Oregon to Ushuaia on an XR650L

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Ulyses, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    My 04 takes right at 2 quarts to fill, including filter change.

    My 08 uses 2.5 with filter.

    Go figure...

    Just about everybody with an "L" has a different amount they add to full. I think you already know this but it's best to check a few minutes after shutdown. There is a valve in the bottom of the frame tank that on some bikes...and it's happened a few times with my 04...the oil will bleed out of the tank and into the bottom of the engine over night so it shows NO oil on the stick in the morning.
  2. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    The "when in Rome" syndrome? I can see where that's a natural reaction.
    But in this case, two wrongs makes twice the mess! In addition to our fellow beings, we have a responsibility to the earth.
    South Americans are always polite and tell you "not to worry about it", no matter the circumstances. Pretty much. Well, unless you're married to them. :eek1

    South America is still a lot "freer" than here in the US, and with freedom comes the associated responsibility. I want us to act respectful and continue to be welcomed and respected by the very respectful, kind, and considerate vast majority of the people there. But if instead of being mindful and cleaning up our mistakes, we act careless and laugh it off, not only will we piss off our hosts, but we risk causing some observers who are aspiring to undertake a similar adventure, to adopt a similar mindset of disrespect. We don't want to go back there and have them looking at us with daggers in their eyes, or worse, due to being equated to the inconsiderate gringo(s) before us who treated them as inferior. :shog

    I certainly do appreciate that you are re-evaluating the situation in new light! :thumb
    Best wishes on the next step. Looking forward to reading about it. Cheers!
  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Gotta chime in with a +1 :getiton
  4. Ulyses

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    Fuzz! Haha! Thanks a bunch man. Here you are representing:

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    John, you're the man! Thanks for everything. Hope you can find a boat! If not, I think you need to hit up Crashmaster and his plane....

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    Thanks man! Here you are:

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    Hey! Good to hear from you again! I think September is a good time to leave. I wish now that I would have left a little earlier and had some more time down here. In any event, here you are:

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    Thanks again!
  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Thanks BF. Interzone sounds interesting, but I really wouldn't know what to expect. In the old days, the 'hippies' were the nicest people; smartest and most considerate. Not to mention, fun. But this is now, and a lot of things have changed. :dunno I wonder where modern hippies would fit in Bryce's insightful type analysis.
    I remember your pics earlier. The killer landscape around there in pictures reminds me of Ecuador. :clap
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    Thanks! I will!

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    Colombia is awesome! But really, the borders aren't that bad. Thanks a ton!

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    Thanks to everyone who's donated so far! I wasn't expecting that much, that fast! I know I'm missing at least one person, so chime up so I can get you on here!

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    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    :eek1

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  13. max384

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    I sent you a couple bucks. I can't spare a ton, but hopefully my small donation can go toward something very important, like beer...

    I'm glad ONandOFF brought that up. I feel the same way. Your ride report is amazing... But I've also been cringing at your posts about dumping oil and such. You seem as though you've been proud of it. No matter where you're at on this planet, what you do ultimately affects us all. Not to mention, it does reflect poorly on both motorcyclists and westerners in general.

    I know how you feel about going with the flow when everyone else around you is doing something a certain way. When I was in Iraq in '05-'06 with the army, I used to joke that Iraq was the world's largest garbage can. I would routinely throw empty MRE packets, water bottles, etc. out the windows, and we'd laugh and make jokes about it. To this day, that still bothers me that I behaved that way. I was needlessly littering a beautiful landscape. I'm sure a lot of my garbage is still blowing around the desert, when I could have easily kept it in the humvee and thrown in out when I got back to the FOB. Live and learn I guess.

    I'm glad to hear that you're rethinking your stance on this matter. I'm certainly no ultra-left Prius-driving liberal, but I've come to realize that we've only got one planet that we can call home at the moment.
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    ! Danimal ! --Dan--

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    I've been monitoring closely and it's official, enough lecturing has taken place. Back to the previously scheduled ride report....bring on the food, scenery, and welding pictures :lol3

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    X2; Bryce has been admonished enough. :rolleyes He is using No-Toil Evolution Air Filter Oil; he's very "green" in that respect. :wink:

    Spud :beer
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    Rrrr! Yut Yut!

    Keep the reports coming!
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    After watching this video, I think that may be the problem. Thanks for putting that up Spud! :clap
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    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Although we are very fortunate to have an official to designate appropriate content, no "lecturing" has taken place! :bluduh

    We have simply been discussing the important ramifications our behaviours in our welcoming neighbors' territory. :nod
    But thanks, anyway....




    Even a 'jarhead' can get that! :deal

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    Peace! Love you Devil Dogs! :devildog
    :thumbBryce; stay safe!
  19. Plasterman

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    I agree. More pictures. Include a cute girl occasionally please
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    ONandOFF ¿to post or to ride?

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    Bryce does have great pictures and descriptions, entertaining and educational; following along here is helping me keep warm and hopeful while in cold environs and sans employment! :clap But that is a good suggestion.