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Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 41,550
Posted By Highwayman
As far as I can tell, my oil consumption issue is...

As far as I can tell, my oil consumption issue is resolved... and the mid-range has a lot more punch. Some guys in Jackson did it if you ever rebuild. I'd like to do Baja this year (supposed to be...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 41,550
Posted By Highwayman
Wicked Thanks, buddy

Your insurance should hold up for another trip. Got Mexico maps if you need any. BTW, Kawasaki fixed my 2008 with one day of warranty left. Bored to a 685 now.
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 41,550
Posted By Highwayman
Mississippi To Baja

Hey, Donnie -About what did the entire trip cost you... There and back?
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 41,550
Posted By Highwayman
Good report

You really got off the 'main drag' Donnie with those side trails. Baja is my biggest Bucket List item.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-25-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 80,365
Posted By Highwayman
Decent off roading?

...I'm working and staying in Tupelo, but live neat Brandon. Have an '08'KLR that I rode to Batopilas in 08.... Have a ride report in here somewhere. I need some decent dual-sport riding time (hate...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 117,482
Posted By Highwayman
Thumbs down Wise Up

The book was written in 1974, not 1963, and the man is now 80 years old.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 117,482
Posted By Highwayman
Thumb Thanks, buddy..

...Robert Pirsig has to be smiling somewhere right now. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,790
Posted By Highwayman
Say What?

You own eight damn motorcycles and you have to steal Barb's for a little outdoor excursion? :rofl :rofl :rofl I figure that KTM should be about ready to conquer the world.:shoot :jomomma Oh,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 22,771
Posted By Highwayman
Good job, Donnie..It is nice to be retired, I...

Good job, Donnie..It is nice to be retired, I guess. Did ya'll see anybody we'd met at Hotele Margaritas? This looks like a good route...keep it coming. :clap

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,560
Posted By Highwayman
Great Report

Keep the dialogue and pics coming, never too many good Baja reports. :clap I have to ask what many are thinking---any signs of bandidios or harasssment yet? :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 192,728
Posted By Highwayman
Thanks For The Ride

Great Job, Sly. Regarding the mountain pass in the rain, I think everybody that reallly rides has one of those "Aw, Hell" days when we push it a little too hard...and start contemplatiing a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Highwayman
Bravo

It's always good to see another Southerner who is addicted to the west. What kind of camera is dat? (Louisidana lingo) Amazing clarity. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Glad you read it. It wouldn't be any fun if...

Glad you read it. It wouldn't be any fun if nobody wanted to share in the fun of a Mexico trip. I read all of them. :norton

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Hey, Spark...sorry we missed ya'll ! I think...

Hey, Spark...sorry we missed ya'll ! I think Tecate stock jumped that next week. :freaky I finaly reached Farrell and he said you guys hooked up, which is way cool. Also said something about...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Thank you for reading and for the kind comments. ...

Thank you for reading and for the kind comments. I got lucky by traveling with some great guys who really loved to ride. If you do the trip, especially to Batopilas, I would recommend at least one...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Incredible job, Rick. :clap How did you manage...

Incredible job, Rick. :clap How did you manage all those shots? Did you have a helmet cam?

Especially cool were the pictures of the smoke clouds.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Great Job, Donnie. I knew you'd have some of the...

Great Job, Donnie. I knew you'd have some of the shots and perspective I missed. :clap Good point, also, about the Bato streets...I hadn't thought of that, but they would accomodate horses...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Muchas Gracias, Everybody

Being my first post, I wasn't sure how it would evolve or even fly with the veteran riders on this forum, but I'm honored-end encouraged-with the time spent reading.

I may do another one day. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Thanks, Mike--I'm glad you and Rick jumped in,...

Thanks, Mike--I'm glad you and Rick jumped in, along with Donnie, Farrell, Larry, and Austin.

Now throw some pictures and dialogue in here while I can still taste that Tecate. :D

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Life Is A Highway..

..I'm gonna ride it all night long.
Tom Cochrane

The next morning I fueled up with gas at the intersection where I met this Ural owner from Birmingham, Al. who said a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
The Return Home

My first night back in the states was a transition of sorts. I rode due west towards Terlingua, Texas in above-average heat.

Madera Canyon on the way towarda Big Bend NP.
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Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Thanks for reading. I have a couple more pics...

Thanks for reading. I have a couple more pics for the finale and then, hopefully, my traveling companions will contribute their perspective. :clap

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Out Of Mexico

We had our gear packed that Tuesday morning, April 22nd, by the time the sun was breaking through the morning chill of Creel. We took Mexico Highway 127 due north across the mountains in a numbing...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Glad you finally got your butt out of bed. I...

Glad you finally got your butt out of bed. I wish you had been on this trip, although the group I had was pretty rowdy.:freaky I reckon we could have handled a degenerate kiwi. :lol3 That Dr...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
The '08 KLR650 was tremendous in all areas save...

The '08 KLR650 was tremendous in all areas save one. It used about a quart of oil every 700-800 miles when run at highway speeds, The ride and handling, especially on the highway, are reminiscent...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Creel, Chihuahua, MX

The main street of Creel is nearly a mile longer or more. It runs, more or less, alongside the train tracks that haul turistas into the mountains of Chihuahua. The street that Hotel Margaritas...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Divisadero

Before retiring for the night we ventured out to the copper Canyon overlook, about 25 miles from Creel. The turnoff to Divisadero runs left at a tangent and climbs a moderate grade uphill. A group...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Thanks for the compliment, Donnie. I'm glad you...

Thanks for the compliment, Donnie. I'm glad you didn't get hurt on the scooter...that's a long way to push! :lift Post those pics, man, and let's keep this thread alive. I think being from the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Creel

After fueling up, we headed back to our home for the night.


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Yes, there are beautiful people in Mexico. A First Communion...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Departure

When the bikes were unlocked in the early hours everyone collected gear for the sojourn back north. Farrell decided to stay and take his chances on an alternate route...the powder up top had taken a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Batopilas At Night

There descended upon the small city a sinister air at dusk. The norteamericanos took a few photos and scuttled back to our rooms where the sounds of music and chopped mufflers emanated from the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
A Real Cowboy

This is el Senor Mario Lopez (no relation to the senora) who was a true caballero (horseman). He owned diez caballos, ten horses, and had a wife with three children. ( La esposa con thres hijos.)
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Comida Bien Y Muchas Cervesas Frias

Our search for food, comida, didn't take us far. About three doorways on the left, as a matter of fact. Tecate beer in Mexico isn't like anything else on earth. It tastes differently, somehow. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
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This is one of my favorites. The little girl wagging the #3 washtub...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
The Raramuri woman in black in the second photo...

The Raramuri woman in black in the second photo asked me," Porque quiero?' Why do you want this? I stumbled out about para escribio-to write a story, but the intelligence she emitted, the perfect...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
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Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
And the Children Arrived

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Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
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El Centro and downtown;
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Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
The People Of Batopilas

I took my camera and went outside to make introductions. There had been been a huge wedding the day previous and a lot of people were out to absorb the renmants.
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Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,569
Posted By Highwayman
Hay Batopilas

We finished our last leg of that downward spiral, which was waiting for us the next day, and entered the ciudad of Batopilas.

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