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Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Linhares, Sep 10, 2010.
Hi , how did you crashed?
Nice looking DL
I've put the blame on the air pressure of my tyres. Specially the front tyre.
I shoud have aired down the tyres (off-road basic rule), but I didn't.
And I didn't notice it while the track was dusty.
But when we reached the spot of the picture below, where the pavement was very dry, the bike started to jump like a crazy horse.
I got scared and stopped for a moment. I struggled with my brain to detect the problem, but we failed.
I started riding again and this time the jump was too high. Not exactly high, but It was like when you hit something big in the road. I lost control and fell to my left with the bike.
When we touched the ground, the bike made a 270º spin and I rolled over myself twice.
The riding gear did it job very well!
This picture was taken a couple weeks after the crash. At this time I took the dirt track on the side of the road and everything went well.
I had same problem here, after i trade my trusted nx350 for the dl i sooner realize the front suspension travel is too short for the speed i was used , and the rear bump like crazy when goes fast...yes i had some close calls luckly dont fall yet, hope dont fall, someday i was riding on side section ..really fast and suddenly the road disappears and i was forced to ride in middle of the road very bumpy, very close to fall...
Time and time again i need slow down...those DL are GREAT bikes awesome for dirt roads but need slow down...its a tradeoff...
When comes south dont forget to flag
We are going to Goias on New Years..maybe we meet somewhere....who knows??!
Cheers , safe rides
My son and I in january 2nd we going to Bolivia from Brazil, crossing Paraguay and Argentina, passing by Clorinda, Calilegua, Valle Grande, Humauca, Iruya to Uyuni. After some days in Uyuni to aclimatize, we going to Nature Reserve Eduardo Avaroa crossing deserts and Lagunas to Laguna Verde near Chile´s board.
After this step, We will cross another two Chile-Argentina Borders: San Francisco and Pircas Negras.
We are on BMW Sertao and Honda XRE300.
Sounds good, I'll be riding a similar route in March.
Keep us updated on your travels.
Twist it, Max
This is just to say hi and check in!
I am based in Sao Paulo and am looking for peers to ride along in the area. I ride a big tourer and like twisties and long daytrips, not those short ride-to-eat trips that dealers use to organize that start with breakfasts... so its more about eating than actually riding.
Pessoal?? Ninguem na area querendo rodar? Aparecam!! Abs!!
hello! as part of a larger south america trip, i'm riding from montevideo to florianopolis to visit some brazilian friends and celebrate carnival. then after carnival is over (february 12), heading back west toward cordoba, argentina.
need some advice on good motorcycling roads for the following day trips of my journey. also looking for hosts, or people willing to show me around any of these areas or towns.
(1) punta del este - chuy, brazil (border) (1 day - jan 28): is this the best border crossing? would it be open and easy to pass through at the end of a days riding? or should i stay the night on the uruguay side, and cross in the morning?
(2) chuy to porto alegre (1 day - jan 29): planning on just taking the coast all the way, with the ferry crossing at rio grande. anything to see along the way?
porto alegre (feb 29-31): what neighborhood of porto alegre would be the most fun for a single, 36 year-old guy who speaks portugues ok? are you from porto alegre and want to host another ADV rider or to show me around your city?
(3) porto alegre to florianopolis (2 days - feb 01-02): found some great advice for this day at this thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/south-america/southern-brazil-advice-trip-reports-67176. my route: Porto Alegre to Florianoplis, Brazil - Google Maps. let me know if you would change anything, and where to stay overnight mid-way.
(4) florianopolis/balneario camburio/carnival: are you from floripa and want to meet up or get a beer/chopp? should i remain in floripa for carnival or are there better celebrations in nearby cities? what else is going on in floripa at that time? i'm also visiting friends in balneario camburio - let me know if anyone wants to meet up there.
