Mississippi to Panama and Back

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  1. dwj - Donnie

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    The next morning the moto would not run. Three days and it would not run, so it was hauled 120 miles to Guatemala City to the BMW Motorcycle Dealership.

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    BTW, I waited over two weeks in south Mexico for my friend Hector from Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. Ultimately he was not able to get away due to to a serious illness in the family of one of his key employees. That is OK, we will re-schedule it in the future. :deal
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    EmilianoXR650L Been here awhile

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    Hi doonie !!!!! we need pics with an explanation please !!!!!!!
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    Donnie - looks like you had a great trip! Thanks for posting the pics. Great stuff.
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    There is more stuff to come. :deal
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    The moto spent nine days in the Guatemala Stealership. It ended with them having me sign a form that said they could not find the problem and that I was taking it under my own responsibility. It was not a pleasant experience you can read about it here:

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    The moto ran the entire time it was at the dealership. They thought it was a bad wire somewhere. I decided to ride in a northerly direction for a few days to see how it acted. Maybe they fixed something they didn't know they fixed. So I headed to Antigua.

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    Antigua is a 500 year old city and is a major tourist attraction. I don't normally spend time in tourist areas, but this one does seem a bit different for some reason.

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    No, I didn't buy a shirt.

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    It was not a comfortable ride with steel wheels on the Cobble stone streets!

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    Old stuff! :deal

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    This girl was amazing twirling the hoop to street musicians.

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    At this point I had been gone about six weeks.
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    You should have bought one of those shirts. No one else in Greenville will have one.
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    Hi Donnie. THese bikes are great until you have problems. NOt cheap to work on. I have been on beemers since 72, and the newer ones are good but when you have problems you need to have money to fix. I rebuild 2 final drives for 200 a piece. Dealer wanted 1400 to rebuild and no guarantee. I can buy a new final drive for fifteen hundred with guarantee. I love beemers. I want a 650 with shaft final drive. saludos Farrell
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