LoneStar's Adventure to South America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LoneStar, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Teeds

    Teeds Don Quixote

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    LoneStar: I know I'm way late to the game but want to thank you for this effort. I grew up in FTW, live in Dallas, have a DR650 in the garage that hasn't fired in years because life interfears and then they cut a hole in my left temporal lobe a week ago, so Im on ice for a while.
    This thread reminds me that life is meant to be enjoyed.
    Soon, and again, Thany You!
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  2. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Wow!
  3. movingmassages

    movingmassages n00b

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    Thanks for a great read Lonestar, really enjoyed sharing in your trip

    Sent from my TA-1033 using Tapatalk
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  4. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    Wow Teeds - I used to read your posts on TWTexans and we exchanged a couple of messages I think.

    Very sorry to hear your current situation but glad you're kickin' and hopefully on the way to much better :O

    Just had a buddy from South America have a medical issue that could've taken him out but caught it in time, and he's much younger than me...

    I went through a weird physical thing upon my return from SA and still not 100% yet, but it made me damn glad I did the trip when I did.
  5. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    Gracias MM!
  6. btrrtlwtr

    btrrtlwtr Adventurer Super Supporter

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    yes medical issues you just never know always best to travel when and if you are able to dont wait cuz it might be too late
  7. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware Supporter

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    Just finished this RR and will read your others LoneStar. Thank you Sir.
    Back in the day I was a talent shooting 35mm portraiture. You are good, stay modest.

    Someone might be able to provide the link.
    There was a couple 2up on a GS from Estonia or one of the Baltic Countries that did RTW.
    He carried spare FD bearings with him and replaced them twice as I recall.
    He also had an aluminum bodied Ohlins rear damper break at the internal snap ring from topping out hard.
    He continued to have Ohlins leakage issues. Yes, he was 2up with a full load.

    I had suggested a steel bodied Wilbers. My experience with Wilbers was on BMW K-bikes.
    No bragging rights for Wilbers though.

    However, the above ride report had truly exceptional photography and I am not down playing your fine efforts.
    I'll spend some time after breaking my fast and look for it.

    John

    EDIT: Found the ride report and now remember he also shot film.
    Now I got to look through his RR to be sure it was medium format film.
    From Estonia with love (Round the World) | Adventure Rider
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  8. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    Thanks Pete! Very much appreciated :D

    I spent some time a few years back reading that report and I remember it well - probably one of the reasons I finally made it south - good stuff but haven't checked in on it in a couple years.

    I'll revisit it and can say I'm damn happy digital exists now :clap Can't imagine dragging a bag of film around anymore though I certainly did :deal
  9. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    Well, when it rains it pours... I woke up a couple days ago with a painful shoulder and arm which went south quickly. Couldn't lift it.
    Chiro finally got me in and doesn't think it's a cuff tear but says it will take some time...

    In the meantime Touratech shot me a new shock and got it today. They needed to see pics and a few things but knocked it out for me!
    Of course, with my shoulder I can't take the wheel off and replace the shock :dirtdog... Hoping it heals up fast. (I'm starting to feel like some whiny biatch on a reality show)

    Deja vu...
    [​IMG]

    Onward!
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  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Well I'm very pleased that TT seems to be doing more or less the right thing by you!
    I hope they sent you the "upgrade" rather than the downgrade option.
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  11. danh600

    danh600 Long timer Supporter

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    Lonestar

    Just spring for the Heavy Duty setup and take the trip. :-)
    Send pictures!!!
    [​IMG]
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  12. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    Yessir much easier than expected - they sent me a direct replacement of the Extreme - same version I have on the bike, so apparently the info I first got was inaccurate.
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  13. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    Ha ha! :lol3
    Believe me when I was in the mountains and that shock failed I began to question the entire rationale of having a single shock design on an adventure bike. I kept thinking how much I'd like to have a second one that was functioning
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  14. Orovillan

    Orovillan Start Slow Taper Off

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  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Best wishes Joseph for a quick recovery; work that arm and get it back!
  16. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    Remember it too...that was an excellent report w/amazing photography. I also loved the way they posted soundtracks of local radio stations in the various places they drove through. really gave a feel for that aspect of the culture.
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  17. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware Supporter

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    My favorite online chiropractor. Good advice on recovery and detailed explanations of how the different joints work.
    youtube>john bergman>shoulder

    I've whacked my left shoulder twice in the last 5 years and it flared up about a month ago.
    Been doing the silly exercises once again.
    Most often it is the strong deltoid muscle causing the shoulder joint misalignment by pulling up.
    So it is the rotator cuff muscles and connective tissue that needs attention.

    best to ya LoneStar
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  18. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    Is that anywhere near WTF?
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    ONandOFF more off than on

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    On the other side of the mirror...
  20. LoneStar

    LoneStar WhoopDeDoofus Supporter

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    :lol3

    Fort Worth is 32 miles directly west on I-30 from WTF.
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