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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 03:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 793
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 49,757
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,670
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, 09:30 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 02:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
Posted By El Explorador
Good tip Bob, will check into it!

Good tip Bob, will check into it!
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 07:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 40,158
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
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, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
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, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
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, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
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, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
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, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
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...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
Posted By El Explorador
Anyone want to buy a KLR in argentina?

I don't suppose I'm in any position to complain, here in beautiful Buenos Aires is a good place to be stuck, but man this is a hum of a dinger. Bike has decided to stop starting entirely, starter is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
Posted By El Explorador
also LOL Beezer!

also LOL Beezer!
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
Posted By El Explorador
Poor KLR

Hey all, thanks for the wealth of info - I am going to go through the whole process again. The mystery remains unsolved, I have the T mod and inspected the carb and petcock, both seemingly in perfect...
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By El Explorador
Money in Argentina

Bouldergeek - I was able to get the 50/100 bill rate for 20s here in Buenos Aires. Which makes me suspect I was being offered a terrible rate for the current market, but at 9.6 it was good enough to...
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By El Explorador
Bloody hell

Edit: Post got long. TL;DR: Riding the coastal roads was unexpectedly rewarding and beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone who is prepared to cross hours of desert for a surreal coastal...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
Posted By El Explorador
KLR is vacuum operated petcock, I think. there...

KLR is vacuum operated petcock, I think. there are two tubes going to it and when I try to start the bike there is suction on one of them.

Took it apart, put it back together, still nada. The...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,679
Posted By El Explorador
KLR problems again, this time in Ecuador!

People have asked me if I'm gonna sell this bike at the end of my trip. I think I'd have trouble giving it away the way it's been behaving...

So the problem: Riding along, bike starts sputtering...
Forum: Latin America 12-05-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By El Explorador
Damn, guess I won't be setting a record then....

Damn, guess I won't be setting a record then. Right now it appears the soonest I can get my temporary passport is the 11th in Quito. I'm guessing 13th if I'm lucky. 5 days may not be fun, but it's...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By El Explorador
Not a one-shot

I have the questionably good fortune to have neither job nor lover waiting for me in any particular part of the globe, so after meeting my deadline for Argentina I'm going to zigzag around there, up...
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