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Forum: Alaska 04-13-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,428
Posted By holckster
1st Alaska trip rode to Whitehorse on Tourance's...

1st Alaska trip rode to Whitehorse on Tourance's and had TKC's installed at Yukon Honda, they stored the Tourance for us.
Rode to Inuvik, Prudhoe Bay, Homer, Haines/Skagway and back to Yukon Honda....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By holckster
Never owned one but something like this would be...

Never owned one but something like this would be my pick if you want to explore offroad occasionally.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1056199

Plenty of other bikes on the "Flea...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By holckster
+1 for Hwy 191 Good evasive riding, always...

+1 for Hwy 191

Good evasive riding, always pays to be ready for anything, anywhere.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By holckster
Back in Feburary had no issue applying and...

Back in Feburary had no issue applying and received the Pin/Chip Barclaycard Arrival + card quickly.

Just returned from Chile, Argentina and Uraguay and had no issues using it everywhere...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By holckster
FYI Last week in Buenos Aires we were paying...

FYI
Last week in Buenos Aires we were paying for shipping bikes back to SFO and found a Canadian rider who was arguing with shipping agent over having to pay 3 time what he was quoted to return his...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By holckster
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No info on shipping yourself by cargo ship but will confirm that airfreighting the bike is best way to go as I had nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 756,545
Posted By holckster
Still following along and enjoying every post. ...

Still following along and enjoying every post.
Dan and I are currently in Buenos Aires after loop thru Chile, Argentina and Uraguay.
Fly back to Lodi tomorrow.
Left my DR at Willi Motos in...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By holckster
This is what I wear and best back support I've...

This is what I wear and best back support I've found
www.backaline.com.
Available on Amazon.
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By holckster
May last year was perfect, all depends on...

May last year was perfect, all depends on weather.
Anything is "doable" but glad I was on my DR650 and not wrestling my 1150 GSA.
Most ride even smaller dualsport bikes.
Plenty of soft stuff...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By holckster
Just finishing 6 week tour of Chile, Argentina...

Just finishing 6 week tour of Chile, Argentina and Uraguay.
We spent 45 days touring starting in Valpariso after container shipping from California , went south to lakes region then crossed over...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,028
Posted By holckster
We are just finishing our Chile/Argentina/Uraguay...

We are just finishing our Chile/Argentina/Uraguay ride and have a buddy with an 06 DR650 For Sale for $3500 with 8k and with many mods that has performed well and will be shipped back to Calif on...
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By holckster
Arriving Santiago 2/18

Arriving Santiago 2/18
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12,807
Views: 1,803,440
Posted By holckster
Great picture. Had the thrill of riding over...

Great picture.
Had the thrill of riding over Stelvio Pass in 2004.:clap
It was amazing, 48 hairpins, some with a 2 foot inside turning radius.
I was tired by turn 24 (they are all numbered on the...
Forum: Alaska 02-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By holckster
Take a plane trip over Denali from the airport in...

Take a plane trip over Denali from the airport in Talkeetna.
Worth every $$$
Landing on a glacier is amazing, taking off even better.
I flew with K2 Aviation

The tunnel to Whittier and the...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By holckster
Just time it so you get to Dawson City for D2D...

Just time it so you get to Dawson City for D2D June 18-20.
http://dawsoncity.ca/event/dust-2-dawson-motorcycle-ride-rally/

The Alcan thru Dawson Creek is a must do once but is extremely...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 59,824
Posted By holckster
Nice going. I like this one also. ...

Nice going.
I like this one also.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040557
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,330
Posted By holckster
Weather could still be cold and snow on the...

Weather could still be cold and snow on the ground in May in Alaska.
Check with locals on the Alaska Forum.

There is now a Ferry around the Darian Gap.

It always sound epic/crazy to say one...
Forum: EMEA 01-29-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By holckster
+1 Mototouring Rented from them years ago ...

