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Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By bush pilot
A polar bear can smell a seal through 6 feet of...

A polar bear can smell a seal through 6 feet of ice. So your can of tuna is not safe.
I've seen where grizzly bears chew wooden doors and fiberglass insulation. I've seen grizzly shit with...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By bush pilot
I actually thrive on the LD journeys. The...

I actually thrive on the LD journeys.
The trick for me is the luxurylite cot and a top shelf two man tent.
A long with the kermit chair I be very comfortable. Every three nights or so stay in a...
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By bush pilot
Having gone from Ak to Ushuaia I might consider...

Having gone from Ak to Ushuaia I might consider the other way.
Many folks end the trip down south.
Consider buying a bike in Punta Arenas where many north-south travelers sell their bikes.
Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,253
Posted By bush pilot
check with the guys who rent bikes next to the...

check with the guys who rent bikes next to the Harley dealer on Spenard.

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Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,253
Posted By bush pilot
September is a wonderful month in Alaska. ...

September is a wonderful month in Alaska. Tourists and mosquitoes are gone, moose and caribou hunting season open. Expect to see a litte snow late in the month.

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By bush pilot
It's a fairly common occurance for the 1100gs to...

It's a fairly common occurance for the 1100gs to rattle at idle. Pull the clutch lever and the sound stops.
Mine has been doing it for years. My factory trained mechanic told me it was the clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,596
Posted By bush pilot
Great link to the video. While I love my KLR's...

Great link to the video. While I love my KLR's and they serve a specific purpose for RTW travel bike very well. My next bike will be a GL1800 Honda for riding around the USA.

Sent from my SM-N900...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By bush pilot
Sounds like the clutch basket is rattling. Which...

Sounds like the clutch basket is rattling. Which is normal for higher mileage machines.
As long as the bike starts easy when hot and runs well fogetaboutit.
The 1100gs is a pretty low...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By bush pilot
If you keep to old US hwy and secondary roads...

If you keep to old US hwy and secondary roads Nebraska ain't half bad. The sand hills area around Valentine really pretty. Can be kinda windy sometimes but it's better than battling semi tractor...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By bush pilot
There's a really great gravel road from Pierre SD...

There's a really great gravel road from Pierre SD to Midland SD. Takes you through some spectacular grasslands. There's nice old hotel in Midland with a fine natural hot springs.

Sent from my...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By bush pilot
Ya probably want to figure on arriving in Ushuaia...

Ya probably want to figure on arriving in Ushuaia the month of January.

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Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,135
Posted By bush pilot
Carrying a firearm is a huge responsibility. The...

Carrying a firearm is a huge responsibility. The chances of it being used against you are very high. Best not to carry one and use your head to avoid dangerous situations. Avoid big cities and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,957
Posted By bush pilot
Excellent ride Yusef and excellent photos. No...

Excellent ride Yusef and excellent photos.
No worries about your English it is just fine.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
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: 782
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
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
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: 782
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: 106
Views: 10,201
Posted By bush pilot
Indeed:clap

Indeed:clap
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
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: 3,086
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: 433
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: 33,854
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: 382
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: 3,667
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: 12,814
Views: 1,222,060
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: 17,756
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: 3,796
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: 95
Views: 13,529
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: 811
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: 7,687
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: 279
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: 7,687
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: 329
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: 2,449
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: 553
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: 553
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: 293
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: 606
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: 553
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: 1,027
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...
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