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Forum: Latin America 10-05-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By arooni
Right now I'm trying to figure out the best...

Right now I'm trying to figure out the best routing from Ciudad del Este to Florianopolis. I will be in Ciudad del Este the 13th-15th of this month, then I need to be in Florianopolis from the 26th...
Forum: Latin America 08-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By arooni
These are great suggestions Fernando and I'll try...

These are great suggestions Fernando and I'll try to stick to them! Muito obrigado! I'll PM you for your contact info. Would love to meet up with you and share a beer!
Forum: Latin America 08-20-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By arooni
Asuncion Paraguay => Florianopolis => Rio => Venezuala starting September/October

Hi everyone!

I'm David Parkinson, and I've already ridden my bike from the USA => Ushuaia, Argentina. I'm currently in Asuncion, Paraguay, preparing the bike for its final trip: riding up the...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By arooni
Default Made it to Asuncion, Paraguay; time to repair the noisy cam chain noise befor

Hi everyone!

Writing to you from humid and rainy Asuncion, Paraguay. I just rented a room here so I can explore Paraguay a bit, repair the bike and get a few more things from the USA I need.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 745,491
Posted By arooni
Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On...

Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On Monday I'll take the bike to a trusted mechanic referred by a different trusted mechanic.

We'll take the tank off and look at the cam chain. As I...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By arooni
Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On...

Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On Monday I'll take the bike to a trusted mechanic referred by a different trusted mechanic.

We'll take the tank off and look at the cam chain. As I...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By arooni
Weird engine noise on '05 Suzuki DL-650 with 62,000 miles ... what's my next move?

Hey folks:

Writing to you from Mendoza Argentina; from here where I'll be riding to Paraguay/Venezuala/Brazil if my bike allows it. I posted in the Suzuki V-strom owner thread; but I'm also...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 745,491
Posted By arooni
Hey folks: Writing to you from Mendoza,...

Hey folks:

Writing to you from Mendoza, Argentina.

While I was repairing the bike, the shop owner came outside and told me that the engine sound didn't sound healthy. I have a Suzuki V-Strom...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By arooni
I took the time today to create two videos and...

I took the time today to create two videos and two audio recordings of the sound I'm hearing. The first one is at the gas station and the second is in the parking garage.

The audio files are...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By arooni
I'm in Mendoza, Argentina... and I want to hang...

I'm in Mendoza, Argentina... and I want to hang out in Asuncion for a few months. Can I simply purchase my visa when I arrive at the ARG/Parguayan border at Asuncion?
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By arooni
In Mendoza Argentina with cam chain slapping noise: how/where do I fix it?

Hi everyone!

Writing to you from Mendoza, Argentina. My plan is to head up to Asuncion Paraguay stay a few months, then finish my trip through Brazil/Venezuela.

HOWEVER, while I was repairing...
Forum: Latin America 09-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By arooni
Argentina Temporary Vehicle Import :: Still 8 months ?

Hi everyone:

I have heard from a thread on Horizons Unlimited that they are now only issuing 90 day temporary permits for Argentina at the border. I have been issued an 8 month temporary import...
Forum: Latin America 08-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By arooni
Thank you. Any details on the RORO company out...

Thank you. Any details on the RORO company out of Cartagena? Company name or website? That sounds like the ideal solution for me.
Forum: Latin America 07-31-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By arooni
Any affordable options for getting the bike from Colombia / Venezuela to USA?

Hey everyone:

I'm plotting my final part of my trip through South America. I'm starting in Buenos Aires and will be heading north through Brazil/Venezuela. I need to start thinking about my end...
Forum: Latin America 07-29-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By arooni
Are unused motorcycle batteries allowed as checked luggage on a flight?

I want to buy a replacement battery from my bike that's stored in Buenos Aires. I'm in the States now. Can I buy a brand new Yuasa AGM maintenance free battery and store it as checked luggage? The...
Forum: Latin America 07-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By arooni
Any restrictions with flying into to Uruguay or Argentina border with a new tire?

Hey everyone:

I'm in the USA currently and will be flying into Uruguay in a month to continue my trip northward from Buenos Aires through Brazil and Venezuela.

Considering the prices of tires...
Forum: Latin America 05-01-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By arooni
I have decided to ride to Cordoba before Buenos...

I have decided to ride to Cordoba before Buenos Aires (leaving tomorrow)!. Any suggestions on the best way to get there? I've already done Mendoza, but maybe the road up through Neuquen is more...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,103
Posted By arooni
This is the funniest thing I've seen yet on...

This is the funniest thing I've seen yet on ADVRider. Thank you for making both me and my CouchSurfing host here crack up in laughter.

And thank you all for your advice to calm the heck down......
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,103
Posted By arooni
Definitely not a joke. It happened, and seeing...

Definitely not a joke. It happened, and seeing as I've heard it's not good to mix synth and mineral oils in the past, I'm noticiably concerned, especially as I plan to ride the bike up through...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,103
Posted By arooni
Help! Accidentally mixed synthetic and mineral oil when changing my oil.

