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Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By Red 5
I have a 2013 GTI and it's a great car, well...

I have a 2013 GTI and it's a great car, well built, very comfortable and extremely fun to drive. It really feels like a premium product. It now has just over 20k km and we have not had a single...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Red 5
Indianapolis Motorcycle Show and OEM Expo 2013

Hey, is anyone plannig on going to the Indianapolis Motorcycle Show and OEM Expo in February? If so, www.eatsleepRIDE.com is looking for a freelance photo journalist from the area to help cover the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 232,587
Posted By Red 5
Hey Julio, I spent some time catching up on...

Hey Julio,
I spent some time catching up on your trip this afternoon, it looks amazing!!!! Reading about your trip has got me got me thinking about the road again even though we've only been home...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 99,900
Posted By Red 5
Can't Make It

Sadly, I won't be able to make it, I was really looking forward to it. Oh well, maybe next year. Have a great time!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 232,587
Posted By Red 5
Julio, looks like your trip continues to be...

Julio,
looks like your trip continues to be amazing! It's great to read about and the photos are fantastic, thanks for sharing.
Jordan.
Forum: Canada 07-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 99,900
Posted By Red 5
If all goes according to plan I'll be there.

If all goes according to plan I'll be there.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By Red 5
I had a 1998 F650 and I rode it all over the...

I had a 1998 F650 and I rode it all over the place, including a couple of 2500km road trips. I recently completed a 47,000km, 14 month road trip from Calgary to Argentina on my 2000 F650GS Dakar and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,932,614
Posted By Red 5
Yes, I'm thinking that might do the trick for my...

Yes, I'm thinking that might do the trick for my bike as well. Or at least I hope so.
Thanks,
Jordan.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,932,614
Posted By Red 5
Thanks, I had the counter sprocket bearing...

Thanks, I had the counter sprocket bearing replaced by a BMW dealer in PA about 35,000 km ago, I'll definitely keep that in mind.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,932,614
Posted By Red 5
Vibration in 5th Gear

Hello,

I've just returned to Calgary from a 13 month, 47,000 km road trip to Ushuaia and back (you can read about it at www.hasselmann.wordpress.com if you're interested), on my 2000 BMW F650GS...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,743
Posted By Red 5
Good choice! I have a Dakar, it is a great bike,...

Good choice! I have a Dakar, it is a great bike, I just riden it from my home in Calgary to the tip of South America and back, 47,000km over 13 months or so (www.hasselmann.wordpress.com). It was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By Red 5
5th Gear Vibration on F650GS Dakar

Hello,

I've just returned to Calgary from a 13 month, 47,000 km road trip to Ushuaia and back (you can read about it at www.hasselmann.wordpress.com if you're interested), on my 2000 BMW F650GS...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 232,587
Posted By Red 5
Julio, it was great seeing you and Luisa again,...

Julio,
it was great seeing you and Luisa again, it was fun to catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones. Highway 40 near Calgary, or Ruta 40 as I like to call it, makes for a perfect...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 232,587
Posted By Red 5
That is a very nice ride.

That is a very nice ride.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 232,587
Posted By Red 5
Julio, thanks for all your hospitality when we...

Julio,
thanks for all your hospitality when we were in Guatemala, I hope we can repay it when you are in Calgary. Sandra and I are in Chile now, we'll be flying with our bikes from Buenos Aires to...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By Red 5
Found One

We found a motorbike repair garage, it seems to be the only one in town, which is strange considering the size of Arica. It's called Nelson's, it is located behind the cemetery. I'll post the GPS...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,551
Posted By Red 5
Thanks Terry, I will give BOOM a try, ...

Thanks Terry,
I will give BOOM a try,
Cheers,
Jordan.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,551
Posted By Red 5
That's just her advrider name, her initials are...

That's just her advrider name, her initials are SLH
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,551
Posted By Red 5
MBA Update

Well, we're 7.5 months into our trip from Canada to Argentina (www.hasselmann.wordpress.com) and the 11 inch MacBook Air has been the perfect travel companion. We're in southern Peru at the moment...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By Red 5
New Motorcycle App

Hello,

my friend Alex is developing a new motorcycle app for iPhone and is looking for beta testers. The idea is to help make motorcycling safer, by providing riders feedback on your speed, lean...
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,867
Posted By Red 5
1 More Vote for the Stahlratte

We were on the Stahlratte in October (http://hasselmann.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/crossing-the-darien-gap/) and I was an amazing experience, we really enjoyed it and highly recommend. There were 19...
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,353
Posted By Red 5
We'll be in Bolivia in about a week, we're...

