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Old 05-24-2014, 05:38 AM   #1951
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Great report update jay! Nothing like going back to that first home! Every time I travel to Puerto Rico I make a point of at least driving by my childhood home. It brings back so many memories that can't be relieved but there. Good luck on your new ventures!

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:22 PM   #1952
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Talking New Helmet for New Riding Chapter

Hey guys, sorry for the long break in posts but been busy getting my first tour off the ground. I'm back in Nairobi! My Jammin thru Kenya tour starts tomorrow and let's see how it goes to turn this into a profession

I've got 6 clients who've flown in from various places and we're heading out on KLR650s. I'll be posting daily updates on my fb page.


Also... I got a new helmet! and yes, it's just like the old one. The graphics are too flashy for me, so I got it painted.

Arai make top of the line helmets and since this is my life and business now, got to go for the best. The older one is an Arai XD (1) that I bought used on eBay and it has served me wonderfully through my whole journey and then some. Thankfully I've never had to test how well it protects my head but a helmet's structure gets weak over the years and now it feels nasty inside, even after a thorough cleaning. Just imagine all the grime soaked in there! So, thanks to Josh Rhodes who brought me this new Arai XD3, again from eBay. They've already released the XD4, which I'll probably upgrade to in three years


The old Arai XD and new XD3.


Masked and in the process of getting a new livery.


Mr Rawat in Munirka of New Delhi did a fine job of the painting.


How do you like that? It's matte but has a sheen right now that I hope will wear off after riding through some Kenyan dust
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:12 PM   #1953
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Love the simple paint job. Manufactures seem to think that most riders are skateboarders and have a face full of metal with all the crap graphics and designs. Give me something simple and clean. Bravo with the new paint job. Well done!
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:26 AM   #1954
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Love the simple paint job. Manufactures seem to think that most riders are skateboarders and have a face full of metal with all the crap graphics and designs. Give me something simple and clean. Bravo with the new paint job. Well done!
Thanks, Tewster. Keep it simple is my motto
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:34 AM   #1955
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Amurikha is calling! They're letting me come back I got my US visa and I'm coming back for a short visit. My girlfriend (from Dallas, living in Delhi) is heading for a wedding in Houston in April and I'm coming along. Figured I had to say hi to so many old and new friends

I'm going to be at the ADV Noobs Rally out at Death Valley. Who's going to be there? Am probably going to do a presentation about my trip, projecting on a motorhome

Here are my dates for the rest of the US, in case anyone wants to meet up:

Mar 19 - 23: San Francisco
23 - 30: LA (and Death Valley)
30 - Apr 2: Chicago
2 - 6: NYC
6 - 12: Houston
12 - 15: Dallas

I'm excited. Didn't know when I'd be coming back and it's finally happening.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:09 AM   #1956
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That is awesome. I have followed this from the beginning.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:31 AM   #1957
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Amurikha is calling! They're letting me come back I got my US visa and I'm coming back for a short visit. My girlfriend (from Dallas, living in Delhi) is heading for a wedding in Houston in April and I'm coming along. Figured I had to say hi to so many old and new friends

I'm going to be at the ADV Noobs Rally out at Death Valley. Who's going to be there? Am probably going to do a presentation about my trip, projecting on a motorhome

Here are my dates for the rest of the US, in case anyone wants to meet up:

Mar 19 - 23: San Francisco
23 - 30: LA (and Death Valley)
30 - Apr 2: Chicago
2 - 6: NYC
6 - 12: Houston
12 - 15: Dallas

I'm excited. Didn't know when I'd be coming back and it's finally happening.
How's the tour business going?
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #1958
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That is awesome. I have followed this from the beginning.


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How's the tour business going?
It's chugging along. Planning an overland tour through Myanmar (Burma) for next winter
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:21 PM   #1959
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So I have some speaking gigs lined up. If you are in these cities or somewhere near, would be great to meet up

Mar 19th - San Francisco - Piston & Chain

Mar 24th - Los Angeles - New Century BMW

Mar 27th - Death Valley - ADV Noobs Rally

Mar 31st - Chicago - BMW of Countryside

April 2nd - New York City - Spiegel Bar

April 9th - Houston - BMW motorcycle club


I know, funny that it's all at BMW places but honestly they are ones who are most receptive to holding travel talks like this. Too bad Suzuki dealers don't care about how awesome the DR is
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:50 PM   #1960
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Spent last three weeks reading through ALL of your trip reports. Yup, haven't been too productive at work. Yikes! Anyhow, thanks for sharing with us and will see you in DV!
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:31 PM   #1961
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Spent last three weeks reading through ALL of your trip reports. Yup, haven't been too productive at work. Yikes! Anyhow, thanks for sharing with us and will see you in DV!
I'm with Tae...thankfully my boss doesn't track my iPad use


See you soon Jay!
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:43 PM   #1962
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Love the simple paint job. Manufactures seem to think that most riders are skateboarders and have a face full of metal with all the crap graphics and designs. Give me something simple and clean. Bravo with the new paint job. Well done!
XDs come in plane colours, Silver, White, Black, etc.
White and black are the cheapest, other colours cost $10 more, then the fancy styled ones usually cost another $25-50 or something.
I'm guessing Jay got his via ebay, super discounted, as NOS since people buy the plain models and the stylized ones languish in warehouses...
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:33 PM   #1963
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Spent last three weeks reading through ALL of your trip reports. Yup, haven't been too productive at work. Yikes! Anyhow, thanks for sharing with us and will see you in DV!
Haha. My mission of disrupting work continues! See you next week

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See you soon Jay!
Excellent!

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XDs come in plane colours, Silver, White, Black, etc.
White and black are the cheapest, other colours cost $10 more, then the fancy styled ones usually cost another $25-50 or something.
I'm guessing Jay got his via ebay, super discounted, as NOS since people buy the plain models and the stylized ones languish in warehouses...
Yup, exactly. And I have an XS head (?) so this XD3 was lying unsold for a long time I guess. Graphics are cool but not for me.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:25 PM   #1964
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excellent ride report.

hope to see you on the 24th at century bmw.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:30 AM   #1965
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excellent ride report.

hope to see you on the 24th at century bmw.
Thanks, Joel. See you in LA.

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