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Old 07-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #16831
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #16832
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All Mex-iphiles, please report to your nearest IMAX theater showing:

http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/home/]

Its got all the things our thread holds dear

Bugging out (literally) for an epic 3000 mile adventure to hangout in Mexico
Michoacan
Dia del Muertos
A guy on a motorcycle, exploring Mexico
A cute dark haired girl with a cool accent (Sorry, not Salma)


And in the departamento de las monarcas, some not-so-good news:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/where...year-1.1374040
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #16833
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This is more or less my planned route. Will I have to worry about my safety along this way? https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=h...&via=1&t=m&z=5
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #16834
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You'll be safe except for Atlanta and New Orleans. Just get through quickly.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #16835
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You'll be fine running Los Mochis to Nogales, maybe bored to death.
From Los Mochis I'd wander North East and cross somewhere into Texas.

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #16836
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This is more or less my planned route. Will I have to worry about my safety along this way? https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=hampton+va&daddr=33.9422926,-81.2624661+to:atlanta+ga+toallas,+TX+to:Carlsbad ,+NM+to:Phoenix,+AZ+to:Muleg%C3%A9,+Mexico+to:Cabo +San+Lucas,+Baja+California+Sur,+Mexico+to:Phoenix ,+AZ+to:Austin,+TX+to:New+Orleans,+LA+to:Savannah, +GA+to:Hampton,+VA&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=29.22889,-97.03125&spn=37.296966,53.569336&sll=31.438037,-83.397217&sspn=9.226262,13.392334&geocode=Fe0HNQIdehBz-yntlUubAYW6iTFdc4S1IkJWTA%3BFRTrBQIdfggo-yklLfpdTJH4iDGbCBAu19Sc8Q%3BFQP4AgIdclf4-imNCZNpXQT1iDELYwuZL97-Zg%3BFWwv9AEdPfE6-ilLl0V79xlMhjGPZ0f2pJvsuQ%3BFUKz7gEdGpjJ-SmriX2_dHnjhjHbo6Kpzlm7QA%3BFblh_gEdy-JR-SnLeaFQ7RIrhzGsG0o1-MdpjA%3BFZNVmgEd305T-SmRuAsuin21hjE3VIWGx-lmTQ%3BFSVIXQEdv81y-SmhCOWJ80qvhjFouKLBYt-kSw%3BFblh_gEdy-JR-SnLeaFQ7RIrhzGsG0o1-MdpjA%3BFRHXzQEdK48s-ikvA8ygmbVEhjF61WnUS0abXQ%3BFVoEyQEdFJ6h-illghGyVKQghjG00yJe6FsG2w%3BFVWO6QEdxoMq-ylZBvJ4_HX7iDG8IGADUWcMTg%3BFe0HNQIdehBz-yntlUubAYW6iTFdc4S1IkJWTA&oq=Savannah&mra=ls&via=1&t=m&z=5
It's a good route. No issues in BCN or BCS or in Sonora. Los Mochis has been quiet this last year.

Like Going South said, Las Mochis to Nogales will bore you to tears. You can leave MEX 15 in Hermosillo, take Mex 14 to Sonora 089 and come up along the Rio Sonora valley. Depending on the day of the week, clear your permit in either Naco (weekends) or Cananea. You will cross at Naco either way. You will avoid a potentially long wait at Nogales and enjoy a great ride through some beautiful country.

This route will take you through Banamichi, where I live and have a small hotel (more shameless self promotion) Spend the night here or just grab a cup of coffee
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #16837
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This is more or less my planned route. Will I have to worry about my safety along this way?
Took that route (the Mexican part, kinda) back in 08. GREAT trip and never felt threatened. Here's a RR if your interested - although I took as much dirt as possible. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthre...eferrerid=3049
Went in at a boarder crossing just on the Calif. side near Yuma Az. and came back through Big Bend Tx.
You'll love it - How much time are you taking?

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #16838
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This is more or less my planned route. Will I have to worry about my safety along this way? https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=h...&via=1&t=m&z=5
You are taking some pretty big risks north of the border. Did you ever see "Easy Rider". You could get wet in Baja this time of year, certainly sweaty. Skip Mulege unless you are really interested in seeing what happens when it really rains down there, I don't know what it is with Mulege,it kind of sucks, go to Loreto. Cabo San Lucas? Why? Gringolandia on steroids. Check out Todos Santos on West Coast. La Paz is actually still a nice place. I didn't get there but Cabo Pulmo comes highly recommended. All of this is weather dependent. Hwy 1 in BCS is frequently crossed by "vados", the low places where torrents of water and debris cross the road and sometimes just take it out. Can cause unexpected and extended delays. Some riders here get away with it, but my experience is that you can't rush Mexico on a moto. Check out the last part of my RR for Baja impressions.

You might consider crossing into Mex at Tecate, riding Valle de Guadalupe to Ensenada, through Ensenada to hotel I mentioned just South of San Quentin. Have fun!
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #16839
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It's a good route. No issues in BCN or BCS or in Sonora. Los Mochis has been quiet this last year.

Like Going South said, Las Mochis to Nogales will bore you to tears. You can leave MEX 15 in Hermosillo, take Mex 14 to Sonora 089 and come up along the Rio Sonora valley. Depending on the day of the week, clear your permit in either Naco (weekends) or Cananea. You will cross at Naco either way. You will avoid a potentially long wait at Nogales and enjoy a great ride through some beautiful country.

This route will take you through Banamichi, where I live and have a small hotel (more shameless self promotion) Spend the night here or just grab a cup of coffee
Take Turkeycreek's advice on this route. I can attest to an enjoyable ride through Rio Sonora Valley. I can also assure you a night at TC's Hotel Los Arcos is well worth the effort. Besides beautiful surroundings he might even play his harmonica...
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #16840
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Los Arcos

Nice pix Jick ...I gotta get there next trip South.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #16841
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La Paz/Topo Ferry

Childlike Wonder: You may already know this but you will have to get a TVIP at the La Paz/Pichilingue Ferry Terminal for debarkation at Topo and travel from there. The ferry sails every other day. Get a stateroom. It's a nice ferry but overnight voyage.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:53 AM   #16842
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Hey guys,

I'm currently cruising around mexico 2up with my wife. We're in parras going toward mazatlan. It's great so far except some rain.

Was wondering where id be able to get a new chain for my suzuki v strom 650? I don't think I really need it but its good to know what to do when I do need to buy some parts and install a chain.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #16843
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RMO is correct, this is monsoon season. The vados can run high and heavy. I was stuck in San Vicente, just south of Ensenada for 3 days when the bridge washed out. Rode across the river when the water was down enough. Not a little bridge but the bridge on Mex Hwy 1. The worst part is that we were short of cash and the phone lines went down with the bridge - no working ATMs.

You can ususally wait out the water for a few hours or give a guy in a pickup truck 200 pesos for a lift. I had the local police take me across the river in their pickup truck. All part of the adventure
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #16844
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You'll need a 118 link size 525. You'll find one at most aftermarket shops, but it won't be inexpensive unless you hit the "moto shop street" that almost all bigger cities have in Mexico. Sprockets might be more difficult to find unless you go with Suzuki OEM. The wee is a damn good bike for Mexico, very underrated, becoming increasingly popular here.
By the way, the V-Strom 2014 1000 they are showing off in pics on the net is one very good looking bike and could prove to be a great choice for Mexico, too. Extra cc's help when you are booking along on a cuota.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #16845
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Thanks for the kind words Jick.
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