South America in a Jawa 350

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by erik350, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    more dirt roads, this time near Puyo
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  2. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Lots of mud , but luckily I could pass OK. I guess it was a good idea to put a dual sport rear tire. More to come soon:D
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  3. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    oops, here`s the pic.
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  4. El Diablo

    El Diablo Mama I'm goi'n fast!

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    My first bike was Jawa 50 when I was 12 years old. Why did you pick Jawa for this trip?

    [​IMG]
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  5. givitsum

    givitsum Scottish Adventurer

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    Lots of admiration from here in the UK Eric --- South America is the one continent I have not visited yet ---thanks for showing us round.

    That is one tough little bike --- look after each other :D

    givit
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  6. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Going up to the Chimborazo Volcano , 4800 mts. Of course was cold enough, but otherwise no problems with altitude. To bad it was cloudy and the entire mountain was not possible to see.
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  7. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Currently in Arequipa, southern Peru, in a few days will reach the famous Machu Pichu ruins. All the yellow tape you see in front of the bike, is because I crashed un northern Peru, broke the light, fairing, mirrors, and bendt crash guard.But,hey! this is ADV riding, so falling down is part of the game. Ah!I`m uninjured, I`m OK:rofl
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  8. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    In the North coast of Peru, as windy as hell and sand flying all over the street.
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  9. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    In the Colca canyon, a couple of Coyas resting near the bike.
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  10. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    In "La Raya Pass" , going from Cusco to Puno, southern Peru
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  11. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Last week was a Strike in Peru, and demonstrators closed the mayor roads with stones, ance the problems where solved, and the strike was over, nobody cared to remove the stones from the road!!!:eek1
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  12. erik350

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    In the shores of Titicaca lake , between Peru and Bolivia.
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  13. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    An old Jawa-CZ much older than mine still running smooth in Copacabana,Bolivia.
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  14. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Crossing the Tiquina Strait, in order to arrive to La Paz, Bolivia. Note that the raft was quite basic. It moved so much , even with the small waves, that I cold`n get off the bike in the 15 minutes that took the crossing
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  15. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Fantastic! Thanks for the updates and the gorgeous pics :thumb
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  16. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    Good man Eric:evil keep up the good work,keep showing em that you don,t need a flash Bmw to do the job simply get on your bike and go!!! true biking spirit!!!! Good luck Great driving
    your mate Albert:freaky
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  17. texastattoo

    texastattoo Lottery Retirement Plan

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    What an incredible adventure you've embarked on. Thank you for sharing your journey and photos with us. Reminds me that you don't need a 950 to get where you're going.
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  18. Ducatisten

    Ducatisten The wannabe advrider!

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    Hi there

    Very nice ride. Very interesting to follow the adventure here on advrider.

    Could You please tell me a bit more facts about the trip.

    Have You done extra mods to Your lovely Jawa? I know about the tires, but else?

    How many kms are You planning to ride? And do you follow a specific route, or just follow the wind around?

    Like other told You, Its fantastic doing a ride on a basic bike! Im planning a 15.000kms trip in july/august on a 125. -Even I got a 750cc bike.

    Keep it going :clap

    Ps. The Blue Style Jawa was the first bike I ever rode on. It have a lot of character, which couldnt be bought for money!
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  19. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    In Bolivia, the infamous "La ruta de la Muerte" it runs from la Paz (3500mts) to Coroico (1450mts)so you ride in neutral with no engine for more than 60kms. From the coldness in la Paz to the heat in coroico. The road is not much used because they made a new ,wider and safer one
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  20. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Another view. The road is virtually hanging over the cliffs. many crosses points where an accident has ocurred.
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