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Old 13 Jan 2014
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Inbound LA feb 4

All going well me and my DR 650 will be ready to depart LAX feb 5. My shipping create will be available for anyone outbound? Factory Susuki crate is yours if you want to collect it. Meesage me if interested.

I'm looking to head south as far as I can go, turn around and ride as far north as I can.
No time frame, I'm just going to roll with it.

I'm happy to meet local folk and collaborate with fellow travelers.

Has anyone got suggestions for purchase and replace rear shock. Cape York has Made mine tied.


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DR650 Shock Rebuild - San Diego Adventure Riders

This guy seems to have his stuff together. He ordered from Pro Cycle, and they seem to deliver pretty quick (~2 days). You could order to a bike shop in San Diego and get them to do it there, or to your hostel or whatever and do it yourself!

I'm in San Jose, heading south in the next couple days for the Baja California on my F800GS, continuing south for the east coast of Brazil and then then south to Buenos Aires and back up the west coast. I'm keeping a blog, so check it out from time to time and let me know if you're in my area.
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Thanks I'll follow you blog and hopefully see you on the road.
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Cape York? Whazza Woo? Whas-sat?

Did you ship your DR in from Oz? What'd that cost you?
The guy on that San Diego link is still around and on various forums. I would email him ... he's a good guy, and I'm betting he could help out with a shock rebuild.

As mentioned, parts are 2 days away at most. Think about a stronger spring if you've got the standard one.

I have a 7.6 kg. shock spring on my DR, but many carrying a big load go up to 8.1 kgs. or so.
Same up front. Heavier springs a good thing with DDC valves or Race Tech emulators.

I'm sure you've been working on your Spanish? Right mate?
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Flying to LAX same week

Hey Ted,

Waiting for confirmation of my booking but planning on flying to LAX in the first week of Feb also. Heading into Mexico from Texas for a slow year to Buenos Aires.

Where are you flying from? I'm coming from Brissie and bringing my 12GSA!!

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