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Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,651
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: 21,261
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: 21,261
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: 21,261
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: 1,143
Views: 202,003
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: 21,261
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: 21,261
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: 21,261
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: 21,261
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: 21,261
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: 255
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: 236
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: 21,261
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: 3,517
Views: 1,577,354
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: 1,913
Views: 586,775
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: 448
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: 4,651
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: 698
Views: 91,785
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.

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Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 586,775
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: 1,039
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: 10,569
Views: 2,260,974
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: 10,569
Views: 2,260,974
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: 1,039
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: 4,651
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: 4,651
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: 4,651
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: 1,039
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: 10,569
Views: 2,260,974
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: 1,039
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: 1,039
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...
Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Thanks! Just sent him a message!

Thanks! Just sent him a message!
Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wow - just looked up the specs on that bike -...

Wow - just looked up the specs on that bike - looks like it 35lbs heavier than the XR200R! Or 40lbs heavier than our Indonesian made KLX150!
Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Dirtbike rentals in Philippines

I need to be in Tacloban next week for work but was going to stay an extra week or two for vacation.

Any ideas where to rent dirt bike or dual sport bikes in that area and/or Luzon, Cebu?

Any...
Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Looks like fun Tony! I just saw this or I might...

Looks like fun Tony! I just saw this or I might have come up for it!

"Enduro training" - so were there classes/instructors?
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17,339
Views: 1,815,516
Posted By rickypanecatyl
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17,339
Views: 1,815,516
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Flying with forks

I'm flying back to the US and getting some work done on my forks while there - any suggestions for the best way to pack forks for flying?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17,339
Views: 1,815,516
Posted By rickypanecatyl
+1 Though it sounds like a great idea... I just...

+1 Though it sounds like a great idea... I just need some pictures!
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,260,974
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Flying with forks

In California I have a plated KLX300 with KX250 forks. On my next trip back in California I plan on having those forks set up/tuned to me and my riding in Malaysia and then flying them back to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Noticed that was your first post. I'd say if you...

Noticed that was your first post. I'd say if you can afford the Husaberg and aren't really going to ride all across Canada and do end up doing a bunch of single track you'll certainly enjoy it more!...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,599
Posted By rickypanecatyl
That's sad if true. Here in Malaysia we don't...

That's sad if true. Here in Malaysia we don't have near as many reasonably priced dual sports as the US and I can be tempted to complain. However when I go to the US it puts the problem in...
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