Coming back to the “Real World” after long trips

Just a quick introduction.
im currently planning a 1 year rtw trip that will start in Apirl of next year.

So I was telling a buddy about this and about the rough plan and his immediate response was "I couldnt do that". Initially I thought here comes the usual "couldnt leave friends and family and all the risks bla bla bla" speech.

But that was no concern, what he pointed out that after having such an experience he thought he would never be able to settle back into "normal" every day life....

Coming back to the "Real World" after long trips

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We are gone, another trip over a long distance (going RTW, now in South America)

Ok guys, this is the story: we have bin planning another long trip for a couple of years an 2 days ago on Sunday 17.04.2016 we closed the door of our house behind us, started the engines, and left not knowing when we will come back.

The last year has been a hard one with many many hours of motorbike work - rebuilding 2 old bike is not done in a weekend (there is a thread on this in the thumper section), 2 small operations (eyes and thumb), and alot of personal problems - so I am not really...

We are gone, another trip over a long distance (going RTW, now in South America)

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Nav VI

Quote from a post in Florida Sand Fleas : Certain BMW NAV VI's have a tendency to do what they want at the most inopportune moments...:bluduh
Garmin stepped up to the plate and is replacing them . Turnaround time about 10 days..:happay

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krussell’s 1090R vs 1290R Fight to the Sale

This thread compares the 1090R against the 1290R. You might also want to check out the 1090(Non R) vs 1290S thread by @Andy_L -> http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...1290-super-adventure-s.1317226/#post-35109421

I bought a 2017 1090R back in July, and rode it 2800 miles over the summer. I liked it, but in a moment of confusion sold it in December. Feeling immediate seller’s remorse, I figured I’d better replace it with another one while...

krussell's 1090R vs 1290R Fight to the Sale

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Is a 2013 Oil cooled GSA actually a better adv bike than a new 1250?

I want to pose a question. Like a lot of inmates the new 1250 gets my heart pumping. I thought I would wait a year and pick up a lightly used one next fall. But than I got thinking. My buddy and I are planning a big trip to the tip of South America or maybe attempt a RTW in 4 years when kid and work obligations are completed. I have a 2013 GSA with 14000 miles. It is like new. Picked up pretty cheap from a Harley dealer with 7,000 miles on it. It has ABS, heated grips and the electric...

Is a 2013 Oil cooled GSA actually a better adv bike than a new 1250?

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Things You Want To Say In The PNW Flea Market

But don't want to clog it up with more blather.

There is always shit that I want to say but don't want to be "that asshat" who clogs up the thread with useless blather.................so I'll do it here :lol3

I'll start by saying THANK YOU to the mod that had to once again clean up all the crap from yesterday and today...........you have a thankless job.


Next, for the n00bs.................I know reading is hard...........but take a look at the first post :deal

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Things You Want To Say In The PNW Flea Market

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Can kill switch game damage ignition coil?

Hi,
I rode with my friend and girlfriend and we were playing kill switch game.
After that specific drive, I noticed that out of few thousand cycles there will be one missed beat.

Bike is KTM 640 LC4 with FCR flatslide carb.

Many times it is a symptom of breaking spark plug so I changed it from NGK Iridium DR8EIX (20 euros) to regular cheaper one but new NGK DR8EA (4 euros). For a few days, there was no missed beat, but soon after its the same.

My second guess was dirty carburetor. I...

Can kill switch game damage ignition coil?

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Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

I believe we're all used with being asked how fast is the bike and how many mpg does it get. But have you ever been asked something that simply blew your mind?

I'll start with mine. The advantage of riding in remote places of an almost non-biking country.

- "Sir, is that a real BMW or it's just the badge?" (people here are used with chinese replicas, therefore the question is almost a legitimate one; asked 3 times already, waiting for more)
- "Duuuuude, does your bike has two...

Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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GA woods rider looking for CO/NM trail advice

Hey,
I'm a Rocky Mtn noob but hoping to travel from GA next year and spend a few months out west riding as much enduro single track as possible. About how many months a year can one ride single track trail around Pagosa Springs, CO?

I would like to then trailer south into NM along US285 and ride Carson Natl and Santa Fe Forests as well. What is that stretch down to the Las Vegas, NM area like? That entire stretch looks like a dirt bikers paradise that could offer a slightly longer...

GA woods rider looking for CO/NM trail advice

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Eighteen Years In The Making

Year One - Three day ride from Charlotte, NC to Robbinsville, NC to ride Deals Gap and the Cherohala Skyway with my son on his first overnight motorcycle trip.

(I am expanding this thread to add subsequent multi-day rides with my son.)

Year Two - Three day trip riding in the mountains of NC, TN and SC.

Year Three - Eleven day trip from Charlotte, NC to ride the Rockies in CO departing Aug. 13, 2015.

Year Four - Four days of mountain riding in NC and TN.



Numa

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Eastern Beaver order fulfillment issues, anyone? Africa Twin PC-8

okay, so has anyone had issues with Eastern Beaver before?

1.I ordered a PC-8 Africa Twin package on March 30
2. On March 31, I get notification from PayPal that EB got their money
3. March 31 - I get a note from EB - "your stuff has shipped"
3. April 20 - I send a note to Jim at EB - basically, "where's my stuff?"
4. April 20 - Jim responds - very busy - too busy to give you a tracking number. Tracking number is only given if the shipment is late
4. April 20 - I remind him that the...

Eastern Beaver order fulfillment issues, anyone? Africa Twin PC-8

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Tell me why I shouldn’t buy this DR650…

I started with a DRZ400E, but it made my hands go numb on the highway from all the vibration. I sold that and bought a V-strom 650, which is great on the highway but it's a real handful (for me) in rough dirt. It seems like I'm bracketing a big bore thumper as my ideal bike. A mostly stock 2003 DR650 with 12,800 miles came up for sale locally for $2500. I checked it out today, and for the age it looks to be in great shape. It starts easily and runs great, the brakes and suspension all feel...

Tell me why I shouldn't buy this DR650...

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How do you trailer your Motorcycle?

View attachment 1424040 View attachment 1424039 View attachment 1424038 I just finished setting up my 5x8 v-nose trailer to haul my 2002 1150 GS to Texas then California so we can spend time with our son & daughter and get some riding in.
The trailer had no anchor points installed. My first task was to install 8 5000lb D rings to anchor the bike.
Not being totally satisfied with my anchor options I purchased 30ft of e-track and 12 e-track anchors to secure the other...

How do you trailer your Motorcycle?

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WTB Stock R1150GS Adventure Boxes

Hello all,

I am not sure if I am posting this in the right place or not, couldn't really find a marketplace category. I am looking to buy a top or right hand stock box for my R1150GS Adventure. I have one that is damaged pretty bad form previous owner and would like to replace it. I am hoping someone has one sitting around they they no longer use as they have upgraded to aftermarket boxes or something.

Thanks in advance,

Brad

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