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Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Hltoppr
Very cool! I'm living vicariously through you...

Very cool! I'm living vicariously through you for a bit!

-H-
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Hltoppr
Well, sorry I missed the ride; would have loved...

Well, sorry I missed the ride; would have loved to do those roads again!

I'm willing to bet RogueScout and I can brush you up on your target shooting skills....:evil

-H-
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,350
Posted By Hltoppr
Very cool...I'd be more jealous if I weren't busy...

Very cool...I'd be more jealous if I weren't busy having a beer with Ted Simon....:evil

More riding for the Flagstaff crew now that the snow is melting!

-H-
Forum: Americas 12-23-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Hltoppr
I just crossed last month at Tecate, which was...

I just crossed last month at Tecate, which was quiet and no problemo. Tourist permits are just on the right when you cross the border.

I've also crossed at Nogales, which is nice because about...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Hltoppr
If both are registered in your name, I believe...

If both are registered in your name, I believe last time I checked it shouldn't be an issue. I'd rather think storage of the van would be a bigger difficulty. I have stored bikes/rigs for a short...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,772
Posted By Hltoppr
Good to see you guys had a nice, uneventful time!...

Good to see you guys had a nice, uneventful time! I arrived back from baja yesterday in the cold....:cry

-H-
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,983
Posted By Hltoppr
Great lookin' ride, mi amigo! -H-

Great lookin' ride, mi amigo!

-H-
Forum: Americas 07-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Hltoppr
I've never had a problem finding fuel. If a...

I've never had a problem finding fuel. If a local Pemex is closed, likely someone in town or around there has fuel they'll sell you if you need it. Might be a bit expensive, but on a bike, I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By Hltoppr
And you didn't want to take my SPOT beacon! ...

And you didn't want to take my SPOT beacon! That'll teach ya' not to listen to the SAR folk!

Can't wait for the full report!

-H-
Forum: Americas 05-27-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By Hltoppr
A bit late, but maybe others can use the info: ...

A bit late, but maybe others can use the info:

Yes...you can. Did it last year in my Land Cruiser.

http://208.109.177.7/forum/showthread.php?t=13206&highlight=make+tacos

Don't have GPS...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By Hltoppr
Don't be afraid to lower the tire pressures in...

Don't be afraid to lower the tire pressures in that sort of sand...it's amazing what kind a traction can be found when your footprint is 2x what it once was....

I'd take that tire down to about...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,477
Posted By Hltoppr
We just did a moto pannier review for the Gear...

We just did a moto pannier review for the Gear 2009 issue of Overland Journal. Hard panniers such as Jesse, Touratech, and Hepco Becker were included. www.OverlandJournal.com...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 04-15-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By Hltoppr
Tubares to Choix is muy facil. Just take the...

Tubares to Choix is muy facil. Just take the large, main logging/mining road that crosses the new bridge....take a left when you hit pavement.

-H-
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Hltoppr
I'd take the time, prior to the trip, just to put...

I'd take the time, prior to the trip, just to put a wrench on everything...suspension, shocks, driveline, etc. and just make sure it's good and tight. You should be fine.

It's beautiful down...
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Hltoppr
I ran the 33x10.5R15s at 18psi, and likely...

I ran the 33x10.5R15s at 18psi, and likely averaged about 25 mph...more in some sections, with a top speed of about 35, less in others.

Only lost one lower shock mount bolt....about 30 miles from...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Hltoppr
Between Puertocitos and Gonzaga the only...

Between Puertocitos and Gonzaga the only "slightly" confusing section can be making your way through the area currently under road construction....but it's not hard at all, and only a few hundred...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Hltoppr
Just got back from Gonzaga with the family. Yup,...

Just got back from Gonzaga with the family. Yup, the road south of Puertocitos is still rough...lost a lower shock mount bolt on the Land Cruiser...had to source one at El Rancho Grande....
...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,383
Posted By Hltoppr
Hope this helps gents, it's part of a magazine...

Hope this helps gents, it's part of a magazine article I wrote that didn't make the editor's cut:

Basically, the items you will need depend upon where your intended travels will take you and how...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,346
Posted By Hltoppr
I always end up on roads (if you can call 'em...

