My friend Claus in Sucre provided lots of details about the Salar de Uyuni, the huge salt flat in south western Bolivia and the areas south of Uyuni. He convinced me to see the collection natural wonders found there.
The questions remained, ride or take a commercial tour. Some people take their motorcycles onto the salt flats, exposing the equipment to salt water. The level of salt water depends on how much rain has fallen recently. And there is just plain salt that will collect on bike. It is possible to spray the motorcycle with Coca Cola, adding a protective layer. The follow on step is to wash the bike, but I was not keen to introduce salt to my motorcycle in any event. Getting salt in the electronics doesn't sound like a good idea, even if you wash the bike after, some salt may remain.