Southwest… here we come!

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 26, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, Gear, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 1 comments

After numerous months of discussion and a few weeks of preparation, the day has finally arrived for our Southwest adventure to begin.  It would be disingenuous for me to even infer that I had any real part in the intensive labor involved in putting a trip like this together.  That distinction goes to our ride leader, Jon Marks.  His thoughtful

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Northwest Trip Preparations

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 24, 2014/ BMW R1200RT, Gear, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Northwest Adventure 2014, Touring/ 0 comments

Just a few days remain between me, the road out west and another unique adventure that I will be able to claim as my own.  I have methodically implemented my trip preparations and feel confident that I have covered all of the items necessary for the type of trip that lies ahead. My RT received a new set of Michelin

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 4- Woodridge Virginia to Lancaster Pennsylvania- Pre-departure

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 20, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, Gear, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

The NOLA group is enjoying a slower pace to our morning as we await the arrival of the Orlando crew. We anticipate their arrival at our hotel sometime between 10-11am. Their train was delayed by a medical emergency stop. The real news is the updated current radar! Could it be a reprieve from the abusive rain and fog? Our bikes

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Pre-trip service of the BMW 1200rt

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 1, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, Gear, General Rants & Raves About Riding/ 0 comments

Maybe today wasn’t the ideal day to bring my BMW to the dealer in Baton Rouge for service, but the appointment was on the books for nearly a month, and we leave in 16 days! Today’s service was the 6000 mile scheduled maintenance which includes quite the list of necessary adjustments, inspections and fluid changes. Oil & Filter Change Valve

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