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Old 05-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #91
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #92
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Just some motivational shots of what can be done with an xl600r from the mid eighties. Built this a few yrs ago while stationed in the UK.Blast to ride if you could ever get the bitch to fire. I'll never own another without the button.

Revalved CR125 inverted forks
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #93
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Uhhh Ohhh... need answers asap!


If the answer to question 1 is no... i dont have the time to take the engine out.
If the answer to question 2 is no... sadly i will have to switch to plan D

Plan B - ride my cb750 to mexico and hope they will let me back into the US to sort out the XL after a month or so... (bit reluctant to do this in fear they wont give me another visa)

Plan C - ride my cb750 SOUTH thus abandoning my optomistic xl600 project... (dont really want to do this, i want to take my XL)

Plan D - you dont want to know my plan D !!!

Like i said, i have to make my decisions fast because i have to leave this Saturday... with or without the XL

Any suggestions and advice asap would be welcomed..

UPDATE - So the other night after organising to meet Jeremy in San Diego and him generously offering to help me out in TJ, i was busy scanning the web for answers about renewing my visa.. Searched and searched for info about getting an exit stamp to prove i left the us before my visa ran out...

Basically to cut it short i ran into the same answers...

'There is no exit immigration policy in the US.'

and

'Border runs. According to the rules of the VWP, making a “border run” violates the terms of your entry under the VWP. However, there are some who claim to have done it, and all entry is at the discretion of the receiving official. It should never be counted on. It is possible the border guard allows you in. It is also very possible they turn you away, forcing you to find your own, often very expensive, way home that does not pass through the US. Remember, a denial makes you ineligible for the VWP for five years. In the end, it is your choice whether or not to take the risk.'



I know its been done, and I know some one of whom made it through, but i dont want to be the person that they say no to... I cant be.

Soooo I didnt end up going down to Mexico yesterday...

Ive switched to 'Crazy plan D'



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Old 05-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #94
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Yeah !!! crazy stuff

plan D sounds great whatever it is

now get that bike done!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #95
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Soooo I didnt end up going down to Mexico yesterday...

Ive switched to 'Crazy plan D'


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Old 05-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #96
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Plan D - you dont want to know my plan D !!!
Uhmmm......Yeah we do!!!!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #97
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Plan D - you dont want to know my plan D !!!



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Uhmmm......Yeah we do!!!!!

Well i warned y'all, soooo - Crazy plan D...

My concern of leaving the US via TJ was that i wouldn't be able to return without F-ingUp my visa.
After a night of panic stricken research, I decided to take the long way round....

I bought myself a flight South, very south, not the south i intended, but back to Sydney! thats where im from - Australia.
I arrived yesterday.

Dont tune out just yet.. trust me, im coming back.


Im planning to sell my 2 bikes here, 1986 Yamaha SR400, and my very first bike 2006 YamaHarley 250Virago.
I intend to spend 2 months so i can do some work.

Then, buy a tkt in August to (embrace yourselves) Vancouver Canada, buy a bicycle and ride it down across the border through Washington, Oregon and San Francisco then hope to convince someone to sell me a tkt to the infamous Burning Man Fest.. (Not that its my scene ive just heard alot about the fest and I work as a freelance assistant photographer here in Sydney, so i like to take photos and thought if im there at the time i think it would be a unique visual experience at the least.)

Bus it back to LosAngeles, sell the CB750 and sort out the XL in plenty of time.
Thus clearing out this path of discarded two wheels ive already left behind, having enough money, time for further preparation and increased mechanical confidence to get me as far down south as i can handle after that.


CrazZy Plan D - told you so.


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Old 05-28-2012, 05:16 PM   #98
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #99
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I like your plan dude. Im doing the same. Have fun!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #100
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Plan D !!!!

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUfffffffffffffffffffffffffff fffffff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 05-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #101
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:14 PM   #102
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Id like to put out a big ThAnKs for tuning in...

When i joined the ADV site and started this thread only a coupla weeks ago, at first i thought nobody was really interested as i starting posting my impractical mods and unorganised unorthodox plans. I thought it was going to be a tough crowd but when i got my first replys of support, it made me all tingly inside that i was onto something special.

Dont get me wrong i dont have grandios expectations to have the most adventurous off the beaten trip ever, im a self confessed newB on a very steep learning curve.
I dont have the knowledge, riding experience or mechanical skills compared to 99% of the ppl here.
I might be asking some stoopid obvious questions and rookie mistakes but ive got some drive and an open mind to learn and i think we've all been cut from the same cloth when it comes to our wanderlust and dreams of adventure.

I will be asking more questions, and and now that im back in Oz i will need all the support i can get to keep me motivated and focused in getting my shite together to come back and get my wheels rolling again..

'All' comments and suggestions are warmly welcomed and noted, ive been overwhelmed by the amount of views added daily and hope you come visit again as i attempt to get more prepared, i'll need your help..

Believe me I'l be back, im in too deep not to. If anything I feel even more excited and focused to make it all happen.
So thanks for watching dont be shy and keep the replys rolling in..


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Old 05-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #103
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[QUOTE=MagneticSouth;18761749]Plan B in effect - Ive started packing, put the XL in storage, getting the ol' CB750 fired up for a culture shock, im headed south to meet up with Jeremy in San Diego, should be having my first Mexican Cerveza bout this time tomorrow...[/QUOTE

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #104
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magnetic south you need to give yourself some credit.99% of the people on hear couldnt achieve half the stuff you have done in the last few weeks.respect dude.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #105
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I want to see that bike completed so don't take to long coming back.
Good luck in OZ.
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