Hi everyone!

Hope you're doing well. I've already hit Ushuaia, and now I'm on my way farther north in a city called Bariloche towards Buenos Aires.

I headed down to the moto shop and bought...
Forum: Latin America 04-22-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By arooni
Seeking routing suggestions from Puerto Montt (Chile) => Buenos Aires

Hey everyone!

Thanks to your advice (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876762), I ended up taking the Navimag ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. It was the right move! It was...
Forum: Latin America 04-19-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By arooni
I'd love to hear your perspective on #5... as I'm...

I'd love to hear your perspective on #5... as I'm looking to buy tickets this week and the ability to bring in parts in is going to affect which airport I'm going to fly out of.

I.e., can I...
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By arooni
In Puerto Natales now, and considering the ferry from here to Puerto Montt?

Hey everyone:

In Puerto Natales and planning my next move.... I'm debating doing the boat from here to Puerto Montt... but that means I will need to head over the pass Cardenal Samore.....,...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By arooni
Questions on Argentina/Uruguay Temp Import & Bike Storage in Buenos Aires/Montevideo

Hi everyone.. I posted on a similar topic before but it was rambling about non consequential stuff. This should be more on topic and useful to other travelers.

Here are my questions for you
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By arooni
Looking for info on bike storage in Uruguay!

Hi everyone; I just posted about this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=875770) that I haven't seen my family for 1.5 years and want to store my bike in uruguay and fly home and surprise...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By arooni
I'm looking for contact information on this...

I'm looking for contact information on this too... please do contact me at david AT davidparkinson DOT com if you have anything.

I also started a thread about how I want to surprise my family by...
Forum: Latin America 03-19-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By arooni
Need a new chain/sprocket setup in Punta Arenas & a mechanic in Ushuaia

Hi everyone!

I finally made it to Ushuaia!

Now I'm looking for two things:
1) A mechanic in Ushuaia that can let me borrow the tool to tighten my steering bearings, or do it for me.
2) A...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By arooni
Sort of off topic on this thread; but can I buy...

Sort of off topic on this thread; but can I buy ferry tickets with credit card or must I buy with cash?
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 31,777
Posted By arooni
note: I was recommended to post here by...

note: I was recommended to post here by Manolinto; so I am even though I have a thread about this topic; maybe it fits better within this thread.

Hi folks:

I'm in Osorno now and about ready to...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By arooni
Sorry I meant Chaiten!

Sorry I meant Chaiten!
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By arooni
Routing suggestions from Puerto Montt ==> Chalten

Hi folks:

I'm in Osorno now and about ready to head south. Looks like I've got three options to get to Chaiten (Chile):

1) Book a ferry directly from Puerto Montt
2) Ride through Chioloe to...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By arooni
Does it matter if I've successfully entered Argentina before?

Hi Radioman; great tip. Does it matter if I've already crossed the border with Argentina already? I already crossed from Bolivia a few weeks ago.

I'm guessing not as you were turned back...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By arooni
Can I travel with a spare tire from the Chile => Argentenian side?

I've heard rumors that you CANNOT travel with a spare tire from the Chile side to the Argentenian side. Anyone know if this is true or just a rumor? If this is true; it will greatly complicate my...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By arooni
Can I travel with a spare tire from the Chile => Argentenian side?

I've heard rumors that you CANNOT travel with a spare tire from the Chile side to the Argentenian side. Anyone know if this is true or just a rumor? If this is true; it will greatly complicate my...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By arooni
Great tip. I thought the prices here were very...

Great tip. I thought the prices here were very high; but sounds like it's better to buy them on this side.
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By arooni
Availability of tires in southern Chile/Argentina?

Hi folks:

My rear tire (150/70R-17s) going to die soon. About 3mm of tread left along the middle (the sides of the tire and rest of the conditions are good). I'm just outside Temuco (675KM south...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By arooni
Seeking routing suggestions from Santiago ==> Ushuaia

Hi everyone!

I'm in Santiago, Chile planning my route south. I want to arrive the latest in Ushuaia that I can without experiencing snow or ice in order to maximize my time trekking in the...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By arooni
Fire closes Cardenal Samoré border crossing (Lakes Region) till Jan 15-31st!!!

Hey folks; just heard this news... I'm in Santiago now and it looks like this is really going to mess up my plans to cross to Bariloche (then cross back to Chile to go down highway 7). Thought you...
Forum: Latin America 12-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By arooni
Sounds like great advice for the route south of...

Sounds like great advice for the route south of Santiago/Mendoza. Do you have any thoughts of the ride from Bolivia to get down there?
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By arooni
Routing suggestions south of Bolivia: Ride Chile or Argentina until Mendoza/Santiago?

Hi folks:

I'm planning my route south of Bolivia as I prepare to leave the country in a week or two. I'm trying to figure out whether I should be exiting Bolivia for Argentina or Chile. I'm...
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