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Forum: Latin America 04-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Moto Mikey
That's a notorious spot for robberies. It's...

That's a notorious spot for robberies. It's happened to a lot of advriders that went that way without a police escort:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377026
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 106,532
Posted By Moto Mikey
Posting an update: I've put over 35,000 miles /...

Posting an update: I've put over 35,000 miles / 56,000kms on my Rick's Stator (http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/aftermarket-stators) in the last 12 months and it's still working great. Running the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Moto Mikey
I replaced my fork seals while installing a pair...

I replaced my fork seals while installing a pair of hyperpro fork springs too.. My recommendation is to replace both dust and oil seals since the entire assembly has to come apart anyways.. no sense...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 50,317
Posted By Moto Mikey
Hey, Rene! Looks like I'm catching up to you! I'm...

Hey, Rene! Looks like I'm catching up to you! I'm currently in Bariloche and heading towards Esquel tomorrow then onto the Austral the following day. See ya on the road somewhere. :D
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Moto Mikey
Me and a few other riders went to Batopilas via...

Me and a few other riders went to Batopilas via Creel a few months ago (October '13) and it was "closed". We managed to ride through the construction area by talking to El Jefe who gave us the green...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,644
Posted By Moto Mikey
Do you have his email? I don't have a Chilean sim...

Do you have his email? I don't have a Chilean sim card.
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,644
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'll be in Santiago today. I'm riding a BMW...

I'll be in Santiago today. I'm riding a BMW F800GS and looking to have some service completed (oil change, valve clearance checked, spark plugs changed, etc). Where's the best place to bring the...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'll be in Potosi later this afternoon. Currently...

I'll be in Potosi later this afternoon. Currently in Oruro and making a detour through Sucre for lunch. I've got a multimeter and some moderate electical experience.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,239
Posted By Moto Mikey
I have a Ballistic 12cell in my F800GS and it...

I have a Ballistic 12cell in my F800GS and it works great. Starts the moto with no problem even when it's very cold. Half the weight of the stock battery too..
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'd say yes, you need to check out of Peru. They...

I'd say yes, you need to check out of Peru. They appeared to log my TVIP into the computer. If you're never coming back to Peru, then you could probably skip it, but if you attempt to re-enter, there...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Moto Mikey
Anyone in La Paz?

I'm in La Paz for the next 1-3 days. I'm going to ride the Death Road tomorrow and then back to La Paz for another night before heading South. Gonna stop by Potosi, Sucre, and Uyuni. If I have the...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Moto Mikey
The Copacabana border crossing is very easy and...

The Copacabana border crossing is very easy and quick. Don't get caught overstaying your TVIP in Peru; they will confiscate your bike. I crossed yesterday and was never asked about insurance in Peru...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Moto Mikey
No reciprocity fee for Canadians.. I think only...

No reciprocity fee for Canadians.. I think only for Americans. I crossed yesterday and was able to pay the fee at the border. Very easy and quick border crossing.


"When planning your trip to...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Moto Mikey
I lived in Alaska for a few years and did a lot...

I lived in Alaska for a few years and did a lot of riding there including the Dalton and ToTWH. Realistically, any tires will be fine. I've seen Harleys on 100% street tires in Deadhorse.. You won't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moto Mikey
You'll be fine.. The moto will just make a little...

You'll be fine.. The moto will just make a little bit less power. I've even run 84 octane before in Peru when nothing else was available.
Forum: Latin America 01-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'm in Ayacucho now. Did you make it to Cusco?...

I'm in Ayacucho now. Did you make it to Cusco? How were the roads? Time estimates?


Edit- just saw your post in the other thread. Thanks!
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Moto Mikey
The 3N is all paved but in shitty condition. It's...

The 3N is all paved but in shitty condition. It's very narrow (1.25 lanes shared for both directions). Lots of pot holes and small dirt patches.. but it does have some good scenery and lots of...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Moto Mikey
I was gonna head South to Ayacucho.. then maybe...

I was gonna head South to Ayacucho.. then maybe over to the coast to Huacachina and Nazca before heading to Cuzco.

Are you guys planning on making it to TDF this year?
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Moto Mikey
I was just in Caraz a few days ago. Be sure to...

I was just in Caraz a few days ago. Be sure to ride the (paved) road that goes over the Cordillera Blanca.. it goes from Carhuaz to Upacasha. Absolutely an amazing road with glaciers, dozens of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 288,061
Posted By Moto Mikey
My expierences.. hella milegae life!

Here's my short review of the Heidenau K60 tires. I had a fresh set installed in Calagary back on 6AUG13 with 27,377 miles on the odometer. I'm now in Peru (on my way to TDF) and installed a set of...
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By Moto Mikey
Hey! Yes, I plan on riding through Huanuco...

