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Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,716
Posted By RockiesTwin
A vintage BUMP

Was just out for a ride today and was mentioning this post. Still one of my favorites ever for showing what can be done by those willing to do so.

Bravo again.
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By RockiesTwin
Jealous!

Makes me jealous remembering the days of my trip through Mx. Although I believe you're getting along better by being able to speak Spanish ;) I did ride on the cuota highways and enjoyed long days of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By RockiesTwin
Almost too pretty to ride ;) One...

Almost too pretty to ride ;)



One other thing I like about my Jesse bags is when the bike decides to take a nap... they provide a nice pillow :D

<a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,892
Posted By RockiesTwin
Perhaps I'm saying the unpopular here... but if...

Perhaps I'm saying the unpopular here... but if you've only put nearly 14k miles on the bike in nearly 9 years... I'd say keep it. Better the beast/devil you know than the one you don't (as another...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,741
Posted By RockiesTwin
http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/gs_1200.htm Says the...

http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/gs_1200.htm Says the R1200GS as being "30kg lighter". That seems to make more sense for a bike that would tout being lighter - a mere 9lbs would seem a trivial...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,741
Posted By RockiesTwin
So I'm in a quandary here... and seems like you...

So I'm in a quandary here... and seems like you all may have some input and it's relatable to this thread. I just recently took my 02 R1150GSA into the shop for a blown rear drive shaft seal. I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,716
Posted By RockiesTwin
Truly Impressive!

I came across this thread as my R1150GSA sits at the shop looking at a $2,000US repair estimate for a rear-shaft rebuild :puke1

It just goes to show JUST how much we pay for convenience - Bravo to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By RockiesTwin
Heet

I've run HEET through it thinking the same thing with no real change - of course now the rear-drive seal puked :( So I can't test anything for some time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 878,035
Posted By RockiesTwin
On the way South... I didn't make Panama but had...

On the way South... I didn't make Panama but had a hell of a time in Mexico ;)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By RockiesTwin
ah hem

That sounds suprisingly similar to the same "hesitation" that my bike has at high speeds after a long ride. So the lining of the tank slufs into the intake screen. :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,196
Posted By RockiesTwin
I think that the dealership network for HD is...

I think that the dealership network for HD is probably their strongest asset. Having been miles and miles away from dealerships when problems have arisen on previous bikes - the benefits of a strong...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-26-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By RockiesTwin
Question Any idea on rentals on Réunion

Greetings fellow riders - I am taking holiday on Réunion and am amazed at the twisty roads and diversity of terrain here. Obviously I wasn't able to pack my GS along for the ride but wondered what...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By RockiesTwin
Thanks for the link! there's some pretty cool...

Thanks for the link! there's some pretty cool shit there :):evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,996
Posted By RockiesTwin
Thanks!

Thanks for sharing pics from one of my favorite areas - I have family up there and have made a couple trips up there on bike in the past. The trip over 212 to Red Lodge is AMAZING!:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,228,875
Posted By RockiesTwin
320 pages & counting...

NICE!!! Good to see you're still at it -- though I think you're slackin' on putting in pics of Senoritas ;) :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,276
Posted By RockiesTwin
piling on...

You didn't mention it (or I missed it) but if you're leaving on that kind of a trip might as well put on some new shoes before you leave. One less hassle on the road. You can leave your current ones...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 156,146
Posted By RockiesTwin
Kudos!

4 months around the world? Oh do share! I agree though... LWR was great. While I didn't care for LWD as much it was for entirely different reasons. I just liked the simplicity of the first one and,...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 71,635
Posted By RockiesTwin
Basically those are a beefed up version of the...

Basically those are a beefed up version of the Combat Tourers (from appearances) available from Stich.. I have a pair of the combat tourers and of alllll the moto equipment and personal gear I've...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By RockiesTwin
Are you a clothes horse? No just a rider in the Rockies :)

So I too live at the edge of the tall scaries and here's what I took when I had to cover below freezing to tropical (pretty much a typical chance in the rockies ;)

* Combat Touring boots with wool...
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 35,749
Posted By RockiesTwin
Round two?!

Awesome! How can I not show up this year and get more jazzed about all the stuff (Yes I did edit myself there) that I missed in Latin America my first time. Not that the fire needs much stoking to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,965
Posted By RockiesTwin
Stop! Don't do it! You know you're just going to...

