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Forum: Latin America 04-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By bouldergeek
Me, or Ricardo? :eek1 :huh :cry

Me, or Ricardo? :eek1 :huh :cry
Forum: Latin America 04-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By bouldergeek
That's a really good idea. Unfortunately, I...

That's a really good idea.

Unfortunately, I am now out in el campo near Quito with no transportation.

Wish I could just cancel at an inland aduana. But, I can see why they don't do it that...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By bouldergeek
Yeah, I understand the impuestos and the TVIP. ...

Yeah, I understand the impuestos and the TVIP. With so many people on the HUBB and here doing the "Transact in the US, take over the bike in country" method, I figured that it was really as...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By bouldergeek
One way to view it is that the transaction,...

One way to view it is that the transaction, sales, communication, titling and funds transfer all happened in the US.

However, the bike currently resides in Ecuador.

One thing that I found...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By bouldergeek
Ricardo at Moto Performance Peru is awesome. ...

Ricardo at Moto Performance Peru is awesome.

His shop techs, however, are the most unskilled monkeys I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. High school kids at a Quickie Lube have far more...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By bouldergeek
Sold bike, can't cancel TVIP?

So, following the experience of other inmates here, I sold my bike to another US citizen in Ecuador. We completed the transaction amiably, had the bike looked over and ridden by a mechanic, etc.
...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By bouldergeek
Heh, I was just in Banos the other night. No...

Heh, I was just in Banos the other night. No idea what the key caps code is for the accent on the 'n.'

Still in Cuenca. Heading to Quito tomorrow, then home to Colorado.

Ah, well, just...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,588
Posted By bouldergeek
Gaah, I just sold my KLR in Ecuador! Finally...

Gaah, I just sold my KLR in Ecuador!

Finally I can make a tech day in Colorado, and I am no longer a KLRista!

:cry

Rock on. Keep the community alive.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 86,439
Posted By bouldergeek
After more than a year and a half away, I am...

After more than a year and a half away, I am really stoked to be returning to Boulder County next week!

12,500 miles of South American KLR riding was nice, but it is time to go home.
...
Forum: Latin America 04-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By bouldergeek
Yo, Justin, I am going to be in Quito Sunday and...

Yo, Justin, I am going to be in Quito Sunday and Monday.

Want to go hunting for a good beer or bottle of wine?

I just sold my bike, so I am a duffel-bagging airplane tourist now.
Forum: Americas 04-03-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23,671
Views: 1,803,517
Posted By bouldergeek
I concur. I've stayed at Motels del amor three...

I concur. I've stayed at Motels del amor three times on my travels. Though you might get some strange looks, trying to explain that you just want a safe place to spend the night. The hard rubber...
Forum: Latin America 04-01-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By bouldergeek
I have probably done 20 border crossings in...

I have probably done 20 border crossings in Central and South America (and of course, that's n00b tier compared to the big daddies here).

Nobody has ever cared what their predecessors did. Do...
Forum: Latin America 03-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,375
Posted By bouldergeek
I am going to sell my bike, but I can't leave the...

I am going to sell my bike, but I can't leave the plate behind.

I need my plate to cancel my insurance and registration in the US, and am penalized without that.

So, my plan is to not include...
Forum: Latin America 03-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By bouldergeek
I am in the same, but reversed role. I will...

I am in the same, but reversed role.

I will be selling my KLR to another American, this week.

If I sign the original title over (just as I would in the US), can I get a notario to give me a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By bouldergeek
Wow, I was unaware of that. Yeah, you can see...

Wow, I was unaware of that. Yeah, you can see that my memory is the same, that places in those areas should be >$1000 in my mind.

But, I haven't rented there since 1993, so my concept of prices...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By bouldergeek
Viajero looking for BoCo sublet

After more than a year out of the US on travel (if you count working in Antarctica to be travel), I am heading back to Colorado, with a wicked hankering for smothered burritos and IPA! Typing this...
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,605
Posted By bouldergeek
Thanks for the support. Since I slacked on...

Thanks for the support.

Since I slacked on initiating a Smugmug account, and haven't been writing a ride report, I don't have my own place to put my observations.

I just crossed from Peru to...
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,605
Posted By bouldergeek
Man, I remember this thread from trip planning...

Man, I remember this thread from trip planning way back when.

As a Peru datapoint, when crossing from Copacabana, Bolivia to Puno, Peru, the fat cop at the Peruvian (Peruano) Policia Nacional will...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,735
Views: 508,881
Posted By bouldergeek
Wow, what an awesome post and visit! That's...

Wow, what an awesome post and visit!

That's a lot of living in a short time.

I miss well cared for, socialized dogs.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 53,224
Posted By bouldergeek
Well, to be fair, I have been on the road for six...

Well, to be fair, I have been on the road for six months. I thought I would be more thrifty, but I ended up spending about $350-400 a week. So, I have had some good times.

The language barrier...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 53,224
Posted By bouldergeek
Wow, fellow Coloradoan, your trip is working out...

