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Old 06-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #16
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:26 PM   #17
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the phone didnīt work cuz the owner hadnīt payed the phone bill. we rode over to the phone company and payed the bill. now i have a phone...but my calling cards donīt work. dunno why. i think i need a īcounty codeīfor mexico but the sprint page wonīt load. poop.

on the other hand, i now have dsl internet all to myself. donīt even have to pay for it.

not bad for $20 a night eh? after dinner iīm going to go sit in the air conditioning and watch star wars on FX.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:27 PM   #18
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Whoaaa!! we're finally off and away!!

This is gonna be good. I'm sure of it.

Ride safe man...

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Old 06-08-2009, 08:10 PM   #19
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Jeeez, Brad...already?! Already you have to fix shit. Glad you got it sorted and glad you're aokay!!!! Keep it comin'. This one is gonna be good!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #20
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Nice find on the ICM. The jetta ignition definitely added to your bike's RTW street cred. I'm sitting comfortably at home feeling like converting to the points can was the right move. (I wasn't sure half an hour ago) Have a good trip. Smooth sailing from here on! Have fun
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #21
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Brad...are you sure it wasn't the battery? It's ALWAYS the battery

You can get an ICU from Rocky Point Cycle, $25 plus shipping. I'm going to use this thread to make up a list of spares for my bike.


It sounds like your trip is going well so far, it is supposed to be an adventure after all. I hope the rest of your trip is mechanically uneventfully.
Good luck!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:18 AM   #22
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What a start..sleeping in a swamp, broken down bmw and volkswagen parts to fix it. You have some balls!

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:30 AM   #23
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Wait, wait, wait. How come no one is stating the obvious.?! Mr. "stash everything on the bike in weird places" didn't have a spare ICU?! Are you serious?!!! And no hall sensor?! Its like the size of a baby coke and weighs under a pound!!! I thought you had a saddlebag full of spares!!! We may have to send out a care package yet!! Sorry, just had to call you on it. Might go to Pull Apart today and play in the smashed up jettas, even though i have a spare!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:49 AM   #24
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Ride on, Brother!

I'm mostly home-bound this summer, so I'll be keeping up with your mexican adventure. If you need anything shipped or an easily scavenged part off my bike to get you out of a jam, shout!

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Old 06-09-2009, 07:53 AM   #25
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stay safe brad. i hope you get to ride more than you wrench.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:04 AM   #26
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #27
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i would have had a spare ignition system but i wanted to wait to see what rick from motorrad electric came out with. i didnīt know if heīd use the same icu or not. my spares bin is actually pretty small. cables, thatīs about it.

i can get back on the road right now but i want to thank juan for driving me around yesterday and apparently he doesnīt get up too early. ah well, gives me time to play around on the interwebs.

itīll be another short day of riding. hopefully iīll find a spot on the beach somewhere tonight and sling a hammock up. man i love my new hammock. how have i lived without that thing?

oh and i gotta get one of these spanish keyboards. watch this

áéíóú ŋĄņ

do you have any idea how much trouble it is to type that stuff out for my spanish essays? thereīs actual buttons for it right on this keyboard!
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #28
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Good Riding Brad

Hi Brad,

This is my first real ride report I have caught in the process, you posted your last post mere minutes ago. Fantastic!

The other folks on this thread all seem to know you personally, but I will be following your report very closely. I was particularly impressed with the ignition fix.

I am looking forward to your future posts.

Ride on.

Cheers!
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:49 AM   #29
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no trigger if you use the points. (i know... i'm evil)

At least those gold valves we installed are working flawlessly right?



Terrified chickens, field conversion repairs, beer and A/C. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:53 AM   #30
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no trigger if you use the points. (i know... i'm evil)

At least those gold valves we installed are working flawlessly right?



Terrified chickens, field conversion repairs, beer and A/C. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

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