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Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Not a whole lot left to post fellas. Here's a few...

Not a whole lot left to post fellas. Here's a few from Creel. After Bato, we stopped there for a couple nights. The Best Western looked too good to pass up when we were going through. Partied with a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,685
Posted By roaming_art
Glad you enjoyed it :)

Glad you enjoyed it :)
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Let's see, where were we? Heading out of...

Let's see, where were we?

Heading out of Batopilas, there seemed to be a lot of guys around carrying plated steel and ammo. I remember looking down an alleyway as we were riding out, and seeing a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
The morning after...:freaky That lechugilla...

The morning after...:freaky

That lechugilla kicks like a mule! I found Nate that morning having breakfast at the same taco joint that we had dinner the night before. The huevos con chorizo and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Batopilas!

Batopilas is considered the “Treasure of The Sierra Madre”, because of it’s overwhelming beauty, and rich history of lucrative silver mining during the 18th and 19th centuries. Side note, there’s a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Guess they must have finished the job by the time...

Guess they must have finished the job by the time we went through there. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Possibly? I remember seeing a shiny black SUV...

Possibly? I remember seeing a shiny black SUV full of dudes on our way out. Didn't stop to say hello. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Urique to Batopilas If there was a climax in...

Urique to Batopilas

If there was a climax in our Copper Canyon adventure, Batopilas was it. It was the furthest south in the canyon that we would go, and the closest to “no mans land”, the border...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Glad you guys are enjoying it! Couldn't agree...

Glad you guys are enjoying it! Couldn't agree with you more Junyah! Me and Nate were saying the same thing to ourselves. Why haven't we seen this on ADV!? People either aren't sharing, or they have...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,891
Posted By roaming_art
Me and my buddy just did the road from Urique to...

Me and my buddy just did the road from Urique to Bato without issue. Lot of good advice already on here. I was on a KLR, my friend on the 950. It's definitely possible on the big pigs. Just take your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
The friggin dogs...I've come to the conclusion...

The friggin dogs...I've come to the conclusion that Mexico, and specifically the state of Chihuahua, desperately needs their own Bob Barker to make a national movement to spay and neuter their pets....
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
All in good fun of course! Me and Nate really...

All in good fun of course! Me and Nate really enjoy ripping on each other's bikes on our trips. Comes with the territory when you ride opposite ends of the dual port spectrum.

We've been talking...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
MufflerBearings, I was surprised myself, but I...

MufflerBearings, I was surprised myself, but I haven't used the tow strap on the KTM since me and Nate rode the TAT. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
You blurred me bro!? I went from up on that...

You blurred me bro!? I went from up on that ledge, down to the bikes, in less than 10 seconds. Multiple times on this trip. Might have a little Tarahumara somewhere in my blood line. Nate...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
First off...let's get this started right. Couple...

First off...let's get this started right. Couple Indio 40's to kick off the sketchy road worker/trucker stop festivities we encountered in Cuahtemoc....
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
I'm actually surprised that KTM bottle opener of...

I'm actually surprised that KTM bottle opener of yours hasn't broken yet. :lol3 The KLR's just starting to show her age a bit is all. The seal's going out on my speedometer housing. I was checking to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/16139972390_66...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/16139972390_66e9bb37d8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qAezu3)

Basaseachic Falls! Unbelievable.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Arriba! ...

Arriba!
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Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
In Cuauhtémoc we stopped by a little Honda shop,...

In Cuauhtémoc we stopped by a little Honda shop, Nate wanted to inquire about some tires. I noticed a little hole in the wall restaurant close by and figured I'd go grab a few tacos while he was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
Alright guys. We are alive and well. Ruffin it...

Alright guys. We are alive and well. Ruffin it tonight at the Best Western in Creel. :lol3 Holy shit! We came to Mexico, completely unprepared, with a window of time to ride in January of all months,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
We made Cuauhtémoc today! Can't post any pictures...

We made Cuauhtémoc today! Can't post any pictures because the internet here is super slow. But tomorrow we'll probably be heading towards Basaseachic falls, or Creel, depending on how we're feeling....
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
The border snafu wasn't a huge deal. One of the...

The border snafu wasn't a huge deal. One of the guys at the Banjercito office looked through my passport and noticed that I'd visited Mexico a few times in the past. These were fly-in vacations with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,389
Posted By roaming_art
This is heading west from Long Beach, CA....

