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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,089
Posted By bush pilot
Yep it's pretty good for most everything. If out...

Yep it's pretty good for most everything. If out on the road using it a lot I carry an extra battery pack device to keep the note charged up.
Having the stylus option to write an navigate the screen...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 96,845
Posted By bush pilot
I reckon I haven't found a way to use Google maps...

I reckon I haven't found a way to use Google maps without a data hookup. Maybe one of ya'll geniuses can some education?
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,605
Posted By bush pilot
Cool2 An older KLR650 from an obsessive fanatic ADV...

An older KLR650 from an obsessive fanatic ADV rider is your best deal.

Mind ya a a KLR650 is a big heavy pig, especially for a new rider.

I put my son on one and realized what a challenge it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,089
Posted By bush pilot
Yep my 276C failed me too, leaked around the...

Yep my 276C failed me too, leaked around the front screen cover.

Dried it and it works again, but it don't get used much any longer.

The Samsung Note3 is the do all go to implement of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 96,845
Posted By bush pilot
I already use my Samsung note3 for pretty much...

I already use my Samsung note3 for pretty much everything.

The only problem I see might be the arcane and ridiculously expensive cell phone service which exists in the USA.

The trouble with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,418
Posted By bush pilot
I just got back into cycling after a nearly 30...

I just got back into cycling after a nearly 30 year hiatus
Mostly for health reasons, but also it looked like fun. Throughout my world moto travel adventures I'd meet cyclists and got to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By bush pilot
Get busy reading the RR here. some good stuff...

Get busy reading the RR here. some good stuff really!:freaky
Forum: Trip Planning 12-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,813
Posted By bush pilot
Cool2 My rule of thumb: stick to old US hwy. When that...

My rule of thumb: stick to old US hwy. When that don't work ride the state hwy.

If ya want some good adventure ride the farm roads.

I crossed Saskatchewan on farm road, it was brilliant.:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By bush pilot
That they are. And you don't see quite as much....

That they are. And you don't see quite as much. Like all the freaking trash people throw out their windows. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By bush pilot
Cool2 I'll probably never get rid of my little Honda...

I'll probably never get rid of my little Honda scooters.
In fact I'm keeping an eye out for nice old CL70.

I guess I'd just move to the Battle scooters forum.:norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,143
Posted By bush pilot
Laugh I went on Sunday group ride once out of Santa Fe...

I went on Sunday group ride once out of Santa Fe NM.
Everyone had cool bikes. Mine at the time was an awesome tricked out R90S.
We got to Mora and and a few raindrops loomed up ahead. The group...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,686
Posted By bush pilot
Can I still be an ADVrider if I switch to bicycles

I was heart attack waiting to happen, needed the exercise. Found out I love riding, don't mater what!

I got most of me moto machines up for sale. A few years ago ya could held a gun to my head and...
Forum: Americas 12-24-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By bush pilot
I kinda liked riding through LA on hwy1. I say...

I kinda liked riding through LA on hwy1.
I say avoid the big freeways at all costs between LA and SD. They can turn into parking lots in a heartbeat, and the PoPo will zing yo ass if you ride on...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,514
Posted By bush pilot
Here's an excellent thread for the budget...

Here's an excellent thread for the budget traveler.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315322

That will keep ya busy for a while.:rofl
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-09-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By bush pilot
Yep I studied bringing bike into OZ, and decided...

Yep I studied bringing bike into OZ, and decided it's simply isn't worth the hassle.
Go there buy a local bike and motor.
Yea I know that doesn't necessarily fit in with the Harley fashion show...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,048
Posted By bush pilot
Sad...RIP kid. But at the end of the day; we...

Sad...RIP kid.

But at the end of the day; we all got it coming.:norton
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By bush pilot
You might want to rethink your timetable. ...

You might want to rethink your timetable.

Leaving Lima in March will put you in Ushuaia close to may/june which is full on winter down there. Good luck with that I reckon. Don't forget to put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By bush pilot
Wow really tough choice there, the sweetest...

Wow really tough choice there, the sweetest triple or a rocking v-twin.
I'll take one of each, thank you!
The triple for the odd days, and the twin for the even days.
That should be the law!...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-06-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By bush pilot
definitely doable, though the time of year might...

definitely doable, though the time of year might not be great, lot's burning going on in the hills. Last February was pretty miserable riding because of the smoke. Though there are spots not so bad....
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,291
Posted By bush pilot
^That's great! But isn't that putting the cart...

^That's great! But isn't that putting the cart before the horse..just saying!
Hopefully you'll manage to get yourself and your bike to South America before the end of summer, so then you can avail...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-04-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By bush pilot
I would say Vietnam as well, mainly because the...

