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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 04:37 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 77,602
Posted By bananaman
Damn, Gaston: this is actually well said. I was...

Damn, Gaston: this is actually well said. I was always hoping that he was just trying to disappear.
Forum: Latin America 06-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
THIS. You know I'll want to keep the NX. ...

THIS.

You know I'll want to keep the NX.

:D
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
Don't be surprised if I bring a horse. Or I...

Don't be surprised if I bring a horse.

Or I could do Dr. Benny-style and bring a mountain bike.

But the truck sure do ride nice with a 600# ATV in the back.

Or maybe by September I'll have...
Forum: Latin America 06-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
India was for elephant riding, and...

India was for elephant riding, and counter-terrorism training, you goof.

Currently bike-less, I might just bring an ATV. Or a horse.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By bananaman
So I could swap in the final drive from my...

So I could swap in the final drive from my wrecked 1100GS...

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By bananaman
R1150GS Final Drive Ratio Change

Today I rode a 2000 1150GS. I liked it but 1st gear was too tall. How easy is it to change to a rear end with more grunt?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By bananaman
I should have asked what kind of look aid I...

I should have asked what kind of look aid I should put in the GSA that I park in front of Starbucks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By bananaman
Wrecked my Ushuaia 1100, thinking about getting an 1150

It's been nine weeks since I totaled my trusty old '96 R1100GS. That damn bike was the least trustworthy machine. It took the last guy to Alaska, then it took me to Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,085
Posted By bananaman
I can't even see my own thread.

I can't even see my own thread.
Forum: Face plant 04-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By bananaman
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,019
Posted By bananaman
Lights! Bright lights. It's easy to wire a set of...

Lights! Bright lights. It's easy to wire a set of PIAA's and a set of Hella's. I always used to have the Hella's aimed to brighten the shoulders, and the PIAA's to brighten the road. The 1100GS has...
Forum: Latin America 04-24-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By bananaman
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
Ken is Nata Harli. John is Throttlemeister. John...

Ken is Nata Harli. John is Throttlemeister. John has been at all but one of the rallyes. As have I. Ken has been to all of them. Dave G has been to most of them.
Forum: Latin America 04-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
It started out as just me and Nata Garlic riding...

It started out as just me and Nata Garlic riding in Central America. Ken was riding up from Panama. Barb and I were riding down. We were going to have a beer.

This was in the old days when the...
Forum: Latin America 04-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
You'd be surprised how much fun we actually have.

You'd be surprised how much fun we actually have.
Forum: Latin America 04-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
You have a goldwing?

You have a goldwing?
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By bananaman
Congrats! I'm slow but for anyone else: ...

Congrats!

I'm slow but for anyone else:

Camelback
Flip lid helmet
Good music
GPS

I've done more 1000 mile days than I can remember. But some I remember well:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,514
Posted By bananaman
Tie down straps should have orange thread down...

Tie down straps should have orange thread down the middle.
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By bananaman
I used to go to Bocas regularly, but now I think...

I used to go to Bocas regularly, but now I think its been 7 or 8 years. Have fun.
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By bananaman
OK.... wait a second. I think there's another...

OK.... wait a second. I think there's another canoe guy. No offense or anything. Was the original canoe guy Australian? And I think he crashed or left his bike in Colombia? SB might know.

Anyway,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By bananaman
I have one. If I ride easy I can go about 400...

I have one. If I ride easy I can go about 400 miles on a tank.
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
Yes, connected. Broken shoulder blade, one...

Yes, connected.

Broken shoulder blade, one broken rib, fractured C7.

The Rallye Pro jacket, aerostich AD1 pants, aerostich elk skin gloves, full face helmet, sidi discovery boots saved my skin...
Forum: Latin America 04-05-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
I might have to drive. Tonight I hit a deer....

I might have to drive. Tonight I hit a deer. Broken scapula, rib, and C7. (I'm in an ambulance now. They're transferring me from the Richland Center hospital to the Level 1 trauma center in Madison.(
Forum: Latin America 04-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,679
Posted By bananaman
I like the "go fuck yourself" part. I used the...

I like the "go fuck yourself" part. I used the "touch me again and I will remove from my pocket the pistol that I have already used to kill many men, and I will kill you. Then I will fuck your wife...
Forum: Latin America 04-05-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
Every once in a while I have to remind you FF's...

Every once in a while I have to remind you FF's that disorganization is needed in order to make this the disaster it doesn't have to be.
Forum: Latin America 04-03-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 77,602
Posted By bananaman
So his mom is down there looking for him. And she...

So his mom is down there looking for him. And she used to live there.

Are cartel hits on foreign tourists about as likely as a shark attack?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By bananaman
The OEM bags on my 1996 R1100GS were the same as...

The OEM bags on my 1996 R1100GS were the same as the OEM bags on my 1996 R1100RS (except that the RS had a lower exhaust, and the left side was the same size as the right side). The convenience of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By bananaman
I have Jesse's on a 1996 R1100GS. The Jesse's...

I have Jesse's on a 1996 R1100GS. The Jesse's mount on a steel bar and they use the rear foot peg as leverage. I've had them bounce off when I've hit BIG bumps on the PanAmericana in Panama in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By bananaman
Jessee's with an extra bolt fastening the cases...

Jessee's with an extra bolt fastening the cases to the frame.
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By bananaman
Good report.

Good report.
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,679
Posted By bananaman
I have crossed hundreds of borders, and the El...

I have crossed hundreds of borders, and the El Salvador/ Honduras border was the worst. It was over 100 degrees and the lines were Long. Barb and I for about US$25 hired a helper, and then we had an...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,679
Posted By bananaman
We're not having a bitch-fest. Just avoid this...

We're not having a bitch-fest. Just avoid this one guy. He's been at this border for an awful long time, and he enjoys stealing money. If you see him, tell him to fuck off for me, the Seguin...
Forum: Latin America 03-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,679
Posted By bananaman
I added it to the stickied Ride Report Link...

I added it to the stickied Ride Report Link Thread. I had thought I'd done it years ago. Maybe I had, and then undone it. Who knows. I'm pretty sure Lucio's How To Cross Into Honduras is in the RRLT.
Forum: Latin America 03-24-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,679
Posted By bananaman
This is one of those thread with the kind of...

This is one of those thread with the kind of useful information that keeps it current.
Forum: Latin America 03-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,679
Posted By bananaman
This thread is from 2008.

This thread is from 2008.
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
Dear V: You suck. Love, M

Dear V:

You suck.

Love,

M
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
If you keep this shit up you'll end up on an...

If you keep this shit up you'll end up on an island north of Antarctica. Price it be sending Mark a penguin postcard. Then provoke the shit out of him until he gets his ass to a LARR. Crash master...
Forum: Latin America 03-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,874
Posted By bananaman
Historically more than half the attendees just...

Historically more than half the attendees just kinda show up. They might send me or Ken or Dave or someone a Maybe, and then all of a sudden we have a party.

By the way I did my first US-Panama...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By bananaman
Huh. Moved from GS. Weird. But thanks because the...

Huh. Moved from GS. Weird. But thanks because the wanders with the new fancy GS's didn't know.

Thanks for the answer. I'll check them out.

-Bananaman
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By bananaman
Remind me who does the best Ohlins rebuilds?

I'm in Wisconsin on a '96 R1100GS with Ohlins that I got here off an inmate back in 2007 or 2008. They're supposed to be rebuilt regularly, but it's been about 100,000 miles. The front shock is...
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