I always end up on roads (if you can call 'em that), that are better suited for a much smaller bike...O' well, part of the fun, I guess! :D

-H-
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Hltoppr
I've also used www.mexpro.com...

I've also used www.mexpro.com (http://www.mexpro.com)

I haven't had to file any claims, but the rates are good and the site is easy to use.

HTH

-H-
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hltoppr
From the "horse's mouth," so to speak: "It...

From the "horse's mouth," so to speak:

"It sounds like an action packed long weekend. I am not sure what the timing is for everything, how many Field class and Seminars is it reasonable to take?...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hltoppr
Let me see if I can get some more info on the...

Let me see if I can get some more info on the exact schedule, from those who are making the schedule....

-H-
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hltoppr
Yes, this is the first Overland Expo. I'll...

Yes, this is the first Overland Expo.

I'll be there...but "working." :evil

-H-
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By Hltoppr
It would be a good idea to get it looked at by a...

It would be a good idea to get it looked at by a physician. Don't let it go and get worse and worse! I ignored my wrist pain when I was racing mountain bikes for years, and it's now a permanent...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,844,213
Posted By Hltoppr
I travel to Mexico quite frequently, and even...

I travel to Mexico quite frequently, and even just finished writing a magazine article on motorcycling tips there...and throughout my travels and writings, I was, and am, thinking of Clayton; not...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,447
Posted By Hltoppr
Battlescar Gallactica.... ...

Battlescar Gallactica....

http://hltoppr.smugmug.com/photos/331741298_KPyYi-M.jpg

http://hltoppr.smugmug.com/photos/331740844_annat-M.jpg
...
Forum: Latin America 11-05-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By Hltoppr
Don't let anyone convince you you're nuts....just...

Don't let anyone convince you you're nuts....just not true. I may be headed to Alamos and the back 'o beyond canyons here in a couple of weeks myself!

-H-
Forum: Latin America 11-04-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By Hltoppr
I use MexPro (www.mexpro.com...

I use MexPro (www.mexpro.com (http://www.mexpro.com)) myself...they're based here in Flagstaff; actually a couple of floors down in the same building as my office. Always easy to do online and good...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Hltoppr
Nice, sir! -H-

Nice, sir!

-H-
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By Hltoppr
Here's a BMW parts fiche. Any BMW dealer should...

Here's a BMW parts fiche. Any BMW dealer should be able to get the parts, especially when you give the the p/ns of what you need.
...
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Hltoppr
Introducing: Overland Training!

I am pleased to announce that a couple of folks who have been my inspiration for travel, both on 2 wheels and 4, have brought together some of the best trainers around to assist fellow overland...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,155
Posted By Hltoppr
Hey Dave! Very cool idea you've got here!...

Hey Dave!

Very cool idea you've got here! Wish I could join in, but I'm knee deep in another event at the time!

Heal up!

-H-
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,233,997
Posted By Hltoppr
Can't wait for the new book!!! -H-

Can't wait for the new book!!!

-H-
Forum: Latin America 08-22-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Hltoppr
EI, Do you know exactly where your friends...

EI,

Do you know exactly where your friends had issues (the locals)? What, if anything, are the locals doing to avoid being caught in the fray?

-H-
Forum: Latin America 08-21-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Hltoppr
There will always be the detractors who will warn...

There will always be the detractors who will warn against going to Mexico. I hope that the up to date information we can get regarding the crime situation on the ground will help those of us who...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 918
Posted By Hltoppr
Creel, Mx. Shootings./ Batopilas to Tubares/Choix

Ladies and gents....

An article on the recent (last Saturday, IIRC) shooting in Creel:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/19/mexico.drugstrade

I've also been speaking with a friend...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,255
Posted By Hltoppr
Great report, sir! -H- :freaky

Great report, sir!

-H- :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,682
Posted By Hltoppr
Great Report! -H- :clap

Great Report!

-H- :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,482
Posted By Hltoppr
Just had the chance to read the whole...

Just had the chance to read the whole thread...sometimes the best adventures are those you have whilst learning what not to do! There are many folks who wouldn't have attempted the trip at all!
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,590
Posted By Hltoppr
EW...tell Goodtimes to smile! Great to see...

EW...tell Goodtimes to smile!

Great to see you guys here and having a great time!

See ya' on the return trip!

Cheers,

-H- :clap
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