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Old 11-29-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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Laugh '06 WR450 heading to Baja for the first time!

Hey guys! I'm fairly new to this site, but I've got to say it's inspired me to get even deeper into this lifestyle I call "Dirtbiking"!!! I'm heading out today on my '06 WR for our maiden voyage to Baja! I sure hope it turns into a yearly event. Just wanted to say "Hi" and when (if) I get back, I'll try to post some photo's of the ride.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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COOL! I've always wanted to go there too. I've ridden in Mexico once and it was the best riding I've ever done. Keep us posted and put up alot of pics! Are you going alone?
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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Nah, I didn't go alone. I got the invite from one of my racing buddies, as he goes every year. We just got back yesterday, and all I've got to say is, it was Epic!!! I will be posting pic's as I go thru them. The smaller camera that I carried in my pocket over-exposed all the pics, so I've got to repair them before posting. My other camera that I used late at night while partying, came out fine, so I can use them as is. Maniac
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #6
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WR 450 to Baja!!

Good Luck!! Yamaha WR 450 bikes are the best!!
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:59 AM   #7
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Here is my buddy Matt admiring the fully loaded Toyota in San Felipe. We drove down from Montana with just my WR in the back, but we stopped in San Felipe to empty out a storage unit, and bring everything down to Loreto. The guys were riding with have been going to Baja for years, and they've basically moved there operation down to Loreto from San Felipe. So they asked if we could bring a couple of XR400's with us, and some tires, and etc.., etc..!!! The old girl was squatting with that full load!!!

Anyhow, after a few mishaps, we got everything loaded up and on the road. WoooHoooo!!! Were on the road again, and heading for San Ignacio to hopefully stay at Rice & Beans! The road quickly turns to dirt, and were gonna have to back it down due to the washboard sand & the loaded truck. We actually come up on Coco's corner sooner than I expected, and decide that we really shouldn't stop if we can't spend a decent amount of time with him, so we cruise right on by. This is my first trip to Baja, and I can't believe that I just cruised on past Coco, but I make a deal with Matt, that if we can't stop now, then we have to stop on the way back. He agree's, so we continue on.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:02 AM   #8
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Coming up on Coco's Corner!!! If you've seen "Dust to Glory", you know who Coco is!!!
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:49 AM   #9
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Good stuff Don't have to watch D2G to know Coco, I've been there Headed back to Baja with the fam for Christmas riding, can't wait
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Cruising down Highway 1, we came across this site!!! Gotta love Mexico!!!
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So Matt & I made it to San Ignacio, where we stayed the night at Rice & Beans. Highly recommended!!! While enjoying some Margarita's, everyone in the bar had to come over and talk to the Dirtbikers. This is when it starts to dawn on me why everyone enjoy's Baja so much. I'm nothing but a dirtbag dirtbiker in my own country, but down in Baja, were not just tolerated, but more correctly, were looked at as real Baja adventurers/tourists. We seek out the small towns & villages and try to get to know more about the people of Baja besides what you might see in Cabo. Everyone in Baja waves to Dirtbikers!!!
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So Matt & I made it to San Ignacio, where we stayed the night at Rice & Beans. Highly recommended!!! While enjoying some Margarita's, everyone in the bar had to come over and talk to the Dirtbikers. This is when it starts to dawn on me why everyone enjoy's Baja so much. I'm nothing but a dirtbag dirtbiker in my own country, but down in Baja, were not just tolerated, but more correctly, were looked at as real Baja adventurers/tourists. We seek out the small towns & villages and try to get to know more about the people of Baja besides what you might see in Cabo. Everyone in Baja waves to Dirtbikers!!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:48 AM   #13
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So we get up the next morning and continue the trip to Loreto. When we get to the Storage facility, we un-load the truck and try to open the shed. None of the keys given to us will open the lock on the shed, so we have the owner of the place drill out the lock and open it for us. He's impressed to see that we've got an old Chenowith racing buggy stored in there, as he's got a newer one. We start getting the bikes all worked on, as we've got most of the day before the rest of the crew fly's in at 5pm or so, and the airport is within walking distance of the storage facility.
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Epic!! I need this kind of thing in my life! Living in the NE makes it a bit more difficult to do, but someday soon I will an EPIC ride to tell about.


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Old 12-19-2011, 06:04 AM   #15
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Matt's WR won't run without the choke on, and it stumbles off of the bottom. He was pretty sure that he drained the carb before storing it last year, but I convince him that the pilot is definately plugged and that is what is causing the problem. He's not digging that scenario, as he's in no mood to pull the subframe to get at that carb.

I'm like, "Hold on! I've built just such a tool to get at that pilot thru the 17mm nut on the bottom.". He is sceptical to say the least, but is certainly willing to let me try. Within a minute, I've got the pilot out, and sure enough, it's plugged up solid. I've brought extras, so we throw in a new one, which admitably was more difficult, but we get it in within a couple minutes.
Choke on, Three twists of the throttle, and Vrroooom! She's running!!! Matt is super pumped that we didn't have to tear the whole thing apart to get at that carb! We've got plenty of time left, so Matt throws on a new Bridgestone ED78 rear tire. Now it's getting close to the time to go and pick up the rest of the crew at the airport.
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