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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Hey Toby,



good to hear from you. It would have been fun to meet up. I only stopped in Huanaco briefly for pollo y papas fritas then continued on to Cerro de Pasco for the night. How long...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-20-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 61 12/31/14


I woke up early in the morning to hear whistling outside my tent. Evidently I had camped in somebody's pasture and there was an elderly rancher outside my tent. I poked my head...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-16-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Tres Canyons- ...

Tres Canyons-
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-16-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Day 60 12/30/14 Despite requests to stay in...

Day 60 12/30/14

Despite requests to stay in Cusco for News Years, I decided to keep moving and go south to Chivay, which is a little town by the entrance to Canon del Colca. I followed the Pan Am...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Here we go again- Days 58-59 12/28-29/14 ...

Here we go again-

Days 58-59 12/28-29/14


After seeing Machu Picchu for about 8 hours the day before, I was ready to leave the tourist trap of Agua Calientes and head back to Cusco. My...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 149,264
Posted By motobiko
Yeah that sums it up pretty good. Bolivia is...

Yeah that sums it up pretty good. Bolivia is horrible for tourists. They don't make anything easy. When I entered the country they didn't have any extra visa forums, do they told me to walk back into...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Well I made it back to my home in Montana on March 5th. Started back at work right away on the 6th. I almost forgot how much I love 12 hour night shifts. Surprisingly enough, winter is not here. Its...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Thanks. Vehicular issues aside, it was a great...

Thanks. Vehicular issues aside, it was a great trip. Got more plans in the works.





Thanks Peter. It was a still a good trip. I got to see a lot of really cool stuff. The campground in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 198,428
Posted By motobiko
Hey great report Becky! You and Andrea had quite...

Hey great report Becky! You and Andrea had quite the ride. Wish I could have met up with you in Patagonia, I was in El Chalten when you were in El Calafate, but that was the portion of my trip sin...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Well I finally made it back to the states. It was...

Well I finally made it back to the states. It was an awesome trip, despite blowing up the engine in the bike. A bit colder here though. I arrived in Denver last night and it was -1 on the ride to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-28-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 46,259
Posted By motobiko
Yeah, I saw him in El Chalten about 10 days ago....

Yeah, I saw him in El Chalten about 10 days ago. He and the klr were still trucking along.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Oh its not all bad. I had fun afterwards. Took a...

Oh its not all bad. I had fun afterwards. Took a bus today in the rain and cold and just watched the bikes go by, fighting the elements. So there have been a few perks.

I did find a place to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Thanks Elisa. The bike made it 16,117 miles on...

Thanks Elisa. The bike made it 16,117 miles on this trip. 52388 total. Smoked the piston and the connecting rod bearing. It did really suck, because i was like 600 miles or so from Ushuaia. But i...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By motobiko
2009 Klr 705 for parts in Gubernador Gregores, Argentina

So 16117 miles from Montana and 600 miles away from Ushuaia, my 09 Klr 705 decides to blow the connecting rod bearing. It was blowing smoke pretty bad and leaking oil from the airbox. I took both...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-11-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
I could have a motor shipped to me if i had time....

I could have a motor shipped to me if i had time. I only have 3 weeks left on this trip, so i doubt it. Im not entirely sure what they do for broken bikes. Im going to find out soon.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-10-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
hey thanks. Im not sure about the import...

hey thanks. Im not sure about the import regulations, but whatever parts people want, im going to sell, then take the rest of the good parts with me and seel them later on. Im too far to really get...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-10-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
hey thanks. Im not sure about the import...

hey thanks. Im not sure about the import regulations, but whatever parts people want, im going to sell, then take the rest of the good parts with me and seel them later on. Im too far to really get...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Well i am hopelessly behind on this, i apologize,...

Well i am hopelessly behind on this, i apologize, ill finish it when i get back to the states, if i get back.

I have bad news, my klr spun the rod bearing yesterday. So the motor is essentially...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-05-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 94,198
Posted By motobiko
Yeah, originally I wanted to do an Antarctica...

Yeah, originally I wanted to do an Antarctica cruise, but time doesn't allow for it now, plus thats a lot of money to drop.

