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Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 136,213
Posted By jordan325ic
Sorry. My photobucket account will only do...

Sorry.

My photobucket account will only do 10 gigs of traffic per month. I think the refresh date is the 7th or 8th each month. I stopped paying for the unlimited traffic years ago after traffic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 1,096,314
Posted By jordan325ic
http://www.bikeexif.com/tw200 Cool little TW...

http://www.bikeexif.com/tw200

Cool little TW showed up on bikeexif. I think it looks good stripped of the plastic.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 136,213
Posted By jordan325ic
Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte! ...

Hell yea! That is wonderful. Buena suerte!

Thanks for all the kind words. I'm starting a several year Africa/Asia/RTW-ish trip in May. My bike is waiting for me in the UK already, went a bit...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By jordan325ic
When I used to autocross I would kill aluminium...

When I used to autocross I would kill aluminium racing jacks every few months, even the "nicer" craftsman jacks. I was tired of spending big money on things that didn't last, so I decided to go to...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,706
Posted By jordan325ic
When i am moving out and my tent is still wet, I...

When i am moving out and my tent is still wet, I won't put it in the sack, I'll strap everything that is wet on the outside of my tailbag. Every stop I'll rotate it until it's bone-dry again....
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,706
Posted By jordan325ic
I camped 100 nights through South America in an...

I camped 100 nights through South America in an REI half-dome tent that I bought used for $40 (30e). 3 season, light, packs small, two vestibules. I'll be starting a RTW trip soon, and I've never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,032
Posted By jordan325ic
I got a beater BMW with a broken driver's seat...

I got a beater BMW with a broken driver's seat when I was 16. I dusted off an old socket set, and there was a magical moment that I will never forget, when I UNBOLTED THE FOUR BOLTS, PULLED OUT THE...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 32,822
Posted By jordan325ic
http://kz400.createforumhosting.com/new-not-nos-ca...

http://kz400.createforumhosting.com/new-not-nos-carb-holders-for-a-lot-less-was-boots-t6202-45.html

Some info on carb boot workarounds. Not specifically for a 74 but some promising leads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,342
Posted By jordan325ic
I've had a couple of sub-5mph drops over the...

I've had a couple of sub-5mph drops over the years, but nothing more than an embarrassment. Very few near misses at real speeds, but I take note when they happen.

Coming up on 40,000 miles in 4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,323
Posted By jordan325ic
On a long tour, reliability and fixability means...

On a long tour, reliability and fixability means parts availability. The 650 dual-sport class is great, simple and capable, but you're going to be in a hell of a lot of trouble if anything needs...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,794
Posted By jordan325ic
I agree with everyone else. I've always used two...

I agree with everyone else. I've always used two 8" tire irons. Was a hassle the first few times but that was a matter of poor technique and using bigger tire irons would have likely damaged...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,076
Posted By jordan325ic
The pre 2007 ninja has a centerstand. The new one...

The pre 2007 ninja has a centerstand. The new one doesn't, that is a huge thing for me.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 869,094
Posted By jordan325ic
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/joeuser12...

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/joeuser12/30_05_2011_moto_guzzi_850_gt_01_big.jpg

In my opinion.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By jordan325ic
I really believe that Kawasaki got pretty close...

I really believe that Kawasaki got pretty close to perfecting the motorcycle with the ninja 250. Practical, light, economical, reliable, comfortable, fun, plenty fast. The list goes on and on. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 32,822
Posted By jordan325ic
I love my '79 KZ400. Rain-or-shine commuter bike...

I love my '79 KZ400. Rain-or-shine commuter bike for me, very dependable. Did a 4,000 mile western USA tour about two months back. Austin, TX to Utah and thereabouts. Great twin engine, just hitting...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,959
Posted By jordan325ic
In my experience, everyone is going to recommend...

In my experience, everyone is going to recommend pretty much exactly what they used/did/rode, no matter what it was.

So in that vein, I highly recommend using a stock ninja 250 with used...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 136,213
Posted By jordan325ic
My free photobucket account has hit it's 10gb...

My free photobucket account has hit it's 10gb limit. For a long time I wasn't even close to the limit but these past few months I have been bouncing off it. I'm not exactly sure why.

The photos...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By jordan325ic
Doh! You're right, I thought I saw one but indeed...

Doh! You're right, I thought I saw one but indeed I was mistaken.

Also I found out that it uses an "xD card" instead of the more common SD card. xD cards hold a max of 2gb, are more rare and much...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By jordan325ic
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I like...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I like manual cameras but dealing with finding film and developing is not something I want to do on the road in 3rd world countries. Nor is spending hundreds of...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By jordan325ic
Cheap tough camera with no cords

I'm planning a multi-year trip in Africa/Asia and I am in need of a new point-and-shoot camera. This will be my only piece of electronic equipment, so I would like it to be tough and simple.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 136,213
Posted By jordan325ic
Happy to see people are still enjoying my old...

