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Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,065
Posted By bush pilot
Sure seems like ya smoked the clutch. Maybe under...

Sure seems like ya smoked the clutch. Maybe under warranty maybe not. Smoked clutch is smoke.
Forum: Face plant 10-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 57,141
Posted By bush pilot
Life is life. It's not always easy to explain....

Life is life. It's not always easy to explain. I've had so many close calls I cant begin to count them all.
There simply is no accounting for all my dumb luck and the poor guy who had the tree fall...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 60,481
Posted By bush pilot
I reckon my samsung note3 is going to replace all...

I reckon my samsung note3 is going to replace all my gizmos. It pretty much handles it all. My trusty 276c still works but it's clunker and all the waterproof sealing has failed. It can be fixed, but...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By bush pilot
Pirelli's Scorpions are great on the KLR. I got...

Pirelli's Scorpions are great on the KLR. I got my last set in Lima. They last and last, tough like the Avon Gripsters which are still my favorites. As soon as I arrived in Glasgow I bought a fresh...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By bush pilot
The R6 would certainly get the job done some soft...

The R6 would certainly get the job done some soft saddlebags and a waterproof duffle ,and maybe some helibars. I started on one journey on an ST1100, but ended up trading for a nice KLR650.
The...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By bush pilot
You can often line up a bike from another ADV...

You can often line up a bike from another ADV rider who is finishing up a journey.
Punta Arenas is a free trade zone and you can legally transfer a bike.
I've met people who did the transfer in...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-14-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,097
Posted By bush pilot
Numerous occasions in South America where the...

Numerous occasions in South America where the land is fenced up pretty tight I'll ask for permission to pitch my tent for the night. I always was cordially offered much hospitality.

Only once in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,359
Posted By bush pilot
Dropping a big GS is mighty easy to do. As I'm...

Dropping a big GS is mighty easy to do.
As I'm getting older I'm thinking about turning it into a hack.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,055
Posted By bush pilot
The easiest cheapest solution is use Napa chain...

The easiest cheapest solution is use Napa chain lube at the end of the day, and maybe once or twice during the day if you're trying to get max life out of the drivetrain. It's messy but the chain...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By bush pilot
Just start riding. Pop in to you local...

Just start riding.
Pop in to you local Starbucks.
Plan an Ironbutt ride.
Ride across country staying off interstate hwy.
Ride through Saskatchewan on farm roads.
Ride up to Deadhorse AK, then...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-06-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,176
Posted By bush pilot
1. Samsung note3. it replaced my clunky 276c and...

1. Samsung note3. it replaced my clunky 276c and netbook.
2. luxurylite cot(i've gone through three of these cots), a big agnes tent(this is my third tent), 30 degree Wiggy's outer bag and fleece...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By bush pilot
Last I heard the Friendship bridge is still...

Last I heard the Friendship bridge is still closed to Thai registered bikes. Mukdahan/Savannakhet bridge is open for Thai bikes.

For the current info and paperwork necessary check in at the...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,018
Posted By bush pilot
Good choice

Those older KLR's are good machines, I like them, I've got two on different continents.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-30-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,400
Posted By bush pilot
I've found covering the bike with a motorcycle...

I've found covering the bike with a motorcycle cover works, out of sight out of mind.

When shopping at say Wally world I never park in the parking lot, park on the sidewalk near the side entrance...
Forum: Asia 09-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By bush pilot
Not entirely true, it is possible to take a Thai...

Not entirely true, it is possible to take a Thai (registered in your name) bike into Cambodia and Laos, Vietnam is more difficult but can be done also.

Current info and document requirements is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By bush pilot
Actually I see three questions there, the first...

Actually I see three questions there, the first two depend on whether the shocks are set up with the right springs for the weight you'll be carrying, if so the answer to the third question is yes it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By bush pilot
If you do a lot of high speed riding you might...

If you do a lot of high speed riding you might need a second bike like a ZX14R or a Busa. I'd love to have either one but they are too fast.

What great about the GS is that it's fun at lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By bush pilot
That's good to know, we had a spell for a few...

That's good to know, we had a spell for a few years only gasohol 95 being available and the engine knocked under hard load. Now we can get pure benzine 95 in all the main towns. It likes that fuel....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By bush pilot
The sad fact of the matter the GS is a very blunt...

The sad fact of the matter the GS is a very blunt instrument aerodynamically.
High speed in top gear puts a significant load on the engine and subsequent the the oil heats up.
I see it on my old...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,282
Posted By bush pilot
I also use the bead rider on top of a Sargent...

