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Helge’s current ride is a 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure in pristine condition and fully equipped with Touratech equipment. He has decided to part with it and is making it available for purchase.

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Simon and Lisa Thomas have been traveling the globe on motorcycles continuously since 2003. Along the way they've been providing amazing stories and images of their adventures. Now, they 've given us a glimpse into their daily lives.

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Our next blog post may very well be titled "Why We Never Left Colombia." So far, we like just about everything about this country, and we're not even half way through it.

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 We thought we had missed the rainy season in Central America, but we were wrong.

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We bid farewell to Alfonso and Maria, then set off for the long haul to Mazatlán, Sinaloa. We were warned that the ride would be straight and boring with lots of tolls. Boy, were there tolls!

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Following advice from friends, we took the truck border crossing from Nogales, AZ into Mexico. Things went incredibly quick and smooth… except for the part when we thought we'd missed the immigration office where we needed to buy our vehicle permits. 

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One week till departure, roof starts leaking, ruins downstairs bathroom door.  Had to fix the roof, and take care of the water damage, as well as replace the door.  Two days later, a huge wind storm blows down our fence.

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If you own a BMW R1200GS Adventure, Touratech Plug & Travel DDA shocks are finally available for your bike! These high-performance, semi-active shocks are fully compatible with the BMW's complex computer system. 

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The boy scout in me really enjoyed this part of the trip prep and planning process: Building a tool kit that would get both our bikes through four months on the road in South America.

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While we don't want to have too strict of a schedule and route for this trip, our usual "fast and loose" attitude to travel probably isn't going to cut it on a huge trip with a set amount of time. 

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