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Forum: Latin America 12-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew UK
Question Northern Argentina with failed shock. Looking for good workshop

Just finished the Laguna Route out of Bolivia into Chile. Great riding, highly recommend the challenge, but it's brutal on the bike.

Now I am riding with a damaged rear shock (lost oil).

I will...
Forum: Latin America 11-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Andrew UK
Airhead, Thanks for the advice. Cheers,...

Airhead,

Thanks for the advice.

Cheers,

Andrew
Forum: Latin America 11-27-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Andrew UK
Carrying parts into Argentina

Has anybody got experience or advice about carrying parts into Argentina?

I will be visiting the USA over the Christmas holidays, and plan to return to Argentina with a few spares.

Not much, a...
Forum: Latin America 10-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Andrew UK
Peru: Looking for Cam Chain Tensioner for F650GS

Hello,

I am currently heading South through Peru and the Cam Chain Tensioner on my F650GS Dakar has started to cause me problems

I have contacted BMW Peru and they are quoting 4-6 weeks to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
found this and instantly thought of you

So that's how theturtleshead pays for his new KTM's :freaky

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Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,105
Posted By Andrew UK
Peru first.

Peru first.
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,105
Posted By Andrew UK
you know me. Stuck in the planning phase....

you know me. Stuck in the planning phase. Venezuela beckons, I did promise ADV OAP, sorry I meant ADV Sherpa that I would go spend his Bolivars before they fall any further through the floor.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,105
Posted By Andrew UK
Sheet dude, that's bad luck. I should have forced...

Sheet dude, that's bad luck. I should have forced your hand when we looked at the rack in Colombia. Biscuit tin lids, they are good too. Possibly rare as rocking horse poo down here though.
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
Sorry, fixed now.

Sorry, fixed now.
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
On the road again...

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Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
Mr Minimalist

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Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
Earning his keep

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Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,105
Posted By Andrew UK
me too. :clap

me too. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
Don Juan, Interesting bike being advertised...

Don Juan,

Interesting bike being advertised along side the Dakar coverage showing in Colombia this morning.

Looks like Honda Argentina are the source...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,105
Posted By Andrew UK
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Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,105
Posted By Andrew UK
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Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
Much rigorous research has resulted in a new...

Much rigorous research has resulted in a new measure of rider activity.

The ADV Making Progress Scale (AMPS for short).

Reporting scale - Zero through to Tuckering (11).

At last test John...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Andrew UK
Thumb Thank you for all the great replies Info...

Thank you for all the great replies

Info passed on, and also bookmarked for when I move further south.

Cheers,

Andrew
Forum: Latin America 01-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Andrew UK
Purchasing insurance in Lima

Rider missed the SOAT office at the border and is now struggling to find insurance.

Anybody know where he should head in Lima?

Cheers,

Andrew
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,399
Posted By Andrew UK
And todays date is? Kerching. :d

And todays date is? Kerching. :d
Forum: Latin America 12-28-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Andrew UK
In. :freaky

In. :freaky
Forum: Latin America 12-28-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Andrew UK
Looks like you where very unlucky. Three travel...

Looks like you where very unlucky. Three travel bikes, including my own have all been through the RUTA 40 workshop this week.

Nothing but good things to say about the team. Friendly, professional...
Forum: Latin America 12-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By Andrew UK
Top night John. Many thanks for setting it up....

Top night John. Many thanks for setting it up. :clap
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 56,077
Posted By Andrew UK
This is going to be a great service for...

This is going to be a great service for overlanders traveling in both directions.

Yes he has a few bugs to sort out, but loading of bikes is not an issue.

Better still, when the sail boat...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,789
Posted By Andrew UK
The $75 refurb deal is still to be had, though...

The $75 refurb deal is still to be had, though you have to be persistent to get them down from $150.

I had a friend flying down at short notice. Full marks to Garmin as they shipped it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,280,353
Posted By Andrew UK
Ftr 150

This new offering from Kymco looks interesting. Hope to have a ride report from my buddy this week. He is the Kymco importer in Bermuda and is checking them out at the mother ship this week.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-18-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 62,800
Posted By Andrew UK
For resizing images. I have found this...

For resizing images.

I have found this little app really useful. http://jpegmini.com/

I use the MAC version but fully expect the Windows version to work just as well.

Post-processing.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 156,064
Posted By Andrew UK
Used that stuff in Mexico to seal up my side...

Used that stuff in Mexico to seal up my side cases after a water pump change on the F650. Two years later its still working fine.

Andrew
Forum: Latin America 11-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,657
Posted By Andrew UK
Moto Punto: (502) 2360-9522 Just ask. I think you...

Moto Punto: (502) 2360-9522 Just ask. I think you can get anything you want for your bike or riding gear in Guatemala City

Chris left for pastures new, but pretty sure they still exist...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 80,870
Posted By Andrew UK
The real deal

Sought out this RR after seeing that raft on the beach image posted elsewhere on the net.

I tend not to follow other riders reports. After nearly 6 years riding my own RTW journey, I have met...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,938,950
Posted By Andrew UK
Question Dakar Rad

Dear Dakars,

here goes for a long shot. Anybody state side have a spare rad they are willing to let go?

Stuck in Central America due to a damaged radiator, read beyond economical repair.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,938,950
Posted By Andrew UK
Under the bars is definitely better, especially...

Under the bars is definitely better, especially if your running after-market i.e. Touratech hand guards.
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,657
Posted By Andrew UK
Only 2, what a shame to miss some really good...

Only 2, what a shame to miss some really good riding and most of Guatemala. Haven ridden both countries I would suggest making a little more time for Guatemala if at all possible.

Cheers,
...
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,657
Posted By Andrew UK
Cry Bent wheel

I have managed to knock my front wheel out of balance. Can anyone tell me if there is a shop in Guate that can true and balance a 21 inch, alloy rimmed spoked wheel?

Cheers,

Andrew
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,938,950
Posted By Andrew UK
Mirrors

Had the mirrors pinched off my bike, down here in Guatemala. I miss the left one the most. Anyone have a left hand mirror or a pair they are not using. Please PM me. I have a friend flying down from...
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,657
Posted By Andrew UK
Question Looking to buy a bike

Looking for a KLR 650 in Guatemala.

Any year considered.

Must have plates and papers.

Newly licensed rider has money burning a hole in his pocket :D

Please help me find a bike for my...
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,657
Posted By Andrew UK
Did that ride for the second time last week. Road...

Did that ride for the second time last week. Road is in pretty good condition, In fact I miss some of the bigger slides :D

Andy
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,657
Posted By Andrew UK
Question Visa run to Mexico

Good evening forum.

I have to make a visa run next week. I am living and working in Xela and have normally renewed myself and my UK registered bike by paying the "arrangement fee" at the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,938,950
Posted By Andrew UK
Pissed Guate the f##k

Dear Dakarists,

Just had a Chicken Bus back into my F650 Dakar Twin Spark, down here in Guatemala. Apart from a few dings the only real damage is the RHS Passenger foot peg snapped off. And the...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,787
Posted By Andrew UK
Pissed Brazilian Tourance wear fast

I have been mainly using Tourance tires on my F650 since starting my RTW in 2008.

I recently purchased 2 rears and a front from a major online tire retailer in the USA. These where to replace a...
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