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Forum: Americas Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,821
Posted By holckster
Weather could still be cold and snow on the...

Weather could still be cold and snow on the ground in May in Alaska.
Check with locals on the Alaska Forum.

There is now a Ferry around the Darian Gap.

It always sound epic/crazy to say one...
Forum: EMEA Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By holckster
+1 Mototouring Rented from them years ago ...

+1 Mototouring
Rented from them years ago

If near Rome desired check with Francesco at CIMT for ideas.
http://www.cimt.it/index.htm
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By holckster
Need to provide complete info when asking for...

Need to provide complete info when asking for help.
Fill out your profile.
Riding experience?
Type of bikes?
Camping/hotels?
etc

3 weeks off-road from SoCal to Alaska is unrealistic IMO but...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By holckster
Here's a list of tour companies advertising in...

Here's a list of tour companies advertising in the BMW Owners News magazine.
Regardless of what you ride, join the MOA for $40/yr and get a fantastic monthly magazine full of ride reports and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By holckster
Rode with a guy who's KLR had off and on...

Rode with a guy who's KLR had off and on electrical issues for several days till it finally just went stone dead at a military check stop in Mexico.

Ended up being loose battery terminals.
...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By holckster
For a 275 mile distance just take the bus or...

For a 275 mile distance just take the bus or hitch a ride and ride it home.

Cheaper than a tank of gas and $0 rental cost.
Two adventures for the price of one.:clap

Then for your first...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By holckster
When will this happen. Some passes closed till...

When will this happen.
Some passes closed till June.

If you have time the north coast from Fortuna south to SF is much better then PCH south of SF. IMO

From Tahoe take 89 north thru Lassen...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By holckster
Just replace. Couple years ago it took 3 sets...

Just replace.
Couple years ago it took 3 sets of Oxford grips to find a set that had a controller that would stay working.
Been OK since ???
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 103,777
Views: 20,519,094
Posted By holckster
Unlikely I borrowed a gun, just bought a...

Unlikely
I borrowed a gun, just bought a reconditioned one off CPO.com.
Try wacking a breaker bar/socket with hammer but do not stick anything in/thru the basket.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By holckster
Tent space list ...

Tent space list
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

Stop by and say hello when in Nor-Cal.
I'm currently storing a bike for a UK rider....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By holckster
Stick coil(s) Had same problem at about 50K. ...

Stick coil(s)
Had same problem at about 50K.
BMW tech replaced fuel filter and said it was fixed.
Continued on my cross country trip and problem was NOT fixed.
Nursed it home and replaced both...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By holckster
Replaced mine on the 1150. Not as difficult as...

Replaced mine on the 1150.
Not as difficult as riding 2 days with broken ribs after doing an endo in Baja.:eek1
Just take pics so you can get the wiring all strapped back the way it needs to be and...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By holckster
Trailer load capacity first concern. Vehicle...

Trailer load capacity first concern.
Vehicle tow capacity second.
Remember the added weight if NO trailer brakes will affect vehicle stopping distance.

Kendon rated for 1500 lbs
Trinity not...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 63,821
Posted By holckster
+1 Mitas E-07 Ran a set to Alaska and back last...

+1 Mitas E-07
Ran a set to Alaska and back last year and still running the Rear at 12K, front was done at 11K so put on used TKC80 front till rear wears out.

I will run the Mitas E-07 Rear and...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By holckster
Tried the valve route and it fell off...

Tried the valve route and it fell off immediately, $12 gone :cry

What is wrong with a length hose that has zero moving parts ??

Also doubles a siphon hose when needed.:wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 330,126
Posted By holckster
Highly recommend 5/8 inch type X drywall board...

Highly recommend 5/8 inch type X drywall board for safety, not flamable particle board.

Type X will give you 1 hour fire rating (if installed over 16" oc framing), cover the walls also.

Use...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,698
Posted By holckster
+1 Cover And vinyl covered cable to another...

+1 Cover
And vinyl covered cable to another bike or post.
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By holckster
May will be great for the southwest so I advise...

May will be great for the southwest so I advise heading directly south and weave thru New Mexico and Arizona, thru Calif and make your return via the northern route.

Depending on weather and when...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-17-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 273,070
Posted By holckster
LINK ...

LINK
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?item=6G0824
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 91,719
Posted By holckster
Ryker is taking a Holiday break from his trip. ...

Ryker is taking a Holiday break from his trip.
I'll pick the bike up on Saturday from my friends house in Bakersfield for well deserved rest till his return.
10,000 miles in 2 months coast to coast...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By holckster
Procycle High Output 250 Watt Stator...

