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Forum: Alaska 07-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Old-n-slo
Fairbanks info

So, my cousin from Lithuania wanted to ride Alaska...only I live in Michigan. So, I bought a pretty shitty '88 KLR with an allegedly rebuilt '04 motor and spent about a month wrestling with it,...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Old-n-slo
Talking Michigan to Alaska-- July 2 Departure?

Well, I've gone through my '98 KLR that has taken me across the Trans Lab, into the Copper Canyon and down to Guatemala. Hope to make the run to Prudhoe Bay. My non-English-speaking cousin from...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Old-n-slo
GEOS SAR and Med Jet Assist

I've used a couple of different evacuation insurance plans over the years. Just bought a DeLorme InReach SE locator device (like a SPOT). It is associated with GEOS SAR. So, that's emergency...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Old-n-slo
Thanks everyone for the opinions. Your experience...

Thanks everyone for the opinions. Your experience counts!
I'll probably be asking more questions as the big day comes closer. Right now, I'm still waiting on some gaskets to get 2 KLR's into...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 528,092
Posted By Old-n-slo
SE Michigan, right off I-94. I'm west of Ann...

SE Michigan, right off I-94. I'm west of Ann Arbor in Chelsea, MI...home of Jiffy Mix, Jeff Daniels, and the Chrysler Proving Grounds. Small town, plenty of tent space, big barn, garage with some...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Old-n-slo
Milepost for Alaska?

I'm riding from Michigan to Alaska in a few weeks. I never seem to get around to planning much for my trips but I was smart enough to read a few good threads and to get some tips from several...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 37,983
Posted By Old-n-slo
Wish I had seen this before I made my big winter...

Wish I had seen this before I made my big winter "can't wait till summer so I'll spend money now" order.:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,218
Posted By Old-n-slo
Great start! More!:D

Great start! More!:D
Forum: Alaska 03-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,510
Posted By Old-n-slo
Thanks for the write-up...and the PM you sent me...

Thanks for the write-up...and the PM you sent me earlier about tires. Getting my beat to shit KLR ready for a 4th of July departure from Michigan. And will likely be hosting an Eastern European rider...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,985
Posted By Old-n-slo
Hey! It was a good read! Looking forward to...

Hey! It was a good read! Looking forward to tales from Vietnam.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Old-n-slo
And Then What Happened?

I decided Washington State held bad ju-ju for me and headed south out of Olympia leaving Angel Carol, her garage of old Beemers, and her menagerie of stuffed animals behind. A better friend one could...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Old-n-slo
Never posted a ride report before...I really...

Never posted a ride report before...I really should learn to do it right. Guess if you have an interest, you can click and read :deal

Coming across the flat center of Washington State, Jimmy had...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Old-n-slo
Well, damn! If that map didn't show up just like...

Well, damn! If that map didn't show up just like I wanted it to! :clap
Let me try some more links. Each one ought to take you to another entry.


Michigan Upper Peninsula to Montana:...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Old-n-slo
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qCQ0PVHSKT8/UISZ_uc2MHI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qCQ0PVHSKT8/UISZ_uc2MHI/AAAAAAAAA5s/huxrDRnF8sU/s1600/2WheelsMap.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Old-n-slo
Two Wheels Into the Sun--Rte 2 All the Way

2 old guys on 2 old motorcycles following US Hwy 2, the old "northern route" along the Canadian border, before the snow falls. That's what it's about. And then one of the guys falls off behind Mount...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 1,054,011
Posted By Old-n-slo
J- I'm sittin here looking at 18 inches of snow...

J-
I'm sittin here looking at 18 inches of snow piled up and more blowing sideways...and reading page after page of your great missive. In 1976, my new wife and I hitched your basic route, starting...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Old-n-slo
What a great bunch of responses....and photos! ...

What a great bunch of responses....and photos!
Thanks, everybody. I am psyched and planning to head out of here in July-- when the snow melts.:rofl
JohnD
Forum: Alaska 12-30-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,967
Posted By Old-n-slo
Have been trying to fit this in for quite awhile....

Have been trying to fit this in for quite awhile. Now that I'm permanently unemployed :clap D2D is on my list for 2014.
Forum: Alaska 12-22-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,443
Posted By Old-n-slo
Carefully read, enjoyed, side-tracked a few times...

Carefully read, enjoyed, side-tracked a few times to other entertainment...SYM Symbas to Alaska, etc.:clap....and now getting ready for June 2014: Detroit to Deadhorse.
Thanks for all of the...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Old-n-slo
Thanks for the advice and guidance. Looks like...

Thanks for the advice and guidance. Looks like the trip will proceed in its normal-for-me unplanned way. Two guys, two bikes, some mud.
JohnD
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Old-n-slo
Street bike to Inuvik or Prudhoe?

