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Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
nicaragua- anyone going to be there feb 20-mar 7?

Just putting this up to hopefully hook up with anyone riding in Nicaragua. Have xr 250 rented from Leon for a couple of weeks. Just shooting from hip so to speak. Anyone riding, wanna get a beer with...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
nicaragua in two weeks.info needed

Hey all.
My riding partner bailed out because of business ventures. So I am doing the Nicaragua run solo. Have bike rented ( the mighty tornado), flight booked. Any one have any info on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Yes its not the 700.00 totally. Its the fact...

Yes its not the 700.00 totally. Its the fact that it is not well executed and about a 150.00 in actual terms. And vintage rider, don't you have a 5 speed? and didnt the 1150 still have the 2nd gen...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Hey guys- thanks for the input. for now i will...

Hey guys- thanks for the input. for now i will go with a ebay or beemer bone-yard (thanks Jim Moore i missed that, higher mileage but they say they are smooth)unit so i can get the season in. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
r1100gs drive shaft options

1995 r1100gs 74,000 miles.
While riding home tonight i noticed a bit of extra drive line lash. I put the bike on center stand in neutral, rotated wheel and felt a tightening of wheel every 1/4 to...
Forum: Americas 09-04-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,553
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
bike choice.

Would I be a fool to believe a dr650 would not be a decent fit? Are we talking logging and fire roads or making new trails? I have a dr650 with shinko 705s, but i also have a plated rmx 250, gasgas...
Forum: Americas 08-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,095
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
take the klr. Saw a guy in Oaxaca trying to...

take the klr. Saw a guy in Oaxaca trying to find an electrical issue in the town plaza. Had more stuff ripped of tha bike. Me and a bud rode our drs out of the hotel lobby and put another 4000...
Forum: Americas 08-12-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Boston to gaspe, cape bretton, PEI advice.

Last minute flight to the Maritimes with the girl on back. Looking for any advice on routes, campgrounds, spots of interest off the tourist trail. Have read a bunch of ride reports but campground...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-07-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 27,536
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Wow this is the cats ass. Whatever that means. ...

Wow this is the cats ass. Whatever that means. Been looking for a decent 3-6 day trip on the trusty ole drs for me and my bud. . Canuman fantastic work. I would be more than willing to ride any...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
well slap my ass and call me sally.

well slap my ass and call me sally.
Forum: Americas 12-01-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Hey ocoeeg: A generous offer indeed. 1) ...

Hey ocoeeg: A generous offer indeed.

1) My close riding bud has worked medical devices in Colombia had a bunch of contacts and places to store our bikes (2 dr650's). Our long term 10 year...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,164
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
your bank is going to be the problem. Last I...

your bank is going to be the problem. Last I went (2 years ago) the transaction fee was 75 cents in Mexico. But 5.00 for each from my bank. WAS I pissed. Had I known I would have kept more pesos...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,576
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Bluhduh back on track

wow dude your thread got hijacked big time. Pizza? WTF anyhow southern states rock Chiapas, Oaxaca, east coast is o.k but west coast better. Roads from west coast thru center are the best you...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
questions about a newly aquired R1100 gs

Hey all.

Just joined ranks of gs owners with a very fairly priced 1995 r1100 gs with many farkles. Anyhow if I could impose with a few a basic (I hope questions)

First it came with the...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
hire me to ride them back. really

hire me to ride them back. really
Forum: Americas 07-06-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
shipping to columbia

Hey
I am looking to get two dr650's to Columbia in the not to distant future.
i have storage indefinitely and they are going to stay there (6-10 year plan) and just need the cheapest and most...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 97,495
Views: 18,503,927
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
look at the upper chain roller. They like to...

look at the upper chain roller. They like to break off. And they put a nickle size hole in the frame. If you buy the bike and its there, take it off and put in a allen headed set screw. Trust me...
Forum: Latin America 12-29-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,484
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
K Kid: San Pedro Laguna, Hands...

K Kid:



San Pedro Laguna, Hands down. Small, cheap, beautiful. A fair amount of Gringos, ( proportionatly )but pretty much just for Spanish schools. A great place to start an adventure....
Forum: Asia 12-28-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Need India trip info

Looking on info on A) renting bikes in India
And B)Perhaps shipping bikes to india (to ride on yearly trips in Asia)
And C) anyplace I could store 2-3 bikes if I did ship or buy a couple of DR's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 112,378
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
2000 Te 610 Questions

Have a chance at a 2000 te610. Coming over from the dr 650 world.
I need to drive a bit to try it out, so this is a few preliminary questions to see if it is worth the consideration.
Not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
2000 te610 questions

Have a chance at a 2000 te610. Coming over from the dr 650 world.
I need to drive a bit to try it out, so this is a few preliminary questions to see if it is worth the consideration.

