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Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
Thanks Hendo66! All good comments about the...

Thanks Hendo66!

All good comments about the bike. -Migs
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
I was also looking at the HP2 until I googled to...

I was also looking at the HP2 until I googled to find it has been discontinued.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,287
Posted By Migs
So why isn't the BMW HP2 in the BMW US...

So why isn't the BMW HP2 in the BMW US (2012-2013) web page? Where is it sold? [Not the sport one but the enduro one] -Migs
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
In reading these responses I realize that bikes...

In reading these responses I realize that bikes are like girls. A large part is how you ride them but another is the myth and mystique that surrounds them. In this regard the 1200's have the world...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
"All the gear - No Idea!" That's me for...

"All the gear - No Idea!"

That's me for sure. -Migs
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
I have several amigos with 1200's so I'm going to...

I have several amigos with 1200's so I'm going to drive one to feel it. Sounds enticing. Plus the 1200 is a really beautiful beast.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
I understand what you all are saying. I've had...

I understand what you all are saying. I've had the F800 for the last couple years with good results. I find the height a bit inconvenient. I just can't figure why they make the bikes so tall. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,382
Posted By Migs
R1200GS easier to ride than F800GS?

Many of my R1200GS owning friends say the R1200GS is easier to ride than the F800GS. What is your take on this?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,766
Posted By Migs
I just thought that all the fuss about oil meant...

I just thought that all the fuss about oil meant some special use for the oil. I'm quite sure any oil in the appropriate range works. Thanks for the clarification though. -Migs
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,766
Posted By Migs
Thanks guys for the heads up and info on the 690....

Thanks guys for the heads up and info on the 690. What I really liked about the idea is that it is 170 lbs lighter than the F800GS. But the cost seems to be in the vibration and oil. I still don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,766
Posted By Migs
Hi. The problem with suggesting an enduro bike...

Hi. The problem with suggesting an enduro bike is that I won't be able to drive it 1000km+ on a highway without considerable discomfort. Eduro bikes tend to have very hard suspensions and limited...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,766
Posted By Migs
KTM 690 SMC comments and links please

Friends:

Can anyone comment on the KTM 690 SMC bike as far as % on road / % offroad? (Assuming for offroad I change the tires to knobbies). I'm considering it as a substitute to my BMW F800GS...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Migs
I like that Husquevarna. Getting parts is not a...

I like that Husquevarna. Getting parts is not a big deal in Bolivia. (I order from the US) Does anyone know how the Husquevarna performs on road, say on a 500km ride on pavement?

MIgs
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Migs
Bike advice

Friends

I have had an F800GS for a couple years and did well, riding far. My problem is I consider it too heavy and bulky. It intimidates me. What other bikes should I look at that weigh less...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6700425125_3bd1...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6700425125_3bd199a9e5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/migsley/6700425125/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6700424295_825dd56861.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6700377519_b9cf...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6700377519_b9cf724a6f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/migsley/6700377519/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6700372623_78f5c63732.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6700403165_729d...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6700403165_729d42de5d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/migsley/6700403165/)


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6700392653_ab6a0037fa.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
Too bad about Coma. Not so much that he...

Too bad about Coma. Not so much that he practically can't win now, but that he must loose to the likes of Despres. In the last interview on Fox today it looked as if Cyril was troubled mentally by...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
I'm going to be on site after tomorrow and hope...

I'm going to be on site after tomorrow and hope to get some good pics of the action. Will post them as soon as possible! There are rumors that Dakar will include Bolivia soon. I spoke to two...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
If it wasn't in the roadbook then all riders...

If it wasn't in the roadbook then all riders should be have been aided equivalently time-wise. Coma wasn't. Like Coma said "If some get stuck in a sand dune is it fair to ask for a reduction in...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,249,645
Posted By Migs
Despres shows his stripes once more. Looking...

