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Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
What??? So how do you like the MG Stone? I've...

What??? So how do you like the MG Stone? I've always liked MGs, and if I had any more time to ride, I could see talking myself into getting one to cruise around here.

Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By Gustavo
The seat is the easiest fix in your situation. ...

The seat is the easiest fix in your situation. You can have a local upholstery business add more foam (or even make it firmer if you want) and that will give you the needed legroom. I had a DL1000...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,505
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,133,505
Posted By Gustavo
I'm keeping them for now. They are a bit tight...

I'm keeping them for now. They are a bit tight and short, but still fit me better than the 34T. If I find a good replacement, I'll post them here for your consideration.


Gustavo
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,505
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,133,505
Posted By Gustavo
FS - FirstGear Escape TPG Pants

It seems most off-the-shelf riding gear was not designed with skinny tall people in mind. I bought a pair of FirstGear Escape TPG pants (34 Tall) to replace a pair of 32 that were shrinking :evil...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Gustavo
I've had a couple of Wilbers shocks that worked...

I've had a couple of Wilbers shocks that worked pretty well. Both were made to my custom order and arrived just as I ordered them (even when I made a mistake, they made exactly what I asked for, so...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Gustavo
Hi Tonny, For what you described I'd say...

Hi Tonny,

For what you described I'd say either a Heidenau K60 or a Karoo 3 would be good options.

See this review:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924046

I can't speak about...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
I have a DR650. It's not as light as some people...

I have a DR650. It's not as light as some people think (maybe in the context of a street bike it may seem light, but not once you take it off-road). It's significantly slower than a Versys (even...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,871
Posted By Gustavo
Suspension

The suspension on the Versys seems more sophisticated than that on a Wee-Strom, but both require fiddling to sort out. The Versys is surprisingly (for a Japanese bike) stiffly sprung and damped,...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,802
Posted By Gustavo
Seems like the obvious solution is one of these: ...

Seems like the obvious solution is one of these:
...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
When I was following this more closely on the...

When I was following this more closely on the different Versys forums, most people had tight valves (some almost all of them) by 15K miles. I wouldn't put it off too much longer. IIRC, I had to...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
Some friends I have... :lol3 I'll be in...

Some friends I have... :lol3

I'll be in Joco for dinner before you know it... What was the name of the taco place we went to? Man, that was way too long go. :cry

Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
Ah, one of the fast red ones. Very good choice...

Ah, one of the fast red ones. Very good choice sir! :clap



I live around Orenco, but I rarely ride around town, other than when I am on my way to or from a ride. This coming weekend looks to...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
No, we are never happy. Unless we are out riding...

No, we are never happy. Unless we are out riding our Versys, that is... :evil

What year/color is yours?

We haven't had a NWet ride in a while. Maybe we should get something going soon?
...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Gustavo
I think people who live in the US underestimate...

I think people who live in the US underestimate the hoops a non-US resident has to jump through to register and insure a vehicle here. I work for a company that has offices outside the US and every...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,863
Posted By Gustavo
Ay caramba, I go off to work a little and you...

Ay caramba, I go off to work a little and you payasos go on these epic rides. I hadn't even seen this RR until I noticed it Roberto's sig.

Well done SR and Trice. I had seen pics of the DGO-MAZ...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,362
Posted By Gustavo
Are you thinking this could be Jimbo's old bike?...

Are you thinking this could be Jimbo's old bike? :eek1

Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,296
Posted By Gustavo
No problems cruising at that speed (or faster, so...

No problems cruising at that speed (or faster, so I heard... :augie). With the stock gearing it's at about 6500 RPM. No problems, but you always look for that 7th gear. With a larger CS sprocket...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8,505
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,133,505
Posted By Gustavo
DRZ400S Gas Tank

The DRZ is long gone. I have the stock tank, in practically new condition in my garage. It's yellow, has a cap but no petcock (I do have a petcock, but it's been sitting for a long time, so...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,759
Posted By Gustavo
Thanks for taking us along with you. I for one...

Thanks for taking us along with you. I for one enjoyed living vicariously through your journey to Morocco.




I've done both and some hybrids (some updates from the road, then more stuff or...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,759
Posted By Gustavo
Something to eat????? That is probably enough...

