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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,301
Posted By NNS
NG, You are most likely dealing with Black...

NG,
You are most likely dealing with Black flies..
They are slightly larger than gnats..
When they bite you they just chew until you bleed..
They have a anti-coagulant in their saliva which keeps...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
"The three prerequisites for extended travel are:...

"The three prerequisites for extended travel are: time, money and desire."

And health..
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
:huh Now that's just plain crazy!... You'll...

:huh Now that's just plain crazy!...

You'll never make it back home..:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,531
Posted By NNS
Verrry nice work Hekto..:wink: But you...

Verrry nice work Hekto..:wink:


But you should have gave her your best Charlie Chaplin pose..

This is how it is done..
http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Mexico/i-4WBDw84/0/XL/DSCN1621-XL.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
1stgenfarmboy, I installed a 11 tooth sprocket...

1stgenfarmboy,
I installed a 11 tooth sprocket probably last July because I didn't want to depend on speed and momentum to do the things I wanted to do as I spend 95% of my riding off road..
My...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Thumb Rey & Vann, Thanks for that post.. As a...

Rey & Vann,
Thanks for that post..
As a Sherpa noob that really helps me out..

And thank you ChicoProf for bringing up the idea of "best practices for noobs"..
I will be doing some re-jetting...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
Hi John, I was noticing the your new tail rack...

Hi John,
I was noticing the your new tail rack box is larger than your old one and is seems that it has room for lot's of gear..
Do you recall it' capacity in liters or cubic inches?

Yep,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Nice set up.. I really like the looks of those...

Nice set up..
I really like the looks of those saddle bags..
Where did you get that front engine guard?
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
You got that right! :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

You got that right!

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
Perfect! Thanks for the fantastic ride...

Perfect!

Thanks for the fantastic ride report John..
It really helped endure being cooped up since last Nov.

Ice on the drive should be gone by weeks end..
Lil' Sherp is ready to go!
Both of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 2,070,303
Posted By NNS
Chadwell, Regarding 16" centerfire barrels.. ...

Chadwell,
Regarding 16" centerfire barrels..
I have three such rifles bought from dealers and they are completely legal as they came with their short barrels from the factory..
What I can't do is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
Quote: But I love writing ride reports. For me...

Quote: But I love writing ride reports. For me it is an addiction and there is no cure.
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And I am addicted to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Hello Billy, Say, sorry to confuse you with...

Hello Billy,
Say, sorry to confuse you with being a Canadian..
I thought I saw a Canadian flag decal on the Sherpa gas tank parked in front of the tent in the first photo hardman posted..
In my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 85,477
Posted By NNS
Congratulations Travelbug! :beer Very...

Congratulations Travelbug! :beer

Very impressive ride indeed with your little 125cc bike!
Did you get any pictures of you with your bike in front of that Ushuaia sign?

Also would like to thank...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
It sure is an amazing adventure and thanks for...

It sure is an amazing adventure and thanks for posting it Hardman!

The little Sherpa really lives up to it's name as can be seen in the top photo..
Don't need no stinkin BMW or KTM!
(sorry Ron)...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
Don't see much written up on Uruguay in the ride...

Don't see much written up on Uruguay in the ride reports here..
Looking forward to both of your impressions of that country when you get there..
Hekto, I hope you do a ride report of the ride you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Near Hooterville west of Prince.. We talked...

Near Hooterville west of Prince..
We talked before when you were Sherpa shopping..
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
OK now I remember where I saw that rack before.. ...

OK now I remember where I saw that rack before..
My Sherpa is either a 2005 or 2006 same color scheme as yours..
Just got it last spring after being away from bike riding since 1970..:huh
What a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Thanks Brit711, Think I'll buy the wind screen...

Thanks Brit711,
Think I'll buy the wind screen bracket and just hang my thwart bag on it to see if that'll work..
If not then I'll buy the rack also..

Guy could spend a lot of money there!
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Ripshod, Where did you buy that rack that is...

