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Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28,077
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Posted By AndyT
Well, "marido" is husband, that's pretty close....

Well, "marido" is husband, that's pretty close. :evil
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
I think his posts are realistic and well...

I think his posts are realistic and well reasoned, and I am happy he posts them here.
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,796
Posted By AndyT
Registration rules vary by state in the USA. If...

Registration rules vary by state in the USA. If your state requires an inspection before registration renewal, this would be a problem. If your state does not require an inspection, then there is...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
[´m not too articulate but the best I can do is...

[´m not too articulate but the best I can do is this:

English> Patron is customer.

Spanish> Patron is benefactor or someone who takes care of you.

Tourists who come to Mexico with pocketfuls...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By AndyT
Thousands of people, including me, have ridden...

Thousands of people, including me, have ridden across the USA on bicycles, I imagine he can do it on a 125.
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By AndyT
It's rare in this country (USA) to see a...

It's rare in this country (USA) to see a roadworthy bike for sale for less than $1000. Some of this is because there are so few small bikes available. The 125 Honda and its Chinese brethren are not...
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,626
Posted By AndyT
More like cochinita pibil, that's what Johnny...

More like cochinita pibil, that's what Johnny Depp was jonesing for in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. I think I have the right movie, I know I have the right comida.
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By AndyT
Are you planning on riding all the way back to...

Are you planning on riding all the way back to Canada, or are you going to ride S. America, and then resell the bikes?
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By AndyT
My highlight in the above quote. In...

My highlight in the above quote.

In actual fact, all of the USA is not as dangerous as Mexico. The homicide rate in Mexico is 3 times that of the USA.

More importantly to the motorcycle...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By AndyT
The way I read that, is the bridge over the Rio...

The way I read that, is the bridge over the Rio Urique is washed out. If you are going between El Fuerte and Urique, you would need to cross the bridge at Tubares over the Rio Fuerte, not the Urique...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
But Van Horn has Chuy's restaurant, and the...

But Van Horn has Chuy's restaurant, and the cheapest motels in West Texas:

THE JOHN MADDEN STORY
Monday night back in 1987, John Madden made a surprising stop here at Chuy's with the desire to...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By AndyT
It depends on what you mean by "Copper Canyon"....

It depends on what you mean by "Copper Canyon". It's a big area, and there is every type of road condition. My knowledge of specific roads is out of date, but my experience is that you could fairly...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
The rear tire is pretty close to the muffler at...

The rear tire is pretty close to the muffler at full suspension travel on the KLR. If I use a tire with wide knobs on the side, like a TKC 80, the tire polishes the inside of the muffler. If you are...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
I looked at that in February of '14, so it's been...

I looked at that in February of '14, so it's been there at least a year that I know of. They wanted $9500 for it then. I thought it was worth less than a stock one, they thought is was worth more. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,477
Posted By AndyT
Anyone know if the girl from Satevó ever made it...

Anyone know if the girl from Satevó ever made it to Canada to go to school?
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,370
Posted By AndyT
Seeing this picture prompted me to go back and...

Seeing this picture prompted me to go back and look at some of my pictures from the area, these were taken in 2005:

http://andyt.smugmug.com/Travel/Creel-meet-05/i-jKbX988/0/L/IMG_0205-L.jpg
...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By AndyT
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/the-sha...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/the-shame-of-americas-family-detention-camps.html?_r=0
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By AndyT
Thanks for the links. I was paying about half...

Thanks for the links. I was paying about half those prices in Guatemala, but then the conditions were more rustic.
Forum: Americas 01-26-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
I haven't had to do that myself, but an American...

I haven't had to do that myself, but an American guy I met in Argentina got pages added at the embassy in Buenos Aires. It only took a day or two.
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By AndyT
Does the little Honda have the glass tube type...

Does the little Honda have the glass tube type fuses? If it does, I would replace them even if they appear to be good. I have had the filament in those things break and make intermittent contact more...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By AndyT
My experience in Central/South America, on...

