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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 11:10 PM
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Posted By mightymatt43
Initial Comparison of a 2007 Gear Up to a 2015 Ranger

Comparison of a 2007 Gear Up to a 2015 Ranger

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 4 in Oz: Hawk's Nest to Harrington

Day 4 in Oz: Hawk's Nest to Harrington

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 04:34 PM
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Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 3 in Oz: Sydney to Hawk's Nest

Day 3 in Oz: Sydney to Hawk's Nest

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
Day 1 in Oz - Sydney

Day 1 in Oz - Sydney

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 05:57 PM
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Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
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hey bruce - unfortunately, i don't think we'll be making it 20k kms! i wish we had more time but we're only going to be around for a bit over a month. we'll have to hit you up when we get back to Oz...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By mightymatt43
Bugs On My Face heads to Oz

Ladies and Gents -

The wife and I are back in the fold and have headed to Australia to ride a new 2015 Ural Ranger around for a month.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
Bugs On My Face goes to Oz.

Ladies and Gents -

After a bit of a hiatus, Kristen and I are back to the world of ride reports.

Don't remember who we are?

We rode a 2007 Ural Gear Up to the Arctic Circle in 2009....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 284,791
Posted By mightymatt43
Epic. Absolutely epic.

Epic. Absolutely epic.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 09:28 AM
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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
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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
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Views: 10,625,919
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: Epic Ride Reports 10-08-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 284,791
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: Epic Ride Reports 09-17-2013, 12:20 PM
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Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2013, 07:41 PM
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Views: 239,775
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: 1,320
Posted By mightymatt43
The One Moto Show - Austin, TX

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Forum: Hacks 03-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
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: Epic Ride Reports 02-21-2013, 08:01 AM
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Views: 239,775
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
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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: 5,080
Posted By mightymatt43
+1

+1
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2012, 04:12 PM
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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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-31-2012, 09:36 PM
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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: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2012, 02:59 PM
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Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-31-2012, 08:17 AM
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Views: 239,775
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: 126,842
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-29-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-29-2012, 10:13 PM
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Views: 239,775
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-28-2012, 12:13 PM
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Views: 7,145,785
Posted By mightymatt43
I disagree. I love that shot. Nice capture.

I disagree. I love that shot. Nice capture.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Views: 239,775
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

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Colombia.
The final country in our South American...
Forum: Photos 08-25-2012, 12:41 PM
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Posted By mightymatt43
Bolivia: ...

Bolivia:

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Tierra del Fuego:
...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,125
Posted By mightymatt43
Congrats to both you and Elmer!

Congrats to both you and Elmer!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 51,076
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-16-2012, 03:40 PM
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Views: 239,775
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

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Both Kristen and I have a bit of history with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-16-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-09-2012, 12:51 PM
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Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-03-2012, 06:03 PM
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Views: 239,775
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-03-2012, 05:37 PM
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Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
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kristen has legitimate moves - as a 6'5" white guy, i know my place...





:D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-30-2012, 08:22 PM
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Views: 239,775
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

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We’ve come to the point in the report where there is...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-30-2012, 07:56 PM
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Views: 239,775
Posted By mightymatt43
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check out this beauty:
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i think in our case, the fact that we're light skinned and riding a BMW puts a huge target on our...
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