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Forum: Latin America 07-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By charapa
You can't renew in Peru. If you didn't process a...

You can't renew in Peru. If you didn't process a Suspension of your permit, you are out of luck. Happened to two friends here with KLRs. Asked for suspension AFTER time had expired. Government...
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By charapa
I store motos here in Huanuco, Peru (I have 9 of...

I store motos here in Huanuco, Peru (I have 9 of my own). At the moment I have a Brit Tenere 660 and a Dutch Transalp sleeping peacefully downstairs.

I help you with the paperwork (right here in...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By charapa
Well, stop in next time you are in town! :freaky...

Well, stop in next time you are in town! :freaky

Maybe come down for the DAKAR SERIES 'Desafio Inca' Sept 8-14?? :evil
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By charapa
Misery Goat, I've only been in Huanuco since...

Misery Goat,

I've only been in Huanuco since last Sept. Where are you now?
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 521,563
Posted By charapa
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By charapa
Andes & Amazon Moto Adventure - Peru

Thot you might like this new video of our tour we just finished:


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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,817
Posted By charapa
Sorry! I have to brag. :norton My son Luke (one...

Sorry! I have to brag. :norton My son Luke (one of our 'Around the Block Moto Adventures' guides riding an XR650L) filmed and edited this whole video for your viewing enjoyment! :clap:clap (He's...
Forum: Latin America 06-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By charapa
Hi, We live in Huanuco, Peru, right in the...

Hi,

We live in Huanuco, Peru, right in the middle of 3N and 3S. I run a moto tour company here in Peru and after 30 years here I can say I pretty much know every corner of the country...

Don't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,817
Posted By charapa
A shameless promotion and thread hi-jacking, I...

A shameless promotion and thread hi-jacking, I know, but we can organize this ride again with you and YOUR friends anytime! :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,817
Posted By charapa
Well... it it 10:09 pm in Peru and my man...

Well... it it 10:09 pm in Peru and my man Humberto should be picking them up at the Lima airport in about an hour!

I started organizing these 'Around the Block' rides in 2007 with taking MY son...
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By charapa
Hey! I live and ride in SA and have two KLRs...

Hey!

I live and ride in SA and have two KLRs and I have NEVER been short of a gas station where a KLR can/should go. When you get down to the lower 1/2 of Argentina you can strap on an extra gas...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By charapa
Of the Chinese bikes that I can recommend? ...

Of the Chinese bikes that I can recommend? 250cc. But there is one model of engine that can be over-bored and tuned to a 301cc with a piston from a Honda XR250. We have done this and raced them so...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By charapa
Beemer, Peruvian registered bikes can't...

Beemer,

Peruvian registered bikes can't theoretically cross directly into Bolivia (no TVIP agreement between the two countries), but I hear of people doing it all the time with very little $$.
...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By charapa
Start your low-budget SA ride in Peru!

ADV Inmates and dreamers!


One of the things I do here in Peru is to buy the best Chinese bikes (they are getting better and better), change and reenforce a few things to prep them for trips,...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By charapa
Patrick, Ride up to Huanuco first. I have...

Patrick,

Ride up to Huanuco first. I have some recommendations on prepping that Chinese bike that will save you alot of headaches (I have 3 of them myself at the moment). One of the things I do...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By charapa
T, It is looking like Dakar 2016 will be...

T,

It is looking like Dakar 2016 will be coming thru Peru! But it is incredibly expensive to ship your own bike all the way from NZ!

My wife and I are American expats and run a laid back...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Ecuador said YES to Dakar 2016!!

Anyone see this? Looks like Ecuador DOES want in! Columbia too! :clap:clap:clap
...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By charapa
Forget Paraguay!

If you have to be in Lima by the 15th (in 10 days!! :huh:huh), you'll never make it going to Paraguay! Sprint to Salta, then over to the coast of Chile and race up the coast to Lima!
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By charapa
Great! Just got back yesterday riding my two...

Great! Just got back yesterday riding my two Honda 400s back from Lima. If you get confused on the coordinates, just ask a mototaxi to take you yo the street that 'La Morgue' is on. Shop is right...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Bring on the rain! I :norton for one would LOVE...

Bring on the rain! I :norton for one would LOVE to see a more 'Camel' style event!

Yes... I know: "BUT IT'S THE DAKAR! WE CAN'T HAVE ANYTHING WET!"

Get over it! :deal
Forum: Racing 04-29-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 90,694
Posted By charapa
Desafio inca?

