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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,659
Posted By miguelitro
I passed a transit police today over the double...

I passed a transit police today over the double yellow, at a speed bump, in town. Pretty much standard riding here.
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 230,535
Posted By miguelitro
I have 10,000 km trouble free on pretty much that...

I have 10,000 km trouble free on pretty much that exact same bike but mine actually has a quite high seat hight. Also they make at least 3.5 horsepower.
Mike
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,226
Posted By miguelitro
I'm all for making things but you need to...

I'm all for making things but you need to understand why hand guards are designed the way they are.
You need to be able to get your hands and wrists out of them in a crash to avoid broken...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30,965
Views: 7,488,816
Posted By miguelitro
To qoute ADV'er P.Hilton- "that's hot" ...

To qoute ADV'er P.Hilton- "that's hot"
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By miguelitro
The africa twin is not a dirt bike. It will help...

The africa twin is not a dirt bike. It will help you to find some dirt, get used to tire slippage, practice your turns while standing on the pegs. There must be some long dirt roads you can...
Forum: Latin America 04-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By miguelitro
`I can provide short term storage here in Salinas...

`I can provide short term storage here in Salinas 2.5 hrs from Guayaquil if you are flying to the Galapagos, etc.
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,763
Posted By miguelitro
I can tell you exactly what i am looking for in a...

I can tell you exactly what i am looking for in a china bike-

250cc(really a 223cc motor i believe)
oil cooler for more oil volume.
rear disk break
a decent rear swing arm(not a rectangular...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,921
Posted By miguelitro
I swear by triflow but since I cannot get that...

I swear by triflow but since I cannot get that here I use a generic triple spray oil.
Mike
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,033
Posted By miguelitro
Awesome. You have a place to crash and...

Awesome.

You have a place to crash and regroup here if need be.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By miguelitro
Are your front forks dropped as far as they can...

Are your front forks dropped as far as they can be?
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,599
Posted By miguelitro
And to think I've been using them...

And to think I've been using them prophylactically all these years!

Like:
snail style chain adjusters, no threads to rust in the swing arm.
stock cush drives
Chinese dual sports

Dislike:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,890
Posted By miguelitro
for off road only, a red ktm 300:D Mike

for off road only, a red ktm 300:D
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,608
Posted By miguelitro
Its really not that hard to ride a bike into a...

Its really not that hard to ride a bike into a pick up with the appropriate ramp.
Mike
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,950
Posted By miguelitro
Buy an old washing machine just for rags and for...

Buy an old washing machine just for rags and for other really dirty crud.
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,411
Posted By miguelitro
I dealt with this on an xr650r and kept dumping...

I dealt with this on an xr650r and kept dumping pb blaster in there and then riding and racing the bike. One time, after 6 months, i went to put more pb blaster on it and the damn thing near fell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By miguelitro
Tires, lights, signals, horn, chainguard,...

Tires, lights, signals, horn, chainguard, insurance.
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,506
Posted By miguelitro
Ecuador @$75 usd eye and hearing test, reflex...

Ecuador
@$75 usd
eye and hearing test, reflex test, blood type test
simple computer test of 40 questions

They are instituting a msf style school though I doubt it will be any good.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,644
Posted By miguelitro
What many don't realize is the extremely high...

What many don't realize is the extremely high prices of jap bikes in other countries. While everyone here jokes about the cheapness of KLR riders, here they cost 4-5 year salaries at minimum wage!...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By miguelitro
I wonder if i can ge this registered here in...

I wonder if i can ge this registered here in Ecuador? I may be interested.
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,844
Posted By miguelitro
i just keep a fiver in with my registration for...

i just keep a fiver in with my registration for the rare instance I cannot talk my way out of a speeding ticket. Most of the time they are jsut amazed a gringo can speak spanish and has all his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,277
Posted By miguelitro
#1) If you see rocks in the road they are likely...

#1) If you see rocks in the road they are likely marking a nissing manhole cover.
#2) There is a huge probability that if you keep seeing man hole covers in place one will eventually be missing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,644
Posted By miguelitro
In the rest of the world it is the opposite. I...

In the rest of the world it is the opposite. I can an entire top end for my china bike for $75 10 minutes away but the Honda store that has anything is in the big city 3 hours away!
It seems that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,644
Posted By miguelitro
I would buy one, hell it would be twice the bike...

I would buy one, hell it would be twice the bike that my current 200cc chinabike is!:deal

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By miguelitro
No way, a hot chick on the back of a klr???:deal ...

No way, a hot chick on the back of a klr???:deal
Mike
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,011
Posted By miguelitro
Nice stable (in reality i am cursing at you in...

Nice stable (in reality i am cursing at you in spanish)
Mike
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,011
Posted By miguelitro
Yes and no. In reality its best to have one or...

Yes and no. In reality its best to have one or more of each!
Mike
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,011
Posted By miguelitro
very cool Señor Carts! Its a bit far from San...

very cool Señor Carts! Its a bit far from San Diego when Baja is just down the road to the south, though now baja is a few weeks ride north of me!
Mike
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,011
Posted By miguelitro
2004:cry I grew up walking the pits and...

2004:cry
I grew up walking the pits and watching my dad race there and was lucky to take him back to watch me race years later!

http://www.carlsbadraceway.org

Ocotillo wells @ year 2000 on my...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-09-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,011
Posted By miguelitro
I'm not going to read this entire thread but I...

I'm not going to read this entire thread but I rode and raced a 1982 yz490 in southern california pack in the early 2000's for a few years for fun. I rode this bike on some of the most technical...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 122,113
Posted By miguelitro
¡SUBSCRITO! Mike

¡SUBSCRITO!
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,303
Posted By miguelitro
screw that jap crap, I ride genuine chinese iron....

screw that jap crap, I ride genuine chinese iron.
Mike
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By miguelitro
fixed. i had one of those!!!

fixed. i had one of those!!!
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By miguelitro
yep, it will likely be filled then drilled. ...

yep, it will likely be filled then drilled. you'll need someone with a tig that knows how to use it.
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By miguelitro
Bravo. She will be a better driver for life. ...

Bravo.
She will be a better driver for life.
Mike
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By miguelitro
whose harley lights?

whose harley lights?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,287
Posted By miguelitro
island style is island style. does he wear a FBI...

island style is island style. does he wear a FBI hat instead of a helmet?
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By miguelitro
That's great. I come from the other side and...

That's great. I come from the other side and trying to learn propper road positioning and technique has been an interesting road for me. I find that much of what one does in the dirt where if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,706
Posted By miguelitro
yep, outside the yacht club probably by a blow...

yep, outside the yacht club probably by a blow boater.:ear:ear:deal
Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By miguelitro
If you are not a small guy and can really handle...

If you are not a small guy and can really handle a big bike try a plated xr650r, if you re smaller perhaps a wr450 or one of those orange things(though I have been forced to race a few and never...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,060
Posted By miguelitro
!bacansisimo! (super friggen' cool in EC...

!bacansisimo!
(super friggen' cool in EC spanish dialect)
gracias,
Mike
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