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    Looks familiar although my experience is not with...

    Looks familiar although my experience is not with Badger Lake but with the NF NW of Morton, WA. 30 yrs ago I rode a Honda XL 250 in this NF and it was great - nice gravel, graded roads, etc. Now...
  2. Oh wait, like the video posted in the Billings...

    Oh wait, like the video posted in the Billings MOA thread, "So You Want to Live in*Montana... -*YouTube Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyLMwzDR4qY" A Montana solar panel must be the corrugated roof on...
  3. Keeping Your Electric Stuff Charged While On The Road

    Last summer I did a 3,600 mile solo road trip across the western US - Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, and Oregon. 21 days and 18 of them camping at state parks or USFS...
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    Two Montana foodie stops

    Northeast of Missoula, MT is town of Avon. The Avon Cafe is an oasis! Great food, great service, and great pie. I stopped there because I needed a break from riding. Oh my, what a find. If I'm in the...
  5. What a great read! I read with interest at how...

    What a great read! I read with interest at how physical the toll was not only for the bikes but for you too. While I'm pretty adventurous now I'm not sure I'd want to endure that day after day, mile...
  6. Thread: RT Range

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    2006 R1200RT. After a 4,000 mi summer the average...

    2006 R1200RT. After a 4,000 mi summer the average (calculated, not via th Internet "Bord Computer") is 48 mpg. The best was 54 mpg. I generally run between 3,700-4,200 rpm. I used premium fuel that...
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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)...
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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...
  10. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  18. 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...
  22. 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.
  24. 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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