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Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,943
Posted By mikebikeboy
Thumbs down Buyer beware: Bilt Sucks Arse

I bought the Explorer suit deal a couple months ago that came with a helmet and gloves. For $400 this seemed like the deal of the century. All the gear looked and felt genuine in the store.

My...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,079
Posted By mikebikeboy
Watch out for donkeys !!

http://http://instagram.com/p/hv_KIDnrQK/

Just read the ride report about Clayton that ended so sadly. Just a warning if your going fast be careful if you see cattle, slow down!
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By mikebikeboy
@ Thomas: Great, I'll keep my eyes open for you....

@ Thomas: Great, I'll keep my eyes open for you. I'm going down the east side of Baja, along the Sea o' Cortez.

Can't wait for the non-stop fish tacos and delicious, well earned beer!
Forum: Latin America 10-31-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By mikebikeboy
@ Rawson I probably won't be too far down by the...

@ Rawson I probably won't be too far down by the time you cross over, maybe you can catch up and we can ride together a lil' bit.
Forum: Americas 10-27-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,079
Posted By mikebikeboy
I'm probably leaving LA around Decmebr 16, I'm...

I'm probably leaving LA around Decmebr 16, I'm planning a slow criss-cross way down the Baja Peninsula, I would like to take maybe 2-3 weeks to get to Cabo San Lucas. Then take the ferry over to the...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,079
Posted By mikebikeboy
Baja December 2013

Looking for someone to ride with for a little while in Baja. I'm leaving LA around Dec 15 and just headin' down. No plan other than zig zagging slowly down the peninsula and camping. Anybody else...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,413
Posted By mikebikeboy
I'm going to Baja and beyond around December 15....

I'm going to Baja and beyond around December 15. wouldn't mind company.

oh but i'm going for 3 + months so not in a rush , maybe we cross the border together and then you zoom ahead while I enjoy...
Forum: Latin America 10-26-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By mikebikeboy
Christmas in Baja, anyone?

I'm headin down to Mexico around December 15, for at least a month. Maybe more, depending on how much fun I have. Leaving from LA, entering thru Tijuana. Anybody else heading down at the same time?...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 97,678
Posted By mikebikeboy
just lookd at this entire trip again. I was...

just lookd at this entire trip again. I was following it back when it was happening. Well now I'm about to do my own trip and this trip popped back up into my mind. Thanks Stick Figure.
Forum: Americas 08-30-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By mikebikeboy
Panama Motorcycle - Leaving Panama

Anyone know how easy it will be to leave Panama with a motorcycle that I bought here?

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By mikebikeboy
haha yeah i guess it's just a streetbike with...

haha yeah i guess it's just a streetbike with knobbies.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By mikebikeboy
Yamaha YBR 125G

I'm considering buying this bike because it's apparently got off-road capabilities. Brand new: $1,800. Panama City, Panama.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
That was a slick transition to a continental jump...

That was a slick transition to a continental jump that usually frustrates a lot of people, according to other stories I've read. And you ended up in a Pimp Room!

FYI all taxis in Bogota have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
Im in Panama City now if you guys wanna meet up...

Im in Panama City now if you guys wanna meet up for a drink or a bite. I love your story.
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
That's smart, I think I lost some hearing when I...

That's smart, I think I lost some hearing when I took a 3 month tour and had my iPod blasting at full-volume to compensate all the outside noise.

Now, I find myself asking people "What did you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
I found Belize City to be a hell-hole filled with...

I found Belize City to be a hell-hole filled with poverty and opportunists.

Danghriga "Stan Creek" is also a seedy place in my opinion.

San Ignacio is really nice..

The cayes are nice..

I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
I love this thread because the honesty of Kay and...

I love this thread because the honesty of Kay and Dachary shines through brilliantly---thanks. You are being open with all your feelings and that's something a lot of people are too scared to do...to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
@ TravelingTurtle Yeah I pisses me off too...

@ TravelingTurtle

Yeah I pisses me off too because I've found it is never true: I'm living in Bogota right now for the 2nd time, each time for a couple of months. All the horrors you hear are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 295,470
Posted By mikebikeboy
hi, thanks for the story, fun to follow. ...

hi, thanks for the story, fun to follow.

what's the general vibe of drug-related-violence? i was considering riding my bike from the states down to panama but keep hearing that my head might get...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
Nope, never went on the trip. Decided to move...

