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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,601
Posted By OCRider
Good luck!

Hey Sal,
I spent about 10 years working in and around the bay area. There is nothing inexpensive about the place. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. It's crowded, traffic sucks...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Posted By OCRider
Patriot Guard Riders bringin em home

Friday February 3rd, I rode in my first Patriot Guard escort. Marine Cpl Christopher Singer was killed in Afghanistan January 21st. Cpl Singer is the son of a friend and co-worker. If you have ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By OCRider
Congrats on the new bike

Well, if you have never had a BMW before, welcome and you've made a great choice (just hope you have the fortitude to hang around this web site and can handle all the crazy inmates of this asylum)....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,455
Posted By OCRider
Mix em up

For the first three years I ran TKC's front and back on my adventure. Pretty amazing how road worthy the TKC's are. Figure they're good for 3500 miles on the back and 7000 on the front. My forth set...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,422
Posted By OCRider
Ummmm

You do have to wonder what some of the people were thinking as they came along seeing these half nekkid men in the middle of the desert.
http://www.brennandates.smugmug.com/photos/223227409-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,422
Posted By OCRider
Awesome trip

Jake,
What a great time and a great trip, with the exception of our little delay getting back in across the boarder. The planning was well thought out, the execution great and the response proves...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,025
Posted By OCRider
Over it goes

I had a friend (Stonewall) make the comment that the bike should not be a GS but rather an NGS for NO GO SLOW. With that in mind it's balance, balance, balance. I'm lucky to be 6-5 and a 36" inseam....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By OCRider
Thumb Which shocks??? Ohlins get my vote

I'm 6-5, 260#. The factory shocks lasted not quite 5000 mi and a Jimmy Lewis riding class. Not too good for factory shocks. I went with the Ohlins from PPG in Anaheim. Stig set em up for my size and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By OCRider
I've heard of plenty of touge lashings for...

I've heard of plenty of touge lashings for standing on the pegs but no citations. Probably depends on what kind of knucklehead you become when pulled over. I've stood on the pegs to give my legs a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By OCRider
Thumb Great Service

Just a note to let you know of a great experiance with a local guy near Sacramento, Ca.
I'm finishing up on my contract in cowtown and getting ready to hit the road. I've sent everything home...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By OCRider
Difference

Go do a Jimmy Lewis class and then get back on the pavement. Two days with Jimmy on a set of factory shocks on a bike with less than 5k on it and my shocks were shot. I felt like I was riding a...
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