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Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,275
Posted By Django Loco
No complaints? Maybe you should read up on many...

No complaints? Maybe you should read up on many of the ride reports here on ADV. Then go over to Horizon's Unlimited. There you can read dozens of reports where BMW's have had NUMEROUS show stopping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,917
Posted By Django Loco
Sounds like the organization is far better this...

Sounds like the organization is far better this year :clap The "Stay on the Road" policy is good. Enduro ribbons are good for me. I remember the route sheet had L o n g sections of blank paper. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,917
Posted By Django Loco
It's a great ride! Book Motel NOW! They fill up! ...

It's a great ride! Book Motel NOW! They fill up!
I just hope you guys don't change the staging area the night before the event like last year:eek1 :lol3 ... and then have no one at the ORIGINAL...
Forum: EMEA 08-31-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Django Loco
Sounds good! If you have your sights set on...

Sounds good! If you have your sights set on Africa then starting from Europe is perfect. Do a bit of Europe then cross over to Morocco from Spain, or to Tunisia from Italy. I did the Spain to Maroc...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,658
Posted By Django Loco
So I assume you work for a Triumph dealer? Cool!...

So I assume you work for a Triumph dealer? Cool! Is it worth it ... or even possible ... to rebuild the stock Tiger Showa shock?

And how would you handle the forks? Can you detail out the...
Forum: Latin America 08-30-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,781
Posted By Django Loco
Sorry to side track your thread! Lets get it back...

Sorry to side track your thread! Lets get it back on track:deal But I must say, IMO, Bananaman's Ruta 40 report is spot on from everything I've seen and heard about that region. I've read dozens of...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
If I eat a big breakfast or lunch, I get dozy...

If I eat a big breakfast or lunch, I get dozy sometimes. Of course, you are correct about a big meal late ... nix gut chef! :D Working hard on that one!
I've cut out most junk food and sugar...
Forum: Latin America 08-30-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,781
Posted By Django Loco
I remember reading Jean-Luc's "Chasing Summer"...

I remember reading Jean-Luc's "Chasing Summer" thread ... one of the best Ride Reports ... ever ... on ADV, IMO. I knew he was home cause I ran into him at Zeitgeist in San Francisco :freaky Hell of...
Forum: Latin America 08-30-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,781
Posted By Django Loco
I've been supremely lucky! Funny about Windows!...

I've been supremely lucky! Funny about Windows! (I'm a mac die hard too)
I salute your Antarctic service. Pole must be tough. We talked to them all the time on the radio. There is a lot to do at...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
True enough. I really appreciated your posts over...

True enough. I really appreciated your posts over on Jamie's thread about helping people out and being open to receive help from strangers. You restore my faith in my fellow countrymen. Very...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
Like others who've posted, we start early usually...

Like others who've posted, we start early usually and ride a while until breakfast. Light breakfast for me .... and even lighter lunch. Dinner ... after the days ride .... can be anything but during...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
In larger towns these days in Latin America I've...

In larger towns these days in Latin America I've seen a fair number of Lavanderia's scattered about, motels too now can have a machine and will do washing for you. In the country, still mostly hand...
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,781
Posted By Django Loco
1978! Wow! That's when I was there .... actually...

1978! Wow! That's when I was there .... actually the first time was 1975 as a tourist, but then I was back in '76 as an employee of the State dept. stayed through '77. Back again in '78 and '79. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By Django Loco
Having been through at least a dozen motocross...

Having been through at least a dozen motocross boots I can tell you ... most require a bit of time on the bike to "adjust" to the shifting braking sensitivity.
It usually takes me about a day of...
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Django Loco
That's about $650 USD. Bit pricey, no? :eek1...

That's about $650 USD. Bit pricey, no? :eek1 Colombia may be a bit cheaper. In Guat. City, Tourance are "about" $240 rear, $150 front, IIRC, cheaper labor as well. Well, at least the job is done and...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
Excellent! Always good to be reminded that not...

Excellent! Always good to be reminded that not everyone's life revolves around riding! But some of us are just motorcycle addicted! Certainly more to life .... but I haven't found it yet! :D

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,658
Posted By Django Loco
You can squeeze some more HP out of the Tiger but...

You can squeeze some more HP out of the Tiger but as has been mentioned, suspension is your main concern.

Have you sat on a S3 ? This is a T i n y bike. You might look a bit silly on it.
Great...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-27-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
OK, I'm sold! Guess I've tried the wrong brand...

OK, I'm sold! Guess I've tried the wrong brand .... that dollar store stuff ... or the stuff in Latin America is not all that great! (trust me)
Agreed. I found some great liquid gel in France....
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By Django Loco
HJC for dirt helmets are the best value out there...

HJC for dirt helmets are the best value out there today. Shop the net for sales
on pants and jerseys. Jerseys are great because they are WARM in the cold
(carry a spare one) and very good in the...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,531
Posted By Django Loco
I have a Rainer as well. This is a very good hot...

