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Forum: Latin America 02-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By marksgone
After heading down south and now north up near...

After heading down south and now north up near Iguazu I know what I would do again. For what it is worth, following the Andes down the spine of the continent is a must. The Paso de San Francisco,...
Forum: Latin America 01-31-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By marksgone
Yea, great timing. The Caraterra Austral and RN40...

Yea, great timing. The Caraterra Austral and RN40 that we did straight after would have seen me with some roadside repairs I think. Both great rides by the way! Possibly best of the trip so far....
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By marksgone
Just a quick update. We got to Orsorno and...

Just a quick update.

We got to Orsorno and visited the guys at Motoaventura. Swapped out the rear for another K60 (it was their last one and earmarked for another fellow but the truck was arriving...
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,466
Posted By marksgone
After 3 months in Ecuador and 5 in Peru I...

After 3 months in Ecuador and 5 in Peru I realized: In Ecuador they don't mind if they kill you, in Peru, they try! They are nice people just selfish, inconsiderate road users. Ride accordingly I...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By marksgone
Hey there Tuckers, San Rafael is around 250 kms...

Hey there Tuckers,
San Rafael is around 250 kms south of Mendoza, its on the Dakar route this year (missed last year but this will be the 5 time I think. GPS is s34.45.435 w068.11.111, this is where...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By marksgone
I too had a few hassles in getting SOAT in Lima....

I too had a few hassles in getting SOAT in Lima. The one place that I KNOW will sell you insurance by the month is Mapfre. It is a real mission trying to convince other brokers that it is possible to...
Forum: Latin America 12-19-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By marksgone
Dakar 2014 in San Rafael 6th Jan

Dakar 2014 in San Rafael 6th Jan
<hr style="color:#D1D1E1; background-color:#D1D1E1" size="1"> Folks,
we are currently taking time out from the big journey and...
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By marksgone
Hey snatchy, sounds like you had a great...

Hey snatchy,
sounds like you had a great adventure! Hope the normal life doesn't hurt too much!
Yea, thanks for the info. I sort of thought I would have to head over to Chile to get some tires....
Forum: Latin America 11-30-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By marksgone
Hey, any new info on this? Currently heading...

Hey,
any new info on this? Currently heading south and it looks like Bariloche would be the ideal place to change rear k60. What are my chances of finding a decent tire for a decent price down...
Forum: Latin America 11-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By marksgone
We are 2-up on a v-strom and did around 3-4000kms...

We are 2-up on a v-strom and did around 3-4000kms in Ecuador. As a previous poster said, there is plenty of tar to get to most places on the tourist trail. We run k60's so get off road a bit but you...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,399
Posted By marksgone
Just a quick back up of what Jamie states. I...

Just a quick back up of what Jamie states. I bicycled thru Mexico about 5 years ago and camped about 50% of the time, never any problems. Sometimes asking landowners was the way to go other time...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By marksgone
Tyres here or in South America

Heading out on a RTW starting in Peru. Currently running the stock rubber on a DL650 with only 2000k's on them. Will put another 2000 before I ship the bike across the pond. With only 4000 kms these...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,124
Posted By marksgone
Just my 2c worth but have been using a UClear...

Just my 2c worth but have been using a UClear system now for a couple of months and is perfect, phone, comms, music but my biggest selling point was no boom. I run a Nolan 104 and wanted a boom-less...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,230
Posted By marksgone
MSR Whisperlite. It aint no whisper (think...

MSR Whisperlite. It aint no whisper (think afterburner) but runs on readlily available fuel anywhere on the planet, inexpensive, easily serviced, packs small and can cook all night long. Downside,...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By marksgone
That's a brilliant idea mookybird! How durable is...

That's a brilliant idea mookybird! How durable is this silnylon you speak of? And what of its waterproof-ness? I'm thinking it could double as an additional vestibule with the addition of a couple of...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By marksgone
Sensational troops, the search has direction,...

Sensational troops, the search has direction, cheers for the info! Now for the expensive part!
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By marksgone
Bike cover. Dual Use for camping?

Looking for a bike cover that can fit a panniered-up 650 to keep away curious eyes in the cities BUT also double as possible ground sheet/tarp/general purpose camping orientated tool in the bush....
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By marksgone
Zip-off Pants! Such a thing?

I over heat. Evolutionary flaw or high metabolism but once the bike stops and I want to have a quick wander around sights/shops I start to melt. Hey, life in the tropics! I have a great set of...
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