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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By jonz
I thought my switch was bad and bought a new one....

I thought my switch was bad and bought a new one. Turned out the diode had broken off. If you switch turns out to be bad, I have one for sale. :ear
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By jonz
Check out the following website: ...

Check out the following website:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/route-maps/

Though it's targeted at bicycle riders, there is lots of good route advice since bicycles aren't...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By jonz
You could probably do the dirt road from the end...

You could probably do the dirt road from the end of the pavement south of Gonzaga bay to Hwy 1. I saw a Mazda Miata make it a few years ago when there were many miles less pavement than now. There...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By jonz
Fixed I think

Fixed I think
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By jonz
No plate. Offroad only

No plate. Offroad only
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By jonz
Fun day on the freeway loop yesterday

Spent 4+ hours yesterday riding and working on the freeway loop. Made 3 or 4 of the climbs rideable by mere mortals. Mostly involved filling in a few ruts and removing case cracking rocks in said...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By jonz
With the rainy and cool weather now, I'd stick...

With the rainy and cool weather now, I'd stick with the Sea of Cortez side as much as possible. San Felipe, Gonzaga Bay, and maybe Bahia de Los Angeles. From Coronado, I'd cross at Tijuana, ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jonz
My experience has been the park service has no...

My experience has been the park service has no clue what the conditions are in Berdoo Canyon. I called once a couple weeks after a big storm and nobody of several employees had a clue but they...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26,140
Views: 2,157,693
Posted By jonz
Some FMM visa info

From the insurance company I use for my Mexico insurance:

Read it before need it.

We've picked up the FMM Tourist Visa's for the travel club for the past 10 years and I share this with you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jonz
I was out on my dirt bike a little east of there...

I was out on my dirt bike a little east of there this morning, and it was just sprinkling so you should be good to go. There's a short rocky section or two, and wet sand is sticking to your tires...
Forum: Latin America 12-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,655
Posted By jonz
I used the free OSM maps for Colombia downloaded...

I used the free OSM maps for Colombia downloaded into my Garmin GPS. The paved roads were good and the dirt ones were sometimes accurate, sometimes not so much.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By jonz
Pick a day and come on out

Pick a day and come on out
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By jonz
Anyone want to ride the Freeway loop?

Howdy gang,
I'm having trouble rounding up any local riders to ride the "freeway Loop" which parallels I-10 east of Indio. It's pretty technical but a lot of fun, and there are easy bailouts if you...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By jonz
Oddly enough, Bahia de Tortugas DOES have...

Oddly enough, Bahia de Tortugas DOES have cellular coverage even though the cell phone maps don't show it. I stayed there a couple days and was surprised that all the locals had and used cell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,234
Posted By jonz
I'm going to go against the grain and say go for...

I'm going to go against the grain and say go for the 2 stroke if nothing else so you can say you did and make up your own mind. Besides KTM, Beta is now making 2 strokes and there is a new Beta 300...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By jonz
I traveled for a couple months with 2 pair of...

I traveled for a couple months with 2 pair of underwear - one pair of the ExOfficio undies and one pair of LDcomfort shorts. The ExOfficio's were okay for riding if the mileage was under 200 miles. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,618
Posted By jonz
I'm hopefully "IN" for this ride. I was just...

I'm hopefully "IN" for this ride. I was just playing with Microsoft Streets and Trips, and I came up with a route from Lima, MT on I-15 taking dirt along the Gravely's to Butte, MT of 179 miles. ...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By jonz
It must depend on how busy it is. The banjercito...

It must depend on how busy it is. The banjercito used to be right next to immigration but is now across the street. Took me less than 30 minutes last time a year ago.
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By jonz
I carry an unlocked GSM phone with a SIM card...

I carry an unlocked GSM phone with a SIM card from Cellular Abroad. You get a USA number so whoever calls/texts doesn't get charged for an international call. Cell service is good when you have it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By jonz
It may be hot but the fishing on the Sea of...

It may be hot but the fishing on the Sea of Cortez is hot during May and June. If you show up at a small area during a tournament, don't plan on finding a hotel room.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By jonz
At Mexicali, there is a sign directing...

