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Forum: Asia 11-24-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By srileo
Pete That's an excellent choice for a bike. I...

Pete
That's an excellent choice for a bike. I have always admitted the tough simplicity of them. Never owned one but I think they make perfect sense. Looking forward to your adventure.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,498
Posted By srileo
i have the ATV tank bags on the IMS on my DR. The...

i have the ATV tank bags on the IMS on my DR. The tank panniers hit my knees too and the velcro patches did not help coz they just came off in the first rain. so the simple solutioin has been to run...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By srileo
Plenty of people have sold motorcycles to locals...

Plenty of people have sold motorcycles to locals all over SA. The understanding is that it is entirely up to the buyer to sort it out with local authorities. I've had atleast 2-3 friends do it. ...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By srileo
FlowBee, i dont know the exact answer to your...

FlowBee,
i dont know the exact answer to your question, but i know it has been done before. Shipping back from BA should be cheaper than shipping in. Here is a fairly detailed thread about the...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By srileo
Air freighting to Argentina, the definitive guide

Air freighting to BsAs

So you want to ship your bike by air to BsAs and you dont know where to begin? Read on for a fairly comprehensive addition to the existing knowledge. I am adding to the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 91,938
Posted By srileo
Jill and Mike, thanks for a fantastically...

Jill and Mike,
thanks for a fantastically informative RR. yours is a rare journey through Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname and Brazil. I almost wish you had taken the boat out of Manaus along the...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By srileo
No one? :huh

No one? :huh
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By srileo
How would you set up my DR650s luggage system?

All,
am taking off in a couple months for a leisurely ride around S.America on my trusty DR650. Just getting started on kitting up the DR. It has already been on the CDR last year and came...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,849
Posted By srileo
great comparision! thanks for taking the trouble....

great comparision! thanks for taking the trouble. Looking forward to hearing your verdict from the jungles.
Hope NR can simply put metal buckles all around and call it a day.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,438
Views: 1,039,579
Posted By srileo
The country cousin to the TW200... for africa overlanding...

All,
sometime yesterday, it occured to me that i could travel across south and east africa on a local bike that i purchased new in say Johannesburg and sold back at the end of my ride...

So,...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-04-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,577
Posted By srileo
Actually, after a few hours of research, i am...

Actually,
after a few hours of research, i am now thinking of a yamaha AGbike. Like one of these two.
http://www.jhbyamaha.co.za/view_category.aspx?ID=104
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-03-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,577
Posted By srileo
buying a local bike and weather

Salcar,
am glad you are planning this ride as well. I too am thinking of a south-north route roughly along the same lines as you, but with a bit more running around SA, botswana, lesotho etc. I...
Forum: Europe 10-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,884
Posted By srileo
Its great to see activity on this thread after...

Its great to see activity on this thread after over a year. i put off my plans until jan 2013 school year. i am highly encouraged by any possibilities that students and or tourists have it easier. i...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,843
Posted By srileo
Damn, just discovered this. My wife and I will...

Damn, just discovered this. My wife and I will divert our destination for the weekend and join you guys for the friday night party + camping. We'll leave saturday night before the party begins...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,954
Posted By srileo
I have heard that certain model years of the GSXR...

I have heard that certain model years of the GSXR fuel pumps work for the DL. I woudl venture it is the same for the SV
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By srileo
vStrom owners in SF know how to check and replace TPS?

Hi all,
I own a Wee and need to replace the Throttle position sensor on it and do a throttle body sync and replace clutch cable while i am at it. The shops want anywhere between $200-300 to do the...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By srileo
Thanks, I'll check it out. I have no knowledge of...

Thanks, I'll check it out. I have no knowledge of sewing, let alone seam sealing, but i have this in the neighborhood:
techshop.ws ;-)
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By srileo
Trucker tarp material: where do i get some?

All,
i have been thinking of stitching up my own Giant Loop style bags. I have access to industrial sewing machine. Any idea what spec material goes into the trucker tarp type material that Giant...
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,612
Posted By srileo
I really wish i didnt have to lose my only...

I really wish i didnt have to lose my only favorite magazine. After ORJ, i havent even bothered glancing at the usual motorcycle rags. I now realise how much of sponsored crap there is out there...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By srileo
A half day is good enough for the biking. However...

