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Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Dan Man
North America/TAT/DR650/Remote rides

Hello all, I am in the planning stages of a long distance trip for next summer. I previously spent two years riding up to Inuvik and down to TDF on a wee-strom but felt like I would just stretch the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By Dan Man
nashville ride tomorrow?

Any one in the nashville area want to go ride tomorrow? possibly dualsport/small roads?

I got a dr650.

lemme know 801.sixTWOeight.8148
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Man
i had looked at them earlier and it doesn't seem...

i had looked at them earlier and it doesn't seem they have one for late model DRs (96+)
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Man
DR650 short shift lever

Does anyone know of a slightly shorter shift lever on the market? I moved my pegs down and back and would like something a bit closer to my foot.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Dan Man
Nashville area DS

Is there a good resource for finding cool rides/dirt in the Nashville area? Just picked me up a DR650 since moving back to TN. Thanks for any and all direction!
Forum: Latin America 06-11-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Dan Man
I did too! worked 5x !

I did too! worked 5x !
Forum: Americas 03-08-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Dan Man
So I didn't specify some of the uhh.......

So I didn't specify some of the uhh.... specifics.

I was refering to selling to a local of said country. If you want to sell to another gringo that is a different story and you should talk to...
Forum: Latin America 03-07-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dan Man
I skipped Chiloe :cry You are making me regret it.

I skipped Chiloe :cry You are making me regret it.
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,000
Posted By Dan Man
My music earbuds that don't fall out when wearing...

My music earbuds that don't fall out when wearing my helmet.
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Dan Man
If you pursue this further you will get more...

If you pursue this further you will get more responses in:

Regional Forums -- Latin America
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Dan Man
I sold my bike in Chile. There are two legal...

I sold my bike in Chile. There are two legal places to do it: Punta Arenas and Iquique. Do a google map search and you will see these are opposite extremes of the country.

I have a contact in...
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Dan Man
A possible way to go is using the LDS Family...

A possible way to go is using the LDS Family History Library. You don't need to be a member of the church, as I am not.

I visited in person, but you may be able to find some useful information...
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dan Man
I really enjoyed Ruta 40. My brief excursion into...

I really enjoyed Ruta 40. My brief excursion into Chile lead me to find Ruta 5 to be a superhighway. However, Ruta 7 (Carreterra Austral) is not to be missed. You could cruise Argentina south until...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Dan Man
+1. I messed around on this one and wouldn't...

+1. I messed around on this one and wouldn't recommend it.
Forum: Latin America 01-14-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,913
Posted By Dan Man
If you are starting and ending in Chile, then buy...

If you are starting and ending in Chile, then buy a Chilean bike. It will make it easy to buy in X country and sell in the same X country when you are done.
Forum: Americas 01-13-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By Dan Man
I forgot to mention I raised my vstrom 1.5inches...

I forgot to mention I raised my vstrom 1.5inches which was probably mostly negated by the load, and I would nick 30% of the speed bumps. It make me cringe everytime as it was my links hitting.

An...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By Dan Man
Jeez, it just got personal. I am not going to try...

Jeez, it just got personal. I am not going to try to add any fuel to the fire. You have infinitely more experience on the 990 than me. I never said it was "such a bad bike." I just said I would never...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,913
Posted By Dan Man
If you buy a Chilean bike it is best to plan on...

If you buy a Chilean bike it is best to plan on returning it to Chile, whether you leave it or sell it.

If you buy a bike in Ecuador (with Ecuadorian tags) it is best to return to Ecuador and...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Dan Man
It will save you time to do it at home. Lima is a...

It will save you time to do it at home. Lima is a city of 7 million.
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Dan Man
There are two shops in the Miraflores area of...

There are two shops in the Miraflores area of Lima that I visited. You will have to search as I don't have the information handy. I would head to Miraflores and someone can get you in the right...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Dan Man
My personal preference in order: 1. National...

My personal preference in order:

1. National Geographic Adventure Maps
2. Borch
3. Reise
4. ITMB (my least favorite)

Some will be available for some countries and others not. You will...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Dan Man
I used the National Georgraphic Adventure Map for...

I used the National Georgraphic Adventure Map for Chile and LOVED IT.

They make one for Belize. You should check it out and tell us all what you think of it.
...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Dan Man
You should pose more specific Latin America...

You should pose more specific Latin America questions in the Regional --> Latin America forum. There is a wealth of knowledge from all the guys that have rode down there.
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Dan Man
It has been known to snow in March while really...

It has been known to snow in March while really far south. Some snow fell on the pass to Ushuaia the day before I reached Ushuaia on March 1st, but quickly melted.

It is really cold and really...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Dan Man
I like your idea of waiting until you have more...

I like your idea of waiting until you have more time.

You could also just stay to the states more local to you. There are plenty of places to feel 'lost' around you.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-12-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,664
Posted By Dan Man
I disagree with guy that said "trust no one." ...

I disagree with guy that said "trust no one."

I think one needs to use their best judgement on that. Many ragged looking people that I gave a chance on my travels, turned out to be amazing people...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By Dan Man
I did Alaska to Argentina for over 1.5 years on a...

I did Alaska to Argentina for over 1.5 years on a Vstrom 650. I loved how super reliable and easy it was. Plenty of power for one. Parts everywhere. I would recommend this bike.

I would NOT...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Dan Man
I did! Thank you for reminding me.

I did! Thank you for reminding me.
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Dan Man
I got a Haidenau in Punta Arenas. That would be a...

I got a Haidenau in Punta Arenas. That would be a useful spot if you plan to drive back north.

I can't remember my contact there, but call Motoadventura and ask them for their contact in PA.
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,913
Posted By Dan Man
My understanding is: Legally you are only allowed...

My understanding is: Legally you are only allowed to leave the Zona Franca for 90 (maybe 180) days per year.

The best situation is to sell it to a local that will use it locally and maybe take...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By Dan Man
I would leave it. I wouldn't do anything besides...

I would leave it. I wouldn't do anything besides maybe hammering on it in your garage. I had much larger ones on both of my DL's wheels. Rode it for many 10,000's of miles like that. Once a new rear...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,080
Posted By Dan Man
toothpaste will also work for a little while.

toothpaste will also work for a little while.
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Dan Man
one man's trash, another man's violin. thanks for...

one man's trash, another man's violin. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,141
Posted By Dan Man
Indians (asia) do the stare even better.

Indians (asia) do the stare even better.
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Dan Man
I was always planning on Paraguay but axed it....

I was always planning on Paraguay but axed it. Was it worth it?!
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Dan Man
I personally did not like Rosetta Stone, but I...

I personally did not like Rosetta Stone, but I probably didn't give it enough time. I even tried it well into knowing passable Spanish. I did not like having to sit in front of a computer while...
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Dan Man
For me, the only significant one was Bolivia....

For me, the only significant one was Bolivia. Where else did you pay a lot? Maybe countries I didn't go to.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 236,982
Posted By Dan Man
I haven't gotten through your report but I was...

I haven't gotten through your report but I was wondering what mapping program that is. Is that part of a Garmin package?
Forum: Americas 01-09-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By Dan Man
I think you'll be fine. If it rains it is slick,...

I think you'll be fine. If it rains it is slick, but would be slick on ANY bike. I never met a motorcyclist on the Dempster with a puncture but all the trucks had multiple.
Forum: Latin America 01-09-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Dan Man
I found the Pimsleur: Learn Spanish MP3s to be a...

I found the Pimsleur: Learn Spanish MP3s to be a good complement to learning the classroom. Try to stick those on your ipod.
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