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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:52 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Dang, TC! That's IT: "Mexico - Don't Go There!" ...

Dang, TC! That's IT: "Mexico - Don't Go There!"

Seriously, that would be a great name for our little thread.

Arte??
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:00 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Risky.

Risky.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 08:20 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
I got a front TKC with some wear left on it. Came...

I got a front TKC with some wear left on it. Came off the '12 GSA.
Ya want it??
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 10:14 AM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Steve G., you've yet to explain "another...

Steve G., you've yet to explain "another motorcycle adventurer". If you're keeping a list of all the motorcycle adventurers killed by Mexican drug cartels the least you could do is share it with us...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:38 AM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Traveling in Mexico..

Well said Roy!



But just in case.................:D

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/ypu8azud.jpg
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:19 AM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Another?? 'Splain, please.

Another??

'Splain, please.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:08 AM
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Posted By SchizzMan
So there I was being all sweet and...

So there I was being all sweet and inspirational-like when all of the sudden "WHAM!!", you go and lay the plain truth on the poor guy. :lol3

I like this part most. Such a gilded cage we live in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 346,130
Posted By SchizzMan
Really glad to hear you're making such good...

Really glad to hear you're making such good contacts with the people. That's the icing on the cake in my view.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,028
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Posted By SchizzMan
Will soon road test my plated XCF-W with the...

Will soon road test my plated XCF-W with the Scotts under bar dampener running on DOT Maxxis with 14/50 gearing. Looking for 75mph at mid-throttle per Best Dual Sport Bikes claim. Will post up next...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18,614
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Posted By SchizzMan
Now if he could only find his checkbook.......

Now if he could only find his checkbook.......
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
"I find I'm so excited I can barely sit still or...

"I find I'm so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at the start of a long journey, whose conclusion is...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Have really enjoyed my time spent in Zacatecas....

Have really enjoyed my time spent in Zacatecas. Can't go wrong there.

You might look into Puebla as an option. Cholula next door might be even better. Feels like a small town while being close to...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Los Ebanos Ferry Feb 2010

The turn is well marked on the main street of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz

http://schizzman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ReynosaFeb2010/i-TNjNJ63/0/L/Picture%20012-L.jpg

Everyone waived us to the front of the...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 09:32 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Well, now, that was just plain cool. Thanks! ...

Well, now, that was just plain cool. Thanks!

Looks like the same ferry. There might have been others back then. Today Los Ebanos is the last hand-drawn ferry operating on the USA border. Holds...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
I, too, have speedo placards that read,...

I, too, have speedo placards that read, "STOOPID". One for dirt, one for pavement. :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-21-2014, 01:07 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
"What happens in Colorado....."

"What happens in Colorado....."
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
If a fast and easy crossing is what you're...

If a fast and easy crossing is what you're looking for you'll be asking yourself that again when you cross.

But Sjoerd is right about Mexico riders missing out on all that the Border offers when...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-21-2014, 08:39 AM
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Posted By SchizzMan
"They all do that."

"They all do that."
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Sjoerd, that's a hard sell for riders who've seen...

Sjoerd, that's a hard sell for riders who've seen the Border many times over a number of years and are just trying to get to the interior to explore new areas. Not dissing the Border, just sayin' not...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Sorry, I don't know if the road goes through yet....

Sorry, I don't know if the road goes through yet. Mainly because for that route I
take the Anzalduas Bridge as Andy recommended. Routing-wise it's more straight forward than Pharr. And...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Ugh, yes! Mike first thought I'd popped a...

Ugh, yes!

Mike first thought I'd popped a valve seat in Mexico. Motorrad finally authorized the tear-down and the head was fine. A Motorrad tech listened to the engine by phone and said it was the...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23,841
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Posted By SchizzMan
Speaking of which, check out this Bad Boy: the...

Speaking of which, check out this Bad Boy: the 170/60 R17 Twinduro on the
new GSA. Eeeeee-NOR-mous!! Can't wait for the cam re-gearing to be finished
so I can go outside and play. :happay
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 346,130
Posted By SchizzMan
Hola Paul! Mongolia is beautiful. Thanks for...

Hola Paul!

Mongolia is beautiful. Thanks for taking us along. And for the story links.
Makes for good reading.

How are the GL bags working out for you? (I gotta get some bags for the KTM)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,516
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Posted By SchizzMan
What are your concerns with the radiators?

What are your concerns with the radiators?
Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23,841
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Posted By SchizzMan
Apply this... To this... I...

Apply this...



To this...



I opt for a second key on a locking carabiner on my riding gear. Carabiner locks through a belt loop with the keys zipped into the pants pocket.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23,841
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Posted By SchizzMan
Cool! Here's something to consider, if...

Cool!

Here's something to consider, if you're not already:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615832

Looking forward to your reports from the road.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
How on Earth did you make 500 miles a day for 3...

How on Earth did you make 500 miles a day for 3 days like that?!:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,516
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Posted By SchizzMan
Good call on the Akro can. You're gonna love it....

Good call on the Akro can. You're gonna love it. The guys I rode de Sol a Sol with said it barked like a dog all the way to Acapulco. :lol3

Hope you don't mind riding with ear plugs. :D
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
SR's idea to overnight in Parras is excellent if...

SR's idea to overnight in Parras is excellent if you can do it.

Here's a nice little route. Just pista back.


https://goo.gl/maps/y5dGG
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
.....and Fight Clubs. :fight :hide

.....and Fight Clubs. :fight

:hide
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
+1 on that idea. Take the back road into Parras....

+1 on that idea. Take the back road into Parras. Watch for livestock.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Cut out the loop if you need to make time. MEX20...

Cut out the loop if you need to make time. MEX20 has a nice slot canyon you'll enjoy. Cola de Caballo falls is worth the short hike. Nice family-run gordita stand near Los Lirios along a rural...
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23,841
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Posted By SchizzMan
Roadblocks of various kinds occur throughout...

Roadblocks of various kinds occur throughout Mexico. Some are to shut down roads until the government gives relief on some issue; some are for vendors; some are local groups raising funds (my vote...
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23,841
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Posted By SchizzMan
Here's a paved one I've done: ...

Here's a paved one I've done:

https://goo.gl/maps/0VTXH

And here's a paved/gravel one I'm wanting to do:

https://goo.gl/maps/7whjK

If you can pass through the dam and the gravel road is...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-16-2014, 11:13 PM
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Views: 3,507
Posted By SchizzMan
Pretty sure you're pushing it already.

Pretty sure you're pushing it already.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-16-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By SchizzMan
Redundant with "marriage". Just tell her...

Redundant with "marriage".

Just tell her one belongs to your best friend. You are your own best friend, right??
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 423,650
Posted By SchizzMan
Bike Update

Turns out I didn't pop a valve seat down in Mexico. Motorrad authorized the engine tear-down which proved the valve seats were all in place. But the right side cam gears were well out of spec - a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18,614
Views: 930,631
Posted By SchizzMan
GSA Service Update

OK, here's today's latest on the new GSA:

No popped valve seat - I must be losing my skilz as a bike tester. :cry

The right side cam gears have slopped well out of spec and a new set is being...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23,841
Views: 1,827,865
Posted By SchizzMan
Yes. That's what makes it so hard crossing...

Yes.

That's what makes it so hard crossing back into Texas and has provided me with more than a ticket or two over the years.

:cry
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-15-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,507
Posted By SchizzMan
Hey, it's not like I called you out by...

Hey, it's not like I called you out by name..............:wink:
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