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Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By MagneticSouth
Thanks for your input :norton I replaced...

Thanks for your input :norton

I replaced the stator 6mnths ago, and looks like it sparks fine, so from what ive read i could rule out coil, cdi, and stator problems right?

Anyway since i...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
I hear its a beautiful part of the state. I guess...

I hear its a beautiful part of the state. I guess you cant expect to see everything. huh

Ok i know Halloween was a coupla weeks ago, and ive been preety slack in updating, I think because i havent...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
The day after Halloween i packed up some gear and...

The day after Halloween i packed up some gear and headed back to the beach ..


http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/Erendira/IMG_0773.jpg

better.....
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
The following day i rode back to that beach i was...

The following day i rode back to that beach i was overlooking.

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/Erendira/GOPR0720.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
:pimp Next few days i would sleep in, eat...

:pimp


Next few days i would sleep in, eat fish, lay in the hammock, read a book then go for an afternoon explore..
There are loads of empty beaches, dirt roads and tracks just outside the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
The next few days were mostly filled with my feet...

The next few days were mostly filled with my feet up and me licking my wounds.. My neck strain and ankle were not impressed with me and insisted i stay off the wheels.

I woke up to this view from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
The following day i woke up feeling preety...

The following day i woke up feeling preety rough, My left hand side neck muscles were really strained no doubt as a result of the whiplash when i hit the side of my head on the ground, my right side...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
They survived but actually the racks are gonna...

They survived but actually the racks are gonna need some work. I only really realised when i left LA that with my load and an extra gallon of water and a gallon of extra fuel, It made the bike preety...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
More sand makes things better right ? ...

More sand makes things better right ?

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/Erendira/GOPR7470.jpg
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/Erendira/GOPR7459.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
Sorry I'm preety hopless at keeping up... If...

Sorry I'm preety hopless at keeping up...

If your interested in reading the background info and Prep for this trip its on this thread..

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791120

The...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
The the lamp is fine, now its just like tecate...

The the lamp is fine, now its just like tecate (headlight con carácter) i just cracked the the speedo glass and broke the dial off.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Ha Dont worry, guns and heavy armoury aren't...

Ha Dont worry, guns and heavy armoury aren't really my thing... Im an Australian.

:gun2:2guns :defend :shoot




Because this has been the longest drawn-out pre-ride...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
Rule number 1 ... avoid riding at night.

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/IMG_0713.jpg

This is a photo of my headlight... it happened the very first night we arrived when i hit a ditch riding in the dark up a dusty...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By MagneticSouth
Magnetic South

2009 - 11months backpacking from Argentina to Colombia can change you.

Living the beach life in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney Australia was never gonna be the same.

This is the start of my trip...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
USA - you've been good to me, oh how i'll miss...

USA - you've been good to me, oh how i'll miss you.
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/IMG_3141.jpg

This Aussie rolled up while we did some roadside maintenance outside of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
South down the Pacific Coast Highway 1 from LA to...

South down the Pacific Coast Highway 1 from LA to San Diego

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/GOPR6050.jpg
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/GOPR6111.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
I wake early after a restless few hours in a...

I wake early after a restless few hours in a dream like state.. I was so anxious to leave i thought i would get a early start to pack my bike before Daniel could wake up..
It took a few trips up...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
We get the bike back together in the wee hours of...

We get the bike back together in the wee hours of the morning and mumble to eachother that we need to get up early to do a tyre change and be on the road by around noon so we can have plenty of time...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Sorry for the leave of absence Im back to...

Sorry for the leave of absence Im back to civilisation .. Mexico style...

:clap made it.

Let me back track 2 weeks ago..
My last post was the night before we were to leave the gentle shores...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
You know Daniel has been on the fence with coming...

You know Daniel has been on the fence with coming down to ride down past the border into Baja for a week.
But finally he started changing the engine over to match his VIN just this afternoon......
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
So im 1 day from finally heading south and this...

So im 1 day from finally heading south and this is what i look like..

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/IMG_0677_thumb.jpg



I started the bike 3 days ago (i finally did...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Yep i concur 'padding is good in the rough' ...

Yep i concur 'padding is good in the rough'
but touching the ground in a traffic jam is priceless...





I dont think i'll ever be truly ready... :muutt But the bike is rearing to leave.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
<iframe width="640" height="360"...

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Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
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Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Pork shortage in the US!? ... i better head...

Pork shortage in the US!? ... i better head south soon.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Here a some more pics of last weekends gorman...

Here a some more pics of last weekends gorman camping XL offroad test ride..



We arrived late friday night
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/IMG_0022_thumb.jpg

clear...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Although this pic of the XL last weekend at...

Although this pic of the XL last weekend at Gorman with my friends tank and seat makes me think again...

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/IMG_0059_thumb.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Yep its weird to think i should have crossed...

Yep its weird to think i should have crossed south of the border a year ago and i probably would have finished my trip planning out the rest of my life..
Here i am 12months later, no more confident...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
A big issue i had was trying to find a baggage...

A big issue i had was trying to find a baggage system to fit all my stuff.
There werent many options for the old XL
After much research (thank you Ford_Prefect) i decided on the wolfman racks for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
That day is coming closer Emiliano !

That day is coming closer Emiliano !
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Some pics of the XL up and running on the road...

Some pics of the XL up and running on the road ...

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s479/magneticsouth/IMG_0536_thumb.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Woah, just a bit huh!

Woah, just a bit huh!
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
I had to get another number when i got back to...

I had to get another number when i got back to the US last month, i just ran out credit though because was hoping to leave within a month but the side trip to NY helped me put the departure date off...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Im casi-listo...! Hey Jeremy...

Im casi-listo...!






Hey Jeremy i just got back from Gorman on the weekend trying out the XL on the dirt for the first time.... I survived.

Still working out when i should be rolling...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
A Big Massive thank you to ADV GSequioa for...

A Big Massive thank you to ADV GSequioa for taking out time from the family and work for two days and welding the racks last week, ... I'll be posting some pics later..
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
I bought some carbs from ebay and put in 118 on...

I bought some carbs from ebay and put in 118 on the primary jet, and a 115 on the other, (they came with 115s)
1985 carbs are 120 stock but i dont have 120s

the air fuel is set on 2 turns out...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
VVMC timelapse video

Not sure if the video comes up on the page, but heres a link to last weeks venice vintage motorcycle rally ride..

<iframe width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
You wont regret it......adventures to...

You wont regret it......adventures to come.:norton



Cheers, Thats what i was hoping..Ill be searching for something that i might be able to use.
Just going off from my test rides, it runs...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
I want to install an oil cooler, but can't find...

I want to install an oil cooler, but can't find anything specifically for an xl, a few threads that i checked out use old coolers designed for the xl...

Could anyone tell me if i could use...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,550
Posted By MagneticSouth
Hey yes, Im in NY right now, but i should be back...

Hey yes, Im in NY right now, but i should be back before then, that would would be great..
My number is 808 233 8040
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