Hey!

Yes, I plan on riding through Huanuco within the next week or so. I'm currently in Huanchaco enjoying a day off. I'll hit you guys up when I'm in the area. :freaky

The plan is:
Huanchaco...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 01-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'll share mine.. currently riding to Ushuaia and...

I'll share mine.. currently riding to Ushuaia and back. I do my planning/research in google maps:

https://maps.google.com/maps/user?uid=202761294081469316321&hl=en&ptab=2

The above link is a...
Forum: Latin America 01-19-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By Moto Mikey
Yikes.. hope everything is ok. I'm in Cajamarca...

Yikes.. hope everything is ok. I'm in Cajamarca now.. really cool town up in the Andes.
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By Moto Mikey
We ended up riding along the PanAm to Mancora on...

We ended up riding along the PanAm to Mancora on the coast.. one of the guys i've been riding with is on a Kawi Versys with street tires and didn't want to risk the chance for possible muddy roads.....
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By Moto Mikey
Hey Jeff. I'm currently in Cuenca with 2 other...

Hey Jeff. I'm currently in Cuenca with 2 other riders. We're taking the day off here today (15JAN) and riding down to Loja tomorrow then into Peru via the Eastern border crossing of La Balsa to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Moto Mikey
Yes, they fit just fine. I have both on my moto....

Yes, they fit just fine. I have both on my moto. You can see pics on my blog.
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Moto Mikey
Bump.. Anyone have any additional info on this...

Bump.. Anyone have any additional info on this border crossing and the roads from Loja, Ecuador to Chachapoyas to Cajamarca to Trujillo? Are the roads mostly hard packed, muddy or paved?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-25-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Moto Mikey
I included some photos and a few good links in...

I included some photos and a few good links in one of my blog posts when I did my front suspension:

http://moto-mikey.com/2013/02/moto-maintenance-and-mods/
Forum: Latin America 12-21-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'm on my way South now.. I'll be crossing over...

I'm on my way South now.. I'll be crossing over into Ecuador after New Years and plan to be in Ushuaia by April 1st.

Any other riders going to be in TDF around the same time? :ear
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 957,920
Posted By Moto Mikey
Wahoo! I got to meet The Man, The Myth, The...

Wahoo! I got to meet The Man, The Myth, The Legend that is JDowns today! Now I know why everyone loves ol' Juanito :D

I'll be in Medellin for another week.. we'll have to hang out again. :freaky
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 403,005
Posted By Moto Mikey
On a floating dock after unloading the Stahlratte...

On a floating dock after unloading the Stahlratte in Cartagena, Colombia.. Rockin' the ADV tag and shirt :D

http://moto-mikey.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/PA_10Dec13_004.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,953
Posted By Moto Mikey
About 50 miles South of Prudhoe Bay: ...

About 50 miles South of Prudhoe Bay:

http://moto-mikey.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Prudhoe_16Jul13_0035.jpg
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'd check the Albrook Mall in P'city. It's huge...

I'd check the Albrook Mall in P'city. It's huge and has everything.. including a few places that might sell Spots.
Forum: Latin America 11-30-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'm gonna be in Panama City for the next few days...

I'm gonna be in Panama City for the next few days till Dec 5th when I board the Stahlratte. Anything interesting going on around in town? :ear

I'm gonna do the obvious like go to the canal and...
Forum: Latin America 11-28-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 47,088
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'm in the beach town just South of you and will...

I'm in the beach town just South of you and will also be crossing over into Panama later today at Rio Sereno. See you on the road!
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,607
Posted By Moto Mikey
Pics or it didn't happen! :smile6

Pics or it didn't happen! :smile6
Forum: Latin America 11-15-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 47,088
Posted By Moto Mikey
Hey Yappei, I'm crossing over into Costa...

Hey Yappei,

I'm crossing over into Costa Rica in about 5 days on my way South. I'll take ya up on that cold beer and some local knowledge :freaky
Forum: Latin America 11-14-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Moto Mikey
I made it to Leon, Nica today. So far loving it....

I made it to Leon, Nica today. So far loving it. I think I'm gonna stick around for a few days. Anyone know of a decent place in central Leon with secure parking (and WiFi) :norton
Forum: Latin America 11-11-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 47,088
Posted By Moto Mikey
Cool. :nod I'm on the same Dec 6th sailing and...

Cool. :nod I'm on the same Dec 6th sailing and I've met at least 3-4 other riders who will also be on it. See ya guys then.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Moto Mikey
Hey Trevor, I actually made this same thread over...

Hey Trevor, I actually made this same thread over in the Regional Latin America forum. :lol3

How long do you plan on staying in Medellin for? For me, I'm thinking 15DEC to 15JAN.
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