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Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 51,597
Posted By Ratman
bad GPS

Esther, about the GPS that isn't working. I had a cheap Magellan Roadmate GPS for years. It's not meant for moto use but I use it there where it's kinda rough riding. After owning it for a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,481
Posted By Ratman
Puncture???

Great story, Tiffany. I hate it when you guys say, "I got a puncture", and then go on with the report. Am I the only person that wants to know what caused the flat tire?

I can't imagine...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,576
Posted By Ratman
Be sure to let me in on a meetup when You get to...

Be sure to let me in on a meetup when You get to North San Diego County. Oceanside here.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 135,824
Posted By Ratman
Mega approval

Thanks so very much. Well written and photoed. Is that a new Levi jacket that you're riding partner is wearing? He must be a 'Hang the Cost' kinda of guy. :rofl:freaky

Are Levi products...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,186
Posted By Ratman
What does new seals and the labor cost down there?

What does new seals and the labor cost down there?
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,186
Posted By Ratman
Let us know if you have success getting the fork...

Let us know if you have success getting the fork seals cleaned, Please.
TIA
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,186
Posted By Ratman
leaking fork seal

Travelbugblues, you complained about a leaking fork seal a couple days ago. 90% of fork seal leaks are caused by dirt in the sealing rubber lip. Rubber gators on forks will make seal last 10 times...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,764
Posted By Ratman
That's great news. It sure would be nice to hear...

That's great news. It sure would be nice to hear their story. :clap:freaky
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,764
Posted By Ratman
Now there's a girl worth keeping. I...

Now there's a girl worth keeping.

I can't tell you how hard it is for a half dozen guys to get along over the course of a week (let alone a month), especially when things aren't going well. ...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,764
Posted By Ratman
Hats off to Bret then. Is the bus still...

Hats off to Bret then. Is the bus still supporting him?
Forum: Americas 06-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,764
Posted By Ratman
Quits?????

I was following these guys TAT ride on their blog. They were updating daily with lots of repairs, and had nearly completed Ok.

They'd done 14 days of TAT riding, by a week ago when the Blog went...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,783
Posted By Ratman
minimalism

I'm old and a minimalist. If you enjoy spending more money than the next guy, then just skip this post. :rofl

Seems like the older I get the less I need. For years I just threw a large (10 by...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Ratman
Side road off Chief Joseph Hwy

A quick question.

What's this road like out to E and F? Does it get tough out at the ends? Can an intermediate rider get out there on a DR350?

http://goo.gl/maps/AOTR7

Anyone wanting...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 43,864
Posted By Ratman
Altitude jetting

I don't think that you'll have any significant trouble with jetting from the high altitudes. I've been over the passes west of Lake City, Co, (12000 ft, and many others) on my DR350 and didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,989,338
Posted By Ratman
Fish crane

How you doing with the fish crane, Poin? :wink: Have you spent any time practicing with that toy?

Will you be in Wifi range for the whole 2 months?
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,059
Posted By Ratman
Keep it coming, CP. I'll ride along with you. ...

Keep it coming, CP. I'll ride along with you.

Love the seat...that's my kinda out of the box thinking. I refuse to ride on an uncomfortable seat.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 388,434
Posted By Ratman
If it was me, I'd dig one of the shields out of...

If it was me, I'd dig one of the shields out of your old bearing and put it where the shield should go. Might have to whittle on it a bit to make it fit. Stick it there with grease till you get the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 388,434
Posted By Ratman
Wheel bearings

NomadGal, your getting some good info here about wheel bearing greasing.

The load on moto wheel bearings is nothing special. If that have grease they will go more than a 100000 miles, maybe...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,764
Posted By Ratman
TAT...Hunt's lodge departure

Ok, here you are leaving Hunts Lodge.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152465143284804

I'm looking forward to a TR of your TAT ride. I hope you find the time to get 'er done.

Good...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,568
Posted By Ratman
Your excellent report

Well done report. It always interesting to see a rider express himself well about the changes his mind goes thru as you gain experience riding. Riding is an always changing mentality. Bikes that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
I love how they keep their old vehicles/stuff...

