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Forum: Americas 06-18-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By ggemelos
I went to the Sturgis Rally back in 2002 and had...

I went to the Sturgis Rally back in 2002 and had a lot of fun. I camped on someone's lawn in Sturgis proper, easy walking distance to the rally. You meet great people from all over. There is no...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,351
Posted By ggemelos
The ride from Goose Bay to Red Bay would be a...

The ride from Goose Bay to Red Bay would be a long day. It is certainly doable. When I did the ride that was all gravel and I opted to split it into two days and spend the night camping near...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By ggemelos
I have done that route many times. I think I...

I have done that route many times. I think I might have been stopped for papers only once entering the base. It is great ride. Enjoy.
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By ggemelos
My wife and I are starting off our trip beginning...

My wife and I are starting off our trip beginning of July from New York. Our plan is to go cross country, spend some time visiting friends in California, and entering Mexico sometime in early...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,752
Posted By ggemelos
As mentioned by many already, I would stick...

As mentioned by many already, I would stick Glacier in there as well. Given the list of places, it would easily be the top for me. For me, the main reason to do Yellowstone would be Bear Tooth...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the information. I checked out the...

Thanks for the information. I checked out the post you mentioned as well. Ordered a 30mm socket.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,875
Posted By ggemelos
Having shopped for a bike for a 5'2" woman, I can...

Having shopped for a bike for a 5'2" woman, I can say that at that height, the difference between 5'4" and 5'1" is huge. Just getting my wife the Daytona Lady Stars with their 2" lift made a massive...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,875
Posted By ggemelos
This maybe a bit smaller displacement than you...

This maybe a bit smaller displacement than you are looking for, but have you thought of the XT250? My wife is 5'2" and we had a really hard time finding her a bike that fit her. The bike is 280lbs,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,748
Posted By ggemelos
Nice choice of bike. My wife and I are starting...

Nice choice of bike. My wife and I are starting off our RTW trip this July. She's on an XT250 and I picked the same bike as you, the WR250R. You can see the list of mods I have made on our site,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By ggemelos
XT250 driver sprocket nut size?

My wife just bought a 2015 XT250 and I am trying to put together a tool kit. Does anyone know the size of the drive sprocket nut? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,393
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the advice. I keep a close eye on the...

Thanks for the advice. I keep a close eye on the wear of the sprockets. I have to say that changing the front sprocket at 5k miles seems a bit early. Do people generally see that much wear in...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,393
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for all the feedback. I am leaning toward...

Thanks for all the feedback. I am leaning toward leaving the chain tool at home.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,393
Posted By ggemelos
Chain tool on long trip?

I am in the process of putting my tool kit together for an upcoming multi-year trip (starting with South America and hopefully turning into a RTW). Being that we are traveling on 250s, I am trying...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By ggemelos
I looked at World Nomads' website. Their product...

I looked at World Nomads' website. Their product seems to be a mix of travel insurance and health insurance, there is a more detailed description of the trip cancellation insurance than the medical...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By ggemelos
If you have not been to Glacier NP before (or...

If you have not been to Glacier NP before (or even if you have), it is worth doing while in the Canadian Rockies. It is a short ride from Banff and there are some nice remote roads (paved and...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By ggemelos
My wife and I have looked into medical insurance...

My wife and I have looked into medical insurance for our upcoming trip. I linked to three companies below that we have narrowed it down to. All provide emergency evacuation. Most are aimed at...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By ggemelos
Long term parking in the city can be a challenge....

Long term parking in the city can be a challenge. I have garage spots for two on my bikes, but have to leave one on the street. When I am away for a trip, I often just leave the street bike parked...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By ggemelos
I rode through Nova Scotia and Newfoundland while...

I rode through Nova Scotia and Newfoundland while doing the Trans Labrador highway loop two years ago. It was a nice trip, unfortunately it was raining the majority of my time on Newfoundland. Not...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-29-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By ggemelos
+1 Rok straps. I have been using them for many...

+1 Rok straps. I have been using them for many years for everything from short trips to long tours and they have never failed. They will be with me during my upcoming multi-year trip holding down...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By ggemelos
I agree with LightChop, you should definitely hit...

I agree with LightChop, you should definitely hit Glacier National Park. You can either head north after South Dakota to Glacier and then turn south to Yellowstone or do Yellowstone first and then...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By ggemelos
Your suggested route passes pretty close to...

