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Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By AndyT
Thanks for the links. I was paying about half...

Thanks for the links. I was paying about half those prices in Guatemala, but then the conditions were more rustic.
Forum: Americas 01-26-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
I haven't had to do that myself, but an American...

I haven't had to do that myself, but an American guy I met in Argentina got pages added at the embassy in Buenos Aires. It only took a day or two.
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By AndyT
Does the little Honda have the glass tube type...

Does the little Honda have the glass tube type fuses? If it does, I would replace them even if they appear to be good. I have had the filament in those things break and make intermittent contact more...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By AndyT
My experience in Central/South America, on...

My experience in Central/South America, on several occasions, was that the policeman/border official had no idea what an international drivers license was, and wanted to see my state issued USA...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By AndyT
f you only have one day, definitely go to the...

f you only have one day, definitely go to the national park, the state park is more remote and a bigger commitment to get to, never mind doing any of the hikes there. In the NP, the classic day hike...
Forum: Latin America 01-20-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By AndyT
I have traveled in the area by motorcycle, but on...

I have traveled in the area by motorcycle, but on a USA registered bike that I rode down from Texas, so this is not first hand experience, but I have been told that an Argentine bike cannot be taken...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
Can a moderator lock this thread? This is way...

Can a moderator lock this thread? This is way past ridiculous.
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
I buy most of my Harley parts through Surdykes in...

I buy most of my Harley parts through Surdykes in St. Louis MO. They sell a lot of Harley parts online, and I think it would be worth asking if they ship internationally.
...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
I never bought any of that jug gas, but I did...

I never bought any of that jug gas, but I did wonder how they could sell it cheaper than the gasolineras. I suppose it came from Mexico.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
I am from Wisconsin, but have lived in Texas for...

I am from Wisconsin, but have lived in Texas for years. One of the first things I notice when I go back to visit is how many motorcyclists in Wisconsin don't wear helmets. Here in Texas some of the...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,224
Posted By AndyT
I don't disagree with this statement, but it has...

I don't disagree with this statement, but it has to be possible to buy the insurance.
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By AndyT
I had several people offer to buy my USA...

I had several people offer to buy my USA registered KLR650 in Chile and Argentina. The problem is when you enter the country and get your Temp Import permit, you are promising to take the bike out of...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,224
Posted By AndyT
I rode from the USA to Argentina, and I was...

I rode from the USA to Argentina, and I was required to purchase insurance at the border entering Belize, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. I had to prove I was insured to get my bike out of customs in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
This is the key, and it wasn't just motorcycles,...

This is the key, and it wasn't just motorcycles, the Japanese steel industry was using the USA as a place to sell their excess inventory below cost also.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
I assume because I bought a new XR1200 5 years...

I assume because I bought a new XR1200 5 years ago, I got a survey from HD a few months ago. It asked a bunch of questions about what would make me spend more time at the local dealership. Would more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
I'm trying to stay out of the Harley is...

I'm trying to stay out of the Harley is great/Harley sucks thing. The numbers say what they say, People can interpret them however they want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
That's what people said in the 90's when HD was...

That's what people said in the 90's when HD was making 100,000 bikes a year. Now the 30 year olds from the 90's are 50 year olds today, and they buy 260,000 Harleys a year. Not saying that makes them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
Harley pretty much did that with the XR1200. The...

Harley pretty much did that with the XR1200. The Indian dealer in San Antonio has a black '09 for sale. I know the traditional HD crowd thinks it is a sport bike, but to me it is as standard as they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,890
Posted By AndyT
I stopped by the Indian dealer in San Antonio and...

I stopped by the Indian dealer in San Antonio and they had just uncrated their first Scout. It's an interesting looking bike. The first thing I noticed is the frame is cast aluminum, kind of like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 237,167
Posted By AndyT
Assuming this is a serious question, he is...

Assuming this is a serious question, he is "taking the piss". The sight of a top box on a Harley, of all bikes, offends his esthetic sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
Here is my "absurd" XR1200. Sorry I didn't ask...

Here is my "absurd" XR1200. Sorry I didn't ask your permission to set it up the way I like it. I have hiway pegs on my KLR650 as well. Sorry I like to be able to change positions on a long trip. Who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
So I am curious, you thought the bike didn't fit...

