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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 02:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,730
Posted By oldxr
Saddlebag reco-Giant loop mojavi.Keeps the weight...

Saddlebag reco-Giant loop mojavi.Keeps the weight low.If you buy some chinese crap from cyclegear after about 200 miles of constant motion you have a high probability of losing something you will...
Forum: Face plant 03-27-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,849
Posted By oldxr
When I rode from Mexicali-Cabo back to Mexicali...

When I rode from Mexicali-Cabo back to Mexicali last year I wondered what would happen if I hit the SOS button on my Inreach.I am sorry you had to find out the hard way.Hope your leg heals up with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-19-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 51,391
Posted By oldxr
If you have it set to send out your position at...

If you have it set to send out your position at the minimal setting and only keep it on while riding I get 3 days out of a battery charge.You can cherge it off of your bike.It comes with a leash that...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,900
Posted By oldxr
The Mexicans want you to come in and spend...

The Mexicans want you to come in and spend money.I have never been stopped going in.But coming back to the states is a different story.I dont know why but about %50 of the time I goto secondary.Last...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By oldxr
I would run 299 east-89-395 south with one...

I would run 299 east-89-395 south with one overnight in Lake Tahoe.If anything try to avoid the sacramento-san jauquin valleys-too hot.
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,402
Posted By oldxr
Best of luck on your trip-you earned it.I did it...

Best of luck on your trip-you earned it.I did it last year. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955856
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By oldxr
A suggestion-idea-buy your own 20' sea container...

A suggestion-idea-buy your own 20' sea container and ship the container your self.I used to own 1 -they have tie down loops on the floor sides.You might be able to rent a container from a shipper.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23,608
Views: 3,148,526
Posted By oldxr
If you want to bring a cdi unit out to Modesto I...

If you want to bring a cdi unit out to Modesto I have a xrr I ride and can get it on a dyno.I currently use a early xr400 cdi box.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By oldxr
Xr650r with home made mounts.Not street legal but...

Xr650r with home made mounts.Not street legal but works very well.Should have bought the 6x2 version.Rigid-need some kind of bracket/mount system...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,825
Posted By oldxr
Another thing to check on 5.0 swap=5.0 ho cam...

Another thing to check on 5.0 swap=5.0 ho cam has 351w firing order.
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,944
Posted By oldxr
Look up an inmate on here that posts as swamp ...

Look up an inmate on here that posts as swamp http://enduroearth.com/the-quest-for-entelecheia-the-making-of-the-american-flesh-eater-route/
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By oldxr
I have a honda xr650r thats plated.I had a custom...

I have a honda xr650r thats plated.I had a custom lithium battery built that is very small but powerful enough to run a compressor or the added cooling fan while the engine is off.Its the same size...
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By oldxr
Last year I ran a dunlop mx71 on the front of my...

Last year I ran a dunlop mx71 on the front of my xr650r to from Mexicali to Cabo and back.Its a 90/`100x21 -wide round profile.Its not dot rated but lasted for 3000 miles with very good steering feel...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,453
Posted By oldxr
San Francisquito isnt the only place...

San Francisquito isnt the only place around.Rancho Piedra Blanca or Rancho Escondido have rooms.For what you get at San Francisquito its kind of expensive for what you get.But its kind of like Mike's...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By oldxr
If I was back packing +motorcycling I might have...

If I was back packing +motorcycling I might have got the regular length .I have the long Encampment.I am 5'11" 200 lbs.I am glad I got the long version.If it gets cold you can slide down and pull the...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,103
Posted By oldxr
You can do alot of riding out of San Felipe.An...

You can do alot of riding out of San Felipe.An overnight trip to Mike´s Sky Ranch is a good ride.Or make a run to Coco´s Corner.There are trails and you will find many places to explore.I have spent...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By oldxr
See if Rock Auto has the oem parts-sometimes they...

See if Rock Auto has the oem parts-sometimes they do.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,383
Posted By oldxr
I dont know if this applies to motorcycles.In...

I dont know if this applies to motorcycles.In California if a car is at the dealers for more than 30 days in the first year it has to be bought back.You should study the lemon law in your state.I...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,402
Posted By oldxr
If you want to ride in baja send me a pm .Winter...

If you want to ride in baja send me a pm .Winter is riding season there.
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By oldxr
It would be nice if you could get the tourist...

