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Old 04-05-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Mississippi to Panama and Back

I said that I was not going to do a Ride Report for this trip and I'm not, but since there were some pictures taken, i will post them. There was no effort to document the entire trip with pictures, some days pictures were taken, some days they weren't. I will try to remember where the different pictures were taken.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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This trip started off with a bit of an adventure. It was very cold and wet on the route Mrs Garmin took me! Me and the moto fell not once but twice! The second time was at about 50 MPH in a curve. The moto went out from under me so fast, I went from riding to sliding in an instant. The road was so slick that as I slide on my back, I literally sat up and watched the moto slide in front of me. There was virtually no damage to my moto clothes, including the seat of the pants that I was sliding on sitting up!

This was the first time I have ever been down on the BMW. I guess it wanted to be like the KLR.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Then the moto quit. Spent over a day with two idiots working on the moto, they damaged way more stuff than they fixed, but in some miracles way, they actually got it to run.



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Way to go Donnie! Glad to hear of your adventures again!
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Enjoying the pictures Donnie. Just love the old buildings.
I understand on ride reports, a pain to keep up on the road and too many other things more fun to do when getting home. Plus , don't remember where I was when taking certain pictures.
? Did you miss the KLR when having all the problems with the R11GS?
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Donnie, we need to ride again. I have not finished indoctrinating you. We did not always agree but we always had a good ride. Remember Alamos? I know a iron worker there now. saludos amigo
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Enjoying the pictures Donnie. Just love the old buildings.
I understand on ride reports, a pain to keep up on the road and too many other things more fun to do when getting home. Plus , don't remember where I was when taking certain pictures.
? Did you miss the KLR when having all the problems with the R11GS?
Most mechanics down there would be more competent working on the KLR. I still have the KLR. It is for sale, you want to buy it!
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Time to leave Antigua and head to Atitlan Lake. It is situated at about 5,000 feet and is surrounded by volcanoes. Had a bit of a problem with the moto dying and immediately refiring on the way. BTW, this route is still headed in the northerly direction in case of continued problems. The moto is only having a problem as it approached normal operating temperature. No problem when it is cold or at normal temps.





Was at 9,000 feet for part of this ride.
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[COLOR=yellow]Most mechanics down there would be more competent working on the KLR. I still have the KLR. It is for sale, you want to buy it!

Heck, mine just did cross 32,000 miles after 13 years. It's a keeper for sure for what I do down here.
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The moto is fixed and ready for Central America!
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