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Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #49
Pedro Navaja
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: USA
Oddometer: 2,526
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Originally Posted by JDowns View Post
... I tell people I'm heading out on a 250 dirt bike and they think I'm nuts...
I’ve been using my Honda CB250 Nighthawk for all my Mexico rides. I get the same reaction. I think these bikes are ideal for this type of travel. It’s a low profile bike and easy to maintain. I can fix just about everything on that bike myself while on the roadside provided the maintenance issue is outside of the engine. I’ve kitted it up special for adventure riding, to include dual-purpose tires.
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Originally Posted by VooDooDaddy View Post
My minimalist philosophy comes from my time on active duty in a Marine Corps infantry company.
What? Too much stuff in your rucksack? US Army Ranger School graduate here. Went through similar experience with a 90-lb rucksack. No way I need all this stuff in here. Pare down. Less is more.

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