I have a Rainer as well. This is a very good hot weather jacket. The fabric itself vents well, plus it's got LOTS of zip vents that flow air quite well. (all waterproof). This jacket comes with a zip...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By Django Loco
Hiking boots are OK for light street riding ......

Hiking boots are OK for light street riding ... as long as you're aware you don't get much protection to your Tibia area, and many hiking boots don't protect your toes or top of your foot all that...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
Packing Light Mind Set ...

Seems like majority of folks I've seen in the flesh here on ADV do little more than weekend trips, sometimes a three day deal to an ADV or BMW rally. Yet to see the typical set up these guys run,...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,275
Posted By Django Loco
Sorry about your continuing pain. Perhaps there...

Sorry about your continuing pain. Perhaps there is some hope to correct the problems? At your age ... it's worth pursuing. A life on pain killers is not hopeful. Best of luck with all this.

Sand...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-26-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,275
Posted By Django Loco
You are very lucky to have already seen such a...

You are very lucky to have already seen such a lot of the world at such a young age. I would take a break and join the Army. I'm not familiar with what is offered in the Oz military compared to the...
Forum: Latin America 08-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Django Loco
There are two Aussies who just reported getting...

There are two Aussies who just reported getting tires in Panama at the BMW dealer. It only took a day to get them, IIRC.

Check out their awful blog here:
http://centraladventureagency.com/
...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-25-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
I agree, the 1150GS is a good gravel bike. I was...

I agree, the 1150GS is a good gravel bike. I was surprised how well it worked in moderate off road conditions. In rougher, deeper stuff, I find it a bit frightening. I could ride my Vstrom off road...
Forum: Latin America 08-25-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,781
Posted By Django Loco
Probably cause you never got off the main road!...

Probably cause you never got off the main road! :lol3

Definitions of "3rd world" will vary from Moron to Moron:lol3 ... and while parts of Latin America may appear "Civilized and developed", I...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-25-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,383
Posted By Django Loco
Going it in stages on different bikes IMO is the...

Going it in stages on different bikes IMO is the best way to go nowadays. With the outrageous shipping/Air Freight charges currently, it's better to get a bike for each continent rather than ship...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Django Loco
Been years since I rode that loop .... a friend...

Been years since I rode that loop .... a friend runs a house boat on the lake there. My Google maps show a loop off US 15 starting as highway 12, down through Overton, becomes 169, then becomes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By Django Loco
Good luck getting your camera back ... or at...

Good luck getting your camera back ... or at least the memory card.
Hey, how about calling the local Forest Service/Rangers office in that area?
They must know about Uncle Tom's? Or maybe local...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,745
Posted By Django Loco
My sister in law worked for Disney for a decade,...

My sister in law worked for Disney for a decade, I collected quite a variety of pens, pencils, key chains and many other small trinkets. Kids love Disney stuff.

The dollar store is also great for...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,653
Posted By Django Loco
Some fancy gear there! I avoid anything BMW or...

Some fancy gear there! I avoid anything BMW or Aerostich simply because I don't like to be over charged for gear I can get for half of what BMW and Aerostich charge, and matches quality &...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,383
Posted By Django Loco
:nod :deal Excellent! Now were getting down to...

:nod :deal
Excellent! Now were getting down to what really matters! :thumb

What more could be said on this subject?
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,429
Posted By Django Loco
I think you've done great on this! Your set up is...

I think you've done great on this! Your set up is far more elegant and simple than the BMW one shown. You were smart enough not to try to carry a full size pannier AND a bicycle. As seen on the BMW...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Django Loco
Police? Spanked? WTF? :lol3 Look, as I said a...

Police? Spanked? WTF? :lol3 Look, as I said a couple posts back ... I'm not even sure what this stuff is .... or if it's the same as Windex ... or not. That's why I asked what, exactly, it is ......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Django Loco
I'd only worry about breaking down if you're...

I'd only worry about breaking down if you're riding a BMW! :lol3

Hey, get this, when I crossed DV last time in the 118f temps (last August!) these clowns were running a Marathon Running Event...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,383
Posted By Django Loco
Riding with a delirious partner is good reason to...

Riding with a delirious partner is good reason to stop riding. But I would have thought about checking into a nice Motel and spend a few days to recover.
Mexican doctors are very good at dealing...
Forum: Latin America 08-23-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,781
Posted By Django Loco
I have the same problem. My Enduro racing days...

I have the same problem. My Enduro racing days kick in and I want to take every tool and spare part in the box! It's hard to let go of that!

I've ridden dirt bikes with Recluse type clutches....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Django Loco
Are you starting in Kanabe, UT? First stop...

Are you starting in Kanabe, UT?
First stop might be to visit the North Rim of Grand Canyon? Good time of year to see this.

From there, if going down to LA (my condolences) you could drop South...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Django Loco
As mentioned .... GLASS CLEANER will ruin your...

As mentioned .... GLASS CLEANER will ruin your expensive shield! This FACT has been verified, in person, by both Arai and Shoei technicians. NO WINDEX or ANY Glass cleaner. Plastic is not glass.
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