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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8,647
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,030
Posted By Aventeren
Bikes for Tikes

Howdy all--

I'm looking to track down a couple of tike bikes for my nephews who are 4 and 7.

I'm up in Bellingham, but a hot cup of coffee will put me into Spokane by lunchtime, so really...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 540,156
Posted By Aventeren
Spare Room, Garage, Tools, Bellingham, WA

Howdy--

My wife and I finally have settled back down after a crazy 2 years. She traveled to 4 states with her grad school rotations, and I bought an old BMW GSA and rode it to freaking Ushuaia. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Laugh Update: Post Repair; SUCCESS!

Well I tore into the FD, and the crown gears are fine. I swapped out the little and big bearings plus the new rear seal. I ended up leaving the final drive on, which was much easier to work with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Rochmuncher, the boat was awesome. Check out the...

Rochmuncher, the boat was awesome. Check out the Navimag website for booking information. It cost me $380 US for the bunk and 85,000 Chilean pesos for the bike, which I thought were fair prices...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Update: Post-Post, Found Shop, About to Start

We had a successful trip up to Puerto Montt from Puerto Natales. Zero waves--like being on a lake. I would strongly recommend this trip to other motorcyclists heading north to Santiago from...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks, rdwalker. Given that Horatio is a bad...

Thanks, rdwalker. Given that Horatio is a bad ass and gave me a handfull of parts, I'm going to try and slap them in and get to Santiago, where I will be shipping the bike back to the US. I have 3...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
KemoSabe1943, I have quite a bit to say about...

KemoSabe1943, I have quite a bit to say about these FDs, but I just don't have time right now to go into that. Please check back in, as I think I have several thoughts that may help allay your...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks, BobbySands. :beer

Thanks, BobbySands. :beer
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Future Post: Anatomy of a FD Failure

All--

I just flat don't have time now, but I will update this thread later with photos and hopefully video of how this all came to be. Oil streaming out of the FD with keys being blown off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
I received a PM from a certain unnamed ADVer with...

I received a PM from a certain unnamed ADVer with just such a thing, so I very well may go the used route, as Horatio at Patagonia Rider has ran 18 1150s in a fleet for the past 10 years, and has...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
The crown gear price was the first thing I...

The crown gear price was the first thing I checked once I had internet (actually the tab is still open in my browser). Still cheaper than a truck from Ushuaia, though--plus the missed ferry ($380),...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Last Update Before the Boat: Horatio from Patagonia Rider Saves the Day!

So there are certain things on this trip that I will remember. The places, the sights, the smells, etc. But more than not, I have a suspicion that it will be the people that stand out. Here's why....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
It was exactly this image that awoke me quite...

It was exactly this image that awoke me quite early this AM. I know that when I tear into this thing, that I very well may find the crown gear set gone. There is no question that this is a huge...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks for the kind words, rdwalker! I REALLY...

Thanks for the kind words, rdwalker! I REALLY appreciate it! :beer I guess this is an excellent opportunity to build a little character!

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Got it, Rockmuncher. I'll respond shortly. ...

Got it, Rockmuncher. I'll respond shortly.

Thanks :beer
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks for the support, strsout! I REALLY...

Thanks for the support, strsout! I REALLY appreciate it! :beer I know you're right, it just sucks right now.

Just one hell of a tope to hit at the end of trip.

:gun1
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks for the support, Britome. I REALLY...

Thanks for the support, Britome. I REALLY appreciate it! :beer
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
I actually stopped by the Moto Adventura shop on...

I actually stopped by the Moto Adventura shop on my way to the Carretera Austral. They run tours, and their shop is really only for their bikes. In fact, I was basically run out of there by the...
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Aventeren
Update

So I road the bike from Ushuaia and I made it nearly 650 km before I think the gears started shearing in Villa Tehuelche 145 km before Puerto Natales. I think I can find a truck to get me to Puerto...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Quick Update

I made it out of Ushuaia in a snow storm, then to Rio Grande, then to the border at San Sebastian, then across 120 km of gravel, then across the ferry, then past the intersection with Punta Arenas,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Update #1

So here is the plan:

1. Get the bike from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales by 8p on Monday, February 18th to load my bike on the Navimag ferry to Puerto Montt. Given that my bike still operates, albeit...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Believe me, my head is on a swivel for every...

