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Forum: Americas 06-17-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Slowphil
This is what I was going to say as well, saves a...

This is what I was going to say as well, saves a lot of typing!:rofl Should have added I loved Uruguay, get up north of Montevideo for awhile along the beaches (miles and miles of sandy beaches and...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,613
Posted By Slowphil
Last winter in Mexico City I had the delight of...

Last winter in Mexico City I had the delight of trying fried grubs and ant eggs. There was nothing to the grubs they were just dried out shells without much flavour and the ant eggs had way too much...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Slowphil
Yup might just try that trip!

Yup might just try that trip!
Forum: Rallies 06-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,651
Posted By Slowphil
In meat eater arriving with FredGreen and...

In
meat eater
arriving with FredGreen and Yellowknife
arriving Wednesday
riding in
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,636
Posted By Slowphil
Im in as well for the leanto Fred ! Off to sign...

Im in as well for the leanto Fred
! Off to sign up for the rally!

Should have added when are you planning on arriving, are you aiming to arrive on the 16th.
Forum: Canada 06-04-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,636
Posted By Slowphil
Fred what route were you planning on taking down,...

Fred what route were you planning on taking down, through Calais or through Houlton?
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,636
Posted By Slowphil
you mean to say we're not going to tough it out...

you mean to say we're not going to tough it out and wake up with our sleeping bags frozen to the ground?:roflWhat's next servants to prepare our meals?
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Slowphil
I always take 640 to get around Montreal, less...

I always take 640 to get around Montreal, less traffic and then get on 138 which hugs the north shore, slower through little towns and villages but lots of restaurants etc and you get to see the...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,636
Posted By Slowphil
No smartass %-), if I go I'll take the Vstrom,...

No smartass %-), if I go I'll take the Vstrom, I'll be leaving at the end to head for Mexico instead of home! Just have to see if the timing works and I will be on a budget
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,636
Posted By Slowphil
turn your squelch down:1drink whats the cost...

turn your squelch down:1drink

whats the cost Fred, can't find it anywhere
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,622
Posted By Slowphil
Before I rode down to Ushuaia 2 years ago I...

Before I rode down to Ushuaia 2 years ago I bought an 07 wee strom with 45,000kms as a throw away bike. Another 45,000kms down and back up to Brazil where I sold it with absolutely no problems, not...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Slowphil
I live in Nova Scotia, didn't learn to drive here...

I live in Nova Scotia, didn't learn to drive here though thank gawd. Here they have the really nice but very dangerous habit of out politing you. Sitting at an intersection it's "After you Alphonse,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-18-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By Slowphil
I'm in as well, I agree with you about the...

I'm in as well, I agree with you about the Argentinian pampas. I disliked them, on my way down the wind was absolutely vicious, twisting my helmet and head almost continuously and threatning to push...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Slowphil
EU/Canada free trade is still being negotiated,...

EU/Canada free trade is still being negotiated, nothing is final yet

edited - besides that haven't you noticed our free trade agreements are only for business not for the average Canadian
Forum: Canada 05-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,438
Posted By Slowphil
It's been proven by highway designers that 70% of...

It's been proven by highway designers that 70% of traffic will travel at the proper speed for the road and conditions, if your finding the majority of traffic now runs the speed limit because they're...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,537
Views: 884,072
Posted By Slowphil
Thanks a lot Cheers Slowphil

Thanks a lot Cheers Slowphil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,537
Views: 884,072
Posted By Slowphil
posting this in this thread as well, does anybody...

posting this in this thread as well, does anybody know if Yann is still making skid plates for the strom? Had one before and now need another one.

Cheers
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,443
Posted By Slowphil
Does anybody know if Yann is still in business?

Does anybody know if Yann is still in business?
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Slowphil
I agree with Crashmeister on just about all he...

I agree with Crashmeister on just about all he says, I rode from east coast Canada to Ushuaia and back up to Igazzu Falls Brazil. Just doing that I put about 45000km on my bike (28000miles). I took 8...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Slowphil
Crap happens to a lot of people I'm afraid your...

