South America highway in BMW GS motorcycle

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I am interested in hearing from anyone that has riden a motorcycle down the American Highway in South America or to Alaska.

Better if you have done it on a BMW R100 / 1150 / 1200GS.

Plan to do it in the future and seeking your expereince on problems, preparation, language, places you found most interesting, contacts made there and general tips.

My email: carlsp1000@gmail.com thanks
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 06:53

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 06:53
Gday
There was a show on foxtel about a group of riders from England that did that very trip. I think it would come up on google or u tube and you can contact them from there.

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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 07:33

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 07:33
Hi Muzbry,

Thanks for that.

Yes I have seen the show several times. Also everything on You tube remotely relates to riding a bike to South America and Alaska. Also several movies of driving cars / SUV's over the same route.

Thought there might be someone that has actually done it.

Several years ago I did Russia and then read many blogs of people that had done it. Found almost every blog almost useless as a help to what actually happens.

I though the chances would be slim but hoping for the best.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:31

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:31
Try looking on the overland forums and websites, scanning through the posts can lead to links to personal blogs on various trips, I'm sure I've seen several about your proposed area somewhere recently.
Know what you mean about most being very superficial, but occasionally find a personal one that has lots of relevant info.
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Reply By: Member - Scooby (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:52

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:52
Hi Graham,
Perhaps you could ask the question on this forum. Hope the link works.



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Reply By: Chris & Sue (Briz Vegas) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:57

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:57
G'day,

There are a couple of Kiwis doing this at the moment (Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, Chile) and blogging as they go. They're on Suzis, not Beemers.

Their website is: TwoMotoKiwis

Hope that's of some use, and good luck if you go ahead!

Cheers,
Chris
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Follow Up By: Chris & Sue (Briz Vegas) - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:59

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:59
WHOOPS!

Ushuaia is in Argentina, not Chile. :-((

Oh, for an EDIT function...

Chris
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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 13:03

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 13:03
G'day Graham.

Best if you had a look through here

It is an adventure motorcycle forum, with the information (and lots, lots more) that you are looking for.


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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 13:06

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 13:06
Link not working..try this one
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:44

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:44
Couple of Victorians doing/done it, not sure exactly what route as I haven't read it all, they are on a BMW

http://www.aussiesoverland.com.au/
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 01:29

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 01:29
Hi Graham,

While it may not answer your question exactly, you may find some useful information here

Michael & Julie are friends on a world tour by BMW GS.

Regards,
Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: graham B9 - Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 02:42

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 02:42
Thanks everyone for your information.

I am going to follow Happy Franks idea and make contact with this couple. They are heading to New York on their trip and as I live there, it will give us a chance to get together.

I can then look at their bike and a very detailed debrief. They are heading to Alaska at the moment and this is the final stage of where I want to go.

Fantastic help from the forum.
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