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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By topes
Well shucks... The truth is that I was getting...

Well shucks... The truth is that I was getting tired and was too lazy to dismount and scout the river like I should have done. Once you're in the current, it's a bit difficult to change your mind.
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By topes
The water doesn't look as clear as when we...

The water doesn't look as clear as when we crossed. Those boulders were a pain. I crossed by myself on the saddle, but it wasn't easy.

http://ibarra-bros.smugmug.com/photos/41911594-M.jpg
Forum: Latin America 11-14-2005, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By topes
Possibility #1: Laredo to Monterrey to Saltillo...

Possibility #1: Laredo to Monterrey to Saltillo and down to Zacatecas for day one. Zacatecas to Guadalajara and then to Puerto Vallarta for day two. Spend day three messing around in Puerto...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2005, 03:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,306
Posted By topes
You rotten &%$#@s this ought to be my ride...

You rotten &%$#@s this ought to be my ride report! :lol3


Superb!
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2005, 03:01 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,696
Posted By topes
Hopefully, no offspring developed from that...

Hopefully, no offspring developed from that relationship.

http://popey.smugmug.com/photos/27641059-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By topes
Great photographs but I might offer one...

Great photographs but I might offer one suggestion;use your girlfriend in more of your photos. You're a lucky man.. :evil
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By topes
I carry penicillin along with suture, betadine,...

I carry penicillin along with suture, betadine, prepackaged betadine scrub brushes, tons of 4X4s, surgical gloves, lidocane, a siringe, the tools to make splints, alcohol, and antibiotic cream. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2005, 01:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,175
Posted By topes
Next you guys will be telling me you actually put...

Next you guys will be telling me you actually put your feet down at stop signs and stop lights.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2005, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By topes
My wife rides a 1992 Vulcan 500 EN. It's a great...

My wife rides a 1992 Vulcan 500 EN. It's a great bike with a six speed transmission, a belt drive, and it's water cooled. Maintenance is a breeze. I can buy oil filters at most any auto parts store....
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2005, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By topes
Trouble with the Ortleib is that you need some...

Trouble with the Ortleib is that you need some sort of metal guard for the muffler side of the bike to keep the left side bag off the muffler. You can avoid nasty burn holes in the left bag, without...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By topes
Use a real chain lube and never use WD-40. You...

Use a real chain lube and never use WD-40. You CAN use WD-40 to clean the chain but you should lube after the cleaning with a real chain lube. When traveling, I lube every other gas fillup. My...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2005, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By topes
My local dealer doesn't stock a rear tube without...

My local dealer doesn't stock a rear tube without mentioning tires or other necessities. I've gotten so I order everything over the internet. Fred at Arrowhead (http://www.angelfire.com/ut/moab/)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2005, 03:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By topes
40K miles on my 2001 KLR without any problems. I...

40K miles on my 2001 KLR without any problems. I think the average life is around 60K. Occasionally, you hear about one that makes 80K or 100K.

This might give you a better idea:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By topes
Blue skies in Wisconsin? That is unique. ...

Blue skies in Wisconsin? That is unique. *Tongue in cheek* Nice write-up..
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By topes
Only problem you'd have would be the entry...

Only problem you'd have would be the entry paperwork. They're going to want to see a driver's license, a tourist permit, and a vehicle title with matching names. You'd have to meet at the border, do...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By topes
Wear orange or risk being shot by the deer...

Wear orange or risk being shot by the deer hunters.......


Okay, Garner is a fairly cool state park and so is Enchanted Rock.
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,864
Posted By topes
Sensitivity, the artistic ability to compose some...

Sensitivity, the artistic ability to compose some great photographs, an adventurous soul, and the intelligence to presumably converse in more than one language. Fernanda, where were you when I was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 563,909
Posted By topes
Sounds like one should fly to Quito and buy an...

Sounds like one should fly to Quito and buy an African Twin?
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2005, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,159
Posted By topes
Hey Tim, how long did it take you to get to...

Hey Tim, how long did it take you to get to Yaviza from Panama City?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2005, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By topes
The KLR would be too heavy.

