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Forum: Americas 09-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
I do not know about Tapachula but I hope you are...

I do not know about Tapachula but I hope you are ready for the wind of the isthmus, El Tehuano.
Forum: Americas 09-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Looks like the Duck Dynasty crowd has canceled...

Looks like the Duck Dynasty crowd has canceled the protest today, from their website:


PROTEST is CANCELED..... PROTEST IS CANCELED
There has been an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Hopefully border shutdown will impede the number...

Hopefully border shutdown will impede the number of 'America's Most Wanted' to the South also. I read that AMW was planning an annual reunion in PV this year but could not find a large enough event...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
RE: DJFireUSA post 24172 above, That was the...

RE: DJFireUSA post 24172 above,

That was the point I was trying to make. I had a great independent shop/mechanic who was hands down the best mechanic I've ever known for over 25 years. I've...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
I scooted up to Guadalajara to meet a rider on...

I scooted up to Guadalajara to meet a rider on his way to Chile who was holed up at an independent BMW shop for repairs. Took a few fotos of the Beemers for the beemerheads here:
...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
When in doubt, dress down. Especially if riding...

When in doubt, dress down. Especially if riding solo in remote areas.

A donde fueres haz lo que vieres.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Every rider should support a local independent...

Every rider should support a local independent motorcycle shop. Those guys are really struggling to make a living nowadays. When I visit in the US I always go by the local shop to buy tires or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Baja Designs has basic wiring schematics...

Baja Designs has basic wiring schematics available on their website for their dual sport kits. That should get you headed in the right direction.

Maybe this one:
...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By Kiko
If you 'did' just get away with something, you...

If you 'did' just get away with something, you can always stop at the San Judas Tadeo shrine outside Nuevo Laredo just past the interior checkpoint and say a Hail Mary.
(Un sacerdote me dijo.)
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Just a friendly reminder to make sure your...

Just a friendly reminder to make sure your Mexican insurance includes legal assistance. An American coming off the bypass ran over a scooter on Friday. Split the scooter in half. My buddy who is a...
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Kiko
If you are missing an Iphone charger cord, Bato...

If you are missing an Iphone charger cord, Bato left 5 at my house along with 2 cel phones.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
If an early E, you may want to upgrade the cam...

If an early E, you may want to upgrade the cam chain tensioner to the newer models or go with a manual tensioner.
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Bring a cat if you don't want a lawyer in your...

Bring a cat if you don't want a lawyer in your Mexican apt. El gato brinca sobre las ratas. But if the cat runs, hire the lawyer, he is a junkyard dog.
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
You did good there Donnie,:thumb ...

You did good there Donnie,:thumb

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp231/dontiemann/Duplicate/PilotoFuturo.jpg (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/dontiemann/media/Duplicate/PilotoFuturo.jpg.html)
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Kiko
You could stay in Dolores de Hidalgo and ride...

You could stay in Dolores de Hidalgo and ride over to SM de Allende to do the tourist stuff. Hotel Caudillo room 23 on the plaza in Dolores, some interesting history there. On the way to SM de A,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
I've got a Kawazuki, a Versys with DL1000 19"...

I've got a Kawazuki, a Versys with DL1000 19" front wheel and the SV650 rear wheel combo along with a few other mods>
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
If it has the Keihin carb it is the E.

If it has the Keihin carb it is the E.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Yes, Keihin. In your earlier post you mentioned...

Yes, Keihin. In your earlier post you mentioned the 'petcock option' so I thought maybe you had the S model with the vacuum petcock. I think the E model is not a vacuum model petcock.
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Is Mexico Safe? Claro que si,:1drink ...

Is Mexico Safe? Claro que si,:1drink

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp231/dontiemann/IMG_1038.jpg (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/dontiemann/media/IMG_1038.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Nice try Bob! :rofl We all know the green...

