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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Dean74
rtw rider looking for help in san francisco and nappa valley

Hi there, am on the end of my rtw, last stop the us! If anyone in San Francisco or nappa valley has a yard for my tent, or better still a spare room :-) , could you please pm me the details. Has been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By Dean74
950se wiring diagram needed

hi all,
looking around for a wiring diagram for my se, and found this thread. Does anyone still have this diagram? (specifically lighting if you have it in different parts).
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 56,633
Posted By Dean74
travelling west from manaus into columbia?

hello all,
great thread, i'm in Brasil at the moment, headed northward from Curitiba eventually to Manaus. Has anyone here taken a boat from Manaus to the west, and entered Columbia (or Ecuador)? ...
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,078
Posted By Dean74
not so simple

"the opinion of the customs authority" was that my bike was not to be released.

Just because it's on the website, doesn't mean it really applies in a country as corrupt as Peru. Someone decides...
Forum: Latin America 03-15-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,078
Posted By Dean74
all's well that ends well!

hello there, just thought i'd share the outcome of this original post, that being that my bike was taken by customs in Peru.

as mentioned earlier, i eventually found my bike, not in the...
Forum: Latin America 12-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,078
Posted By Dean74
embassy... huh.

As some worked out, I'm not from the US, and my own embassy isn't interested in helping me at all...

they just gave me a list of local lawyers and said good luck.

I think i have this under...
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,078
Posted By Dean74
thanks all

hello there,
well you did ask for pics, there are plenty more of them too... surgery in a clinic in the amazon is pretty gruesome, all in all i'm lucky to be alive, still having 2 legs is a minor...
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,078
Posted By Dean74
re emails

Hi Guys,
i really appreciate your support, but am concerned that this might be counterproductive. I have located the bike in Lima, customs do not have it yet. Am trying to find a legal way to get...
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By Dean74
tyres for an SE

i've done about 80,000 miles on an SE in the last 3 years in almost 50 different countries, and tried almost every off road option available. My vote goes to Michelin deserts. I think conti's are...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,078
Posted By Dean74
Bike taken by Customs in Lima, Peru. HELP?!

Hello All,
My bike has been detained by customs in Lima for 4 months now. Whenever i ask about it i am told it will be ready "next week". This has been the line since August so i am rapidly losing...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,883
Posted By Dean74
feedbacl on the durbans

hi all, i took a set of durbans on an 18month RTW trip, rain, hail, snow, ice, mud, bog, walking in ankle deep water all day - they stayed bone dry the whole way.
Great boots, pity they are...
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