We'll be in Bolivia in about a week, we're expecting rain but my wife is not looking forward to riding through a mud bath, she's enjoyed our recent off road riding in Ecuador an Peru,but she hates...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By Red 5
Shipping Parts to South America

Hello,
I'm planning on having some parts shipped to either Peru or Chile, does anyone have experience shipping parts to South America? I've heard that shipping to Peru can be a nightmare with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Red 5
Thanks, I will give that a try, however I fear it...

Thanks, I will give that a try, however I fear it is the USB hardware, maybe just a loose connection on the inside?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Red 5
SteetPilot 2720 Problem on Road in Peru!

Hi,

my wife and I are riding from our home in Canada to Argentina and our trusty old StreetPilot 2720 has been great, however it has developed a serious problem. I need to upload the next set of...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By Red 5
Bike Friendly Hostels in Lima, Peru

Hello,
can anyone recommend a bike friendly hostel in Lima, Peru? We'll need secure parking for 2 bikes, any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
joran and Sandra...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,580
Posted By Red 5
Both bikes will do the job nicely, you can't...

Both bikes will do the job nicely, you can't really go wrong. Personally I think the Sertao looks a bit cooler, but that's just me.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Red 5
It's fixed - thank you!

Sandra's bike is fixed, we just picked it up from the BMW dealer in Quito and it's now running better than ever. Although it was a long process and a bit frustrating, in the end it all worked out....
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,964
Posted By Red 5
GPS Tracks for the Top 10?

Does anyone happen to have GPS tracks for the Top 10 South America rides listed above? I'm currently in Quito and we're planning on hitting a few of them.
Thanks,
Jordan.
Forum: Latin America 10-23-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Red 5
Thank you!!! We've arranged a truck to get...

Thank you!!! We've arranged a truck to get Sandra's bike to the boat, so we've got it covered for the moment. Looking forward to the the trip, see you tomorrow!
Jordan.
Forum: Latin America 10-23-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Red 5
Need Help in Panama City

Biker form Canada stuck in Panama City Needs Your Help!

Hello, my wife and I are travelling from Canada to Argentina on our BMW F650GSes and need help. The plastic intake manifold on my wife's...
Forum: Americas 10-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Red 5
Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for...

Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for and is very similar to what we were considering. Great intel. You ARE the crashmaster. :D
Forum: Americas 10-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Red 5
El Salvador Advice

Hello,
my wife (Sierra Lima Hotel) and I travelling by 2 F650GSes from our home in Calgary to Argentina, we will be in Guatemala City tomorrow to pick up some tires then we're heading to El...
Forum: Americas 10-11-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Red 5
We're not there yet, but we will be soon... or at...

We're not there yet, but we will be soon... or at least soon-ish. Picking up tires in G.C tomorrow and then heading to El Salvador.
Forum: Americas 09-25-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Red 5
Interesting, but not exactly what I was looking...

Interesting, but not exactly what I was looking for...
Forum: Americas 09-20-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Red 5
SCUBA training in Columbia?

Does anyone have any experience with diving in Colombia? I was planning on getting my PADI Open Water certification in Honduras however the schedule no longer allows for that (so much for planning,...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Red 5
Thanks guys, this is just the type of info I was...

Thanks guys, this is just the type of info I was looking for. We have not confirmed our school, but CBA is high on the list. Cheers,
Jordan and Sandra.

BTW - I'm lying in a hammock and at...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Red 5
How Long to Cross Central America?

We're 3 months into our year long Calgary to Argentina trip, currently relaxing in an ocean-front restaurant in southern Mexico and loving it. In fact we've been loving our trip so much that we are...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,882
Posted By Red 5
Thanks Geoff!

Geoff, thanks for a great stay in San Miguel, we really enjoyed meeting you and Theresa and renting your apartment, it's beautiful and the location was perfect. Also, thanks for the information on...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,986
Posted By Red 5
Great Post

Thanks for this, timely bit of information, I'm in Mexico now with Sierra Lima Hotel, headed south. Crossing into Mexico at Laredo was a breeze, we'll be entering Guatemala in about 2 week's time,...
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