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Old 04-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #15031
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Is Mexico safe????

Not if the Mrs looks like this... OK... where are those little blue pills???
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #15032
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Going from SA to DGO via Parras de la Fuente on the GSA
One of my favorite places. Are you going to check out the old hacienda, Cienega del Carmen? And are you going to stay at El Farol? If you stay at El Farol you have got to try that special dessert they have there. You will know it when you see the menu.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #15033
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Your bike is very similar to a lot of women
Nope. The problem is not the bike and not the women.

You see fine women are like fine motorcycles. You must ride them hard and long at least once a week in order to keep them charged and lubed.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #15034
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Well, since SR showed us his, I'll show you mine.

Had a little something in the bed of the truck all throughout MotoGP weekend



Finally took it out for a ride today. It's a fun little bike. I'm gonna get a set of supermottard wheels for it.


Laguna Seca Store was apparently closed.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #15035
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On the set of 3 Mules for Pablo Perez

Live and direct from the set of "3 Mules for Pablo Perez"

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #15036
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I notice the cable lock anchor to the floor
Para no cambie de dueno!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #15037
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Nice bike, clean and nicely set up too. I'm very impressed with the engineering of the newer generation Yamahas. Very well built and great value too. You will have lots of fun with that!

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:41 AM   #15038
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While watching a documentary on the drug war the other day, something caught my eye. I had to go back and see if I really was looking at what I thought I was looking at.



Yup, that black shirt with green and white lettering is a shirt advertising the university I will be graduating from in a couple weeks, and WeazyBuddha works at. Go Broncs!

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #15039
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Well, since SR showed us his, I'll show you mine.

Had a little something in the bed of the truck all throughout MotoGP weekend
Good looking WB!


Seems like the WR 250's are finding their way into the stables as great bikes for exploring the canyons & backroads of Mexico. (The way they're paving roads though we'll be able to ride Goldwings into Bato & Urique)

I'm being bitten too & have been looking at WR's. However, Honda has the new CRF 250 L. Has anybody considered or bought one of them? I don't have experience with either other than what I've seen on the road.

I'm another of the guys that my legs don't reach my feet so the seat height is an issue. The CRF seat height is more suitable for me, without needing to modify with suspension & wheels.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:25 AM   #15040
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+1. Anyone else in?
I'd love to, depending on work. But work always screws things up.

But then there's the dilemma of vanning down an ATV or my KLX250, and then riding a buzzbomb bike across Mexico from Tejas.

The ATV would be enticingly stupid to attempt. How does one get an ATV back to the start, or a van to the end?

I should just go back to the office and quit thinking about such stupid things.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:52 AM   #15041
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I'm being bitten too & have been looking at WR's. However, Honda has the new CRF 250 L. Has anybody considered or bought one of them? I don't have experience with either other than what I've seen on the road...
I've looked at them. Just a seat test. There is also a cult following on that bike whereby you can do quite a few mods to soup up the engine power and speed. There's a lowering link available, and there's an adventure kit for luggage and windshield that you can get from TCI. The problem for me is the 2.0 gallon tank and Clark has not made an aftermarket tank for this bike yet (250R doesn't fit). The other one I considered was the Yamaha XT250. Similar to the CRF 250L but no Clark tank just yet and the Clark for the XT225 won't fit on the XT250 either.

EDIT: I limit myself to bikes that I can flat-foot. If I can't flat-foot it, then I don't ride it. That leaves out most d/p bikes for me these days. Was a time that all bikes could be flat-footed by their riders. The bikes have gotten taller over the years.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:01 AM   #15042
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I don't think you can go wrong with either the Honda or Yammie. Cycle World did a comparison and also tossed in the KLX, March 2013 issue. Let my quote their summary.

The Honda is a great value no matter what criteria you use for judgement. The CRF is arguably the best commuter of the three and was always the number one choice amongst the less experienced dirt riders in our group for its abiltity to inspire confidence. For those seeking a more hardcore dual sport machine that can handle seriously hairy terrain, the WR is tops by a wide margin and is just a few mods away from being a really good budget enduro. But if wanderlust is in your genes and your wallet is a bit thin, the CRF offers the best perforanance per dollar ratio in the class, on tarmac or trail.

Honda Ups
Value
Modern styling
Best fuel economy

Honda Downs
porky
no suspension adjustment
more play bike than enduro


WR Ups
most playful, powerful engine
best suspension
excels on any surface

WR Downs
More expensive than Honda
"only" 26% more power
Tall


Pedro, there are lots of different tanks for the WR. Perhaps too many, I'm having trouble deciding which one to get.

Build quality as SR, I think, said is excellent on these Yammies.

I'm loving my WR and--with expectations aligned--can see it being used as a Mexico bike. It is NOT a GS nor a KLR. I was doing 70-75 on the highway but I would not want to do all day highway stretches but it can if called to duty. It's best as a back roads, libre bike, I think.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #15043
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Its good to see the young UTPA Criminal Justice student getting some hands on experience. Certainly just working on his summer internship. The student on the left looks like he tripped and bumped his eye on the way to the interrogation room. They will probably be in jail for a month or two, then escape and be back to school on time for the Fall semester. All part of the learning experience.
Hope he got busted AFTER official enrollment counts.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:46 AM   #15044
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Work it out Man! There will be 2 or 3 semi trailers in Mazatlan to haul the bikes/ATVs up the Espinazo to DGO. Or you could just ride back up the Espinazo. Laredo to Durango city is an easy 8 hour drive, 90% Autopista.

Don't be guilty of aiding and abetting an act of stupidity (and extreme fun)

Not that that would EVER happen in THIS thread!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #15045
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I declare the Boquillas Crossing officially "open"



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