Ride,store,fly..repeat

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by PWRCRZR, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. JLRzr

    JLRzr Been here awhile

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    FTL.. that may be just what I am look for here shortly.. please PM me with details and fair compensation for the service.
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  2. dcwilcox

    dcwilcox Been here awhile

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    I only heard of the term "Chaptering" in the article McGuffin cited in the other post . . . makes sense, I guess. Probably easier to say than RSF-Repeat.
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  3. Meriwether

    Meriwether Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    Having 2 bikes currently in storage overseas I feel obliged to offer free storage in Melbourne, purely on an all care no responsibility basis. So it would only appeal to fellow chancers like me.
    Cheers,
    Mark
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  4. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    If you need a place near Cork Ireland contact Wheatwhacker - he helps people purchase bikes and store them. Keeps them on trickle chargers and runs them around about once a month, great service.

    I have a 2001 Transalp there that I'm having shipped to Oslo this summer for a Norway trip.
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  5. dcwilcox

    dcwilcox Been here awhile

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    Offers to store are appreciated and may be of some use to some riders, but I am looking for self-storage sites to store my bike and gear . . . preferably ones that other inmates have used and would recommend.
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  6. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    I'm with you.

    I can get to it 24/7/365. Pull the battery. Fuel stabilizer. No issues or logistics to work out other than a cab from the airport which is pretty simple. Sometimes the hotel shuttle works.

    Check your PMs (conversations).:deal
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  7. dcwilcox

    dcwilcox Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info EvilClown. PM checked and replied. I think I've got the first 'chapter' pretty well sorted now . . . plus multiple workable ideas for the next 1 or 2. I guess its about time to create a planning thread so I can get some input to eliminate my oversights! lol
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  8. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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    What a pleasant surprise to find this thread, and to know that what I've been doing for nearly four years actually has a name! ("RFSR"). I'm doing it in Europe though, started with shipping the bike to Heidelberg through Stefan Knopf (http://knopftours.com), and now four countries later I'm about to head up north to Scandinavia for the summer.
    I wish that the storage facilities were as common and as convenient in Europe as they are in the US, but so far no luck with them and thus I store the bike at dealers and/or bike rental businesses with only good results so far. A couple of times I've left my bike at friends' places but I much prefer the other options.
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  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Anyone know of any storage options in Baja?
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  10. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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  11. VTbeemer

    VTbeemer Traveler

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    Mike,

    La Paz, Cabo, or elsewhere? Many locations may be challenging getting off/on the peninsula.

    If you don't pull a TVIP you won't have a time problem and should be ok. If you go from/to mainland MX you have get the TVIP then you have to mind the expiration date.

    Having breakfast in Nogales the morning of the 24th just before crossing over...just sayin.


    Dan
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  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Thanks, Dan.

    You'll be a few days ahead of us. Same border town. 28th is the 'plan'. Any tips on which crossing to use? I hear there are two there.

    Where am I looking for storage? Anywhere near where these folks fly to and from. :D

    Baja is a trip or two out so we have some time to hammer out details. This is our first venture into Mexico on a motorcycle. We'll see what it's all about then maybe add RSFR. Belize has been on my radar for some time as well.
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  13. VTbeemer

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    As you travel down I 19 approaching Nogales turn off onto the Mariposa exit this takes you to the Mariposa crossing. This crossing is west of the main Nogales crossing and avoids the main part of the city. If I remember the Aduana is a ways down Into MX not directly at the crossing. But you may/may not need depending on the length of your stay and how far you go down.

    Down around here Phoenix is of course the airport of chouce. But I am biased being based out of Tucson as of late. Heading through Central America so may see you out there on the road in MX. Mostly a western Pacific route.

    Ride safe,

    Dan
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  14. dcwilcox

    dcwilcox Been here awhile

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    Now looking for self-storage recommendations in Albuquerque, NM and Tucon, AZ.

    TIA!
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  15. Motosapian

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    I thought it would work to ride South in October and store the bike in Texas for the winter. Go down for a week or two in mid winter and then again in April to ride home. Be nice to find a couple others to share storage costs with and for traveling company. Be a nice way to travel the Big Bend area.
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  16. GS2Trout

    GS2Trout Adventurer

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    Motosapien,

    I'm in Michigan, and am interested in your idea. Semi-retired ( next year fully retired), and would like to get south in the winter a few times.

    Bill
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  17. Farma

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    My wife and I are from Maine and plan on RSFR with an end goal of landing somewhere around Tucson AR. by this fall. Been reading the other posts and seams like a great way to travel.
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  18. lampy29

    lampy29 Adventurer

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    Seriously considering starting a TDF trip on my F650. Anyone know about storage options south of the border???
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  19. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    Good question, I'd like to add to it, are there any countries that allow a longer import time where I may be able to take 6-8 months off the bike and leave it parked? Some countries only allow 3 month imports.
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  20. VTbeemer

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    In Panama you can use a bonded warehouse near the airports to suspend your permits.

    Come to think about it I believe Uruguay allows for an entire year.

    Dan
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