Nice try Bob! :rofl
We all know the green pigment in the KLX shrouds was formulated with teflon so insects will not adhere.
Remember Abe Lincoln said "Don't believe everything you read on the...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
That foto represents the essence of life in...

That foto represents the essence of life in Mexico, 'Libre'
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Which model do you have in Australia KLX400R...

Which model do you have in Australia KLX400R (Keihin pumper) or the S (Mikuni CV)?
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Stunning photos SR. I'm scouting the area for a...

Stunning photos SR. I'm scouting the area for a dirt bike now.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,985
Views: 610,663
Posted By Kiko
Never tried their ball bearings but did buy some...

Never tried their ball bearings but did buy some seals once and the sizing was wrong. The ebay vender was adamant that The mistake was on me in the first conversation, then later called and...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By Kiko
Always take two credit cards, in case you get...

Always take two credit cards, in case you get locked out on the first one while you are in Mexico. The CC may not notify you that the card has been canceled. If you have a second card with matching...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Little known fact about the DRZ/KAW brief...

Little known fact about the DRZ/KAW brief marriage is that the pigments in the Suzuki Yellow plastics are heavier than the Green pigments in the Kawasaki produced models, hence slight more top end in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
Try here: ...

Try here:

http://www.jetsrus.com/carburetor/carb_keihin_FCR_SINGLE_carb_exploded_view_parts.html
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Mexican terremoto trivia. After the big one hit...

Mexican terremoto trivia. After the big one hit in '85 in Mexico city, the Mexicans placed sensors along the fault lines near Oaxaca. Sensors placed near Oaxaca will immediately send a warning to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
For one year, Suzuki manufactured the KLX400S and...

For one year, Suzuki manufactured the KLX400S and KLX400R for Kawasaki. If you look at the VIN, you will see it was Suzuki manufactured. Identical to the S and E Suzuki models except for color and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,141,837
Posted By Kiko
An orphaned KLX400R (400E) sitting in Mexico. ...

An orphaned KLX400R (400E) sitting in Mexico. Texan left the bike here 6 years ago. Left a clear Texas title with it.
...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By Kiko
Claro que si (yes of course)

Claro que si (yes of course)
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Kiko
http://rideendless.com/ This shop also has been...

http://rideendless.com/
This shop also has been rec'd here by another advrider, so maybe try them also.
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By Kiko
If any of your vehicle docs note a lienholder,...

If any of your vehicle docs note a lienholder, you may be asked for a letter of permission from the lienholder to take the vehicle out if the US. Ask for the max 180 days on the visas.
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
Texas titled KLX abandoned in Mexico in 2006 with...

Texas titled KLX abandoned in Mexico in 2006 with clear title.

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp231/dontiemann/Duplicate/VersysAdventure001_zpscc023071.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-14-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,985
Views: 610,663
Posted By Kiko
Hey JD do you have a preference for a wheel...

Hey JD do you have a preference for a wheel bearing vendor? Last time I bought bearings from a bearing store. I was told they were the best, one failed within a year, at the front wheel. It was...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Kiko
One good thing about the Guzzis is when it's wet...

One good thing about the Guzzis is when it's wet and cold, you can just lean down a bit and rest a gloved hand on the cylinder head to warm up. Also ideal for warming up tortillas wrapped in foil....
Forum: Latin America 09-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Kiko
You might want to research the new Latin America...

You might want to research the new Latin America Ebay/Estafeta offering:

http://www.internetretailer.com/2014/07/30/ebay-launches-shipping-subscription-program-latin-america

Some local chatter...
Forum: Latin America 09-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Kiko
Woods Cycle Country out of New Braunfel Texas can...

Woods Cycle Country out of New Braunfel Texas can ship new Suzuki parts to Mexico. They use another dealer in Laredo for the import process. Talk with Julio Castro in parts.

Or you might find a...
Forum: Latin America 09-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Kiko
surtimoto.com in Guadalajara can help you out on...

surtimoto.com in Guadalajara can help you out on BMW repairs.
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