We are gone, another trip over a long distance (going RTW, back home for now)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Thomas B., Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Thanks for the info. I´ll have a look at it as I´m Always interested in easy ways to lube a chain.
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    impressive to see lots of KMs out of your sprockets.

    hmmm.....i don't know how you could fit a 17T, mine max at 16T. think the case saver is the limiting factor.
  3. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    To be honest I don´t remeber what I did, but it was probably some changes to the case saver. It works well.
    I remenber buying the bike beginning of 2001 the Ratio just felt too short for on road riding. Coming from my BMW and being used to Sandra´s DR 650 the KTM was reving too high for me. I changed the stock 16 to 17 and that was good for me. Doing higher Speeds the engine doesn´t have to rev so high and that is nice. I Always have 15 sprockets with me when it gets a Little more technical. Compared to the 17 it is like loosing the 5th and getting a lower 1st gear and it would be a Little Shorter than the stock gearing. And that all goes with the same chain length - what is nice. On the route from Alaska to Ushuaia we only used the short Ratio for Baja, because we were following some tracks Friends of ours did on lighter bikes and we were expecting some rougher stuff.
    In Mongolia and Russia we were running the 16T stock gearing that worked well in the more "interesting" stuff.
  4. horsti

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    Hi !
    You can replace the stock case saver against the 640/660 SMC (Supermoto) case saver.
    The SMC´s came with 17T ;-)

    Regards from the other side of the pont !
    horsti
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  5. Dusty Rider

    Dusty Rider Seeking Neverland

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    Tango in the plaza. What a place!!!
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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Yeah it's pretty cool watching the folks doing Tango on the streets down there. That and the killer BBQ!
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  7. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    More exploring Buenos Aires was on the plan. La Boca where Diego Maradona started his successful football career. It’s a colorful quarter, but very touristy.

    This is supposed to be Maradona. Kind of Looks like him.

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    And of Course Messi is around too

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    crumbling glorry

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    taking a break

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    We met M´hamid again. He was so happy I told him that he could get a Carnet de Passage, that he needs for his further travels, from the swiss automobile club for a very decent price, that he invited us for dinner at his place. He made us a delicious morrocan stew.

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    getting Ready for the stew
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  8. NewmarketSTROM

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    If you are still there on Saturday there is a large street market downtown in the mornings. I believe it was on Defensa Street at Moreno.
  9. Thomas B.

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    thanks for the info. We were there last I believe it was Sunnday or Saturday? Doesn´t matter. Sandra read About it and wanted to go.
    Cheers Thomas
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  10. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile Supporter

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    Glad to see you two are still having fun! Thomas, you still had TONS of miles left on those sprockets! If you could only get that many miles out of a set of tires!

    Keep up the good work and I'm still following along.... from my couch! :lol3
  11. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    get off that Couch and on the bike and do some riding. Your not getting lazy are you? :D
    Yeah tires with that life would be nice, but they are not on the market yet.
  12. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    We did some more exploring in BA. First stop was the “Floralis Generica”, a huge sculpter of a flower made of steel and aluminum with an electrical mechanism that lets it open every morning and close again in the evening.

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    Second was the graveyard in la Recoleta. It is huge and many well-known persons found their last resting place here. It is very touristy with tour groups and walking tours all over the place.

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    and probably the most photograghed grave - Eva Peron (Evita)

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  13. Thomas B.

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    Ok, one more Buenos Aires session.

    Went for a bike ride in the City. These bikes are for free.

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    Frida is everywhere in South America. I never found out why. She is mexican.

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    Took a tour through the pink Palace.
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    view from the balcony. Evita spoke from the one next to it.

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    one of the main Rooms inside

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    Evita on a Building

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    a bookstore in an old Theater. They say its the biggest bookstore in the world.

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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    very nice update.

    yeah for now, i have to settle for what you and other post. still another 2 years before i could plan any trip to SA. have to do UE this year and next.
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  15. Normlas

    Normlas Been here awhile

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    Hi guys,
    so when you are coming up to Brasil? The rain is nice and warm up here :raindance

    Would be cool to catch up with you guys again, the Iguazu falls were awesome and well worth a visit on the way up. I'm heading for the coast now, aiming to make it to Florianapolis in the next few days.

    Ride safe amigos !
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  16. Thomas B.

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    Hey Arjan, heading North tomorrow through Uruguay and then Brasil, so in your direction. Just had a big thunder storm here in BA and it was hot and humid today - just like you like it.:rofl Slow down a bit and we will meet.
    Ride safe
    Cheers Thomas
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  17. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile Supporter

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    Where are you two?
  18. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    Guessing they're still airing out in Buenos Aires
  19. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Nope, not in BA anymore. Sorry I haven´t posted anything lately, but was lazy and didn´t take many photos eather.
    we left BA 2 weeks ago and made our way through Uruguay to Brasil. We are in Gramado at the Moment.
    I´ll try to get some photos Ready for upload today or tomorrow and try to post something soon, but don´t Count on it. :D
  20. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Keep on keeping on Thomas. We'll read when you write.
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