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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 157,031
Posted By MplsMoto
I thought the red just looked plain and flashy at...

I thought the red just looked plain and flashy at the same time, and it reminded me of the red 650GS.

I just finished a 9,000 mile trip from Minnesota to Panama on mine - best bike I've ever owned.
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Alright, here's my experience with shipping from...

Alright, here's my experience with shipping from Panama to the US (Miami).

I did quite a bit of searching for different means of shipping, moving companies, roll-on/roll-off by sea, crated by sea,...
Forum: Latin America 02-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Pete, I just picked up my bike in Miami, smooth...

Pete, I just picked up my bike in Miami, smooth as butter - I'll post a summary soon.
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Oh, I thew that option out there a month ago here...

Oh, I thew that option out there a month ago here on the forum.

If you know of cheaper way I'd love to hear it.
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By MplsMoto
Suggestions? I've considered a broker and...

Suggestions?

I've considered a broker and shipper in Miami - but cost wise it's going to be about the same if I kill a few days in Miami (and it's much warmer than) Minnesota right now.

Worst...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By MplsMoto
That's the problem, the shipper on this end...

That's the problem, the shipper on this end doesn't know what to do in the US, and the receivers in the US don't know to do on this end.

I just decided to fly the bike using Servi-Carga.

I just...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Thanks AndyT, I just booked with Servi-Carga...

Thanks AndyT,

I just booked with Servi-Carga - it's going to be $1,700 to fly it but I need to put this thing to rest.

Your advice seems to be spot-on, I'm told they'll be able to take care of...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By MplsMoto
Bringing my bike back, US Customs questions

Hi,

I'm in the process of bringing my bike back to the US from Panama and I'm a little confused about whether or not I need a broker in the US.

My bike would land at the shippers warehouse,...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Thanks AndyT, I saw your info on another...

Thanks AndyT,

I saw your info on another thread and went to Girag yesterday, but they no longer ship to the US. I did find another carrier that is willing to fly the bike but the one thing I'm...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Has anyone done this? I really need some help. ...

Has anyone done this? I really need some help.

Is it required to get an inspection done at Dirección de Investigación Judicial in order to export your bike on a permit?

Can anyone provide a...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By MplsMoto
I just spent 4 days in Bocas del Toro and it was...

I just spent 4 days in Bocas del Toro and it was great, one of my favorite spots to land. You will need to take a boat to go everywhere, although there are some beaches on the island.

You can...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By MplsMoto
Thanks! I was able to suspend, make sure to...

Thanks!

I was able to suspend, make sure to ask for you insurance certificate - they almost kept mine.
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By MplsMoto
Shipping bike from Panama to US

I've scoured the forum and haven't had much luck.

I'm looking for recommendations for agents, shipping companies that people have used recently - please share your experience. I'm finding this...
Forum: Latin America 02-01-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,792
Posted By MplsMoto
Looking for suggestions on getting a crate made...

Looking for suggestions on getting a crate made and packed in Panama City or Colon.

I am shipping from Panama to US, and advice or links to threads appreciated.
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By MplsMoto
Re-entering Costa Rica after visit to Panama

I've searched the forum, but can't seem to find a definitive answer...

I'm planning on leaving Costa Rica for Panama, but I may want to return to CR - can anyone tell me if there are restrictions...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 157,031
Posted By MplsMoto
Nope, no clearance issues.

Nope, no clearance issues.
Forum: Americas 12-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
I haven't posted anything anywhere other than...

I haven't posted anything anywhere other than here. I probably won't get around to posting elsewhere for awhile - I'm busy crossing borders! 4 borders in 6 days, one down 3 to go.

Also, the...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
For those who PM'd me about the Tapachula/El...

For those who PM'd me about the Tapachula/El Carmen crossing, I owe you this followup. The following site is very helpful for many crossings. http://wikioverland.org

The information I've found...
Forum: Americas 12-24-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
Wouldn't it have been easier to point out my...

Wouldn't it have been easier to point out my specific mistake so I could correct it, then to be passive aggressive about it? I will change it to La Mesilla.

What if you had just said "I think you...
Forum: Americas 12-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
I just want to add, I've run into many riders...

I just want to add, I've run into many riders along the way and they've all voiced the same complaints with the ADV forum.

Anytime someone says something slightly critical of this forum they get...
Forum: Americas 12-24-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
And thus, why I hate this forum at times... piss...

And thus, why I hate this forum at times... piss off, you could have just sent me a PM if you had an issue with my post.

