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Old 04-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #556
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Wow...just wow
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #557
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Back in santiago...

Made it back to Santiago thanks to the help from "KLR CHILE" hanging out with "Young James" Met him in Baja over 16 months ago and we just met up again... So awesome to catch up and trade tons of stories..

Now looking for a used tire and hopefully a weld on the rim although the guys I have talked to are skeptical if it will work since pieces are missing as well.. But need to fix her up a bit so I can get rid of the bike.. before flying out in a few weeks..
It doesn't look that bad but couldn't find any welders or tires since it shredded the bead for about 12 inches.. so the tire would not stay on the rim...


will finish up the RR for Latin America over the next few days..
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #558
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Hahahaa.

I love how the bike is falling apart on you, but you still bother to lube the chain..

Glad you made it! See if a bike shop can lace a cheap hoop on it. Won't be TOO cheap, but I would think it's your best option. Make sure the job is well done so the wheel remains centered and circular though.

Give us details on it's replacement when you find out!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #559
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Thanks for following guys

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Damn dude... It just doesn't let up....

Broken rim?!

I hope your next bike (640ADV?) will treat you a lot better!

Edit: That being said, I'm VERY impressed with how well it seems to run burning that much oil.
Thanks brother.. I have been very impressed at how well it does run even blowing straight black out the back and burning like 150km to every liter.. wooops

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Whoa, dude, you have put up with a lot from your KLR.

I'm currently reading this at Palmer Station, Antarctica. I moved here from the 81224 at the beginning of March. And my 2009 red KLR is waiting in Denver to be shipped down to Santiago when I am done. Lots of similarities.

You've had a wild ride. Glad you didn't eat it with that tire mishap.

Rock on, and good luck as you move forward!
Thanks for following along from the 81224 and ANTARTICA!! CRAZY
I will say without all the trouble I have had with the bike this trip would not have been half as awesome and defiantly would not have met such incredible, loving, and badass, people along the way.

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Wow...just wow
HAHAHAHA I got off the bike started to grab my tools saw the rim.. just started to laugh, grabbed my laptop, walked into the gas station, had a Tea, sent some emails, and then slept out on their patio for the night.. hahaha
One more epic event with the Ol' "Animal" hahahahha

thanks for following me Dusty..
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #560
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Thought i would pass this on to other first time travelers

I was writing an email to a good friend who is about to set off on his first trip.. Which is to Mexico with no deadline, so maybe catch the bug and head south toward Panama. It's a massive email.. But I thought this section might help out some other riders or maybe just an interesting read.. hahahaha

Attitude and Mindset.....

No matter who you meet start with a "Como Estas" and a smile!! it will get u so far!!

When shit hits the fan don't get caught up in it and let it ruin your day.. Because no matter what, you still have to deal with it; so might as well laugh it off and get it done/ through it.. like a flat tire, bribing, getting cut off, bike breaking, accident, dropping bike, getting robbed, taken advantage of, and so on..... If you get mad and angry and lose your shit,. well your still in the same situation but now in a shitty mood which never helps anything.. I learned this the hard way.. before this trip if I got a flat I would get all pissed kick the bike and all that does is leaves you in the same situation of changing the tire but now you have a hurt foot.. hahaha

I rode with a guy that when anything would not go as he planned he would get so angry and let it ruin his day even though we were riding some of hte best Dirt roads with amazing scenery.. There is no reason.. Just laugh it all off and chalk it up as an experience.. period and move on..
Don't let anything get you down it is not worth your time or energy.. just remember that you are truly living out your dream and a once in a life time bike shred!!

These kind of trips I personally think are all about a positive, up for anything, and a little bit of FUCK YEA attitude!! As over used as the saying is.. truly just live, ride, and experience everything as if it is your last day on this earth.. it will make your experiences that much better.
No matter if it is a good or bad experience without you knowing it is slowly creating a total experience.
Also I am one that can vouch for this one first hand and full hearted.. "Without the low's the highs wont be as awesome!!!!"
And of course when all else fails.. have a little whiskey!!! hahaha

BUT OF COURSE YOU WILL HAVE SOME SAD DAYS.... HAHA

Basically at the end of the day just be FUCKING STOKED YOUR OUT RIDING AROUND BADASS PLACES ON YOUR MOTO!!! END OF STORY.. HAHA

Well thats my two cents...
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:36 PM   #561
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BUT OF COURSE YOU WILL HAVE SOME SAD DAYS.... HAHA
I remember when you only drank tequila...
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:22 AM   #562
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Change of plans

I was going to be sticking around Chile for a few more weeks.. But I got terrible news last night from my sister that one of my very close close friends died in an Avalanche Yesterday.. So I am grabbing the next flight I can looks like on Tuesday and flying back to CO.... I will try and catch up on the RR while I am sitting in airports for 20+ hrs making my way home.. Thanks for following along everyone.....
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #563
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Sorry to hear the news and connection.

I saw the headline in the news this morning. Hang in there man. Best wishes. t
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #564
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I saw the headline in the news this morning. Hang in there man. Best wishes. t

Sorry to hear this!

I also heard of the avalanche because of a SplitFest posting on Facebook.

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #565
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Just caught up on this ride report. Been reading off and on for like 2 months. Sorry to hear you lost a good buddy.
If and when you get to LA and decide you may want to switch to a dr650, hit me up. I may be selling my 2009. Suspension done up, big tank, but motor all stock. Doesn't burn a drop of oil.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:44 PM   #566
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I was going to be sticking around Chile for a few more weeks.. But I got terrible news last night from my sister that one of my very close close friends died in an Avalanche Yesterday.. So I am grabbing the next flight I can looks like on Tuesday and flying back to CO.... I will try and catch up on the RR while I am sitting in airports for 20+ hrs making my way home.. Thanks for following along everyone.....
Fletch
Shit Fletch...sorry bro If I/we can do anything for you while you are home we are here man...
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:59 AM   #567
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Whats up man. Remember me? Im the guy from the Houston airport .
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #568
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Haha. Fletch and you met at the airport?

Small world..
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #569
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Sorry about your loss bro, but only a few of us are lucky enough to go doing what we truly love and i'm sure your friend is now in that category.

if you end up coming to L.A i'm still bumming around the area.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #570
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When the KLR was a lot more shiny and enjoyed basking in the pacific coast sun.

I just about fell taking that picture. I couldn't stop without pulling the clutch in. My left hand was holding my camera. Haha.
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