sorry for no details :-)
hej guys, sorry for no details, you were right. am not soo technically. luckily i bumped into tmotten in Lago Colorado (border Chili - bolivia) and discussed a few things. checked the necessary stuff, spark plugs, battery, etc...nothing extraordinary.
the very bad starting probably comes from the small air inlet which this bike has (as tmotten explained). we have in the meantime crossed the border with Bolivia, into Peru. And when we were in Coroico (which is a lot lower, at 1700 m) the bike started at the first go.
so we are heading forward, only when we are at high altitute (3000 to 4000 m) it takes a while before I get it going. but for the time being it still starts.
we are heading to Cuzco, then to the coast of Peru, Nazka Likes, Arequipa, then down to Chili again. by the end of february we want to be in Valparaiso again.
Tmotten, where are you in the meantime ? Did you get through and did you ride on the Salar ?
In Peru it is 84 octane, took for the first time petrol this morning. I have still 10 liters with 97 octane in my jerrycans, in case off ;-)...
cheer and thanks to you all for your quick reactions, some of the explanations are to complicated for me, sorry for that.
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