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Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By hammockman
Thanks guys, that's what I was hoping to hear. ...

Thanks guys, that's what I was hoping to hear. I've never ridden a sidecar rig so I'm just a little hesitant but I'm very close to pulling the trigger on DMC's enduro sidecar for my DR650.
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By hammockman
Questions about a planned hack from a noob.

Hi, new to sidecars here so please excuse the probable ignorant questions but I need information before I commit. I want to put a DMC enduro sidecar on a 2003 DR650. Jay says I need to get my order...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hammockman
AtomicXer- That ride looks like a lot of fun. ...

AtomicXer- That ride looks like a lot of fun. I'll try to make it out there for next years ride. I ride slow so but if that isn't a problem I'm in. If there's a list or anything put my name on it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hammockman
Thanks guys, I have no itinerary at all and just...

Thanks guys, I have no itinerary at all and just want to ride, camp, and get some good pictures. I'll be hitting the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans the first weekend in May then heading...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hammockman
I've always wanted to see some trials stuff up...

I've always wanted to see some trials stuff up close.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hammockman
That looks like a blast! I'll try to make it...

That looks like a blast! I'll try to make it next year. That area is one I really want to check out. Good camping? Is there much BLM land in that area? It looks like you guys have a pretty good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hammockman
Mid-May New Mexico dirt roads and trail rides?

Hope I'm in the right area. I'm looking to ride and camp out West next year. If I'm too early then go ahead and nuke this and I'll check back later. I'm thinking about starting mid-May in west...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By hammockman
Alternate Route to Great Divide Mountain Route for May and June

The dates of my ride are set for mid-May through mid-June as that's when I'll be in the States. After some information about weather it seems likely that the Great Divide Mountain Route isn't too...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By hammockman
Looking for a new ride for May and June

After looking at likely weather for May and June I don't think the Divide is a logical route so am looking at alternatives. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I want to ride mostly dirt roads...
Forum: Americas 11-27-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By hammockman
The Great Divide Mountain Route in late May?

I'm thinking about doing the GDMR in late May from South to North is this feasible? I'm thinking maybe a three week trip. I know some of the mountain passes in Colorado might still be snowed in but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By hammockman
Thanks

After reading where Mr. BobbySands directed me I have quite the load of quality information. Thanks again everybody.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By hammockman
Thanks, I'm doing that right now.

Thanks, I'm doing that right now.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By hammockman
What is the left cam chain upgrade and why? Does...

What is the left cam chain upgrade and why? Does the original stretch and is it just a different chain you get from BMW?
How do I check the final drive?
Oh, and thanks to everybody who chimes in.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By hammockman
Thinking about picking up a 2000 R1150 GS

Hi,
I was going to ride a DR 650 down to Costa Rica from the US but decided I wanted a bigger bike down here. I don't know too much about the oil heads but found a 2000 R1150 GS for sale down here...
Forum: Latin America 08-16-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By hammockman
Since I'm retired and have the time I went ahead...

Since I'm retired and have the time I went ahead and went down to the DMV this morning and applied for a new title with the correct plate number on it.
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By hammockman
I don't know why they would put a plate number on...

I don't know why they would put a plate number on the title but am concerned about trying to cross the borders with the wrong plate number on the title. The registration papers have the correct...
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By hammockman
Plate numbers on bike different than ones on title.

I am planning on leaving for Mexico and further south tomorrow and just looked at my title. The license plate listed on the title is not the current plate on the bike. I just went to the TX DMV and...
Forum: Latin America 07-29-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By hammockman
Gonna get a map of Mexico tomorrow.

I made it up to the U.S. (actually Texas) and the DR650 is running great with new tires, chain, 14 tooth sprocket, fresh oil, clean carbs, and new gas. I should be getting a map tomorrow and will...
Forum: Latin America 07-16-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By hammockman
Great pun! And thanks!

Great pun! And thanks!
Forum: Latin America 07-16-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By hammockman
I guess I didn't explain myself very well in my...

I guess I didn't explain myself very well in my original post. I'm not looking for anyone to plan my route. I've driven down to Costa Rica several times and ridden down to Panama and back to the US...
Forum: Latin America 07-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By hammockman
Best route Texas to Costa Rica in August?

