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Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 102,460
Views: 20,076,835
Posted By clintonl
Thanks glad you like it. I'm new to the DR and...

Thanks glad you like it. I'm new to the DR and had a lot of fun building it over the last month.

Now it's time to get it dirty!
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 102,460
Views: 20,076,835
Posted By clintonl
Just wanted to throw out a public thank you to...

Just wanted to throw out a public thank you to tom from moto-racks (http://www.moto-racks.com).
If anyone is after a really great set of racks for their DR650 you owe it to yourself to chat to tom,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,325
Posted By clintonl
I fabricated a bracket to mount a BMW 650GS Dakar...

I fabricated a bracket to mount a BMW 650GS Dakar windscreen ( part# 46637655720) to my bark buster clamps. This enabled me to really open up the cockpit area to mount my Montana GPS via ram mounts...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,325
Posted By clintonl
I'm new to the DR and have really enjoyed...

I'm new to the DR and have really enjoyed reshaping the stock machine to one that's infinitely better suited to my needs. I'm parking my existing bike for a bit and taking on this much...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,880
Posted By clintonl
hey SloDon I'd be interested to hear if you...

hey SloDon I'd be interested to hear if you experienced the "slow leak" issue with the front that a number of people (including me) have experienced.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,880
Posted By clintonl
yes this is 100% my experience as well. Front is...

yes this is 100% my experience as well. Front is definitely noisy above 60mph, squirrely as hell on tar snakes and (the most annoying) small bead air leak on the front that requires topping up every...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By clintonl
I know people that swear by these but sadly they...

I know people that swear by these but sadly they didn't work for me. They're certainly well constructed however I couldn't tighten the mirror's smooth ram mount ball enough to stop it from moving out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By clintonl
I just use the stick on convex mirror accessories...

I just use the stick on convex mirror accessories you can buy for a couple of bucks. (just make sure you get brand name ones as some super cheap versions can rattle) They're great at eliminating...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 1,011,279
Posted By clintonl
I was in white sands NM and the Ophir Pass, CO in...

I was in white sands NM and the Ophir Pass, CO in those photos but more recently in Utah getting a bit muddy

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/UtahRide1_zpsfc9339ca.jpg

and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 1,011,279
Posted By clintonl
a couple from the current trip... ...

a couple from the current trip...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/_whiteSands2_zpscfca4d1e.jpg


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/pass_1_zps8c25344e.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,245
Posted By clintonl
I think the key thing is you RODE there on your...

I think the key thing is you RODE there on your bike (even a previous one) so it's earned a place on your map. Not uncommon for a RTW rider to switch bikes midstream — i wouldn't expect them to reset...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,974
Posted By clintonl
If you read the blogs of most RTW motorcycle...

If you read the blogs of most RTW motorcycle travellers the one common change they'd make next time is a lighter, cheaper, less complicated bike than the one they have.

I've been riding my 2009...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,354
Posted By clintonl
Hi Ed - glad you enjoyed them. Hard to...

Hi Ed - glad you enjoyed them.

Hard to believe it was a year ago when I made that journey and first met you on the road — I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys up in AK.

After I...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,147
Posted By clintonl
I considered buying a white Rotopax for water....

I considered buying a white Rotopax for water. However after using their red fuel container for a few trips (which is great) I decided that the Rotopax system was a really, really heavy way to carry...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 946,376
Posted By clintonl
Although the time piece I use cost about the same...

Although the time piece I use cost about the same as one of those watches the thing I like about it is it came with a free motorcycle.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,179
Posted By clintonl
I got my GSA done while I waited. It took them...

I got my GSA done while I waited. It took them precisely 15 mins to replace a ring. The tank did not need to be removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,602
Posted By clintonl
Thanks. The vulnerability of the lights was...

Thanks.

The vulnerability of the lights was definitely at the forefront of my mind when I mounted them. I certainly didn't want risk sacrificing a Kri$$ta whenever I dumped the bike.

For this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,602
Posted By clintonl
That was taken on the Dempster Hwy Yukon Just as...

That was taken on the Dempster Hwy Yukon Just as I was about to cross over into the Northwest Territories.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,602
Posted By clintonl
I'll also chip in for Clearwater Kristas. Not the...

I'll also chip in for Clearwater Kristas. Not the cheapest option but well worth it IMHO.

Supremely high quality manufacturing backed up with amazing service. Road melting illumination, plug and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 55,406
Posted By clintonl
I think that some (lazy) dealers are just going...

