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  2. Le Cler

    BMW R1200 GS LC 2015

    I know that there are no such things as the perfect motorcycle for everything but I believe that BMW was getting close with the 2017 Rallye. This bike is also referred to by those in the know as "the Frankenbike" because of the rider, Geoff Ballard who was responsible for putting it together and sending the plan to BMW. The Rallye is powered by the time-tested 1170cc ‘Wasserboxer’ air/liquid-cooled flat-twin DOHC powerplant that pumps out 125hp and drives through a six-speed gearbox and shaft drive single-sided swingarm (https://adbmag.com.au/editorial/adv-test-1000cc-adventure-bike-shootout/). The bike is further improved with the addition of Woody's Superlite and Superlaced Dakar wheels, Black Dog Cycle Works adventure pegs, Cyclops lighting, the AltRider lower bars and skid plate, and the MachineArtMoto cylinder head guards.
  3. Le Cler

    BMW R1200 GS LC (2015)

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    I know that there are no such things as the perfect motorcycle for everything but I believe that BMW was getting close with the 2017 Rallye. This bike is also referred to by those in the know as "the Frankenbike" because of the rider, Geoff Ballard who was responsible for putting it together and sending the plan to BMW. The Rallye is powered by the time-tested 1170cc ‘Wasserboxer’ air/liquid-cooled flat-twin DOHC powerplant that pumps out 125hp and drives through a six-speed gearbox and shaft drive single-sided swingarm (https://adbmag.com.au/editorial/adv-test-1000cc-adventure-bike-shootout/). The bike is further improved with the addition of Woody's Superlite and Superlaced Dakar wheels, Black Dog Cycle Works adventure pegs, Cyclops lighting, the AltRider lower bars and skid plate, and the MachineArtMoto cylinder head guards.
  4. MotorradAngels

    Motorrad Angels

    Very Exciting News! We recently got together with MPOWERD who is a company that makes solar inflatable lights, yet they are have a program where you can purchase a light to be given to NGOs, we just became a part of that program! So for Earth Day we are being highlighted as a program partner so that any light you purchase through their Luci GIVE program, they will send us the light to be distributed where it is needed most. Some of you know that recently on our project in Cúcuta we were able to give out 500 solar lights to the refugees walking. Programs like these and having the relationship with companies like MPOWERD are so crucial to helping those in need! Please share with your friends! As always safe riding! HOW IT WORKS: Buy a light through our GIVE Luci program. Your GIVE light goes directly to Motorrad Angels. Motorrad Angels will deliver them to where they are needed most. https://mpowerd.com/products/give-luci-to-motorrad
  5. Victoria Huber

    Trackimo TRK-100 Universal Personal GPS Tracker

    Our high school students sent a weather balloon 25,000 ft into the air. The balloon traveled from south central PA to Boston, MA in about 4 hours time. We were able to clearly view the location throughout the event. The tracker was very easy to use.
  6. Eric Hall

    Overland Expo West 2019

    Who's going? This will be my 5th and I've always enjoyed myself. Tons of the best moto exhibitors and vendors along with some great 4wd overlanders as well! May 17-19 at Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ. Sign up here The new location at Ft. Tuthill is better than at Mormon Lake, imho. No charcoal bbqs! DAMHIK! Right, @Azure? 😂 @FeralCat2Wheels knows!
  7. Eric Hall

    KTM 1290 Issues

    Plenty I've seen but this is the first video to start off this thread
  8. MotorradAngels

    Motorrad Angels

    Hey Everybody! As always, I hope the rides are rockin' and rollin! I want to take the time to highlight certain folks, I made a post to our Instagram (which I will post down below) and I also want to share the same with the XLADV community. So for this week, a huge thanks goes out to the riders involved in our Cúcuta health mission. Tom, @Dennis Godwin, & Eric were rockstars and without them it would be very difficult for the team to be in different places at the same time. While many of us were at the base camp assisting individuals with medical/dental needs, the A-Team (Tom, Dennis, & Eric) were able to assist different areas around Cúcuta and help the refugees who are actively walking. They provided new pairs of shoes, solar lights, and transportation. They also conducted a clean water project to a community 30min away from the base camp that gave 26 families clean water. So this week is for them and that we couldn't do this without our riders!
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  10. Dave Morris

