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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #46
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+1 on the suggestions above: once you regroup, try to get a used FD - if you can afford the wait.

Post a Wanted-to-Buy in Parts section here, someone may have one available.


I'd sell you my own spare, but it is for a 1999-2001 K1200LT - similar, but not the same as yours. FWIW, these drives seem to run between US $400-700 for the LT's.

Good luck, we all are looking forward to your reappearance on the other side of ferry ride. What then? Will you have to get your bike running or are you already shipping it home?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #47
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Thanks, rdwalker. Given that Horatio is a bad ass and gave me a handfull of parts, I'm going to try and slap them in and get to Santiago, where I will be shipping the bike back to the US. I have 3 hooks in the water on used FDs now, so I actually may have one just shipped to Puerto Montt tomorrow, which would get to me on the 25th in Puerto Montt. So given that I would be in Puerto Montt on the 22nd, this might work. I am literally working on this right now.

Thanks for your support! I can't tell you how nice it is to read these types of messages where I'm sitting.

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+1 on the suggestions above: once you regroup, try to get a used FD.

Post a Wanted-to-Buy in Parts section here, someone may have one available.


I'd sell you my own spare, but it is for a 1999-2001 K1200LT - similar, but not the same as yours. FWIW, these drives seem to run between US $400-700 for the LT's.

Good luck, we all are looking forward to your reappearance on the other side of ferry ride. What then? Will you have to get your bike running or are you already shipping it home?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #48
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very cool its working out, great people story, thanks.

Just need the pics now when you stabiize
Good luck!
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #49
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So there are certain things on this trip that I will remember. The places, the sights, the smells, etc. But more than not, I have a suspicion that it will be the people that stand out. Here's why.

What a deal. What a 180. Wow.

I knew I subscribed to this thread for a reason, that post was it, bravo to you and all those that helped you, good luck with the rest of the story.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #50
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It's amazing how things get in place!!!
I was with this tread open on my browser all day long today, hitting the refresh every 30 minutes and I'm so glad you had such a good experience coming of that broken FD. :)
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #51
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:24 PM   #52
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You'll always find nice and helpfull people in Latinamerica,



I'm glad to hear that everything goes great, now
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:24 AM   #53
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How was the boat?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:15 AM   #54
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Update: Post-Post, Found Shop, About to Start

We had a successful trip up to Puerto Montt from Puerto Natales. Zero waves--like being on a lake. I would strongly recommend this trip to other motorcyclists heading north to Santiago from Patagonia/Ushuaia. It was a great change of pace, we had 3 square meals per day, the bunks were long and comfortable, the water was drinkable, the showers were hot, there was always TP and there was a bar--all ingredients for a successful voyage.

I made it off the boat fine, and after talking to a few shops, I think I found the one. I'm currently waiting for one of the main dudes to come back to the who who speaks English, at which point I can begin. They have the big allen, big socket, heat gun and bearing pullers--therefore I should be able to whip this out pretty quick. As a point of reference, I'll be using Shade Tree's FD post here as my guide: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234400.

I'll take some photos and post them up at some point.

I am hoping that the gears are okay enough to get me back to Santiago. I should know in an hour or so. Fingers and toes are crossed.

Okay, I'll be back after a while. Wish me luck!

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #55
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Okay, I'll be back after a while. Wish me luck!

Good Luck Aventeren!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:38 AM   #56
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Okay, I'll be back after a while. Wish me luck!

Good Luck!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #57
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Rochmuncher, the boat was awesome. Check out the Navimag website for booking information. It cost me $380 US for the bunk and 85,000 Chilean pesos for the bike, which I thought were fair prices given the avoided fuel, food and lodging costs of getting this far back north--plus I got to see some pretty spectacular scenery on the way up (Patagonian forces).

I would highly recommend it.

I just landed, found a shop and am about to tear into this damn thing to see what it looks like. Thanks for the check-in. I REALY appreciate it!

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #58
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Laugh Update: Post Repair; SUCCESS!

Well I tore into the FD, and the crown gears are fine. I swapped out the little and big bearings plus the new rear seal. I ended up leaving the final drive on, which was much easier to work with (less tools and things to deal with in a foreign shop).

I took a bunch of photos and video that I'll post up later.

I'm just about to take off for Santiago, but just wanted to post this update.

--AND, in classic Latin American style, they are refusing payment. Amazing.

I feel like I got grazed by a bullet.

YYYEEEE HAAAAWWW!!!!

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:50 AM   #59
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Rochmuncher, the boat was awesome. Check out the Navimag website for booking information. It cost me $380 US for the bunk and 85,000 Chilean pesos for the bike, which I thought were fair prices given the avoided fuel, food and lodging costs of getting this far back north--plus I got to see some pretty spectacular scenery on the way up (Patagonian forces).

I would highly recommend it.

I just landed, found a shop and am about to tear into this damn thing to see what it looks like. Thanks for the check-in. I REALY appreciate it!
Once you're back to normal (if there is such a thing), it might be wise to provide a list of all the badasses who helped you along in your adventure. It seems you have met several of them who could be a help to others travelling in that part of the world....sort if another way to say thanks to them. If you were near my location and needed help, I hope I too could qualify as a badass and help out.

Safe travels.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #60
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Once you get home, you'll want to open up the FD again and adjust preload and backlash according to the BMW requirements inasmuch as you replaced the RH side TR bearing.

Continued good luck.
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