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Old 01-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #736
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Originally Posted by korukiwi View Post
Hi Andi
I noticed to post suggesting you can get paperwork done in La Paz. USA citizens might be able to - kiwis can't.
Waiting to get paperwork sorted in La Paz is far too late for kiwis. And very time consuming and problematic in our recent experience.
Kiwis- and other non US citizens- have to get the paperwork done within 60km of the border crossing i.e. the bike paper work, and especially the 180 day tourist visa. You wont be allowed to buy a ticket for the Pichilingue ferry to Mazatlan without complete paperwork. We were threatened with having to fly back to Tijuana to get sorted. There was a phone number on a poster on the window at the Ferry ticket office that lead us to a solution but It was a hassle and it cost.
Interesting - I'm an Aussie with US residency, I never got to test the La Paz theory as my rear shock packed it in and I had to go back to San Diego - then when I re-entered Mexico I went via Nogales and got the TVIP there. Maybe "lucky" the shock was stuffed, I might have had issues in La Paz.

The reason I was getting the TVIP in La Paz was because I missed the immigration office in Tecate - it's very small without obvious signage, and if there was a truck or an RV parked in front of it, you wouldn't see it. I was able to get my tourist visa no problem in Ensenada, but not the TVIP - hence the plan to do it in La Paz.

Guys I'm assuming you are going back to Mexico on the same 180-day visa you had before - not sure how long would be left on it now, 3 months maybe? So you just have to take care of the TVIP on the new bike...

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:26 AM   #737
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Laugh Belated Seasons greetings

It's been a while since I last posted so I apologize for not keeping in better contact. I have been following the blogs though and I'll start with saying it's great to see Ellen back on her feet again. Your a tough nut Ellen a true adventure traveler. As they say you have to get make on the horse and you have done just that. Love your spirit.

I won't even comment on the mountains of s*^t you two have had to deal with accept to say you are truely a more tolerant person than I. By now I would have hired a bounty hunter to sort out the dick head that sold you that KTM.

It looks like your getting things sorted though and hopefully back in the saddle again soon.

Here to a much better 2013 for the both of you.

Who knows, this time next year I will be chasing the Dakar Rally and you might too.

All good,
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #738
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Sorry to read of your KTM woes,i'll not go into how much i loath them,but,yes,lesson for everyone
go visit the bike before purchase......similar thing happened with my ATK605(he was English living
in the States,so there are bad eggs from all over!).
Think a wee visit to a lawyer is in order before you leave the US,though if it was out of State,you might
have a problem,as i found out!
Good luck,hope part 2 kicks off soon,good reading!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #739
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So? What is the result of test ride pre Monday kickoff then?? All good we are all hoping!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #740
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Heya Jim and All

Test ride went ok, Maya seems to be going ok, I have an imaginary nunga sounding like piston slap but it might be from distrust and not knowing the new sounds.

Today 9th Jan we are on the road again finally, can't thank the Phoenix ADVers enough and certainly the people who we stayed with getting us back on our feet and sorted.

The next few days I will condense Phoenix and the post Maya disaster start into a ride report, sorry we have been slow on the airwaves .... been reorganizing our life onto one bike.

Here is a quick taste of where we are at.... Jesses on a SE!!

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #741
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Awesome, guys!

Safe travels, see you soon!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #742
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Yaaay. Good to see you both looking so happy.

need more trip report, the fucin snow is killing me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #743
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Can't change the past, so the future is all you got. Wishing you the best from my cold rainy office here in Dallas.

Hope the trip just gets bettter and better from here for you two!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:31 AM   #744
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Hey you two, good to see you getting out on the road again, Cindy says hi...

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #745
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Are we all going to do Tacos in Maz again? I got the check this time! Can I take the 950 around the block?
Hey SR,

I was thinking the same thing
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #746
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You got the bike looking great. Wish the both of you a safe and enjoyable journey on the rest of your trip. Take care. Fay
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #747
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Wicked Good to see

Its been boring with no reports lately , get riding . Boxs look good . Lots rain back here. Lakes fill to overflowing , Whitestone River bridge near here is out of action again . 4 weeks for me and im away again Ye ha Ride safe Toddy
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #748
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I see you guys are now off and running again. Way to persevere. Welcome back to taco land.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #749
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It was great to wave off the TwoMotoKiwis this morning and to be a very small part of there journey. Big smiles on their faces was priceless. After all their misfortunate and some unwarranted sledges from some so called "fellow" riders, these guys know how to endure. I have to say after seeing their Jeese's I have a severe case of Luggage envy.

Remember guys ride it hard and put it away wet

All the best hopefully we can catch up in Mexico.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #750
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Hey thanks you guys for taking good care of our WMC members
Glad everyone has got them sorted out and on their way again
We didnt want to see Andi's sorry arse back here that soon
Now that they are on the road again maybe skype is on the cards again
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