Wow, fellow Coloradoan, your trip is working out amazingly!

Your experiences are vastly different from mine, heading northward. I will be staying tuned to see if Peru and Bolivia present you...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By bouldergeek
I just had my D606 rear "chunk & punc" in Peru. ...

I just had my D606 rear "chunk & punc" in Peru. Tore two knobs off, down to cord. It was a matter of seconds before loss of tube integrity.

In identical conditions and loading, I never had any...
Forum: Latin America 03-24-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By bouldergeek
Hey, I was in a lot of those same areas this...

Hey, I was in a lot of those same areas this week.

The mountains around Huaraz are amazing. Cold and wet up there, though.

Currently in Piura, getting over bad fallout from ceviche,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 48,758
Posted By bouldergeek
I'm an only child, and very comfortable in my own...

I'm an only child, and very comfortable in my own skin, in my own company.

However, I have learned that at about the five-month stage, I get really tired of being a Gringo in Latin America. The...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By bouldergeek
Word down here is Uruguay and Brazil are the best...

Word down here is Uruguay and Brazil are the best places to leave bikes.

People are setting up storage warehouses in Brazil, now that they don't require a TVIP.

Sticky hot in urban Lima, today....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,366
Posted By bouldergeek
Until it got stolen in Peru (never turn your...

Until it got stolen in Peru (never turn your back, even for a sandwich), I was using a 1455 LMT in an open-air RAM smartphone cradle. I just had a Powerlet to 12V cigarette socket in my tank bag. ...
Forum: Latin America 03-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By bouldergeek
Hey, Ben, good to see you made it to Mendoza, and...

Hey, Ben, good to see you made it to Mendoza, and can enjoy a bit.

A few of my tips from Mendoza:

I enjoyed hanging in Lujan de Cuyo much more than the city. People were friendly and helpful,...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By bouldergeek
Having just completed five months dual sporting...

Having just completed five months dual sporting through South America, currently posting from Lima, I would say that every time you enter a roadway in Lima, that truly is La Carreterra le La Morte!
...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,207
Posted By bouldergeek
I just wanted to give you guys a shout of...

I just wanted to give you guys a shout of appreciation.

I swang in to the Longmont store just before crating my KLR for South America, last year.

I love my Expedition tank bag, waterproof...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,460
Posted By bouldergeek
I never had the Turbo, but I remember them in the...

I never had the Turbo, but I remember them in the shops.

My first bike was a brand new, in-the-crate, Yamaha XJ650RJ Seca. The nonturbo was so lovely. Elegant, nice flat seat, with Progresive...
Forum: Latin America 03-11-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By bouldergeek
The police were using KLRs in Bolivia, and they...

The police were using KLRs in Bolivia, and they are a small people.

I kitted out a Gen 2 KLR to work for my 5'3" female friend, and they sit higher than Gen 3.

Even mine, which I tried to make...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By bouldergeek
We went up there in mid-October. It was my...

We went up there in mid-October. It was my girlfriend's first day as a motorcycle passenger, ever.

It was 82F in Santiago. We were roasting in traffic.

It was snowing and wet sleet on top...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By bouldergeek
For whatever reason, I cannot go back and edit my...

For whatever reason, I cannot go back and edit my above post for typos. So, pardon my poor typing.

If you know your placa number when they ask you, no one will inspect your bike. If you don't...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By bouldergeek
Hey, Ben, wow, you finally made it out of Sucre! ...

Hey, Ben, wow, you finally made it out of Sucre! The tasty breakfasts at the Condor mus really have lured you in. :-)

I also pu this info on JDowns' thread yesterday. he's in the same boat.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12,564
Views: 1,187,764
Posted By bouldergeek
I would consider letting an Inmate ride it back...

I would consider letting an Inmate ride it back up to the US.

I would guess that it would have to be sold and then bought back.

Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12,564
Views: 1,187,764
Posted By bouldergeek
That's the kit that i brought down with me as my...

That's the kit that i brought down with me as my spares for South America. I think I paid somewhere around $80, shipped in Colorado.

I am at a quandary about whether I should sell my wonderfully...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By bouldergeek
Does it cost the same as a similarly built KLR? ...

Does it cost the same as a similarly built KLR?

:rofl:D:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,634
Posted By bouldergeek
I just put my beautifully farkled 685 up for sale...

I just put my beautifully farkled 685 up for sale overe on the HUBB.

I may regret selling it, if it comes to that.

I just don't want to deal with return shipping or aduana issues in South...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 1,053,510
Posted By bouldergeek
This thread should provide the needed info for...

This thread should provide the needed info for the Reciprocity Fee:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2273840

TL;DR:...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 1,053,510
Posted By bouldergeek
Wow, the grapes look ready to harvest! They were...

Wow, the grapes look ready to harvest! They were much smaller when I was in wine country, a month ago.

I found Conception to be way too hectic for my mental frame of mind. I moved onward, and...
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