Originally Posted by bootytree
i just got back in june(010) from a two year version of the same trip (on a 99 r1100gs) that ended in the ocean off the coast from the darien.
myself and two other bikers (on klr650's) were switching cargo boats (in about 10-15mtrs of water) when the panga flipped with all three bikes.
we retrieved the bikes, got them into colombia and revived the klr's after a few weeks. i couldnt afford to keep up with the $bmw$ after drowning in the sea, so i returned to the USA to save up for "la Naranjada".
I'd heard about that story, that would totally suck, you should have used some floatation devices for your BMW, it is a little tricky sometimes passing the bikes to launches and such
What do you do with the big BMW anyway?
I bet you are going to like that little orange bike. Goodluck on your next crossing btw...