A...
Forum: Regional forums 07-03-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
So ya want some routes huh?

After Hurricane Mountain rd, you will come out on 113. Go 113 through Fryeberg Me. to 160. 160 towards Denmark Me, rt on 117 . Rt on Bush rd, to berry rt on Berry to sebago rd. rt on sebago to...
Forum: Latin America 05-18-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Brownsville is Painless. Everything is right...

Brownsville is Painless. Everything is right there. Easy access, easy to get out of.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,220
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
just the facts ma'am

Test rode a few f650's/dakars. Buzzy. Test rode a 96 Dr, bought it for 1400.00 with corbin and IMS. Put a rack on it, a set of tires. Threw my backpack on it and rode to Guatemala and back. 6500...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,062
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
858

www.motorcycle (http://www.motorcycle) tires.com
.

Alot of places advertised them but few had them.
Not sure what size you need, mine was for a dr650.
The following link is the same...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Kings 966 or kenda 270

Yeah I know read the posts. You ever read the tire posts? shit talk about difference of opinion. I just rrad all I could handle, and did not get answered what i wanted.
I am getting a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,555
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
I had to pull off the plastic guard on both bikes...

I had to pull off the plastic guard on both bikes I fit the Ims tank to. The vacumn line I pulled of at the carb, and bought a vacumn line cap assortment (different colors for different diameters) at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,042
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Sal: Your a wise man, the DR kicks ass. ...

Sal:

Your a wise man, the DR kicks ass. More torque down low, no doohicky (why the hell kawasaki need more than 20 years to fix a simple problem is beyond me.)
Sorry, just visiting from...
Forum: Latin America 03-17-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Hi: Just returned from Mex/Guate and had a...

Hi:
Just returned from Mex/Guate and had a similar situation.
I drove down with a friend to Guatemala, he flew out from Guatemala city and another friend flew in. The second friend took his bike...
Forum: Latin America 03-15-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Just got back from that run. Flores to Bethel,...

Just got back from that run. Flores to Bethel, across the river (we paid 40.00 US for 2 Dr 650's, us, and the loading unloading.) We stayed in Corozol at a nice hotel behind the Lacadon museum.
It...
Forum: Latin America 03-15-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Just got back from 6 weeks down there. Left my...

Just got back from 6 weeks down there. Left my original title in the van in Brownsville, didn't want to lose it. Brought a copy, no one asked for it or looked at it. Registration was fine. Guatemala...
Forum: Latin America 02-01-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Mr lonerider: O.k I will bite, I am...

Mr lonerider:


O.k I will bite, I am not sure I understand. I can understand such a long trip in a day could suck..Which i will agree but I have had only a blast on Guatemalan roads and not...
Forum: Latin America 02-01-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Thanks so much guys, I was pretty bummed...

Thanks so much guys,

I was pretty bummed on 180, it was cold and raining when I left brownsville. And after mistakenly crawling through the 180 business loops and trying to hook up libre...
Forum: Latin America 01-31-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Thanks Dan

Great info, Having some of the best riding of my life in guatemala and dont want it to end. Gustavo thanks, yes I went to Palenque and it was amazing as was the riding from there to San Cristobal....
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Alt route back from Guatemala

I am now in Guatemala and plan to start the ride back to brownsville on Monday. I took the east down which honestly kinda sucked, had its good points, but I am looking for a better route to return. I...
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Two Dr 650s and a Toyota.

Mass -Brownsville Toyota Previa, Brownsville-South to ..........................................? God gotta love road trips. Hey do youy smell gas?
Leaving right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 97,495
Views: 18,503,927
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
Real quick tire/tube changing question

Don't mean to hijack thread, but I am in the middle of changing over two sets of tires on two drs for upcoming trip.
A really stupid question, but why do new tubes come with two locknuts? I must...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 97,495
Views: 18,503,927
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
seat swap

On the older to newer seat subject. I tried to use my friends 2000 on my 96. Seat is the same but brackets and mounting rubber was different. the studs coming out from the seat are shorter on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 97,495
Views: 18,503,927
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
another option

me and a friend got a set of horse saddlebags (saw them on a pic on a xr on this forum a few weeks back). They have a hole for the "horn" of the saddle to go over. This hole fits my ims tank PERFECT....
Forum: Latin America 12-28-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Gordon Gilbert
From Brownsville to wherever south via east coast...

From Brownsville to wherever south via east coast ultimately to Panama? On the 18 of January
2 dudes on DR 650s and really dumb ass smiles pasted on their pieholes.
Sounds like half of the country...
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