Rider from Argentina

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by TUCKERS, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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  2. breakdirt916

    breakdirt916 CA PLATED 94 YZ250 2-STROKE

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    125!!
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  3. Fat Nelly

    Fat Nelly Cut from a stinky cloth

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    Biggest smile ever and a true ADV. 7 more years my kids will be in college and that will be me! One lucky man to be able to ride an adventure like that. Can't wait!
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  4. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    One CC for every pound of luggage he has strapped onto the bike :D

    Not my packing style, but good luck to the guy. No doubt he's having the time of his life.
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Looks like the old GN125, I think.

    When will he be in Vegas?
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  6. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    He is staying with us for a week. I reached out to him via the sticker you posted. He is about the 15th person riding RTW that has stayed here as we are 15 miles from Yosemite.

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  7. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Wow! That's great. The POWER of ADVRIDER at it's best. Thank you for putting some effort in to finding him and hosting him. We only briefly met him at a gas stop and we had to move on in a different direction. But I gave him one of our stickers and hoped he would get involved with ADV...he wasn't aware of this site!
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  8. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  9. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Wowzer......only took him a month! We met him September 4th......I suggested he ought to join then.
    Well...welcome him from Colleen and James....we met outside Williams AZ. Have him make a post members can reply to.
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  10. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Very clean looking bike.
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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    That's what I thought when we met him in AZ. Super clean. 125cc! Not beat to death though...….he said it is super reliable and he hasn't done anything to it engine wise. He was carrying a HUGE load.....I mean HUGE!
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  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    He has been hanging out in the SFV and then Hanford for a while now here then maybe to nor cal but he has to go down to Mex to renew his travel visa soon.
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  13. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Oh carp. Years ago when I was on a visitor visa and left for Tijuana to renew it they wouldn’t let me back in!
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  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    So he came for a few days, we found a plate under the case for the sump plug was stripped and he was drippin some dino so I ordered him a new plate and some gaskets and oRing which was wednesday, the three business days brings it back to wednesday so Saturday he went to Yosemite for a few days then returned tuesday I sent him down yesterday to get the parts and we fixed it. This morning he left but returned with a flat 3 minutes later. Luckily he runs tubes on that 125 and Oakhurst tire and cycle was open so within an hour or so we had him fixed up again and on his way To SF then Mendocino. Turned him on to an older lid I had too. If anyone can put him up tonight let me know I can pm him. ADIOS Leandro!



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  15. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Thank you for being a fine ambassador of ADV and helping him out with all that.
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  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Your sticker is on his case I forgot to do a shot of it. I love helping RTW riders and since Im 15 miles from Yosemite we do it often.
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  17. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Good stuff. It’s great helping travelers. Being in a strange land can be daunting and expensive, any help is MUCH appreciated. Your efforts will reward in so many ways.
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  18. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    We have done this multiple times and never had a bad experience. Plus we have places all over the world to stay if they are home.

    If there is anyone near Willits or Ukiah post up he is in nor cal for a while.
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