Happy to see people are still enjoying my old ride report!

The majority was tarmac, but we did hundreds of miles on dirt roads too. Water crossings, mud, sand, the whole deal. And of course some...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,934
Posted By jordan325ic
+1 on stay off the interstate. Nothing could be...

+1 on stay off the interstate. Nothing could be more repetitive and dull. The farm and county roads will get you across the entire country and they're vastly more rewarding.

I personally really...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,694
Posted By jordan325ic
Hmm, so I went forward with plan "use what I had...

Hmm, so I went forward with plan "use what I had laying in the shed".

Took the above Slime compressor, cut the cig lighter adapter off. Installed the positive clip onto what would have been the...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,694
Posted By jordan325ic
So I've got this pump: ...

So I've got this pump:
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/product-images/SlimeCom2_500.jpg


But no cigarette lighter output on any of my bikes. Can I just chop off the cig lighter and crimp on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,894
Posted By jordan325ic
I don't ride bikes shiny enough to care about....

I don't ride bikes shiny enough to care about. I've never known it to happen but I wouldn't care if it did.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By jordan325ic
Well, since the bike is long gone, I'll be...

Well, since the bike is long gone, I'll be entering with a new VIN and passport number. Unless they're going to peg me by my birthday and name it seems they won't have a link. I'll let you guys know...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By jordan325ic
Haha, what the hell? Luckily "Jordan" is...

Haha, what the hell?

Luckily "Jordan" is just a pseudonym, my real name is Joseph McBride Gomez. They'll never catch me.

.. Oh damn it.



Thanks for all the advice guys, if I remember this...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By jordan325ic
I've done this to several bikes with great...

I've done this to several bikes with great effect. It's more than a temporary fix, I've got a bike that I did 12,000 miles ago and not a smear of oil since.

Of course, I don't get so fancy as a...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By jordan325ic
No, I have not applied for my new passport, I...

No, I have not applied for my new passport, I went through the TVIP process with my old passport number. Do they issue a new passport number with replacement passports, or do you have to report as...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By jordan325ic
Never cancelled Mexico TVIP apparently

When I went through Mexico a few years back I didn't really know about the whole Banjercito TVIP cancellation thing. I did the paperwork and followed instructions like a good tourist and assumed...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,250
Posted By jordan325ic
No.

No.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 806,296
Posted By jordan325ic
It's all the rage these days to buy a UJM and put...

It's all the rage these days to buy a UJM and put a new seat and bars and call it a "cafe racer". I really don't like that trend because almost always the bike looks half done and lazy. That CB125...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,633
Posted By jordan325ic
Without reading the book or it's sources. ...

Without reading the book or it's sources.

There is a vast number of support personnel in Afghanistan that are not exposed to combat. "Fighting in Afghanistan" gives most people the impression of...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By jordan325ic
Hahaha, that's hilarious. Sometimes our...

Hahaha, that's hilarious. Sometimes our assumptions can lead us very far astray. Kept trying to diagnose your fuel problem and you probably would have replaced every pieces on that bike eventually....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,731
Posted By jordan325ic
Update: I found the perfect bike. ...

Update:
I found the perfect bike.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/JoeUser11/1970ambo/IMG_0556_zps564eac57.jpg

1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador V750.

An old Guzzi fits the bill perfectly...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,703
Posted By jordan325ic
Well, for a bike that's been sitting for 23...

Well, for a bike that's been sitting for 23 years, drum brakes are way easier to get working. A disk brake would likely need a full caliper and master cylinder rebuild. Drum brakes probably just...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,703
Posted By jordan325ic
I love my little 79 KZ400. Great commuter bike...

I love my little 79 KZ400. Great commuter bike and will do highway without drama. Designed with easy maintenance in mind, it was one of the selling points. Very simple to work on. However, they're...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 578,326
Posted By jordan325ic
WTB moto guzzi pistons

Looking for a set of stock 83mm Moto Guzzi Ambassador pistons. Usable condition.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-08-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By jordan325ic
Cylinder honing in Austin, TX

I've got a pair of old guzzi cylinders/pistons that I'd like to get honed and checked out. Any recommendations for good places that do that sort of work in Austin?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,204
Posted By jordan325ic
I rode a friend's for a little while, with the...

I rode a friend's for a little while, with the optional low seat.

Really fun to ride. Shakes, makes a lot of noise, brakes well. Some really funny design elements. I actually really liked the bike...
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