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Forum: Latin America Today, 03:01 PM
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Posted By OK Lucinda
The four lock sets were removed from that pair...

The four lock sets were removed from that pair Al, so pretty much useless. New sets from Touratech need to from the standard Zega boxes, not the more common Zega Pro's or they won't fit. Hope you're...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yeh, most don't do RR's but I think most do...

Yeh, most don't do RR's but I think most do something. I do a semi-private blog, at least not promoted, soon to be private because the more removed from all that I feel, the more I get into what is...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
I'll add an anecdote about rtw's and numbers. Not...

I'll add an anecdote about rtw's and numbers. Not an excuse for being wrong, just a story.

I'm on an HP2. I know a couple of people who ride long distances who own HP2's in the PNW. I asked them...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Oh man, how about that. OK, I was wrong. Totally...

Oh man, how about that. OK, I was wrong. Totally wrong. There may even be hundreds of KLR's hiding out there the way this is going. And the new AT is a single probably. I'll retire from the line of...
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,371
Posted By OK Lucinda
Should probably add that Dakar made shipping to...

Should probably add that Dakar made shipping to NZ a breeze. Sandra had printed instructions in English with times, contacts, addresses, maps, exact costs. She had someone meet me at the airport who...
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,371
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yup, left there thinking 'oh shit, he can see I...

Yup, left there thinking 'oh shit, he can see I haven't got any idea what the fuck I'm doing'. Great experience.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Someone else just pointed that out to me. He just...

Someone else just pointed that out to me. He just started. And just to twist the knife in deeper, from my home town! Arrggh.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,228
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Posted By OK Lucinda
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Never thought of it this way but that makes sense. Walter Colebatch for example I don't think would call himself an RTW rider but has done ridiculously impressive rides, in your words around the...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
The big choices: DR650's, 650GS's, 800GS's ...

The big choices: DR650's, 650GS's, 800GS's

Then: KTM 690's, Tiger 800XC's, an 1190, 100GS, 1150GS, 1200GS (not a GSA), Super Tenere, HP2's, a Multistrada, and as you know C90's and CFR250's.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 11:55 AM
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Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Surprised I'm here at all.

Surprised I'm here at all.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
I know what you and you're right but I don't know...

I know what you and you're right but I don't know of anyone going around on a new R1200GSA. Except professional tour operators, and they're not going around. I think marketing works best on the world...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
No rtw rider's decision is the result of...

No rtw rider's decision is the result of someone's marketing. You agonize over the decision, talk to everybody you know or can find that has done a big distance, think every last thing out, read...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Another thing

I'm sure people are going to say " oh so how many sales does that translate into? ". Honda know exactly how few sales that is. A few dozen a year. Maybe fifty. But the influence it'll have will be...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Someone got seriously pissed off about the...

Someone got seriously pissed off about the nitpicking over KLR's and RTW's, but I'm going to clarify again anyway. Just my observations from the road on the basis that I keep my ear to the ground...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,371
Posted By OK Lucinda
All others

Rule 46.16 in effect.
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,371
Posted By OK Lucinda
Interested to know if you're planning to ride...

Interested to know if you're planning to ride with that logo on your top box. Also interested to know if Juliaca is on your route.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Larry, that is complete bullshit. There is no...

Larry, that is complete bullshit. There is no mention anywhere of rtw riding. Nowhere. Not even the slightest hint of it.

For anybody who's interested, here's the link. A short report. No one...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 06:34 PM
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Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Nice.

Nice.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 06:30 PM
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Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
What?! I was actually shocked to read this...

What?!

I was actually shocked to read this because I not met one rtw rider currently on a KLR. Not even one. What's more I don't even know of one. BMW's, Hondas, DR's, a couple of Teneres, a...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yes, that's totally right, too. Nothing could...

Yes, that's totally right, too. Nothing could relate less to motorcycle sales than the dirtbag, KLR'eque bike shit that the rtw crowd do. Go to the Latin America thread for the worst of this. It's...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Well while we're waiting we should beat the facts...

Well while we're waiting we should beat the facts out of poster John Ashman here. He knows what the story is based on a few things he has and hasn't said.

