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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
I adopted a '03 KLX400R (DRZ400E) yesterday that...

I adopted a '03 KLX400R (DRZ400E) yesterday that was orphaned in Mexico by a Texan some 7 years ago. Mexican plated and a Texas title in hand so dual citizenship. I put over 40,000 miles on my...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,071
Posted By Kiko
Bmw f650

2006 BMW F650 loaded with luggage and many mods and low miles will be available in Santiago Chile in December 2014. Posting for a friend who is on the road, pm if you have interest.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
[QUOTE=Arte;25178962]We rode this past Saturday...

[QUOTE=Arte;25178962]We rode this past Saturday and Sunday, spent the night on the outskirt of "Los Lirios". A beautiful weather gave us the welcome.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-29-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Kiko
On the XR650R thumper at 1300 miles at high...

On the XR650R thumper at 1300 miles at high speeds, you are going to blow out about a 750 ml per day of riding, so once you replace that you've just about did an oil change over two consecutive days...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Old style Baja Designs switch.

Old style Baja Designs switch.
Forum: Latin America 09-26-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Kiko
Great fotos paisano, mas por favor, Kiko de...

Great fotos paisano, mas por favor,
Kiko de jalisco.
Forum: Americas 09-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Ha ha that's pretty funny, No vivimos en el...

Ha ha that's pretty funny,
No vivimos en el reloj!
:rofl
Forum: Latin America 09-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,471
Posted By Kiko
The 12 step non smoking group for the Sierra...

The 12 step non smoking group for the Sierra Madre Moto Riders will meet in Jocotepec, Jalisco the next two weeks at 5 pm MWF at the Iglesia Senor del Monte and then return to Durango for October,...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
JD the KTM 350 EXC is 'sin dudas' the wrong bike...

JD the KTM 350 EXC is 'sin dudas' the wrong bike for Texas. I can help you out here and store it for you in Jalisco. Fly and Ride. I will waive any storage fee for you as long as the KTM does not...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
I do not know about Tapachula but I hope you are...

I do not know about Tapachula but I hope you are ready for the wind of the isthmus, El Tehuano.
Forum: Americas 09-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Looks like the Duck Dynasty crowd has canceled...

Looks like the Duck Dynasty crowd has canceled the protest today, from their website:


PROTEST is CANCELED..... PROTEST IS CANCELED
There has been an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Hopefully border shutdown will impede the number...

Hopefully border shutdown will impede the number of 'America's Most Wanted' to the South also. I read that AMW was planning an annual reunion in PV this year but could not find a large enough event...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
RE: DJFireUSA post 24172 above, That was the...

RE: DJFireUSA post 24172 above,

That was the point I was trying to make. I had a great independent shop/mechanic who was hands down the best mechanic I've ever known for over 25 years. I've...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
I scooted up to Guadalajara to meet a rider on...

I scooted up to Guadalajara to meet a rider on his way to Chile who was holed up at an independent BMW shop for repairs. Took a few fotos of the Beemers for the beemerheads here:
...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
When in doubt, dress down. Especially if riding...

When in doubt, dress down. Especially if riding solo in remote areas.

A donde fueres haz lo que vieres.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Every rider should support a local independent...

Every rider should support a local independent motorcycle shop. Those guys are really struggling to make a living nowadays. When I visit in the US I always go by the local shop to buy tires or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Baja Designs has basic wiring schematics...

Baja Designs has basic wiring schematics available on their website for their dual sport kits. That should get you headed in the right direction.

Maybe this one:
...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kiko
If you 'did' just get away with something, you...

If you 'did' just get away with something, you can always stop at the San Judas Tadeo shrine outside Nuevo Laredo just past the interior checkpoint and say a Hail Mary.
(Un sacerdote me dijo.)
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Just a friendly reminder to make sure your...

Just a friendly reminder to make sure your Mexican insurance includes legal assistance. An American coming off the bypass ran over a scooter on Friday. Split the scooter in half. My buddy who is a...
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Kiko
If you are missing an Iphone charger cord, Bato...

