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Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,928
Posted By crashmaster
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Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,928
Posted By crashmaster
Some of my stamps have either "entrada, E" or...

Some of my stamps have either "entrada, E" or "salida, S" on them, but not all of them have that, FWIW.

When I've handed in my FMT, at times I have seen migracion folks start punching away at the...
Forum: Alaska 02-19-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By crashmaster
TKC's on a CBR? cool. :freaky

TKC's on a CBR? cool. :freaky
Forum: Alaska 02-18-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By crashmaster
Great stuff man. I think I just found a new...

Great stuff man. I think I just found a new winter activity for me to do, well, if winter ever comes back that is.
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By crashmaster
For sure. That looks like big fun actually.

For sure. That looks like big fun actually.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,928
Posted By crashmaster
Actually, either one is fine, but from the east...

Actually, either one is fine, but from the east crossing if you're not familiar, its a little nebulous/complicated how to get going south on Mex 5, but not a real big deal, just kind of feel your way...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27,517
Views: 2,335,179
Posted By crashmaster
Yep. Most of Asia seems to not be a problem for...

Yep. Most of Asia seems to not be a problem for non-chip cards. Don't have a problem in Latin America either. Europe is a problem for chipless cards in many places. Want to fuel up with your...
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By crashmaster
Girdwood: May 18, 2013 ...

Girdwood: May 18, 2013

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Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27,517
Views: 2,335,179
Posted By crashmaster
Punta del Este during culo season is worth a...

Punta del Este during culo season is worth a visit. :evil

For Mexico, Zipolite beach has an ok culo season as well.
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Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,928
Posted By crashmaster
Mexicali crossing is a breeze. Just pull over to...

Mexicali crossing is a breeze. Just pull over to the buildings on the right, get your FMT. No hay problema. If you want to wait to get your TVIP, you can do so at the ferry terminal in Pichilingue.
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By crashmaster
Justin, I like to use the Rancho Ojai KOA for...

Justin, I like to use the Rancho Ojai KOA for parking. Once you enter Tecate, get on Mex 2 libre, NOT the cuota, and head east. After about 20 minutes or so out of town, on your left you will see...
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By crashmaster
After that long, I bet you can actually watch the...

After that long, I bet you can actually watch the farticulates wash down the drain. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,617
Posted By crashmaster
If you try it, might be a good idea to put on a...

If you try it, might be a good idea to put on a nomex suit before hand. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,251
Posted By crashmaster
Best thing I ever did in my life, hands down. ...

Best thing I ever did in my life, hands down. Ride Report is in sig line. Its amateur stuff compared to your photos though.

It is getting about time for another extended ride. Just need to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By crashmaster
Good solution.

Good solution.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By crashmaster
+1 Getting all the air out can be a little...

+1 Getting all the air out can be a little tricky. FWIW, removing the rear wheel and setting the bike on the swing arm to burp the system did not work well for me when I did a wp change in a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,755
Posted By crashmaster
I have not tried CJ's tank but I have used Ned's...

I have not tried CJ's tank but I have used Ned's tank for quite a few years. I did wind up ripping off the mounting plate with the swing arm while going through some larger whoops at a pretty good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By crashmaster
Interesting comment. Most of Alaska, and Canada...

Interesting comment. Most of Alaska, and Canada if it is even accessible at all, its by small aircraft, by river, by dog sled, or on foot, and lacks any human population. Its wilderness compared to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,251
Posted By crashmaster
Yep that was it. :freaky Still, great ride...

Yep that was it. :freaky

Still, great ride report amigo!
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,251
Posted By crashmaster
Great write up. Love the style and humor. The...

Great write up. Love the style and humor. The pics are really top notch as well. :freaky

I think I ran into you guys at Panama customs at the airport. Around May 2011? I was on the last...
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By crashmaster
Try La Serena in the north, and of course...

Try La Serena in the north, and of course Santiago, then further south, Chillan, Temuco. I'm sure that many other places have them too, but I found all kinds of tires including MT-21's in the places...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,687
Posted By crashmaster
Its not different. Don't re-think it, unless all...

Its not different. Don't re-think it, unless all proceeds are going to one of Malcolm Smiths orphanages/charities or the like to help the less fortunate folks of Baja California. Just sayin' amigo. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,572
Posted By crashmaster
For Baja, I just strap a small tail bag, bivy bag...

