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Forum: Asia Pacific 11-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By rpilottx
Vietnam or Thailand

I have been to most of SE Asia except Vietnam. I also love Thailand and the Chang Mai area. I have a source for motorcycle rental in each location. I am looking at the latter half of February to...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By rpilottx
Booked Until November. Open for Anything!

I am traveling in Europe and North Africa with my daughter from mid August to mid November. Thus the departure in mid January (I figure to spend the holidays with my wife and family).

I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,763
Views: 2,524,145
Posted By rpilottx
Kickstarter Standard?

Am still trying to figure out what is standard and what is not on my 2007 KLX250. It looks like the previous owner replaced the bash plate, the stock suspension, the pipe, and the handlebars.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11,763
Views: 2,524,145
Posted By rpilottx
New Owner

I just acquired a 07 KLX250 with 750 miles on it from PJ's in ABQ. It fits nicely with the GSA and am giving serious consideration to riding it to Central America after the first of the year.
...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By rpilottx
Well, nothing is set. I may be going too early...

Well, nothing is set. I may be going too early in the season but I will definitely be riding to Guatemala in early 2015 for a month to two months of Spanish training.
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By rpilottx
US to Tierra del Fuego

I am putting out a feeler about riding partners from the US to the tip of South America. I am thinking about leaving in Jan, 2015, and heading south. I am planning a month in Guatemala doing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By rpilottx
Which Bike and Why

OK, I have a GSA 1200 which I really enjoy and plan on keeping. I am in the market for a second motorcycle (something totally different) and am wondering about a 250 dual sport or a bigger thumper....
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By rpilottx
Laos

I just returned from two weeks of motorcycling in Laos. We rented Honda 250 XRL's from remoteasia.com. Bikes were $35-40/day. Had a great time and Jim was a great guy to deal with. Call if you...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By rpilottx
Mongolia?

Am trying to gather some information on Mongolia. Is it possible for a gringo to buy a bike in country and tour? Prices? How much would shipping a bike from the US be?

What is rental rates in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By rpilottx
Redo Trinity Ride?

Hey guys, I have not been on here in a couple months and was going to post a ride report about 10 days in Laos(still in Vietiane awaiting flight home) but got to thinking that several years ago we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,834
Posted By rpilottx
Great Report, You Beat Me

I just finished up a near identical trip renting my bike from Jim as well. I was going to post photos but they would pretty much duplicate yours. And I agree Jim was a great guy to work with.

In...
Forum: Asia 10-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By rpilottx
Have an enduro reserved and would like a mixture...

Have an enduro reserved and would like a mixture of both. If push comes to shove, pavement wins. Have not really started researching trip yet as I have been on the road for a month.
Forum: Asia 10-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By rpilottx
Laos, perhaps Vietnam

Have a bike reserved in Laos from 24 Feb to March 4, 2014 and may ride in Vietnam right after. Anyone else around during that time frame. I would not mind finding someone to ride with.
...
Forum: Alaska 10-07-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,782
Posted By rpilottx
Planning on It

I may be bringing a group of Texicans from the border (El Paso) along but I will be there next summer. I was there in 2010 and D2D makes a great start to the riding season.

If any of you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,569
Posted By rpilottx
So What Did I Get Wrong

I basically said that I decided not to buy a Husky until it was known if parts would be available for them from BMW. What did I get wrong? None of these posts seem to answer that question and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,569
Posted By rpilottx
Thanks for the Replies

I looked at theTerra a few months ago but was concerned with parts available since BMW had just sold Husky to KTM. It is still an option. Additionally, I knew the used bikes were high, I just had...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By rpilottx
Check This Out GREAT VIDEO

http://www.yourexpeditionsouth.com/videos

I have not been on this forum for a couple months so this might have already been posted. It is a video made by a young (25 years old) friend of mine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,569
Posted By rpilottx
Thanks for Pricing Info

Both bikes are located at Barnett's in El Paso. Barnett's has never been known for good pricing. I did not know the MSRP of the KTM. Of course, now I know and can bargain if I decide to go that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,569
Posted By rpilottx
BMW Sertao vs KTM 690R

OK, the local BMW dealer has a 2012 Sertao with 5000 miles on it for $8000 and a 2011 KTM690R with 1900 miles for $10000. Which is a better buy?

Now, I have owned two 640's (both R and Adventure)...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By rpilottx
Labrador and Newfoundland Mid to Late September Too Late?

