New Zealand RTW and back on a KTM500exc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Aaron.S, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now Supporter

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    Awesome man, Keep on charging north. The northwest is off to an epic ski season.....
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  2. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    So I hear. It's boosted my motivation to get some K's behind me and still trying not to miss out on stuff to see on the way.

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  3. WRC51

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    What an Adventure, you Sir have my deepest Respect.
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  4. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    Thanks. Easily done by anyone

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  5. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    Like you needed another reason to buy a KTM. I went to the ktm dealer here in Guatemala to buy some oil and a couple filters and as soon as they saw my bike and heard how far I had come they offered to do a service on it free. Also replacing my burnt indicator no charge. I got treated like a rock star. Thankyou KTM Guatemala! !! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Awesome trip!!!:lurk
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  7. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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    Don't come to Canada. KTM dealers here would charge you double.
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  8. shampoo

    shampoo Adventurer

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    By and large you are right.. Here in Quebec they really are crooks. No just crooks, but liars as well. Really gives KTM a bad name. I've found one in Trois Rivieres who isn't a crook, is fair, but no way would they do a free service like that..

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  9. juno

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    Great ride report Aaron! You are not the first to be banging big miles on a 500 but you are certainly adding to the list! There are a lot of pluses (coming from a 690 owner!).
    Pretty awesome getting the free service in Guatemala!
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  10. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    Tough choice between the two then throw in the husky 701.

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  11. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    I think there is a big difference to banging big miles on the 500 from your home to local trail or between States than on a point A to Point B trip through South and Central America. More often than not days from a KTM dealer and parts. Not so interested been on the big hours list but put me on the point A to point B list and I'm super curious if someone out there has done further on a 500 solo.

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  12. Crashes

    Crashes Been here awhile

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    Now that point A to B list would be a mighty short list in deed. Awesome RR you arte writing, please keep with it. Loved the volcano shot.
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  13. juno

    juno Long timer

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    I was looking for The Rolling Hobo's latest trip on his 500 but I couldn't find it.
    His trips are pretty high mileage and pretty extreme off road.

  14. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    guttrd Been here awhile

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    I think the Motonomad folks might be your only competition on distance and remoteness.
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  16. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    Great website its well done. Look into the mileage. I'm going for a stock 500 making my distance what ever it turns out to be. Everyone has their own.
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  17. Plebz

    Plebz Long time lurking

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    Unfortunately the Rolling Hobo injured himself in the Carpathian Mountains which cut his last trip short, no doubt he will give it another crack when the weather turns next year.


    Awesome stuff Aaron.S!!! I thought I had settled on a 690 after contemplating a 500 for quite some time...now I'm back thinking about a 500 again :rofl
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  18. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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    Jebus. You ARE a lurker. Welcome.
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  19. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer

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    Sorry to hear he got Hurt and hope he heels fast. I'm sure he'll be thinking up some great adventure while on the mend.

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    I rode up to Flores the last couple days with on again off again Rain. The first morning was 10k of lane splitting gridlock traffic in Guatemala city .Joy. Today was nicer and I went to Tikal to see the Mayan temples. You can then pay another 50Q and get a pass to ride 20k up a slippery clay road to some other ruins at Uaxactun.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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