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Forum: Latin America 05-29-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Pelon
I think I am going to go down towards San...

I think I am going to go down towards San Vicente. This year's course crosses just south of Santo Tomas. I am going to spend the night in Ensenada, watch the start on Sat., and then head down to...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Pelon
Baja 500 Reminder . . .

For those of you who, like me, are heading to Baja this week for the 500 to race, pit or (as in my case) merely watch, please remember to pack out what you pack in! Every year the litter, trash,...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Pelon
Claro k si! Te marco.

Claro k si! Te marco.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,682
Posted By Pelon
No. It was a nice bike, but it handled like a 79...

No. It was a nice bike, but it handled like a 79 Cadillac El Dorado in the turns . . . big sweeping rear end sway, and the suspension, while comfortable, was in no way geared for performance.

My...
Forum: Latin America 05-25-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Pelon
No se . . . temprano? Salgo a las 9 o 10?

No se . . . temprano? Salgo a las 9 o 10?
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,884
Posted By Pelon
Slipper clutches are great, but they cheat you...

Slipper clutches are great, but they cheat you out of a valuable learning experience with your bike. I would suggest living with it for 6 months, minimum, before considering an upgrade.

Suerte...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By Pelon
I've ridden the Multistrada, the Tiger ('05), and...

I've ridden the Multistrada, the Tiger ('05), and neither of them are as capable or responsive (IMO) as the 990. Prolly explains why I now own a 990 . . .
Forum: Latin America 05-25-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Pelon
Felicidades a tu hermano! Voy a tomar fotos . . ....

Felicidades a tu hermano! Voy a tomar fotos . . . te muestro cuando regresas.
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,397
Posted By Pelon
Nice bike. Most riders (although many would...

Nice bike. Most riders (although many would refuse to admit it) lack the skills to handle this much size and power off road. I have a friend with one, though, who rides SCORE, and he says it's the...
Forum: Latin America 05-22-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Pelon
Baja 500

Anybody running down to Ensenada for the 500?

I am gonna head down next Friday. Might bring my 8 year old daughter, too. Looking to ride my 990 and find a spot out on the course to watch the...
Forum: Latin America 05-21-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Pelon
Yikes! My litre to gallon conversion skills suck!...

Yikes! My litre to gallon conversion skills suck! Eres correcto!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,365
Posted By Pelon
I rode from Cabo to San Diego (940 mi) nonstop on...

I rode from Cabo to San Diego (940 mi) nonstop on the stock seat. Mild soreness the next day, but that was about it.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,246
Posted By Pelon
I occasionally have to bring a suit with me when...

I occasionally have to bring a suit with me when I travel. Here is the trick. Take each piece individually (jacket, trousers, shirt, etc.) and place inside the plastic bags they come home from the...
Forum: Latin America 05-21-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Pelon
Last week I think it was roughly $3.50 per...

Last week I think it was roughly $3.50 per gallon. I will be in Tijuana today, and will report back.
Forum: Latin America 05-20-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
I could not agree more. However, it would put me...

I could not agree more. However, it would put me out of business. :cry
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
Four U.S. persons found dead in Rosarito ...

Four U.S. persons found dead in Rosarito

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/16328502/detail.html?rss=dgo&psp=news&gg=true

Edit: Subsequent report indicates 3 of the dead were Mexican males...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,256
Posted By Pelon
So go orange, buy a 990, and never look back!...

So go orange, buy a 990, and never look back! :deal I can carry more junk on my 990 than I ever could on any bagger I have owned.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Pelon
Have you all seen KTM's new car? That thing...

Have you all seen KTM's new car? That thing looks sweet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Pelon
Motorcycle campout in Banner for Friends of Bill . . .

. . . if anybody is interested, shoot me a PM. The campsite is close to Julian. It is a family friendly event with games for kids, movies at night, food, etc. Last year we had about 150.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pelon
The 990 is a pig in the dirt. It is better than...

The 990 is a pig in the dirt. It is better than any other large bike I have ridden, but it still IS a LARGE bike. My suggestion would be to get very comfortable on a smaller bike before trying to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Pelon
Hey . . .. post some pics! You are gonna love...

Hey . . .. post some pics! You are gonna love your bike. My 07 is the best bike I have ever owned. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,505
Posted By Pelon
Just picked one up about two months ago. Fastest...

