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Old 11-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #10756
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Excellent all! Thank you very much. Have cable lock that I use for jacket both here and in SA... have combo "helmet lock", saw a Mexican BMW rider a few years back with steel mesh locking net over his gear. Anyone have thoughts on that and where I can get? I will most likely be crossing at Columbus/Palomas. It is almost a straight shot south of Mancos, CO where the bike will be stored as of today. That is where I crossed six years ago headed for Copper Canyon. I am on the road now in Williams, AZ... it is icy! My Mexico planning stuff is at home and I will be back on trip planning over the next few days. Thanks again to all, especially Trice for taking the time for detail that applies to the general and specific.
I crossed to Palomas a couple of weeks ago and my buddy and me got ourselves new eyeglasses had dinner, did a little bar hopping and never once felt threatened. We parked our bikes in front of the places we visited, left my helmet on the sissy bar and nobody bothered our stuff. Folks were pleasant wherever we went, even at the border crossing.
FYI I can't say enough good things about Martha's Place (in Columbus). Reasonably priced, clean, great breakfast and only a mile or so from the border. Martha and her husband Javier could not have been more accommodating. I highly recommend it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #10757
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Thank our lucky stars Bob Loblaw didn't post his findings!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #10758
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #10759
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Just crossed the border at Laredo this morning and rode down to Torreon. Tolls were 1/2 price for bikes. Some had the new toll posted, others did not but they charged the new toll.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #10760
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Just crossed the border at Laredo this morning and rode down to Torreon. Tolls were 1/2 price for bikes. Some had the new toll posted, others did not but they charged the new toll.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #10761
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Can some one tell me if pay auto pista goes direct to Mex. City from the north ....
Yes . Mex 57 is toll from San Juan del Rio right to the edge of Mexico City
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #10762
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Yuma- San Luis Rio Colorado

can anybody provide any info on this crossing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #10763
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Just crossed the border at Laredo this morning and rode down to Torreon. Tolls were 1/2 price for bikes. Some had the new toll posted, others did not but they charged the new toll.

At last!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:52 PM   #10764
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Synthetic Oil

I have been running synthetic oil in my engine and final drive for six years now. Does anyone know if it is available in Mex? It is not available in a lt of the SW, particularly the rez.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:19 PM   #10765
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Drum roll people......

I have just been informed that the 50% toll reduction went into force yesterday!

Now the bad news...it's not all the tolls.

Apparently there's a map. As soon as I get it I'll post it here.

The government giveth, and the government taketh away. I hope the exempt tolls are the 25 peso ones...difficult to make change...?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:20 AM   #10766
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #10767
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Drum roll people......

I have just been informed that the 50% toll reduction went into force yesterday!

Now the bad news...it's not all the tolls.

Apparently there's a map. As soon as I get it I'll post it here.

The government giveth, and the government taketh away. I hope the exempt tolls are the 25 peso ones...difficult to make change...?
meanwhile

This is a list of casetas and their cost

http://www.capufe.gob.mx/portal/wwwC...12012Motos.pdf
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #10768
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Ching, ching, chingitty, ching...feck, feck, feckitty, feck, none of the Xalapa ones are on the list.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #10769
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Damn, that updated list wasn't there yesterday or I'd have linked it.

Need to check if Morelos/Puebla is there at least to save me a few sheckles tomorrow.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #10770
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Hi guys, in San Diego now after 10,000 miles across the US on the Super Tenere, ready to cross the border tomorrow. Is there any reason NOT to go through Tecate? Wait times seem so much shorter there - currently 10 mins vs 2 hours at San Ysidro.

Also - what's a good place to stay first night in Baja? Taking into consideration that the Baja 1000 is running right now. I guess a lot of places will be booked up.

Thanks!

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