Lobsters to Llamas, Maritimes to Argentina

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Kedgi, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. casey sohc

    casey sohc Been here awhile

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    Dwight Two Thumbs up!....great, just great.at the border you look like the king of the world! relish in it.you deserve a few days chillin with a bunch of Cerveza.you're doin great.Cheers JJ
  2. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Dwight, I think that is a Ural in a cleaver disguise! Although based on the oil under it, BMW could stand for "British Motorcycle Works" in this case! :lol3

    Great RR!
  3. Kedgi

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    Are there any Spanish speakers out there that can help me with this one? Salta is the first place I've seen or heard anyone do this. There are men standing at ends of the busy pedestrian streets calling a word that sounds like "wemen!" but I've never seen any takers so I don't know what they are selling or promoting.
  4. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Beats me, but why not approach and and ask, Que Vendes?
  5. Kedgi

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    I went for a walk today and one thing led to another. I have been looking for a litre of oil for my bike. I went to McDonalds got a burger and the paper and saw an ad for a Kawasaki shop. I asked around where it was and it was in walking distance of the town square. I went there, big clean shop. They actually had a KLR650 in stock. They are a Honda dealership too. Around the corner There is a big Yamaha Shop with two Super Tenere's in the window a black one and a white one.

    Just for future reference if anyone is down here and needs the services of a dealership.


    The Kawasaki/Honda shop is:

    Yuhmak
    Pellegrini 262 (That's the street address)
    Salta, Argentina

    Phone: (0387) 437 0140

    It looks to me like they have a second shop in Tartagal

    Yuhmak
    San Martin 192
    Tartagal, Argentina

    phone: (03875) 426 923

    Facebook /yuhmakmotos

    I tried to buy oil there but from what I understood they buy all their oil in bulk. The service manager directed me to the street right behind the dealership where there is a huge lubricants shop and a motorcycle supply place where I got the oil:clap On my way around the block i saw the Yamaha shop. They were closed for the mid-day break but I'm going to go there after 5 to drool on those Tenere's Black or White? Personally I like the blue they made last year.
  6. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Something I noticed as soon as i got into Salta was, there are no stop signs. Every intersection is uncontrolled. It actually works fairly well. It forces drivers to slow and have a look at each intersection. Only a few and I mean very few of the most major streets have lights. I've seen maybe three or four lights in 20 square blocks.

    All streets are one way.

    The driving here and in Chile is much more civilized than in the rest of Latin America and the incessant horn blowing doesn't happen here.
  7. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    That could well be a disguise, i don't know. It was being used to promote something. I saw thyem drive by while i was having a beer. The guy in the black shirt was the rider and the dude in the lime green suit was the passenger.

    Thanks

    Kedgi
  8. Kedgi

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    I don't mind telling you i was so excited I was laughing out loud!

    I'm enjoying the mid day siesta and then I plan to walk around, look at stuff, go see those bikes, and when i get tired have a beer at a sidewalk cafe. It's a fitting reward after over 26000kms since leaving home.

    Kedgi
  9. SparkyL

    SparkyL Been here awhile

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    Way to go Dwight! :clap And Thank You for keeping the RR up to date. Really enjoying your ride.
  10. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    One more thing about buying oil in Spanish speaking countries

    2T vs 4T

    2T oil is Dos Tiempo (Two stroke oil) You see it at many gas stations

    4T oil is Quatro Tiempo (Four Stroke) motor oil and it's harder to find for motorcycles, until you figure out the Lube shops have it,
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    Thanks for following along!

    Kedgi
  12. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    This may come in useful to all you future travelers to Latin America

    To make an @ sign on a Spanish keyboard you hit alt and 6 and 4 all at the same time.

    I found that out from Furdunco when we were trying to pay my reciprocity fee.

    A young lady here at the hostal just asked me the same question "How do you make an @ sign?" That's what twigged my memory

    Dwight
  13. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    That's an idea.

    Kedgi
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    riverman Life is great !

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    I will get a photo for you. Maybe even make a really lowball offer to Troy on your behalf.
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    Dude I like the way you think. If he doesn't take 700 bucks....screw him. hahhaa:evil:evil:evil:evil
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    Here are a few pictures I took yesterday on my walk around Salta


    The Market

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    Yuhmak Honda/Kawasaki

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    The Yamaha Shop

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    Two new Super Teneres

    These cost $30,000 USD here

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    The place where I finally found the oil I wanted

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    I was sitting at the cafe last night and this young man in the blue shirt comes up and offers me his hand and says do you remember me. I knew he looked familiar but I couldn't think where I'd seen him before. He and his brother are the surfer guys I met in Chile. I was so glad he spoke up when he saw me. They were with their Dad and little brother. How nice, and how amazing in this big city, to run into them again. I was stupid, I never though to get a picture of the boys with their Dad.

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    I'm bummed this afternoon. I lost another pair of sunglasses. I can't find them anywhere. I don't remember losing sunglasses before, now this is the second set this trip. No big deal, they were cheap, it just means I have to hunt around for another pair.

    Kedgi
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    Well I know you just turned 29, but for an older guy like me finding my stuff takes half the day. In Bathurst last September we played "find my sunglasses" for 20 min at the hotel. I learned to always put things in the same location. They were stuck on top of my tank bag but under the map pocket. :doh

    Find a pair of sunglasses with the string you can wear around your neck. Kinda like your mittens at home. :rofl

    Enjoy your accomplishments.
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    I just can't imagine where they have gone. I know I was wearing them when I rode to this hostal. I normally put them on the bike through a couple wires and over the handle bar so I won't forget them. I am pretty religious about always putting stuff in the same place when traveling so I am not always looking for something. I was sure they were on the nightstand in this little room, but nope. That caused a major search of the room, all my pockets, the saddle bags, a walk back to the parking, a search of the bike....Gone! I can't figure it out. I lost the last pair when I was at a hotel or hostal for a few days. I must have set them down somewhere, like a store and forgot to pick them up. Frustrating but no big deal.
  19. DocRock

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    Enjoyed your RR while sitting out this damp, dreary winter in Ky. Just a note to say Daytona bike week starts about March 10. Flat track races the evenings of 14 and 15, and the super bike race the 16th. The rest of the time is people watching, bike gazing, and having few beers--you seem to be good at that at sea level.. send me PM. If you think you might make it; I'd be happy to buy you dinner and may have room in truck camper if I don't just ride the KLR down there. Be safe in these last days--i.e. don't get in a rush!
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    Kedgi Banned

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    I have been to Bike week three times in the past. I remember watching Kenny Roberts, burn up the track there, followed by the likes of Steve Baker, Gene Romero, Gary Nixon, Dave Aldana and Yvon DuHammel AWESOME

    You make an
    interesting offer.

    I'm at a bit of am impasse here deciding how to get back to NA. I'll let you know what I decide to do. The 22nds a Holiday here, If I fly March 1 That means i arrive MIA on a weekend, not sure if i can get the bike on a weekend. Don't know what to do just yet

    Kedgi