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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Closing this thread out. Won't ship...

Closing this thread out.

Won't ship container again. Air freight is best in many respects. If you must container ship for cost savings, consider on the return leg, not at the beginning. IMHO
...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Closing this thread out. Won't ship by container...

Closing this thread out. Won't ship by container again. Advice. Ship returning not at the beginning. For the cost difference, air freight is best IMHO.

So the epic 45 days of riding about 10,000...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Trip finished

So the epic 45 days of riding about 10,000 km across Chile, Argentina and Uruguay has come to an end.

Look for my RR in a few weeks.

Thanks for everyone's input and ideas.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-25-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Triumph Tiger 800 XC Odyssey battery

Same question here. Which Odyssey battery will work for my 2011 Tiger 800 XC?
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
We have bikes and are underway. So far it's been...

We have bikes and are underway. So far it's been loads of fun!
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
The shippers from Long Beach TTC packed the bikes...

The shippers from Long Beach TTC packed the bikes well. They weren't even leaning when we opened the container. I stayed back and let the others be there when they opened the doors. But all was OK!
...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Had roughly a 3 week delay due to the nonsense in...

Had roughly a 3 week delay due to the nonsense in Oakland.

They are halfway down the coast of Mexico....hopefully they will arrive on the new scheduled date.

BTW I will NEVER container ship my...
Forum: Latin America 01-28-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
the good news is most of all the places you ...

the good news is most of all the places you recommended are on our route plan.
I should make the time to publish it here publicly.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-26-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
RR will be done en route!

RR will be done en route!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-26-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Nice product. Very big to carry on an already...

Nice product. Very big to carry on an already packed bike. Noodling.

Thanks!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-22-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Triumph Tiger 800 XC - Fuel Filter element **bad fuel**

I have an 800 XC (2011) and am touring south america. I want to pack a fuel filter element (that is housed inside the fuel filter) only.

The Triumph guys suggested that this part is not for sale...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
This is very helpful. Sounds like doing the pass...

This is very helpful. Sounds like doing the pass de jama both ways (RT) is a great idea, so beautiful you want to see it again. Taking the coastal road is twice as long.

As for Ruta 40, the...
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I didn't get any answers to my prior post so just...

I didn't get any answers to my prior post so just reposting here

Finally some questions about the route.

How long is the ride from Valparaiso to Atacama Desert (Antofagasta)? Using the main...
Forum: Latin America 12-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
What is a recommended time to cross the border? 2...

What is a recommended time to cross the border? 2 am :ear

4 hours at ANY border is a waste of time.
Forum: Latin America 12-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Thanks for the helpful info on Mendoza. I'm...

Thanks for the helpful info on Mendoza.

I'm thinking now that doing a round trip across the pass from Salta Argentina to San Pedro de Atacama could be fun if time permits.

I've been told it's...
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Finally some questions about the route. How...

Finally some questions about the route.

How long is the ride from Valparaiso to Atacama Desert (Antofagasta)? Using the main coastal road.
Is it a nice ride?
Recommended stops/places to...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Bikes set to load Dec 28th....fingers crossed.

Bikes set to load Dec 28th....fingers crossed.
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 56,238
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
a hoist in the pannier on the side your bike...

a hoist in the pannier on the side your bike falls is like not having the hoist at all, you'll have to get your bike off the bag to even open it to get to the hoist....and what if you are stuck under...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
All excellent advice, thanks. I'm using...

All excellent advice, thanks.

I'm using dakarmotos out of BA and they are highly recommended by HU. I've been in contact with them and they explained that I have to be present for all 4 days of...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
yeah we are facing a decision to ship the bikes...

yeah we are facing a decision to ship the bikes ASAP now and hope they get there in time.
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I LOVE BA. I was there for nearly 3 weeks a few...

I LOVE BA. I was there for nearly 3 weeks a few years back. Wow, amazing how people can have very different experiences/opinions on a place.
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Don't want to go to Columbia and all the bikes...

Don't want to go to Columbia and all the bikes are in CA so it's got to be a port close by. Will send Gaston a PM.
Thanks
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Container shipping out of Ensenada/Rosarito Mexico

Due to issues with the West Coast unions, we are facing some pretty tough decisions around our upcoming South America ride.

We want any introductions to brokers who can help us ship 6 bikes on a...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
the 5 other bikes aren't up for it. We are...

the 5 other bikes aren't up for it.

We are shipping via container or not at all.
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Plan B is looking like shipping out of Mexico...

Plan B is looking like shipping out of Mexico (Ensenada or Rosarito)
Anyone with advice would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
That's good enough for me to know that I can...

That's good enough for me to know that I can purchase it once I arrive.
THanks!
Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I'm just kidding about hanging the bikes! :eek1 ...

I'm just kidding about hanging the bikes! :eek1

We are starting in Chile in Feb and ending up in Buenos Aires end of March
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Not going to Mexico. Chile, Argentina,...

Not going to Mexico.

Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
There is a district here in San Francisco called...

There is a district here in San Francisco called The Mission. There are "fold up" insurance agencies that dole out low cost insurance and fold if too many claims are filed.

I want a reputable...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
And that works for Chile, Argentina and Uruguay?

And that works for Chile, Argentina and Uruguay?
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Motorcycle Insurance for South America

Got a quote from Motorcycle Express. WOW! $600+

Anything cheaper but still quality coverage?

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2 months of full coverage is:

$546.00 (option 2 included...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Correction. 6 bikes. Apparently you can hang...

Correction. 6 bikes.

Apparently you can hang them from the top of the container too!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-14-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,837
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Scorpion Factory Oval Slip-On Exhaust Triumph...

Scorpion Factory Oval Slip-On Exhaust Triumph Tiger 800 2011-2013 - See more at:...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,837
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I want to change my muffler to 1. reduce...

I want to change my muffler to 1. reduce size/weight and 2 preserve the natural high pitch hum of the engine.

Scorpion slip on with baffle seems the best to keep the original sound and not a deep...
Forum: Latin America 11-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,433
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
This ride is going to happen. Looks like the...

This ride is going to happen. Looks like the bikes will land in Chile Feb 10-14.

Riding some of Patagonia, most of Argentina and passing through Uruguay on my way to BA where I will air freight my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Container full. PM if interested on being on...

Container full.

PM if interested on being on a backup/wait list.
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 56,238
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Excellent news

DUSTRIDERS HAVE A US DISTRIBUTOR!
I asked Amanda for her address to ship a care package to thank them for all the effort and hard work around making the group buy a success. (smores, yeah that's...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
So things are about as official as they get. ...

So things are about as official as they get.
We've begun a google group to discuss preparation and details.
Dates are looking like mid Feb to end of Mar.
We have 5 bikes and thus the container...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 56,238
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I can tell you I know the profit margin and that...

I can tell you I know the profit margin and that would barely cover lunch.
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 56,238
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
That's right. US distributor should be able to...

That's right. US distributor should be able to distribute these for around $200-$230 each.

Well riding season is over, I'm not out there powering on dirt roads. I'll try and test it this Saturday...
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