Canada2Argentina - Going outside to play for 6 months!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by marcoue, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish Supporter

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    Twisty roads, heavy bike and a throttle can see the early demise of a rear. I preferred the TKC7 over the Heidy. Better road feel and off road performance


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  2. knight

    knight Long timer

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  3. Sparky.marky

    Sparky.marky Been here awhile

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    I found the K60 to be one of the worst tires in wet conditions as well, I'd much rather have a Metzeller Tourance, TKC 70 or 80, or Shinko. I really liked the old Avon Distanzias I had on my Versys as well. All 3 sets of K60's I ran had issues with the front cupping really bad as well, maybe it was my pressure?
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  4. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    I found the K60's very easy to find in Mexico.
    But good luck with other brands in our tire sizes.
  5. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Make sure you give Guanajuato a look. Simply Amazing place !

    Enjoying following your trip ! :ricky
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  6. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I may pay them a visit, although the rear is still good for quite a while. Thinking more of a change in Panama...
  7. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Added to my itinerary! I'll keep you posted! Thanks!
  8. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'm looking at options more in the Panama region!
  9. knight

    knight Long timer

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    Better prices and selection in Colombia

    Cartagena will have the cheapest prices
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  10. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Anyone has a place to recommend in Cartagena?
  11. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Grampy Supporter

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    I really have not looked on the device too much but on my laptop using BaseCamp it seems to have a lot of detail. I looked at back roads I rode in Guatemala and was surprised at what I saw once I scrolled in.
    PMS: I downloaded the Mapsupp and then just pasted it into the Garmin in the Garmin File. Did not need BaseCamp but I got it anyway. I might not be making myself clear?
  12. Azteca Descent

    Azteca Descent Adventurer

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    Nice report and beautiful pictures man....I'll be landing in Mazatlan off the boat from La Paz towards Tepic-Guadalajara-Maravatio de Ocampo Michoacan in a few weeks time...too bad we didn't match our times I would of liked to buy you a bear and shake your hand ...ride safe!


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  13. knight

    knight Long timer

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    There is a " moto street " with about a dozen vendors just outside the wall , it's about a 3 dollar cab ride from most of the hostels

    You will probably have to wait at least a day to retrieve your bike from the Stalratte...Customs/Dian .... time to shop for tires and buy the mandatory insurance
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  14. enceladus

    enceladus I want off this rock

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    What I have learned in my trips to SA and Mex is that you can source everything you need just about anywhere. 90% of all that prep is a waste of time. Motels are so cheap and plentiful you will very seldom use a tent.To post, you need internet. All the cheap motels have it. You would have a much better time going lite and buying stuff as you need it. When it gets cold buy a pair of boots, then throw them away when you get to the jungle. All you really need is a reliable bike and a debit card.
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  15. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Grampy Supporter

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    It's not a waste of time if you're having fun. I agree, a credit card so that you can Master the moment is a good way to go but all the planning and preparation is part of the trip for me. The tent is not for saving money but to sleep in truly astounding places.
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  16. Lovinglivingadving

    Lovinglivingadving Did the RTW, now just toodling

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    The November 14 sailing is getting full! See you there. ~brent
  17. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Was already full since August so Stahlratte added new sail date, Nov 21. Just FYI!
  18. Turk34

    Turk34 Been here awhile

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    I booked 21st November. Hope to see anyone have the same date for crossing.
  19. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Great! Maybe we can still meet on our way south!
  20. Turk34

    Turk34 Been here awhile

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    That will be perfect...

    Do u use FAcebook? We do have a page Ayferonur Seyahatnamesi - Turkish name we do updates both in Turkish and English...we are in Tula, Mexico and heading to Mexico City this Tuesday