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Old 02-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #12946
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Terrapinneck was our photog. The RR should be worth reading. The Biosphera dude came and told us we couldn't stay in the middle of the river. All we could do is laugh. Like we intended to be there.

By the Way, the river crossing on the goat trail east of San Pablo in the Barranca Metztitlan east of Tolantongo is special sweet on a fully loaded GS Adventure. So I did part. Thelawnguy81 insisted he didn't want the trip to end ....so he finished it for me. Thank God.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #12947
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Yeah, I wish the Tourism department was paying my gas and beer! Pero son unos pinche codos ja,ja!
Bato, when you come back, we'll do that ride you missed when you headed north.
Andy is going to like this one, too.
The rider who was with me is a visiting moto journalist and he had a lot of fun, we did about a 1,000 miles in 3 days at higher elevations and the weather has been fantastic, lately.
But it was my turn to get that damn cough and cold that has still been going around. Lost my voice one morning.
Carnaval is on but that means more time to ride as we have two days off for the celebrations.
I got it too.

Started feeling tired on Saturday and thought it was just tiredness but started getting body aches today. Came home for lunch and did not go back to the office.

Need someone to send me a stripper in a nurse's uniform to feed me soup.

Great pics, SOG, glad you are having fun.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #12948
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+1, nice photos. Looks like fun!
+2 One day....

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Yeah, I wish the Tourism department was paying my gas and beer! Pero son unos pinche codos ja,ja!
Bato, when you come back, we'll do that ride you missed when you headed north.
Andy is going to like this one, too.
The rider who was with me is a visiting moto journalist and he had a lot of fun, we did about a 1,000 miles in 3 days at higher elevations and the weather has been fantastic, lately.
But it was my turn to get that damn cough and cold that has still been going around. Lost my voice one morning.
Carnaval is on but that means more time to ride as we have two days off for the celebrations.
Yeah! cant wait is nasty here cold and wet havent seen the sun in 3 or 4 days saw Adriana Fonseca doing promos for El Carnaval she looks very healthy bet she will get paid by Secretaria de turismo


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Old 02-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #12949
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Great pics SOG; looks like y'all are having a blast.
We are Jim. Just wishing I had picked the right bike for this trip. Weight is not your friend on loose rocky switchbacks.

I am so thankful for this thread and this site and the RR's. got me off my dead ass. So thank y'all.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #12950
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Home.

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Sending the "nurse" your way, WB. Seems she picked up my cough somehow.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #12951
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Hey. What's the name of a (the) nice hotel in Jalpan? Seemed to be one at the intersection of 69 and 120. But could have been just a restaurant. ducati congregation when we came through Saturday. Will be a street day for us. Well. Not exactly sure the road through Otongo to Santa Anna de Allende is paved but I can always hope. Looks twisty as Hell on google earth.

Edit: Mission Jalpan?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #12952
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Donnie, does your bike still run? How did you find out the primary filter has come apart? Did you remove the pump assembly from the tank?

If the bike runs just ride it to GT City BMW. You won't hurt anything the secondary filter will keep stuff from the injectors and any damage to the pump is already done.

If you get something other then the big $$$ BMW pump you will have to solder on different connectors. Not difficult but a little finnicky

I would consider changing the pump filter sock and the secondary meatl can filter and leave the pump.
The pump and filter have both been changed with new units. That is not the problem! A mechanic friend of a local is going to check it out today, plus I have a man will to haul the moto to Guatemala.

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Donnie, contact Guaterider, he can probably help you.
If you cant get hold of him, let me know.
Yes, I will keep that in mind. I don't know him, but I followed his recent long term Ride Report.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:42 AM   #12953
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The pump and filter have both been changed with new units. That is not the problem! A mechanic friend of a local is going to check it out today, plus I have a man will to haul the moto to Guatemala.
You're close to being on the road again with this plan, Donnie.

Like I said, once you get the bike to Guatemala City, catch the bus back to Antigua (or have Chris at CATours arrange transportation for a small fee). Guatemala City and Antigua are fairly close together.

You'll have peace of mind that your ride is buttoned up and in good shape, meanwhile, you pass the time in beautiful Antigua.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:45 AM   #12954
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #12955
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That's the one. Thanks,Trice. Jalpan tonight. Montemorelos Wednesday. Border early Thursday. One more noob question. Coming from the west into Reynosa where is the turn to the Anzalduas bridge? Well marked?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:21 AM   #12956
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That's the one. Thanks,Trice. Jalpan tonight. Montemorelos Wednesday. Border early Thursday. One more noob question. Coming from the west into Reynosa where is the turn to the Anzalduas bridge? Well marked?
Clearly marked

Here's some maps







This one might be handy:



If for some weird reason you miss the clearly marked turn, if you see the Holiday Inn on your left (as you're coming from the West), you've gone too far.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #12957
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Hmm is that a new bridge?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #12958
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Hmm is that a new bridge?
Opened late 2009
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #12959
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Cheese! Didn't know that existed not bad for a 29.M brige

The Anzalduas International Bridge recently opened, making it Texas’ 24th border crossing with Mexico and the fifth in Hidalgo County. The Rio Grande Valley cities of Mission, McAllen and Hidalgo partnered with Reynosa on the Mexican side .

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Old 02-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #12960
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Did any of you drive/ride the Mexico side of the Pharr bridge before it was fixed? It was like riding a pogo stick.
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