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Forum: Latin America 01-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By gpothoven
Keep the altitude in mind. 2800 meters robs you...

Keep the altitude in mind. 2800 meters robs you of a lot of power. 250s are just too small an engine for this altitude.
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By gpothoven
You get a temp bike import permit coming into EC...

You get a temp bike import permit coming into EC I think for 90 days normally


It´s all gonna depend on how long you fly out for before coming back for your bike and leaving country with it
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 283,189
Posted By gpothoven
Easy to find, straight across the street from...

Easy to find, straight across the street from Hotel Quito, on Gonzalez Suarez ( Lat 0°12'5.25"S, Lon 78°28'49.24"O). It's called "Los Choris".
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 283,189
Posted By gpothoven
<TABLE id=post23005471 class=tborder...

<TABLE id=post23005471 class=tborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD id=td_post_23005471 class=alt1 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #575757 1px...
Forum: Latin America 12-16-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By gpothoven
Hi guys! Remember me? Its Guido. I was at...

Hi guys!


Remember me? Its Guido. I was at your place in LA in 2007. You helped me change a shock on my bike. Im living in Quito and running a restaurant. Hope you guys can stop by!!!

...
Forum: Latin America 08-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By gpothoven
You are right to vent. As usual the thread goes...

You are right to vent. As usual the thread goes off topic. You got screwed and got bad service. You want to vent and warn others. Totally understandable and justified IMO.
Forum: Latin America 08-01-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By gpothoven
TOTALLY kid friendly! Looking forwared to meeting...

TOTALLY kid friendly! Looking forwared to meeting you.
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By gpothoven
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517956...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517956

A bit rusty on the riding front, but living here in Quito for several years now. I could help you with bike storage no problem.
Forum: Latin America 03-12-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,149
Posted By gpothoven
Hi Hector. Its a franchise. But not mine. Hope...

Hi Hector. Its a franchise. But not mine. Hope to see you back here at Gonzalez Suarez soon!
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,336
Posted By gpothoven
I remember being asked for insurance at the Villa...

I remember being asked for insurance at the Villa La Angostura/Bariloche crossing, but it was available for sale there at the border at something like $15 or so as it was only liability. This was 5...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,336
Posted By gpothoven
My advise in short would be Dont Sweat the Small...

My advise in short would be Dont Sweat the Small Stuff. Prior to staring the trip you'll probably be concerned with all sorts of details, which as the miles rack up you'll realize arent important. ...
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,740
Posted By gpothoven
Cant a bike be sold between borders? Couldnt you...

Cant a bike be sold between borders? Couldnt you board the ferry to Uruguay exporting the bike from argentina with the buyer, and have the buyer enter Uruguay as the owner, with your registration and...
Forum: Latin America 02-02-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By gpothoven
This is a great offer. Nice ride up or down the...

This is a great offer. Nice ride up or down the ciast to get to Canoa. Be sure to take advantage!:clap
Forum: Latin America 01-31-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By gpothoven
In my opinion, ADV is for riders and blogspot is...

In my opinion, ADV is for riders and blogspot is for non riders. I use to do both when I was on my ride. ADVers followed on Ride Reports, and family and friends followed on blog. It really wasnt that...
Forum: Latin America 01-25-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By gpothoven
+1. Highly recommended. I believe it's Sandra...

+1. Highly recommended. I believe it's Sandra though.
Forum: Latin America 01-25-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,149
Posted By gpothoven
Sure, we're still around. Come over for lunch if...

Sure, we're still around. Come over for lunch if you can as I'm usually here days only. Cold ones await.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By gpothoven
Search for "canisterectomy". Plenty of...

Search for "canisterectomy". Plenty of info.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By gpothoven
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=695762...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=695762&highlight=cannisterectomy
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By gpothoven
http://www.jesseluggage.com/pdfs/R1200_SafariInsal...

http://www.jesseluggage.com/pdfs/R1200_SafariInsallationGuide.pdf

This it? :confused
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By gpothoven
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517956...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517956

Swing by for a beer or shout if you need any help. :freaky
Forum: Latin America 11-10-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,480
Posted By gpothoven
http://freedombikerental.com/

http://freedombikerental.com/
Forum: Latin America 11-10-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,480
Posted By gpothoven
Ecuador, based on most of your points. Specially...

