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Search: Posts Made By: Hill Climber
Forum: Americas Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
If the route you're thinking about is the "new...

If the route you're thinking about is the "new road" between Bato and Urique, I've been advised that the past rainy season has done some serious damage to it... a handful for small bikes.
Forum: Americas Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Assfault, thanks for the Rosario fuel info as...

Assfault, thanks for the Rosario fuel info as well as the road condition onto Hwy 16...

Sjoerd, thanks for the hotel recommendations... didn't realize you had a book(s) out regarding this very...
Forum: Americas Today, 12:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Thank you Sjoerd. Of all the maps I have at my...

Thank you Sjoerd. Of all the maps I have at my disposal, Garmin City Navigator shows this particular Pemex. Go figure. It shows it as you described, a little less than 7 km west of Cahuisori, at...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks... Maybe I'll take 2 gallons extra

Thanks... Maybe I'll take 2 gallons extra
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks... it all looks good then. We're in...

Thanks... it all looks good then.
We're in Yuma AZ, and haven't decided whether to cross at Nogales or San Luis.
Max, thanks for the offer.... our plans are to leave March 1 or 2, dependant upon...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Things are shaping up for a March trip to the...

Things are shaping up for a March trip to the region. Travelling 2-up.

A couple of questions for those who know the region....

We'll be spending a day or so in San Carlos, then once under way,...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Hill Climber
It'll be an awesome trip!! Morning temps will...

It'll be an awesome trip!!
Morning temps will be cool, so bring a few layers of clothing with you.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I heard/read that Mexico City has a driving law that...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Hill Climber
It's now mandatory to carry at a minimum,...

It's now mandatory to carry at a minimum, liability insurance on vehicles operating in Baja. Ensure you have bail bond insurance with it.
It's up to the individual to get it, but if you're asked for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By Hill Climber
Maybe because of air displacement? Fuel pump...

Maybe because of air displacement? Fuel pump would cause a vacuum....
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Hill Climber
There are plenty of toll booths to pass through....

There are plenty of toll booths to pass through. Free roads are slower as you'll catch up to a lot of slow moving trucks. More police on the free roads too.

Last year I travelled by klr from Yuma...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Hill Climber
San Louis Rio Colorado Border Crossing will be shut down Monday

Quote from the local paper,

New border blockade planned Monday January 26

Updated: 2 days ago
SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. Business people here say they will seal a border crossing,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Hill Climber
catalina38, Thank you. Exactly what I was looking...

catalina38, Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks for your replies. I don't mind packing...

Thanks for your replies.
I don't mind packing two tubes with me, so if I get a rear flat, I can put the proper sized tube in. I won't have to deal with just a temporary fix by putting in a front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Hill Climber
990 rear tire tube size

I'm looking to carry a spare tube for both tires with me that fit a 2012 ktm adventure.

The front, 90/90-21 is a 2.75 - 3.00 I believe, but the rear, I'm having trouble figuring out what's...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-20-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hill Climber
Welcome to the addictive world of bike...

Welcome to the addictive world of bike enthusiasts... A choice I made at the early age of 13. I've been addicted now for 52 years.

In your opening statement you stated that you want a bike for...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hill Climber
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Hill Climber
-hot springs (can't recall the trailer park where...

-hot springs (can't recall the trailer park where we went; the springs were inside small buildings)

The town is Tecopa, the hot springs are Delights Hot Springs Resort, about 38 miles south of...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hill Climber
OK, I made an assumption that insurance was...

OK, I made an assumption that insurance was mandatory throughout Mexico. I travel a bit in Baja Norte, and know for a fact that it is now law to be insured: Prior to 2012, drivers were only required...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hill Climber
Purchasing insurance may be a personal choice,...

Purchasing insurance may be a personal choice, but what works for me is if it is a legal requirement to operate my bike in a foreign country, then I make the effort to research and purchase. It's a...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hill Climber
I have not been asked for any type of papers at...

I have not been asked for any type of papers at checkpoints (military, that is) They're looking for drugs and guns (and a coke or a beer if you have one to spare) I have, however, been asked for my...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Hill Climber
From the laguna to san juanico, take the low...

