I'm in agreement with SR about the ride down the West Coast. I've riden down that coast twice and LUST for a third. Nothing but talk about violence...never saw or heard from an actual witness. I did have to ride through (around) Acapulco two days after a massacre 2 years ago, but the folks I met and had lunch with blew it off as hyped up tabloid news. It did happen because the military stops were MUCH more thorough. It was the first time in three Mexican rides that I got a full pat down.
Mexican Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México is fantastic. You'll be riding over streets strewn with Marigolds
and you'll feel like you are in a parade as a celebrity. There was a Latin American Motorcycle Ass. (LAMA) rally there too. They didn't let me pay for my lunch.
It was the trip of a lifetime! (one of many)