Ecuador, based on most of your points. Specially due to 7 days and 250 kms. day.
Forum: Latin America 11-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,328
Posted By gpothoven
If you're not in a hurry, take the long scenic...

If you're not in a hurry, take the long scenic route to Baños. Go to Papallacta, stop at the Aguas Termales there, then go on to Baeza, Tena, Puyo and Baños.

http://www.papallacta.com.ec/
...
Forum: Latin America 11-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By gpothoven
Avoid headaches and try not to ship stuff to...

Avoid headaches and try not to ship stuff to Ecuador. Customs delays and duties will have you regretting it.
Forum: Latin America 10-28-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By gpothoven
Found tires at this place in Quito: My...

Found tires at this place in Quito:

My Location@16:32,10/27
Avenue 10 de Agosto, Quito, Ecuador
http://m.google.com/u/m/x8ydZS

-0.178438,-78.488633

Tourance front and rear $650...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 86,301
Posted By gpothoven
Hi all. Lots has happened, and here's what I'm up...

Hi all. Lots has happened, and here's what I'm up to now. Never got laptop back so the ride report came to screeching halt... Hope to be able to do something about it soon.
...
Forum: Latin America 10-17-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By gpothoven
90 days is right. At least as of this date. The...

90 days is right. At least as of this date. The EC laws change daily.


http://www.aduana.gov.ec/contenido/procFrontera.html
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By gpothoven
No need to get pissy. That's the cost of asking...

No need to get pissy. That's the cost of asking for help on a forum. People will get off topic. If you want more specific answers, ask more specific questions.

My only advise is avoid buying GS...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,303
Posted By gpothoven
Ohh, Barcelona! Be careful, I hear it's...

Ohh, Barcelona! Be careful, I hear it's dangerous. :D
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By gpothoven
You`re right.

You`re right.
Forum: Latin America 10-13-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By gpothoven
As a rule of thumb, tires will be at least double...

As a rule of thumb, tires will be at least double and in some cases triple the USA price in SA.

Colombia will be cheaper than Ecuador. A rear TKC80 or a Tourance will run you $350 plus here in...
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,303
Posted By gpothoven
Brilliant contribution...

Brilliant contribution...
Forum: Latin America 09-08-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By gpothoven
www.patiodemotos.com...

www.patiodemotos.com (http://www.patiodemotos.com)

http://www.patiotuerca.com/ecuador/pt.nsf/resultadosbusquedas?openform&query=tipo=Cuadron,Moto

or www.patiotuerca.com...
Forum: Latin America 08-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By gpothoven
http://pakakunagardens.org/ Check out this...

http://pakakunagardens.org/

Check out this place.
Forum: Latin America 08-16-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,671
Posted By gpothoven
Long time no talk chief. Yes, the highland...

Long time no talk chief.

Yes, the highland indians look menacing in numbers, but when tensions rise, they are usually bought off by giving them a seat at the grown up table, some free this or...
Forum: Latin America 08-02-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,671
Posted By gpothoven
[QUOTE=bananaman;16512100]Guido- I can't remember...

[QUOTE=bananaman;16512100]Guido- I can't remember exactly, but if I remember a little, wasn't your house broken into a few years ago? There wasn't any violence, was there?QUOTE]

That time was...
Forum: Latin America 07-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,671
Posted By gpothoven
No, not extremely rare. I've lived here a long...

No, not extremely rare. I've lived here a long time, and it's getting ugly. The leftist goverment is soft on crime, courts are corrupt, and the few honest cops out here work with their hands tied. ...
Forum: Latin America 08-29-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By gpothoven
CourtRand, bring more flyers to Los Choris,...

CourtRand, bring more flyers to Los Choris, almost all gone, only a few left. Hope business is going well.:thumb
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,149
Posted By gpothoven
If u need someone to check it out, Eddy at...

If u need someone to check it out, Eddy at Clinica de Motos, close to Plaza de Toros is an excelent and honest mechanic. Seen lots of Freewinds at his place, so he knows the bike.
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,149
Posted By gpothoven
Great to have met you Jeff!! As I told you, but...

Great to have met you Jeff!! As I told you, but just repeating for any others interested; a good source for used bikes here in EC is here:...
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