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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 1,129,132
Posted By scharfg
Any changes for 2015?

Sorry I may have missed it, but are there any changes in the "X" this year?

Any word on the Canadian retail price yet?

Thanks.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Super, thanks for the "bin dare" feedback, just...

Super, thanks for the "bin dare" feedback, just what I'm looking for.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
[QUOTE=Pecha72;26234091]you're kidding, right??...

[QUOTE=Pecha72;26234091]you're kidding, right?? :lol3

Nope not kidding; what would make you think I was kidding....?

Can you explain why you feel that Thai would be better to start with and...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Can you Rate These Areas...?

Hi there, I found what seems to be a reasonable price at $135/day on a Honda 250CRF for a guided tour in Vietnam from "Offroad Vietnam".

So that got me doing some more digging (ie: watched the...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Regarding what I define as "inexpensive",...

Regarding what I define as "inexpensive", basically $200/day all in would be my definition (mostly camping of course).

This April I'm riding from northern British Columbia to the tip of the Baja...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Feedback on this Laos+Vietnam Tour Company..?

http://www.exploreindochina.com/ (http://www.exploreindochina.com/)

I'm a bit leary as they advertise some famous folks that have gone with them so I'm wondering how much that has pushed their...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Hey there, I found they answer to my corruption...

Hey there, I found they answer to my corruption phone number question.

It turns out I had seen it and forgot about it when reading Sjoerd Bakker's latest Cheap Hotels in Mexico and Central America...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
So what do you think of learning and using the...

So what do you think of learning and using the saying: "codigo ocho" if you suspect a shake down?

That's what the officer was saying to him at the end of the first video.

I read a comment...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 63,984
Posted By scharfg
UPDATE: I just received my Moto Pump kit...

UPDATE:

I just received my Moto Pump kit and WOW, ROB ROCKS!!

Nicely packaged AND in order to help me out with my donor hose project Rob included two hose inflator ends with lever style...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Do we stop or do we go now.....?

One other question I had was (we are a group of 4 riders).....

If one/two etc of us get's the interest of the MX police while riding, do we all stop or do the "innocent" ride down the road and...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Egg-saxtly!!

Egg-saxtly!!
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Yeup, there in lies the "ice breaker", "I no...

Yeup, there in lies the "ice breaker", "I no smoke Spanish" :rofl
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Thanks for the advice Tricepilot, Ben Slavin (Dr....

Thanks for the advice Tricepilot, Ben Slavin (Dr. Benny, Motorcycle Through Mexico DVD) sent me the graphic with the bite out of the apple and the line through it so I laminated a bunch to pull out...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Phone Number to Call to Complain about MX Police Treatment?

I remember there being a phone number we can "threaten" to call if the MX police give us a hard time (ie: corrupt treatment), but I can't find it with a Google search.

Any help here?
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Perfect, that's exactly when I want to escape my...

Perfect, that's exactly when I want to escape my northern Canadian winter :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Awesome tips! I prefer the "do it on your...

Awesome tips!

I prefer the "do it on your own" approach as that's been my way in North America (5 months of winter where I live each year so lots of research time). But I'm intimidated to plan...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Ya I agree, certainly NZ is on the bucket list...

Ya I agree, certainly NZ is on the bucket list though for retirment if the $$ is there.

Thanks for the "bang for the buck" suggestions that's what I'm talking about!

I also heard one can...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Is this the episode you were speaking about: ...

Is this the episode you were speaking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCRtL-MGUhE&list=PLdJuX_iCmHrO8awIs1-WOFM1TYgfKOlnS&index=3

I live at only 600m/2000 feet so I will feel the...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
This looks like a great ride, minus about 20...

This looks like a great ride, minus about 20 riders of course (I counted 30 bikes at one pull out)!

In you tube type in Enduro Himalayan motorcycle tour3 miles high and rising.

Found the...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Thanks a bunch folks! Ya that's all I do...

Thanks a bunch folks!

Ya that's all I do during our 5+ months of winter is motorcycle and riding research!

I'm not big on the standard Europe option given the costs (although the riding looks...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By scharfg
Looking for best/most reasonable first organized bike tour - outside North America

Hi folks.

I've been touring around Canada and the US for the last 10 years doing multi day rides as a working stiff and have my first extended ride coming up this spring (Baja and MX mainland for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30,292
Views: 3,762,630
Posted By scharfg
Aftermarket DG Pipe with Kintek Header Weight Savings?

