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Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,904
Posted By bdefen
Laugh Soft on the tail, hard on the sides....

I have a '13 GSW. I replaced the passenger seat with the BMW accessory luggage rack/tool stash cover. I never ride two up...wife says it's either scary or boring on back. Guess it's my style. :lol3
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By bdefen
Thanks

We'd be coming from US95 through Bone Canyon, Mickey Hot Springs, then down that that road on the east side toward Sand Gap.

Thanks for the information. I'll plug the intersection coordinates in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By bdefen
Alvord Dry Lake East Approach

Last time we rode from Mickey Hot Springs south down the east side of the Alvord Dry Lake a couple years ago,and tried to get on the playa, there were no clear paths, and I got wary of the deep sand...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 644,993
Posted By bdefen
Climbing Pinyon Peak Idaho 9/8/14

Climbing at about 9,500 feet
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-IMkTixqwJP8/VA331ekVkOI/AAAAAAAAQgc/G2aYlDiNTPA/IMG_20140907_134534880_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By bdefen
Near High Rock Canyon on California Trail

Crossed it riding from High Rock Canyon north of Gerlach, NV to Alturas, CA.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By bdefen
Yep, new bike.

I got the '13 GSW from Happy Trails last October - it was a design/fabbing/display mule for their products for that bike. It appears in their advertising. Tim bought in in March 2013, rode it for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By bdefen
Custer Motorway, Pashimeroi Valley, Sawtooths

Spode Daddy and I had a great two-day ride 6/27, 28 through the Central Idaho mountains. Beautiful, see here:

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By bdefen
NE Nevada Ghost Towns

http://aitonsride.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-dude-abidescracker-tour-of-owyhee
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By bdefen
South of Boise

Here's some of the terrible conditions we encountered last week south of Boise:

http://aitonsride.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-dude-abidescracker-tour-of-owyhee
.html...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,687
Posted By bdefen
The Road Kill Cafe

From your grill to ours........:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,905
Posted By bdefen
Gate behind Squaw Butte

Saw the note about the locked gate behind Squaw Butte. I don't have a public land map in front of me, but I thought that Lt. Gov. Brad Little's family's land began about where you were....I know the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,905
Posted By bdefen
I've seen occasional access.....

There was a barbed-wire gate up there that was open at times. Do you still pass through that gate in the valley between Bonneville Point and Micron?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,905
Posted By bdefen
Laugh Great day ride

We do this one a lot, especially when heading north to Whitebird, Doumecq, Slate Creek, Camas Prairie, Hells Canyon, Wallowas, etc. My rider bro in law lives in North Eagle, so access is easy.
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,905
Posted By bdefen
You'll be fine

I'm pullin' for ya, Sam.
Byron
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By bdefen
Question Going from tubeless to tubed

I have a 2013 GSW. Spoked rims. TKC up front, Metzeler Karoo 3 on the rear. Running tubeless. Got a puncture in the back tire from a tiny rusty nail the size of a straight pin. My local BMW dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By bdefen
See the post below yours...I assumed...

You know what assuming does, right?

Thanks for all the help.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By bdefen
Thanks

:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By bdefen
Premium vs. regular gas

Sorry if this discussion is buried in another thread, but I've done a few searches, so now I'm asking:

I have a 2013 1200 GSW. Premium fuel, 91 or better, is specified. Some hinterland rides may...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,442
Posted By bdefen
Laugh Ahhhhhhh......

Thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,442
Posted By bdefen
My ASC behavior....

Got a nice used 2013 GSW in October. Great bike. Have learned most of the electronic functions in about 1,200 miles of riding. (Like turning the ASC off on uphill washboard roads)

Yesterday, I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,905
Posted By bdefen
Route from south side of the dam to Beef Trail

Haven't done the trip in a while, but I have ridden the Beef Trail in both directions in and out of the river canyon. It's cool, with the petroglyphs and the old "mission" building. Downhill...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,591
Posted By bdefen
Got mine last month.....

Got a nice barely-used GSW from Happy Trails early October. 4,900 miles at purchase, 6,000 as of 11/11/13.
Here we are on top of Squaw Butte near Emmett, Idaho last Sunday. Fun.
(But I need to shut...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By bdefen
Fluid change procedure...

I haven't looked closely yet, but I take it that the rear drive is not sealed like I had read about the previous GS models, but actually has a drain plug, and can be filled at the breather opening?
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Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By bdefen
R1200 GSW Water Crossing

Hi,
I am now the proud owner of a '13 R1200 GSW. After six years and 22,000 miles of great rides, I traded in my '06 KTM 950 ADV. Got a great trade/price deal on a 4,900 mi. used GSW from Happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,110
Posted By bdefen
I'm interested in doing that......

Can you show a photo? I'm going to wait on the Navigator V or whatever is the latest next year. I 'm look to use my Garmin 60CX in a Ram mount for now, using the power plug on the lower right of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,343
Posted By bdefen
My setup

BMC oiled cotton (like K&N) with a UNI pre-filter. The UNI catches so much dust that I wash and re-oil the BMC just once per year. Regular K&N filter oil on the BMC. No Toil on the UNI. Depends on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By bdefen
Get the right fender

Get the 950 Super Enduro fender.
Looks better, and has better airflow to the radiator.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By bdefen
Still snowed in

We were in Fields, OR last Monday - Steens loop still snowed in then. Probably has snowed more up there since.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,647
Posted By bdefen
Thumb I had a similar issue with skid plate clearance...

I did the 40171 upgrade 15,000 miles ago....no problems whatsover, but one corner of the pump would just touch the stock skid plate, so I padded the area with some closed cell foam, glued in place.
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By bdefen
Try here....

http://www.realrentals.com/houses_for_rent/?city=Boise&state=Idaho+ID (http://www.realrentals.com/houses_for_rent/?city=Boise&state=Idaho+ID)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,184
Posted By bdefen
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By bdefen
Keep it on a tender...

My 950 wouldn't start in cold (30 F or below overnight) temps. I put in on a tender 24/7. No problems since.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By bdefen
Wink Me too......

Five years and counting for me!:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By bdefen
I don't think I had a good ignition circuit...

I don't think I had a good ignition circuit connection via the loose negative battery connection. I've read that the battery powers the bike ignition, especiall at starting, and that the alternator...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By bdefen
Bike died...lesson learned

Riding home alone from Moscow Sun Oct 7 at 3:30 PM, I stopped briefly to have a snack, and check in with home. I was about 100 miles away from Boise where Indian Valley road meets US 95 just south of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By bdefen
Have you looked at stainless steel wool...

Stainless steel wool is nearly permanent. I've had my FMF's packed with it for over four years, 15,000 miles, and they are still good.

try steel-wool.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By bdefen
You aren't alone...

I misplaced mine one time, but I managed to put it in my pocket, and didn't find it in my riding jacket for a couple days. In the meantime, I checked at the local KTM dealer for obtaining that part,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By bdefen
Take a look here...

This shows the parts list for a DOI high-fender conversion, that includes the KTM OEM brake line guide part number.

http://ktm950.info/how/Farkels/adventure/high%20fender/950/high_fender_kit.html...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By bdefen
Any fallen trees on the road?

Has anyone ridden Burgdorf/French Creek rd since Monday's windstorm. We're planning on riding it this Friday, and we're looking to see if it's blocked by trees that might have been knocked down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 62,042
Posted By bdefen
Easy answer....

KTM didn't want to have to put up with Charlie's whining on the Road of Bones.:2cry
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