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Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Moto Mikey
There isn't a sim card you can buy down here that...

There isn't a sim card you can buy down here that will work in every country.. most sim cards will only work in the country you bought them in. With that said, it's very easy to buy a card in almost...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 139,437
Posted By Moto Mikey
Partial follow up today.. I completed the stator...

Partial follow up today.. I completed the stator test as per the other thread and came up with the following results:
-No resistance between each wire and ground = Good
-Minimal resistance (around...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 139,437
Posted By Moto Mikey
I think I might be the first with a 2nd failed...

I think I might be the first with a 2nd failed stator... I replaced the original OEM stator last year with a Rick's MotoSport Stator before I left for my big America's trip. I've since ridden 43,000...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Moto Mikey
Venezuela is fine, you'll have no problems here.....

Venezuela is fine, you'll have no problems here.. just follow normal travel precautions as you would in any other country. I've been riding here in Venezuela for about 2 weeks now and will be...
Forum: Latin America 07-31-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,948
Posted By Moto Mikey
I'll be back in Colombia in a few days. Currently...

I'll be back in Colombia in a few days. Currently in Venezuela. I'll be hanging out in Pereira and Medellin for the next 2-3 months. I'll see some of YFFs around :freaky
Forum: Americas 06-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Moto Mikey
I am riding around South America now and...

I am riding around South America now and currently in Brasil. I've been documenting everywhere I stayed that is decent and has secure parking. Check out my blog page:
...
Forum: Latin America 06-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Moto Mikey
Here's a link to my Colombia Google Maps page...

Here's a link to my Colombia Google Maps page from when I was there last year. It has some good roads and places to see. I'll be back in Colombia in August. Maybe I'll see ya on the road somewhere....
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Moto Mikey
https://spotwalla.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1...

https://spotwalla.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=159
Forum: Americas 06-03-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Moto Mikey
I used these guys to print my trip decals. Highly...

I used these guys to print my trip decals. Highly recommend.

http://www.houseofgrafix.net
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Moto Mikey
Thanks, that's some great advice!

Thanks, that's some great advice!
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Moto Mikey
Brasil info and world cup worries?

I am currently in Uruguay and will be riding North into Brazil in another 1 week or 2. I am starting to plan my route and need some ideas on places I should go. I am definitely going to see Iguassu...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Moto Mikey
I rode from Alaska to Florida last year and did a...

I rode from Alaska to Florida last year and did a lot of research/planning on the route in Google Maps. Lots of good info on recommended roads and POIs; check it out:

Anchorage, AK to Florida:...
Forum: Latin America 04-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Moto Mikey
You're not going to get USD in Argentina. Best...

You're not going to get USD in Argentina. Best bet is to do what Valentino posted above. You could also do a XOOM transfer.. you'll receive pesos but it will be a better rate than the official...
Forum: Latin America 04-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,814
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 139,437
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, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
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, 12:41 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 60,262
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,830
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, 05:31 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,830
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, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,787
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
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, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,682
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, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
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, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,383
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
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?
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