Have a '96 SE with the pumper carb and Jesse air box mox.

Was wanting to replace stock pipe with lighter stock pipe from another bike but does not seem to be any options (unlike the DR650 which...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 63,984
Posted By scharfg
I read somewhere that most tire beads should be...

I read somewhere that most tire beads should be able to be set with pressure in the donor tire between 40-50lbs. If that does not work then use more bead lube and try again!

Thanks again Rob for...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 63,984
Posted By scharfg
Howdy Rob, thanks for the quick reply. ...

Howdy Rob, thanks for the quick reply.

Actualy I'm looking for an air hose that has the quick disconnect valves on both ends so when I get a flat on the road I can transfer high pressure air from...
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 63,984
Posted By scharfg
Air Donor Hose?

Hi Rob, I just purchased one of your excellent looking pumps for a trip to MX this spring.

I didn't think to ask before I placed the order if you also sold a donor hose like "that other pump"...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Further reseach has shown that I can get full...

Further reseach has shown that I can get full $500K Liability and full comprehensive for $285.35 for 90 days from Lewis and Lewis and they don't have a per hour labour rate cap like Mexico Adventure...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Baja Ferry Cabins, Which One and When to Reserve?

Hey there, 4 of us are planning a 4 week mostly pavement ride down the Baja and over to the mainland via Mazatlan to Ride the Devil's Spine and Copper Canyon on the way back north (early May to La...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Thanks for the Intel folks! My research...

Thanks for the Intel folks!

My research tells me that Chris is the way to go.

Peace out.
Forum: Americas 11-21-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 151,955
Posted By scharfg
Best Insurance Company for MX Dual Sport mostly pavement Ride?

Hi folks I did a search but I don't know how to search just this thread so it came up with thousands of hits....

I've done some internet research and there are oodles of companys out there doing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By scharfg
Ah that makes sense, the newer GPS all take an SD...

Ah that makes sense, the newer GPS all take an SD card so they are flexible.

Yes I just want to add certain maps like I'm currently doing with my older 2610.

So....

Where can I find an...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By scharfg
Updating my Garmin 2720.....?

I just purchased a used 2720 to replace my 2610 as I thought with the NT map system I could still update it. I just found out that Garmin no longer supports map upgrades for my new to me 2720 :(
...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,511
Posted By scharfg
Hey thanks for the intel, most helpful, too bad...

Hey thanks for the intel, most helpful, too bad there is not a cheap and light stock alternative......

I've bought a number of parts of Jesse and know about his stock exhaust mod.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,511
Posted By scharfg
Replacement exhaust from another bike for cheap to reduce weight?

I want to replace my stock pipe with a stock pipe to save weight for cheap.

Any suggestions?

I heard DR650 folks are using Hyabusa (sp?) stock mufflers to do the same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30,292
Views: 3,762,630
Posted By scharfg
Best Aftermarket Exhaust for DR350SE?

Sorry I did a search but didn't work out.

What are folks using as a replacement exhaust pipe to reduce weight for cheap, I have a '96 DR350SE?

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30,292
Views: 3,762,630
Posted By scharfg
Thanks Guys. I heard back from Jesse and...

Thanks Guys.

I heard back from Jesse and base on the info I sent him he suggesting a 8.1 and the replacement shock bearing so I said yes to both for $130 (plus $42 for shipping via USPS to Canada...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By scharfg
Or, I could just set my engine up with the proper...

Or, I could just set my engine up with the proper air/fuel mixture....?

The top of my piston had quite a bit of carbon build up according to my mechanic buddy (I obviously know nothing about...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By scharfg
Is there a Canadian supplier of the Kano...

Is there a Canadian supplier of the Kano product....?
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By scharfg
Ah interesting point, will do thanks :D

Ah interesting point, will do thanks :D
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By scharfg
Update folks. My good mechanical friend who...

Update folks.

My good mechanical friend who took the head off on Sunday bought a ceramic drill bit and was able to drill out the centre ceramic yesterday :clap

Then today he applied some PB...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30,292
Views: 3,762,630
Posted By scharfg
Best Race Tech/Eibach Rear Spring Replacement Rate?

Hi there.

I have a '96 with about 18K on it and the rear of the bike sags even before I sit on it and is very soft in the rear end so I thought I would upgrade the rear spring.

I went on Race...
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