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Old 08-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #17056
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Looks like my rear brake pads are toast on my v strom , while I find myself in tuxtla Gutierrez, chiapas.

No one here has any. My spanish isn't too good but after calling motohouse I think it's 5 days for shipping..

Any ideas on where to get brake pads in mexico or guatemla city? Heading to the cancun area.
Take a bus up to Durango and steal them off of SR's bike
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #17057
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The beauty of ADV rider is if you make one comment in here everybody jumps on your ass. Maybe just maybe I don't know shit. One thing is for sure I'm not some candyass that rides a GS & drinks coffee at Starbucks. The Starbucks comment really pissed me off.
3 1/2 years later I can relate to this post....plenty of Internet Warriors waiting to jump on any small comment one might make!
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #17058
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Shit happens.

The shit that happens in Mexico is slightly more sticky than the shit that happens in the first world. Understand this and make your choice accordingly.
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can't..........resist..........


It may also be looser and more forcefully ejected.

Choose not the unwashed leafy vegetables.





sorry.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #17059
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can't..........resist..........


It may also be looser and more forcefully ejected.

Choose not the unwashed leafy vegetables.





Sorry.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #17060
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3 1/2 years later I can relate to this post....plenty of Internet Warriors waiting to jump on any small comment one might make!
No big deal. You can never, ever learn enough about riding in Mexico. That is part of the real magic here. New routes open up, info is traded over beers at sunset, ideas are swapped, "I've never been there, guess it's time to try it" becomes a mantra.

Personally, I like it when new information comes up, or I get corrected. Nobody is perfect, nobody is an expert, and everybody benefits from info exchange. If I am doing something wrong, it's great when someone tells me.

I enjoy listening to reports from riders who have come through about their encounters in other parts, their bikes, the usual scuttlebutt. What I simply cannot stand are BS filled tales of "daring do" and "I outsmarted one of them thar Messicans", nothing pisses me off more than that. Same for rudeness and ugly scenes.

Personally, Starbucks is probably the absolute worst coffee you will find in Mexico, overpriced, overhyped, and pales in comparison to what you will find in a mug outside the house and coffee mill of the family of Andres in La Esperanza.

That's nirvana in a mug.

Choose your vegetables based on surface area.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #17061
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Some state police and city police are riding V-Stroms. Go online and check for a Cancun Suzuki dealer. How about San Cristobal de las Casas or Tapachula? Usually they can express mail or bus package or Estafeta deliver the pieces quicker than 5 days. I am surprised that a decent aftermarket parts shop won't have Suzuki pads. Did you take one in and match it with the EBC or Ferodo they usually have on display, or did you just ask for Suzuki V-Strom pads?

Villahermosa, Tabasco is an option. In Merida, their are two MotoMundo locations that should have something or can get it for you. V-Stroms are gaining in popularity here.

Before doing that, try these two:

Motoservicio Garcia
or Alan Motos
Go here for details:

http://suzuki.com.mx/motos/talleres/

Once on that page, find Chiapas on the map and click, you'll get the above two and one more in Tapachula. These are Suzuki motorcycle service centers or "talleres" not dealers with showrooms. Or just grab the yellow pages at the hotel and look for a motoshop with a Suzuki logo in the ad.

Oh and also culturedape, you might consider letting everyone else know how it turns out before you break down again.

Has anyone else noticed a trend where people come on and ask for information and then they don't even take 30 seconds to explain how it turned out. Isn't there supposed to be a little give and take of information there? I dont know why that irks me but it does
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #17062
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Oh and also culturedape, you might consider letting everyone else know how it turns out before you break down again.

Has anyone else noticed a trend where people come on and ask for information and then they don't even take 30 seconds to explain how it turned out. Isn't there supposed to be a little give and take of information there? I dont know why that irks me but it does
Do we need to visit the farmacia in Mazatlán again?
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #17063
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Take a bus up to Durango and steal them off of SR's bike
I already located a chain and sprocket for him and he didn't even respond. Then he burned out is clutch and now its the brakes. I would think he is getting good at sourcing parts for the STROM in Mexico by now. Tires will be next week.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #17064
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Do we need to visit the farmacia in Mazatlán again?
Yeah, I could use some Desitin. Family style that is.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #17065
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Is that the ass cream?
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #17066
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Has anyone else noticed a trend where people come on and ask for information and then they don't even take 30 seconds to explain how it turned out. Isn't there supposed to be a little give and take of information there? I dont know why that irks me but it does
I hear you.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #17067
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Crap, I tried to delete but you were just too fast.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #17068
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Crap, I tried to delete but you were just too fast.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #17069
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Has anyone else noticed a trend where people come on and ask for information and then they don't even take 30 seconds to explain how it turned out. Isn't there supposed to be a little give and take of information there? I dont know why that irks me but it does
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I hear you.
I'll explain what I end up doing with travel health insurance once I've purchased travel health insurance. Till then, have a beer.

(JK, SR)

Sounds like culturedape rode a Jap bike down and will be riding a Mexican bike back, by the time he's done.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:13 PM   #17070
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Crap, I tried to delete but you were just too fast.
Filter latency?

Like sitting at Hut's telling blond jokes then thinking to look around for blonds.

Trice, BTW, tells the best blond joke EVERRRR.
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