Nope, never went on the trip. Decided to move back home and that kinda ruined my trip plans. I do still want to do a trip thru Mexico / Central America but I think I'll be using a newer bike. The DT...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 1,049,156
Posted By mikebikeboy
yeah just let him do his thang. he's prolly doing...

yeah just let him do his thang. he's prolly doing 360's on his bmx down flights of stairs and just happy to be in the US again where he's a citizen and he's got peeps.

The posting of updates to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
power delivery poppy

Got the animal running!

..went for a test ride, it seems to work great.

it's just the power delivery is very random and spotty, unless i get it up in the higher RPM's like 5k or 6k, then it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 102,434
Posted By mikebikeboy
Some of those pics didn't show nearly as much...

Some of those pics didn't show nearly as much blood and destruction as I'd been imagining all this week.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
update

so I added a fuel line with an inline fuel filter:

http://mikewatt.info/photos/dt400/P1090107.jpg

Wow...Mexico from this point of view is gonna be ... rad..
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
Chosen: 1975 Dt400

So I've chosen the old warrior. Here are some pics of the progress:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
1975 DT400 - Fix up for trip through Mexico

SO i'm gonna be hitting Mexico in July for a month or two. I had a dilemma the other day about which bike to take but now I've settled on taking the DT400.. Just wanted to post some pics of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 102,434
Posted By mikebikeboy
Sounds like death is close---But obviously you...

Sounds like death is close---But obviously you are still alive!

The way you write is good short-story material. Riveting. Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
More of my pros/cons for each bike: DT400:...

More of my pros/cons for each bike:

DT400: To feel more chilled out, more of a slow pace, a putter putter slowly but surely type of ride. Comfortable seat. Funny looking (with vintage desert...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,895
Posted By mikebikeboy
Which bike to take?

So I'm planning a trip in July that would last a month or two, or maybe longer depending on what happens. This trip'll start in Los Angeles and end in St. Louis. It's my official exit of a 4-year...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 102,434
Posted By mikebikeboy
this is nuts at least we know you're alive,...

this is nuts

at least we know you're alive, now we can be like: THIS IS AN AWESOME RR, instead of: HOLY SHIT SHOULD WE CALL THE AMBULANCE?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,565
Posted By mikebikeboy
thanks vinnie, i'll take a peek over on that...

thanks vinnie, i'll take a peek over on that website.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,565
Posted By mikebikeboy
hey vinnie, where did you get that bigger...

hey vinnie,

where did you get that bigger desert tank?

I just bought one but it won't fit on my bike because it's got a rod that has to go through the frame---but my frame doesn't have a hole...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By mikebikeboy
Thanks! that's a great idea. Not sure why I...

Thanks! that's a great idea. Not sure why I hadn't thought of that.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By mikebikeboy
Low-clearance motorcycle stands?

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know of any low-clearance motorcycle stands that have the foot pedal lift? I've got a vintage enduro and it's clearance is like 8 or 9 inches.

-M
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By mikebikeboy
Ahhhhhh Thanks for the info. Once I get my...

Ahhhhhh

Thanks for the info. Once I get my parts in a couple days I'll test out the bike and see what happens, but it's good to know that it's not necessary for me to rev the heck out of this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By mikebikeboy
21.00 HP...

21.00 HP (http://www.bikez.com/jargon/index.php#horsepower) (15.3 kW (http://www.bikez.com/jargon/index.php#kilowatt))) @ 5600 RPM (http://www.bikez.com/jargon/index.php#Revolutions)

Does this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By mikebikeboy
I was just planning on using it's power-band...

I was just planning on using it's power-band which redlines at 8k I think or maybe 9k, can't remember..

I might open up the head if it still has the problem after I reinstall the carb that I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By mikebikeboy
Vinnie the Snake, Thanks for the help I'll...

Vinnie the Snake, Thanks for the help

I'll be getting new parts in a few days, then I can put it all together again and see what happens..

Sure hope I can get it running good, I plan to take it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,780
Posted By mikebikeboy
1975 Yamaha DT400 - top end RPM fail

Hi everyone

I just got a nice '75 dt400 and took it for a ride the other day..first thing I noticed was the RPM's wouldn't go higher than 4500 - 5000

I thought hmm.. Then started looking around...
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