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Old 04-19-2012, 02:05 PM   #31
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Headed south...




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Old 04-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #32
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DAY 1 Continued

Stopped for a Coke in Janos.


Rolled into a town called Buenaventura and stopped for a butt break. We noticed a regular Saturday night ritual In Mexico is for the young to drink beer and cruz up and down the main drag. I assume looking for chicas. So I go up to them and start talking about the road ahead. They were very friendly but they said they don't drive at night because of "bad people" on the road to Guerrero. Then the cops roll up and were very nice...but told us the same thing..."many bad people when the sun goes down on this road." So we compromised and only rode for another hour and stopped at a decent hotel in the town of Gomez Farias. Here's a picture of the cops.


And the hotel for the night. Nice place for NP$390 per night (about US$35 dollars).
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #33
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Copper Canyon on a Girlie----Awesome
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #34
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Copper Canyon on a Girlie----Awesome


Oh ya, the girlie has gone dirty - its been places some dirt bikes have never seen. It was a dream for a trip like this. only had one real issue - its coming up real quick - stay tuned

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #35
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Right behind you!

Heading down on a big pig shortly. I'll be following this thread closely.

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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Day 2

DAY 2 - Gomez Farias to Batopilas

Finished the first day at the restaurant at our hotel.


Here's some food porn...camarones de mojo de ajo. You don't want to know about the bad Mexican porn on our TV that night! We'll just say it was about some girls wanting a sex change.


We hit the road early only ride in a 35 degree chill. After about an hour we made it to Guerrero for breakfast at my buddy Luis' family restaurant. Its called La Cava and is located on the main square (zocalo) and you have to eat here!


We had the best Chile Rellenos I've ever had!


We happen to be in the apple growing region of Mexico and had to take a picture of the way they force the branches to grow a certain way.


Then it was time to hit the road to Creel.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #37
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This was Awesome

You might see this one more time from Dan, But, this was delicyyyyious!!!



John didn't tell the whole story. About the time we were to order, Pops (after introductions) informed us that the chille releno's just came out of the oven and were ready for consumption - and THEY ARE BEST IF EATEN FRESH. He was correct, I don't think I have ever had them fresh - completely different than heated up relenos. By far the best I have ever eaten. In fact, just ordered one and had to have another they were SOOOOOO goood. Coffee was tastee also. Top rate place and anyone passing by needs to eat here. It is culinary heaven.

After eats it was a series of fantastic twisties on the tarmac to Creel. Headed up in elevation, high enough to be in the tall pines - what a ride. Mexico may have the best twisties I know of.








Onward to Creel and CARNAGE
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #38
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on the chilis! Best I have ever had. We should of got a pic of the apple pie and the 2 foot tall chocolate cake. A must stop place! Great people too.

I have some good video of this road I will try to edit and post. This would be a blast on the Concours. Fast sweepers of good pavement, cool air, and pine trees. Awesome stuff.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #39
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A quote from Caddyshack of us checking into most of the hotels there..

Carl Spackler (Us): This place got a pool?
Ty Webb (Hotel Clerk): We have a pool... and a pond... a pond be good for you.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #40
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On to CREEL

Fricken A Dan...I have to laugh out loud every time you post. Maybe its just me. Anyway...On to Creel.


After we gas up in Creel I thought of a great idea to take a short cut over the train tracks. Both Dan and I hop them no problem on the F800GSs but Monte....has a problem...and BAM!! He caves in his bash plate and dislodges his exhaust manifold on at least one of his cylinders. So now his bike sounds pretty sick. I'll let him tell the rest.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #41
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Pretty Awesome so far. Pass the popcorn.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:24 PM   #42
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Ok Monte.... here's your time to shine. Spill the beans. How did that exhaust header come loose so easy???
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #43
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o.k.

So heres the story,

The tiger isn't really known for ground clearance. My tiger probably has more gc than most. Johns short cut involved hopping some tracks - train tracks - , and the tracks are/were slightly higher than my clearance. I say were because I am sure I planted them a little further into the ground than they were. The GS's popped right over, the tiger not so much.

Any way, we stop in creel to walk around and as we park, something does NOT sound right. I had earplugs shoved into my ear canals so deep I couldn't really here well, but, it didn't sound right. Pull off the brain saver, pluck out the plugs, start the bike well that doesn't sound good. futher investigation reveals this



I am not a doctor, just play one with the wife occasionally, buuuutt that doesn't look mechanically correct. The hit at the tracks was enough to bend the head bolt down and dislodge the exhaust. looking into the mishap a little more dilligently, and Dan notices there are only 2, yes two, only to, thats right too, nuts out of 6 holding the exhaust on. So, John with his excellant communication skills was off to find a pair, of nuts, 4 to be excact, to accomplish re-attachment surgery. While john was gone, Dan and I dismantled the bash plate, pounded it out, re-installed, and then John appeared. Johns got real good skills, not only did he come back with a pair 4 to be excact, they were flanged nuts proper for exhaust head bolts. Good on you John, my best friend ever, pal, guide, fixer of all things, god of mexico, buddy, bro, bratha, finder of parts and hotels. theres more, John can tell about the search for nuts.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #44
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1 more thing

Probably most of this could have been avoided if someone with skills was operating the machine. most likely picked the wrong line, theres really only one angle, straight on, but probably operator ERROR.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #45
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Dan and I install the head bolt nuts, john goes into the bar for a monster burger, I hit the ignito button, and the tiger puurrrs like the cat it was/is. All is good, all is great, no more need to wait, on me. Thus ends the saga of the sick cat.
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