Something to eat????? That is probably enough food to eat for the rest of the trip... I'm surprised the Wee-Strom managed to carry you after this lunch. :lol3

Fantastic trip so far. I'm even...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,759
Posted By Gustavo
Alright, finally going on a real ride. I see the...

Alright, finally going on a real ride. I see the V-Strom is nicely equipped, including the obligatory "sport" windscreen. Please review the mods as you get miles on these, I foresee another one of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By Gustavo
You call this a trip report????? :deal We...

You call this a trip report????? :deal

We need the narrative to go with the pictures and videos (the ones you haven't posted yet :evil). Nice panoramas, BTW.


Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,651
Posted By Gustavo
They don't. You are comparing apples and...

They don't. You are comparing apples and tangerines.

Go to a reliable source that actually weighs the bikes they test (say, MCN) and see what they list as wet weight for the different bikes you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,517
Views: 673,371
Posted By Gustavo
KBB is just a reference. At the end of the day...

KBB is just a reference. At the end of the day they (and you) will look at what the replacement cost is and you get that only out of comparison shopping. If I were in your shoes, I'd start going...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,866
Posted By Gustavo
No difference, they are still all girls bikes. ...

No difference, they are still all girls bikes. Everybody knows that real men ride a 990 at the very least, if not a 1200... :evil


:hide


Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
The 26.5K is for other markets. US bikes have a...

The 26.5K is for other markets. US bikes have a 15K adjustment interval.

Gustavo
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 96,119
Views: 18,122,588
Posted By Gustavo
You gotta be a bit crazy to try that...

You gotta be a bit crazy to try that (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262536)... :loco


Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
Congrats on the new Tiger. See you around,...

Congrats on the new Tiger. See you around, Chris.


Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By Gustavo
Putting the passenger at the taller part of the...

Putting the passenger at the taller part of the seat makes it for the passenger to see what is ahead of the bike. It also allows to place the footpegs higher thus giving the bike better cornering...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,245
Posted By Gustavo
Being cold and fatigued from wind noise is a sure...

Being cold and fatigued from wind noise is a sure way to have an accident. Think about a well fitting helmet and ear plugs as well as a full heated jacket liner and heated gloves/liners as part of...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,063
Posted By Gustavo
There has never been an ADV V-Strom (and it...

There has never been an ADV V-Strom (and it doesn't seem like this year will be any different). At best you get a package deal with off the shelf accessories (that you may or may not want but it's...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,063
Posted By Gustavo
Congrats on the new bike purchase. I didn't see...

Congrats on the new bike purchase. I didn't see this thread to chime in when you posted it, but I am glad to see you got to the right conclusion anyway... :evil I wholeheartedly agree with...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
I don't know if you understand how funny this...

I don't know if you understand how funny this statement is, considering that the second gen bikes were supposed to be smoother than earlier bikes thanks to the new rubber damped mounting points.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
If it's a first gen Versys, all you have to do is...

If it's a first gen Versys, all you have to do is turn the OE windscreen upside down. I thought everybody knew about that trick by now...

http://www.buhacoff.com/mc/cts10/P1010503.jpg


Gustavo
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 3,634,514
Posted By Gustavo
Isn't that obvious? It's not a dirt bike like an...

Isn't that obvious? It's not a dirt bike like an RMZ, it doesn't have a full cradle frame to mount the plate to. It's no different than all road oriented Adventure Touring bikes. The frame design...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
I had a DL1000 when I bought the Versys. ...

I had a DL1000 when I bought the Versys. Granted, while my height and inseam are probably similar to yours, I am a lot slimmer. The V-Strom was roomier. Mine had a custom tall Sargent seat that...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,705
Posted By Gustavo
This place isn't what it used to be. They let...

This place isn't what it used to be. They let anybody in here these days... :lol3

Nice to "see" ya' Wal. :freaky


Gustavo
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,065
Posted By Gustavo
+1 That was a good one. ADVRider folklore...

+1

That was a good one. ADVRider folklore being written in front of our very eyes... :deal


Gustavo
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Gustavo
I was just going to say that based on the info I...

I was just going to say that based on the info I read above, it's not likely you'll have the proper documentation to actually be considered a Mexican resident. Of course, as you can see above, AW...
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,065
Posted By Gustavo
Nah, I know at least four more people that do out...

Nah, I know at least four more people that do out of 120M Mexicanos.... :evil

But none of them lives in Durango. So maybe you are all alone. :lol3

Gustavo
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