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Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,781,904
Posted By Davemacduf
wind screens

Hola Moto amigos,
Just a little story about "wind screens" and things are not always what they appear to be,especially possible when aerodynamic affects are involved.
I have 2 2003 a/t´s and...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,781,904
Posted By Davemacduf
Question A/T Regulators in South America

Gentlemen/Cabelleros,
My friend and I ( We are David and Wolfgang) will start next week from Cuenca,Ecuador to spend 2 months travelling primarily to Brazil but including Peru. Uruguay, Argentina,...
Forum: Latin America 03-17-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 50,178
Posted By Davemacduf
backatcha

Thanks for the reply,
I put the same phrases in my cover letter for the visa (solicitude). Now awaiting the visa... Brazil here we come! :clap Wish me luck.
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 50,178
Posted By Davemacduf
Brazilian contact needed

Hola amigos de Brazil,
I am filling out my visa request for a Brazil adventure in April and May 2014.
It would be more responsive to the information required on the application to provide a contact...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,781,904
Posted By Davemacduf
Wicked RD07 stock rear luggage carriers

Hola Amigos,
I have not posted in a long time and it is good to be back in touch:clap
I need a set of rear luggage carriers and really like the original ones... I have 2 Africa Twins (2003 RD 07)...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,551
Posted By Davemacduf
Wow!

What a report ,well done,inspiring and absolutely beautiful pics. If you ever take on South America and specifically Ecuador be sure and look me up. Also if you happen to visit without your Suzy I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-08-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davemacduf
Time out

Hola moto amigos,:D
Wolfgang has flown out to Colombia to take care of some of some personal business. The concerns in Miami are on hold for now...
I want to thank all you moto amigos for your...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-02-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davemacduf
This is another possible answer for Wolfgang!...

This is another possible answer for Wolfgang! Terrific and thank you!
Moto amigos always make the difference especially when one has problems on the road.:clap
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-01-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davemacduf
Many thanks,yes this good potential and Wolfgang...

Many thanks,yes this good potential and Wolfgang will contact this seller... Thanks again
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-01-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davemacduf
Wolf has been up and down South America about 5...

Wolf has been up and down South America about 5 times with this moto. Then he continued on into the States always with the objective of finishing in Alaska. There is a big emotional attachment to the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-01-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davemacduf
I think you are missing the point. This is an...

I think you are missing the point. This is an extraordinary amount of mileage on a single cylinder motorcycle that has already been rebuilt several times. The entire powerhead valves etc. are worn...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-01-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davemacduf
Cry Stranded in Miami

I need help please. My friend Wolfgang (Germany) is travelling in the the Southeast USA. Presently in Louisana and heading for Miami. He is on a DR 650 which he brought from Germany and has ridden...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 97,216
Views: 18,398,261
Posted By Davemacduf
Hi David. I suggest you post this again in...

Hi David. I suggest you post this again in regional forum, a wider reader base. (I think there's something in rules about double posting though). Any rider may have a shop connnection, it doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 97,216
Views: 18,398,261
Posted By Davemacduf
Sos down in miami

Hello Moto amigos,
I need help please. My friend Wolfgang (Germany) is travelling in the the Southeast USA. Presently in Louisana and heading for Miami. He is on a DR 650 which he brought from...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,781,904
Posted By Davemacduf
Maintenaance 2003 xrv 750

Hello moto amigos,
I would appreciate any advice toward keeping my A/T fit and ready to travel. Just completed a 2 month trip down through South America some 17,000 kilometers. I live in...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,781,904
Posted By Davemacduf
Question USA parts suppliers

Need some advice on U.S. parts availability. Would need to order online and ship to whoever is coming down to Cuenca,Ecuador.
I bought a 2003 Africa Twin a year ago as a bike for my amigos to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,772
Posted By Davemacduf
Question Computer

One thing that comes to mind is Peru electrical service is 220 volts.
I believe this is probably the first country on your trip where this is so.
Don't know if this could be a factor in the prob or...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 57,386
Posted By Davemacduf
It looks like things are quickly returning to...

It looks like things are quickly returning to normal.. Airports are said to be open.. very likely roads as well.. I sent a private message with my phone number.
david,the mcduf in cuenca
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 57,386
Posted By Davemacduf
Question just dunno

I do not know,sorry.. It looks like the police goons :puke1 overplayed their hand:wink: I would cool my jets where I am and see if Correa continues to take back control. We are under Marshall law...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Davemacduf
Wink It' the W. pump

My local dealer tells me my intermittant miss at idle is all due to the water pump.
My motor never heated up but was very low on coolant. My oil level never rose from the coolant but evidently was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 57,386
Posted By Davemacduf
Cuenca calling

Well you can't say Ecuador is boring:rofl :rofl
If you can, take a little time with Banos and Puyo. Actually lots to see on the Puyo side of the Andes.. I hear you saying you are tired.. Classic...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 57,386
Posted By Davemacduf
Sorry to hear they got your camera.:cry ...

