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Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By rpilottx
Hillsboro Over Emory Pass to Gila Cliff Dwellings

Again, I don't have a map with me as I am in Guatemala studying Spanish for a ride to Tierra del Fuego later this year.

One of the best roads in southern New Mexico goes from I25 at Exit 63 to...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By rpilottx
MacDonald Observatory

Do not forget to take in the MacDonald Observatory north of Fort Davis. The road from I10 to Fort Davis is one of the best mountain rides in Texas and the $9 tour of MacDonald Observatory is 3 hours...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By rpilottx
Late Sept or Early Oct from US Border

I am planning a trip south leaving the US either late September or early October. I will go at least as far as Panama and possibly as far as TDF. I would not mind joining a couple other riders.
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Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,652,935
Posted By rpilottx
KLX vs KLR to TDF?

I purchased an 07 KLX250 last summer. It had only 800 miles on it and was loaded with aftermarket accessories-shocks, muffler, kickstarter, handlebars etc. I added the 3.7 gallon tank and a pair of...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By rpilottx
Riding Partners Wanted: US South

I am presently in Xela, Guatemala, studying Spanish in preparation for a trip this fall. I would like to leave the US around September and plan on heading south. The destination will either be the...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By rpilottx
Just about everything in New Mexico should be...

Just about everything in New Mexico should be open by then. The highway to Hillsboro up and over to Emory Pass to Silver City is a fine a piece of pavement as you will find anywhere (Think the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-18-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By rpilottx
Vietnam or Thailand

I have been to most of SE Asia except Vietnam. I also love Thailand and the Chang Mai area. I have a source for motorcycle rental in each location. I am looking at the latter half of February to...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,103
Posted By rpilottx
Booked Until November. Open for Anything!

I am traveling in Europe and North Africa with my daughter from mid August to mid November. Thus the departure in mid January (I figure to spend the holidays with my wife and family).

I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,652,935
Posted By rpilottx
Kickstarter Standard?

Am still trying to figure out what is standard and what is not on my 2007 KLX250. It looks like the previous owner replaced the bash plate, the stock suspension, the pipe, and the handlebars.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,652,935
Posted By rpilottx
New Owner

I just acquired a 07 KLX250 with 750 miles on it from PJ's in ABQ. It fits nicely with the GSA and am giving serious consideration to riding it to Central America after the first of the year.
...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,103
Posted By rpilottx
Well, nothing is set. I may be going too early...

Well, nothing is set. I may be going too early in the season but I will definitely be riding to Guatemala in early 2015 for a month to two months of Spanish training.
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,103
Posted By rpilottx
US to Tierra del Fuego

I am putting out a feeler about riding partners from the US to the tip of South America. I am thinking about leaving in Jan, 2015, and heading south. I am planning a month in Guatemala doing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By rpilottx
Which Bike and Why

OK, I have a GSA 1200 which I really enjoy and plan on keeping. I am in the market for a second motorcycle (something totally different) and am wondering about a 250 dual sport or a bigger thumper....
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-15-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By rpilottx
Laos

I just returned from two weeks of motorcycling in Laos. We rented Honda 250 XRL's from remoteasia.com. Bikes were $35-40/day. Had a great time and Jim was a great guy to deal with. Call if you...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By rpilottx
Mongolia?

Am trying to gather some information on Mongolia. Is it possible for a gringo to buy a bike in country and tour? Prices? How much would shipping a bike from the US be?

What is rental rates in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By rpilottx
Redo Trinity Ride?

Hey guys, I have not been on here in a couple months and was going to post a ride report about 10 days in Laos(still in Vietiane awaiting flight home) but got to thinking that several years ago we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,478
Posted By rpilottx
Great Report, You Beat Me

I just finished up a near identical trip renting my bike from Jim as well. I was going to post photos but they would pretty much duplicate yours. And I agree Jim was a great guy to work with.

In...
Forum: Asia 10-18-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By rpilottx
Have an enduro reserved and would like a mixture...

Have an enduro reserved and would like a mixture of both. If push comes to shove, pavement wins. Have not really started researching trip yet as I have been on the road for a month.
Forum: Asia 10-17-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By rpilottx
Laos, perhaps Vietnam

Have a bike reserved in Laos from 24 Feb to March 4, 2014 and may ride in Vietnam right after. Anyone else around during that time frame. I would not mind finding someone to ride with.
...
Forum: Alaska 10-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,568
Posted By rpilottx
Planning on It

I may be bringing a group of Texicans from the border (El Paso) along but I will be there next summer. I was there in 2010 and D2D makes a great start to the riding season.

