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Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 42,385
Posted By o*o
Question 'wild' milage front and rear?

Read the whole thread hoping to get a milage est from anyone's Anakee wild front and rear. no one has worn them out yet? :huh

My Karoo3 rear is lasting a bit more than 1/2 the Anakee3 milage that...
Forum: Latin America 10-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 14,395
Posted By o*o
For getting out of Bogota I'll second the...

For getting out of Bogota I'll second the recommendation of Veronica Mosquera with lyncargo.com She got my Dakar shipped in less than a week from Bogota & ready in Miami only a few days more. To save...
Forum: EMEA 05-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By o*o
Question Buy ride & ship or buy there?

:kboom :kboom :kboom :kboom
Because my home and motorcycles burned to the ground recently, I am considering an indefinite visit to Europe. I've not been east...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,147
Posted By o*o
...and low priced adds are "in bonded storage and...

...and low priced adds are "in bonded storage and escrow to protect buyer. Shipped to buyer at no cost for 2 week try out with full "refund" from escrow if buyer isn't satisfied! LOL funny the...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,000
Posted By o*o
I'll be a couple weeks behind you. I've got to...

I'll be a couple weeks behind you. I've got to wait for one or 2 Brasilians I rode with in Brasil to catch up to Los Angeles early June.

One of the guys has a schedule like yours so I'll see how...
Forum: Alaska 04-24-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By o*o
Cool2 I'm going to Prudoe in June too!

BTW, I'm riding north to Deadhorse when some Brasilians catch up to me in Los Angeles California at the beginning of June.

I expect you meant from California, USA rather than Cali Colombia? It...
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By o*o
Laugh Dakar Motos in Buenos Aires...

You might ask Javier at Dakar Motos in the Florida Oeste neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are about 4km ESE of Vicente Lopez and about 14km NW of downtown Buenos Aires.

Website is...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By o*o
Eh? beware the import tax you might owe!

I think, if it works, you can sell between countries maybe where the two country offices are not in the same building. Sales are done in Paraguay but you run past customs at the border into Paraguay...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By o*o
Cool2 I Rode North on 40 last year.

I rode north on 40 last year. Some serious washboard and a dry 'quicksand like' lighter stuff in places for a couple of hundred clicks between Malargüe & Barrancas. I may have missed a gas station in...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 56,227
Posted By o*o
Talking Colombia to Florida air cargo around $650US

To return I recommend Veronica Mosquera at Lyncargo in Bogota Colombia. They shipped my 650 Dakar to Florida for around $650 with hand holding service. :jkam I got JetBlue back for around $275. May...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By o*o
Cry Cusco exit was my last crash also.

Sorry for you pain physical and bureaucratic.

My last crash was coming down from Cusco after Machu Picchu sliding on golf ball gravel where pavement began on my left side. My body recovered on...
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,324
Posted By o*o
I hope they are not just looking for an address...

I hope they are not just looking for an address to send all of those photo speed trap tickets to. :mully Don't recall my original application but writing something like " see your beautiful country...
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,018
Posted By o*o
Wicked Beware potential import penalties

More than one person I rode with has sold their bike in SA. One or more was in Paraguay following "special procedures."

Check the facts in the specific country you consider selling it. I'd also...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By o*o
Laugh Done 5 months Brasil to Chile soon?

Hey pork&corn,

Where are you now?
I also have friends in Balneário Camboriú and Florianopolis. My Florianopolis friend just returned home from Ushuaia so I may visit. He and two other brasilian...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,784
Views: 2,144,215
Posted By o*o
Wicked Entry Date for Brasil Visa Important =:-o

We've ridden a few miles since our last beer together in Cartagena Mark. :beer See you found the Flying Dog in Miraflores. :jkam

When I got my Brasil visa a few years back they stamped the date...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,324
Posted By o*o
Laugh I'll be in Buenos Aires when you arrive in Rio....

I'll be in Buenos Aires when you arrive in Rio. Probably be in Florianopolis when you are. I'd like to spend a few days in Paraty close to Rio. Maybe we can ride some. :1drink
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By o*o
Cool2 also Flying Dog in Miraflores, lima, peru

I stayed at the Flying Dog Hostel in Miraflores area of Lima. They have 3 locations around the park but one on the corner has an interior patio that fits a couple bikes. You might even get more in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By o*o
Talking My Dakar with 39L Tank

This old thread popped up from Google so here is my take on the subject...

I'm glad I had/have the 39L tank in South America. Rode from California to Ushuaia this year putting on perhaps 25,000...
Forum: Latin America 06-26-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,447
Posted By o*o
Cool2 Clube Fazedores de Chuva

Portuguese:
Talvez você possa obter ajuda de Fazedores de Chuva clube. Eles são os motociclistas que passaram desde o Alasca até Ushuaia ou Ushuaia ao Alasca. A maioria deles mora no Brasil. Tente...
Forum: Latin America 05-31-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By o*o
Pissed My pink slip was required.

