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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,829
Posted By AndyT
Ride whatever trips your trigger, and not all...

Ride whatever trips your trigger, and not all Harleys are shiny or are just ridden bar to bar...


http://andyt.smugmug.com/Other/misc-photos/i-HVsFjq4/0/L/P3101585-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,829
Posted By AndyT
It's only large bikes that H-D sells, and that is...

It's only large bikes that H-D sells, and that is what is often quoted. Of bikes over 650 or 750 or something, Harley has roughly 50% of the market in the USA. Not saying whether that makes Harley's...
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,762
Posted By AndyT
Now that I have a couple thousand miles on the...

Now that I have a couple thousand miles on the front tire (Kenda Big Block), the wobble is gone. Go figure. I will be trying another tire next time.
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,362
Posted By AndyT
To the OP: This isn't rocket science. Hundreds,...

To the OP: This isn't rocket science. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of North Americans ride in Latin America every year. You don't need to be The Mozart of the Motorcycle. If you have a passport,...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,362
Posted By AndyT
So, now he's a bad guy because he is trying to...

So, now he's a bad guy because he is trying to raise money for an American kids' charity? I contribute modestly to a couple of children's charities in Guatemala and I usually get this crap in...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,362
Posted By AndyT
Having done a similar trip solo, only not in such...

Having done a similar trip solo, only not in such a hurry, my experience was that the only time I really wished I had a partner was at the Central American borders. There are usually a bunch of...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
Now we need a "Girls of PEMEX" pictorial. Some of...

Now we need a "Girls of PEMEX" pictorial. Some of the pump attendants are pretty hot.
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By AndyT
So, Norton Rats is still there? I knew Jeff, I...

So, Norton Rats is still there? I knew Jeff, I think his last name was Powers, died in a motorcycle wreck, but didn't know if the bar was still in operation. When I was there in 2006, he had just...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
No argument here. Here are a couple of shots from...

No argument here. Here are a couple of shots from Oaxaca in 2006. I happened to be there when the big teachers' protests were going on then. I have no idea if the recently killed 43 were connected...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
For better or worse, el Che is a popular figure...

For better or worse, el Che is a popular figure in Latin America:

http://andyt.smugmug.com/Other/Guatemala-2012/i-P368KtC/0/L/PB151465-L.jpg


snapped by me at a restaurant in San Pedro...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
I think Merlin's point was that the Che image is...

I think Merlin's point was that the Che image is so widespread that it only signifies that you identify with rebellious youth, not a political ideology. I see a lot of Mexican kids wearing Frida...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By AndyT
Old info, but when I was in Argentina, I was able...

Old info, but when I was in Argentina, I was able to purchase insurance to cover me in the Mercosur countries, which include Argentina and Chile and I believe Uruguay and Paraguay. I bought it in...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
I have the Guia Roji Mexico "Altas de Rutas" or...

I have the Guia Roji Mexico "Altas de Rutas" or something like that, and a couple of Guia Roji individual state maps. They have different and/or conflicting info, but the state maps are more...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By AndyT
Read this book: http://dogswithoutborders.info/ ....

Read this book: http://dogswithoutborders.info/ . I dog-sat the 2 subject dogs for a couple weeks when I was in Costa Rica a few years ago. They both lived to a ripe old age, after having traveled...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By AndyT
OP, are you familiar with Horizons Unlimited?...

OP, are you familiar with Horizons Unlimited? It's another motorcycle forum. There is a woman who posts there who has traveled extensively in Africa and Latin America with her dogs. PM me and I will...
Forum: Latin America 11-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By AndyT
Works fine for me.

Works fine for me.
Forum: Latin America 11-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,362
Posted By AndyT
And, if you remove loud, the same can be said for...

And, if you remove loud, the same can be said for BMWs.
Forum: Latin America 11-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,362
Posted By AndyT
To the OP, I am curious why you think there needs...

To the OP, I am curious why you think there needs to be a separate record for Harley-Davidsons. In a recent Ironbutt rally, weren't something like 3 of the top 10 finishers on Harleys? They compete...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,807
Posted By AndyT
If you are still in Azul, check out "La Posta del...

If you are still in Azul, check out "La Posta del Viajero en Moto". Unique place, well worth a visit. Jorge has been hosting motocyclists for a long time, I was there in 2006.

