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Forum: Latin America 09-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,897
Posted By DKW1200
Container to SA

John,
I certainly agree about Argentina. I plan on spending a lot more time there this next trip. If you want to ship your bike in a container with other riders please join us in February or March....
Forum: Latin America 08-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,897
Posted By DKW1200
Pm

Nancy, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Latin America 08-17-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,897
Posted By DKW1200
Looking for a container to Valpariso

Hi Nancy,

Doing some research on southern Chile and came across your post. Glad to see others heading down that time of year. My first trip to SA I shipped into Valpariso in 2012 and headed north...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By DKW1200
Expo vs HU

I have been to both and they are very different IMO. The EXPO is big with lots of venders and activities. I had a great time and learned some good riding skills. It's more diverse with a lot of 4...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 405,356
Posted By DKW1200
O yeah, forgot to mention. Glad Ev got it sorted...

O yeah, forgot to mention. Glad Ev got it sorted out in Brazil. But you really are a lost cause. LOL Looking forward to lots of photos of Brazil if you know what i mean?
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 405,356
Posted By DKW1200
Peru

Hi Sheldon, I'm still following along from San Diego and loving it. Reading and watching videos around Lake Titicaca and Puno brought back some great memories. We both turned down the same $160 hotel...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,241
Posted By DKW1200
First time

Loved the Expo. Spent some time with Ted Simon. Really cool. The advanced riding class was great for confident building. Always room for improvement but I learned a lot and thought it was a good...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,241
Posted By DKW1200
2 more GS1200's going up on Thursday. Been...

2 more GS1200's going up on Thursday. Been waiting 6 months for this one!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 405,356
Posted By DKW1200
Black lace

Greetings from San Diego. Still enjoying both of your blogs. Looking forward to following your tracks through CA next year. But I've seen enough underwear on your blog. Yours not Ewa's of course. LOL
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 405,356
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

Hey Sheldon, nice shots of Ensenada. I hope you got my email. There is a storm hitting Baja Sur Tuesday thru Thursday of next week. So I delayed my trip one week to assure I have plenty sun with my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 405,356
Posted By DKW1200
San Diego

Hey, why is it that you have seen more of SD then I have? And I live here! I'm glad that you and Eva enjoyed our piece of paradise. Looking forward to catching up to you guys in Baja. (If you survive...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By DKW1200
Motolombia

A buddy and I rented bikes from Mike last February. We picked up the bikes in Medellin rode to Cartigena and back to Medeliin. Great ride and Mike was a big help with the routes. Best 10 day ride...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,596
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

I definitely agree with James. Great minds think alike. LOL. But don't miss out on Mulege and the beach's south to Laredo. Some of the best views in Baja. Don Johnsons Hotel (not that Don Johnson)...
Forum: Latin America 09-22-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

Riding and diving in Baja. Great idea. My diving friends tell me the farther south the better. So your idea of riding for 3 days is a good one. You can get to La Paz or farther south in 3 days. If...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 405,356
Posted By DKW1200
SoCal

Great RR. I'm still catching up but really enjoying the ride. You're getting close to my backyard of San Diego. I have some like new shocks that you could have but they're for a GS1200 so won't do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,176
Posted By DKW1200
Nice. Cant wait to take that route south.

Nice. Cant wait to take that route south.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By DKW1200
Map upgrade help

Just upgraded my Zumo to CN North America NT 2013.4 from the Garmin website but MapSource still shows NT 2008. I have tried "transfer from device" but no change. I thought MapSource would pick up the...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By DKW1200
Foreign moto insurance

Looks like most of your questions were answered except for the insurance. In December of 2011 I purchased insurance for Chile, ARG, Bolivia and Peru from Motorcycle Express, Syosset NY. Email...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By DKW1200
Puertocitos

The owner of the Pemex station close to where the dirt starts recently told me it is 33 miles. I made it 7 before finding deep sand that was too much for my fully loaded GS1200. Smaller bikes (or...
Forum: Latin America 03-09-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By DKW1200
Baja

NY,
I live in San Diego and don't believe anyone rents bikes for Mexico. My buddy rented a Harley and we we rode to La Paz no problem but it was on the sly. Good luck.