Ripshod,
Where did you buy that rack that is above your headlight?
I need one of those..
Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,767
Posted By NNS
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,725
Posted By NNS
Cigar Mike, Haven't seen that trick before.. ...

Cigar Mike,
Haven't seen that trick before..
Looks like it will work.. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 705,420
Posted By NNS
Larger sized Westerners???? :huh That's it!! ...

Larger sized Westerners???? :huh
That's it!!

Thanks for explaining it to me...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 2,070,303
Posted By NNS
Spud Rider, The RX3 is indeed a good looking...

Spud Rider,
The RX3 is indeed a good looking bike and I love the price..

But the RX3 @ 385 lbs per your post #7299 I would just buy a DR650 @ 366 lbs curb wt.
I believe the DR650 are about 35hp...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,725
Posted By NNS
That was my first thought also.. But let's...

That was my first thought also..

But let's say he is camping..
If it is his first time then he will learn a lesson..
If it is not his first time camping then he is obviously happy with the way...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
Thanks for the fantastic photo's and interesting...

Thanks for the fantastic photo's and interesting commentary John..
Was that route 25 the main drag?
Hope you don't freeze your azz off down in Peru..

Having fun watching you have fun..
Slim
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,725
Posted By NNS
Can't bait in B.C. either so we shoot dump bears...

Can't bait in B.C. either so we shoot dump bears dining on used pampers..:evil
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 69,866
Posted By NNS
And that's why you have to get on a bike and...

And that's why you have to get on a bike and ride!!!
Not any bike but your bike..
If you don't trust it in Mexico, fine..
There is still plenty of places in the SW and SE to ride until you sort...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 69,866
Posted By NNS
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 71,224
Posted By NNS
That is sure a nice looking bike and those pipes...

That is sure a nice looking bike and those pipes just frost the cake..
The picture could have been taken anywhere, but it sure looks like the downstream bridge that crosses the Thompson in Kamloops..
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 2,070,303
Posted By NNS
Kconville, Is your low beam cut off switch an...

Kconville,
Is your low beam cut off switch an aftermarket product?
If so were did you get it?
Need one for my Sherpa..
Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
:rayof Am I ever happy for you John! Wow! ...

:rayof
Am I ever happy for you John!
Wow!
Bet I was more nervous than you even though I figured that with trespalacios dad helping you it would be a slam dunk..
Anyway when your shoulder is ready...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,725
Posted By NNS
Dusty, Yeah, thanks for your extensive review...

Dusty,
Yeah, thanks for your extensive review on tarps..
I was thinking about getting a Eureka VCS Parawing with a bug screen but I also need a smaller emergency tarp in case I get stuck out in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,725
Posted By NNS
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/10472645373_e29...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/10472645373_e29c1b3c5d_c.jpg
Dusty I am looking for a tarp and I am wondering what size and brand is the one shown above..
thanks,
NNS
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 40,906
Posted By NNS
Just a guess, not a mechanic.. Your rear rim is...

Just a guess, not a mechanic..
Your rear rim is causing your tire wear and chain problem..
Recheck it..
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
What George 99 said X2 Travelbug! Must also...

What George 99 said X2 Travelbug!

Must also say that I really enjoyed your Australian ride report and like you wish it could have been longer..
Those little farken Sherpas rule!

Happy New Year...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,725
Posted By NNS
Do you have special attachments for this vacuum...

Do you have special attachments for this vacuum cleaner of yours??
Hmmm?? :huh:wink::wink::evil
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
Good to hear that you are doing OK.. After...

Good to hear that you are doing OK..
After seeing your post on Tuckers thread last night and you not posting here this morning I was wondering if you had to go under the knife..
Recupérate pronto.....
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
You going to be OK John? Were you being a...

You going to be OK John?
Were you being a hooligan?
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,486
Views: 1,067,585
Posted By NNS
10-02-2012 Post #12 from page 1 of this ride...

10-02-2012
Post #12 from page 1 of this ride report..

Ya think Misery Goat..
:rofl:rofl:rofl


BTW John I went back to page 1 last night to see what was on your equipment list..
You are a...
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