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Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By charapa
BB, They have already sent a letter to ASO...

BB,

They have already sent a letter to ASO saying that the EMPHATICALLY want in for 2016! :deal:deal
Forum: Racing 10-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By charapa
DAKAR 2016 Route Rumors

Less than 11 weeks to DAKAR 2015 and already the 2016 rumors are flying!!

We had a good run last thread, so lets start this one off with this article:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 51,930
Posted By charapa
Stop by and see us in Huanuco in Peru! ...

Stop by and see us in Huanuco in Peru!

Here is a video my son made from our last tour in Peru to make your mouth water:

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Forum: Latin America 09-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By charapa
I live in Peru up in the Andes and just stopped...

I live in Peru up in the Andes and just stopped by Touratech to pick up a tire (as I am passing thru Lima coming back from the DAKAR SERIES 'Desafio Inca' race down in Ica, Peru) for a UK Motoquero...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,713
Posted By charapa
Having a great time here ar DESAFIO INCA!! ...

Having a great time here ar DESAFIO INCA!!

Sorry, no camera with me, but I can answer any questions :evil

Cheers! Toby
Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,713
Posted By charapa
Neduro, Would love to have you come! Sorry...

Neduro,

Would love to have you come! Sorry that none of my 11 bikes are a real rally or trials bike like you are used to!

There will be one category of all Chinese bikes (copies of Honda...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,713
Posted By charapa
Great to see Dos Sertos still strong tho even tho...

Great to see Dos Sertos still strong tho even tho it's only 7 days!

Last call for 'Desafio Inca'! I'm heading down to Lima on Sept 9th. I could easily throw a few bikes in the pickup if anyone...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,713
Posted By charapa
Feels to me like people are hurting themselves in...

Feels to me like people are hurting themselves in an effort to 'fill the gap' between Dakars!

I have the solution!! :evil :evil Join me at the 3-day DAKAR SERIES 'Desafio Inca 2014' in September!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,776
Posted By charapa
Poolman, You've said many times that you...

Poolman,

You've said many times that you 'just have to go back'.... any plans?? :wink: I'm doing a 1-week DAKAR SERIES 'Desafio Inca 2014' tour in September!
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,044
Posted By charapa
Store your motorcycle in Peru! EASY!

I store motos here in Huanuco, Peru (I have 10 of my own). At the moment I have a Brit Tenere 660 and a Dutch Transalp joining mine peacefully downstairs.

I help you with the paperwork (right...
Forum: Latin America 07-23-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By charapa
With the KLRs, I was talking about Peru where...

With the KLRs, I was talking about Peru where there is NO extension, only a suspension (if you request it DURING you TVIP time, then leave the country). When you come back you get your remaining...
Forum: Latin America 07-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By charapa
You can't renew in Peru. If you didn't process a...

You can't renew in Peru. If you didn't process a Suspension of your permit, you are out of luck. Happened to two friends here with KLRs. Asked for suspension AFTER time had expired. Government...
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By charapa
I store motos here in Huanuco, Peru (I have 10 of...

I store motos here in Huanuco, Peru (I have 10 of my own). At the moment I have a Brit Tenere 660 and a Dutch Transalp joining mine peacefully downstairs.

I help you with the paperwork (right...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By charapa
Well, stop in next time you are in town! :freaky...

Well, stop in next time you are in town! :freaky

Maybe come down for the DAKAR SERIES 'Desafio Inca' Sept 8-14?? :evil
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By charapa
Misery Goat, I've only been in Huanuco since...

Misery Goat,

I've only been in Huanuco since last Sept. Where are you now?
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,713
Posted By charapa
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By charapa
Andes & Amazon Moto Adventure - Peru

Thot you might like this new video of our tour we just finished:


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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,776
Posted By charapa
Sorry! I have to brag. :norton My son Luke (one...

Sorry! I have to brag. :norton My son Luke (one of our 'Around the Block Moto Adventures' guides riding an XR650L) filmed and edited this whole video for your viewing enjoyment! :clap:clap (He's...
Forum: Latin America 06-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By charapa
Hi, We live in Huanuco, Peru, right in the...

Hi,

We live in Huanuco, Peru, right in the middle of 3N and 3S. I run a moto tour company here in Peru and after 30 years here I can say I pretty much know every corner of the country...

Don't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,776
Posted By charapa
A shameless promotion and thread hi-jacking, I...

A shameless promotion and thread hi-jacking, I know, but we can organize this ride again with you and YOUR friends anytime! :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,776
Posted By charapa
Well... it it 10:09 pm in Peru and my man...

Well... it it 10:09 pm in Peru and my man Humberto should be picking them up at the Lima airport in about an hour!

