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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By AndyT
Maybe flying or bussing back to the USA and...

Maybe flying or bussing back to the USA and buying something like this:

http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/4646128157.html

would be the fastest, cheapest way to get on the road. If you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By AndyT
At least a couple of us are coming out from San...

At least a couple of us are coming out from San Antonio.
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By AndyT
There have been 3 or 4 attempts to start a ferry...

There have been 3 or 4 attempts to start a ferry service between Panama and Colombia in the last decade. One came close to being operational, but none have made it yet. I hope this one does, but I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By AndyT
There is a group of mostly dual sport riders that...

There is a group of mostly dual sport riders that meet every Friday morning for breakfast before work at the Thousand Oaks Cafe 1271 Austin Hwy in San Antonio. Most people show up 6-6:30 and leave...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,358
Posted By AndyT
I like mountains, so to me the interior is...

I like mountains, so to me the interior is interesting. If others want to stay on the coasts, good for them, but don't let them tell you what Baja is about.
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,358
Posted By AndyT
But the dust from the road messed with the...

But the dust from the road messed with the observatory, the reason for the road in the first place. Consequently, asphalt.
Forum: Americas 09-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,638
Posted By AndyT
Methinks the Shakespearean reference flew on past.

Methinks the Shakespearean reference flew on past.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By AndyT
I find that unless you have a large trailer with...

I find that unless you have a large trailer with a walled off garage area, that the bikes leave to much smell behind even when they are outside. To each their own, but I don't like to sleep with the...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By AndyT
I spent a summer bumming around with a 3/4 ton...

I spent a summer bumming around with a 3/4 ton pickup, truck camper, and 6x10 enclosed trailer. The trailer had a 650 dual sport, dirt bike, mountain bicycle, and road bicycle in it. What I liked...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
Hence the recommendation to read it with a...

Hence the recommendation to read it with a liberal sprinkling of salt.
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
Speaking of Boquillas, when I was there, the girl...

Speaking of Boquillas, when I was there, the girl in the migracion trailer more or less insisted that I take a copy of this book:

...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
That bar also serves a locally sourced "licor de...

That bar also serves a locally sourced "licor de sotol" which I regret I did not try. At least that gives me a reason to go back there.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,436
Posted By AndyT
I don't doubt that a smaller fender would make a...

I don't doubt that a smaller fender would make a difference, but it only started this behavior after switching tires.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,436
Posted By AndyT
The OP's bike is relatively new, and mine has had...

The OP's bike is relatively new, and mine has had the steering head bearings and fork seals and oil changed in the last 10,000 miles. Plus neither bike did this before a switch to knobbies.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,436
Posted By AndyT
Let me know if you get any good advice. I put a...

Let me know if you get any good advice. I put a Kenda Big Block on the front of my KLR650, and now it wants to do the tank slapper thing above an indicated 70 mph. I have tried different tire...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,358
Posted By AndyT
I last took that route in 2012, and they were...

I last took that route in 2012, and they were working on paving south from Puertecitos towards Gonzaga Bay. Maybe someone can chime in with how far they got. I would assume not al the way back out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,125
Posted By AndyT
Just FYI, the deposit is $200-400 depending on...

Just FYI, the deposit is $200-400 depending on the year of the bike. The value of the bike is irrelevant. Have a great trip.
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By AndyT
If you want to challenge yourself a little more,...

If you want to challenge yourself a little more, check out Big Bend Ranch State Park, maybe 50 miles west of the National Park. It's worth the ride into the park, even if you don't end up riding any...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By AndyT
I like Guanajuato. The downtown has a bohemian...

I like Guanajuato. The downtown has a bohemian vibe to it, it's a college town as well as a tourist spot for Mexican and international travelers. Plus, it is an easy day trip to San Miguel de Allende...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By AndyT
If you are planning to go to the high elevations...

If you are planning to go to the high elevations in the Andes, don't underestimate how cold it can be. At 15,000 ft in Peru, high temps were in the 30s F in October, their spring. Combine that with...
Forum: Latin America 08-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By AndyT
I would take a look at the Bajaj line, but they...

