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Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
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....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,617
Posted By holckster
Try Redline Heavy Shockproof gear oil. ...

Try Redline Heavy Shockproof gear oil.
http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=44&pcid=8
Been running it in my 02 K1200LT (106K) and 04 GSA (97K) trany's for years and it could just be wishfull...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,348
Posted By holckster
Try Tony's in Marshall for their BBQ'd oysters. ...

Try Tony's in Marshall for their BBQ'd oysters.
Group I ride with off the BMWLT Nor-Cal site were there for lunch Saturday, then ran up 1 to Ft Bragg for the night and dinner at Northcoast Brewery...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By holckster
400cc is a big bike in Mexico. Mostly small cc...

400cc is a big bike in Mexico.
Mostly small cc bikes down there, more affordable to buy and run.
Took my DR650 to a dealer for service and they had never seen one.

+1 on paperwork and...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-07-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By holckster
On Hwy 191 north out of Clifton, Az the road goes...

On Hwy 191 north out of Clifton, Az the road goes thru the Morenci Copper Mine on a narrow spine of earth with open pit on either side of the hwy.
http://www.colindaylinks.com/arizona/morenci1.html...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By holckster
No personal knowledge but almost every country...

No personal knowledge but almost every country has similar requirements.
Google knows almost everything.:deal...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By holckster
I have had these metal 85degree stems mounted for...

I have had these metal 85degree stems mounted for years and gone thru several sets of tires on cast and spoked rims with no issues....
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,530
Posted By holckster
For your enjoyment. ...

For your enjoyment.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948014
Stop by when in Nor-cal.

Safe Travels
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,721
Posted By holckster
Tires are the single most important part of a...

Tires are the single most important part of a motorcycle.
I'll also argue they are the cheapest thing about owning a motorcycle so run what ever gives you the most confidence regardless of price.
...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By holckster
Good storage link above. PM sent

Good storage link above.
PM sent
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By holckster
Calif is a big place so plenty of places to ride...

Calif is a big place so plenty of places to ride anytime of the year when weather allows.

Best advise would be ride toward the sun, this may mean staying in one place awhile and doing day trips...
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,530
Posted By holckster
Yes I like to do it at the end of each day...

Yes
I like to do it at the end of each day while the chain is still warm.
PJ1 clear works for me.

Recommend you join something like the BMOA (BMW Owners of America) for the road service and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 101,894
Posted By holckster
Strange warranty policy for a company that sells...

Strange warranty policy for a company that sells bikes for traveling around the world.

Will BMW Canada pay to ship bike to nearest Canadian dealer?

Hopefully this will be 100% covered plus...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By holckster
Don't over plan, every road goes somewhere. ...

Don't over plan, every road goes somewhere.
Getting to Victoria and back in 7 days may be too much for your first tour.
Might consider a loop east from Portland thru the Columbia Gorge and return...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By holckster
Locals advised me not to try it alone just after...

Locals advised me not to try it alone just after heavy rain in 2010, so I did not.
In 2013 weather co-operated and seveal of us had an enjoyable easy ride.
There were a few sections of soft ground...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,535
Posted By holckster
I also don't like the word "accident". Shit...

I also don't like the word "accident".
Shit happens due to something or someones actions.
Our downfall in being human is not being able to recognize all hazards and take preventative steps to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,958
Posted By holckster
www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)

www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By holckster
Metal 85 degree angle. $10 a pair. ...

Metal 85 degree angle.
$10 a pair.
http://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=169&products_id=72
Fit with no grinding.
Work on cast or spoke rims.
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By holckster
Brand new 1st generation of any motorcycle brand...

Brand new 1st generation of any motorcycle brand may not be the best bike for any extended trip.

Be aware that most motorcycles in Mexico, CA and SA are small displacement bikes.
Having only...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,745
Posted By holckster
Be sure to eat at the "Bus" in Hyder and make the...

Be sure to eat at the "Bus" in Hyder and make the effort to take the 23 mile gravel road up to the Salmon Glacier.
Be aware of the bears.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By holckster
Take a good look at Mitas tires. ...