Much rides on the 'king' or 'queen' across the desk from you. I went through 6 or 7 Argentina border crossings this year. I can't answer your registration question but:

One cold Paso de Jama...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,884
Posted By o*o
Hmm this is my first public complaint about this....

Hmm this is my first public complaint about this. I track all day. Use custom for starting the ride and Check/OK for this is where I am sleeping for the night. Maybe because I'm less than 1,000...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By o*o
Get the USB plug from Burns: ...

Get the USB plug from Burns:
http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

Watch out for slight drain on battery if you leave it connected when not riding.

Cigar "socket" lol is the...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By o*o
Is April late for Ushuaia? =:-o

In Buenos Aires now with Omena who insists it is good time to complete Ushuaia. He needs to run a few extra miles for his 20k service so April 2nd to 4th in Ushuaia seems like the schedule. Feel free...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,083
Posted By o*o
Hmm, I've never had trouble with float bowls...

Hmm, I've never had trouble with float bowls needle passages or altitude on my fuel injected bikes but one carb bike has never recovered from a spill clogging some passages. Hmm Murphy's law catches...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,786
Posted By o*o
Best way to make any bike cool is to have a...

Best way to make any bike cool is to have a license plate from over 10,000 miles away without having shipped it!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,087
Posted By o*o
From an engineering standpoint, what are the...

From an engineering standpoint, what are the advantages/disadvantages to a V-twin? Weight, power, torque ballance, vibration?

I've noticed three reasons fans of V-twins hold: appreciate the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,692
Posted By o*o
Speakers or buds that do not isolate wind noise...

Speakers or buds that do not isolate wind noise in your helmet need to be cranked up to unsafe levels at highway speeds to be heard. This may cause further cumulative permanent hearing loss than wind...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,594
Posted By o*o
My plastic tank may give me a range of 500 miles ...

My plastic tank may give me a range of 500 miles but will not hold a magnetic tank bag. I bought a hydration pack to strap to the tank which helps replenish evaporation loss as I ride. Nice for my...
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
Posted By o*o
BTW, I liked Metzeler's Enduro 3 Sahara for...

BTW, I liked Metzeler's Enduro 3 Sahara for performance & milage. Tucson's BMW service manager said my half worn rear would never make it through Mexico. The Tourance he sold me stuck into my back...
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By o*o
Max, One thought someone had was maybe they will...

Max, One thought someone had was maybe they will fine you when you try to re-enter some day. If so hopefully less than your profit. Have caution against buyers shifting their import costs to you. You...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,008
Posted By o*o
Maybe only an issue with long distance rides but...

Maybe only an issue with long distance rides but I rode with one from Peru down into Chile this last month. They were going from Alaska to Ushuaia. The starter was flying apart making bad noise. They...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,943,661
Posted By o*o
Congratulations! I got my '01 Dakar one year ago...

Congratulations! I got my '01 Dakar one year ago yesterday. I've more than doubled the milage all previous owners put on in the prior 10 years. 8-)
Check out f650.com for a great community and join...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 65,517
Posted By o*o
http://img.tapatalk.com/c91384d3-dbaf-66df.jpg I...

http://img.tapatalk.com/c91384d3-dbaf-66df.jpg I get good steady mileage whatever speed I choose from my Rune but the F650gs Dakar got me to a bed every night last month from California to Rio for...
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By o*o
Eh? There can be only one!

I'd like to Lone Rider but they only found one cable.
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By o*o
Thumb Got a ride back to Tucson BMW

Thanks everyone who read this thread! Looks like a Tucson BMW dealer mechanic lives here in Nogales and will take Me and 'Dakar' in his truck early tomorrow morning to work. They are shipping the...
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By o*o
Pissed Are all BMW dealers closed Monday?

Thank you Jeff, I've found 5 BMW dealers in Arizona so far that are closed Monday when I call. :deal Will look in Mexico next.
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By o*o
>>Hoping to get 300 miles south of the border today<<

Thanks Misery, my dealer was out when I picked up my fork seals last week and wanted a spare. :\

Found two bike mechanics within a block so maybe they have a workable cable. :wink: If all fails I...
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By o*o
Cry BMW Dakar Clutch cable in Nogales, AZ or Mexico?!

Broke my clutch cable in front of a Motel 6 in Nogales, AZ heading to Panama by New Years for Stahlratte.

Anyone know where I can get a suitable cable ASAP?
Bmw F650GS Dakar with 1.5" riser....
Forum: Latin America 11-30-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,555
Posted By o*o
Bluhduh Security Chain, Disk Lock or just lock the forks?

Do any of you bother with security chains and locks? :bluduh
Disk brake locks with reminder cable? :huh
Regularly lock your forks to one side with ignition key? :brow

If a heavy chain is...
Forum: Latin America 11-23-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By o*o
Eek Currency many countries

I'm heading south next month (about December 12) and should be in some countries only one night. :dunno I usually use cash for regular stuff but don't want to collect too many currencies. Is it best...
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