Stop! Don't do it! You know you're just going to sit here in the US and wish you were back down south in the warm sun... eating shrimp, going fast, and splitting lanes! :(:
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
First I aspire to have a ride report like the...

First I aspire to have a ride report like the Sequins' - I think their intent study on the history and culture of C & SA over the University years sprinkled with their better knowledge of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,292
Posted By RockiesTwin
Congratulations on reaching your goal! Greenies...

Congratulations on reaching your goal! Greenies wandering the globe are a beautiful thing :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,965
Posted By RockiesTwin
Viva Mexico - Great pics and good call on the...

Viva Mexico - Great pics and good call on the pickup to Texas. I rode outta CO in Nov and froze my alabaster *#) off till I got to Ft. Worth. Returning in January I bough Gerbings. Keep the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 375,637
Posted By RockiesTwin
Well Done Gents! I've throughly enjoyed checking...

Well Done Gents! I've throughly enjoyed checking in and reading along on your trip. Threads like this are the things that create dreams, help relive them, and act as proof that we're all really in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 143,077
Posted By RockiesTwin
What a great Ride Report you two. The commentary...

What a great Ride Report you two. The commentary and photography are both fantastic. The images you're capturing riding on the Pillion will certainly be priceless memories! Keep it up! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
Simmy - I don't Speak spanish and faired quite...

Simmy - I don't Speak spanish and faired quite well (I believe). I think you'd be much better off using a Spanish Phrase book than a dictionary. The dictionary won't have the conjugated form of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 809,866
Posted By RockiesTwin
6 weeks and about 7,000 miles from CO through...

6 weeks and about 7,000 miles from CO through Mexico.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/3091395657_2885ec624c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockiestwin/3091395657/)
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
As I've made it home now I'm enjoying sharing...

As I've made it home now I'm enjoying sharing pictures and stories of my trip. I'm also reflecting on what I took with me and what I'd take again. Here's a couple thoughts on items that I had the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 541,700
Posted By RockiesTwin
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3209133040_627...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3209133040_62750df687_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockiestwin/3209133040/)
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 375,637
Posted By RockiesTwin
:clap I completely agree! My intention when...

:clap

I completely agree! My intention when I left the US was to make it to Panama. Ultimately I didn't get out of Mexico. I haven't regretted it one iota and when I tell people that I "loved it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,228,875
Posted By RockiesTwin
It was good to meet you SV - Thanks for taking...

It was good to meet you SV - Thanks for taking all the pictures! It doesn't help the sickness I felt as I rode into town and there was a massive traffic jam and I couldn't just weave around on all...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
Well I just made it home to Colorado. Now I...

Well I just made it home to Colorado. Now I should have many fewer excuses for not putting up pictures! I'll wrap things up here in a jif!:thumb

Simple explosions of color and culture can be found...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 375,637
Posted By RockiesTwin
One piece of advice Bananaman gave that I took to...

One piece of advice Bananaman gave that I took to heart was: bring the best camera you can afford(to loose). I am in MX now and brought along the Canon S110XIS - it is a 9mp camera with a 10x optical...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
So I managed to meet up with StrinkingViking -...

So I managed to meet up with StrinkingViking - definitely an interesting guy and I think we had a pretty good time in Oaxaca. In talking about these postings he pointed out how many times they´re OF...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
As you wish. I will get back around and add some...

As you wish. I will get back around and add some descriptions... if they're warranted.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/3113185761_9e0ca2e7d8_o.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
The "nap" is totally the fault of the rider - not...

The "nap" is totally the fault of the rider - not the big galoot. I went to make a turn off the curb --- too slow. The rear hung up on the curb and it was a slow-mo decline to the ground. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
Pictures Pictures... Here they are. ...

Pictures Pictures... Here they are.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/3108877826_ef696527fa_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockiestwin/3108877826/)

A Spanish colonial bldg in the center of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 375,637
Posted By RockiesTwin
I've been asked to sell my GSA twice now even...

I've been asked to sell my GSA twice now even when I mention the price. The thought might actually happen before I return home .. if the timing and $$$ is right. Bikes DO seem more expensive here...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,281
Posted By RockiesTwin
Made it out of Veracruz with some fond memories...

Made it out of Veracruz with some fond memories and am now in Puebla, MX. I'll say this for anyone that reads this before I can post the full update - RIDE MX150 from Veracruz to Puebla .. Ride it 2...
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