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Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24,765
Views: 1,958,808
Posted By canoeguy
It is an interesting problem and no doubt goes...

It is an interesting problem and no doubt goes beyond what this gringo understand.

However coming from a country that is riddled with guns and with a gun loving culture I have to make an...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By canoeguy
I literally just did the Mexico process and left...

I literally just did the Mexico process and left into Belize yesterday. It is so easy.

I did my tvip online and that made it even easier. They never checked a single document until I left and then...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By canoeguy
Ok so I just completed this route to day, and...

Ok so I just completed this route to day, and here is my take...

The road: it is paved and some of it is really fun and beautiful. Mostly the first 50-60 miles from Comitan. However, there are...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By canoeguy
I am actually interested in some archeological...

I am actually interested in some archeological sights on the road. I am going to loop around to Palenque and then head towards Belize. I will let you know how it goes. I should be on it tomorrow.
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By canoeguy
Mexico 307 on Guatemala border...

Has any one run this road? Just curious about conditions and times. It looks pretty decent. I am thinking of going to yaxchilan and checking it out.

Thanks.
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24,765
Views: 1,958,808
Posted By canoeguy
It was a last resort for me, but still it was a...

It was a last resort for me, but still it was a surprise compared to the toll roads I am used to.

We needed to get here so shnizzle could recover a day or so before the long way home. I on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By canoeguy
Ok so I replaced the air filter with the new...

Ok so I replaced the air filter with the new aftermarket one I had with me. I will check the o-rings and vents. The lines look clear.

Thanks for the advice.


By the way the air filter was...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24,765
Views: 1,958,808
Posted By canoeguy
No doubt but in this instance time was of the...

No doubt but in this instance time was of the essence...like you said, next time!
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By canoeguy
Klr dying at idle...elevation? Vapor lock?

So I am suddenly having an issue with the bike. I rode into Oaxaca, Mexico today and now the bike is wanting to die at idle.

The temp is normal but the elevation is like 4500 ft higher here than...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24,765
Views: 1,958,808
Posted By canoeguy
So we took the toll road from Puebla to Oaxaca...

So we took the toll road from Puebla to Oaxaca today.

What a wonderful surprise! Absolutely stunning vistas. The road climbed to 7923 ft according to the gps. Man it was gorgeous. Sheer vertical...
Forum: Latin America 04-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By canoeguy
As a former Leo, let me just respond to that....

As a former Leo, let me just respond to that. When was the last time? Everyday and all the time. Many crimes get solved. And many do not....just like everywhere else including Nicaragua. But the only...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By canoeguy
RGV cycle stuff in McAllen, TX

If you are crossing the border at McAllen, TX and you need new tires or whatever give these guys a call.

I walked in and needed tires mounted and also needed to work on the klr that included...
Forum: Latin America 04-24-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By canoeguy
Thanks for all of the replies guys. I am crossing...

Thanks for all of the replies guys. I am crossing the border tommorow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,350
Posted By canoeguy
Ah, I agreed with him on his statement...now I...

Ah, I agreed with him on his statement...now I remember him from those threads. I certainly don't condone his behavior. Just for the record.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,350
Posted By canoeguy
A fellow American I presume? Your feelings are...

A fellow American I presume? Your feelings are pretty much spot on with mine. We tend to chafe under restrictions that have no proven worth.

Now is when I will get jumped on by our European...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By canoeguy
Thanks for the reply, but I am leaving for...

Thanks for the reply, but I am leaving for central America tomorrow. Sounds like a bit much to do on the way down there. I was hoping I could just bolt them on.

Your bike looks great, hope you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By canoeguy
Did the DR pegs bolt right on?

Did the DR pegs bolt right on?
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By canoeguy
Are you headed north or south?

Are you headed north or south?
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By canoeguy
Huh, I will be going the opposite way. If you see...

Huh, I will be going the opposite way. If you see a red and silver KLR, wearing a silver and black gear, say hello!

I am leaving this coming week and will be tooling around for 1.5 months.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By canoeguy
I will assume you know the battery to be good....

