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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By Solohobo
Chicago to Road America for AMA Races

I will be going to the AMA Pro Racing at Road America this Sunday, departing downtown at 7AM, and camping Sunday night at Kettle Morraine with a lakeside camp spot. TEAM MCC will be debuting a new...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Solohobo
What are your interest? What do you like? There...

What are your interest? What do you like? There is the Millenium Park, Museum Campus, rent bikes, architecture tour, boat cruise, Lincoln Park Zoo, and endless shopping and dining...its pretty easy...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,323
Posted By Solohobo
Okay I am going too, will be leaving from...

Okay I am going too, will be leaving from downtown Chicago Sunday morning...where is everyone meeting at 930 am? Yee Hawww..:1drink
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Solohobo
I would not focus on RT66, its very overrated and...

I would not focus on RT66, its very overrated and really is nothing special in any way.

Focus on the key scenic roads and National Parks.

Blue Ridge Parkway
The Appalachians
Smokey Mountain...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Solohobo
My apologies. It was re-instituted in April 1st. ...

My apologies. It was re-instituted in April 1st.


Bancrιdito finally outlines exit tax procedures
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff April 11.

Since the enforcement of the land exit tax at the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Solohobo
MCC Eaglerider in Chicago,just south of Ohare...

MCC Eaglerider in Chicago,just south of Ohare airport, on the way to Michigan, rents Triumphs.

Tiger 800 with 3 boxes
Explorer 1200 with 3 boxes
Bonnevilles with Bags/windshields
America with...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Solohobo
Chicago area riders, you are invited to the Open House at TEAM MCC

Saturday May 3rd.

Please stop by TEAM MCC in Villa Park (Near Oakbrook) for an Open House, and catch the newest bikes from KTM, Triumph, Ducati, MV Agusta and all the gear to ride em on road and...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14,327
Views: 691,490
Posted By Solohobo
I dont know who has the coordinates/GPS/Map for...

I dont know who has the coordinates/GPS/Map for this, but there is an outfit that does it, just google, they have a FB page too. TEAM MCC in Villa Park Chicago (KTM/Triumph/Ducati) is having them for...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Solohobo
The border exit tax was suspended a few weeks...

The border exit tax was suspended a few weeks after it started, and has yet to be re-administered, as the bank that had the concession to collect the tax, which must be paid at a bank, not cash at...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Solohobo
Most the outfits are out of SJ. In...

Most the outfits are out of SJ.

In Guanacaste, you can rent quads in Tamarindo.

In Liberia, check in with a guy that owns Pronto Pizza, has KTM's..might know who to rent from.

But where do...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Solohobo
I dont understand why folks dont read up and do...

I dont understand why folks dont read up and do their homework for buying and selling a foreign owned/plates vehicle in Latin Ameria!

Its is not easy, cheap, or usually legal, without major...
Forum: Latin America 04-27-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Solohobo
This is sad to hear indeed, but it is not common...

This is sad to hear indeed, but it is not common and has nothing to do with safety IMO. As a frequenter to the region and been to Costa Rica 40+ times, there are random murders of foreigners/tourist,...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Solohobo
How much time you taking or allowing for...

How much time you taking or allowing for sightseeing?

Most backpackers going thru CA not including MX/Belize or El Salvador take 8-10 weeks....
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,126
Posted By Solohobo
There is a performance increase, 3-4HP, nominal,...

There is a performance increase, 3-4HP, nominal, but its main impact is mid to upper end of the toque range, as I had it on a Dyno. 1800 to 5200 is far more responsive to full throttle. It also helps...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 04-14-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,591
Posted By Solohobo
If you ever need a map of a country in CA, just...

If you ever need a map of a country in CA, just hit a rental car agency, they are free, and they cover all surfaced and major routes, small and large towns.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,621
Posted By Solohobo
220lbs, on either the Tiger or the Bimmer is...

220lbs, on either the Tiger or the Bimmer is going to push the limits on the forks, heck, what do you expect? Any decent shop can get you new fork/innards...

Whats normal riding? 80 MPH on the...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,126
Posted By Solohobo
I have a Leo Vince on my 13 800 roadie, and its...

I have a Leo Vince on my 13 800 roadie, and its great, just make sure you get the Arrow Tune for it, or any slip on. Also, open up the air box with a K&N Filter. Will add more throttle response at...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,878
Posted By Solohobo
Dont feed the wildlife, you should know...

Dont feed the wildlife, you should know better....

You have way to much gear IMO on that bike. You are going to the tropics, its hot n humid, and rainy season is starting, ditch all that crap, you...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21,241
Views: 3,731,203
Posted By Solohobo
I have sold a lot of stuff for cars and bikes on...

I have sold a lot of stuff for cars and bikes on Ebay, even wifes designer clothes, whats the issue with Paypal? Big deal, l link my travel only bank account, and I can feed that account as I need...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 130,788
Posted By Solohobo
Modular helmets are great, but not sure I would...

