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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
I did the math in my head (quickly and...

I did the math in my head (quickly and approximately) and the La Siesta was between $40-$45 US for two of us. The wifi was shit for us as well. However, the Looney Bean coffee shop had good wifi...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By jonz
Read at least this post: ...

Read at least this post:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12049000&postcount=2

Maybe you can get Sjoerd's cheap hotel guide before you leave since you're in Canada. Camping is readily...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
:huh It's not exactly on the beach, just across...

:huh It's not exactly on the beach, just across the street.

View from the balcony
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mazatlan-2015-trip/i-cZknpj2/0/XL/FB_IMG_1426031226453-XL.jpg

I spent 2...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By jonz
I ride/drive through Yellowstone NP a dozen times...

I ride/drive through Yellowstone NP a dozen times a year. While there are traffic jams, it's usually due to animals near the road. It's not like you're stuck in some hell hole with nothing to look...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By jonz
If you want some dirt in Montana after riding up...

If you want some dirt in Montana after riding up Mesa Falls Scenic byway (paved but fun pavement) gas up at Robins Roost Chevron on Hwy 20, turn left (just before Henry's Lake) onto the Great Divide...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,346
Posted By jonz
Was out on the road near Red Rock Wildlife Refuge...

Was out on the road near Red Rock Wildlife Refuge day before yesterday. In my truck but could have been riding. A low snow year for sure. We'll be riding by about as far as you can see in the photo...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
The ST1300 worked out great most of the time. ...

The ST1300 worked out great most of the time. About halfway down Hwy 20 from Sahuaripa to Hwy 16 wasn't so good on the ST but I just went really really slow. And the topes in Yecora and back at the...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
Parral to Creel is a great road. Just watch the...

Parral to Creel is a great road. Just watch the weather as you'll be riding above 8000' near Guachochi.
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mazatlan-2015-trip/i-cCHRx25/0/XL/P1020871_stitch-XL.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By jonz
Uhhh, actually there is something new here (see...

Uhhh, actually there is something new here (see first post) and that was why I posted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By jonz
My 950 would blow oil out the breather tube after...

My 950 would blow oil out the breather tube after extended (more than an hour) freeway jaunts at a steady 70+ mph. Never happened on shorter rides or rides with varying speeds. I was told that the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By jonz
Interesting instructions for those trying to plate a dirt bike in CA

One of the steps in the process of trying to plate a dirt bike (or OHV) is the VIN verification which used to be documented on the back side of DMV form 262 but is now documented on DMV31. Page 1 is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By jonz
Just as an fyi, DMV employees can do the VIN...

Just as an fyi, DMV employees can do the VIN inspection. I used to do the easy inspections (the ones for non salvage vehicles) all the time (retired CHP now) when DMV was either too busy, didn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By jonz
Sorry, I got confused on what direction you were...

Sorry, I got confused on what direction you were taking the bike. Did you call the dealer and ask what he/she had to say about the tax? Some states issue a temp registration that allows you to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By jonz
When you say "offroad" what exactly do you mean? ...

When you say "offroad" what exactly do you mean? If truly off of any road where the bike won't need to be street legal and you don't need a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license, then get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By jonz
I was looking at buying a new dirt bike from...

I was looking at buying a new dirt bike from Chaparral in San Bernardino, CA and immediately taking it to Montana which has no sales tax. The salesman told me to go to an office supply store and...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
In the short term, it's possible it will make it...

In the short term, it's possible it will make it worse as guys making a living from marijuana may start looking for other sources of income. In the long term, I agree it's possible it will help.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 138,760
Posted By jonz
Just riding along. The bike is almost 4 years...

Just riding along. The bike is almost 4 years old. No big jumps as I'm an old fart but I ride lots of rocks so my guess is it's accumulated fatigue and I imagine the nearby weld weakened the metal...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 138,760
Posted By jonz
Kona PROCESS 153 DL. I'm still not positive if...

Kona PROCESS 153 DL. I'm still not positive if I'm getting the 153DL or just the 153. The DL has the higher spec kit but a 1 X 11. The plain 153 has a 2X10 and a lower granny gear which I can...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 138,760
Posted By jonz
Broke my old bike and waiting for the new one

Old Bike
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mazatlan-2015-trip/i-xZrV98P/0/XL/20150329_115359-XL.jpg

I was riding the Palm Canyon Epic near Palm Springs, CA when my frame broke 8 miles in. Had...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,354
Posted By jonz
Good thread. It inspired me to order some...

