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Forum: Hacks 06-24-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By jordan325ic
Hacks just became hip

A rig from one of the big custom builders (normally building cafe racers and scramblers and such), Deus Milano.
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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By jordan325ic
Yea, rubber cement. Scuff both sides very...

Yea, rubber cement. Scuff both sides very thoroughly and apply just like a regular patch.

The only downside of this is that there is more room for error in installation. Once they are installed...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By jordan325ic
Check youtube. There are many videos on how to do...

Check youtube. There are many videos on how to do it. You will struggle the first few times but then it will become easy.

I've used all different kinds of patches and they all work fine. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By jordan325ic
Thanks for the input, especially Markk, I can now...

Thanks for the input, especially Markk, I can now throw away something that looks perfectly good. I ended up installing the new China shoes and even hard stops seem just as crisp smaller surface area...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,918
Posted By jordan325ic
I know that's an old-man bagger with 50 more...

I know that's an old-man bagger with 50 more pounds of useless weight added to it...

but that's pretty damn cool.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By jordan325ic
Drum brake question

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3942/15671070131_9c60f94951_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pSNkbk)PA230419 (https://flic.kr/p/pSNkbk) by Jordan Jones (https://www.flickr.com/photos/123867898@N07/)

2001...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-15-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,039
Posted By jordan325ic
Another thing to consider is countries that do...

Another thing to consider is countries that do not have a "pet" culture. The idea of an animal as a "companion" is not understood in many places. In Muslim countries dogs are considered "unclean" and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,441
Posted By jordan325ic
It's a much-debated topic. The "new" 2008+ models...

It's a much-debated topic. The "new" 2008+ models have much more modern looks, a sportier riding position and have been tuned for a little more torque (at the expense of top-end hp). Really though,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,441
Posted By jordan325ic
There are many incredibly bikes listed in this...

There are many incredibly bikes listed in this thread, no doubt about it. But look at the thread title, smiles per dollar. You're never going to beat a Ninja 250 for that. Sure, you could wait around...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,618
Posted By jordan325ic
It is courtesy in the UK to get off the bike and...

It is courtesy in the UK to get off the bike and walk back to the police so they don't have to get out of the car themselves. I have a friend who went on holiday to the USA and scared the shit out of...
Forum: EMEA 05-31-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By jordan325ic
When I was looking for places to stay in...

When I was looking for places to stay in Marrakech the hotels in the city NOT in the Medina were quite expensive ($20-30usd) and didn't look so great, though they did offer protected parking of some...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-17-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,574
Posted By jordan325ic
Also, to note, the original news article was a...

Also, to note, the original news article was a hoax.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/cannibal/nigeria.asp
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,574
Posted By jordan325ic
I live and work in Africa. I live in Dakar. I...

I live and work in Africa. I live in Dakar. I live in the Medina.

I love it here. There are lots of terrible things. The roads suck, it's hard to find real coffee, I don't always have running...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-13-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By jordan325ic
I'm not familiar with this model. Can somebody...

I'm not familiar with this model. Can somebody explain where the carb is? And why the airbox looks like it's connected to the crankcase?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-25-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 49,221
Posted By jordan325ic
I met up with a guy from Czech Republic on a 1974...

I met up with a guy from Czech Republic on a 1974 50cc 2 stroke Jawa, was doing a round trip to Morocco. Riding with him made my CG125 feel like a rocket ship, but he loved that thing.

50cc is...
Forum: Europe 01-29-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By jordan325ic
Just to throw another option out there... I...

Just to throw another option out there...

I am a US citizen who bought a UK registered motorcycle in the UK, and WAS able to get uk-valid green card insurance. Quite affordable too (140 euro for 3...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By jordan325ic
I love my firstgear stuff, haven't had to send...

I love my firstgear stuff, haven't had to send anything back. They're one of the few companies that makes TALL sizes. I did talk to a guy in Peru who told me about his firstgear adventure jacket. He...
Forum: Europe 01-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By jordan325ic
When I'm by myself I typically pay for 1-2 nights...

When I'm by myself I typically pay for 1-2 nights per month, the rest is luck or stealth camping. Bathed in rivers or streams every few days. In Italy there are free campgrounds (in the Alps at...
Forum: Photos 01-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,357
Posted By jordan325ic
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15201306076_21...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15201306076_21d3a03f92_s.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pahEG5)P9070072 (https://flic.kr/p/pahEG5) by jordan325ic (https://www.flickr.com/people/123867898@N07/), on Flickr...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,562
Posted By jordan325ic
This is a personal solution that I have perfected...

This is a personal solution that I have perfected over the last 6 months travelling. I have no picture of the setup, but I do have a picture of some of the results:

I'm on a Honda CG125. With a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,296
Posted By jordan325ic
I did my MSF course on that bike when I first...

