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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By mcgiggle
Many thanks guys for the help :clap I found MTC...

Many thanks guys for the help :clap
I found MTC in Vegas so I don't need the shipping address now, it turned into a bigger problem because the tyre shop that I was going to us wouldn't take a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By mcgiggle
Shipping address in Las Vegas needed plz

Hi everybody,
My wife an I will be in Las Vegas from March 17th until the morning of 21st.
I'm trying to order some tyres for our BMW 650's the but shop will not ship to a hotel only a residential...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By mcgiggle
Many thanks Dr that's a really kind offer :clap ...

Many thanks Dr that's a really kind offer :clap

We met a guy from SF in Creel Mexico who has offered to put us up so we've taken him up on his offer.

We have only been in the US a few days so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By mcgiggle
$113 US :eek1 I think we have been travelling to...

$113 US :eek1 I think we have been travelling to long :lol3

Camping it is then!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By mcgiggle
San Francisco, Hostel with parking?

Hi guys,
We (me and the Mrs) will be in SF for a few days and are on the hunt for a cheap hostel with parking for our motorcycles can anybody recommend anywhere?

Cheers
Pete & Caf
Forum: Latin America 01-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By mcgiggle
We're going north my friend!

We're going north my friend!
Forum: Latin America 01-18-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By mcgiggle
Cancun, tyres needed.

Hi everyone,
Anybody recommend a tyre shop in Cancun or close by?

Cheers
Pete
Forum: Latin America 01-05-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By mcgiggle
Yeah it was a bit of a roller coaster for Caf but...

Yeah it was a bit of a roller coaster for Caf but good on her she rode the who way :)
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By mcgiggle
Big thumbs up

:D The rear shock was shipped to Klaus at EPM Performance in NJ over the Christmas holiday! The work was carried out (under warranty) and shipped back to us in Mexico within 3 days and that included...
Forum: Latin America 12-22-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By mcgiggle
A SHOCK WANTED IN MEXICO - 2005 F650GS REAR SHOCK (lowered version)

Dear All, (posting this for a friend :)

We are currently in Mexico riding between Ushuaia and Vancouver and my wifes rear shock has just given up the ghost!

We are now in the market for a new...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 493,034
Posted By mcgiggle
Wtd, lowered rear shock (near Mexico pref)

Hi guys,
A friend I'm riding with has blown her rear shock and needs a replacement (F650GS 2005) its the lowered version.
We're in Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the Christmas holidays, so one close...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15,601
Views: 1,834,902
Posted By mcgiggle
Wtd,rear shock (lowered) pref. Mexico

Hi guys,
A friend I'm riding with has blown her rear shock and needs a replacement (F650GS 2005) its the lowered version.
We're in Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the Christmas holidays, so one close...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By mcgiggle
WTD, BMW F650GS rear shock pref. Mexico (lowered)

Hi guys,
A friend I'm riding with has blown her rear shock and needs a replacement (F650GS 2005) its the lowered version.
We're in Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the Christmas holidays, so one close...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By mcgiggle
Did you take the parcel to the depot? What did...

Did you take the parcel to the depot? What did you say about the package, when I phoned DHL's call centre to get some info the woman went into meltdown, she kept going on about not being able to ship...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By mcgiggle
shipping PARTS from Mexico to New Jersey and back, best option?

Hi all,
I need to ship a rear shock from Mexico to New Jersey and back as quickly as possible in about 4/5 days time.
Can anyone recommend the best way/who to use for this? Also it is a warranty...
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 13,867
Posted By mcgiggle
We're heading your way :) cross Nicaragua into...

We're heading your way :) cross Nicaragua into Honduras in a couple of day time so you guys aren't far away.

Cheers
Pete & Caf
Forum: Latin America 12-03-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By mcgiggle
It's a BMW G650X but the shock is a Dutch built...

It's a BMW G650X but the shock is a Dutch built Hyperpro, I spoke to them and the American distributor is EPM in NJ!
They are closed today so I'll try tomorrow, according to Hyperpro the tooling and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
Hyperpro shock blown, Nicaragua

Hi everybody,
As the title says Caf's rear shock (XCO) has blown (the day we are back on the road after my Ohlins was fixed!).
Does anybody know a shop that would be able to fix it? We cross into...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By mcgiggle
Hyperpro rear shock blown, Nicaragua

Hi everybody,
As the title says Caf's rear shock has blown (the day we are back on the road after my Ohlins was fixed!).
Does anybody know a shop that would be able to fix it? We cross into...
Forum: Latin America 12-03-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By mcgiggle
Hyperpro shock blown, Nicaragua

Hi everybody,
As the title says Caf's rear shock has blown (the day we are back on the road after my Ohlins was fixed!).
Does anybody know a shop that would be able to fix it? We cross into...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By mcgiggle
It's Caf's my wifes bike I'm the clown in the...