I would take a look at the Bajaj line, but they are not dual sport style. Used all over Latin America, and the people who have them seem happy with them. Made in India, the 200 is EFI, and shares...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By AndyT
To the OP, my crossing was in November of 2012....

To the OP, my crossing was in November of 2012. SchittMan's attitude is because I pissed him off on another thread and now he is following me around the site trying to pick a fight.
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
Well, you just made my point for me. That is the...

Well, you just made my point for me. That is the stock answer whenever someone brings up safety in Mexico, regardless of circumstance.

I'm going to ignore the rest of your ranting, I don't see...
Forum: Latin America 07-28-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By AndyT
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By AndyT
The last time I crossed from Mexico to Guatemala,...

The last time I crossed from Mexico to Guatemala, the Guatemala aduana asked to see my canceled Mexico vehicle permit. I had it, so I am not sure what would have happened if I hadn't.
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
It is more likely they would have been told that...

It is more likely they would have been told that Mexico is safer than Detroit, Chicago, or Peoria, and if they were going to be pussies and worry about the danger, they should stay home and watch TV.
Forum: Americas 07-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,951
Posted By AndyT
Yes, that's called armed robbery.

Yes, that's called armed robbery.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
Agree with both the above points. Most times I...

Agree with both the above points. Most times I have seen the old mexican rope trick, it is to collect money for the church or the local bomberos.

Somewhere between Agua Azul and Ocosingo, this...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495162...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495162&page=14
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
The crossing at Cuahtemoc MX/La Mesilla GT is...

The crossing at Cuahtemoc MX/La Mesilla GT is super laid back. Mexican migracion and aduana are in the same building, on the left as you are going south, about 4km before the border, pretty well...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24,713
Views: 1,949,359
Posted By AndyT
Same here, it always looks to me like they forgot...

Same here, it always looks to me like they forgot to put the clearcoat on. This from a guy who has a flat silver XR1200. Come to think of it, my KLR has a flat finish too, but that's just because the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 429,229
Posted By AndyT
Looks like you are having a great time, Paul....

Looks like you are having a great time, Paul. Interesting that the MC names are all written in English. How much english you find spoken?

Just read on Horizons Unlimited that a rider on a Nick...
Forum: Americas 07-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By AndyT
Costa Rica, not Panama, but this thread may be of...

Costa Rica, not Panama, but this thread may be of interest:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/central-america-and-mexico/confirmed-you-can-buy-bike-76876
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 133,490
Posted By AndyT
Since you obviously appreciate old cars, be sure...

Since you obviously appreciate old cars, be sure to get to the Museo Fangio, in Balcarce Argentina, when you get over there. The museum is named after Juan Manuel Fangio, the Grand Prix driver of the...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 344
Posted By AndyT
The bicycle route, commonly used by motorcycle...

The bicycle route, commonly used by motorcycle riders, is called "The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route", and you can get paper maps from www.adventurecycling.org (http://www.adventurecycling.org) I...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By AndyT
I have been to several HU meets, and OX just a...

I have been to several HU meets, and OX just a couple months ago in Arizona.

Overland Expo is focused more on the 4WD crowd, say 2/3 4 wheel and 1/3 2 wheel. I liked the vendor midway at OX,...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By AndyT
Assuming you are talking about the Great Divide...

Assuming you are talking about the Great Divide route (the Continental Divide Trail is a hiking route), you can get paper maps from www.adventurecycling.org (http://www.adventurecycling.org) . I have...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By AndyT
There is a "coffee museum" in San Cristobal de...

There is a "coffee museum" in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas Mexico. To me it seemed more like a restaurant, but it had some interesting displays and literature on the coffee industry and fair...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By AndyT
It's definitely geared toward tourists, not the...

It's definitely geared toward tourists, not the trade, but in Antigua Guatemala you can tour Finca Filidelfia (sp?). They have some surprisingly (to me) sophisticated equipment, like automated...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 55,241
Posted By AndyT
I think that is an Excalibur, designed by Brooks...

I think that is an Excalibur, designed by Brooks Stevens of Studebaker fame, built in Milwaukee.
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