Take a good look at Mitas tires.
http://www.mx1canada.com/Mitas-Motorcycle-Tires-Canada/

I ran an E-07 front and rear to Alaska and back last year.
Front was gone at 10K but Dual Sport rear...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By holckster
Let me know when and 1st beer on me. ...

Let me know when and 1st beer on me.
http://www.lodibeercompany.com/
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By holckster
I'd recommend riding the coast north toward San...

I'd recommend riding the coast north toward San Francisco as the south will be HOT in August.

At some point head east over the Serrias at any of the passes, they are all spectacular.

Can not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,141
Posted By holckster
Only way to get to the water is the bus tour that...

Only way to get to the water is the bus tour that leaves from the Artic Caribou Hotel in Deadhorse.
http://www.bearfootguides.com/businessListings/pages/arcticcaribouinn.htm
Sign up immediately...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By holckster
Crawdad Festival every Father's Day. ...

Crawdad Festival every Father's Day.
http://www.isletoncoc.org/crawdad.html
Also some good places to eat year round in Isleton.

The Lodi Beer Company downtown has good food and brew.
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By holckster
Lodi is the perfect home base for Nor-Cal...

Lodi is the perfect home base for Nor-Cal sightseeing.
Just cause I was born and live here has no influence on my opinion.:wink:

The Inn at Lockehouse is a quaint B&B in Lockeford (1 mile from...
Forum: Regional forums 06-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By holckster
Never been, but from the pics and videos and...

Never been, but from the pics and videos and seeing the condition of vehicles that return from BM I would agree a motorcycle not adequate.

But have a good time anyway.:freaky
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By holckster
Good info here. http://www.rexbuck.com/

Good info here.
http://www.rexbuck.com/
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By holckster
Welcome to ADVrider. A few odd waypoints to...

Welcome to ADVrider.

A few odd waypoints to consider;
Oatman, Az
Peach Springs, Az
Angle Fire, Red River, Chamas and
Alpine, NM
Langtry, Tx...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,433
Posted By holckster
Anyone have factual knowledge of any adverse...

Anyone have factual knowledge of any adverse affects of Stainless brake lines on the ABS Module ?

I was advised years ago NOT to change to Stainless brake lines on my 02 K1200 LT due to the...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By holckster
Toledo to west coast is a 4 day trip. I...

Toledo to west coast is a 4 day trip.

I last rode I-80 west bound and I did Sacramento to SLC day 1, 650 miles
SLC to Kearney, NB day 2, 753 miles.
Kearney to Peru, Ill day 3 with stop in...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By holckster
Welcome to the USA and ADVrider. The "Tent...

Welcome to the USA and ADVrider.

The "Tent Space List" is a great resource for places to stay, travel info and folks willing to help if needed....
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,953
Posted By holckster
Things with only 2 wheels eventually fall down. ...

Things with only 2 wheels eventually fall down.
+1 on better gear, buy the best you can afford.

BTW
Stop by and visit when the CCR comes to town.
http://www.curvecowboyreunion.com/
Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By holckster
USA Border Agents can be wound up on their...

USA Border Agents can be wound up on their authority power as well.

Last visit to Mexico I pulled up to Lukesville, USA side and guard asks "where are you going?".
I said "I assume that's...
Forum: Face plant 06-19-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,542
Posted By holckster
Glad you survived what should be called...

Glad you survived what should be called "attempted murder" and not just an accident.

Recommend adding additional lighting to the front of all motorcycles to increase visibility.

Nothing you...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By holckster
I agree they probably will not have you in their...

I agree they probably will not have you in their system after all these years.
But have alternate USA destinations in mind.

My wife is a Nurse and all USA health workers are fingerprinted.
When...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 29,904
Posted By holckster
For some great roads and places on your way to...

For some great roads and places on your way to Grand Canyon route thru Skull Valley, Prescott, Jerome, Sedona and Flagstaff.
As you approach the GC on Hwy 180 stop at the airport and take a flight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By holckster
Cry When you ride a 2 wheeled vehicle they fall over....

When you ride a 2 wheeled vehicle they fall over.
Sometimes in the garage so biffs in rugged terrain are expected.
Glad no injuries, my off in Baja resulted in 3 broken ribs.:cry
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