I think that some (lazy) dealers are just going to slam these collars on and be done with it and others are going to be a bit more conscientious about replacing pumps.

When I asked the mechanic at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 55,406
Posted By clintonl
Finally took my bike into get this recall done...

Finally took my bike into get this recall done and the experience reminded me why I service my own bike now

- dropped the bike off. Service dept refuses to not only tell me if they have the parts...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By clintonl
I place mine here. Easy access but out of the...

I place mine here. Easy access but out of the line of sight so it's not distracting.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/xMount_zpscba4aaa9.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,131
Posted By clintonl
it does however the rubber flap I zip tied to the...

it does however the rubber flap I zip tied to the panner crossbar catches most of the general wet road spray now. Granted the pic below shows a bit of mud splatter but hey it was a pretty sloppy dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,131
Posted By clintonl
haha mine is hanging here: ...

haha mine is hanging here:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/DempsterSacrifice_800_zps503ae8b2.jpg

(and I've never bothered to replace it)

I should also say that mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By clintonl
Love these lights ...

Love these lights

http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/R1200GS.shtml

Photo below dosen't really do them justice but they are massively visible with their bright high speed flicker.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 55,406
Posted By clintonl
good news. This was just posted today in the NYT ...

good news. This was just posted today in the NYT

"BMW Is Recalling 51,000 Motorcycles for Fuel Leak"

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW says...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,403
Posted By clintonl
as a data point I also had my leaking ESA shocks...

as a data point I also had my leaking ESA shocks replaced under warranty on my 2009 GSA at the 30K mile mark.

I'm over 65K on the bike now so I hope the replacements last longer!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,457
Posted By clintonl
sorry I didn't mean to divert the thread into...

sorry I didn't mean to divert the thread into water bladders, however I noted that you also said "I may on longer camping trips add the expansion attachment for water, stacking two cans on top of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,457
Posted By clintonl
I agree, this is definitely the way to go for...

I agree, this is definitely the way to go for carrying additional water.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By clintonl
Last season I did exactly this. Rode 14K miles...

Last season I did exactly this. Rode 14K miles from NJ > Yukon > Alaska > Seattle > San Francisco > NV etc back home.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912101

I rode from NJ to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,457
Posted By clintonl
I bolt mine just to the rear of the seat. I...

I bolt mine just to the rear of the seat.

I like this spot because

1. It keeps the weight relatively central with me. These cans are built really well but the reality is they're a pretty heavy...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By clintonl
Chas, I know from experience that you can't...

Chas,

I know from experience that you can't completely disable the indicator but you can set the next reminder interval a fairly long way into the future with the 911 device so that it won't...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,354
Posted By clintonl
yes it was a reference to RHPS. Nicely spotted :)...

yes it was a reference to RHPS. Nicely spotted :) I also referenced Alien as well in there somewhere. I guess out in the middle of NV I was starting to feel little disconnected from the human race.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,354
Posted By clintonl
I'm really glad people enjoyed my travel notes...

I'm really glad people enjoyed my travel notes and pictures; Your feedback has been encouraging and I'm looking forward to the next journey already.

In preparation for that I'm culling a lot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 487,448
Posted By clintonl
I've ridden for a year with my iPhone mounted in...

I've ridden for a year with my iPhone mounted in my GSA's cockpit, including good chunks of unpaved alaska/yukon last summer.

No problems whatsoever with the phone. YMMV
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 487,448
Posted By clintonl
sorry i don't want to derail this thread but I...

sorry i don't want to derail this thread but I was VERY disappointed with my Xplorer top case. I REALLY loved the dimensions of it (and the styling was decent)
however where was just too much...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 487,448
Posted By clintonl
I agree. IMHO the notched out asymmetric...

I agree. IMHO the notched out asymmetric BMW/Zegas don't look that bad (way better than having the offset full size pannier option) — best of all the notch encourages you to carry LESS crap on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,354
Posted By clintonl
Hey glad you enjoyed it. I tried to put together...

Hey glad you enjoyed it. I tried to put together a googlemap of the route when I got back including the more random dirt excursions but it all went pear shaped on me. I'll give it another go for you....
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,354
Posted By clintonl
Rt 66 > Chicago > NJ

Pixar Fans will recognize this guy…

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/TowMater_1024_zpsdcb62a3a.jpg

This is the •actual• boomtruck that inspired the tow mater character in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 1,011,279
Posted By clintonl
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/podbaydoor/UT_Moncamp1_1024_zps965945f1.jpg

My current fav pic from my ride ramblings here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912101
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