Quiet here

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by OK Lucinda, May 4, 2015.

  1. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Boy, this thread was an interesting read. Maybe start over as a 'general lounge' thread? Entertaining, though! Such drama.
  2. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    Curious about the range too :)
  3. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    max have you even begun to to look at oil change intervals on the 500exc? factory recommended top end rebuilds? A young guy from Maryland came through going West on the TAT near the end of July this year and stayed the night and maybe a month later comes back through for another night after riding Oklahoma Adventure trail and a bunch of other stuff rtwpaul gave him as he went back East. He was riding a 500 and changing the oil about every other day, the damn thing holds something like 1.2 liters or something very low. I was amazed and so was KTM America in California about the bike even making it that far, IIRC he had somewhere North of 12K miles on the single without major service or multiple valve checks. It had however eaten away a whole lot of the splines on the CS and was welded up some in San Diego and looking rough by the time he got to Oklahoma the second time around. You should read up a little more on maintenance requirements for your Spain to Cape Town trip before you commit. btw you just missed an hp2 in the fleamarket for a mere $6800 already with a hpn tank and lots of extras. BTWT I tried to save you that hard lesson in Baja lol. Hope you get of the pain pills sooner than later, I've seen lots of lives screwed up by those suckers
  4. OK Lucinda

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    Sorry I deleted those posts. Was typing away happily blithering and posting about my bike here, then an hour later it struck me, as it has before, just because this is ADV doesn't mean it's a safe place to brag about your bike, lol!

    We have each other's email addresses, let's keep going with the idea.

    Something of value to be posted here re China: Things are changing. I have an unrestricted travel visa for China, valid for three years, unlimited entries, however each entry only good for 30 days, can re-enter on the spot. Technically it's a catagory 'L', entries 'M' visa. Only got it a week ago, after signing for a guided entry with a travel company the first time but after two weeks that's over and I'm free to explore. My initial visa app was bounced altogether in BKK, went to Chiang Mai where I think I was only one of two people the immigration lady had to speak to all morning. Saw her for the first time at 9:30 in the morning, had my visa at 3:15 in the afternoon, same day, cost 3800 Thai baht, about $105. Incredible.
  5. caliform

    caliform Been here awhile Supporter

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    FWIW, when I did my research, the HP2 wasn't the perfect one, but certainly the most fun, and enjoys excellent international parts support as it shares the boxer platform with the 1200GSes which are all over the place now.

    in the 'light' category, reliable and fairly powerful my list included the BMW X-Country / X-Challenge (650X), Husqvarna TR650 Terra, DRZ400, KTM 640 E or 690 R, Husaberg FE570. The BMWs are the lightest one with nice little rotax engines, and even share parts with the HP2 (I might pick one up) but they do suffer from light and thus, fairly weak components that have been reported to be fragile in some cases. The difference in weight between a 650X and an HP2 (on paper) is about 40 kg when dry.
  6. O'B

    O'B Long timer

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    Get an X and farckle it up! Read Colebatchs journals no inferior components on his machine. OH AND BY THE WAY. MY OLD BROKEN DOWN GIMPY ASS WOULD MAKE GABES RECORD LOOK LIKE MY BITCH IF I ATTEMPTED IT ON MY LITTLE 650 GIRLS BIKE ! BUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I STILL DON'T BELIEVE HE IS REAL AND THAT HE IS JUST SOMEBODY'S ELABORATE FAKE NOOB! :imaposer:jack:y0!
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  7. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    It's about time you admitted you lost the bet. I've had to dig through every post you've made to finally find you admitting it. It's taken me thousands of hours.

    You can send me a cashier's check for $.25 or maybe we need to start another rally so I can collect. I suggest we call it "The First Annual Bananaman Doesn't Have a Fucking Clue Rallye". Or, maybe you can think of something a little more clever.
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  8. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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  9. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    ^^ is that Canadian depression? I watched a few videos and damn. I guess we all got our reasons...
  10. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Yes, damn. I watched a few too, the 'wisdom' completely floored me. But this isn't anymore Canadian than Greek. The country didn't contribute to this way of thinking.
  11. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    Maybe the cold snowy winters screwed him up???
  12. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Cold snowy winters kill dim paranoid socialists, not enable them. Ask any Albertan, none left there.
  13. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Yes, maybe that was a bit harsh.

    But as one ADV inmate wrote on his site, he's a scofflaw. Bragging about not registering or insuring his car in BC for years, whoa. Some laws are not a result of a conspiracy, or bad government, they're there to protect the community. In this case, my community.
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  14. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    so i nearly vomited today when i saw the front page of our local legal rag. happy reading!!

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  15. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    As in?
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    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    ah. well, not to defend the rag, but they don't do "investigative" anything. i generally dont read it, but his face caught my eye as the paper was sitting with his face pointed up.
    i agree with everything you said though...
  17. Javier K.

    Javier K. Adventurer

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    Could be interesting to make a list of travellers who have make it before Gabe with a Harley from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska or on the reverse order Alaska to TdF (it’s a different?) in one length or in sections, at the end they have been on the two ends and maybe ride a lot more in between. BTW where is his Lapataia Ushuaia End of the Road Sign Photo?

    To the list maybe we should include Buells as kind of Harley motorized thing too.
    Quickly comes to my head few names:

    Peter & Kay Forwood – from Ozziesland http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/forwood/ they have made all around the globe on a HD during long time.

    Haydn & Dianne Durnell others Oztralians http://www.wanderlust04.com/home.html
    they have travel most around on many bikes but for the whole Americas they have used a HD

    Ian or Jan (can remember, but will check my guestbooks) a Dutch guy on 1948 HD, who start in LA to Alaska and back, as wasn’t to complicate he continued from LA south getting to… Ushuaia and then to Buenos Aires where we sent it to Colombia where he found the love.

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    Come one guys, help me!!!
  18. O'B

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    I say we all take up a collection and buy Gabe's upcoming CD and book and send it gift wrapped to Bananaman for Christmas! I am sure he will cherish it for the rest of his life. :imaposer:y0!
  19. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    Bman, you're taking this way too seriously. the story was a stroke job. fact is not many attorneys around here do anything other than rider their overpriced machines to local hangouts and then home. so when one of them breaks out and does something, that even YOU will have to admit is not quite a regular thing among the general population, i guess someone, including the editor of the rag, thought it was worthy of a front page.

    oh, and i have to disagree with you that verifying BS stories like his is part of regular journalism. he is not making a claim that others are relying on. no one's life is gonna change because he did or did not do what he claims. if every reporter reporting every story had to go through a 3 part verification process, there were be no news and no money for the news folks.

    i am not at all impressed that he did what he did. while i haven't and probably wont do it (mostly because i have no desire to ride in alaska), he still accomplished something very few people do. i do not believe he was the first or that guiness will recognize his accomplishment as a world record.

    and, having said all that, he is just a giant attention whore.
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  20. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    My assessment would be, that he could use this piece of journalism as a stepping stone as evidence for another world record ride funding drive for the kids. You see, his blurring of the truth about his world record ride, lends skepticism to his for the kid" tagline. So, you see, it is kind of serious, IF you take into account the ability to use this as a dishonest style of funding drive.

    No libel explicit or implied.
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