Am looking at leaving El Paso for Newfoundland in late August. It is 3800 miles (same distance to Anchorage) so I would reach eastern Canada about the second week in September. Is that too late in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By rpilottx
Copper Canyon Presentation

I usually post in the Rockies forum since El Paso is so for from the rest of Texas. Anyway, Tury will be giving a presentation at Barnett's BMW on Tuesday Feb 12 at 7pm.

He lives in Chihuahua...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By rpilottx
Don't Know

Don't really know his future plans. He can be PM'ed on this forum. El Paso is now the closest BMW service since he lives in Chihuahua. Closest service in Mexico is Monterey which he has told me is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By rpilottx
Copper Canyon Presentation

There will be a presentation by Tury at 7 pm on Tuesday Feb 12 on riding in Copper Canyon at Barnett's BMW in El Paso. He has been riding in the area since the mid 1970's and I will be talking a bit...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By rpilottx
Shipping Bike to SA

Anyone have any recommendations or experience in shipping a bike to either Columbia or Chile? I live in El Paso and would probably go through LAX. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-02-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,783
Posted By rpilottx
Copper Canyon March

Am planning a ride to Copper Canyon about March 22 or 23 from El Paso. We usually cross at Santa Theresa (exit 8 on I10 in Texas). It takes me 7 hours or 9 hours to reach Creel (420 miles)...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By rpilottx
Taking a Friend to Copper Canyon

Have been to Copper Canyon a half dozen times by both truck and motorcycle. Have committed to taking a friend who is new to El Paso and riding in Mexico. She has over 97000 miles on her R1200R so I...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By rpilottx
Suggested Route to Belize

I will be leaving El Paso for Copper Canyon about the middle of November. From there I am heading toward Belize and Antigua, Guatemala. I am totally open to the route south and am looking for...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By rpilottx
Heading toward Belize in November

Am heading toward either Belize, Guatemala or further south next month depending on time available etc. I have a couple friends in Mexico who will be suggesting a route. For sure you want to hit...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By rpilottx
Pinon Highway?

Pinon Highway? It is 90 miles of gravel through the Otero Mesa starting just south of Sunspot? It either ends at El Paso or about halfway between El Paso and Alamogordo. If you are interested, let...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,333
Posted By rpilottx
Doing It!

Have not been here (AdvRider) for awhile as things keep happening in my personal life that get in the way. However, I am pretty serious about leaving El Paso on November 18 and riding to Copper...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By rpilottx
Heading toward Belize in November

I have been debating a trip of this sort off and on for a couple years. Being a former employee of US Customs and living next door to Juarez, it has been difficult to get past the stuff I hear about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,251
Posted By rpilottx
KLR 650 Headed South (I Think)

There are a lot of great comments and I am leaning heavily toward the KLR. I purchased mine sight unseen from an inmate here about five years ago. I wanted an ugly bike in good mechanical shape I...
Forum: Americas 08-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,333
Posted By rpilottx
Early November?

I have not been on the forum in awhile. I am still thinking early November and trying to decide which bike: KLR or GSA. Am leaning toward the KLR as it is simple, ugly and cheap. My mechanic...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,251
Posted By rpilottx
Which Bike for Panama? Life Expectancy of KLR

I am planning on riding to Panama later this fall. I have two bikes-an 08 GSA with 40000 miles and a 98 KLR650 with 28000 miles. I am trying to decide which bike to take. I know the $20000 BMW...
Forum: Asia 05-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,675
Posted By rpilottx
Bike Rental in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

I am looking for a trip this winter to SE Asia. My daughter and I recently spent three weeks in Thailand and Cambodia and now I want to go back and rent a motorcycle. Any information on vendors or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By rpilottx
Long Time Harley Dealership

Barnett has been at this location at least 15 years (my time in El Paso). Barnett claims to be the largest Harley dealership in the US. Again, the BMW dealership is in a brand new facility located...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By rpilottx
Don't Have Address, Try Google

Don't have a street address but you can "google" Barnett Harley Davidson. As I said, it is on the same property in a new building behind (south of ) the Harley building. And you can't miss the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By rpilottx
Not Many Locals

I think they said the general manager is from Germany and sales manager from North Carolina. Anyway, I don't think there are many locals involved with the operation. Again, curious about the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By rpilottx
Hill Country Routes

Am going to east Texas to ride the Hill country next week. I am meeting a friend in Kerrville so am looking for routes or destinations. I will be on a GSA and he rides a new Tiger 800.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By rpilottx
New BMW Dealership in El Paso

I just posted this over in the Texas forum but El Paso really belongs in New Mexico and the Franklin Mountains are a southern extension of the Rockies so I thought I would post it here as well.

A...
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