She is finally here!!!

After waiting for more than 6 weeks finally the day had come to pick upthe bike at the Port of Brisbane!

The whole mission was made possible by the help of Glen, a fellowmotorbike enthusiast and keen traveller, who I met through HorizonsUnlimited.

It was a great feeling to dissemble the crate, putting the front wheelback in and re-attaching all the bits and pieces. But we also had toreplace the stuffed fuel filter that got clogged up with bad SouthAmerican fuel and caused fatal end to my trip on the last day. Anyway,with a bit of OZ and NZ ingenuity we replaced the filter and added anadditional filter (just in case), and after 3 attempts of cranking shefired up as good as new…

What a feeling to ride her home, sitting in the saddle again after 7weeks of abstinence… yeah.

And thanks again to Glen! The next round of beers is on me!

Off now for a spin around the block…

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Travel Route through South America

Finally, I managed to load the data from my GPS into Google Earth. Unfortunately, some of the data was lost and I had to hand draw some of the tracks, basically all the way from Buenos Aires to Peru, but you will get the general idea.

 

I also attached the .KMZ file, so you can load it straight into Google Earth and play with it. Hours of fun! (just double click on it and if you got GE installed on your computer it should plug it in straight away)

 

By the way, the bike has arrived this week and I now looking forward to pick it up from the port. Will let you know…

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