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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:21 PM
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Posted By OtterChaos
It seems your guardian angel is working overtime...

It seems your guardian angel is working overtime on your behalf! Thanks for the write up on the ferry trip, I'll probably give it a miss.

Bye Eva(the original and in my heart the one and only...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
Coco not impressed with my V7

Coco stifles a yawn while checking out my V7 at Coco's Corner.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Mobile%20Uploads/20141224_135755_zpsd7c963ae.jpg...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Quick update as I'm in San Felipe now. Had a...

Quick update as I'm in San Felipe now. Had a great ride but Mexico 3 was a bit more lonely than anticipated and I didn't eat all day. Rookie mistake but de nada I'll do better tomorrow. Sorry no...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
This sounds good! Getting the clothes/tools...

This sounds good! Getting the clothes/tools together tonight, hope the weather is decent but if not I'll just muddle through. Can't thank you guys enough for the input.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Thank you, one of the reasons I decided on the...

Thank you, one of the reasons I decided on the Moto Guzzi was the fact it just is much more fun to ride at a cruising pace, going fast isn't it's forte.
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,752
Posted By OtterChaos
I like the idea of big plans but hate the minute...

I like the idea of big plans but hate the minute details, maybe I become overwhelmed with options and sometimes that can lead to paralysis by analysis. My trip is for next year and I have no real...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Any real off road is out so I figure maybe cross...

Any real off road is out so I figure maybe cross at Tecate then down to San Felipe on the first day (taking Mex 3, too far for one day?)

Day two San Felipe to Bahia de los Angeles via Gonzaga Bay...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks, I have changed the front tire to a Kenda...

Thanks, I have changed the front tire to a Kenda 761 which has a bit more off road aspirations but just a bit more. I guess I'll head down and see what I see.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks for the ideas, I've ridden a few dirt...

Thanks for the ideas, I've ridden a few dirt roads on the bike but wouldn't call myself experienced but would be willing to give it a try. Have ridden motocross bikes in my distant past but am...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Very cool! Thanks for the suggestions, I'll...

Very cool! Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check the map.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
I'll be on a Moto Guzzi V7 so no trail riding for...

I'll be on a Moto Guzzi V7 so no trail riding for me but I can do decent dirt roads. As for interests I don't really have any per se, just want to get a feel for riding in Mexico/Baja.

The bike...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By OtterChaos
Five days in Baja, what to do?

I may have a chance to spend 5 days riding in Baja next week and was wondering where I might get to and what I might do. I'm not in any hurry and have never ridden in Mexico before so have no idea...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 520,563
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks but I don't think you need requests from...

Thanks but I don't think you need requests from me, just ride your ride and I'll enjoy it all. I am curious about the ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt that you mentioned. There were a few...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 520,563
Posted By OtterChaos
I said at least two stars and I was being kind to...

I said at least two stars and I was being kind to you and maybe cheapening Eva's contribution to the report. :rofl

Seriously though it will be interesting to see Chile and points beyond and I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 520,563
Posted By OtterChaos
As just an interested bystander I hope we get...

As just an interested bystander I hope we get updates from Eva either here or her blog and I'll keep watching to see how this plays out and best wishes and hopes that both of you get what you want. ...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
I wanted to add that I use ROC Straps to attach...

I wanted to add that I use ROC Straps to attach the bags to the racks. One strap goes around the bag front to back and the other goes over the bag top to bottom. The pacsafe cable and lock go over...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
I have Hepco Becker side racks and they work just...

I have Hepco Becker side racks and they work just fine. 'nother pic with just the racks, no bags. I don't have a better one available to show the racks with. The luggage rack for the top case...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
I have the mark 1 version as seen here ...

I have the mark 1 version as seen here
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/New%20Muffler/P1010019_zpsd1906bad.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 520,563
Posted By OtterChaos
Ahh that is something I want to try as well, hope...

Ahh that is something I want to try as well, hope you manage it!



