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Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27,632
Views: 2,345,542
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks Eakins... my brother, who lives nearby,...

Thanks Eakins... my brother, who lives nearby, didn't even know about these hotsprings, and he's a local !!!!
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27,632
Views: 2,345,542
Posted By Hill Climber
If it's an out of country registered bike, you...

If it's an out of country registered bike, you sell it in Mexico and have a TVIP (temporary vehicle import permit) for the bike, you will forfeit the $400 deposit you made. There's a really good...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Hill Climber
City Navigator North America 2015.40 should be...

City Navigator North America 2015.40 should be out any day now.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27,632
Views: 2,345,542
Posted By Hill Climber
Looks interesting. I'll keep my eyes open for...

Looks interesting. I'll keep my eyes open for the DVD...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,331
Posted By Hill Climber
Your description appears they're in Laguna Salada

Your description appears they're in Laguna Salada
Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
I couldn't agree more. Every ones comfort...

I couldn't agree more.

Every ones comfort level is different... I despise any attempt by person(s) in control to extort my hard earned cash to line their pockets. If I have access to a tool or...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
The scam at KM 21 south of Nogales regarding the...

The scam at KM 21 south of Nogales regarding the tourist visa thing happened to a close friend of mine, so no reason to doubt his story. He told me of others that it happened to. In light of his...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
Your date stamp in your passport should look like...

Your date stamp in your passport should look like this: 05 NOV 14 E or 05 NOV 14 S
E = Entrada, S = Salida. The Salida stamp should be stamped in your passport when you surrender your tourist visa....
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
Check your PM inbox

Check your PM inbox
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
I'd love to have a track from the east crossing...

I'd love to have a track from the east crossing to Mex 5... I fumbled through once and was going down dirt roads and spent a bit of time outrunning dogs nipping at my heels. Spent a lot of time...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
If you're planning to cross back into the US on...

If you're planning to cross back into the US on your return at the same crossing, take some time and walk around and have a good look at the US entry lanes. Somewhere, near the front of the lineup,...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
Ah sorry, I was referring to the east crossing.

Ah sorry, I was referring to the east crossing.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
If I remember right, the East crossing...

If I remember right, the East crossing immigration/tvip offices are approx. 100 yards South of the Mexican Border Official Entry Checkpoint...... You can't miss it... it's on your right, heading...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Hill Climber
Sweet!! I'll get right on it :evil

Sweet!! I'll get right on it :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Hill Climber
I'll inspect before I screw.....

I'll inspect before I screw.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Hill Climber
No pun intended with "pulling the box" ...

No pun intended with "pulling the box" :1drink:rofl:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Hill Climber
I'm hoping I don't have to pull the box to have a...

I'm hoping I don't have to pull the box to have a look...
I only need about 1/4 inch (6 mm) clearance.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Hill Climber
"Glove box"

2012 990 Adventure

I'm looking to mount a couple of items with short sheet metal screws on the bottom right side of the "glove box". I've not had the tanks or this part off yet (I will be soon as...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hill Climber
Was that because you didn't have your TVIP or...

Was that because you didn't have your TVIP or your visitors visa (tourist card) ? I've heard that a fine will be issued for not having the tourist card... but not for not possessing a TVIP. Baja is a...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Hill Climber
That's better than water wings!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl...

That's better than water wings!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl

AndyT is correct with his bridge collapsed location (confirmed this with Charlie aka cwc).
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Hill Climber
I was looking to exit the area via this route,...

I was looking to exit the area via this route, but apparently a bridge has washed out, and in February, it was a 3-4 foot deep water crossing:...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By Hill Climber
Beach patrol takes on a whole new meaning :lol3

Beach patrol takes on a whole new meaning :lol3
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,849
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 02-01-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,849
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 02-01-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,849
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 01-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,849
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks... Maybe I'll take 2 gallons extra

Thanks... Maybe I'll take 2 gallons extra
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,849
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: 153
Views: 8,849
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: 439
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: 569
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: 1,283
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: 439
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: 212
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: 420
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: 420
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: 420
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: 36
Views: 3,074
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: 36
Views: 3,074
Posted By Hill Climber
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
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: 4,177
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...
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