Hey John. Soooo tell us about color...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Oh well, there goes my newest bff.

Oh well, there goes my newest bff.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 05:36 AM
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Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
And not very BMW or KTM. If the bike is...

And not very BMW or KTM.

If the bike is even half as authentic as the wind up, we have some enthusiasts within Honda smiling in the knowledge they're about open a can of whoop ass.

Bwtfdik....
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
That's pretty good. Actually very good. No spin,...

That's pretty good. Actually very good. No spin, just how it is.

Surprised to see part 2 this quickly. They were shooting some of that just the other day.
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,371
Posted By OK Lucinda
Utility and geek often go hand in hand. KLR's,...

Utility and geek often go hand in hand. KLR's, yellow waterproof over-jackets, reflective tape on panniers, balaclavas, it's all useful. But fuck.
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yes, exactly. I know someone who has two titles...

Yes, exactly. I know someone who has two titles and plates who switched on the ferry between Buenos Aires and Uruguay. Same thing. Attention to detail is the key, as markharf says.
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,371
Posted By OK Lucinda
Christ have to also agree with B'man. Went...

Christ have to also agree with B'man. Went through snow on the ground at Garabaldi Pass etc etc and have heated nothing. Oh, heated grips. Just dress right and don't do that other stuff. Balaclavas...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Wi

The consensus seems to be the engine is too tender and with over-short service intervals for 100k rtw ambitions. There's a good thread here on ADV somewhere.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yup it was fast dirt! More predictable than on...

Yup it was fast dirt! More predictable than on the other side of the divide. No terrifying bulldust holes. God that stuff is evil.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
I was just through your town Townsville the other...

I was just through your town Townsville the other day. Australia is great! The next day went to the Centennial Trail past the dam and south through Nebo. All the 11 water crossings after the dam I'd...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Downloaded. BIKE for example is beautifully...

Downloaded. BIKE for example is beautifully designed and a pleasure on a tablet. They've got nice tricks and visuals that are better than the hard copy magazine ever was. I subscribe to 4 bike apps...
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By OK Lucinda
Normally I'd agree with you 100%. Not worth it I...

Normally I'd agree with you 100%. Not worth it I thought. But if you're in the area and score a good viewing spot of a either a long or technical section, it's very impressive. Maybe worth one or two...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
I can't wait for the 1st magazine review of the...

I can't wait for the 1st magazine review of the new AT vs. the new KTM 1050 Adventure. KTM are going to get their ass handed to them.
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yes I know those numbers. I was using the 175...

Yes I know those numbers. I was using the 175 number on your sheet plus some mumbo-jumbo to hit Larry with. A pre-coffee troll to start the day.
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
I regret using the HP2 again as an example but...

I regret using the HP2 again as an example but starting at of 176 kg and then swopping out the wheels, exhaust and battery for Woody's, Akrapovic full Ti and Shorei it's now 165 kg or 365 pounds....
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
You don't know he's wrong. It's safe to say there...

You don't know he's wrong. It's safe to say there are people reading this who have inside information. I know one such person but they're not talking. We might get a leak here and there.
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By OK Lucinda
Hey Julio. Did you stay at Espacio y Tiempo...

Hey Julio.

Did you stay at Espacio y Tiempo in La Junta? The best place ever on the Carretera imo. Rarely been in front of a better fireplace, in a more cozy place, had friendlier hosts or had...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
I know what you mean! Before this I'd done...

I know what you mean!

Before this I'd done most of my long distance riding on a 1200GS because I like to ride 2 up and it's great at that. Smooth as butter, good with the load. Then, thinking...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yes, I'm rtw'ing on it now. Here's a pic of...

Yes, I'm rtw'ing on it now.

Here's a pic of her in a canoe in the Equadorian Amazon on a 95 kilometre 'first ascent' up the Rio Napo. The previous pic I posted here was at 15,000 feet in Bolivia,...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 806,529
Posted By OK Lucinda
Twenty pages of reading later... Been on...

Twenty pages of reading later...

Been on your site many times, Lion. Very nice.

Agree there are no specs for an rtw bike. You talk about appropriate. Once upon a time a company I'm familiar...
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