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Forum: Europe 01-29-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By jordan325ic
Just to throw another option out there... I...

Just to throw another option out there...

I am a US citizen who bought a UK registered motorcycle in the UK, and WAS able to get uk-valid green card insurance. Quite affordable too (140 euro for 3...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By jordan325ic
I love my firstgear stuff, haven't had to send...

I love my firstgear stuff, haven't had to send anything back. They're one of the few companies that makes TALL sizes. I did talk to a guy in Peru who told me about his firstgear adventure jacket. He...
Forum: Europe 01-19-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By jordan325ic
When I'm by myself I typically pay for 1-2 nights...

When I'm by myself I typically pay for 1-2 nights per month, the rest is luck or stealth camping. Bathed in rivers or streams every few days. In Italy there are free campgrounds (in the Alps at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-04-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,965
Posted By jordan325ic
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15201306076_21...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15201306076_21d3a03f92_s.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pahEG5)P9070072 (https://flic.kr/p/pahEG5) by jordan325ic (https://www.flickr.com/people/123867898@N07/), on Flickr...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,035
Posted By jordan325ic
This is a personal solution that I have perfected...

This is a personal solution that I have perfected over the last 6 months travelling. I have no picture of the setup, but I do have a picture of some of the results:

I'm on a Honda CG125. With a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,081
Posted By jordan325ic
I did my MSF course on that bike when I first...

I did my MSF course on that bike when I first started riding. Though the ergonomics were completely ridiculous (bordering on dangerous) for my 6'5" frame, you always have a soft spot for your first,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 142,588
Posted By jordan325ic
Sorry. My photobucket account will only do...

Sorry.

My photobucket account will only do 10 gigs of traffic per month. I think the refresh date is the 7th or 8th each month. I stopped paying for the unlimited traffic years ago after traffic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,100
Posted By jordan325ic
http://www.bikeexif.com/tw200 Cool little TW...

http://www.bikeexif.com/tw200

Cool little TW showed up on bikeexif. I think it looks good stripped of the plastic.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 142,588
Posted By jordan325ic
Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte! ...

Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte!

Thanks for all the kind words. I'm starting a several year Africa/Asia/RTW-ish trip in May. My bike is waiting for me in the UK already, went a bit...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,574
Posted By jordan325ic
When I used to autocross I would kill aluminium...

When I used to autocross I would kill aluminium racing jacks every few months, even the "nicer" craftsman jacks. I was tired of spending big money on things that didn't last, so I decided to go to...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,488
Posted By jordan325ic
When i am moving out and my tent is still wet, I...

When i am moving out and my tent is still wet, I won't put it in the sack, I'll strap everything that is wet on the outside of my tailbag. Every stop I'll rotate it until it's bone-dry again....
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,488
Posted By jordan325ic
I camped 100 nights through South America in an...

I camped 100 nights through South America in an REI half-dome tent that I bought used for $40 (30e). 3 season, light, packs small, two vestibules. I'll be starting a RTW trip soon, and I've never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,315
Posted By jordan325ic
I got a beater BMW with a broken driver's seat...

I got a beater BMW with a broken driver's seat when I was 16. I dusted off an old socket set, and there was a magical moment that I will never forget, when I UNBOLTED THE FOUR BOLTS, PULLED OUT THE...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,004
Posted By jordan325ic
http://kz400.createforumhosting.com/new-not-nos-ca...

http://kz400.createforumhosting.com/new-not-nos-carb-holders-for-a-lot-less-was-boots-t6202-45.html

Some info on carb boot workarounds. Not specifically for a 74 but some promising leads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,634
Posted By jordan325ic
I've had a couple of sub-5mph drops over the...

I've had a couple of sub-5mph drops over the years, but nothing more than an embarrassment. Very few near misses at real speeds, but I take note when they happen.

Coming up on 40,000 miles in 4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,030
Posted By jordan325ic
On a long tour, reliability and fixability means...

On a long tour, reliability and fixability means parts availability. The 650 dual-sport class is great, simple and capable, but you're going to be in a hell of a lot of trouble if anything needs...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By jordan325ic
I agree with everyone else. I've always used two...

I agree with everyone else. I've always used two 8" tire irons. Was a hassle the first few times but that was a matter of poor technique and using bigger tire irons would have likely damaged...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,420
Posted By jordan325ic
The pre 2007 ninja has a centerstand. The new one...

The pre 2007 ninja has a centerstand. The new one doesn't, that is a huge thing for me.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,445
Views: 964,814
Posted By jordan325ic
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/joeuser12...

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/joeuser12/30_05_2011_moto_guzzi_850_gt_01_big.jpg

In my opinion.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,188
Posted By jordan325ic
I really believe that Kawasaki got pretty close...

