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Forum: Canada 06-26-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By nickel512
Thanks Strawdog, when you say the road to...

Thanks Strawdog, when you say the road to Thompson is good is it actually paved or groomed gravel?
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By nickel512
Does Manitoba have a version of Ontario's JBH?

I'm sitting here in Stillwater Mn, near the twin cities, and I am looking for a ride north to Hudson Bay. I have read nice RR on JBH up into Quebec, does Ontario have similar ride? Looking at google...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By nickel512
Laugh KLR blown counter shaft

Just tore my KLR down to removing swing arm regressing all bearings put her back together with new pipe, horn, seat, electrical gizmos n such all ready for Minneapolis to Panama n back. Tightened...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By nickel512
Antigua to Panachel the back way

Sitting in Panachel got here in the dark, approached Lake Aitilan at dusk came thru Zepetan from southeast of lake and rough dirt road yet unbelievable scenery.
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By nickel512
A quicky after 60 days in MX n CA

First I have to say that after the first leg of my trip, 12 days in MX, the one word I would use to describe my experience- fn charming, ok two words. I stealth camped my very first night in mx to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By nickel512
KLR died due to overload n no chain slack

Took off from my home in Minnesota on my 08 klr 27kmiles. I had torn it down n then back together with all fasteners bearings etc. checked tightened lubed. I get as far as Austin Texas on I35 7pm on...
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By nickel512
And another reason its going to be crappy, you...

And another reason its going to be crappy, you won't hear from me for days at a time and for a really good reason I am out having an adventure, even off the bike. I have to admit I can't stand going...
Forum: Latin America 10-24-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By nickel512
Really crappy ride report

Took off from Minnesota 10-1. Left on my trusty KLR that I tore down relubed put together ordered all sorts of new parts(he-manish foot pegs, the XCR silencer, megablaster horn, all spare cables,...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By nickel512
Munns 06' in n out of Mexico still the same?

Munns really nice Latin America Wisdom from 06' stated you could leave MX without stopping for any exit requirements and return with in 180 day visa also with out entry stop points and when finally...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,633
Posted By nickel512
When are you guys leaving Chicago?

When are you guys leaving Chicago?
Forum: Latin America 07-18-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,070
Posted By nickel512
could we discuss this every year please

Yes it's me the noob or op or pc or whatever the hell you want to call us. Last year I asked,politely, if it is stupid to ride to central America solo. I was dumbfounded by the resulting threads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-17-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,187
Posted By nickel512
I have just heard of the larr and want to go as I...

I have just heard of the larr and want to go as I am planning to travel SB 9/2012. How do I sign up?
Nick
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By nickel512
High Voltage Stay At least 8 Ft Away

I left Wisconsin Oct 23, wind gustin Nebraska, snow in Denver, frost on my tent each am in Moab, rain in Sedona, lonely nights in the Mojave, alien wannabes in Roswell, windgust again in west Texas,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,967
Posted By nickel512
High Voltage Stay at least 8ft away

In a hurry I parked my 08klr near two large " High voltage stay at least 8 feet away" boxes. When I came back 60 min later then saw this, I moved it away and bike would not start (a first in 23k...
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By nickel512
does anyone read

This is not just the same ol Mexico is problematic, I am asking if anyone who has DONE the trip RECENTLY feel that now even the Central American countries are MORE of an issue than say 3,4,5,6 years...
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By nickel512
can we please discuss this again

Because of Obamas recent trip to Central America The New York Times had a page one article that just reported that Drug cartel infestation has increased in the CA countries by %1000 in just the last...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By nickel512
Leaving the US, for Tierra Del Fuego, in September?

I read that Nov is the traditional departure month for a US to SA trip, and I am familiar with storm risk, what other reasons make this a bad idea? I have 6-8 months to do the trip.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By nickel512
gators and loop road everglades

I have spent the last two days in Big Cypress National Park just above the Forida everglades. As I headed west out of Miami on Tamiami (rt 41) I eagerly anticipated the Loop road I had read about on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,435
Posted By nickel512
KLR rocks

I just bought a KLR 685, 08' for a South America trip. I have been riding a 94 ZX11 for the last 3yrs (a bike that likes to cruise at 110mph) and I was worried the KLR might be a dog on the freeway,...
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By nickel512
Klr @ 80

I believe your correct, many readers are saying to fast for conditions, they probably havn't riddden 10 thousand miles in the rain at speed, hell, I have passed semis at 90 in the rain on this KLR...
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By nickel512
KLR @ 80mph

I was straight up, with a significant wind, and when I evaluated the slip zone it was like a wet concrete floor, it was clearly the surface and not the speed or tires, yet I do believe at a lower...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By nickel512
surface

It was that particular pad of "raked" concrete. My boots slid on it in a way disimilar to the surrounding concrete.
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By nickel512
Point taken, I am taking this bike to TDF South...

Point taken, I am taking this bike to TDF South America in November, bought it two weeks ago and am putting it thru some testing, so to speak.
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By nickel512
Your right

You are correct, I had removed the armor components years ago, and this was my first slide in the suit
Forum: Face plant 09-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By nickel512
KLR violent swap to low side

My o8 klr was loaded for twin cities to Denver to attend Moto de Nations. I was riding thru Thur 9/21 late am severe weather that was over much of the midwest that day. Left Des Moines Ia and about 3...
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