My experience in Central/South America, on several occasions, was that the policeman/border official had no idea what an international drivers license was, and wanted to see my state issued USA...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By AndyT
f you only have one day, definitely go to the...

f you only have one day, definitely go to the national park, the state park is more remote and a bigger commitment to get to, never mind doing any of the hikes there. In the NP, the classic day hike...
Forum: Latin America 01-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By AndyT
I have traveled in the area by motorcycle, but on...

I have traveled in the area by motorcycle, but on a USA registered bike that I rode down from Texas, so this is not first hand experience, but I have been told that an Argentine bike cannot be taken...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
Can a moderator lock this thread? This is way...

Can a moderator lock this thread? This is way past ridiculous.
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
I buy most of my Harley parts through Surdykes in...

I buy most of my Harley parts through Surdykes in St. Louis MO. They sell a lot of Harley parts online, and I think it would be worth asking if they ship internationally.
...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
I never bought any of that jug gas, but I did...

I never bought any of that jug gas, but I did wonder how they could sell it cheaper than the gasolineras. I suppose it came from Mexico.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
I am from Wisconsin, but have lived in Texas for...

I am from Wisconsin, but have lived in Texas for years. One of the first things I notice when I go back to visit is how many motorcyclists in Wisconsin don't wear helmets. Here in Texas some of the...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndyT
I don't disagree with this statement, but it has...

I don't disagree with this statement, but it has to be possible to buy the insurance.
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By AndyT
I had several people offer to buy my USA...

I had several people offer to buy my USA registered KLR650 in Chile and Argentina. The problem is when you enter the country and get your Temp Import permit, you are promising to take the bike out of...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndyT
I rode from the USA to Argentina, and I was...

I rode from the USA to Argentina, and I was required to purchase insurance at the border entering Belize, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. I had to prove I was insured to get my bike out of customs in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
This is the key, and it wasn't just motorcycles,...

This is the key, and it wasn't just motorcycles, the Japanese steel industry was using the USA as a place to sell their excess inventory below cost also.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
I assume because I bought a new XR1200 5 years...

I assume because I bought a new XR1200 5 years ago, I got a survey from HD a few months ago. It asked a bunch of questions about what would make me spend more time at the local dealership. Would more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
I'm trying to stay out of the Harley is...

I'm trying to stay out of the Harley is great/Harley sucks thing. The numbers say what they say, People can interpret them however they want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
That's what people said in the 90's when HD was...

That's what people said in the 90's when HD was making 100,000 bikes a year. Now the 30 year olds from the 90's are 50 year olds today, and they buy 260,000 Harleys a year. Not saying that makes them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
Harley pretty much did that with the XR1200. The...

Harley pretty much did that with the XR1200. The Indian dealer in San Antonio has a black '09 for sale. I know the traditional HD crowd thinks it is a sport bike, but to me it is as standard as they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,106
Posted By AndyT
I stopped by the Indian dealer in San Antonio and...

I stopped by the Indian dealer in San Antonio and they had just uncrated their first Scout. It's an interesting looking bike. The first thing I noticed is the frame is cast aluminum, kind of like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 244,983
Posted By AndyT
Assuming this is a serious question, he is...

Assuming this is a serious question, he is "taking the piss". The sight of a top box on a Harley, of all bikes, offends his esthetic sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
Here is my "absurd" XR1200. Sorry I didn't ask...

Here is my "absurd" XR1200. Sorry I didn't ask your permission to set it up the way I like it. I have hiway pegs on my KLR650 as well. Sorry I like to be able to change positions on a long trip. Who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,846
Posted By AndyT
So I am curious, you thought the bike didn't fit...

So I am curious, you thought the bike didn't fit you, the salesman offered the closest thing he had to a solution, and you didn't like it so you didn't buy the bike. What did you expect the salesman...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28,077
Views: 2,401,203
Posted By AndyT
The short answer is, if you are looking for the...

The short answer is, if you are looking for the easiest quickest way from the lake to Antigua, is go back the way you came to the PanAm, or Inter-Americana as it is known in Guatemala, then take that...
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