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Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
I have arrived back into the USA

About 10000km and 120km total ascent and 120km total descent later I am back where I started the 5th of January.

bike...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
How to dress?

2day temperature swings from 5 degrees C to 31 degrees C ...:eek1

shower with a view of the mountains was nice ;)

this was a bit of a bummer though...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Bike celebrated 30000km on the road ;) and lost another bolt

Did some km 2day 760 in total at a moving avg higher then the highest speed limit posted. I guess my "keep yourself to the speed limit" is finally out the door:deal thanks to the inconsistent signage...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
espinosa del diablo again this time UP

I really can't get enough of this road ..... views are amazing, actually took some pictures this time ;)

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/return8_zpsa03c84b1.jpg

Because I had...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
from el lago to mosquito infestation.

As i was chilling this morning to pack and this evening after plugin in the laptop with the last transitions from John...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
fighting with the gps....

It took me quite some time this morning to get the split route on the gps.
I had to split it for there was a pace of road missing on the map.
Figured it out eventually. I did not figure out what...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
yesterdays drive

:roflwell not for long ofcourse ....:norton
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/return5_zps262d3d86.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
what did i say about as long as the dirt road is not wet?

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/20150213P2136556_zpsb537d0f6.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/20150213P2136557_zps731aeec4.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
did not make it to Las Pozas...

something got in the way in the morning
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/IMG_20150211_082433_zpssmubvlmx.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Eh? the day after....

Beautiful scenery and roads, for now just the map :rofl
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/return2_zpsad458ccf.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
while having b'fst and waiting for the "rain" to end in Guanajuto update on Oaxac

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/download_20150214_090019_zps8s7srxgj.jpeg

I guess something spicy to start the day with ... accompanied with some hot chocolate(not as good as in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Good start of the day a tick :huh and a hot...

Good start of the day a tick :huh and a hot chocolate;)
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 234,964
Posted By Mafketel
Every topo adds a new dent in the exhaust. Not...

Every topo adds a new dent in the exhaust.
Not to sure about ground clearance.
I do have set up soft for the tarmac around here. It is not used for racing
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Thumb Just a quick update

I am in Oaxac right now

Although I am not 100% sure :norton
see this street
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/IMG_20150208_163022_zpsykqzsbll.jpg
look more like india to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 234,964
Posted By Mafketel
still need help with the sd card?

I am on my way back to my moto(garapatero 45km from salina cruz) and hope to find it where i left it ;)

anyway after fixing it I wanted to see the arbol del tule .... a fairly fat tree, close to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
remember the bus driver?

He is doing a bit of side business.
Picked up father and daughter that were on the same bus there. They were not on the manifest:evil and later some other passengers.


Oh and also something else...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,389
Posted By Mafketel
Not that the weather was great when i was there...

Not that the weather was great when i was there but boy after those snow pictures I am happy I was there a week later:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Pissed :huh The tubers and XB's might .... I do think...

:huh
The tubers and XB's might .... I do think the 1125's are a bit more sophisticated:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Wicked observations in San Salvador

I did not know Victory was in business for that long already... since 1997 apparently. I also missed it was a Polaris brand.

2day is my last day in San Salvador, grabbing a cab at 5AM for a bus @...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 34,292
Posted By Mafketel
Enjoyed the buell old HD report ... while...

Enjoyed the buell old HD report ... while stranded in San Salvador.:D:evil:norton
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Reached my destination: Capitol of the pupusas ;)

El Salvador:
After I dealt with Immigration, first thing I did is look for a Pupusería and order myself 2 pupusas frijoles con queso.
I had a bit of a language problem there, cause they started...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
a bit of a recap while waiting for the bus to San Salvador

slightly better luck ;) just a missing drive... and a beautiful place to stay atIn the north no dice but the more Southern I got they were indeed popping up.

Be careful what you wish...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28,306
Views: 2,445,191
Posted By Mafketel
Thnxs for the suggestions ... Surdykes...

Thnxs for the suggestions ...

Surdykes HATES foreigners ..... do not ever mention you are not in the us or have lived abroad, you can forget any service, or parts......

We only needed 4...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
It wasn't untill the drive belt broke ;) now I am...

It wasn't untill the drive belt broke ;) now I am bit bummed I did not bring one in the first place, like I did with the brake pads....
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28,306
Views: 2,445,191
Posted By Mafketel
like the tag .... Anyway I thought I had...

like the tag ....

Anyway I thought I had wrote a little q here but apparently i did not.

The buell I am driving decided it was lunchtime and ate my final drive belt.

Currently in the proces...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
if surdyke does not come trough(payment problems...

if surdyke does not come trough(payment problems both card and paypal) at
$157
they are <s>being a bit of a ..... with their policies</s> Nope they are just ...... confirmed after my wife called...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 156,435
Posted By Mafketel
sortoff stuck in Salina Cruz Oaxac

Anybody has a good tip on getting a completely connected buell 1125r drive belt in my hands ?

I send a message to hd mexico
I wanted to order the part in the us but seems not possible from here,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Drive belt broken

anybody have a 145 toothed belt drive for a buell 1125R lying around in Salina Cruz Oaxac Mexico:rofl:deal

So I thought everything was going fine .... The belt broke when going uphill from this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day 10 onto a nature reserve

Good start of the day .... 20 year old stuff shows it's age
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/P1146270_zps325c85d1.jpg
That i'll last another day right :rofl...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day 9 Really starting to miss IFFR 2015

Nice start of the day
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/P1136261_zps0e2f7ede.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/day9_zps6d4fce66.jpg

The first volunteer...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day 8 Tha beach

I am leisuring in a hammock sipping on a really fresh coconut.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/IMG_20150112_200509_zps38c48586.jpg
Live is hard...
No internet no electricity...
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 50,306
Posted By Mafketel
gotta add mine tooooo

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034782

lotsa stuff to add stil but right now doing a little drive in Mexico Guatemala and final destination San Salvador spend a couple of days and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
Day 7

Could not really start and left only at 12.30 probably thnxs to this very friendly person who plays the music very loud also after being asked to shut it down....
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day 6 espinazo del diablo

On the twisties of the espinazo del diablo the temperature steadily rose within an hour from 5C(41F) to 36C(97F) degrees, the tropics welcomed me with a bed of white flowers dotted on the road....
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day 5 dynamiet en chocolade ;)

just a 230 km from where I was yesterday afternoon when i went down.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Mafketel1/day5_zps268ab31c.jpg


But with a detour to a town called dinamita ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
rest of day 3 and day 4

Another 150km to Chihuahua did I mention it was cold wet and straight and trafficated yet .... for about another 150km. Why did I have to continue I should have just stopped when the first raindrops...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day3

A suicidal quail tried to keep the balance of the world, abusing my front wheel for the cause.:norton

Luckily the quail failed. :evil
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
day 2

While an hawk was observing me go around the curve from his vantage point in the tree, I broke hard for the small startled bobcat that was playing in the middle of the road with a quail.

Sorry no...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
me too actually just need something to rest the...

me too
actually just need something to rest the axle on to balance the tire ;)
I have not seen any llantero signs though did see some desperaho or something while driving by .... for now not yet an...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,081
Posted By Mafketel
first day .... not where I hoped to be...

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Next time I see those do not enter when flooded signs .... I will consider them:norton

Packing ...... took me a bit longer...
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