If you are missing an Iphone charger cord, Bato left 5 at my house along with 2 cel phones.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
If an early E, you may want to upgrade the cam...

If an early E, you may want to upgrade the cam chain tensioner to the newer models or go with a manual tensioner.
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Bring a cat if you don't want a lawyer in your...

Bring a cat if you don't want a lawyer in your Mexican apt. El gato brinca sobre las ratas. But if the cat runs, hire the lawyer, he is a junkyard dog.
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
You did good there Donnie,:thumb ...

You did good there Donnie,:thumb

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp231/dontiemann/Duplicate/PilotoFuturo.jpg (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/dontiemann/media/Duplicate/PilotoFuturo.jpg.html)
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Kiko
You could stay in Dolores de Hidalgo and ride...

You could stay in Dolores de Hidalgo and ride over to SM de Allende to do the tourist stuff. Hotel Caudillo room 23 on the plaza in Dolores, some interesting history there. On the way to SM de A,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
I've got a Kawazuki, a Versys with DL1000 19"...

I've got a Kawazuki, a Versys with DL1000 19" front wheel and the SV650 rear wheel combo along with a few other mods>
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
If it has the Keihin carb it is the E.

If it has the Keihin carb it is the E.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Yes, Keihin. In your earlier post you mentioned...

Yes, Keihin. In your earlier post you mentioned the 'petcock option' so I thought maybe you had the S model with the vacuum petcock. I think the E model is not a vacuum model petcock.
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Is Mexico Safe? Claro que si,:1drink ...

Is Mexico Safe? Claro que si,:1drink

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp231/dontiemann/IMG_1038.jpg (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/dontiemann/media/IMG_1038.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Nice try Bob! :rofl We all know the green...

Nice try Bob! :rofl
We all know the green pigment in the KLX shrouds was formulated with teflon so insects will not adhere.
Remember Abe Lincoln said "Don't believe everything you read on the...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
That foto represents the essence of life in...

That foto represents the essence of life in Mexico, 'Libre'
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Which model do you have in Australia KLX400R...

Which model do you have in Australia KLX400R (Keihin pumper) or the S (Mikuni CV)?
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Stunning photos SR. I'm scouting the area for a...

Stunning photos SR. I'm scouting the area for a dirt bike now.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 614,226
Posted By Kiko
Never tried their ball bearings but did buy some...

Never tried their ball bearings but did buy some seals once and the sizing was wrong. The ebay vender was adamant that The mistake was on me in the first conversation, then later called and...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kiko
Always take two credit cards, in case you get...

Always take two credit cards, in case you get locked out on the first one while you are in Mexico. The CC may not notify you that the card has been canceled. If you have a second card with matching...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Little known fact about the DRZ/KAW brief...

Little known fact about the DRZ/KAW brief marriage is that the pigments in the Suzuki Yellow plastics are heavier than the Green pigments in the Kawasaki produced models, hence slight more top end in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
Try here: ...

Try here:

http://www.jetsrus.com/carburetor/carb_keihin_FCR_SINGLE_carb_exploded_view_parts.html
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24,921
Views: 1,982,874
Posted By Kiko
Mexican terremoto trivia. After the big one hit...

Mexican terremoto trivia. After the big one hit in '85 in Mexico city, the Mexicans placed sensors along the fault lines near Oaxaca. Sensors placed near Oaxaca will immediately send a warning to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
For one year, Suzuki manufactured the KLX400S and...

For one year, Suzuki manufactured the KLX400S and KLX400R for Kawasaki. If you look at the VIN, you will see it was Suzuki manufactured. Identical to the S and E Suzuki models except for color and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24,269
Views: 4,160,178
Posted By Kiko
An orphaned KLX400R (400E) sitting in Mexico. ...

An orphaned KLX400R (400E) sitting in Mexico. Texan left the bike here 6 years ago. Left a clear Texas title with it.
...
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