Jen,

Might you do the DAKAR SERIES 'DESAFIO INCA' event in Peru (where BlueBull and I work and live :norton) Sept 8-14, 2014 as a run-up for the Dakar 2015, then ship to BA from Lima for the big...
Forum: Latin America 04-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By charapa
There are NO ROADS from Iquitos to Ecuador, and...

There are NO ROADS from Iquitos to Ecuador, and going by river is ANYTHING BUT FAST! :eek1:eek1
Forum: Latin America 04-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By charapa
Come visit us in Huanuco (one day north east of...

Come visit us in Huanuco (one day north east of Lima). It is on your way north unless you are heading up along the (boring) desert route! :deal:deal
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,454
Posted By charapa
Hi all, I live in Peru and run a Moto...

Hi all,

I live in Peru and run a Moto Adventures Tours thing and also have two KLR650s....

Of all the mods, I would have started with:

(1) Get rid of the knobs on the end of the handlebars!...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Get out the gloves!

WOW! When I started this thread it was to compile all the scattered info to try to guess what the 2015 route would be (partially for my own benefit :wink:)

But this "discussion' is great!:jomomma...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Anyone hear anything yet about Chile... or is...

Anyone hear anything yet about Chile... or is this just a ruse to get the price down?? :huh:huh

Anyone want to guess what the route would be if Chile backs out??:deal:deal

What would they do...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
I agree BB! :huh:huh I had decided to go all the...

I agree BB! :huh:huh I had decided to go all the way to Chile, pick up the Dakar, then follow it all the way thru the '4 stages in Bolivia' :huh :huh but when I saw the route I was disgusted! Gave...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
This article had all the stages and how they will...

This article had all the stages and how they will run! :D:D

http://www.continental.com.ar/noticias/deportes/se-presentaron-las-etapas-del-rally-dakar-2015/20140401/nota/2156994.aspx

Could they...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
At noon today in Argentina they gave the route...

At noon today in Argentina they gave the route and dates for the Argentina stages:

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/2015-dakar-rally-details-six-stages-in-argentina-1556319506

Looks like this:
...
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Article is saying that Chile gets 6 stages and...

Article is saying that Chile gets 6 stages and the rest day (Iquique) but DOES NOT get the finish! So maybe BA is right that they get start AND finish! :deal
...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Another article is saying that now the DAKAR will...

Another article is saying that now the DAKAR will be 3 weeks long! :clap:clap:clap

http://motor.as.com/motor/2014/03/23/mas_motor/1395594797_355427.html

Maybe it WILL start and end in BA!...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Now Argentina is saying that Buenos Aires (NOT...

Now Argentina is saying that Buenos Aires (NOT Bahia Blanca) will be the start AND the end of the race!

http://actualidades.es/noticias/el-proximo-dakar-tendra-salida-y-llegada-en-buenos-aires
...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Wink Bolivia has 'spilled the beans'!!

Looks like Bolivia has 'let the cat out of the bag'... if we can believe it!

Argentina - Paraguay - Bolivia - Chile
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,782
Views: 517,846
Posted By charapa
El Forko y Pau

We are having a grand ol' time with El Forko y Pau! They will be at least the 3 nights with us and Sara and I are thinking of riding out the first part with them as they head to Huaraz...

Paul...
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By charapa
I've used PANALPINA and they are VERY...

I've used PANALPINA and they are VERY professional! :clap:clap

Offices in Lima and Miami... very efficient and everything came thru EXACTLY as they said for the EXACT price they said.. and YES......
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By charapa
DON'T carry an extra tire with you! Change it,...

DON'T carry an extra tire with you! Change it, store/give away the old one and ride free! :clap:clap

Go thru all your stuff and make 3 piles: (1) throw away (2) give away (3) take with you. ...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
And from what I read in almost all the Peruvian...

And from what I read in almost all the Peruvian newspapers (AND many international ones!) is that they are slamming MINCETUR for this short-sighted decision and backing it up with economics numbers...
Forum: Latin America 03-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By charapa
charapa here:norton Nothing illegal... I...

charapa here:norton

Nothing illegal... I just know the ins and outs of buying/registering a bike here in Peru. And being fluent in Spanish and knowing people helps alot! :evil

Toby
Forum: Racing 03-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,612
Posted By charapa
Wow! Peru turned down the ASO! ...

Wow! Peru turned down the ASO! :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1

http://www.larepublica.pe/11-03-2014/dakar-2015-no-pasara-por-peru-segun-confirmo-mincetur

:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh
Forum: Latin America 03-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By charapa
Danger KLR owners traveling in Venezuela!!

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