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Forum: Latin America 07-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By tumbler45
I can offer a little personal experience on this...

I can offer a little personal experience on this matter. I left our two motos (F650GS and KTM 990ADV) in La Paz at Andar motos, a BMW dealer. By the looks of a first rate shop, new BMW motos and cars...
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By tumbler45
What is the Lagunas route?

What is the Lagunas route?
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By tumbler45
Motos Stuck in Bolivia

Looking for a little advise:

We rode from North America towards TDF last year (www.facebook.com/thefuegoproject (http://www.facebook.com/thefuegoproject)), ended up having to take a pause in...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By tumbler45
I am a happy customer.

I am a happy customer.
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By tumbler45
Parts from BMW, Lima

We are currently just north of Lima, and plan on stopping there for a few days of some much needed moto maintenance. I would like to ask your opinion on the prices they have quoted below. I...
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,628
Posted By tumbler45
We left Cartagena Sunday morning, just arrived in...

We left Cartagena Sunday morning, just arrived in Medellin a few hours ago. Didn't get stopped anywhere along the way. It was definitely a bit risky, but I understand we are now 100% insured. We...
Forum: Latin America 01-19-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,628
Posted By tumbler45
SOAT in Columbia - held up for 3 days

A group of us have just disembarked the StalRatte two days ago and are in Cartagena. We have had a problem with the SOAT, it will not be available to us until Monday afternoon. The agent has...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By tumbler45
Yep, that the shop I was looking at. Do you...

Yep, that the shop I was looking at. Do you happen to know a good phone number of email I could try?

Many thanks,

Dell
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By tumbler45
Help ordering tires from MotoShop in Medellin

We are presently in Mexico, on our way to Ushuaia. I'm trying to see about ordering a set of Mefo's for my 990 ADV and for my girlfriends F650GS. I have called Moto Shop in Medellin, but my spanish...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 2,021,626
Posted By tumbler45
Last minute tips?

My girlfriend and I are heading into Mexico (Tierra del Fuego bound) this week, me on a 990 and she on a 650GS. We plan to cross into Mexico at Presdido/Ojinaga and head to Copper Canyon, Durango,...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By tumbler45
Here is a reponse i got from the company where I...

Here is a reponse i got from the company where I purchased my insurance, hopfully it will work out as hey say anyone had to try it?



You have a couple of options on getting your vehicle permit...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By tumbler45
Forgot to check out of Mexico in '08, can I get back in?

Yea, I forgot to check my KTM out at the banjcertio before leaving Mexico. Didn't realize my mistake until I was 1/2 back to DE. Is there a process to fix this or do I just have to try and work it...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By tumbler45
We are interested, my girlfriend and I are...

We are interested, my girlfriend and I are planning a big trip starting the beginning of 2013. We would love to find a way to include Cuba. For now the plan is to ride southbound from the states,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By tumbler45
I rechecked the quote, I guess my memory was a...

I rechecked the quote, I guess my memory was a little optimistic. 600 rebuild, 300 valve job, 284 gaskets, 200 bearings etc, total 1384.

I am sure these motors routinely go 100,000 miles +....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By tumbler45
I wouldn't say it has been neglected, regular oil...

I wouldn't say it has been neglected, regular oil changes with quality oil, never overheated, never a loss of oil pressure. I have been pretty hard on it though, including a few full on track days. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By tumbler45
990 motor overhaul options

I removed the motor from my 990 today. I'm looking to send it out for an overhaul. It is running fine, but I have 50k miles of abusive riding on it. I am prepping the bike for a 30k+ trip and would...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By tumbler45
Replacement motor (Superduke R maybe?)

Anyone know a source for a good LC8 motor? KTM has a new surplus Superduke R motor, and apparently they have already installed one in an Adventure. If it wasn't $4,500 I would get it. 130 HP on a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
Well we have arrived at Blanc Sablon. Let's...

Well we have arrived at Blanc Sablon. Let's revisit the last 2 days of riding the TLH. When we arrived in HVGB early afternoon we entertained the idea of pressing on. Since I had an unpleasant...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
We had aspirations of making the 11 am ferry from...

We had aspirations of making the 11 am ferry from Blanc Sablon. We rose at an early 6am and were out the door in 30 minutes or so. The weather was no better than the night before, below 50 degrees...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
We were out of Goose Bay by 930, after a stop at...

We were out of Goose Bay by 930, after a stop at the very popular Tim Hortons. We had a 260 mike stretch ahead of us with no fuel. 260 is the exact range of both of our bikes, so we made use of two...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
It was only about 45 degrees when we left Lab...

