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Old 04-08-2010, 09:27 AM   #196
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Sounds like you are moving along. Looking forward to your next installment.

Question: What's this couchsurfer?

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:29 PM   #197
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Question: What's this couchsurfer?
Bouncing from friends or sometime strangers couches (or guest rooms, or patio's, or sheds etc.) during travels as an affordable means of sleeeeeeeping.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:38 PM   #198
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Bouncing from friends or sometime strangers couches (or guest rooms, or patio's, or sheds etc.) during travels as an affordable means of sleeeeeeeping.
Thanks for the info
I understand couch surfing concept.
But was wondering if this is an organization, or a group connected via the internet, etc., etc.,
as he said he was staying with a couchsurfer.

Maybe I needed to phase my question better.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #199
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But was wondering if this is an organization, or a group connected via the internet, etc., etc.,
That's not a bad idea
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #200
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Thanks for the info
I understand couch surfing concept.
But was wondering if this is an organization, or a group connected via the internet, etc., etc.,
as he said he was staying with a couchsurfer.

Maybe I needed to phase my question better.

or google couch surfing.... http://www.couchsurfing.org/

Sorry...couldn't resist.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:59 PM   #201
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or google couch surfing.... http://www.couchsurfing.org/

Sorry...couldn't resist.

Touché

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Old 04-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #202
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:06 PM   #203
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or google couch surfing.... http://www.couchsurfing.org/

Sorry...couldn't resist.
There just arent any original idea's left out there
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #204
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:18 PM   #205
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Hey Jay,
You know why they don't let women swim naked in the ocean?






















They can't get the smell off the fish....










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Old 04-09-2010, 10:28 PM   #206
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Sounds like you are moving along. Looking forward to your next installment.

Question: What's this couchsurfer?

Safe Travels
Yeah, trying to make hey through Central America as I have a boat to catch in Panama on May 10th. and want to beat the rainy season here.

CouchSurfing, that's just like the ADV Tent Space list, but more for the general public - you post up if you can host travelers. I'm contacting people a few days ahead of when I think I'll be near that city. Been staying with people all down the Mexican coast. Most were locals with very basic English, but has helped me get immersed in Spanish

Currently in San Cristobal de la Casas, staying with a CSer and a couple Argentinian travelers, who want to teach me Spanish in exchange for teaching them English. One used to be a Spanish Literature teacher and journalist. This could be a good thing
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #207
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They can't get the smell off the fish....
Mmmm, me gusta pescado

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lots of infoL enjoyed Zicitella Beach try Teo's and breakfast at Cafe Ceta Carman's. Many places to stay and the Garden oF Eden campground ask for Alba. Have fun Captain Tom
Thanks for the info. I stayed at Shambala at Zipolite Beach, great view of the beach on a small hill.

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Jammin, Looks as if your trip is pretty well working out the way you planned.

Motor problems not withstanding. Enjoy what you are doing, and it seems as if you are bring joy to those you are including in your trip.

It can't get any better than that.

Keep reporting to us, we need it.
Thanks man. It's only as planned at it seems But you know, this new engine feels great in the bike. I've already long given up on hoping the trip will follow some plan. Things are just happening day to day. Things are going to go wrong again, but that's all just part of the trip.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:50 PM   #208
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Great trip of a lifetime.
See you in Cape Town.
Middle of next year

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Hey Bob, that is one nice road. Lots of wonderfully scultped corners. Lots of boring stuff too, but nice ride down the whole coast.

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+1 And warmest regards from a far north Ducatisti and a hearty hello to ADVn00b silvy1200!

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What trike/paramotor is Shridhar using? Looks very light.

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Hey fellow Thumper-in-Latin America, Shridhar said it's a SD Nomad powered by a 100cc vittorazzi motor and the trike is a flexifoil trike used for kitebuggying. And they say motorcycling is crazy
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:13 PM   #209
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great times riding with you, glad you enjoyed the 996! ride safe, i'll be keeping up with your reports.
Thanks for the ride Silvy, good riding with you.

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Man those were great pictures of those old bikes and a great update to the thread.

Question for you, with your bike so dark have you thought of putting more reflective tape on the boxes and other strategic places, so you get seen a little better, just a thought.

Good luck at the border.

Morinite
I thought about it and had it on my list of things to get done, but didn't get to it. I'm going to be in San Cristobal for a few days, will see if I can find some.