It's Caf's my wifes bike I'm the clown in the ditch/field after going straight on at a T junction on my X Challenge!

The exhaust is a Scorpion (british company) it's OK for the money we paid...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By mcgiggle
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/6945...

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/69450_391917167555216_1404122930_n.jpg


http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/302820_389361961144070_652996501_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By mcgiggle
Crossing the Darien Gap two weeks ago :D ...

Crossing the Darien Gap two weeks ago :D

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559119_389364881143778_1763452395_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
Pretty much, the original bash plate to main...

Pretty much, the original bash plate to main frame mounts ( enlarged to 8 or 10mm I can't remember) and another two bolts and nuts through the box and new holes drilled in the bash plate (above the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
It's a Pelican box Model 2050, standard bash...

It's a Pelican box Model 2050, standard bash plate and a Kahedo seat (high version).
I have used the John Deere tool tube set up before and didn't like all the contents rattling around inside (too...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
I've had these racks on now (with Ali subframe) 4...

I've had these racks on now (with Ali subframe) 4 years, UK to India and back via Iran and Pakistan and now 15000 miles through South America with no problems but they have been beefed up around the...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,510
Views: 2,567,387
Posted By mcgiggle
This is our set up for a year from Buenos Aires...

This is our set up for a year from Buenos Aires to NYC (this was in Paraguay) Ladder was found behind a shed :roflnot carried with us from the UK.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By mcgiggle
If you mean the second one it was on the Salar de...

If you mean the second one it was on the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the most mind blowing day ever on a motorcycle. Everywhere we have travelled has either been bigger,smaller,longer,shorter,higher...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By mcgiggle
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/4289...

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428964_347717108641889_1447757005_n.jpg

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/482072_341517235928543_1273121773_n.jpg

Caf on her (our)...
Forum: Latin America 10-13-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By mcgiggle
cheers everybody, I've had a mail from Panama and...

cheers everybody, I've had a mail from Panama and they say it no problem they can do the work. Guatemala is only up the road so if it doesn't pan out in Panama we'll get it done there.

Thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
Pulsar 220 pads

Pulsar 220 front pads fit the rear of the X bikes :)
Forum: Latin America 10-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By mcgiggle
Cheers fellas, I tried Autogermana when I first...

Cheers fellas,
I tried Autogermana when I first got here, had a reply to my first email and then none to the next 5 so didn't bother them anymore!
Medellin isn't on our route from here but I'll go...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 184,932
Posted By mcgiggle
Fantastic stuff, looking like I need to sort a...

Fantastic stuff, looking like I need to sort a route for the southern Med :D

I think you are another one of David's waifs and strays like us?

Cheers
Pete

www.facebook.com/curryhunt...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5,695
Views: 1,161,270
Posted By mcgiggle
Ohlins service (I have the parts) <!--...

Ohlins service (I have the parts)
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My wife and I are on-route from the UK, starting in Buenos Aires and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
Ohlins service (I have the parts) <!--...

Ohlins service (I have the parts)
<!-- #dg-post-title --><!-- message -->Hi folks, I've posted this in Regonal as well!
My wife and I are on-route from the UK, starting in Buenos Aires and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By mcgiggle
Ohlins service (I have the parts)

Hi folks, I've posted this in Regonal as well!
My wife and I are on-route from the UK, starting in Buenos Aires and finishing in NYC currently in Bogota Colombia heading for Cartagena and up into...
Forum: Latin America 10-11-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By mcgiggle
Ohlins service (I have the parts)

Hi folks,
My wife and I are on-route from the UK, starting in Buenos Aires and finishing in NYC currently in Bogota Colombia heading for Cartagena and up into Central America. As the title says I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
Ohlins rear shock

Sorry guys if this has been done before but I'm on a 12 month trip around south america and haven't got good net connection to be able to surf!
I've got and Ohlins rear shock fitted and not happy...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 221,407
Posted By mcgiggle
A GS like that would def be in my dream garage....

A GS like that would def be in my dream garage. Is it one of those HC somethings? :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,355
Posted By mcgiggle
Thanks for the heads up, I'm off to the garage to...

Thanks for the heads up, I'm off to the garage to inspect. You may have just saved me $250 :)

Cheers
Pete
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