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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By erik350
thanks for posting, any more?:clap

thanks for posting, any more?:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
After 3 days wandering around in Manaos, it was...

After 3 days wandering around in Manaos, it was time to think about returning home. only Diego and me where riding home, the other Diego (NX 400) was heading north in order to ride around the South...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
Hi Paul, nice to be in touch with you again. hope...

Hi Paul, nice to be in touch with you again. hope to see you next year. safe rires! cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
The last town towards Manaos is a little village...

The last town towards Manaos is a little village called Realidade, it´s possible to get fuel there and also to spend the night in a very basic "pousada". From now on, you basically alone for the next...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
from Rurrenabaque, the dirt roads continue...

from Rurrenabaque, the dirt roads continue towards Riberalta, the main city in northern Bolivia and only 100km away fron the Brazilian border (this last part is tarmac). this region is well known for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
As soon as we unloaded the bikes from the boat,...

As soon as we unloaded the bikes from the boat, we started riding, the road was OK, only some mud in parts and that got me thinking "if this is how it`s gonna be, easy way" . I was right for 2 days...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
Trinidad is the main city in Beni region: it´s...

Trinidad is the main city in Beni region: it´s easy to get there because roads from the South are sealed, from now on, it´s dirt roads all the way up to the Brazilian border, some 1700 kms up north....
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
in Bolivia, fuel is subsidezed for local, but if...

in Bolivia, fuel is subsidezed for local, but if you are a foreigner, prices are 3x higher. the locals buy fuel for cheap and then proceed to sell it for half price in their houses or little shops...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By erik350
BR 319, The ghost road across Amazonia

This is a brief report from a ride that took place last year, starting in my hometown, Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba , Argentina and the final destination the city of Manaos, in tha Amazonian Jungle,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By erik350
BR 319, The ghost road across Amazonia

This is a brief report from a ride that took place last year, starting in my hometown, Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba , Argentina and the final destination the city of Manaos, in tha Amazonian Jungle,...
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,958
Posted By erik350
there`s not such a thing as Moctezuma´s revenge...

there`s not such a thing as Moctezuma´s revenge down here in Argentina.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 46,431
Posted By erik350
my dad is turning 70 next month and still rides,...

my dad is turning 70 next month and still rides, in fact he bought himself a new bike, a Honda XR 250 Tornado. he rides carefully and tries to avoid heavy traffic. last tear he crashed his Jawa 350...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 697,539
Posted By erik350
I have the same bike: you must remove the engine...

I have the same bike: you must remove the engine fron the frame in order to perform valve seals . a real mess but can be done in one afternoon if you know the drill.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
I replaced my 87 XL 600 cdi with one from a Honda...

I replaced my 87 XL 600 cdi with one from a Honda CB 125. the plug it´s the very same. just plug and play. Did it 10000km ago and the bike has performed flawlessly. the thing is that here it´s...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
yes! I totally agree, just because it can be done...

yes! I totally agree, just because it can be done doesn´t mean it has to be done. but let me tell you that many people cannot start a big single by kicking it. they keep searching fotr the magic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
i can start my XL6 even in flip flops if I want...

i can start my XL6 even in flip flops if I want to. I weight only 65 kg so it`s a matter of technique rather than strengh. in the past I has an XR6 that was able to start it by hand, didn`t try with...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 897,247
Posted By erik350
also keep im mind that the weather has been not...

also keep im mind that the weather has been not normal during the first week of therace. We have been suffering the warmest summer in more than 30 years. Argentina has been under the influence of a...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 897,247
Posted By erik350
the live tracking has been down for quite a while...

the live tracking has been down for quite a while now. What a pitty, it takes all the emotion. been seated here since day one, I even eat sitting in front of this screen, cheers to all of you from...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 190,563
Posted By erik350
it`s not Villapoto, the man is called Marcelo...

it`s not Villapoto, the man is called Marcelo Sanchez, former argentinian and latin american SX champion. It`s a private team and the bikes are in the 4th year of development, this year introducing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
when putting an engine together, it's wise to do...

when putting an engine together, it's wise to do it alone in the shop, without anyone talking or messing around. at least thats what i do when assembling an engine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
thanks very much indeed. yes, I'M aware about...

thanks very much indeed. yes, I'M aware about using aditives in the oil. noy always a good idea.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
I'm sure it has been asked before, but I couldn't...

