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Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
Assuming this is the exchange you are referring...

Assuming this is the exchange you are referring to:

Quote:
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Forum: Face plant 04-30-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 40,945
Posted By AndyT
FWIW, I live in San Antonio, and about a decade...

FWIW, I live in San Antonio, and about a decade ago they started building a bunch of flyovers to connect different freeways. Some of these things must be 80 or 100 feet above the ground. All these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,268
Posted By AndyT
Miller 91 cubic inch (1500 cc) straight eight...

Miller 91 cubic inch (1500 cc) straight eight Indy car engine. 8,000 rpm and a supercharger gear driven at 5:1, so 40,000 rpm. 170 hp/liter, all in 1926.
...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
I stopped by Adrenalina Tours' office in Antigua...

I stopped by Adrenalina Tours' office in Antigua in 2012 and asked about that hike. They do a 6 or 7 day trip from Carmelita to El Mirador for 500 and some dollars. That includes most everything,...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
I got a flyer from a tout for a strip bar in...

I got a flyer from a tout for a strip bar in Mazatlan once that said they had "totally naked young girls to 'satisface' you". While I like to be satisfaced as much as the next guy, I didn't take them...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By AndyT
Look how these people are dressed, this was...

Look how these people are dressed, this was Christmas in Ushuaia 2006, early summer there. I think it might be possible to go all the way south if you head down the east coast of Argentina, not to...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
He's probably chowing down on some cuy right now:...

He's probably chowing down on some cuy right now:

http://andyt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ecuador-October-06/i-sM5mqwN/0/M/IMG_1331-M.jpg
Forum: Vendors 04-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,709
Posted By AndyT
Terrible timing, as I live about 30 miles east of...

Terrible timing, as I live about 30 miles east of San Antonio, but I am starting a 4,000 mile bicycle trip from Virginia on May 5th. I met you two in Milwaukee a few years ago, I happened to be there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,846
Posted By AndyT
How are you not being judgmental?

How are you not being judgmental?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 21,336
Posted By AndyT
If you are criticizing a chopper for not being...

If you are criticizing a chopper for not being practical, you are completely missing the point. Not my style either, but I can at least appreciate it as an art form.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By AndyT
Be aware that Reynosa has been pretty hot lately,...

Be aware that Reynosa has been pretty hot lately, with cartel vs. government shootouts closing the border crossing there a couple days ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 77,111
Posted By AndyT
1964-ish Sears/Puch Sabre. 50cc, bought with...

1964-ish Sears/Puch Sabre. 50cc, bought with money from my paper route in 1973. Had an unusual fan cooled shrouded 2 stroke engine.

Not my bike or picture, but identical:

...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By AndyT
(1) I don't know what the official policy is, but...

(1) I don't know what the official policy is, but I have never been asked for any paperwork for my vehicle when returning to the USA by land from Mexico.

(2) I haven't used them all, but in...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,631
Posted By AndyT
To be published where?

To be published where?
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
Depends what you are doing. If you are going to...

Depends what you are doing. If you are going to stay in Baja more than 72 hours, you need a tourist permit. If you are going to mainland Mexico, you will need a vehicle permit. Both take time. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,846
Posted By AndyT
So, from a picture of a piece of road with some...

So, from a picture of a piece of road with some emergency vehicles on it, you are able to tell the brand of motorcycle they were riding, their lane positioning, that they were unlicensed and not...
Forum: Latin America 04-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,236
Posted By AndyT
It's been a long time, but in 2003 I flew a bike...

It's been a long time, but in 2003 I flew a bike from Panama City to Miami with Girag Air Cargo. Panama City is their hub, and they fly to Bogota, Quito and Miami, and I'm not sure where else. It was...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By AndyT
OK, let's just call things whatever we want, not...

OK, let's just call things whatever we want, not what they really are. Nobody will know what anyone is talking about, and that will be much better.
Forum: Americas 04-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By AndyT
It is wonderful, but since most of this thread...

It is wonderful, but since most of this thread has been about conflicting terminology, I want to point out that it is the Adventure Cycling Association, and their route is the Great Divide Mountain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,214
Posted By AndyT
It was not a clone, in the sense of reverse...