Maybe it's time to ditch this forum and go over to Horizons permanently....
Forum: Americas 12-21-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
I've heard of people not having to get the stamp...

I've heard of people not having to get the stamp at La Mesilla.

I'm at San Pedro Lago de Atitlan right now, PM me if you have any questions. You will enter off the Trans Con Hwy and take a pretty...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
You're all welcome, thanks for the feedback. I...

You're all welcome, thanks for the feedback. I love this forum and hate it at the same time - so hard to find the info you're looking for at times. I'll be posting my other crossings as I work my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 266,764
Posted By MplsMoto
Thanks! I actually stopped on the way to...

Thanks! I actually stopped on the way to Tapachula, so your advice was good! I had no choice but to cross at Tapachula in order to make it Atitlan in time but I think it was bit easier as it was a...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MplsMoto
How to cross to Guatemala at Tapachula, Mexico

Using this forum for the last six months has been a bit frustrating, most of the established threads like Mexico Trip Planning and the Is Mexico Safe threads have long ago seriously digressed -...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,917
Posted By MplsMoto
So is your opinion, I misspoke in my rush to post...

So is your opinion, I misspoke in my rush to post a message - my mistake. What you think is not of much concern to me.

Generalizations are always a bad way to speak, but I was merely responding...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By MplsMoto
Seeking ride parters to CR, who's in Guat?

I'm currently in San Pedro, Lago de Atitan and will be heading to Antigua, Guatemala on Sunday. My plan is to stay there over Xmas and then head to CR - but I have yet to choose a route.

I am...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By MplsMoto
I've posted a new ride report. ...

I've posted a new ride report.

http://mplsmoto.blogspot.com/2013/12/mpls-to-costa-rica-ride-report-day-25.html
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,917
Posted By MplsMoto
You should always tip at the Pemex, it's my...

You should always tip at the Pemex, it's my understanding that tips are a large part of their income (like wait staff in the US).
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,917
Posted By MplsMoto
I will apologize to the majority of Mexicans, I...

I will apologize to the majority of Mexicans, I should have said "some"... That was obviously wrong of me, I didn't mean to generalize.

My personal experience is that I've never been jacked in...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,917
Posted By MplsMoto
Agreed. I never use my card at establishments, I...

Agreed. I never use my card at establishments, I always get cash. Too many times my number (or co-travelers ) have been jacked. Mexicans see opportunity as invitation, I've even heard stories of...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By MplsMoto
Coyote Cal's. I just did 100 miles or more out...

Coyote Cal's. I just did 100 miles or more out there, really great riding and surprisingly remote for how close it is to Ensenada. If you're on a smaller bike you could ride for days, but I got my...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,917
Posted By MplsMoto
I just did 3 weeks in Baja. Bring enough cash to...

I just did 3 weeks in Baja. Bring enough cash to bail yourself out of trouble. Use ATM's that don't swallow your card (swipe types) at legit banks, or just take your ID and card into the bank to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,269
Posted By MplsMoto
7500 miles and no problems with loose bolts on...

7500 miles and no problems with loose bolts on mine, I'll have to disagree with the idea that they're junk. A good clean solution in my opinion. I used thread lock btw.
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 266,764
Posted By MplsMoto
I was a bit confused, I saw that you guys stopped...

I was a bit confused, I saw that you guys stopped at the Huixtla Banjercito, but also on your thread you show that you stopped at a Banjercito in Tapachula...

Anyway, I came from the north,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,269
Posted By MplsMoto
BTW - I bought one of these to test my hot line...

BTW - I bought one of these to test my hot line with standard chip fuse - pretty handy.

http://www.harborfreight.com/20-amp-automotive-fuse-circuit-tester-67725.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,269
Posted By MplsMoto
I forget, but they are programmable so it should...

I forget, but they are programmable so it should be possible - you need a PC laptop and their software.

If nothing else you can do what I did and always have one hot line connected to the battery...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,269
Posted By MplsMoto
I think they are $200? I don't have mine...

I think they are $200? I don't have mine connected yet, I didn't need any more power ports for my trip - so I wired the pump line directly to the battery. I figured it could make for a simple...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,269
Posted By MplsMoto
I have the Touratech version, what brand is that...

I have the Touratech version, what brand is that in your pics? Everyone needs one of these.
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 91,175
Posted By MplsMoto
Best ride reports ever! I can't quite...

Best ride reports ever!


I can't quite tell where you guys are at currently, but it sounds like you're in Oaxaca? I'm just leaving Zipolite (Oaxaca) for Juchitán de Zaragoza (Friday), Tapachula...
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