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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By atravlr
The horn looks great!

The horn looks great!
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By atravlr
I wore an AST 2 Jacket in a hard driving rain for...

I wore an AST 2 Jacket in a hard driving rain for 3 hours in Ecuador and it kept me completely dry. I just made sure the Velcro matched up evenly on the long arm slits/vents, because I thought that...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By atravlr
Clean the boots first then get them warm/hot by...

Clean the boots first then get them warm/hot by letting them sit in the sun for a few hours then polish with mink oil shoe wax, especially the seams. If you have the time repeat the next day as well....
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,355
Posted By atravlr
Here is an other option. They have them non...

Here is an other option. They have them non polarized as well. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/blue-water-polarized-bifocal-sunglasses-half-frame.aspx?a=967610...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,151
Posted By atravlr
Resort?

Which resort did you end up at? It looks like the Finesterra with the two large palapas, but it looks like they tore out the green grass lawns for the all desert look.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21,499
Views: 2,543,615
Posted By atravlr
Zeta Hand guards on my Xr650 (the middle one)

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Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21,499
Views: 2,543,615
Posted By atravlr
bigtrailie

I run the Zeta hand guards with the LED built in turn signals.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,593
Posted By atravlr
Beta 520 all the way! Japanese bikes in America...

Beta 520 all the way! Japanese bikes in America are no longer the big gun in town.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,207
Posted By atravlr
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,817
Posted By atravlr
XR 650 R with an Electric Start, plus the same...

XR 650 R with an Electric Start, plus the same options to purchase like my Beta 520Rs, which I love. Yet I sure miss XR on the open desert power line roads. I just converted my XR650 to street.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,289
Posted By atravlr
Every XR is different just like every girlfriend...

Every XR is different just like every girlfriend or wife you have had or will have is different. Just keep kicking, twisting throttles, decompressing, adjusting the choke until you find the right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 112,992
Posted By atravlr
jwdub, try Dave Turner at Get Dirty Dirt Bikes...

jwdub, try Dave Turner at Get Dirty Dirt Bikes for all your parts or questions. He rides, repairs, and sells Betas. A wealth of info.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,792
Posted By atravlr
Jasonmt, thanks for pointing out the oil sight...

Jasonmt, thanks for pointing out the oil sight glass, now I can see it clearly. I do have a question on the oil refill cap. It appears from the picture that there could be a slight problem adding /...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,792
Posted By atravlr
How do you add oil? Is their an oil sight glass...

How do you add oil? Is their an oil sight glass hole?
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,552
Posted By atravlr
Any pictures inside the homestays / guesthouses?...

Any pictures inside the homestays / guesthouses? Curious about how they differ from the west. Thanks, great report.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,552
Posted By atravlr
How much did 1 night at the Erali Guest House...

How much did 1 night at the Erali Guest House cost? Just wondering, not trying to get into your money status.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By atravlr
I have owned mine now for 11 months. 1300 miles...

I have owned mine now for 11 months. 1300 miles and no problems. You will love it, and your friends will wonder why you did not go orange. Let them ride it and they will understand. Not many people...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,595,866
Posted By atravlr
Whats the silver box mounted in the rear for?

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Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By atravlr
My BYOB purchase

2013 520 First Impressions
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Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,792
Posted By atravlr
I was hoping it would not be there. Anyone know...

I was hoping it would not be there. Anyone know the degree of difficulty of removing the CCM panniers top case to get to the fuel filler? Does anyone think a Giant Loop might be easier?
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,792
Posted By atravlr
Question Gas?

After studying the pics I still don't see where the gas goes into. I see the tank clearly enough but no filler neck or fuel cap. Do any of attendees of the show recall seeing it?
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,399
Posted By atravlr
Chinese Bikes

Go to any third world country talk to the locals and see what they ride. 90% of the bikes ridden are the low cc Japanese bikes. Sure some ride the Chinese only because the prices are super low...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 112,992
Posted By atravlr
Since we are talking about wrist injuries and...

Since we are talking about wrist injuries and Betas, I had three bones in my right wrist removed. So when I bought my 2013 520 I added the Flexx Bars and the BRP rubber mounted triple clamp. Now...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By atravlr
Don't tell your employer your riding a motorcycle...

Don't tell your employer your riding a motorcycle back home. Some businesses and companies have a smaller/lesser reimbursement mileage rate for bikes than cars when traveling to and from or on...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,188
Posted By atravlr
I used the Olympia AST a few years back in S....

I used the Olympia AST a few years back in S. America and encountered rain everyday and had no leaks and kept me very dry. Some days I had heavy rain and extreme cold so I used the provided zip in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By atravlr
The gas might of been leftover from 2010 and the...

The gas might of been leftover from 2010 and the dealer might of topped it off before he sold it to you.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By atravlr
As long as you act like nice guy and not act like...

As long as you act like nice guy and not act like a dickhead most people will treat you nicely and respectful. If you abuse their cultural ways and morality you get what you deserve. I have been to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By atravlr
What fuel tank do you have on your Beta? Gallons?

What fuel tank do you have on your Beta? Gallons?
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,303
Posted By atravlr
I'd kill someone for some authentic sticky rice...

I'd kill someone for some authentic sticky rice right now with a BeerLao.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,524
Posted By atravlr
There is a Beta thread, a copy of mine.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,231
Posted By atravlr
Lets Roll!

Lets Roll!
Forum: Americas 08-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By atravlr
Where do you plan on crossing the river?

Where do you plan on crossing the river?
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,987
Posted By atravlr
Thanks for the large font. It made the reading of...

Thanks for the large font. It made the reading of your trip really pleasurable.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,809
Posted By atravlr
Beta 520

Look at America Beta .http://www.americanbeta.com/ and the build your own bike program. Bigger springs, seat, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 112,992
Posted By atravlr
I had a Trail Tech Vapor, it broke on me twice on...

I had a Trail Tech Vapor, it broke on me twice on my XR 650. I removed it and installed a Baja Designs analog speedometer. No problems with that at all.
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,198
Posted By atravlr
I have the SIDI Discovery Rain Boot. I am not...

I have the SIDI Discovery Rain Boot. I am not naïve enough to believe any boot is completely waterproof no matter who or what claim is made. I myself like the other knowing inmate, properly prep my...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By atravlr
There is no reason for anyone to go through your...

There is no reason for anyone to go through your bags to see what pills you are carrying unless you have been arrested. Police can easily identify the pills by their markings if it went that far. If...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 112,992
Posted By atravlr
Rusty, just go out and test drive a 520 and all...

Rusty, just go out and test drive a 520 and all your questions will be answered. Go to the American Beta web site and you can pick your own springs and shocks. You can call them for all your...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,719
Posted By atravlr
What kind of knife are you carrying? No hassles...

What kind of knife are you carrying? No hassles with that toad sticker from the local policias?
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,554
Posted By atravlr
I wish I was back on the beach in Ecuador!

I wish I was back on the beach in Ecuador!
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