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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I really hate to leave San Cristobal. The weather...

I really hate to leave San Cristobal. The weather is great the people are friendly and the city is a manageable size. In short it is a very comfortable place to hang out. Faced with to routes to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Thats how I keep it adjusted not click = good :D

Thats how I keep it adjusted not click = good :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Not a single one...I think these have diminished...

Not a single one...I think these have diminished since the PRI left power but things may change again in July for the worse if they regain political power.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Thanks! I burn a little oil when forced to...

Thanks!

I burn a little oil when forced to run slab miles. 1000 miles at 70 = 1/2 qt. The bike will have 40,000 miles on it this summer. I was planning on the 685 at the end of the season. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Since I am not a drug dealer nor am I a member of...

Since I am not a drug dealer nor am I a member of a gang my chances to meet a violent end are slim!

There is pretty much a war going on right now between the cartels. Its complicated but it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Its a small world! Yep I lost contact with Andy...

Its a small world! Yep I lost contact with Andy for a while but I recently get back in touch with him. Robert is one of my closets friends. I was just out in Oregon last August when I rode out to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
The GPS has saved me many an hour being lost in...

The GPS has saved me many an hour being lost in cities and towns! Even the smallest named town are mapped which is good because the road signs really suck! There are very few bypass roads where I've...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I've dodged the rain pretty well this trip my...

I've dodged the rain pretty well this trip my lucks got to run out sometime :(:

Wednesday morning for coffee and breakfast:clap CU
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
You making it to the CADVR rally this year? I...

You making it to the CADVR rally this year? I think I've got my wife convinced to go.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I rode for a week with my wife as pillion. The...

I rode for a week with my wife as pillion. The (sightly) added weight change the suspension geometry enough to cause the chain to drag alone the top of the guide. It took awhile to get the spring and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
new video

I made a new video on the way to Oaxaca...

http://youtu.be/3lZBEW0jepE
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Solo Again

Internet access has been spotty for a couple of weeks now. I've left my wife in Cancun and headed west into Chiapas. It is a relief to be in the relative coolness of the mountains of Chiapas. I have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Cancun to Rio Lagartos

I have left the swanky confines of my resort hotel in Cancun and headed west and north. I have also picked up an extra load to carry on the bike. Her name is Michelle and I met her in Cancun. Does my...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
It's gonna get interesting now...

The KLR 650 is now hauling two up for the next couple of weeks:huh The lovely wife has joined me exploring the Yucatan. Who say the KLR is not a two up tourer:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I meant to say that Cancun is NOTHING like the...

I meant to say that Cancun is NOTHING like the rest of Mexico! Whoops....In fact I'd go so far as to say if you were to just visit Cancun you would not have seen Mexico at all:eek1

later..headed...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Villahermosa to Cancun Via Campeche

Villahermosa is hot and damp. I got pretty lost in the city and by far it is the complicated city I have navigated. I find a decent hotel near a park that I want to visit I get the penthouse suite...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I ended up staying in Veracruz for a few days and...

I ended up staying in Veracruz for a few days and had a chance to meet up with MikeMike from these forums. He offered a place to change my oil and to share some riding tips for the area. I hope to be...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I am from Ellsworth Illinois.

I am from Ellsworth Illinois.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Oil change and some inside knowledge

I special thanks to MikeMike for the hospitality and the space to change my oil! AND my first cup of good coffee in a while.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
I hate to ask why they don't want to ride in...

I hate to ask why they don't want to ride in Mexico:ear
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Aquismon to Veracruz

The past few days has seen some incredible sites, met some great people, riding some crazy stuff, and eaten some delicious food.

I headed out of Aquismon after I freed my trapped bike with the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
A video

I'm processing images and writing up the last few days for you all but here is a video I did of the first couple of days in Mexico.

http://youtu.be/cY32iys_kGg
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Day 2-3

I woke up a little before the sunrise and packed up my beach camp. I really like to get an early start to the day. I'm heading to Ciudad Valles for the night and its only 200 miles or so. If the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Day one

The first thing I did when I entered Mexico was to become and illegal alien with an unregistered vehicle. The second thing I got to do was give a motorcycle ride to a guy with a gun.

I crossed the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,846
Posted By Foflappy
Foflappy on a KLR650 Exploring Mexico and Central America on a KLR650

Taking my first motorcycle trip outside the USA. I hope all the hours I've spent learning from others on this forum pays off! I've got 90 days to travel from Central Illinois to Guatemala and back so...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 159,641
Posted By Foflappy
Just started following your report! Great so...

Just started following your report! Great so far:clap I'm headed that way in a couple of days myself. Thanks for the ride report!!
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 159,641
Posted By Foflappy
Just started following your report! Great so...

Just started following your report! Great so far:clap I'm headed that way in a couple of days myself. Thanks for the ride report!!
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,591
Posted By Foflappy
Thank you very much for taking the time to write...

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up your trip what a great ride report! Looks like you made the most of your time. Loved the photos:clap I'm headed into Mexico in a couple of days for...
Forum: Latin America 04-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Foflappy
I'll be riding that route starting on Monday....

I'll be riding that route starting on Monday. Riding through the Sierra Madre Oriental and back to the coast at Veracruz following it along to Cancun then looping through Guatemala and northern...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Foflappy
Nice one! For real? Hope I don't need anything...

Nice one! For real? Hope I don't need anything I'll be in the Veracruz area mid April...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Foflappy
Awesome roadside repair! :clap Yep the drill...

Awesome roadside repair! :clap Yep the drill trough is the way to go on the KLR 650 especially if you add luggage to the subframe load. The funny thing is it cost the same if you bought a drill...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Foflappy
Southern Illinois has some nice riding. If you...

Southern Illinois has some nice riding. If you just head off south from Moonshine the roads are less paved and you'll hit stream crossings right away. Are you making it to the Moonshine Lunch Run?
Forum: Americas 01-13-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By Foflappy
Colorado has some incredible riding but I was...

Colorado has some incredible riding but I was pretty impressed with the scenery in western Wyoming between Jackson and Yellowstone. Southern Idaho has a surreal feel to it especially around the...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Foflappy
Great detailed info in this thread thanks to all...

Great detailed info in this thread thanks to all who posted. :clap Info like this should help my upcoming Central America trip!
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By Foflappy
Great resource!

Great resource!
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By Foflappy
7000 mile + ride USA West

I've been on the road a little over month now. I feel a little guilty for not posting here about my trip. I've got a number of videos I have made as well as a few written posts. I can't make the time...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,285
Posted By Foflappy
great times!! despite ending the rally with jager...

great times!! despite ending the rally with jager and tequila :clap

Bonebag you've built up quite a rally and please pass on a big thanks to your family for their support!! (and potato salad)
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,993
Posted By Foflappy
I head up to the Savanna area at least once a...

I head up to the Savanna area at least once a year and it always seams like I end up traveling along and across the canal. I think they have a nice bike and hiking path that travels along side of it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,993
Posted By Foflappy
I actually came home via the CADVIII rally in...

I actually came home via the CADVIII rally in Eagle River last week. After Eagle river I meandered in a southerly direction passing through New Glarus and Beloit before picking up the slab of I39 to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,993
Posted By Foflappy
TWT Day three: elk, eagles, diners and a big o' lake

My final day of riding the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail began at 4:30 am with the sound of rain drops on the tent fly. It didn't rain very hard but I knew that it would be a wet start to the day....
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