Sad to see the ride with Ev end, fingers crossed you will meet up again soon :cry
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 520,563
Posted By OtterChaos
Well that cements my desire to get to Antarctica,...

Well that cements my desire to get to Antarctica, fantastic photos and video.
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 95,214
Posted By OtterChaos
Following along and really enjoying the trip,...

Following along and really enjoying the trip, thanks for the efforts in posting up the ride.
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 520,563
Posted By OtterChaos
Great to see you back on the web! That video of...

Great to see you back on the web! That video of the Drake passage takes me back to my days in the U.S. Navy, some fun rocking and rolling to be had down there. Looking forward to more pics of the...
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
Air horn would be a good addition. No plans to...

Air horn would be a good addition. No plans to ride in the dark (of course plans have a way of not working out all the time) so wasn't going to add aux lights.
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks for the ideas guys. I have not heard of...

Thanks for the ideas guys. I have not heard of any issues with the Guzzi cast wheels but tbh the ones on the V7 Stone are relatively new so not much info good or bad. I'll make sure to carry tubes...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks for the info! Bash plate would be...

Thanks for the info!

Bash plate would be nice, would need to get it fab'ed up. The bike has a sump extender on it so I could remove that (at the cost of 1 liter of oil capacity) to get more...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 2,178,696
Posted By OtterChaos
What do you think of my bike choice for a trip...

What do you think of my bike choice for a trip down to South America in 2015?

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip%20two/P1010174_zps7243ff4c.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,752
Posted By OtterChaos
Great trip report! You are seeing places that I...

Great trip report! You are seeing places that I hope to get to on my trip next year.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,233
Posted By OtterChaos
Nice report, thanks. I hope to get there someday...

Nice report, thanks. I hope to get there someday but also flying my own bike along for the ride. Seems like you got a lot accomplished in 10 days of riding, I actually hope to spend a month or more...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
Heh I read your post and assumed you said K60's...

Heh I read your post and assumed you said K60's not TKC's, point still stands though the 120/80 K60 is too big for the bike IMO the 110/80R Kenda K761 is a better fit for handling, no real dirt time...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
It's a fun ride but I cannot recommend the K60 up...

It's a fun ride but I cannot recommend the K60 up front, at least regarding the only tubeless 18" rim size available as it makes handles too heavy. I'm not sure if they have tubed versions in 18"...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
I live one hour's ride from the southern end of...

I live one hour's ride from the southern end of the good stuff on highway 1 and have ridden it before. Even so was thinking about taking it but the day was very foggy on the coast.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
Took mine for a short lap of California last July...

Took mine for a short lap of California last July

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip%20two/maptrip_zpsc80c4311.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks! Was just fine while moving but man it...

Thanks! Was just fine while moving but man it was a bit hot when I needed to stop.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip%20two/P1010050_zps8f6db9a5.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/RickFi/media/Trip%20two/P1010050_zps8f6db9a5.jpg.html)

My V7 survived a long day...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 189,648
Posted By OtterChaos
Finally the cats make an appearance! I'll follow...

Finally the cats make an appearance! I'll follow along and best of luck.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By OtterChaos
Your best bet to find out is to ask that question...

Your best bet to find out is to ask that question over at www.wildguzzi.com I'm sure someone there will know.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
I like the lower peg position, I'm 6'0 with 32"...

I like the lower peg position, I'm 6'0 with 32" inseam and thought the stock pegs were a bit too high for me but I didn't ride the bike much with the stockers on so my opinion isn't based on many...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
You may be right, just relaying where I got mine.

You may be right, just relaying where I got mine.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
I have some I bought from Todd over at...

I have some I bought from Todd over at GuzziTech.com maybe he ships international? Couldn't hurt to ask. Here is a pic of them...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,058
Posted By OtterChaos
Just be careful with the heat gun, it can damage...

Just be careful with the heat gun, it can damage the paint if it gets too hot.
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