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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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    there are many small waterfalls that drain directly in the road, so sometimes is a little wet ride. But it`s awesome,believe me.
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  2. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    In Cochabamba I found this beauty, a 1970 Jawa 250 Californian with only 130km on the clock. The bike was stored for 35 years in a warehouse untill the actual owner bough it. I wanted to buy it so bad, but I`m afraid it`s priceless
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  3. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    The proof that the bike is really new. The tires where still ok. Everything was so shiny. Oh God!!!!
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  4. sweeney todd

    sweeney todd Adventurer

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    Tremendous story.

    In my younger days I had several MZ's. The 250's were a nice bike but I've not had much experience on Jawa's.

    There's alot of appeal to me of doing that sorta trip on a simple two stroke twin..........excellent:D
    #84
  5. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Todo utz Super Moderator

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    Great report.

    Keep it coming!

    :clap
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  6. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Finally in the Uyuni Salar, after many yaers of watching and reading other`s reports my day has arrive!!!!! What can I say, let`s the pic do the talking:clap
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  7. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    This is like beeing in the moon, absolutely nothing around. It`s incredible, you can ride miles and miles without paying attention to the "road".
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  8. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    In this white worl, the word "perpective" has another meaning.
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  9. RideFast

    RideFast Been here awhile

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    AWESOME PICS!...i think this is my fav. thanks for posting all of them
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  10. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    The white stuff is not snow, it`s salt!!!! Oh God, my bike is going to turn into a rusty old crap. Well, not so bad, i washed it lated, still some marks remain in the chromed parts, but I don`t care, every time I`ll see them I `ll remember this fantastic day
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  11. RideFast

    RideFast Been here awhile

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    whoops...the waterfall pic is supposed to be there...my bad
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  12. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    And finally some nice painting in the back part of a bus that runs between Potosì and Uyuni. I liked it a lot :lol3
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  13. RT jim

    RT jim Long timer

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    Great pictures. Best bike to take. I'd think assholes that would rob ya don't think you got much driving that you blend right in smart thinking. AND if I was coming up to that truck on that cliff/road. I don't care what country i'm in I'll take right lane or wall.
    #93
  14. crevans

    crevans Plays in Traffic

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    That looks to be about the only cool thing I've ever seen done to a Volvo vehicle. :lol3
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  15. Bach Rider

    Bach Rider Theme and variants

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    Great report and pics!!! Nice to see someone doing it on a two stroke :clap
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  16. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    the landscape in southern Bolivia is awesome. I really enjoy riding there.
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  17. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    There are some naturals monuments really beutifull
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  18. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Camping naer Tupiza, Bolivia. You just pitch your tent wherever you like, nobody cares, and people is curious and you will always have visits. I liked it.
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  19. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    The Argentinian border, I`m not going to Ushuaia this time, I live in Cordoba, some 1200km fron this plate.
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  20. erik350

    erik350 adventurer

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    Back in my own country after 6 months ans 19 days, it feels great.:rofl