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Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-17-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 268,832
Posted By holckster
LINK ...

LINK
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?item=6G0824
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,042
Posted By holckster
Ryker is taking a Holiday break from his trip. ...

Ryker is taking a Holiday break from his trip.
I'll pick the bike up on Saturday from my friends house in Bakersfield for well deserved rest till his return.
10,000 miles in 2 months coast to coast...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By holckster
Procycle High Output 250 Watt Stator...

Procycle


High Output 250 Watt Stator (http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#stator)<!-- InstanceEndEditable --><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Product Notes" -->DR650 '96-Current<!--...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,042
Posted By holckster
Enjoyed having ryker visit again for a few days...

Enjoyed having ryker visit again for a few days and join us for Thanksgiving feast.
Glad we could get his bike serviced in my shop and I gave him some route info for DV and Baja.
He left yesterday...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,020
Posted By holckster
This British tourist did the TAT and loves his...

This British tourist did the TAT and loves his 690.
Just completed oil change in my shop and headed for Baja via Death Valley.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014108
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,774
Posted By holckster
Second story floor always an option but we had...

Second story floor always an option but we had difficult time finding 6 bikes to fill ground level of a 20 ft container.

Now with the West coast shipping dock back-up/slow down, shipment is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,042
Posted By holckster
Thought Ryker was "chillin" in Portland but I see...

Thought Ryker was "chillin" in Portland but I see by the reflection in "MY" mirror he excaped south.
Got word he's northbound again for a second visit to enjoy Thanksgiving feast.
Maybe I get the...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By holckster
It is winter ya know?

Cold weather/snow/ice will be your main concern.
Pack and dress accordingly
It snows in Flagstaff (7000ft) and Death Valley (-280ft)
Heck it can snow on Mt Diablo just miles from SF (if it ever...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By holckster
Any concrete slab or asphalt paving job depends...

Any concrete slab or asphalt paving job depends upon properly compacted subgrade.
Consult a local geo tech soils engineer for recommendations on your specific soil type.
Have him conduct a few...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By holckster
First off you should have addressed insulation...

First off you should have addressed insulation prior to reroof as sections of sheathing (access openings) could have been opened up so you did not have to crawl the entire attic and provide light and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By holckster
Developing a sixth sense about situational...

Developing a sixth sense about situational awareness takes experience and effort.
Fact is the longer you do something the better you get at it.

I go to court Thursday.

Month ago just after...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,974
Posted By holckster
12 days @ 500 miles /day = 6000 miles. 3000...

12 days @ 500 miles /day = 6000 miles.
3000 should be easy.:1drink

Seriously, figure you will cover 50 miles/hour average with food, gas and sightseeing. Only need to cover 250 miles /day. I...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By holckster
Love dogs (and cats) but never had the urge to...

Love dogs (and cats) but never had the urge to travel with them.
Recently went to the beach and a lady had a cat on a long line leash, seemed strange but cat looked happy.
Do what makes you (and...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By holckster
Jon At Yukon Honda is the man. Very expensive...

Jon At Yukon Honda is the man.
Very expensive to purchase tires up there, either ship or haul.
OR
Try a set of Mitas E-07.
http://www.mx1canada.com/Mitas-Motorcycle-Tires-Canada/

We ran our...
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By holckster
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018963
This container might be full.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,658
Posted By holckster
Rode with some experienced riders in Baja, most...

Rode with some experienced riders in Baja, most on KLR's and one fellow on a DR.

Everyone completed the route but the DR rider seems not to struggle and the bike just looked happy in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,899
Posted By holckster
Not if you cross your fingers.:wink: Yes,...

Not if you cross your fingers.:wink:

Yes, the danger and survival skills are part of my enjoyment.
Sensation of speed, smells, sounds, weather, people you meet and places you go are all factors.
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,774
Posted By holckster
Currently up to 5 riders/bikes interested so if...

Currently up to 5 riders/bikes interested so if you're considering such a trip act now.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,042
Posted By holckster
After a few day rest I loaned him a doubletake...

After a few day rest I loaned him a doubletake mirror and he bolted on a Calif license plate and left just before noon northbound to complete the TAT.

What a great guy and look forward to seeing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,869
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 10-09-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,839
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 10-09-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
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, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
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, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
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 10-03-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,867
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,743
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By holckster
Good storage link above. PM sent

Good storage link above.
PM sent
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
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 09-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,867
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,809
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, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
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, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,699
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,164
Posted By holckster
www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)

www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
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 07-21-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
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...
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