David
Forum: Americas 10-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By DKW1200
Saved me $$$$$

While traveling through several countries I've never used it UNTIL I crossed into Peru from Bolivia. The Peruvian border police were looking for an easy buck. They asked to see not only my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,611
Posted By DKW1200
Bolivia

This will be a great adventure. I rode the same roads back in January. I suggest you bring some good altitude meds from home. They're hard to find if you need them. You'll ride up to 13,300 feet...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By DKW1200
Shippiing to Chile

Contact Gaston at SamericaXplorer.com He was a big help getting my bike to Chile and back from Lima. Good luck.
Forum: Latin America 08-12-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By DKW1200
Bolivia Safe?

Rode from La Quica - Uyuni - Potosi - Sucre - La Paz - Lima in January. No problems except for a dog bite and high fuel prices. Chow
Forum: Americas 08-12-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By DKW1200
Colombia Roads

Malindi,

I will be in Medellin in February riding north to Carnaval in Baranquilla. It would be great to get some advice on Colombia and the best roads up north. Thanks and good riding.
Forum: Latin America 01-07-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By DKW1200
La Paz

Thanks CrashMaster.
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By DKW1200
Where to stay in La Paz, Bolivia

I'm currently in Sucre headed to La Paz. Can't seem to find a good hotel on the web that is centrally located and secure parking. Any help is appreciated.
Forum: Americas 11-22-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By DKW1200
To Lima

Thanks Gaston, you have been a big help on this trip. Not to mention your hard work and generous time. Maybe you should take a break and join me? If not, I hope to buy you a beer some day. Cheers...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By DKW1200
Cusco to Lima

Well the bike was loaded in the container last Thursday (Thanks Gaston) and on the way to Chile. Now there's time to look at differnt routes from Santiago to Lima. Has anyone traveled from Abancay...
Forum: Latin America 11-13-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By DKW1200
Dakar Advice

Misery Goat, can you provide more info regarding issues around the Dakar. I plan to cross paths with the race somewhere in northern Argentina. thanks.
Forum: Americas 10-24-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By DKW1200
Sa

We have a container going to Chile on December 1st from LA. If you're interested contact Gaston and he can give you the details. The more the merrier (and cheaper too)!

Gaston Etchart...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By DKW1200
Heidinau

Thanks for the advice. Think I'll go with the Heidinau K60. But I'm having trouble locating them on the web. Anyone know a mail order supplier with good prices? Thanks again!!
Forum: Latin America 10-22-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,337
Posted By DKW1200
Best route Santiago to Cusco

Great pics and advice. My bike will be arriving Valparaiso in mid December. I'm thinking of a 6 week loop to Argentina - Bolivia - Peru and back to Valparaiso. Any suggestions for the best paved...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,839
Posted By DKW1200
Riders Wanted

As Gaston has said this is a great opportunity to ship to South America in the safety of a private container at a great price. Having recently heard that I can witness Dakar first hand is a real...
Forum: Latin America 10-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,601
Posted By DKW1200
Don't miss Chile and Dakar 2012

Hey Riders,

We need a couple more bikes to join this shipment from LA to Chile in December. Best of all the 2012 Dakar race will be in the area January 1st - 15th. Don't miss a great...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By DKW1200
Best Tires for SA

I'm looking at shiping the GS1200 to Chile in December. What's the best tires for Chile - Argentina-Bolivia? I'll be on asphalt most of the time but hope to see some dirt as well. What do you guys...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,839
Posted By DKW1200
Chile

Gaston,
As you know I have been looking at shipping my GS to Colombia but it's very expensive. Your estimated cost to Chile is much better. I would like to discuss the details but this sounds great....
Forum: Americas 08-31-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,741
Posted By DKW1200
Thanks Deyanira

Great information. Thanks!
Forum: Americas 08-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,901
Posted By DKW1200
Baja in November

Toby,

I plan on crossing at TJ on Nov. 24th since I live in San Diego. I'm headed to Panama and will catch the ferry at La Paz to Mazatlan. If you want to join me to La Paz let me know. I've made...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 08-07-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,752
Posted By DKW1200
CenRut Mapping Problem

The CenRut maps look excellent. Downloaded to mapquest with help from WinZip. I was only able to get auto routing for short distances. Now auto routing does not work at all. Checked the "route style"...
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