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Forum: Canada 11-06-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
http://www.smellybiker.com/ will give you a quote...

http://www.smellybiker.com/ will give you a quote for sea freight!
Forum: Canada 10-09-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
Seems that this is what I'm looking for. U think...

Seems that this is what I'm looking for. U think a box of 250 pieces will get me through the winter? Only need to do two tires... :-D

Besides that, what is the cheapest rear knobbly which is still...
Forum: Canada 10-08-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
We're new to Canada, so I guess we'll take it...

We're new to Canada, so I guess we'll take it easy.
Last winter (our first weekend in Canada actually) a friend took us on the ice with an XR250 on studs, and we had so much fun! That is the only...
Forum: Canada 10-08-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
I wanna put some studs in my tires too for the...

I wanna put some studs in my tires too for the winter.
And quick advice? Found some for $20/250pieces on Ebay, different lengths. Can you get away with short studs and just put them in knobblies? Or...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
@dirtydeeds: something like that is on my bike...

@dirtydeeds: something like that is on my bike too, but that won't come through OOP-inspection I'm affraid.

It needs:
- a sort of vertical plate holder
- DOT/SAE approved indicators and tail...
Forum: Canada 10-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
Thanks for your messages, we cannot wait to have...

Thanks for your messages, we cannot wait to have some wheels again!

@Dirtydeeds: it has to have a white light shining on the licence plate, which has to be sort-of-vertical. On the bike I bought...
Forum: Canada 10-01-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 418,808
Posted By Daandus
Guess I should start with an introduction. ...

Guess I should start with an introduction.

My wife and I moved from The Netherlands to Calgary a few months ago, and now that I finally have my Albertan licence i am in the process of finally...
Forum: EMEA 03-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,329
Posted By Daandus
Cool that you started doing this Martin! (my...

Cool that you started doing this Martin!

(my wife and I visited Martin while he still lived in the USA, and I can only say that he is very good with bikes and I would trust him for sure when I...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,208
Posted By Daandus
This is so sad.... what a profit can someone make...

This is so sad.... what a profit can someone make if he drives, after work, an hour to check out a bike, sends loads of emails, pics etc, check out a bike and pick it up, store it for a while etc.?...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,208
Posted By Daandus
Cool! I would love to start a second trip...

Cool!

I would love to start a second trip this way, because it is way easier and cheaper than flying bikes in from Europe.
We stayed a week at his place (with our bikes from The Netherlands) and...
Forum: EMEA 03-23-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By Daandus
Container sharing Buenos Aires - Cape Town

Hi There,

We want to ship 2 bikes (possibly 4 already) from Buenos Aires to Cape Town, South Africa somwhere in the end of April, beginning of May 2012.
Right now we're looking into crates, bu...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By Daandus
Container charing Buenos Aires - Cape Town

Hi There,

We want to ship 2 bikes (possibly 4 already) from Buenos Aires to Cape Town, South Africa somwhere in the end of April, beginning of May 2012.
Right now we're looking into crates, bu...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Daandus
Borders Nicaragua-Costa Rica-Panama

wrote them down in an email anyhow... so might aswell post them here!

Borders were crossed in October 2011. Both borders at the pacific side.

Nicaragua - Costa Rica @ Penas Blancas
the...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Daandus
For the amout of money I had to pay, I got a...

For the amout of money I had to pay, I got a receipt and I paid it myself at the bank.... so I guess that is the official rate.
The guys just make up this idiocy so they can overcharge you...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Daandus
Anyone in Nicaragua?

We are on Ometepe now, will stay for a few days, then head south to Darien...
Anyone in the area who wants to share cool experiences? We're in Altagracia, Hotel Central! Don't take the northern...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Daandus
sounds like some usefull advice! Yesterday...

sounds like some usefull advice!

Yesterday we drove into Nica, took 2 hours at the border (2 people, 2 bikes), not bad!
Costs: 12USD each for insurance, 12USD each for immigration stamp....
Forum: Americas 09-25-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Daandus
wow, that is a great advice; really useful! ...

wow, that is a great advice; really useful!
Thanks!
Forum: Americas 09-23-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Daandus
3 weeks @ Honduras/Nicaragua, where2go?

We don't plan anything, but had to plan the shipment to Colombia! ;-)

Now we are in Honduras (D&D Brewery, really nice) and want to spend 3 weeks until we cross into Costa Rica.
Any tips on where...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,759,602
Posted By Daandus
Hey Doug, Mirjam didn't feel like riding...

