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Old 02-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #121
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Wow. . . . .

Wow, just started this and I'm hooked already!!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #122
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Incredible

thanks for the incredible ride report. As I sat here reading it, I felt a little twinge of regret that I will never be young enough again to do something like that. It has been fantastic meeting you and Mary.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #123
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Double WOW

Spencer,

I've read many a RR and have never felt so involved, like I was there with you. Loved it Man, you've given me the desire and courage to ride a little farther south next trip!!!!

Thx for taking us all along on your journey, meeting up with you and Mary has been the highlight of my "Group of Fools Mexico Adventure 2012" so far.

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:15 PM   #124
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hi spence i cant beleave i had been traveling with you and i have only just seen this thread
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #125
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Fantastic report, I'll probably never get to do a trip like this, but you made it feel like I was along for the ride.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #126
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hi spence i cant beleave i had been traveling with you and i have only just seen this thread
Let me know when you're back in Mexico again. I might need your help drinking some beer.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:36 AM   #127
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:16 AM   #128
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Spencer, thanks so much for this report - it truly was a great read with some awesome pics. Be interested to know what you are up to now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #129
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Great read, great pics, great trip.

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #130
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Cool ride report, but I didn't see the pictures of the Yamaha broke down.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:34 AM   #131
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Not sure which Yamaha you are talking about, but if it is mine, it is broken down in most pictures I have of it!

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #132
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Wow man, just found this and have been looking through the photos, CRAZY! You seem to have an eye for a great shot and I thought I wanted to go to South America before. After looking at these pics I MUST make the trek sometime SOON! FANTASTIC!
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #133
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Later that day we met two germans with a few screws loose. One of them was travelling on this R45 painted army green with all military surplus luggage, wearing a full german army uniform. This thing had open pipes and was loud as hell. Yes, the seat is made of plywood. No, there is no cushion. Just plywood.

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Notice the STEEL bashplate welded straight to the frame? He put a hole in his sump in Bolivia (sound familiar?) and had a local welder weld a plate of steel to the bottom of his frame. Now he can't get the sump off without removing the engine from the frame. He can only just barely change the oil filter without having to move the engine. He also barely has any ground clearance left because the bashplate rides so low. He said he scrapes it on stuff all the time, even on speed bumps, but that it doesn't really matter. Those guys were seriously not all there.
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Nope, they sold the R45 in Europe up through 1985. The bike is pretty much stock except for the "seat," luggage rack, exhaust and GIANT heinrich tank.
Thought I'd bump this to say I'VE JUST MET THIS GUY IN GERMANY. No closer to understanding him, unfortunately. The bike now has a diesel engine grafted to the BMW engine casing and gearbox. He claims 1.5l/100km - giving him a 2000km range! Was he wearing shoes when you met him?
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:29 PM   #134
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Spencer & Mary

Hola Amigo Hope all is well!
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #135
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Thought I'd bump this to say I'VE JUST MET THIS GUY IN GERMANY. No closer to understanding him, unfortunately. The bike now has a diesel engine grafted to the BMW engine casing and gearbox. He claims 1.5l/100km - giving him a 2000km range! Was he wearing shoes when you met him?
HOly crap Igor!!!! Did you take any pics??
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