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Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.
Just got to Antigua and have been able to locate the right side Engine Cover that the Crash bars attach to in the US, talked to MAX BMW about getting them shipped to me via Frank resource.... will only take a few days to get them
Looks like if the part cannot be repair in Guatemala I can get a new one shipped in fairly quickly
In the mean time, will be in spanish school and exploring the area while I am waiting. All well on the adventure!!
Mark, if you didn't have the engine guard(s) on there, do you think the damage would have been as bad?
From the looks of the picture, it looks like the bike deflected off the rock by hitting the bar. If the bar was not there it might have hit the side cover, removing it from the bike and maybe parts that are underneath the cover .
so even though some damage was caused, I bet it would have been far worse without the crash bars.
Mark, sorry for your accident and I'm glad you're ok.
Perhaps dwelling on this accident too much is bad for you?
I have a solution
I'm sure there are beautiful, natural phenomena that have crossed your path in Guatemala.
Maybe a picture or two - just to take your mind off your spill. Just trying to be helpful.
I didn't mean for you to ask him how long they'll last. That would be...uh...goofy. Maybe where to get them though.
I thought he never changed them
I have a rear tire to install somewhere in the next 500-100 miles that will last through South America. I damaged my front tire so I will buy on here in Guatemala city. Probably will go with TKC80 on the front .....Still want to have knobbie tires on the bike.
These two have no idea Radioman made them famous.
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Their Plastic Surgeons know them
Just because the two laying on the beach have knobbys doesn't mean you have to have them on your bike.
One does look to have had a pair bolted on, wow! Emerson bigones.
Have spent the morning catching up my Posts from Mexico/Belize/Tikal.
Page 100 post 1489 if anyone wants to go back and read them.
Taking a day to rest up in Antigua.
amazing how "boyz" get so easily side tracked from an ADV RR...
Good to see you are in good spirits. Glad it wasn't worse for you or the bike.
I hear they have beaches there? Yes, we boys are easily distracted. But to be fair, Idea Wife told me to check on Mark so credit for the referral goes to her.
Bon chance amigo.
Got up early in the morning on Friday and replaced the front tube that got blown out, so that when the truck arrives this morning we could roll it up on the truck.
Then packed up, had breakfast and waited for the driver. The internet was out in the hotel in the morning so no access or way to update my Ride Report.
But I had a nice place to have a cup of coffee outside my room on the inner courtyard.
But at 10:00 Ricardo showed up with his Pick Up, BMW logo shirt and his family along. We get the bike and gear loaded.
it was a 4 hour truck ride back to Guatemala City to the BMW dealer through the mountains and traffic.
Some crazy drivers like this guy who was passing us on a blind curve then pulled in quickly as oncoming cars approached. He was hauling along.
Got to the Bavaria BMW dealer (cars and Motorcycles) and off loaded the bike.
Lots of bikes
As I walked into the dealer, it was easy to see they have security. It is Guatemala City
Found the GM Jose, who helped get my bike logged in. They have a big Christmas party on Saturday and are closed so they will not be able to look at my bike until Monday/Tuesday
Frank took me over to a hotel some blocks from the hotel and took my motogear and bags back to his house.
Had a chuckle at the hotel with this sign. Yea the bad guys always read them and comply.
But at least it is Christmas here
The next morning Frank had a driver from his company come and pick me up and take me out to Antigua (about 1.25 hours west of the city). Meet Marten.
The transito polica ride two up bikes ….
We roll into Antigua just afternoon. And find the hotel so I can settle in and relax!!
This is a really picturesque city. Looking forward to relaxing and enjoying. Lots of gringo’s here as they have tons or Spanish schools and things to see and do. Just a couple shots from my short walk about town.
Had dinner with a retired Canadian guy who is down here volunteering: great food!
And my day comes to a beautiful close
Thanks, me too! to you and your family.
PS: Frank from Guatemala City is in the club too, he has a 2006 GSA
Security with a capital "S." Is that a rifle he is holding? :eek1
What does the guard at the bank have, a grenade launcher?
Want me to bring an 1150 down?
Glad you're okay man, just heard about the crash. :eek1
Pistol grip 12 gauge pump action shotgun...they're everywhere in El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras...