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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10,693
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Posted By rickypanecatyl
CRFL vs KLX250

A few summary thoughts - many of the comparisons I made between the 2 bikes were highlighting how nice it was to ride a new bike vs a 210,000km old bike making things more complicated.

I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
CRF250L versus the KLX250

I'm sure lots of folks browsing this thread are looking to get a small, street legal dual sport and competition to the KLX250 includes the CRF250L as well as the WR250R and others.

Last month I...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wow that's pretty spendy even for you guys! ...

Wow that's pretty spendy even for you guys! Makes the newish KLX for +/- $2,500... just 5x the price of new rotars not sound like a bad price at all!
Forum: Equipment Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By rickypanecatyl
+1 Thanks for the leads! I certainly...

+1 Thanks for the leads!


I certainly don't mind paying a premium for cables that work. Once you get out to the boon docks you're paying $10 a cable for a piece of crap that may or may not work...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Well it should because the 2014, 2013, 2012,...

Well it should because the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 did... unless of course you live in America! :)

I can't believe FI has been out for so long and yet as far as I know, no one makes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Hey guys! Thanks a bunch for the brake bleeding...

Hey guys! Thanks a bunch for the brake bleeding tips - I'm back to the city and have changed out the cheap stuff with Dot 4 and Gbauto you're right - I've got some crusty leaking brake hoses!

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Brake dummy question

Hey guys - I'm on a ride in the middle of nowhere and have my first, albeit extremely slow internet connection in a while.

I completely lost use of my rear brake and on inspection, figured that...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 72,362
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Kind of a dummy question, but how serious is that...

Kind of a dummy question, but how serious is that amount of dirt?
What parts of the engine is it most likely to hurt and how?
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By rickypanecatyl
QUALITY cables/electronics for Adv riding

When it comes to charging my phone on my bike, I've got so many freaking micro USB cables, 12 volt socket to USB adapters as well as 12volt sockets lying around in states from -
"sorta works",...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By rickypanecatyl
That looks cool! I can't figure out how to buy...

That looks cool! I can't figure out how to buy one though...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Thanks for the answer Mark! I appreciate it. ...

Thanks for the answer Mark! I appreciate it.

I can't really do that here though as our mail is so much less reliable, more expensive with huge import tax potentials. Randomly Fedex comes to my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
So my question/food for thought here is: ...

So my question/food for thought here is:

If a guy had 3 "cheaper" dual sport bikes in his garage, but IF the manufactures could produce a dual sport bike that was AT LEAST AS GOOD AS
- every...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Some of my thoughts on costs which may be new...

Some of my thoughts on costs which may be new concepts or perhaps you've (and others) thought them thru and they just are not applicable in your situation.

I can't remember but I was thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I like your well thought out posts TNC and agree...

I like your well thought out posts TNC and agree with you on most things but in this case I disagree on the "keep the price down" line.

As I posted earlier, the tension here is not just a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 208,052
Posted By rickypanecatyl
You're right to be be concerned Gryphon! No...

You're right to be be concerned Gryphon! No offense to Minky but its easy to be awed coming from a KLR!

This bike would absolutely fantastic if it had a WIDE ratio 6 speed and if the engine does...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Why does it seem technology is going backwards!

I know this is the thread for the mythical WR450R - that "semi-quality", bullet proof dual sport between the TE610/KTM690 & the KLX/WR250R bikes.

I think Kawasaki just missed an awesome...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
On the 390 they just released the little RC8...

On the 390 they just released the little RC8 replicas with them here - the Duke 390's are getting pretty common now and so we should be getting some good long term, reliability info on them shortly....
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Exactly Dan! I was waxing a bit long trying to...

Exactly Dan! I was waxing a bit long trying to make my point with no sleep!

I don't think there really is a good engine in the 450cc category for reliability/lower maintenance and semi decent...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I can understand IF someone lived in America...

I can understand IF someone lived in America where you couldn't ride year round wanting two bikes where in the same scenario I would want 1 bike. For example I want a $16,000 Service Yamaha/KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Let me try and help you get the point. To...

Let me try and help you get the point. To simplify there is a tension/compromise bouncing between 3 points:
1. Weight/Power
2. Reliability/longevity
3. Cost

Looking at just the first two most...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Best phone recovery app & backup phone combo

I lost a Samsung Rugby phone on a ride in a remote area a few days after installing the app "Android Lost" on the phone.

