Thursday, June 11, 2015
I don't mean to bore anyone, but I am going to use this blog to track my travel plans, maintenance, and trips. So for the maintenance side of the house I just installed a new Shinko 244 on the rear of the KLR at 2,486 miles. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Hopefully it will take me to Baja and back this summer!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
I am not positive, but I think I am heading to Baja, Mexico this summer on my KLR. Last year I rode my Harley to Yuma, Arizona. I didn't cross the border because I had a pistol on me. This year I will have to plan a little better.
My long term goal, or maybe I should still say dream, is to retire and ride south for about six months. I would love to make it to Panama or maybe a little further. Tammy has agreed to it, now all I need is to save up some money, make several more modifications to my KLR, learn to ride in the dirt, improve my mechanical skills, polish my Spanish skills, purchase the necessary gear, learn to use my Gopro, and how to blog. Is should be easy!!!! I think I can have all of that done by 2017!
I recently told a guy at work that I had ordered saddlebags for my KLR, he quickly informed me they were "panniers". When I add something to my Harley it is usually to improve the way it looks or to customize it, so it is "my bike" most riders refer to it as "bling". I learned that you don't put "bling" on an adventure bike, you install "farckle" functioning sparkle. Farckle is not to make the bike look better, it is always to make the bike function better (or so I was told).