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Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 01:10 PM
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Views: 246,239
Posted By mightymatt43
Epic. Absolutely epic.

Epic. Absolutely epic.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 09:28 AM
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Views: 8,004,528
Posted By mightymatt43
New Owner.

just picked up a very clean 2009 xr650l with 1400 miles and some of the "necessary" mods, although I think I will have a good time going through this thread and finding how to get the most out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44,891
Views: 8,694,739
Posted By mightymatt43
This is all great advice for me - exactly what I...

This is all great advice for me - exactly what I was looking for from you guys. I was trying to see if I could kill two birds with one...bike. Something that can work for her but that I can also have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 02:34 PM
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Posted By mightymatt43
Thanks for the input guys... She's...

Thanks for the input guys...



She's 5'10" and I'm 6'5". We've got a lot of leg between us. I don't need to fly down the highway at 90 mph but I will need to be able to have the ability to go 65...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44,891
Views: 8,694,739
Posted By mightymatt43
Possible New WRr Owner

I have a friend of a friend who has offered his 2008 WR250R to me at an amazing price. As of yesterday, I didn't know much about them other than the fact that a lot of people see them as a great...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 246,239
Posted By mightymatt43
This is it.

Without a doubt, this is the best Ride Report on ADVRider. It perfectly embodies what this site stands for - adventure, a zest for discovery, and finding community wherever your motorcycles take you....
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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Hey Guys! Sorry we've been a bit out of the AdvRider loop for awhile. Nothing too exciting has been happening, which I suppose is why I haven't posted much. We really have just been working hard and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2013, 07:41 PM
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Posted By mightymatt43
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Working hard to get back on the road! We are busting it to get financially to the place where we can continue on our journey. It's happening... :evil



Thanks! We had a blast.

I feel like...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By mightymatt43
The One Moto Show - Austin, TX

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Forum: Hacks 03-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By mightymatt43
Polaris Non Pneumatic Tire

Could be an interesting alternative for off-roading hacks. Polaris is just now releasing a consumer product (for ATVs I think) so there's no price as of yet. Would you guys try it in the future if...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 08:01 AM
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Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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Horton - do you have a on-going report somewhere? i want to hear how things are going / went !



i'll post up a video of our trip to Tonga (even though there are no motorcycles involved :eek1) -...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,122
Posted By mightymatt43
wow, that looks fantastic. seriously well done....

wow, that looks fantastic. seriously well done. the new seats are beautiful!
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,383
Posted By mightymatt43
+1

+1
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,400
Posted By mightymatt43
Wow. That looks really great. I would love to see...

Wow. That looks really great. I would love to see how it would hold up in real world conditions. Some very nice features going on - I wonder what the body is made of?

I gotta say though, my vote...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,649
Posted By mightymatt43
Here Comes the Boom

So I saw Here Comes the Boom the other night (not an Oscar winning film, but harmless) and Kevin James rides a new Triumph Scrambler throughout the entire movie. There were a couple of scenes that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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It was great to have you along! Thanks so much for speaking into our trip. Can't wait for your RR... December right?




Roger - thanks so much for following along. We looked forward to the day...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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You guys are awesome. Seriously. Having the encouragement flowing consistently from ADVRider was a definite buoy for us as we trudged along and put together reports. It has seriously been our...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2012, 08:03 AM
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Views: 104,661
Posted By mightymatt43
I'm gonna miss these lessons. I have seriously...

I'm gonna miss these lessons. I have seriously considered going to a ceramic clutch and now feel a bit more educated. Thank you, sir!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 127-137 in South America: Cartagena to Texas

Day 127-137 in South America: Cartagena, Colombia to San Antonio, TX

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Cartagena, Colombia.

Arriving here marked the end...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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thanks for the healthy dose of encouragement!

it does take a bit of time and energy to keep up a report but i promised myself that i would never let it get in the way of actually traveling - and i...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,649
Posted By mightymatt43
I disagree. I love that shot. Nice capture.

I disagree. I love that shot. Nice capture.
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 122-126 in South America: Ecuador/Colombia Border to Tolu

Day 122-126 in South America: Ecuador/Colombia Border to Tolu, Colombia

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/2a/12-7.jpg

Colombia.
The final country in our South American...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2012, 12:41 PM
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Views: 3,612,375
Posted By mightymatt43
Bolivia: ...

Bolivia:

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/1-88.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/28-19.jpg

Tierra del Fuego:
...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,296
Posted By mightymatt43
Congrats to both you and Elmer!

Congrats to both you and Elmer!
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 44,121
Posted By mightymatt43
i figure i ought to weigh in a little bit on this...

i figure i ought to weigh in a little bit on this seeing as i was mentioned.

i only have experience with CSM rigs (i don't believe i've ever even seen one from Jay) but ours is pretty freaking...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 115-121 in South America: Macará to Ecuador/Colombia Border

Day 115-121 in South America: Macará, Ecuador to Ecuador/Colombia Border

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/2a/8-11.jpg


Both Kristen and I have a bit of history with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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<Bow>




thank you much - we've enjoyed putting together the reports.

as per the fender, the framing kept braking (probably due to vibration while offroad) and so we finally just decided to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 106-114 in South America: Punta Hermosa to Ecuador

Day 106-114 in South America: Punta Hermosa, Peru to border with Ecuador

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During our time in Peru, we experienced essentially...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 12:51 PM
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Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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For whatever reason, they just really spoke to us. Neither of us had ever really seen anything like it before and I'm sure that we're both going to freak out at bigger dunes like in Africa... loved...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 103-105 in South America: Arequipa to Huacachina

Day 103-105 in South America: Arequipa, Peru to Huacachina, Peru


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Walking through deep sand was way more difficult than I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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kristen has legitimate moves - as a 6'5" white guy, i know my place...





:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 100-102 in South America: Puno to Colca Canyon to Arequipa

Day 100-102 in South America: Puno, Peru to Colca Canyon to Arequipa, Peru

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/2a/8-1.jpg

We’ve come to the point in the report where there is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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check out this beauty:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/2a/Picture1.jpg



i think in our case, the fact that we're light skinned and riding a BMW puts a huge target on our...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 96-99 in South America: Copacabana to Puno

Day 96-99 in South America: Copacabana, Bolivia to Puno, Peru

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/2a/1-2.jpg

Very near the top of her “must see” list in South America, Kristen...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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thanks dc. i have been on the computer side of a lot of RR - i have to say, i am loving being on the riding side! thanks for the encouragement and believe me when i say that kristen left the flowers...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 89-95 in South America: Uyuni to Copacabana

Day 89 - 95 in South America: Uyuni, Bolivia to Copacabana, Bolivia

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss285/mightymatt43/2a/10.jpg

Before we headed off on our South American adventure, Kristen...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
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so let me ask you a question, do you spray down all the joints or just general spray the crap out of your rig? i can admit to leaving the salt on our own rig for a couple of days until i got to a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 44,121
Posted By mightymatt43
Hey Elmer! I think I'm going to need to add...

Hey Elmer!

I think I'm going to need to add the TAT to my list of future rides. Looks amazing and the report is fantastic. How is the rig getting along?

I have to admit your pictures are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Bolivia Video

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Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 212,087
Posted By mightymatt43
Thanks guys! It really makes taking the time to...

Thanks guys! It really makes taking the time to put together the report a lot more fun with all the encouragement. Seriously.



I love the look of that rig, man! I showed Kristen and we were...
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