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The second and third big trips riding my Honda CB 400

Heading towards Guaratuba - PR. Me and my Honda CB 400, Mauro Vieira and his Honda ML 125, Fernando Chaves and his Suzuki GT 380.  The Yamaha TT 125 belongs to my friend Luiz Sergio Machula.
Me and my late friend Luiz Sergio Machula inside the ferry-boat, crossing the Guaratuba bay.

Heading towards Guaratuba - PR. Me and my Honda CB 400, Mauro Vieira and his Honda ML 125, Fernando Chaves and his Suzuki GT 380. The Yamaha TT 125 belongs to my friend Luiz Sergio Machula.

Me and my late friend Luiz Sergio Machula inside the ferry-boat, crossing the Guaratuba bay.

Paying a visit to the Volvo factory (trucks) in Curitiba - PR.  My friend Luiz Sergio Machula used to work there at that time; he showed us the assembly line of the trucks specially made and exported to Saudi Arabia.

Paying a visit to the Volvo factory (trucks) in Curitiba - PR. My friend Luiz Sergio Machula used to work there at that time; he showed us the assembly line of the trucks specially made and exported to Saudi Arabia.

The surprising and valiant Honda MT 50, in Corfu - Greece, September 1982.
During a pit stop to buy black olives direct from the producer.  The tree aside the log house is an olive tree approximately 200 years old.
The surprising and valiant Honda MT 50, in Corfu - Greece, September 1982.

During a pit stop to buy black olives direct from the producer. The tree aside the log house is an olive tree approximately 200 years old.

My Honda CB 400 at the beginning of 1983.  Tocantins Avenue - downtown Goiania - GO, at my grandmother's house.

My Honda CB 400 at the beginning of 1983. Tocantins Avenue - downtown Goiania - GO, at my grandmother's house.

Returning from the south of Brazil in 1984.  Theresa and the CB 400 near to Paranaiba River, at the state border (Minas Gerais and Goias).

Returning from the south of Brazil in 1984. Theresa and the CB 400 near to Paranaiba River, at the state border (Minas Gerais and Goias).

Beginning of January 1984.  Theresa and my Honda CB 400 minutes before initiating our trip to the south of Brazil.  The CB 400 completely equipped and fully loaded.

Beginning of January 1984. Theresa and my Honda CB 400 minutes before initiating our trip to the south of Brazil. The CB 400 completely equipped and fully loaded.

Business card of Provini, a complete motorcycle accessories store in Milan - Italy where I bought all the equipment for my Honda CB 400.

The load my Honda CB 400 was carrying really impressed my cousin Luiz Miguel when we arrived in Curitiba - PR. After unloading the luggage we put it inside my cousin's VW 1300 (Volkswagen Beetle 1983), and for our surprise it took almost all available space inside the car.


Later in the same trip the left side back shock absorber broke again, this time close to Porto Alegre - RS.  This time we went to a hotel first, left all luggage there and I went to Chambord (Honda dealer).  The engineer responsible for the workshop immediately identified the problem that had caused the shock absorbers to break: the alloy structure that holds the hard cases should work harmonically with the vertical movement of the absorbers.  In this way the fixation points should be widened allowing more room to the parts to move.  Having the problem fixed we could enjoy immensily the rest of our trip.

Every time I travelled to Curitiba - PR I would pay a visit to Cabral Motor, Honda dealer, where I always had a vip reception.

With friends in 1982 (Guaratuba - PR)