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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By bush pilot
Stopped for a beer in this lovely hotel lobby. ...

Stopped for a beer in this lovely hotel lobby.
http://axlechassis.smugmug.com/Other/Scotland-2014/i-pM92LLC/0/L/SAM_1382-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By bush pilot
From Fort Williams it was up to Inverness. ...

From Fort Williams it was up to Inverness.

pretty stone lodge along the way
http://axlechassis.smugmug.com/Other/Scotland-2014/i-hrfMPwx/0/L/SAM_1345-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By bush pilot
I still don't know how to do the map thing. I may...

I still don't know how to do the map thing. I may give it a try.
The route for Scotland was simple. Head north and around the coast to Ullapool, then catch a ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By bush pilot
RTW---The European leg---

This leg actually began last August in Indiana when I picked up a 2000 KLR650 from a fellow advrider. The bike turned out to be much better than expected and got a bunch of help setting off on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,839
Posted By bush pilot
Indeed:clap

Indeed:clap
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By bush pilot
My poor 276c

About 8 years ago I got the 276c with the Thailand navigator, and it changed my life. I lived in Thailand and suddenly I was never in the "totally lost" situation again.
I've since used the device...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-21-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,859
Posted By bush pilot
I like the ortlieb 10 liter water bag. You don't...

I like the ortlieb 10 liter water bag. You don't have to fill it all the way, and it stores very small and light when not in use.
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By bush pilot
Odd, I recently arrived into Glasgow by air with...

Odd, I recently arrived into Glasgow by air with my US registered bike and was issued no paperwork at all. They just returned the customs form I'd filled out, untouched and I was on my way.
I'm I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 33,285
Posted By bush pilot
That's a Kermit chair, great piece of kit. ...

That's a Kermit chair, great piece of kit.

http://www.kermitchair.com/
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-30-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By bush pilot
American's get a lot of this cheeky jostling from...

American's get a lot of this cheeky jostling from Aussies.

It's best to pretend to be Canadian, for some reason many Australians have chip on their shoulder about "seppos".

Anyway here's a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,470
Posted By bush pilot
If it was me I'd loose the 1150gsa, 705 stage 2...

If it was me I'd loose the 1150gsa, 705 stage 2 the KLR and wait for a nicely sorted 1100GS to pass your way. The R1100GS is a much sweeter ride, only kinda ugly!
I really enjoy riding my "new"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,470
Posted By bush pilot
Club 705

After many months of anticipation I finally got back on my bike in CA.

Had the full stage2 set up done by Wyman, (he did a great job with my suspension set up too)

Was not disappointed, the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,127
Posted By bush pilot
great bike for big miles

I own two, and I don't regret either, but I did do some upgrades. My 06' 685 has nearly 90k miles and is ready to go another 90k.
I recently bought an 01' and and massaged it to the max stage 2 705...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,680
Posted By bush pilot
I swear by these! Well over 100k miles and...

I swear by these! Well over 100k miles and counting.
http://www.beadrider.com/

By most recent ride came with an AK sheepskin and it is really nice too. You just have to take it off when it rains....
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,588
Posted By bush pilot
Very impressive bike prep, have ya given her a...

Very impressive bike prep, have ya given her a name yet? La Negra? Night Rider? Black Beauty? Blackie?

All kidding aside, have a super ride, or rides. If you see me I'll be the guy on a dirty sun...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By bush pilot
US 340 to US 15 to US 30 to US 222 to US 22 will...

US 340 to US 15 to US 30 to US 222 to US 22 will get ya close to home.
Rule of thumb; follow old US hwy is always better than interstate hwy.
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,582
Posted By bush pilot
Yea I remember now, after seeing you in Tok I...

Yea I remember now, after seeing you in Tok I spent most of three days riding in the freaking rain to get out of Alaska. Cold and soggy ride it was. The weather broke in Grande Prairie, it was lovely...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By bush pilot
sounds awesome man. I know you're new, here's...

sounds awesome man.
I know you're new, here's just a tip on using the forum, you can reply to you own thread, so that you don't have start a new thread with every post. That might annoy some folks...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,582
Posted By bush pilot
Great stuff man, a lot of this stuff isn't in...

Great stuff man, a lot of this stuff isn't in your blog, which I been following after we met in Tok....back... fuck me I can't remember when....

Did the CB500 make it back to Brooklyn?
Last I...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By bush pilot
Yea and the Frontier restaurant has maybe the...

Yea and the Frontier restaurant has maybe the best breakfast burrito on the planet. But I'd have a hard time deciding between that a fiesta burger. They also have a cinnamon roll to die for.

