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Old 10-06-2011, 11:05 AM   #46
BjoernTheH
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Chile

Well well well - I am in,....Although spring is here and I am going to ride more then read, but still will try to keep updated on that one.
if you have any questions for Chile or near Chile areas (Southern Peru, South West Bolivia, Western Argentina dont hasitate to contact me or other fellow ADVRiders from Chile
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699272
I started this thread a while ago just for people like you. Last January I finished my trip to Ushuaia via the Carretera Austral, Ruta 40 etc...
Just yesterday the chilean president anounced that the Carretera Austral is going to be paved a 100% within the next 6 years.
Cheers and always keep the rubber side down
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:59 PM   #47
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In! I think this winter I'm gonna take about a half inch out of my kickstand, even unloaded it stands up straight.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #48
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o.k.

I'm in. kilrs, 4 guys - from da northland. Crazy. should be a great r.r. already a goood'n and barely started.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #49
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In! I think this winter I'm gonna take about a half inch out of my kickstand, even unloaded it stands up straight.
Don't mention that on the KLR650 board... you'll get an earful about your preload not being set right. I do agree that the stand could use a little trim, and did mine. If you do load the bike down cranking up the preload helps a lot.

Sorry... a little thread hijack... now back to the most excellent adventure...
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #50
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Nice, no need to ask when does the narwhal bacon!
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:56 PM   #51
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Yeah, I'll be watchin' this one, hell yeah!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #52
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The Question Seldom Asked....

OK, You boys are from Canada, right? So half the year you work to pay the Govt and the other half you work to survive...What exactly do each of you do for a living? Do any of you have a wife? Any kids?

And above all else...How do you manage to get 8 months leave to do this sort of trip?


By the way, the KLR's are a fantastic hook! I'm in!

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #53
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OK, You boys are from Canada, right? So half the year you work to pay the Govt and the other half you work to survive...What exactly do each of you do for a living? Do any of you have a wife? Any kids?

And above all else...How do you manage to get 8 months leave to do this sort of trip?


By the way, the KLR's are a fantastic hook! I'm in!

jwrover

Look at their first post....

Most are students or recent grads.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #54
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I'm in Check out this link of fellow ADV riders who have done this trip. I'm sure they would be happy to offer any advice on your journey. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620023
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:43 PM   #55
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nice work guys KLRs rock.... ill be doing the same thing here is OZ when i graduate my second degree... keep it up
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:24 PM   #56
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Standing by..... keep us posted......
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:57 PM   #57
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Oh yeah!

This should be a KiLleR ride report! Can't wait for the next update.

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:28 AM   #58
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When I saw your geared out bike's in the Blackfoot parking lot I felt KLRenvy for the first time...as I pulled out on my DR.

Shoot lots of photos. Ride safe eh! Excellent!
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:35 AM   #59
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$$$???

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Look at their first post....

Most are students or recent grads.
I think what JWROVER was asking is how can a bunch of college age guys afford to travel for 8 months.

How do you guys finance it?? ????? .........
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:26 AM   #60
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I know the feeling with the kick stand, just got back from a month in MX and had the same problem. The preload was set to 5 and it still went down twice. You just have to be careful about the grade of the surface you stop on. The beauty of a KLR is if it falls over who cares, just adds character! Sage travels, subscribed!
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