I really believe that Kawasaki got pretty close to perfecting the motorcycle with the ninja 250. Practical, light, economical, reliable, comfortable, fun, plenty fast. The list goes on and on. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,004
Posted By jordan325ic
I love my '79 KZ400. Rain-or-shine commuter bike...

I love my '79 KZ400. Rain-or-shine commuter bike for me, very dependable. Did a 4,000 mile western USA tour about two months back. Austin, TX to Utah and thereabouts. Great twin engine, just hitting...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,654
Posted By jordan325ic
In my experience, everyone is going to recommend...

In my experience, everyone is going to recommend pretty much exactly what they used/did/rode, no matter what it was.

So in that vein, I highly recommend using a stock ninja 250 with used...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 142,588
Posted By jordan325ic
My free photobucket account has hit it's 10gb...

My free photobucket account has hit it's 10gb limit. For a long time I wasn't even close to the limit but these past few months I have been bouncing off it. I'm not exactly sure why.

The photos...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By jordan325ic
Doh! You're right, I thought I saw one but indeed...

Doh! You're right, I thought I saw one but indeed I was mistaken.

Also I found out that it uses an "xD card" instead of the more common SD card. xD cards hold a max of 2gb, are more rare and much...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By jordan325ic
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I like...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I like manual cameras but dealing with finding film and developing is not something I want to do on the road in 3rd world countries. Nor is spending hundreds of...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By jordan325ic
Cheap tough camera with no cords

I'm planning a multi-year trip in Africa/Asia and I am in need of a new point-and-shoot camera. This will be my only piece of electronic equipment, so I would like it to be tough and simple.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 142,588
Posted By jordan325ic
Happy to see people are still enjoying my old...

Happy to see people are still enjoying my old ride report!

The majority was tarmac, but we did hundreds of miles on dirt roads too. Water crossings, mud, sand, the whole deal. And of course some...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By jordan325ic
+1 on stay off the interstate. Nothing could be...

+1 on stay off the interstate. Nothing could be more repetitive and dull. The farm and county roads will get you across the entire country and they're vastly more rewarding.

I personally really...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,970
Posted By jordan325ic
Hmm, so I went forward with plan "use what I had...

Hmm, so I went forward with plan "use what I had laying in the shed".

Took the above Slime compressor, cut the cig lighter adapter off. Installed the positive clip onto what would have been the...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,970
Posted By jordan325ic
So I've got this pump: ...

So I've got this pump:
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/product-images/SlimeCom2_500.jpg


But no cigarette lighter output on any of my bikes. Can I just chop off the cig lighter and crimp on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,190
Posted By jordan325ic
I don't ride bikes shiny enough to care about....

I don't ride bikes shiny enough to care about. I've never known it to happen but I wouldn't care if it did.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By jordan325ic
Well, since the bike is long gone, I'll be...

Well, since the bike is long gone, I'll be entering with a new VIN and passport number. Unless they're going to peg me by my birthday and name it seems they won't have a link. I'll let you guys know...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By jordan325ic
Haha, what the hell? Luckily "Jordan" is...

Haha, what the hell?

Luckily "Jordan" is just a pseudonym, my real name is Joseph McBride Gomez. They'll never catch me.

.. Oh damn it.



Thanks for all the advice guys, if I remember this...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By jordan325ic
I've done this to several bikes with great...

I've done this to several bikes with great effect. It's more than a temporary fix, I've got a bike that I did 12,000 miles ago and not a smear of oil since.

Of course, I don't get so fancy as a...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By jordan325ic
No, I have not applied for my new passport, I...

No, I have not applied for my new passport, I went through the TVIP process with my old passport number. Do they issue a new passport number with replacement passports, or do you have to report as...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By jordan325ic
Never cancelled Mexico TVIP apparently

When I went through Mexico a few years back I didn't really know about the whole Banjercito TVIP cancellation thing. I did the paperwork and followed instructions like a good tourist and assumed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-11-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,029
Posted By jordan325ic
No.

No.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 890,615
Posted By jordan325ic
It's all the rage these days to buy a UJM and put...

It's all the rage these days to buy a UJM and put a new seat and bars and call it a "cafe racer". I really don't like that trend because almost always the bike looks half done and lazy. That CB125...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,232
Posted By jordan325ic
Without reading the book or it's sources. ...

Without reading the book or it's sources.

There is a vast number of support personnel in Afghanistan that are not exposed to combat. "Fighting in Afghanistan" gives most people the impression of...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By jordan325ic
Hahaha, that's hilarious. Sometimes our...

Hahaha, that's hilarious. Sometimes our assumptions can lead us very far astray. Kept trying to diagnose your fuel problem and you probably would have replaced every pieces on that bike eventually....
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