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Old 12-15-2011, 09:12 AM   #5566
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Nah, that was the guy from the Hacienda SHCP. As in most countries, they advise you first by mail that you will be called in to bend over.

That's a pleasant thought.

I would describe the gals at Progreso's Boy's Town as being sorta "industrial" ... they are about as attractive as a D9 bulldozer.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #5567
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While I'm generally OK with what youv'e said I do take some issue with the fact that the "real Mexicans " are only in the villages, come on, there are some great friends to be made in the cities!!! I know!

This would be a good time for Arte and Andres to jump in ... they both live in what those of us from Kentucky would call The Big City.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:51 AM   #5568
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Just had my first experince down to Mexico...for the Point Rocky Rally in November.
Long story short drove over some junk on a dark road at night to my hotel and sliced the tire.

Went with Sanborn Insurance who said in the event...an English speaking adjuster would be on site and the bike would be transported back to Arizona.

Never happened...had to do it myself and a month later they finally got in touch.

Sure there are other Insurance companies which stand by thier claims
Sanborn Insurance out of Nogales Arizonia thumbs down NOT RECOMMENDED!

What kind of isurance did you BUY ???What did you think you were buying? How MUCH!!!! did you pay if you expected this kind of help?

Did you ever read the policy
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:31 AM   #5569
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+1, have to agree with Sjoerd above on his comments.

Even a cursory review of the Sanborn's website for "roadside assistance" in the event of a flat tire doesn't imply anything like bike extraction or sending of an "english speaking adjuster". I found the specific information regarding what Sanborns covers in about 30 seconds. And who needs an adjuster for a flat tire?

Unless the slice was on a sidewall, most any desponchado (llanteria) can patch a slice. I experienced a sliced tire outside of Palenque in Chiapas and we took the wheel/tire off the GS and to a desponchado. It was fixed on the fly with a patch and I rode it the rest of the way through Mexico with no problems. If you get a nail or a screw in your motorcycle tire in Mexico, plug it yourself. If you get a slice in Mexico not on a sidewall, take the wheel to a tire place and let them patch it from the inside while you drink a beer or three.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #5570
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This would be a good time for Arte and Andres to jump in ... they both live in what those of us from Kentucky would call The Big City.
"SuperMex" might better apply to those two.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:44 PM   #5571
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"SuperMex" might better apply to those two.

A couple of good guys and some seriously hard riders.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #5572
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #5573
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While I'm generally OK with what youv'e said I do take some issue with the fact that the "real Mexicans " are only in the villages, come on, there are some great friends to be made in the cities!!! I know!
Sí, estás en lo correcto. Tengo algunos buenos amigos (los mexicanos) que viven en las ciudades más grandes de México.
Como es de su conocimiento, para saber realmente la más grande mayoría del pueblo mexicano tiene que ir a las aldeas. Una experiencia muy gratificante
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:54 PM   #5574
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #5575
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headin' down pretty soon

Sorry if I'm covering old territory here, but, honest! I have been reading this thread for an hour and figured, shit, I'll just ask.
I'm leaving Michigan the end of January on my old KLR650 for the Copper Canyon and some roads beyond. I've vagabonded in Mexico years ago and a lot of other places in the world far more sketchy. But this will be my first time south of the border on 2wheels.

So, my "safety questions:"
1. Where's the easiest, safest, or most pleasant place to cross the border if I'm heading for the CC?
2. Any insurance carrier the hands down preferred carrier?
3. Should I buy a mesh jacket or is my Aerostitch Darien approriate attire for the party I'm expcting?

Thanks for taking my call. I really love the show.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #5576
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #5577
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So, my "safety questions:"
1. Where's the easiest, safest, or most pleasant place to cross the border if I'm heading for the CC?
Not Important
2. Any insurance carrier the hands down preferred carrier?
Not Important. Have at least Mexico liability.
3. Should I buy a mesh jacket or is my Aerostitch Darien approriate attire for the party I'm expcting?
Wear a good helmet. Jacket brand not important
Don't overthink and don't be overstupid.

Take pics.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:34 PM   #5578
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Someplace Warm III

Escape the wintery chill and the bleak landscape up north....

"Mantequilla"

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:51 PM   #5579
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Hey Trice. Thanks for the IMS porn. Keep it coming.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:14 PM   #5580
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So, my "safety questions:"
1. Where's the easiest, safest, or most pleasant place to cross the border if I'm heading for the CC?
2. Any insurance carrier the hands down preferred carrier?
3. Should I buy a mesh jacket or is my Aerostitch Darien approriate attire for the party I'm expcting?

Thanks for taking my call. I really love the show.
Find Austin, Texas, on the map. Ride here. We can spoon on some knobs and send you off through Big Bend N.P. to cross at Presidio/Ojinaga enroute to Chihuahua City and Creel, gateway to CC.

I'd wear any good armored Power Ranger suit with heated jacket liner/glove liners. Check out Powerlet glove liners. I use them with the Gerbings jacket liner.

Go to Mexadventure.com and check out the Ace Seguros Platinum policy. I use it. Consider MedJet evac insurance, as well.

Read the CC ride reports on this site. Many to choose from. Start with most recent.

Pack as light as possible.
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