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Great report Jammin.


Typical Mike (Mfed). Helping anyone, anywhere at anytime.
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Jay left our pad Sunday morning after staying with us for a few days. On Saturday we took the vintage bikes to Palomar and my buddy Silvano gave Jay the 996 to ride. Let's see, Jay favorite bike on the mountain he's been dying to ride; needless to say he was happy!

Excellent house guest I must say. Good beer and good conversation. Ride on Jay.
Hey brother, thanx for the wonderful stay. My last few nights in the US were a good time, you know it

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Make sure you've got your new engine number on all your paperwork! It would be just horrible to grind to a halt at a 3rd world border somewhere in a years time because someone finally noticed the numbers don't match.
Yeah, I made sure my Illinois Title doesn't have a space on it for Engine number, so I should be good. As far as anyone's concerned, this is the original engine

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Wish i knew you were coming thru, id of bought you lunch, there is an In N Out on that exit. I ride an XR650L and also am about to go on an adventure. Im going to all the lower 48 states and more. I wish i could of joined you. Unfortunately you will already be in Mexico when i leave.
Thanx man, but I wanted to get done with LA asap and get to SD before their rush hour

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You're right, won't do any damage. But I'm talking about trying to get Max life out of the chain & sprockets. So a lightly used sprocket won't damage the chain but it will be a bit closer to wearing out. No big deal.

Most riders would never notice any of this stuff unless they are doing huge miles. In the next month or two Jay will likely put on 10,000 miles. If you look closely you can see wear at that point, in fact you can measure it if you're crazy like me!
Thanks for the good info you're providing
Yeah, let's see how long this lasts. In Colombia, I'm going to look for rear sprocket and chain and then keep it with me until I need it. I saw quite a few V-Stroms as Mexican police bikes and I've been told there's a Suzuki factory in Colombia and the DR650 is being used a police bike in Venezuela, so I should be able to find the parts. If not, I have spares ready to be shipped to me from the States.

I'm lubing my chain every 300 miles/500 kms. Have a spare can of lube and when that runs out, I'll buy some gear oil. I'm going to have some down time here in San Cristobal and would like to clean the chain. What's the best and cheapest method? Clean with Kerosene/Diesel with toothbrush?
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:41 PM   #210
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Hello Jay,

I rode past you in busy LA traffic on Thursday, and Gave you a wave!. Saw your Jamminglobal.com on the back of your case, but had to been following you. So now I will be. Good luck on the rest of your trip!
Yeah, I was in the slow lane, going 65 weee

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If you end up buying a new chain down South from a Suzuki dealer, keep in mind the stock DR650 chain is also a DID, but a lesser quality O ring chain. It should last about 10K to 12K miles (on average). Down South, even a cheap chain will be EXPENSIVE. So it actually saves money to buy long lasting stuff here, where it is cheaper. Most Imported goods will be roughly double the cost of USA prices in S. America.

Good luck! Looking forward to following your trip.
Thanks for the info. You know that's what I originally planned and now let's see how it pans out.

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Make maintenance log book note about the year of the used motor # and date, miles on motor, paid in full papers from prior owner....
Yup, already do so for all my vehicles. I also kept track of all the costs, but stopped doing that and feel much better

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Since then I have replace the side cover and done the top air box mod (I did the GSXR mod as you have). No dramas since but have not been in deep water really.......

Best of Luck,
Yeah, my PO also did air box mods that would've allowed water in easier and I replaced mine with a stock one and did the top cut mod. I'll just drain it after I ride through rain or deep water.

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First, I would use the Fuel/Air screw to get fastest idle, then adjust throttle cables to set idle speed.
What do you mean by "fastest idle"? Higher rpms?

I'm at 7,500 ft right now and surprisingly haven't adjusted anything on the carb and it's still idling nicely, albeit at lower revs but not dying yet. Setting the air speed screw properly (was out too far) has made the bike run very well. It is running rich and I can feel/hear it, but I'll be heading back down near sea level again, so it is ok to just run it like this up here or am I clogging up the spark plugs? Getting to the air speed screw is a bit tricky with the Aqualine tank.

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Jay,
Suzuki called and they want you to stop destroying their engines.
With love,
Chris
They should hire me for Life-Cycle testing. I'm already a DR pro at that
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