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Forum: Latin America 02-12-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By holckster
Arriving Santiago 2/18

Arriving Santiago 2/18
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12,374
Views: 1,725,026
Posted By holckster
Great picture. Had the thrill of riding over...

Great picture.
Had the thrill of riding over Stelvio Pass in 2004.:clap
It was amazing, 48 hairpins, some with a 2 foot inside turning radius.
I was tired by turn 24 (they are all numbered on the...
Forum: Alaska 02-09-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By holckster
Take a plane trip over Denali from the airport in...

Take a plane trip over Denali from the airport in Talkeetna.
Worth every $$$
Landing on a glacier is amazing, taking off even better.
I flew with K2 Aviation

The tunnel to Whittier and the...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By holckster
Just time it so you get to Dawson City for D2D...

Just time it so you get to Dawson City for D2D June 18-20.
http://dawsoncity.ca/event/dust-2-dawson-motorcycle-ride-rally/

The Alcan thru Dawson Creek is a must do once but is extremely...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 57,299
Posted By holckster
Nice going. I like this one also. ...

Nice going.
I like this one also.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040557
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,124
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 01-30-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
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 01-29-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
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: 35
Views: 2,452
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: 993
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: 1,045
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: 326
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: 433
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: 105,405
Views: 20,929,598
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: 1,889
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: 1,191
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: 492
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: 1,593
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: 331
Views: 82,407
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: 1,851
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: 854
Views: 354,636
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: 76
Views: 8,312
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: 1,109
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: 1,016
Views: 276,299
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: 94,981
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: 817
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: 94,981
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: 97
Views: 13,082
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: 37
Views: 3,360
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: 94,981
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: 2,063
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: 1,887
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: 5,960
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: 1,715
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: 3,619
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: 1,437
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: 823
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: 818
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: 4,358
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: 100
Views: 5,507
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.
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