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Old 10-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #17761
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Ah Thankyou !!
The extra info about the sticker is welcome also as I have read not to stick it on , but never sure why .
Thanks Again
With the sticker on I rarely got stopped at checkpoints and when I was stopped only had to present documentation once or twice.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #17762
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Just read Sjoerd's post and will defer to his experience, however:
I was told by Banjercito official at Palomas that the sticker must be affixed.
It is too small to significantly block view on 1150 GS stock windscreen.
It cannot be removed intact.
Citrus based adhesive remover take the sticky off and does not mar the windshield.
If you crash hard enough to destroy windshield and affixed sticker you might have more serious problems as well.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #17763
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I came through the border(Douglas) a couple of days ago, left sticker on the page and just showed all the paper work at the 20km checkpoint, no problem. Three army checkpoints since then, no paper work asked for, just curious looks and a few laughs at my duct taped signal light.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #17764
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All good solid advice . Much appreciate all the wisdom on here .
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #17765
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Travel time: Hermosillo to Creel

Hola everybody,

I looking to ride from Hermosillo to Creel. That is about 600km, but my AAA map claims that it will take take 13 hours? It this correct?

Is there a good town to overnight on that road? I am crossing at Nogales in the morning, needing to do the whole TVIP, heading to Creel. Thought I could sleep at Hermosillo in between, but that 13 hours stretch looks a bit much.

Also, is there plenty of gas stations between Hermosillo and Creel? More than 160 miles can be a problem for me.

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:53 PM   #17766
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This time of year you will be finding it hard to do 13 hours in daylight. If you have ridden in Mexico before, you can get away with leaving pre-dawn and do your first hour in the dark, bending the "rule". If you have experience, you'll know what to watch for and not push it right away. 13 hours is very tiring in Mexico, take a cuota road if you leave pre-dawn. Split it up in 2 easy days if you absolutely dont have to do it in one day. You will enjoy it more.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #17767
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That is about 600km, but my AAA map claims that it will take take 13 hours? It this correct?
That's because that map was printed in 1926
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #17768
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This time of year you will be finding it hard to do 13 hours in daylight. If you have ridden in Mexico before, you can get away with leaving pre-dawn and do your first hour in the dark, bending the "rule". If you have experience, you'll know what to watch for and not push it right away. 13 hours is very tiring in Mexico, take a cuota road if you leave pre-dawn. Split it up in 2 easy days if you absolutely dont have to do it in one day. You will enjoy it more.
Two days it is.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #17769
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The section to Hermosillo is a fast one and the first piece of Mex 16 eastward too
can be pretty easy ,but then the fun begins.
You hit the foothills , then into the Sierra and all kinds of curves.
Do not let yourself be misled into thinking that since it is " only" a few
km on the map that you can cover it before dark. Horses and cows wander the
road freely.
You can find a room at various small hotels in Yecora, Maycoba,Yepachic, Cahuisori , Basaseachic , la Junta and San Juanito before getting to Creel
feul is available at good intervals but fill up each time your tank gets down to half or less and you will be laughing all the trip .Enjoy
( corrected one word in there , don't know what it meant , got on here by the auto completion feature on iPhone .it pays to read before hitting SUBMIT)

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Old 10-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #17770
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #17771
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The section to Hermosillo is a fast one and the first piece of Mex 16 eastward too
can be pretty easy ,but then the fun begins.
You hit the foothills , then into the Sierra and all kinds of curves.
Do not let yourself be misled into thinking that since it is " only" a few
km on the map that you can cover it before dark. Horses and cows wander the
road freely.
You can find a room at various small hotels in Yecora, Maycoba,Yepachic, Cahuisori , Basaseachic , la Junta and San Juanito before getting to Creel
Felucca is available at good intervals but fill up each time your tank gets down to half or less and you will be laughing all the trip .Enjoy
Thanks, Sjoerd. This helps a lot.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #17772
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #17773
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16 was so good I rode it twice.

Basaseachic has a campground. Into town and follow the road to the park entrance. Camping.

We were the only ones there when I went in early Oct, a few yrs ago. i'm bummed that I lost my Basaseachic cap. It was a really comfortable one.


At Yecora, the first restaraunt (El Dorado, or something like that) upon entering town had a really good lunch. They had a reasonable motel in town, also.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #17774
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Duitswes, yah beat me to it, yah kwoted my post afore
I caught the misspelled wurd

Basaseachic has 2 campgrounds , one on the north rim park which is a bit crowded and
a really nice one at the south rim as part of the Rancho San Lorenzo
cabins and restaurant, within 200m of the spectacular view point where you get to see
the falls in full, face on,.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #17775
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I managed to get el Tigre horizontal on Wednesday last in Imuris on M15 while returning from Nogales back to Banamichi. Poorly marked large tope in full shade with the sun in my eyes took me down. I have hit topes hard before but never unaware. Major road rash on the bike, broken bits, bent bars. Will one a foot peg is fashioned, it will be rideable. I am still sore and have a hyper extended thumb and badly bruised knee. I did hit my head at some point and was unconscious for a brief period. I had the opportunity to experience a lot of kindness from the police and the Ministerio Publico. But I was very pleased with the care I received in the small private hospital in Magdalena.

Fortunately for me, my next door neighbor here in Banamichi has a bro-in - law in Magdalena who is an orthopedic surgeon and I had the police take me there. An exam and some x-rays showed nothing broken.

Stayed over Wednesday night. Mrs TC and Ramon, my jefe de las obras, came and collected me and el Tigre in the am. The insurance adjuster was here Friday and the company wants take the bike to Hermosillo. I will then have to get it Tucson for repairs since there are no Triumph dealers in Northern Mexico. I may just order the parts since it is all bolt on stuff and plastic. That can wait.

The care I received was great. Some of the equipment in the hospital is old but it is clean and in good working order but the TVz are all new with 100 cable channels. I think I'm still suffering effects from the concussion but I plan on riding to Basesechi National Park at the end of the month. (The parks here have not been shut down.) Don't know if el Tigre will be ready to go but Ms. TC has offered me the use of here 650GS

The cost of an overnight stay in the hospital was about $175 USD. The Dr. has not billed me yet.

No fotos of the bike yet but I have some fotos of my pasty white legs all beat up that I will protect you from unless you beg me for them.

What failed to remember is not to ride when you feel like crap with flu like symptoms and if you do, slow down and pay very close attention.

This particular tope killed 4 soldiers a few months back when they were bounced out of the back of their Hummer. The police in Imuris told me that this tope has killed 10 people but I can't verify.

So is Mexico Safe? Yes, even if you screw up you can still be safe.

And the cops handed me a full accounting of everything that was on the bike down to the number of pencils and paper clips in my tanks bag.

Saludos!
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