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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By MCP
Late Sept Trip - Utah, Colorado, NM...

I'm thinking about starting a trip in Salt Lake City and then heading over to Colorado and down to NM where I'll leave the bike.

We have a couple weeks and I'm wondering what the weather is like...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By MCP
L Rider...

I used Chuck Striker a few years ago and was happy. He has over 25 yrs experience on BMW bikes, he did some work on my 1150 04 GS.

He works out of his house in the Jane and St. Claire area,...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By MCP
How about....

head to Canada as planned, and have someone send your passport when it arrives.

If your trip up and stay in Canada is a couple weeks, your bound to get your passport before you head back.

Worst...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By MCP
You might get......

ideas here.

Currently going around Africa with a board.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922561
Forum: Canada 05-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 92,584
Posted By MCP
Perfect

Thanks for the info.

The key is having the seller leave the plate on the bike until you get it home.

If that doesn't work, what about just using a BC plate to get it back & hope you don't get...
Forum: Canada 05-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 92,584
Posted By MCP
Can you explain how....

this works?

You purchase the bike as a CDN living in Canada. The bike is plated (a state plate) and you keep the plate temporarily while you ride the bike back to Canada?

1) What happens at the...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 92,584
Posted By MCP
Has anyone imported ....

a bike from the U.S similar to this process? Do you see any issues?

I'm wondering if I could purchase a used bike in Florida, register it and insure it using my Florida mailing address. I use it...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By MCP
bigbadandugly ....

yea, your right, thats what I need, and someone that is trustworthy. They just need to accept the bike and hand it to the hauler.

Still looking, and I have time, I want to ship it in July.
Forum: Canada 05-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By MCP
Thanks Steve,

not keen on the chain and pole idea, but the independent shop has potential.

Thanks
Forum: Canada 05-09-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By MCP
Pacific Northwest is

in Ferndale - that's closer than Mt Baker Moto,

still hoping for something closer.

but thanks
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By MCP
Bike shop in Blaine...

Washington?

Can anyone recommend a reliable shop in Blaine.

I want to drop my bike and have it picked up by a motorcycle hauler. I have used Skagit Motorsports in Bellingham before and they are...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 117,645
Posted By MCP
Garnaro......

if you come across another opportunity and have the energy to initiate another project, count me in.

I'd be happy to double down; it's great to see money being well spent rather than pissed away....
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 117,645
Posted By MCP
Congrats Garnaro...

it was your inspiration and motivation that put it into gear.

I'm happy to have been a very small part of it. Its great to see money go to something that will provide a huge daily benefit for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 117,645
Posted By MCP
Paypal done....

Great cause - great idea
Forum: EMEA 02-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By MCP
I shipped my CDN ...

bike licensed in British Columbia to Europe in 03, rode all over in 4 months on that plate.

You make it sound complicated, just buy insurance for Europe, it's expensive as I recall but that's it....
Forum: Latin America 02-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By MCP
I used them too ...

changed tires on my 1150 GS, nice people.
Forum: Canada 01-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By MCP
That is good advice

Thanks for the heads up Dave
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By MCP
Think Cyprus - Think .......

future "Bail In":eek1
Forum: Canada 10-05-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By MCP
I shipped from Nanaimo...

to Rotterdam in 2003.

I crated it and it went by rail to Montreal, or Halifax, can't remember.

Time to Rotterdam was 30 to 40 days, so to Montreal or east won't take too long.

The hassel was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,513
Posted By MCP
Rick Mayer

buyer beware

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546066&page=7:deal


Been there - done that - never again
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,976
Posted By MCP
Covered much

of the same roads this summer but I should have stayed home and waited for your pictures, incredible.

I really like your "no hands photo" on the Casiar. I skipped by it quickly at first and...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By MCP
It really...

depends on how many comforts you want.

IMO - clothes don't eat up much space but the tent, cook stove, pots, do you want coffee in the morning??

Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, .... you get the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By MCP
Try this...

lock your steering either left or right, walk the bike and pull the front brake.

The faster the better:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,765
Posted By MCP
Op....

look at the touratech pannier mounts. Couple people have mentioned them in this thread. I have them and use one for oil in a small MSR fuel bottle. Works great, keeps the oil outside the cases, gives...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By MCP
Just returned....

and I spent the night at the Nova Hotel. I think that was it, but its your first hotel as you enter Inuvik.

I did the ride in one day, so I was too bagged for a tent. Pricey hotel - $169 I think....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By MCP
Done...

I tried the latex glove and the sandpaper trick, they didn't work for me.

I pre drilled the oil filter wrench and used the 3 screw method. Used steady pressure and it spun off no problem.:D
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By MCP
No, not off yet

and I did get some ideas off the 100 thread post, thanks.

I made the tool I described above and I can get lots of leverage on the nut, but the nut keeps spinning off. Just added something else to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By MCP
Thanks for the

suggestions.

I tried the screwdriver through the filter. Nada.

I don't have a welder, so I am going to take a circular metal plate, drill it and add 4 bolts on its perimeter; a little less than...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By MCP
GS1150 oil filter is seized...

so I'm looking for suggestions - anyone experienced this before.

I have a trip coming up so I wanted to do the oil change. I've changed the filter lots with no problems, but the last oil change...
Forum: Alaska 05-11-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,554
Posted By MCP
This must be it...

http://www.bonanzagold.ca/

Thanks
Forum: Alaska 05-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,554
Posted By MCP
First D2D..

and I know - its not a rally.

A couple of questions.

say no reservation

1) Is there likely to be any space at the govt campsite?
2) Motels - totally booked?

many thanks
Forum: Canada 05-10-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By MCP
That helps...

and my comfort limit for a day is about 600 km so, I'll either add another day to the route or stick to the ferry.

Last question - to anyone in the know - it looks to me whether you take PG to...
Forum: Canada 05-09-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By MCP
Nvdlboy?

The portion Van to Whitehorse, would you do that again in 3 days?

I'm hoping to go to Alaska in June, and I was thinking of riding to PR, and taking the ferry. I hate ferries.

I estimated 1 day...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By MCP
Some pictures here....

http://www.goodguyspowersports.com/products.php?cat=26

Size here

http://uni-go.com/proddetail.php?prod=TR1010


ok, so I will let the shop prep it. I thought I could save a few bucks, but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By MCP
Hitch for Unigo....

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but here I am, and the mods can move it if they like.

I'm looking at buying a used Unigo trailer and the hitch is currently off a Honda ST1300.
...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By MCP
Any professional auto painters here.....

because I am looking at a Unigo trailer, and I need to re-paint it.

I can do the sanding, and prep work, but what is it going to cost ball park to have it painted?

I don't need top of the line...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-05-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 79,614
Posted By MCP
Found a solution...

but there is probably a better way.

I downloaded this mapping program.

http://www.tyre.tk/


And found this program that converts various file types.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 79,614
Posted By MCP
Trying to upload POI's to Mapsource...

and I confess I'm come to the end of my rope trying to figure this out.:baldy

What I am trying to do is take POI's for an upcoming Alaska ride and put them in my mapsource on my desktop.

My GPS...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By MCP
Many thanks....

for the input.

I have changed my route based on the comments so far, and that's what I was hoping for. It may change again, we'll see.

This is last minute planning so its a work in progress....
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By MCP
Route & POI Advice?

I did read The Alaska Primer; great info and entertaining, thanks.

I have an unexpected extra few weeks in June, and I thought I would do a long over due Alaska ride.

Here's my plan and I'm...
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