Gone riding for the winter. Be back in the spring.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Quindio, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Quite keen to see how the Tenere 7 does, frickin' took Yamaha long enough to bring it to market (and get it to the States). Stupid bike's been teased for more than 2 years, think they blew a big opportunity. Not to go way off topic of your thread, but a non-orange 500cc-700cc adv bike is desperately needed imo. Swapped from a 690 to my current WR250 and like the reliability, range, etc, much better. Not so much the (lack of) torque.

    Interested to hear more about the plans for the Stroms when/if you're wanting to share. And that Tenere 660 is bad-arse, another dumb decision not to bring it to the States.

    Great set of pictures @Quindio, really like the amusement park shots. Neat to see that nestled in the hills, also cool to see it in the background of the shot with the horses - cool contrast that.

    Keep 'em coming :nod
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  2. stromsavard

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    What a great RR!! Can you tell me in which country and area you are? It's beautiful!!! Thank you!!
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  3. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm in Filandia, Quindio, Colombia. :-)
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  4. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    That's for sure Yamaha took way too long to get the 700 Tenere to market. Here in Colombia the Yamaha dealer is saying maybe February they will have the new Tenere. But that is not confirmed yet.
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  5. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well yesterday was time for a new tire for my bike.

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  6. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    I needed to fix my luggage racks. The 2 bolts kept coming loose so I replaced them with 1 long bolt.

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    It's almost not worth fixing things yourself, this cost 5 bucks to fix including cutting 8" bolt.
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  7. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Then back home and catch the bus to Pereira to pick up two 2020 Suzuki 650 Vstroms.

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  8. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Pereira.

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  9. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Lots of different motorcycle dealers.

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    I really like the XRE 300
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    And the XTZ 250
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  10. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    The Suzuki dealer.

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    The 250 Vstrom
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  11. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    A few picks of the different motorcycles.

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  12. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Richard and I.
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    Richards brother and friend from Canada will be here in 2 weeks to ride the new bikes.
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  13. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Back in Filandia it was out for dinner with Richard, Jenny, Diego, Cindy and Sandra.

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  14. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Happy Holidays to all my fellow adventures riders :clap
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  15. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yesterday we go to see my friend Ricardo in Armenia at his shop for new parts for the bikes. Only finished putting on the skid plate and luggage racks on one bike. Crash bars still need to be installed.

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    Ricardo's wife and daughter

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    My friend Juan who used to live in the USA but decided to move back to Colombia and open a new shop for injectors.
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    While we were working the bike there was a small earth quake and everyone ran outside. Then another one. Armenia was hit hard years ago with major earth quake that destroyed the city.
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    All done for the day.
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    Then back to my place for a bbq.
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  16. Quindio

    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Being Christmas day it was time to visit my friend from Canada Ed.

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    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ed lives with his wife Leidy who is Colombian. They live in the small village of Boquia on the Quindio river, it's about 5km away from Salento.

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    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ed's dog Yukon

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    and Achilles
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    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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    Uploading pictures tonight is super slow because there is a huge thunder and lightning storm right now with heavy rain.

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    Quindio Been here awhile Supporter

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