I also use the bead rider on top of a Sargent seat, hindsight I could have just put the bead rider on top the stock seat. I use the wood beads and and it holds up well. Not sure the hardness of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By bush pilot
Looks like you're getting some cupping, which is...

Looks like you're getting some cupping, which is fairly normal as a tire gets older. Check the pressure and plan on a new tire in the near future. I'd ride it now, no worries.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,667
Posted By bush pilot
^^as far as braking goes, many of us who have...

^^as far as braking goes, many of us who have riding a long time ride with a finger on the brake lever and two fingers on the clutch. The two fingers on the clutch is mainly and old 2 stroke rider...
Forum: Latin America 08-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By bush pilot
There's a very nice hot springs and campground...

There's a very nice hot springs and campground just north of Salto, Termas del Rio Arapey, really lovely spot. I was there during the early season not many people there. Looked like it could get...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 42,279
Posted By bush pilot
"Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon...

"Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel"

Roadhouse Blues, The Doors
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By bush pilot
Stickers are definitely cool:clap

Stickers are definitely cool:clap
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,286
Posted By bush pilot
Buy a few beers and don't be a slob, keep it...

Buy a few beers and don't be a slob, keep it simple.:freaky
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,662
Views: 2,482,037
Posted By bush pilot
what a great thread, I wish I'd found it years...

what a great thread, I wish I'd found it years ago. A bunch of the pics in the first 200 pages have flown the coup.:cry
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By bush pilot
Hydrate a camelback works. Stop and rest if...

Hydrate a camelback works. Stop and rest if needed. Interstate hwy is really boring.
I did my SS inside Thailand, south to north on open access hwy.
That was interesting. Around midnight with...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By bush pilot
Elkskin ropers rock!! I'm on third pair. I...

Elkskin ropers rock!!

I'm on third pair. I buy a new pair for each new bike.
the 1100gs ,,,now about 7 years and 80K miles and many wet miles in the tropics. They still have some life though...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By bush pilot
A AAA card, credit card, good tyres, good chain...

A AAA card, credit card, good tyres, good chain and sprockets, can of fix a flat, water, camelbacks are good, and don't forget your nose to smell the roses.

Be sure to lube the chain the night...
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By bush pilot
Peru is my favorite. But curiously I still...

Peru is my favorite. But curiously I still haven't been the Machu Pichu which is on every ones must do list. Probably why I haven't been there yet.

Dang there are so many incredible places in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,912
Posted By bush pilot
You are aware of course your bike uses...

You are aware of course your bike uses petrol/benzine. Gas is what come out of a cow's anus. Sometimes ya just gotta love American provincialism.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,081
Posted By bush pilot
Time marches on don't it! I turned 58 recently,...

Time marches on don't it! I turned 58 recently, still going strong, I feel my best on my long rides, stealth camping.
Though my big 1100GS is starting to be a little tedious weight-wise, I might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,157
Posted By bush pilot
There's all kinds of people I reckon, being a...

There's all kinds of people I reckon, being a slave to a Harley fashion show for 15 years is beyond comprehension. I wonder if they roll all the Harley fashion leather gear into the package?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,583
Posted By bush pilot
I seem to remember it being just the opposite...

I seem to remember it being just the opposite with the old airheads roll on the throttle and the suspension squats a little lowering the center of gravity making the bike hold the corner better....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-15-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,946
Posted By bush pilot
I like the gen1 KLR's (I have two of the for...

I like the gen1 KLR's (I have two of the for travel bikes) Mostly because they're good all around machines, handle very well carry a load well, cheap to acquire. $2500-$3000 will get you a pretty...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,390
Posted By bush pilot
A lot of good advice here, but i just remembered...

A lot of good advice here, but i just remembered I had an R80/7RT and had great tool kit with it.

Anyway necessity it the mother of invention.

My first mechanic lesson was a 1963 Plymouth...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,390
Posted By bush pilot
Acquiring mechanic skills takes time. This is...

Acquiring mechanic skills takes time. This is from an old school of hard knocks student.

You need some basic tools.
Combination wrenches, (the forged china made from wally world are adequate)
a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-12-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By bush pilot
I liked the way 606's felt on the street, had a...

I liked the way 606's felt on the street, had a predictable give to them. They just wore out too fast.
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,298
Posted By bush pilot
Agreed anyone of us could die at any given point...

Agreed anyone of us could die at any given point in time. In fact we all will be dead at some point.
What matters is the journey. That's kinda what's this forum is all about.. the journey.. not...
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