It would be nice if you could get the tourist visa online.Then you could have all of your paperwork and not stop at the border.
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By oldxr
Last winter I ran a Dunlop mx71 front and a...

Last winter I ran a Dunlop mx71 front and a shinko 244 rear from Calixco to Cabo and back.About 2400 miles total.The mx71 was a fat 90/100 x21 and worked well in sand.Bike was a Honda xr650r.I havent...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By oldxr
Its duning season in southern California.

Its duning season in southern California.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By oldxr
If the jugs are the same length the piston might...

If the jugs are the same length the piston might be different for the longer stroke-the pin heigth is higher.If you are going to put alot of boost down you should probably just get a set of custom...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By oldxr
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r36/randy77zt/b...

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r36/randy77zt/baja%20winter%202014/bajawinter2014284_zps6c9e7fc8.jpg Coco should get more campers for the cheap-ass adv inmates.It is rumored that...
Forum: Racing 11-01-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 256,248
Posted By oldxr
FYI-the Austin race is on the over-the-air NBC...

FYI-the Austin race is on the over-the-air NBC channels-not the usual NBC Sports channel.I just had to set my dvr to catch it.
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 256,248
Posted By oldxr
Alonso going to Haas for 2016?

Alonso going to Haas for 2016?
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By oldxr
It would be helpful to know what type of...

It would be helpful to know what type of bike/riding you are looking to do.Dirty dual sport with picking lots of dirt or pavement cruising?I like riding dual sports but am too lazy/old to run single...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By oldxr
The springs hold the bike up-the oil keeps it...

The springs hold the bike up-the oil keeps it from bouncing like a pogo stick.
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,900
Posted By oldxr
Last winter I stored my van at a place called...

Last winter I stored my van at a place called Portico Storage in Calixico.Not cheap-$80 for a month.But I had a keypad code and could get the van back anytime.If you want to avoid traffic in Mexicali...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By oldxr
Great thread.I am looking for a new camera to...

Great thread.I am looking for a new camera to replace my 20 year old 3.2 miga-pixel canon.Anything would be an improvement.It rides in the center compartment of a Giant Loop buck&roll tank bag.I...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By oldxr
I have the same boots as Mooncat.Best boots I...

I have the same boots as Mooncat.Best boots I have ever had.Wore them every day for a 3 week ride -no problema.
Forum: Americas 10-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By oldxr
In Baja they ride unplated dirt bikes and Polaris...

In Baja they ride unplated dirt bikes and Polaris Razors on the road.They dont care.But the $hit starts if you have an accident.Get good insurence and your TVIP.I did a 3 week trip to Baja last...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 23,815
Posted By oldxr
10/10 on the RR.I need to work on my gps...

10/10 on the RR.I need to work on my gps skills.That area is like the Baja of the USA.
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,738
Posted By oldxr
Entered:D

Entered:D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,572
Posted By oldxr
Sometimes u-haul gets uptight if you tell them...

Sometimes u-haul gets uptight if you tell them you are hauling a motorcycle in thier van-dont tell them that.The per mile cost is the killer-it adds up.I haul bikes in my van -but my fuel cost would...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,120
Posted By oldxr
Older Toyota pu or 4 runner?Ford Ranger...

Older Toyota pu or 4 runner?Ford Ranger pre-runner truck?Problem with any kind of pick-up is gas milage and ride over a car based platform.In southern California I have seen some desert pre-runner...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,052
Posted By oldxr
The way I use my cards is to minimize the risk of...

The way I use my cards is to minimize the risk of my card# being stolen.It does not matter what kind of chips or what ever is on the card.Unless you are in a resort town like Cabo you need cash.When...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 155,002
Posted By oldxr
Cycles-you have been a good sport posting about...

Cycles-you have been a good sport posting about this.Sorry to hear about your lack of vacation.My take on this-If you have a $20k bike on fire after the warrenty runs out and have full coverage...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,052
Posted By oldxr
In Mexico if you are in undeveloped areas cash is...

In Mexico if you are in undeveloped areas cash is king.But I have never had a problem using my american atm card at a major bank to get cash.I will only use an atm connected to a bank -not 1 of those...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By oldxr
The area of Sacramento just south of the airport...

The area of Sacramento just south of the airport is called Natomas-you should be able to find storage in that area.That would give you a 5-10 minute taxi ride to your bike.There are taxi's at the...
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