The KLR would be too heavy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By topes
This guy has done it: ...

This guy has done it:

http://www.motivation-tools.com/adventures/darien_gap.htm

This guy and his crew did it first I believe:

http://www.outbackofbeyond.com/whower.htm


Then,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By topes
The Darien

A rider's post in Ride Reports got me thinking once again about crossing the Darien. In Garmin's base map they show a road that goes down into Colombia about 10 miles to the south/southwest of...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,064
Posted By topes
I'd have to agree. I've owned two for over 20...

I'd have to agree. I've owned two for over 20 years. Both are still waterproof and they both have been beat to a pulp on canoe expeditions and on motorcycle trips along with long trips in the back of...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,607
Posted By topes
I've seen Tourances crack like a big dog on the...

I've seen Tourances crack like a big dog on the off road stuff. The Anakees will take much more abuse. My last set lasted about 8,000 miles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,663
Posted By topes
Think about what you see as you ride. You see a...

Think about what you see as you ride. You see a set of handle bars, an instrument panel, and a faring. It gives one the sensation of flying about 3' above pavement. Need I write more?
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
K&N
Views: 1,075
Posted By topes
I rode a dusty ride with several others and had...

I rode a dusty ride with several others and had to stop cause dust had clogged my K&N. The rest of the riders went on for several days without problems. I had to stop about every 4 hours and clean...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2005, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By topes
Oh well, if not for the Che comment, she'd have a...

Oh well, if not for the Che comment, she'd have a fan.
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2005, 01:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,697
Posted By topes
I like Central Illinois. It's got a real Leave...

I like Central Illinois. It's got a real Leave It To Beaver thing going. :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2005, 12:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,846
Posted By topes
Great stuff... This is certainly what Advrider is...

Great stuff... This is certainly what Advrider is all about..
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2005, 04:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By topes
I have two sets of Cheng Shins I'm going to mount...

I have two sets of Cheng Shins I'm going to mount on the KLR. I'll let you guys know how long they last.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2005, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By topes
I killed two sets of 270s before the mishap. Both...

I killed two sets of 270s before the mishap. Both sets lasted over 8,000 miles. The first two sets had me singing praises.

I ended up replacing the rear 270 with an Anakee. The Anakee and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2005, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By topes
I was running about 35 PSI. From memory, I...

I was running about 35 PSI. From memory, I believe that had a max pressure of about 44 PSI.
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,586
Posted By topes
It really is too bad there's not a decent KLR...

It really is too bad there's not a decent KLR board. Looking for specific info, it's almost always necessary to weed through tons of crap. Referring to the existing KLR boards, it's a shame no...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2005, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By topes
My buddy put on a brand new Kenda 270 rear and...

My buddy put on a brand new Kenda 270 rear and rode from Houston to Laredo. (350 miles.) When he arrived, he found that he threw about every other center lug. On the next trip, my brand new...
Forum: Latin America 10-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By topes
Looks very cool. If you buy me a plane ticket,...

Looks very cool. If you buy me a plane ticket, I'll go with you. :rolleyes
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,586
Posted By topes
I'd like to see KLRs broken down by components...

I'd like to see KLRs broken down by components and parts. For example, one could have a section on tires and then a subsection on each and every tire available for the KLR. The same could be done for...
Forum: Latin America 10-01-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By topes
Puerto Vallarta actually has a KTM dealership...

Puerto Vallarta actually has a KTM dealership along with several other motorcycle shops.
Forum: Latin America 10-01-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,111
Posted By topes
The ranch used to pump water from the spring back...

The ranch used to pump water from the spring back 9 miles south to the ranch house. The plastic pipe follows the road. Rope is always a good idea, but I don't think we'll need it on that section of...
Forum: Latin America 10-01-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,111
Posted By topes
Well, I walked the first mile or so south of the...

Well, I walked the first mile or so south of the river and it was hard packed gravel. The 9 miles between San Rosendo and Hot Springs should be the toughest part.
Forum: Latin America 10-01-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,111
Posted By topes
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