ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #16
Romanousky OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Romanousky's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADVwnbe View Post
I'm in!

What's in the tubes?
One side has tent poles. They are cumbersome to pack because they are rigid....everything else (sleeping bag, pad, etc...) can just be stuffed. Not sure if it is worth the extra weight but very handy and accessible.

The other tube has tire irons, parachute cord, compass, electrical connectors/wire/tape, latex gloves, and a few other odds and ends. Alex is packing a Wolfman rollie with most of the tools.
__________________
'09 690R
'13 500 EXC

'01 DRZ 400

Oregon to Argentina on the Dizzer:

Romanousky screwed with this post 01-15-2013 at 07:25 PM
Romanousky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 11:10 PM   #17
Throttlemeister
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Okie near Muskogee
Oddometer: 3,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romanousky View Post
The only reason I considered a larger bike was for pounding the long paved sections. All the more reason for staying off the pavement imho I just threw a kickstarter on my bike 2 days ago....haven't used it yet and hopefully I don't have to. I like it if for nothing more piece of mind that I could start my bike alone if the battery was flat, good insurance and nice addition for little weight

I love the tank. I had a Clark 3.9 and sold it for the 17L. It is much narrower and not so steep as the Clarke. Happy I did it. I almost wish I would have gone with the 28L but was afraid it would be much wider. Oh well....we both have similar ranges now. I thought that was the 28L It sure is nice to be able to look down at an instance and see if you are getting really low of fuel

Can't wait to get on the road tomorrow
Looks like you two are set to have a blast with those bikes, I think it would be very tempting to sail over to Topo. instead of Matz.(cheaper and faster ferry ride too) and take a look at Copper Canyon if you haven't seen it already. Hope you have plenty of time to enjoy Latin America.
__________________
www.throttlemeister.net
Throttlemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 12:01 AM   #18
PDX Alamo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
PDX Alamo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 313
Talking Another Oregonian heads south

Glad to see we are well represented here on ADVrider , I'm in cant wait to see how it goes
PDX Alamo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #19
Romanousky OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Romanousky's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 568
It has started....

Alex and I loaded up and left Albany on Monday morning. Uneventful all the way to Ashland.



We put our spare tubes in plastic bags, added baby powder, and taped them up. I used duct tape...Alex only had brown packaging tape...hopefully no one sticks a knife in it.


Did some last minute prep work. It was freezing outside so.....



The adventure began on Wednesday morning. We secured a ride with Casey and Bill through a rideshare ad on craigslist. We met at Albertson’s in Ashland:


We quickly learned that Bill was one hell of an interesting gentlemen with enough BS to entertain your crazy uncle. He also learned that he can’t drive or see for shit. As we go through the corners of the Siskyou pass he jerks the wheel hard, then straightens it up until almost going into the next lane, then jerks hard again until you almost hit the guardrail, and then repeat…. This is how Bill corners. This is what happens to your bikes when Bill corners:



It wasn’t until we stopped at Taco Bell for lunch and Bill removed his glasses that we found the culprit. One of his eyes was literally looking at the upper outside corner of his eyebrow while the other is looking at the corner of his mouth.
The PROBLEM: My new tires were sitting on the left side of my bike. My boots were on top of the tires, my jacket and pants were on top of the boots. I lost about ˝ gallon of gas that was supported by the cellophane wrapped tires. Boots were submerged and new KLIM gear soaked! SHIT!!
I geared up in gas soaked clothing and made it to our buddies place in San Fran. Ran the KLIM gear through the washer twice and it still smells terribly. All you can do is laugh about it.
__________________
'09 690R
'13 500 EXC

'01 DRZ 400

Oregon to Argentina on the Dizzer:

Romanousky screwed with this post 01-19-2013 at 09:28 PM
Romanousky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #20
Krasniewski
I don't ride much.
 
Krasniewski's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: LA - Lower Alabama
Oddometer: 1,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romanousky View Post
All you can do is laugh about it.
Bummer dude. Shake it off, have fun - will be looking forward to the rest.

