To Guatemala and back on a 1982 Goldwing Aspencade

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To Guatemala and back on a 1982 Goldwing Aspencade

Post #1 by commitedskater15 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:33 pm

As a forewarning this isn't so much of a road report, at the most it will be a few blurbs about my recent trip this past summer down to the border of Guatemala and back up to Canada and my 1982 aspy.
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Post #2 by 5speed » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:49 pm

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Post #3 by commitedskater15 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:35 pm

To be honest, I was completely skeptical about how this trip would go. I had spent the 2014/15 winter going through my goldwing. Complete disassembly, with the exception of removing the swing arm and taking apart the suspension. Granted I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about these bikes as I know many of you are, I felt that I had a good understanding of proper maintenance and care for most of the components of the bike. 12 hours after my last class for the semester got out, on April 31st 2015, I left for the Grand Canyon in hopes of crossing into the Baja Peninsula on day 3.
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Post #4 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:37 pm

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Post #5 by RAT » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Great stuff ..... more pics action1 :mrgreen:

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Post #6 by wingrider » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:34 pm

I agree, great stuff! I bet a few more pictures might tell us how you have a broken windshield in your first picture.... :)
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Post #7 by rudolphwolven » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:40 am

I have great respect for you !!!
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Post #8 by commitedskater15 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:20 pm

I didn't have any Panniers or hardbags, so I used an old hockey bag mounted atop a skateboard for stability to carry all my necessities
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After a small detour, I crossed into the Baja via Tecate Mexico. Very nice to see the Pacific again, just south of Ensenada
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Kept pushing further south through the vast desert, nearly 110 Degrees Fahrenheit!
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Then I bumped into some Oaxacans on their return trip home and rode south with them for about a hundred miles. I felt like the ugly duckling amongst all the new decked out beemers with gps and LEDs
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Post #9 by HOTT » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:41 pm

I felt like the ugly duckling amongst all the new decked out beemers with gps and LEDs

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Post #10 by Old Fogey » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:35 pm

HOTT wrote:
I felt like the ugly duckling amongst all the new decked out beemers with gps and LEDs

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Post #11 by commitedskater15 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:45 pm

Sidenote: You may notice that my front fender seems to have disappeared in some of the photos. Well it did. I was driving through Ensenada after a light storm, and all I ever saw was my front fender make two sudden rotations around the tire and then shoot 30 feet into the air as I was driving. Happened quicker than I can comprehend and I was on a busy highway, so I just kept driving.
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Post #12 by 82aspy » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:30 pm

commitedskater15 wrote:Sidenote: You may notice that my front fender seems to have disappeared in some of the photos. Well it did. I was driving through Ensenada after a light storm, and all I ever saw was my front fender make two sudden rotations around the tire and then shoot 30 feet into the air as I was driving. Happened quicker than I can comprehend and I was on a busy highway, so I just kept driving.


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Post #13 by Gowing » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:24 pm

Lesson to check and tighten nuts we might not think to even check. Vibration....I imagine.
Great story to hear, gutsy and we'll done.
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Post #14 by KYpondman » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:46 pm

Great story. Looking forward to more installments.
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Post #15 by RAT » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:49 pm

Great stuff ......

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