moto.phil - a random journey (currently: Peru)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by moto.phil, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Damn... That information helps a lot. The XRs tend to get cracks at the subframe, too. There are weld-ons and bolt-ons that help alleviate that. But yeah, thanks; I can see now, I'll need something with more room.
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  2. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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  3. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    I'm thinking the new BMW G310GS just may be the answer for some folks...and that's coming from a Guzzi guy who LOVES the Stelvio but can't imagine picking it up after falling @ 12,000 feet up on some muddy South American highway...regardless of how lightly I packed...scenery doesn't require high speed or a dishwasher's worth of buttons and LEDs...
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  4. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    I couldn't agree more. I drive my xrv 650 since 26 years and being a kind of a big boy I can handle the bike offroad quite well. But I would really like something a bit lighter with about the same power and I'm in love with the smoothness of two cylinders.

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  5. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Excellent photo's and narrative and Volcań de Acatanango.....wonderful.

    If that was you zipping around Antigua around March 6-7th.....I wondered who that was on the blacked-out DR....
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  6. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    I wonder hiw heavy the GS is gonna be. BMW is very good at making bikes heavy

    I wanted a bike below 180kg and no electronics, except all the geeky stuff I pit on myself


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  7. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    Well... how about the new AT. Maybe not lighter but everybody says it feels lighter than it is... Small twins are a dying race it seems.

    I considered the CCM 450 GP as well, very well built, all good components. But I heard the engine is not so good and its just way too expensive for a 450.




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  8. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    Thanks, it was a lifetime experience to see that volcano going nuts!

    Are you from Antigua? Might have been me but I don't think I took it out on the 6th or 7th.


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    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    You are right about the new AT. I rented a DCT version last year for two days and I think the manual version could be a solution. Unfortunately my dealer warned me not to check any offroad limits :D:rofl


  10. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    West , don't tell me you were in town and didn't look me up ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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  11. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    I'm ashamed to admit, yes. After a week in Ixtahuacán we both caught colds and spent most of our two days in Antigua sleeping it off.

    So sorry, you guys have always been so gracious to us while visiting.
  12. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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  14. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Mr. Cat has not been a good influence on you.
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  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    And a big salute, right back atcha!

    Where was that? (road, town)
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  16. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    Thanks that was in Chancol... The place we stayed is called Unicornio Azul. Nice place if you like far away from the beaten path. Good dirt riding too!


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  17. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Thanks Phil; i see the town now. The terrain around there looks awesome and inviting. And yes, I like both dirt riding and remote areas!

    Looks like you're heading toward Mexico?
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  18. moto.phil

    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    I was on a visa border run. In Guate City they keep your passport for 1-2 weeks so I was too late to extend the CA-4 visa there. Fortunately everything went well at the La Mesillas border and I have now a new visa and TIP.

    Headed back to Antigua to pick up my stuff then I'll be soon heading into El Salvador!




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  19. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Looks like some great riding, for sure! :thumb
    Now I know this is a silly question because i don't know what's going on, but why go to the north border to come back and go to the south border?
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    moto.phil Been here awhile

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    The visa is for CA-4 which means Guate, Honduras, El Salvador and Nica... so you have to leave the CA-4 meaning Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica or fly out...


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