I love how they keep their old vehicles/stuff running down there where labor and a minimum of new parts are cheaper than new vehicles. I had a bike accident in Ensenada where a hole was punched...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
You know it does, Ladybug. BTW, I enjoyed...

You know it does, Ladybug. BTW, I enjoyed following your Oregon boys who were running their retro Honda twins in the recent NORRA rallys.



Thanks, I've needed to get that story down on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Yeah, huh? I figure an average of twice a year...

Yeah, huh? I figure an average of twice a year since the early 60s...gotta be a hundred or so. Number really sored one I started race in '70.


'73, is the only one that I did very good in. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Return Tri pof the old Dodge

Funny you should ask about rescuing the old Dodge from Baja.....The story goes like this......

I used to run with a best friend who was 8 years older than I was. We did a lot of beer drinking on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
What? Kinda like this guy? he's having a ball...

What? Kinda like this guy? he's having a ball down there running the Mexican 1000. It'd be fun for you to go follow that race with your CB350.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
That return trip with the Dodge truck and the...

That return trip with the Dodge truck and the bikes will make a pretty fair TR. I'll write that up....maybe tomorrow.

I'm tickled that you've ridden along, Baja Ho.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
I've spent much more time down there in Buggies...

I've spent much more time down there in Buggies than bikes, DR.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Ratfab/Biography#5461564196994693730

....but I say run what you got. You'll enjoy the hell out of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
There is still a lot of dirt roads down there,...

There is still a lot of dirt roads down there, DR. If you have a buggy you just might have more fun in that than your bikes.

Get your google maps fired up, and look at all the dirt road along...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Bingo, DustyRags. Looking at your profile, that...

Bingo, DustyRags. Looking at your profile, that 750cc Nighthawk will be the perfect bike for down there.....either from Mexicali or Ensenada side, now that we know Street bikes are good down around...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Don's photos

I got Don's 1.5 Megabites of photos the other day, and thought you might like to see them. He shot some good ones and also got things that I didn't get.
A few mile south of San Felipe. The start...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Ratman
I've done a few long distance rides, so I know...

I've done a few long distance rides, so I know what I'm talking about. You've done a Duzy with this ocean to ocean to ocean and back again ride. :clap:clap

...For some reason the above photo...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Don, I could give you the same advice about...

Don, I could give you the same advice about massages in third world countries.....although in your case ducking might not help. :rofl

BYW Don is a bow hunter. This past year he's bagged a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
They're the best folks....mostly, LB. I've...

They're the best folks....mostly, LB. I've enjoyed them for years



Thanks, for reading along. Wish, I had more time and money. Oh yeah, and a wife that would go down there with me (mine...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Final day, and Semis

<P> We all had a good night's sleep, although there were rumors of Tequila induced snoring. That's just hearsay on my part as I never heard a sound.

<P> Rick includes a light breakfast with a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Thanks for taking the time to read my BS story,...

Thanks for taking the time to read my BS story, CalamariKid.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Thanks Firenailer. I always have a good time in...

Thanks Firenailer. I always have a good time in Baja....and I/we don't need the latest model bike or have to do big mileage. It's the small things that make Baja so priceless. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
<P> In spite of the massage fiasco, we were...

<P> In spite of the massage fiasco, we were still hungry. It was about 4pm. We hadn't eaten since breakfast. So we rode into town to see Gloria at the Cocina Familiar. The place has been there...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
<P> In spite of the massage fiasco, we were...

<P> In spite of the massage fiasco, we were still hungry. It was about 4pm. We hadn't eaten since breakfast. So we rode into town to see Gloria at the Cocina Familiar. The place has been there...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
one Massage, Two Ladies

<P> The Observatory was out. We were told that no motos were allowed in the park. Years ago we were told that they were very dust sensitive up there. I suppose that's the reason, and that they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By Ratman
Ladybug, I have a feeling that you can take a lot...

Ladybug, I have a feeling that you can take a lot more than you're letting on. :rofl
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