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Old 05-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #61
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Wow. Amazing rider report and great pics.
Going to grab a beer and read your other rides.

Temptation to buy a new bike now...
and after grab the bike and explore :)
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:34 AM   #62
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Wow. Amazing rider report and great pics.
Going to grab a beer and read your other rides.

Temptation to buy a new bike now...
Hey Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
......Got any particular bike in mind?
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:01 PM   #63
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I actually think the turn signal DID break! (you just cant see it in the pic)
I also feel there should have been more damage to make it a PROPER wipeout ..... Craig didn't even get his pants dusty!
Funny, I missed this before, another VStrom riding Craig... mine's blue though
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:35 PM   #64
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Looked like a small placer mining operation down by the Yalakom River.







More to come...stay tuned!
That pic looks familiar




Great report and fantastic pictures, helped me relive my ride on the road from Lilleoot to Goldbridge. That is some beautiful country. Nice looking V-Strom too, but I'm kinda biased
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:54 AM   #65
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What tires are on the BMW?
How do you like them?
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:59 AM   #66
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What tires are on the BMW?
How do you like them?
I have Michellin Anakees on front and back .... I'm don't really have enough experience to say that they are better or worse than other tires...but, they do get really great reviews from other more experienced riders. I thought I would have alot of trouble on anything but pavement or dry dirt, but on mud, dirt, gravel etc I never felt that the tires were a problem.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:10 AM   #67
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Looked like a small placer mining operation down by the Yalakom River.





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Does Yalakom River Forest Service Rd has exit or it's dead end?
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:16 AM   #68
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I have Michellin Anakees on front and back .... I'm don't really have enough experience to say that they are better or worse than other tires.
Do you mean you changed them to something else?
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:43 AM   #69
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Hey Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
......Got any particular bike in mind?
Going to downsize from four bikes (two legal, three run) to one.
Was thinking GS800/GS1200/GS1200A.
Haven't even been to the dealer yet so it is just a dream right now.
Want something I can ride all day on the slabs and twisties but also ride on the fire roads. Maybe 80% pavement 20% dirt roads. Can't see myself really doing serious adventure riding. Never have sat on a 1200GS or the 800. 90% single passenger but when the wife wants to ride on the back she has to be cozy.
If it was just me I would get the 800 but wondering if the 1200 with extra bits might be the way to go?
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:09 AM   #70
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Great RR! My wife being from Chilliwack, I was thinking of shipping my bike to WA (from Pennsylvania) and doing something similar. Unfortunately it won't be this year but I will start a plan for next year. Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:49 AM   #71
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Do you mean you changed them to something else?

No, The bike came with Anakees, and I stuck with Anakees when I replaced the front tire last year....my back one needs replacing this year.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #72
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Going to downsize from four bikes (two legal, three run) to one.
Was thinking GS800/GS1200/GS1200A.
Haven't even been to the dealer yet so it is just a dream right now.
Want something I can ride all day on the slabs and twisties but also ride on the fire roads. Maybe 80% pavement 20% dirt roads. Can't see myself really doing serious adventure riding. Never have sat on a 1200GS or the 800. 90% single passenger but when the wife wants to ride on the back she has to be cozy.
If it was just me I would get the 800 but wondering if the 1200 with extra bits might be the way to go?

Personally, the 800GS is as big as I'd want to go....the more dirt/fire road stuff I do, the more I love it, and the less highway riding I want to do. I REALLY like motorcycle camping combined with logging roads etc....!
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #73
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Great RR! My wife being from Chilliwack, I was thinking of shipping my bike to WA (from Pennsylvania) and doing something similar. Unfortunately it won't be this year but I will start a plan for next year. Thanks for the great pics.

Hey, glad you liked it! I loved doing the ride and the ride report. I'm really looking forward doing more ride reports this summer.... another interior BC trip...exploring, camping, maybe a bit of fishing this time too....
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #74
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Personally, the 800GS is as big as I'd want to go....the more dirt/fire road stuff I do, the more I love it, and the less highway riding I want to do. I REALLY like motorcycle camping combined with logging roads etc....!
But would your wife/girlfriend/other sit on the back and be happy for an afternoon?

I am heading out to Kelowna this week to take a look at these German contraptions and maybe make up my mind.
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Thanks for taking us along, RJ.

Recognised one or two of those places along the way.

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