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Old 11-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #18271
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Well, the Touratech Side Scanning Topes Detector ($1,295) might be handy
I think Turkeycreek and myself may have the same tope detector


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Old 11-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #18272
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I'm having a hard time processing why you had to do all that to get the bike started.

I can understand a bike drowning and having to jump through hoops, but not all this for a parking lot fall.



Good thing you have mad bike skillz
Me either, usually for flooded carbs, crank starter with ignition off to clear gas out of combustion chamber. Great story and probably a highlight of the trip. Funny how that seems to happen down there.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #18273
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Well, the Touratech Side Scanning Topes Detector ($1,295) might be handy
The low opening parachute might be useful too.

Most of those KTM's farkled out like that will never see anything more gnarly than the Long Island Expressway, and only May-Oct on sunny days.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #18274
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Me either, usually for flooded carbs, crank starter with ignition off to clear gas out of combustion chamber. Great story and probably a highlight of the trip. Funny how that seems to happen down there.
Yeah I tried that.....still didn't fire.....when I eventually got the plugs out they were fouled....cleaned them up......cranked it with the plugs out to clear again. Then she fired up.

Wouldn't of been a big deal but the bike literally had to be taken apart to pull the plugs.

And the oil res. filling with gas was what concerned me the most.....since a KTM mechanic told me that if run that way it could of crushed the oil filter and then fried the motor?

Later that trip I ended up upside down in a ditch and I was worried the same thing was going to happen......it flooded but all it took was to crank it with the throttle wide open to fire it up.

I ain't a mechanic but if someone here is I'd love to hear their ideas.....it's a 950SE without the canisterectomy which is happening this weekend.....I read that these can also fill with gas when dropped.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #18275
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Jimmy, you should have gotten in touch with me in DGO. You could have had dinner and beers paid for and stayed in the guest bedroom of a Capitalist Pig.

I also found out that my spark plug wrench didn't work for my bike about a year ago after I flooded it in water. I had to abandon it in a riverbed and walk about 5 miles out and about 5 back in 2 days later. Needless to say, I got that sorted out now!

Wish I would of known!!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #18276
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14-15 pesos/dollar

Poor Mexico. The tourist hotels will just jack up the prices. The places like the lenas that Mike Mike likes will be hurt, bike parts and llantas also through the roof.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #18277
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Poor Mexico. The tourist hotels will just jack up the prices. The places like the lenas that Mike Mike likes will be hurt, bike parts and llantas also through the roof.

Sorry RMO, I already deleted my rant. Jimmy deleted his comment nearly instantaneously as he so often does, so I was left ranting to nothing and nuked.

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Old 11-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #18278
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Wish I would of known!!!
What kind of buddy is Tricepilot to not mention? Don't know when you came through? I may have been out of town anyway. I was gone about half of last month. Next time
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #18279
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Poor Mexico. The tourist hotels will just jack up the prices. The places like the lenas that Mike Mike likes will be hurt, bike parts and llantas also through the roof.
14-15 pesos to the $. where did you come up with that? The current spot price is 12.92 to 12.94
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #18280
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I think Turkeycreek and myself may have the same tope detector


Some days it just doesn't work that well - maybe solar flares or cosmic rays...
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #18281
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14-15 pesos to the $. where did you come up with that? The current spot price is 12.92 to 12.94
Jimmy, your premature deletion of posts is causing a cascade of problems! 14-15 pesos/$ is what the exchange rate will be next year when Mexico's new tax raising initiatives kick in. Fire up your engines.

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Old 11-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #18282
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If that happens I'll bring my oinking capitalist ass down there once a month, or once every two months and stay a month. Just doin' my part of economic stimulus. Need brown eyed dictionary too.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #18283
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If that happens I'll bring my oinking capitalist ass down there once a month, or once every two months and stay a month. Just doin' my part of economic stimulus. Need brown eyed dictionary too.
I caught your quote and it aint going anywhere buddy!!.

Tourist dollars have historically been welcome in Mexico, so bring your oinking ass down, but make it fast. Mexican politicians will soon find a way to tax those even more also.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #18284
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #18285
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I can't wait to do the DGO-NAY-MAZ loop with the cuota thrown in for good measure.
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