August is a very hot time in Texas and parts of Mexico. I will be riding my DR650 down to Costa Rica and was planing on doing the coast past Vera Cruz then over the mountains to Porto Escondido then...
Forum: Latin America 07-15-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By hammockman
New Route?

I do not love the heat or the humidity. I was looking at the shortest trip but maybe I need to rethink my route. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
Forum: Latin America 07-14-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By hammockman
Best border crossing near Brownsville, TX?

I'm heading to Costa Rica on my DR650 in August and hoped someone could tell me the best border to cross near Brownsville to get on the coast highway towards Tampico. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,138,632
Posted By hammockman
Sprocket question

Been away from the DR for a while but want to put a new sprocket and chain on the beast. Am I correct in remembering that a 14 will give me a better slow speed offroad speed then the 15? Where is a...
Forum: Latin America 07-12-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By hammockman
Maybe three weeks or a month to get home. If I...

Maybe three weeks or a month to get home. If I don't see you on the road maybe I'll see you when you pass through Costa Rica.
Forum: Latin America 07-11-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By hammockman
Anybody heading for Central America in Aug?

Hi Guys,
Looks like I'm going to be riding from Texas to Costa Rica (one way) in August. I'll be riding a Suzuki DR650 I bought off a nice fellow from this website last year. Is anybody else...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,138,632
Posted By hammockman
Thanks

Thanks for checking on the shocks. I really didn't think they'd be interchangeable but was worth asking.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,138,632
Posted By hammockman
Ohlins question

I've got a 2002 BMW F650GS with a Ohlins and was wondering if it would fit on the 2003 DR650 I'm getting. Any help would be appreciated. The F650 is in California and the DR is in Austin, Tx so I...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By hammockman
Cali coast rides-Oregon and Wash too?

Thanks for the tips guys, starting trip Friday. Any ride suggestions will be looked into as I'm buying a map today. Time to plan a few stops and look into State and National parks for camping. ...
Forum: Americas 07-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By hammockman
Riding San Diego to Seattle-what shouldn't I miss?

Hi,
I'm taking off in about 10 days around July 26th or 27th up the Left Coast. I'm starting in San Diego and heading up at least to Seattle. I was hoping for some tips on cool places. I like to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15,573
Views: 1,829,241
Posted By hammockman
Other hard bags use Givi MonoKey mounts?

Thanks Tomatoe333- That's just the info I was looking for so now I just have to decide what bags will carry what I need for camping. I had some other Givi bags for over 15 years and 200,000 miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15,573
Views: 1,829,241
Posted By hammockman
luggage questions

I bought a 2002 F650GS with the 21 liter Givi bags included. I am going to do a long summer trip this summer and 21s are too small for travel with camping gear. I don't want to change the mounts but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By hammockman
Givi bags on F650GS

I bought a 2002 F650GS with the 21 liter Givi bags included in the buy. I am going to do a long summer trip this summer and 21s are too small for travel with camping gear. I don't want to change...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,682
Posted By hammockman
Davide-Riding a bicycle from the US to Costa Rica...

Davide-Riding a bicycle from the US to Costa Rica is pretty ballsy. I've done it three times on a motorcycle, and twice in a cage but wouldn't even consider doing it on a bicycle. Hope you find...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,682
Posted By hammockman
I too think a Ural might be the perfect vehicle...

I too think a Ural might be the perfect vehicle for down here except for the rain and the high import taxes required to make it legal here. I just paid a ton of money to get my 04 jeep legal here...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,682
Posted By hammockman
Thanks guys, That's what I wanted to hear...

Thanks guys,
That's what I wanted to hear about, people who parked their car/truck/motorcycle and just ride their Ural everywhere. Not too concerned about how they handle snow but very interested...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,682
Posted By hammockman
I've been on the fence about getting Ural for a...

I've been on the fence about getting Ural for a while now and am trying to convince myself that it would be the only vehicle I'd need. I live in Costa Rica and have a jeep right now since my DR650...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,682
Posted By hammockman
Only a Ural?

Does anybody have a Ural as their only vehicle?
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By hammockman
border dispute

Just for your information there is a bigtime border dispute going on between Costa Rica and Nicaragua right now on the Caribbean side. Nicaragua has landed armed troops on the Costa Rican side of...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,064
Posted By hammockman
CERVEZA PANAMA!!!!:freaky

CERVEZA PANAMA!!!!:freaky
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