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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by FateMaker, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. FateMaker

    FateMaker n00b

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    fun
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  2. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    :lurk :clap
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  3. DHC-2

    DHC-2 Adventurer

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    Nothin' SPORTY about that luggage load! Looking forward to following your trip :ear
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  4. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    I am in!!!
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  5. RichardHead

    RichardHead n00b

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    Awesome!! I love sportsters, can't wait to read some more.

    Best of luck, and stay safe!!
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  6. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Do try to keep me posted on how well your 1200cc did down there and if there was any challenging in finding a premium fuel off the main road?

    I had a 883 but converted it into a high performance 1200cc with Buell Thunderstorm heads, 10.5 high compression pistons, .536 cams, and it is chopper style so when I decided I would use the sportster from Deadhorse to Ushuaia I am now converting the motor again. This time I am going with 2004-2006 heads, and 04+ cylinder jugs, forged aluminum pistons, and a stock "W" cams. I will do a .030" clearance between piston and chamber on head so it can handle poor octane fuel. Kinda curious as to how your Sporty will handle fuel down there..

    Thanks for doing the RR!
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  7. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    IN!!!! :clap:clap:clap
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  8. marcus22

    marcus22 Adventurer

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    Me in Kuwait hanging with Five Finger Death Punch
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    I dont recognize the redneck photo, but I do remember those blinds at the chow hall in Kuwait. I was at the same base at the same time, never made it to the five finger death punch meet and greet. had to work.

    sweet ride and have fun!
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  9. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Out Standing Member

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    That's really jumping into it. May I ask how much it costs to ship the bike ? I like the idea of just suddenly being there.
    I look forward to your adventure.
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  10. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Yes, I can imagine and I got that one covered with a plan to use this: Work's Performance Shocks. Works Performance will design the shocks based on rider's height/weight and for what purpose. I am using KTM 525 fork and Applied Racing Triple Tree on mine as it should bolt on just right without any modification required.

    [​IMG]

    Ok, sorry to hijack your RR but thought I would share with you what I am planning.. So carry on with your RR and I look forward to whatever your fate take you as I like that! :D
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  11. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    If I may suggest?? If you are really looking to save $$ and doesn't mind start your riding in Venezuela, you can have your bike cargo and shipped to Venezuela for rough $600. I know I am planning this for returned trip back to home as I have buddies living in Miami I can stay while waiting for bike to clear the custom.

    Maybe FateMaker can fill you in with his shipping cost to wherever he had it shipping (assuming it is Chile).
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  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Cool to watch !
    So, it's your first rodeo and you ship to a different continent ? You win !

    How are you set for tools ? Are you tire repair / inflate ready ?

    I'll be watching this.
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  13. Ulyses

    Ulyses Long timer

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    Way to go man! Good to see someone representing on a Harley! As a fellow Veteran, Harley Owner, and ADVrider who is also currently riding south america, I salute you!

    Do the locals like your bike? Have you seen any other Harleys yet?
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  14. vicmitch

    vicmitch Been here awhile

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    This is great! I'ts gotten that when I open a ride report and see another tall bike with rectangular panniers and knobby tires I just skip it. The road less traveled is always more interesting. So bring on the Harleys, Ninja 250s and other offbeat travel bikes.

    Mitch
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  15. IdahoGaucho

    IdahoGaucho Adventurer

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    I am looking forward to reading your RR. I have wanted to ride the Pampa and Patagonia for years so I will just read along for now.
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  16. RevyRider

    RevyRider Intrepid Traveler

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    I will be tuning in as well, I also like to adventure tour on a HD. Good luck with your plans and hopefully "fate" will deal you a good hand!!

    Cheers
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  17. BC Brian

    BC Brian Been here awhile

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    This has all the ingredients of a great adventure.

    I too am in!!
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  18. furiousfart

    furiousfart Been here awhile

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    What cruise are you taking to Antarctica I'm actually there now at Palmer Station.
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  19. MikeinSA

    MikeinSA Long timer

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    :lol3 Those penguins look cold.
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  20. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    Did the drunken nights of karaoke keep you in Santiago? Or did you make it out of there?

    Wherever you are, hope you're still enjoying yourself...
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