So in the middle of nowhere (middle of nowhere CAMBODIA making it extra...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Best back up handphone

Using GPS, camera, listening to music it seems I just have a few hours on my smart phone battery. I know you can just carry a powerbank and I do but I like having a simple, back up phone I can just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,012
Posted By rickypanecatyl
This is the problem! The wealthiest country...

This is the problem!

The wealthiest country in the world also has the lowest motorcycle prices in the world and yet still screams for cheaper, lower quality crap.

Sent from my C5502 using...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 1,612,174
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I like the idea of an EXC-T and would certainly...

I like the idea of an EXC-T and would certainly buy one! I do about 25-30,000 miles on my bike a year; commute weekdays, travel for work/fun, play/race on the weekends and and go a couple big...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 595,262
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Any chance you have a picture of the Magadans...

Any chance you have a picture of the Magadans with Pacsafe and how you have it locked down?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Free GPS from Garmin Malaysia!

So I just got a free 60Csx from Garmin Malaysia which I thought was pretty cool!

I had a 60Csx that had given me numerous problems over the past 6 mos or so I've been using it; couldn't get a...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Had a new one yesterday. I've got a flashlight...

Had a new one yesterday. I've got a flashlight with a "18650" lithium ion battery they told me I couldn't fly with. They said no lithium ion batteries on the plane which of course would be all cell...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 93,060
Posted By rickypanecatyl
That does work to power the unit. The issue is it...

That does work to power the unit. The issue is it will likely cause the unit to fail with any kind of moisture/rain.
Great care should be taken when using it.

Sent from my C5502 using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 595,262
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I'd love something that was strong yet weighed...

I'd love something that was strong yet weighed significantly less.
I'm curious what it would cost/weigh to make a composite version of one of the systems....


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Forum: Asia 05-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Thanks Raj! Rgon I'm heading up to Baguio now -...

Thanks Raj! Rgon I'm heading up to Baguio now - I'll give you a call when I'm in the area and take you up on that coffee!

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Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Oops! I meant to say $ 40 for the second one! ...

Oops! I meant to say $ 40 for the second one!

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Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
+ 1. To me it seems like a waste of money to...

+ 1.

To me it seems like a waste of money to take a bike to the dealer to have them do something you can do yourself though perhaps slower.

But when it comes to jetting I'd choose to go to the...
Forum: Asia 05-05-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wow guys - thanks so much for the info! Great...

Wow guys - thanks so much for the info! Great stuff - and yes you were right about getting ripped off! I got quoted anywhere from 3500 - 6000 for a taxi from the airport to Angeles.

I got a bad...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-04-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I hate cheap stuff though... I wonder how...

I hate cheap stuff though...
I wonder how feasible it would be to have a leatherman with replaceable blades, take your knife part out and from there you could:
Have already shipped it ahead by...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-04-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By rickypanecatyl
$75 BOTH ways would be $150 RT more than many...

$75 BOTH ways would be $150 RT more than many leathermans. Much more if your doing multiple legs add I often do.

As I always like to have a knife on me my present solution is to buy a local $10...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Why can't I fly with a leatherman???

Small rant... doing lots of short flights, packing light and renting bikes on arrival. All the airlines here charge big bucks for a check in - 50% of the ticket cost.
Why can't there be some...
Forum: Asia 05-03-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rickypanecatyl
A couple random non-motorcycle questions: ...

A couple random non-motorcycle questions:

What's the phone/internet situation like in the Philippines? Are new SIM cards cheap? Is there a best SIM card for Tacloban/Ormoc/Cebu/Manila in regards...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10,693
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I'm assuming the "Tall" seat allows you to...

I'm assuming the "Tall" seat allows you to stretch your legs out a bit more correct? How much taller is it?
I'd like to increase the distance between the top of the seat and the top of the...
Forum: Asia 05-01-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rickypanecatyl
That's good to know! 370 something cc's and here...

That's good to know! 370 something cc's and here in Malaysia by the far the cheapest bike in that range and quickly becoming the most popular!

I think if I lived in Manila and Dukes were...
Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Interesting about the 400cc rule... I'm wondering...

Interesting about the 400cc rule... I'm wondering if it will turn into a pain like Bangkok was for me. I didn't realize in Bangkok that no bikes are allowed on the expressways/toll ways but I went...
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