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    Introvert = solo rider?

    I spent 25 years traveling only with the wife and kids (two boys) up the Inside Passage from Washington to Alaska. No other boats or yacht clubs just ourselves in some very remote places. Didn't mind...
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    In early July I cruised the "Lochsa" or Lolo Pass...

    In early July I cruised the "Lochsa" or Lolo Pass Rd. Beautiful road. I stopped at the Cougar Canyon Store and chatted with a local on a 1200GS as I rested my butt. An Idaho State Patrolman (ISP)...
  3. "End of Story"

    Well thank you all who posted in this thread. My wife read all the comments, gave it two thorough test rides, plus rode my 2006 RT for a distance, and decided to purchase it. She really liked the way...
  4. Thank you "Beemerdons!" Recently I rode my 06...

    Thank you "Beemerdons!" Recently I rode my 06 1200 RT from Washington to Rapid City then back through Wy,, Ut, and Id. What an epic ride. 3/4's of the ride was solo only my RT "dark horse" and I. We...
  5. Considering 2004 1150 RT. Any advice or comments

    My wife and I are considering buying a 2004 1150 RT. We found one nearby and it looks good and clean. Doesn't appear to have been dumped/dropped. Local BMW dealer has service record for it. Under 38...
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    Nice ride no concerns

    Just finished driving this route solo in late July. It was a nice ride. Talked to some locals who said avoid Crow Agency/Lame Deer. As a result I just drove through. I started on the west side and...
  7. I have a Cee Baileys Enhanced on my F800GS and I...

    I have a Cee Baileys Enhanced on my F800GS and I like it. Provides fair wind protection and good rain protection. I'm 6'3" and got the tallest windshield. We do pavement and gravel. I also have a 06...
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    Karoo 3s

    I put Karoo 3s on front and back of my 2013 F800GS. Karoo 3s work great for off road. They look pretty knobby. Had Tourance's on before. Rode all summer (about 2 K miles) including through some light...
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    Hey! We're neighbors. We (wife & I) live in...

    Hey! We're neighbors. We (wife & I) live in Delphi area outside Oly. I'm interested in riding to St Helens but I'm laid up now with an issue. Hoping to ride again soon like later September. Hope it...
  10. Higher RPMs - better fuel mileage

    Since reading this thread about 2 months ago, I run my 06 RT at higher RPMs. My gas mileage records show about 5 more MPGs at higher RPMs vs lower. Also I am enjoying the ride much more - more...
  11. Take a look at the GPS above dash mounts from BMR...

    Take a look at the GPS above dash mounts from BMR products: http://www.bmrproducts.com/products.php?cat=31. I got the BMR "Flatbed" for my 2006 RT and was impressed with the quality craftsmanship. So...
  12. Did day trip of 150 mi. On my 2006 R1200RT, tried...

    Did day trip of 150 mi. On my 2006 R1200RT, tried keeping RPM high, 3,500-4,000+ and seemed to run better than ever. Never lugged the engine. Put it 6th only once at 62-65 mph, but seemed better in...
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    I got the brake failure light too. Front speed...

    I got the brake failure light too. Front speed sensor wires were rubbed bare. Re-wrapped and re-routed them and problem was resolved.
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    I go to the gym at least three times a week, and...

    I go to the gym at least three times a week, and when not at the gym walk 3-5 miles on a trail. While at the gym I do upper body, core, and leg exercises to build and maintain strength. I also stand...
  15. Missed by that much....

    Once merging onto I-5 off of US 101 and going around a corner, I had the wheel and axel of the trailer in front of me pop off the trailer and luckily went sailing over my head missing me by inches....
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    Forest to Sea Ride

    A quick vid showing a recent ride in Washington State. 135 mi. ride through Thurston, Grays Harbor, and Mason counties.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZkLlkpf464
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    Washington State ride videos

    Here are a few links to some ride videos in beautiful Washington state.
    1. Forests to Sea Ride. 135 mi. Ride through forests and along the sea shores with a few stops in between. Thurston, Grays...
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    ID, MT, OR, WA and WY Campgrounds GPX

    I spent considerable time gathering from many sources all the public campgrounds (USFS, State Park, County & City, Utility, and more). I cleaned up the data as best as I could, but I am sure a few...
  19. Thanks! I was thinking about another route out of...

    Thanks! I was thinking about another route out of Jackson towards Swan Valley, but think I now might go this route based on your comments. I am planning a ride from Olympia, Wa to Rapid City, SD to...
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    My 2006 RT did the same until I put a new battery...

    My 2006 RT did the same until I put a new battery in. Once I did that it never happened again. I also wait for it to go through the checks before starting.
  21. My son is going to school in Logan, UT. He...

    My son is going to school in Logan, UT. He reports that a lot of snow has fallen in the past few weeks. More snow lately than some can remember for February. FYI.
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    NW Montana - Lake Koocanusa and Yaak

    When discussing Montana riding most folks think about Bear Tooth or Glacier. There's another great ride that's not so well known. It's got scenery, remoteness, twisties, and best of all NO TRAFFIC....
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    St Joe River Road Notes

    Yes, I have some road notes regarding the St Joe River Road. They are not specific to mile markers or detailed to a specific corner or spot.

    The road has a lot of black tar snakes but other than...
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    BMR makes some high quality stuff. You can't go...

    BMR makes some high quality stuff. You can't go wrong.
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    Yup! Beemer Boneyard provides excellent service -...

    Yup! Beemer Boneyard provides excellent service - way impressive. The fix is pretty easy and you're right it prevents a trip to the dealer. Although I'm a bit closer to mine than you are to yours....
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