Your suggested route passes pretty close to Crater Lake. It would be a shame to miss it.
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By ggemelos
+1 for HWY 50 over 80. It really should not add...

+1 for HWY 50 over 80. It really should not add much time. You would be amazed at the speeds you can maintain on HWY 50. It earns its moniker of Loneliest Highway. It also has some nice scenery...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By ggemelos
My wife and I road HW 16 last year westward from...

My wife and I road HW 16 last year westward from where is splits from 1 just west of Winnipeg to Jasper. I guess like most roods through the middle of the continent, it is long and flat. In July...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,331
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for all the feedback. Is the consensus...

Thanks for all the feedback. Is the consensus that the Wolfman rack can handle 1gal Rotopax can and soft luggage for the long haul? The other reason I was thinking of the Moto-Racks was that I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,331
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the quick reply. The reason I...

Thanks for the quick reply. The reason I originally moved to storing the 2gal gas tank on the tail rack was for fear of cracking the rack. Gearing up for a multi-year trip on the bike, I was afraid...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,331
Posted By ggemelos
Wolfman (BR Moto) versus Moto-Racks

I have the original Wolfman rack for the WR250R, but am considering switching to the Moto-Racks. The main reason being the Rotopax mount options for the Moto-Racks. The wolfman mounting plates are...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,475
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the warning. Currently we are booked...

Thanks for the warning. Currently we are booked on the Stahlratte for the 12th of November. Looks like we will have to brave some of the rainy season, but hopefully with two plus months to make it...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,559
Posted By ggemelos
Everything I need to charge uses a USB plug, so I...

Everything I need to charge uses a USB plug, so I skip the cigaret lighter. I have an SAE wire run to my handle bars and plug this...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,475
Posted By ggemelos
My wife and I are also kicking off a trip to...

My wife and I are also kicking off a trip to South America the summer of 2015. We will be riding from New York to California in July and plan to head south around September. This is the start of a...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,319
Posted By ggemelos
There have been a lot of great places listed so...

There have been a lot of great places listed so far. The West is a motorcycle paradise. I will add a few not listed.

Jerome, AZ:
I small cute town that with an amazing curvy road leading up to...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By ggemelos
I did the Alaska Highway, Cassiar Highway,...

I did the Alaska Highway, Cassiar Highway, Klondike Highway, Top of the World in 2012 on a Ducati Monster 1100 with sport-touring tires (Dunlop RoadSmart). All were very manageable on a sport bike. ...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By ggemelos
When are you leaving? My wife and I are starting...

When are you leaving? My wife and I are starting a trip down south this summer. Our current plan is to head west to California from New York City late June. We are going to take it easy cross...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ggemelos
Sherbrook is a nice little town along route 7,...

Sherbrook is a nice little town along route 7, the coastal road. Great place to take a break and grab some good food. As others have mentioned, the Cabot Trail is also well worth it. There are...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By ggemelos
There are tons of ride reports discussing every...

There are tons of ride reports discussing every option for crossing the Darien Gap. One of the more popular sail boat options is the Stahl Ratte. (http://www.stahlratte.org) There is also now a...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By ggemelos
My wife and I are gearing up for a very similar...

My wife and I are gearing up for a very similar trip. We are planning to head out of New York City this July. We are not going to carry an extra tire. From what I have read, it is pretty easy to...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By ggemelos
We will definitely keep everyone update with a...

We will definitely keep everyone update with a blog and a ride report. I already have the blog started (see link in my signature), but it is just about the preparations for our trip. Thanks for...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks, sounds like you have a lot of experience...

Thanks, sounds like you have a lot of experience with both methods. I think we will just opt to get it at the border as you suggest. Thanks again for the feedback.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By ggemelos
Question Mexico TVIP online or in person?

My wife and I are planning to ride through Mexico starting sometime early September. We are thinking of entering Baja, spending a few months exploring, and then exiting from the south. I have heard...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,968
Posted By ggemelos
It can be done. I have done longer days on a...

It can be done. I have done longer days on a DR650 and a WR250R. How enjoyable it will be is a different story. Depending on the type of riding you will be doing, it can be a good day or a...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By ggemelos
Any luck finding a solution? I am in search of...

Any luck finding a solution? I am in search of the same thing.
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