It was only about 45 degrees when we left Lab city, but it was only going to get warmer as the day went. It was fresh pavement for the first 60 miles, untill we came upon the construction crews...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
We woke in the morning to mostly cloudy skies....

We woke in the morning to mostly cloudy skies. The flies were out and seemed to enjoy eating at Tonya. After 20 minutes she finally put on her bug net and escaped them. We were on our way and headed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
Tonya's comment for the day: A breath of fresh...

Tonya's comment for the day:
A breath of fresh air and a fantastic breakfast start the day off lovely. After crepes and coffee we set off to the TLH. The ride was nice... the road not so nice. Take...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
To day we head up the TLH. We were out of bed...

To day we head up the TLH. We were out of bed early and headed out to search for breakfast. We found a great spot just down from the hotel, a French type breakfast place with great coffee, much to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
We were out of aroostook park by 9 am, had a...

We were out of aroostook park by 9 am, had a quick breakfast at a dinner and headed for the border. We crossed at a small town about 1/2 way up the Maine/Canadain border. It was uneventful, a few of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
So I was heading back to PHL Friday morning and...

So I was heading back to PHL Friday morning and had a good look at hurricane Earl, and the weather we would be dealing with....
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By tumbler45
Lodi and Eli take us To Labrador

Introducing Lodi:
http://tumbler45.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/smugshot2838297/992850499_T8YnU-M.jpg (http://tumbler45.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/13605770_fBoQq#992850499_T8YnU-A-LB)
And Eli:...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By tumbler45
When my fuel pump died the motor would barely run...

When my fuel pump died the motor would barely run at higher throttle positions, only when the bike was hot. The hotter it got the worse it was untill the motor would die. When it was cold it would...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By tumbler45
I am doing the same, but I carry the barely...

I am doing the same, but I carry the barely functional electric motor from the fuel pump I replaced. I would like to carry a new one but not for the price. Has anyone found a source for just the...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By tumbler45
I had a similar oil leak, only mine way enough to...

I had a similar oil leak, only mine way enough to leave a puddle in the bashguard. I found the clamp on the oil return line to be not very tight. Since there was no good way to tighten it I just...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 36,409
Posted By tumbler45
I finally replaced my fuel pump at 31,000 miles...

I finally replaced my fuel pump at 31,000 miles (it is a 2007 990 Adv)

I started having an issue at 20k. When the fuel was low (under 1 gal left) and only under hard braking or acceration the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,306
Posted By tumbler45
The last time I put my pump back in I cut one of...

The last time I put my pump back in I cut one of the orings. I went to my local hydraulic shop and they gave me something that wasn't the exact size, but it has sealed perfectly. I can track down a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,306
Posted By tumbler45
First thing I did was pull off the filters and...

First thing I did was pull off the filters and check them out. They were brown, but did not seem to be clogged. I could blow through them will no resistance (for whatever that is worth). I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,306
Posted By tumbler45
Mine is failing at 30,000 miles. Same story as...

Mine is failing at 30,000 miles. Same story as listed above, it started with the engine losing power and sometimes stalling when the fuel level was low, but only under hard braking or acceleration...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,304
Posted By tumbler45
As for my issue, it has also "gone away". ...

As for my issue, it has also "gone away".

Great, now when will it resurface?

I took the bike apart, checked and reinstalled the filters, ran the pump and plumbed in fuel pressure gauge to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By tumbler45
I did almost the same ride a year ago, only...

I did almost the same ride a year ago, only entered mexico a little further east and checked out copper canyon. It was the best month of my life! I've been trying to figure a way to quit my job...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By tumbler45
I was thinking about it and came up with another...

I was thinking about it and came up with another reason to run the vent lines like you did.

Right now if I fill my tanks to the top and put the bike on the side stand it transfers the .2...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By tumbler45
I noticed you ran you vent lines up and then...

I noticed you ran you vent lines up and then down. I understand that the the vents the lines are attached to are plumbed through the gas caps, and therefore already run up to the highest point in...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,304
Posted By tumbler45
I have not replaced the filters, but I will. They...

I have not replaced the filters, but I will. They were brown, but did not seem to be fouled up enough to cause this problem. Considering I have 26k miles on the bike, including about 7000 in Mexico,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,304
Posted By tumbler45
It sound like you are having a similar problem to...

It sound like you are having a similar problem to me.

I was out riding yesterday and noticed the bike didn't seem to have the power it usually does. As soon as I got out of traffic I gave it a...
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