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Old 02-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #376
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count down timers on the traffic lights.....very cool....saw these at several places

count down timers on the traffic lights.....very cool....saw these at several places along the way traveling south.....

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #377
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tacna, peru

Tacna, peru was a surprisingly nice city. Most towns on borders are pretty rough and dirty, with the worst roads. i expected Tacna to be like that. It was the nicest, cleanest city in peru that i went to....

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:37 AM   #378
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Chile!!!

Whew!!! I've been looking forward to Chile...I have high hopes for more gas stations, smoother roads and easier travel than Peru.....

Chile does take the prize for the most disinterested, lazy border officials. My paperwork processing specialist about had a heart attack when i didnt come right to his window when the hidden random red light started blinking. Instead of coming to get me, he just shook his head, bounced up and down in his chair, and kept pushing button to activate the random, hidden red light. Once I figured out what was going on, I just stood there for awhile and watched the guy have a spaz attack in his chair.....good times....




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Old 02-04-2012, 04:42 AM   #379
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atm

so...things in Chile are starting out a little bit hard. It took five different ATMs to finally find one that would give me cash with my debit card. Took awhile to find and go through that many ATMs. Was getting a little worried that I would be staying until monday to get gas money (it was saturday.) Found one at this gas station that would give me money, which was kinda odd since it was from the same company as the others.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:45 AM   #380
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long ways between gas stops

wow...it's along ways between gas stops in Chile. This stretch was 180 miles. Of course, I ran out of gas. I had to tap into the 'second' reserve of gas that sits on the right sid of the tank to make it.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:48 AM   #381
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oh...and the empty water jugs on the back are for carrying extra gas.....they are emp

oh...and the empty water jugs on the back are for carrying extra gas.....they are empty.....
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:49 AM   #382
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Iquique, Chile

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Old 02-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #383
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I thought I would find a gas station on the way out of Iquique to fill up. I had only

I thought I would find a gas station on the way out of Iquique to fill up. I had only gone about 30 miles since filling up, so i wasnt too worried. Surely, there will be a gast station in the next 150 miles, right??

The gas stations were all in downtown. There were none on the way out of town. The road signs showed several towns in the next hundred miles, so i continued forward.

Big mistake........

I ran out right after dark in the middle of nowhere, about 30 miles from the next 'town'. i layed bike over to get to the second reserve. And then ran out again. So, i layed bike over again, and shook it around to get every bit of gas over to the petcock. That got me into the 'town'.

The town turned out to be a customs checkpoint, 2 resturants and a policia station. No gasolineria!!! So, I go ask the policia for gas. They act mostly disinterested at first, but then one of them decides to help. He takes me to the restaurants to ask if anyone has any gas. After talking to several people, we find out that the cook's parents have about 3 gallons at their house. So, off we go in the cook's truck to his parent's house at about 10pm. Of course, he drives as fast as his truck will go with the music turned up as loud as it will go. The parent's house is a shack of sorts on the beach, but hey, they have gas!!! I pay way too much for the nasty looking gas, and then back we go as fast as the truck will go to the custom's station....

We pour the nasty gas in the KLR and am on the road again....

oh.,..forgot to mention...my headlight burnt out today...so I am riding at night with just a led parking light....good times...






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Old 02-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #384
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Since it is so late... I decide to camp out on the beach next to the custom's station

Since it is so late... I decide to camp out on the beach next to the custom's station. I go slow toward the beach following what looks like a road. Then, as I get close to the beach, the KLR sinks like a rock in a pond with no warning at all. One moment everything is fine, the next, i'm stuck in the sand.
So, i push, pull and tug on the KLR with no luck. Finally, I have to lay it over, fill in the hole, stand it up and try to go again.
It immediately digs a hole, and this time derails the chain....so, i lay the KLR back on it;s side, put the chain back on. While it is on it's side, i twist bike around back toward hard ground. i get the front tire on hard ground, strain my back picking it back up (the fifth time today), and just barely make it the five feet to hard ground.
apparently, worn out pirellis dual sport tires kinda suck on overloaded KLRs in the sand....who knew!!!








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Old 02-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #385
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #386
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Great Report! I had to check ahead to see if the KLR had broken in half yet. Im really only on page 13 but figured I should check in. Ive never seen a KLR loaded quite like that. Im really wondering what in the heck is packed into that giant ass plastic box? I put way stiffer springs ft and rear on my DR with revalved suspension to carry heavy gear,still tricky.
Its never occured to me to go 70mph through small towns in Mexico,nicely done.

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #387
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Kick ass report dude !!!!!!!!!!


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Old 02-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #388
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wherever I may roam....

When the trip started...this is the song that represented my trip....
"Anywhere I roam
Where I lay my head is home
And the earth becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown
Under wandering stars I've grown
By myself but not alone"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq9PxuAsiR4
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:07 AM   #389
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big log.....

As the trip started to get fairly difficult to just keep moving forward in Peru and on through the flooding in Argentina....this became the theme song for my trip.....



"Leading me on
Leading me down the road
Driving me on, driving me down the road
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There is no turning back, no There is no turning back, on the road."





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvcvgftr_FE
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:16 AM   #390
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not too much 'green' on this golf course on the Chilean coast in the Atacama desert..

not too much 'green' on this golf course on the Chilean coast in the Atacama desert....the driest place on earth.....


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