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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 69,994
Posted By m_p_w
Thumb Hey Jim! Just caught up with your travels and I'm...

Hey Jim! Just caught up with your travels and I'm happy to see all is well.

That's awesome that Julie came down to visit for the holidays.

Keep the pictures coming!

All the best,

Matt
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 69,994
Posted By m_p_w
Thumb Jim, loving it so far! Stay safe and enjoy the...

Jim, loving it so far! Stay safe and enjoy the ride.

Really looking forward to more photos and to see what you get up to. I'm sure it will be a blast.

All the best amigo!

- Matt
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
No worries bro, we'll catch up soon! After...

No worries bro, we'll catch up soon! After watching the video, Nat thinks you're probably safer than riding with me in Mexico City anyway. :D



Great shots of Morelia, I need to get out that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
That part of Guatemala is simply stunning. I'm...

That part of Guatemala is simply stunning. I'm loving the photos.

Let me know if you're route north takes you back through DF. Would be great to hear about Guate over a beer.

Safe travels,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-26-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
Don't miss Guatemala City. Really! The crew at...

Don't miss Guatemala City. Really! The crew at Quetzalroo is expecting you. :-)

Enjoy Livingston. I never made it out that far so very much looking forward to the pics.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
+1

+1
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
I forgot about that road down into San Marcos....

I forgot about that road down into San Marcos. What a blast!

Loving the photos, Jim. So awesome to see Guate again; I love that place. Keep the photos coming!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
Gps

Enjoy Guate! I'm jealous.

As for the maps, if you can find a computer, you can download routable maps for pretty much the whole world here:

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

These are the maps...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-17-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
Jim, Was awesome to catch up in DF. While...

Jim,

Was awesome to catch up in DF. While the Sunday lunch was a bit unexpected, I'm glad I had another gringo to share the experience that is a family lunch in Mexico.

Can't wait to see where...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
Loving it, Jim. Sucks about the camera, but...

Loving it, Jim.

Sucks about the camera, but you should have some luck in PV.

Once you get your shit fixed, I'd suggest to head about 25 miles north to Sayulita. It's the spot the other Matt got...
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 98,649
Posted By m_p_w
Just, wow. Talking out of one's ass with more...

Just, wow. Talking out of one's ass with more than a hint of xenophobia, lovely combination.



On this we agree. Dude started his trip a couple towns away from where I began mine; makes one...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-05-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,305
Posted By m_p_w
Thumb Jim, the bike looks great! :thumb I'm quite...

Jim, the bike looks great! :thumb

I'm quite jealous of the upcoming journey but looking forward to catching up in Mexico City. Hopefully my spare room is at least a bit less dodgy than the hotel...
Forum: Latin America 08-13-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By m_p_w
Thanks fellas. Having thought about it for the...

Thanks fellas. Having thought about it for the past couple of days and taken a look at the current crop of new bikes, I think I'm actually going to hold off for a month or so (I hope, depending on...
Forum: Latin America 08-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By m_p_w
I rode north on 85D coming from Panama via Mexico...

I rode north on 85D coming from Panama via Mexico City back in May. I was on an R1200GSA and had no problems on 85D (or any other road in Mexico or Central America, for that matter).

I really...
Forum: Latin America 08-09-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By m_p_w
Hey Dan, that's too funny! Thanks for posting...

Hey Dan, that's too funny! Thanks for posting that pic.

The GSA is great, had 20,000 miles on it when I got back to NYC and never missed a beat (save for a battery that went tits-up outside of...
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By m_p_w
Believe me, I've considered it and I would love...

Believe me, I've considered it and I would love to have one of my motos here; I'm not thrilled that they're sitting in the dark for months.

Several issues however. I've driven between NYC and DF...
Forum: Latin America 08-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By m_p_w
Mark, I should have checked my math and been...