Modular helmets are great, but not sure I would buy one just for the trip if you have a really good helmet already. The point about drinking water is key though, its hotter than blazes in Central...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,878
Posted By Solohobo
You can NOT cross border with a Copy of the...

You can NOT cross border with a Copy of the Title. It needs to be the Original Title, in the same name as your Passport. You dont mention any interest, or time frame, so its impossible to suggest...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By Solohobo
Keep in mind Rainy Season is at its worst in Oct...

Keep in mind Rainy Season is at its worst in Oct and early Nov in Costa Rica and Panama, and many boats dont make the run from Panama to Colombia in Dec/Jan due to high winds and high seas....so get...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4,104
Views: 508,941
Posted By Solohobo
Does anyone have an issue with the drilling out...

Does anyone have an issue with the drilling out the plug hole on the side of the bike, without sealing it? This area under the seat is all the electric connections and also the air box intake....???...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Solohobo
Buying a bike is simple process overall. The...

Buying a bike is simple process overall. The issue will be, you need a address to register the plates at, and, for the state of florida to send the new Title. You need the title of the bike, in your...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14,327
Views: 691,490
Posted By Solohobo
As a dealer near Lombard, sometimes that office...

As a dealer near Lombard, sometimes that office is not always crossing its t's and dotting its i's, and a newbie at the counter may not know, or notice, or care, what the bike is...we have found from...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,308
Posted By Solohobo
I agree, why not just use the OEM Triumph Tune...

I agree, why not just use the OEM Triumph Tune for Arrow Slip ons? You do know that a PC will void the warranty?
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21,241
Views: 3,731,203
Posted By Solohobo
So I have been riding my 13 Tiger 800 Roady in...

So I have been riding my 13 Tiger 800 Roady in the rain here commuting on highway, (Chicago) and noticed a lot of dirt and moisture on the rear of the Top Box from highway speeds. I have ordered the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14,327
Views: 691,490
Posted By Solohobo
Finally took the Tiger 800 out and stretched its...

Finally took the Tiger 800 out and stretched its legs, hit Nielsens, Fontana/Gordys and some Rustic Roads, hauled ass...

Pooped. Back home.::lol3
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 110,509
Posted By Solohobo
If you need anything in Chicago, we got you...

If you need anything in Chicago, we got you covered..2 great Triumph Dealers, MCC & Motoworks..
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21,241
Views: 3,731,203
Posted By Solohobo
Triumph is very focused for 2014 in selling the...

Triumph is very focused for 2014 in selling the heritage, history and quality, dealers and sales staff are required to know the history and pedigree of all the names, models and who's who on the...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 32,702
Posted By Solohobo
Just installed the light while I was adding the...

Just installed the light while I was adding the Top Box carriage kit, it was very simple and easy. Looks good too...:rilla
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21,241
Views: 3,731,203
Posted By Solohobo
That is a nice fuel cell set up indeed :clap ...

That is a nice fuel cell set up indeed :clap

FYI- Triumph USA has a Value Added Package for the 2013's until end of March, which includes a free Top Box, Mount Kit, Heated Grip Kit and Adjustable...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Solohobo
T.W.A.T Seminar at TEAM MCC Saturday March 29th

Just a heads up if anyone is interested in learning about the Trans Wisconsin ride, the boys that run it will be providing a seminar this Saturday, at NOON/12:00 at TEAM MCC in Villa Park (Near...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14,327
Views: 691,490
Posted By Solohobo
So this Sunday looks good for a ride/gathering,...

So this Sunday looks good for a ride/gathering, is anyone heading to Halfmoon and north to WI for a ride Sunday?
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Solohobo
Rainy season may start in May, but overall, its...

Rainy season may start in May, but overall, its not really a mess or an issue until close to July for most countries, but, it depends on coast, elevation and country. The Low arid beach and lowlands...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,878
Posted By Solohobo
There is a drop in tourism in Honduras due to the...

There is a drop in tourism in Honduras due to the border crossing? Really, and you base that on what? Plenty of tourist cross the borders in Honduras, and they are usually on a bus, not a bike....
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Solohobo
I am in the motorcycle business, and we sell...

I am in the motorcycle business, and we sell Aria, Shoei, Shark and Bell. We like to have good, better, best approach, and all helmets are different in fit. I sell motorcycles, we have 5 people in...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,422
Posted By Solohobo
The #1 rider injury is usually to legs and feet,...

The #1 rider injury is usually to legs and feet, so get pants and boots, dont ride in jeans.

Obviously a helmet is a must, Bell has a new one out for $120, great value and well made, full face,...
Forum: Latin America 03-22-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,878
Posted By Solohobo
Borders are borders. Usually the people that...

Borders are borders. Usually the people that complain have NOT traveled much via land, and then they whine when things cost them. You dont know spanish, and then you want to cross fast, and have...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 130,788
Posted By Solohobo
Well using the smoked face shield has its...

Well using the smoked face shield has its advantages, when its sunny, but when in other conditions, safety comes first.

I travel a lot of by bus, and also bum around the cities, but always wear...
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