    Trackimo TRK-100 Universal Personal GPS Tracker

    I like the built-in redundancy of multiple technologies for accuracy in tracking, it gives me peace of mind that it will work well regardless of the circumstances. Plus, it works internationally, which is great for when our family travels overseas. I also like that I can use it when I need to. My aging mom is comforted by the emergency feature and really likes that it doesn't look like the "help, help I can't get up" thing around the neck, it looks like a normal key-chain fob which is less conspicuous.
  11. Gavin Gilmore

    Trackimo TRK-100 Universal Personal GPS Tracker

    Great GPS tracker! for me, Trackimo 3G GPS tracker is the best, you have to pay monthly but anyway worth your money, the rate is low if you pay full year, send a warning to your phone when your motorcycle is moving. 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  12. Jon Rivera

    Trackimo TRK-100 Universal Personal GPS Tracker

    Great concept. So far been ok, purchased to track my motorcycle, and thus far works well. Have to return my device however cause it seems defect only in updating firmware when connected to the computer. Awaiting new device, customer service was very helpful. The device still functions well in tracking in the meantime.
  13. I'm at 20-23psi front and 15-20psi rear. Street or Dirt. I like low pressures. Mojaves gonna be fun! I have a new GoPro Hero 7 this time.
  14. Eric Hall

    Key lose

    Try SOS Diagnostics from Oregon. They helped me
  15. greedyg

    Mojave May 3-5 2019

    Just spent all weekend in the Preserve with @bruinjon, and conditions were perfect
  16. greedyg

    Mojave May 3-5 2019

    I guess we see who wears the pants in that family...
  17. Eric Hall

    Michelin Anakee Adventure Tire

    new vid from Kamrad on this new tire
  18. My fat ass is also 220, and I don't ever air down the rear. When it brakes loose on the dirt at street pressure (34psi) it is very predictable and usually fun. The front however gains noticeable line holding ability when dropping from street 35 to dirt 28 and I don't air down every time I hit the dirt either. I spent this last weekend exploring the Mojave Preserve at a very leisurely pace, so I didn't bother to air down at all, no problems. Now if I'm riding at say an @Rogers type pace, dropping the front pressure a bit yields a great advantage in the corners on loose stuff. BTW who's bike is that Eric? I rode the Park City Ultimate Race too and there was some rocks but good grief! 12 psi?
  19. Yeah when you factor in how much these bikes weigh... A small drop in pressure yields big results. I don't think you have to air them down all that far. I've heard the 28PSI rule as well But I weigh 220 and will probably try 30 pounds as a starting point.
  20. Yep. I destroyed both my rims on my '11 GSA doing LAB2V at about 21 psi. Very expensive mistake. After that I never went below 28 psi.
  21. I actually see this happen a lot. Not with motorcycles but on side by sides. I went up to wind rock for Christmas with my RZR Hi lifter and that place is well known for causing people to lose their tires. I ran 4 to 5 PSI higher than what most people recommend and surprise...gobs of traction, no lost tires. And this over some seriously sharp rocks. I covered 40 miles, sweating bullets the whole way because I didn't have a spare. I found the same thing with my mountain bikes where people are recommending pressures that just don't make sense for my body weight. I ignore them and don't have anywhere near the issues they have. I think people like to tease the limits of tire pressure too much sometimes. If low equals good then lower must equal better. I think they end up crossing a line.
  22. I haven't ridden them so I can't say but I do know the TKC-80 sidewalls are nowhere near as stiff as I require for my riding
  23. If someone would show me that without any background I'd say...too much speed verses a sharp impact with not enough tire pressure for the conditions or tire. Given that sidewalls are dumb and don't know how stiff they are, I'd still say not enough pressure. I don't know what the interior surface area of a given tire is but 30PSI as an example X 300 sq/in as an example = 9000lb of force at the interior of the tire. I'm not convinced that any sidewall on these types of tires are going to add significantly to that. But I could be wrong so just ignore all that. Thinking out loud
  24. Buddy of mine sent me these pics and suggests the rim damage comes from sidewalls that are too soft. This is from the KTM Adventure challenge in Park City
  25. Eric Hall

    Michelin Anakee Adventure Tire

    Yep. For an 80/20 street/dirt tire I'm sure it's great but my riding calls for more a 70/30 dirt/street tire.
  26. @motobraaping this forum
  27. Thanks for the feedback, @Weaponized
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