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Old 11-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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Want To Go To Baja For a Month???

Want To Go To Baja For a Month?

I was thinking of leaving after Christmas, but that is too far off! I am thinking a day or two after Thanksgiving and be home before Xmas? Riding the old KLR, taking camping gear, but won't necessarily camp every night. First trip to Baja. I want to cover most of the peninsula, but not any single track or deep sand on this trip. I plan to stick to pavement and gravel, gravel being better than pavement! I will enter and leave in the Calexico area. I will ride from Mississippi.

Anyone want to go? Any advise? Places to go? Places not to go?

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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Tourist Visa For Baja
Do I understand correctly that a Tourist Visa is necessary for Baja, but not a Vehicle Importation as long as the visit is to the peninsula only? How is the crossing in the Calexico area? I can't find my last vehicle registration from renewing my tag, I have the one from the year before and a clear Title. Does it make any difference since there will be no importation? Does the registration trump the title on a road search?
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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^ How many places are you posting this same question?

Your answer is in the "Is Mexico Safe?" thread where this question is also found.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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^ How many places are you posting this same question?

Your answer is in the "Is Mexico Safe?" thread where this question is also found.
I don't know yet! I will send you a memo when I reach a final number.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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I will be headed to Baja next friday! The only real plan is to stop by Dallas and visit my daughter and to be back in Mississippi a couple days before Christmas.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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It looks like the trip will be about 6,500 miles.

Vis point in Mexico include:

San Felipe
Campo las Casitas
Ensenada
Mission Playa del Oro
Bahia de Los Angeles
Guerrero Negro
Santa Rosalia
Lorento
La Paz
Boca de los Tesos
Cabo San Lucas

My KLR will have new chains/sprockets and tires. Plus it only has 68,003 miles on it! The longest trip I have done on this particular moto is 5,000 miles, so we will be breaking some KLR/Me barriers on this ride.

I will be riding most of the main roads, many of which will gravel as far as I know. My GPS only has the main roads, but I do have a map. I would like for my second trip to Baja to be on the KLX250S and to include one or two other riders as well as some of the more "outback" routes.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:21 AM   #7
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Well, I wish I could. That sounds like a fun trip, but I just got my taste of Baja last month and it is too early to ask the wife for me to leave again for a month. Enjoy.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:47 PM   #8
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Want To Go To Baja For a Month?

I was thinking of leaving after Christmas, but that is too far off! I am thinking a day or two after Thanksgiving and be home before Xmas? Riding the old KLR, taking camping gear, but won't necessarily camp every night. First trip to Baja. I want to cover most of the peninsula, but not any single track or deep sand on this trip. I plan to stick to pavement and gravel, gravel being better than pavement! I will enter and leave in the Calexico area. I will ride from Mississippi.

Anyone want to go? Any advise? Places to go? Places not to go?

Donnie
Hey dwj, I live in the border Calexico-Mexicali, if need something just let me know.

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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I am having a great time in Baja. Here is a link to my SPOT: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0VPYNEUM70FriW9yz1eLpBigMkS482u uQ
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:07 PM   #10
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Your id spot link says not found.

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:16 AM   #11
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Bring it ! Donnie love to read your reports let us know how is it going ...
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #12
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I am having a great time in Baja. Here is a link to my SPOT: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...LpBigMkS482uuQ

Try this:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...LpBigMkS482uuQ
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #13
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Bring it ! Donnie love to read your reports let us know how is it going ...
Hi from Cabo San Lucas!

I don´t plan on doing a RR, but I am having a great time! I saw a Mountain Lion about 45 miles from La Paz a couple days ago. Not real big. Probably 35 to 40 pounds, 50 at the max, but more than I would want to tangle with! Taking a fair amount of photos. I will be glad to answer any questions anyone might have. If I don´t know the answer, I will make up something good!
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:44 PM   #14
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How is the weather this days.... at Baja ??

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Old 12-07-2011, 07:42 PM   #15
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Low 60s in the morning, mid 70s during the day. It is miserable!
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