Procycle


High Output 250 Watt Stator (http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#stator)<!-- InstanceEndEditable --><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Product Notes" -->DR650 '96-Current<!--...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 91,719
Posted By holckster
Enjoyed having ryker visit again for a few days...

Enjoyed having ryker visit again for a few days and join us for Thanksgiving feast.
Glad we could get his bike serviced in my shop and I gave him some route info for DV and Baja.
He left yesterday...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,263
Posted By holckster
This British tourist did the TAT and loves his...

This British tourist did the TAT and loves his 690.
Just completed oil change in my shop and headed for Baja via Death Valley.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014108
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By holckster
Second story floor always an option but we had...

Second story floor always an option but we had difficult time finding 6 bikes to fill ground level of a 20 ft container.

Now with the West coast shipping dock back-up/slow down, shipment is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 91,719
Posted By holckster
Thought Ryker was "chillin" in Portland but I see...

Thought Ryker was "chillin" in Portland but I see by the reflection in "MY" mirror he excaped south.
Got word he's northbound again for a second visit to enjoy Thanksgiving feast.
Maybe I get the...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,917
Posted By holckster
It is winter ya know?

Cold weather/snow/ice will be your main concern.
Pack and dress accordingly
It snows in Flagstaff (7000ft) and Death Valley (-280ft)
Heck it can snow on Mt Diablo just miles from SF (if it ever...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By holckster
Any concrete slab or asphalt paving job depends...

Any concrete slab or asphalt paving job depends upon properly compacted subgrade.
Consult a local geo tech soils engineer for recommendations on your specific soil type.
Have him conduct a few...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,683
Posted By holckster
First off you should have addressed insulation...

First off you should have addressed insulation prior to reroof as sections of sheathing (access openings) could have been opened up so you did not have to crawl the entire attic and provide light and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By holckster
Developing a sixth sense about situational...

Developing a sixth sense about situational awareness takes experience and effort.
Fact is the longer you do something the better you get at it.

I go to court Thursday.

Month ago just after...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,252
Posted By holckster
12 days @ 500 miles /day = 6000 miles. 3000...

12 days @ 500 miles /day = 6000 miles.
3000 should be easy.:1drink

Seriously, figure you will cover 50 miles/hour average with food, gas and sightseeing. Only need to cover 250 miles /day. I...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By holckster
Love dogs (and cats) but never had the urge to...

Love dogs (and cats) but never had the urge to travel with them.
Recently went to the beach and a lady had a cat on a long line leash, seemed strange but cat looked happy.
Do what makes you (and...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By holckster
Jon At Yukon Honda is the man. Very expensive...

Jon At Yukon Honda is the man.
Very expensive to purchase tires up there, either ship or haul.
OR
Try a set of Mitas E-07.
http://www.mx1canada.com/Mitas-Motorcycle-Tires-Canada/

We ran our...
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By holckster
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018963
This container might be full.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,052
Posted By holckster
Rode with some experienced riders in Baja, most...

Rode with some experienced riders in Baja, most on KLR's and one fellow on a DR.

Everyone completed the route but the DR rider seems not to struggle and the bike just looked happy in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,266
Posted By holckster
Not if you cross your fingers.:wink: Yes,...

Not if you cross your fingers.:wink:

Yes, the danger and survival skills are part of my enjoyment.
Sensation of speed, smells, sounds, weather, people you meet and places you go are all factors.
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By holckster
Currently up to 5 riders/bikes interested so if...

Currently up to 5 riders/bikes interested so if you're considering such a trip act now.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 91,719
Posted By holckster
After a few day rest I loaned him a doubletake...

After a few day rest I loaned him a doubletake mirror and he bolted on a Calif license plate and left just before noon northbound to complete the TAT.

What a great guy and look forward to seeing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By holckster
Could there be an increased possibility of fuel...

Could there be an increased possibility of fuel leaks with external mounted pump/filter/hoses and their connections which might result in fires ??:eek1

Bad enough that the quick-disconnects break...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By holckster
Weather is a crap shoot these days. If you hit...

Weather is a crap shoot these days.
If you hit it right I-5 will be the fastest but you are smart to plan ahead.


1. Redding south will be OK to Bakersdfield but Grapevine and Tehachapi Passes...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By holckster
Closest inmate on the Tent Space Map is in Ely,...

Closest inmate on the Tent Space Map is in Ely, he may have suggestions....
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