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Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
I rode around Victoria north to Reynosa this past...

I rode around Victoria north to Reynosa this past Friday 3/20. I posted my impression a few pages back on this thread. Just north of Victoria my "spook meter" was up with situation awareness alert...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
Send out a message here when you are north. I'm...

Send out a message here when you are north. I'm sure some of us can be convinced to go for a ride.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
This is a "is Mexico safe" thread, not "is the US...

This is a "is Mexico safe" thread, not "is the US safe" thread. Sounds like you had troubles with US customs, not Mexico. With this aside, I have been thoroughly searched twice in many decades...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
On the ground reconnnaissance: Rode north from Cd...

On the ground reconnnaissance: Rode north from Cd Mante around Cd Victoria and on to Reynosa yesterday through known cartel activity area. Lots of Federal Police presence from north of Cd Victoria up...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
And then, it's "how do you pronounce it?" We're...

And then, it's "how do you pronounce it?" We're in Xpujil right now, about 100km west of Chetumal on Hy 186.

Thanks Sjoerd for your suggestions.
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
Muchas gracias amigos for the information. Every...

Muchas gracias amigos for the information. Every response was helpful for our powwow. CWC: I'll have a pm to you about some tracks tonight if I have wifi. Enjoy the canyon fugarwe. Wish my motorcycle...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
I know you regulars here are well informed and...

I know you regulars here are well informed and like to give travelers advice:

We're heading north next week from Chetumal on the Beleze/Mexico border, to Reynosa. Preferring the libre's but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-07-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
Pie destination

Pie destination: Palenque, Tabasco state, Mexico. Exceptional!! - banana custard is my choice, with pineapple flavored water. Jerry (OlderNotWiser) had cheese with red on top, better than cheesecake....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-01-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,878
Posted By MikeS
The 250 is perfect for going where the big motos...

The 250 is perfect for going where the big motos CANNOT go. Those places are the fun places.

I ride my LK250 a lot on the back roads, and if this is what you plan to do, it's perfect. If you want...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 462,459
Posted By MikeS
Winter traveling, in Canada

Ran in to this again, after seeing a U-Tube video from Ed when he was in the Middle East. Now they; Ed & Rachel are in Thunder Bay right now, on two Honda C-90's. It's been chilly in this part of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
Very nice Brent! Although I haven't injected...

Very nice Brent! Although I haven't injected orange crush in my veins yet, there are a few others who have. Next: addressing that one-bike stable problem...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
I have a mostly worn out Roadcrafter with close...

I have a mostly worn out Roadcrafter with close to 250k miles riding time, so it's seen everything from 118* to zero. I've used it on highway a lot plus rough road riding. I also have Darien pants...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 206,048
Posted By MikeS
Your route is saved for me and two buddies to...

Your route is saved for me and two buddies to ride later in March. It looks a lot like that on google earth, with scattered houses and forest and terrain. Thanks for the pictures.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,878
Posted By MikeS
How can I plan so far ahead? That's at the END of...

How can I plan so far ahead? That's at the END of summer, and summer hasn't even given a hint of appearing! It's supposed to be -28* tonight. THEN, it's remembering the date for 7 months from now......
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 870,573
Posted By MikeS
Longer reports from Travelbugblues when she was...

Longer reports from Travelbugblues when she was in Australia, plus two Canadians who were in South America last year. You're not the only one riding a SS far. There are many of us. I've been to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 207,434
Posted By MikeS
It doesn't have to be an epic trip! We Yanks and...

It doesn't have to be an epic trip! We Yanks and Canucks can explore Latin America or the extreme reaches of North America a little at a time. Do it in two week/four week stints, once or twice a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-08-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11,847
Views: 1,476,634
Posted By MikeS
I know this is a Montana thread, but when you...

I know this is a Montana thread, but when you guys are traveling, what do you bring for a computer to utilize basecamp and load a track/route in to Montana? Something not expensive, with a solid...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10,728
Views: 740,292
Posted By MikeS
North House Folk School events, Grand Marais: ...

North House Folk School events, Grand Marais:

"Round the World on a Motorcyle," free presentation by Noah Horak, Tuesday, February 10, 7 pm, featuring his three-year, 'round the world journey.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-07-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
North House Folk School events, Grand Marais: ...

North House Folk School events, Grand Marais:

"Round the World on a Motorcyle," free presentation by Noah Horak, Tuesday, February 10, 7 pm, featuring his three-year, 'round the world journey.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
Pink bridge is closed.....

Looks like it's official. The pink bridge on the 600 road is permanently closed. Maybe motos can cross. See:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
You'll do fine riding with Bidda, and with me -...