Planning to ride my KLR north this summer. A companion wants to join me on a '91 BMW K75RT. I know most of the route between Michigan and Deadhorse is paved but I 'm wondering about mud.
Waddya...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
Just a howdy!

Been reading through to catch up with you guys who were so helpful to me on my first Mexico ride 2 years ago. Went back down to Guatemala last year and will be flying down to Mexico (short window of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,341
Posted By Old-n-slo
Just read through this. Great report! About 8...

Just read through this. Great report! About 8 years ago, my son and I did the Trans Lab on a couple of old KLR's. It's pretty special from the old man's point of view as well.:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,909
Posted By Old-n-slo
I bought a '91 K75RT last year and took it in a...

I bought a '91 K75RT last year and took it in a big circle from Michigan to Seattle to Yosemite to Flagstaff to Estes and back to Michigan. A few months later, I went to Tahoe, Oregon, Yellowstone...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Old-n-slo
Great tool! Thanks for everybody's input. My...

Great tool! Thanks for everybody's input.
My KLR gets really shitty gas mileage at travel speeds but I'm hoping to rebuild my spare carb and swap it in for some improvement. Doing the Trans Lab and...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Old-n-slo
Alaska Budget?

Hoping to ride my old KLR up to Alaska from Michigan next summer. A cousin from Lithuania wants to join me so I figured I'd shop fora second KLR that I could sell on returning. My past travels have...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
Tury set me up at the Maria Dolores in Chihuahua....

Tury set me up at the Maria Dolores in Chihuahua. Right in the center of town but can be bit hard to find because of the one-way streets. I asked a cop and he led me to it. In Creel, I stayed at the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 346,326
Posted By Old-n-slo
Better late than never...just read through the...

Better late than never...just read through the whole thread. Great ride, Doug! My neighbor, Art Farley, did the CB this year as well riding a '28 Harley. And the photos other inmates have posted here...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 126,050
Posted By Old-n-slo
Ran into a similar group last winter taking the...

Ran into a similar group last winter taking the "slow way" from P.Escondido to Oaxaca. Just south of Santa Maria Ayoquezco. They were very serious about what they were doing and I realized quickly it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,729
Views: 813,368
Posted By Old-n-slo
Cafe Racer

Just got back from 10 weeks riding my old dog KLR in the Copper Canyon and down into Guatemala. Itchin' to go to the Cafe Racer in Ypsi some Tuesday night. Has the "hangin' out" started yet or has it...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
There's your new avatar, Stephen.:D

There's your new avatar, Stephen.:D
Forum: Americas 04-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
What makes Detroit unsafe-er than Mexico is the...

What makes Detroit unsafe-er than Mexico is the lack of a guard with a shot gun at those money "transfer ports." Buying a bottle of whiskey from a Mexican convenience store in the shadow of an...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
Jesus Maria...where the "hotel" is some rooms...

Jesus Maria...where the "hotel" is some rooms above the fish restaurant and each room has a bano privado but it's around the corner on the balcony. All the shitters are in a row around the corner....
Forum: Americas 04-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
I know! I know! The guy in the red and white...

I know! I know! The guy in the red and white Suburban has just cocked his escopeta! :clap
Forum: Regional forums 04-11-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 85,920
Posted By Old-n-slo
Just got back from 10 weeks of Copper Canyon,...

Just got back from 10 weeks of Copper Canyon, Mexico coast and Guatemalan jungle. Wife says...."Don't you EVEN start talkin about that 'Akaska this summer' bullshit!". Guess I need something shorter...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,216
Posted By Old-n-slo
Thanks for the info regarding suitability of a...

Thanks for the info regarding suitability of a Vstrom. I ride a KLR, pretty much anywhere, but upnorth Michigan sand and me just don't get along that well. I do like camping and beer. And the KLR...
Forum: Latin America 04-07-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,789
Posted By Old-n-slo
True or not, what a great tale!:clap I'm just...

True or not, what a great tale!:clap
I'm just glad I didn't read it BEFORE leaving for Mexico. It could have gotten in the way of an excellent 9-week adventure.
Forum: Americas 04-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
Home Home on the Range

After 9 weeks, I'm back in Michigan. Frost warning tonight. Dead battery in the truck. But I've got a bottle of El Federico tequila and a bottle of mezcal to soothe my sadness. What am I doing here?!...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
I got ambushed by a truck load of Federales a few...

I got ambushed by a truck load of Federales a few days ago on the libre north of Cuencame...machine guns pulled...the whole nine yards. When they saw my wired earplugs and pointed, I told them "El...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23,672
Views: 1,804,083
Posted By Old-n-slo
SheWhoMustBeObeyed put the same restriction on...

SheWhoMustBeObeyed put the same restriction on me. But skyping from cafes is a lot of trouble....it's really asking alot of a marriage.

Thanks, guys, for the tip on the Arco Norte. I'm full of...
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