At Mexicali, there is a sign directing motorcycles into the left most lane. Cars in that lane are forced to return to Mexicali. There is a gap in the concrete barriers on the right designed for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jonz
Well, crapola!!!!:cry It wasn't water in the...

Well, crapola!!!!:cry It wasn't water in the fuel. I drained the float bowls after filling with new gas with Heet mixed in it. Wouldn't even fire at all. The fuel pump is working btw. I want to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By jonz
I tried putting them in the larger opening (i.e....

I tried putting them in the larger opening (i.e. rear collector) and then sliding them forward but I had trouble getting both rings to slide over the ends of both headers. The graphite rings were...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By jonz
Just did this last week. 1) I used a needle...

Just did this last week.

1) I used a needle nose pliers. I drove one tip of the pliers under/into the ring and wedged it up in more than several places. Then grabbed it with the pliers and...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By jonz
Larry and Raquels is a hotel in BOLA with lots of...

Larry and Raquels is a hotel in BOLA with lots of space for parking and is right on the water. It's a little rickety but they have a restaurant and bar. I don't know how it came through hurricane...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jonz
I'm going to try draining the carbs and adding...

I'm going to try draining the carbs and adding new fuel with some Heet or something similar. Since I just put the bike back together, my mind automatically ASSuMEd that it was due to some mechanical...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jonz
I didn't take the tank off so the fuel valves are...

I didn't take the tank off so the fuel valves are in the same position as my last ride. I can hear gas sloshing around in the tank also. Plus no low fuel light.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jonz
:hmmmmmFor the life of me, I can't figure out...

:hmmmmmFor the life of me, I can't figure out what that bolt does other than plug a hole. I pulled the cover off, screwed it in, screwed it out, removed it, and I couldn't tell a difference in...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 64,872
Posted By jonz
Peugeot covered by Top Gear

can be seen here:

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/peugeot-dakar-rally-car-gallery-2014-12-05
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jonz
950SE Ignition cover removal - OOPS!!!

Howdy gang,
I pulled off the ignition cover to replace a seal inside. I didn't read the instructions (of course) and removed the bolt shown as #5 in the photo below:
...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By jonz
Contact this shop in Bogota. I got a new front...

Contact this shop in Bogota. I got a new front tire there and they had some good looking clothing.
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/South-America-Sampler/i-WqDK5Cz/0/XL/P1010066-XL.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,230
Posted By jonz
I have a progressive shock spring. It was put on...

I have a progressive shock spring. It was put on by trailtricks when he was still in the country. The shock was also revalved so I don't know how much of the improvement was due to the spring and...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,766
Posted By jonz
Ask Maxvert about his experience with air freight...

Ask Maxvert about his experience with air freight shipping to South America. He dropped his bike off ASSUMING it was going to be shipped, was not told of any problem when he dropped it off, and he...
Forum: Latin America 12-02-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By jonz
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25624313...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25624313&postcount=475
Forum: Latin America 12-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By jonz
I don't know about Tecate. If you decide to head...

I don't know about Tecate. If you decide to head a little farther east, you can get a TVIP in Mexicali at the newer commercial vehicle crossing (they quit issuing TVIP's at the tourist crossing in...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By jonz
I think the EPIRB is all up front costs but is...

I think the EPIRB is all up front costs but is only usable in a true emergency to basically say come and get me. I use a Delorme inReach which allows texting back and forth but it has a monthly fee...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,984
Posted By jonz
We expect more photos!!!

We expect more photos!!!
Forum: Americas 12-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By jonz
+1 on how many oil changes did you do? Did...

+1 on how many oil changes did you do?

Did you have a cush hub?

Good to know they can go that far. I'm really curious about your maintenance schedule. I think my 400 XCW recommends an oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By jonz
Here's a crummy photo of it parked this year at...

Here's a crummy photo of it parked this year at the same turn where I crashed over the bars a few years ago which necessitated the purchase of the Lynx...
Forum: Racing 11-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 64,872
Posted By jonz
At altitude, you inhale/exhale more often which...

At altitude, you inhale/exhale more often which lowers the level of CO2 in your blood and that decreases the pH of your blood. Diamox counters that pH drop. Also, CO2 buildup is what causes you to...
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