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Forum: Latin America 07-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 77,602
Posted By csustewy
Words can't express the sorrow. My thoughts and...

Words can't express the sorrow. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of those close to Harry.
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16,918
Views: 4,824,217
Posted By csustewy
One thing to try that may help: In tapatalk,...

One thing to try that may help: In tapatalk, click on the arrow at the top right to find "settings". Then under "Display Style", try selecting one of the darker colors, or select the color wheel...
Forum: Latin America 04-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By csustewy
They definitely do it in Uruguay: ...

They definitely do it in Uruguay: http://investba.com/2013/04/dolar-colonia-cajero-automatico/

If you want pesos, xoom is a decent compromise. Maybe you'll find Western Union works, but watch...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By csustewy
Tough to get USD in Argentina. It has been a few...

Tough to get USD in Argentina. It has been a few months since I left, and I know things have changed in the meantime, but try these resources for reference:

www.dolarblue.netdolarblue.net - to see...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16,918
Views: 4,824,217
Posted By csustewy
Hey Cory, I had a similar situation and it...

Hey Cory,

I had a similar situation and it turned out to be just the old battery (and poor battery maintenance habits on my part). One thing I can be sure of - in the case of questionable...
Forum: Latin America 04-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By csustewy
I was less enthused than most in dealing with...

I was less enthused than most in dealing with Alejandro, so I didn't. This little family run shop was exceptional, had some Pirelli's in stock, and know their way around Honda's in particular:
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11,679
Views: 1,456,001
Posted By csustewy
Pc800 - $1200

Seems to be a fair price (and no, it's not mine).

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4387539137.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_aL1fwYkvNb0_600x450.jpg

1995 Honda Pacific Coast with...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By csustewy
+1 on AnnieGS's comments. Gotta move quick on...

+1 on AnnieGS's comments. Gotta move quick on real estate right now.

Maybe consider the Park Hill or Five Points areas of Denver. They are basically between Stapleton and downtown and have good...
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By csustewy
I assume you mean Punta Arenas... You may...

I assume you mean Punta Arenas...

You may be in luck!! 2005 KLR (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961477)

Another good resource for travel bikes is on the HUBB...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,731
Posted By csustewy
Your guess as to why the miles are high is a good...

Your guess as to why the miles are high is a good one. Additionally, that kind of yearly mileage would suggest mostly highway miles, which shouldn't be as rough on the car. Some people figure that...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16,918
Views: 4,824,217
Posted By csustewy
I had some issues jumping out of 2nd and 5th that...

I had some issues jumping out of 2nd and 5th that were completely resolved with a change in my shifting technique. I was previously moving the shift lever with my foot relatively quickly, dropping...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By csustewy
Thank you for posting, Silvi. I am sorry to hear...

Thank you for posting, Silvi. I am sorry to hear of the difficulties that you, your loved ones, and all Venezuelans, are currently facing.

You have done so much for this community, the very least...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By csustewy
Another alternative is Oscar Villablanca at: ...

Another alternative is Oscar Villablanca at:

JJO Motos
Copiapo 330
Tele 634 7244 / Cel 08 570 8491
Email oskarvr@msn.com
GPS: S 33 deg 27.172 min / W 70 deg 38.102 min

Oscar let me use his...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 77,602
Posted By csustewy
No, don't lie. But why stir the pot? Some...

No, don't lie. But why stir the pot?

Some of the most adventurous people I've known also happened to have a lot of empathy for difficult and emotional situations. Even if you can't empathize...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By csustewy
Zgfiredude - thanks for the offer! If I get...

Zgfiredude - thanks for the offer! If I get along in talks with the seller, I will be sure to give you a shout. Also, thanks for the recommendation to talk to John in Basalt.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By csustewy
Thanks for the input! Enduro-ince, let me know...

Thanks for the input! Enduro-ince, let me know if your buddy has another recommendation.

I still need to learn some more from the seller before I get to the point of an inspection, but it will be...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-04-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By csustewy
Car mechanics in Aspen?

Anybody have recommendations for an honest, reliable Toyota mechanic near Aspen? I saw these 2 shops in Glenwood Springs, but hoping for other ideas/input, especially any shops actually located in...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By csustewy
For reference, the wikipedia article helped me...

For reference, the wikipedia article helped me make sense of the ratings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

Glad to hear that your bike doesn't seem to care much about those differences,...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By csustewy
It took you almost two years to come up with that...

It took you almost two years to come up with that snappy retort?!?
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,644
Posted By csustewy
Just want to confirm that there is a gas station...