If any of you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,286
Posted By rpilottx
So What Did I Get Wrong

I basically said that I decided not to buy a Husky until it was known if parts would be available for them from BMW. What did I get wrong? None of these posts seem to answer that question and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,286
Posted By rpilottx
Thanks for the Replies

I looked at theTerra a few months ago but was concerned with parts available since BMW had just sold Husky to KTM. It is still an option. Additionally, I knew the used bikes were high, I just had...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By rpilottx
Check This Out GREAT VIDEO

http://www.yourexpeditionsouth.com/videos

I have not been on this forum for a couple months so this might have already been posted. It is a video made by a young (25 years old) friend of mine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,286
Posted By rpilottx
Thanks for Pricing Info

Both bikes are located at Barnett's in El Paso. Barnett's has never been known for good pricing. I did not know the MSRP of the KTM. Of course, now I know and can bargain if I decide to go that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,286
Posted By rpilottx
BMW Sertao vs KTM 690R

OK, the local BMW dealer has a 2012 Sertao with 5000 miles on it for $8000 and a 2011 KTM690R with 1900 miles for $10000. Which is a better buy?

Now, I have owned two 640's (both R and Adventure)...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By rpilottx
Labrador and Newfoundland Mid to Late September Too Late?

Am looking at leaving El Paso for Newfoundland in late August. It is 3800 miles (same distance to Anchorage) so I would reach eastern Canada about the second week in September. Is that too late in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By rpilottx
Copper Canyon Presentation

I usually post in the Rockies forum since El Paso is so for from the rest of Texas. Anyway, Tury will be giving a presentation at Barnett's BMW on Tuesday Feb 12 at 7pm.

He lives in Chihuahua...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By rpilottx
Don't Know

Don't really know his future plans. He can be PM'ed on this forum. El Paso is now the closest BMW service since he lives in Chihuahua. Closest service in Mexico is Monterey which he has told me is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By rpilottx
Copper Canyon Presentation

There will be a presentation by Tury at 7 pm on Tuesday Feb 12 on riding in Copper Canyon at Barnett's BMW in El Paso. He has been riding in the area since the mid 1970's and I will be talking a bit...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By rpilottx
Shipping Bike to SA

Anyone have any recommendations or experience in shipping a bike to either Columbia or Chile? I live in El Paso and would probably go through LAX. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-02-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,985
Posted By rpilottx
Copper Canyon March

Am planning a ride to Copper Canyon about March 22 or 23 from El Paso. We usually cross at Santa Theresa (exit 8 on I10 in Texas). It takes me 7 hours or 9 hours to reach Creel (420 miles)...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By rpilottx
Taking a Friend to Copper Canyon

Have been to Copper Canyon a half dozen times by both truck and motorcycle. Have committed to taking a friend who is new to El Paso and riding in Mexico. She has over 97000 miles on her R1200R so I...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By rpilottx
Suggested Route to Belize

I will be leaving El Paso for Copper Canyon about the middle of November. From there I am heading toward Belize and Antigua, Guatemala. I am totally open to the route south and am looking for...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By rpilottx
Heading toward Belize in November

Am heading toward either Belize, Guatemala or further south next month depending on time available etc. I have a couple friends in Mexico who will be suggesting a route. For sure you want to hit...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By rpilottx
Pinon Highway?

Pinon Highway? It is 90 miles of gravel through the Otero Mesa starting just south of Sunspot? It either ends at El Paso or about halfway between El Paso and Alamogordo. If you are interested, let...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,458
Posted By rpilottx
Doing It!

Have not been here (AdvRider) for awhile as things keep happening in my personal life that get in the way. However, I am pretty serious about leaving El Paso on November 18 and riding to Copper...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By rpilottx
Heading toward Belize in November

I have been debating a trip of this sort off and on for a couple years. Being a former employee of US Customs and living next door to Juarez, it has been difficult to get past the stuff I hear about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By rpilottx
KLR 650 Headed South (I Think)

There are a lot of great comments and I am leaning heavily toward the KLR. I purchased mine sight unseen from an inmate here about five years ago. I wanted an ugly bike in good mechanical shape I...
Forum: Americas 08-11-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,458
Posted By rpilottx
Early November?

I have not been on the forum in awhile. I am still thinking early November and trying to decide which bike: KLR or GSA. Am leaning toward the KLR as it is simple, ugly and cheap. My mechanic...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By rpilottx
Which Bike for Panama? Life Expectancy of KLR

I am planning on riding to Panama later this fall. I have two bikes-an 08 GSA with 40000 miles and a 98 KLR650 with 28000 miles. I am trying to decide which bike to take. I know the $20000 BMW...
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