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Old 05-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #15451
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From atop the hill the view is nearly infinate as the rolling Ozark foothills fade into the distance. Todays thunderstorms have turned to puffy white clouds as they float by and cast a shadow on the green spring foliage. It's an awesome view and the mind takes over where the eyes fail. First the Red River, then Texas, then Mexico...
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #15452
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i keep track of the type of bikes that came through sayulita, mexico when i was there 6 months. the majority by a LARGE margin were DR650s & KLR650s. why? because 650 thumpers are plenty south of the border and these are simpler bikes with alot less to go wrong.

all the DR has zero issues up to them and along the way, while 2 of the KLRs had minor issues.

something to chew on.

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On a serious note, I am moving more and more toward the thinking that south of the border, the smallest moto possible for what you need to haul is the best. Given proper ground clearance and a quality suspension. Of course this 800cc weighs about the same as the Orange 1190, plus orange includes in its base price what Blue wants you to mortgage the house for! But my main problem with this particular Blue is the amount of engines that have died. I have never actually researched engine failures on the 800, but five or more 800 engines have failed on RRs I happened to be following. I have read that Rotax addressed a oiling problem in the cam bearing area, but Radioman's moto, which had the entire engine replaced, is a 2011 model! Of course either the Blue or the Orange will fit through a motel door better than the R1???GSs.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #15453
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:09 PM   #15454
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oh that is just awesome.

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Voni just sent this. It was an event they called Voices From Both Sides. I would call it a bit of a protest over the closing of the crossings, but that's just my contrary side talking.

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:28 AM   #15455
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i keep track of the type of bikes that came through sayulita, mexico when i was there 6 months. the majority by a LARGE margin were DR650s & KLR650s. why? because 650 thumpers are plenty south of the border and these are simpler bikes with alot less to go wrong.

all the DR has zero issues up to them and along the way, while 2 of the KLRs had minor issues.

something to chew on.

I just sold my 2002 KLR with over 87,000 miles. I have actually had three folks on it while in Mexico, but it don't make a good two up touring moto. Same with the Dr650. Plus, I think the higher elevations in South America welcome fuel injection, especially on motos with low HP to begin with. However, as you suggest, the less things to go wrong equals less things that go wrong.

I had a problem with my R1100GS on the last trip to Central America. It was a pain in the butt identifying the problem, but once the Hall's Sensor was replaced it was fine. I also changed the FD bearing and seal about 50,000 miles ago. Those two issues, plus a few fork seals and a 2/3 shift fork are my total problems with this moto in 80,000 miles! Almost half of those miles are south of the border running Libre Roads, speed bumps and all. So, added complexity does not always equal more problems.

In my experience, most of the thumpers won't go much more than 30,000 miles without a top end overhaul, while the larger motos can easily see 100,000 miles or more without problems. My recently sold Goldwing had over 242,000 miles. Simple Thumpers have their place, but they are not necessarily the best motos for mega mile tours.

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #15456
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #15457
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those pedos de monja left everyone speechless
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #15458
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Did just short of 450 miles today. Mix of back roads and major highway. Just another couple hundred miles tomorrow and I will be back home. The weather has been perfect this whole trip. We figured today would be warm, and as soon as it got a little too warm, the skies clouded up and we got a nice sprinkle that was just enought to cool us down and not soak us. Its been a great few days. As always, I never want to leave, but it will be nice to be in my own bed tomorrow.

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #15459
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those pedos de monja left everyone speechless

lol3 I'm just picturing our most famost Mexican nun... Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz...... nothing to do with the fact she was lesbian..... just that this is an unknow real antique history not taught on our mexican schools...
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Did just short of 450 miles today. Mix of back roads and major highway. Just another couple hundred miles tomorrow and I will be back home. The weather has been perfect this whole trip. We figured today would be warm, and as soon as it got a little too warm, the skies clouded up and we got a nice sprinkle that was just enought to cool us down and not soak us. Its been a great few days. As always, I never want to leave, but it will be nice to be in my own bed tomorrow.

It has been an adventure.

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:46 PM   #15461
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But not windless...
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #15462
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Had a long day yesterday, and tried to make it in time to meet with miguelito and his motorcycle group. We got there just as he was leaving, but we met up for lunch today. SMA is a great town to visit. Glad we made it here.

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:02 PM   #15463
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:45 AM   #15464
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lol3 I'm just picturing our most famost Mexican nun... Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz...... nothing to do with the fact she was lesbian..... just that this is an unknow real antique history not taught on our mexican schools...
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #15465
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He's the guy who did the New Year's jump I assume "everyone" has seen, here it is just in case...

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