Believe me, my head is on a swivel for every motorcycle I hear--and surprisingly, I have only seen one 1200 GS down here 2 days ago. I was expecting to see quite a bit more big bikes down here...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Aventeren
Pissed FD Failure in Ushuaia; need truck to Puerto Natales

Howdy folks--

Literally, on my way to the sign at the end of the road past Ushuaia, my final drive failed (2002 1150 GSA). I am currently in Ushuaia and I need a truck to take me to Puerto...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Is this idea possible...

Okay, I know that I may get laughed out of the site for this, but is there anyway that I can ride this damn bike to Punta Arenas from Ushuaia? I'd be looking at something like 300 km to the border,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
I fine catch LPOL. Thanks a ton! Now if I...

I fine catch LPOL. Thanks a ton!

Now if I can just: a) find one, b) get it here, and c) find someone in Ushuaia that has the big ass allen socket that is needed plus the big ass socket to break...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 722,178
Posted By Aventeren
Ushuaia and FD Failure

I just road from Ushuaia to the end of the road in Tierra Del Fuego National Park--the culmination of 23,420 km from the US. And on the way back into Ushuaia, my final drive failed. So I'm about to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aventeren
Pissed Disaster: 1150 GSA Final Drive Failure in Ushuaia

Well, I arrived in Ushuaia 2 days ago. I let the bike sit for a day, and didn't do a damn thing yesterday. It was great. :clap

I had a lazy morning today, and I finally swung my foot over my...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks, 1Man2Wheels; I'll contact Martina and...

Thanks, 1Man2Wheels; I'll contact Martina and post up the most current info here.

:beer
Forum: Americas 02-13-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Aventeren
Thanks, AndyT. I'll run this down and post up...

Thanks, AndyT. I'll run this down and post up the most current info here. :beer
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
I did, and I tried it, but I have bigger problems...

I did, and I tried it, but I have bigger problems with this TB. Basically the pulley that receives the throttle body has a shaft on it that connects into the body of the TB. From what I can see,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
Funny thing, I actually camped behind the Copec...

Funny thing, I actually camped behind the Copec gas station (for free), and my bike was parked on this old washed out boardwalk, and I was thinking to myself, "Huh, that's weird. There must have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
Okay, so I went to Moto Adventura, and the...

Okay, so I went to Moto Adventura, and the consensus was just to run the damn thing, as they don't think it will out and out fail.

Therefore, I'm typing this from a small restaurant in Chaitan,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 355,708
Posted By Aventeren
I'm down...:gun1 Seriously, let's try and...

I'm down...:gun1

Seriously, let's try and coordinate on getting our bikes back to Seattle. It sounds like we are all needing basically the same thing...:deal
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 355,708
Posted By Aventeren
Honda in Santiago, plus tires, chains, sprockets, filters, sparkplugs

Yo. The Honda shop in Santiago is located here:

lat/long: -33.399137,-70.552271
address: 8063 Las Condes, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

I'm not sure what your plans are,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
Update #3

I just watched JVB's DVD (for something like the 83rd time, good value, go and get ya one), and I flat don't know how I can do this without a proper TB sync tool (ie, CarbMax, manometer, etc). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
Another Update

So after coffee this AM, I walked up to the bike to have a closer look at what's going on. Here is what I found:

1. The throttle cables are both seated properly.

2. I noticed a knocking come...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Aventeren
Dang, I would love to go all the way back up to...

Dang, I would love to go all the way back up to Bogota, but unfortunately I would arrive back to the US to divorce papers--plus the cheaper shipping costs back to Miami (wrong coast) from Bogota,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
Update (kinda)

So I made it down to Villarrica yesterday (450 miles in 8 hours, whoa). Again, get down here folks...Chile is amazing. Even if you just fly into Santiago and then rent a bike, it's amazing. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
The Bike is, um, a bit dirty

So on the mechanical front, I do have quite a bit of goodness on the bike that I have so far elected to leave in its natural state, as I strongly believe that I GS should remain unwashed, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Aventeren
In Santiago, CHILE: '02 1150 GSA Idle Question

Howdy--

I'm currently in Santiago, Chile about to throw my leg over the saddle for a long day to Pucon (top of the Lakes District). I rode through SW Bolivia (Laguna's Route), and when I got out...
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