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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By arooni
Looking for a place for my friend from Argentina to stay while in Seattle

Hey everyone:

I met Marco in Argentina and he's looking for a place to stay while in Seattle. I believe he's already here. I don't have his phone number, but here is his Facebook...
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By arooni
what about manaus brazil => leticia colombia =>...

what about manaus brazil => leticia colombia => road (bogota or something)? is that route possible?
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By arooni
I also tried calling the Venezuela consulate in...

I also tried calling the Venezuela consulate in Washington DC without any luck. No one picked up. Left several messages... I'm not hopeful.
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By arooni
Looks like you'll be unable to travel through...

Looks like you'll be unable to travel through Venezuela if you don't have your visa applied for in your country of origin. I just spoke with Sr. Blanco and he confirmed there was no way to get the...
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By arooni
Possible to get from Manaus => Colombia or Peru with a motorcycle?

Hey folks:

It looks like it might not be possible to get into Venezuela (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046946), so I'm wondering is there a way to go to Colombia or Peru (with a...
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By arooni
Just called up two Venezulan embassies (Manaus...

Just called up two Venezulan embassies (Manaus and Belem) and one told me :

1) Impossible to get the tourist visa there. I must fly back to the USA
2) I can get it in Manaus but I have to have...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By arooni
Horizons Unlimited has a thread on this too....

Horizons Unlimited has a thread on this too. (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/south-america/venezuela-maduro-visa-requirement-yankees-80791)

I'll post the same questions and info I posted...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By arooni
2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Fully Equipped Gem For Sale NOW in Brazil/Venezuela/Colombia

Bike is SOLD. Thanks for your interest

Hi everyone!

I've put together a very detailed ad for my bike that is available for sale now in Fortaleza, Brazil. Full details can be fond on the link...
Forum: Latin America 10-05-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By arooni
Right now I'm trying to figure out the best...

Right now I'm trying to figure out the best routing from Ciudad del Este to Florianopolis. I will be in Ciudad del Este the 13th-15th of this month, then I need to be in Florianopolis from the 26th...
Forum: Latin America 08-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By arooni
These are great suggestions Fernando and I'll try...

These are great suggestions Fernando and I'll try to stick to them! Muito obrigado! I'll PM you for your contact info. Would love to meet up with you and share a beer!
Forum: Latin America 08-20-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By arooni
Asuncion Paraguay => Florianopolis => Rio => Venezuala starting September/October

Hi everyone!

I'm David Parkinson, and I've already ridden my bike from the USA => Ushuaia, Argentina. I'm currently in Asuncion, Paraguay, preparing the bike for its final trip: riding up the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By arooni
Default Made it to Asuncion, Paraguay; time to repair the noisy cam chain noise befor

Hi everyone!

Writing to you from humid and rainy Asuncion, Paraguay. I just rented a room here so I can explore Paraguay a bit, repair the bike and get a few more things from the USA I need.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,600
Posted By arooni
Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On...

Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On Monday I'll take the bike to a trusted mechanic referred by a different trusted mechanic.

We'll take the tank off and look at the cam chain. As I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By arooni
Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On...

Yeah so I have decided to do the following: On Monday I'll take the bike to a trusted mechanic referred by a different trusted mechanic.

We'll take the tank off and look at the cam chain. As I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By arooni
Weird engine noise on '05 Suzuki DL-650 with 62,000 miles ... what's my next move?

Hey folks:

Writing to you from Mendoza Argentina; from here where I'll be riding to Paraguay/Venezuala/Brazil if my bike allows it. I posted in the Suzuki V-strom owner thread; but I'm also...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,600
Posted By arooni
Hey folks: Writing to you from Mendoza,...

Hey folks:

Writing to you from Mendoza, Argentina.

While I was repairing the bike, the shop owner came outside and told me that the engine sound didn't sound healthy. I have a Suzuki V-Strom...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By arooni
I took the time today to create two videos and...

I took the time today to create two videos and two audio recordings of the sound I'm hearing. The first one is at the gas station and the second is in the parking garage.

The audio files are...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By arooni
I'm in Mendoza, Argentina... and I want to hang...

I'm in Mendoza, Argentina... and I want to hang out in Asuncion for a few months. Can I simply purchase my visa when I arrive at the ARG/Parguayan border at Asuncion?
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By arooni
In Mendoza Argentina with cam chain slapping noise: how/where do I fix it?

Hi everyone!

Writing to you from Mendoza, Argentina. My plan is to head up to Asuncion Paraguay stay a few months, then finish my trip through Brazil/Venezuela.

HOWEVER, while I was repairing...
Forum: Latin America 09-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By arooni
Argentina Temporary Vehicle Import :: Still 8 months ?

Hi everyone:

I have heard from a thread on Horizons Unlimited that they are now only issuing 90 day temporary permits for Argentina at the border. I have been issued an 8 month temporary import...
Forum: Latin America 08-03-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By arooni
Thank you. Any details on the RORO company out...

