Fixing a flat tire

One thing that really might happen is to have a tire punctured.  Especially in rural areas, a nail on the road shouldn’t be difficult to find.  Therefore, being able to fix a flat tire is a must.  A pair of tire levers and a bead breaker seemed to be enough for this job.  With the tools at hand, Radu decided to do some practicing.  However, after more than one hour nothing has been accomplished (except for waking up the neighbors in the middle of the night).  This Youtube video makes it look very easy.  Where is the mistake?  Hopefully tomorrow will find out.

How to change a tire

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Stripped BMW

The condition of the bike is better than expected.  All the required parts have been ordered for ~ $600.  Hopefully, it will be ready for testing within one week.Stripped BMW

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Being vaccinated against yellow fever is a requirement in order to apply for visa for Bolivia.  We paid $170 in US and a little under $100 in Romania and we got in exchange two shots plus two nice looking certificates.
Internation certificate of vaccination

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The bike is here

Yesterday Radu brought the bike to the garage. Romanian style hauling.

The bike

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We’ve got some options

Just found this bike at a local dealer.  Has some front end damage, however the rest looks OK.  Only 6k miles.  We agreed on $2150 for the bike plus a new battery.  The cost of fixing should be under $1k.  If nothing else comes up, we think we might get this one.

Wrecked F650GSWrecked F650GS

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