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Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Mex 200

FWIW - We rode Mex 200 all the way to Salina Cruz on the way to Palenque in Dec/Jan with no problems. Two bikes, my wife on the pillion with me and my daughter on her 650 GS. We ran into the late...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By ztrab
user friendly

Don't know what year you have, but I have been doing all my own maintenance other than fuel/engine mapping on my 09 using the shop manual. I just did my 12K fuel filter service - used oem filter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,697
Posted By ztrab
Alternative bars

FWIW I'm working on the ergos for my 5'4" daughter coming off a G650 factory lowered seat and suspension. Great starter bike but the lowered suspension was just too low for cornering and topes in...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Thanks

Thanks, I loved Bato, always stayed Minas and bought homemade mescal from a local moonshiner down the street, whoa! The last time my wife and I rode two up to the bottom they had started grading the...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Jardin

My wife and daughter and I ate at Milagros and squeezed on to the Jardin near the stage about 10 minutes before midnight-it was one of the best NY celebrations we've done. Great crowd, killer fire...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
InReach

FWIW, I demoed this unit for aBMW Motorcycle Magazine article. Not sure it is in print yet. Short answer, get one. I've used it the last 8 months in Mexico & Europe. Even if you not on your bike...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Felice Ano

After following the Coast to Salinas Cruz, we headed over to San Cistobal las Casas Xmas day, then on to Palenque. Decided to pass on Tikal (my daughter hasn't been and she is still grumbling about...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Ensenada

I have stayed at San Nicholos a dozen or more times. They have a separate bike lock up and 24 hr security . The hotel is Score headquarters, I know one of the booking ladies and she always gets me a...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Cancel without sticker

I have the receipt, though I probably don't need it. You can can do it at the Adjuna with the bike present, they verify the vin no. and cancel the permit. Not a big deal. There is an other process...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Sayulita

Heading there today. Probably stay at Rio de Juno. Meet a crazy GSA rider from PV, his cousin owns it. We partied all day, it was her birthday, ended up staying there instead of the place Alfonso...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Thanks all

Found a metal guy and seamstress, moving south tomorrow.
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Mazatlan welder and gear help

About 30 clicks from Culican a drunk managed to get on the wrong side of the divided highway and remove a Jesse pannier. Need to bend the tubular rack some so I can use it to strap a bag on. ...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,537
Posted By ztrab
Rancho Piedra Blanca

They have a web site : www.ranchopiedrablanca.com. Also ranchopiedrablanca@hotmail.com - Jose & Guadalupe. I was through last feb. , best to email or call to make sure they are ready for you, the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,698
Posted By ztrab
Thanks

Thanks for the Palenque recommendation, I haven't stayed there before. You may have already passed through Tikal and Coban, can't remember, but in Coban, Casa Acuna has incredible food, secure...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,698
Posted By ztrab
Road jam

Damn, I was hoping the road blocks would have dissipated by now. Leaving Tucson in 10 days on my 12 GS with my wife, two-up and my daughter on her 650 GSand heading along the coast, eventually to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By ztrab
Road

Try the Tucson thread next tine or just look up the road conditions on the ADOT web site. Until they get heavy snow, the paved roads you asked about are open pretty much all year-round bike routes,...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,759
Posted By ztrab
Two to fill

Looking at the parts and having a similar aluminum tank, you are going to have to pull your seat off to fill the aux tank. Even with a tank bag, it is easy to do.
They are supplying a block that...
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By ztrab
Tucson AZ to Guatemela RT - December

GS leaving Dec 13. Will be riding mostly Pacific Coast to Guate, will probably head back north via the colonial cites inland after Tikal. Done this trip before, about three weeks. Interested in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 156,596
Posted By ztrab
Bummer, been there

In 2009 my son and I were doing a 7,000 mile ride from Tucson to the NW corner of Washington via Utah & Idaho then south along the coast to central California and home. We stopped for lunch in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15,903
Views: 1,381,430
Posted By ztrab
On the trail early

Gave Messy a little tour of Rail X. So long summer !