Good thread. It inspired me to order some Quikclot and a new batch of gloves
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By jonz
I rode with a guy last year on a V Strom and it...

I rode with a guy last year on a V Strom and it handled much worse roads than that. Of course, rain and the resulting mud changes everything especially with street tires. But I have a new respect...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By jonz
Definitely head through Cody if you have even the...

Definitely head through Cody if you have even the slightest interest in museums and check out the Buffalo Bill Museum (actually 5 museums in one).

http://centerofthewest.org/

Only stop if you...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
Thanks for the link. I eventually worked my way...

Thanks for the link. I eventually worked my way through to the English .pdf and read through it. Lots of good info that can help make informed decisions about where you may want to travel. Of course,...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By jonz
I'm with Eakins - I have a bag rated for 15...

I'm with Eakins - I have a bag rated for 15 degrees and I sometimes wear extra clothes for summer nights. We had a 12 degree night last August in West Yellowstone - a record but not that far out of...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By jonz
AFX39 fits my long oval noggin. HOWEVER, it's...

AFX39 fits my long oval noggin. HOWEVER, it's deafening at any speed above 50 mph even with earplugs. Horrible aerodynamics around the face shield pivots. I duct taped mine to finish a ride and...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,141
Posted By jonz
I learned a couple of things from the series: ...

I learned a couple of things from the series:

1) Watching them struggle, I figured if they can so can most anyone else.

2) I sure wouldn't want to have to do that much planning. That seemed...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By jonz
Here's a suggestion I just made to someone else: ...

Here's a suggestion I just made to someone else:
Go see Hoover Dam. Then ride north along Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Hwys 166 and 167. If it's a weekend, there will probably be a fair...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By jonz
Great info!!! Thanks for posting the update

Great info!!! Thanks for posting the update
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
NPR article on Matamoros

http://tinyurl.com/qj2lvro

Sounds like a crossing to avoid for the near future.
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
Here's a source of info for medical care when...

Here's a source of info for medical care when traveling:

https://www.iamat.org/medical-directory

I thankfully never had to use that info on my South America trip but I joined for a year. It...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jonz
I just did something like you're talking about...

I just did something like you're talking about for the way down. Crossed at Douglas, AZ/Agua Prieta and stayed in the mountains down to Durango. Then west on the 40 libre (Espinazo del Diablo) to...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By jonz
I'd imagine mosquitoes will be the worst threat...

I'd imagine mosquitoes will be the worst threat that time of year.
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By jonz
Wish i'd know it was possible when I was there. ...

Wish i'd know it was possible when I was there. Check out this report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24343639&postcount=17
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By jonz
For a summer trip, I'd go to Colorado and stay as...

For a summer trip, I'd go to Colorado and stay as high as possible. Just look for squiggly lines. Nevada will be hot, especially as you work your way south. If I had to go that way, I'd head for...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
I left my truck parked in the lot in Tecate a few...

I left my truck parked in the lot in Tecate a few years ago. It was fine. Friends have used it and had no problems. I think it backs right up against the Border Patrol office.

If you want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By jonz
I pass by there several times a year on my...

I pass by there several times a year on my south/north and north/south migrations between SoCal and Montana. They were open last year every time I passed through. I don't stop in as my gas stop...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28,313
Views: 2,446,165
Posted By jonz
I had a tube patched in the same or similar...

I had a tube patched in the same or similar manner in Baja, and the patch never came off. FWIW
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By jonz
They are awesome and I look forward to my...

They are awesome and I look forward to my northern migration in a week or so because then they'll be in my neighborhood. :clap :clap :clap Or I'll be in their neighborhood. Earth would be a less...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By jonz
Not an expert but here's what I've found and/or...

Not an expert but here's what I've found and/or read. For one, the NPS recommends staying 25 yards from bison but says 100 yards for bears. There are lots more bison than bears. I see bison all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By jonz
I haven't ridden 97 in years but when I did, it...

I haven't ridden 97 in years but when I did, it was posted at 55. I-5 will be a faster ride and I don't recall 97 being anything special anyway.

I-5 is only horrible south of Lake Shasta. It's...
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