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  1. Le Cler

    Mojave 2019

    @motochefarwi, awesome-ness! Really enjoyed the videos and hope to ride with you guys next year. I did end up with 4 displaced rib fractures on the right side. I was hoping to be able to make the High Sierra Ride as well, but I think it's going to be too close to the 1st GS Rally in Dolores, Colorado at the beginning of August. Anyway, I'll be there next year to ride in the Mojave again. Hope that some of you guys can make it out to Dolores Giants Rally. Dennis Godwin will be there again as well, and a bunch of other really nice guys/gals and riders.
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    Mojave 2019

    She didn't say, but she sure wasn't going to go to Euro-Cycles. I probably wouldn't again either. I think this convinced me to make the 911 investment. They're light enough that it wouldn't really matter.
  3. Le Cler

    Mojave 2019

    FYI: So another person is in LV attempting to get some help with the BMW. I told them about Euro-Cycles where I had my bike towed. They said that the new manager there had already told her once to "not bring your outfit here" and to go elsewhere. Although the service manager, Tony, was very helpful to me in loading my bike and driving me to a hotel the night before, they had the bike for over an hour and couldn't find the problem. That's why I ended up hauling it home. BMW of Denver had the problem figured out and repaired in less than 2 hours costing $100 more than the 1-hour "diagnostics" that Euro-Cycles charged me. So word for the wise, be careful there. I don't recall seeing any KTMs there either.
  4. Le Cler

    Mojave 2019

    Agreed, Eric. Guys, there are a ton of videos on YouTube and other venues to learn from, but hands-on does provide a little more insight since you can't actually converse on YT. Any interested parties should check out Bret Tkac's videos for most of the stuff that's been discussed here. Sidenote: Here's his deep sand video: (I am not paid by Bret but have attended his PSSOR course and he's absolutely solid) and whereas there are other schools of study, these are foundations to build upon. Remember that. No one has THE right way because there are always way too many variables involved (weight of the bike, rider, traction, etc) so we all build upon the principles and learn from each other, and of course, our own mistakes. Tire pressure is another topic, but YOU are learning what works best for YOU in various environments (rocky, sand, etc.) so asking what someone else is running (PSI, bars, etc.) is a starter, and not necessarily the best.
  5. Le Cler

    Mojave 2019

    Eric, What about a slide show on Friday night promoting the actual beneficiary of the event? There were a lot of trailers and big campers who might actually volunteer to bring a big screen (maybe) to play from either a laptop or just a jump drive. I agree that most of the other stuff could be delegated/promoted onto volunteers. I really don't think volunteers would be a problem because so many like what you're doing here.
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    Mojave 2019

    Although I rode all the way from Colorado and only spent one day's ride on the Preserve with the XLADV Mojave Group, I believe that the ride was worth it. I ended up injured on day 1 and had to sit it out. Still got to hang out with some great guys and gals and made some new friends. Will be making the trip again next year too. Thanks Eric. Brad Clere @madhatter_moto
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    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.
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    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.
  9. Le Cler

    Has the GS Brand Fallen So Far?

    I am only on my 2nd GS with my 1st being the 800GSA and put 56k on it in less than 4 years. I am an annual (not a seasonal) rider that finally switched to the big dog 1200 GS Rallye. I only had one issue with the 800 and it was the 'propencitor' which I think was in relation to me switching the OEM counter-sprocket to a 15. I ride off-road and hammered the 800 hard and without complaints. I've seen and heard just as many complaints about the KTMs over the years. Just ride what you like. There's no top dog except the one that you're on top of, [emoji240]. Hahahahaha. Enjoy the ride. A dedicated drinking the Kool-aide BMW Rider. Besides, one of the other posters here mentioned dropping $20k on a bike. I haven't ever seen a cheap KTM.
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