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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 115,485
Posted By Rustysauce
Nexus 1 - Lago General Carrera ...

Nexus 1 - Lago General Carrera
http://25.media.tumblr.com/6f88186fe8c89e7ee752c61ad5597476/tumblr_mg4qsnnTCJ1qlw9jho8_r1_1280.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Rustysauce
Bikes'n'burros

A thread for those moments where you have thought "hmmm, if my bike was to shit itself right here and now, this is how I'd continue on....".

Celendín, Peru. This docile donkey was just hanging...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Yes, a vent-hose might get in the way, although...

Yes, a vent-hose might get in the way, although there is a relief in the bottom of the tankbag for the cap itself. I use a locking acerbis cap. It's not a vented cap but I haven't had any issues in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
I use a GL Fandango on my Safari Tank and it's...

I use a GL Fandango on my Safari Tank and it's great. Not the biggest map pocket in the world, but not a big deal. Size-wise it's perfect; doesn't get in the way when standing-up, and quick to...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By Rustysauce
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I checked out different blog sites before my trip started...I wasn't actually sure if I was going to have a blog, as I had little idea about the commitment required to maintain one while on the...
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Rustysauce
Chiloe!

My vote is to go to Chiloe!!! I didn't try the other routes, but Chiloe is an amazing place. Friendly people and good riding all over the island. One of my highlights of Chile, in addition to the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rustysauce
Got my bike back yesterday! The MAF inspectors...

Got my bike back yesterday! The MAF inspectors gave it a quick visual inspection after pulling back some of the plastic it was wrapped in, and wanted to confirm the mileage on it as well, which...
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rustysauce
Thanks guys, I also took the tank, seat,...

Thanks guys,

I also took the tank, seat, panels, etc. off to clean things up, so hopefully that's enough. I'll see how it goes and will post a summary of the process when I get to NZ next week. ...
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rustysauce
MAF/MPI biosecurity

Hi all,

I am shipping my bike to Auckland from Santiago, Chile, and wonder if any of you who have taken your bike out of the country and returned, what was your experience with the 'biosecurity'...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 129,658
Posted By Rustysauce
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s352/NickSM3/mi...

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s352/NickSM3/misc/DSC00854_zps2ce45fab.jpg

A rare insight into Fletch maintaining fitness on his RTW. When he can fit through this fence he will be ready to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,156
Posted By Rustysauce
Hey I know you folks!!! Nice meeting you on...

Hey I know you folks!!!

Nice meeting you on the Carretera Austral the other day...my gopro caught the celebratory 'DR650 'bump'. It's been a while since I met other DR riders, hahaha. Maybe see...
Forum: Latin America 12-22-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By Rustysauce
So did I!!! But since I'm not on a big GS it...

So did I!!! But since I'm not on a big GS it wasn't so easy. After convincing the motoaventura guys that they actually did have what I needed in Osorno, it all worked out.

I'm in Ushuaia now,...
Forum: Latin America 12-20-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By Rustysauce
I'll hopefully be in Ushuaia for Xmas, most...

I'll hopefully be in Ushuaia for Xmas, most likely will be camping although not sure yet. Been in Punta Arenas for the last week, dealing with a total clusterfuck in getting a new rear tire.
Forum: Latin America 08-20-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Rustysauce
Organised campsites in SA

Came across this nice map of organised campsites all over southern South America, thought it might be useful to others here:

http://www.guiadecampings.com.br/

If you view the page source, you...
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,345
Posted By Rustysauce
My Bolivia experiences...

I just rode the Altiplano in Bolivia in June-July this year, and the weather was fine. As has been mentioned in this thread previously, the dry season is the time to go to Bolivia, despite that...
Forum: Latin America 05-23-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,084
Posted By Rustysauce
Thumb An update on this route...not much seems to have...

An update on this route...not much seems to have changed over the last 1.5 years, except for the last bits from Ayacucho to Cusco.

As of May 2012:

Between Ayacucho and Andahuaylas there's only...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Rustysauce
'Tatoo Adventure' in Bogota should have...

'Tatoo Adventure' in Bogota should have something; they are an MSR dealer (I got a new Therm-a-Rest mattress there a few weeks ago). They are on Calle 122 #18-30, walking distance to/from the...
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 46,806
Posted By Rustysauce
I went down to Yaviza at the end of January and...

I went down to Yaviza at the end of January and didn't have any issues or restrictions at the police/military checkpoints. But it was just for the night and then I headed back to Panama City. ...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Rustysauce
'Shibby!' and I rode from Hopkins to Tikal a few...