(5) florianopolis to cordoba, argentina (4 days?? - feb 13-16): what route and through which cities should i travel? at which cities should i spend the nights and do you know of any good hotels/hostels or want to host me? what is there to see on the way? (i have already seen iguazu falls.) how many 5-6 hour days should i plan on?
thank you so much!!!
eu falo portogues tambem, porque eu vivou em floripa por um ano em 2002.
here is my trip preparation blog, which will become my ride report:
here's my approximate schedule for the first 2 months (aquí está mi horario aproximado para las primeras 2 meses):
part - santiago, chile to cordoba, argentina (6 weeks):
jan 06-10: santiago, chile
jan 10: santiago to playa renaca
jan 10-13: playa renaca/vina del mar
jan 14-15: valparaiso
jan 15: valparaiso to mendoza, argentina
jan 16: mendoza to laboulaye
jan 17: laboulaye to buenos aires
jan 17-23: buenos aires
jan 24: (ferry) buenos aires to montevideo, uruguay
jan 24-25: montevideo
jan 25-27: punta del este
jan 28: punta del este to chuy, brazil
jan 29: chuy to porto alegre
jan 29-31: porto alegre
feb 01: porto alegre to sao jose dos ausentes
feb 02: sao jose dos ausentes to florianopolis
feb 02-12: florianopolis/balneario camburio (carnival!)
feb 13: florianopolis to passo fundo
feb 14: passo fundo to uruguaiana
feb 15: uruguaiana to parana/santa fe, argentina
feb 16: parana/santa fe to cordoba
feb 17-18: cordoba, argentina
part 2 - cordoba, argentina to santa cruz, bolivia (2 weeks):
feb 19: cordoba to aimogasta, argentina
feb 20: aimogasta to paso san francisco
feb 21: paso san francisco to bahía inglesa, chile
feb 22-23: bahía inglesa, chile
feb 24: bahía inglesa, chile to pan de azuacar national park
feb 25: pan de azuacar national park to antofagasta
feb 26: antofagasta, chile to san pedro de atacama
feb 26-27: san pedro de atacama
feb 28: san pedro de atacamo to…...
The advice on the link you provided is just great.
Getting from there I would not miss Serra do Rio do Rastro (google image it and yyou will see) one ofnthe 10 most beautiful roads in the world according to an online rider survey (you can google for tha link also).
If you change your mind and head north towards Sao Paulo or Rio do let me know. BTW going back to that post if you do Sao Paulo to Rio make sure to use the coast, not the BR1166 highway! Why? Google image for Angra dos Reis or Paraty and you have an answer besides 116 = trucks, trucks,mand more trucks!
Do let me know if you need more help!
I would love to come north of florianopolis, but i've already been that direction in the past, and only have 4 months to cover a lot of countries. not enough time!! thanks for letting me know i'm on the right path. hopefully some more people will post about the best route from florianopolis to cordoba and the best cities or places to stay over night in.
To those coming to Iguazu, border with Paraguay and Argentina to see the Iguassu Falls or a tyre in Paraguay or even just coming for a cold beer with locals, I can offer my help and a friend of mine settled a hostel specially for bikers, the place has a good space to work and park the bikes, the place is called "iguasu motorcycle travellers hostel" and for sure is a good option to get in touch with bikers and get information about the SA.
Any questions please get in touch through www.bikershelpdesk.blogspot.com
Sounds great mate, will visit and suggest to people stopping by Paraguay.
I'm in Brasilia and just got my Tornado 250 up and trail ready. Been on some of the trails nearby, but looking for more folks to ride with. Anyone around and want to head out for a trail day?
Anyone in the Rio area willing to help a rider + his GF from Canada who are arriving in RIO February 9th for Carnaval for 5 days and really needs a place to stay.
Know it is short notice, but he is a great guy and would really appreciate the help!
OK so I made it through the BR319 in the dry season last year but now I am thinking of trying my luck again but this time in the rainy season. The BR319 is considerd a harder ride than the BR230 in the dry . Can the same be said in the rainy season ??? I think the BR230 might be harder going with all the trucks smashing it up the last few months in the rains but at the same time the is more chance of help if things get a bit out of hand so to speek . What do you guys think of riding out here at this time of year ? opinions please
You back in England? Planning the next ride?
Hi I am in Chile now but need to get a move on then start heading north back to Suriname. Unless I can talk gremaldi lines into letting me get my bike off in Dakar to ride home .
Basically, I say you're a nut, David.
...and for that reason I think you should try it.
HAHA how are you these days mate ?
Just a though if any one has been out this way . How often are the rains on average ? I mean if I get bogged down to bad is it worth setting up camp and waiting a day for things to dry out a bit or is it just time to get digging and pushing ?