Just picked one up about two months ago. Fastest Harley I have ever ridden, and I've ridden lots.

Still, not nearly as fast (or fun) as my 990, but a good scoot nonetheless.
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
Beg to differ. Mexico's government fails its own...

Beg to differ. Mexico's government fails its own people. Ours fails the world. But, I don't want to talk politics. The only safe countries left are Andorra and San Marino.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,505
Posted By Pelon
Great bike, but not yet legal in CA. WOuld have...

Great bike, but not yet legal in CA. WOuld have to buy used with 7500 or more on the clock
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
I have never been to Chile, Argentina, Ecuador,...

I have never been to Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, or Colombia. But, I have been to Venezuela, Cuba, to most countries in Europe, and throughout Africa. The drivers in Venezuela were definitely...
Forum: Latin America 05-11-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
Of course, 9/11 and Oklahoma City have never...

Of course, 9/11 and Oklahoma City have never happened in Mexico . . . .

Every country has its problems.
Forum: Latin America 05-09-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
1. Do not ride at night (particularly on the...

1. Do not ride at night (particularly on the highways);
2. Do not drink and ride;
3. Even if not riding, avoid drunkenness. Very easy to become a victim when you don't have your wits about you.
...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By Pelon
"Police go fuck your whore mothers."

"Police go fuck your whore mothers."
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,753
Posted By Pelon
It's a fairly heavy bike to power wheelie, but it...

It's a fairly heavy bike to power wheelie, but it can be done in second. Never tried it in third.

It's easy when slipping the clutch, or chopping the throttle to compress the front end, and...
Forum: Latin America 05-07-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
Yep. But 1 1/2 hours away is La Paz, which is...

Yep. But 1 1/2 hours away is La Paz, which is beautiful, and still (despite its size) has the sleepy feel of Baja from days gone by.

All of Baja is changing, though. Loreto has yuppified, Mulege...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Pelon
As long as you have reasonably positioned bars,...

As long as you have reasonably positioned bars, it is entirely possible to stand and control a cruiser that is fitted with mid controls. Forward controls (which I have NEVER understood) make this...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Pelon
I put DOT knobbies on my old FXR and rode up and...

I put DOT knobbies on my old FXR and rode up and down Baja on it. It was a blast. Of course, the suspension was for shit, and I bottomed out all the time, but I had a blast. And that was a BIG...
Forum: Latin America 05-06-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,817
Posted By Pelon
Have you already sent the paperwork to D.F.? I...

Have you already sent the paperwork to D.F.? I spoke with a business associate of mine who is involved in the importation of autos to Mexico (he works out of Tijuana), and he informs me there are...
Forum: Latin America 05-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
You rightly allude, though, to what has become my...

You rightly allude, though, to what has become my mantra: Mexico as a whole, and the two states of Baja California in particular, is always where I'd rather be. I have travelled the world both on...
Forum: Latin America 05-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
Your stale is another man's fresh. Every day,...

Your stale is another man's fresh. Every day, there are people venturing to Baja for the first time. This forum is a great resource for those travelling by motorcycle, and I would expect those...
Forum: Latin America 05-01-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,491
Posted By Pelon
"Preocuparse por" = to worry. Pretty broad...

"Preocuparse por" = to worry.

Pretty broad generalization there, Kiko. A good friend and business associate who maintains his offices in Tijuana recently has sent his family from Tijuana to San...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By Pelon
"Donde quieres k ponga mi verga?" ...

"Donde quieres k ponga mi verga?"



"Soy un pendejo. No encontraria mi culo si me dijiera a buscar entre mis nalgas."




Yes, "soy jotito" still applies.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By Pelon
Here are a few more suggestions . . . 1. ...

Here are a few more suggestions . . .

1. If you are coming into town, don't yet have a place to stay, and would like to relax for a bit, try this out:

"Soy jotito. Donde estan los ninos?"...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Pelon
There is already a thread about this over in...

There is already a thread about this over in Latin America.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=285991

No reason to repeat everything that's been said already, but the dangers in...
Forum: Racing 04-28-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,217
Posted By Pelon
I haven't missed a 250, 500, or 1000 in 4 years. ...

I haven't missed a 250, 500, or 1000 in 4 years. 'Course I am!
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