Im in Coyhaique now. Heading for Argentina in the next 2-3 days, and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 94,198
Posted By motobiko
Yeah, its been a quick trip. Im over 15000...

Yeah, its been a quick trip. Im over 15000 already. Leaving Puerto montt today. Hopefully ill be in el calafate by the 9th. Maybe ill run into you there.

How's ushuaia? Cool? You doing a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
And a few more ...

And a few more

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

More Machu Pichu pics

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-01-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 57 12/27/14

We got up early to go to Mahu Pichu. Bought our bus tickets the night before so we wouldnt have to wait in line. The buses start leaving at 530am and go til the evening. As soon...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-01-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
I got tired of the altitude in cusco. After being...

I got tired of the altitude in cusco. After being above 10000 for the majority of several weeks my lungs were really feeling the effects.
The bike did fine every road I rode up. Idled fine....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-31-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 56 12/26/14


I decided to ride to the Hydro electrica, which is about 140 miles northwest of Cusco, Peru. You ride 85% of the way on pavement, turning to gravel at Santa Maria, and drive...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-31-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Heading for Patagonia next.

Heading for Patagonia next.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Days 54-55. 12/24-25/14





Christmas eve we hung out in Cusco. I bought my tickets for Machu pichu. They were sold out of the wayna Pichu tickets so I bought the montaña Machu Pichu...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Ok thanks Peter. I'll keep that in mind. I want...

Ok thanks Peter. I'll keep that in mind. I want to see Fitz Roy and probably do a hike in Torres Del a Paines as well. So I'm going to be pushing my time. Might only have 18 days to do that from...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 94,198
Posted By motobiko
Hey Michelle, How did you like Mendoza? I...

Hey Michelle,

How did you like Mendoza? I just got here last night. Seems like a really good city. The people here are really friendly. The wine is spectacular as well. So cheap too! A bottle on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 149,264
Posted By motobiko
How much oil is your bike using, Peter? Don't you...

How much oil is your bike using, Peter? Don't you have the 685 kit on it? I did the 705 kit in mine at 23k miles since it was burning a liter of oil every 300 miles due to bad rings. I just turned...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-25-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 53. 12/23/14

Nico and myself decided to push through to Cusco from Ayacucho today. It took us 10.5 hours but we did the 360 miles of endless twists and turns.

In the valley Abancay was...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Yeah Cañon del Pato was pretty cool. Lot of...

Yeah Cañon del Pato was pretty cool. Lot of gravel. Probably 30 tunnels or so. Some pretty hairy, if there was a truck coming through you had to backtrack otherwise you'd be pushed into the wall.

...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 53 12/22/14



I left Huancavelica heading west on a little one lane paved road. Eventually it went south past Laguna Choclococha. But not before it got to 16000´ on pavement. There was a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 51 12/21/14



I rode with Nico until about 40 miles past Huancayo, where i split and went to Huancavelica and he went to Ayacucho. Where the road split off to Huancavelica, it climbed...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 50 12/20/14



Today me and Nico decided to start the road to Cusco. We rode south out of Huaraz on the 3N highway around the south end of the Cordillera Blancas and to the east through...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 49 12/19/14



I left Chacas in the morning after i had some cheap egg sandwiches off the street for like 2 soles each. From the map, it looks like a sweet twisty road from Chacas to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

Day 48 12/18/14



I left Yungay midmorning with the 2 Australians(Ben and Maurice) i had met the day before on Klrs. There was a massive avalanche in 1971 caused by an earthquake that wiped...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
Only gives you all the more reason to do your own...

Only gives you all the more reason to do your own trip in the future!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-17-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 149,264
Posted By motobiko
Well done Peter! You've certainly covered some...

Well done Peter! You've certainly covered some ground. Think, we were in huaraz at the same time about 4 weeks ago, and I'm only on San Pedro de Atacama, Chile now. Maybe we'll meet on the ride up....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,387
Posted By motobiko
I had a chance to catch the Dakar earlier this...

I had a chance to catch the Dakar earlier this week by Iquique, Chile. There are cars, trucks, quads, and bikes in the rally in different divisions. They were camped south of Iquique and rode...
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