Mark,

I should have checked my math and been more specific. $20-25 was about the most I paid, save for getting completely ripped off at the SV-HN border heading south (~$60 when all was said and...
Forum: Latin America 08-07-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By m_p_w
I did NYC to Yaviza and back between November '12...

I did NYC to Yaviza and back between November '12 and May '13. I'll add my $0.02 on top of a lot of good information already posted. Note that my experience stops at Panama and my not be completely...
Forum: Latin America 08-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By m_p_w
Gracias!

Gracias!
Forum: Latin America 08-06-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By m_p_w
Just sent a PM with my contact info as well. I'm...

Just sent a PM with my contact info as well. I'm also a new DF resident (from NYC).

Hope to catch up sometime.
Forum: Latin America 08-06-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By m_p_w
Thumb New to (living in) Mexico City - moto needed

Hi all,

Just moved to DF from NYC and wanted to reach out to any ADVers in the city (or anyone traveling through, for that matter).

By way of introduction, I've been voluntarily funemployed for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-30-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 28,332
Posted By m_p_w
Jim, I'll echo all the positive comments...

Jim,

I'll echo all the positive comments that have been posted to this ride repot. It's been awesome!

I do have to say that you're a real jackass for heading north. ;-)

The worst part about...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By m_p_w
Jim, thanks a lot. If I had known the OEM...

Jim, thanks a lot. If I had known the OEM batteries were a weak point on these bikes, I certainly would have looked at the aftermarket options prior to leaving for LatAm. I've added it to my list of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By m_p_w
Thanks guys, went with the (larger, heavier, more...

Thanks guys, went with the (larger, heavier, more powerful and more expensive, but in stock) GS battery. $3110 MXN with install and I'll be able to get back on the road tomorrow.

Can't say enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,403
Posted By m_p_w
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It turned...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It turned out to indeed be the battery. It was only holding 9.8 volts vs. the required 12.4. I'm the process if replacing it now. They ran diagnostics on the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By m_p_w
GS battery on a GSA?

I'm currently in Oaxaca, Mexico at the dealer on my way to South America. The battery in my '12 GSA took a dump after 11 months and 10,000 miles (8,000 of which have been in the last two months since...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,403
Posted By m_p_w
'12 R1200GSA Dead in Mexico

Today while riding from Mexico City to Oaxaca, I stopped to take some photos and turned off my bike (2012 R1200GSA, 10,000 miles, 10 months old). When I went to restart it, I got the usual dash...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-10-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 28,332
Posted By m_p_w
Congrats!

Awesome! Glad to see that the problem is solved!
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By m_p_w
Thanks Guys, much appreciated. With some calls I...

Thanks Guys, much appreciated. With some calls I was able to get an Anakee 2 delivered to München Motors in Santa Fe for Monday.

Thanks again,

Matt
Forum: Latin America 01-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By m_p_w
Looking for a R1200GS tire in Mexico City

Hoping to tap the collective intel of this forum to locate a suitable tire in DF for my '12 GSA.

I'm currently in Mexico City on my way south and need to replace my rear tire (150/70R17). I had...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,483
Posted By m_p_w
Good luck, dude!

Good luck, dude!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-06-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,297
Posted By m_p_w
Enjoy! I'll be watching this RR for sure. I...

Enjoy! I'll be watching this RR for sure.

I was in Burma in 2004/05 and have been hoping to get back there since. Living in the wrong hemisphere for the time being but would love to get back...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-06-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 28,332
Posted By m_p_w
Jim, Best of luck with the DR! I'm back in...

Jim,

Best of luck with the DR! I'm back in Mexico City, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need parts (hopefully not!) or translation (courtesy of the wife) help. I'm also happy to jump up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By m_p_w
Thumb I have the Doubletake mirrors on my WR250R and...

I have the Doubletake mirrors on my WR250R and like them a lot. Once I get the GSA off-road, I'll likely replace the BMW mirrors with a Doubletake pair as well.

They're definitely more...
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