The Gap Year- Chile

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by 95Monster, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    So things got a little out of hand, the mods moved some posts to the basement and I got scolded for cross posting to the GSpot.

    But more importantly, things are happening on the bike front. BMW NA’s involvement is yielding positive results. But you’ll have to go read about it here:

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/power-button-failure-help.1356145/page-4

    This page is for the Ride Report and, well, I got nothing to report. You’ve already seen the clams.
  2. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    Sorry for crapping in your thread. I was actually trying to help. I did not realize the mods would be sensitive to my content.
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  3. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    All good. Thank you
  4. ApexJeff

    ApexJeff Been here awhile

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    A nice couple day ride is over to Mendoza, up to Paso Agua Negre and back to La Serena, going through all the wine country, might be good to see once your BMW is done before you head south again. Fantastic riding from Santiago.
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  5. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    Haven’t been to Mendoza yet but crossed border at Paso Agua Negra and came out onto the coast at La Serena. The bike died just south of La Serena.
  6. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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  7. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Grampy

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    Just seeing "La Serena" in print brings back memories. Almost exactly two years ago I hit an extremely large goat 50 miles north of La Serena. I had my broken leg operated on and spent five nights in the clinic there. Fortunately I had bought medjet assist evacuation insurance. I don't think I'll take another long trip without it.
  8. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    Oh wow. And I thought my trip was getting crummy.
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  9. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Grampy

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    I'm pulling for you to get that bike back and continue down the Austral Highway.
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  10. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    WOW, just finished reading your RR. What a crappie turn of events. This is making me more satisfied with the outdated pig of a bike my KLR is.
    Good luck and hope you can salvage your trip.
  11. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    This afternoon, I picked up a loaner bike from BMW. Sounds like my bike will be ready next Tuesday. So, I’m getting out of here for a few days. Try out my new tent and stuff. Get out of the city. See some stars. F3AD9460-B2E6-4E39-B5DD-76FEB5503CDB.jpeg
  12. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Is that a new model? Test Ride?
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  13. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    It’s a 2017 but only 1700 kms on it.
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  14. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Glad you got some wheels under you again
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  15. CA Stu

    CA Stu Bibamus, moriendum est. Super Moderator

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    Awesome :thumb.

    Make with the reporting again already. :dirtdog
  16. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    When you start a report, there is a responsibility to update us poor souls who hasn't in you every word.
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  17. lifetravelled

    lifetravelled Been here awhile

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    Good to see some progress, thought we might catch up to you but hopefully your back on the road soon. State safe and sane.

    Josh and Stef
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  18. holckster

    holckster dougholck Supporter

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    Cool
    Test Ride to Ushuaia
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  19. 95Monster

    95Monster Been here awhile

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    Okay, so I got out of there as quick as I could and headed south. Found some dirt but it was short lived. 07074C37-0AF8-4E72-AD51-F1D683E19777.jpeg And just worked my way south for as long as I could while trying to stay off Rte5. At the end of the day, I wound up at a campground on a lake East of Talca. Nice place. Cool dogs. And, got to try out my tent. 1982F0B7-4324-4EA7-802A-11AA2EC3F5DF.jpeg Next day I bombed south, over 500kms on Rte 5 to MotoCamp, just east of Pucon. The beer tap is a good sign. FAE9C55C-9767-4800-9534-F33CFFC4D4E3.jpeg
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  20. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    Nice to see you got on the road again.
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