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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By OtterChaos
:shoot

:shoot
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,343
Posted By OtterChaos
Very cool, thanks for the information, those WG's...

Very cool, thanks for the information, those WG's look like a great pocket camera. I'll look at the Pentax for DSLR's, was looking at mirrorless for a bit smaller size but the NX-1 is large for that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,343
Posted By OtterChaos
Great photos! I know that it is 90% or more the...

Great photos! I know that it is 90% or more the photographer and not so much the camera but I'm curious what camera you have decided on for this trip. I have a long trip planned for later this year...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 628,317
Posted By OtterChaos
You decided to put your wallet on a strict weight...

You decided to put your wallet on a strict weight loss diet?







Oh and :clap:clap:clap I actually have a smile on my face right now and I'm at work!
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,357
Posted By OtterChaos
Don't want to derail the thread but GalaticGS...

Don't want to derail the thread but GalaticGS gave me this info when I mentioned I was going into Baja a Tecate

Day 1 - Cross at Tecate and take the Compadre Trail down to Ojos Negro, and then...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,344
Posted By OtterChaos
Those are the ones. I thought they were 1 1/4"...

Those are the ones. I thought they were 1 1/4" or 1 1/8" but I don't remember now, they are the same ones as the ones you linked. I would have liked a rubber insert on the pegs.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,344
Posted By OtterChaos
K60 Scout on back Kenda K761 on front. Rear tire...

K60 Scout on back Kenda K761 on front. Rear tire seems fine, front tire was ok but not all that grippy on the dirt road to Coco's corner last month. Had a K60 up front but it was too wide and heavy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 07:26 PM
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Views: 269,344
Posted By OtterChaos
I'm 6' with 32" inseam and yes in stock form the...

I'm 6' with 32" inseam and yes in stock form the V7 Stone was too tight for me. I had the saddle redone by Bill Mayer ( I caution everyone to read up on the Mayer brothers (separate business's but...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By OtterChaos
He could have made it, there wasn't much sand and...

He could have made it, there wasn't much sand and what there was could be avoided by hitting washboard instead. Can't see all of Baja in one trip, next time eh? Thanks for the report.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By OtterChaos
I was there a few days ahead of you on my first...

I was there a few days ahead of you on my first trip to Baja and what you say is very true, the most dangerous part of the trip was L.A. and San Diego traffic. I took a shorter route, in at Tecate...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,357
Posted By OtterChaos
I filled up there (Peurtecitos) last week on...

I filled up there (Peurtecitos) last week on 12/24. Got gas in Bahia de Los Angles as well.

Coco was at his corner that day as well,said he had only seen two other bikes that day
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 628,317
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 12-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,344
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 349
Views: 45,552
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 3,231
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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: 3,231
Views: 628,317
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: 3,231
Views: 628,317
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 3,231
Views: 628,317
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: 3,231
Views: 628,317
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: 1,388
Views: 180,612
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: 3,231
Views: 628,317
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 27,550
Views: 2,337,617
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: 349
Views: 45,552
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: 56
Views: 7,183
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: 1,150
Views: 269,344
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...
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