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Old 10-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #91
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:29 PM   #92
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Well. I'm just going to subscribe. This is awesome!
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:33 AM   #93
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:22 AM   #94
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Thanks for the stuff, Becky; much appreciated.

I want to set the scene for the rest of you MotoVenturers:

I stopped by to pick up a few things from our adventuring friend yesterday. She was in full travel prep mode. Bikes and bike parts everywhere. She was scrambling to get everything together for an any-day-now departure. She took a brief moment to hand me some stuff she wouldn't need in C and S America (that has gotta be the most worn copy of the Milepost ever). Very pleasant and very focused.

From a quick hello and a peek at her bike, I can tell the folks following her progress that she is as prepared as they come.

Depending on the departure date, I just may join you for a bit of Baja.

Here's to a safe and fullfilling sojourn.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #95
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Thanks for the stuff, Becky; much appreciated.

From a quick hello and a peek at her bike, I can tell the folks following her progress that she is as prepared as they come.

Depending on the departure date, I just may join you for a bit of Baja.

Here's to a safe and fullfilling sojourn.


Ha thanks Dan! I do feel pretty prepared, I'm glad I'm not the one holding up the operation, but one day my bike will be the one holding things up, so I'm trying to be patient and supportive now. Dan's carb is being insanely difficult. The screws are embedded and stripping when we try to remove them. He wants to just jam it back in and go. The bike is running, but bogs in the mid range rpms. Taking care of it now means using an extractor, he does have replacement screws if we can get the old ones out, but we may damage the carb and then the bike isn't going anywhere. Frustrating.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:12 AM   #96
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Check your weather at www.eebmike.com have a save ride...watch out for flooded vados...
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:21 AM   #97
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:26 AM   #98
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Breaking the Bead

If you run into a flat again you can use the kickstand of your other motorcycle to break the bead. I hope you don't this is advise but it is a good to know. Although it was entertaining to watch the two of you jump up on the wheel.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:00 AM   #99
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Really enjoyed the Mexican bead breaking dance

+1 on the kickstand method to break a buddy's tire bead. On the "assist bike", extend the kickstand, stand the bike up to vertical so the kickstand gains clearance, and slide the wheel with the flat tire under the kickstand foot. First test, by gently leaning, where the foot of the kickstand will land - you want it just where the tire meets the rim but you don't want it crashing on the rim. If you have a good angle, let the assist bike "fall" into the lean with some momentum, so the foot of the kickstand punches the tire and pops the bead. Rotate the flat tire as necessary to pop the bead all the way around. You'll probably want to re-test the lean as you rotate the tire to keep ensuring the foot lands in the "sweet spot".
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #100
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Just an update! Working on the next video, drunk on tequila bought in Tequila celebrating my 30th birthday! We met a guy, Brant riding home to Guatemala after a ride to Canada also on a DRZ400 on the ferry from baja and got Ashlee to skip her connection to Mexico City so we could pick her up in Guadalajara. Now we're staying with some of Brant's extended family just South of there who are hooking us up with a good mechanic to look at our bikes tomorrow and some friends to host us for Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro...so looks like that will be the place after all. :) There were some rough times down Baja, but all things work out in the end! Viva Mexico!

Oh and if you want more frequent updates between videos for where we are, feel free to friend me on FB. I post there whenever I find internet. Internet good enough for video is a rarer thing...

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Old 10-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #101
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Just an update! Working on the next video, drunk on tequila bought in Tequila celebrating my 30th birthday! We met a guy, Brant riding home to Guatemala after a ride to Canada also on a DRZ400 on the ferry from baja and got Ashlee to skip her connection to Mexico City so we could pick her up in Guadalajara. Now we're staying with some of Brant's extended family just South of there who are hooking us up with a good mechanic to look at our bikes tomorrow and some friends to host us for Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro...so looks like that will be the place after all. :) There were some rough times down Baja, but all things work out in the end! Viva Mexico!

Oh and if you want more frequent updates between videos for where we are, feel free to friend me on FB. I post there whenever I find internet. Internet good enough for video is a rarer thing...

https://www.facebook.com/BonzaiBecky
Rock it, Becktastic! :)
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #102
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Drunken birthday update!

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #103
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Happy 30th! I turned 39 on 21st! I just added you on facebook- Ken Heath.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #104
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Yup, there's a bit of sand between Valle Trinidad and Mikes.

And the rooms are $75 US dollars. For each person. Camping is the way to go.

But the chow is good and the beer is cold.

Dang, those bruises look ugly. You sure have great attitudes for riders prone to go over and through the bars.

No worries...it's all a piece of pastel from here on South!
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #105
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Happy 30th! I turned 39 on 21st! I just added you on facebook- Ken Heath.
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Yup, there's a bit of sand between Valle Trinidad and Mikes.

And the rooms are $75 US dollars.

But the chow is good and the beer is cold.

Dang, those bruises look ugly. You sure have great attitudes.

No worries...it's all a piece of pastel from here on South!
Yeah, I should have said, that steak dinner was amazing and they gave us extra chips, salsa and tortillas so we all ate our fill. :)
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