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Old 12-20-2012, 07:18 AM   #11686
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:41 AM   #11687
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Now for a good cheap hotel in Hermsillo?
Dunno about Hermasillo, but I can recommend Turkeycreek's place in Banamichi. Really nice place, great hosts... and the advantage of being closer to the border so no need for the early start/long run to Hermasillo. I crossed the border at Nogales at 11am, and was there by 4pm - including getting TVIP and a relaxed lunch.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:41 AM   #11688
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #11689
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:37 AM   #11690
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Thanks for those comments. That is quite the RR by Milton Otto.
...probably a little TOO "off the beaten track" for us.






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Crossing at Presidio/Ojinaga you will get tourist cards and TVIPs right there in OJ. The downrange checkpoint is not too far past Peguis Canyon.

Start with reading this ride report from twtex.com authored by Milton Otto

This is a great tale of riding in the back country on the Mexican side of the Rio Bravo, across from the BBNP area.

Then you can turn the switch in your mind towards paved riding from OJ to a destination of choice. Taking either of the libre or cuota to Chihuahua is no big deal on your machines although you will need to be mindful of Pemex locations on either route.

Finally, cap off the night by reading this fine tale by Road Dust

Hopefully, all this will be at least an appetizer or appeteezer for off road/on road and Chihuahua and Cd. Camargo curiosities.

Finally, a question for you: where is a pic of the Mrs. without her helmet on?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #11691
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Thanks for those comments. That is quite the RR by Milton Otto.
...probably a little TOO "off the beaten track" for us.
That was a true "Lewis and Clark" thing south of the border in a very desolate part of northern Mexico.

Milton played the part of the crazy scientist, a la the "Back to the Future" guy. It was he who came up with the idea to make that trek. He pushed for the expedition to happen.

JT played the part of the Pathfinder. He would not have gone out on his own. But with Milton's singular focus and "we can do this" resolve, JT was a go. Conversely, without JT's tracking skills, navigation skills and all of that, Milton might still be out there.

Nothing succeeds like success, and together, they succeeded. It was the perfect example of a moto trip into deep, backcountry Mexico where each part of the Team truly brought something invaluable to the trip dynamic. Such a dynamic, when it occurs, that is the aspect of moto travel in Mexico I personally most enjoy.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #11692
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #11693
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:06 PM   #11694
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this request for feed back in the best spot, as any help will be appreciated. I have an '09 DR 650. It began acting up about a week ago...all of the issues I'm about to list happened inconsistently...hard starting (needed to hold throttle open to start), would shut off at idle, hesitation at varying RPM's, and finally it wouldn't start at all.
A tech at the Suzuki dealer in Zacatecas took the carburetor apart, inspected and cleaned it. It still didn't start. He installed new plugs (old plugs looked like it was running rich) and checked for spark (good) and it still won't start. Install new gas, same.
The tech also checked the timing and it was correct.
When trying to start it, in order to hear anything encouraging from the engine, the throttle must be open. It tries but won't start.
Question...could it be a faulty CDI, a coil, a bad ground, or something else? Feedback from anyone with DR 650 experience will be appreciated.
Finally, I'd prefer resolve my problem here and to continue my trip, but will ship the bike home if I have no other option.
Anyone help this guy?

Here's the thread link in garage....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...4#post20294044
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #11695
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #11696
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If its got spark the CDI doesn't seem like a culprit.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #11697
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Anybody have experience with multiple entries to Mexico with the relatively new FMM tourist visa? With the old FMT, you could get 180 days, and come and go as you please, from the USA. At least that is what I did. The last time I went to Mexico, I struck up a conversation with a migracion worker, ans he said the new FMM is single entry, and you must return it when you leave the country, regardless if you are coming back before its' expiration. Also the TVIP is only good if you have a valid FMM, so the TVIP is automatically void when you turn in the FMM, whether you cancel it or not. My spanish isn't great, but this is what I got out of it.

I have done a little poking around on the web, and found a couple of articles that back this up, but they were from visa assistance companies, not the official word. Does anyone know where to get the "definitive" word?

Of course, Mexico doesn't really control it's borders, so you could exit and come back without cancelling either, and no one would be the wiser, but I like to do things by the book if there is no reason not to. It will get expensive to go to say Guatemala, if you have to cancel the Mexico stuff and buy new permits on the way back. Come to think of it, Guatemala aduana asked to see my cancelled MExico TVIP as part of the procedure for getting A Guatemalan TVIP.

My last trip, I paid Mexico MX$295 for my tourist card, and US$254 for my bike permit, of which US$202 was refunded on exit. At $52 for a TVIP and ~$23 for a tourist card it is getting expensive to go to Mexico, especially if you have to cancel and reapply every time you exit the country.

Kind of long winded, but I guess I am really asking if anyone has a contact to get the real story.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #11698
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Hi Max, great to see that you are on the road! Looks like we are probably going to miss you this time. Heading to Colorado tomorrow morning for the holidays.

I bet it is cold as a @*%&# in Creel right now! Northern Mexico has a good cold front coming through. No Problem, the cold makes it that much more fun to ride down into the tropics.
Too bad it would have been great to have some Rosti Pollo with you.

I ran into a big group of riders in Creel who you showed around Durango.
It sounds like the dirt route to Parrel you turned them on to was a good
ride.
I'd like to ride it next time I'm around these parts.

We're on our way to Chile and if things work out I'll be riding back in
April.

Have a fun timw with La Familia over the holidays.

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #11699
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #11700
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That Hyundai was made in India ?
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