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Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 31,665
Posted By ztrab
Really

Ha, I'd like to know what KTM would have done in the identical case. Frankly your dealer should have been a better advocate but maybe there were more facts affecting the warranty obligation. I own a...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,644
Posted By ztrab
Big Agnes

I am using the Summit Park 15. I also use a microfiber liner, coldest I have used is 30 F. I was warm, so I'm guessing I'd have been comfortable at 20F. It great not slipping off your pad.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,644
Posted By ztrab
Big Agnes/Exped-fwiw

I use a an Exped 9 down filled air mat and a big Agnes bag that has a pocket for the mat. There are some fiber filed alternatives for the mat that pack smaller, but the down filled is great...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Gracias

equalmente if you are around Tucson amigo. I've ridden a few off-road trails in Sonora with Los Changos ( sp?) - Mario & his brother from Obregon. Great fun, before they finished the bridge over...
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,535,116
Posted By ztrab
Head south, it's safer than a school, ship yard,post office....

Good judgement, road smarts and a normal set of cajones will get you through Mexico and beyond safely, but tell everyone that. Two-up solo with my wife on the mainland and the baja as well any times...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,941,229
Posted By ztrab
Home cave and track cave

The play house at home
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and my mini cave at Inde Motorsports Park
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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22,791
Views: 2,826,854
Posted By ztrab
OEM power sources

I use both factory supplied accessory power outlets on the left side under the headlight mask. I use the ignition-switched(I think it is ACC 1) for my GPS and I put a relay on ACC 2 behind the mask...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By ztrab
If BMW gives me a test bike I have to pick it up...

If BMW gives me a test bike I have to pick it up in LA, I'll probably wander up to Seattle in 4 days to meet the wife for a week of play then spend a few weeks coming back some coastal and some...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By ztrab
camping 2 cents

I've camped off my GS quite a bit. I have 4 tents, depending on climate, how often I'll be breaking camp, etc. I a use minwax treatment on the tent and fly once or twice a year - a leaky tent is a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,789
Posted By ztrab
Hard wiring

Just getting around to hard wiring my cradle and I was looking for info on the cord when I saw this post - awesome, thanks for the great info. I'll have to take some pictures and and my mods.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 257,165
Posted By ztrab
Header Coating. FWIW

You don't need a new header. I sent my header to Applied Plastic near Denver. They cleaned and coated inside and out for 130 bucks. Had it done in a charcoal grey. I used to use header wrap but...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,634
Posted By ztrab
Don't sweat the small stuff

every once and while somebody forgets their passport but we haven't had anyone turned back (car or MC) at the US/Mex border. Bring your BC or certified copy and just tell it to the US BP agent when...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22,791
Views: 2,826,854
Posted By ztrab
rear clip gap

I have an 09 and the rear clips don't want to stay in due to the added RR bolt head thickness, I safety wired them tight, but it was a PITA to take the covers off, so I let them bulge a bit, never...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By ztrab
bumpers

Whateve brand, the rubber bumpers can save you you big $$ if you sheer a steering stop in a hard crash. Used(using) them on at least 5 GS that I can recall. I have seen busted stops on off road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,359
Posted By ztrab
Golly, what a rally

Good excuse to break out of the house early Friday, solo after my bud bailed the night before- you know who you are JC. Ridden the BDR before it was called BDR many times, so I decided to slab it to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22,791
Views: 2,826,854
Posted By ztrab
Fuel Pump Field Notes on a 2008

After my buddies pump mysteriously quit, then worked all day then quit the next, a common indicator the pump is failing, I let him have my CAcycle Works spare - the one they replaced free when I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22,791
Views: 2,826,854
Posted By ztrab
Ca Cycleworks pump rocks

Props to Ca Cycle Works. I bought one of their first pumps as a back up a few years ago. They improved the replacement kit; it now includes the section of flexible fuel line(same as OEM) between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By ztrab
Injector

I pulled the injector, hit starter and watched spray. Looks like i am only getting half of the "circle" Looking at the spray end of the injector, seems like there are 2 "half moons" of pin holes for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 55,316
Posted By ztrab
Ca Cycleworks pump rocks

Props to Ca Cycle Works. I bought one f their first pumps as a back up a few years ago. They improved the replacement kit; it now includes the section of flexible fuel line(same as OEM) between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By ztrab
Test your injector/clean it/FWIW

If you have a fuel pressure gauge, you can test the pressure at the quick connect before you go through the expense of replacing a fuel pump. I would also suggest you clean your injector, you can...
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