Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Once, the new cars inside d showrooms of several delars in Monclova had the mono blocks cracked back in the day, not the Vw's air cooled. Talking 70's
  2. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    There's a black KTM fender with a matching mount hole pattern you can buy new at a reasonable price. Will really clean up the KLR aerodynamically and tame the winds quite a bit. Had one on my '08.
  3. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    No problem Amigo !
  4. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Thanks Schizz already order one (thanks to Snownut )and the forks brace I have only put 1000mi since I bought it and now I really like riding it ., I checked the air pressure before coming back from Acuna last night it was low like 32lbs in front, put 40lbs and it improved had cross winds of 40mph it remind me when we were getting out of the bend that was lot of fun I could taken the R1200 but I guess I like to struggle a bit is more fun it was 47°F I did missed the heated grips which also order...
    Any suggestions on a heated vest?
    Some one was saying go Baja.,:clap are you ready?
    Saludos
  5. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Need any advice available for long term safe parking in Presidio, Tx. My buddy and I are hauling the bikes to Presidio and then doing about a month long in Mex. Will be parking a SUV and small utility trailer. Good advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks;

    TravelGuy
  6. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Call Three Palms Inn and ask if you can store them there. Helps if you reserve a room, as well. A fellow rider stored his car and trailer there on a week-long Copper Canyon ride in 2010 with no problems.

    The Inn is cheap but clean with hot water and a restaurant on site.

    Three Palms Inn
    1200 Erma Avenue
    Presidio, TX 79845
    (432) 229-3211
  7. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    That fender and fork brace (Eagle Mike's?) will do a lot for the bike.

    I recommend the Gerbings heated jacket liner over a vest. You can plug heated gloves or glove liners into it and they work better than heated grips, IMO. You have to really grasp the heated grips for them to work well where heated gloves or liners work better, allowing you to relax your grip and avoid fatigue on longer rides. Get the dual controller with the jacket liner.

    Baja? Love to. Got to get a little bike first. Don't want to be stuck riding only pavement. Maybe Fall 2013??

    Tyler still talks about you riding that Dyna back from BB. Remember what he asked me when we got the Harleys down to the hot springs?
  8. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    I miss her .,Wish I had kept all the ones I loved before...
    You think I can find that stuff in Austin ? maybe I could come for lunch and bring back the stuff ? I need it quick Going to see Mike Mike the 6th
    What did Tyler asked ?
  9. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    I ordered my new heated gear today and added the 3 day UPS delivery for $20. Should come in before next week. I used revzilla.com.

    After parking the big bikes at the hot springs Tyler asked if I had given any thought to whether or not he would be able to ride his bike on that road. I answered, "no", and gave him a big smile. :D
  10. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    I was amazed that I didn't fell with my chopper:rofl
  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    We all were. :lol3

    Even more impressive was how you kept up with us in that 40-60mph crosswind. :eek1

    So tell us about your Veracruz trip plans. :ear
  12. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    I don't know:rofl Andy C from Corpus ,said lets go to Ver. for a week., so i went, ok lets go! just the need of getting out of here and ride ...think he is going on a secret mission or something like that I'll just go with the flow..want to visit Costa Esmeralda and an old friend in Jalapa, but specially to be with self is only 700mi from Pharr went once with him to Tampico and from there is a breeze I might take a reading book and seat at la plaza
  13. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great ride. I have a doctors appointment on the 31st and have to leave for Eagle Pass on the 1st. Thank you though for the invitation.
  14. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Shoveling snow last night, I wondered if the danger in warm Mexico is better than having a heart attack in the cold.

    Been to Mexico during Christmas once, it was neat to see the poinsettias, but I don't think I could give up snow for Christmas.

    But New Years, yes. Yes I could.
  15. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Wanna bet? Trust me, it only gets easier and easier every year. I haven't seen snow other than on the Cofre de Perote and el Pico de Orizaba in 20 years. Don't miss it one gawdam bit, thank you.
    I'll take a frosty one in my hand over Frosty the snowman on a front lawn, any day of the week.:freaky
  16. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    They before I moved out of Colorado for Mexico 5 years ago we had a bit of snow. As I cleared it off the driveway my trusty snow shovel broke. I took it as a sign. You can see all the snow you like in photos and videos.
  17. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    10-4 0n the rio sonora route. You are going down there to ride. You might as well start soon as you get across the border.
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  18. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Amen MikeMike
  19. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I will be crossing at Laredo January 3. I know this area has had a bad reputation, but I have crossed going both ways two or three times in the last six months and every thing has went smooth. :D
  20. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Well, golly. It appears Santa might have left a shiny new set of testicles under the tree for me. Who knew?

    Going back into Mexico in late January early February for a week or so. Heading down from Reynosa with the nephews to ride the area north of Ixmiquilpan. Started a trip planning thread "Texas to Tolantongo" and am scouring the web for mostly dirt road travels in the area. But some of those twisting bits of pavement like 120 can't be denied. Just too tasty. ;)

    We won't be camping intentionally, are self-sufficient (as a group) mechanically, don't get wasted, and don't have that much trouble ordering at a Taco Bell. Oh, yeah. And the nephews can ride. Good to go. ;)

    Already found some Uncle Milton galleries and, of course, johns downs recent ride report but all ideas welcome by pm or on my planning thread.

    A huge thank you to all the thread regulars. You have kept the fire going for us. It is much appreciated. Special thanks to schizz, donnie, and most recently, johndowns.


    For those of y'all who know me and even some of y'all who don't, expect me to pester the hell outta you by pm. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I do know enough to ask questions. I apologize in advance. ;)