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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 15,016
Posted By LS650
I think there is a difference between hi-viz...

I think there is a difference between hi-viz (fluorescent yellow, etc.) and reflective. I have reflective tape on my helmet, gear and bike, and I think it makes a HUGE difference for being seen in...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By LS650
Late April - is snow going to be a problem in...

Late April - is snow going to be a problem in some of the high passes?
I know last year I ran into a bit of snow in Montana and Wyoming in late May. You'll be further south but also doing this a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 88,907
Posted By LS650
Personally I think the SR400 looks great, and is...

Personally I think the SR400 looks great, and is plenty enough motorcycle for me. I have been looking to buy a simple basic bike for commuting and a few weekend trips. This looks ideal....

......
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,273
Posted By LS650
Sorry to stumble into these thread a few years...

Sorry to stumble into these thread a few years too late...

but I lived in the state of Oaxaca while teaching at a university, and had the 200cc "sport model" for a couple of years. The engine was...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 219,241
Posted By LS650
I taught English at a university in a small...

I taught English at a university in a small Mexican beach-town for three years. I made about $1000/month and spent about $650-$700/month on my living expenses. For that money I rented a modest...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,665
Posted By LS650
Question I have not seen an NC700 on the road yet here in...

I have not seen an NC700 on the road yet here in BC. I have read some reports on it. I think it sounds like the sort of bike I'd enjoy, but I suspect it won't sell well in Canada. Most of this...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Eek I find it interesting that you travelled through...

I find it interesting that you travelled through dozens of developing countries, places that many think might not respect personal freedoms, yet the nation that has given you the most hassles with...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 168,811
Posted By LS650
Cool2 Terrific photos! I'm very jealous...

Terrific photos! I'm very jealous...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By LS650
Question What exactly is an "abrasion cycle" in those...

What exactly is an "abrasion cycle" in those tests...?
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Funny, your impression is different from mine. ...

Funny, your impression is different from mine. Yes, most of the crowd at HUBB are of the "bigger is better" school of thought, but there are very definitely a number of folks in HUBB who praise the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Talking Yeah, but if you go back and read over your trip...

Yeah, but if you go back and read over your trip log, it sounds like you do thorough maintenance every other day. My guess is that they haven't.
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Cool2 :clap

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Talking LOL! :lol3

LOL! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 56,624
Posted By LS650
Amen! Thanks for a great ride report - hopefully...

Amen! Thanks for a great ride report - hopefully you have a few more interesting posts to make before you get home...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 168,811
Posted By LS650
Nice photos. Not sure I get the McD's hate. If...

Nice photos. Not sure I get the McD's hate. If I were there I would prefer the local food too, but I don't mind a greasy McBurger every now and then. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,981
Posted By LS650
Cool2 Why do you think most of the folks here are...

Why do you think most of the folks here are reading and not riding?? :D

I saw a similar thread here a few weeks ago. Someone posted that going by the reports here the breakdown is about:
- 70%...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 168,811
Posted By LS650
I've been thinking along the same lines myself a...

I've been thinking along the same lines myself a lot lately. I think I will subscribe to this RR.... :ear
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 55,221
Posted By LS650
Talking Hey, it beats sitting at home, watching reruns on...

Hey, it beats sitting at home, watching reruns on TV.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 97,341
Posted By LS650
Back in 1992, I did a training course with road...

Back in 1992, I did a training course with road test on a Yamaha Virago 250 (now called a V-Star 250).
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 56,624
Posted By LS650
Are you heading further south to Chiapas? If you...

Are you heading further south to Chiapas? If you liked Oaxaca you will love San Cristobal de Las Casas...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,706
Posted By LS650
The scenery looks a lot like the British Columbia...

The scenery looks a lot like the British Columbia interior. Beautiful pictures... and a great little motorcycle!
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 56,624
Posted By LS650
Subscribed - great report so far! I lived in...

Subscribed - great report so far!
I lived in Oaxaca state from 2004 to 2007, and I am really enjoying your pictures and comments.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
I rented an Enfield 500 out of Goa back in...

I rented an Enfield 500 out of Goa back in January 1999, and spent about 3 weeks riding around southern India. Reading your updates sure brings back some memories, and not all of them pleasant! ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 127,408
Posted By LS650
Thumb Bravo! :clap

Bravo! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 127,408
Posted By LS650
Question I would like to thank the OP for sharing this...

I would like to thank the OP for sharing this adventure with us. I have been riding street bikes since 1992, and have both read of and experienced many interesting motorcycle trips. This trip...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 127,408
Posted By LS650
Thumb Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Thumb Awesome story - thanks for the update!

Awesome story - thanks for the update!
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 127,408
Posted By LS650
Maybe you should send your dad these links: ...

Maybe you should send your dad these links:
http://www.ojurik.com/bike/

https://picasaweb.google.com/ojurik

This guy just completed a trip of 37,000 KM (about 23,000 miles) touring through...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Those in-laws sound awful! :huh

Those in-laws sound awful! :huh
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 127,408
Posted By LS650
Talking jordan325ic: I'm really enjoying this report as...

jordan325ic: I'm really enjoying this report as well. I've had a few interesting rides overseas, but nothing that compares to this report. It's tremendous; you are very lucky to have been able to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By LS650
Yesterday I did quite a lot of searching on the...

Yesterday I did quite a lot of searching on the Internet into the Hyosung brand. Frankly they do not sound that good - they seem to be a lot of hit 'n' miss: some people like 'em and some people say...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Great story so far!

Great story so far!
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By LS650
Question Swapping a CBR125 for a Hyosung 650?

Not sure if this is the best place for this, but I don't see a more fitting sub-forum...

I have had a '07 Honda CBR-125r for the last few months. It was almost new when I bought it and I have...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 127,408
Posted By LS650
Good point. I first started motorcycle touring...

Good point. I first started motorcycle touring back in about 1994, and always put together a photo album and short journal of each trip. I'm sure glad I did so; every now and again I pull open one...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 432,115
Posted By LS650
Thumb Ha ha _ I made you say 'under-bone'...

Looks like a good start to a great trip. I have always thought that if you stay off the Interstates, a smaller bike is better.

I've never liked the name 'underbone' for these types of bikes...
Forum: Americas 08-05-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By LS650
I did once, way back in January 1995. I was...

I did once, way back in January 1995. I was flying back to Canada from Costa Rica through Dallas. I had spent a couple of weeks touring around in C.R., and my flight got in late to Dallas. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,350
Posted By LS650
Thank you for posting these great fotos. I...

Thank you for posting these great fotos. I toured around south India for a couple of weeks on a rented Enfield 500 back in 1999. It was quite an experience: I'm not sure it is an experience I want...
Forum: Latin America 07-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,931
Posted By LS650
Geez, that's awful. I really feel for his family...

Geez, that's awful. I really feel for his family and friends - a guy goes off on a motorcycle adventure and never comes home...

I hope the police have a strong case against his killers and that...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,117
Posted By LS650
So sorry to hear about your friend.

So sorry to hear about your friend.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 78,743
Posted By LS650
Good luck. And remember, it's not really 800...

Good luck. And remember, it's not really 800 kilometers, it's only 500 miles to go... (cough) :D
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