'Shibby!' and I rode from Hopkins to Tikal a few weeks ago (just after Christmas). It took us 2hrs 51mins to get from Hopkins to the Guatemalan border, including an ATM stop in Belmopan and a 30min...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Rustysauce
Yup, there's a banjercito at the ferry terminal...

Yup, there's a banjercito at the ferry terminal in Pichilingue. I just got my TVIP there on Saturday. The process is very quick; just need photocopies of your passport, vehicle registration, and...
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,810
Posted By Rustysauce
No poop!!!! Although, if the coyote's are...

No poop!!!! Although, if the coyote's are wandering around they may have pooped in the area by now.

It's good wholesome treasure, nothing to be afraid about :D
Forum: Latin America 10-18-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,810
Posted By Rustysauce
Buried treasure in Gonzaga Bay

I needed to sort-out the luggage on my DR650 (and eject a few unnecessary items), but didn't want my perfectly-good pelican case (model 1450) to go to waste. I had it mounted to my ProMoto billet...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
I just installed my SW Motech centerstand...

I just installed my SW Motech centerstand yesterday, and with the Procycle Low Pegs (and lowered brake pedal), I ran into the same situation...I ended up doing a combination of filing down the bottom...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 273,362
Posted By Rustysauce
Mountain peeking out, somewhere along the Hurley...

Mountain peeking out, somewhere along the Hurley Pass in BC.

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s352/NickSM3/stuff/DSC00860.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Has anyone with a 30L Safari tank lost the bolts...

Has anyone with a 30L Safari tank lost the bolts that hold the front brace on? Both of mine wiggled out, and now with the tank 1/2 full of fuel the wings have spread out a bit, so it's going to be a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,807
Posted By Rustysauce
Awesome!!! Great report & video...Now that...

Awesome!!! Great report & video...Now that you've healed up, when's the next trip?
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By Rustysauce
Thanks all for the replies. Aside from the small...

Thanks all for the replies. Aside from the small area with torn rubber I can't see/feel any more signs of damage. I've bought a 3rd tire lever, and plan to use plenty more dish soap when...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By Rustysauce
Did I just kill this tire?

Maybe I could have chosen a softer/easier tire than a 140/80-18 Mefo Super Explorer for my first attempt at mounting a tire...but after lots of swearing I managed to mount it using two spoons. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
I'd recommend against re-using crush washers and...

I'd recommend against re-using crush washers and o-rings when possible. If you re-anneal a copper washer that's great, but for a piece that is so damn cheap, yet can cause a big problem (does anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
TrophyHunter: Yep, the rear mount is for water ...

TrophyHunter: Yep, the rear mount is for water :)

Like acap650 said, the screen is from an F650GS Dakar. At full steering lock the 'wings' on the side hit the Safari tank, so I will be doing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
I finally got my DR650 operational, and took it...

I finally got my DR650 operational, and took it out for a quick spin today. Coming off of a KTM 625MC, the DR is way less exhausting to ride...it makes me wonder how I've tolerated riding the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Checked my NSU screws yesterday. 2007 with only...

Checked my NSU screws yesterday. 2007 with only 2200 kms. They broke loose with a satisfying 'snap'. For an M5 screw I don't think they were going anywhere. Regardless, I red loctited some cap...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Side-stand relay recycling

I've bypassed the side-stand relay from my bike, and I'm wondering if I can re-use it to provide switched power to my Oxford heated grips (yes, I know it's almost summer, but I'm planning ahead!!). ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Exactly... :d

Exactly... :d
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Check your bearings

Decided to inspect the steering head bearings on the new-to-me DR. 2007 model year with 2200 kms on it.

Dry as a bone!! They really do skimp on the stuff at the factory...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,588
Posted By Rustysauce
Great photos and report! How long did it take...

Great photos and report! How long did it take you guys to acclimatise to the elevation, after your first ascent to the altiplano?
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Rustysauce
Sounds like the slave; I had a similar problem...

Sounds like the slave; I had a similar problem when I first got my SMC. When you are bleeding with the syringe, bottom-up, there shouldn't be much resistance to push the fluid up...make sure the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
What model Pelican case are you using?

What model Pelican case are you using?
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
Hahaha, that's right.

Hahaha, that's right.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 101,317
Views: 19,642,369
Posted By Rustysauce
This is what many dollars spent at Procycle,...

This is what many dollars spent at Procycle, Cogent, and other shops looks like.

DR650: 1
Bank Account: 0

:D
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