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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
Leave the camping gear. 1) you won't need it. 2)...

Leave the camping gear. 1) you won't need it. 2) the extra weight is going to break your bike at the first hard tope.

Have fun.

PS: stop every 15 minutes for a photo. Take way too many photos....
Forum: Latin America 09-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
Abandoning a bike can get you banned from ever...

Abandoning a bike can get you banned from ever bringing a vehicle into that country, and it can make it hard for you in other ways, so I've heard.

There have been quite a few "oh no! I didn't...
Forum: Latin America 09-18-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
The TVIP is easy. For you from Panama to Costa...

The TVIP is easy. For you from Panama to Costa Rica isn't a big deal. I can't argue with you. If it was me, in real life, it would depend on my mood.
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
Dear Peanut Gallery: Colomtnbkr's real ride is a...

Dear Peanut Gallery: Colomtnbkr's real ride is a beautiful Goldwing.

My R1100RS felt like it was breaking.

If there weren't topes, the RS was Fun. But... shit, just trying to get off the road...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
The hastle of canceling a TVIP is nothing...

The hastle of canceling a TVIP is nothing compared to the hastle of not being able to cancel because, for example, you ride all the way to Panama and then realize that you'd rather ship the bike...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
Riding south is not like riding north. In the US...

Riding south is not like riding north. In the US and Canada I have no trouble with a 65 mph moving average, and I can do 700 mikes per day without feeling like an Iron Zbutt rider. But south?
...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
Cancel your TVIPs as you leave each country.

Cancel your TVIPs as you leave each country.
Forum: Latin America 09-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
I couldn't hear any snoring over my snoring.

I couldn't hear any snoring over my snoring.
Forum: Latin America 09-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,483
Posted By bananaman
Bump

Bump
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
If you can average 35 mph, you're doing great. In...

If you can average 35 mph, you're doing great. In Mexico on the cuotas you can do 100, but not for very far. A Mexico 600 mile day is like a US 1000.

Camping: forget about it. But bring a sleeping...
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
How many Latin America ride reports have you read?

How many Latin America ride reports have you read?
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
Forget about camping. You'll end up dead.

Forget about camping. You'll end up dead.
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
It's about 4500 miles to Yavisa. A solid...

It's about 4500 miles to Yavisa.

A solid day to Matamoros. Then you have six days to go 3500 miles. Six hundred miles per day. Plus:

US Mex border. 1 hour minimum.

Mex Guat border. 2...
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
This was the most relaxing LARR. Let's find...

This was the most relaxing LARR.

Let's find a Northern Mexico place. Not too far in. No farther than Monterey. It's pretty far to Tampico.

How about Sota Santa Marina.
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By bananaman
You can not ride from Kansas to Panama in a week....

You can not ride from Kansas to Panama in a week.

Read the Just Butt Time thread.

You should have come to Throttlemeister's this weekend for the Latin America Rider Rallye. You would have had...
Forum: Latin America 09-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
If you know about the Baja 1000

If you know about the Baja 1000
Forum: Latin America 09-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
Amy and I, we were going to pick up Ken. but I...

Amy and I, we were going to pick up Ken. but I guess Ken thought 9 o'clock p_m was too late. Amy and I will be arriving around midnight. remind me to let Dave G know which hotel because he said it...
Forum: Latin America 09-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
I knew you weren't serious about the pig. ...

I knew you weren't serious about the pig.

I'll bring spotted cow and totally naked. Enough for all.

We're leaving Friday mid day and Amy wants to hotel it...

The dealer finisher my bike...
Forum: Latin America 09-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By bananaman
No, a big camera doesn't make you a target....

No, a big camera doesn't make you a target. Unless you rude a 125 with your entire family, and the pig, you're already a target. But you're also a rock star.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,715
Posted By bananaman
Thanks for the updates. I also have a bad...

Thanks for the updates.

I also have a bad shoulder, after shattering my shoulder blade when I hit a deer in April.

Zip ties and duct tape hold most of my gear together.
Forum: Latin America 09-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
A goldwing from Colorado to Oklahoma? What could...

A goldwing from Colorado to Oklahoma? What could be easier. 1.8l, cruises at 120mph all day, super comfy, enough storage...
Forum: Latin America 09-05-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By bananaman
I also carried a Nikon and two lenses. Like Ben...

I also carried a Nikon and two lenses. Like Ben says, keep it in the bag if it doesn't feel right. And also carry a Point and Shoot, a small one.

Earlier this year, I traveled to India. I ended...
Forum: Latin America 09-04-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
Done

Done
Forum: Latin America 09-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
Next year, you're going to have to host. How...

Next year, you're going to have to host. How about Orcas Island.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,715
Posted By bananaman
I'd like to see some post-crash updates. I'm...

I'd like to see some post-crash updates.

I'm considering this, or the Leatt Adventure Body Protector.

Note to other posters: if you correctly spell the name of the equipment you use, your posts...
Forum: Latin America 09-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
I updated post 2 and I'll keep updating it with...

I updated post 2 and I'll keep updating it with potentials.
Forum: Latin America 09-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
I need a head count so that I know how many...

I need a head count so that I know how many steaks to bring. I've got Kansas City cuts, sirloin, brisket, and ground beef. And short ribs. Since we're driving (doing a Colomtnbkr imitation), we have...
Forum: Latin America 08-30-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
But there's an Ironman class.

But there's an Ironman class.
Forum: Latin America 08-30-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
Pre run 11/6 to 11/10. Race 11/12-11/14. Return...

Pre run 11/6 to 11/10. Race 11/12-11/14. Return to Ensenada 11/15-11/16.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 189,562
Posted By bananaman
And now, like forever later, in real life, we're...

And now, like forever later, in real life, we're friends. Life is cool like this.
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
If I hadn't started farming, I would have been...

If I hadn't started farming, I would have been able to race you. Instead, I'm super jealous.

As for Ok Lucinda, in real life his HP2 is what got Ken and I started on Baja. Now I'm fucked.

I'm...
Forum: Latin America 08-26-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
I'd wanted to hear first hand about your rtw!

I'd wanted to hear first hand about your rtw!
Forum: Latin America 08-09-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
When, again?

When, again?
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By bananaman
Where's the rest?

Where's the rest?
Forum: Latin America 07-28-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,744
Posted By bananaman
Damn, Gaston: this is actually well said. I was...

Damn, Gaston: this is actually well said. I was always hoping that he was just trying to disappear.
Forum: Latin America 06-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
THIS. You know I'll want to keep the NX. ...

THIS.

You know I'll want to keep the NX.

:D
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
Don't be surprised if I bring a horse. Or I...

Don't be surprised if I bring a horse.

Or I could do Dr. Benny-style and bring a mountain bike.

But the truck sure do ride nice with a 600# ATV in the back.

Or maybe by September I'll have...
Forum: Latin America 06-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,468
Posted By bananaman
India was for elephant riding, and...

India was for elephant riding, and counter-terrorism training, you goof.

Currently bike-less, I might just bring an ATV. Or a horse.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By bananaman
So I could swap in the final drive from my...

So I could swap in the final drive from my wrecked 1100GS...

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By bananaman
R1150GS Final Drive Ratio Change

Today I rode a 2000 1150GS. I liked it but 1st gear was too tall. How easy is it to change to a rear end with more grunt?
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