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Forum: Trip Planning 09-08-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Shipping into some countries can be an issue (eg....

Shipping into some countries can be an issue (eg. Brazil) and into others a piece of cake (eg. South Africa) so it is very country specific.

Having said that, you have to put up with the...
Forum: EMEA 08-27-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Mate, You can use any old address, as long...

Mate,

You can use any old address, as long as it's real. Ideally an inmates address if you can track one down. If that doesn't work, then feel free to use any eligible address, i.e. hostel,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Thanks RJO and alaninsea. I looked up the...

Thanks RJO and alaninsea.

I looked up the ceebailey offering, much more reasonable prices in general. The $139 price is for upper windshield bracket (BMW # 46637694395) but I'll give them a call...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Thanks nomad, 2712 & okennon. The bottom...

Thanks nomad, 2712 & okennon.

The bottom bar is fractured in a few places so I'll look to short term fix it by bolting a aluminum flat bar alongside and see if that'll work for a bit.

In the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Thanks SC. I found the part number from the fiche...

Thanks SC. I found the part number from the fiche (46 63 7 702 712 support for headlight) which comes in at $313.65 before taxes and shipping. I'll give them a call to see if there is any chance of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
1200GSA - Windshield/Headlight Support

Any suggestions on where to buy a used or separate replacement lower windshield/headlight support?

There are only two main parts to the windshield frame, a top bar that holds the top of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Montana Address For Insurance

Howdy,

As the title states, it would be much appreciated if anyone in the great state of Montana would allow the use of their address for bike registration purposes and have bike insurance papers...
Forum: EMEA 02-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
I can't speak for Rwanda but in general Tanzania...

I can't speak for Rwanda but in general Tanzania and Kenya are accomodating for tourists and see a fair bit of traffic and the border crossings are pretty straightforward, especially from an African...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Understandable. You may want to keep it in mind...

Understandable. You may want to keep it in mind though if you aren't too tight for time, it's about an extra 30km and an hour to go through Calgary rather than Edmonton and I would rate the Icefields...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Quickest perhaps, but you definitely want to...

Quickest perhaps, but you definitely want to consider heading through Calgary and to cruise through Banff and Jasper on the Icefields Parkway and then onto Prince George. It's a similar distance and...
Forum: EMEA 06-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Try this place. I don't have any direct...

Try this place. I don't have any direct experience but they come recommended.

http://www.bikershome.net/

If you want to start in southern Spain and ferry across, try Hana, I've spoken to him a...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
If you have the time and the patience, buying off...

If you have the time and the patience, buying off a fellow traveller is what quite a few people do. But they are usually on long trips and can afford to look around and wait. You would also be...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
I'd vote for Inuvik as well. Deadhorse is a good...

I'd vote for Inuvik as well. Deadhorse is a good objective as the furthest point north and a nice ride, but the Dempster is pretty cool and Inuvik an actual town with plenty of history. Can't go...
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,532
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hi Blanks, Either bike will do as long as...

Hi Blanks,

Either bike will do as long as you don't take the hard seated KTM like our friend from Port Harcourt just did:)

Are you going to stop in Togo for a service or some parts? I debated...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,317
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Trev, East coast of Africa is a classic...

Hey Trev,

East coast of Africa is a classic trip, you'll have an amazing time. For plenty of background reading, try horizonsunlimited.com, lot's of info re: routes, visas, gear etc. Feel free to...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Doable yes, enjoyable no. As others mention,...

Doable yes, enjoyable no. As others mention, shipping by sea is not feasible for quick trips, it's not like there's a daily shuttle between the countries.

A four month trip one way would be much...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-16-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
There is a shipping database over at...

There is a shipping database over at Horizonsunlimited that you should search and see if there is any direct info about Japan.

There is an old debate about sea vs. air, usually air wins out. Try...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Greg, You are one lucky guy, Turkey has...

Hey Greg,

You are one lucky guy, Turkey has some great riding.

There is a small-ish group of bigger bike riders, but they are a friendly and helpful bunch. One place to start if you are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Gents, Thanks for the suggestions and...

Gents,

Thanks for the suggestions and offers. The trip ended up being short and as such offsite airport parking wasn't too unreasonable. I'l definitely keep the suggestions in mind for upcoming...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Seattle Airport Parking

Hi,

I leaving on a bike trip overseas and was wondering what the best options are for vehicle parking near SEATAC. Can always leave it at the airport, but for longer trips the daily costs add up...
Forum: EMEA 11-16-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,471
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
The west coast is possible without a carnet. I...