So I am curious, you thought the bike didn't fit you, the salesman offered the closest thing he had to a solution, and you didn't like it so you didn't buy the bike. What did you expect the salesman...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
The short answer is, if you are looking for the...

The short answer is, if you are looking for the easiest quickest way from the lake to Antigua, is go back the way you came to the PanAm, or Inter-Americana as it is known in Guatemala, then take that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 237,167
Posted By AndyT
http://andyt.smugmug.com/Other/misc-photos/i-HVsFj...

http://andyt.smugmug.com/Other/misc-photos/i-HVsFjq4/0/L/P3101585-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
Ride whatever trips your trigger, and not all...

Ride whatever trips your trigger, and not all Harleys are shiny or are just ridden bar to bar...


http://andyt.smugmug.com/Other/misc-photos/i-HVsFjq4/0/L/P3101585-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,322
Posted By AndyT
It's only large bikes that H-D sells, and that is...

It's only large bikes that H-D sells, and that is what is often quoted. Of bikes over 650 or 750 or something, Harley has roughly 50% of the market in the USA. Not saying whether that makes Harley's...
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,896
Posted By AndyT
Now that I have a couple thousand miles on the...

Now that I have a couple thousand miles on the front tire (Kenda Big Block), the wobble is gone. Go figure. I will be trying another tire next time.
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,397
Posted By AndyT
To the OP: This isn't rocket science. Hundreds,...

To the OP: This isn't rocket science. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of North Americans ride in Latin America every year. You don't need to be The Mozart of the Motorcycle. If you have a passport,...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,397
Posted By AndyT
So, now he's a bad guy because he is trying to...

So, now he's a bad guy because he is trying to raise money for an American kids' charity? I contribute modestly to a couple of children's charities in Guatemala and I usually get this crap in...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,397
Posted By AndyT
Having done a similar trip solo, only not in such...

Having done a similar trip solo, only not in such a hurry, my experience was that the only time I really wished I had a partner was at the Central American borders. There are usually a bunch of...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
Now we need a "Girls of PEMEX" pictorial. Some of...

Now we need a "Girls of PEMEX" pictorial. Some of the pump attendants are pretty hot.
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By AndyT
So, Norton Rats is still there? I knew Jeff, I...

So, Norton Rats is still there? I knew Jeff, I think his last name was Powers, died in a motorcycle wreck, but didn't know if the bar was still in operation. When I was there in 2006, he had just...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
No argument here. Here are a couple of shots from...

No argument here. Here are a couple of shots from Oaxaca in 2006. I happened to be there when the big teachers' protests were going on then. I have no idea if the recently killed 43 were connected...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
For better or worse, el Che is a popular figure...

For better or worse, el Che is a popular figure in Latin America:

http://andyt.smugmug.com/Other/Guatemala-2012/i-P368KtC/0/L/PB151465-L.jpg


snapped by me at a restaurant in San Pedro...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
I think Merlin's point was that the Che image is...

I think Merlin's point was that the Che image is so widespread that it only signifies that you identify with rebellious youth, not a political ideology. I see a lot of Mexican kids wearing Frida...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By AndyT
Old info, but when I was in Argentina, I was able...

Old info, but when I was in Argentina, I was able to purchase insurance to cover me in the Mercosur countries, which include Argentina and Chile and I believe Uruguay and Paraguay. I bought it in...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,261,609
Posted By AndyT
I have the Guia Roji Mexico "Altas de Rutas" or...

I have the Guia Roji Mexico "Altas de Rutas" or something like that, and a couple of Guia Roji individual state maps. They have different and/or conflicting info, but the state maps are more...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By AndyT
Read this book: http://dogswithoutborders.info/ ....

Read this book: http://dogswithoutborders.info/ . I dog-sat the 2 subject dogs for a couple weeks when I was in Costa Rica a few years ago. They both lived to a ripe old age, after having traveled...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By AndyT
OP, are you familiar with Horizons Unlimited?...

OP, are you familiar with Horizons Unlimited? It's another motorcycle forum. There is a woman who posts there who has traveled extensively in Africa and Latin America with her dogs. PM me and I will...
Forum: Latin America 11-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By AndyT
Works fine for me.

Works fine for me.
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