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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... Today, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By Vin
A few years back...

A while back I was looking at buying an armored Cat that someone in Granby was selling. But, the ad must have got pulled.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By Vin
The reservoir gasket failed on mine and I had to...

The reservoir gasket failed on mine and I had to fab a new one out of an old bicycle tube. It is much better than the pump-up/bleed method.
Forum: Latin America Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,154
Posted By Vin
Correct

Nash - you are correct that it could not haul large cargo. But, I believe there is already infrastructure in place for that. Ferry express wasn't doing truck or cargo; they didn't even have a dock. I...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,154
Posted By Vin
More Reasonable...

Here's a decent ferry that just sold at maritimesales.com. I'd think you could keep something like this fully booked week after week. One of you business guys out there run some calculations - how...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,154
Posted By Vin
Water Wings

I concur. The boat pictures I saw looked more like Carnival Cruises than the basic service model that is typical of CA/SA.

I'm thinking a set of water wings on the boxer cylinders and a paddle...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Vin
Congrats

That's the "Adventure" attitude - what's the best bike for a trip like this? The one you have in the garage.
Keep riding and posting.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By Vin
Coloradan

I sent an email to all the addresses you provided. Even though I'm not from NM (forgot to mention that part) our elected officials need to know they are acccountable to the citizenry.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vin
Good Luck Duck

19 years next month on my Borg liver. Medical science is amazing. Prayers and family/friend support work wonders, too.
I remember transplant seemed like this giant wall that I just couldn't see...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,737,166
Posted By Vin
I Can Share...

I'll let him use my bike - IF - he gets me into the Colorado 500.
(Oh wait - then I'd need my bike)
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Vin
Great Video....

...didn't know there was an off season.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,737,166
Posted By Vin
No Title

I bought a bike once with no title. It only took about a hundred bucks to get one, but a LOT of legwork. It has to be appraised, title insurance purchased, VIN verification, state title...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16,126
Views: 2,554,044
Posted By Vin
'05-'12 Vario Panniers

I've got a full setup for an R1200GS listed over on the flea market.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047916

Round the price down to $800 if I don't have to ship them....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,705
Posted By Vin
Zen

I read about half of it until it got to the mental disease part.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,078
Posted By Vin
Beyond me...

The GSA, the 1190R... or any of the other bikes mentioned above are all beyond my ability to fully utilize. When it came my time to ante up the $$s I bought a used '09 GS. It's had it's problems, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 77,177
Posted By Vin
Computer shelf

Problem: my computer was always getting crammed into an already over filled top box.
Solution: I built/installed an aluminum drop-down shelf to hold my laptop. It has bolts that keep it from...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By Vin
Groundhog

Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks. I've gone back to bed.:snore
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Vin
There goes your green sticker.

There goes your green sticker.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,343
Posted By Vin
Ktm

I've got the 2008 450 EXC-r. Geared for trail it can still do 70 on the highway for longer than my tailbone wants. Street legal stock whereas the WRs require another grand in upgrades to get a...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,102
Views: 2,872,514
Posted By Vin
That's it...

This is what I want to see. How much STUFF and how it looks all STUFFED.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,102
Views: 2,872,514
Posted By Vin
Beverly Hill Billies

Where do you put Granny and her rocking chair?
Forum: Trip Planning 02-16-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,486
Posted By Vin
ThermaRest

What mattress are you using? I've settled on a ThermaRest Luxury Map and always get a great nights sleep. I'm a belly sleeper so just use a small pillow (usually some clothes stuffed in a helmet...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,043
Posted By Vin
Table Saw

You can cut the foam on a table saw with a high tooth-count blade. Most of the "bays" are the same size. It's a ton quicker than any knife.
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 93,214
Posted By Vin
Semuc Champey

"In my life, I’ve seen beautiful caves. Breath-taking waterfalls. Lovely hot springs. Just not all in one place like this. It was spectacular."

When you get to Guatemala give us a comparison...
Forum: Latin America 02-10-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,700
Posted By Vin
Canoodians...

This time of year there seems to be a disproportionate number of Canadians on the roads in Mexico.

...and all us Americanos sitting at our computers envying them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,934
Posted By Vin
Serious...

I made a serious post once then Baldy banned me for a month. I promised to never do it again.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,934
Posted By Vin
Headcount

What's the current headcount for Yeses and Maybes?

... and do we have to have Klim gear and matching tents?
Forum: EMEA 02-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,489
Posted By Vin
AirBnB for Bikes

There are a lot of cool sites out there to rent someone’s spare room (AirBnB, CouchSurf, VRBO...). One step beyond that are the home swap sites. You stay in my place and enjoy Colorado while I stay...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,428
Posted By Vin
Drill some holes....

Can't carry a chain saw? Consider a brace & bit... and some dynomite!!
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Vin
Burp

It makes me burp. Congrats on opening your first engine. Wrenching can be a lot of fun as long as you finish the job before you forget where all the pieces go.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,915
Posted By Vin
AlCan & Cassier

My first long trip was the continental divide ride - 2700 miles on a 2001 WR426. I think there was a foam shortage that year, cause they made the seat out of an oak plank. Still, at the end of the...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 81,156
Posted By Vin
Border Patrol

OK - maybe not creepy, but still a good story.

I was just a dumb kid (not, that age has improved things any) and just moved to Tucson. I decided to pack up my XT500 and check out the desert. I...
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 125,481
Posted By Vin
My boss...

I tried that at my job, but it didn't work.
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,250
Posted By Vin
Take 'em along or leave 'em home?

They are a good source of protein (and fiber, too). You could probably fit all four of them in the top case.
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,830
Posted By Vin
Well I never...

I've never posted that "I'm in", just subscribed and lurked.
Let's see if being IN makes it better.

I'm in!
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By Vin
Pairing

I've been thinking of wiring something like this into my Jeep so I could play iTunes without physically plugging in. I'd install it behind the dash with permanent power (whenever the Jeep key is...
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Vin
Motoz

I just bought a set of D606 for my KTM. Wish I'd seen these Motoz first.
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 714,299
Posted By Vin
Female

Was there a beaver pond on the other side of the bush?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,887
Posted By Vin
1976 xt500

You are doing a beautiful job. Keep posting.

I restored a 1976 XT500 several years ago. After spending 2 years and $3K I ended up with a bike worth $2K. I sold it because I just couldn't bring...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 313,247
Posted By Vin
Mob Contract

I'm in the midst of planning a Patagonia trip. I have no desire to go out of my way to see the end of earth - but if there was a profitable contract on Osvaldo, I might consider it. Scoundrels like...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Vin
April in Georgia

I downloaded an app call ALLSTAYS Camp & Tent a couple of years ago. Coming across Georgia it pointed me to a little state campground - said it was open, affordable and had warm showers. When I got...
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