This is heading west from Long Beach, CA. Somewhere along the 10. Really excited to cross the border tomorrow after spending the entire day peeking south and knowing Mexico was just 'ore yonder'. My...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,316
Views: 1,075,962
Posted By roaming_art
I agree, did a double take when I actually found...

I agree, did a double take when I actually found a local ad for one. Unmolested, low mileage 07 R's are getting hard to find, at least in the States. Will make sure to look closer at the front end...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5,316
Views: 1,075,962
Posted By roaming_art
Found a 2007 XL883R locally with only 1200 miles...

Found a 2007 XL883R locally with only 1200 miles on it. This thing's been sitting in a garage for a LONG time, but started right up when I checked it out. Some surface rust on a few bolts here and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,416
Posted By roaming_art
Holy smokes! What a beautiful bike. Wish it were...

Holy smokes! What a beautiful bike. Wish it were available in the States! What kind of MPGs do these run? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,760
Posted By roaming_art
NC700X, CB500x....well within your price rage new...

NC700X, CB500x....well within your price rage new or used. I too am looking for a KLR replacement, and these are on the short list until Yam or Honda make a 21st century ~650 dual sport. The CB1100...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By roaming_art
Thanks for all the advice guys! Made it to...

Thanks for all the advice guys! Made it to Sacramento yesterday just fine. Ended up camping just outside of Mammoth Lakes in a dispersed NF camping area on day one to split the ride up. I can post up...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By roaming_art
Well, got the Shinko 700 mounted on the rear....

Well, got the Shinko 700 mounted on the rear. Went on pretty smoothly, didn't even pinch a tube this time! :clap Couldn't budge the damn counter sprocket nut though, so I'll have to run stock...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By roaming_art
Cool, thanks for the recommendation. If Tahoe...

Cool, thanks for the recommendation. If Tahoe happens it'll be on the return trip home. I'd like to be fresh for that ride.



Yeah, I'm expecting that. Maybe I'll try to leave my house closer...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By roaming_art
The 99 is better then the 5, still a lot of...

The 99 is better then the 5, still a lot of semi's though. I've never considered taking 395 north before, so just thought I'd get some input.



Sweet deal, that's what I wanted to hear.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By roaming_art
395 from LA to Sacramento in a day?

Anyone do this? I'm leaving tuesday morning, hoping to get on the road at 5am, 550 miles would be a personal record for a day's worth of riding. Taking the KLR, swapping out my front sprocket for an...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By roaming_art
Paper maps were incredibly useless in my opinion....

Paper maps were incredibly useless in my opinion. I would look into a cheap Garmin and hard wire it. See this thread for some ideas:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863174
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,743
Posted By roaming_art
Ctx700?

Ctx700?
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,201,098
Posted By roaming_art
I will second this BS. 42,000 miles on my...

I will second this BS. 42,000 miles on my KLR...has yet to let me down, and I've beat the snot out of it. If they ever bring the 750 over to the States, in that beautiful white...the KLR will have to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 76,149
Posted By roaming_art
Love the tip on waiting until it starts to get...

Love the tip on waiting until it starts to get dark to set-up camp! Golden! Torroweap was on my list of must-sees, now I have a whole bunch more and tracks to boot! Thanks for taking the time to put...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-05-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 35,699
Posted By roaming_art
Hmm...the 1450 text document of my routes didn't...

Hmm...the 1450 text document of my routes didn't quite look like this, but I'll have to see if the alerts and warnings bug me enough to dig back into the text file. Thanks for posting this!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,753
Views: 878,252
Posted By roaming_art
Main Divide was open today around 3:00pm, saw a...

Main Divide was open today around 3:00pm, saw a few peeps coming up on my way down, a red KLR and a GS 800 possibly? Howdy. How far past that gate can you ride? Someone mentioned a road block before...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 51,156
Posted By roaming_art
Very cool ride report mate! I was glad to come...

Very cool ride report mate! I was glad to come across this, remember you mentioning it briefly up in Lake Arrowhead last spring, but I just found the thread for the first time. You bring a new...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,175
Posted By roaming_art
Glad to see you finishing this up Dean! :clap Me...

Glad to see you finishing this up Dean! :clap Me and Nate are prepping for the CDR this summer! :freaky Hope all is well.
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