Thank you. Any details on the RORO company out of Cartagena? Company name or website? That sounds like the ideal solution for me.
Forum: Latin America 07-31-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By arooni
Any affordable options for getting the bike from Colombia / Venezuela to USA?

Hey everyone:

I'm plotting my final part of my trip through South America. I'm starting in Buenos Aires and will be heading north through Brazil/Venezuela. I need to start thinking about my end...
Forum: Latin America 07-29-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By arooni
Are unused motorcycle batteries allowed as checked luggage on a flight?

I want to buy a replacement battery from my bike that's stored in Buenos Aires. I'm in the States now. Can I buy a brand new Yuasa AGM maintenance free battery and store it as checked luggage? The...
Forum: Latin America 07-21-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By arooni
Any restrictions with flying into to Uruguay or Argentina border with a new tire?

Hey everyone:

I'm in the USA currently and will be flying into Uruguay in a month to continue my trip northward from Buenos Aires through Brazil and Venezuela.

Considering the prices of tires...
Forum: Latin America 05-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By arooni
I have decided to ride to Cordoba before Buenos...

I have decided to ride to Cordoba before Buenos Aires (leaving tomorrow)!. Any suggestions on the best way to get there? I've already done Mendoza, but maybe the road up through Neuquen is more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,457
Posted By arooni
This is the funniest thing I've seen yet on...

This is the funniest thing I've seen yet on ADVRider. Thank you for making both me and my CouchSurfing host here crack up in laughter.

And thank you all for your advice to calm the heck down......
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,457
Posted By arooni
Definitely not a joke. It happened, and seeing...

Definitely not a joke. It happened, and seeing as I've heard it's not good to mix synth and mineral oils in the past, I'm noticiably concerned, especially as I plan to ride the bike up through...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,457
Posted By arooni
Help! Accidentally mixed synthetic and mineral oil when changing my oil.

Hi everyone!

Hope you're doing well. I've already hit Ushuaia, and now I'm on my way farther north in a city called Bariloche towards Buenos Aires.

I headed down to the moto shop and bought...
Forum: Latin America 04-22-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By arooni
Seeking routing suggestions from Puerto Montt (Chile) => Buenos Aires

Hey everyone!

Thanks to your advice (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876762), I ended up taking the Navimag ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. It was the right move! It was...
Forum: Latin America 04-19-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By arooni
I'd love to hear your perspective on #5... as I'm...

I'd love to hear your perspective on #5... as I'm looking to buy tickets this week and the ability to bring in parts in is going to affect which airport I'm going to fly out of.

I.e., can I...
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By arooni
In Puerto Natales now, and considering the ferry from here to Puerto Montt?

Hey everyone:

In Puerto Natales and planning my next move.... I'm debating doing the boat from here to Puerto Montt... but that means I will need to head over the pass Cardenal Samore.....,...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By arooni
Questions on Argentina/Uruguay Temp Import & Bike Storage in Buenos Aires/Montevideo

Hi everyone.. I posted on a similar topic before but it was rambling about non consequential stuff. This should be more on topic and useful to other travelers.

Here are my questions for you
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By arooni
Looking for info on bike storage in Uruguay!

Hi everyone; I just posted about this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=875770) that I haven't seen my family for 1.5 years and want to store my bike in uruguay and fly home and surprise...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By arooni
I'm looking for contact information on this...

I'm looking for contact information on this too... please do contact me at david AT davidparkinson DOT com if you have anything.

I also started a thread about how I want to surprise my family by...
Forum: Latin America 03-19-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By arooni
Need a new chain/sprocket setup in Punta Arenas & a mechanic in Ushuaia

Hi everyone!

I finally made it to Ushuaia!

Now I'm looking for two things:
1) A mechanic in Ushuaia that can let me borrow the tool to tighten my steering bearings, or do it for me.
2) A...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By arooni
Sort of off topic on this thread; but can I buy...

Sort of off topic on this thread; but can I buy ferry tickets with credit card or must I buy with cash?
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 35,456
Posted By arooni
note: I was recommended to post here by...

note: I was recommended to post here by Manolinto; so I am even though I have a thread about this topic; maybe it fits better within this thread.

Hi folks:

I'm in Osorno now and about ready to...
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By arooni
Sorry I meant Chaiten!

Sorry I meant Chaiten!
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By arooni
Routing suggestions from Puerto Montt ==> Chalten

Hi folks:

I'm in Osorno now and about ready to head south. Looks like I've got three options to get to Chaiten (Chile):

1) Book a ferry directly from Puerto Montt
2) Ride through Chioloe to...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By arooni
Does it matter if I've successfully entered Argentina before?

Hi Radioman; great tip. Does it matter if I've already crossed the border with Argentina already? I already crossed from Bolivia a few weeks ago.

I'm guessing not as you were turned back...
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