The west coast is possible without a carnet. I met a Lithuanian guy In May 2010 in Namibia who had made down with no carnet.

Be prepared to pay additional temporary important fees at many borders...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-13-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,645
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Panny, I shipped into South America by...

Hey Panny,

I shipped into South America by air from the east so don't know exactly but a common shipping port on the west coast would be Valparaiso, Chile.

A few folks that ship down from...
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Salcar, Turkhana is good adventure,...

Hey Salcar,

Turkhana is good adventure, don't know offhand of many blogs but a google search should turn up some info.

In short, you ride down the east side of the lake. You gas up in Omerate...
Forum: EMEA 11-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Comments bolded. Have fun planning.

Comments bolded. Have fun planning.
Forum: Americas 10-26-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
In regards to route options, you might consider...

In regards to route options, you might consider crossing the mountains further south. From Calgary to Kamloops you go through Banff which is pretty mountainous with mountain weather. You also have to...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-23-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Shipping

Hey Joeker,

Standard route is to ferry to S. Korea and then ship from there. I shipped into Vlad a couple of years back, so can't help too much with recommendations to get out but there are a few...
Forum: EMEA 08-23-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Arp, As you know doubt know, you can't...

Hey Arp,

As you know doubt know, you can't actually ride a bike in the parks due to the usual fears of an animal noting that you are prey and running you down:) 4x4's are of course ok and there...
Forum: EMEA 06-24-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Charlie, Plenty of opinions out there...

Hey Charlie,

Plenty of opinions out there but certainly do-able on the amount you describe. One thing you will want to make sure you have built into your budget is for your carnet as you will...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
You'll be fine. Only route suggestion would be...

You'll be fine. Only route suggestion would be that on the way across, you are taking the straightest line but also the flatest from Grande Prairie to Winnipeg. If you have the time, I'd really...
Forum: EMEA 12-07-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Rassie, A few questions there but I'll...

Hey Rassie,

A few questions there but I'll try to answer a couple.

1. Route - when you say up east and down west I gather that you intend on crossing Europe at the top and then back down? As...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey, As you probably read, there is not...

Hey,

As you probably read, there is not regular scheduled service but a few privateers have been known to take people across at random times.

The general approach with boating is to show up...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hi Jorge, Don't know of a complete list,...

Hi Jorge,

Don't know of a complete list, though from the various sources mentioned you should be able to compile a fairly comprehensive list. In short though, the good news is that most of the...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,265
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hmm, according to Norcal Dave the tank is 2.5...

Hmm, according to Norcal Dave the tank is 2.5 gallons and as you say 9 litres. Wow, that is bordering on miniscule. Using his kindly offered mileages, that's between about 135 miles and 180 miles per...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,265
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Baby, Great sounding trip, making us...

Hey Baby,

Great sounding trip, making us all jealous.

In regards to mods, a failry standard list is handguards, crash bars, skid plate. There's a much longer list, a lot of it is debatable,...
Forum: EMEA 02-16-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
SA Rand is available from any bank machine, many...

SA Rand is available from any bank machine, many banks around in cities of any size. Namibia is pegged to the Rand at the exact same rate so you can actually use either but once you cross the I just...
Forum: EMEA 02-10-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,718
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
You will see all sorts of bikes ridden by...

You will see all sorts of bikes ridden by travellers in Africa, but what I noticed as the most commonly occcuring bike model was the KTM. Any make or model suited for the conditions though will be...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Good call, there are enough deadlines in life...

Good call, there are enough deadlines in life without having to create additional ones (unless you really want/need to). You'll enjoy the journey more. Have a great ride.
Forum: Americas 02-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
As mentioned it's a rough guide, distances are...

As mentioned it's a rough guide, distances are cobbled together for an estimate of the large distances one has to cover. I'm way too lazy to actually record mileage everyday but based on doing a...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Start Stop Miles ...

Start Stop Miles

Ushuaia Rio Gallegos 343.10
RioGallegos Mendoza 1,661.10
Mendoza Santiago 203.40
Santiago Lima ...
Forum: EMEA 02-02-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By RTW Motorcycling
Hey Betty, There's a pretty standard list...

Hey Betty,

There's a pretty standard list of things to see and do when in thse countries and it covers most of the classics.

Which countries are covered by the tour and which are on your own?...
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