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Old 11-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #16
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Very nice, glad you are once again on the bike, he did a great job considering, imo.

was there a skid plate on the bike? (not the stock one, a aftermarket one)
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #17
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was there a skid plate on the bike? (not the stock one, a aftermarket one)
Yeah, I had an aftermarket one on. It got smashed to bits but he managed to recover around half of it! I'll get a pic up of that ASAP but this internet connection is far too slow.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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Looking at the broad view ... the bike is really of little importance. If you were seriously hurt ... well that would have been an adventure of another kind.
This is so true. I've just hear news of two riders we met in Mexico coincidentally crashing really close to where I came off just 2 weeks later. Unfortunately theirs ended in a broken leg and numerous operations in Pasto. It made me realise just how valid this point really is.

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Was your crash a single vehicle accident or other vehicles involved?
Just my stupid self. I still don't know exactly what happened but somehow I found myself in the gutter on the side of a mountain road at full speed. I don't know if I just lost concentration for split second or took my eyes of the road to take in the view. I managed to somehow stay upright on the bike in the gutter for a few seconds before hitting a huge concrete block which smashed through the bottom end. I'll never forgive myself for such a stupid mistake.

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I hope you need nothing ... but makes sense to at least have a plan ... like a Suzuki shop in the US who can post parts in a few days. Often times business to business shipments get through more quickly, even pay less duty.
I really couldn't agree more and this really is a lesson learned for my future rides.

The good news is we have now entered Peru and despite a very minor oil leak from the crank case, the bike is holding up really well! Fingers crossed!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #19
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Great news.
I'll suggest doing a very early - one or two times - oil changes on the motor.
The environments in which the motors are opened and closed/rebuilt are not always the most clean.
Just an fyi.
Yeah, I completely agree. We're on the case!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
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The good news is we have now entered Peru and despite a very minor oil leak from the crank case, the bike is holding up really well! Fingers crossed!
Damn! That is really Great News! You may just make it through! Cheers!
You guys keep your heads up ... eyes open and focused well ahead!

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #21
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Very nice, glad you are once again on the bike, he did a great job considering, imo.

was there a skid plate on the bike? (not the stock one, a aftermarket one)
Here is what was left of it:




We've managed to save some one half of it.
Bike is still running well!
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