+1 Mototouring
Rented from them years ago

If near Rome desired check with Francesco at CIMT for ideas.
http://www.cimt.it/index.htm
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By holckster
Need to provide complete info when asking for...

Need to provide complete info when asking for help.
Fill out your profile.
Riding experience?
Type of bikes?
Camping/hotels?
etc

3 weeks off-road from SoCal to Alaska is unrealistic IMO but...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,169
Posted By holckster
Here's a list of tour companies advertising in...

Here's a list of tour companies advertising in the BMW Owners News magazine.
Regardless of what you ride, join the MOA for $40/yr and get a fantastic monthly magazine full of ride reports and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By holckster
Rode with a guy who's KLR had off and on...

Rode with a guy who's KLR had off and on electrical issues for several days till it finally just went stone dead at a military check stop in Mexico.

Ended up being loose battery terminals.
...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By holckster
For a 275 mile distance just take the bus or...

For a 275 mile distance just take the bus or hitch a ride and ride it home.

Cheaper than a tank of gas and $0 rental cost.
Two adventures for the price of one.:clap

Then for your first...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By holckster
When will this happen. Some passes closed till...

When will this happen.
Some passes closed till June.

If you have time the north coast from Fortuna south to SF is much better then PCH south of SF. IMO

From Tahoe take 89 north thru Lassen...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By holckster
Just replace. Couple years ago it took 3 sets...

Just replace.
Couple years ago it took 3 sets of Oxford grips to find a set that had a controller that would stay working.
Been OK since ???
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 107,717
Views: 21,499,259
Posted By holckster
Unlikely I borrowed a gun, just bought a...

Unlikely
I borrowed a gun, just bought a reconditioned one off CPO.com.
Try wacking a breaker bar/socket with hammer but do not stick anything in/thru the basket.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,317
Posted By holckster
Tent space list ...

Tent space list
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

Stop by and say hello when in Nor-Cal.
I'm currently storing a bike for a UK rider....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By holckster
Stick coil(s) Had same problem at about 50K. ...

Stick coil(s)
Had same problem at about 50K.
BMW tech replaced fuel filter and said it was fixed.
Continued on my cross country trip and problem was NOT fixed.
Nursed it home and replaced both...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By holckster
Replaced mine on the 1150. Not as difficult as...

Replaced mine on the 1150.
Not as difficult as riding 2 days with broken ribs after doing an endo in Baja.:eek1
Just take pics so you can get the wiring all strapped back the way it needs to be and...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By holckster
Trailer load capacity first concern. Vehicle...

Trailer load capacity first concern.
Vehicle tow capacity second.
Remember the added weight if NO trailer brakes will affect vehicle stopping distance.

Kendon rated for 1500 lbs
Trinity not...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 110,117
Posted By holckster
+1 Mitas E-07 Ran a set to Alaska and back last...

+1 Mitas E-07
Ran a set to Alaska and back last year and still running the Rear at 12K, front was done at 11K so put on used TKC80 front till rear wears out.

I will run the Mitas E-07 Rear and...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,056
Posted By holckster
Tried the valve route and it fell off...

Tried the valve route and it fell off immediately, $12 gone :cry

What is wrong with a length hose that has zero moving parts ??

Also doubles a siphon hose when needed.:wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 383,869
Posted By holckster
Highly recommend 5/8 inch type X drywall board...

Highly recommend 5/8 inch type X drywall board for safety, not flamable particle board.

Type X will give you 1 hour fire rating (if installed over 16" oc framing), cover the walls also.

Use...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,713
Posted By holckster
+1 Cover And vinyl covered cable to another...

+1 Cover
And vinyl covered cable to another bike or post.
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By holckster
May will be great for the southwest so I advise...

May will be great for the southwest so I advise heading directly south and weave thru New Mexico and Arizona, thru Calif and make your return via the northern route.

Depending on weather and when...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 283,459
Posted By holckster
LINK ...

LINK
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?item=6G0824
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 110,984
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 110,984
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,199
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,740
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...
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