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Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,075
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,481
Posted By holckster
www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)

www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
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 07-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
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...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,085
Posted By holckster
Be sure to eat at the "Bus" in Hyder and make the...

Be sure to eat at the "Bus" in Hyder and make the effort to take the 23 mile gravel road up to the Salmon Glacier.
Be aware of the bears.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By holckster
Take a good look at Mitas tires. ...

Take a good look at Mitas tires.
http://www.mx1canada.com/Mitas-Motorcycle-Tires-Canada/

I ran an E-07 front and rear to Alaska and back last year.
Front was gone at 10K but Dual Sport rear...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By holckster
Let me know when and 1st beer on me. ...

Let me know when and 1st beer on me.
http://www.lodibeercompany.com/
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By holckster
I'd recommend riding the coast north toward San...

I'd recommend riding the coast north toward San Francisco as the south will be HOT in August.

At some point head east over the Serrias at any of the passes, they are all spectacular.

Can not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,344
Posted By holckster
Only way to get to the water is the bus tour that...

Only way to get to the water is the bus tour that leaves from the Artic Caribou Hotel in Deadhorse.
http://www.bearfootguides.com/businessListings/pages/arcticcaribouinn.htm
Sign up immediately...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By holckster
Crawdad Festival every Father's Day. ...

Crawdad Festival every Father's Day.
http://www.isletoncoc.org/crawdad.html
Also some good places to eat year round in Isleton.

The Lodi Beer Company downtown has good food and brew.
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By holckster
Lodi is the perfect home base for Nor-Cal...

Lodi is the perfect home base for Nor-Cal sightseeing.
Just cause I was born and live here has no influence on my opinion.:wink:

The Inn at Lockehouse is a quaint B&B in Lockeford (1 mile from...
Forum: Regional forums 06-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By holckster
Never been, but from the pics and videos and...

Never been, but from the pics and videos and seeing the condition of vehicles that return from BM I would agree a motorcycle not adequate.

But have a good time anyway.:freaky
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By holckster
Good info here. http://www.rexbuck.com/

Good info here.
http://www.rexbuck.com/
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By holckster
Welcome to ADVrider. A few odd waypoints to...

Welcome to ADVrider.

A few odd waypoints to consider;
Oatman, Az
Peach Springs, Az
Angle Fire, Red River, Chamas and
Alpine, NM
Langtry, Tx...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,509
Posted By holckster
Anyone have factual knowledge of any adverse...

Anyone have factual knowledge of any adverse affects of Stainless brake lines on the ABS Module ?

I was advised years ago NOT to change to Stainless brake lines on my 02 K1200 LT due to the...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By holckster
Toledo to west coast is a 4 day trip. I...

Toledo to west coast is a 4 day trip.

I last rode I-80 west bound and I did Sacramento to SLC day 1, 650 miles
SLC to Kearney, NB day 2, 753 miles.
Kearney to Peru, Ill day 3 with stop in...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By holckster
Welcome to the USA and ADVrider. The "Tent...

Welcome to the USA and ADVrider.

The "Tent Space List" is a great resource for places to stay, travel info and folks willing to help if needed....
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By holckster
Things with only 2 wheels eventually fall down. ...

Things with only 2 wheels eventually fall down.
+1 on better gear, buy the best you can afford.

BTW
Stop by and visit when the CCR comes to town.
http://www.curvecowboyreunion.com/
Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By holckster
USA Border Agents can be wound up on their...

USA Border Agents can be wound up on their authority power as well.

Last visit to Mexico I pulled up to Lukesville, USA side and guard asks "where are you going?".
I said "I assume that's...
Forum: Face plant 06-19-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,068
Posted By holckster
Glad you survived what should be called...

Glad you survived what should be called "attempted murder" and not just an accident.

Recommend adding additional lighting to the front of all motorcycles to increase visibility.

Nothing you...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By holckster
I agree they probably will not have you in their...

I agree they probably will not have you in their system after all these years.
But have alternate USA destinations in mind.

My wife is a Nurse and all USA health workers are fingerprinted.
When...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 27,047
Posted By holckster
For some great roads and places on your way to...

For some great roads and places on your way to Grand Canyon route thru Skull Valley, Prescott, Jerome, Sedona and Flagstaff.
As you approach the GC on Hwy 180 stop at the airport and take a flight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,754
Posted By holckster
Cry When you ride a 2 wheeled vehicle they fall over....

When you ride a 2 wheeled vehicle they fall over.
Sometimes in the garage so biffs in rugged terrain are expected.
Glad no injuries, my off in Baja resulted in 3 broken ribs.:cry
Forum: Trip Planning 06-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By holckster
Welcome Fill out your profile and get better...

Welcome
Fill out your profile and get better responses.


Join HU for world travel info.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/

Andy and Ellen have a great North and South America blog....
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,806
Posted By holckster
I've made 3 June trips so far since 07 and the...

I've made 3 June trips so far since 07 and the only reservations I've made were at the Downtown Hotel for D2D, Eagle Plaines and Prudhoe Bay Hotels due to remoteness.
Never camped (bears and bugs...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By holckster
Have a great trip. Stop by and say hello on...

Have a great trip.
Stop by and say hello on your return loop thru California.:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By holckster
Have used and had good results with Stop n Go...

Have used and had good results with Stop n Go kit.
http://www.stopngo.com/pocket-tire-plugger-for-all-tubeless-tires/

I also carry a can of Fix a Flat if I have room.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 18,574
Posted By holckster
+1 Not sure about forces involved (alto I...

+1
Not sure about forces involved (alto I believe they approach "massive") but the RCR bushings failed on my GSA in about 35K.

Went back to stock and also had to replace the pivot pins due to...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By holckster
Not selfish to use "your" time wisely, when it's...

Not selfish to use "your" time wisely, when it's gone you can not get it back.

If others have issues preventing them from committing to the original ride let them go their separate way.

Group...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 19,175
Posted By holckster
www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org) ...

www.laneshare.org (http://www.laneshare.org)

Inadequate "Drivers Education" and the failure of "State Department of Motor Vehicles" to treat drivers license issuance as a "Privilege", not a...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,535
Posted By holckster
Losing stuff is a bummer. I try to include...

Losing stuff is a bummer.
I try to include contact info on/in my equipment so "IF FOUND" it might be returned.
There are honest folks out there.
I lost a point and shoot camera in it's case on...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By holckster
Don't forget the "Tent Space List" as source of...

Don't forget the "Tent Space List" as source of places to stay and folks to help out if needed.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

Stop by when you get to Nor-Cal, I'm on the...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By holckster
Get Tony Huegel's book "Colorado Byways". ...

Get Tony Huegel's book "Colorado Byways".
http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Byways-Backcountry-drives-family/dp/1889329002/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399044435&sr=1-2&keywords=colorado+byways
All...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,161
Posted By holckster
NO ! :eek1:eek1:eek1 Wrong for BMW's. OK for...

NO ! :eek1:eek1:eek1
Wrong for BMW's. OK for telescoping forks.
Never strap a Telelever front end BMW down by the handlebars, they will bend.
Straps around the fork tube over the front fender is...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By holckster
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,452
Posted By holckster
These look comfy....

These look comfy....
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,191
Posted By holckster
Use the "Tent Space List" for local hospitality...

Use the "Tent Space List" for local hospitality and advice.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869519

Stop and visit when you get to Calif.
I'm listed and just inland from San...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By holckster
Get the "Mile Post":deal ...

Get the "Mile Post":deal
http://www.amazon.com/The-Milepost-2013-Kris-Valencia/dp/1892154307
Just reading thru it is like being there, OK not really.
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