and you can also forget any thoughts of going...

..and you can also forget any thoughts of going off road, or comfortable riding around town or in traffic.
I find the 15T acceptable, even on the freeway.
This would be the perfect bike with a 14T...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32,053
Views: 3,056,361
Posted By JR_Dakar
Nice! ..and you scored a BMW drink holder along...

Nice!
..and you scored a BMW drink holder along with it.
That's a $160 accessory.
(not kidding. http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1438 (http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1438))

JR
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,244
Posted By JR_Dakar
I had one of those too. Dual range was the...

I had one of those too. Dual range was the greatest thing!
I wonder why no one else does it now?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 1,941,258
Posted By JR_Dakar
If I remember right, BMW only makes two seats. ...

If I remember right, BMW only makes two seats.
GS standard = Dakar low
GS high = Dakar standard
(they also make the solo/storage one, which is in between the 2 in height)

I think you'd...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,648
Posted By JR_Dakar
I think part of it is also being able to buy that...

I think part of it is also being able to buy that bike that you couldn't afford when you were young.
You never get over your first love...

JR
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By JR_Dakar
It was the smoothest bike I had ever ridden, ...

It was the smoothest bike I had ever ridden,
but it would get buzzy and my hands would go numb after a while on the fwy.

JR
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By JR_Dakar
82 GPz550 was my first street-only bike too. It...

82 GPz550 was my first street-only bike too.
It was cool, but not sure I'd want it back.

Great around town and in the twisties (for it's day),
but I remember it being brutal on the freeway.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 37,500
Posted By JR_Dakar
Unexpected business trip popped up. I'm out. ...

Unexpected business trip popped up. I'm out.

I'm bummed. Last DVDaze I made it to was 2011.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By JR_Dakar
Pink one is different. Not GEL. ...

Pink one is different. Not GEL.
http://batterytender.com/products/motorcycle.html

Thank goodness our CA govt is saving us from these obviously dangerous chargers.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 37,500
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'm in

RV space #34 Thurs night thru Sunday.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,683
Posted By JR_Dakar
Look at the other bike in the story. (Hint:...

Look at the other bike in the story.
(Hint: it's the same thing)

JR
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By JR_Dakar
The insert from my BMW F650GS (single) fit right...

The insert from my BMW F650GS (single) fit right in, but you'd need two per side.
At BMW prices, it'd probably be cheaper to have them gold-plated.

JR
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-25-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 311,339
Posted By JR_Dakar
For those who may have missed it, there's an...

For those who may have missed it, there's an amazing ride report from a few years back by flyingavanti,
who took lots of these Then & Now pictures as they rode through South America .
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,339
Posted By JR_Dakar
I question this. It usually takes me 6 hrs from...

I question this.
It usually takes me 6 hrs from Long Beach to Furnace Creek.
Maybe you could get to the western edge of DV in that time with no traffic?

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10,658
Views: 836,478
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'll be there. JR

I'll be there.

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 128,647
Posted By JR_Dakar
I didn't know that was open. I'd be tempted to...

I didn't know that was open.
I'd be tempted to tag along with you!

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32,053
Views: 3,056,361
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'm going to come. I mostly lurk here, but I've...

I'm going to come.
I mostly lurk here, but I've gone on a few rides thru advrider over the years.
I don't think I've met anyone on the list yet, though.

I've got an F650GS and consider myself an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,657
Posted By JR_Dakar
Basically? It's identical except for the name...

Basically?
It's identical except for the name and some plastic!

JR
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,410
Posted By JR_Dakar
Grumpy Ranger? I came through there about 1:30....

Grumpy Ranger?
I came through there about 1:30.
There was a cop at the Maple Springs gate but he wasn't stopping anyone.
I followed a Sheriff up the slope past the Harley, and they just waved me...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By JR_Dakar
The 650's don't have CANBUS, but as mentioned,...

The 650's don't have CANBUS, but as mentioned, they really like having
a strong battery with good clean tight connections.

JR
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,487
Posted By JR_Dakar
They think this based on sales numbers. Sure...

They think this based on sales numbers.
Sure some people would buy them, but not in large enough quantities
to justify all the mods they would have to make to make it US legal.

