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  1. Kinda like this...
  2. Sweet ride. How many HP?? One Kug?
  3. Phone was in fine shape with 70% battery remaining. I think since it was down the ground it did not have service to be able to use the "find my phone." When I picked it up it had no service, but then connected and I made a call no problem. The Lifeproof phone case did its job.
  4. I'm in with a truck and trailer (20'). Dry camping is fine. Thanks!
  5. A big thanks to Mark for joining me on the ride, otherwise may have not gone solo. So may variables that came together. Very lucky indeed to have it back (I guess I'm not "nameless" any longer). Perseverance paid off. Also found a "Metric" adjustable wrench. We had a tailwind equal to our slow riding speed and our bikes were getting hot (fan running) from no air flow through the radiators. Hence the one big backtrack into the wind to cool them off.
  6. Such a happy guy. Great to have ya both along for the adventure.
  7. https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=CA will let you know who sells pure gasoline - but check as the website says. Locally it looks like Crown Point Vp Auto Center.
  8. In for a romp. Will there be any hay??
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  10. Van

    2005 BMW GS 1200

    "I work on this GS1200 and it is terrible. Spend to much $ on parts already." We talking the same bike???
  11. Per this youtube, "You can boost the performance of most any hand held type VHF/UHF radio or hand held scanner radio by adding a counterpoise. This makes up the missing half of the dipole antenna for the radio, giving you a full half wave antenna system." Bags tried a ground to the bike without much success but maybe he was on to this in some fashion. Maybe this Tigertail will help. (I tried to just copy the youtube link, but the whole thing showed up and could not delete - so here it is - if its worth anything... Bp619?? Any other reports on better antennas for the UV/RH?
  12. I'll be in the desert, but with four wheels (FJ). Sorry to miss either. Looking forward to a new year of riding!
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    The Lucky 7

    A.B.T.C. (May require permits from the ABDSP though...
  14. The Nature Conservancy. "Conserving nature" just may preclude certain types of activity ( in their minds). Dealt with a few conservancies and they are pretty protective of the use of the land. If it were secured through a mitigation requirement, (bought by a developer then transferred to the Conservancy for maintenance and monitoring) the Wildlife Agencies may have also had a say in the uses allowed.