I did my MSF course on that bike when I first started riding. Though the ergonomics were completely ridiculous (bordering on dangerous) for my 6'5" frame, you always have a soft spot for your first,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-30-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 145,755
Posted By jordan325ic
Sorry. My photobucket account will only do...

Sorry.

My photobucket account will only do 10 gigs of traffic per month. I think the refresh date is the 7th or 8th each month. I stopped paying for the unlimited traffic years ago after traffic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 1,355,907
Posted By jordan325ic
http://www.bikeexif.com/tw200 Cool little TW...

http://www.bikeexif.com/tw200

Cool little TW showed up on bikeexif. I think it looks good stripped of the plastic.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 145,755
Posted By jordan325ic
Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte! ...

Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte!

Thanks for all the kind words. I'm starting a several year Africa/Asia/RTW-ish trip in May. My bike is waiting for me in the UK already, went a bit...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By jordan325ic
When I used to autocross I would kill aluminium...

When I used to autocross I would kill aluminium racing jacks every few months, even the "nicer" craftsman jacks. I was tired of spending big money on things that didn't last, so I decided to go to...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,017
Posted By jordan325ic
When i am moving out and my tent is still wet, I...

When i am moving out and my tent is still wet, I won't put it in the sack, I'll strap everything that is wet on the outside of my tailbag. Every stop I'll rotate it until it's bone-dry again....
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,017
Posted By jordan325ic
I camped 100 nights through South America in an...

I camped 100 nights through South America in an REI half-dome tent that I bought used for $40 (30e). 3 season, light, packs small, two vestibules. I'll be starting a RTW trip soon, and I've never...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,527
Posted By jordan325ic
I got a beater BMW with a broken driver's seat...

I got a beater BMW with a broken driver's seat when I was 16. I dusted off an old socket set, and there was a magical moment that I will never forget, when I UNBOLTED THE FOUR BOLTS, PULLED OUT THE...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 38,209
Posted By jordan325ic
http://kz400.createforumhosting.com/new-not-nos-ca...

http://kz400.createforumhosting.com/new-not-nos-carb-holders-for-a-lot-less-was-boots-t6202-45.html

Some info on carb boot workarounds. Not specifically for a 74 but some promising leads.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-25-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,879
Posted By jordan325ic
I've had a couple of sub-5mph drops over the...

I've had a couple of sub-5mph drops over the years, but nothing more than an embarrassment. Very few near misses at real speeds, but I take note when they happen.

Coming up on 40,000 miles in 4...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-22-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,677
Posted By jordan325ic
On a long tour, reliability and fixability means...

On a long tour, reliability and fixability means parts availability. The 650 dual-sport class is great, simple and capable, but you're going to be in a hell of a lot of trouble if anything needs...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,519
Posted By jordan325ic
I agree with everyone else. I've always used two...

I agree with everyone else. I've always used two 8" tire irons. Was a hassle the first few times but that was a matter of poor technique and using bigger tire irons would have likely damaged...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-30-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,737
Posted By jordan325ic
The pre 2007 ninja has a centerstand. The new one...

The pre 2007 ninja has a centerstand. The new one doesn't, that is a huge thing for me.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 1,060,845
Posted By jordan325ic
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/joeuser12...

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/joeuser12/30_05_2011_moto_guzzi_850_gt_01_big.jpg

In my opinion.
Forum: Road Warriors 10-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By jordan325ic
I really believe that Kawasaki got pretty close...

I really believe that Kawasaki got pretty close to perfecting the motorcycle with the ninja 250. Practical, light, economical, reliable, comfortable, fun, plenty fast. The list goes on and on. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 38,209
Posted By jordan325ic
I love my '79 KZ400. Rain-or-shine commuter bike...

I love my '79 KZ400. Rain-or-shine commuter bike for me, very dependable. Did a 4,000 mile western USA tour about two months back. Austin, TX to Utah and thereabouts. Great twin engine, just hitting...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,163
Posted By jordan325ic
In my experience, everyone is going to recommend...

In my experience, everyone is going to recommend pretty much exactly what they used/did/rode, no matter what it was.

So in that vein, I highly recommend using a stock ninja 250 with used...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 145,755
Posted By jordan325ic
My free photobucket account has hit it's 10gb...

My free photobucket account has hit it's 10gb limit. For a long time I wasn't even close to the limit but these past few months I have been bouncing off it. I'm not exactly sure why.

The photos...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By jordan325ic
Doh! You're right, I thought I saw one but indeed...

Doh! You're right, I thought I saw one but indeed I was mistaken.

Also I found out that it uses an "xD card" instead of the more common SD card. xD cards hold a max of 2gb, are more rare and much...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By jordan325ic
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I like...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I like manual cameras but dealing with finding film and developing is not something I want to do on the road in 3rd world countries. Nor is spending hundreds of...
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