It was not a clone, in the sense of reverse engineering all the parts. The basic configuration was the same as the BMW, but the XA, as the Harley was known, used many parts from other, then current,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,214
Posted By AndyT
1920 something Harley Davidson Sport model. 600cc...

1920 something Harley Davidson Sport model. 600cc flat twin:

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/images/lots/LV12/LV12_r300_02.jpg


As I said, they also built an opposed twin for the army in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,214
Posted By AndyT
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,214
Posted By AndyT
Don't forget air cooled VWs and Porsches. ...

Don't forget air cooled VWs and Porsches.

Harley built a boxer twin in the 20's, and again for the army in WWII. Obviously, they didn't catch on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,214
Posted By AndyT
I put 80,000 miles on a Concours 1000. Great...

I put 80,000 miles on a Concours 1000. Great bike, had the water pump crap out, i think that was the only significant failure. As you know, they have great top end power, but it doesn't start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,214
Posted By AndyT
When I ride my Japanese bikes, I have never had a...

When I ride my Japanese bikes, I have never had a Harley rider tell me to get a real bike.

When I ride my Harley, I often have other riders, of various brands, tell me what pieces of shit...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
Not to pick nits, but if we are talking nuances,...

Not to pick nits, but if we are talking nuances, Mexican gasoline is Premium (not Premio) in the red pump, or Magna in the green. But yes, if you show up at a gas station, they will figure you want...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
Llano is flat, often applied to landscapes, like...

Llano is flat, often applied to landscapes, like the plains, but hey it's working for you.

"Llena con premium (magna), por favor" is what I usually say at the gasolinera.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-04-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,803
Posted By AndyT
For good or ill, these popular movies did put...

For good or ill, these popular movies did put international motorcycle riding in the general public's conscience. When I rode from the USA to Argentina in 2006, I was often asked by European...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,092
Posted By AndyT
In Wisconsin in the 70's, there was a license for...

In Wisconsin in the 70's, there was a license for 250cc and below, and one for over 250. I took my little bike test on my dad's XL175, and few months later my big bike test on my H-D (Aermacchi)...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By AndyT
3.00x17 doesn't sound very fat to me. My KLR 650...

3.00x17 doesn't sound very fat to me. My KLR 650 uses a 130/80-17 (roughly 5.10x17) rear and I had no trouble finding tires. I have bought tires in Guatemala, Ecuador and Argentina. If you have your...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
Well, "marido" is husband, that's pretty close....

Well, "marido" is husband, that's pretty close. :evil
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
I think his posts are realistic and well...

I think his posts are realistic and well reasoned, and I am happy he posts them here.
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,229
Posted By AndyT
Registration rules vary by state in the USA. If...

Registration rules vary by state in the USA. If your state requires an inspection before registration renewal, this would be a problem. If your state does not require an inspection, then there is...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28,505
Views: 2,482,870
Posted By AndyT
[m not too articulate but the best I can do is...

[m not too articulate but the best I can do is this:

English> Patron is customer.

Spanish> Patron is benefactor or someone who takes care of you.

Tourists who come to Mexico with pocketfuls...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By AndyT
Thousands of people, including me, have ridden...

Thousands of people, including me, have ridden across the USA on bicycles, I imagine he can do it on a 125.
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By AndyT
It's rare in this country (USA) to see a...

It's rare in this country (USA) to see a roadworthy bike for sale for less than $1000. Some of this is because there are so few small bikes available. The 125 Honda and its Chinese brethren are not...
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,162
Posted By AndyT
More like cochinita pibil, that's what Johnny...

More like cochinita pibil, that's what Johnny Depp was jonesing for in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. I think I have the right movie, I know I have the right comida.
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By AndyT
Are you planning on riding all the way back to...

Are you planning on riding all the way back to Canada, or are you going to ride S. America, and then resell the bikes?
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By AndyT
My highlight in the above quote. In...

My highlight in the above quote.

In actual fact, all of the USA is not as dangerous as Mexico. The homicide rate in Mexico is 3 times that of the USA.

More importantly to the motorcycle...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By AndyT
The way I read that, is the bridge over the Rio...

The way I read that, is the bridge over the Rio Urique is washed out. If you are going between El Fuerte and Urique, you would need to cross the bridge at Tubares over the Rio Fuerte, not the Urique...
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