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Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 119,367
Posted By yamafitter
Holy crap!!!! This guy's a mutant, look at the...

Holy crap!!!!
This guy's a mutant, look at the size of his head!!!

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=338416&stc=1&d=1427665375

I'm scared mommy:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
So you would ride your GS through this crap in...

So you would ride your GS through this crap in Nashville to get to Mexico in March......

http://yamafitter.smugmug.com/Mexico-2015/i-VgQ8QGS/0/L/IMG_2213-L.jpg

I don't think Starbucks makes...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Summary

This will be a trip that I will remember for a very long time. Many thanks to Skip and the rest of the staff of MotoDiscovery (http://www.motodiscovery.com/) who put together this tour for our group....
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Last video of riding in the rain

The video is from Day 5 after I had dropped a valve in my WR450. After loading up my bike into the back of the support pickup we caught up to the rest of the group. Later that morning there was a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
We used to be able to buy tarts filled with...

We used to be able to buy tarts filled with strawberry jam. They too were lame.
As to your query about support staff, and I am about to open a can of worms here, ever see the movie "Long Way...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
A Jam Tart can be defined as a soft fluffy...

A Jam Tart can be defined as a soft fluffy adventure rider, usually observed on a BMW GS parked in front of a Starbucks. Your typical Jam Tart will leave their riding boots by the door at night...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
For that price I can put new parts into my motor...

For that price I can put new parts into my motor and have something that I know is fresh and not buying someone else's headache. I'm leaning towards building up the motor with a 480 kit.

Over on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Photo Montage

Here is a montage of various photos I took along the way along with a few photos I swiped from the AZBeemers gang...

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Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
The Post Mortem on the WR450F

With the bike back home it was time to see just how much hurt I put on my bike.
Continuing with the Post Mortem on the WR450 after the trip....
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Got the motor out of the frame after much...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
I have added the Director's Cut of the Mud...

I have added the Director's Cut of the Mud Section just outside of Geleana at the start of the third day. I have added some video of Jim trying to pick up the DR Suzuki for some extra jockularity.
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Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
The Zongaza - El Pino Road

More video from the FODS Mexico trip.
This one is from the third day after we had left Galeana and had stopped for lunch at the waterfalls. On leaving the park we headed into the backcountry.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
The Mud Lane at the end of Day 2

On the second day of the ride we were delayed about an hour getting into town due to a serious accident on the only paved road into the town of Galeana, our destination for that night. We were less...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
The Ride out of Santiago

So here is my entry for this year's FredW Lame Ass Video Award. This video is from Day 2 out of Santiago and heading west into the Sierra Madres Mountains. BackRoadBob said it would stop raining as...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
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Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
A few photos from the other riders

I stole these photos from Brian's thread on AZBeemers.
From the ride up to Alta Cima in the biosphere the locals who work clearing the forest for trails had also had enough of all the unseasonable...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
The Last Day in Mexico

Someone wanted a list of the folks that were on this trip. Here are some of them when we went to dinner at an outdoor catana in Gomez Farais....
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Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Tuesday, March 17th

Gomez Farias to Hotel Sta. Engracia

As what was becoming the norm for this trip we were told by the locals that the off pavement route that was planned was washed away by the overnight rains once...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Other Definitions of FODS

My favorite is FODS = FJR Owners Dirt Squids. That's a title I can live up to.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Biosphere Reserve Ride

From Brian's thread on AZBeemer.....



Actually Chris on his 1190 KTM Adventure and I on the DR Suzuki that I borrowed from Jim decided to screw the Mexican taxi ride in the back of the pickup...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
missed this photo

I forgot to post this photo from the morning s the rest of the riders were getting ready to depart from the Spa Hacienda La Florida....
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Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
UberKul is correct in that most of the FODS...

UberKul is correct in that most of the FODS postings can be found as a directory under the FJRForum.com forum. I know that BeemerDons does some cross-posting on the FJRiders.com forum that may be...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Back from Where We Started

Sorry for having dropped the ball but there was no internet last night and I just got back from the farewell dinner and some of the riders are already on their way home.
The other folks that posted...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
A better day

The internet was good enough to show us that conditions were still gong to be wet so the boys that still had functioning motorcycles were suiting up in their soggy riding gear....
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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Not a Great Day

After a quick coffee at the hotel it was time to leave Real de Catorce and head back through the tunnel. I had some problems getting the WR450 started this morning since we were at almost 9000 ft and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Rest day in Real de Catorce

Just dropping back a day from my last post ....

We woke up at our hotel in Real de Catorce cold but at least dry. After a leisurely cinnamon flavoured coffee in the lobby we gingerly made our way...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Big Blue Broke

Dropped a valve on my WR450 just after getting down from Real de Catorce and had turned off the cobblestones. The bike will end this trip in the back of the support truck.
I did ride one of our...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
We did stop in today and had an excellent...

We did stop in today and had an excellent cappuccino.
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Finally Sunny

Woke up this morning to blue skies in Geleana and took a stroll around the town square before breakfast. The morning light over the mountains was shining directly on the church....
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Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
A Rainy Day in Sunny Mexico

Another wet day in Mexico. We damn near drowned today. Bob promised it was going to dry out as we went over the pass. Bob is a liar.
We were up over 8000 ft in elevation and it cooled down to 45F. I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Finally on the Road

We left the hotel in McAllen and headed south to the border. We cleared the border and then pulled in to get all our tourist and vehicle permits taken care of. Due to the size of our group and the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Welcome Dinner

Everyone has arrived at the start location. Brian was showing one of guides Don's replacement for this trip, our Dammit Don doll....
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Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Ride Headquarters

After Barber it was an uneventful tow the rest of the way to the start of the ride in MCAllen, TX. One of our other riders had a pucker factor moment however while riding in the rain. From a post on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Some more from the Barber Museum

Since it is raining outside I thought I'd post up some more from the Barber Museum.

When AMF owned Harley Davidson someone in the front office thought it would be a good idea to start building...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Barber Motorcycle Museum - cont'd

More from the friday visit of the Barber Motorcycle Museum.

I had arrived a little early for the guided portion of the tour so I had some extra time to check a few things out. As you walk in the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Barber Motorcycle Museum

As you walk up to the main entrance to the Barber Motorcycle Museum one of the first things that catch your eye are the unique sculptures on the front lawn...
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Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
Snow removal in Tennessee - NOT

When I woke up Nashville had 2" of snow overnight and the local FOX channel thinks it's snowmageddon and has 10 reporters doing live updates. If they just gave all the reporters snow shovels they...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,449
Posted By yamafitter
FODS to Real de Catorce

FODS stands for FJR Owners with Dual Sports or if you prefer FJR Owners Dirt Squids. A few years ago this group did a ride down through Copper Canyon and then out to the Sea of Cortez. Our chief...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,203
Posted By yamafitter
A Bold Fashion Statement

They had to cut Paul's riding shirt at the hospital and Paul only had his riding gear at the hospital. Paul decided to make a bold fashion statement when he got released from the hospital that night...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,203
Posted By yamafitter
When we go to Calabogie a group of us leave a...

When we go to Calabogie a group of us leave a little early and spend some time at Woody's to check out Woody's collection of vintage bikes to to rummage around. Keith also needed to replace the wheel...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 257,870
Posted By yamafitter
How about this Toyota truck ad then..... ...

How about this Toyota truck ad then.....

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