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. If somebody can confirm that the XL clutch plates are the same that the XR , would be great. i know the XR uses one mores disc, but I;M...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
yes, I will replace them, it's not the first RFVC...

yes, I will replace them, it's not the first RFVC I own and I know the nvalve stems and valve seals must be replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
thanks very much. i found out the XL 600 uses the...

thanks very much. i found out the XL 600 uses the same timing chain than the Yamana Virago 535, a popular bike down here. so now I will start looking for a chain for a Virago.
can shaft lobes and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14,439
Views: 1,554,170
Posted By erik350
hello! I just purchased an 87 XL 600. it's in...

hello! I just purchased an 87 XL 600. it's in general good shape, but engine needs new piston and rinngs. Timing chain needs to be replaced to, and here comes the question...
does anyone know the...
Forum: Americas 09-20-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,757
Posted By erik350
Hello Ponkandcorn!. I`m From Córdoba, Argentina....

Hello Ponkandcorn!. I`m From Córdoba, Argentina. I rode from Ushuaia to Bogota 5 times in the last years, so I know pretty well the way, feel free to ask what you need to. You can also stay and...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,326,566
Posted By erik350
and now??? WHAT??? how I´m I going to return to...

and now??? WHAT??? how I´m I going to return to "normal" life, after spending countless hours with my ass bolted to the chair in front of the PC? I feel empty and bored. Hope I can overcome this...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 549,725
Posted By erik350
Happy 2012 Simon and Lisa. Hugs from Argentina-

Happy 2012 Simon and Lisa. Hugs from Argentina-
Forum: Racing 12-28-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 743,957
Posted By erik350
come on mate!!!! full speed towards the departing...

come on mate!!!! full speed towards the departing line. Anything you need with the language, translation, I´m a local, from Cordoba, not so close to where you are, but can help you somehow if you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,710
Posted By erik350
I met you in Colombia, I was guiding a group of...

I met you in Colombia, I was guiding a group of British riders, one of them swapped his KTM seat with yours at a restaurant. It´s been a great adventure you had and thanks for sharing it with this...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,082
Posted By erik350
Hi Graig, I was with you in the Birmingham NEC,...

Hi Graig, I was with you in the Birmingham NEC, I´m Erik, the argentinian guy guiding for Nick Sanders. I wish you good luck and keep going, every morning, before starting the bike, take e minute to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,762
Posted By erik350
outstanding!!!! more please.:clap

outstanding!!!! more please.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,773
Posted By erik350
Well done!! great report. I also own a Jawa 350,...

Well done!! great report. I also own a Jawa 350, but without electronic ignition like yours. I love it. Last year wento from Argentina to Colombia and back without trouble.
Go on riding and thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 161,414
Posted By erik350
welcome to American continent!!!!! Now that you...

welcome to American continent!!!!! Now that you are here, how about a ride from north to south? it`s not that long , believe me. I wait for you in Argentina. Seriosly, good luck to you and to all the...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,312
Posted By erik350
get yourself a Jawa 350, nobody will try to steal...

get yourself a Jawa 350, nobody will try to steal it. I camped 7 months in South America and nobody cared about the bike. I even forgot the keys in the ignition with the bike parked outside the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 121,010
Posted By erik350
dirt riding yesterday. New and old technology.

dirt riding yesterday. New and old technology.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 121,010
Posted By erik350
My 1987 Cahuel- Hiro 250. The bike was made in...

My 1987 Cahuel- Hiro 250. The bike was made in Argentina, using an Italian Hiro engine. This was during the 80s´when the government closed the importations of foreign goods, In 1990, imported new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,127
Posted By erik350
when somebody asks why do I ride , I`ll tell: -"...

when somebody asks why do I ride , I`ll tell: -" it`s worthless to try to explain it to you, if you had to ask, you would`t understand iT"-
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 580,537
Posted By erik350
Hi Dale!!!! been following your adventures for a...

Hi Dale!!!! been following your adventures for a while, I live in Villa Carlos Paz, a small town-city 40 km. away from Cordoba. We are very welcome to visit us. I`ll make an asado.
erik.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,484
Posted By erik350
Back at home. 6 months,23 days and 30.000km in a...

Back at home. 6 months,23 days and 30.000km in a 15 years old two stroke. Not a single problem with the bike in all the travelling. I`m happy to be among family and friends again, but a part of me is...
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