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Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By holckster
You already have the "PLAN" and need to lay down...

You already have the "PLAN" and need to lay down "YOUR" preferred route.
Then others can join in for "stages" that work.

Not sure why you need a group as that increases odds for mechanical...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By holckster
Welcome to ADVrider. I currently have 2...

Welcome to ADVrider.

I currently have 2 bikes in storage for foreign owners.
One from England just arrived to upgrade his bike for a RTW trip after riding crosscountry....
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 114,957
Posted By holckster
I have been storing his KTM in Nor-Cal since the...

I have been storing his KTM in Nor-Cal since the end of his last adventure.

Rumor has it he will arrive back in Lodi next week to reunite with his KTM, stay awhile and complete mods before...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By holckster
I think I would start in Montevideo and tour...

I think I would start in Montevideo and tour Uruguay and Brazil before looping south in January into Patigonia and then heading north up the Pacific side.
We recently completed 6 week ride around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By holckster
You have to ride 17 to get it.:eek1 Better...

You have to ride 17 to get it.:eek1

Better route is turn off 17 at Bear Creek Rd at Lexington Res. and go west thru Boulder Creek then south on Hwy 9.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,176
Posted By holckster
Major mistakes. 1. Him - rear ending you. 2....

Major mistakes.
1. Him - rear ending you.
2. You - no police report and agreeing to go "OFF RECORD".

Anything that happens on public streets no matter how minor it seems at the time should have...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By holckster
Not to jump on someone else's state but you...

Not to jump on someone else's state but you really need to cross the border and check out Don's Seafood Restaurant in Denham Springs, La.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By holckster
Looks like "road hazard" damage. Ran over...

Looks like "road hazard" damage.
Ran over something or drove thru pothole and pinched/crushed sidewall.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By holckster
Waterloo Inn - Waterloo/Stockton, Ca - Ribs Sea...

Waterloo Inn - Waterloo/Stockton, Ca - Ribs
Sea Chest - Cambria, Ca - Seafood
Tony's Seafood Restaurant, Marshall, Ca - BBQ Oysters
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By holckster
Tony's Seafood Restaurant in Marshall, Ca. (BBQ'd...

Tony's Seafood Restaurant in Marshall, Ca. (BBQ'd Oysters)

Skunk Train in Ft Bragg.

Lost Coast Highway and town of Ferndale, Ca.
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,008
Posted By holckster
Travel costs can be greatly reduced by camping...

Travel costs can be greatly reduced by camping and using the hospitality of others (aka couch surfing and The Tent Space List) as hotels are half the daily cost.
Impossible to escape food, fuel,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By holckster
Use the Tent Space and Camping List to find...

Use the Tent Space and Camping List to find inmates along your route who have local knowledge of places and roads not to miss and a free shower/washing machine to tidy up now and then....
Forum: Americas 05-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,008
Posted By holckster
WOW !!! If I knew it cost that much I...

WOW !!!

If I knew it cost that much I wouldn't have made 3 trips so far.:eek1

I prefer hotels and nice dinner after day of riding so with fuel, meals, bike maintanance /tires, attraction/park...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By holckster
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 795,137
Posted By holckster
Amazing event to endure, unique ending to your...

Amazing event to endure, unique ending to your adventure.
Hope Maya gets you to your departure point, are you taking her home with you?

Do not feel responsible, I rode to the top of Villarrica...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,161
Posted By holckster
I'm located 3 hours from Yosemite. Stop and...

I'm located 3 hours from Yosemite.
Stop and stay awhile.

I am storing a KTM690 for a fellow Englishman who is arriving mid May to do some mods before heading to Alaska...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By holckster
Get the Milepost Magazine from Amazon.com for...

Get the Milepost Magazine from Amazon.com for Alaska Info.

Check the Alaska Forum
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68

All the main roads are paved except of the sections...
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,228
Posted By holckster
1st Alaska trip rode to Whitehorse on Tourance's...

1st Alaska trip rode to Whitehorse on Tourance's and had TKC's installed at Yukon Honda, they stored the Tourance for us.
Rode to Inuvik, Prudhoe Bay, Homer, Haines/Skagway and back to Yukon Honda....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By holckster
Never owned one but something like this would be...

Never owned one but something like this would be my pick if you want to explore offroad occasionally.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1056199

Plenty of other bikes on the "Flea...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,019
Posted By holckster
+1 for Hwy 191 Good evasive riding, always...

+1 for Hwy 191

Good evasive riding, always pays to be ready for anything, anywhere.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By holckster
Back in Feburary had no issue applying and...

