Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Chat Forum > Welcome to HU

Welcome to HU New to the HUBB and Horizons Unlimited? Introduce yourself here! Get to know the denizens.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26 Nov 2013
zin zin is offline
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 2
Hi from Buenos Aires !

Hi worldwide HUbbers !

Well, I'll try to manage a "balanced" self-introduction, attempting to make a correct presentation fit with your available time...

Let's start with a quick overview on my motorcycle beginnings :
I'm a french drilled moto-addict, quite young and later throttle wrapper as I started only 6 years ago (I'm now 33 y.o) with a 2007 Yamaha FZ6n after getting definitely rid of being stuck in "4-wheels-boxes" traffic
After 2 years quietly discovering this whole new world and vainly looking after adrenaline under 8.000 rpm on this quite discreet 4 cylinders (the 78HP one), I badly felt in love with a Triumph Street Triple R (3 cylinders is just magical !) that gave me a 2 years long orgasm , especially while initiating myself to speed-circuits drug in the 2011 summer (Ledenon / Alès / Nogaro / Pau-Arnos / Le Vigeant / Dijon)
I then shortly owned a Kawasaki ER6n, but this 2 cylinders didn't give me not even a "half-loose" as we say in french (I guess it doesn't need a drawing for those who would wonder the hidden meaning of this strange french expression), and just fulfilled the "2-wheels displacement vehicle" role I had foreseen to it (not even in dream would have been in "4WB" for these 2 months).

Then starting a new job and life in Argentina, despite being dreaming of a "free-motor" engine (France is as far as I know the only ****ing country where motos are law-limited to 100HP), I had to cope with local market difficulties (low cubic capacity general tendance and importation restrictions since 2011 that made prices just unbelievable ), and resigned to a Honda XR250-Tornado (1 cylinder less than the previous, again ) that lasted me until few time ago... And I must confess that it has more than fulfilled the few I was expecting from it (daily moves and off-road initiation). It even survived to a quite "nice" crash I had last january (actually better than me... if someone knows about a good hand-specialist in BsAs, I'm really interested !).
I'd like to quickly precise about it that I'm not part of the "mad dog" riders (despite being speaking of french HP limitations & adrenaline as I can see in previous lines), that I've always been conscious and responsible since I began with motorcycle riding - actually even more worried of hurting someone than myself - and always wear appropriated equipment as Arai helmet / Dainese leather with column protection (believe me, wearing a leather in BsAs summer is a willing test) / dainese racing gloves & shoes... But we all know that a few seconds of security rules transgression (like overpassing differential speed in this case) is sufficient to make happen incidents...

Anyway, after buying and selling 500kms later a brand new Honda CBX250-Twister (the shorter experience I ever had with a moto, just to try getting a safer one in reasonable prices) I finally bought about 2 months ago a 2011 KLR, which I'm beginning to prepare for the trip project that led me to this forum : a mid-long trip (+/- 15.000 kms / 2-3 months) through Argentina-Chili-Bolivia-Perou-Brazil-Uruguay

Thus stucking a bit more in the mono-mood, and as you might guess, I'm here to check out for preparation & mods tricks.
I will now start wandering in this clearly appropriated forum (also recently registered in KLR.net's one, those who already belong to this other forum will notice kind of a recycled presentation), and try to get ready in time for this first stand-alone quite large trip for me (I already have a nice "half-loose" about it ).

Well, I now let this forum pillars send me back some "welcome" & tips (I've been wandering long enough on the streetriple.fr forum to understand that only the few bravest maintain in reading and posting in these "presentation threads", and to know that making the effort of a nice self-introduction is the better way to thank them )

Just a short last complement so as to save time in my researches :
I have kind of a front-wheel instability while rising about 120-130 km/h that I don't like at all...
Any idea of the guilty part ? Should I check/change the fork springs & oil ?
I already stiffened to the max the rear shock and seems like having gone in the right sense, but far not enough...
Interest/impact of progressive springs in that case ? Fork brace ?
Could the quite exhausted original dunlop tyre be involved ?

Thanks in advance for your words and ideas/links, and...

Ride safe, ride far !
__________________
Ride safe, ride far !
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30 Nov 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 107
Welcome to THE site Zin. As you're no doubt already aware, you're on the right side of the water for some fantastic riding opportunities. There will be much gnashing of teeth from many of us in Europe for whom the crossing, with bike can be a bit of a mission to overcome...
Ride safe,
Simon.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30 Nov 2013
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 660
Welcome to Buenos Aires HUBB community

Hi Zin, welcome... by chance rosa del desierto and I xfiltrate are
meeting another Frenchman, who rides a motorcycle, and works in Buenos Aires for
Sunday 01dec2013 in our barrio Las Cañitas...

Elisa - "rosa" and I have been living in B A for many years and look forward
to meeting you. my cell phone is 15 6811 1125 .

If you would like to join us tomorrow at 16:00 in Las Cañitas , please private message or call. Rosa and I ride 2 NX400 Honda Falcons and have
toured 6 South American countries, all of Central America - and we keep two
G650GS BMWs in Spain and have have toured from Spain to Turkey and return.

We should be able to find something to talk about as we enjoyed our ride through France.

Eat, Drink and Be Careful xfiltrate
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2 Dec 2013
zin zin is offline
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 2
Thanks, and yes, I also have this feeling of being well settled for some nice rides, and of having found the right site to prepare it !

@ Xfiltrate : yes, actually that was me yesterday ! 'will be a pleasure to meet again

How many of us are in this area (even if I'll check by myself by "joining the local HU community") ? Is there many events and/or jointed rides ?
__________________
Ride safe, ride far !
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Argentina, Buenos Aires wanted unfurnished accomodation xfiltrate Bike Friendly, South America 2 29 Apr 2014 01:52
Seeking routing suggestions from Puerto Montt (Chile) => Buenos Aires (Argentina) arooni South America 5 14 May 2013 15:30
USA regisitered Kawasaki KLR 250 for sale, late October , Buenos Aires joeb_89 TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 1 16 Oct 2012 16:59
How much time would you need from Santiago => TDF => Buenos Aires (relaxed speed) arooni South America 3 4 Sep 2012 08:47
Woman buys new Honda in Buenos Aires xfiltrate Women's Topics 4 15 Dec 2009 22:33

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:53.