The Arlint's Go South

Discussion in 'Americas' started by aarlint, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. aarlint

    aarlint noob rider

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    Jessica (the wife) on a bmw g650 and I on a Tiger 800 xc plan on doing america! All three of them! The trip will start in the month of february 2013 from logan utah and hopefully end in less than 3 months somewhere in south america! The trip has been on the backburner for some time now and has just recently became viable because of my college graduation and job..."cough" stuff. I have never written a ride report before but I have read my fair share during work.

    Posts will not be frequent or regular! They will however, be loaded with juicy adventure photos! I suppose the first post after this introduction will be a detailed packing list... (this is mostly to motivate myself to make a packing list) Spec'ing out 2 bikes of different make for the same trip has required extra time since I have to know how to change chains, tires, sparkplugs and eveything else on both bikes. The bikes have also had to be fitted with all sorts of gear including engine guards and luggage kits. OH and i almost forgot... before the packing list will be a couple of shots of the bikes!

    This is our first LONG adventure and we are very much still NOOBS! I would appreciate any constructive critisim or advice to make it go smoother! The adv-rider community has had my back before on some issues I had with my tigger and Im super greatful! Thanks for all your past and FUTURE :clap help!
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  2. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    :thumbGIVVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In!
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  3. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Lookin' forward to your RR. We'll (Adv Fool and I) will be crossing the border Feb 3 heading for Panama. We will keep an eye on your RR, just in case
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  4. 0theories

    0theories Enthusiastically Skeptical

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    Wow! Brand new bikes, 3 Americas, 3 Months! :lurk when :type and not :ricky

    ...I live in Logan for a few winters. It's nice...
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  5. aarlint

    aarlint noob rider

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  6. aarlint

    aarlint noob rider

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    So my wife and I decided to use pelican cases for our trip because they hold a bunch and are super sturdy... plus we had some around. The major downside is they open to the side... so if you want to open them up while they're attached it becomes a shower of camping/bike gear. So... i fixed it! See the next post.
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  7. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    AA if you come true BAJA (Ensenada) let me know, when ever somebody is going south I like to met them!

    Have a safe journey and I am IN!:freaky

    Damasovi
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  8. aarlint

    aarlint noob rider

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    [​IMG]Fixed
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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Moved to Trip Planning, when your ride is under way, please post in Ride Reports.
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  10. ziggynater

    ziggynater n00b in Transit

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    Very excited to follow your trip! I lived in Logan for a while...good luck! Subscribed!
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  11. aarlint

    aarlint noob rider

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    Its official! I quit my job and my wife has requested a leave of absence for 3 months. I have 1 more week of work and then its just moving our possessions into storage, selling our contract for our rental and loading the bikes. We will be homeless and on the road by the 23rd of february, and i cant be more excited :clap
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  12. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    Sounds great and I am quite envious. Looking forward to the RR. :clap
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  13. aarlint

    aarlint noob rider

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    This trip is now going!!!! It was easiest for my wife to just start a blog site... so thats what we did. So far the trip has been mostly tarmac... but its been an adventure! utah2argentina.blogspot.com

    Can you move this to the ride reports???
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  14. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    Nice.

    Roll up your clothes and stack them inside the Pelican cases.

    Easy access. Sorry I am not more constructive.

    :clap Bon voyage!!!
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