Back in Feburary had no issue applying and received the Pin/Chip Barclaycard Arrival + card quickly.

Just returned from Chile, Argentina and Uraguay and had no issues using it everywhere...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By holckster
FYI Last week in Buenos Aires we were paying...

FYI
Last week in Buenos Aires we were paying for shipping bikes back to SFO and found a Canadian rider who was arguing with shipping agent over having to pay 3 time what he was quoted to return his...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,083
Posted By holckster
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No info on shipping yourself by cargo ship but will confirm that airfreighting the bike is best way to go as I had nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 795,137
Posted By holckster
Still following along and enjoying every post. ...

Still following along and enjoying every post.
Dan and I are currently in Buenos Aires after loop thru Chile, Argentina and Uraguay.
Fly back to Lodi tomorrow.
Left my DR at Willi Motos in...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,722
Posted By holckster
This is what I wear and best back support I've...

This is what I wear and best back support I've found
www.backaline.com.
Available on Amazon.
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By holckster
May last year was perfect, all depends on...

May last year was perfect, all depends on weather.
Anything is "doable" but glad I was on my DR650 and not wrestling my 1150 GSA.
Most ride even smaller dualsport bikes.
Plenty of soft stuff...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By holckster
Just finishing 6 week tour of Chile, Argentina...

Just finishing 6 week tour of Chile, Argentina and Uraguay.
We spent 45 days touring starting in Valpariso after container shipping from California , went south to lakes region then crossed over...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,324
Posted By holckster
We are just finishing our Chile/Argentina/Uraguay...

We are just finishing our Chile/Argentina/Uraguay ride and have a buddy with an 06 DR650 For Sale for $3500 with 8k and with many mods that has performed well and will be shipped back to Calif on...
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By holckster
Arriving Santiago 2/18

Arriving Santiago 2/18
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13,111
Views: 1,863,852
Posted By holckster
Great picture. Had the thrill of riding over...

Great picture.
Had the thrill of riding over Stelvio Pass in 2004.:clap
It was amazing, 48 hairpins, some with a 2 foot inside turning radius.
I was tired by turn 24 (they are all numbered on the...
Forum: Alaska 02-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By holckster
Take a plane trip over Denali from the airport in...

Take a plane trip over Denali from the airport in Talkeetna.
Worth every $$$
Landing on a glacier is amazing, taking off even better.
I flew with K2 Aviation

The tunnel to Whittier and the...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By holckster
Just time it so you get to Dawson City for D2D...

Just time it so you get to Dawson City for D2D June 18-20.
http://dawsoncity.ca/event/dust-2-dawson-motorcycle-ride-rally/

The Alcan thru Dawson Creek is a must do once but is extremely...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,529
Posted By holckster
Nice going. I like this one also. ...

Nice going.
I like this one also.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040557
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,479
Posted By holckster
Weather could still be cold and snow on the...

Weather could still be cold and snow on the ground in May in Alaska.
Check with locals on the Alaska Forum.

There is now a Ferry around the Darian Gap.

It always sound epic/crazy to say one...
Forum: EMEA 01-29-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By holckster
+1 Mototouring Rented from them years ago ...

+1 Mototouring
Rented from them years ago

If near Rome desired check with Francesco at CIMT for ideas.
http://www.cimt.it/index.htm
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By holckster
Need to provide complete info when asking for...

Need to provide complete info when asking for help.
Fill out your profile.
Riding experience?
Type of bikes?
Camping/hotels?
etc

3 weeks off-road from SoCal to Alaska is unrealistic IMO but...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,364
Posted By holckster
Here's a list of tour companies advertising in...

Here's a list of tour companies advertising in the BMW Owners News magazine.
Regardless of what you ride, join the MOA for $40/yr and get a fantastic monthly magazine full of ride reports and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By holckster
Rode with a guy who's KLR had off and on...

Rode with a guy who's KLR had off and on electrical issues for several days till it finally just went stone dead at a military check stop in Mexico.

Ended up being loose battery terminals.
...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By holckster
For a 275 mile distance just take the bus or...

For a 275 mile distance just take the bus or hitch a ride and ride it home.

Cheaper than a tank of gas and $0 rental cost.
Two adventures for the price of one.:clap

Then for your first...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By holckster
When will this happen. Some passes closed till...

When will this happen.
Some passes closed till June.

If you have time the north coast from Fortuna south to SF is much better then PCH south of SF. IMO

From Tahoe take 89 north thru Lassen...
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