I will assume you know the battery to be good. What all have you checked?
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,336,522
Posted By canoeguy
Yea, the stock saddle breaks me. I tried a corbin...

Yea, the stock saddle breaks me. I tried a corbin dished and flat and stuck with the flat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,350
Posted By canoeguy
So let me get this right...This is a basic, new...

So let me get this right...This is a basic, new rider course. You never dropped your bike. The worst you did was pop your clutch.

Yea, time to find another class. My wife took the class two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,336,522
Posted By canoeguy
I just did this a month or so ago. Well worth the...

I just did this a month or so ago. Well worth the money. The stopping ability has improved greatly as well as feel.
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By canoeguy
Good idea on emailing them to myself. Thanks.

Good idea on emailing them to myself. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By canoeguy
No I am not that guy. I don't even like hearing...

No I am not that guy. I don't even like hearing "crashed" and "left his bike"!

I am the guy who is moving to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Wife and I are in our thirties, sold everything and bought...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By canoeguy
I have a few copies I can abandon if need be.

I have a few copies I can abandon if need be.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,336,522
Posted By canoeguy
Explain to me what you did here? Did you use it...

Explain to me what you did here? Did you use it for a new gasket? Take the fork apart?
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By canoeguy
That is a cool chart. I am going to get wet on my...

That is a cool chart. I am going to get wet on my way to Panama next week.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,669
Posted By canoeguy
Yep I am basically a noob so my opinion doesn't...

Yep I am basically a noob so my opinion doesn't mean shit, but if the matter had just been allowed to drop it would have gone away. The guy didn't know who it was, made a shitty comment but then it...
Forum: Latin America 04-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By canoeguy
Ok so basically I only need insurance for Mexico...

Ok so basically I only need insurance for Mexico before departure and all others will be purchased at the border. And I need to Damon sure make sure I don't hit anyone.

It is interesting to have...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By canoeguy
Am I missing any documents for C.A.?

So I am down to a few days before departure. I am nitpicking on final stuff that really matters.

I have copies of my drivers license, registration, title, and passport along with an original of...
Forum: Latin America 04-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By canoeguy
So I do buy this at the border? Any idea on cost?...

So I do buy this at the border? Any idea on cost?

And it sounds like I am better off going in the ditch or off a bridge than having an accident with another vehicle.

I am overall just...
Forum: Latin America 04-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By canoeguy
Insurance clarification questions...

So I have read the advice threads but I have a few questions.

I am riding to Panama leaving in one week and I hope I have everything about ready, but...

I know about buying Mexico...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By canoeguy
I agree with new subframe bolts. Just order them...

I agree with new subframe bolts. Just order them from Eagle Mike with the doohickey. The drill through sounds bad, but it is easy and better but be sure to lay downs some towels underneath as there...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,336,522
Posted By canoeguy
Having done the front and rear now, you will...

Having done the front and rear now, you will definitely want the caliper off. I bled both by back bleeding, which is simple and I had a syringe and tubing handy. If I was starting from scratch again...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,336,522
Posted By canoeguy
So an update for those who remember my rear brake...

So an update for those who remember my rear brake issues. I installed the stainless line then proceeded to bleed the brakes. What a pain in the ass.

I think the brake must on had some sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By canoeguy
I tried the Corbin dished, but the flat is sooo...

I tried the Corbin dished, but the flat is sooo much more comfortable!
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,380
Posted By canoeguy
I had a 2011 that was grey and black. I loved it....

I had a 2011 that was grey and black. I loved it. I took the decals off and everyone thought it looked like Kit from "knight rider". Now that reference didn't excite me but everyone agreed it looked...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,121
Posted By canoeguy
I just got my motoport gear a week or so ago. Fit...

I just got my motoport gear a week or so ago. Fit was dead on and quality is superb. I did a ride without the liners and it feels like I am wearing a T-shirt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,951
Posted By canoeguy
This. When I am pissed I am usually just...

This.

When I am pissed I am usually just screaming into my helmet in a rage hoping they can read the virulent nature of my eyes in regards to their indiscretion of trying to kill me.
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