Susser Tod, What bike would you recommend that would have the best chance of parts availability in "Latin America"? In other words what do the locals ride? I rode a 1982 GL500 down to the Panama Canal in 1997 and it was plenty of bike. Luckily I did not need any parts other than a new battery in Guatemala. A modern air cooled, chain drive, simple 250 cc bike would be fine with me.