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Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
PDX What port did your bike leave from to...

PDX

What port did your bike leave from to get to Cartagena?
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Congrats. Sent you a PM for some help at that end...

Congrats. Sent you a PM for some help at that end but no worries. You obviously have been there long enough. Go and enjoy. We'll follow along.

David and the gang of six!!!
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Thanks for the shipping update. The bright side...

Thanks for the shipping update. The bright side is that your bike is in Chile and not stuck in the shipping mess and strike on the west coast right now. When you finally fire it up at the port in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Nice to see the bike made it in one piece. It...

Nice to see the bike made it in one piece. It would be interesting to know who screwed up the numbers and why it took so long but as others have said if you want it there on time and can afford it,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Glad you're back on track. Ride on and pray the...

Glad you're back on track. Ride on and pray the west coast shipping strike ends soon. We're on your tail. Cheers
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By DKW1200
Shipping options

As Holckster says our container leaving in January may be full but we can add you to a waiting list. Send me a PM if interested. I have recently priced several shipping options.

Crated bike LAX...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
It happens, certainly reminds me to bring the...

It happens, certainly reminds me to bring the fake wallet next trip. Enjoy the rest of your time in Santiago and Valpo. Your ship arrives soon amigo!
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Yes, shipping is not a science. When I shipped to...

Yes, shipping is not a science. When I shipped to Valpo the ship arrived several days early and only one of five riders was there. How many days was the shipping? TTC tells me 21 to 25. But no...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Jrzyguy, Thanks for the info. Looking forward...

Jrzyguy,
Thanks for the info. Looking forward to following your tracks and catching up to at some point. You may want to contact Hostel villa Kunterbunt for storage. They are a moto only hostel and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,385
Posted By DKW1200
Nice

I have the same plan for February. Late I know but that's the retirement date. I will go south as weather allows before storing the bike somewhere? and returning home in May. Going back to finish...
Forum: Americas 10-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By DKW1200
Thanks

This is great and will be very handy next year. Starting a ride back to SoCal from Valparaiso in February. Muchas Gracias
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By DKW1200
Hack Shipping

Strong Bad,

Man i love that rig. I've been telling the wife that I'll get her a side car for my 1200 (some day). To answer your question on the container size, I've been discussing a 20' with...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By DKW1200
Argentina

Hey Stuie,

I'm looking for riders to share a container with. Leaving for Valparaiso in January. It's pretty cheap if we get 4-5 bikes and you get to take the bike of your choice with all the...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By DKW1200
Shipping

The airport is still closed (going in) and the roads are a mess. I suggest you google trucking companies in TJ looking for one that services Cabo. This may be your cheapest option.
Forum: Americas 09-21-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By DKW1200
SA Route

If you only have one month, you may want to rethink the distance shown on your map. My ride was from Santiago to Lima via Argentina and Bolivia. Six weeks was a push without much down time. But then...
Forum: Latin America 09-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,004
Posted By DKW1200
John, we'll look you up when we get there. Only...

John, we'll look you up when we get there. Only wish I was leaving in November but considering I have several months to explore the area I can wait. I like the idea of storing the bike and will...
Forum: Latin America 09-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,004
Posted By DKW1200
Container to SA

John,
I certainly agree about Argentina. I plan on spending a lot more time there this next trip. If you want to ship your bike in a container with other riders please join us in February or March....
Forum: Latin America 08-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,004
Posted By DKW1200
Pm

Nancy, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Latin America 08-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,004
Posted By DKW1200
Looking for a container to Valpariso

Hi Nancy,

Doing some research on southern Chile and came across your post. Glad to see others heading down that time of year. My first trip to SA I shipped into Valpariso in 2012 and headed north...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By DKW1200
Expo vs HU

I have been to both and they are very different IMO. The EXPO is big with lots of venders and activities. I had a great time and learned some good riding skills. It's more diverse with a lot of 4...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,295
Posted By DKW1200
O yeah, forgot to mention. Glad Ev got it sorted...