Just want to confirm that there is a gas station outside of Tres Lagos, about 1 km SW from the junction of 40 and 288, but none in town. And as mentioned, it being there does not guarantee that they...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 88,345
Posted By csustewy
touché :lol3 (in the spirit of full...

touché :lol3

(in the spirit of full disclosure, I had to look that one up not only for spelling, but also for usage...I really meant that part about being over my head on this French thing...)

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 88,345
Posted By csustewy
= Buen provecho! In some places (especially...

= Buen provecho!

In some places (especially further south, and the more rural you get) it's common to say 'buen provecho' as you enter eateries or join a sidewalk table. Hopefully a helpful...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 88,345
Posted By csustewy
Happy 30th Birthday! And what an incredible,...

Happy 30th Birthday! And what an incredible, selfless way to celebrate. I really appreciate you sharing your experiences and photos here.

I've been slow to catch up, but will be with you for...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-22-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,028
Posted By csustewy
Happy to help. And your test idea should give...

Happy to help. And your test idea should give you a glimpse of what's loaded on your GPS.

Most importantly - enjoy Mexico!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-19-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,028
Posted By csustewy
Not a ridiculous line of questioning at all. I...

Not a ridiculous line of questioning at all. I don´t have a computer anymore (long story), nor much time online, but here´s a start from what I remember:

I only ever used that mapsupp.img file. ...
Forum: Latin America 10-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,548
Posted By csustewy
Who'd you expect to respond to posts on an...

Who'd you expect to respond to posts on an internet forum? Keep in mind that there's a wide spectrum of riders on this site, and there's also a wide spectrum of cyber-philes on this site, too. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,028
Posted By csustewy
+1 on that site. Good level of detail, points of...

+1 on that site. Good level of detail, points of interest, & routability. Best of all it's FREE, just like this thread title states.



:spam
Forum: Americas 10-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By csustewy
Dug up all the GPS threads you could, huh?

Dug up all the GPS threads you could, huh?
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 92,272
Posted By csustewy
Glad you like 'em Hey kitesurfer -...

Glad you like 'em



Hey kitesurfer - thanks for sticking with us! Glad you enjoyed the pics as well.



Cory - good to hear from you! Your perspective is spot on, that although it may be...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By csustewy
Welcome to the forum, and yes, there is a heap of...

Welcome to the forum, and yes, there is a heap of good information here, as well as over on the HUBB (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/). Keep poking around to learn more about the general...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By csustewy
Sorry, we didn't find any good physical maps. ...

Sorry, we didn't find any good physical maps. But for planning purposes (and what got us through there) was the Open Street Maps data, which actually has pretty good level of detail:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 92,272
Posted By csustewy
Finca life

Our return to San Rafael brought us to our new home for 6 months, a tranquil little finca (= farm) just outside of town, far enough to give it the feel of country living, but with easy access to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 92,272
Posted By csustewy
Giant Rodents in Uruguay

Uruguay is a small country with a huge percent of its land mass dedicated to beef production. Cattle outnumber people by about 3 or 4 to 1, and Uruguayans are proud of their English breed cattle...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16,918
Views: 4,824,217
Posted By csustewy
I think you chose a fantastic bike for your trip...

I think you chose a fantastic bike for your trip (I'm biased...but we all are here...), even if she's giving you some trouble right now. It'll get worked out. Especially with the insight that Mas,...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,697
Posted By csustewy
Well said! (That quote may just find a home in...

Well said! (That quote may just find a home in my signature line...) But I'm biased because I agree with your thought to not completely over think the planning. Below I show my changes on your...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By csustewy
Another good resource for the AT from the HUBB: ...

Another good resource for the AT from the HUBB: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/honda-tech/how-take-apart-africa-twin-67952

I didn't check if the model year from that photo report of the...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By csustewy
I'm no help on truck ideas, thinking that with...

I'm no help on truck ideas, thinking that with enough straps your NT700 could handle most of it, but tell me more about that first part, Jake...

:ear
Forum: Latin America 09-19-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By csustewy
I looked across La Paz and Cochabamba for tires...

I looked across La Paz and Cochabamba for tires last year, and didn't see any TKC 80's. Not saying my search was exhaustive, just thinking you may want to consider other options...

See: ...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By csustewy
Given that you're setting out to ride to...

Given that you're setting out to ride to Argentina, I would suggest not depending on that type of charger. I left the states with a similar product - an unbranded 2-USB port adaptor that plugged...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 88,345
Posted By csustewy
Get used to that type of comment...some people in...

Get used to that type of comment...some people in each country along the way will assume you've shipped your bike to the closest port and just started your ride, finding it hard to believe that...
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