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Old 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #12301
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No worries, we can always take up a collection for him to buy a really well used and poorly maintained Soviet transport plane!
What? You say he wants to buy American?
Ok!
Let's get him a 737-200 from an African airline that has been having financial trouble!

Or maybe some wings made of wax and feathers and call him Icarus Nieto.
He could probably get one of the Mexicana planes on the cheap!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #12302
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I posted photos of a Mexicana 727 that is at a park south of Monterrey. Posted them here a few months ago as a matter of fact.

Offhand I have forgotten who made the batteries that have been exploding on the 787 but I remember thinking that it was someone that made batteries for motorcycles. So be scared ;)
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #12303
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In regards to Bato's pic with his pants down along the highway, is that because the Federale's Charger is parked in front of the bike, and he is outside the picture, putting on his blue gloves? (Snap!)
That's the IMSS free roadside prostate exam program
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #12304
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I posted photos of a Mexicana 727 that is at a park south of Monterrey. Posted them here a few months ago as a matter of fact.

Offhand I have forgotten who made the batteries that have been exploding on the 787 but I remember thinking that it was someone that made batteries for motorcycles. So be scared ;)
Yuasa makes the batteries that are associated with the APU in the 787. I am not aware that they are exploding, but they certainly seem to have some improper wiring issues in that system. Yuasa is very big in the battery business.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:02 PM   #12305
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That's the IMSS free roadside prostate exam program

Hey, I think I've heard about that program. Mexicans get them free, but Gringos have to pay.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #12306
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Mexico Maintenance

My awesome BMW wrench, Hank Arriazola. He came to San Antonio from Dilley to pick up one other bike and my GSA, for a little preventative maintenance and some regular maintenance.



This man has a BMW with half a million miles on it. He's been to Ushuaia on that bike. Published a book of photos of Latin America. He's the real deal and the best BMW mechanic around.



On the list:

Farkle: Add nuclear horn system

Preventative maintenance: replace the fuel pump (fuel controller replaced preventatively last visit)

Regular maintenance: Change oil/final drive lubricants

Regular maintenance: Valves

Regular maintenance: New set of Tourances



Before this week's trip, I had replaced the battery

Tires and battery and a spare key solve a lot of problems on Mexico trips. I've seen all three strand motociclistas there.

Asking around and talking to a lot of folks/reading etc., the other things that can bite you are belt, fuel pump controller, fuel pump, and ring antenna.

Can't prevent everything, but doing as much as you can before each trip helps modulate the risk factors and tilt them a little more in your favor.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #12307
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We need to get Hank down here so he can meet Raphael Lago.
Having good wrenches north and south of the Rio Grande is great!
A photo seminar with "Half a million Hank" would be excellent.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #12308
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So that's Hank. Have heard a lot about him, always figured he was an older curmudgeon type.

Trice, you may also want to reinforce the fuel pump flange area. Beemer Boneyard makes a kit. In case you have not seen the thread, link.

Having your bike picked up and serviced, you're one step removed from Jay Leno.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #12309
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In regards to Bato's pic with his pants down along the highway, is that because the Federale's Charger is parked in front of the bike, and he is outside the picture, putting on his blue gloves? (Snap!)
Yeap! here is the charger we are so funny Mark.....
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #12310
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Yeap! here is the charger we are so funny Mark.....
Wating for a crane to maneovra getting a truck from under a bridge we rode to the front of the line and what a surprise there was that handsome federaly




Now I better go find something more productive to do
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #12311
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #12312
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!Inspeccion (examen?) Sorprensa!

Those are the worst kind!




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Wating for a crane to maneovra getting a truck from under a bridge we rode to the front of the line and what a surprise there was that handsome federaly




Now I better go find something more productive to do

That crane job looks expensive, even in Mexico.
What happened? Did the truck with the yellow crane break the bridge?



Bato, isn't Is Mexico Safe the most productive thing we can do?
Hoy Es Viernes!

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #12313
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Trice, if you have an old fuel pump controller I can show you the roll your own plug and play bypass emergency get you home cable mod.
Worked for me!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #12314
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Trice, if you have an old fuel pump controller I can show you the roll your own plug and play bypass emergency get you home cable mod.
Worked for me!
I do have one. I have the one Hank removed - the original - which I carry as the spare.

So you had a fuel controller failure? Interesting. Kinda goes along with my preventative maintenance/carry the original as a spare program.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #12315
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Yep, my FPC went at around 48,000kms in Tlapacoyan after a nice blast down that curve filled stretch from Teziutlan with the Mystery Rider on his bagger and Craneguy on his Big-Strom. Stopped to take a pic at the ADV Rider statue on a sidestreet there and it was a no start situation, no warning, nada. Engine would crank away but no lighting of the fire. Used a size 10 torx to pull the controller, looked the Mystery Rider square in the eye and cut the yellow and blue wires and connector off the bottom and carefully spliced the blue to the brown and the yellow into the blue/green. The blue/red is left as is. Fired right up and the splice bypass got me home via the Calavera (spooky boo) route to Altotonga and took the cuota back, no drama. Beats riding the AU local bus for 250kms on a hot Saturday afternoon.
Splice fix came from Tim Cullis who got stuck in Morocco and made it out ok. The splice beats the pricey Burns cable, you dont have to disconnect when you stop the bike, it works with the ignition switch.
An old no good FPC can be scavenged to make a tidy plug and play cable that will get you home. I have one now on my bike along with a size 10 torx key. Had it all done by the time the Mystery Rider and Craneguy finished their cigars.
Kept the mosquitoes away!
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