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Old 03-08-2013, 03:50 AM   #5956
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Ahhh is that the box sitting in my office lol

Box ,, what box? Oh right, I left something with you didn't I? No biggy.... yet.... We have a few weeks, as long as we don't get another snow storm, freezing rain or hail... Then my friend is just busy instead of really busy...
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:06 AM   #5957
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Change subject,, I just read a ride report about BAJA... seems like fun...

any thoughts on what it would take for a group of us to go to BAJA, how many weeks, would it take from Ontario...? How long would you want to go for to make it worth the trip?
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:36 AM   #5958
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A bunch of my buds just returned from Baja. Trailered all the way to Phoenix, rode to Cabo (the southern-most tip of Baja). Two full weeks of riding, plus a few days of driving at each end. They said it was the trip of a lifetime.

I am definitely planning to go the next time.


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Old 03-08-2013, 05:03 AM   #5959
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Change subject,, I just read a ride report about BAJA... seems like fun...

any thoughts on what it would take for a group of us to go to BAJA, how many weeks, would it take from Ontario...? How long would you want to go for to make it worth the trip?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #5960
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A bunch of my buds just returned from Baja. Trailered all the way to Phoenix, rode to Cabo (the southern-most tip of Baja). Two full weeks of riding, plus a few days of driving at each end. They said it was the trip of a lifetime.

I am definitely planning to go the next time.


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so.. 3weeks?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #5961
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Depending on where you launch from (these guys found a place to park their truck and trailer in Phoenix), it will take a solid week of riding to reach the tip of Baja. They did it a couple of years ago, and only had 10 days of riding. They made it almost all the way to the tip, but not all the way. They had to turn back to keep to their schedule. This time, they allowed themselves a full week of riding south, they spent a day or two resting and fixing bikes in Cabo San Lucas, then a full week to ride north. They made good time, and had a few pretty long days. You'd also need a minimum 2-3 day for each leg of the drive from Ottawa> Phoenix >Ottawa. Three weeks would do it, but no less if you want to ride the entire peninsula.

John borrowed my GPS for the ride, and I have yet to plug it into my computer. I'll shoot you the GPX files he recorded so you can have a look at them in Basecamp.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #5962
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Now I have to figure out how to tell the family I'll be leaving and taking all my holidays in one shot.....
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #5963
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Nice temps in Phoenix, I was there last week.

Highs of ~23C

I got a nice tan.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #5964
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That's why your ship your bikes ahead of time, then fly down. Then you only need two Weeks ;)

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #5965
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Have the family meet you in Cabo, at a resort and hang with them for a few days. More expensive, but it will ensure your permission slip gets signed.




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Old 03-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #5966
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One of the guys did this. He sent his bike on the trailer with the others, and he flew into and out of Phoenix. He managed the whole thing with 15 days, I believe, and he didn't have to ride in the truck, though he did pitch in with gas sharing costs.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #5967
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My water pump is ready to be reassembled, just need to pick up some loctite 648 retaining compound.
We have some Loctite 620. (The Haynes manual lists Loctite 648 for the rotor on the F650/800GS but apparently 648 is no longer, and 620 is the replacement).

Do you need some, or have you found an alternative?
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #5968
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One of the first signs of Spring...

Charging up the Scala radio intercoms, in case we can get out for a ride tomorrow.

All the bikes are ready to go. That's the nice thing about not dismantling them in the Fall. We did a few things on them, chain/sprockets on the 800, alternator stator on the 650, but not a lot was needed.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #5969
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We have some Loctite 620. (The Haynes manual lists Loctite 648 for the rotor on the F650/800GS but apparently 648 is no longer, and 620 is the replacement).

Do you need some, or have you found an alternative?
Found that out today at general bearing... picked up some 680. Little bit more viscous and longer set time, but same retaining strength. Shaft is in freezer, so I can reassemble pump tomorrow morning. Will change cam follower bearings as well for peace of mind.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #5970
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Found that out today at general bearing... picked up some 680. Little bit more viscous and longer set time, but same retaining strength. Shaft is in freezer, so I can reassemble pump tomorrow morning. Will change cam follower bearings as well for peace of mind.
That's too bad, I hoped I could get rid of a little of this.

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