A half day is good enough for the biking. However u might want to climb the volcano. That will be a long day. Worth it.
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,942
Posted By srileo
+1 but i want the Scrammie myself. I have a...

+1
but i want the Scrammie myself. I have a Wee.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 408,381
Posted By srileo
Can i mix a Shinko bias ply front and Tourance...

Can i mix a Shinko bias ply front and Tourance radial rear on a DR? Will that be a bad idea?
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 408,381
Posted By srileo
The essential dillemma

I guess my essential dillemma is how the 705s compare to Tourances that i have had great luck with. I have gotten as much as 15k miles out of a rear Tourance on my loaded down vStrom on a single ride...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 408,381
Posted By srileo
Wholeheartedly agree with you on not lugging...

Wholeheartedly agree with you on not lugging around a tire for 5k miles. Its just :huh.
You are right, i do need to research having a tire sent to me. I just worry about the cost of mailing the...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 408,381
Posted By srileo
Sagedrifter, thanks for the DR perspective! It...

Sagedrifter,
thanks for the DR perspective! It sounds like the kind of usage i hope to see. 50-50 dirt and pavement. I am about 190lb with all gear and about 80lb soft luggage baggage. The thing...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 408,381
Posted By srileo
Ah, i left out vital information. I weigh 185...

Ah, i left out vital information.
I weigh 185 geared up and will be lugging about 80lbs in gear. Soft luggage all the way.
I want to get into the dirt as much as possible in Peru, Bolivia and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 08-21-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,628
Posted By srileo
Another shout out to Cannonshot for his fantastic...

Another shout out to Cannonshot for his fantastic tracks that he shared. I initially thought i'd get by with just the bicycle maps and proceeded to do so. Within a few hours it was painfully apparent...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 408,381
Posted By srileo
DR650 tire

Hi all,
i am considering these Shinko 705s for my DR. I have a 10k mile ride that i would love to do on a single tire. I will be straying off the pan-am into the dirt quite a bit in Peru and...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By srileo
Widder vest to gerbings gloves: how do i hook them up

All,
Heated gear n00b here :-)
I have a Widder heated vest given to me. Am trying to see how i can connect it to a future purchase of a gerbings glove liner. Am not sure if the connectors are the...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By srileo
WOWW!!!! this is really really important...

WOWW!!!! this is really really important information for the inmates.
I have already ridden through to panama and back and was considering flying my bike from LA to Cartagena. but this changes...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
equipment coming together...

The tires came in today. kenda k270 front and back....
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,025
Posted By srileo
in SLR and serious photography, neither is better...

in SLR and serious photography, neither is better than the other, but canon spends way more on marketing and has a wider product line (printers, ink, optics, etc etc) nikon is more focused.

in...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
Cool, glad to hear you ride sensible bikes ;-). I...

Cool, glad to hear you ride sensible bikes ;-). I have a Wee as well.
Forum: Americas 06-02-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
Ah well, we might still run into each other along...

Ah well, we might still run into each other along the way then. I'll be on the look out.
Forum: Americas 06-02-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
Getting the gear together...

Alrighty,
starting to think about gear...
. Need a cheap, utilitarian tent. I initially preferred a single-wall tent for simplicity's sake, but after reading enough opinions, i think the current...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
So...

Glad to be back on the thread. I just got married :-)

Thrilled to start the planning process again. First off, the July 15th date for launching from SFO is locked in. Got the boss and the kitchen...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
kenny looks like we might meet up on the trail...

kenny
looks like we might meet up on the trail somewhere. i am going south to north. perhaps a Colorado rendezvous is plausible..
am excited!
Forum: Americas 05-31-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
Rajaviento, wrote you a nice long reply and got...

Rajaviento,
wrote you a nice long reply and got logged out and lost it...

I am committed to mid-july and south to north passage. can you swing that? i am quite slow and have a lot of photo ideas...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By srileo
8thdwarf, all those who wrote this last few...

8thdwarf, all those who wrote this last few weeks,
sorry i was offline. Just got myself married :crash

Yes, the July 15th launch date from SFO is still on. I am sure only that it is a south to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By srileo
Terrific report, yours is one of the more daring...

Terrific report, yours is one of the more daring RRs on here. I hope to go check out my kind in Guyana one day on the bike.
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