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Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 102
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Posted By mcgarrett
Thanks for the kind words. We must have just...

Thanks for the kind words. We must have just missed each other near St. Barbe on the 2nd. Chris and I were heading south on the Viking Trail from St. Anthony to Rocky Harbour, and we gassed up in St....
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,061
Posted By mcgarrett
Great Ride Report and photos. What days were you...

Great Ride Report and photos. What days were you on the Trans Lab? I'm wondering if we just missed crossing paths. We were going clockwise and got stuck overnight in Lab City due to the fire on June...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
The tube running into the "safety valve" under...

The tube running into the "safety valve" under the back of the seat has a clamp (courtesy of George last month), but the tube that connects to something in the front right area of the bike only has a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
I'll be selling an almost new factory low seat in...

I'll be selling an almost new factory low seat in a few weeks when my Renazco arrives. I paid $225 for the low seat in December from Morton's BMW, which included a 10% discount for a sale. Normal...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
Thanks. It was easier than I thought. Now if I...

Thanks. It was easier than I thought. Now if I can just get my X-Tank to work consistently and for the ABS light to start working again...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
Any thoughts on the easiest way to swap locks...

Any thoughts on the easiest way to swap locks from my old gas cap to the new one? Both are stock BMW.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Matt, Nice meeting you and best wishes for...

Matt,

Nice meeting you and best wishes for your future adventures.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
PM sent about mine becoming available next month.

PM sent about mine becoming available next month.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,161
Posted By mcgarrett
Great Ride Report. I did the TLH a few weeks...

Great Ride Report. I did the TLH a few weeks after you, and I'm glad the weather had warmed up a bit. There were still plenty of challenges, though.
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Chris, I found a way to attach a Kriega US-5...

Chris,

I found a way to attach a Kriega US-5 bag to the each side of the US-30 tail bag. I think they'll be a decent substitute for those dry sacks that got perforated by debris.

I'm still...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Thanks Jeff. I just checked, and it's about 1"...

Thanks Jeff. I just checked, and it's about 1" unloaded, which I'm pretty sure is the spec. I know George knows his stuff, and he's very meticulous about getting everything right with the servicing....
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
The patient has been released from the hospital...

The patient has been released from the hospital and is ready for a new adventure.

http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w677/mcgarrett91/image_zps6de1cb30.jpg

Thanks to everyone for your kind...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
Thanks for the advice. Hose clamp installed...

Thanks for the advice. Hose clamp installed today. I also cinched down the screws for the housing that the fuel cap screws onto just in case there wasn't a perfect seal with that o-ring.


Sent...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
Any thoughts on trying to rehab a gas cap that...

Any thoughts on trying to rehab a gas cap that won't seal properly vs. just buying a new one? That seems to be what's causing my off-and-on issues with the X-Tank feeding into the main. Everything...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 164,299
Posted By mcgarrett
I think I might have figured out a solution. I...

I think I might have figured out a solution. I removed the two compression straps from the US-5, then routed the US-30 straps through these loops. I can't test it on my bike yet because it's in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 16 - July 7, 2013 Chelmsford,...

Day 16 - July 7, 2013
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
~300 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9270859921/" title="Day 16 by McGarrett91, on...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 164,299
Posted By mcgarrett
US5 x 2 + US30

I'm hoping someone can advise me on the best way to mount US5 packs to the sides of a US30. I can't seem to find any photos or descriptions of this configuration, and I'm hoping it's possible.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 15 - July 6, 2013 Digby, Nova Scotia, to...

Day 15 - July 6, 2013
Digby, Nova Scotia, to Chelmsford, Massachusetts
~420 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645190/" title="Day 15 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 14 - July 5, 2013 Ingonish Beach, Nova...

Day 14 - July 5, 2013
Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, to Digby, Nova Scotia
~434 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645226/" title="Day 14 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 13 - July 4, 2013 Port-aux-Basques,...