From the laguna to san juanico, take the low road. My son did the upper road a couple of years ago, and it was an epic whooped out sand road. He said it was ok for a few miles, but didn't find any...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Hill Climber
I'll be putting on an E-07 rear for a trip to the...

I'll be putting on an E-07 rear for a trip to the Copper Canyon coming up. Been reading some good stuff about Mitas.

lexluther11, I'm trying to figure out where your pic was taken. Is it...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
The information that is coming out of this thread...

The information that is coming out of this thread is amazingly valuable. Thank you all for contributing !!! It makes the task of planning so much easier from personal experiences and recommendations....
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Gracias, Sleddog....

Gracias, Sleddog....
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Jfman, thanks!! I like the idea of inside...

Jfman, thanks!! I like the idea of inside parking....
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks!!! We do have plans of including Urique in...

Thanks!!! We do have plans of including Urique in our trip...
Do you have a hotel recommendation in Urique that has secure bike parking?
Also looking for a similar recommendation for Alamos.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,103
Posted By Hill Climber
It'll be a fun road with the Husky !! :D

It'll be a fun road with the Husky !! :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,103
Posted By Hill Climber
Heads up

The gorgeous dirt road from the oasis of La Purisima over the mountains and down to the Carretera Transpeninsular just south of Bahia de Concepcion is the route the Baja 1000 ran this past November....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By Hill Climber
Like he says.... A few years ago, I bought a new...

Like he says.... A few years ago, I bought a new battery (ktm530) and it worked fine for a couple of months. I stalled the bike on a steep hill climb, hit the starter and felt and heard a "pop" under...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,773
Posted By Hill Climber
Can anyone recommend a route for a big bike (ktm...

Can anyone recommend a route for a big bike (ktm 990), 2-up, from Creel to Alamos? (travelling via El Divisidaro and Bahuichivo)
My riding skills are fairly good... not looking for any deep river...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Hill Climber
Manual only $25... I printed the whole thing off...

Manual only $25... I printed the whole thing off and put it in a 3 ring binder for easy shop reference.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-lc8-repair-manual-dvd...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Hill Climber
To minimize the rapid wear on a dirt oriented...

To minimize the rapid wear on a dirt oriented tire, keep your speed down on the pavement. Rubber melts on these tires at high speeds..... You'll need a bit of grip in Death Valley, as you'll...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Hill Climber
Yup, not a long stretch to be challenged with....

Yup, not a long stretch to be challenged with. Any tire will do.

Bring along a tire repair kit, pump and the knowledge of how to repair a tire. :lol3

Stop in and say Hi to Coco.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,821
Posted By Hill Climber
I agree. I have a color deficiency that includes...

I agree. I have a color deficiency that includes red, so when it turns red (frequently) it's impossible for me to see current speed. It would be nice to disable this feature in the menu settings....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,821
Posted By Hill Climber
Ah, finally a real person to suggest improvements...

Ah, finally a real person to suggest improvements to a gps specifically targeted to bike riders.... sweet!!

Garmin has a Bluetooth feature that pairs up with cell phones nicely, but I'd much...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,639
Posted By Hill Climber
I too, have a soft spot for the Indian bikes. ...

I too, have a soft spot for the Indian bikes.
My brother had one back in the early 60's (don't know if it was a chief or not). Went for a ride with him, and after racing along at a breathtaking 100...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,639
Posted By Hill Climber
Now this is one ugly mother f.... post. I'm...

Now this is one ugly mother f.... post.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the story by the OP.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By Hill Climber
Laugh aka, DEET. Friend of mine did this trip a...

aka, DEET.

Friend of mine did this trip a few years ago and kept his helmet on for most of his pics...... :D
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By Hill Climber
FYI, if you travel San Felipe-Puertecitos-Gonzaga...

FYI, if you travel San Felipe-Puertecitos-Gonzaga Bay etc, there are some killer dips (vados) in the pavement a few miles north of Puertecitos. Most vados are signed... not all......
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By Hill Climber
[QUOTE=OtterChaos;25727905]I may have a chance to...

[QUOTE=OtterChaos;25727905]I may have a chance to spend 5 days riding in Baja next week and was wondering where I might get to and what I might do. I'm not in any hurry and have never ridden in...
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