That's why Toyota...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 23,555
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'm in! :clap Be there Friday. Staying...

I'm in! :clap
Be there Friday.

Staying at Furnace Creek Ranch.

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 57,406
Posted By JR_Dakar
Hey E! I got my TKCs on last week, but now...

Hey E!
I got my TKCs on last week,
but now I'm a bit nervous about riding in the rain on tires that aren't properly scrubbed in yet.

Looking at the weather, it seems to me that we need to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 57,406
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'm gonna waffle, right up until I leave or I...

I'm gonna waffle, right up until I leave or I don't.

I pulled my back over Thanksgiving and have been waiting for that
to clear up. Add the weather to that and it looks even less likely.

So, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 57,406
Posted By JR_Dakar
Put me down as a probably. I'm just waiting to...

Put me down as a probably.
I'm just waiting to try to figure out the motel info
before committing.

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 57,406
Posted By JR_Dakar
So how does that work with the motel people? ...

So how does that work with the motel people?
Are you camping in a different spot each night?
Will the rides be reachable from a central location like furance creek,
or are the motel people moving...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,378,039
Posted By JR_Dakar
My 650 has tires that are designated "tubeless"...

My 650 has tires that are designated "tubeless" but still uses tubes.
( I assume that's how you concluded the 800GS is tubeless?)

My peg rubbers also pop out too.

JR
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,378,039
Posted By JR_Dakar
I think you're right, as long as they can keep...

I think you're right, as long as they can keep the price and weight between the current 650 and 1200.
I think the closer they can get to the 650 in this regard, the more they'll sell.

JR
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By JR_Dakar
Nice Spam! Or did I miss the area on that...

Nice Spam!

Or did I miss the area on that site where they sell seals for a BMW?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,948
Posted By JR_Dakar
Wow, sorry I missed this one. I was in CO all...

Wow, sorry I missed this one.
I was in CO all weekend.
(talk about some nice riding areas!!)

Awesome new bike, Eduardo!

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,501
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'm still watching this too. Already have the...

I'm still watching this too.
Already have the time off.
Barring any last-minute family obligations, I should be there.

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,501
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'm seriously interested as well. Keep me in...

I'm seriously interested as well.

Keep me in the loop for any updates!

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,111
Posted By JR_Dakar
I'll be on a family vacation to Zihuatenejo this...

I'll be on a family vacation to Zihuatenejo this next weekend,
but I'll keep an eye on this forum in the next few months.

I'm seriously considering the Baja trip between xmas and NewYears,
if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,111
Posted By JR_Dakar
a coupla pics

Only got a few pics.

sospelotudo
http://webpages.charter.net/johnrossbach/P1000392.JPG

pasta
http://webpages.charter.net/johnrossbach/P1000394.JPG

borracho...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,111
Posted By JR_Dakar
Hey jhank, That was my first advride too. I...

Hey jhank,
That was my first advride too. I broke in my almost new bike in that day too.
I hadn't been back since, but I'm glad to say that I made it thru this time with no problems.
I think...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,111
Posted By JR_Dakar
Depending on work today and Fathers Day events...

Depending on work today and Fathers Day events tomorrow,
I am going to try to make it too.

JR
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By JR_Dakar
Looks like a great ride! I just couldn't get...

Looks like a great ride!

I just couldn't get going that early, so I took an afternoon spin over Saddleback instead.

Hopefully I can get up there next weekend.

JR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,187
Posted By JR_Dakar
I couldn't get away this weekend, but am hoping...

I couldn't get away this weekend, but am hoping to be able next.
Has anyone considered this?
http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/calendar/2007/southerncalifornia07.html

They say all makes and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By JR_Dakar
.gpx is a generic gps file. You should be able...

.gpx is a generic gps file.
You should be able to open it with most any mapping software.
Garmin MapSource and Google Earth are two I know will work for certain.

Hope you have a great trip!
Are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-31-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,187
Posted By JR_Dakar
Hey Pollo, I'm also in LB with a Dakar. ...

Hey Pollo,

I'm also in LB with a Dakar.
This is a great place to hook up for rides.
For bike info, you might want to check out the ChainGang at f650.com

A nice easy ride that I do by myself a...
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