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Danimal last won the day on April 14

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About Danimal

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  • Birthday 06/21/1960

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    Cuyahoga Falls
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    2011 DR650 "Thousand Sunny"

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  1. Safe travels Nivin
  2. I walked up to her, first apologized for ignoring her these past four weeks, gave her a pat on the saddle, opened both petcocks, pulled the choke out and she fired right up. Choke back in, and let her warm up to 200deg. Then shut her down. Thursday I am doing a 250km loop with a guy from a local motorcycle group. As part of our loop he'll show us his summer house on the ocean, as he's offering to rent it to us for less than we're paying now. Hopefully it's nice. It'll sure be nice to get out riding again.
  3. Bumping. This jacket is still for sale and I really could use the money now. I’ll now take $65 to PayPal. Originally a $400 jacket. Pickup only, as I’m out of the country. At my Father’s house in Cuyahoga Falls. I’ll arrange pickup details after deal is done.
  4. Pauly is right. The first motor on my RX3 never ran right. Sticky (stuck) intake valve. The replacement motor he installed ran better from the get-go. But no, after riding it 35,000 hard miles in two seasons prepping for this journey I decided the 250 just didn’t have the guts I wanted (note I didn’t say “needed” because you can ride the world on anything). Going uphill into the wind loaded with gear it struggled. CSC sells the newer RX4 450 version that makes more power than the DR. But I’m happy with the decision I made on bike choice. And happy with how the build went. She’s fairly unique and has been a pleasure, and a comfortable place to spend the day.
  5. Danimal

    I have MS

    Hang in there. I hope treatments are effective and you can go on enjoying your life
  6. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241393826.html
  7. I’m not leaving the bike down here, and still plan on riding it home eventually. Uruguay offers a 12 month TVIP option, allowing the bike to be stored up to 12 months, but right now Uruguay is closed too. It’s all part of the adventure right?
  8. Yeah. His plans are screwed for now. Whether that means shipping his bike or flying himself. He is in communication with his Mother in Germany about transferring some funds around to be able to stay here longer. Not necessarily travelling, just hunkering down somewhere. Ecuador just closed it’s borders too. So there is no simple path ahead for me. Right now, heading closer to Rio, I’m not sure that’s the best place to be right now (Rio is hotspot in Brazil for Covid-19)
  9. As I crossed into Brazil from Argentina yesterday their computer systems on the Brazil side crashed (I had already stamped out of Argentine and cancelled and turned in my Argentina TIP [temporary import permit allowing my bike to be in their country. Standard border crossing bullshit]). Myself and the German guy I’m riding with ended u sitting for four hours in the office of the head Federal Policia at the Brazil border chatting with the guy, who had nothing to do. He told me he had an email that the entire Argentina border was shutting down in 48 hours. It was just made official that it’s closed after midnight. Peru the same. Ecuador following. So I’m stuck in Brazil for the time being. multiple Central American countries are closed too so even if I was further north the path home isn’t clear. Supermercados here are open and very busy. Local tiendas are normal. But stocks are getting low on any veggies or fruit brought in. Might try to find a nice Airbnb apartment in Rio and chill a few weeks and see how things change. Am already being way more careful as far as what I touch etc and washing.
  10. Thanks for following along and no need to be a lurker. Join in the discussion about any freaking thing lol. And no worries about “underachieving “ either. This kind of “motorcycling” isn’t for everyone. It’s certainly been a blast though. Still pinch myself often
  11. I went to many places in Buenos Aires yesterday looking for oil for a much needed oil change. The last three I used Motul 300v in 20w-50 the ONLY shop that had Motul only had the 5w-50 in the 300V (it’s getting much warmer as I continue north and 5w-50’s starting viscosity is too thin). And they wanted the equivalent of $52 US for two freaking liters! I knew BA was known for high costs but that’s crazy. So Sunny got Motul mineral oil in my desired weight. Also chain cleaned and lubed well, brake pads inspected, one side’s petcock got a new base gasket (was seeping) and a few other things were cleaned and lubed. Ready to go again.
  12. Danimal


    I should be back in 4-5 months or so. After a break to work a little, I’ll gladly lead a ride from S Africa through Europe into India and Mongolia. at least that’s the plan for now
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