Hey Doug,

Mirjam didn't feel like riding today, so I finally decided to start reading your RR.... made it up to page 102! Will do the rest later, but I made it to the World News ;-) Whole day in a...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Daandus
okay, today we went back to the border, to get...

okay, today we went back to the border, to get the receipt.....

:clap:clap

Everything was okay, got our dollars back and paid as normal at the bank. (630 Lempiras for each bike)

So the...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Daandus
well, the food is good ;-)

well, the food is good ;-)
Forum: Americas 09-17-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Daandus
Vehicle registration Honduras?

Today my wife and I crossed into Honduras, from Guatemala @ Copan.
Took us 5 hours, and we paid 42USD each :-S

The officer managed to keep us busy (or mainly waiting) with stupid questions, even...
Forum: Americas 09-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Daandus
... want to book this boat, but I need more...

... want to book this boat, but I need more people on the boat to be able to make a reservation!

Anyone wants to ship mid October to Colombia=
Please let me know!
Forum: Americas 09-01-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,980
Posted By Daandus
Mexico: when we finally got the import-sticker,...

Mexico: when we finally got the import-sticker, it was pissing with rain. I asked the guys there how long they expected this sticker to remain on my windscreen, and they told me it was just fine to...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Daandus
anyone shipped with 'No Plastic Planet'?

Hi All,

we plan to ship our bikes from Panama to Colombia within a few weeks, and want to do this with the boat called 'No Plastic Planet'; anyone been on this ship?

It seems nice and big, but...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By Daandus
so, we could meet up then in S-America? ;-) I'll...

so, we could meet up then in S-America? ;-) I'll buy you a beer again! ;-)
Forum: Americas 08-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,980
Posted By Daandus
Thanks! really great info ;-)

Thanks! really great info ;-)
Forum: Americas 08-19-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,881
Posted By Daandus
we're leaving Mexico in a few days from now,...

we're leaving Mexico in a few days from now, after almost 3 wonderful months in this great country!

some quick tips/accomodations:
-Creel, Barranca del Cobre: in this village you can sleep for...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,430
Posted By Daandus
cost per day, isn't that the most difficult...

cost per day, isn't that the most difficult subject? Even worse than tyres ;-)

My wife and I, two Africa Twins: (figures include health insurance, bike insurance, visa's, maintenance (tyres,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By Daandus
Well, I am not a journalist, but am travelling to...

Well, I am not a journalist, but am travelling to Colombia within a few months. We are currently in Mexico, and hope to cross Darien somewhere in the beginning of October.
You can contact me via my...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Daandus
We simply tried again today, and no difficult...

We simply tried again today, and no difficult questions were asked; neither did we ;-)
We got in okay, payed the deposit and hopefully we can get it back at the bourder down south!
Forum: Americas 06-12-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Daandus
well, we managed to get to the bak at the border,...

well, we managed to get to the bak at the border, to pay the deposit.
(it had signs up there that this was new, starting on the 11th of june2011; which is bull, because I've met a german guy who had...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Daandus
Stuck between MEX and USA :-S

Hello all,

We left the USA yesterday, to head into Mexico (on a trip south to South America)
The personal visa's were arranged in no time, but the bikes are a problem...

We are not allowed to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Daandus
Sure! Zen Moto (and Dillon) helped out great;...

Sure! Zen Moto (and Dillon) helped out great; bought all the stuff there and today we did maintenance, chain-swap and mounted all new tires; ready to go to Mexico!

Dillon sure is a super guy; can...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By Daandus
for sure looks good!

for sure looks good!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Daandus
Managed to get 3 sets of sprockets in the right...

Managed to get 3 sets of sprockets in the right size, 2 chains and 2 sets of tyres. I am happy ;-)

Thanks for all your help and great offers! ;-)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Daandus
Hi KTMser, I will have a set of sprockets by...

Hi KTMser,

I will have a set of sprockets by then (don't have em now, but they are on their way to Mesa where my uncle lives)

I'll send you a message!

@All: does anyone know how...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Daandus
What would help me out is a grinder to cut the...

What would help me out is a grinder to cut the old one and the tool to link/rivet the new chain.
I do have a place to work on the bike, but I do not know if they have a grinder there, probably they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Daandus
Chain-swap near Phoenix; need help! ;-)

Hello all,

I am currently driving my Africa Twin through the USA, and before going south to Mexico I have to swap the chain on my bike.
I have an uncle in Arizona, to which I am shipping parts...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By Daandus
Thanks for all the great offers! Yesterday we...

Thanks for all the great offers!
Yesterday we managed to get 3 sets of sprockets (206 USD), JT for the Africa Twin shipped to Arizona. (Moto Chains was the company name)

As I want to swap the...
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