I would say Vietnam as well, mainly because the North of Thailand really sucks that time of year due to all the burning going on.

Don't know anything about Vietnam, but I'm all ears..:ear
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,492
Posted By bush pilot
Laugh It all depends, don't it! Personally I...

It all depends, don't it!

Personally I prefer to ride in kilometers, judge distances in meters. Much more orderly me thinks.

The USA really blew it when they didn't go metric back when.
Just...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,856
Posted By bush pilot
If you aren't too hung up or tied down in...

If you aren't too hung up or tied down in "America" ya could try a look around Thailand and neighboring countries. Good weather, good riding, things are fairly inexpensive if ya have a mind to save...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By bush pilot
A fresh set of TKC's would last the entire trip...

A fresh set of TKC's would last the entire trip and then some, a bit harder tire than the 606.
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By bush pilot
Also there's a fair bit of larger motorcycle...

Also there's a fair bit of larger motorcycle activity in Cali, I didn't check out the shops.

The Kawasaki dealer in Quito is quite good as well, good for spare parts on the KLR, they had a bunch...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By bush pilot
People love their dogs

Here's a doggie travelling in style.
http://axlechassis.smugmug.com/Other/Hack-art/i-D5JpV32/0/L/SAM_1199-L.jpg

If I don't sell my GS I might hack it so I can get a dog.:muutt
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By bush pilot
You should be able to find what you want in...

You should be able to find what you want in Medellin, there's a big motorcycling market area. I found a great bike cover there. Seemed like they had everything else a motorcyclist could want.
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,291
Posted By bush pilot
Sounds like a problem with a crummy freight...

Sounds like a problem with a crummy freight agent.
When I sent a bike from Miami to Bogota, it was held up by US customs due to a missing signature somewhere. Mind ya to avoid just that I ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,327
Views: 415,760
Posted By bush pilot
What I'm picking up from this thread is the...

What I'm picking up from this thread is the peculiar sense of entitlement Americans and westerners in general seem to develop the moment they engage the motion of their motor vehicle, be it a...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By bush pilot
Keep an eye on the weather reports, especially...

Keep an eye on the weather reports, especially for the Flagstaff area this time of year. When the big weather systems move through there, best to hole up somewhere and let it pass or take a different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,820
Posted By bush pilot
Anything bigger than a CL125 or a 100cc...

Anything bigger than a CL125 or a 100cc step-through is superfluous.
Some folks would argue the Pakistani built CL70 is still king of the minimalist society.
Personally I'm leaning towards the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,872
Posted By bush pilot
Doesn't sound very Zen to me. Ya really...

Doesn't sound very Zen to me.

Ya really think you can change someone else's behavior?

What you can do is change your attitude.

Voila problem solved, that's Zen amigo.
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,291
Posted By bush pilot
Maybe I was there at a bad time; the garbage...

Maybe I was there at a bad time; the garbage collectors were on strike, mountains of stinking garbage on every street corner.
You had pickpocket/mugger crews lurking everywhere on little motorbikes....
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,291
Posted By bush pilot
Yep being a solo traveler I've never considered...

Yep being a solo traveler I've never considered hitching my wagon to 5 others.

Given your time constraints you might also consider renting bikes in Chile and sticking to the Carratera Austral, and...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,291
Posted By bush pilot
There's surely some airfreight options available....

There's surely some airfreight options available. More expensive of course but when you got travel time constraints the reliability of airfreight seems worth it ime.
My last journey from Vancouver...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,806
Posted By bush pilot
Sure seems like ya smoked the clutch. Maybe under...

Sure seems like ya smoked the clutch. Maybe under warranty maybe not. Smoked clutch is smoke.
Forum: Face plant 10-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 71,440
Posted By bush pilot
Life is life. It's not always easy to explain....

Life is life. It's not always easy to explain. I've had so many close calls I cant begin to count them all.
There simply is no accounting for all my dumb luck and the poor guy who had the tree fall...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 96,845
Posted By bush pilot
I reckon my samsung note3 is going to replace all...

I reckon my samsung note3 is going to replace all my gizmos. It pretty much handles it all. My trusty 276c still works but it's clunker and all the waterproof sealing has failed. It can be fixed, but...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By bush pilot
Pirelli's Scorpions are great on the KLR. I got...

Pirelli's Scorpions are great on the KLR. I got my last set in Lima. They last and last, tough like the Avon Gripsters which are still my favorites. As soon as I arrived in Glasgow I bought a fresh...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By bush pilot
The R6 would certainly get the job done some soft...

The R6 would certainly get the job done some soft saddlebags and a waterproof duffle ,and maybe some helibars. I started on one journey on an ST1100, but ended up trading for a nice KLR650.
The...
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