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Old 05-16-2014, 03:21 PM   #196
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You can get Metzeler ,Heidenau, Michelin, Continental ....

Here are a few links , you can also try the BMW and Yamaha dealer

http://www.ogrismoto.com/

http://www.asi-si.com.gt/AsiSi/Inicio.html
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:43 PM   #197
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From a service stand point is one shop better then the other?
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #198
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Anyone with any info on how the road is south out of Santa Elena to Rio Dulce via El Chal Delores? Riding a fully loaded super ten with about 20% left on my battlewings, so not the greatest tire if things go south on me condition wise.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:41 PM   #199
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Not familiar with El Chal Delores, but if you are talking about the road that goes through Poptun en route to Rio Dulce, it is a paved two lane highway in pretty decent shape. I last rode it in December 2012.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:40 AM   #200
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That would be the one.

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Old 07-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #201
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I will never tell anyone that something is completely safe. But I rode it solo last week with no issues.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:41 PM   #202
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Can anyone verify if the route near Lake Atitlan is not particularly safe for a solo rider still? I'm riding my V-Strom to South America, and was considering dropping through that area - but am not against revising my route to a better crossing if needed.

Any suggestions for a fun route for a solo rider is more than welcome. I'm not the keenest off-road rider at this point, so nothing super ADV-worthy since I"m alone.
Posted a reply on "Traveling in Mexico..." thread. Sounds like you don't want the western route around Lake Atitlan anyway as it's a bit challenging by all accounts. I rode the eastern side of the lake with no difficulties or troubles. Some rough-ish cobblestone sections but nothing you've not already ridden by this point. I was on a loaded GSA.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:57 PM   #203
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Posted a reply on "Traveling in Mexico..." thread. Sounds like you don't want the western route around Lake Atitlan anyway as it's a bit challenging by all accounts. I rode the eastern side of the lake with no difficulties or troubles. Some rough-ish cobblestone sections but nothing you've not already ridden by this point. I was on a loaded GSA.
Thanks for the tips Schizz.

Any additional info on places to avoid, or cool roads that would make my V-Strom happy are much appreciated!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:28 PM   #204
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Talking Hiya!

Hey there Guatemalans and friends there of! I thought I'd drop a line or two as myself, my wife and our two children (7 & 10) will be staying with you for most of November.

We are traveling from way "down under" Down Under - the island state of Tasmania underneath the big island of Australia.

We will be based in Panajechal (with all the other gringos I'm told ) but will be bouncing around the place looking at the sites and meeting people. I know we have a weekend in Antigua planned so Ill look to catch up with Guatrider for a cervaza. Anybody else?

Are we excited..Hell yes.

If anyone has ideas for things to do or see or think about shout em out. See you soon!
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:47 PM   #205
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Does anyone know about tire availability south of Guatemala? I've got about 5500 miles on my Anakee 3's right now, with a lot of tread left. Trying to decide if it's worth strapping a set on top of everything else.

I'm also not sure if I'm going to be enjoying the Anakee's as I get further south. They are not that delightful when offroad on anything beyond hard pack.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:11 AM   #206
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Does anyone know about tire availability south of Guatemala? I've got about 5500 miles on my Anakee 3's right now, with a lot of tread left. Trying to decide if it's worth strapping a set on top of everything else.

I'm also not sure if I'm going to be enjoying the Anakee's as I get further south. They are not that delightful when offroad on anything beyond hard pack.


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Old 07-17-2014, 12:37 PM   #207
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On it, thanks for the excellent info thus far.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:43 PM   #208
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Guatemala is pretty great! I think I'll start making my way from Xela to Lake Atitlan and then Antigua early next week (I'm doing a 5 day Spanish course here), and then into Guatemala City.

GuateRider gave me the lowdown on some tires - so hopefully they have my size in stock. Other than that, I'll just need to track down an oil filter for my V-Strom and maybe some fork seals just to have in case of emergency.

Anyone have a favorite cheap hotel in the city they would recommend?

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Old 09-06-2014, 05:47 PM   #209
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Best border crossing from Mexico to Guate

Leaving Vancouver Island in 3 weeks and heading towards Guatemala. Can someone suggest the best place to cross from Mexico.

En espanol por favor

estoy saliendo desde vancouver isla en tres semanas y pregunto cual frontera es mejor a cruzar desde mexico en guatemala
Muchas gracias por tus ayude


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Old 09-07-2014, 05:46 AM   #210
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Leaving Vancouver Island in 3 weeks and heading towards Guatemala. Can someone suggest the best place to cross from Mexico.

En espanol por favor

estoy saliendo desde vancouver isla en tres semanas y pregunto cual frontera es mejor a cruzar desde mexico en guatemala
Muchas gracias por tus ayude


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La Mesilla is the most scenic one IMHO
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