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Old 03-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #13681
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #13682
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I had trouble tripping the sensor with my F650 at Reynosa.
The loud siren is to wake up the inspectors that they have a potential revenue prospect coming across the border. Mexican citizens are subject to healthy taxes on products they bring back from the US Sam's Club.

Gringos not so much. So don't sweat it.


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Old 03-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #13683
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The loud siren is to wake up the inspectors that they have a potential revenue prospect coming across the border. Mexican citizens are subject to healthy taxes on products they bring back from the US Sam's Club.

Gringos not so much. So don't sweat it.


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Old 03-03-2013, 03:35 AM   #13684
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Would love to come along but how are you going to do that in 4 days? that's what it will take me from point A to D
I will be one day behind you in Sayulita. Leaving Laredo on the 15, into Sayulita on the 18 by way of DGO and MZT. Safe travels.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:54 AM   #13685
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2400 km in 8 days all off-road in Baja.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:39 AM   #13686
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Art......why down through Aguascalientes???

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Riding to Sayulita, leaving this Mar 13, and returning on Mar 17. quick ride.
any one? looks like I'm the only one from the border to meet the riders at Zacatecas...

more later....

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I don't think I can ride with you all, but stay in touch....maybe the night you are in Zacatecas we could meet for tacos??

Is there a reason you are not taking the highway south of Zacatecas or over to Jerez and then south?
In the past I have been told that the highway south of Jerez was not safe, but they say they have cleaned it up a lot now.....I took it a couple of time to Guadaljara the end of last year and I really liked it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:47 AM   #13687
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The Mexican Adauna makes no differentiation between Mexicans and Foreigners when it comes to bringing merchandise into the country. They do not discriminate and will be as happy to tax a Gringo on a flat screen TV as a Mexican.
Hey SR will I have any problem walking across the border with a used motorcycle shock. Do I need to declare it?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:51 AM   #13688
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The Mexican Adauna makes no differentiation between Mexicans and Foreigners when it comes to bringing merchandise into the country. They do not discriminate and will be as happy to tax a Gringo on a flat screen TV as a Mexican.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:33 AM   #13689
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The loud siren is to wake up the inspectors that they have a potential revenue prospect coming across the border. Mexican citizens are subject to healthy taxes on products they bring back from the US Sam's Club.

Gringos not so much. So don't sweat it.
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The Mexican Adauna makes no differentiation between Mexicans and Foreigners when it comes to bringing merchandise into the country. They do not discriminate and will be as happy to tax a Gringo on a flat screen TV as a Mexican.
Good advice
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #13690
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The "Zacatecas - DF Box"

If you want one (of the many) concentrated areas of Mexico to take a ride, take an online map of Mexico, put the cursor on Zacatecas, and drag to Mexico City. This box you have created (shown here captured from Arte's routing with his upcoming March 13 route, the blue line), is a section of the interior that has some outstanding riding destinations:



The "Golden Triangle" is smack in the middle, too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:03 AM   #13691
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:13 AM   #13692
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In order to get the gate at the Aduana to open, I have taken to standing on the pegs and doing a down weight motion. It seem to work if I hit the sensor just right.

Mexicans get a $50 credit to bring stuff in, gringos $75. At Christmas and Easter, Mexicans get $300 per person while gringos are still at $50.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:47 AM   #13693
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I travel through Mexico 2-3 times a year either on my GS or my 99 Yukon. One thing to remember while in Mexico is that nothing takes you further than respect. If dealing with police, army or any other such entity, take off your sunglasses and your gloves, extend your hand and smile; this has always worked for me. I get a good handshake and sometimes a smile back. One thing is for sure, it takes the edge off this guys; who risk their lives every day out there. Also, you can ride pretty hard in Mexico, and I do, but the federales know you are out there, believe me, so when you come to a populated area ( Poblado Proximo) bring it down to 25-30 MPH. The federales know you are coming, and if they see you have respect for their town, 99% of the time they will leave you alone. They know we are having fun hauling ass, they just appreciate us being adults about it.
Mexico is relatively safe, like I said respect gets you a long way. Don't ride at night, that can be dangerous !!! Don't do any camping, stay in Hotels, and if there is one, always give the guard a good tip. Five bucks, 50 pesos is a good tip. The rest is common sense !!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #13694
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I travel through Mexico 2-3 times a year either on my GS or my 99 Yukon. One thing to remember while in Mexico is that nothing takes you further than respect. If dealing with police, army or any other such entity, take off your sunglasses and your gloves, extend your hand and smile; this has always worked for me. I get a good handshake and sometimes a smile back. One thing is for sure, it takes the edge off this guys; who risk their lives every day out there. Also, you can ride pretty hard in Mexico, and I do, but the federales know you are out there, believe me, so when you come to a populated area ( Poblado Proximo) bring it down to 25-30 MPH. The federales know you are coming, and if they see you have respect for their town, 99% of the time they will leave you alone. They know we are having fun hauling ass, they just appreciate us being adults about it.
Mexico is relatively safe, like I said respect gets you a long way. Don't ride at night, that can be dangerous !!! Don't do any camping, stay in Hotels, and if there is one, always give the guard a good tip. Five bucks, 50 pesos is a good tip. The rest is common sense !!!
Not a bad summary for your second post on ADV. Welcome to the site and IMS.

You're from San Antonio as well - if you ever wish to compare notes/experiences, I'll meet you over at Two Brothers BBQ near the airport.
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