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Old 10-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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Try this.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ht=tire+change

As far as sand and dirt in general same thing as the track when in doubt gas it. The weight balance is better with power on.

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Anybody have suggetion for the easier way to do this?

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #17
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As far as sand and dirt in general same thing as the track when in doubt gas it. The weight balance is better with power on.
Thanks for the link.

To be honest with you, all three times I gassed, I slipped the rear end, and low sided.



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Old 10-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #18
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Thanks for the link.

To be honest with you, all three times I gassed, I slipped the rear end, and low sided.



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Nice looking DR there. I would suggest either bringing a clutch and brake lever or putting a set of barkbusters on it (Ive got the Moose ones myself). Also, a set of case armor, especially on the shifter side where the gearshift lever is very prone to puncture the stator cover. Otherwise, the DRs crash pretty well...
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #19
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I was very skeptical about the master link. But after some research, I decided to go with the clip type.

I already own the right tool for the job so it went smooth.

Also put a small security wire for insurance.



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Old 10-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #20
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Anybody have suggetion for the easier way to do this?
you'll get good at that i'm sure.

subscribed, can't wait for the ride to begin! pack spare levers, use Ultra HD toobs, check/adjust your valves.

one day, i will be not long behind you..one day.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #21
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I finally left Los Angeles on 24th of Oct. I have been traveling through Baja California and yesterday ( 11-1-12 ) arrived at Santa Rosalia. It took me about 10 days to reach this point and everything is wonderful.

I still have to figure out how to post a picture with my devices, but I will get to it soon, I hope.

I can at least share some road condition information.

1. Road from San Felipe to Bahia Los Angeles is 99% paved now.

2. Road from Viscaino to Bahia Assuncion is completely paved.

3. Dirt Road to Coco´a corner is not paved yet, but very fast comming out to the main highway.
Coco is doing great by the way. He has couple of young kids helping him out.

Well, hope to post some pics next time.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #22
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So, here we go....
Day one started from LA to San Diego. When I got to Otay Mesa, it was late in the afternoon and I decided to get a room.
I found a decent room at fair rate. And the manager let me park the bike inside the storage.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #23
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10/25/2012 Day 2

I cross the Otay Mesa border ib the morning. It took couple of hours to process all required paper works. It could have been lot quicker if not for my ignorance.

Make sure you do immigation process first!

From the Otay Mesa, I went directly to El Hongo, looking for some dirt road.

But I had to eat first.

Found the great food.


And the ride begins,


Looking back after few kilos.


Saw this,


Arrived at Casa Verde. It,s in the national park of 1857.


Set up the kitchen...


And went to sleep here.


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Old 11-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #24
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Great running into you at Mikes. Safe and exciting travels to you.

Michael and Brian (The guys on the two black Dakars).






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Old 11-02-2012, 05:52 PM   #25
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Casa Verde has lot of history.


The original owner, an Italian gent.




And the current ownet, Senor Juan.


Off I go, after biding adios.


I pick up my bike and continue...


I am on my way to Laguna Hanson.


Somebody lost this?


Laguna Hanson.




I met this Senor at the Rancho Bethel. He knew a Korean missionary named Jonathan Kim who set up churches near Mexicali.




Met this folks on my way out.


I hit the asfalta and be on my way to Mikes Sky Ranch. I ran into Bruno and his posses.




If you never been to Baja, this gotta be the best way to do it.

Bruno and company are heading to the Mikes Sky Ranch, so I tagged along.


Here comes the calvary. Its nice to have a peeps behind you.


Thanks Sam!
The road to Mikes place was so much fun.





Hey, thanks guys for letting me tag along.


They are great bunch.
Here is my dinner.


One note....if you plan to visit Mikes place, be sure to make reservation. I got really lucky for meeting Bruno and his crew.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #26
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Great running into you at Mikes. Safe and exciting travels to you.

Michael and Brian (The guys on the two black Dakars).
Hey man,
Hope u get to spend more time in Baja. Its awesome.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #27
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So I head out to San Felipe via Laguna Diablo dry lake bed.



By now I'm feeling pretty good about myself. But not for long....



It was not going to be my last time. I don't want to bore you with repetitive pictures, so you get the idea.

Here I took break in shade.



This place has stunning view.



I was lost but found sign soon after.



With grace of divinity, I made to San Felipe safely.

I met an Aussie gent name Neil and we decided to share a room.
We found Hotel Los Angeles Southen end of S.F. it was a clean place with fair rate.


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Old 11-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #28
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Neil has been riding for 3 months already. His journey started from Alaska and it will end at the tip of Argentina.
So I decided to tag along.



We went to Alfonsina and had the best fish tacos.

We continue to press on to Cocos.





Coco is doing great.



On the way out to Cocos place, the Viper speedometer quit working, so from now on I have no way of measuring distance nor speed. Who cares.....



And we arrived at Bahia Los Angeles at dusk and found a decent motel.

The Princess Motel is run by a ex pat.



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We had breakfast with the owner.



After breakfast we jumped in Sea of Cortez.

After swim, we ran into another ex pat couple. Hello Penny and Murray.



What a wonderful people they are. We had a little party with the couple and also their neighbors showed up.

Penny offered us to stay with them.
Thank you, Penny and Murray.



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In the morning they fed us healthy breakfast.



And the couple suggested to visit San Borja. So we went.



Some sections are rocky and sandy.



We made to San Borja.



San Borja has history. According to Juan, there used to be over 3000 cochimil people lived in the area.



Now thete are only handful people left.



Franciscan came and gave them a church and grapes. Dominican followed with soldiers and took the native as slaves and took their gold.
Meanwhile native died of back breaking works and western deases.

I asked Juan how come Cochimil people didnt fight back?
He said missionaries came with soldiers.







Neil signed the guest book and made donation.

I asked Juan, the Cochimil prince to make many babies and bid farewell.



We went to Gurrero Negro and found a place to sleep.





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