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Old 12-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #11776
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #11777
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First, thanks a lot Trice, now I cant get "Pasty White Boy" (sung to the tune of "Dirty White Boy") out of my head.

I got a question, if you pay the TVIP deposit in cash, U.S. greenbacks, do they refund in greenbacks or pesos?

Four of us going down to Galeana and Real de Catorce day after Xmas.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #11778
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Oh yeah, I forgot. I've crossed twice at Reynosa to go to Galeana. THis trip, thinking about trucking to the border and making a run to Santiago, finding a hotel and then running the Potrero Redondo route backards to Galeana the next day.

How is the Laredo crossing. It would save us probably 40-50 miles, but then we would have to loop around Monterrey. Is it worth it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #11779
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I got a question, if you pay the TVIP deposit in cash, U.S. greenbacks, do they refund in greenbacks or pesos?

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I paid the deposit with pesos whe I entered from guatemala, and when I exited at Matamoros I asked if I could have USD's, they said sure and gave me a stack of 20's. YMMV
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #11780
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Does anybody here knows why the front tire wiggles was coming to Acuna today and the KLR does it at about 80mph the F650 did it too at 100mph s some one told me to put more air on the tire but still does it
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #11781
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Does anybody here knows why the front tire wiggles was coming to Acuna today and the KLR does it at about 80mph the F650 did it too at 100mph s some one told me to put more air on the tire but still does it
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Seriously... You're doing 80mph on a KLR? You deserve a medal for bravery!

Also seriously, the KLR is such an unstable platform at high speed, it could be any number of things - tires, tire pressures, a slight crosswind... You unconsciously holding the bars with an iron grip (fear can do that!) which can make the wiggle worse. My advice is to just relax and go with the flow, and enjoy one of the more fun features of the KLR.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #11782
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and enjoy one of the more fun features of the KLR.
What's that? Hunting for used milk crates?

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #11783
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What's that? Hunting for used milk crates?

That's pretty funny !
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #11784
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #11785
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Does anybody here knows why the front tire wiggles was coming to Acuna today and the KLR does it at about 80mph the F650 did it too at 100mph s some one told me to put more air on the tire but still does it
Seriously ....

Grooved roads? To me, being from Florida, the way they pave the roads in Texas has made me stop more than once to see if I had a flat or if something was coming loose. Sections of I-35 are notorious but I noticed that some of the secondary roads around Uvalde were also irritating.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #11786
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #11787
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Probably has more to do with being out of balance than air pressure. A good MC shop should be able to balance it. It is hard to get things done in MX this time of year. Behave in Mexico amigo!!
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Seriously... You're doing 80mph on a KLR? You deserve a medal for bravery!


Also seriously, the KLR is such an unstable platform at high speed, it could be any number of things - tires, tire pressures, a slight crosswind... You unconsciously holding the bars with an iron grip (fear can do that!) which can make the wiggle worse. My advice is to just relax and go with the flow, and enjoy one of the more fun features of the KLR.
Brave?? maybe crazy wish I had known that of d KLR this morning..

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #11788
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Does anybody here knows why the front tire wiggles was coming to Acuna today and the KLR does it at about 80mph the F650 did it too at 100mph s some one told me to put more air on the tire but still does it
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I find with my KLR that it depends how loaded down I am. If I have my hard bags and top case loaded, it will do that too. People claim that a fork brace for stiffness, and low fender for aero help, but I've never ridden one like that. Don't know which model you have, but I rode a friends new generation KLR and the front end is noticeably stiffer, with the bigger diameter forks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:25 PM   #11789
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Seriously... You're doing 80mph on a KLR? You deserve a medal for bravery!

Also seriously, the KLR is such an unstable platform at high speed, it could be any number of things - tires, tire pressures, a slight crosswind... You unconsciously holding the bars with an iron grip (fear can do that!) which can make the wiggle worse. My advice is to just relax and go with the flow, and enjoy one of the more fun features of the KLR.
It really doesn't take much to make the KLR a good highway traveler.. I have basically the same bike and a fork brace along with getting rid of the seagull beak front fender and replacing it with a KTM SM fender takes the wobble out of the front end..

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Does anybody here knows why the front tire wiggles was coming to Acuna today and the KLR does it at about 80mph the F650 did it too at 100mph s some one told me to put more air on the tire but still does it
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I found that the big flat surface on the beak (fender) really had a negative effect on the handling at high speed and in windy conditions.... This is the new one and I'm very happy with it..

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #11790
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Does anybody here knows why the front tire wiggles was coming to Acuna today and the KLR does it at about 80mph the F650 did it too at 100mph s some one told me to put more air on the tire but still does it
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