I started organizing these 'Around the Block' rides in 2007 with taking MY son...
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By charapa
Hey! I live and ride in SA and have two KLRs...

Hey!

I live and ride in SA and have two KLRs and I have NEVER been short of a gas station where a KLR can/should go. When you get down to the lower 1/2 of Argentina you can strap on an extra gas...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By charapa
Of the Chinese bikes that I can recommend? ...

Of the Chinese bikes that I can recommend? 250cc. But there is one model of engine that can be over-bored and tuned to a 301cc with a piston from a Honda XR250. We have done this and raced them so...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By charapa
Beemer, Peruvian registered bikes can't...

Beemer,

Peruvian registered bikes can't theoretically cross directly into Bolivia (no TVIP agreement between the two countries), but I hear of people doing it all the time with very little $$.
...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By charapa
Start your low-budget SA ride in Peru!

ADV Inmates and dreamers!


One of the things I do here in Peru is to buy the best Chinese bikes (they are getting better and better), change and reenforce a few things to prep them for trips,...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By charapa
Patrick, Ride up to Huanuco first. I have...

Patrick,

Ride up to Huanuco first. I have some recommendations on prepping that Chinese bike that will save you alot of headaches (I have 3 of them myself at the moment). One of the things I do...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By charapa
T, It is looking like Dakar 2016 will be...

T,

It is looking like Dakar 2016 will be coming thru Peru! But it is incredibly expensive to ship your own bike all the way from NZ!

My wife and I are American expats and run a laid back...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
Ecuador said YES to Dakar 2016!!

Anyone see this? Looks like Ecuador DOES want in! Columbia too! :clap:clap:clap
...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By charapa
Forget Paraguay!

If you have to be in Lima by the 15th (in 10 days!! :huh:huh), you'll never make it going to Paraguay! Sprint to Salta, then over to the coast of Chile and race up the coast to Lima!
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By charapa
Great! Just got back yesterday riding my two...

Great! Just got back yesterday riding my two Honda 400s back from Lima. If you get confused on the coordinates, just ask a mototaxi to take you yo the street that 'La Morgue' is on. Shop is right...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
Bring on the rain! I :norton for one would LOVE...

Bring on the rain! I :norton for one would LOVE to see a more 'Camel' style event!

Yes... I know: "BUT IT'S THE DAKAR! WE CAN'T HAVE ANYTHING WET!"

Get over it! :deal
Forum: Racing 04-29-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 99,440
Posted By charapa
Desafio inca?

Jen,

Might you do the DAKAR SERIES 'DESAFIO INCA' event in Peru (where BlueBull and I work and live :norton) Sept 8-14, 2014 as a run-up for the Dakar 2015, then ship to BA from Lima for the big...
Forum: Latin America 04-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By charapa
There are NO ROADS from Iquitos to Ecuador, and...

There are NO ROADS from Iquitos to Ecuador, and going by river is ANYTHING BUT FAST! :eek1:eek1
Forum: Latin America 04-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By charapa
Come visit us in Huanuco (one day north east of...

Come visit us in Huanuco (one day north east of Lima). It is on your way north unless you are heading up along the (boring) desert route! :deal:deal
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,937
Posted By charapa
Hi all, I live in Peru and run a Moto...

Hi all,

I live in Peru and run a Moto Adventures Tours thing and also have two KLR650s....

Of all the mods, I would have started with:

(1) Get rid of the knobs on the end of the handlebars!...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
Get out the gloves!

WOW! When I started this thread it was to compile all the scattered info to try to guess what the 2015 route would be (partially for my own benefit :wink:)

But this "discussion' is great!:jomomma...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
Anyone hear anything yet about Chile... or is...

Anyone hear anything yet about Chile... or is this just a ruse to get the price down?? :huh:huh

Anyone want to guess what the route would be if Chile backs out??:deal:deal

What would they do...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
I agree BB! :huh:huh I had decided to go all the...

I agree BB! :huh:huh I had decided to go all the way to Chile, pick up the Dakar, then follow it all the way thru the '4 stages in Bolivia' :huh :huh but when I saw the route I was disgusted! Gave...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
This article had all the stages and how they will...

This article had all the stages and how they will run! :D:D

http://www.continental.com.ar/noticias/deportes/se-presentaron-las-etapas-del-rally-dakar-2015/20140401/nota/2156994.aspx

Could they...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,164
Posted By charapa
At noon today in Argentina they gave the route...

At noon today in Argentina they gave the route and dates for the Argentina stages:

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/2015-dakar-rally-details-six-stages-in-argentina-1556319506

Looks like this:
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