O yeah, forgot to mention. Glad Ev got it sorted out in Brazil. But you really are a lost cause. LOL Looking forward to lots of photos of Brazil if you know what i mean?
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,295
Posted By DKW1200
Peru

Hi Sheldon, I'm still following along from San Diego and loving it. Reading and watching videos around Lake Titicaca and Puno brought back some great memories. We both turned down the same $160 hotel...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,685
Posted By DKW1200
First time

Loved the Expo. Spent some time with Ted Simon. Really cool. The advanced riding class was great for confident building. Always room for improvement but I learned a lot and thought it was a good...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,685
Posted By DKW1200
2 more GS1200's going up on Thursday. Been...

2 more GS1200's going up on Thursday. Been waiting 6 months for this one!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,295
Posted By DKW1200
Black lace

Greetings from San Diego. Still enjoying both of your blogs. Looking forward to following your tracks through CA next year. But I've seen enough underwear on your blog. Yours not Ewa's of course. LOL
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,295
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

Hey Sheldon, nice shots of Ensenada. I hope you got my email. There is a storm hitting Baja Sur Tuesday thru Thursday of next week. So I delayed my trip one week to assure I have plenty sun with my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,295
Posted By DKW1200
San Diego

Hey, why is it that you have seen more of SD then I have? And I live here! I'm glad that you and Eva enjoyed our piece of paradise. Looking forward to catching up to you guys in Baja. (If you survive...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By DKW1200
Motolombia

A buddy and I rented bikes from Mike last February. We picked up the bikes in Medellin rode to Cartigena and back to Medeliin. Great ride and Mike was a big help with the routes. Best 10 day ride...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,939
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

I definitely agree with James. Great minds think alike. LOL. But don't miss out on Mulege and the beach's south to Laredo. Some of the best views in Baja. Don Johnsons Hotel (not that Don Johnson)...
Forum: Latin America 09-22-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

Riding and diving in Baja. Great idea. My diving friends tell me the farther south the better. So your idea of riding for 3 days is a good one. You can get to La Paz or farther south in 3 days. If...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,295
Posted By DKW1200
SoCal

Great RR. I'm still catching up but really enjoying the ride. You're getting close to my backyard of San Diego. I have some like new shocks that you could have but they're for a GS1200 so won't do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,827
Posted By DKW1200
Nice. Cant wait to take that route south.

Nice. Cant wait to take that route south.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By DKW1200
Map upgrade help

Just upgraded my Zumo to CN North America NT 2013.4 from the Garmin website but MapSource still shows NT 2008. I have tried "transfer from device" but no change. I thought MapSource would pick up the...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By DKW1200
Foreign moto insurance

Looks like most of your questions were answered except for the insurance. In December of 2011 I purchased insurance for Chile, ARG, Bolivia and Peru from Motorcycle Express, Syosset NY. Email...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By DKW1200
Puertocitos

The owner of the Pemex station close to where the dirt starts recently told me it is 33 miles. I made it 7 before finding deep sand that was too much for my fully loaded GS1200. Smaller bikes (or...
Forum: Latin America 03-09-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

NY,
I live in San Diego and don't believe anyone rents bikes for Mexico. My buddy rented a Harley and we we rode to La Paz no problem but it was on the sly. Good luck.

David
Forum: Americas 10-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By DKW1200
Saved me $$$$$

While traveling through several countries I've never used it UNTIL I crossed into Peru from Bolivia. The Peruvian border police were looking for an easy buck. They asked to see not only my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,786
Posted By DKW1200
Bolivia

This will be a great adventure. I rode the same roads back in January. I suggest you bring some good altitude meds from home. They're hard to find if you need them. You'll ride up to 13,300 feet...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By DKW1200
Shippiing to Chile

Contact Gaston at SamericaXplorer.com He was a big help getting my bike to Chile and back from Lima. Good luck.
Forum: Latin America 08-12-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By DKW1200
Bolivia Safe?

Rode from La Quica - Uyuni - Potosi - Sucre - La Paz - Lima in January. No problems except for a dog bite and high fuel prices. Chow
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