Crap happens to a lot of people I'm afraid your one of them, hope you enjoy the bike and find you get your moneys worth in the enjoyment!!!
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By Slowphil
never had a problem with the Quebec cops all the...

never had a problem with the Quebec cops all the many times I've been through there
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,815
Posted By Slowphil
my suggestion for Quebec, explore the north shore...

my suggestion for Quebec, explore the north shore on the St Lawrence shore road, if your not too interested in citys hop up on the 40 to go through Quebec City and as you get to Montreal. In Montreal...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,871
Posted By Slowphil
If the new DSP matches the old for helping me in...

If the new DSP matches the old for helping me in a bind I'll order everything I can through them!!
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,815
Posted By Slowphil
if your coming to the east coast, Nova Scotia...

if your coming to the east coast, Nova Scotia drop me a line always a bed, a steak and a beer waiting!
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,815
Posted By Slowphil
Well, that last bit takes your place off the list...

Well, that last bit takes your place off the list of places to stay! LOL

hostels in Canada and the US are not everywhere but the ones I've stayed in are usually nice and reasonably priced, there...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17,450
Views: 2,082,327
Posted By Slowphil
congratulations on the bike: do the...

congratulations on the bike:

do the suspension mods first, fork brace, heavier fork springs for your weight, ricor intiminators and beef up the rear shock spring, set your sag and the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17,450
Views: 2,082,327
Posted By Slowphil
I didn't mount mine to the rad or the overflow...

I didn't mount mine to the rad or the overflow either, at the tank bottom bolt mount I made steel brackets (strips) that run in front of the rad from the tank bolts to the frame, all bent by hand and...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,324
Posted By Slowphil
actually when you get to Argentina check on...

actually when you get to Argentina check on prices for flying your bike to South Africa from Buenos Aires, you might find it cheaper

good luck
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By Slowphil
Yeah I should have mentioned about Bakkers books,...

Yeah I should have mentioned about Bakkers books, the addresses alot of times won't enter your gps, what I did was located the address on google map and then narrow it down matching the gps (nuvi...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Slowphil
My suggestion is not to overplan the trip, have a...

My suggestion is not to overplan the trip, have a general route and don't book hotels etc. There's going to be times you might want to shorten or lengthen the riding for a day, decide you want to go...
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,636
Posted By Slowphil
Merry Christmas to everybody and hope there's...

Merry Christmas to everybody and hope there's lots of good riding for everybody in the year to come!!
Forum: Road Warriors 12-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,624
Posted By Slowphil
I realize I`m late coming to this discussion but...

I realize I`m late coming to this discussion but here`s my opinion. Buy the Blackbird, I had an 03 loved it and sold it and bought a valkyrie because someone wanted to ride with me but then never...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By Slowphil
I'll second riding with Toby, he knows Peru well,...

I'll second riding with Toby, he knows Peru well, his bikes are all well maintained and he can put together just about any ride you'd like. Besides that Toby and his wife Sara are excellent people,...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By Slowphil
I used the Eagles Pass/Piedras Negras crossing...

I used the Eagles Pass/Piedras Negras crossing and can recommend it, it's small town, quiet and unrushed absolutely no hassles. Insurance is available just down the road from the crossing.

...
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By Slowphil
Thanks guys, those pictures bring back memories...

Thanks guys, those pictures bring back memories of the vast emptiness that is southern Bolivia but it's beautiful out in the middle of nowhere there!!
Forum: Latin America 12-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Slowphil
My wife flew down to BA to visit me on my trip...

My wife flew down to BA to visit me on my trip she had so many parts for my bike she could hardly stagger with it all, customs could care less about it maybe because as people suggested there wasn't...
Forum: Latin America 12-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By Slowphil
Keep your gas topped up as much as you can around...

Keep your gas topped up as much as you can around Uyuni and the Salar, delivery to the area is kind of iffy at times though there is a little store in Uyuni and sometimes you can buy 5 liters at a...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,281
Posted By Slowphil
Went for a ride today here on the east coast, the...

Went for a ride today here on the east coast, the torrential downpours we just had washed all the salt off the road and then stopped so I was good to go. Maybe tomorrow I'll wish you a Happy Hanukkah...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By Slowphil
Hey good for you, I went down to Ushuaia 2...

Hey good for you, I went down to Ushuaia 2 winters ago and loved every minute of the trip, still miss being on the road though even with all the riding I do!
Forum: Canada 12-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By Slowphil
Sounds good, keep me in mind as it gets closer...

Sounds good, keep me in mind as it gets closer I'll be posting on here trying to organize something!

Cheers Slowphil
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