And stay away from CL.
Krasniewski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:30 PM   #21
woodly1069
Beastly Adventurer
 
woodly1069's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY...really too far from the hills!
Oddometer: 1,757
Sweet! Perfect start to an ADVENTURE!
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!
woodly1069 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:01 PM   #22
vaara
Gnarly Adventurer
 
vaara's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: San Francisco
Oddometer: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krasniewski View Post
Bummer dude. Shake it off, have fun - will be looking forward to the rest.

And stay away from CL.
And open flames.
__________________
MSF RiderCoach since 2014
vaara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #23
Romanousky OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Romanousky's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 568
After staying in San Fran we hit the road and shot over to HWY 1 as fast as possible and cruised the coastline. We spent the night in an overpriced campground at Big Sur. On the way I had to remove my gas soaked boot because me skin was getting irritated and ran with a Nike the rest of the day. At camp I filled the boot with soap, tied on some parachute cord, and chucked it in the river.





__________________
'09 690R
'13 500 EXC

'01 DRZ 400

Oregon to Argentina on the Dizzer:
Romanousky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #24
PDX Alamo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
PDX Alamo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 313
Gasahol stink

This might help, it says Ethanol in gas is the smell and to run the clothes through the dryer a few times.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...-from-clothing
PDX Alamo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #25
Romanousky OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Romanousky's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDX Alamo View Post
This might help, it says Ethanol in gas is the smell and to run the clothes through the dryer a few times.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...-from-clothing
Thank you kind sir. I've ran it through once and KLIM says "Low" heat so I don't want to hurt it. I even called KLIM and asked about my situation...they were of very little help. Just said not to use abrasive pumice/silicone materials or it will clog the gortex. I hear the tropics solve most problems so I'll just let it ride.
__________________
'09 690R
'13 500 EXC

'01 DRZ 400

Oregon to Argentina on the Dizzer:
Romanousky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #26
GRinCR
Oppressed Nomad
 
GRinCR's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica via MN.
Oddometer: 320
Thumb

Another virtual ride for me!
__________________
Greg Smith
'90 DR650RS
Costa Rica: Trippin' with GR , The Bike Teardown
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it." -Abraham Lincoln
GRinCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #27
Romanousky OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Romanousky's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 568
I found out that everyone who told me that MSR and PRIMUS have interchangeable thread patterns are lying!! My XGK fuel pump leaked like a siv once I pumped it up. It screwed on to the Primus bottle fine but doesn’t work under pressure. So Alex made a sweet stove out of 3 beer cans.





The next morning we hit the road. Absolutely amazing riding up and down the hills of the coastline. We stopped at a beach and some surfers told us we had to go spend the night in Jalama beach. The road to get there was 14 miles of perfect biking and got a decent spot on the beach. Some Coors and a bottle of Jameson later and we slept well.






Got up and hammered the road through Santa Barbara, Malibu, and then dove into the LA interstates.
Somewhere along the way I tried to hop a curb...bike dosen't handle quite the same as it used to:



Tonight (Saturday) we stayed with a friend of mine in LA. My bike is slightly leaking coolant at the water pump and a little oil from the clutch cover. We’ll do a little bike maintenance tomorrow and then cruise to San Diego where we will stay with my Aunt. Then hit the border early Monday morning. YES!!
__________________
'09 690R
'13 500 EXC

'01 DRZ 400

Oregon to Argentina on the Dizzer:
Romanousky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #28
bsheet2
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Oddometer: 147
I'm in. You guys rock! Could be a good adventure.
bsheet2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #29
Romanousky OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Romanousky's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 568
As you can see I made an attempt to put a hotlink in my signature to my spot tracker location.....it is not working with the html script. anyone know how to do this?
__________________
'09 690R
'13 500 EXC

'01 DRZ 400

Oregon to Argentina on the Dizzer:
Romanousky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #30
GuateRider
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Antigua , Guatemala
Oddometer: 1,374
Looks like you're up for a great adventure

Have fun !!!
__________________
Guatemala-Alaska-Guatemala
GuateRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014