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Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
High praise gents, I'll have to be sure to keep...

High praise gents, I'll have to be sure to keep it coming :cheers:
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
(but seriously thanks, good to hear from yous!)

(but seriously thanks, good to hear from yous!)
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Gracias Cyberdos and Vonhawkrider, good to hear...

Gracias Cyberdos and Vonhawkrider, good to hear the support from my adoring fans :rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Icarus Complex

Fun is a relative term. That’s why some people’s favourite roads are what others would call “bad”.

The road, to use the term loosely, to Batopilas from Urique is one of those roads I think...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
A really long post that (STILL) isn't actually an update

Howdy Gents, and thank you for bringing up an interesting topic!

I'll start by thanking you very much OscarCharlie and RandyLove - I get a real kick out of how people enjoy what is at its core for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Just spent ten minutes trying to upload photos...

Just spent ten minutes trying to upload photos with phone . No dice. Broke laptop ( just stopped responding from abuse I guess)
So now on phone exclusively. Dad came Down to visit and brought a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By El Explorador
Thanks for the suggestions gentlegents! I...

Thanks for the suggestions gentlegents!

I tried running it with the cap straight off and no difference. Took out the air filter but then realized I was in the dusty highlands and I could easily...
Forum: Canada 10-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By El Explorador
Shock seal wanted for klr 650

Hi, just blew out the rear shock riding the wastelands of Bolivia carrying 50 Liters of gas on the bike. Well at least now I know one of the limits of the bike.

Money is tight, would prefer to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By El Explorador
Bike stalling in 5th gear

For over two years I have had the joy and sorrow of a bike that didn't quite run right. I've learned a lot, but the ail/fuel/spark system troubles me to this day with a problem that began in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Thank you so much gents, Whynotwhen I will be...

Thank you so much gents, Whynotwhen I will be sure to remember to notify you! I'm thinking it's going to have to be divided by continents :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
My thoughts exactly Blader... I will consider...

My thoughts exactly Blader... I will consider this to be my "horse head in the blankets".
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
video woes

Anybody on here good with premiere? Trying to get the video of the ride done but warp stabilizer is giving me some weird artifacts.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Small towns are the beating heart of humanity, exposed

I am quickly adopted by Cecilia’s sister Adriana and her friends, Oso, Junior, and their wives Adilene and Adilene. They tell me about the local tradition of “stealing” girls – when a man wants to...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By El Explorador
Alternative brands

So I made it to Argentina with a used Kilimanjaro jacket and Mojave pants that are now officially abused, and four different sets of rain gear. The cost of successive rain gear that continually...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 57,719
Posted By El Explorador
Eat-to-live meal:

Had to do a few 1200 km days in Patagonia, decided to make a super food mix to keep me going. Pretty easy recipe to mod:

Protein powder
oats
amaranth powder
ground flax
minced walnuts
cacao...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,116
Posted By El Explorador
Travelling is about learning how to live in the now

It depends on whether you know what makes you happy. The Big Trip is what you make of it, some of us are better suited to learning how to be happy on the road and then adapting that to a "real" life...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Arachnids and other nemeses

Urique mornings.
“You’re an inspiringly tenacious little bastard, Mr. Fuzzynuts,” I grumble halfheartedly as my well endowed feline foe zips past me when I open the kitchen door, leaving behind him...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
You ain't seen nothin yet

Ha, that little off? I got a permanent grease stain from the pole on the mudguard, and some more character marks on my baby. What's coming next, however...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Stop motion living

I’m staying at Entre Amigos, a beautiful name for a lonely place on the edge of town. Peanuts, squash, lemons and grapefruits all grow abundantly in the orchard where my hammock is strung up. My only...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Use the subscribe button blader ;)

Due and overdue! I keep meaning to post more but I'm making money for the next part of the journey, trust me it's been an epic ride and I am excited to share.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Hehe yeah, especially considering that in the...

Hehe yeah, especially considering that in the same length of time they had travelled from the same starting point (more or less) to Alaska and _then_ down!
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
This episode brought to you by Micadu.ro

Thanks to Andreea (http://micadu.ro)for the shots of me!
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
A desert rises ahead and falls behind on the...

A desert rises ahead and falls behind on the journey to Creel. I can’t stop and see everything, to my chagrin. What I would give for another hundred years on this earth...

The route, though...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By El Explorador
Good tip Bob, will check into it!

Good tip Bob, will check into it!
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
The way of the guey

How to cross the border into Mexico:

Go towards Mexico. Pass the US Border. There, you’re done!

The Mexican frontier has no customs or immigration from the U.S. side, though they are hardly so...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 45,355
Posted By El Explorador
Did somebody say updates?

Remember me all? I'm back online, and writing like its my job! Great to see people keeping the thread alive whilst I keep making more adventures to write about. If I keep this pace up though, the end...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By El Explorador
So I guess the bottom line is KLRs are magical...

So I guess the bottom line is KLRs are magical bikes powered by tears blood and frustration, once these have reached critical mass the bike will start again.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By El Explorador
So tired of mysteries

Nope, never did! I ended up taking the whole top end off to fix something else (stripped valve cover thread) and what after some stubborn refusals she did indeed eventually start right up and made it...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By El Explorador
Also, does anyone know a way to find the owner of...

Also, does anyone know a way to find the owner of a vehicle without using a pay site like carfax?

It would be easiest if I could find the owner and arrange it directly with him, hopefully he'd...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By El Explorador
Bumpitty. Maybe this needs to be in another...

Bumpitty. Maybe this needs to be in another subforum?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By El Explorador
Looking great, behaving like shit

I started in Ottawa, Canada, am now in Buenos Aires, Argentina - the altitude shouldn't be a big difference since even in Quito the bike was ok. I think the idle will stay where it is for now.
...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By El Explorador
Argentina KLR proposal

Hello all, I was wondering if any of the riders here would chime in as to what they think the profitability of a KLR for parts in buenos aires would be. You thinking of making the trip? Would you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By El Explorador
Anyone know the brand FCC?

FCC has a set of clutch disks for my KLR at 60 bucks here in Buenos Aires. Debating going for it to solve my clutch slipping problem.

Anyone have an opinion?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By El Explorador
Cleaned and working! Didn't find the culprit but...

Cleaned and working! Didn't find the culprit but at least she runs.

...for now...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By El Explorador
Thankye b-man; that would actually be a most...

Thankye b-man; that would actually be a most excellent contest!

I will sponsor it: winner gets a free tasty beverage.

...You have to come get it, though. I guess that's the better half of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By El Explorador
KLR650 dies without throttle

My poor fat girl is tired after making it all the way to Argentina and just wants to die.

Was riding around and the bike just shut down, wouldn't start until I tried it with the throttle slightly...
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By El Explorador
Handy resources for the frugal traveller! Managed...

Handy resources for the frugal traveller! Managed to get some bills changed for 10.40, incredible how the price jumps around.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By El Explorador
hahaha yeah the day-long search for a clutch bolt...

hahaha yeah the day-long search for a clutch bolt also included a search for a proper spark plug remover.

If you google search it, the results will tell you 18mm, but despite my protests the moto...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By El Explorador
I like your thinking Riverdog, though since I...

I like your thinking Riverdog, though since I don't have anything like that it would take as much time to fab something up as to just do away with the vacuum!

Anyway the petcock is last on my list...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
Posted By El Explorador
Checked the valves 7000 Km ago, they should still...

Checked the valves 7000 Km ago, they should still be good as they were mid-spec. Put in a new spark plug then too. Everything is turning over, just no start. Can't complain though, I never had a...
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