For Baja, I just strap a small tail bag, bivy bag and ground tarp on the back with some Rok straps. Camping, I sleep in my riding gear, on the ground tarp and bivy bag. ITs pretty Spartan, but it...
Forum: Latin America 12-31-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By crashmaster
So how did you like the lagunas route and SW...

So how did you like the lagunas route and SW Bolivia Bob? Post up some pics!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,616
Posted By crashmaster
You'll figure it out, Proper knobbies on the 990...

You'll figure it out, Proper knobbies on the 990 are a must if you take it in real off road conditions. On dirt roads/two tracks with knobbies, I sometimes wind up riding at speeds way over my...
Forum: Latin America 12-31-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 17,442
Posted By crashmaster
Let me know what days you are thinking about. ...

Let me know what days you are thinking about. Snow situation is pretty poor right now. We had some good snows here in south central AK, then it warmed up and rained for over a week. :eek1

un...
Forum: Latin America 12-31-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By crashmaster
I thought Santa was Alaskan? He lives in North...

I thought Santa was Alaskan? He lives in North Pole just outside of Squarebanks right? :lol3
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By crashmaster
Feliz navidad y año nuevo Lucinda, desde...

Feliz navidad y año nuevo Lucinda, desde Girdwood, AK.

Y, feliz navidad y año nuevo to all you FF's and my good buddies from all over America Latino! :1drink

Keep on riding and having great...
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 17,442
Posted By crashmaster
Feliz navidad desde Girdwood! Abrazos a ti y...

Feliz navidad desde Girdwood! Abrazos a ti y Luisa.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,616
Posted By crashmaster
Actually, some deep Baja sugar sand is not that...

Actually, some deep Baja sugar sand is not that big of a deal on the fat lady after you get the hang of it. However, if your ignore the basics: on the pegs, weight a bit back, keep traction on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,616
Posted By crashmaster
Possibly, that is fact. It really excels in...

Possibly, that is fact. It really excels in desert off road riding, I mean, really, really excels, as long as its not too technical. I've taken my 990 in about 85% of the places I take my 450 but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,616
Posted By crashmaster
OK, now I get it, sorry, I'm an "old guy.". :lol3...

OK, now I get it, sorry, I'm an "old guy.". :lol3 Get the 9X0. It crushes everything, well. Just respect the bike, or it will for sure crush you. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,616
Posted By crashmaster
Great bike in off road conditions and and...

Great bike in off road conditions and and although its a fat pig, it handles like a much lighter bike, and you won't notice the weight of the 9X0 until everything goes horribly wrong, and then it...
Forum: Latin America 12-18-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By crashmaster
If I'm in my truck, I buy insurance. Worked well...

If I'm in my truck, I buy insurance. Worked well for me in the past with a collision in Ensenada where a city bus hit me while I was stopped at a light. The bus driver told the cops that I put it...
Forum: Latin America 12-17-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 23,979
Posted By crashmaster
Like Bman said, don't go get all fkd up in a bar....

Like Bman said, don't go get all fkd up in a bar. Actually, its better if you don't go to a bar. If you do, watch the barmaid uncork your beer, don't get up and go the the head and leave your beer....
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By crashmaster
That would be worth doing. I remember someone...

That would be worth doing. I remember someone telling me that there is an old mining road going up to the saddle between the twin summits. Check it out and report back, with lots of pics!
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By crashmaster
Circular polarizer. :D Yeah, the pics for sure...

Circular polarizer. :D Yeah, the pics for sure don't do it justice. Spectacular place.
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By crashmaster
I would go all the way back down there just to...

I would go all the way back down there just to ride SW Bolivia again. I was pretty jealous of Mark since he got to do it twice. :D

Sorry about the first post, no pics. Posts with no pics are...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By crashmaster
Hard to tell the exact route I took, I was just...

Hard to tell the exact route I took, I was just kind of looking at a map, at a GPS loaded with fantasy maps, at landmarks, and feeling my way south. The GPS was useful because I marked where I came...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By crashmaster
If its still anything like it was several years...

If its still anything like it was several years ago you should be fine mate. Plenty of Land Crusiers passing by both directions on the route from Uyuni through the lagunas if you stay on the main...
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