...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By AndyT
I bought Brazilian made Pirellis in Ecuador and...

I bought Brazilian made Pirellis in Ecuador and Argentina. I think they are relatively cheap due to the Mercosur arraingement, kind of NAFTA for South America. No complaints with the tires.
Forum: Americas 10-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By AndyT
Agree with the above posts, but you should know...

Agree with the above posts, but you should know that self serve laundromats are hard to find.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By AndyT
Check out the Adventure Cycling maps for the...

Check out the Adventure Cycling maps for the "Great Divide Mountain Bike Route". I have done all of it on a mountain bike and some of it on a motorcycle, and you'll be OK on an F700GS when it's dry....
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,658
Posted By AndyT
In 2003 I rode from Texas to Panama, one way, in...

In 2003 I rode from Texas to Panama, one way, in five weeks and that didn't leave real much time to sightsee. Maybe one or two days a week off the bike to see some ruins or go to the beach or...
Forum: Latin America 09-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By AndyT
Maybe flying or bussing back to the USA and...

Maybe flying or bussing back to the USA and buying something like this:

http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/4646128157.html

would be the fastest, cheapest way to get on the road. If you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,544
Posted By AndyT
At least a couple of us are coming out from San...

At least a couple of us are coming out from San Antonio.
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By AndyT
There have been 3 or 4 attempts to start a ferry...

There have been 3 or 4 attempts to start a ferry service between Panama and Colombia in the last decade. One came close to being operational, but none have made it yet. I hope this one does, but I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,544
Posted By AndyT
There is a group of mostly dual sport riders that...

There is a group of mostly dual sport riders that meet every Friday morning for breakfast before work at the Thousand Oaks Cafe 1271 Austin Hwy in San Antonio. Most people show up 6-6:30 and leave...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,447
Posted By AndyT
I like mountains, so to me the interior is...

I like mountains, so to me the interior is interesting. If others want to stay on the coasts, good for them, but don't let them tell you what Baja is about.
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,447
Posted By AndyT
But the dust from the road messed with the...

But the dust from the road messed with the observatory, the reason for the road in the first place. Consequently, asphalt.
Forum: Americas 09-07-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,321
Posted By AndyT
Methinks the Shakespearean reference flew on past.

Methinks the Shakespearean reference flew on past.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,864
Posted By AndyT
I find that unless you have a large trailer with...

I find that unless you have a large trailer with a walled off garage area, that the bikes leave to much smell behind even when they are outside. To each their own, but I don't like to sleep with the...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,864
Posted By AndyT
I spent a summer bumming around with a 3/4 ton...

I spent a summer bumming around with a 3/4 ton pickup, truck camper, and 6x10 enclosed trailer. The trailer had a 650 dual sport, dirt bike, mountain bicycle, and road bicycle in it. What I liked...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
Hence the recommendation to read it with a...

Hence the recommendation to read it with a liberal sprinkling of salt.
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
Speaking of Boquillas, when I was there, the girl...

Speaking of Boquillas, when I was there, the girl in the migracion trailer more or less insisted that I take a copy of this book:

...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26,143
Views: 2,159,737
Posted By AndyT
That bar also serves a locally sourced "licor de...

That bar also serves a locally sourced "licor de sotol" which I regret I did not try. At least that gives me a reason to go back there.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,762
Posted By AndyT
I don't doubt that a smaller fender would make a...

I don't doubt that a smaller fender would make a difference, but it only started this behavior after switching tires.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,762
Posted By AndyT
The OP's bike is relatively new, and mine has had...

The OP's bike is relatively new, and mine has had the steering head bearings and fork seals and oil changed in the last 10,000 miles. Plus neither bike did this before a switch to knobbies.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,762
Posted By AndyT
Let me know if you get any good advice. I put a...

Let me know if you get any good advice. I put a Kenda Big Block on the front of my KLR650, and now it wants to do the tank slapper thing above an indicated 70 mph. I have tried different tire...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,447
Posted By AndyT
I last took that route in 2012, and they were...

I last took that route in 2012, and they were working on paving south from Puertecitos towards Gonzaga Bay. Maybe someone can chime in with how far they got. I would assume not al the way back out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,503
Posted By AndyT
Just FYI, the deposit is $200-400 depending on...

Just FYI, the deposit is $200-400 depending on the year of the bike. The value of the bike is irrelevant. Have a great trip.
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