Sorry to hear they got your camera.:cry

Colombia is a lot bigger and a lot more sophisticated than Ecuador. Cali being a big city should give you lots of choices on good cameras.
If your at Casa...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Davemacduf
Bluhduh :ear Many thanks to all. Looks like the...

:ear Many thanks to all.
Looks like the consensus is electrical. One important thing I did not say is this problem never occurs at speed. It is always when starting or sitting at a signal.

My KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Davemacduf
Question one dead hole

I have a problem with one hole going dead. It first happened on a Colombia trip in Cali after riding over to a dealer and getting a new tire fitted upon starting I obviously was running on one...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,772
Posted By Davemacduf
Talking backatcha

:rofl It's good to start the day with a good laugh...I have been called old (true) and clumsy (also true, since I flopped Wolfgangs Triumph in Germany last May..)
I hope this month to have a beer...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 393,772
Posted By Davemacduf
Laugh Ecuador calling

Great report and vids.. When you said you spent a lot of time in Zacatacas and Medillin you could not have made a better choice of cities to hang out and enjoy. I'll be in Medillin Sept 8 with my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 191,217
Posted By Davemacduf
Chain stuff

Hola Igor,

This all sounds very familiar to me , in fact with a KLR as well ,it all started when I got around SALT WATER. I suspect the salt air and moisture while you were crossing the Darian...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 191,217
Posted By Davemacduf
Question heated clothing

Hello Igor,

Great report and yes Colombia is a treasure. Don't forget a drink at the Barking Spider. Albert the owner is a cool guy.
I suspect you have seen the coldest weather you will...
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Davemacduf
Help

Appeal to adventure riders in El Salvador and Guatemala.
My good friend is missing and I need your help.
Last heard from Jan 23 when he was in El Salvador.
He had entered from Guatemala and would...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 191,217
Posted By Davemacduf
Hola Igor, Kenda is a good tire. They have...

Hola Igor,

Kenda is a good tire. They have been at it about 50 years. I preferred their knobbies in the past as I also used them on the street and they were a soft good traction compound. Very ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,015
Posted By Davemacduf
Hello deer

San Diego,California canyon area at twilight. Rounding a tight switchback in a narrow draw and BAM a deer is stretched across my front fender. The bike goes vertical but flops back and the deer...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,436
Posted By Davemacduf
Ecuador also true

I live in Cuenca ,Ecuador and "Maico Bill" a good buddy in southern,CA. immediately upon hearing I bought a KTM 950 asked "how often do you get into 6th? Answer" In Ecuador, almost never" on to more...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 191,217
Posted By Davemacduf
Welcome to Colombia

Hola Igor,
Glad you survived the crossing:eek1 Colombia is a natural wonder. When you get to Medellin be sure to visit a new biker bar called "The barking Spider" Albert Crutcher , dueno brews some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,636
Posted By Davemacduf
Hola Amigos

Hey Split lanes,

Enjoying the post and the pics.. A year sure goes by fast!
It was totally fun. The gift of a little ease for travelers and just let them ride and look and enjoy. You don't have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 191,217
Posted By Davemacduf
South America

Hola
Enjoying your reports.. Fab pics and great narrative. I live in Cuenca,Ecuador a colonial city in southern Ecuador. A moto amigo is closing on you Ricardo Rocco from Quito ,Ecuador is...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,781,904
Posted By Davemacduf
Wicked African Twin info

:clap I just bought a cherry 2003 A.T. with 22,000 K on the odometer. My primary bike is a KTM 950 and I wanted a comfortable bike to tour on that will be fun and not wear out the KTM. I put nearly...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 191,217
Posted By Davemacduf
Thumb Great Report

Super report and pics..( Lots of Work!) You are a writer and a photographer.. I'm an old (68) latinfile living in Cuenca ,Ecuador. I ride my dream moto a KTM 950 Adventure. Hey you never get over...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Davemacduf
Brake HELP

Desperate for alternatives for brake pads on my KTM 950 2004 I live in Ecuador where front pads are costing $216 from the dealer which is insane.

Ecuador is a dollar country and they have added...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,636
Posted By Davemacduf
Good to hear you

Hey guys (and Kathy),very good news:clap that your home. For sure I will keep a few cool ones for you :freakyThe worst hangover I have had in 3 years.

Worth it , totally worth it:1drink The...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,636
Posted By Davemacduf
Question Last seen

I rode with the group from Macara,Ecuador at the Peru border to Cuenca. They were here a few days in Cuenca and left Dec 18 for Quito. Their plan to take a boat out of Esmereldas,Ecuador fell...
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