You'll do fine riding with Bidda, and with me - and Tommymerle. We're old guys who like adventuring, and because our reaction time equals our age, we get as much of a charge from riding our pace as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,545
Views: 2,407,609
Posted By MikeS
No they won't. You still have to tell them about...

No they won't. You still have to tell them about the bugs, bears, wolves, cold nights, that it rains only on busy weekends.... And there is no cell service on most of the fun trails, so if you get...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
Hang out in the centro plaza. Stop in to a bar....

Hang out in the centro plaza. Stop in to a bar. Walk around. Eat in small open cafes. Bring candies or stickers for the kids. "Que puedo hacer aqui?" (what can I do here?), gets answers (not that I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 870,573
Posted By MikeS
If new brake pads were installed just before...

If new brake pads were installed just before storage, that definitely explains the drag.

I learned that one the hard way, more than once, that whenever installing new brake pads, clean the grime...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 870,573
Posted By MikeS
I assume the brake pedal releases and the master...

I assume the brake pedal releases and the master cylinder is not sticky.

First; get some spray brake cleaner from an auto parts store and spray and clean the pucks on the caliper: Pull the wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 870,573
Posted By MikeS
Thanks for the input and engineering analysis....

Thanks for the input and engineering analysis. That's how I understood the function of the collar/flange.

Good luck on your 13t sprocket problem. As you probably know, you can have someone...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-02-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
I have a R1150RT, a heavy moto, which I ride on...

I have a R1150RT, a heavy moto, which I ride on gravel roads, in town, etc. I rode it on the Dalton Hwy to Deadhorse, to Batopilas, MX, plus many other adventures. It does pretty well on reasonably...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 870,573
Posted By MikeS
I installed the OEM jack sprocket on the...

I installed the OEM jack sprocket on the transmission output shaft last time I did chain/sprockets. The OEM jack sprocket has a collar cast in to it. I'm wondering which side the collar of the output...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,697
Posted By MikeS
AND, just inside the door in the background...

AND, just inside the door in the background behind the two hombres, "fresas y crema". Yummie!
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8,545
Views: 2,407,609
Posted By MikeS
Have you actually gone that fast on your TX225? ...

Have you actually gone that fast on your TX225?

I believe I've been in the 70 range on my KL250, but that was all conditions in my favor. The motor is spinning really fast at that speed. Maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,545
Views: 2,407,609
Posted By MikeS
This is a serious "I wonder", not a judgement; I...

This is a serious "I wonder", not a judgement; I wonder how fast that TR200 can go, on the level, 45mph, maybe 55? There's a lot of weight, plus rolling resistance, plus wind resistance on that rig....
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 870,573
Posted By MikeS
That's what determines what you can pay for the...

That's what determines what you can pay for the engine. You still have time to install it, which has value. You should be patient.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8,545
Views: 2,407,609
Posted By MikeS
We have a character around here who has a home...

We have a character around here who has a home made sidecar frame on a small scooter. He is a bearded fellow, and his dog rides on a platform on the sidecar frame. The dog rides standing, and has...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 154,554
Posted By MikeS
There HAS to be a good story about this, way more...

There HAS to be a good story about this, way more interesting than the "call the corruption police" approach. I suspect several of us can learn something from the details of the scenario. Sounds like...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 428,701
Posted By MikeS
So absolutely true! After two weeks in canyon...

So absolutely true! After two weeks in canyon country with a riding buddy, while heading home after riding that included plenty of gnarly goat trails, I said to him, "I actually rode this whole trip...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8,545
Views: 2,407,609
Posted By MikeS
I have a Russell on my F650GS, and I do ride both...

I have a Russell on my F650GS, and I do ride both gravel and blacktop with it. It works fine on gravel that the majority of riders consider off road, and also on more challenging roads than that. The...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
Not only that, but there are no good paying jobs....

Not only that, but there are no good paying jobs. You usually have to drive far for work ($$$). Things always break in winter; your car, your furnace, your marriage. The cold, long, and dark winters...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
I had one of those jackets for my winter riding...

I had one of those jackets for my winter riding jacket in the late 1960's. The fleece on it was thicker than any I have seen since. It worked fine to slightly below zero. I would ride 80 miles to see...
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,983
Posted By MikeS
Have you seen this detailed information? ...

Have you seen this detailed information? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024041
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 235,577
Posted By MikeS
What town are you interested in basing yourself...

What town are you interested in basing yourself from?

Camping: What's your taste? Bush camp, remote established camp site, developed site in the woods or on a lake with latrine/water, camp near a...
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