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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2013, 03:24 AM
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Posted By L.A. Don
I did the ride to Santa Cruz, well almost all the...

I did the ride to Santa Cruz, well almost all the way to Santa Cruz and stopped at Alice's for lunch. Thanks again for the recommendation! I may try heading toward wine country this weekend....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2013, 10:00 PM
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Views: 427,111
Posted By L.A. Don
Thanks Hardpack!

Thanks Hardpack!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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Views: 427,111
Posted By L.A. Don
Hi all! I am staying in San Francisco for a few...

Hi all! I am staying in San Francisco for a few weeks and looking for ride suggestions... mostly interested in day trip stuff. Any suggestions on fun twisty and scenic roads would be appreciated!
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 69,236
Posted By L.A. Don
Great stuff, thank you for sharing! I'm looking...

Great stuff, thank you for sharing! I'm looking forward to the next update!
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,735
Posted By L.A. Don
I tried to order one but looks like they're sold...

I tried to order one but looks like they're sold out??
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By L.A. Don
I recommend stopping in Julian for some great...

I recommend stopping in Julian for some great food and apple pie!

Make sure you take the 67 to/from Julian and if you like extreme twisty roads, you can't miss taking Grade Road (S7) which...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,126
Posted By L.A. Don
I'm leaving Orange County at 6 AM or so.... will...

I'm leaving Orange County at 6 AM or so.... will be on my GS with a hot babe on the back. Unfortunately, the damn beadrider seats I ordered didn't arrive today as promised!!!! I was hopin' to test...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By L.A. Don
I also recommend Irv Seaver BMW.. nice people and...

I also recommend Irv Seaver BMW.. nice people and they treat you right. :) I recently did the 6,000 miles service on my 1200GS and even though I didn't buy the bike there, they still gave me a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,126
Posted By L.A. Don
Thanks for the info, Gents. The free parking...

Thanks for the info, Gents. The free parking area sounds doable and maybe I'll see someone selling a parking pass for the paved lots. Looks like the weather is gonna be in the 60's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,126
Posted By L.A. Don
Does anyone know the parking situation for...

Does anyone know the parking situation for motorcycles at Laguna Seca? I wasn't able to get a motorcycle parking pass this year.... is there a free area to park in? Anyone have an extra parking...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,594
Posted By L.A. Don
I have an 07 with 5,400 miles... yeah, I know, I...

I have an 07 with 5,400 miles... yeah, I know, I need to ride it more. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,126
Posted By L.A. Don
I'll be there.... taking the R1200GS and...

I'll be there.... taking the R1200GS and girlfriend. :wink: I can't wait to see her try to pack her clothes into the 2 side panniers... it should be fun to watch.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31,177
Views: 2,890,661
Posted By L.A. Don
I was at Newcomb's Ranch yesterday too (had the...

I was at Newcomb's Ranch yesterday too (had the chicken sandwich, pretty good) and saw the parade o' Ducatis on my way back down Big Tujunga. I was surprised when I saw all the CHP bikes coming the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,885
Posted By L.A. Don
Hi All, I have a 2007 R1200GS with intermittent...

Hi All, I have a 2007 R1200GS with intermittent "LAMPF!" problems, sometimes the headlight doesn't come on when I start the bike and other times it does. I've checked the bulb and it looks fine (of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31,177
Views: 2,890,661
Posted By L.A. Don
Is anyone in the LA/OC area going riding...

Is anyone in the LA/OC area going riding tomorrow? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,703
Posted By L.A. Don
I wouldn't blame it all on sportbikers, I have...

I wouldn't blame it all on sportbikers, I have actually had close-calls with a Harley, sports cars and even a mini-van :eek1 crossing the double yellow and drifting toward me in a corner. Luckily, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
Actually, I just looked at my service receipt and...

Actually, I just looked at my service receipt and they listed 80W90 Gear Oil and a seal, so maybe they did change the final drive oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
Hmmmmm.... they didn't change the final drive oil...

Hmmmmm.... they didn't change the final drive oil during my 600 mile service. Should I bring the bike in and have it done??? Is it really that big of an issue? I didn't see the final drive...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
Yeah, when we first went to lock our helmets up,...

Yeah, when we first went to lock our helmets up, I was actually thinking that they forgot to install the second helmet hook at the factory. :rolleyes
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
No, but it just seems weird that they only...

No, but it just seems weird that they only install one helmet hook on the bike, especially when they could have installed another one on the other side.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
Hi All: I went on my trip and the bike performed...

Hi All: I went on my trip and the bike performed great!!!!! Here are my initial thoughts after completing 800 miles on my new GS.

1. The bike (with stock seat) is very comfortable for long...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I...

Thanks for the feedback everyone!


I just picked the bike up, man that thing is great!! Now I just need to figure out how to adjust the suspension to my weight, the directions in the manual...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,629
Posted By L.A. Don
New GS Owner and dumb question

Hi All:

Well, I purchased my new R1200GS last night and I am picking it up today!!! What a great bike! :D

So as a new owner of the GS, I have a dumb question, of course. I will be taking a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,960
Posted By L.A. Don
Hi Phil, I spent a few hours at two different...

Hi Phil, I spent a few hours at two different dealers yesterday and today, trying to find the right deal. Basically, I can get a standard GS with 3 bags, ABS, heated grips and crash bar for $19,500...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,960
Posted By L.A. Don
So any ideas on what a reasonable OTD price is on...

So any ideas on what a reasonable OTD price is on a GS or GS-A?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,960
Posted By L.A. Don
Wow, thanks for all the replies and great...

Wow, thanks for all the replies and great feedback, this is a great site!

It sounds like the GS or GS-A will be a good fit for what I need, a versatile bike that can be used for long distance.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,960
Posted By L.A. Don
Long Distance on the GS/GS-A?

Hi All:

This is my first post. I am in the market for a new bike for long distance riding (currently have an R-1 and Hayabusa) and I was leaning toward getting a new K1200GT.

However, I have...
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