Day 13 - July 4, 2013
Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
~60 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645308/" title="Day 13 by McGarrett91, on...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,204
Posted By mcgarrett
The bags held a lot, were versatile, and lighter...

The bags held a lot, were versatile, and lighter than aluminum cases. All good things for a lightweight adv bike.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 12 - July 3, 2013 Rocky Harbour,...

Day 12 - July 3, 2013
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, to Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland
~280 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645340/" title="Day 12 by McGarrett91, on...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,204
Posted By mcgarrett
Used in conjunction with Touratech pannier racks...

Used in conjunction with Touratech pannier racks and top shelf and Rok straps cinched tight.

Yes, it's just the outer skin, but it's right where that horizontal band is located. Just trying to do...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,204
Posted By mcgarrett
Falling apart

I just took my Magadan bags on my first trip, and unfortunately, it looks like some of the stitching is already giving way:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 11 - July 2, 2013 St. Anthony,...

Day 11 - July 2, 2013
St. Anthony, Newfoundland, to Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland
~218 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9270860173/" title="Day 11 by McGarrett91, on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
That looks like fun and will definitely be on the...

That looks like fun and will definitely be on the itinerary for next time.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 1,020,566
Posted By mcgarrett
Tim, Thanks for the tool box pics. How was...

Tim,

Thanks for the tool box pics. How was the installation?
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Yes, I expected that border crossing to be a...

Yes, I expected that border crossing to be a little less involved! Let's hope this doesn't become the norm when I visit the Great White North.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 10 - July 1, 2013 Red Bay, Labrador, to St....

Day 10 - July 1, 2013
Red Bay, Labrador, to St. Anthony, Newfoundland
~150 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645426/" title="Day 10 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Thanks for sharing your observations on what...

Thanks for sharing your observations on what proved to be a long and difficult day.

I'd like to offer a few more thoughts on the gravel stretches of the TLH. Even with ongoing paving operations,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 9 - June 30, 2013 Goose Bay, Labrador, to...

Day 9 - June 30, 2013
Goose Bay, Labrador, to Red Bay, Labrador
~342 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645480/" title="Day 9 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 8 - June 29, 2013 Labrador City, Labrador,...

Day 8 - June 29, 2013
Labrador City, Labrador, to Goose Bay, Labrador
~335 miles

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3787/9270860301_0d04cfec13_b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 7 - June 28, 2013 Relais-Gabriel, Quebec,...

Day 7 - June 28, 2013
Relais-Gabriel, Quebec, to Labrador City, Labrador
~170 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9270860345/" title="Day 7 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Great to hear from you!

Great to hear from you!
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 6 - June 27, 2013 Tadoussac, Quebec, to...

Day 6 - June 27, 2013
Tadoussac, Quebec, to Relais-Gabriel, Quebec
~315 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9270860417/" title="Day 6 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
The plan was to stay in hotels and camp if the...

The plan was to stay in hotels and camp if the situation presented itself.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 5 - June 26, 2013 Caribou, Maine, to...

Day 5 - June 26, 2013
Caribou, Maine, to Tadoussac, Quebec
~186 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645706/" title="Day 5 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 4 - June 25, 2013 Freeport, Maine, to...

Day 4 - June 25, 2013
Freeport, Maine, to Caribou, Maine
~310 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9270860557/" title="Day 4 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
Day 3 - June 24, 2013 Miller Place, New York,...

Day 3 - June 24, 2013
Miller Place, New York, to Freeport, Maine
~300 miles

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98619696@N03/9273645844/" title="Day 3 by McGarrett91, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,255
Posted By mcgarrett
My First Adventure: Trans Lab, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia on a BMW G650X-Challenge

ad-ven-ture noun - an exciting or remarkable experience (Merriam-Webster)

About me: I’m a fairly new rider, having hopped on a bike for the first time in April 2012 for the MSF course and getting...
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