Safari Pacific – Travel & Exploration
Just a quick update ?>

Just a quick update

For the few people that still follow my travels, I figured I’d post up an update since not much has really be going on and I’ve stopped posting all together. In a sense I have disappeared from the internet and forums. I’ve been in Hong Kong since September 2015 and its now February 2017. So, fairly good stretch living here and I plan to be here for much longer. Safari Pacific, as it is, has pretty much been stagnant for…

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DS1 – Lighting Upgrade ?>

DS1 – Lighting Upgrade

Stock lighting on the XL500R was dismal to say the least. With only having a few watts to work with from the stator, not much light was produced. Riding along dark roads made it apparent how little the beam projected ahead. Digging around my pile of parts, I grab a Hella Rallye 4000 lamp. Initially the light had a 100 watt bulb. ┬áThat by far exceeded the stators output capacity. I looked into the possibility of upgrading the stator, though…

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DS1 – Gear Storage ?>

DS1 – Gear Storage

With the purchase of my first dual sport comes the inevitable upgrades. The goal of loading more shit onto your bike that it probably can handle for most. Thought, having become more of a minimalist, I want to try to keep gear, as the term suggest, to a minimum. For the first few weeks I had the bike nothing really happened. All I did was get some new riding gear; helmet, jacket and water resistant backpack. Then a few weeks…

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Overland Expo East 2014 ?>

Overland Expo East 2014

Back in 2014 I rode my 1982 Honda XL500R from California to West Virginia. While I was out I decided to take a trip to Asheville, North Carolina to visit the Overland Expo East. It was kind of last minute, though I hadn’t been to an expo in a couple years and figured since it was sort of close I should make it. Packing up my bike I hit the road 280 miles south. Back on the road again was…

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