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Old 03-29-2014, 01:08 PM   #166
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Bought a XT350 just so I could feel like I could follow you better,all the XT225's sold before I could get to them,anyway glad to see your back where it's warmer.
How about a pic of your mighty XT?
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:51 PM   #167
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The days have been slow and easy since returning to the bike.

Choosing to focus more on waves and less on miles. But I guess nothing is new in that regard.

I have found myself a very nice free camp spot. Where I am safe to leave everything and return home at night.



Something which I still find a little odd is how most people of wealth down here, both tourists and locals, question me about my bike and why I would choose such a small one, for a journey of this length?
The fact that I am only 5,4", I imagine should answer the question itself. But I mention Bill Gates is not my father and I put experience over material items, so I am always flying by the seat of my pants and a more expensive bike in both purchase costs and running costs simply would not be feasible at this stage of my life.
But the real reason the question spins me out is you can't get very far with out seeing a 125cc loaded to the hilt down here.
The only time I question my bike choice is when I am missing the Honda Ct110, What a dream machine that was.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:36 PM   #168
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How about a pic of your mighty XT?
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:40 PM   #169
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I need to snap some more pics as I've added another rack over the headlight,the guy I bought it from built both racks and they are stout and practicle bits.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:45 PM   #170
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Dropped her in a mud hole last week,yanked her out and she fired and yelled for more.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:14 AM   #171
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Looks like a great camping spot. I think the philosophy of slowtrav.com makes sense.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:48 AM   #172
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I need to snap some more pics as I've added another rack over the headlight,the guy I bought it from built both racks and they are stout and practicle bits.

Bike looks great! Does the 350, also have a low seat height?

I really can't believe how amazingly well my little XT has done. On paved roads I ride pretty easy. But on dirt I flog the crap out of it. With pretty much no maintenance the whole journey, apart from oil changes and a few other little things.The only thing this bike leaves me wanting is stiffer shocks. I am 100% sold on these bikes.

Thanks for sending the pictures. Would be interested in seeing your front rack.
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Looks like a great camping spot. I think the philosophy of slowtrav.com makes sense.
I had not heard of this site. Thanks for the link. Looks interesting.
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It does have a low seat I'm short and that appealed to me,the bike really filled my need for a street legal dirt bike,the tank is big enough to go places without worry of gas 3 gallons I believe.
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It does have a low seat I'm short and that appealed to me,the bike really filled my need for a street legal dirt bike,the tank is big enough to go places without worry of gas 3 gallons I believe.
Nice looking bike for sure. That front rack looks great!
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This is Maximo with his 40 year old Yamaha, 300. Not sure on the exact model.
The white plastic guards are just some PVC tubes cut in half. So don't let those though you of the send of which model this is.



After speaking to him for a little while he offered me a ride. First some instruction. All gears shifted down. I had never ridden a bike were all gears where down before. So it was interesting.



Maximo had owned this bike since new, was and still is his only vehicle. Really nice guy. Meeting him really drove home the point about just how disposable all new products are becoming, or have become. I wonder if my Xt will still be kinking in 40 years.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:16 PM   #179
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Good to see you're down south again catching some waves. I just parked my bike in Uruguay and flew back to the States again for a few months work. Will be back down next autumn to continue exploring South America. Hope to see you down the road next year on the work a little/ride a lot hobo trail. Big bikes are over-rated for Latin American minimalist wandering.

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Good to see you're down south again catching some waves. I just parked my bike in Uruguay and flew back to the States again for a few months work. Will be back down next autumn to continue exploring South America. Hope to see you down the road next year on the work a little/ride a lot hobo trail. Big bikes are over-rated for Latin American minimalist wandering.

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