When...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,370
Posted By bush pilot
Hey sounds like a great adventure for ya. Be sure...

Hey sounds like a great adventure for ya. Be sure to check out the budget travel thread.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315322

Lots of great ideas, on living on the cheap...

Mc...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By bush pilot
You pick up the road to Doi Ang Khang in Chiang...

You pick up the road to Doi Ang Khang in Chiang Dao 1178 then 1340 and 1249 which will loop around drop you out just south of Fang. You could combine that with a trip to Doi Mae Salong.

Sent...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By bush pilot
The Er6n is great has enough power to get past...

The Er6n is great has enough power to get past the slow busses and trucks. I really enjoyed the Versys. I rode with my son and he rented a cb500x for 1200 a day. Not quite the power of the kawasaki...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By bush pilot
The skeeters are bad. But what are really bad are...

The skeeters are bad. But what are really bad are the whitesocks. They will crawl up your sleeve and drill holes in your arms. DEET is really the only defense. I hate the stuff but you gotta have it...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By bush pilot
A few years back Beemerboy took his Africa twin...

A few years back Beemerboy took his Africa twin to Sumatra. Dig through ride reports for his story. No carnet he had to fork up some bribe money and had a local rider help. It's doable but not easy. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-16-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By bush pilot
I just rented a brand new versys for a week there...

I just rented a brand new versys for a week there in Chiang Mai. 1600 baht a day. They had a er6n for 1000 which seemed real good. C&P Service was who I used they are real nice.
Check in at the...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By bush pilot
July you probably don't need to worry too much....

July you probably don't need to worry too much. It's late summer and early spring which can get weird in those mountains. But like Hunter Thompson said "When the going gets weird, the weird turn...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By bush pilot
If it was me and the weather nice I'd head north...

If it was me and the weather nice I'd head north on the Parks hwy then ride the Denali hwy loop to Paxton. There are some lovely streams you cross with lots of arctic grayling. Some nice places to...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By bush pilot
Highway 1 out of Santa Monica is pleasant enough...

Highway 1 out of Santa Monica is pleasant enough up to Ventura. Then route 33 to Ventucopa where there's an great little restaurant. Return on the same road. That would minimize freeway riding which...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,427
Posted By bush pilot
Plenty of people go RTW on small bikes. Good idea...

Plenty of people go RTW on small bikes. Good idea I think.
In the USA you want to avoid big interstate highway like the plague no matter what bike you have.
For most of the world a little Honda...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By bush pilot
I would stick with the 650, simple and reliable...

I would stick with the 650, simple and reliable cheap to replace, doesn't attract too much attention. I like the KLR650 because they are fairly cheap and easy to acquire good used ones. Or go...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,995
Posted By bush pilot
I crossed much of Saskatchewan from Alberta to...

I crossed much of Saskatchewan from Alberta to North Dakota on farm road. Lovely gently rolling hills of golden wheat. Lots of slews along the way ducks and coots spend their summers up there.
...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By bush pilot
Colorado has so much fine road it's hard to tell...

Colorado has so much fine road it's hard to tell you where to begin.
For starters head out of Denver on US 285 to Buena Vista then north and take the independence pass road through Aspen to...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By bush pilot
^excellent advice I can only add that there are...

^excellent advice I can only add that there are lots of trucks and they are hauling ass spraying gravel every which way
When you see a truck best to pull over and get out of the way.
That way...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,470
Posted By bush pilot
Schnitz racing 685 kit has been popular for a...

Schnitz racing 685 kit has been popular for a long time. I have one in my 06' which has about 75k on it and is still very very strong.
I liked it so much I had the full 705 stage 2 work done on my...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By bush pilot
You should be able to make it on one set. I did...

You should be able to make it on one set.
I did the same new TKC's in Fairbanks, rode the Dalton and Denali hwy. Then came down through Saskatchewan staying mostly on gravel then from MN to NM.
...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By bush pilot
Head up to Bettles and go dog sledding. ...

Head up to Bettles and go dog sledding.

Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By bush pilot
Nice looking bike, the 06 R1150GS is more...

Nice looking bike, the 06 R1150GS is more desirable IMHO. Looks like it might have a Staintune exhaust with a cat by-pass and some aftermarket shock making it even more desirable.

Not a super deal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,337
Posted By bush pilot
I saw a very small increase in fuel consumption...

I saw a very small increase in fuel consumption which was offset with the 16 tooth sprocket.
I am now back to the 15 tooth sprocket and get a steady 47 mpg @ 60-65mph. If I drop the speed I can...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,225
Posted By bush pilot
Condolences, when a rider passes it effects all...

Condolences, when a rider passes it effects all of us. RIP
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