Despres shows his stripes once more. Looking back, he would have been favored by the official time wipe anyway, but not helping the rider that helped him get out of the mud really shows what an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,337
Posted By Migs
"The system cannot tell exactly how much fuel...

"The system cannot tell exactly
how much fuel is on board when
the tank is completely full.
"

A $15,000 bike cant tell if the tank is full? That's like the Space Shuttle not knowing the fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 405,213
Posted By Migs
I think I've read all of this thread, including...

I think I've read all of this thread, including adding my own advice to it, but one bit that sticks out to me is the one about:

"pay complete attention"

I have two friends in separate instances...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Hurray for Coma and Salvatierra!

Hurray for Marc Coma and Hurray for the first Bolivian in the Dakar: Juan Carlos Salvatierra #176 on his 18th position in the bikes today. Next year promises to be even more exciting (if that is...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Which are the best sites to see great Dakar...

Which are the best sites to see great Dakar photography? Please post some links for me! Thanks -Migs
Forum: Racing 01-13-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Thats a great graph, I would like to see the only...

Thats a great graph, I would like to see the only Bolivian rider included Salvatrierra 176. I'm quite sure he will top ten next year.

Migs
Forum: Racing 01-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Dakar rulebook pdf links here

I posted the Dakar rulebook pdf links here for you all to enjoy:-Migs

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650017&page=2
Forum: Racing 01-11-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,808
Posted By Migs
Download Dakar Rulebooks for Autos and Motos here

You can download the pdf rules for Autos and Motorcycles in English here:

Motorcycle 2010:
http://www.dakar.com/2010/DAK/presentation/docs/concurrents/reglement_moto_us.pdf

Motorcycle 2011:...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,808
Posted By Migs
1. So are the penalties announced anywhere? I...

1. So are the penalties announced anywhere? I mean the reason for the penalty? (or which rule was broken by the rider?)

2. Also you mention a pdf of the rules. Where is it?

3. Where can I...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Goes to show what a hero Marc Coma is!-Migs

Goes to show what a hero Marc Coma is!-Migs
Forum: Racing 01-07-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
I'm glad Marc Coma is winning. He even stopped...

I'm glad Marc Coma is winning. He even stopped to help a rider yesterday. This is great when a true gentleman stops to help another rider, falls himself, and is still on top of the rankings. Maybe...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Thanks for the gps imagery kyns! Now I know. ...

Thanks for the gps imagery kyns! Now I know. This technological aspect of the race is real cool.
Migs
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Thanks again for the info, but knowing...

Thanks again for the info, but knowing Salvatierra, and him being a helpless rider who doesn't speak French, I doubt he will know what happened until he returns from the race. I just don't see him...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Friends: What is the sequence of events a...

Friends:

What is the sequence of events a Dakar motorbike rider does to navigate using his equipment? I imagine he does not have but split seconds to push buttons, read information and raise his...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Thanks Packmule! Even our rider doesn't know why...

Thanks Packmule! Even our rider doesn't know why he got penalized so we are trying to figure it out for him. !?!?!?
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
If a rider has a penalty where can we see what it...

If a rider has a penalty where can we see what it was assessed for? I'm trying to figure out the cause of bike 176 on stage 1.

Thanks for any help amigos!

Migs
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,003,889
Posted By Migs
Can someone who is more savvy let me know the...

Can someone who is more savvy let me know the status of Salvatierra, bike 176? I saw a penalty on some Dakar page (cant find it now). He doesn't know and we would both like to figure out what it's...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-13-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,272
Posted By Migs
About the glucose tabs. Good idea. Re hydration...

About the glucose tabs. Good idea. Re hydration salts which you mix with 1 lit of water are ideal too. I take Powergels sometimes since they are light, taste good and give you that extra boost. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,344
Posted By Migs
I've seen a whole engine get rebuilt in a hotel...

I've seen a whole engine get rebuilt in a hotel courtyard. It took all night, and there were a MILLION pieces. I mean so many pieces it was unbelievable, but it got put together and the bike worked!
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